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Networking/Community Events for Week of Mar 20-26, 2017
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Demere Center /  Savannah Wedding Vendors
Gran Opening of New Event Venue ! 
Hosted by  Tonya Hillis, Demere Center, Debra Larson, Hospice Savannah, Jamie Weaver of the Savannah Wedding Vendors and Larry Speir of Baker MCullough.   25+ Vendors donated services for 125+ guests. 
 (photo by Bunny Ware)  

Update from Marianne & Scott:

Hope everyone has recovered from St. Patrick's Day ! Very informative PANEL of MEDIA execs hosted by Regan Drake at the Small Business Chamber last week. This week, heading over to see ALfonso RIBOT at the HIspanic Chamber. Then on Wed celebrating with Emily Dickinson of Wet WIllies as she kicks off her Leukemia .Lymphoma Woman of the Year Campaign, the attending Marjorie Young's launch party for the Maryland Society of Savannah !  On Thursday, helping Larry Speir, Kyle Nikola and Jason McCullough host  the Greater Savannah Coalition on Aging,  GSCOA Breakfast at Bonaventure Funeral Home, then racing across town to get on the Georgia Queen Riverboat for BUY LOCAL to see Mickey Minick  Joe Marinelli and Michael T. Owens talk about TOURISM.  That evenning stopping by Tubby's in Thunderbolt to See Stephanie, Susan, Brooke & entire team for the Sav Chamber Annual Oyster Roast !   Then on Sat, going out to POLKS in Pooler, to see Becky Polk Bashlor for their Annual SPRING FLING with fresh produce, FLOWERS! Arts & Crafts.   This week kicks off the Savannah Music Festival and The Savannah Annual TOUR OF HOMES!  .

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Our TOP Networking PICKS
for the week of  Mar 20-26 2017
Where YOU need to be! 
Blue = Business Networking
Event / Description
Mar 20 630PM Urban Chamber & Mance Law Group - Networking
Mar 21 
Metro Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Meeting
Mar 22
TAG, Tech Assoc of GA. Cyber Attacks, Lunch 
Marjorie Young hosts Maryland Mixer at Cohen's Retreat  
Mar 23
All Day'
Greater Sav. Coalition on Aging at Bonaventure   
Buy Local Savannah on GA Queen Riverboat 
Sav Chamber Annual Oyster Roast at Tubby's 
82nd Annual Sav Tour of Homes  & Gardens
Savannah Music Festival Mar 23- Apr 8 
Mar 24
All Day 
All Day 
NAIFA Golf Tournament
82nd Annual Sav Tour of Homes  & Gardens
Southern Women's Show Mar 24-26 
Mar 25
ALl Day
All Day 
Alzheimer's Clay Shoot at Dorchester Hunting Reserve
Ronald McDonald Red Shoe Run
P olk's Plus Spring Fling Festival in Pooler !  
82nd Annual Sav Tour of Homes  & Gardens
Mar 26
All Day 
82nd Annual Sav Tour of Homes  & Gardens
F lannery O'Connor Annual Birthday Parade
 Save The Date!  Our Upcoming Events:
Thu Mar 30 530PM
Grand Opening:  Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream!
Tue  Apr 4 12 Noon Ben & Jerry's National Cone Day ! 
Tue Apr 25 530PM
Salute to The Catholic Diocese of Savannah ! 
Thu May 4 1130AM
Lunch with Mary Kay Andrews!  location TBA 
Mary Kay Andrews Book Launch -Reception at Brice
Wed  Jun 14 530PM
75th Diamond Anniversary of Johnnie Ganem
(by Invitation only)  
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. 
MONTHLY CHARITY / Networking Event:  
Fundraiser for the Social Apostolate of Savannah
Tue, April 25 , 2017   530-730PM
Social Hall of The Cathedral of St. John the Baptist
Gourmet Appetizers, Live Music, Door Prizes  

To Volunteer, Donate Door Prizes, more info on our charity sponsorships Marianne Ganem-Poppell 912-224-4869 

Special Thanks to our 2017 Presenting Sponsor: 

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TIP Of the WEEK :

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7501 Abercorn St, Savannah 

Mon-Sat, 10-6PM,   
Sun, 12Noon-5PM 
Tracy Eckard, Owne

Visit Savannah Furniture Consignment Upstairs!! 

