Computers Donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County from Peacock Automotive

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Computers Donated to the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County from Peacock Automotive

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County received 16 refurbished desktop computers that will be used to advance educational programs as the Club aims to empower youth to excel in school, practice good citizenship and lead healthy, productive lives. This donation was presented by Peacock Automotive.

Computer Donation to Boys and Girls Clubs of Jasper County from Peacock Automotive
Computer Donation to Boys and Girls Clubs of Jasper County from Peacock Automotive

The Boys & Girls Clubs are so grateful for this donation. Our world is driven by technology, but it can still be costly to provide our Club members with access to the equipment necessary to develop computer skills they will need every day,” said James Dismond, area director of resource development for the Clubs.

Dismond especially looks forward to the impact the computers will have on the Clubs’ literacy program, which bridges in-person tutoring with online learning engagement to help members learn and retain improved reading abilities.

“My team with Peacock Information Technology is thrilled that we can do well by the Boys & Girls Clubs with these computers,” said John Chapman, chief technical officer for Peacock Automotive. “Although we quickly outgrow PCs in our industry, they still make great additions for any classroom, learning center or lab.”

The Dell all-in-one computers features include updated operating systems, 23-inch screens, a minimum of 4 gigabytes of RAM, built-in DVD drives, integrated Intel graphics and Ethernet ports, headphone and mic jacks, keyboards and mice.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 12 automotive dealerships representing 21 brands in Ga., S.C. and Fla., employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, and Hilton Head Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Ga., S.C. and Fla. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: 843-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Skylar Lanier Joins Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Cecilia Russo Marketing as Public Relations Specialist

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Skylar Lanier Joins Carriage Trade Public Relations® and Cecilia Russo Marketing as Public Relations Specialist

(SAVANNAH, GA) Skylar Lanier has returned from graduate school in Scotland to her hometown of Savannah to accept the position of Public Relations Specialist with the collaborative companies Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC.

Skylar Lanier, Cecilia Russo Marketing and Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.
Skylar Lanier, Cecilia Russo Marketing and Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.

Lanier will coordinate communications, media and print collateral to build strong relationships between local businesses, nonprofits and the community.

“I had the privilege of working with these firms as an intern before I completed my undergraduate degrees, so this homecoming has been twofold for me,” Lanier said. “I am looking forward to rediscovering Savannah through the exciting lens of this career.”

Lanier will be working with public relations and marketing veterans Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing and Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations®, along with junior partner Cynthia Cradduck and a team of writers, photographers, videographers and marketing and public relations coordinators. The two companies conjoin to serve a diverse clientele across the Southeast.

“We were impressed with Skylar’s talents during her internship and are thrilled that she has matured into a full-time role with us,” said Turner. “Her addition has been a reinforcement of the strong work ethic and positivity we always strive to embody as a team.”

Lanier earned bachelor’s degrees in public relations and English from the University of Georgia, where she was enrolled in the Honors Program and graduated summa cum laude. She minored in Spanish and studied abroad in Madrid, Spain, as well as in Oxford, England, during her time at UGA. Lanier went on to earn a master’s degree in contemporary literature from the University of Edinburgh in Scotland, where she was an editor for the FORUM Postgraduate Journal and a member of the finance and investment club.

In addition to undergraduate internships with The Georgia Review and South Magazine, Lanier was a member of the Pi Beta Phi sorority and a Phi Beta Kappa inductee. She also served as Public Relations Chair and Head Mentor with the Thomas Lay After-School Program, where she was responsible for coordinating mentors, running a kids’ cooking club and raising awareness among UGA students to maintain a steady base of volunteers.

During her free time, Skylar enjoys reading, practicing Zumba, taking long walks on the beach and blogging about cooking.

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.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912-665-0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
912-856-9075
cynthia@carriagetradepr.com
cynthia@crussomarketing.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 9, 2019

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DONATION DRIVE AT YAPPY HOUR “HOLIDAY EDITION”

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head will host a “Yappy Hour Holiday Edition” on Thursday, Dec. 12, for local families to enjoy an evening with furry friends. Guests are invited to bring their pets to take pictures with Santa Claus and enjoy special Christmas music and treats. During this Yappy Hour, dogs will be available for adoption through Renegade Paws Rescue and Peacock Subaru Hilton Head will be collecting toys for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation. The free event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, located at 111 Drivers Way near Bluffton. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yappy-hour-holiday-edition-tickets-78199283161.

