COMMUNITY HEADLINES – SEPTEMBER 19, 2022 – Carriage Trade PR – CarriageTradePR.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Philharmonic (SavPhil), with support from the City of Savannah, presenting sponsor Colonial Group, Inc. and media sponsor WTOC, announces the return of the treasured Phil the Park event in historic Forsyth Park on Saturday, October 8, 2022. For further information, please visit https://savannahphilharmonic.org.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Center Parc Credit Union will host a ribbon cutting at its new Savannah-area flagship financial center on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2022. The new comprehensive financial services center will become Center Parc Credit Union’s first stand-alone facility in the Savannah area, as its two existing branches in the area are located inside large retail stores. Center Parc Credit Union officials, members, invited guests and the community will gather for the Grand Opening at 11 a.m. at 5698-A Ogeechee Road, an outparcel of the Berwick Marketplace, to cut the ribbon on the completed structure.
https://carriagetradepr.com/center-parc-credit-union-to-cut-ribbon-at-grand-opening-on-new-flagship-center-on-ogeechee-road/
(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The 17TH Annual Buddy Walk (#BWSAV2022) is scheduled for Saturday, Oct 1, in Forsyth Park, starting at 10:00 a.m. Participants will walk a mile around Forsyth Park. Registration is $15. The money raised at the Buddy Walk goes toward Camp Buddy, two summer camps in Effingham and Chatham to help students retain their skills over the summer break. It also goes towards new parent packets and educational opportunities for local families and advocates. Please sign up here: https://www.classy.org/event/lowcountry-down-syndrome-society-2022-live-in-forsyth-park/e421222
(SAVANNAH, GA) Seimitsu presents a free online workshop on how to protect your business from a security breach. The workshop is on ZOOM, Oct 6 at noon. Cyber attacks occur every 39 seconds, learn how to protect your business. This is sponsored by the City of Savannah’s Entrepreneurial Center and SCORE. RSVP with the link below.
https://www.savannahga.gov/Calendar.aspx?EID=5516&month=10&year=2022&day=6&calType=0
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Healthy Savannah couldn’t be more excited that one of our own, Dr. Deidre Grim, is the new Executive Director with one of our favorite key stakeholders, Forsyth Farmers’ Market!
https://www.facebook.com/ForsythFarmersMarket/photos/a.93517184779/10159974916659780/
(GPB.ORG) Change is in the air at the Savannah Philharmonic. Heading into its 2022-2023 season, which kicks off with the Phil the Neighborhoods series Sept. 16 followed by a reimagined Phil the Park bash in Forsyth Park Oct. 8, music director Keitaro Harada and executive director Amy Williams have been rethinking everything the orchestra does, with an eye toward community and relevance.
https://www.gpb.org/news/2022/09/13/the-savannah-philharmonic-leaves-the-hall-phil-the-city-live-music
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Have you noticed a drop in your Facebook or Instagram ad performance? Could your campaign structure or targeting be at fault? Discover how to align your Facebook and Instagram ad strategy with Meta’s algorithms for better campaign results.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qhGCBnjTO4A
(SAVANNAH, GA) The State Rehabilitation Council is partnering with the Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GRVA) to hold forums all across the state of Georgia to share information about Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency (GRVA) services for individuals with disabilities. They will be hosting a forum on Thursday, September 29th, 2022 from 9:00am-11:00am in the Auditorium at New Hampstead High School. Registration is required, email Juliet.Hardeman@sccpss.com.
(WJCL.COM) The Savannah Ghost Pirates announced Monday the team’s revised 2022-2023 home schedule for their inaugural season. The Ghost Pirates will play 36 of their 72 regular-season games at Enmarket Arena, beginning with their home opener on November 5 against the Greenville Swamp Rabbits. Games on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday will begin at 7:00 p.m. while Friday games will start at 7:30 p.m. Sunday afternoon games will begin at 3:00 p.m. There are two exceptions to this: Friday, December 31 (5:00 p.m.) and Thursday, February 9 (10:30 a.m.).
https://www.wjcl.com/article/ghost-pirates-announce-revised-2022-23-home-schedule/41170268
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) The Coastal Health District Adolescent Health and Youth Development program is partnering with the Beta Phi Lamda, Delta Eta, and XI Tau chapters of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., to host a workshop for young men ages 12 to 18 that will focus on the importance of behavior, especially as it relates to sexual responsibility. The workshop, called Project Alpha, will take place from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 1, at the Georgia Southern University, Armstrong Campus Student Union. The event is free and meals will be provided. Registration is required and the deadline to register is September 26. Interested participants can email 1906projectalpha@gmail.com or go to coastalhealthdistrict.org/ahyd to get registration and consent forms.