Flavor of the Week:
Mint Chocolate Chunk

Mint Ice Cream with Chocolate Chunks!  Made with fresh milk & cream with no GMO's add in specialty chocolate chunks. 

25 E Broughton St. Savannah, GA 31401
Daily: 11am-11pm, till  midnight Fri & Sat
Chad & Meri Scribner, Owners
Catering Available for Private P arties, Weddings,  & Corporate Events!

Collectible  of the Week 
Rae Dunn Pottery
Her work is strongly influenced by the Japanese aesthetic of wabi-sabi, the beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.

271 E 41st St   Savannah, GA 
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm   Sun: Noon-5PM 
(912) 239-4657  James Plumlee, 
Antiques, Vintage Collectibles ! 
 $19.95 Oil Change !  

For all your 
Car Care Needs ! 

1680 East President St, Savannah GA 31401

Mon-Sat:  8AM-530PM,  Closed weekends
(912) 355-6312
Owners: Mike & MIchele Thompson

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& 5000 + on Facebook 

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Savannah Master Calendar Week: Mar 20-26
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After that only TOP PICKS will appear in newsletter 

Mon, Mar 20, 7-830PM,  Pizza, Beer & Judaism Jewish Educational Alliance (JEA)  5111 Abercorn St, Savannah Jamie Cahn  912-355-8111  

Mon Mar 20, 630PM Urban Savannah Chamber of Commerce, &  The Mance Law Group Presents the Collective Networking  Mixer at Ritzy Lounge  11414 Abercorn st, Savannah, Georgia 31419   Join us at Savannah's Premiere Urban Networking Event for Minority Entrepreneurs and Professionals, presented by The Mance Law Group LLC . Enjoy Making Powerful Connections, Great Refreshments, Speed Networking, Free Giveaways and our Vendors.   This is a FREE event! 10 Vendor Opportunities Available   Contact us at

Tue, Mar 21, 745-9AM,  Metro Savannah Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Monthly Breakfast,   Savannah Morning News, Auditorium,  1375 Chatham Parkway, Savannah GA,  $10 George Day of Legal Shield will be speaking on Legal issues for small business owners,  For more info, Alfonso Ribot,   (904) 422-5019

Tue,  Mar 21, The Navy League's Monthly meeting,   Coast Guard Air Station. Reservations must be received by Friday before meeting. Reservations can be made  by  sending email to:  or calling  Patti Zureick at 912-450-0521.

Tue, Mar 21, 10AM,  Advanced Technology Development Center to Host Series of Workshops for Savannah Startups, Elevator Pitch. Creators' Foundry, 415 West Boundary Street, Savannah, GA 31401.  Savannah Startup Workshop Series. Entrepreneurs will participate in interactive workshops and mentor sessions designed to walk them through best practices in planning and launching their product. The interactive program will help entrepreneurs identify and vet their target customer segments, articulate the value proposition, make financial projections, and prepare them to meet with investors. Upon completion, graduates will showcase at the Savannah Demo day to investors from the entire region. The winner will receive a prize of $10,000 cash, courtesy of Savannah Economic Development Authority.      For More Info: , Yvonne Jouffrault, ATDC Mentor, 678-977-0149 or

Tue, Mar 21, 12PM-1PM Small Business Chamber Toastmasters Club, Weekly Club Meeting hosted by SBC Toastmasters at  Saint Leo University, 7426 Hodgson Memorial Dr, Suite A, Room 3, Savannah, GA 31406,  Free to visit & open to public. Come grow your public speaking and leadership skills in an encouraging learning environment of like-minded individuals. Toastmasters Int'l is the most successful public speaking organization in the world.  Contact Charlene Parlett at for more information or visit Facebook

Wed Mar 22,    The Price is Right  912-651-6556  The world famous daytime game show will give audience members a chance to "Come on Down" to win. Prizes may include appliances, vacations and possibly a brand new car.  Johnny Mercer Theatre  301 West Oglethorpe Ave., Savannah

Wed, Mar 22,  9:00AM  1 Million Cups Savannah, Creators' Foundry, 415 W Boundary St, Savannah GA 31401. Free Event. For information contact Kate Lance at 912.447.8457 or email Go to to apply to present.

