Carriage Trade Public Relations Announces August Open for Business®: Does Your Pitch Pass the Test?

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Carriage Trade Public Relations Announces August Open for Business®: Does Your Pitch Pass the Test?

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. for the August session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is focused on pitching and how to improve yours. Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner, will host the conversation on Wednesday, August 28, at noon.

Open for Business® is a monthly online social media article review series, where current marketing articles are discussed that will help your business become more competitive. It is held on the last Wednesday of every month at noon via Facebook Live on Carriage Trade Public Relations’ account.

The article this month can be found here: http://www.publicrelationstoday.com/pitching/?open-article-id=9999286&article-title=does-your-pitch-pass-the-5-second-skim-test-&blog-domain=prsa.org&blog-title=prsay

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/441614443102931/

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC. Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premier reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method.

MEDIA CONTACT Cynthia Cradduck Junior Partner 912.856.9075 savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

A Long-Overdue Red Carpet Event For Savannah

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A Long-Overdue Red Carpet Event For Savannah
By Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen

When it comes to the movie industry, Savannah is no Hollywood. Why? Because it is far better! For the past two years, the state of Georgia has been the world’s most popular filming destination (as evidenced by the ever-present Georgia Peach logo at the end of so many films and television shows). While the majority of these productions film in the Atlanta area, Savannah is the second-most popular destination in the state.

That’s right. Move over Los Angeles and New York. Over the past decade, Savannah has enjoyed record-breaking year after record-breaking year as a location for some of the most well-known productions in the film and television industry.

In 2018, more than 200 professional movie and television productions and 147 student projects were filmed in the Savannah area. According to the Savannah Regional Film Commission, these productions accounted for $120 million in direct spending locally and had a total economic impact of well over $250 million in FY 2018 alone. These figures shattered the record set in 2017 of $65 million in direct spending with $138 million in total local economic impact.

It would seem a celebration of Savannah’s rightful place in the television and film industry is long overdue.

As if right on cue, enter a glitzy new event on Savannah’s social calendar with the launch of the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala. Developed to recognize and honor several key local professionals for their invaluable contributions to the Savannah film and television industry, the event will make its debut this September.

The Gala will be open to the public so that everyone in town has the opportunity to experience an evening of Hollywood glamour right here in the Hostess City of the South. It also affords a chance for local businesses to show their support for an industry that is now intrinsic to our area’s present economy and financial future. It will honor Savannah’s rightful place as a key player in today’s film and television world while also giving a fun nod to the industry’s history through its theme of “Old Hollywood.”

The people who are doing great things to ensure Savannah’s rightful place in the film industry will be recognized and honored for their contributions. The Gala will not only be wildly entertaining, but it will shine the spotlight directly on many of the industry members who are quickly becoming shining stars (not to mention economic drivers) in our community.

The Gala will also feature an immersive theater experience whereby guests will interact and engage with live entertainers at an old Hollywood “High Society” gathering. There will be amazing food and drinks, special guests, live musical performances, and many other surprises. The goal is to give every attendee an experience they will remember for a long time.

Unfortunately, threats of a Georgia boycott have dominated the news recently. It’s time to wipe away the negativity. The Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala aims to shift the focus to all of the entertaining, fun, and positive aspects of the local entertainment industry.

The inaugural Savannah Film Alliance Gala will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street. All of the details can be found at savannahfilmalliance.org.

Charles Bowen is an entertainment attorney and founder of the Savannah Film Alliance. He may be contacted at 912.544.2050 or cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com

Dr. Klenke of Pinnacle Medical Group Launches Plastic Surgery and Skincare Podcast

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Dr. Klenke of Pinnacle Medical Group Launches Plastic Surgery and Skincare Podcast

(BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group in Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, has launched a podcast that talks about the trends on all things plastic and cosmetic surgery, skincare and overall wellness.

Dr. Audrey Klenke, Pinnacle Medical Group

Dr. Audrey Klenke, Pinnacle Medical Group

The podcast, titled “Plastics Make Perfect”, offers a free, reliable and professional source of information on questions Dr. Klenke frequently receives in her practice.

“Sharing information is an enormous part of practicing medicine today, and the ‘Plastics Make Perfect’ podcast provides an easy, user-friendly tool for that,” said Klenke. “In a short, manageable chunk of time, people can find out more about critical health questions.”

