(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.

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

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.

Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness
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.

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

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/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 21, 2019

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THE FIFTH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT WILL WRAP UP WITH BRAS & BUBBLY EVENT

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) The Fifth Annual Bra Project will conclude its tour of the Lowcountry with the Bras & Bubbly evening event this Thursday, Oct. 24, when the winner of the student competition for best-designed bra will be revealed. Bras & Bubbly will also hold a silent auction featuring pieces donated by local artists who have a breast cancer story to share. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thibault Gallery at 815 Bay St., Beaufort, Sc. You can purchase tickets at the door or online with eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2VnGBeJ. All proceeds from the event benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local cancer survivors. To learn more about the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/669092870274765/.

2019 GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces its seventh annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at The Plantation Club at the Landings. The auction will include gently-used, vintage and new designer handbags, bags from local designers and special new silent auction packages that include trips, tickets to events and other local and regional items. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction and to learn more about sponsorships and donations, visit https://www.horizonssavannah.org/ or call 912-961-8854.

UNITED WAY RALLY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Let’s rally! Head over to Calhoun Square (Abercorn & Taylor Streets) on Wednesday, Oct. 23, for United Way of the Coastal Empire’s Mid-Campaign Rally to hear from the heart of our community. #WeAreOne and together we can make an impact in preparing children to succeed in school, providing pathways for financial stability, and improving the health for all needing safety and services. Tickets are $10 and include lunch. For more information, visit    https://uwce.org/events/

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.

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 kick off this Saturday, Oct. 26, 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.

STEM BOOKS DONATED THROUGH PEACOCK LOVES LEARNING INITIATIVE

(JASPER CO, SC) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, as part of its effort to improve education in its community, donated 150 award-winning STEM books to Okatie Elementary School. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) partnered with Peacock Subaru Hilton Head to supply the books for donation. For more information visit https://youtu.be/g-ICjOrqY0E or call 843-208-1258.

GET INVOLVED IN YOUR COMMUNITY TODAY

(SAVANNAH, GA) This is your chance put your leadership skills to use! There are 26 positions on city and county boards, commissions and authorities that need to be filled by skilled, knowledgeable and dedicated professionals. These positions provide an opportunity to get involved directly in administration and participate in the governmental process.  Beginning Monday, October 14 through Friday, October 25 at 5 p.m., the mayor and aldermen of the City of Savannah will be accepting applications for appointment the following boards, commissions and authorities: http://savannahga.gov/392/Boards-Commissions-Authorities.

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/.

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.

5TH ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY ANNIE OAKLEYS CHARITY CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Annie Oakleys, in partnership with United Way of the Coastal Empire, held its 5th Annual Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clays Tournament to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, and United Way of the Coastal Empire. Along with sporting clays, the day-long event included a 75 shot tournament, Lewis Class scoring, raffles, chef station, Bourbon tasting, and after-party with awards, cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and live music. To learn more visit www.lowcountryannieoakleys.com.

FINAL LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2019 season of the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series will wrap up on 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.

Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness
Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness

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, October 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/

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.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER COLUMBIA WINS REGIONAL LAND ROVER TREK 2020

(COLUMBIA, SC) Jaguar Land Rover Columbia took first place in the regional Land Rover TReK 2020, Land Rover North America’s off-road driving skills competition. Represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler, Jaguar Land Rover Columbia competed against 52 teams in six waves. Their team will now go on to compete against five other regional teams California in January. For more information, visit https://www.jaguarcolumbia.com/ or https://www.landrovercolumbia.com/.

Jaguar Land Rover Columbia TReK Team
Jaguar Land Rover Columbia TReK Team

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter announced a federal grant of $200,000 for Park Place Outreach. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to fund their 24 hour emergency shelter for children. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/park-place-outreach-getting-more-federal-dollars-to-help-fight-teen-homelessness/.

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

BETHESDA HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy, a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through 12, has hired a veteran teacher with state and national credentials as director of admissions. Tia Adkins comes to Bethesda with nearly two decades of experience in the classroom. To learn more, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org.

Tia Adkins
Tia Adkins

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 4:00 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.

ISLE OF HOPE ART & MUSIC FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars: the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is returning Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Come enjoy great food and music and shop at over 100 artists stalls. Bring the kids for fun activities too. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/IsleOfHopeArtMusicFest/?eid=ARBkvtjIY-fbtdu_rRSVNFllRzqaLtO0sEmZctgvAcOpFQST3m8EMjYzs8TcM87YynYLHX0eEd5UxcVT.

KOMEN BIG WIG PARTICIPANT, TANYA MILTON

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has been selected as one of this year’s Komen Big Wig participants. As such, Milton is raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  To donate to Milton’s campaign, visit http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/goto/tanya.

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 MAC

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Mac. If you’re looking for an all-around great dog, Mac is your guy. He waits patiently to be let out of his kennel and while you put his leash on. He LOVES toys – especially squeaky toys and he is an expert at getting the squeaker out with minimal fluff-shed! But squeaky tennis balls… those are his absolute favorite!! He also loves playing with people and his canine friends, but he’ll settle down for a nap or some cuddle time and kisses too. Not to mention how handsome and photogenic he is!! Full of puppy love and puppy play, Mac is sure to steal your heart with his zest for life and all of the love he has to give. He can’t wait for his new family to find him. To adopt Mac visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-051-mac/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 14, 2019

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THE FIFTH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT WILL WRAP UP WITH BRAS & BUBBLY EVENT

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) The Fifth Annual Bra Project will conclude its tour of the Lowcountry with the Bras & Bubbly evening event on Thursday, Oct. 24, when the winner of the student competition for best-designed bra will be revealed. Bras & Bubbly will also hold a silent auction featuring pieces donated by local artists who have a breast cancer story to share. The event will run from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Thibault Gallery at 815 Bay St., Beaufort, Sc. You can purchase tickets at the door or online with eventbrite: https://bit.ly/2VnGBeJ. All proceeds from the event benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local cancer survivors. To learn more about the event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/669092870274765/.