Wed Mar 22, 1130AM -1PM  Technology Association of GA:   TAG Savannah Presents  How Cyber Attacks are being Minimized with New Technology  at the Coastal Georgia Center  305 Fahm Street  Savannah, GA   Join the Technology Association of Georgia Savannah for this lunch and learn as we discuss how cyber attacks are being minimized with new technology. The Q&A session will be moderated by Scott Scheidt, Director of the Center for Applied Cyber Education at Armstrong State University. Please RSVP    TAG SAVANNAH CONTACT:   CASEY HERRINGTON    CASEY@TAGONLINE.ORG   (912) 414-0368

Wed Mar 22, 6-9PM Helen Levitt Photography Contest Reception   Hosted by A-Town Get Down Festival     Kobo Gallery  33 Barnard St, Savannah, Georgia 31401

Thu- Mar 23-Mar 26,The 82nd annual Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens will be held March 23 - 26, 2017.  Presented by the Women of Christ Church Anglican and Historic Savannah Foundation in cooperation with the Ardsley Park-Chatham Crescent Garden Club, the Tour offers a rare opportunity to appreciate the beautiful architecture, interiors, and gardens of Savannah's Historic Landmark District and Historic Ardsley Park.  Visit private homes not usually open to the public and walk down moss draped, oak-covered streets during colorful springtime in Savannah.  Ticket sales are expected to be brisk, with limited availability to special events. For more info, tickets or brochures, please contact the Tour of Homes & Gardens office in Savannah, Georgia (912) 234-8054 or visit our website at .

Thu, Mar 23, 8:30AM    Coalition on Aging Monthly Networking Breakfast with guest speaker. SPECIAL LOCATION THIS MONTH: at the  Bonaventure Funeral Home, , at 2520 Bonaventure Rd, Savannah GA  For business and nonprofit executives in the aging field, hospices, medical professionals, nursing homes, assisted living, lawyers, funeral homes, elder services.   (912) 356-0111 or visit website:  Joyce McBride is 2017 President

buy local official logo! Thu, Mar 23, 11AM Buy Local Savannah Monthly Lunch  NOTE EARLY START TIME as event is on RIVER STREET at Savannah Riverboat - on the GEORGIA QUEEN - with guest Speakers from the TOURISM INDUSTRY - Joe Marinelli of VIsit Savannah and Michael T. Owens of Tourism Leadership Council of Savannah-   Savannah GA 31401  $20 for members /$30  non-members   RSVP's are required by 5 PM Monday before the event for LOCAL   business owners & executives,  whose business headquarters is in the Savannah GA region.  Register online:   Mickey Minick is 2017 President

SACC logo Thu Mar 23, 530-730PM Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Annual Oyster Roast at Tubby's Tankhouse, Savannah GA  $10 Members, $25 Guests, More info:    Stephanie Painter, 912-644-6458,  

Thu Mar 23, 530-730PM  H&L Tire 5 Year Anniversary Celebration and Open House  at  60 Longwood Drive, Richmond Hill, GA  more info:  

SBAC Savannah Thu Mar 23, 6 PM  SBAC Small Business Assistance Corporation,   SBAC Workshop - Accessing Capital   Hosted by Urban Savannah Chamber of Commerce at    Student Union at Savannah State University   Savannah, Georgia 31404 tickets available at :

Thu Mar 23, 6PM   LEARN TO GROW HEALTHY FOOD  The Mindful Eating series offers mindfulness tools to approach food and eating (habit) patterns with new awareness, intention and attitude. On March 23, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Baha'i Unity Center, 2416 Waters Avenue, Savannah GA   learn how we begin to live garden to table. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit

Thu Mar 23, 7-10PM  Mark K Kendig ARt Show, at    302 E Huntingdon Ln, Savannah, GA 31401-5738, United States
Fri, Sat, Sun, Mar 24, 25 26 This year's Southern Women's Show , set for March 24-26 at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center, is in part sponsored by Memorial Health. Each year, the Memorial Health exhibit is one of the top exhibits during the three-day, action-packed show and once again, representatives from the health system will be on hand to help women take charge of their health!

