(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

(EFFINGHAM) SPOTTED photos of the Medient Studioplex ground breaking http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=403243

(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 Kickstarter page to learn more. http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1389086265/the-mystery-of-love-parisa-big-band-gypsy-jazz-ren

(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

(MASHABLE) How to erase your online presence: http://mashable.com/2013/08/24/justdelete-me/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Downtown Business Association (SDBA) welcomes Stephen S. Green, Chairman of the Board for the Georgia Chamber of Commerce and Secretary-Treasurer of Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA), to speak at the September’s luncheon. RSVP at www.SavannahDBA.com.

(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 or visit ldssga.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Friday, September 13,  from 8 – 10 am, World Trade Center Savannah will host "8 Experts, 8 Countries, 8 Opportunities."  Participants will hear and network with representatives from Brazil, India, Czech Republic, Ireland, Turkey, The Netherlands, Belgium and Germany. Presentations will include topics such as the current status of each country’s economy, business opportunities in each country, and services offered by each Chamber of Commerce to promote global trade. The program will be held at World Trade Center Savannah, 131 Hutchinson Island Road, and is free and open to the public but registration is required. For more information and to register, visit https://internationalchamberprogram.eventbrite.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The September Small Business Council/SMART Luncheon takes place on Tuesday, September 10 with networking at 11:30 am and lunch and program at noon. Location: Savannah Morning News Auditorium, parking: Savannah Morning News visitor parking lot only located across from the main entrance on Police Memorial Drive. Cost: $11 for Chamber members. Non-members or Member guests make arrangements with Tina Hinson, 912.644.6407 or THinson@SavannahChamber.com. Chamber members contact Cally D’Angelo, 912.644.6459 or CDAngelo@SavannahChamber.com, 912-644-6459

(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

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The 17th Annual Taste of Tybee Business Connection takes place on September 12 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Tybee Island Pier & Pavilion. Admission: $10 for Chamber members; $25 for member guests. Contact: Cally D’Angelo, email: CDAngelo@SavannahChamber.com, phone: 912-644-6459. No RSVP is necessary.

(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) Vote for a local football player of the week at http://www.thecoastalsource.com/player-of-the-week/

(SAVANNAH, GA) Living Independence for Everyone, Inc. (LIFE) is hosting its annual wheelchair cleaning event on September 14, 9:30 am – 12:30 pm, 5105 Paulsen St., Executive Court. Free blood pressure checks cleaning and basic wheelchair inspection. Free Teleride transportation for registered customers. Call 912-920-2414 to RSVP.

(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. For more info: http://www.lancewrightandassociates.com/27june2013/
(GEORGIA PUBLIC RADIO) Article by Orlando Montoya, "Bea Wray Settles in at the Creative Coast"  http://www.thecreativecoast.org/bea-wray-settles-in-at-creative-coast/#.UhPj4RbOuDE

(MASHABLE) Nine Crucial Tips and Tricks for Skype http://mashable.com/2013/08/26/skype-tips-2013/?utm_cid=mash-com-fb-main-link

(SAVANNAH, GA) 2013 Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival takes place on September 12 at the Telfair-Jepson Center; September 13-14 at the Lucas Theater; September 15 at Jewish Education Alliance. For a full schedule of films, please visit: http://graysreef.noaa.gov/news/features/2013/film_festival_2013/welcome.html.

(TED) Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Cpc-t-Uwv1I&feature=share

(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/

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) From 6 – 8 pm on September 12, the Bryan County Bark Park is hosting its first Yappy Hour to raise funds for the building of the county’s dog park at Henderson Park. The event takes place at Fish Tales restaurant, 3203 Fort McAllister Rd.; funds raised will enable the Bark Park to open phase one by the end of the year. For more info, visit http://www.bryancountybarkpark.com/ or like the Bark Park on Facebook.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Community Health Mission (CHM) and SouthCoast Imaging will celebrate their partnership with an event, "Share Life … in 3D" on September 25, 2013 from 5:30 – 7:30 pm at Lulu’s, 42 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, in Savannah. For every ten 3D mammograms performed at SouthCoast Imaging, a free 3D mammogram will be donated to a CHM patient. A percentage of the proceeds from the event will be donated to CHM. CHM is a 501©3 medical organization that provides free access to primary health care to uninsured adults aged 18-64 years old who live or work in Chatham County and surrounding areas. For more info: http://chmsavannah.org/

(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.

(ISLE OF HOPE) A medium size light brown boxer-mix male dog has been found on Isle of Hope.  He appears to be a healthy young dog in the 12-18 months age range.  Samsgrande@aol.com


(MARJORIE) Well, 9/9 is a big day for me – it’s my birthday and it is also my last board meeting as the Savannah SCORE president volunteer. These past two years have flown by – I’m so grateful for all the SCORE mentors that have helped this organization grow – thank you Gary, Al, Chuck, Noah, Robert, Allen, Ken, Jules, Bill, Doug, Tim Bob, Fred, Stuart and Jim for your dedication to helping small businesses in the Savannah area.  http://savannah.score.org/node/145418




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