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

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BACKPACKS OF LOVE RECEIVES DONATION FROM LOCAL COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION FIRM

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

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

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

SGTV CITY SPAN FEATURES ENCOURAGE HEALTH EDUCATION SERIES

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

THE UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ANNOUNCES NEW CEO 

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

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

SBAC CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

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

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON

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

MALLORY TURNER VON WALDNER JOINS SAVANNAH VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER

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

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ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

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

SMALL BUSINESS SYMPOSIUM JANUARY 8, 2020

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

COLD WEATHER CARE

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

2020 BLITZ BORDER BOWL

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

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC DATES ANNOUNCED

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

DID YOU KNOW? 

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

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MEET LAO

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 30, 2019

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

BACKPACKS OF LOVE RECEIVES DONATION FROM LOCAL COMMERCIAL CONSTRUCTION FIRM

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

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

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

LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA ANNOUNCES 2020 BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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

Leadership Southeast Georgia
Leadership Southeast Georgia

LOCAL CHARITY CHOSEN FOR 2019 SUBARU SHARE THE LOVE® EVENT

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

THE UNITED WAY OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE ANNOUNCES NEW CEO 

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

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

SBAC CELEBRATES 30 YEARS

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

YAPPY HOUR HOLIDAY EDITION DONATION DRIVE

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

LOWCOUNTRY LADIES LUNCHEON

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

PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE DONATION DRIVE HELD DURING DECEMBER

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

MALLORY TURNER VON WALDNER JOINS SAVANNAH VETERINARY MEDICAL CENTER

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

UGA IMPACT LAUNCHES WEEK OF SERVICE AT PARK PLACE OUTREACH

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

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

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

Chris Gignac FPC of Savannah
Chris Gignac FPC of Savannah

ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

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

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

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

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

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

2020 BLITZ BORDER BOWL

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

FORSYTH FARMER’S MARKET LAUNCHES 912 FOOD FARMACY

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

UNION MISSION SERVES HOLIDAY MEALS

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

ENMARKET HOCKEY CLASSIC DATES ANNOUNCED

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

DID YOU KNOW? 

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

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MEET BRUCE

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

(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/.

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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/.

(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/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 18, 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’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.

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

SUPPORT UNION MISSION ON GIVING TUESDAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Union Mission is raising funds for Giving Tuesday this month through Dec. 3 to remodel 4 bathrooms at The Magdalene Project, a 20-bed emergency shelter for homeless women and their children. Donations can be made at https://unionmission.ejoinme.org/Givingtuesday
Individuals or civic organization interested in sponsoring can contact Suzanne Willis at 912-238-2777 ext. 1315 or swillis@unionmission.org

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

BETHESDA ACADEMY PARTNERS WITH SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE TO OFFER EARLY COLLEGE ESSENTIALS CERTIFICATE OF CREDIT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy has partnered with Savannah Technical College to be one of the first high schools to offer the new Early College Essentials Technical Certificate of Credit through dual enrollment. Students will be able to graduate with both their high school diploma and six general core college courses that transfer to any University System of Georgia (USG) institution. They can also take courses that will allow them to graduate from Bethesda Academy with occupational program certifications. To learn more about the program, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/11/bethesda-academy-partners-savannah-technical-college-offer-dual-enrollment-courses-early-college-essentials-technical-certificate-credit/.

HUNT, FISH & SHOOT PARTY

(JASPER CO., SC) 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.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER DEALERSHIP GRAND RE-OPENING

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A grand re-opening celebration for the renovated Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head dealership was held earlier this month. Area dignitaries and the public joined Peacock Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover USA executives for the ribbon cutting and were able to tour the new 20,000-square-foot Jaguar Land Rover dealership, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as an area designated for customizing your vehicle. The $4 million facility also features a high-end service lounge, work stations with WiFi and a gourmet coffee bar. For more information about the dealerships, visit https://www.jaguarhiltonhead.com or https://www.landroverhiltonhead.com, or call 843-208-1500.

NEW ENMARKET CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s largest convenience store retailer has moved into its new corporate headquarters building at the corner of Chatham Parkway and Highway 17. Home to training facilities, conference rooms and sufficient office space to house every department, the 23,000-square-foot office building is the first completed phase of a larger complex that will include a modernized and expanded version of the Enmarket store formerly on the site and an adjacent 70-foot tunnel car wash. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20191102/new-enmarket-complex-to-serve-as-central-command-center-for-124-stores-14-quick-serve-restaurants.

