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Networking/Community Events for Week of July 10-16, 2017
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South of Derenne Ave Lunch (SODA)
Stephen Plunk, (Old Savannah Tours and 2017 SODA President ) 
Clark Thomason (SE Region Congressional & Public Affairs for US Chamber of Commerce),  US Congressman Buddy Carter

Update from Marianne & Scott:
It is always nice to have a slower week every now and then. We enjoyed time with friends and family. Our hearts and prayers go out to all involved in the horrible tragedy that occurred in Downtown Savannah on Tues night. As we were celebrating our Independence, young irresponsible gang members took it upon themselves to hurt innocent people. It is time our community comes together to create change. 
This week we are back in action! Starting on Mon evening at Savannah Smiles to see Ronald McDonald House's Bill Sorocheck & Katie Cleland for 30 years in the Coastal Empire! Tues morning off to see Regan Drake & David Pence at Small Business Chamber (SBC) Breakfast at Cohen's Retreat. Then to Savannah Area Chamber Of Commerce  lunch at Savannah Morning News to hear Paula Kreissler speak and see Susan Smith, Stephanie Painter, & Brooke Phillips. That evening we will be at Visit Savannah Tour & Travel Summer Social to see Mindy Shea and Chelsea Paulsen. Then off to the Savannah Wedding Vendors social at the Gingerbread house to see owner Jacob Thompson and that amazing Sarah Wright & of course Jamie Weaver, Tara Hart, Bruce Beaird and the fun gang! Wed afternoon looking forward to the Savannah Downtown Business Association (SDBA) with Karen Guinn, Barbara Rudy, & Suzanne Kirk Pretty excited about Girl Scouts Of Historic Georgia hosting the FIRST QuestFest starting on Thurs for the weekend! They still need volunteers! To sign up visit: 
Thursday is also a landmark moment in Savannah's history with the
Grand Opening of Savannah's first LGBT Community Center on Bull Street, in the heart of downtown. Congratulations to Billy Wooten, Jamey Espin a, Karen Abato and entire team for all of their hard work in making this happen ! 
Come Sat we will be heading back down to our favorite local book store, E. Shaver to see the BEST local author, Mary Kay Andrews!!  ON Sunday morning we are honored to be helping Rev. George Lee III and the congregation of St John Baptist Church "The Mighty Fortress" celebrate 132 YEARS ! with the Ribbon Cutting at their new location.   
The A Team Rooter Man to the Rescue

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Rooter Man Savannah,
Scott & Laura Thompson! We are ecstatic to be  work ing with their team Jennifer Hagan & Gary Fondaw! They are helping with our monthly charity/networking events, supporting at least twelve different charities throughout the year! 
Give them a call at 912-236-3333 for all your plumbing needs! 

Please send us photos of your events so we can share!!
Where will you be? Hope to see you! Thank you for posting all your nonprofit & business networking events in - new updates are happening regularly, 
stay tuned!! 

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CHECK OUT "WE NEED YOUR HELP" Bulletin board below for Local Charities that have IMMEDIATE NEEDs.    
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A)   REGISTER , as this is new website, you will need to register
B)   LOG-IN; and click on/ fill out "Submit your event" form.  
By posting you help ALL local nonprofits avoid scheduling conflicts.  
A tribute to Scott Waldrup , One of the Great Guys. Scott was killed in a senseless tragedy on Tuesday evening, the Fourth of July. He is a Savannah HERO, he died saving the lives of others.    Our thoughts and prayers go out to all involved. Most folks in the service industry knew & loved Scott. There are so many great stories about a fine gentleman that served so many. 
We hope this tragedy willl motivate our community to come together,  to stand up & make a difference. Until we ALL speak out, NOTHING will get done. We all want change.  Look at the generational poverty, check out the parents and unsupervised minors. When humans do not know any better they are going to repeat what they know. Street violence does not just happen overnight! Please stand up and fight for our rights. I hope the outrage does not stop with the beautiful memorial service for Scott. I hope that in Scott's memory we all stand united together and make a difference! Savannah is strong & beautiful, let's not let it be ruined by evil. 

Our TOP Networking PICKS
for the week of July 10-16 , 2017
Where YOU need to be! 
Blue = Business Networking
Event / Description
Jul 10 7:00PM
Ronald McDonald House celebrates 30 Years at Savannah Smiles
Emergent Savannah at Sentient Bean  
Jul 11
Small Business Chamber Breakfast 
Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, With Paula Kreissler 
Visit Savannah Tour & Travel Summer Social at Prohibition Museum
Green Drinks
Wilmington Island Networking Group 
Savannah Wedding Vendors Social At Gingerbread House 
Jul 12 9AM 
Creative Coast Presents 1 Million Cups for Entrepreneurs 
Savannah Downtown Business Association monthly Lunch 
Savannah Bananas for Park Place Outreach charity 
Jul 13 6PM 
All Day
Grand Opening of the LGBT Community Center
JEA:  Jewish Educational Alliance Food for Thought, weekly luncheon
QUESTFEST - Girl Scouts Hosts Annual Festival  WHOLE WEEKEND !
Hospice Savannah hosts Reception for Local Artist 
Jul 14
1:00PM QuestFest - Girl Scouts
Jul 15
Paws for A Cause, One Love Rescue at Foundry Coffee Pub
Mary Kay Andrews Book Signing at E. Shaver Bookseller 
Bowties & Blazers, Frank Callen Boys & Girls Clubs at Armstrong Cent
Jul 16
11AM St. John the Baptist, MIghty Fortress Ribbon Cutting at new location with Pastor George Lee III celebrating 132 Years! 

