(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 13, 2020

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“INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST DONATES $2,000 TO BACKPACKS OF LOVE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Inspire Your Community podcast, which was launched this year by Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group, wrapped up 2019 with a $2,000 donation to Backpacks of Love and a volunteer session of packing family food boxes. Watch the podcast below to learn more.

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC THIS WEEKEND

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Hockey Classic is returning to Savannah this weekend! The annual event will take place Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets are still on sale–get yours before they are gone! For more information, visit http://savannahcivic.com/events/category/series/savannah-hockey-classic/

BETHESDA ACADEMY AMONG SAVANNAH WEDDING DESTINATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy’s scenic campus made it easy to expand into the wedding industry as a destination venue. The academy offers a bridal room and is introducing a catering service that can accommodate weddings in addition to delicious school lunches. To learn more about local wedding spots, visit https://www.wtoc.com/2020/01/10/timeless-savannah-spots-become-popular-wedding-venues-help-boost-local-economy/.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE AND WSAV PAY IT FORWARD TO FAMILY PROMISE

(SAVANNAH, GA/BLUFFTON, S.C.) Peacock Automotive and WSAV started the new year with a visit to Family Promise, a homelessness assistance prevention program that offers meals, transportation and youth programs, among other services. To learn more, visit https://www.wsav.com/pay-it-forward/pay-it-forward-family-promise/.

SGTV CITY SPAN FEATURES ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) SGTV teamed up with Enmarket and Healthy Savannah for the 2019 Encourage Health Education Series. Watch a recap of the fourth and final lecture below.

SBAC CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) announces 30 years in business this year. Watch the video below for a celebration of its accomplishments.

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held Feb. 7, 2020 at EmployAbility in Savannah. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-savannah-tickets-83533728631.

ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH) In honor of the new year, we’ll be sharing our top five plumbing resolutions throughout the month of January. #2: Be careful what you flush. Paper towels, wipes, sanitary products and even thicker toilet papers can easily cause a clog, and we know you wouldn’t want that. If you do find yourself in that situation, call us anytime at 912-303-8555 or visit https://rotosavannah.com/.

COLD WEATHER CARE

(PINNACLE PLASTIC SURGERY) Cooler temperatures outside and dryer heated air inside can cause dry and flaky skin. Learn more about recommended cold weather skin care products here: https://zoskinhealth.com/products.

FEAR OF THE DENTIST?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Is your child afraid of going to the dentist? Sandfly Family Dental offers a comprehensive set of dental services specifically for children so they always feel comfortable. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/dentistry-children-teens/.

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SAVANNAH CHAMBER ECONOMIC OUTLOOK LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Chamber of Commerce invites you to kick off 2020 understanding what to expect from the year by attending its 2020 Economic Outlook Luncheon on Friday, Jan. 17, at the Westin. Tickets are $50 for Chamber members and $60 for member guests. Attendees will receive Georgia Southern University’s 2020 Economic Trends booklet. To learn more or purchase tickets, visit  https://www.savannahchamber.com/news-and-events/events/2020-economic-outlook-luncheon-2/

MEET OSTRICH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Ostrich! She’s as sweet as can be and pretty darn cute too. She’s hoping her big, happy smile will win you over. Ostrich gets along well with other dogs but does prefer to be an only dog. She likes men but really LOVES women. Ostrich isn’t a fan of small children as she is shy and a little unsure when meeting new people.To adopt Ostrich, or another animal from Coastal Pet Rescue, visit  http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-210-ostrich/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, January 6, 2020

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BACKPACKS OF LOVE RECEIVES DONATION FROM LOCAL COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION FIRM

(SAVANNAH, GA) As part of the Inspire Your Community podcast, local commercial construction firm the Dewitt Tilton Group made a $2,000 donation to Backpacks of Love as they prepared to pack holiday meal boxes for children and their families in the Richmond Hill area who may otherwise have limited access to food during the break from school. The group also brought their families to help pack over 25 of these boxes. The Inspire Your Community podcast is available on YouTube at https://youtu.be/8CfBaANc9J4 and wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about Backpacks of Love, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/12/inspire-your-community-podcast-donated-2000-richmond-hills-backpacks-love-program/.