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BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTED ANNUAL SPORTING CLAYS EVENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy hosted its annual sporting clays event featuring a tournament, a shooting safety clinic, an awards ceremony and a cocktail reception featuring wild game in support of the school’s scholarship program for young men in grades six through 12. To learn more about Bethesda Academy’s events and ways to support the school, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/giving/.

“INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST

(SAVANNAH, GA, and BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) The “Inspire Your Community” podcast, launched by Chris Tilton, principal of local commercial construction firm the Dewitt Tilton Group, turned its spotlight and its $1,000 donation to The Bra Project this October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Watch the video below or on YouTube to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3sz8UPahng.

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

NATIONAL RUNAWAY PREVENTION MONTH AND HUNGER AND HOMELESSNESS AWARENESS WEEK RECOGNIZED BY CITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) This month, the City of Savannah delivered a Proclamation before representatives of Union Mission and Park Place Outreach in recognition of November as National Runaway Prevention Month and Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week. This month allows people come together across the country to draw attention to the problems of runaway youth and homelessness, and provides an opportunity for Savannah’s local service providers to share information, resources and shed a light on this humanitarian crisis. To learn more, visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/ or https://www.unionmission.org/.

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.

VICTORY CELEBRATION WITH UNITED WAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire received a major donation from top companies and their employees, putting the organization at 92 percent ($7,497,734) of its $8.15 million fundraising goal. Today Colonial Group, Georgia Ports Authority and Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation collectively announced giving $2,438,540 to United Way. This contribution to United Way consists of employee pledges and corporate commitment. The results of this year’s campaign will be announced at the Victory Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 11:30 a.m. at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa. The event is open to the public and tickets are $30 per person. For more information, visit uwce.org.

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’tbe 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.

2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES DAY OF SERVICE AND DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the fourth and final lecture of the 2019 Encourage Health Education Series, Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 donation to the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Volunteers from Healthy Savannah and Enmarket also attended the 14th Annual LDSS Buddy Walk® in Forsyth Park to help set up, to work the festival and food stations following the walk and to clean up after the event. For more information visit  https://savannahbusinessjournal.com/news-categories/non-profit-organizations/9693-nov-5-enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-provide-day-of-service-and-donation-to-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society.html.

“BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 2019” ENTREPRENURIAL COMPETITION WINNERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The BizPitch Savannah™ Entrepreneurial Competition has announced three winners for 2019: Charlene Diamond with “Integra Nutrix,” Ashley Elm and Carmen McCullum with “The Culturist Union” and Maria Vaughan and Michael Wedum with “COR Compost.” Each winner received $2,500 in cash and $8,500 in professional services to help them launch their Savannah-based businesses. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20191106/savannah-score-announces-competition-winners.

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.

“TALK OF THE TOWN” WITH CHRIS TILTON

(WHHI) Chris Tilton sat down with Keri Dylan, host of WHHI’s “Talk of the Town” to discuss the commercial construction business, his projects with the Dewitt Tilton Group and his local initiative to spread good news, the “Inspire Your Community” podcast. Watch the interview below or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M4Oi6ktQBE&feature=youtu.be.

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!  For Spring 2020, we are offering eleven exciting programs, including sessions on Mini Medical School, Culinary, Robotics, Creative Writing, and more. Spark will be 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

KEEP YOUR OWN TEETH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Less than a century ago, it was an assumption that as we age we would all lose our natural teeth. That’s not the case for today’s older adults who are keeping their natural teeth longer than ever before. A healthy mouth and teeth help you look good, eat delicious and nutritious foods and speak clearly and confidently. For more information on how to protect your teeth, 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/.

DEBT COLLECTION LITIGATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Debt collection is necessary to keep your business running smoothly, but so is keeping your focus on day-to-day operations and long-term planning. If you are part of a legal case involving debt collection, you may want to hire a debt collection attorney. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com.