Fri Mar 24, 9AM     Savannah Square by Square Book Signing to Kick Off Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens  WHERE:      Savannah Tour of Homes & Gardens Headquarters  B. Historic Hotel 320 E. Montgomery Street, Savannah, GA 31401 For more information, contact Mollie White at 912-234-8054 or

Fri Mar 24,   10AM   NAIFA Savannah GA 2017 Golf Tournament      Bacon Park Golf Course   1 Shorty Cooper Dr, Savannah, Georgia 31406  2017 NAIFA Savannah Golf Classic Entry fee per person: 100.00 (Includes greens  fees, carts, &dinner)  Prizes and Giveaways  Mulligans available for purchase  10:00 AM: Registration  12:00 PM: Tee Time - Scramble Format  Awards dinner at the end of event catered by Barnes Catering.  A portion of the proceeds to benefit Savannah AMBUCS!   Sponsorship and advertising available    Contact: Andrew Barrett 912-429-5512

Fri Mar 24, 11AM  Please join us for a historical marker dedication for the World War II Rescue Boat Station at   Thunderbolt Marine Inc.   3124 River Drive  Thunderbolt, GA    Erected by the Georgia Historical Society, Town of Thunderbolt, and Thunderbolt Marine Inc.  Cost  Free and Open to the Public More info:   Georgia Historical Society  912.651.2125  Elyse Butler

Fri Mar 24,  Liberty St, Fl 2nd, Savannah, Georgia 31401he Madness of Mary Telfair  912-927-5277  Citing the contest of Mary Telfair's will by disgruntled nephews, who claimed that their aunt was mentally unfit, Dr. Felicity Turner will examine how gendered assumptions informed late 19th-century medical and legal understandings of madness and insanity.    Armstrong State University  11935 Abercorn St., Savannah GA

Fri Mar 24, 4PM Defund DAPL/Savannah River Vigil Wright Square, Savannah Historic District  14 Bull St, Savannah, Georgia 31401        

Fri Mar 24, 5PM  Art Reception  at the Location Gallery  417 Whitaker St, Savannah, Georgia 31401  Join us for the closing of built|savannah featuring 16 local artists' interpretations of Savannah. It's also Location Gallery's 1 Year Anniversary! Silent Art Auction closes Friday March 24th at 8pm. Artists include Bob Christian, John L. Deering, Christina Edwards , Mary Hartman, Lind Powell Hollingsworth , Farnaz Jahani , Dan Kaufman, Bellamy Murphy , Patrick Murphy, Jennylyn Pawelski , Juliana Peloso , Dana Richardson , Peter Erwin Roberts , Daniel E Smith , Bryan Stovall and W Gerome Temple . Gallery profits from show are donated to the Revolving Fund at Historic Savannah Foundation !

Fri Mar 24, 5PM  Artist Opening Reception at   Roots Up Gallery  6 E Liberty St, Fl 2nd, Savannah, Georgia 31401  Country / No Country: An exhibition of paintings and drawings exploring rural and urban, travel and home, man and wilderness, and the places where they all fold together.

Fri,  March 24th | 6:30pm  - Port Wentworth  Regular Meeting of Mayor and Council

Sat Mar 25, 7AM-2PM Optim Orthopedics Skidaway Island Marathon and Half  Skidaway Island  10 Ocean Science Circle  Savannah, GA More Info:   http://   hosted in the premiere Island Neighborhood; The Landings Association and The Landings Club.

Sat Mar 25 830AM-2PM  Alzheimers Clay Shoot at Dorchester Hunting PReserve  2640 Sunbury Rd, Midway GA   To learn more and register visit .  For more information, contact or 912-660-0102.