TWO BETHESDA ACADEMY TEACHERS EARN “MASTER TEACHER” RECOGNITION FROM SCISA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Two teachers at Bethesda Academy were granted “master teacher” status after evaluation by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). Craig Sherman teaches social studies and history and Jennifer Gilmour teaches science and mathematics, in addition to being a cottage teacher, whose responsibilities include ensuring all boarding students complete homework assignments, finish chores and are in bed on time. To learn more about the teachers and this honor, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/12/two-bethesda-academy-teachers-earn-master-teacher-status-awarded-scisa/.

SGTV CITY SPAN FEATURES ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) SGTV teamed up with Enmarket and Healthy Savannah for the 2019 Encourage Health Education Series. Watch a recap of the fourth and final lecture below.

THE UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ANNOUNCES NEW CEO 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire Board of Directors is proud to announce that Brynn Grant has been named President and CEO. Grant led the startup of World Trade Center Savannah where she currently serves as Vice President. She also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). To learn more about Grant, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20191219/brynn-grant-to-lead-united-way-of-coastal-empire.

Brynn Grant of Leadership Southeast Georgia
Brynn Grant of Leadership Southeast Georgia

SBAC CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) announces 30 years in business this year. Watch the video below for a celebration of its accomplishments.

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held Feb. 7, 2020 at EmployAbility in Savannah. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-savannah-tickets-83533728631.

MALLORY TURNER VON WALDNER JOINS SAVANNAH VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Veterinary Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Mallory Turner von Waldner has joined the practice as the newest associate veterinarian. In her new position, von Waldner will be responsible for routine appointments, performing surgeries, caring for sick patients, counseling clients and providing recommendations based on diagnostic tests. To learn more about von Waldner, visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9811-dec-12-savannah-veterinary-medical-center-hires-dr-mallory-turner-von-waldner.html.

Dr. Mallory Turner von Waldner

ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH) Happy New Year! You may already have some resolutions ready for your home, but have you thought about creating some pertaining to your plumbing in particular? After all, your home’s water supply needs love and care too! If you’re having trouble coming up with good plumbing goals for 2020, never fear. We’ll be sharing our top five! #1: Be selective with your garbage disposal. Contrary to popular belief, your garbage disposal isn’t a catch-all for your food scraps. There are certain items that should go in the regular trash – like grease, egg shells, pasta and coffee grounds. To learn more, visit https://rotosavannah.com/.

SMALL BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM JANUARY 8, 2020

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Chamber of Savannah invites small business owners and managers to an innovative training opportunity. The Small Business Symposium is designed to help Savannah entrepreneurs take their business to the next level. Get advice and inspiration from experts on how to position and structure your business for growth! A sample of the day’s topics include branding, scaling your business, profitability, budgeting and turning your customers into marketers. Speakers include Victoria Baylor of Mindset & Brand Confidence, Jared Orton of the Savannah Bananas, Dave Legasse of The Salt Table and more! Seating is limited and registration is required. To learn more and register, visit https://smallbusinesschamber.org/symposium-winter-2020/

COLD WEATHER CARE

(PINNACLE PLASTIC SURGERY) Cooler temperatures outside and dryer heated air inside can cause dry and flaky skin. Learn more about recommended cold weather skin care products here: https://zoskinhealth.com/products.

2020 BLITZ BORDER BOWL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2020 Blitz Border Bowl is coming this Saturday, Jan. 11 to Savannah’s Memorial Stadium. Savannah’s Bowl Game will be an all-star challenge pitting the best seniors from The Georgia Coastal Empire against the best seniors from The South Carolina Lowcountry, all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year Jenkins High School Head Coach Jason Cameron leads the Georgia squad. Whale Branch High School Coach Jerry Hatcher leads the South Carolina all-stars. Tickets to this local bowl game are $10 and can be purchased online at https://gatehouselive.enmotive.com/events/register/2020-blitz-border-bowl. To learn more visit WSAV.com/BlitzBorderBowl.

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC DATES ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Hockey Classic is returning to Savannah! This annual event will take place Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets are on sale now – get yours before they sell out! For more information,
 visit http://savannahcivic.com/events/category/series/savannah-hockey-classic/.

DID YOU KNOW? 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Regular dental visits are important because they can help spot oral health problems early on, when treatment is likely to be simpler and more affordable. They also help prevent many oral problems from developing in the first place. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com.

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MEET LAO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Lao! Lao, aka Baby Boy, is a lovable, snuggly, energetic goofball all wrapped up in a tiny, adorable orange package! To adopt Lao, or another animal from Coastal Pet Rescue, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-033-lao/.