14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its 14th Annual Buddy Walk in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. A festival followed the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music and refreshments. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/hundreds-walk-to-advocate-for-people-with-down-syndrome/.

STEM BOOKS DONATED THROUGH PEACOCK LOVES LEARNING INITIATIVE

(JASPER CO, SC) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, as part of its effort to improve education in its community, donated 150 award-winning STEM books to Okatie Elementary School. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) partnered with Peacock Subaru Hilton Head to supply the books for donation. For more information visit https://youtu.be/g-ICjOrqY0E or call 843-208-1258.

2019 GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces its seventh annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at The Plantation Club at the Landings. The auction will include gently-used, vintage and new designer handbags, bags from local designers and special new silent auction packages that include trips, tickets to events and other local and regional items. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction and to learn more about sponsorships and donations, visit  https://www.horizonssavannah.org/ or call 912-961-8854.

5TH ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY ANNIE OAKLEYS CHARITY CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Annie Oakleys, in partnership with United Way of the Coastal Empire, held its 5th Annual Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clays Tournament to benefit CURE Childhood Cancer, Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire, and United Way of the Coastal Empire. Along with sporting clays, the day-long event included a 75 shot tournament, Lewis Class scoring, raffles, chef station, Bourbon tasting, and after-party with awards, cocktails, hors-d’oeuvres, and live music. To learn more visit www.lowcountryannieoakleys.com.

FINAL LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The 2019 season of the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series will wrap up on 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.

Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness
Katie Balthrop , Savannah, Sport and Wellness

HAPPY FALL, Y’ALL!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Do corn mazes, hayrides and pumpkin patches sound like a good time to you too? WTOC has put together a list of pumpkin patches in our area that you and your family can check out. Read about them here: https://www.wtoc.com/2019/10/10/pumpkin-patches-you-can-visit-savannah-area/.

SCISA PLAYER OF THE WEEK, BETHESDA’S WRIGHT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy running back, senior Jaden Wright, is SCISA Player of the Week. Jaden had 9 carries for 137 yards and 5 touchdown along three two point conversions in a big win Friday night. To learn more, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/.

DONATIONS NEEDED FOR ALZHEIMER’S PATIENTS

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) The Bryan County Health and Rehabilitation Center are in need of some 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.

CHRIS TILTON: FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FUN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, President of Dewitt Tilton Group, discusses the activities he enjoys with his family when he is not at work. To watch the interview, visit http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/10/friday-funday-chris-tilton-dewitt-tilton-group-time-family/.

SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE GALA HONOREES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) honored eight outstanding local professionals from Savannah’s thriving film and television community at the inaugural SFA Honors Gala. The star-studded event had the theme of “Old Hollywood” and was open to the public. It was a night of “Lights! Camera! Action!”, and the entertainment community pulled out all the stops that evening, evoking classic Hollywood with lights, a red carpet, live music – even paparazzi. For more information visit www.savannahfilmalliance.org.

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.

JAGUAR LAND ROVER COLUMBIA WINS REGIONAL LAND ROVER TREK 2020

(COLUMBIA, SC) Jaguar Land Rover Columbia took first place in the regional Land Rover TReK 2020, Land Rover North America’s off-road driving skills competition. Represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler, Jaguar Land Rover Columbia competed against 52 teams in six waves. Their team will now go on to compete against five other regional teams California in January. For more information, visit https://www.jaguarcolumbia.com/ or https://www.landrovercolumbia.com/.

Pictured Left to Right Dustin Nielson (Jaguar Land Rover Shop Foreman), Matt Wheeler (Encore Specialist) Jeff Thomas (Jaguar Land Rover Level 3 Tech).

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter announced a federal grant of $200,000 for Park Place Outreach. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to fund their 24 hour emergency shelter for children. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/park-place-outreach-getting-more-federal-dollars-to-help-fight-teen-homelessness/.

BETHESDA HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy, a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through 12, has hired a veteran teacher with state and national credentials as director of admissions. Tia Adkins comes to Bethesda with nearly two decades of experience in the classroom. To learn more, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org.

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 4:00 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.

BETSY PORTUNE HIRED BY ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Betsy Portune has joined Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah as business manager. Her duties at Roto-Rooter will include maintaining company policies and procedures, handling employee relations, assisting with recruitment and overseeing daily reconciliations and banking. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/09/betsy-portune-joins-roto-rooter-plumbers-savannah-business-manager/.

Betsy Portune, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah
Betsy Portune, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

SANDY VIRGIN HIRED BY LOCAL DENTAL PRACTICES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon are pleased to welcome Sandy Virgin to the general dentistry practices. Her duties as patient coordinator will entail greeting visitors and patients, answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments, maintaining patient files and submitting and processing insurance claims and payments. For more information, call 912-826-4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/.

CYNTHIA CRADDUCK PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc., and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, presented a Public Relations training session at the National Jaycees Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. Cradduck is vice president of communications for the Georgia Jaycees and is an active and experienced member of the Savannah chapter. To learn more, visit https://carriagetradepr.com or https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

UNITED WAY DISTRIBUTES SCHOOL SUPPLIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire distributed five pallets of school supplies to children in need at Title 1 Schools throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System. The school supplies were generously donated by Publix Super Markets. This year, United Way Community Fund invested $677,500 in programs and services that strengthen literacy, help children stay on track in school and graduate high school. For more information, please visit uwce.org.