The first session focuses on new technology for the practice of dermatology, confocal microscopy, which a process that produces diagnostic images of suspicious moles or skin areas without invasive procedures such as biopsies.

“It’s totally painless and there’s no chance of scarring, so patients are pretty excited about this new technology,” Klenke said.

The podcast can be accessed on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and other sites. View the first installment at https://youtu.be/FydAauXAQmo. New podcasts will be posted at regular intervals.

ABOUT THE PINNACLE MEDICAL GROUP 
The Pinnacle Medical Group is the locally owned and operated parent company of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, PURE Medical Spa and Beaufort Dermatology. Principal, Dr. Audrey Klenke is the only board-certified female plastic surgeon in Bluffton, South Carolina and is affiliated with multiple outpatient centers in the area, as well as, Beaufort Memorial Hospital and Hilton Head Hospital. Pinnacle Plastic Surgery and PURE Medical Spa are located at 7 Mallet Way, Bluffton, SC 29910. Beaufort Dermatology is located at 1096 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902. For more information, please call (843) 815- 6699, or visit http://pinnaclemd.com/, http://pinnacleplasticsurgery.com/, http://puremedspamd.com/ and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, August 19, 2019

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BETHESDA BLAZERS PRESENTED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Blazers’ track and field team celebrated their state championship victory during a ring ceremony held at Bethesda Academy. Thirteen state championship rings were presented to the athletes on the 2018-2019 team which won the state honor in the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A/AA competition at the end of last school year. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190818/bethesda-academy-honors-state-track-and-field-champions

LAND ROVER HILTON HEAD FEATURED IN SOUTH MAG

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) What comes to mind when someone says ‘power’? Peacock Automotive’s Land Rover Hilton Head Centre Manager, Chris Edenfield, thinks about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography. Inside and out, this vehicle screams power in every way. Combining luxury with performance, technology and design, the SV Autobiography is unmatched. Check out this feature of Chris Edenfield and your next new vehicle in South Magazine here: http://www.southmag.com/June-July-2019/Powerful-Luxury/

FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 2019”

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announced the names of the eight aspiring local entrepreneurs who will vie for over $10,000 in cash and professional services at SCORE’s second annual “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition. The goals of the event are to recognize and reward entrepreneurial creativity and excellence, to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and the essential role of small business in our community, and to help create new local businesses and jobs.  To learn more about the finalists, visit http://bizpitchsavannah.com/

“PLASTICS MAKE PERFECT” PODCAST LAUNCHED

(BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group in Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, has launched a podcast that talks about the trends on all things plastic and cosmetic surgery, skincare and overall wellness.  The podcast, titled “Plastics Make Perfect”, offers a free, reliable and professional source of information on questions Dr. Klenke frequently receives in her practice.  The podcast can be accessed on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and other sites. View the first installment at https://youtu.be/FydAauXAQmo. New podcasts will be posted at regular intervals.
Plastics Make Perfect Episode 1: Dr. Audrey Klenke: Confocal Microscopy
Plastics Make Perfect Episode 1: Dr. Audrey Klenke: Confocal Microscopy

AUGUST YAPPY HOUR – THURSDAY, AUGUST 22

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Join Peacock Subaru and Renegade Paws Rescue for an August Yappy Hour event on Thursday, August 22, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. at Peacock Subaru located at Peacock Auto Mall (111 Drivers Way, Hardeeville, SC). Find your perfect new furry friend, bring a donation for the adoptable pups and enjoy live music, appetizers from Serg Catering and door prizes! RSVP to: https://augustyappy.eventbrite.com 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach transitional living program will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at 818 E. Henry St.  The open house will include refreshments, appetizers, and chance to learn more about the transitional living program.  The transitional living program began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/701185240339337/

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ENMARKET EMPLOYEE NAMED ONE OF 2019 FUTURE LEADERS IN CONVENIENCE 

(CONVENIENCE STORE NEWS) The second class of Convenience Store News’ Future Leaders in Convenience awards program includes a diverse selection of up-and-comers, as well as young seasoned executives from both large and medium-sized convenience channel retailers.  Among the 15 young convenience retail professionals is Emily Smith, Coordinating Manager, Retail Fuel Pricing, of Enmarket.  To learn more, visit https://csnews.com/convenience-store-news-reveals-2019-class-future-leaders-convenience?fbclid=IwAR1s8-x2M3XPZEXE0RGt6JNs6f5N8GeDNPFkIhiTOmEyFMAbXrQ5BlGfx58

