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Networking/Community Events for Week of June 26-July 2, 2017
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Update from Marianne & Scott:
Cheers to a great week!! So much excitement with the Official Ribbon Cutting for Ghost Coast Distillery Ribbon Cutting with Chris & Julie Sywassink, Rob Ingersoll, Tony Bagnulo, & Erin Muller!!! Savannah's First Distillery since prohibition! But before that, we are starting on Monday with the Southern Charmer, Ashley Borders, hosting a fundraiser for the Ambucs as a celebrity bowler! Looking forward to seeing Keven Sheehan! On Tuesday off to Savannah Chamber of Commerce & Visit Savannah to see the vivacious Erika Backus for monthly PR council! Wed for lunch heading to SCORE to learn about building a business model with Robert Hamilton. That evening going to see Cari Clark Phelps at the C-Spot meeting at Edgars Proofs & Provisions! Then we are finally to THURSDAY!!! 5:30pm meet us at Ghost Coast Distillery, 641 Indian St to taste the BEST Vodka 261!! Appetizers prepared by the Amazing Chef Angie at Coastal Center for Development with vodka infused bites! As well as sweet treats from Coffee-Deli!! PLUS we get to see Ginger Fawcett & Tara Nobles perform with local legendary band Liquid Ginger!! Looking forward to seeing Jason McCulloughChris Shomo, Chelsea Phillips, Tracy Eckard, Chad & Meri Scribner, David Pence, & Mike & Michele Thompson!! On Saturday, Scott is heading to First City Network Potluck Social!  Excited to see everyone this week before we head off for 4th of July Fun next week!! 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 Jun 19-25  2017
Where YOU need to be! 
Blue = Business Networking
Event / Description
Jun 26 830PM
Ashley Borders Viewing Party for AMBUCS at Collins Quarter
Jun 27
NAWIC Luncheon at Sav Coffee Roasters on Liberty St
Heart Health at Sav Morning News 
Public Relations Council Meeting Sav Area Chamber of Commerce
Jun 28 9AM 
1 Millions Cups, For Entrepreneurs at Creative Coast 
Kessler Hotels Open House / Career Fairs at the Bohemian
SCORE Presents; Creating A Business Model Workshop 
C-Spot Networking Group 
Jun 29 1230PM

JEA Food for Thought Lunch at the JEA
Ghost Coast Distillery Grand Opening & Fundraiser for Tourism Leadership Council Scholarship Fund
Christian Sottille Speaks at Massie Heritage Center  
Heels & Halligans Calendar Launch Party 
Jun 30
Rape Crisis Center Male Role Call at old Sav Christ mid sch.
Southern Blues, Jazz& BBQ Festival on River Street starts
Summer Soiree By Next Generation at Sav. Yacht Club 
Jul 1
RISE Biscuit Grand Opening Day on Broughton St. 
Woof Gang Bakery Grand Opening, 1601 Bull St
Southern Blues, Jazz, & BBQ Festival on River Street
Southern Family Festival - Daffin Park 
First City Network Monthly Potluck Social 
Jul 2
12PM   Southern Blues, Jazz & BBQ Fest on River Street

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:
Thu Jun 29 530PM  Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting of Ghost Coast Distillery, Fundraiser for TLC 
Sun Jul 16 1100AM 132 Anniversary of St. John the Baptist the Mighty Fortress Church!
Tue Jul 25 530PM Leashes & Lovers at Private Mansion
hosted by Chelsea Phillips Real Estate 
Thu Oct 530PM
Grand Opening Scott Cohen Dental's new office & 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. 
See you this Thursday !   
Thu, Jun 29,  5:30-730PM
Ghost Coast Distillery 
 Grand Opening& Ribbon Cutting Ceremony!
Fundraiser for The Tourism Leadership Council TLC Scholarship Fund.  |  912-298-0071 | 641 Indian St, Sav, GA 31401
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Mattress Tip of the Week:
When you are shopping for a new mattress, you need to consider several things, such as: 
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Tracy Eckard, Owner
Mon-Sat, 10-6PM, Sun, 12Noon-5PM 
ALSO: Visit Savannah Furniture Consignment Upstairs!! amazing finds !

David Pence, LUTCF
  Insurance Tip! 
Ten Tips to Improve Home Security: Change the Locks, Install an alarm system, Conceal all wiring, give appearance of 
occupancy, do not leave key in mailbox, light up entrance, Install deadbolt locks, Use metal bars on sliding doors, Use Interior door hinges, Protect your windows

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

Beautiful Home in Isle of Hope
4bed, 3bath

Chelsea Phillips
Residential Real Estate  
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. 

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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
Bob Marley's One Love

Banana Ice Cream with Caramel & Graham Cracker Swirls  & Fudge Peace Signs

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. 

Collectible of the Week 

Antique cherub Chandelier. Beautiful!!!! #antique #cherub #light #lighting #chandelier #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 ! 


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Pet of the Week!!
Meet: Fiona at 
Imagine Pet Rescue
Meet Fiona! This little diva is sweet as can be! She is good with kids and other dogs but she especi
ally loves the men in her life! Apply to bring this lovebug home today!

Breed: Chi Mix
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Sex: Female
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Species: Dog
General Color: Black and Brown
Current Size: 10
Potential Size: 15
Current Age: 1 Year
Location: Orangeburg, SC
Declawed: N/A
Housetrained: Yes
Obedience Training: Basic Training
Exercise Needs: Moderate

SAVANNAH SNAPSHOTS: Networking Photo Gallery
Bark in the Park with Savannah Bananas 

Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging Social at AquaVita Lounge

Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Breakfast 

CFO Council Breakfast 

Joyce Mcbride Event at Gottlieb Bakery for Alzheimers

Book Signing at E. Shaver Books with Mary Alice Monroe

South Magazine Fundraiser for Coastal Pet Rescue 
Junior League of Savannah, JLS Recruitment Social 
Savannah Jaycees at Cocktail Company 
Buy Local Savannah Luncheon 
SteamFest at Coastal Heritage Society, Children's Museum

Coastal Empire Blue Knights donate 3 picnic tables to Ronald McDonald House

E Shaver Bookseller hosts Melissa Conroy, Lowcountry Coloring Book Signing

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. Also, desperately needs 13 laundry baskets. 

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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