WINNERS OF THE BIZPITCH 2019 COMPETITION

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Three locally owned women’s businesses have won the inaugural Thrive Lowcountry BizPitch competition for women entrepreneurs. Each winner received over $8,000 in cash and professional services (and prizes) to support them in their business development. For more information visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/.

THRIVE CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young spoke on Public Relations at the Thrive Lowcountry Women’s Conference. Picture below, Mayor John McCann of Hilton Head, Tina Tyus-Shaw of WSAV, Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations and William Miles, President and CEO of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. 

ISLE OF HOPE ART & MUSIC FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars: the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is returning Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Come enjoy great food and music and shop at over 100 artists stalls. Bring the kids for fun activities too. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/IsleOfHopeArtMusicFest/?eid=ARBkvtjIY-fbtdu_rRSVNFllRzqaLtO0sEmZctgvAcOpFQST3m8EMjYzs8TcM87YynYLHX0eEd5UxcVT.

KOMEN BIG WIG PARTICIPANT, TANYA MILTON

(SAVANNAH, GA) Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has been selected as one of this year’s Komen Big Wig participants. As such, Milton is raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  To donate to Milton’s campaign, visit http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/goto/tanya.

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The latest excerpt from “Brews and Views” community forum, presented by Savannah Morning News, focused on affordable housing and homelessness in Savannah. Panelists included Union Mission Director of Operations, Josua Rine, and other community partners. To view the full video, visit https://www.unionmission.org/2019/09/24/brewsandviews/.

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.

WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN?

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Captain Lee Levesque explains more about the Lutzie43 campaign in the video below. And for more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/lutzie-43.htm.

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 MILA

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet international supermodel Mila! As sweet as she is beautiful! When she isn’t strutting her stuff on the catwalk she is busy taking care of her luxuriously silky fur coat.  Mila’s adoption fee has been generously sponsored. To adopt Mila visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-023-mila/.