Charles Bowen
Charles Bowen

MEET DAISY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Daisy. Daisy was an outdoor dog who wasn’t getting enough love so she landed in rescue. Daisy’s foster family is teaching her to get comfortable walking on a leash and she’s learning commands like “sit” and “down.” She’s not super motivated by food, she just loves lots of pets and hugs! Daisy gets along well with her foster dog brother, but hasn’t had much experience with cats yet. To adopt Daisy, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-251-daisy/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 4, 2019

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JAGUAR LAND ROVER DEALERSHIP GRAND OPENING

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A grand opening celebration for the renovated Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head dealership will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Area dignitaries and the public are invited to join Peacock Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover USA executives for the ribbon cutting and will be able to tour the new 20,000-square-foot Jaguar Land Rover dealership, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as an area designated for customizing your vehicle. The $4 million facility also features a high-end service lounge, work stations with WiFi and a gourmet coffee bar. For more information, visit https://www.jaguarhiltonhead.com or https://www.landroverhiltonhead.com, or call 843-208-1500.

NEW ENMARKET CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s largest convenience store retailer has moved into its new corporate headquarters building at the corner of Chatham Parkway and Highway 17. Home to training facilities, conference rooms and sufficient office space to house every department, the 23,000-square-foot office building is the first completed phase of a larger complex that will include a modernized and expanded version of the Enmarket store formerly on the site and an adjacent 70-foot tunnel car wash. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20191102/new-enmarket-complex-to-serve-as-central-command-center-for-124-stores-14-quick-serve-restaurants.

“INSPIRE YOUR COMMUNITY” PODCAST

(SAVANNAH, GA, and BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) The “Inspire Your Community” podcast, launched by Chris Tilton, principal of local commercial construction firm the Dewitt Tilton Group, turned its spotlight and its $1,000 donation to The Bra Project this October in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Watch the video below or on YouTube to learn more: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v3sz8UPahng.

HUNT, FISH & SHOOT PARTY

(JASPER CO., SC) The Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, hosted by the Boys & Girls Clubs of Jasper County, will take place on November 7th at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat. A raffle will be held during the event with items such as hunts, fishing charters, guns, kayaks, dinners and date nights, among other gifts. All raffle ticket purchases will support the Boys & Girls Clubs’ programs and services. For more information visit https://www.bgclowcountry.org/jasper-county-events.

WEAR GREEN DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Park Place Outreach and Green Truck Pub as they raise awareness for National Runaway Prevention Month this November! Come out to Green Truck Pub on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., wearing green for a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards. Green Truck Pub will also be matching donations given to Park Place Outreach for the day. You don’t want to miss it! To learn more, visithttps://www.facebook.com/events/498041954080836/.

THE FIFTH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT WRAPPED UP WITH BRAS & BUBBLY EVENT

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) The Fifth Annual Bra Project concluded its tour of the Lowcountry with the Bras & Bubbly evening event on Oct. 24, when the winner of the student competition for best-designed bra was revealed. Bras & Bubbly also held a silent auction featuring pieces donated by local artists who have a breast cancer story to share. All proceeds from the event benefited DragonBoat Beaufort and local cancer survivors. To learn more about the event, visit https://www.wsav.com/buddy-check-3/5th-annual-bra-project-celebrates-conclusion-with-bra-bubbly-event/.

AMERICA’S SECOND HARVEST NEEDS YOUR HELP

(SAVANNAH, GA) America’s Second Harvest is known for helping others in need. Now they are the ones that need 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 hold a food drive. For more information visit https://www.wjcl.com/article/americas-second-harvest-in-dire-need-of-food/29578813.

THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP WELCOMES AARON CRADDUCK AS SUPERINTENDENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group is pleased to announce that Aaron Cradduck has joined the Savannah area commercial construction company as a superintendent. Cradduck will be responsible for ensuring quality construction practices and timely builds to meet clients’ commercial construction needs. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/10/lowcountry-commercial-construction-firm-dewitt-tilton-group-welcomes-new-superintendent-aaron-cradduck/.

2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES DAY OF SERVICE AND DONATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) During the fourth and final lecture of the 2019 Encourage Health Education Series, Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 donation to the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS). Volunteers from Healthy Savannah and Enmarket also attended the 14th Annual LDSS Buddy Walk® in Forsyth Park to help set up, to work the festival and food stations following the walk and to clean up after the event. For more information visit http://enmarket.com/encourage-health-series/.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS®: HOW TO KEEP UP WITH VIDEO MARKETING 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. held their October session of the monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic was focused on video marketing, and how it has taken 2019 by storm. Skylar Lanier, Public Relations Specialist, hosted the conversation on Wednesday, Oct. 30. If you missed it, don’t worry. You can watch the recorded session on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2597112347042933/.

