Leadership Southeast Georgia Graduates Class of 2019 After Studying Healthy Communities and Infrastructure in Chatham County

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Leadership Southeast Georgia Graduates Class of 2019 After Studying Healthy Communities and Infrastructure in Chatham County

(SAVANNAH, GEORGIA) Twenty-five business and civic leaders from 10 southeast Georgia counties graduated from the 2019 session of Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA), wrapping up with a session in Chatham County.

“We’ve put this group through the paces, with sessions that ranged from tours of the nuclear submarine base in St. Mary’s to a working farm outside of Statesboro,” said Lee Beckmann, a Georgia Ports Authority official who has served as chairman of the leadership group for the past two years. “We had professionally led sessions on essential topics such as leadership styles and communication. Still, the most important opportunity was that of getting to know classmates, and the most powerful message was the overall interconnectedness of our coastal communities.”

The five-month program, which is in its 20th year, is designed to connect and inspire engaged community leaders to improve the overall quality of life in Coastal Georgia.

The group’s schedule for 2019 included stops in Glynn, Bulloch, Camden, Bryan and Liberty counties before the final session in Chatham. Stops were chosen for their ability to give unique perspectives on key topics that included natural resources, education, agriculture, military impact, disaster preparedness and economic development.

The group’s fifth and final session included discussions of health and infrastructure, featuring tours of ongoing projects in Savannah, the Waters Professional Health Services Building on the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University, and the Georgia Ports Authority as well as Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

They also heard a presentation on the Savannah Economic Development Authority and World Trade Center Savannah before hearing the keynote presentation from Lt. Col. Kenneth Dwyer, Hunter Army Airfield Garrison commander.

The class was then presented their graduation plaques.

LSEGA Class of 2019

The LSEGA graduating class of 2019 includes:
Laura Lee Bocade, DIRTT Environmental Solutions (Chatham)
Stephanie Brown, Jekyll Island Authority (Camden)
Leia Dedic, Savannah Economic Development Authority (Chatham)
Dr. Robin K. Ellert, Department of the Army (Liberty)
Chris Ellison, The Heritage Bank (Long)
Justin Farquhar, Development Authority of Bryan County (Bryan)
Jenny Gentry, JP Morgan Chase & Co. (Chatham)
Emily Goldman, Georgia Ports Authority (Effingham)
Gloria Goosby, Georgia Southern University (Bulloch)
Allyson Harvin, SERVPRO of Savannah (Chatham)
Staci Ignell, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation (Chatham)
Kimberly Iler, Coldwell Banker Commercial (Effingham)
Will Johnson, Evans General Contractors (Chatham)
Francesca Macchiaverna, HunterMaclean (Chatham)
Dawn Malin, McIntosh County Industrial Development Authority (McIntosh)
Ronald McGee, Comcast (Chatham)
Tanya Milton, The Savannah Tribune (Chatham)
DJ Roberson, Daniel Defense, Inc. (Effingham)
Madison Roesel, The SACK Company (Bulloch)
Matt Sawhill, Georgia Power – Southern Company (Bulloch)
Ryan Sewell, Sterling Seacrest Partners (Chatham)
Kevin Smith, P.E., Thomas & Hutton (Chatham)
Ron Stalnaker, Georgia Southern University (Bulloch)
Mark Stovall, SunTrust Bank (Glynn)
Walter Strong III, The Strong Group / Alair Homes Savannah (Chatham)

Nominations for the 2020 LSEGA program will open on Monday, July 1.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a five-month region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to most effectively advance positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. From February through May, the class spends one weekend a month traveling to surrounding counties to learn more about regional issues such as healthcare, education, natural resources, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/

CONTACT
Lee Beckmann
Leadership Southeast Georgia
LBECKMANN@gaports.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

FYZICAL® Savannah Celebrates Anniversary with Open House on June 26

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FYZICAL® Savannah Celebrates Anniversary with Open House on June 26

(SAVANNAH, GA) FYZICAL® Savannah, a local center providing balance therapy and fall prevention treatment, will hold a community open house Wednesday, June 26, to celebrate its first year in business and to introduce patients, area physicians and the public to the cutting-edge technology recently added to the practice.

The open house will be held from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, June 26 at 322 Commercial Drive. Light refreshments will be served, and live demonstrations of FYZICAL®’s equipment will take place.

Guests will get to see the practice’s unique Safety Overhead System (S.O.S.) and Computerized Dynamic Posturography (CDP) in action. This equipment is only available at facilities that specialize in balance and vestibular rehabilitation.

Computerized Dynamic Posturography enables therapists to safely evaluate each of the three sensory inputs that play a role in balance — vestibular (or inner ear), somatosensory (or the feet, ankles and joints), and vision.

For the CDP test, patients wear a safety harness that ensures they will not fall and be injured during the test. The specialist then administers a series of tests to examine how well a patient can maintain his or her balance under changing conditions. A panoramic scene presented on a wrap-around screen provides the visual clues during the testing. The test operator can also tilt or slide the platform on which the person is standing to evaluate how their balance adjusts to situations.

The Safety Overhead System (S.O.S.) consists of an overhead track and moveable trolley that allows for freedom of movement of patients, while secured in a simple, comfortable body harness, and it allows the ability to perform functional types of activities with minimal risk of injury. By removing the risk of falling during therapy, patients gain the confidence needed to heal and improve.

Demonstrations of both pieces of equipment will take place throughout the event.

The open house event is free to attend and open to the public.

ABOUT FYZICAL®
FYZICAL® Savannah is a medical and scientific-based therapy and fitness organization with a broad range of expertise. FYZICAL® provides prescribed physical therapy and medically-based physical fitness. FYZICAL® also specializes in helping patients with dizziness, balance disorders, or who need vestibular rehabilitation. The goal of FYZICAL® is to help patients discover how to achieve the pinnacle of healthy living, expand their boundaries, feel younger, and revitalize their health. FYZICAL®’s physical therapists have advanced clinical education and training, specialty certifications, and years of experience providing hands-on healing – with an emphasis on establishing whole-body wellness – for thousands of patients across the nation. FYZICAL® therapists continually respond to advances in research, technology, science, and healthcare. For more information, visit https://www.fyzical.com/savannah or call 912-499-0836. FYZICAL® Savannah is located at 322 Commercial Drive, Savannah, GA 31406.