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, October 7, 2019

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14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK  (SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society held its 14th Annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. A festival followed the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music and refreshments. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/hundreds-walk-to-advocate-for-people-with-down-syndrome/.
SAVANNAH PHILHARMONIC’S 2019 PICNIC IN THE PARK  (SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Philharmonic’s 2019 Picnic in the Park took place on Saturday with the theme, “Color Your World with Music.” Forsyth Park was full with tents from local businesses, food trucks and picnicking Savannahians, with a best picnic competition sponsored by Enmarket. To learn more about the local and student groups who performed at the event, and the winner of the picnic contest, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20191006/savannah-philharmonic-colors-forsyth-park-with-2019-picnic-in-park.
STEM BOOKS DONATED THROUGH PEACOCK LOVES LEARNING INITIATIVE (JASPER CO, SC) Peacock Subaru Hilton Head, as part of its effort to improve education in its community, donated 150 award-winning STEM books to Okatie Elementary School. The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) partnered with Peacock Subaru Hilton Head to supply the books for donation. For more information watch the video below.
2019 GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS (SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces its seventh annual charity luncheon and purse auction, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place at 11 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 25, at The Plantation Club at the Landings. The auction will include gently-used, vintage and new designer handbags, bags from local designers and special new silent auction packages that include trips, tickets to events and other local and regional items. For more information on the Grab a Bag for Kids charity luncheon and purse auction and to learn more about sponsorships and donations, visit  https://www.horizonssavannah.org/ or call 912-961-8854.
FINAL LECTURE OF 2019 ENMARKET ENCOURAGE HEALTH SERIES (SAVANNAH, GA) The 2019 season of the Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series will wrap up on 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.
SCISA PLAYER OF THE WEEK, BETHESDA’S WRIGHT
(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy running back, senior Jaden Wright, is SCISA Player of the Week. Jaden had 9 carries for 137 yards and 5 touchdown along three two point conversions in a big win Friday night. To learn more, visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/
CHRIS TILTON: FAMILY, FRIENDS AND FUN (SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, President of Dewitt Tilton Group, discusses the activities he enjoys with his family when he is not at work. To watch the interview, visit http://savannahceo.com/video/2019/10/friday-funday-chris-tilton-dewitt-tilton-group-time-family/
SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE GALA HONOREES (SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) honored eight outstanding local professionals from Savannah’s thriving film and television community at the inaugural SFA Honors Gala. The star-studded event had the theme of “Old Hollywood” and was open to the public. It was a night of “Lights! Camera! Action!”, and the entertainment community pulled out all the stops that evening, evoking classic Hollywood with lights, a red carpet, live music – even paparazzi. For more information visit www.savannahfilmalliance.org.
THE BRA PROJECT KICKOFF AND STUDENT PROJECT UNVEILING  (BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) In recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, “The Bra Project” will once again benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local breast cancer survivors this October. This is the fifth consecutive year that Pinnacle Medical Group has presented the event. Local students from Hilton Head High School, May River High School and Bluffton High School have designed 13 custom bras to enter the competition. A kickoff unveiling event for these bras was held at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery. “The Bra Project” will now go on tour throughout the Lowcountry for the entire month. For more information please contact Melody Jones at mjones@pinnaclemd.com.
JAGUAR LAND ROVER COLUMBIA WINS REGIONAL LAND ROVER TREK 2020 (COLUMBIA, SC) Jaguar Land Rover Columbia took first place in the regional Land Rover TReK 2020, Land Rover North America’s off-road driving skills competition. Represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler, Jaguar Land Rover Columbia competed against 52 teams in six waves. Their team will now go on to compete against five other regional teams California in January. For more information, visit https://www.jaguarcolumbia.com/ or https://www.landrovercolumbia.com/.
PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES FEDERAL GRANT (SAVANNAH, GA) Congressman Earl L. “Buddy” Carter announced a federal grant of $200,000 for Park Place Outreach. The grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services will be used to fund their 24 hour emergency shelter for children. For more information, visit https://www.wsav.com/news/local-news/park-place-outreach-getting-more-federal-dollars-to-help-fight-teen-homelessness/.
BETHESDA HIRES NEW DIRECTOR OF ADMISSIONS (SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy, a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through 12, has hired a veteran teacher with state and national credentials as director of admissions. Tia Adkins comes to Bethesda with nearly two decades of experience in the classroom. To learn more, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org.
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 4:00 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. BETSY PORTUNE HIRED BY ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH (SAVANNAH, GA) Betsy Portune has joined Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah as business manager. Her duties at Roto-Rooter will include maintaining company policies and procedures, handling employee relations, assisting with recruitment and overseeing daily reconciliations and banking. For more information, visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/09/betsy-portune-joins-roto-rooter-plumbers-savannah-business-manager/.
UNION MISSION DONATION AND SERVICE DAY  (SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 donation to Union Mission as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series. Following the presentation, 15 volunteer representatives from Enmarket and Healthy Savannah remained onsite to repaint walls at Union Mission’s Ben and Bettye Barnes Center. The center provides permanent supportive housing for up to 16 single women living with disabilities. Program tenants are supported by services such as case management and community resource referrals.  Visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-give-donation-to-union-mission-and-help-paint-their-center for more information.
Left to right: Nichele Hoskins of Healthy Savannah, Patricia Youngquist of Union Mission, Marian Moody of Enmarket, Jackie Coleman of Enmarket, Melody McCarthy of Enmarket, Armand Turner of Healthy Savannah, Sean Fatzinger of Enmarket, Pete Keller of Enmarket, Emily Bressler of Union Mission
SAVANNAH JUNIOR DERBY TAUNTS RECEIVE CUSTOM MOUTH GUARDS (SAVANNAH, GA) The Canfield Mouthshield Program, funded and administered by Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, fitted the Savannah Junior Derby Taunts for their new season with custom athletic mouth guards that are awarded by the practice each year. For more information visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/local-dentist-donates-mouthguards-to-girls-derby-team
SANDY VIRGIN HIRED BY LOCAL DENTAL PRACTICES  (SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon are pleased to welcome Sandy Virgin to the general dentistry practices. Her duties as patient coordinator will entail greeting visitors and patients, answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments, maintaining patient files and submitting and processing insurance claims and payments. For more information, call 912-826-4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/
CYNTHIA CRADDUCK PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE (SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc., and Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC, presented a Public Relations training session at the National Jaycees Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. Cradduck is vice president of communications for the Georgia Jaycees and is an active and experienced member of the Savannah chapter. To learn more, visit https://carriagetradepr.com or https://ceciliarussomarketing.com.
JO ANN CULLEN JOINS BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY (BEAUFORT, SC) Nurse practitioner Jo Ann Cullen has joined the staff of Beaufort Dermatology, 1096 Ribaut Road, which recently opened under new ownership after its purchase by the Pinnacle Medical Group. Cullen began her clinical experience as a cardiac nurse in 2001 and later moved into the operating room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She became the Clinical Educator for perioperative services at Moffitt while she was working on her master’s degree and later served as the Clinical Specialist for perioperative services. In 2011, she helped launch a new dermatology practice in south Florida. To learn more, visit http://pinnaclemd.com/, http://pinnacleplasticsurgery.com/http://puremedspamd.com / and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.
Jo Ann Cullen of Beaufort Dermatology
UNITED WAY DISTRIBUTES SCHOOL SUPPLIES
(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire distributed five pallets of school supplies to children in need at Title 1 Schools throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System. The school supplies were generously donated by Publix Super Markets. This year, United Way Community Fund invested $677,500 in programs and services that strengthen literacy, help children stay on track in school and graduate high school. For more information, please visit uwce.org.
WINNERS OF THE BIZPITCH 2019 COMPETITION (HILTON HEAD, SC) Three locally owned womens’ businesses have won the inaugural Thrive Lowcountry BizPitch competition for women entrepreneurs. Each winner received over $8,000 in cash and professional services (and prizes) to support them in their business development. For more information visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/

LEFT TO RIGHT: Amy Shippy, founder of Blue Poppy Designs, Karen Balerna, founder of Nurse Advocate Partners, LLC., and Katherine Reeves and Jessica Lowther, cofounders of The Refinery Nail Bar and Skin Studio

