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(Savannah, GA) The Sullivan Group recently implemented a new, state-of-the-art server virtualization technology that hosts their new Human Resource Outsourcing Software, putting the company at the cutting edge of technology. CIO.com featured the company’s upgrade with a home page feature story and case study – click here to read all about it. ARTICLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival will be held Saturday, October 3rd in Forsyth Park.  The fourth annual Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training.  Registration begins at 8:00 AM and costs $12 per person (which includes a t-shirt and a meal).  The walk kicks off at 10:30 AM, and the festival for the whole family is from 11 AM to 2 PM, offering rides, food, games, music and more. For more information or if you would like to support families touched by down syndrome by registering to walk, please call John or Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or log onto our website at www.LDSSGA.org  to register online.

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) Remodeled beach cottage on beach side of Butler Avenue with private access to the beach.  Charming bead board ceilings, refinished hardwood floors and newly renovated bathrooms.  Separate one bedroom apartment with a full kitchen on ground level.  9 Eleventh Terrace, Tybee Island, Georgia. Agent, Helen Williams Johnson, 912-658-4638, Helen.Johnson@sothebysrealty.com
http:// CeliaDunnSIR.com Please visit www.11thTerrace.com    

(SAVANNAH, GA)  AAF Savannah rolls out its new look for the first meeting of the year, Wednesday, September 23, at a new location, Alligator Soul  beginning at 11:45 a.m. http://aafsavannah.org/  Darryl Ohrt from Plaid will present on "Our Business Generation Machine."  Darryl’s company has worked with Segway, Janet Jackson, and Virgin Records. LEARN how they used Social Media. (http://plaidnation.com/schedule.php)!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Local Physician announces CHOOSE WELLNESS SAVANNAH Lecture Series on Optimal Dose Vitamin Therapy for the Prevention of Chronic Disease. Nutrition

 (SAVANNAH, GA) Hancock Askew & Co., LLP and Wesley Community Centers of Savannah Inc. are Savannah’s winners of the 2009 Alfred P. Sloan Awards for Business Excellence in Workplace Flexibility.

(SAVANNAH, GA) – David Pope and Catherine Wannamaker of the Southern Environmental Law Center will speak to the U.S. Green Building Council September 22 about "Protecting Coastal Treasures."  Working to defend the public’s interest and never for private gain, SELC provides its legal services without charge to other environmental organizations and partner groups.

(SAVANNAH, GA) "What local chef helped prepare the banquette for the Sotheby’s Auction of the Dutchess of Windsor’s jewels in Geneva, Switzerland in the late 80’s? www.papillote-savannah.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Landings Club is proud to host the USTA National Men’s 40 Clay Court Championships for the 22nd consecutive year.  This prestigious event will be held from September 26-October 4, 2009 at the Franklin Creek Tennis Center on Skidaway Island.  The participants from this tournament come to us from all over the United States.  Admission is free.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bruce Feiler will giving a speech and book signing for his new book "AMERICA’S PROPHET Moses and the American Story" on Wednesday, October 14, 2009 7:00 p.m. at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church, 429 Abercorn Street
Calhoun Square. For more info ejfeiler@aol.com (912-658-4545) MORE INFO

(SAVANNAH, GA) The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC) will present FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ for small businesses.  FastTrac® GrowthVenture™ is 40+ hours of class time covering all areas of business management to help you grow your business and take it to the next level.  This hands-on interactive program promotes sharing of best practices and takes you through a step-by-step evaluation of your business and your markets.  Weekly full-day classes start September 15th. Cost is $895.00.  Scholarships are available.  Only four seats are left.  For information call 651-3200 or go to www.georgiasbdc.org/growthventure. *great course – I took this 3 years ago.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Friends of Animals presents "Katta Doga Epsilon", our 11th Annual Auction & Toga Party. To be held on Saturday, November 21st from 7p – 11p at Savannah Station.  $45.00 per person.  Toga optional.  Friends of Animals of the Coastal Empire, Inc. is an all volunteer, non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that distributes funds from its annual auctions to existing non-profit animal rescue and welfare groups in our area.
For more information, please contact Chris Comas at 912.596.7704

(SAVANNAH, GA) Are temporary workers or "temps" on the rise in the Savannah area? Click here to find out:

(SAVANNAH, GA) Skidaway Marine Science Day set for Saturday, October 10 from noon to 4pm. Free.
Enjoy an afternoon of science programs, displays, tours and activities for children and adults.
 (912) 598-2325.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Newell Recycling, one of the largest recyclers and processors of recycled metals in the Southeast, recently held a grand opening celebration for its new Savannah location.Georgia Governor Sonny Perdue attended the event. TO view pictures click here: http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=367748

(SAVANNAH, GA) Which local chef in Savannah has cooked for the Dali Lama, Tom Cruise, and Helmut Kohl?

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sullivan Group’s local online job-posting site, SavannahJobs.com, has reached a new milestone with over 25,000 visitors a month. Rob Jones, President of SavannahJobs.com, credits the company’s SEO, marketing, and community involvement. Savannahjobs.com is ranked number one on Google, Yahoo, and MSN in the Savannah area when using the keywords "jobs" and "employment," making it the most active local resource for job searches. http://www.savannahjobs.com 912.352.3800

(SAVANNAH, GA)  According to experts, Georgians’ shared public resources are at risk from development not done in accordance with requirements of law. And at times, Georgia state law is inadequate to protect those assets compared to laws in neighboring states. The Southern Environmental Law Center is a non-profit, donor-supported environmental advocacy organization using the power of the law to protect the environment and special places in the South. Working to defend the public’s interest and never for private gain, SELC provides its legal services without charge to other environmental organizations and partner groups. SELC has a special initiative focused on protecting the Georgia coast with multiple attorneys working on this effort.

