By September 15, 2013Local NewsWIRE

(WASHINGTON, DC)  Healthcare Call with the President and Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius for a conference call on Sept.16th at 1:40pm EDT to discuss the October launch of the Health Insurance Marketplace, Date: Monday, Sept 16, 2013 at 1:40 PM (EDT) RSVP:  Healthcare Call with the President

(SAVANNAH, GA) Manu Kumaran, chairman and CEO of Medient Studios Inc. (OTCQB: MDNT), received an award for promoting film and media business between the United States and India. http://savannahnow.com/effingham-now/2013-09-12/manu-kumaran-medient-given-award#.UjZGMLyE7aw

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy a $50 Raffle ticket for a chance to win a used car
from Kenny Grainger’s Cash-N-Carry Motors. All proceeds go to a
fundraising effort by local celebrity, Bill Edwards of WTKS Radio for
AMBUCS. Tickets can be purchased online https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=P6F5MRWUQTZ5S
or at Savannah Pennysaver, Morris and Templeton Insurance, Coach’s Corner, 24e and Hester and Zipperer. For more info please call Kenny 912-313-8083
See car: http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2013/09/13/50-raffle-for-a-used-car-from-cash-n-carry-motors-helps-local-savannah-charity-ambucs/

(MASHABLE) 14 Twitter Tips and Tricks for Power Users http://mashable.com/2013/05/22/twitter-tips-tricks/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(HILTON HEAD, SC)  ImagiNATION 2013, a four-day ideas festival with the nation’s top thought leaders. It will be held on October 23-26 at the Honey Horn Plantation. Randi Zuckerberg speaks the morning of October 25th:

(SAVANNAH, GA) Julie Wilde and Austin Smith will be producing a big band album in Paris this December. Fundraising for "The Mystery of Love, In Paris" has begun. Please visit the Indiegogo page to learn more. http://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-mystery-of-love-in-paris-a-big-band-gypsy-jazz-rendezvous/x/4682111

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local presents: What SEDA and WTC Savannah Do and Why It Matters by Vice President Brynn Grant on Thursday, September 26, at the Pirate’s House at 11:30am. Event Date: Thursday, September 26, 2013 RSVP: www.buylocalsavannah.com Contact: Michele Thompson, 912-272-6767

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Coastal Empire Polio Survivors Association will meet Saturday, September 28, 10:30am at The Exchange on Waters, 6710 Waters Avenue, Savannah.  Polio survivors and guests are invited.  For information call
912-927-8332 or go to www.coastalempirepoliosurvivors.org.
(MASHABLE) 10 New Social Media sites to watch: https://www.facebook.com/mashable?hc_location=stream

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmark Stations, Inc., founded in 1963 as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere, is celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2013. The Savannah-based company, which today operates 59 stations in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, has remained in the Demere family and is currently under the direction of Houstoun Demere, who serves as the company’s vice president. For more information about Enmark Stations, Inc., call 912-236-1331 http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2013-09-14/enmark-celebrates-50th-anniversary#.UjZHm7yE7aw

 (SAVANNAH, GA) Tickets are on sale for best-selling author Nicholas Sparks, who will speak at Trustees Theater on Tuesday evening, Oct. 8, 2013, in a special appearance sponsored by the Savannah Book Festival. Sparks, author of 11 New York Times #1 best-selling books, including The Notebook, Message in a Bottle and The Last Song, is visiting Savannah as part of a national tour for his new book, The Longest Ride. Tickets for the event, which begins at 6 p.m., cost $10.
912.525.5050, or going online to www.SavannahBoxOffice.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Jepson Café Grand Opening,  Thursday, September 19  ~  6-8pm at the Jepson Center. Tickets are $12, which includes food and museum admission.