THRIVE CONFERENCE
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young spoke on Public Relations at the Thrive Lowcountry Women’s Conference. Picture below, Mayor John McCann of Hilton Head, Tina Tyus-Shaw of WSAV, Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade Public Relations and William Miles, President and CEO of the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.
CLEAN ENERGY ROADSHOW (SAVANNAH, GA) The Clean Energy Roadshow in Savannah will take place next Tuesday, Oct. 8, at 9 a.m. at the Georgia Tech campus in Pooler. Admission is free but you must register in advance at cleanenergyroadshow.com. Additionally on Monday, Oct. 7, Rep. Guillard and Tim Eichols are doing an “Empowerment Seminar” at Guillard’s Empowerment Center in Garden City. ISLE OF HOPE ART & MUSIC FEST (SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars, the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is returning Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019. Come enjoy great food and music and shop at over 100 artists stalls. Bring the kids for fun activities too. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/IsleOfHopeArtMusicFest/?eid=ARBkvtjIY-fbtdu_rRSVNFllRzqaLtO0sEmZctgvAcOpFQST3m8EMjYzs8TcM87YynYLHX0eEd5UxcVT
KOMEN BIG WIG PARTICIPANT, TANYA MILTON (SAVANNAH, GA) Tanya Milton of the Savannah Tribune has been selected as one of this year’s Komen Big Wig participants. As such, Milton is raising awareness and funds to fight breast cancer.  To donate to Milton’s campaign, visit http://coastalgeorgia.info-komen.org/goto/tanya
JUNIOR LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS (SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) announces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. This team of women exemplifies an assorted set of skills illustrated by previous experience in community involvement, finances and fundraising, and communications.  JLS is proud to welcome it’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Jennifer Grafton, Jackie Schott, Brooke Lozier, Gennie Long, Penny Rafferty, Alisha Goldbach, Denise Cooper, Yuntalay Gadson, and Natasha Holmes. To learn more visit https://www.jrleaguesav.org/
AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SAVANNAH (SAVANNAH, GA) The latest excerpt from “Brews and Views” community forum, presented by Savannah Morning News, focused on affordable housing and homelessness in Savannah. Panelists included Union Mission Director of Operations, Josua Rine, and other community partners. To view the full video, visit https://www.unionmission.org/2019/09/24/brewsandviews/.
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. WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN? (BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Hardeeville Mayor Harry Williams explains more about the Lutzie43 campaign in the video below.  And for more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/lutzie-43.htm.
20TH ANNUAL 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 BAM BAM (SAVANNAH, GA) Though he is small, Bam Bam is mighty! This squeaky little guy could easily be the spokesdog for Red Bull if he only had wings. He goes on bounces more than walks, and loves to be cuddled as much as possible, snuggling in close while giving tons of kisses. He is truly the happiest little man. To adopt Bam Bam, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-144-bambam/

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

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SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE GALA HONOREES

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Film Alliance (SFA) honored eight outstanding local professionals from Savannah’s thriving film and television community at the inaugural SFA Honors Gala.  The star-studded event had the theme of “Old Hollywood” and was open to the public. It was a night of “Lights! Camera! Action!”, and the entertainment community pulled out all the stops that evening, evoking classic Hollywood with lights, a red carpet, live music – even paparazzi.  For more information visit www.savannahfilmalliance.org.

THE BRA PROJECT KICKOFF AND STUDENT PROJECT UNVEILING HAPPENING THIS THURSDAY

(Bluffton/Beaufort, SC) In recognition of October being Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Pinnacle Medical Group announces “The Bra Project” will once again benefit DragonBoat Beaufort and local breast cancer survivors. This is the fifth consecutive year that the group has presented the event. Local students from Hilton Head High School, May River High School and Bluffton High School have been invited to custom-design a bra and enter the competition. A kickoff unveiling event for these bras will be held at Pinnacle Plastic Surgery on Thursday, October 3, at 4 p.m. “The Bra Project” will then go on tour throughout the Lowcountry for the entire month. For more information about the unveiling event, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/1597629250362138/

JAGUAR LAND ROVER COLUMBIA IN LAND ROVER TREK 2020

(COLUMBIA, S.C.) Jaguar Land Rover Columbia today announced plans to participate in Land Rover TReK 2020, Land Rover North America’s off-road driving skills competition. The competition is being held this year during the launch of the highly anticipated New Land Rover Defender.  Land Rover TReK 2020 is a two-day competition, comprised of a regional event and final event, for Land Rover retailer staff designed to educate and challenge sales, service and technician personnel with a variety of first-hand off-road experiences and challenges. The competition combines skills testing in off-road driving, navigation and team collaboration to test some of the best off-road driving experts across the U.S. and Canada.  Jaguar Land Rover Columbia will be represented by Dustin Nielsen, Jeffery Thomas and Matt Wheeler.  For more information visit  https://www.jaguarcolumbia.com/ or https://www.landrovercolumbia.com/.

14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK THIS WEEKEND

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold its 14th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. This year’s event has a fundraising goal of $50,000. A festival will follow the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music, refreshments and other entertainment. For more information visit ldssga.org or email buddywalk@ldss.org

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BETSY PORTUNE HIRED BY ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Betsy Portune has joined Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah as business manager. Her duties at Roto-Rooter will include maintaining company policies and procedures, handling employee relations, assisting with recruitment and overseeing daily reconciliations and banking.  For more information visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2019/09/betsy-portune-joins-roto-rooter-plumbers-savannah-business-manager/

UNION MISSION DONATION AND SERVICE DAY 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 donation to Union Mission as part of the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series.Following the presentation, 15 volunteer representatives from Enmarket and Healthy Savannah remained onsite to repaint walls at Union Mission’s Ben and Bettye Barnes Center. The center provides permanent supportive housing for up to 16 single women living with disabilities. Program tenants are supported by such services as case management and community resource referrals.  Visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/enmarket-and-healthy-savannah-give-donation-to-union-mission-and-help-paint-their-center for more information.

SAVANNAH JUNIOR DERBY TAUNTS RECEIVE MOUTH GUARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Canfield Mouthshield Program, funded and administered by Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, fitted the Savannah Junior Derby Taunts for their new season with custom athletic mouth guards that are awarded by the practice each year. For more information visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/local-dentist-donates-mouthguards-to-girls-derby-team

SANDY VIRGIN HIRED BY LOCAL DENTAL PRACTICES 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Sandfly Family Dental in Savannah and Premier Dental Designs in Rincon are pleased to welcome Sandy Virgin to the general dentistry practices. Her duties as patient coordinator will entail greeting visitors and patients, answering the telephone, scheduling patient appointments, maintaining patient files, and submitting and processing insurance claims and payments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

CYNTHIA CRADDUCK PRESENTED AT NATIONAL CONFERENCE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade Public Relations and Cecilia Russo Marketing, presented a Public Relations training session at the National Jaycees Convention in Corpus Christi, Texas. Cradduck is vice president of communications for the Georgia Jaycees and is an active and experienced member of the Savannah chapter.

