COMMUNITY HEADLINES – OCTOBER 10, 2022 – CarriageTradePR.com
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Seimitsu presents a free online workshop on how to protect your business from a security breach. The workshop will be held on ZOOM, on Wednesday, October 12 at 2:30 p.m. 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.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia are pleased to announce that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has affirmed that $1,086,000 in Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health (REACH) grant funding will be made available over the next year to reduce health disparities and increase access to health and nutritional resources across African-American and Hispanic/Latino Americans in across Savannah and Chatham County.
(WTOC) Feed the Hungry is expanding during the season of giving. State Representative Carl Gillard has announced the nonprofit will be holding three different dinners at the Enmarket Arena in Savannah. This will be the first time since the beginning of the pandemic where people will be able to have a sit-down dinner in person. Representative Gilliard says they will be able to feed around 6,000-10,000 guests.
(SAVANNAHGA.GOV) Thursday, October 13, 2022. Whether you have a great, new idea or you’ve been in business and own proprietary information that makes your brand unique, certified SCORE Mentor, Bill Bruner will walk small business owners through the different legal ways to protect your unique business idea and practical applications.
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) For high school juniors, time is running out to comply with a new requirement that all 16-year-old students in 11th grade get a meningitis booster shot. That’s why the Chatham County Health Department is holding a special Saturday clinic to help area students get up to date with this required vaccine. The clinic was originally planned for October 1 but was canceled because of Hurricane Ian. The clinic will now be held Saturday, October 15 at Windsor Forest High School in Savannah. Space is limited and appointments are required. Appointments can be scheduled online at coastalhealthdistrict.org/teenclinic or by calling the Chatham County Health Department at 912-356-2441.
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) In this video, expert Natasha Samuel breaks down how to optimize your Instagram reels’ creative elements. Learn why you should typically stick to shorter reels and, just as important, when it makes sense to create a longer reel. You’ll get tips to edit your reels to make them as concise and watchable as possible.
(SAVANNAHGA.GOV) Friday, October 14, 2022. The economy is more volatile, the marketplace increasingly borderless, and shoppers have higher standards than ever, so how can a small business thrive in this climate, much less, survive? Hyper-focus is the answer – focus on being very specific things to specific, ideal customers. In this course, Phillip Scroggin owner of Sol Insights, covers the fundamentals of how to identify your ideal customer so you can lead your market and grow your business the smarter, less painful way. In-person attendance at 801 E. Gwinnett Street. Online attendance registration required.
(COASTAL PET RESCUE) Meet Abby, a beautiful 64-pound Shiba Inu Husky mix. She is a sweet, loyal companion. Abby loves children and is very playful. Abby would do best as the only dog, as she thinks she is a princess. She enjoys walks, toys, and treats.
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chatham Academy has been awarded a $5,000 grant from International Paper’s Savannah Mill and the International Paper Foundation. Funds will support a variety of textbooks in several academic areas.
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) A bat in the Savannah area has tested positive for rabies after biting the hand of a local resident. The individual is receiving post-exposure rabies treatment and is expected to fully recover. The Chatham County Health Department’s Environmental Health office reminds all residents to avoid contact with wild animals and ensure pets are properly vaccinated. If an animal ever bites you, seek medical care immediately and contact Chatham County Animal Services at (912) 652-6575 and the Chatham County Environmental Health office at (912) 356-2160.
(SAVANNAH, GA) On October 21 and 22, Savannah Repertory Theatre in collaboration with the Savannah Performance Alliance is bringing The 24-Hour Plays to Savannah. On Friday, October 21 members from all over the Savannah performance community will come together to write, direct, rehearse and perform 6 original plays in 24 hours. The event will culminate at 8 p.m. on October 22 with performances of all six plays at the Savannah Cultural Arts Center at 201 Montgomery Street. The performances are completely free and open to the public but reservations are recommended as seating is limited. Tickets are available through the Savannah Rep website at https://www.savannahrep.org/.
(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Explore YouTube changes with Social Media Examiner with Jerry Potter featuring Diana Gladney.