MEDIA CONTACT
Elizabeth Poole
Director of Communications
Cecilia Russo Marketing
elizabeth@crussomarketing.com
912.695.4791

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 24, 2019

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EQUIPMENTSHARE BREAKS GROUND
(RICHMOND HILL, GA) EquipmentShare, a national equipment rental business, broke ground on a new facility, located at 145 Thunderbird Dr., Richmond Hill, GA. This facility will be used as an equipment rental facility, as well as, one of their installation centers for their Tech company, Equipment Share Track. The Dewitt Tilton Group is the contractor for the project. EquipmentShare is a contractor-focused equipment rental business, giving contractors access to an extensive construction fleet. The company also offers technology solutions and other services to the contracting field. Founded in 2014, it operates 26 facilities in 11 states. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/06/equipmentshare-breaks-ground-new-rental-equipment-facility-richmond-hill/  

AGING IN PLACE: RENOVATION TIPS TO UPDATE A HOUSE FOR STAYING LONG TERM

(SAVANNAH, GA) It’s something no one wants to talk about. Where will you (or your parents) go when you “outlive” your home? Stairs and narrow showers aren’t the most accommodating options for individuals in the older years. Sherry Daniel, owner and CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, shares her tips for staying in a home through the aging process in this article published in Mechanical Hub: https://mechanical-hub.com/aging-in-place-ways-to-update-a-house-for-staying-long-term/ 

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA GRADUATES CLASS OF 2019

(SAVANNAH, GA) Twenty-five business and civic leaders from 10 southeast Georgia counties graduated from the 2019 session of Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA), wrapping up with a session in Chatham County. The five-month program, which is in its 20th year, is designed to connect and inspire engaged community leaders to improve the overall quality of life in Coastal Georgia. The group’s fifth and final session included discussions of health and infrastructure, featuring tours of ongoing projects in Savannah, the Waters Professional Health Services Building on the Armstrong campus of Georgia Southern University, and the Georgia Ports Authority as well as Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. Nominations for the 2020 LSEGA program will open on Monday, July 1. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9281-june-19-leadership-southeast-georgia-graduates-class-of-2019-after-studying-healthy-communities-and-infrastructure-in-chatham-county.html

LSEGA Class of 2019

LSEGA Class of 2019


LDSS ANNOUNCES CAMP BUDDY 2019 IN CHATHAM, EFFINGHAM

(CHATHAM AND EFFINGHAM COUNTIES) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) will host its eleventh annual Camp Buddy summer camps in Chatham and Effingham Counties later this month and in July. The Effingham County camp is scheduled for June 24-28; in Chatham County, it will be held July 8-19. Camp Buddy offers programs to prepare children for the upcoming school year with the goal of promoting information retention from the previous year. Special education teachers along with occupational, physical and speech therapists have worked to design a customized curriculum for the program. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org/ 

LEADERSHIP SAVANNAH APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications for the 2019-2020 Leadership Savannah class are currently being accepted. This will be a one-year class. The class will be limited to 42 people. The Selections Committee is seeking representation from a cross-section of the community. These leaders and potential leaders will be active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations and ethnic and minority groups and will reflect the diversity of the community. Applicants must have the full support of their organization or corporation they represent. To apply, go to www.leadershipsavannah.org 

FIVE MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN SELLING YOUR SMALL BUSINESS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Proper planning can mean thousands of dollars in your pocket, and finding the right person to represent your business is key. Best Business Brokers (B3) has worked with hundreds of businesses over the years and knows how to provide help a business owner might not even know to ask for. For more information, visit https://www.thebalancesmb.com/selling-your-small-business-mistakes-2890127 or www.b3brokers.com

PARK PLACE OUTREACH AND GREENBRIAR CHILDREN’S CENTER HOST EMORY LAW PRESENTATION ON FAMILY FIRST PREVENTION SERVICES ACT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services and Greenbriar Children’s Center hosted a presentation by Melissa D. Carter, Clinical Professor of Law and Executive Director of Emory Law’s Barton Child Law and Policy Center; Shelby Zimmer, Acting Family First Director and Federal Plans Manager for the Georgia Division of Family and Children Services; and Gabrielle Kreisley Sheely, Lawyer and Consultant in the child and youth services field. This three-hour session explained the federal Family First Prevention Services Act and how it will impact Chatham County youth. For more information on Park Place Outreach, please visit https://parkplaceyes.org/ and for more information on Greenbriar Children’s Center, please visit https://greenbriarchildrenscenter.org/

STATE OF SMALL BUSINESS RECAP VIDEO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you miss the 7th annual State of Small Business in Chatham County? Don’t fret! You can watch a full recap here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoTdLN2k1GM&feature=youtu.be 

COFFEE CHATS AT THE CLYDE VENUE – JULY 2

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wake up and smell the coffee! At this first-thing-in-the-morning networking opportunity hosted by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, participants will begin with 30 minutes of open networking, then spend 30 minutes listening to each attendee share a 10-15 second “elevator pitch” about who they are and what they do. After everyone has spoken, the group will spend another 30 minutes meeting and greeting their new acquaintances. Sip on coffee while you pass out business cards and meet potential clients and partners. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahchamber.com/news-and-events/

THIRD ANNUAL THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD ISLAND, SC) The SC Lowcountry SCORE Chapter and the HHI-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce presents the third annual Thrive Conference, the premier women’s event of the Lowcountry. This year’s theme is “Achieving Results” with a goal to educate, empower and engage women and guests of all ages, in all stages of life with intent to motivate every guest to reach their full potential and ultimately realize results. New this year? BizPitch! Learn more here:


“INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST DONATES $1000 IN SUPPORT OF POLICE SGT. ANSARI’S FAMILY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives of Pooler Elementary School and the 200 Club were each presented a check for $500 from the founder of the “Inspire Your Community” podcast, in recognition of the support these organizations provided to the families of the late Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, who died after being shot while investigating an armed robbery the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, founded the “Inspire Your Community” podcast and said that the nominations for both organizations aligned perfectly with the mission of the podcast and supports its motto: “Do Good, See Good, Inspire Others.” To watch the video from the donation to Pooler Elementary, please visit https://youtu.be/Uh5oXUAG5I0 To learn more about this donation, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190616/our-community-recognizing-those-who-inspire-your-community 


WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN IN THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wondering what it takes to a be a successful woman in the field of architecture? Gretchen Callejas, project architect at Felder & Associates, has a few words of wisdom. In her article, Callejas discusses “the missing 32%”, work-life balance for women in her industry, and the need for female mentors who are willing to assist the next generation of ambitious women who equally love the field. A phenomenal read, you can find her article here: https://www.professionalwomanmag.com/2019/06/successful-woman-field-architecture/ 


PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS WITH TOWN OF BLUFFTON TO END DISTRACTED DRIVING

(BLUFFTON, SC) South Carolina is one of only two remaining states without a hands-free law in effect. In an effort to end distracted driving, Peacock Automotive and the Town of Bluffton have partnered with the Lutzie 43 Foundation. Watch this short video to find out why joining the fight against distracted driving is so important for South Carolina’s safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xqXcJ7IwHI&feature=youtu.be 

JUNE 25TH LECTURE TO EXPLORE FOOD INSECURITY IN SAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah will be the focus of the second presentations of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, June 25, at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. The presenter will be Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. Doors will open for the June 25 event at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. Read more about Desirae and her upcoming speech’s topic in this Savannah Morning News article: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190616/finish-line-look-at-ways-to-overcome-food-insecurity

Desirae Suggs, Enmarket Encourage Health Series


COMMERCIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT IN POOLER

(POOLER, GA) Looking for a new space to house your company or part of your services? 4,500 square feet of commercial space is available for rent in Pooler. Built in 2008, the space includes a fully conditioned warehouse, a new, build-out-of office, two drive-in doors, and a lighted, secure flex space. For more information, please visit https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1018-Highway-80-W-Pooler-GA/15197015/ 

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON TO BE HELD AUGUST 9

(BLUFFTON, SC) Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, announced the next Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will once again be held in Bluffton at Venue 1223 on August 9. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. The event will also offer vendors for selling products and services.Attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch at noon with ample time for networking and meeting new friends. Local women business owners will have vendor displays and guests will have time for shopping before and after lunch. Bringing business cards for networking and prize drawings is highly recommended.Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://g.co/kgs/bPu1ZS

SAVANNAH CHAMBER HONORS LOCAL BUSINESSES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses for their dedication to the community at their annual Business Awards Banquet. Find out who the winners of the 2019 awards are here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190613/savannah-chamber-honors-local-businesses 

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH SHIELD PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sports teams in the Savannah area are invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.Canfield will accept applications until Monday, July 1 for the 2019 Canfield Mouth Shield Program, which will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.For more information or to apply, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/mouth-shield-program/

DAWN’S DAUGHTERS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY OFFERS GUIDANCE TO YOUNG WOMEN 

(SAVANNAH, GA) 48 students from Chatham, Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties are enrolled in this year’s Dawn’s Daughters Leadership Academy. The program not only helps young women learn more about career opportunities; it also teaches them life lessons. For more information, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/06/10/dawns-daughters-leadership-academy-underway-this-week/

BAKER MCCULLOUGH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION PARTNERS WITH HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Giving Network is pleased to announce their latest corporate sponsor, Baker McCullough Funeral Home. Baker McCullough will be partnering with Hospice Savannah to bring video content to the organization’s outreach efforts. The videos will be featured on Hospice Savannah’s social media and their new mobile app, which will be an information and referral resource for families who use the services of both Hospice Savannah and The Edel Caregiver Institute. Read More at https://bit.ly/2I5gMed 

8TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY BOWLAPALOOZA KICKOFF AND AUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah Ambucs and Vaden Nissan for a night of Fun and Fundraising at the 8th Annual Celebrity Bowlapalooza Kickoff and Auction. It will feature a compelling story on How Savannah Ambucs Impacts lives in the Savannah Community, Dinner, Introduction of this years’ Celebrity Bowlers, and  Silent and Live Auction.Here is the link to purchase tickets http://e.givesmart.com/events/dih. Click on tickets to purchase your table or tickets today. We will sell out so don’t wait!

GET TO KNOW SAVANNAH’S BO BOWEN

(SOUTH MAGAZINE) Do you know Charles “Bo” Bowen? If you don’t, you should! Founder of The Bowen Law Group, an expert in the entertainment industry and a true advocate for local businesses, Bo represents dozens of companies in the Savannah area. If you don’t know Bo, learn more about him here: http://www.southmag.com/Lawyers/The-Bowen-Law-Group-2019/ 

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen


BETHESDA ACADEMY’S PHILLIP DOVE TALKS ABOUT WHY HE LOVES BETHESDA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Dove, Bethesda Academy Class of 2015, talks about his favorite memories from his time at Bethesda in this video. From extracurricular activities to his favorite teacher, it’s obvious that Phillip treasures the school and appreciates his time at Bethesda Academy. To watch the full video, please visit https://www.facebook.com/112707498760536/videos/277055209755400/ 

5 LINKEDIN FEATURES FOR MARKETERS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) LinkedIn can be tough for marketers to navigate. For five “under-the-radar” features that could be helpful for you or your business, please visit https://www.toprankblog.com/2019/06/linkedin-features-marketers/ 

16TH ANNUAL ROBBIE SMITH GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 16th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912.655.1933 or Ophelia Rodriguez at 912.629.1027. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

7 BRANDS KILLING IT WITH HUMOR ON TWITTER 

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Need a little Twitter inspiration? These seven brands are “killing the game” on the social media platform, and they’re using humor to do it! Check it out here: https://www.entrepreneur.com/article/335485?utm_source=feedly&utm_medium=webfeeds

MEET DAKOTA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Dakota! Dakota is a female mixed breed. Dakota is a 1-to-2-year-old little lover! She needs a little time to warm up to bigger dogs, and she likes to chase cats, so she will definitely have to meet any future fur siblings before adoption. Dakota will need a bit of patience to get used to her new home. For more information on Dakota or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-302-dakota/ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 17, 2019

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“INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST DONATES $1000 TO TWO LOCAL ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF POLICE SGT. ANSARI’S FAMILY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Representatives of Pooler Elementary School and the 200 Club were each presented a check for $500 from the founder of the “Inspire Your Community” podcast, in recognition of the support these organizations provided to the families of the late Savannah Police Sgt. Kelvin Ansari, who died after being shot while investigating an armed robbery the Saturday before Mother’s Day. Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group construction firm, founded the “Inspire Your Community” podcast and said that the nominations for both organizations aligned perfectly with the mission of the podcast and supports its motto: “Do Good, See Good, Inspire Others.” To watch the video from the donation to Pooler Elementary, please visit https://youtu.be/Uh5oXUAG5I0 To learn more about this donation, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190616/our-community-recognizing-those-who-inspire-your-community 

(Left to right): Chris Tilton, co-principal of Dewitt Tilton Group; Robbie Johnson, student at Pooler Elementary School; Colvin Proto, student at Pooler Elementary School; Carson Abraham, student at Pooler Elementary School; Stacey McPipkin, Principal at Pooler Elementary School; Riley Pack, student at Pooler Elementary School; Liam Clark, student at Pooler Elementary School; Elizabeth Harper, Art Teacher at Pooler Elementary School.