Sat Mar 25, 845AM   RED SHOE RUN by RONALD McDonald House-   Did you know that Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire has been in the Savannah community for 30 years?! We opened our doors in 1987, and to celebrate our 30 year anniversary, our race is going to be 3.87 miles! All runners/walkers are welcome, both experinced and new! All festivities, other than the 5K, are complimentary including the kiddie run, face painting, games, zumba, refreshments, and Ronald McDonald House tours.  Celebrity guest appearance by Ronald McDonald!!   4710 Waters Ave  Savannah, GA US 31404   

Sat Mar 25, 9AM  - ALL DAY  Polk's Plus Annual Spring Fling and Arts & Crafts Festival  807 Highway 80, Pooler GA  Live Music, Flowers and landscaping plants !  Fresh Produce Boiled Peanuts,  Arts vendors, More info Visit Facebook Page

Saturday March 25, 2017 10:00am - 4:00pm  Arts FEstival  This free event for the family includes kids' art, music, theater and dance activities. Artwork of faculty, students and alumni will be available for purchase. More info at   Armstrong State University 11935 Abercorn St.Savannah GA

Sat Mar 25, 12 Noon,     Sat Mar 25, 12 Noon  Savannah's 7th Annual A-Town Get Down Music & Art Festival ft. Cracker, Bobby Rush, Col. Bruce Hampton, AJ Ghent & More !  Cost  12pm-5pm FREE; Ticketed 5pm-Midnight-    Indian Street (between Fahm Street and the Talmadge Bridge)  Savannah, GA his year's all-day festival will feature over 25 live bands and visual artists each representing diverse music genres and artistic styles    More info:    

Sat., March 25, 12 p.m.  912-232-4903  The St. Baldrick's Foundation is a volunteer-driven charity that funds more in childhood cancer research grants than any organization. Participants raise money and shave their heads to support kids with cancer.  City Market  Jefferson at West Saint Julian St., Savannah GA 

Sat Mar 25,  5-730PM  Beyond the Mask, Our Spirit BLooms at the Beach Institute African American Cultural Center   502 E Harris St, Savannah, Georgia 31401   Awareness Reception to benefit Autism Speaks U Armstrong & S.A.M.'s Substance Abuse Ministry, Inc.- Lucille Tanksley will be honored in memory of her son Charles Houston, former Tidelands Counselor., Great Food & Music, Health & Wellness Networking, & Entertainment - ALL WHITE AFFAIR!  
Sun Mar 26 10AM-4PM  Arts Festival     This free event for the family includes kids' art, music, theater and dance activities. Artwork of faculty, students and alumni will be available for purchase. More info at   Armstrong State University 11935 Abercorn St. Savannah GA   

Sun Mar 26, 1PM  Book Signing with Chris Sergi at     E Shaver Bookseller  326 Bull St, Savannah, Georgia 31401   e xplore the wonders of the oldest city in Georgia!  From secret tunnels used by pirates to transport their treasure, to mausoleums and stained glass windows, the city of Savannah, Georgia, is filled with secrets and trivia for your family to discover! Whether you want to creep through cemeteries, scout out sea turtles, or kayak to Little Tybee Island, each page is packed full of adventures that will entertain explorers of all ages. Colorful photographs by author Chris Sergi and intriguing bits of history guarantee that you'll finish each challenge with fond memories and troves of new information. So gather up your crew of voyagers and get on the road to Savannah--a world of history and fun awaits!

Sun Mar 26, 1PM  Celebrations at Cohen's Retreat  5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Georgia 31406  Come discover all that Cohen's Retreat offers to couples looking to CELEBRATE their LOVE... Mix and mingle with our elite list of industry partners! Planning a wedding should be an exciting adventure! The venue you choose is often the most significant detail of the day. At Cohen's Retreat, we understand the importance of those details and we - along with Savannah's most talented and experienced Wedding Professionals - will turn your vision into a beautiful reality that is "Uniquely YOU"!
Wedding Cakes | Photography | Florals | Live Music | DJ's | Event Stylists | Beauty Experts | And More!  Be it an intimate affair or a grand gala, the team and partners at Cohen's Retreat provide everything needed for the perfect celebration!

Sun Mar 26, 3PM    Flannery O'Connor Birthday Parade   This lively annual celebration of acclaimed author and Savannah native Flannery O'Connor's birthday will offer free family fun, live music, a wacky parade, coffee/tea/cake, and more. Attendees are invited to walk in the parade, bring handmade signs and sing along. Music for the parade will be played by an all-star line up of the Sweet Thunder Strolling Band. Costumes inspired by Flannery O'Connor characters, settings or the author's life are encouraged but optional.   Lafayette Square  Abercorn and East Macon Streets, Savannah GA  

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