There are 100 MORE events happening this week! -FOR FULL DETAILS on EVENTS - visit our website

Save The Date!  We are helping /
Sponsoring the Following  Events:
SUN Jul 16 11AM Ribbon Cutting for St. John the Baptist Mighty Fortress Church's new location
Tue Jul 25 530PM Pet Food Drive at Private Mansion
hosted by Chelsea Phillips Real Estate 
Mon Jul 31 530PM 45th Anniversary Celebration of Papa's BBQ! with Frank & Judy Ouzts, owners! 
Tue Aug 29 530PM SavannahHELPS Charity Event at Green Frog Sleep Center on Abercorn ! 
Thu Oct 19 530PM
Grand Opening Scott Cohen Dental's new offices & 30th Anniversary Celebration!  
Things Change!   please visit our website for full event details and remember to contact the event organizer directly for last minute changes about event status, location, prices, & details. 
Save the Date!  SavannahHELPs !
Monthly Charity Networking Event!
Tues, July 25 5:30-7:00PM

Come view a magnificent home listed by Chelsea Phillips. 
Address To be Announced, please check for exact address

presented by 

A food drive for local pet charities!!
Please bring pet food or suggested $10 Donation

Thank you to our Partners who make SavannahHELPS possible!

Special Thanks to our 2017 Presenting Sponsor: 

Now with 3 Locations: Hodgson Memorial, Bonaventure & Garden City ! 
Deals, Tips, & More !   
Support our Exclusive Business Partners !  
who help us bring this free community service to YOU! 
Plumbing Tip of the Week:

Know where the pipes are in your home!
We love hanging photos and frames all over... When you pound the nail into the wrong wall and punter a a drain, you will be crying!!
What to do: Buy a stud sensor that also detects pipes and wirings. You can also look around in the attic or the basement (if it's unfinished) to get a sense of where pipes are hiding. Finally, if the wall will be covered by whatever you're building or installing, you can always carefully cut a test hatch to find plumbing lurking in the walls.
Call Rooter Man to come out and check your pipes!! 

Meet Scott & Laura Thompson, owners of 
Rooter Man Savannah! 

Rooter Man is always to the rescue when a plumbing problem comes up!! 
Give them a call!! 
David Pence, LUTCF
  Insurance Tip! 
There are several ways to save at least 10% a month on insurance:
-Save up to 5% when you set up automatic payments from your checking or savings account. 
-Claim-free discount
Get up to a 20% discount when you switch to Allstat e without a home insurance claim.
-Early signing discount
When you sign up for a new policy before your current one expires, you could save up to 10% on your home insurance premium.
-Home buyer discount
If you purchase a newly constructed home, you could save up to 10%. Recent homebuyers may also qualify, so be sure to talk to your agent about the discounts available to you.
-Welcome discount
New customers can get up to 10% off their home insurance premium the first two years they're insured.

Call David for all you Saving options!

FREE  Ice Cream Sundae!  Call David for  Home & Auto Insurance;  Renter & Auto or  Life Insurance & 
Call David at 912-961-9617
Collectible of the Week 

#birdhouse #vintage #library #card #catalog #industrial #drawers #furniture #savannah #pickerjoes 

271 E 41st St  Savannah, GA 
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm   Sun: Noon-5PM 
(912) 239-4657  James Plumlee, 
Antiques, Vintage Collectibles ! 

Flavor of the Week
Mint Cookie Shake
    Mint Chocolate Chunk & Sweet Cream & Cookies Ice Creams.  

Visit us at: 25 E. Broughton St.  Sav, GA 
Daily: 11am-11pm, 
till  midnight Fri & Sat

Chad & Meri Scribner, Owners
Now available for your catering needs!!  Ben & Jerry's Caters:
Private Parties,  Weddings,  Corporate Events &  they even make cakes and personalized print labels for party favors!! 
All locally packed and created at the Broughton St scoop shop! Call for details! 912-421-2086. 

Consignment  of the Week:  
Statement Piece at its finest! 
Check out this gorgeous Baker Breakfront! It measures approximately 72" wide x 84" tall x 18" deep. At just $1,999, you'll have a beautiful heirloom.
Go see Tracy! 
at Savannah Furniture Consignment above Green Frog Sleep Center  on Abercorn!