UNITED WAY REACHES 48% OF GOAL AT HALFWAY POINT

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire’s annual fundraising campaign is in full speed! Seven weeks into the 2019 campaign, the organization announced that $3,916,874 has been raised toward its $8,150,000 goal. The results were reported at the Mid-Campaign Rally held at Calhoun Square. To learn more visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/10/united-way-coastal-empire-reaches-48-its-overall-fundraising-goal-halfway-point/.

“TALK OF THE TOWN” WITH CHRIS TILTON

(WHHI) Chris Tilton sat down with Keri Dylan, host of WHHI’s “Talk of the Town” to discuss the commercial construction business, his projects with the Dewitt Tilton Group and his local initiative to spread good news, the “Inspire Your Community” podcast. Watch the interview below or on YouTube at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9M4Oi6ktQBE&feature=youtu.be.

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/.

WSAV AND PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE “PAY IT FORWARD”

(SAVANNAH, GA) WSAV and Peacock Automotive opted to “Pay It Forward” in October with a surprise donation to the Telfair Mammography Fund. To learn more, watch the video below.

BRUSHING CORRECTLY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Brushing your teeth regularly is part of good oral hygiene, but brushing too vigorously can cause more harm than good. It can wear down enamel, irritate your gums, make your teeth sensitive to cold and even cause cavities. For more information, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com.

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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center are in need of donations to help their patients. They are asking for new or gently used dolls and doll clothing for doll therapy, stuffed animals, air diffusers, time period trivia books, toiletry bags, arts and craft supplies, and an indoor floor basketball hoop, among other items. If you have items you would like to give, contact Lauren or Latoya at 912-756-6131 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bryan-County-Health-and-Rehabilitation/138743449521576.

FOREIGN TRADE ZONES: SHOW ME THE MONEY

(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) will host “Foreign-Trade Zones: Show Me the Money,” a Global Education Program, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1:30 – 5 p.m. at World Trade Center Savannah, 131 Hutchinson Island Road. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.wtcsavannah.org.

HOLIDAY SEASON TIPS FROM ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mashed potatoes are everyone’s favorite side dish until the potato peels cling to the side of your drain and clog your sink. All that starch can cause a sticky situation, but don’t lose your love for mashed potatoes. Call Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, and make sure to peel potatoes into a recycled grocery bag next time. Learn more about things that should never go down the drain here: https://www.bobvila.com/slideshow/10-things-never-to-put-down-your-garbage-disposal-51749#grease-down-garbage-disposal

BUSINESS AND COMMERCIAL LEGAL RESOLUTIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bowen Law Group has some helpful steps to take when dealing with business and commercial disputes. The first step is to identify the strengths and weaknesses in the current situation. The second step is to determine the ultimate goals and prepare a specific strategy to reach it. For more information, visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com.

Charles Bowen

SAVANNAH SCORE WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) What do you need to know to create a successful business? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, you need real-world tools, knowledge and insights in order to succeed. The “Business Launchpad: How to Start, Manage, and Grow a Successful Business” offers exactly that. The workshop, led by expert SCORE Business mentors, will take place on Saturday, April 13, at SCORE Savannah. To register, please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com. The session fee is $49 ($20 for Students and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce), and includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content.

JA SAVANNAH BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 20th Annual JA Savannah Business Hall of Fame will take place Thursday, November 7th at 6 pm at the Savannah Convention Center. This event will honor Craig Harney of WTOC and Cliff McCurry of Sterling Seacrest Partners (pictured left to right). For more information, visit http://www.georgia.ja.org/hall-of-fame-savannah.

MEET BUSTER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Buster. He’s a senior guy who loves to be with people! He get along with everyone really; dogs, cats, even kids. Buster’s not much into toys anymore, and prefers to sleep most days – but will wake up for a good belly rub any time of day! Being an older man, he does have arthritis, and needs daily medication to keep him moving. Buster says “I’m just looking for love and a home where I can live the rest of my life.” To adopt Buster visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-165-buster/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 28, 2019

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FINAL LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2019 season of the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series will wrap up this Tuesday, Oct. 29, with a presentation by sports science professional Katie Balthrop, founder of Savannah Sport & Wellness, on the benefits of strength training at any age. For more information, visit healthysavannah.org.

