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

January Open for Business: The Value of Leadership Training

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January Open for Business: The Value of Leadership Training

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC for the January session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is the value of leadership training, and Lee Beckmann, Leadership Southeast Georgia’s 2019 chair, will be the featured guest.

Lee Beckmann Open for Business

Lee Beckmann

The conversation takes place via Facebook Live on Wednesday, January 30, at noon. Interested parties can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/227739468102170/

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.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere 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
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

October Open for Business: Podcasts for Business

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October Open for Business: Podcasts for Business

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC for the October session of their monthly Open for Business ® series. This month’s topic is podcasts for business. The conversation takes place via Facebook Live on Carriage Trade Public Relations’ Facebook page. This month’s session will be held on Wednesday, October 31, at noon. Interested parties can find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/295629691272372/?notif_t=event_calendar_create&notif_id=1539281273308591

Open For Business

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. We meet on the last Wednesday of every month at noon via Facebook Live.

ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS, INC.
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere 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 912.665.0005or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
912.856.9075
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

Marjorie Young Presented with Helen V. Head Award

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Marjorie Young Presented with Helen V. Head Award

The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce held their annual Chamber of Commerce business awards banquet last month. Marjorie Young with Carriage Trade Public Relations was presented with the Helen V. Head award. Head was the first woman to serve on the Chamber of Commerce board, and she also owned and operated a CPA firm. Young, too, is known for championing small businesses.

“When our small businesses are strong, our community will be strong,” Young said.

Young stated that Savannah is blessed to have a helpful and productive small business community.

Marjorie Young

Marjorie Young Presented with Helen V. Head Award by William W. Hubbard, Savannah area Chamber of Commerce President

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

The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Announces 2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners

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The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Announces 2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway announces the winners of their 20th annual chili cook-off. During the event, families were entertained by a petting zoo, face painting, a magic show and music provided by a local DJ.

Twenty restaurants and community organizations prepared their best chili for the cook-off. There was a diverse mix of recipes and presentations. One thing each booth had in common was its ability to foster good conversation and an enjoyable atmosphere contributing to the overall success of the day.

A panel of judges and nearly 500 participants who cast ballots determined the final winners in multiple categories. Professional restaurant contestants and community contestants were split into two separate groups with winners announced in each.

The 2017 winners are:

Presidents Award Winner: Jalapenos (Restaurant) and Landings North (Community)
Presidents Award Runner-Up: The 5 Spot (Restaurant) and The Marshes (Community)
Judges Award Winner: Troy’s (Restaurant) and America’s Second Harvest (Community)
Judges Award Runner-Up: Village Bar & Grille (Restaurant) and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia (Community)
Hottest: La Nopalera (Restaurant) and Landings South (Community)
Best Presentation: Jalapenos (Restaurant) and America’s Second Harvest (Community)
People’s Choice Winner: Bow Tie Barbecue (Restaurant) and The Marshes (Community)
People’s Choice Runner-Up: Troy’s (Restaurant) and Landings North (Community)

A raffle of a new 2018 well-equipped Club Car golf cart was also held. Dennis Heath was the lucky winner.

The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway offered special thanks to Bobby Gillham, fundraising chair for the Kiwanis Club and this year’s cook-off organizer, and to the eight young men and women from Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart who helped each booth stay tidy and stocked with supplies throughout the entire event.

After all expenses, net proceeds from the 2017 cook-off topped $17,000 to support agencies and programs that help at-risk kids in Savannah.

ABOUT KIWANIS CLUB OF SKIDAWAY
Kiwanis Club of Skidaway is a service organization comprised of 125 men and women in the Savannah area. Since 1988, the club has raised and distributed over $1.4 million and invested over 300,000 service hours toward their mission of supporting children in our region.

For more information on the club, visit https://kiwanisofskidaway.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing
info@crussomarketing.com
912.665.0005

Healthy Savannah recipient of Whole Foods Market Savannah’s 5% Day

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Healthy Savannah recipient of Whole Foods Market Savannah’s 5% Day

SAVANNAHHealthy Savannah is the recipient of Whole Foods Market Savannah 5% Day. The Community Giving Day is Thursday, Aug. 31, and 5% of the entire day’s net sales will be donated to Healthy Savannah. Healthy Savannah is a local non-profit dedicated to making Savannah a healthier place to live by increasing opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet.

“We are excited to be partnering with Whole Foods Market for this special day! Joining us will be other Healthy Savannah partners as we increase awareness on opportunities to make the healthy choice the easy choice for everyone in our community!” said Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development for Healthy Savannah.

Proceeds from the day will be added to the Healthy Savannah Mini Grant fund.
Whole Foods Market Savannah is open daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. The store is located at 1815 Victory Dr. For more information, call (912)272-9494.

Additional information:
Healthy Savannah is accepting applications through August 31st for Healthy Savannah Mini Grants. Organizations who promote the Healthy Savannah mission of encouraging residents to move towards healthy lifestyles. Application focus areas should include one of the following: increasing the number of active community environments – Utilize urban planning approaches that promote physical activity; increasing access to health-promoting foods – Increase access to fruits and vegetables consumed by community residents; and increasing the number of people who have access to low cost or free recreational opportunities – Increase community ownership, involvement in, and use of public facilities.