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) At a special holiday event on Sunday, Dec. 15, from 1-4 p.m. at 6408 Waters Ave., the community is invited to join members of the Jenkins Athletic Club (JAC) to enjoy complimentary Christmas cookies and photos with Santa Claus. During this event, the JAC will be collecting donations for the club’s youth athletic programs and seasonal camps. To learn more about the event, visit  https://www.facebook.com/events/2522829664630153/.

WELCOME OUR NEW PUBLIC RELATIONS SPECIALIST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Skylar Lanier has returned from graduate school in Scotland to her hometown of Savannah to accept the position of Public Relations Specialist with the collaborative companies Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC. Lanier will coordinate communications, media and print collateral to build strong relationships between local businesses, nonprofits and the community. To learn more visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9763-nov-27-skylar-lanier-joins-carriage-trade-public-relations%C2%AE-and-cecilia-russo-marketing-as-public-relations-specialist.html.

PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE DONATION DRIVE HELD DURING DECEMBER

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

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

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

COMPUTERS DONATED TO BOYS & GIRLS CLUB BY PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE 

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Members of the Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County received 16 refurbished desktop computers that will be used to advance educational programs as the Club aims to empower youth to excel in school, practice good citizenship and lead healthy, productive lives. It will especially impact the Club’s literacy program, which bridges in-person tutoring with online learning engagement to help members learn and retain improved reading abilities. The donation was presented by Peacock Automotive. Watch the video to learn more:

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

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

MOCK CRISIS TRAINING HELD IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Spill Response Corporation recently held a mock crisis training. Organizations like the Coast Guard and DNR attended. They worked through a real world scenario and learned how to respond and minimize environmental impact during a crisis. For more information visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/11/21/mock-crisis-training-held-savannah-river/.

HOLIDAY MEALS DELIVERED TO THUNDERBOLT FIREFIGHTERS, POLICE OFFICERS AND UTILITY WORKERS FROM LOCAL COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION FIRM, THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm in the Lowcountry, showed its gratitude to the Town of Thunderbolt’s firefighters, police officers and utility workers by personally delivering Thanksgiving lunches from Thunderbolt restaurant Coach’s Corner. This is the second year that the leadership team and employees of the Dewitt Tilton Group have delivered holiday meals to Thunderbolt’s first responders and the first year of providing the meals to the utility workers. In total, over 20 meals were delivered. To learn more, visit https://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/.

ENMARKET ACQUIRES ZIP-IN FOODS

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Enmarket has acquired the former Zip-In Foods near First McAllister State Park. This marks the 125th location for the fast-growing convenience store chain and becomes its second in rapidly developing Bryan County. The store is located at 15163 Georgia Highway 144, at the highway’s intersection with Fort McAllister Road, and will serve visitors of Fort McAllister State Park and its associated boat ramp, as well as the growing residential population in and around Richmond Hill. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20191118/enmarket-acquires-former-zip-in-foods-store.

LOCAL CHARITY CHOSEN FOR 2019 SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE® EVENT

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

ST JOSEPH’S/CANDLER ADDS NEW YOUTH HEALTH COORDINATOR

(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Joseph’s Candler’s African American Health Information & Resource Center (AAHIRC) recently added Allison Griswold as the new Youth Health Coordinator II. A recent graduate of Georgia Southern University’s Public Health program, Griswold is continuing her education at Mercer University which she is pursuing her Master of Health Informatics degree. To learn more visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/people-in-the-news/9764-dec-2-st-joseph-s-candler-adds-new-youth-health-coordinator-to-team.html.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO BUSINESS WITH EVERYONE

(SAVANNAH CEO) Charles Bowen, Founder of Bowen Law Group, discusses the importance of choosing clients carefully and recognizing a problem customer when you see one. Watch the interview here: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/11/charles-bowen-bowen-law-group-you-dont-have-do-business-everyone/.

UNITED WAY CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire celebrated a successful fundraising year, with the 2019 annual campaign reached a total of $8,309,030 or 102 percent over the goal. Funds raised will be invested in programs and services to help children achieve their potential, assist individuals and families to become financially independent, and improve community health. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20191121/united-way-of-coastal-empire-raises-over-83-million-for-local-nonprofit-organizations.

