(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, May 6, 2019

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7TH ANNUAL STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS – MAY 8
(SAVANNAH, GA) The 7th Annual State of Small Business in Chatham County, presented by Best Business Brokers and Wells Fargo & Company, will be held Wednesday, May 8, at the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College. Five area experts will present reports on measurable benchmarks relating to the health of Savannah’s small business community. The speakers will then hold a roundtable review to discuss the implications of the data and how it relates to small business owners. Doors open at 8 a.m. with refreshments available. Reports start at 8:30 a.m. and the roundtable will begin at 9:30. The event will end at 10 a.m. This event is free and open to the public but seats are limited. Registration is required through https://www.eventbrite.com/e/state-of-small-business-in-chatham-county-tickets-59453115870 State of Small Business in Chatham County , Best Business Brokers

ENMARKET’S NEW TECHNOLOGY LET MOBILE USERS BYPASS CHECKOUT LINE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket’s convenience stores just got more convenient with the installation of Skip Checkout, a new mobile-based application that enables customers to pay for their goods with their phones and skip checkout lines. The technology is available in all 124 Enmarket stores, making it the largest convenience store chain to adopt the technology in the United States. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190429/enmarket-app-lets-customers-skip-checkout-lines Enmarket Mobile Payments

BETHESDA WINS SCISA STATE TRACK AND FIELD TITLE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda track and field team ran away to win the championship at the SCISA Class A/AA meet held Saturday at Porter Gaud School in South Carolina. The Blazers scored 138, with Palmetto Christian taking second with 104 points. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190504/local-sports-bethesda-wins-scisa-state-track-amp-field-title-more-track-results 

PEACOCK SUBARU DONTES $4,875 TO GREATER BLUFFTON JASPER COUNTY VOLUNTEERS IN MEDICINE

(HARDEEVILLE, S.C.) Peacock Subaru has donated $4,875 to Greater Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine as part of the annual Subaru Share the Love event. The funds were raised during November and December 2018. Each Subaru buyer could decide whether to donate a portion of the purchase price to a national charity or Peacock Subaru’s hometown nonprofit, the local chapter of Volunteers In Medicine. For more information, please visit


SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Ships of the Sea for the 200th anniversary of the SS SAVANNAH’S historic trans-Atlantic crossing-the world’s first oceanic voyage under steam! In recognition of this achievement, National Maritime Day (May 22) was established in 1933.  On this Maritime Day, Ships of the Sea will celebrate SAVANNAH’S 200th anniversary with a commemorative ceremony provided by the Propeller Club.  The evening will also include a performance by the Parris Island Marine Corps Band, and a special exhibit by artist Robert Morris.  This singular event will be located in the North Garden Assembly Room decorated in the fashion of the 1819 William Jay pavilion built in Johnson Square for President Monroe’s visit to survey the steamship. For more information please visit: www.shipsofthesea.org 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH TO RECEIVE $1,000 GRANT AT ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERVICE DAY 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, May 7, the Enmarket Encourage Health Series will recognize the nonprofit Park Place Outreach- Youth Emergency Services that supports runaway, homeless, and at-risk young people, ages 11-21, through residential and after-school programs. Representatives of Enmarket be will volunteering at the House in the sun garden by planting fresh herbs and vegetables and painting interior walls. During the volunteer day, Healthy Savannah representatives will join Enmarket to present Park Place Outreach with the $1,000 Encourage Health grant. For more information on Park Place Outreach, please visit parkplaceyes.org 

BETHESDA ACADEMY SCHOLARSHIP GALA TO SET STAGE FOR GRADUATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s 2019 Scholarship Gala will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m on Friday, May 10, at the Plantation Club at The Landings. The Bethesda class of 2019 will graduate the following day. The speaker for the scholarship gala will be Robert L. Brown, principal/owner of R.L. Brown and Associates, an Atlanta architectural firm. Brown is a native of Dublin, Georgia, who worked on Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport in the late 1970s. Tickets to the scholarship gala are $150 and are available at http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/special-events/scholarship-gala/

DIABETES CULINARY PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) A brand new culinary program designed for children and teens with Type 1 diabetes was recently announced. The program is for 6-12th graders and will be held at the Savannah Children’s Museum on May 18 from 9:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m. The new program is hosted in partnership with the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett’s Children’s Hospital, Everyday Diabetes Center and the Forsyth Farmer’s Market. Register for the event by visiting https://www.campkudzu.org/event/food-for-thought-culinary-program/ 

WJCL ABC 22 PARENT HEARST TELEVISION RECEIVES NAB’S SERVICE TO AMERICA AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hearst Television, owner of WJCL ABC 22 has been honored with the National Association of Broadcasters’ 2019 Service to America Award for Television, in the Ownership Group category. The NAB Leadership Foundation (NABLF), the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Broadcasters (NAB), annually presents the Celebration of Service to America Awards honoring the outstanding public service commitment of local television and radio broadcasters. For more information, please visit https://www.wjcl.com/ 