The Healthy Savannah Mini Grant project is a community-level response to combat the obesity epidemic and the chronic diseases to which it contributes, such as diabetes, heart disease, and stroke. These diseases are on the rise in Savannah, across the region, and nationwide. As such, Healthy Savannah is an organization of local agencies and partners committed to preventing chronic diseases by promoting policies that support healthy eating and physical activity.

MORE INFORMATION ON HEALTHY SAVANNAH: Healthy Savannah is dedicated to making Savannah a
healthier place to live. Launched in 2007 by (then) Mayor Otis Johnson, Healthy Savannah’s mission is to achieve a healthier community by creating and advocating for a variety of policies and programs to increase opportunities for citizens to engage in physical activity and consume a nutritious, balanced diet. Healthy Savannah supports local programs for families, schools, businesses, and faith-based organizations. The leadership team is composed of people from all sectors of the community. Business owners, non-profit managers, government and public service staff, community organizers, and faith-based leaders all play a role in helping the vision of a healthy Savannah come to life.

For more information, contact:

Paula Kreissler
Director of Healthy Living and Community Development, Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia
912-272- 9494
Paula@healthysavannah.org

The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System District Holds Inaugural Series to Share Success Stories from Previous Students

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Passport to Excellence Lecture Series Spotlights Stratton Leopold, Dawn Baker and Howard Morrison

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah-Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS) District announces the inaugural Passport to Excellence Lecture Series presented by the gold sponsor, JCB North America. The series is made up of three lectures featuring presentations from accomplished individuals who previously attended or graduated from SCCPSS, sharing their unique career journeys and the insights they have learned about success and how to achieve it.

On Thursday, August 27, Stratton Leopold will present from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. at Savannah Arts Academy, located at 500 Washington Ave. Leopold attended elementary school at Massie Heritage Center, and then went on to attend Chatham Jr. High. Several years later, he studied Pre-Med at Georgia Tech and Vanderbilt Universities, but ultimately chose to work his way into the film industry. He has now been in the film business for more than 40 years, producing major, large-budget motion pictures. He has nearly 60 film and television credits to his name ranging from executive producer and producer to casting director and actor. Leopold has also served as an Executive Vice President at Paramount Pictures. He is locally famous for Leopold’s Ice Cream on Broughton Street, which was founded in 1919 by his father, Peter Leopold and his uncles Georgia and Basil.

The second lecture, taking place from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. on Thursday, October 29 at Savannah High School, located at 400 Pennsylvania Avenue, will feature a presentation from Dawn Baker. Baker graduated with honors from Savannah High School, and went on to earn her Bachelor’s Degree in Broadcast Journalism from Howard University in Washington, D.C. Baker now co-anchors WTOC’s The News at 5:30 and THE News at 11:00. Baker is also a published author from her book, “Dawn’s Daughter: Everything A Woman Needs To Know.” 20% of all of the proceeds from her book go to “The Dawning of a Miracle Scholarship,” a fund Baker created to help young ladies with chronic and/or life-threatening illnesses go to college.

Howard Morrison will be the final speaker on Thursday, January 21, 2016 at Woodville Thompkins Technical and Career High School located at 151 Coach Joe Turner Street. His lecture will take place from 1:30 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. Morrison attended Massie School from the second grade to the sixth grade in Savannah. Later becoming a graduate of Yale University and a veteran of the US Navy, Morrison had a banking career that spanned nearly 30 years and helped to develop the C&S Bank’s (now Bank of America’s) High Technology Banking Group and Atlanta’s high technology business community. As a result in 1995 Morrison was inducted into the Georgia High Technology Hall of Fame. After retiring from banking in July 1996, Howard returned to Savannah where he has devoted a lifetime of service advocating educational and entrepreneurial related initiatives.

These presentations are free but are invitation only. If you are interested in attending a lecture, please contact Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com or 912.856.9075.

The Superintendent of Schools, Dr. Lockamy and three “Public School Patriots,” SCCPSS district’s nominated recent graduates, will co-emcee the panel interviews of each speaker. At the end of the Passport to Excellence Series, the three speakers will be honored at the February 2016 Teacher of the Year Banquet with the Passport to Excellence Awards of Distinction.

The Passport to Excellence Series is sponsored by JCB North America, Healthy Savannah, Savannah Economic Development Authority, Carriage Trade PR and Cecilia Russo Marketing. Sponsorships are still available. For more information, visit http://www.passport2excellence.com/

MORE INFORMATION ON PASSPORT TO EXCELLENCE:
In partnership with Carriage Trade PR and Cecilia Russo Marketing, the Savannah-Chatham County Public School System announces its first-ever “Passport to Excellence Lecture Series.” The series will kick off in Aug. 2015 and will feature presentations from accomplished individuals who previously attended or graduated from SCCPSS. Hear inspirational stories, as we sit down to learn how the foundation of their success began right here in Savannah in our public school system. Dr. Lockamy, the Superintendent of Schools, and the other members of the community, will be conducting the public interviews with the speakers. http://www.passport2excellence.com/

CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075