Chris Tilton (right), co-principal of Dewitt Tilton Group, presents $500 to Mark Dana (left), President of the 200 Club of the Coastal Empire, as part of the Inspire Your Community podcast.


WHAT IT TAKES TO BE A SUCCESSFUL WOMAN IN THE FIELD OF ARCHITECTURE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wondering what it takes to a be a successful woman in the field of architecture? Gretchen Callejas, project architect at Felder & Associates, has a few words of wisdom. In her article, Callejas discusses “the missing 32%”, work-life balance for women in her industry, and the need for female mentors who are willing to assist the next generation of ambitious women who equally love the field. A phenomenal read, you can find her article here: https://www.professionalwomanmag.com/2019/06/successful-woman-field-architecture/ 

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERS WITH TOWN OF BLUFFTON TO END DISTRACTED DRIVING

(BLUFFTON, SC) South Carolina is one of only two remaining states without a hands-free law in effect. In an effort to end distracted driving, Peacock Automotive and the Town of Bluffton have partnered with the Lutzie 43 Foundation. Watch this short video to find out why joining the fight against distracted driving is so important for South Carolina’s safety: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3xqXcJ7IwHI&feature=youtu.be 

JUNE 25TH LECTURE TO EXPLORE FOOD INSECURITY IN SAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah will be the focus of the second presentations of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, June 25, at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. The presenter will be Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. Doors will open for the June 25 event at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. Read more about Desirae and her upcoming speech’s topic in this Savannah Morning News article: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190616/finish-line-look-at-ways-to-overcome-food-insecurity

Desirae Suggs, Enmarket Encourage Health Series


WATCH THE SAVANNAH BANANAS WITH LDSS!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society as they cheer on the Savannah Bananas on July 16. All-you-can-eat tickets are available exclusively from LDSS, so get them while they’re hot! https://www.paypal.com/webapps/shoppingcart?flowlogging_id=1f9e581ab28a7&mfid=1560773608225_1f9e581ab28a7#/checkout/openButton 

INDUSTRIAL SPACE AVAILABLE FOR RENT IN POOLER

(POOLER, GA) Looking for a new space to house your company or part of your services? 4,500 square feet of industrial space is available for rent in Pooler. Built in 2008, the space includes a fully conditioned warehouse, a new, build-out-of office, two drive-in doors, and a lighted, secure flex space. For more information, please visit https://www.loopnet.com/Listing/1018-Highway-80-W-Pooler-GA/15197015/ 

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON TO BE HELD AUGUST 9

(BLUFFTON, SC) Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, announced the next Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon will once again be held in Bluffton at Venue 1223 on August 9. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses and to help women network in effort to grow personally and professionally. The event will also offer vendors for selling products and services.Attendees will enjoy a delicious lunch at noon with ample time for networking and meeting new friends. Local women business owners will have vendor displays and guests will have time for shopping before and after lunch. Bringing business cards for networking and prize drawings is highly recommended.Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $30 each and can be purchased online at https://g.co/kgs/bPu1ZS

SAVANNAH CHAMBER HONORS LOCAL BUSINESSES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce honored local businesses for their dedication to the community at their annual Business Awards Banquet. Find out who the winners of the 2019 awards are here: https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190613/savannah-chamber-honors-local-businesses 

CONGRATULATIONS TO LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA CLASS OF 2019 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The last session of Leadership Southeast Georgia’s 2019 program was held in Chatham County and ended with the graduation of 25 participants. During the session, the class had the opportunity to tour the Canal District, the Tiny House Project, the Eastern Wharf development, the Health Professions Academic Building at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus, Service Brewing, the Georgia Ports Authority, and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. A few of the weekend’s speakers included Scott Hilton, Executive Director for Georgians First Commission; Don Waters, Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia; and Greg Kelly, Executive Director of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. An exciting and successful weekend it was! For more information on Leadership Southeast Georgia, please visit http://www.lsega.com/ 

LSEGA Class of 2019

LSEGA Class of 2019


APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH SHIELD PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sports teams in the Savannah area are invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.Canfield will accept applications until Monday, July 1 for the 2019 Canfield Mouth Shield Program, which will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.For more information or to apply, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/mouth-shield-program/

DAWN’S DAUGHTERS LEADERSHIP ACADEMY OFFERS GUIDANCE TO YOUNG WOMEN 

(SAVANNAH, GA) 48 students from Chatham, Liberty, Bryan and Effingham counties are enrolled in this year’s Dawn’s Daughters Leadership Academy. The program not only helps young women learn more about career opportunities; it also teaches them life lessons. For more information, please visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/06/10/dawns-daughters-leadership-academy-underway-this-week/

BAKER MCCULLOUGH FUNERAL HOME AND CREMATION PARTNERS WITH HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Giving Network is pleased to announce their latest corporate sponsor, Baker McCullough Funeral Home. Baker McCullough will be partnering with Hospice Savannah to bring video content to the organization’s outreach efforts. The videos will be featured on Hospice Savannah’s social media and their new mobile app, which will be an information and referral resource for families who use the services of both Hospice Savannah and The Edel Caregiver Institute. Read More at https://bit.ly/2I5gMed 

8TH ANNUAL CELEBRITY BOWLAPALOOZA KICKOFF AND AUCTION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Savannah Ambucs and Vaden Nissan for a night of Fun and Fundraising at the 8th Annual Celebrity Bowlapalooza Kickoff and Auction. It will feature a compelling story on How Savannah Ambucs Impacts lives in the Savannah Community, Dinner, Introduction of this years’ Celebrity Bowlers, and  Silent and Live Auction.Here is the link to purchase tickets http://e.givesmart.com/events/dih. Click on tickets to purchase your table or tickets today. We will sell out so don’t wait!

SAVANNAH SCORE AND ONDECK PRESENT “SIMPLE STEPS TO CHOOSING THE RIGHT FINANCING” WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) Helping  small business owners know all of their financial options is essential to their ability to be successful. This workshop will help entrepreneurs learn how to access capital to fuel their business’ growth, understand all the different financing options available, and become a more educated and savvier borrower. The workshop will highlight the “Simple Steps for Choosing the Right Financing” and “The Fundability Quiz.” Participants will finish the workshop knowing how likely they are to get approved for funding, how to apply for financing, and what to expect after the application is submitted. This workshop will take place on Thursday, June 20 from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Savannah SCORE location, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost of this workshop is $20.00. For more information and registration please go to https://savannah.score.org or email Savannah SCORE at scoresav70@gmail.com.