SAVANNAH CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 12th from 3 pm – 7 pm at the Kehoe Ironworks at Trustees’ Garden for the 2019 Chamber Business Expo & Business Connection. Reserve your spot to be an exhibitor to showcase your business’ products and services to area professionals by purchasing a booth. Take the opportunity to gain access to resources available in our community! For more information, contact Brooke Phillips, Small Business and Events Manager, at BPhillips@SavannahChamber.com or 912-644-6459.

AUGUST OPEN FOR BUSINESS® ANNOUNCED

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The August session of our monthly Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, August 28th, via Facebook live. This month’s topicis focused on pitching and how to improve yours. Join the conversation at noon on the 28th and find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441614443102931/

ENMARKET CUTS RIBBON ON NEWLY RENOVATED DOWNTOWN MLK STORE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket cut the ribbon on the newly rebuilt and expanded kiosk on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Interstate 16 on-ramp.The new state-of-the-art convenience store was renovated to integrate its appearance into the surrounding historic district. The design of the new 3,522-square-foot convenience store at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. drew from the site’s transportation-related history with its proximity adjacent to the Central of Georgia Railway and Georgia State Railroad Museum.The non-traditional design includes, among other things, an outdoor dining patio, a green space, and a bike service area. Enmarket contracted with a local artist to design and paint a community-themed mural on one of the exterior walls. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/9374-aug-9-enmarket-opens-newly-renovated-downtown-mlk-store-in-savannah-%E2%80%93-redesigned-with-community-in-mind.html 


FIRST ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT EVENT

(BEAUFORT, SC) Heal Her, Inc. presents, Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed, an event for women, avidly driven toward mental health, support, and the art of healing. The event aims to share the life stories of other women from different walks of life and to celebrate womanhood, femininity, and vulnerability. 100% of the event proceeds will benefit Heal Her, Inc. Restorative Women’s Retreats, a 501c3 non-profit that assists women with fully funded restorative retreat stays, to provide a healing and nurturing environment for whole body and soul replenishment. This year’s event will feature several guest speakers and panelists. Panelists will join in a live interactive discussion with the audience members.   Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed will take place at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC, with a VIP reception from 1-2pm, a day retreat from 2-5pm, and a closing reception from 5-6pm. Ticket prices start at $30 and are available now at www.Takiya-LaShaune.com/events.


PREPARE YOUR EXIT STRATEGY

(BEST BUSINESS BROKERS) The best tip for anyone who has a business? To begin with the end in mind. Have your exit strategy prepared from the beginning. Learn more at
Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers: Planning Your Exit
Dean Burnette, Best Business Brokers: Planning Your Exit

MCKENZIE PROMOTED AT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a leading local provider of plumbing and drain maintenance, has promoted Mark McKenzie, a native of Statesboro, as Excavation and Construction Manager. Previously, McKenzie served as the Lead Service Technician.  Learn more at https://rotosavannah.com/

EARLY LEARNING CENTER AT HENDERSON E. FORMEY JR. SCHOOL NOW OPEN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah is excited to welcome the Early Learning Center at Henderson E. Formey Jr. School. The school will house over 500 Pre-K and kindergarten students. Formerly East Broad Street K-8 School, the campus has been revitalized for the “Land of the Little People.” The school will provide a digital learning lab, a foreign language program (Mandarin/Chinese), STEM exploration, a musical keyboarding lab, and more. For more information, please visit https://spwww.sccpss.com/Pages/Early-Learning-Center-at-Henderson-Formey,-Jr.-School-Ribbon-Cutting-Ceremony-Held.aspx

HOW TO EFFECTIVELY HANDLE CONFLICT AT WORK

(INC) Stop thinking about conflict as a fight and start viewing it as a chance to grow and collaborate.  https://www.inc.com/tanya-prive/how-to-effectively-handle-conflict-within-your-team-without-becoming-bad-guy.html?cid=landermore

CHRIS TILTON PRESENTS AT AUGUST POWER HOUR LUNCHEON

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, co-principal of the Dewitt Tilton Group, presented “Metal Buildings: Modern Marvels? Businesses Turning to Budget-Friendly Options for State-of-the-Art Appearances” at the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce’s August Power Hour Luncheon on Tuesday, August 6.  Were you spotted there?