FORSYTH FARMER’S MARKET LAUNCHES 912 FOOD FARMACY

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

5 STRATEGIC PLANNING MOVES TO POSITION FOR SUCCESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savvy business owners are now looking ahead to their business prospects for the year 2020. Now is the time to begin looking at strategic planning for the upcoming year. Here are five simple yet strategically sound steps to help plan for a successful 2020: https://www.georgiasbdc.org/5-strategic-planning-moves/.

BIKE WALK SAVANNAH HOLDS HOLIDAY BIKE DRIVE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bike Walk Savannah has launched its sixth annual holiday bike drive in partnership with Blessings in a Bookbag. The bikes will be donated as holiday gifts to children who would not otherwise be able to get one. Bike Walk Savannah is a community partner of the REACH Savannah collaboration of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah. The goal of  REACH Savannah to provide close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County. Bikes can be delivered for the rest of the month on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. at 1301 A Lincoln St. For more information, visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/11/18/donations-roll-annual-holiday-bike-drive/?fbclid=IwAR0uCKiRvSvhiz04DWd76Ip88o9XU6-xUAppJmK-mnOOX-J9YoyZKdY5gOM.

PREVENT FREEZING PIPES THIS SEASON

(ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH) If you’re feeling cold, so are your pipes! As the weather threatens to drop down to freezing and below, follow these tips to prevent frozen pipes: https://www.rotorooter.com/plumbing-videos/flood-prevention/how-to-prevent-frozen-water-pipes/.

UNION MISSION AWARDED LITTER CLEAN TEAM PROGRAM

(SAVANNAH, GA) The City of Savannah awarded Union Mission a $140,400 contract for the Litter Clean Team Litter Removal Program to help expand solid waste service capabilities and improve community cleanliness in the city’s downtown areas beginning this December. The one-year contract will enable the Litter Clean Team to provide afternoon litter pick up three days a week from 1-5 p.m. along identified major corridors. To learn more visit www.unionmission.org.

BETHESDA ACADEMY STUDENT SERVES CHATHAM COUNTY YOUTH COMMISSION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy is proud to announce that Ivan Gooding, a junior at Bethesda Academy and a multi-sport athlete dedicated to his schoolwork and family, is serving his community through membership with the Chatham County Youth Commission. To learn more about Bethesda Academy, visit http://bethesdaacademy.org.

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC DATES ANNOUNCED

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

SPARK: WEEKEND ACADEMY

(UGA) Registration for Spring 2020 is now open! We are offering eleven exciting programs, including sessions on Mini Medical School, Culinary, Robotics, Creative Writing, and more. Spark will feature new information and activities, so even if you have attended our Summer Academy camps, these programs are for you. To learn more, visit https://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth/spark?utm_source=CC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=219321-spark-academy-Nov2019.

DON’T LET THINGS GET WORSE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Untreated dental disease can lead to serious health problems such as infection, damage to bone or nerve and tooth loss. Dental infections that are left untreated can even spread to other parts of the body and, in rare cases, be life threatening. For more information on how to protect your teeth, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

Sandfly Family Dental, Savannah Dentist, Savannah Public Relations, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Cecilia Russo Marketing

MEET DORIAN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Dorian. Dorian was abandoned with his three siblings at the marina just days before Hurricane Dorian. Dorian is a black and white kitten with crazy whiskers and big green eyes! Much like the hurricane he is named after, he is slow and sweet! He loves snacks and napping on the back of the couch but is always ready to play if he has someone to play with. Dorian is a straight up napper pro – this kitten is down to cuddle 24/7! To adopt Dorian, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-071-dorian/.

Donation Drive to Benefit Renegade Paws Rescue and Marine Toys For Tots Foundation at Yappy Hour “Holiday Edition”

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Donation Drive to Benefit Renegade Paws Rescue and Marine Toys For Tots Foundation at Yappy Hour “Holiday Edition”
Peacock Subaru at Peacock Auto Mall to Host Christmas-Themed Family-Friendly Event

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head will host a “Yappy Hour Holiday Edition” on Thursday, Dec. 12, for local families to enjoy an evening with furry friends. Guests are invited to bring their pets to take pictures with Santa Claus. The event will also feature Christmas music and some special Christmas treats.