https://coastalhealthdistrict.org/programs-services/adolescent_health_and_youth_de_1/
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Fats is adorable – and he knows it. He’s very playful and friendly when it comes to humans and dogs his size or smaller, but he has a bit of “Napoleon’s Complex” when it comes to dogs that are bigger than him. He does well on a leash, likes going for walks and adventuring with you, and he’s getting used to riding in a car and will settle in after a few minutes. If you’re looking for a fun, personable dog to add to your family, don’t wait to submit an application for this little ham.
https://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2022-d-142-fats/
(SAVANNAHGA.GOV) Online & in-person class, Thursday, September 22, 2022. We all know the importance of having some savings. However, modern life is expensive, and finding money to save can seem out of reach. If having savings is something you want to achieve, you might just need some straightforward tips and resources to grow your savings. This Consumer Credit Counseling Service workshop may be able to help. Attend in person at 801 E. Gwinnett Street and please arrive 10 mins prior to class start time. Registration is required for online attendance and can be done here: https://savannahga.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYldumuqTItGd24XGKG5SRjkPw79HjIevsl
(THE CURRENT) The Current recently announced it has developed a central community calendar to track local government meeting schedules and agendas. The goal of the project, which took 6 months to develop, is to make government participation as painless as possible for Coastal Georgians.
https://thecurrentga.org/2022/09/16/the-current-develops-central-community-calendar-to-track-local-government-meeting-schedules-and-agendas/
(WJCL) Hollywood superstar and comedian Adam Sandler is coming to the Hostess City of the South this fall. The Enmarket Arena announced this week that Sandler, along with a surprise guest, will perform Monday, November 14 at the venue.
https://www.wjcl.com/article/adam-sandler-savannah-enmarket-arena-comedy-tour/41191241
(WJCL) t’s almost time to dine in the dark with the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision. Tickets for the annual Dining in The Dark fundraiser went on sale Monday, and the Dining in the Dark chair says it’s going to be bigger and better than ever. This year’s gala will be held on January 26 at the Enmarket Arena.
https://www.wjcl.com/article/savannah-dining-in-the-dark-tickets-blind/41201247
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Explore changes to Facebook ads with Social Media Examiner featuring Jerry Potter with Allie Bloyd.
(SAVANNAH, Ga.) Colonial Group Inc. has announced that Alexandra (Alex) McCants has been named as the new vice president of Human Resources for the Savannah-based group of companies. McCants was previously with Emerson Commercial and Residential services. She is the first person to serve in the role of vice president of Human Resources for Colonial Group.
https://colonialgroupinc.com/colonial-group-inc-welcomes-alexandra-mccants-as-new-vice-president-of-human-resources/
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah is pleased to announce that Ashley Rainge-Shields, director of Fund Development and Communications, has been named as a facilitator for Step Up Savannah’s 14th annual Neighborhood Leadership Academy. The online training sessions began on September 12 and continue through November 28. Rainge-Shields will also help facilitate an online public forum on November 14. For more information visit https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_QF3jh1cQQgW_3v2O4uH3bg.
https://carriagetradepr.com/healthy-savannahs-ashley-rainge-shields-joins-step-up-savannahs-neighborhood-leadership-academy-as-facilitator/
(COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT) Stronger protection against COVID-19 is available in the Coastal Health District as all 8 county health departments now offer updated booster shots. These reformulated booster vaccines target the original strain of the COVID-19 virus plus the omicron subvariants BA.4 and BA.5. Appointments for COVID-19 vaccination, including bivalent boosters, can be scheduled online at chdcovidvax.org or by calling your local county health department. https://coastalhealthdistrict.org/bivalent-booster-shots-now-available-in-the-coastal-health-district/
(SAVANNAH, GA) Every 3 minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer. For the past nine years, Enmarket has joined forces with The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society and the fight to end cancer through in-store fundraisers. September is Blood Cancer Awareness Month and in honor of local patients and survivors throughout our communities, Enmarket is once again raising money in all 129 Enmarket locations.
www.enmarket.com
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE is now accepting applications from aspiring local entrepreneurs who want to become contestants in Savannah SCORE’s “BizPitch Savannah™ 2022” Entrepreneurial Competition. A kinder, gentler version of TV’s “Shark Tank”, “BizPitch Savannah™”, now in its fifth year, offers aspiring local entrepreneurs the opportunity to pitch their business ideas to a panel of judges for the chance to win cash and free professional business services valued at more than $10,000. The online application is available at http://bizpitchsavannah.com. The Rules and Requirements for the competition are currently available on the website. The deadline for submitting applications is midnight, Monday, October 3.