(SAVANNAH, GA) 4th Annual Crossfit Workout to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project and Athletes for a Cure will be held Saturday September 26th at CrossFit Hyperformance. Hundred of affiliates across the US and Canada will participate on one day in this one brutal workout, for two great causes. To register, donate, and general information.
http://www.crossfithyperformance.com/2009/08/fight-gone-bad-4-at-crossfit.html Participation is free, but registration must take place online. Non-member participants are requried to attend one practice fight gone bad workout prior to the event.  Contact Jennifer 912-224-0406

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Community Health Mission’s First Annual Fall Moon Gala, "A Celebration of Johnny Mercer," on Friday, September 18, 2009 at Savannah Station.  The tax-deductible tickets are $75.00 per person, and include dinner, a fashion show, and a performance by the Roger Moss Ensemble.  Proceeds benefit the non-profit Community Health Mission, which provides free health care, medicine, and wellness programs to the working uninsured in Chatham County and the surrounding area.  Event made possible by the generous support of Timothy C. Hargus and Theresa Reed of Savannah Station and Memorial Hospital.  RSVP, or reach Miriam Rittmeyer at (912) 692-1451, or by e-mail at mrittmeyer@chmsavannah.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia is now accepting applications for the Fall for all Childcare Programs – Pryme Tyme (school-based childcare), Fun-Club (YMCA based childcare), Preschool/Childcare, Pre-K, Holiday Camp, and Mother’s Morning Out. For more information and to find the YMCA closest to you visit www.ymcaofcoastalga.org

(SAVANNAH, GA) 200,000 Georgians have Alzheimer’s disease.  Savannah Memory Walk will be held Saturday, September 26, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. in Johnson Square. Memory Walk supports Programs and Services for local families struggling to care for a loved one with Alzheimer’s. Over 14,000 people in our community have been diagnosed with Alzheimers.GA MEMORY WALK to register to walk, start a team or to make a donation. 920-2231.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Get your running shoes on! The YMCA of Coastal Georgia invites you to join them for the 20th Annual Heart of Savannah 5K Road Race and Kiddie Run. This family friendly event will be held on October 3, 2009 and takes place in historic downtown Savannah. A special storytelling activity for children will be held at 5:00 p.m. in City Market to kick-off the event. To register or for more information, please visit www.ymcaofcoastalga.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Chamber presents the 16th Annual Business Expo and Car Show Growing Green for Your Business on Thursday, September 17 at the Savannah Civic Center from 10 a.m.- 7:30 p.m.   www.savannahchamber.com

 (USA – ITALY) Acqua Smeraldina is pleased to announce its participation in the 2009 Florida Restaurant and Lodging Show, September 11-13 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. In addition to presenting its renowned sparkling and still waters, Acqua Smeraldina will debut its newly redesigned glass and plastic bottles, as well as its 2009 special edition Christmas bottle. www.smeraldina.us

(SAVANNAH, GA) Exhibit at Bryan Stovall Gallery & Studio.
for photographers Eric Hartley and Curt Hames. Works on display through October 11th, 2009. The images span 20 years of photographic exploration, and have been adapted mainly from film-based processes. The photographs in their current form have been converted to digital medium and printed on canvas by the Bryan Stovall Gallery. http://www.bryanstovall.com/mp_includes/body.asp

 (SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society invites you to join them at the 2009 Light the Night Walk on Friday, October 2, 2009.  This family-friendly, 2-mile walk starts at Forsyth Park and winds through downtown Savannah.  Registration begins at 5:30 p.m.  It’s not too late to sign up and start raising money to find a cure.  To register or for more information, please visit www.lightthenight.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Chatham County branch of the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy is hosting an online fundraising auction at http://ferstthingsfirst.wordpress.com.
The "Ferst Things First" online auction to promote childhood literacy will be Oct. 1-14, 2009. The Ferst Foundation aims to instill a love of books in all Georgia preschoolers by providing registered children with a FREE, age-appropriate book mailed to their home EVERY MONTH from birth to age 5. All costs are covered by the local Community Action Team in each county.
The goal of the upcoming online auction is raise funds to cover the costs of The Chatham County branch of the Ferst Foundation.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Skidaway Institute of Oceanography will present an informal career information program for future scientists as part of Skidaway Marine Science Day on Saturday, October 10, at 1 p.m. in the McGowan Library Auditorium on the Skidaway Island campus. The information session will cover career opportunities in a wide range of scientific fields. The career information program will be a part of Skidaway Marine Science Day. For additional information, contact Michael Sullivan mike.sullivan@skio.usg.edu or visit www.skio.usg.edu.


(USA) A 7-year-old autistic girl who once struggled to speak found her voice through the gift of song, and now she’s sharing her talent in arenas all over the country. LOVE THIS STORY!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Derby Devils’ Fall season is kicking off soon. The first game is against Charleston on October 10. Check this out – They will cover themselves and their fans with temporary tattoos of your logo for $100.   www.savannahderby.com
email: sue@smslydon.com
phone: 912-441-9743

(SAVANNAH, GA) I found a GREAT plumber, Robert Wiggins of Plumbing Plus; 912.659.4552

(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are looking for live music – Ellen Gross and Bill usually play at the Inn at Ellis Square on Fridays.  They cover a wide variety of styles-standards, bossa novas, swing and pop classics The Inn is at the corner of Jefferson and Bay streets. Call the Inn for their schedule. Ellen has a beautiful voice!

(SAVANNAH, GA) I celebrated my birthday on  09/09/09 – thank you for all the emails and phone calls – it was a wonderful day!

(SAVANNAH, GA) I want to see this happen in Savannah – would love your input.

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