JO ANN CULLEN JOINS BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY

(BEAUFORT, SC) Nurse practitioner Jo Ann Cullen has joined the staff of Beaufort Dermatology, 1096 Ribaut Road, which recently opened under new ownership after its purchase by the Pinnacle Medical Group. Cullen began her clinical experience as a cardiac nurse in 2001 and later moved into the operating room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She became the Clinical Educator for perioperative services at Moffitt while she was working on her master’s degree and later served as the Clinical Specialist for perioperative services. In 2011, she helped launch a new dermatology practice in south Florida. To learn more, visit http://pinnaclemd.com/, http://pinnacleplasticsurgery.com/http://puremedspamd.com/ and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.

Jo Ann Cullen of Beaufort Dermatology

UNITED WAY DISTRIBUTES SCHOOL SUPPLIES

(SAVANNAH, GA) United Way of the Coastal Empire distributed five pallets of school supplies to children in need at Title 1 Schools throughout the Savannah-Chatham County Public Schools System. The school supplies were generously donated by Publix Super Markets.  This year, United Way Community Fund invested $677,500 in programs and services that strengthen literacy, help children stay on track in school, and graduate high school.  For more information, please visit uwce.org.

PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE AND WSAV “PAY IT FORWARD” TO LDSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) WSAV, Peacock Automotive and Peacock Hyundai of Savannah honor another deserving organization that gives back to our community. This month they surprised the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at Forsyth Park, the site of the nonprofit’s annual Buddy Walk, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 5. To learn more, watch the video here: https://www.wsav.com/pay-it-forward/pay-it-forward-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society/

CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH EXPANSION

(SIMPSONVILLE, SC) Christ Community Church of Simpsonville, S.C., dedicated its new and expanded worship space at 700 Harrison Bridge Road with a two-hour evening program and service. Felder & Associates served as the lead architect in partnership with the Aspen Group, a design firm that specializes in church construction. The $2.8 million addition and renovation includes a new 5,700-square-foot worship facility that can seat 420 people, along with a new office addition of 1,320 square feet. The existing worship service was converted to “Third Place” space – a welcoming space for connecting that includes a coffee bar and comfortable seating for casual gatherings, group meeting, dining and fellowship. To learn more visit https://www.christcommunitychurchonline.org/

Christ Community Church of Simpsonville, S.C.

WINNERS OF THE BIZPITCH 2019 COMPETITION

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Three locally owned women businesses have won the inaugural Thrive Lowcountry BizPitch competition for women entrepreneurs.  Each winner received over $8,000 in cash and professional services (and prizes) to support them in their business development.  For more information visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/

LEFT TO RIGHT: Amy Shippy, founder of Blue Poppy Designs, Karen Balerna, founder of Nurse Advocate Partners, LLC., and Katherine Reeves and Jessica Lowther, cofounders of The Refinery Nail Bar and Skin Studio

THRIVE CONFERENCE

(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young spoke on Public Relations at the Thrive Lowcountry Women’s Conference. Pictured below, Mayor John McCann of Hilton Head, Tina Tyus-Shaw of WSAV, Marjorie Young of Carriage Trade PR and William Miles, President and CEO of the Hilton Head Island – Bluffton Chamber of Commerce.

STEWART NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF PORSCHE OF HILTON HEAD

(BLUFFTON, SC) Amanda Stewart, a veteran employee of the Peacock Automotive family of companies, has been named general manager of Porsche of Hilton Head. As general manager, Stewart will manage the new and used inventory, appraise trades, ensure service and parts departments are operating efficiently and take responsibility for customer experience. For more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

ISLE OF HOPE ART & MUSIC FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mark your calendars, the Isle of Hope Art & Music Fest is returning Saturday, October 26, 2019.  Come enjoy great food and music and shop at over 100 artists stalls. Bring the kids for fun activities too.  For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/IsleOfHopeArtMusicFest/?eid=ARBkvtjIY-fbtdu_rRSVNFllRzqaLtO0sEmZctgvAcOpFQST3m8EMjYzs8TcM87YynYLHX0eEd5UxcVT

NEW FRESH EXPRESS PROGRAM LOCATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Have you heard that the Fresh Express Program is launching at a second location at the West Broad Street YMCA? Fresh produce hand-picked from Second Harvest will be available to the public on the third Friday of every month. Fresh Express locations are supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded through the Center for Disease Control’s REACH program to close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County. Learn more here: https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/2019/08/20/ymca-news/ymca-launches-second-location-of-fresh-express-program-to-serve-savannah-s-west-side/

SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM GARDENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the gardens of the museum have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens for Wildlife™ program. The National Wildlife Federation celebrates this effort to create a garden that supports wildlife, provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and does not rely on pesticides. This is a part of the museum’s larger sustainability efforts which includes recycling, no tree-based paper products and a ban of single use plastics in the museum and at museum events. To learn more, visit https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify

JUNIOR LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) announces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. This team of women exemplifies an assorted set of skills illustrated by previous experience in community involvement, finances and fundraising, and communications.  JLS is proud to welcome it’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Jennifer Grafton, Jackie Schott, Brooke Lozier, Gennie Long, Penny Rafferty, Alisha Goldbach, Denise Cooper, Yuntalay Gadson, and Natasha Holmes. To learn more visit https://www.jrleaguesav.org/

BETHESDA ACADEMY LIFE SKILLS CLASS LEARNS SWIMMING AND WATER SKILLS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students at Bethesda learned swimming, stroke improvement and other water skills with the help of volunteers Jodi Encapera, Martha Welsh and Charlotte Brawner Welch this month as part of the Bethesda Academy Life Skills class. https://www.facebook.com/Bethesda-Academy-112707498760536/

AFFORDABLE HOUSING IN SAVANNAH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The latest excerpt from “Brews and Views” community forum, presented by Savannah Morning News, focused on affordable housing and homelessness in Savannah. Panelists included Union Mission Director of Operations, Josua Rine, and other community partners. To view the full video, visit https://www.unionmission.org/2019/09/24/brewsandviews/.