Dogs will be available for adoption at the event through Renegade Paws Rescue and guests are encouraged to bring a new member of the family home in time for the holidays.

Renegade Paws Rescue is a 501©(3) volunteer-based organization dedicated to providing the highest level of care for unwanted, abused or injured dogs in the Coastal Empire and surrounding areas. In support of the organization, guests are encouraged to bring a donation, such as blankets, towels, dog food and any other pet necessities.

During the Yappy Hour Holiday Edition, Peacock Subaru Hilton Head will also be collecting toys for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation’s program. All toys should be new, unopened and unwrapped. They may be dropped off at Peacock Subaru Hilton Head any time before or during the Yappy Hour event.

The Peacock Automotive family always strives to express our family-first values, and this is especially important during the holidays,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We partnered with Renegade Paws Rescue and the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation because both of these organizations provide a great service.”

This free event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, located at 111 Drivers Way near Bluffton. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yappy-hour-holiday-edition-tickets-78199283161

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 12 automotive dealerships representing 21 brands in Ga., S.C. and Fla., employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Peacock Automotive owns and operates 12 automotive dealerships representing 21 brands in Ga., S.C. and Fla., employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, and Hilton Head Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Ga., S.C. and Fla. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843) 208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Palmetto Animal League Donation Drive to be Held During December Through “Santa Paws at Pinnacle” Program

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Palmetto Animal League Donation Drive to be Held During December Through “Santa Paws at Pinnacle” Program

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) Santa Paws at Pinnacle, a holiday donation drive benefiting Palmetto Animal League (PAL), will launch for the month of December with a kick-off party hosted at Pinnacle Medical Group’s Sheridan Park office at 7 Mallet Way on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m.

The kick-off event will feature door prizes, refreshments and a visit from PAL’s furry friends. Guests are encouraged to bring new blankets, towels, dog toys, food, cleaning supplies, shampoos, collars, leashes, beds and tennis balls. Pet store gift cards and cash donations are also accepted.

All donations will be given to PAL and distributed among rural shelters with limited resources. With each donation, guests will receive a $50 gift card toward an injectable treatment at Pinnacle Medical Group.

“The holiday season is a time to give back,” said Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group. “With Santa Paws at Pinnacle, we’re able to give much-needed resources to our local shelters, while also providing a fun celebration for the community as a ‘thank you’ for their generosity.”

PAL is a nonprofit no-kill shelter in Okatie that houses dogs and cats in need of a good home. Currently in its fifth year of operation, PAL offers fostering and volunteer opportunities in both its shelter and free-standing thrift store.

This will mark the sixth year Pinnacle Medical Group has partnered with PAL to collect supplies for rescue pets. Previously called “Blankets for Botox,” Santa Paws at Pinnacle will continue collecting donations throughout the entire month of December at the Pinnacle’s Bluffton and Beaufort offices during normal business hours.

While the kick-off event is free and open to animal lovers of all ages, it is limited capacity and Pinnacle and PAL encourage interested individuals to reserve their spot online at https://www.facebook.com/events/499953557533212/?active_tab=about.

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, November 25, 2019

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GROUNDBREAKING ON THE SHOPS AT LAKESIDE VILLAGE

(POOLER, GA) Officials broke ground on a new shopping center development in Pooler. Once completed, The Shops at Lakeside Village will be an exciting new retail center in one of the most rapidly developing sectors of Pooler. The Dewitt Tilton Group has been contracted for the construction of the building. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20191119/officials-break-ground-for-pooler-retail-center.

PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE DONATION DRIVE “SANTA PAWS AT PINNACLE” TO LAUNCH FOR DECEMBER

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) Santa Paws at Pinnacle, a holiday donation drive benefiting Palmetto Animal League (PAL), will launch for the month of December with a kick-off party hosted at Pinnacle Medical Group’s Sheridan Park office at 7 Mallet Way on Thursday, Dec. 5 from 4 to 6 p.m. Guests are encouraged to bring new blankets, towels, dog toys, food, cleaning supplies, shampoos, collars, leashes, beds and tennis balls. Pet store gift cards and cash donations are also accepted. All donations throughout the month will be given to PAL and distributed among rural shelters with limited resources. With each donation, guests will receive a $50 gift card toward an injectable treatment at Pinnacle Medical Group. To reserve a spot at the kick-off event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/499953557533212/?active_tab=about.