(INC MAGAZINE) 10 Reasons Customers Will Pay More http://www.inc.com/geoffrey-james/the-10-reasons-customers-pay-more.html?cid=sf01002

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire, in partnership with Kole Management Company, launches the Independent Housing Collaborative (IHC), an innovative initiative between many local agencies and companies dedicated to helping qualified individuals and families build stable housing and self-sufficient lives.  The initiative serves homeless individuals and families who are currently enrolled in local human service programs or those who have been displaced by fire or any other disaster. http://savannahnow.com/news/2013-09-06/local-partnership-assists-transition-better-life

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announces its September Top Ten Lecture Series entitled "Applying Design Thinking to Your Business." The presentation will be in the SCORE conference room, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm on September 25. Lecturer will be Giselle Rahn. The program is free; bring your lunch. Please RSVP by calling the SCORE office at 912-652-4335. https://carriagetradepr.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=1356&Itemid=16

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Buddy Walk will be held Saturday, October 5, at 10 am in Forsyth Park. The eighth annual fundraiser benefits the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Registration is $12 per person or $40 for a family of four. For more information, contact John or Candy Bogardus at 912-728-8505. See PSA: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gVBOc6xWpFE&feature=youtu.be

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Mall hosts the Model Circus Builders Club October 11-13.  The free event will allow visitors to look at displays of miniature circuses based on actual Big Tops. http://youtu.be/1nhoJdvcjnk

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Healthy Savannah launches the LEAN. Community Challenge. A free 10-week community-wide fitness and weight loss challenge focused on healthy lifestyle changes. There will be nutrition educational events, workout and other physical activities sponsored by local organizations. The Healthy Savannah LEAN Community Challenge is free and open to the public. Sponsors include YMCA of Coastal GA, City of Savannah, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Visit Savannah, Coastal Health District. Visit healthysavannah.org or savannahlean.com or contact Paula Kreissler 912-272-9494 or info@savannahlean.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2013 Georgia Green Economy Summit is being held on Wednesday, September 25, 2013, from 8:30 am  4:00 pm in the Savannah State University Student Union Ball Room, 3219 College Street. The theme of the 2013 summit is "What will it take for the Coastal Empire to become the Silicon Marsh?" The theme is intended to stimulate thought on what it will take to position the coastal region of Georgia as a center for high tech activity similar to that found in the Silicon Valley of California.

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty introduces 6 LIGHTHOUSE LANE ON HILTON HEAD ISLAND. Priced at $750,000, this 1,140 sq. ft. two-story townhome built in 1974 has 2 bedrooms and 1.5 baths. It looks out on the Harbour Town yacht basin and lighthouse. The second story master bedroom offers views of the Harbour and Calibogue Sound. Call Terri Dengler at 843-415-1132 or Bill Rupp at 843-415-1133 or visit http://celiadunnsir.com/listings/condos/mls-324398-6-lighthouse-ln-955/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Spine & Sport is hosting its Third Annual Warrior Classic golf tournament at The Club at Savannah Harbor on Friday, September 20, 2013 in support of the Wounded Warrior Project. Registration and lunch: 11 am, shotgun start: 1 pm. The Wounded Warrior Project strives to honor and empower wounded warriors and their families by nurturing the mind, strengthening the body, and encouraging economic empowerment and engagement. Please contact BethAnn Walker for more info at 912-713-0777 or bethann@spinesport.org

(AUGUSTA / SAVANNAH) Calling All Photographers! The Augusta Photography Festival, Inc. presents "Reframing the Subject: Photographing Transformation in Laney Walker/Bethlehem" September 27-29, 2013. This weekend-long workshop features classes and photo field trips focused on Augusta’s historic Laney Walker and Bethlehem neighborhoods. Registration and more information at www.augustaphotofestival.org.



(MARJORIE) Exciting news that the Vice President will be in Savannah today – along with Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. Savannah is HAPPENING!… I had such a wonderful birthday last Monday – thank you for all the notes – it was really a fun day!… this is a very interesting video about a woman physician that cured herself from MS using a specific diet…. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLjgBLwH3Wc

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