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Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness

JAGUAR LAND ROVER DEALERSHIP GRAND OPENING

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) A grand opening celebration for the renovated Jaguar Land Rover Hilton Head dealership will be held at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 6. Area dignitaries and the public are invited to join Peacock Automotive and Jaguar Land Rover USA executives for the ribbon cutting and will be able to tour the new 20,000-square-foot Jaguar Land Rover dealership, which is equipped with state-of-the-art technologies such as an area designated for customizing your vehicle. The $4 million facility also features a high-end service lounge, work stations with WiFi and a gourmet coffee bar. For more information, visit https://www.jaguarhiltonhead.com or https://www.landroverhiltonhead.com, or call 843-208-1500.

THE FIFTH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT WRAPPED UP WITH BRAS & BUBBLY EVENT

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) The Fifth Annual Bra Project concluded its tour of the Lowcountry with the Bras & Bubbly evening event on Oct. 24, when the winner of the student competition for best-designed bra was revealed. Bras & Bubbly also held a silent auction featuring pieces donated by local artists who have a breast cancer story to share. All proceeds from the event benefited DragonBoat Beaufort and local cancer survivors. To learn more about the event, visit https://www.wsav.com/buddy-check-3/5th-annual-bra-project-celebrates-conclusion-with-bra-bubbly-event/.

The Bra Project
The Bra Project

THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP WELCOMES AARON CRADDUCK AS SUPERINTENDENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group is pleased to announce that Aaron Cradduck has joined the Savannah area commercial construction company as a superintendent. Cradduck will be responsible for ensuring quality construction practices and timely builds to meet clients’ commercial construction needs. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/10/lowcountry-commercial-construction-firm-dewitt-tilton-group-welcomes-new-superintendent-aaron-cradduck/.

ENMARKET AWARDED BEST ORIGINAL DESIGN

(POOLER, GA) Enmarket’s newest location in Pooler has won the Convenience Store News’ the Best Original Design Award. Enmarket was selected for this national recognition due to its modern, inviting aesthetic and the ease with which the store layout allows customers to find what they need. To read more, visit https://csnews.com/convenience-store-news-2019-store-design-contest-best-original-design#close-olyticsmodal.

OPEN FOR BUSINESS®: HOW TO KEEP UP WITH VIDEO MARKETING 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. for the October session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is focused on video marketing, and how it has taken 2019 by storm. Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner, and Skylar Lanier, Public Relations Specialist, will host the conversation on Wednesday, Oct. 30, at noon. The article this month can be found here: https://www.oneupweb.com/blog/video/the-rise-of-video-marketing/. You can tune in to watch on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/events/2597112347042933/.

UNITED WAY REACHES 48% OF GOAL AT HALFWAY POINT

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire’s annual fundraising campaign is in full speed! Seven weeks into the 2019 campaign, the organization announced that $3,916,874 has been raised toward its $8,150,000 goal.  The results were reported at the Mid-Campaign Rally held at Calhoun Square.  To learn more visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/10/united-way-coastal-empire-reaches-48-its-overall-fundraising-goal-halfway-point/.

WEAR GREEN DAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Park Place Outreach and Green Truck Pub as they raise awareness for National Runaway Prevention Month this November! Come out to Green Truck Pub on Tuesday, Nov. 12, from 11 a.m. – 11 p.m., wearing green for a chance to win one of two $100 gift cards. Green Truck Pub will also be matching donations given to Park Place Outreach for the day. You don’t want to miss it! To learn more visit https://www.facebook.com/events/498041954080836/.

NEW DATE FOR SCORE’s 2ND ANNUAL BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Nov. 1, 2019, Savannah’s award-winning chapter of SCORE will present its popular “BizPitch Savannah™” entrepreneurial competition. This “Shark Tank”-style event, which is free and open to the public, will be held from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at The Coastal Georgia Center, 305 Fahm Street. For more information about “BizPitch Savannah™ 2019,” go to http://bizpitchsavannah.com.

BETHESDA BLAZERS UNDEFEATED IN REGION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Academy Blazers continue their 2-A Region season undefeated after a win against Thomas Heyward Academy on Friday. Under the leadership of coach Antwain Turner, the Blazers hope to carry the same determined spirit into their game next weekend at home against Spartanburg Christian. Read the full article to learn more about the Blazers and their rise to the top of the region: https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20191018/bethesda-alone-at-top-of-region-after-beating-thomas-heyward-28-16.