ENMARKET ACQUIRES ZIP-IN FOODS

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Enmarket has acquired the former Zip-In Foods near First McAllister State Park. This marks the 125th location for the fast-growing convenience store chain and becomes its second in rapidly developing Bryan County. The store is located at 15163 Georgia Highway 144, at the highway’s intersection with Fort McAllister Road, and will serve visitors of Fort McAllister State Park and its associated boat ramp, as well as the growing residential population in and around Richmond Hill. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20191118/enmarket-acquires-former-zip-in-foods-store.

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DONATION DRIVE AT YAPPY HOUR “HOLIDAY EDITION”

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head will host a “Yappy Hour Holiday Edition” on Thursday, Dec. 12, for local families to enjoy an evening with furry friends. Guests are invited to bring their pets to take pictures with Santa Claus and enjoy special Christmas music and treats. During this Yappy Hour, dogs will be available for adoption through Renegade Paws Rescue and Peacock Subaru Hilton Head will be collecting toys for the Marine Toys For Tots Foundation’s program. The free event will take place from 5-7 p.m. at the Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, located at 111 Drivers Way near Bluffton. For more information, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/yappy-hour-holiday-edition-tickets-78199283161.

LOCAL CHARITY CHOSEN FOR 2019 SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE® EVENT

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

BETHESDA’S MCKAY PLAYER OF THE WEEK

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Antjuan McKay has been recognized as the Savannah Morning News High School Football Player of the Week after his pivotal role in Bethesda Academy’s 44-28 win over Carolina Academy in a SCISA Class A semifinal game. McKay completed 7 of 14 passes for 292 yards with touchdown passes to Jonathan Joseph and Ivan Gooding. McKay also added 7 tackles at safety. For more information on McKay and the game, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20191119/high-school-football-player-of-week-antjuan-mckay-bethesda-academy.

11TH ANNUAL UNITED WAY TURKEY TROT SETS FOR THANKSGIVING MORNING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celebrating its 11th year, the Annual United Way Turkey Trot returns to Daffin Park on Thanksgiving morning. Registration begins at 7 a.m. on Thursday, November 28th . Kids K starts at 8 a.m., followed by Diaper Dash at 8:15 a.m. The Turkey Trot 4-mile run/walk will start at 8:30 a.m. All proceeds benefit United Way of the Coastal Empire. To register, visit runsignup.com.

YOU DON’T HAVE TO DO BUSINESS WITH EVERYONE

(SAVANNAH CEO) Charles Bowen, Founder of Bowen Law Group, discusses the importance of choosing clients carefully and recognizing a problem customer when you see one. Watch the interview here: http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/11/charles-bowen-bowen-law-group-you-dont-have-do-business-everyone/.

UNITED WAY CELEBRATES SUCCESSFUL CAMPAIGN

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire celebrated a successful fundraising year, with the 2019 annual campaign reached a total of $8,309,030 or 102 percent over the goal. Funds raised will be invested in programs and services to help children achieve their potential, assist individuals and families to become financially independent, and improve community health. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20191121/united-way-of-coastal-empire-raises-over-83-million-for-local-nonprofit-organizations.

BIKE WALK SAVANNAH HOLDS HOLIDAY BIKE DRIVE 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bike Walk Savannah has launched its sixth annual holiday bike drive in partnership with Blessings in a Bookbag. The bikes will be donated as holiday gifts to children who would not otherwise be able to get one. Bike Walk Savannah is a community partner of the REACH Savannah collaboration of the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah. The goal of  REACH Savannah to provide close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County. Bikes can be delivered for the rest of the month on Thursdays from 7-9 p.m. and Sundays from 2-4 p.m. at 1301 A Lincoln St. For more information, visit https://www.wtoc.com/2019/11/18/donations-roll-annual-holiday-bike-drive/?fbclid=IwAR0uCKiRvSvhiz04DWd76Ip88o9XU6-xUAppJmK-mnOOX-J9YoyZKdY5gOM.