Locally Owned & Operated ! 
7501 Abercorn St, Savannah 
Tracy Eckard, Owner
Mon-Sat, 10-6PM, Sun, 12Noon-5PM 

Home of the Week:
215 McLaughlin Ct, Richmond Hill
4 bed, 3.5 bath, 2700 Sq ft
Stunning home located in desirable Buckhead offers grand living room with built-in bookcase, beautiful hardwood floors, dining room, master suite with whirlpool tub, separate shower, dual sinks, bright kitchen, fenced back yard, and an EPIC-sized screened in porch. Gourmet kitchen includes breakfast bar/breakfast area and stainless steel appliances. Located on a quiet street with towering oak trees.
Chelsea Phillips
Residential Real Estate   912-509-0522  Visit Website
Auto Tip of the Week:   

Check Your Hands 
Your seat is positioned properly when you can hang your wrists over the top of the steering wheel. And remember not to grip the wheel as you would a tennis racket, with your thumbs wrapped around so that they connect in back with your fingers. Instead, leave your thumbs on top of the wheel. Otherwise, in a collision, the wheel can whip back around and snap your thumbs. 

For all your  Car Care Needs!  
1680 East President St, Savannah GA 31401
Mon-Sat:  8AM-530PM, 
Closed weekends

Call Mike at  (912) 355-6312
Owners: Mike & Michele Thompson

45 years in Business

 Mon, Jul 31, 530-7PM 
Judy & Frank Ouzts, Owners 

132 Year Anniversary & New Location!

Join Rev George Lee lll for a celebration this Sunday, July 16 at 11am

New Location
2415 E Derenne Ave
Savannah, GA 31406

St. John the Baptist Celebrates 132 years and ribbon cutting on a new location! 

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 Pet of the Week!!
Meet Hagrid: 
Breed: Shepherd Mix
Spayed/Neutered?: Neutered
Sex: Male
Species: Dog
General Color: Tan
Current Size: 15
Potential Size: 75
Current Age: 7 Weeks
Location: Savannah, GA
Declawed: N/A
Housetrained: N/A
Obedience Training: Needs training
Exercise Needs: Moderate

To Adopt Hagrid 
For more info on other available pets
SAVANNAH SNAPSHOTS: Networking Photo Gallery
B Historic / Kitchen 320 Caribbean Night w/ Kai Hudson, Rev George Lee, & friend
B Historic / Kitchen 320 Caribbean Night w the glamorous Barbra Essig & Chris Sywassink (Ghost Coast Dist)
Morgan Pence & friend at The Savannah Bananas Salute the Troops Night!
Allstate David Pence

Antiquing on Saturday Morning
Auspicious Bakery on Sunday Morning
Jessica Schroyer and family at Savannah Bananas

Savannah City Council Shakeup for Scott: (Photos by Georgia Walters)
South of Derenne Ave  (SODA) Lunch with US Congressman Buddy Carter at Barnes Restaurant
Urban Chamber of Savannah, Understanding Local Government
(photos courtesy of Jay Jones)

TO SUBMIT your business/charity event photos - please email these in jpg format to Marianne Ganem-Poppell at 
 List of Nonprofits with Urgent Needs this week: 

Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire  is in need of individually wrapped snacks, individual chips and individual drinks (juices, soda, etc.) scrubbing bubbles cleaner, & swiffer wet jet refills.

Dignity-Matters: Tampon/Pad collections for the homeless women & teens in Savannah. 
Click here to like Facebook page & for more info visit:

Loop it Up Savannah: N eeds an electirican to redirect power from one side of their building to another in preparation for an incoming hot water heater and utility sink! They also are in need of dinner food for 45 kids every Tuesday and Thursday for the weeks of June 5th - July 20th. For more info contact Molly Lieberman 

Girls on the Run: Preparing for a large fall season and will need volunteers to help prepare the curriculum boxes and coach bags for each site. The bags have bug spray, markers, ink pens, tape, rubber bands, and first-aid kits among other essentials. 
Contact Girls on the Run to donate supplies or volunteer to help assemble. 912-349-1528

The Tybee Prom: Benefits the Islands Feral Cat Project, taking place on July 8, 2017. For more info or to sponsor please contact Marie Rodriguez 912-786-0181. 

Coastal Pet Rescue : Puppy food, puppy pads, and clumping cat litter as well as Clorox wipes and Swiffer wet jet refills.

Union Mission: Men's Socks, Toiletries 

AFA Academy of the LowCountry a Non For Profit Learning and Therapy Center, is interested in possibly adding a location in Savannah for kids with Autism, Down Syndrome and other Developmental Delays from the ages of 1-21. Those who are interested in wanting to learn more or   want  to help raise funds to make this happen please email

Kids Helping Kids Prevail Foundation, Inc is a non-profit 501c3 organization. New foundation, mission is to educate our youth and combat poverty. They focus on Financial, Career - Professional and Character development programs along with S.T.E.M.
They are in need of volunteers, a building /office space, monetary donations, a grant writer and other opportunities and areas of need.  Contact  Sade Murphy  912-401-9085 to find out more information. 

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