Inspire Your Community Podcast Donated $2,000 to Richmond Hill’s Backpacks of Love Program

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Inspire Your Community podcast, which was launched this year by Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, to share inspiring local stories of inspiration, kindness and positivity, wrapped up 2019 with a $2,000 donation to Backpacks of Love and a volunteer session of packing family food boxes.

The podcast launched in the spring of 2019, seeking to inspire the community with true stories and to support the organizations that generated those stories with Dewitt Tilton Group’s philanthropy. Projects to date have included support for the family of a police officer who lost his life in the line of duty, funding for art supplies at a local elementary school and a creative project that supports local breast cancer survivors.

For the final episode of the year, the podcast turned its attention to the Backpacks of Love program in Richmond Hill, Ga. This organization, launched in January 2013, sends needy and potentially hungry children home with bags of food every Friday, as well as boxes of food on holiday breaks, filling the gaps ordinarily filled by their school-based breakfasts and lunches. The United Way of the Coastal Empire partners with the New Beginnings Community Church to provide funding that allows the group to obtain food from Second Harvest Food Bank, and other donations supplement the amount and type of food included.

Each Friday, the participating children each receive a bag containing two entrees such as soup or ravioli, a two-pack of instant oatmeal, an individual cereal package, a granola bar, fruit snack, crackers, cookies, fruit cup or fresh fruit, juice box and shelf-stable milk.

Melodie Lane, director of Backpacks of Love, worked with the Dewitt Tilton Group before the holiday break as they and their families packed over 25 food boxes with a ham or turkey, instant potatoes, canned yams, six to eight cans of vegetables and a can of gravy, several boxes of macaroni and cheese, spaghetti and sauce, peanut butter and jelly, beans, bread, rice, cornmeal mix, pancake mix and syrup, cake mix and frosting, plus a bag of candy canes or other holiday candy.

“The thought of children going hungry is just not acceptable,” said Chris Tilton, host of the podcast. “We wanted to support Backpacks of Love because these folks are not only feeding children during the holidays but throughout the school year. This effort is truly inspiring.”

The podcast is accessible on YouTube at https://youtu.be/8CfBaANc9J4. It is also streamable on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and other places where podcasts can be found.

For more information on the Backpacks of Love program, visit https://richmondhill.church/backpacks

MORE INFORMATION ON DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm in the Lowcountry, specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walkthrough. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities which guarantees a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is headquartered at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com.

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Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group
912-777-3404
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Savannah Veterinary Medical Center Hires Dr. Mallory Turner von Waldner

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Veterinary Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Mallory Turner von Waldner has joined the practice as the newest associate veterinarian. In her new position, von Waldner will be responsible for routine appointments, performing surgeries, caring for sick patients, counseling clients and providing recommendations based on diagnostic tests.

Dr. Mallory Turner von Waldner

Originally from Savannah, the Savannah Country Day School graduate earned a degree in animal sciences at Clemson University and is a recent graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine.

She is continuing her education with the Chi Institute of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine to learn small animal acupuncture.

Von Waldner previously worked at Savannah Veterinary Medical Center during the summer and other breaks throughout her college and veterinary school years. She is excited to be back at the clinic.

“Dr. Brian Mulvey, his staff and clients have always been wonderful. I am honored to become part of the work-family so I can continue to learn from Dr. Mulvey and provide great veterinary care in the Savannah community,” von Waldner said.

The opportunity to return to her hometown was also a blessing, she said.

“After living away from Savannah for seven years, I have longed for my return following graduation. It brings me great joy that I am now back with my family and in the town I adore,” von Waldner said.

Von Waldner is married to Kevin von Waldner and they have two adorable dogs. For more information, visit http://savannahveterinarymedical.com/.

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Cecilia Russo Marketing
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(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 30, 2019

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

BACKPACKS OF LOVE RECEIVES DONATION FROM LOCAL COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION FIRM

(SAVANNAH, GA) As part of the Inspire Your Community podcast, local commercial construction firm the Dewitt Tilton Group made a $2,000 donation to Backpacks of Love as they prepare to pack holiday meal boxes for children and their families in the Richmond Hill area who may otherwise have limited access to food during the break from school. The group also brought their families to help pack over 25 of these boxes. The Inspire Your Community podcast is available on YouTube and wherever you get your podcasts. To learn more about Backpacks of Love, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/12/inspire-your-community-podcast-donated-2000-richmond-hills-backpacks-love-program/.