ENMARKET DONATES TO LLS AT LIGHT THE NIGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is pleased to announce that an outpouring of community support has enabled the company to raise $137,758 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Savannah. This was the sixth year Enmarket has collected community donations through this annual fundraiser, and in total, the company has raised nearly $640,000. For more information, visit https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/08/21/enmarket-raises-money-for-leukemia-and-lymphoma-society/.

BANK OF AMERICA AWARDS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bank of America launched its Neighborhood Champions program in Savannah, naming Park Place Outreach as its inaugural awardee. Neighborhood Champions supports the role strong nonprofit leaders play in advancing economic mobility and is an extension of the bank’s signature philanthropic initiative, Neighborhood Builders, the largest corporate philanthropic investment in nonprofit leadership in the country.  For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20191109/bank-of-america-names-park-place-outreach-in-new-program.

ENMARKET OPENS TRAVEL PLAZA

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Just over one year after Enmarket acquired Joker Joe’s Truck Stop off Interstate 95’s Exit 8, the property has undergone a complete renovation and expansion. Enmarket is the largest and fastest-growing convenience store operator based in the coastal Georgia and South Carolina low country region, and the new Enmarket Travel Plaza – complete with the state’s first franchise of the Texas-originated Fuzzy’s Taco Shop – has opened for business. For more information visit https://cstoredecisions.com/2019/11/08/enmarket-completes-renovation-of-largest-travel-plaza-yet/

ST. VINCENT’S ACADEMY DEDICATES LIBRARY

(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Vincent’s Academy, Savannah’s historic Catholic girls’ high school, dedicated its refurbished library to the late matriarch of a prominent Savannah family, Clara McDonough Russo, in a service held at the school. The dedication ceremony took place at the school, 207 E. Liberty St. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/entertainmentlife/20191109/st-vincents-academy-dedicates-library-to-late-clara-mcdonough-russo.

5TH “BRA PROJECT” DONATES OVER $5,000 TO DRAGONBOAT BEAUFORT

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) Pinnacle Medical Group presented $5,140 to representatives of DragonBoat Beaufort, a local nonprofit that benefits breast cancer survivors in the lowcountry. The donation was raised from Pinnacle Medical Group’s fifth annual “The Bra Project,” a competition that featured one-of-a-kind bras created by students from Hilton Head High School, May River High School and Bluffton High School. For more information visit https://www.savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/145-lowcountry-business-news/9632-oct-17-the-fifth-annual-bra-project-will-wrap-up-with-bras-bubbly-event.html.

HUNT, FISH & SHOOT PARTY

(JASPER CO., S.C.) The Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County hosted The Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat in support of the clubs’ programs throughout the year. The event included a Jeep rally and a raffle featuring items such as hunts, fishing charters, guns, kayaks, dinners and date nights. For more information visit https://www.bgclowcountry.org/jasper-county-events.

UNION MISSION TO SERVE 300 MEALS TO THOSE IN NEED THIS HOLIDAY SEASON

(SAVANNAH, GA) In the spirit of the holidays, Union Mission will serve 300 Thanksgiving dinners, provided by Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the support of Sodexo, to local families and individuals in need on Wednesday, November 27th at Grace House (120 Fahm Street) from 11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Volunteer opportunities are still available that day at Grace House from 8:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. or 10:45 a.m. to 2 p.m. Volunteers will have the opportunity to serve a meal or assist with donation giveaways. Register at https://unionmission.volunteerhub.com/lp/happyholidays/.

SAVANNAH SCORE ACHIEVES PLATINUM CHAPTER STATUS SECOND YEAR IN A ROW

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring services and educational programs to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, is pleased to announce that for the second year in a row, the Savannah Chapter has been named a SCORE Platinum Chapter, the highest honor a SCORE chapter can achieve. By achieving this recognition, Savannah SCORE becomes the only Platinum level SCORE chapter in Georgia and places Savannah in the top 10% of SCORE’s 305 chapters nationwide. If you are an experienced businessperson who would like to give back to your community by becoming a Savannah SCORE Mentor, Subject Matter Expert, or Workshop Presenter, go to https://savannah.score.org/volunteer

2019 BEST OF POOLER

(POOLER, GA) West Chatham YMCA has been selected for the 2019 Best of Pooler Awards in the category of Youth Organization. For details and more information please visit https://pooler.management-honor-2019.net/PressReleaseub.aspx?cc=DMMR-VBNR-ULEE.