(WECANDOTHIS.HHS.GOV) Updated #COVID19 vaccines are here for everyone 12 or older to help protect against Omicron. Get your updated vaccine if it’s been 2 months since your last dose. Find free vaccines near you at vaccines.gov.#WeCanDoThis
(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah is working with Charles T. Brown’s Equitable Cities to take a closer look at how parks in several of Savannah’s priority neighborhoods can better serve the surrounding community. Members of Equitable Cities visited Savannah in September to begin this analysis on the first three of the six parks. Another group will return in October to audit the remaining three.
(WECANDOTHIS.HHS.GOV) A short video with pediatrician Dr. Rhea Boyd, explaining why children, especially Black and Latinx children, need to be vaccinated against COVID.
(ENMARKET ARENA) Jason Aldean’s Saturday, October 1, 2022 performance at Enmarket Arena has been rescheduled to Sunday, October 16, 2022 due to Hurricane Ian. All previously purchased tickets will be honored for the new date and additional tickets are on sale now at Ticketmaster.com.
(WECANDOTHIS.HHS.GOV) This video (in Spanish) from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services encourages people ages 50 and older to get an updated COVID vaccine. wecandothis.hhs.gov
(FACEBOOK.COM/ENMARKETSTATIONS) Enmarket is committed to raising awareness and supporting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the fight to end blood cancer in our communities. Throughout the month of September, we will be fundraising for LLS Light The Night Campaign at every Enmarket location throughout Georgia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. Why do we commit to this cause? Because more than 1 million Americans are presently living with blood cancer. Because Leukemia is the most common cancer in children under the age of 20. Because every three minutes, a man, woman or child is diagnosed with blood cancer. Because a blood cancer patient dies every 10 minutes. But mostly to be a part of the cure…because in 2020, 20 new treatments were approved by the FDA for blood cancers & LLS (with your support) had a hand in 14 of those! Please consider donating to this cause when you stop by one of our locations for a fill-up or a snack. To learn more about LLS and the fight to end cancer visit: www.lls.org To learn more about Light The Night or register for an event in your area visit: lightthenight.org #fuelupforacure #enrichlife
(SAVANNAH, GA) Save the Date for SAFE Shelter’s Annual Gala, one of the most important sources of funding for the SAFE Shelter. The 2022 Annual SAFE Shelter Gala will be held on November 12, 2022, at the Palmetto Club at The Landings on Skidaway Island. Tickets are available for purchase now.
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) The Chatham County Health Department is offering the flu vaccine by appointment. The vaccine will be available during regular hours of operation, Monday through Friday. Residents can call the health department at 912-356-2441 to schedule an appointment. Two drive-through flu vaccination clinics will also take place. The first will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 19 at the Savannah Civic Center. The second will be held from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Wednesday, October 26 at the Georgia Tech Savannah campus located at 210 Technology Circle on Savannah’s westside. No appointment is necessary at the drive-through clinics. To get more information on the flu please visit coastalhealthdistrict.org/flu.
(CHATHAM COUNTY, GA) Islands High School in Savannah has once again joined a statewide campaign led by the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the Georgia Network to End Sexual Assault (GNESA) to stop sexual bullying. The “Step Up. Step In.” campaign teaches students how to spot sexual bullying and what to do when it happens. The Coastal Health District’s Adolescent Health and Youth Development (AHYD) Program is leading the effort locally. For more information about the campaign, or to access Step Up. Step In. resources for schools, visit GASUSI.org.
(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!
(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.).
(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.
(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.
(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.
(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/
(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.
(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.
(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 email@example.com for more information or call 912-201-1946 on how to participate.
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Laurie Brown, founder and owner of Aunt Laurie’s, announced the date for the next Lowcountry Ladies Luncheon to be held at The Golf Club at Indigo Run is November 4, 2022. The event is intended to help support local women owned businesses to grow personally and professionally. Registration is now open, and seating is limited. Tickets are $35 each and can be purchased here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2022-lowcountry-ladies-luncheon-tickets-392702382397
For more information about Aunt Laurie’s, visit www.auntlauries.com or contact Laurie Brown 843-415-8230 – firstname.lastname@example.org.
(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:
(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.
(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: 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 email@example.com 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.
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Are you a faith-based organization in Savannah/Chatham County interested in encouraging a culture of health among your members and the broader community?
Please join the Faith and Health Coalition at our next virtual meeting to discuss the importance of health within our community. Please email FaithAndHealth@healthysavannah.org for the meeting link. For more information, visit the Faith and Health Coalition page on the Healthy Savannah website.
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