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 Success Business” offers exactly that. As part of this workshop you will learn from expert SCORE Business mentors how to tell if you have a viable business idea, the key elements of a successful business, how to create an effective business plan, how to manage finances and achieve profitability, how to find possible sources of funding, how to create effective sales, marketing and social media strategies and so much more. This workshop will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. 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)  includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content.

PHILLIP DAVIS JOINS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Davis has been hired by the Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program (TLP) as a resident assistant. Davis, who will live onsite, is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of all TLP residents, while working with the program and case managers to make sure goals are met. To learn more, visit http://parkplaceyes.org

DEWITT TILTON GROUP SHARES PHOTOS OF THE PUMP HOUSE PROJECT WITH GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pump House project on Georgia Ports Authority has received its first concrete pours. To learn more about the Dewitt Tilton Group and the commercial construction projects it has taken on in our community, visit https://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/

WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN?

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Watch the video below to learn more about the 5K held to raise funds and awareness for this campaign.

MEET STORM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Storm is the sweetest and most lovable girl, and a recent graduate of Operation New Hope.  She walks beautifully on a leash and on occasion likes to run with you. She will jump up and lay her arms on you gently to come in for a hug. She keeps her kennel tidy. She prefers the company of people but may tolerate another calm dog with the proper introduction. She is happiest sitting with her person and collecting belly rubs. She doesn’t appreciate being alone and would do well with someone who is retired or works from home. She is loyal as they come and will make the right person so happy.  To adopt Storm, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2017-d-428-storm/

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, September 23, 2019

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SAVANNAH FILM ALLIANCE HONORS GALA
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s calendar of social events gets a glamorous new entry this year with the launch of the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala. The Gala will recognize and honor several key professionals for their invaluable contributions to the local film and television industry. The theme of the event will be “Old Hollywood” and will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street. This event is open to the public, and tickets are now on sale. For more information on tickets, visit www.SavannahFilmAlliance.org
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SAVANNAH JUNIOR DERBY TAUNTS RECEIVE MOUTH GUARDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Canfield Mouthshield Program, funded and administered by Savannah dentist Angela Canfield, fitted the Savannah Junior Derby Taunts for their new season with custom athletic mouth guards that are awarded by the practice each year. For more information visit https://fox28media.com/news/local/local-dentist-donates-mouthguards-to-girls-derby-team
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JO ANN CULLEN JOINS BEAUFORT DERMATOLOGY

(BEAUFORT, SC) Nurse practitioner Jo Ann Cullen has joined the staff of Beaufort Dermatology, 1096 Ribaut Road, which recently opened under new ownership after its purchase by the Pinnacle Medical Group. Cullen began her clinical experience as a cardiac nurse in 2001 and later moved into the operating room at Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Florida. She became the Clinical Educator for perioperative services at Moffitt while she was working on her master’s degree and later served as the Clinical Specialist for perioperative services. In 2011, she helped launch a new dermatology practice in south Florida. To learn more, visit http://pinnaclemd.com/, http://pinnacleplasticsurgery.com/http://puremedspamd.com/ and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.
Jo Ann Cullen

UNITED WAY 2019 FUNDRAISING GOAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) After two weeks’ delay due to Hurricane Dorian, United Way of the Coastal Empire kicked off its 2019 annual campaign with a fundraising goal of $8,150,000. Funds raised will be invested into local health and human service programs that improve lives of people in Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty Counties. The organization announced the goal Thursday afternoon in a kick-off event at the Savannah Civic Center. United Way’s 2019 campaign will run from Sept. 5 through Nov. 21. Individuals can give by visiting uwce.org/give or text UWCE to 565-12.
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PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE AND WSAV “PAY IT FORWARD” TO LDSS

(SAVANNAH, GA) WSAV, Peacock Automotive and Peacock Hyundai of Savannah honor another deserving organization that gives back to our community. This month they surprised the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society at Forsyth Park, the site of the nonprofit’s annual Buddy Walk, taking place on Saturday, Oct. 5. To learn more, watch the video here: https://www.wsav.com/pay-it-forward/pay-it-forward-lowcountry-down-syndrome-society/
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CHRIST COMMUNITY CHURCH EXPANSION

(SIMPSONVILLE, SC) Christ Community Church of Simpsonville, S.C., dedicated its new and expanded worship space at 700 Harrison Bridge Road with a two-hour evening program and service. Felder & Associates served as the lead architect in partnership with the Aspen Group, a design firm that specializes in church construction. The $2.8 million addition and renovation includes a new 5,700-square-foot worship facility that can seat 420 people, along with a new office addition of 1,320 square feet. The existing worship service was converted to “Third Place” space – a welcoming space for connecting that includes a coffee bar and comfortable seating for casual gatherings, group meeting, dining and fellowship. To learn more visit https://www.christcommunitychurchonline.org/
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STEWART NAMED GENERAL MANAGER OF PORSCHE OF HILTON HEAD

(BLUFFTON, SC) Amanda Stewart, a veteran employee of the Peacock Automotive family of companies, has been named general manager of Porsche of Hilton Head. As general manager, Stewart will manage the new and used inventory, appraise trades, ensure service and parts departments are operating efficiently and take responsibility for customer experience. For more information visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/
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NEW FRESH EXPRESS PROGRAM LOCATION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Have you heard that the Fresh Express Program is launching at a second location at the West Broad Street YMCA? Fresh produce hand-picked from Second Harvest will be available to the public on the third Friday of every month. Fresh Express locations are supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grant funding awarded through the Center for Disease Control’s REACH program to close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County. Learn more here: https://ymcaofcoastalga.org/news/2019/08/20/ymca-news/ymca-launches-second-location-of-fresh-express-program-to-serve-savannah-s-west-side/