(SAVANNAHGA.GOV) This is an online class you don’t want to miss! In this series, business consultant & mentor, Zenetria Ward of ZenWard Solutions, helps you gain an overall understanding of how to market your products and services to your customers in today’s economy. You’ll learn the 7-Step Marketing Process, how to conduct marketing research, pricing, social media, promotional marketing, and much more! The class meets every other Tuesday at 6:30 pm EST. The fall session is ongoing through 1/3/23. Take one class or take them all. Registration required.
https://savannahga.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZ0scuuvqDkjGNxp06w4jD-YwW0GzsgnkCmk
(SAVANNAH, GA) This black carpet affair is sure to be another huge success, reflecting a mission to collectively highlight the best our community has to offer, empowering a diverse culture of African American professionals, entrepreneurs, and the community at large in the Savannah Metro area. The Gala has consistently sold out and you don’t want to miss it, so register early. Sponsorship opportunities are available. Tickets can be purchased at www.gsbcc.org under Events.
(GARDEN CITY, GA) S2S Facts is gearing up for its 3rd annual Drive Through Trunk or Treat event on Saturday, October 29 at the Garden City Recreation Gym Lot. Email s2sbtg@gmail.com for more information or call 912-201-1946 on how to participate.
(GUYTON, GA) Faith Equestrian announces its Boots and BBQ fundraiser on October 15 at 5:30 p.m. featuring live music from the bluegrass sensation Headin’ Home. Tickets are available here:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/annual-boots-bbq-tickets-388722588727?utm-campaign=social&utm-content=attendeeshare&utm-medium=discovery&utm-term=listing&utm-source=cp&aff=escb
(COASTAL HEALTH DISTRICT) With the addition of a new kiosk at Georgia Southern University in Savannah, there are now four locations for free COVID-19 PCR testing 24 hours a day, 7 days a week in the Coastal Health District. A state-wide map of kiosk locations and a short video about using the kiosks can be found at https://dph.georgia.gov/covidtesting.
https://coastalhealthdistrict.org/additional-covid-pcr-test-and-go-kiosk-available-in-the-coastal-health-district/
(SAVANNAH, GA) September 25 will be the inaugural Savannah Day of Peace, hosted by the Mediation Center at Daffin Park from 12 PM to 4 PM. The event is designed to build peace, resilience, and unity within the community through peacebuilding activities, conversations, and A parade. The event is free and open to the public. Learn more about Savannah Day of Peace at https://www.facebook.com/events/447021030293445.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Deep Center, in partnership with Black Voters Matter, A. Phillip Randolph Institute, and League of Women Voters, presents Voting is Deep, a voting series in honor of National Voter Registration month. The power of one’s vote is now more important than ever, and to get people ready for the 2022 midterms, Deep will be offering multiple get-out-the-vote events. For more information, visit the event page at https://www.facebook.com/deepcenter912/events or contact event organizer, Martina Yvette at martina@deepcenter.org.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Visit Live Oak Public Libraries during Library Card Sign-Up Month in September. Your free library card offers more than books – it is a passport to explore your world! Enjoy free passes to State Parks and museums, learn a new language, or research your roots. Visit your local library or go online to liveoakpl.org.
(SAVANNAH, GA) SHE HUSTLES is a Creative Coast tri-annual event, where Savannah’s women entrepreneurs and leaders connect, learn, and inspire. The event features an inspirational keynote speaker and panel discussion made up of Savannah women who are paving the way in their industries. The Creative Coast is excited to announce its partnership with SCORE Savannah for the final SHE HUSTLES of 2022, which is set to take place on Wednesday, September 28, at the Coastal Georgia Center (305 Fahm St) and the Clyde Venue (223 Martin Luther King Jr Blvd). Seating is limited so please purchase your tickets as soon as possible. Tickets can be purchased by visiting www.thecreativecoast.org/programs/shehustles/.
(SAVANNAH, GA) The YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah has expanded the Fresh Express no-cost fresh food distribution program to a third site and its own day! The third site is at 40th and Waters and upcoming dates are: October 7, November 4, December 2. The main locations are at Curtis V. Cooper Family Health and the Moses Jackson Center, with these upcoming dates: October 21, November 18, December 16. Fresh Express provided more than 6,600 pounds of fresh fruits, vegetables and bread to communities with low access to fresh foods in 2021. Interested in volunteering? Contact Laura Schmarkey, YMCA of Coastal Georgia director of outreach programs at laura.schmarkey@ymcaofcoastalga.org or visit YMCAofCoastalGA.org/Volunteer. Fresh Express is supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through the Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health grant awarded through the CDC.
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