TWO BETHESDA ACADEMY TEACHERS EARN “MASTER TEACHER” RECOGNITION FROM SCISA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Two teachers at Bethesda Academy were granted “master teacher” status after evaluation by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA). Craig Sherman teaches social studies and history and Jennifer Gilmour teaches science and mathematics, in addition to being a cottage teacher, whose responsibilities include ensuring all boarding students complete homework assignments, finish chores and are in bed on time. To learn more about the teachers and this honor, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/12/two-bethesda-academy-teachers-earn-master-teacher-status-awarded-scisa/.

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) has announced its Board of Directors for 2020. LSEGA is an innovative leadership program serving a 10-county area of southeast Georgia, and this new Board will take a leading role as they excitedly organize the program’s 2020 session. Brynn Grant, the chief operating officer of the Savannah Economic Development Authority, will serve as the new Board chair, with Jared Downs of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce serving as vice-chair. For more information on the Board and its new members, visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9803-dec-10-leadership-southeast-georgia-announces-2020-board-of-directors.html

Leadership Southeast Georgia
Leadership Southeast Georgia

LOCAL CHARITY CHOSEN FOR 2019 SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE® EVENT

(BLUFFTON, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head has selected Bluffton Jasper County Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) as its hometown charity during the 2019 Subaru Share the Love® Event taking place through Jan. 2, 2020. The local organization will be added to a list of national nonprofits that customers can select to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America, Inc. (SOA) with each vehicle purchased from the dealership. To join the conversation about charitable giving, follow Subaru on Facebook at  http://www.facebook.com/subaruofamerica or on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/subaru_usa and search the hashtag #sharethelove.

THE UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ANNOUNCES NEW CEO 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The United Way of the Coastal Empire Board of Directors is proud to announce that Brynn Grant has been named President and CEO. Grant led the startup of World Trade Center Savannah where she currently serves as Vice President. She also serves as the Chief Operating Officer for the Savannah Economic Development Authority (SEDA). To learn more about Grant, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20191219/brynn-grant-to-lead-united-way-of-coastal-empire.

Brynn Grant of Leadership Southeast Georgia
Brynn Grant of Leadership Southeast Georgia

SBAC CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Small Business Assistance Corporation (SBAC) celebrates 30 years in business.  To view a slideshow of the celebration, watch the video below.

YAPPY HOUR HOLIDAY EDITION DONATION DRIVE

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head hosted Yappy Hour Holiday Edition for local families to enjoy an evening with furry friends. Guests were invited to bring their pets to take pictures with Santa Claus and enjoy special Christmas music and treats. During this Yappy Hour, dogs were available for adoption through Renegade Paws Rescue and Peacock Subaru Hilton Head collected toys for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. For more information, visit  https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/145-lowcountry-business-news/9815-dec-13-donation-drive-benefited-renegade-paws-rescue-and-marine-toys-for-tots-foundation-at-yappy-hour-%E2%80%9Choliday-edition%E2%80%9D.html.

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will be held Feb. 7, 2020 at EmployAbility in Savannah. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2020-lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-savannah-tickets-83533728631.

PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE DONATION DRIVE HELD DURING DECEMBER

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) Santa Paws at Pinnacle, an annual holiday donation drive benefiting Palmetto Animal League (PAL), launched for the month of December with a kick-off party hosted at Pinnacle Medical Group’s Sheridan Park office on Thursday, Dec. 5. Those who wish to give to PAL in the last few days of the month are encouraged to bring new blankets, towels, dog toys, food, cleaning supplies, shampoos, collars, leashes, beds and tennis balls. Pet store gift cards and cash donations are also accepted. All donations throughout the month will be given to PAL and distributed among rural shelters with limited resources. Community members who donate will receive a $50 gift card toward an injectable treatment at Pinnacle Medical Group. To learn more about the donation drive, visit https://www.wsav.com/community/santa-paws-at-pinnacle-underway-benefit-palmetto-animal-league/.

MALLORY TURNER VON WALDNER JOINS SAVANNAH VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Veterinary Medical Center is pleased to announce that Dr. Mallory Turner von Waldner has joined the practice as the newest associate veterinarian. In her new position, von Waldner will be responsible for routine appointments, performing surgeries, caring for sick patients, counseling clients and providing recommendations based on diagnostic tests. To learn more about von Waldner, visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9811-dec-12-savannah-veterinary-medical-center-hires-dr-mallory-turner-von-waldner.html.