10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars for Thursday, May 9! Our favorite event, Night of Champions, is back for its 10th year! Night of Champions is LDSS’ integrated workforce advocacy event. It shares local success stories of the businesses that take a chance on employees who exceed expectations. This year, we are joined by national success-makers: John & Mark Cronin (John’s Crazy Socks) and Amy Wright (Bitty & Beau’s Coffee). For more information, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/video/2019/04/29/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-night-champions/  

PADDLEFEST

(AUGUSTA, GA) Savannah Riverkeeper invites you to celebrate our 13th annual Paddlefest on Saturday, May 11. The route will be from downtown Augusta to the boat ramp at Lock & Dam, a winding 10 miles downstream. Registration starts at $25. Participants can sign up at http://bit.ly/paddlefest2019 

MAY 23 ART AUCTION 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hospice Savannah’s Board members invite the community to celebrate 40 years of “The Art of Living” at a Summer Nights Party and Art Auction featuring paintings, sculpture and jewelry from 40 of Savannah’s finest artists. Proceeds from the party will benefit the healing arts of music and massage therapy which help Hospice Savannah’s patients and their families live fully and comfortably through illness. This fun event will take place on Thursday, May 23 at Cha Bella, 102 E. Broad Street between 5:30 and 8:30 p.m. There will be an open bar, heavy hors d’oeuvres. Tickets are $40 and must be purchased in advance through Eventbrite. For more information, including the entire list of artists, or to buy a ticket please visit https://artauction.eventbrite.com 

RECAP VIDEO FROM ROYAL FLUSH CASINO NIGHT 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Remember Roto-Rooter Savannah’s Royal Flush Casino Night? We haven’t forgotten either! Check out this recap video from our favorite night of the year HERE

VIDEO TOUR OF NEW JAGUAR LAND ROVER HILTON HEAD DEALERSHIP 

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Have you seen Peacock Automotive’s new Jaguar Land Rover dealership in Hilton Head? A beautiful facility, you can view it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fe_tnAgKpqA&feature=youtu.be 

KOLE MANAGEMENT SELLS APARTMENT PORTFOLIO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Kole Management Co. is in the process of selling its portfolio of 13 apartment communities in two states to transition exclusively into property management. In its new form, the company will retain management of eleven of those properties.Kole put its multifamily portfolio on the market in November, and all of its properties are under contract with closing expected in April and May. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/commercial-real-estate/9177-april-25-kole-management-sells-apartment-portfolio,-focuses-solely-on-property-management.html  Kole Management company logo


LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA VISITS CAMDEN COUNTY FOR SESSION 3 OF 2019 PROGRAM

(ST. MARYS, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) members toured Naval Submarine Base Kings Bay as part of their third session of the year, as they studied the impact of various military installations on the region’s economy and also took a look at disaster preparedness. To learn more, please visit http://savannahceo.com/features/2019/04/leadership-southeast-georgia-tours-submarine-base-studies-military-impact-and-disaster-preparedness/Leadership Southeast Georgia LSEGA


HORIZONS SAVANNAH TO PARTICIPATE IN HORIZONS GIVING DAY MAY 15

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announced its participation in Horizons Giving Day, a national effort on May 15 with a single goal: to raise money to expand existing Horizons programs and bring Horizons to more students and their families. Horizons Savannah will engage in a competitive, yet friendly, race to raise funds online and in-person with more than 50 Horizons programs nationwide. All funds raised in support of Horizons Savannah will stay in the local community. To contribute to Horizons Savannah, visit www.HorizonsGivingDay.org/organizations/horizons-savannah

QUICK WAYS TO ENGAGE ON LINKEDIN

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Looking for the quickest (and most colorful) ways to engage on LinkedIn? Check out how to here: https://www.inc.com/amy-george/this-is-quickest-way-to-engage-on-linkedin-it-just-got-more-colorful-fun.html?cid=hmsub4 

PAULA KREISSLER FEATURED ON “DIFFERENCE MAKERS” PODCAST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Morning News featured Paula Kreissler, Healthy Savannah’s Director of Healthy Living, on their “Difference Makers” podcast. If you are interested in health in any way (or if you aren’t), check out the podcast episode here: https://omny.fm/shows/from-the-newsroom-savannah-now/difference-makers-episode-23-healthy-savannah-dire 

MARJORIE YOUNG SPEAKS AT MONTHLY BUY LOCAL MEETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannah hosted Marjorie Young at their monthly luncheon on Thursday, April 25. Young, an experienced public relations consultant and president and CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, presented “Five Top Business Insights.” To view a video of her speech, please visit https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/281331726107580/ Marjorie Young


UNITED WAY WOMEN UNITED HOST WOMEN WHO RULE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Women Who Rule is a fundraising event hosted by United Way WOMEN UNITED to support low-income women in finding dependable transportation.  The event showcases four female leaders in our community for an inspirational afternoon. The event will take place on Wednesday, May 8, from 11:30 – 1:00 p.m. at The Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. For tickets, please visit http://www.uwce.org/event


SAVANNAH SCORE AND SAVANNAH TECH PRESENT “HANDS ON QUICKBOOKS ONLINE TRAINING (INITIAL)”

(SAVANNAH, GA) A key to managing a successful business is installing a financial system which provides timely reporting and control. In this workshop, Lisa Reavis, CPA from Sand Dollar Accounting Firm will walk attendees through how to set up their QB Online account, setting up their chart of accounts, entering deposits and expenses, creating a basic invoice, using reports and more. This training will be for functionality of QuickBooks Online. This workshop will take place on May 8th from 11:30am – 1:30pm at Savannah Tech, 5717 White Bluff Road, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. The workshop is free to attend. Please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com.