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATIONS OPEN FOR 2010 SAVANNAH SPORTS COUNCIL SCHOLAR ATHLETES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Win up to $1,000 for your college education! Applications are now being accepted for the 2019 Savannah Sports Council Scholar Athlete Scholarship, which will be presented at the 2019 Georgia Power Sports Awards Luncheon October 2.  This scholarship will be awarded to six students, three male and three female, who best demonstrate excellence in the classroom, community, and athletics Applications are due by September 13, 2019. For more information, visit http://www.savannahsportscouncil.com/ai1ec_event/georgia-power-golf-classic-sports-awards-luncheon/?instance_id=771&utm_campaign=

PARK PLACE OUTREACH HIRES TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM CASE MANAGER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services has hired Kevin Foard, who had worked as a case manager for the Basic Center of Park Place Outreach, as its transitional living program (TLP) case manager.  Foard is responsible for providing case management services that include initial screening, record keeping, service coordination, ongoing assessments of residents, aftercare activities and other duties as needed. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-hires-kevin-foard-as-case-manager/

$1,000 ENCOURAGE HEALTH CHECK PRESENTED TO WEST BROAD STREET YMCA FOLLOWED BY VOLUNTEER DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented $1,000 to the West Broad Street YMCA as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series. Following the presentation, representatives from Enmarket and Healthy Savannah remained on-site to volunteer in the community garden, as well as weed and spread mulch on the children’s playground. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/non-profit-organizations/9356-july-31-enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-present-%241,000-enmarket-encourage-health-check-and-host-service-day.html 



BETHESDA BOARD OF GOVERNORS ANNOUNCES 2019-20 OFFICERS, NEW BOARD MEMBERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Union Society Board of Governors has chosen its 2019-20 slate of officers, with retired higher education executive William “Ted” Moore serving as chairman. Joining him as officers will be attorney Quentin Marlin, partner with Ellis, Painter, Ratterree and Adams, as vice chairman; Paul Pressley, director emeritus of the Ossabaw Island Educational Alliance and longtime headmaster of Savannah Country Day School, as secretary; and retired corporate executive Jim Trolinger as treasurer. Six other new members were appointed as well. For more information, please visit

http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/07/bethesda-board-governors-announces-2019-20-officers-new-board-members/ 

 

7 WAYS TO USE AGE TO YOUR ADVANTAGE WHEN STARTING A BUSINESS

(FORBES) Entrepreneurship isn’t just for the young. Older adults are finding that starting a business can be the perfect way to turn a lifetime of experience into something meaningful, take control of their time, counter workplace ageism, and, in some cases, make a lot more money.  https://www.forbes.com/sites/allbusiness/2019/08/17/starting-business-older-entrepreneurs-advantage/#5eb237773e0f

BO BOWEN TALKS ABOUT THE FIRST ANNUAL SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE HONORS GALA

(SAVANNAH CEO) Have you heard about the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala? The Gala will recognize and honor several key professionals for their invaluable contributions to the local film and television industry. The theme of the event will be “Old Hollywood” and will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street. This event is open to the public, and tickets are now on sale. Sponsorship opportunities, including the title sponsorship, are available at several levels. For more information on tickets and sponsorships, visit  www.SavannahFilmAlliance.org Listen to Bo Bowen, founder of the Savannah Film Alliance, talk about the upcoming event here: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/07/bo-bowen-talks-about-first-annual-savannah-film-alliance-honors-gala/ 

ENMARKET TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGHOUT AUGUST FOR LLS’ LIGHT THE NIGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA) All 124 of Enmarket’s convenience stores across Georgia and the Carolinas will join the fight against blood cancers in August, marking the seventh consecutive year the stores have helped raise money during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign. The stores’ month-long campaign will involve selling Light the Night paper icons for $1 each to support the non-profit’s mission to cure blood cancer and to help patients and their families. For more information, please visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/68-state-regional-news/9355-july-31-enmarket-to-raise-funds-throughout-august-for-lls%E2%80%99s-light-the-night.html 