YMCA CELEBRATES 160TH ANNIVERSARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA established its first Savannah-area location more than 160 years ago. Happy Anniversary! https://www.savannahnow.com/opinion/20190605/editorial-day-of-significant-anniversaries 

TRINITY WORSHIP AND PRAISE MINISTRIES BREAKS GROUND ON NEW SANCTUARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trinity Worship and Praise Ministries broke ground on a new sanctuary on the existing church campus at 12532 White Bluff Road. The Dewitt Tilton Group is the contractor for the project, which will build a new 200-person capacity sanctuary for the church. The 4,500-square-foot structure will feature a stage, a vaulted ceiling, restrooms, private office for the pastor, three additional offices and a future baptismal location. The new building will share the church campus with the existing church and other support buildings. Construction is expected to be complete sometime in December 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.thecoastalbuzz.com/2019/06/03/trinity-worship-and-praise-ministries-breaks-ground-on-new-sanctuary/ 

Paul McKelvey, Church Maintenance and Photography; Anthony McLeod, Church Volunteer; Derrick Pounds, Pastor’s Assistant; Lynn Pierce, Deacon; Shirley Pounds, Pastor’s Wife; Larry Pounds, Pastor; Chris Tilton, Principal​,​ the Dewitt Tilton Group; Andrew DeWitt, Principal​, ​the Dewitt Tilton Group; Kim Thomas, Director of Operations​,​ ​the ​Dewitt Tilton Group; Cedric Collins, Church Musician.


GET TO KNOW SAVANNAH’S BO BOWEN

(SOUTH MAGAZINE) Do you know Charles “Bo” Bowen? If you don’t, you should! Founder of The Bowen Law Group, an expert in the entertainment industry and a true advocate for local businesses, Bo represents dozens of companies in the Savannah area. If you don’t know Bo, learn more about him here: http://www.southmag.com/Lawyers/The-Bowen-Law-Group-2019/ 

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen


SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE” WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE, the nation’s largest provider business mentoring services and educational programs for small business and aspiring entrepreneurs, presents the workshop “Customer Experience and Your Bottom Line.” Part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” series, this workshop will cover how the experiences your customers have can make or break your business. Explore the relationship between your customers’ experiences and your bottom line for both Business to Business and Business to Consumers organizations.Led by Marilyn Michaels,this workshop will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Savannah SCORE location, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost of this workshop is $20.00 For more information and to register for the workshop, please go to https://savannah.score.org 

METAL BUILDINGS: MODERN MARVELS?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Who loves metal buildings? You might not think you do, but think again. Chris Tilton, president and co-founder of Dewitt Tilton Group, wrote an article regarding the recent trends in metal buildings. Sustainable and eco-friendly, metal isn’t just functional, it can be aesthetically pleasing as well! Read the article here to learn more: http://www.ccr-mag.com/metal-buildings-modern-marvels/  

BETHESDA ACADEMY’S PHILLIP DOVE TALKS ABOUT WHY HE LOVES BETHESDA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Dove, Bethesda Academy Class of 2015, talks about his favorite memories from his time at Bethesda in this video. From extracurricular activities to his favorite teacher, it’s obvious that Phillip treasures the school and appreciates his time at Bethesda Academy. To watch the full video, please visit https://www.facebook.com/112707498760536/videos/277055209755400/ 

SEAN FATZINGER OF ENMARKET NAMED TO LLS GEORGIA CHAPTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(ATLANTA, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Fatzinger of Enmarket, to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Fatzinger joins a group of 18 fellow Trustees to provide strategic guidance, financial oversight, and fundraising assistance for LLS. The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in Atlanta with satellite offices in Augusta and Savannah, helps those diagnosed with blood cancers with financial and emotional support.  Through a variety of fundraising campaigns and directed gifts, the Georgia Chapter raised $11 million in fiscal year 2019 to help fund its mission. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/05/sean-fatzinger-enmarket-named-board-trustees-leukemia-lymphoma-society-georgia-chapter/ 

5 STEPS TO BUILDING A MEDIA LIST

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Building a media list and unsure of where to begin? Check out these five steps to help get you started: https://www.prdaily.com/5-steps-for-building-a-relevant-media-list/ 

16TH ANNUAL ROBBIE SMITH GOLF OUTING TO BENEFIT HOSPICE SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 16th annual Robbie Smith Golf Outing benefiting not-for-profit Hospice Savannah, Inc. will be held on Saturday, August 10, 2019 at The Club at Savannah Harbor.Players may register at www.RobbieGolf.com/register or call Kevin Ainsworth at 912.655.1933 or Ophelia Rodriguez at 912.629.1027. Proceeds will help sustain the life-enriching programs and services of Hospice Savannah, Inc.

HORIZONS SAVANNAH SURPASSES 2019 GIVING DAY GOAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Horizons Savannah Giving Day on May 15 raised more than $85,910 to benefit the Horizons Savannah program. The original goal for the one-day fundraising event was set at $75,000. These funds will go directly to help close the opportunity gap for low-income kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Chatham County and the greater Savannah area. To read the full story, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190523/horizons-savannah-raises-83124

MAY OPEN FOR BUSINESS® FOCUSES ON PERSONAL BRANDING 

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) No, we aren’t talking about job interviews or your LinkedIn page. We’re talking about personal branding for your everyday life! In May, we focused on the importance and results of being aware of your personal brand in our monthly Open for Business® Facebook live video. Check out the video here and leave your questions in the comment section: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/406755133249866/ 

SPOTTED: 10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hey, look who we spotted! If you were at the 10th annual Night of Champions event hosted by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) in May, you might spot yourself! Check out the album here: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190518/bunny-in-city-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-host-10th-annual-night-of-champions-at-savannah-convention-center 

BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY REOPENS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

(BEAUFORT, SC) Beaufort Dermatology, a unit of Pinnacle Medical Group, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate new ownership of the practice under Dr. Audrey Klenke. The Beaufort Dermatology team was joined by Mayor Billy Keyserling, the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and other area dignitaries. Beaufort Dermatology is located at 1096 Ribaut Road in Beaufort, SC. Read more about the ribbon-cutting here: http://www.blufftonsun.com/business-briefs-cms-4304 

The Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor Stand by Co-Owners Trevor and Dr. Audrey Klenke of Beaufort Dermatology, Pinnacle Medical Group


HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS $5,000 DONATION TO XCEL STRATEGIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah presented a $5,000 donation to Savannah-based mentoring group Xcel in support of the 2019 Dust and Grain Woodworking Competition  held on Saturday, May 18, at Maven Makers, 415 Boundary St. Xcel is a Savannah mentoring nonprofit organization that concentrates on moving young men ages 15 to 25 into the workforce via the trades. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190516/home-builders-donate-to-mentoring-group 

The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah Presents Donation to Xcel Strategies


DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY DONATES TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has presented Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services with a bi-annual donation of $1,250. Since 2018, Delta Sigma Theta has partnered with Park Place Outreach to try to provide an updated and fashionable clothing closet for shelter residents.Since the clothing closet began, Delta Sigma Theta has provided Park Place Outreach with clothes along with money and gift cards that can be used to buy new clothing for kids and teenagers at the shelter. For more information on Delta Sigma Theta visit http://www.dstsavalum.com/ 

FIVE BEST PRACTICES FOR BUSINESSES ON INSTAGRAM

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Most businesses have found themselves on Instagram in today’s media landscape, but are they using the platform effectively? Check out these five best practices for businesses on Instagram for a few tips on how to run your business profile effectively:  https://www.prnewsonline.com/Instagram-tips-consistency-color-captions-Torossian

SAVANNAH CHAMBER TO HOST BUSINESS ON THE MOVE JUNE 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business on the Move is a  networking opportunity offered several times a year to highlight local Chamber businesses. On Tuesday, June 11, The Cork House is inviting Chamber members and guests to an after-hours networking opportunity from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/business-on-the-move-at-the-cork-house-june-11/ 

PEACOCK SUBARU DONATES $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. Volunteers with the organization provide care to community members in Bluffton and Jasper County who are without medical insurance. For more information, please visit https://www.blufftontoday.com/news/20190502/peacock-subaru-donates-4875-to-bluffton-jasper-volunteers-in-medicine

Peacock Subaru

Peacock Subaru General Manager Ken Kirby presents the Subaru “Share the Love” check to Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine Director of Development Dennis Toney.


QUICKBOOKS ONLINE HOSTED BY UGA SBDC AT GSU

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University, a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia and Jerry McNair, CPA, will host QuickBooks Online Thursday, June 13th. SPACE IS LIMITED! To register and for a detailed program description, visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern and see our available courses or call 912-651-3200 with questions.

KOLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY SUPPORTS OTIS ELEMENTARY THROUGH KMCARES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company presented Otis Elementary with Japanese Plum trees for the school’s garden. Development of the garden is in progress, and it will begin being planted next year. The money that made this donation possible was raised through Kole Management’s KMCares program. For more information on Kole Management Company, please visit http://kolemc.com/ 

MEET SAM ELLIOT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Sam Elliot! Sam Elliot is a male Russian Blue. At just a over a year old, Sam Elliot is quite the lady’s man! Sam Elliot loves to greet guests and follow them around for any bit of attention he can grab. What’s better? His adoption fee is sponsored! For more information on Sam Elliot or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit   http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-003-sam-elliot/ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, June 10, 2019

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CONGRATULATIONS TO LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA CLASS OF 2019 
(SAVANNAH, GA) The last session of Leadership Southeast Georgia’s 2019 program was held in Chatham County and ended with the graduation of 25 participants. During the session, the class had the opportunity to tour the Canal District, the Tiny House Project, the Eastern Wharf development, the Health Professions Academic Building at Georgia Southern University’s Armstrong campus, Service Brewing, the Georgia Ports Authority, and the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. A few of the weekend’s speakers included Scott Hilton, Executive Director for Georgians First Commission; Don Waters, Chairman of the Board of Regents for the University System of Georgia; and Greg Kelly, Executive Director of the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport. An exciting and successful weekend it was! For more information on Leadership Southeast Georgia, please visit http://www.lsega.com/ 

APPLICATIONS SOUGHT FOR FREE MOUTH SHIELD PROGRAM FOR LOCAL SPORTS TEAMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sports teams in the Savannah area are invited to apply for free custom-fit mouth guards for their upcoming season courtesy of Angela Canfield, a local dentist who operates Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon.Canfield will accept applications until Monday, July 1 for the 2019 Canfield Mouth Shield Program, which will provide mouth guards in team colors, valued at up to $10,000, for the team chosen for the program.For more information or to apply, visit https://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/mouth-shield-program/


TRINITY WORSHIP AND PRAISE MINISTRIES BREAKS GROUND ON NEW SANCTUARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Trinity Worship and Praise Ministries broke ground on a new sanctuary on the existing church campus at 12532 White Bluff Road. The Dewitt Tilton Group is the contractor for the project, which will build a new 200-person capacity sanctuary for the church. The 4,500-square-foot structure will feature a stage, a vaulted ceiling, restrooms, private office for the pastor, three additional offices and a future baptismal location. The new building will share the church campus with the existing church and other support buildings. Construction is expected to be complete sometime in December 2019. For more information, please visit https://www.thecoastalbuzz.com/2019/06/03/trinity-worship-and-praise-ministries-breaks-ground-on-new-sanctuary/ 

Paul McKelvey, Church Maintenance and Photography; Anthony McLeod, Church Volunteer; Derrick Pounds, Pastor’s Assistant; Lynn Pierce, Deacon; Shirley Pounds, Pastor’s Wife; Larry Pounds, Pastor; Chris Tilton, Principal​,​ the Dewitt Tilton Group; Andrew DeWitt, Principal​, ​the Dewitt Tilton Group; Kim Thomas, Director of Operations​,​ ​the ​Dewitt Tilton Group; Cedric Collins, Church Musician.


GET TO KNOW SAVANNAH’S BO BOWEN

(SOUTH MAGAZINE) Do you know Charles “Bo” Bowen? If you don’t, you should! Founder of The Bowen Law Group, an expert in the entertainment industry and a true advocate for local businesses, Bo represents dozens of companies in the Savannah area. If you don’t know Bo, learn more about him here: http://www.southmag.com/Lawyers/The-Bowen-Law-Group-2019/ 

Attorney Charles Bowen, Founder of The Savannah Film Alliance and Southern Gateway Production Services


SAVANNAH SCORE PRESENTS “CUSTOMER EXPERIENCE AND YOUR BOTTOM LINE” WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE, the nation’s largest provider business mentoring services and educational programs for small business and aspiring entrepreneurs, presents the workshop “Customer Experience and Your Bottom Line.” Part of the “Tools to Grow Your Business” series, this workshop will cover how the experiences your customers have can make or break your business. Explore the relationship between your customers’ experiences and your bottom line for both Business to Business and Business to Consumers organizations.Led by Marilyn Michaels,this workshop will take place on Thursday, June 13, from 11:30am to 1:00pm at the Savannah SCORE location, 111 E. Liberty St. The cost of this workshop is $20.00 For more information and to register for the workshop, please go to https://savannah.score.org 