SCAD SAVANNAH FILM FESTIVAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) The SCAD Savannah Film Festival will kicked off this past Saturday, complete with a red carpet, actors and industry professionals from across the country. It is a transformative week for all involved, and it solidifies Savannah’s prominent place in film as Georgia continues to grow its presence in the industry. Read the full article on the festival week here: https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20191019/tinseltown-down-south-scad-savannah-film-festival-now-staple-of-locals-industry-alike.

KEEP YOUR PLUMBING CLEAN THIS HALLOWEEN

(SAVANNAH, GA) As Halloween approaches, plumbing is likely the last thing on your mind, but fall festivities are in full swing and it’s easy to have a family-fun activity turn into a nightmare. If you plan on carving pumpkins soon, ensure the pulp and seeds make it to the trash and do not get flushed down the toilet or sink. The pulp from inside the pumpkin will create a nice sticky clog in your drains. It can also harden over time and cause multiple other issues, including garbage disposal issues. If you do need a plumber, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah will have you covered: https://rotosavannah.com/.

WSAV AND PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE “PAY IT FORWARD”

(SAVANNAH, GA) WSAV and Peacock Automotive “Pay It Forward” this month with a surprise donation to the Telfair Mammography Fund.  To learn more, watch the video below.

REGULAR CHECKUPS ARE IMPORTANT

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

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DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center are in need of donations to help their patients. They are asking for new or gently used dolls and doll clothing for doll therapy, stuffed animals, air diffusers, time period trivia books, toiletry bags, arts and craft supplies, an indoor floor basketball hoop, among other items. If you have items you would like to give, contact Lauren or Latoya at 912-756-6131 or visit https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bryan-County-Health-and-Rehabilitation/138743449521576.

FREE BOARD TRAINING

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire invites you to take your leadership to the next level. Learn how to join a nonprofit board, the roles and responsibilities of an effective board member, core governance structure, key governance principles that distinguish exceptional boards, and tools and practices of exceptional boards. Training is led by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits. The event is free and open to the public on October 29, from 5:00 pm to 6:30 pm at 428 Bull Street in Savannah. RSVPs are required and space is limited – reservations online at uwce.org/events.

FOREIGN TRADE ZONES: SHOW ME THE MONEY

(SAVANNAH, GA) World Trade Center Savannah (WTCSav) will host “Foreign-Trade Zones: Show Me the Money,” a Global Education Program, on Wednesday, Nov. 6, 1:30 – 5 p.m. at World Trade Center Savannah, 131 Hutchinson Island Road. The program is free and open to the public, but registration is required at www.wtcsavannah.org.

LOCAL ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY GROWING

(SAVANNAH, GA) 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 2018 alone. One of the major reasons for this boom in the local film and television industry is the Savannah Entertainment Production Incentive offered by the Savannah Economic Development Authority. Every business can benefit from tapping into the local entertainment industry. The Savannah Film Alliance is a great resource for getting connected. For more information, contact the SFA Founder, Charles Bowen, or visit www.thebowenlawgroup.com.

Charles Bowen
Charles Bowen

SAVANNAH SCORE WORKSHOP

(SAVANNAH, GA) What do you need to know to create a successful business? Whether you are an aspiring entrepreneur or a small business owner, you need real-world tools, knowledge and insights in order to succeed. The “Business Launchpad: How to Start, Manage, and Grow a Successful Business” offers exactly that. The workshop, led by expert SCORE Business mentors, will take place on Saturday, April 13, at SCORE Savannah. To register, please call the Savannah SCORE office at 912-652-4335 or email us at scoresav70@gmail.com. The session fee is $49 ($20 for Students and members of the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce), and includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content.

JA SAVANNAH BUSINESS HALL OF FAME

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 20th Annual JA Savannah Business Hall of Fame will take place Thursday, November 7th at 6 pm at the Savannah Convention Center. This event will honor Craig Harney of WTOC and Cliff McCurry of Sterling Seacrest Partners (pictured left to right). For more information, visit http://www.georgia.ja.org/hall-of-fame-savannah.

MEET CHEVY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Chevy. Chevy had a rough start in life. This frightened little guy was found under the hood of a car and brought to the rescue. It took some time for him to learn to trust humans, but now he’s figured out just how much fun it is to be a kitten. He loves to play and wants all of your attention. He runs to greet his foster when she gets home just like a dog. He gets along well with the other cats and dogs in the household and would be great with kids. To adopt Chevy, go to http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-063-chevy/