UGA IMPACT LAUNCHES WEEK OF SERVICE AT PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) A group of students involved with IMPACT UGA participated in a week long service project at the Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter. IMPACT UGA is a program facilitated by the University of Georgia Center for Leadership & Service that encourages students to serve for a week at various nonprofit locations across the eastern coast during winter and spring breaks. IMPACT UGA students will serve Park Place Outreach through a variety of tasks such as painting, yardwork, assembling furniture, etc. To learn more about Park Place Outreach, visit http://parkplaceyes.org.

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CHRIS GIGNAC OF FPC OF SAVANNAH RECOGNIZED NATIONALLY AS A PLATINUM PLUS RECRUITER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Gignac has been recognized by FPC National as a Platinum Plus Recruiter for her success in placing top-level candidates with companies that are the best fit. Since 1990, FPC of Savannah has served the city as an executive recruiting firm specializing in the placement of top-tier business professionals. This year, the firm was recognized as the top producing office among 65 franchises nationwide. This marks the third time Gignac has made the list of Platinum Recruiters in only her fourth year with FPC of Savannah. Last year she became the top FPC recruiter nationwide, and she is right here in Savannah. To learn more about Chris and her role with FPC, visit https://savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9798-dec-9-chris-gignac-recognized-as-an-fpc-platinum-plus-recruiter-in-production.html.

Chris Gignac FPC of Savannah
Chris Gignac FPC of Savannah

ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH) Happy New Year! You may already have some resolutions ready for your home, but what about creating some pertaining to your plumbing in particular? After all, your home’s water supply needs love and care, too! If you’re having trouble coming up with good plumbing goals for 2020, never fear. We’ll be sharing our top five throughout the coming month! #1: Be selective with your garbage disposal… Contrary to popular belief your garbage disposal isn’t a catch-all for your food scraps. There are certain items that should go in the regular trash – like grease, egg shells, pasta and coffee grounds. To learn more, visit https://rotosavannah.com/.

JENKINS ATHLETIC CLUB LAUNCHES “VERTICAL JUMP FOR JAC” WITH DONATION DROP-OFF DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) At a special holiday event, the community was invited to join members of the Jenkins Athletic Club (JAC) to enjoy complimentary Christmas cookies and photos with Santa Claus. During this event, the JAC collected donations for the club’s youth athletic programs and seasonal camps.To learn more about the event, visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/12/16/santa-claus-visits-childrens-hospital-jenkins-athletic-club-savannah/.

RMHC RECEIVES $2,000 DONATION FROM SAVANNAH MARITIME AFTER HOURS

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the sixth year in a row, Savannah Maritime After Hours has presented a $2,000 holiday donation to the Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire in support of the growing needs of the House and its residents. Members of the Savannah Maritime Association raised this money through Savannah Maritime After Hours networking events held on the first Wednesday of each month. To learn more about Savannah Maritime After Hours, visit https://www.facebook.com/savannahMaritimeAfterHours/

2020 BLITZ BORDER BOWL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2020 Blitz Border Bowl is coming Saturday, Jan. 11 to Savannah’s Memorial Stadium. Savannah’s Bowl Game will be an all-star challenge pitting the best seniors from The Georgia Coastal Empire against the best seniors from The South Carolina Lowcountry, all to benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities. This year Jenkins High School Head Coach Jason Cameron leads the Georgia squad. Whale Branch High School Coach Jerry Hatcher leads the South Carolina all-stars. Tickets to this local bowl game are $10 and can be purchased online at https://gatehouselive.enmotive.com/events/register/2020-blitz-border-bowl. To learn more visit WSAV.com/BlitzBorderBowl.

FORSYTH FARMER’S MARKET LAUNCHES 912 FOOD FARMACY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Forsyth Farmers’ Market has received a $455,000 grant from the United States Department of Agriculture to start a produce prescription program in early 2020. This program, 912 Food Farmacy, strives to improve community health through nutrition education, increased access to fresh and local foods, and financial incentives for purchasing these healthy food items. Supported by REACH Savannah initiatives, the 912 Food Farmacy will partner with four local health centers (St. Joseph’s/Candler’s St. Mary’s Community Center, Memorial Health Children’s Hospital, Chatham County Health Department, and J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center) to serve low-income individuals who have, or are at risk for, diet-related chronic diseases. To learn more, visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/forsyth-farmers-market-new-program-helping-low-income-community-access-healthy-foods.