METAL BUILDINGS: MODERN MARVELS?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Who loves metal buildings? You might not think you do, but think again. Chris Tilton, president and co-founder of Dewitt Tilton Group, wrote an article regarding the recent trends in metal buildings. Sustainable and eco-friendly, metal isn’t just functional, it can be aesthetically pleasing as well! Read the article here to learn more: http://www.ccr-mag.com/metal-buildings-modern-marvels/ Chris Tilton


JUNE 25TH LECTURE TO EXPLORE FOOD INSECURITY IN SAVANNAH 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Food insecurity issues in Savannah will be the focus of the second presentations of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Series on Tuesday, June 25, at the Charles H. Morris Center, 10 E. Broad St. The presenter will be Desirae Suggs, a former Peace Corps volunteer in Costa Rica who is studying to become a registered dietitian. Doors will open for the June 25 event at 11:30 a.m., with the program beginning at 11:45 a.m. It is free and open to the public, but registration is required because a healthy lunch will be provided and seating is limited. To RSVP, visit www.healthysavannah.org


BETHESDA ACADEMY’S PHILLIP DOVE TALKS ABOUT WHY HE LOVES BETHESDA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Dove, Bethesda Academy Class of 2015, talks about his favorite memories from his time at Bethesda in this video. From extracurricular activities to his favorite teacher, it’s obvious that Phillip treasures the school and appreciates his time at Bethesda Academy. To watch the full video, please visit https://www.facebook.com/112707498760536/videos/277055209755400/ 

SEAN FATZINGER OF ENMARKET NAMED TO LLS GEORGIA CHAPTER BOARD OF TRUSTEES

(ATLANTA, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) Georgia Chapter is pleased to announce the appointment of Sean Fatzinger of Enmarket, to its Board of Trustees. Mr. Fatzinger joins a group of 18 fellow Trustees to provide strategic guidance, financial oversight, and fundraising assistance for LLS. The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, headquartered in Atlanta with satellite offices in Augusta and Savannah, helps those diagnosed with blood cancers with financial and emotional support.  Through a variety of fundraising campaigns and directed gifts, the Georgia Chapter raised $11 million in fiscal year 2019 to help fund its mission. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/05/sean-fatzinger-enmarket-named-board-trustees-leukemia-lymphoma-society-georgia-chapter/ 

5 STEPS TO BUILDING A MEDIA LIST

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Building a media list and unsure of where to begin? Check out these five steps to help get you started: https://www.prdaily.com/5-steps-for-building-a-relevant-media-list/ 

HORIZONS SAVANNAH SURPASSES 2019 GIVING DAY GOAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Horizons Savannah Giving Day on May 15 raised more than $85,910 to benefit the Horizons Savannah program. The original goal for the one-day fundraising event was set at $75,000. These funds will go directly to help close the opportunity gap for low-income kindergarten through 12th-grade students in Chatham County and the greater Savannah area. To read the full story, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190523/horizons-savannah-raises-83124

MAY OPEN FOR BUSINESS® FOCUSES ON PERSONAL BRANDING 

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) No, we aren’t talking about job interviews or your LinkedIn page. We’re talking about personal branding for your everyday life! In May, we focused on the importance and results of being aware of your personal brand in our monthly Open for Business® Facebook live video. Check out the video here and leave your questions in the comment section: https://www.facebook.com/CarriageTradePublicRelations/videos/406755133249866/ 

SPOTTED: 10TH ANNUAL NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Hey, look who we spotted! If you were at the 10th annual Night of Champions event hosted by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) in May, you might spot yourself! Check out the album here: https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20190518/bunny-in-city-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-host-10th-annual-night-of-champions-at-savannah-convention-center 

BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY REOPENS UNDER NEW MANAGEMENT

(BEAUFORT, SC) Beaufort Dermatology, a unit of Pinnacle Medical Group, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate new ownership of the practice under Dr. Audrey Klenke. The Beaufort Dermatology team was joined by Mayor Billy Keyserling, the Beaufort Chamber of Commerce and other area dignitaries. Beaufort Dermatology is located at 1096 Ribaut Road in Beaufort, SC. Read more about the ribbon-cutting here: http://www.blufftonsun.com/business-briefs-cms-4304 

The Chamber of Commerce and the Mayor Stand by Co-Owners Trevor and Dr. Audrey Klenke of Beaufort Dermatology, Pinnacle Medical Group


HOME BUILDERS ASSOCIATION PRESENTS $5,000 DONATION TO XCEL STRATEGIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah presented a $5,000 donation to Savannah-based mentoring group Xcel in support of the 2019 Dust and Grain Woodworking Competition  held on Saturday, May 18, at Maven Makers, 415 Boundary St. Xcel is a Savannah mentoring nonprofit organization that concentrates on moving young men ages 15 to 25 into the workforce via the trades. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20190516/home-builders-donate-to-mentoring-group 

The Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah Presents Donation to Xcel Strategies


DELTA SIGMA THETA SORORITY DONATES TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has presented Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services with a bi-annual donation of $1,250. Since 2018, Delta Sigma Theta has partnered with Park Place Outreach to try to provide an updated and fashionable clothing closet for shelter residents.Since the clothing closet began, Delta Sigma Theta has provided Park Place Outreach with clothes along with money and gift cards that can be used to buy new clothing for kids and teenagers at the shelter. For more information on Delta Sigma Theta visit http://www.dstsavalum.com/ 

FIVE BEST PRACTICES FOR BUSINESSES ON INSTAGRAM

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Most businesses have found themselves on Instagram in today’s media landscape, but are they using the platform effectively? Check out these five best practices for businesses on Instagram for a few tips on how to run your business profile effectively:  https://www.prnewsonline.com/Instagram-tips-consistency-color-captions-Torossian

SAVANNAH CHAMBER TO HOST BUSINESS ON THE MOVE JUNE 11

(SAVANNAH, GA) Business on the Move is a  networking opportunity offered several times a year to highlight local Chamber businesses. On Tuesday, June 11, The Cork House is inviting Chamber members and guests to an after-hours networking opportunity from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit: http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/business-on-the-move-at-the-cork-house-june-11/ 

PEACOCK SUBARU DONATES $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. Volunteers with the organization provide care to community members in Bluffton and Jasper County who are without medical insurance. For more information, please visit https://www.blufftontoday.com/news/20190502/peacock-subaru-donates-4875-to-bluffton-jasper-volunteers-in-medicine

Peacock Subaru

Peacock Subaru General Manager Ken Kirby presents the Subaru “Share the Love” check to Bluffton-Jasper County Volunteers In Medicine Director of Development Dennis Toney.