MATTHEW REARDON EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OPENS IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy will open on August 14th, 2019 at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah GA, 31419. The Early Learning Academy (ELA) is a place for all children to learn through teacher-guided intentional play, meaningful interactions, and inquisitive exploration. ELA’s goal is to incorporate all children in safe, creative, language-enriched classrooms where learning becomes a fun daily experience. The program is designed to foster all educational and emotional developmental areas for toddlers (18 months) to pre-kindergarten (48-60 months).For more information please visit https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/matthew-reardon-early-learning-academy-opening-in-savannah/ 

EFFINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKS CEO

(EFFINGHAM CO, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Chief Executive officer. The CEO provides overall supervision and direction for all activities related to administration, programs, finances and strategic plan of the Chamber. The CEO promotes economic growth and health in the Effingham County business community, in alignment with the Chamber’s mission statement. Other key duties include membership cultivation, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chamber Board of Directors. Salary range of $60,000-$70,000 with bonus opportunities, health insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days. All inquiries and resumes should be received by August 30th. Email your resume to: EffinghamChamberCEO@gmail.com

ENCOURAGE HEALTH LECTURE TO FOCUS ON FACTS AND FICTIONS OF CBD OIL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The facts and fictions of CBD oil will be the topic when Savannah chiropractor Michael Vaughn takes the podium at the third presentation in the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, set for Tuesday, August 27 at the Charles H. Morris Center. Attendance at the lecture is free and a healthy lunch is provided by Enmarket, but reservations are required at healthysavannah.org. The event begins at 11:30 a.m. at the Morris Center, 10 East Broad St. A regular feature of the program is the awarding of grants to nonprofit organizations, and at this session, Union Mission is the recipient. For more information, visit healthysavannah.org/encourage-health-education-series-august-27-2019/


DOWN SYNDROME EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES

(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that early intervention services are readily available to babies and toddlers with Down syndrome. Early intervention addresses the areas most challenging to each child and offers language services, family counseling and training, physical and occupational therapy and audiology services to name a few. Follow the link to learn more about early intervention: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/ei-overview/ For more information on our local Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society visit https://ldssga.org

DO BABY TEETH MATTER? YES!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Forty-two percent of children aged 2 to 11 have had cavities in their primary teeth according to the National Institutes of Health. Sandfly Family Dental offers a comprehensive set of dental services specifically for children. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/dentistry-children-teens/

LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28TH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email lasosavannah1@gmail.com or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912.428.6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/ 


MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT AT 2019 THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven strategies for businesses to increase visibility and create positive buzz in the community during the third annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference to be held on September 26 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The premier women’s gathering will focus on enhancing and empowering personal and professional growth. Thought-provoking speakers will network with more than 200 local and visiting women, and special in-depth, skill-based learning workshops will be offered.To register or learn more, please visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/

BUSINESS ON THE MOVE – AUGUST 20

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce at Business on the Move on Tuesday, August 20, at Pin Point Heritage Museum. This networking event will be held from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. For more information, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=169 

MEET DELIA

Delia might play a little hard to get, but don’t let her fool you – she really wants your attention – she just wants to be sure of you first.  This sweet girl puts up with her feline room-mates, who are more dominate than her, and might purrfer to be the center of your attention as an only cat.  This beautiful, fluffy girl loves laying in the sun on the catio and being made a bit of a fuss of whenever she can.  To adopt Delia or to view other available animals, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-008-delia/

Enmarket to Raise Funds Throughout August for LLS’s Light the Night

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Enmarket to Raise Funds Throughout August for LLS’s Light the Night

(SAVANNAH, GA) All 124 of Enmarket’s convenience stores across Georgia and the Carolinas will join the fight against blood cancers in August, marking the seventh consecutive year the stores have helped raise money during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign.

The stores’ month-long campaign will involve selling Light the Night paper icons for $1 each to support the non-profit’s mission to cure blood cancer and to help patients and their families.

To date, Enmarket’s participation in the organization’s major fundraiser has raised over a total of $500,000. This year, the convenience store chain hopes to partner with its customers to add $150,000 to that number.

Each year, the event spurs friendly competition among the stores and last year, the Port Royal, South Carolina, location won bragging rights for the most money raised at a single store.