APRIL OPEN FOR BUSINESS® FOCUSES ON MICRO-INFLUENCERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) What is a micro-influencer, anyway? You can find out by watching the video from our April session of Open for Business®. Check it out here and leave any questions you have: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/2272231152816006/ 

YAPPY HOUR BENEFITS JASPER ANIMAL RESCUE MISSION

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Peacock Subaru held another Yappy Hour celebration on April 11, 2019, to benefit Jasper Animal Rescue Mission. The local shelter brought multiple dogs to the showroom who were available for adoption. One lucky winner of THE golf putting contest went home with two tickets to the RBC Heritage golf tournament, including passes to the 104.9 The Surf hospitality tent on the 18th green at Harbour Town. These quarterly events assist animal welfare groups to showcase Peacock Subaru’s “Subaru Loves Pets” philosophy. To watch a video from the event, please visit https://youtu.be/Znrubce4TnI 

SUMMER 500 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah is in need of area business involvement to provide hands-on summer work opportunities for high school students as a part of its Summer 500 student intern program. The program begins with a week of career skills training on Monday, June 3 followed by eight weeks of employment with participating businesses. To become a Summer 500 supporter, visit https://www.savannahga.gov/1856/Summer-500-Businesses or contact Glenn Hull at ghull@savannahga.govor 912.525.3100 Ext. 8977

SAVANNAH AREA CHAMBER HOSTS COFFEE CHATS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host “Coffee Chats” on Tuesday, May 7, at 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. at the Catholic Diocese Event Venue located at 2170 E. Victory Dr. The cost to attend is $12.00 for Chamber members. Purchase tickets here: http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&noredirect=1&eventId=146 

2019 SOCIAL MEDIA TRENDS TO WATCH

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Marketing on social media never sleeps. Watch out for these 7 social media trends that are anticipated to come up in 2019: https://www.inc.com/john-hall/7-social-media-trends-brands-need-to-know-to-prepare-for-2019.html?cid=landermore 

BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY INNOVATES WITH NON-INVASIVE SKIN EXAM TECHNOLOGY

(BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA) Beaufort Dermatology of Pinnacle Medical Group is thrilled to present Vivascope 1500, the newest in skin cancer technology allowing the provider to make a diagnosis without removing any tissue. Pinnacle is the only practice in the area offering this advanced technology. In-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a non-invasive skin imaging modality for detecting diseases of the skin such as melanoma and other cancers. It can be used in place of biopsies in certain cases and is effective in viewing large skin lesions where a biopsy of the entire spot might be difficult. For more information, please visit http://lowcountryceo.com/news/2019/04/beaufort-dermatology-innovates-non-invasive-skin-exam-technology/ Dr. Klenke - Confocal Machine - Beaufort Dermatology


ROUSH’S DELIVERY SERVICE BREAKS GROUND ON NEW WAREHOUSE FLEX SPACE

(GARDEN CITY, GA) Savannah-based commercial construction firm, the Dewitt Tilton Group held groundbreaking ceremonies in Garden City for a 30,000-square-foot warehouse/office building for Roush’s Delivery Service. The pre-engineered metal building will include 3,500 square feet of heated and cooled office space. The building is dock-high all the way around, and the office portion will be configured as two stories. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190419/roushs-delivery-service-to-expandDewitt Tilton Group


HOW TO GET INTO THE FILM INDUSTRY – CHARLES BOWEN

(CONNECT SAVANNAH) Wondering how in the world you could find yourself in the film industry one day? Charles Bowen has an idea! In this Connect Savannah article, he shares his tips and wise words. Check it out here: https://www.connectsavannah.com/savannah/how-to-get-into-the-film-industry/Content?oid=12332716 Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services


THANK YOU TO FIRSTPAGE MARKETING

(SAVANNAH, GA) FirstPage Marketing is one of the Excellence Sponsors for the 2019 Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) program. FirstPage Marketing’s mission is to improve businesses’ online visibility and conversions. For more information, please visit  https://www.firstpagelife.com/about-us/ 

MEET RALPH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Ralph! Ralph is a five-month-old bulldog mix. Ralph loves his squeaky toys and likes to fall asleep with them in his mouth. He is such a darling little pup just waiting on his perfect home to come along! For more information on Ralph or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-509-ralph/