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Networking/Community Events for Week of July 3-9, 2017
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Ghost Coast Distillery Grand Opening!
Rob Ingersoll, Chris Sywassink, Tony Bagnulo & Harper Sywassink(Ghost Coast Distillery);
 Van Johnson (Alderman 1st District); Julian Miller(Alderman District 4); 
Hunter Hall (Rep Buddy Carter);  Michael T. Owens (Tourism Leadership Council); 
Brooke Phillips (Sav Area Chamber of Commerce); 
Mickey Minick(Buy Local Savannah);  Lisa Bates (Baker McCullough); 
David Pence (Allstate Insurance);  Michele Thompson(Auto Intensive Care); 
Chad & Meri Scribner (Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream Savannah); Chelsea Phillips & Nathan Snyder(Chelsea Phillips Real Estate Group); Scott & Laura Thompson (Rooter Man Plumber); Valerie Dixon (Coastal Center for Development); Alfonso Ribot (Hispanic Chamber); Cynthia Wright (Savannah Jaycees); 
Stephen Plunk (SODA-SOuth of Derenne Association); 
Sue Else (Girl Scouts of Historic GA); Mindy Shea (Visit Savannah)
Brian Hussey, Kai Williams, Caleb Harkleroad, & Rachel Wilson & More ! 

Update from Marianne & Scott:
Wow! What a turnout and amazing celebration for Ghost Coast Distillery, first  distillery  in Savannah since Prohibition, Official Grand Opening on Thursday! Congratulations Chris & Julie Sywassink, Rob Ingersoll, Tony Banglulo, Erin Muller, & Amanda Redding! Thank you Chef Angie, Valerie Dixon, & team at CCDS for the delicious appetizers, Coffee Deli for desserts & cheese straws, Coca Cola bottling for soft drinks & water, Ben & Jerry's for the Best ice cream, & some of the BEST volunteers and help one can ask for! Thank you Liquid Ginger for the great music! Together, our community raised over $5600 for the Tourism Leadership Council Scholarship Fund!! Micheal T. Ownens, Molly Swagler, Ron Scalf, Haillie Anderegg, & team rocked registration!     
We wish you all a very Happy Independence Day! Look forward to seeing everyone's pictures of your holiday fun! This week we are off to SODA (SOUTH of Derene Association) lunch at  Barnes Restaurant on Waters Ave with speakerUS Congressman Buddy Carter & to see Stephen Plunk, Hunter Hall, & gang!   On Sat excited to join the Urban Chamber to hear info on our Local Government with City Manager, Mr. Rob Hernandez & Van Johnson Stay Cool and let us know where you will be hanging out!! Also, 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 and business networking events in  - new updates are happening regular, stay tuned!

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Our TOP Networking PICKS
for the week of July3-9,  2017
Where YOU need to be! 
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Event / Description
Jul 3

Jul 4
All Day! 
Happy Fourth of July!! Independence Day! 
River Street Fireworks for fourth of July
Jul 5 1130AM 
South of Derenne Association (SODA) Lunch 
with US Congressman Buddy Carter ! 
Jul 6 2:00PM
Humane Society Low Cost Vaccination Clinic
Low Country Down Syndrome Savannah Bannanas
Jul 7
Location Gallery-Ogeechee Riverkeeper Fundraiser
First Friday Art March in Starland District
Jul 8
Understanding Local Government by Urban Chamber
Celebrate Summer ! Tybee Arts Association Exhibit & Sale (Sat & Sun)
Salute the Troops at Grayson Stadium by 9 Line Apparel 
Tybee Prom 
Jul 9
Celebrate Summer ! Tybee Arts Association Exhibit & Sale
Painting with a Twist for back to school

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
5606 Sweetbriar CircleSavannah, GA 31406 
presented by 

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

Come view this  mid-century modern masterpiece!! This home is a total MCM architectural treasure, though one that has been updated to function sublimely in the modern world. 
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! 
Collectible of the Week 

#decorative #windmill #wallart 
#home #design #interiors #savannah #pickerjoes

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

Consignment  of the Week:

Brand New Coaster Sofa & love seat 

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:
40 Richmond Dr, Savannah, GA
5 Bed, 4.5 Bath, 4300 Sq Ft

Bio: Gorgeous brick home located on isle of hope! Three of the bedrooms include huge walk-in closets, as well as private bathrooms. This newly renovated home offers a formal living room, family room with fireplace, dining room with custom built-ins, a gorgeous sunroom looking out to the court yard, and so much more. Attached wing is perfect for a multi-generation family -in-law suite or a teenagers private escape. 
Chelsea Phillips
Residential Real Estate   912-509-0522  Visit Website
David Pence, LUTCF
  Insurance Tip! 
Saving on Car Insurance for a Student:
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Keeping up your GPA may help save money: The III says insurers frequently offer discounts for young drivers with good grades. This doesn't just apply to teenagers in high school. The NAIC says some insurers also offer discounts for full-time students up to age 25.

FREE  Ice Cream Sundae!  Call David for  Home & Auto Insurance;  Renter & Auto or  Life Insurance & 

Call David at 912-961-9617
Auto Tip of the Week:   

Please do NOT ignore your check engine light! 
It seems like everything is fine and you may wait because you are too busy. 
Take a little time to get your checked and you could save money in the long run. 

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

Flavor of the Week
Truffle Kerfuffle

Vanilla ice cream with roasted pecans, fudge flakes and salted chocolate

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. 

Plumbing Tip of the Week:

Keep an eye out for trouble.  When it comes to plumbing, little leaks can lead to big problems. Be alert to signs of impending plumbing failures: Leaking faucets, damp cabinets, rocking toilets or dripping refrigerators all signal problems that need prompt attention.

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!! 
45 years in Business

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


Grand Opening no scissors
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Keep Your Pets Safe this 4th of July! 
Pet of the Week!!

SAVANNAH SNAPSHOTS: Networking Photo Gallery
NAWIC (Nat'l Assoc of Women in Construction) 

Public Relations Council of Sav Area Chamber of Commerce
Ghost Coast Distillery- Fundraiser for Tourism Leadership Council 

Summer Soiree at Yacht Club 
FCN First City Network Social 
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. 
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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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