CYBERSECURITY FOR SMALL BUSINESSES

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Dec. 3 at 9 a.m., The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center (SBDC), a Public Service and Outreach unit of the University of Georgia, and Firestorm Cyber, invites small businesses to see Ethical Hackers employ the same knowledge and skills used to commit crimes to defend your company’s information, privacy and security. Guests will see a live demo of a Dark Web ID compromise and get their credentials checked for compromise too.
There are two kinds of companies: those that have been hacked and those that will be… don’t be a statistic! Seating is limited to 20 registrations. For more information please contact Liz Overstreet at 912-651-3200 or visit www.georgiasbdc.org/southern to register online.

AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST NEEDS YOUR HELP

(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest is known for helping others in need. Now they  need your help because the holidays are right around the corner and their shelves are empty. If you own a business or are a member of a religious organization that would like to help, you can give back in a great way by holding a food drive. For more information visit https://www.wjcl.com/article/americas-second-harvest-in-dire-need-of-food/29578813.

SHIPS OF THE SEA HOSTS FIRST ANNUAL BENEFIT CONCERT FEATURING GAELYNN LEA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ships of the Sea will host its First Annual Benefit Concert in celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities Day featuring song-writer and advocate Gaelynn Lea on Dec. 6. All proceeds from the event will be donated in support of Rooted in Rights. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for a 7 p.m. start. To learn more about the concert or to purchase tickets, visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/gaelynn-lea-in-concert-at-ships-of-the-sea-tickets-77905654911.

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC DATES ANNOUNCED

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

SPARK: WEEKEND ACADEMY

(UGA) Registration for Spring 2020 is now open! We are offering eleven exciting programs, including sessions on Mini Medical School, Culinary, Robotics, Creative Writing, and more. Spark will feature new information and activities, so even if you have attended our Summer Academy camps, these programs are for you. To learn more, visit https://www.georgiacenter.uga.edu/youth/spark?utm_source=CC&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=219321-spark-academy-Nov2019.

KNOW THE SYMPTOMS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The term oral cancer includes cancers of the mouth and the pharynx. Symptoms may include, a sore, irritation, lump or thick patch in the mouth, lip, or throat, a white or red patch in the mouth and difficulty chewing or swallowing. Sandfly Family Dental offers oral cancer screenings. To set up your oral cancer screening, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

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KEEPING YOUR DISHWASHER IN GOOD CONDITION FOR THE HOLIDAYS

(ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH) Thanksgiving brings lots of good eats, and that means lots of dirty dishes. In other words, it’s one of the busiest days of the year for your dishwasher. Our blog outlines signs of common dishwasher problems to help you make sure yours is in tip-top-shape for T-day so you can get back to spending time with the family: https://www.rotorooter.com/blog/five-signs-of-a-clogged-dishwasher/.

MEET UNO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Uno. Uno is a blast! He has a loud meow, lots of spunk and lives for exploring, but also enjoys being held and snuggled like a baby. This little cutie is great with kids and is very playful and affectionate. To adopt Uno, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-048-uno/.

Enmarket Announces Latest Acquisition of Bryan County Store, Zip-In Foods

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Enmarket Announces Latest Acquisition of Bryan County Store, Zip-In Foods

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Enmarket, the largest and fastest-growing convenience store operator based in the coastal Georgia and South Carolina Lowcountry region, has acquired the former Zip-In Foods near Fort McAllister State Park. The store is the 125th Enmarket location overall and its second in Bryan County.

“Our customers have been asking us to add an additional Richmond Hill location to serve this side of the county,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “This acquisition makes it possible for us to expand in that market very quickly. The site will receive a significant remodel in 2020 so that we can integrate all of our programs into the store.”

The store is located at 15163 Georgia Highway 144, at the highway’s intersection with Fort McAllister Road, and will serve visitors of Fort McAllister State Park and its associated boat ramp, as well as the growing residential population in and around Richmond Hill.

Giesick described the new location as a strategic one for Enmarket and noted that the remodeled location will retain the popular foodservice operation that local residents have enjoyed for years.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket is Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employing more than 1,300 people and operating 125 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants, and a fast casual restaurant as the 49th largest convenience store operator in the country. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, 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. www.enmarket.com

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
mclements@enmarket.com

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