MARJORIE YOUNG GAVE WORKSHOP AT 2019 LEADERSHIP TOWN HALL IN CHICAGO

(SAVANNAH, GA) Marjorie Young has been selected to give a public relations workshop at the 2019 Leadership Town Hall in Chicago focusing on increasing community visibility with the reputation matrix she developed almost 25 years ago with the foundation of her company, Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.® To learn more about Marjorie’s reputation matrix, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ 
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14TH ANNUAL BUDDY WALK ON OCTOBER 5TH

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will hold its 14th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 5, in Savannah’s Forsyth Park. This year’s event has a fundraising goal of $50,000. A festival will follow the walk, complete with face painting, pumpkin painting, bouncy houses, games, music, refreshments and other entertainment. For more information visit ldssga.org or email buddywalk@ldss.org
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SHIPS OF THE SEA MARITIME MUSEUM GARDENS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the gardens of the museum have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens for Wildlife™ program. The National Wildlife Federation celebrates this effort to create a garden that supports wildlife, provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and does not rely on pesticides. This is a part of the museum’s larger sustainability efforts which includes recycling, no tree-based paper products and a ban of single use plastics in the museum and at museum events. To learn more, visit https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify

JUNIOR LEAGUE ANNOUNCES NEW BOARD OF DIRECTORS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah (JLS) announces the 2019-2020 Board of Directors. This team of women exemplifies an assorted set of skills illustrated by previous experience in community involvement, finances and fundraising, and communications.  JLS is proud to welcome it’s 2019-2020 Board of Directors: Jennifer Grafton, Jackie Schott, Brooke Lozier, Gennie Long, Penny Rafferty, Alisha Goldbach, Denise Cooper, Yuntalay Gadson, and Natasha Holmes. To learn more visit https://www.jrleaguesav.org/
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BETHESDA ACADEMY LIFE SKILLS CLASS LEARNS SWIMMING AND WATER SKILLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Students at Bethesda learned swimming, stroke improvement and other water skills with the help of volunteers Jodi Encapera, Martha Welsh and Charlotte Brawner Welch this month as part of the Bethesda Academy Life Skills class. https://www.facebook.com/Bethesda-Academy-112707498760536/
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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 Success Business” offers exactly that. As part of this workshop you will learn from expert SCORE Business mentors how to tell if you have a viable business idea, the key elements of a successful business, how to create an effective business plan, how to manage finances and achieve profitability, how to find possible sources of funding, how to create effective sales, marketing and social media strategies and so much more. This workshop will take place on Saturday, April 13th from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at SCORE Savannah, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah. Registration is required. Seats are limited. 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)  includes all workshop materials, lunch, beverages and a flash drive with all workshop content.

PHILLIP DAVIS JOINS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Phillip Davis has been hired by the Park Place Outreach Transitional Living Program (TLP) as a resident assistant. Davis, who will live onsite, is responsible for ensuring the safety and health of all TLP residents, while working with the program and case managers to make sure goals are met. To learn more, visit
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5TH ANNUAL BRA PROJECT ANNOUNCED FOR OCTOBER

(BLUFFTON/BEAUFORT, SC) Did you know that about 1 in 8 U.S. women (12%) will develop invasive breast cancer over the course of her lifetime? Perhaps you or someone you love has faced breast cancer. During the month of October – Breast Cancer Awareness Month – “The Bra Project” will once again be launched in Bluffton and Beaufort with proceeds benefiting DragonBoat Beaufort and local breast cancer survivors. To learn more, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/489009758531349/
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SOLAR PAVILION

(SAPELO ISLAND, GA) Vaughnette Goode-Walker and Paul Pressly, both authors and historians, were among the speakers on Sapelo Island during an Aug. 24 ceremony dedicating a new solar-panel pavilion for the Hog Hammock Public Library. Georgia Public Service Commission Vice Chairman Tim Echols visited the island last year and asked what he could do to help the island’s Gullah Geechee community. He then headed the project, where he enlisted volunteers and corporate donors to create the solar array that will power the library’s daytime energy needs for the next 30 years. To learn more visit https://www.savannahnow.com/news/20190823/hog-hammock-library-on-sapelo-goes-solar
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DEWITT TILTON GROUP SHARES PHOTOS OF THE PUMP HOUSE PROJECT WITH GEORGIA PORTS AUTHORITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Pump House project on Georgia Ports Authority has received its first concrete pours. To learn more about the Dewitt Tilton Group and the commercial construction projects it has taken on in our community, visit https://www.dewitttiltongroup.com/
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MEET ONE OF THE SFA GALA HONOREES

(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet Witt Lacy! Lacy is an assistant director who has worked with a variety of productions before setting up base in Savannah to work on “Underground,” “Poison Rose,” “Lady and the Tramp” and “The Glorias,” among others. Congratulations, Witt! To learn more, visit https://www.savannahfilmalliance.org/
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WHAT IS THE LUTZIE43 CAMPAIGN?

(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. Marty Sauls of Beaufort County Farm Bureau Insurance explains more in the video here – https://youtu.be/FlOtYvmx4HY.

LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28

(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email lasosavannah1@gmail.com or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912-428-6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/ 


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

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) Aidan is a very affectionate little boy, preferring often to hang out and snuggle with you over playing with his Cattery roommates.To adopt Aidan, or another pet, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-028-aidan/
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