QUICKBOOKS ONLINE HOSTED BY UGA SBDC AT GSU

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center at Georgia Southern University, a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia and Jerry McNair, CPA, will host QuickBooks Online Thursday, June 13th. SPACE IS LIMITED! To register and for a detailed program description, visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern and see our available courses or call 912-651-3200 with questions.

KOLE MANAGEMENT COMPANY SUPPORTS OTIS ELEMENTARY THROUGH KMCARES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management Company presented Otis Elementary with Japanese Plum trees for the school’s garden. Development of the garden is in progress, and it will begin being planted next year. The money that made this donation possible was raised through Kole Management’s KMCares program. For more information on Kole Management Company, please visit http://kolemc.com/  Kole Management company logo

MEET SAM ELLIOT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Sam Elliot! Sam Elliot is a male Russian Blue. At just a over a year old, Sam Elliot is quite the lady’s man! Sam Elliot loves to greet guests and follow them around for any bit of attention he can grab. What’s better? His adoption fee is sponsored! For more information on Sam Elliot or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit   http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-003-sam-elliot/ 

National Physical Fitness and Sports Month

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
By Dr. Ian McLeod

Falls are the leading cause of fatal injury and the most common cause of nonfatal trauma-related hospital admissions among older adults. It’s believed that 1 in 4 Americans aged 65 and older falls each year. Every 11 seconds, an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall; every 19 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall.

Just one fall can result in a serious health decline or even death. Therefore, it’s important for older adults and their families to become aware of ways to prevent these detrimental accidents before they happen.

While there are a number of factors that could lead to a fall – such as poor eyesight, physical surroundings and underlying health conditions – one of the most common is lack of balance. As they age, most people become less active and begin losing coordination, flexibility and the ability to balance, making it easier to fall.

There are a number of exercise-based programs that can help improve balance, but it’s important to first understand the underlying cause. And that’s where CDP comes in.

This new technology, short for computerized digital posturography, has shown great promise in helping determine why patients may fall from balance-related issues. During the CDP test, patients wear a safety harness that ensures they won’t fall or be injured during the test. The specialist then administers a series of trials that examine how well patients can maintain their balance under changing conditions.

The patients look at panoramic scenes presented on a wrap-around screen while a test operator tilts or slides the platform on which they are standing to evaluate how their balance adjusts to different situations.

The CDP results help physicians determine the scope of their patients’ balance-related issues, as well as the best course of action. In many cases, the treatment could be something as non-invasive as vestibular therapy, an exercise-based regimen that helps prevent falls in those experiencing balance problems, dizziness or vertigo.

Seniors and their family members should be aware that there is so much they can do to deter and potentially prevent falls. By acting to ensure they and their loved ones are aware of the options available to them, they can possibly avoid the lengthy, costly and painful consequences of a fall.

Nine Tips To Develop A Social Media Crisis Strategy

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Nine Tips To Develop A Social Media Crisis Strategy
By Cynthia Cradduck

It’s clear that business owners no longer can ignore the impact and significance of integrating social media into their overall marketing plan. A great deal of thought is devoted to choosing which channels to use, creating a cohesive voice and crafting creative content.

Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing_

Cynthia Cradduck

Equal attention should be given to planning for social media crises that can happen quickly and escalate even more quickly.

Don’t worry, though. The following nine-step guide will help you prepare for and survive a social media crisis of any kind.

Before a Crisis

1. Establish a social media crisis team.

Not everyone in your business needs to be part of this group, but everyone who’s included should have a defined role. Who will be responsible for monitoring online for potential crises? Who will be the spokesperson if things do go awry? Who will be responsible for responding to online comments? All of these roles must be filled with individuals who know what defines a crisis and how to handle it.

2. Define what constitutes a social media crisis for your business.

Larger corporations may ignore a few hundred complaints, but those complaints could be devastating for small businesses. When social media chatter begins to have a negative effect on your services or products, something must be done.

3. Identify your key message and create communication guidelines.

Because crises are unpredictable, your brand’s central message will need to be defined when you understand the root issue of what’s happening. To be prepared, your entire team should understand the company’s values and missions. These should guide whatever response the crisis calls for. It is important to establish guidelines for relaying all necessary information to your employees, stakeholders and the public.

Knowing who needs to know what, using which platforms, will allow you to respond quickly when fire strikes.

4. Monitor. Monitor. Monitor.

You’ll never catch a crisis soon enough if you’re not constantly monitoring online for negative messages circulating about your company. Decide which tools you will use to do this and who’s responsible. “Social Mention” is a great resource to keep an eye on your company and/or your clients in the social media sphere.

During a Crisis

5. Take control.

Pause your scheduled posts. After you ensure no outgoing posts will be published for the moment to any of your pages, you should follow by informing your team of the situation and acknowledging the problem publicly. Remember to address the issue on your website as well.

6. Determine the Key Message.
Assessing the situation and developing a key message that is understood by everyone on your team is critical. This should be a strategic message that will guide the rest of the crisis. Using appropriate words to describe the situation effectively is a must, and everyone should agree to relay this message to anyone who might ask. “No answer” is not sufficient.

7. Respond to the Public.
Don’t ignore the situation or members of the public who are upset. Ask them to contact you privately by offering an email address or a number they can call. This tells everyone who is looking at these messages that your brand truly cares. Continue to monitor the messaging and continue to work your plan. This is when it’s important to remember you can weather the storm.

After a Crisis

8. Assess the impact.

Evaluate your company’s status. Your social monitoring tool will indicate the overall sentiment about your company and its standing on social media. Did the crisis result in tangible setbacks? Take time to study the damage that has been done.

9. Reflect and prepare.

Take a minute to reflect and decide what went well and what parts of your crisis plan need improvement. And remember that online content lives forever and may resurface later.

It’s worth remembering, too, that no one is exempt. Even if your social channels have a small following and a social media crisis seems unlikely, a plan to guide you through potential chaos should be in place at all times.

I think we all can agree that people sometimes get a little crazy online.

Good luck out there.

Cynthia Cradduck is the Junior Partner at Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, where she oversees business development, manages the Visibility Team, and coordinates reputation management strategies for clients, media relations and online SEO-PR.