“Our customers and our employees enjoy this fun and easy way to support an important cause,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “Our mission is to enrich life in the communities we serve, and we do that in a variety of ways, from our Encourage Health speaker series to the LLS campaign. This particular icon sale gives customers a chance to join thousands of other customers to make a major impact with a small donation.”

The money that’s raised will be donated to LLS at the annual Light the Night program, set for Nov. 9 on Memorial Health’s campus in Savannah. At that event, walkers carry illuminated balloons along the walk route – white for survivors, red for supporters and gold in memory. For more information, visit https://www.lightthenight.org/events/savannah

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Mark McKenzie Promoted from Lead Service Technician to Excavation and Construction Manager at Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

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Mark McKenzie Promoted from Lead Service Technician to Excavation and Construction Manager at Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a leading local provider of plumbing and drain maintenance, has promoted Mark McKenzie, a native of Statesboro, as Excavation and Construction Manager. Previously, McKenzie served as the Lead Service Technician.

Mark McKenzie, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

Mark McKenzie, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

In his new role, McKenzie will oversee and manage technicians and their helpers, review and create bids and estimates and manage the company’s construction and excavation work.

“Plumbing managers ‘wear a lot of hats’ as I like to say, and Mark wears each of them well,” said Sherry Daniel, owner and CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah. “It takes hard work and genuine skill to work in this industry, but it takes passion and loving what you do to lead and manage in plumbing. Mark is a fantastic asset to our team, and we’re thankful to see him rise in a new leadership position.”

He has experience as a plumbing foreman, lead plumber, electrician and general contractor.

In his spare time, McKenzie enjoys spending time with his three daughters, hunting, fishing and camping.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooters Plumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter is the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbers stand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

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

Enmarket Opens Newly Renovated Downtown MLK Store in Savannah – Redesigned with Community in Mind

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Enmarket Opens Newly Renovated Downtown MLK Store in Savannah – Redesigned with Community in Mind

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket cut the ribbon on the newly rebuilt and expanded kiosk on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Interstate 16 on-ramp.

Enmarket MLK Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Enmarket MLK Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Enmarket MLK Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Enmarket MLK Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Enmarket MLK Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Enmarket MLK Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Enmarket MLK Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Enmarket MLK Store Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The new state-of-the-art convenience store was renovated to integrate its appearance into the surrounding historic district. The design of the new 3,522-square-foot convenience store at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. drew from the site’s transportation-related history with its proximity adjacent to the Central of Georgia Railway and Georgia State Railroad Museum.

The non-traditional design includes, among other things, an outdoor dining patio, a green space, and a bike service area. Enmarket contracted with a local artist to design and paint a community-themed mural on one of the exterior walls.

The rebuilt outlet is accessible to trolleys and other vehicles critical to Savannah’s downtown tourism industry and features four multi-product dispensers with gasoline and diesel offering.

“We are thrilled to unveil this beautiful new store in the historic district,” said Brett Giesick, President of Enmarket. “The design and concept reflect the direction we are taking in the community which is to provide a more modern, customer-friendly store with a dual focus on pedestrian and automobile traffic.”

The new store features Enmarket products already available at other full-service stores, including fountain drinks, “chillen” frozen beverages, bean-to-cup coffee, and local craft beer. The location also includes Enmarket’s proprietary kitchen concept, The Eatery, featuring its signature breakfast biscuits and antibiotic-free, never-frozen chicken. Fresh grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, parfaits, and more are prepared on-site. This is the only convenience store to offer all of these options on the western end of downtown Savannah.

Enmarket MLK Savannah Store front

Enmarket MLK Savannah Store front

Enmarket MLK Savannah Store front

Enmarket MLK Savannah Store front

Enmarket MLK Savannah Store front

Enmarket MLK Savannah Store front

Inside the Newly Renovated Downtown MLK Store

Inside the Newly Renovated Downtown MLK Store

IInside the Newly Renovated Downtown MLK Store

Inside the Newly Renovated Downtown MLK Store

“This is a one-of-a-kind location for Enmarket,” continued Giesick. “A diverse customer base of downtown residents, commuters, local businesses, SCAD students and faculty, and tourists were all carefully considered when we selected this store design and the products and services that this location offers.”

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com