UNION MISSION SERVES HOLIDAY MEALS

(SAVANNAH, GA) In the spirit of the holidays, Union Mission served 300 holiday meals, provided by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the support of Sodexo, to local families and individuals in need on December 23rd at Grace House.

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC DATES ANNOUNCED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket Hockey Classic is returning to Savannah! This annual event will take place Friday, Jan. 17, and Saturday, Jan. 18. Tickets are on sale now. For more information,
 visit http://savannahcivic.com/events/category/series/savannah-hockey-classic/.

DID YOU KNOW? 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Children who still suck their fingers or thumbs after their permanent teeth start coming in, usually around the age of 5 or 6, can cause permanent changes that affect both tooth and jaw structure. For more information on how to protect your child’s teeth, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com.

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MEET BRUCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) While Bruce might not have had the best life before coming to Coastal Pet Rescue, you’d never know it–just look at that face! His smile is so contagious you can’t help but be happy when spending time with him, whether you’re laying on the couch relaxing or playing outside. He’s active and loves to give and get lots of interaction and love, but he can also be pretty chill. To adopt Bruce, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-041-bruce/.

Two Bethesda Academy Teachers Earn “Master Teacher” Status Awarded by SCISA

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Two Bethesda Academy Teachers Earn “Master Teacher” Status Awarded by SCISA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Two teachers at Bethesda Academy, a private day and boarding school for young men grades six through 12, were granted “master teacher” status after evaluation by the South Carolina Independent School Association (SCISA).

Craig Sherman and Jennifer Gilmour are the recipients of this honor. Sherman teaches social studies and history. Gilmour is a science and mathematics teacher, as well as a cottage teacher, whose responsibilities include ensuring all students staying in the cottage complete homework assignments, finish chores and are in bed on time.

“This is a major accomplishment for Mr. Sherman and Mrs. Gilmour, as well as for Bethesda Academy on several counts,” said Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda. “Firstly, an amazing amount of work goes into the application, so it is a lengthy and arduous process. Additionally, it is very rare for one school to have two master teachers named at once.”

The application process includes meeting rigorous teaching qualifications and submitting an entire portfolio for evaluation by a peer committee. It also entails presentations and exhausting interviews, endorsement letters from school officials and sample lesson plans.

“In their evaluation, SCISA staff also noted a ‘surge in professional development and teaching quality at Bethesda,’ because two of our teachers, Kim Godbee-Glisson and Elizabeth Peek, had been recent finalists for Teacher of the Year,” said Hughes. “This recognition is a tribute to our entire faculty and staff. Each consistently personifies Bethesda’s commitment to ensuring students receive a superior education that will enable them to mature into young men with the potential to lead exemplary lives.”

Having formerly been affiliated with the Georgia Independent School Association, Bethesda Academy has been a member of the South Carolina Independent School Association since 2014. SCISA is a non-profit voluntary association of independent schools responsible for establishing accreditation standards, coordinating athletic and academic competitions and providing professional development opportunities for member schools.

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private day and boarding school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

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Holiday Meals Delivered to Thunderbolt Firefighters, Police Officers and Utility Workers from Local Commercial Construction Firm, the Dewitt Tilton Group

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Holiday Meals Delivered to Thunderbolt Firefighters, Police Officers and Utility Workers from Local Commercial Construction Firm, the Dewitt Tilton Group

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm in the Lowcountry, showed its gratitude in a special way to the Town of Thunderbolt’s firefighters, police officers and utility workers.

Dewitt Tilton Group Donates Thanksgiving Meals to Thunderbolt First Responders
Dewitt Tilton Group Donates Thanksgiving Meals to Thunderbolt First Responders

The leadership team and employees of the Dewitt Tilton Group personally delivered Thanksgiving lunches from Thunderbolt restaurant Coach’s Corner at 12 p.m.

“This is our small way of saying thank you to these men and women who work tirelessly to ensure our safety and comfort throughout the holiday season,” said Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group. “While we’re enjoying this Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, we wanted these folks, who often don’t get that time off, to know we’re thinking of them and all they do for us.”

This is the second year that the Dewitt Tilton Group has delivered holiday meals to Thunderbolt’s first responders and the first year of providing the meals to the utility workers. In total, over 20 meals were delivered.

ABOUT THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walkthrough. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities which guarantees a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

CONTACT
Kim Thomas
The Dewitt Tilton Group
912-777-3404
kim@dewitttiltongroup.com

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Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912-856-9075