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Networking/Community Events for Week of Sept 25-Oct 1, 2017
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Grand Unveiling of Desoto Hotel
Guests of DeSoto including Barbara Essig (Savannah African Art Museum), 
Mayor pro tem Carolyn Bell, Evelyn Ganem (Johnnie Ganem)
Update from Marianne & Scott:
What a fun last week we had! Amazing time with Barbara Essig & Gloria Tucker at the World Premiere of Ben Tucker's story! The brand new, fabulous, DeSoto is well worth a visit!  
This week we are looking forward to the David Pence of Allstate Insurance event at The Gingerbread House.  Johnathon Barrett's book signing of his new book, "Cook & Tell" for Junior Achievement! Not only will you have the opportunity to purchase the book from E. Shaver Book Sellers and have it signed, you will be able to taste delicious hors d'oeuvres prepared by: Kim Lyle of Jones St. Catering, Catering from Whole Foods Savannah, & brand new to Savannah, Jen K of Kitchen Vixen! Before we rendezvous at the Gingerbread house, we are starting the afternoon at Ansley & Chelsea Williams' Tubby's Tank-house for National Women in Construction(NAWIC) to see Tonya Reed, Dawn Morgan, & Jennifer Hagan. Then rushing over to the Chamber of Commerce PR Council to see Erica Backus! Guest Speaker this month is Amy Shippy of Marche de Macarons on "Building Your Brand"!! Then off to that highly anticipated event we've been talking about, our monthly charity/networking event at The Gingerbread House to see Sarah Wright, Jacob Thompson, Robert Grant, David Pence, Morgan Pence, Johnathon Barrett, Mike Thompson, Chelsea Phillips, Jennifer Hagan, Chris Shomo, Chad Scribner, Paul Allen, Tracy Eckard, & Lisa Bates! We will be having lunch at Tubby's in Thunderbolt on Wednesday! A portion of all proceeds are being donated to help Tybee rebuild after the flooding & devastation of Hurricane Irma. Wednesday evening off to Bend Marina for the Chamber of Commerce "Taste of the Lowcountry" networking event! Looking forward to seeing all the chamber ambassadors as well as Susan Smith, Stephanie Painter, Tina Mock, & Brooke Phillips! Starting Thursday with Greater Coalition on Aging at Memorial Medical Center to see Joyce McBride, Valerie Dixon, Kevin Hertzwig, & Michele Thompson! Then off to Buy Local for the monthly lunch at Cohen's retreat to hear Jessie Cole of the Savannah Bananas local experience! Looking forward to seeing Kim Gil, Tara Hart, Caleb Harkleroad, & Sue Else! All during the day, John Davis Florist is celebrating 30 years in business and finally back in the front of his building! Stop by and see him throughout the day!! That evening off to Baker Mccullough to listen to Lisa Bates discuss pre-planning needs as we chow down on some Pizza!! Then to CASA's Dancing with the Stars event! Saturday we will be walking to "End Alzheimer's"!! Sunday is the rescheduled Annual JEA Gala, d ate was changed due to Hurricane Irma, looking forward to seeing ADAM SOLENDER, Carol Towbin Greenberg, Rabbi Haas and so many more!  
For YOUR  Information : Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPS) is offering FREE lunch to ALL students this week, Sept 25-29. You do not need to have a lunch account setup, however if you would like to set up an account, CLICK HERE . Breakfast is always free for students and will remain free. This week ONLY, lunch is FREE for ALL students. 

C heck out the new column below by Bunny Ware on a Savannah Restaurant of the Week! Would you like your re staurant highlighted to the top 22,000 people in Savannah? Conta ct us today,  ATTN  "BUNNY/RESTAURANT" in subject line ! 

SUMMARY of this Newsletter:
  • Letter from the Editors
  • Top Networking Picks, where to be this week!
  • Save the Date! Great Events coming up! 
  • Monthly Charity Event Info, join us for fun & networking
  • Weekly Columns, please support businesses who bring you this FREE weekly, monthly, annual Calendar! 
  • Snapshot Gallery, Did we catch you in the Community?
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Our TOP Networking PICKS
for the week of Sep 25 - Oct 1,  2017
Where YOU need to be! 
BOLD = Business Networking
Event / Description
Sep 25
200PM Bake Sale at Savannah Commons Retirement Community
Sep 26
Univ of Ga. Small Biz Dev Corp:  Social Media Workshop
National Women in Construction (NAWIC) at Tubby's
Sav Area Chamber of Commerce PR Council with Amy Shippy
David Pence Allstate hosts J.Barrett book signing for Jr. Achievement
Savannah Area Young Republicans Meet at Kevin Berrys Pub 
Johnnie Ganems Hosts Fundraiser for Liam (Kidney Transplant) 
Women's Council of Realtors:Rape Crisis Fundraiser at Ghost Coast Distillery
Sep 27
1 Million Cups, Creative Coast at Bull St  Labs - Weekly Entrepreneurs meeting 
Annual Community Heroes Golf Tournament, Benefit for 200 Club 
Totally in for Tybee at Tubby's in Thunderbolt
C-Spot - Networking for Creatives at Moon River Brewing
Sav Area Chamber of Comm. Annual Taste of The Lowcountry at Bend Marina
Sep 28 830AM
12 Noon 
GSCOA Greater Sav. Coalition on Aging, Breakfast
Buy Local Savannah Monthly Lunch with Sav Bananas Baseball 
John Davis Florist 30th Anniversary Celebration!! 

JEA Jewish Educational Alliance Weekly food for thought lunch
Cocktails for a Cause at the Andaz
Pizza and Pre-Needs - hosted by Baker McCullough Funeral Home
Made in Savannah Campaign Kick-Off  at Creative Coast 

9th Annual Savannah Tree Foundation Fall Frolic 
CASA 10th Annual Dancing with Stars at Lucas Theater
Sep 29 830AM
ATDC Coffee Hour at Bull St. Labs  
Lowcountry Annie Oakleys Charity Clay Shoot at Forrest City Gun Club

Sep 30
Puppy Palooza at Wilmington Island Farmer's Market
Mommy & Me Cupcake Party for Loop it up Savannah & Shelter from the Rain
Savannah Walk to End Alzheimer's at Ellis Square  
3rd ANNUAL Tybee's Got Talent Show - at Tybee Post Theatre
Oct 1
6PM  Jewish Educational Alliance JEA Annual GALA  (Date Change due to IRMA) 
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:
Sep 26 
David Pence of ALLSTATE Insurance hosts Book Signing by Johnathon Scott Barrett for Junior Achievement charity at Jacob Thompson's Gingerbread House  
Oct 11
Grand Opening of Cynthia Creighton-Jones- 
Cape Creations Catering: The York  
Oct 19
Grand Opening Scott Cohen Dental's new offices & 30th Anniversary Celebration!  
Oct 21
Savannah Jaycees 75th Diamond Anniversary Gala with keynote speaker
Oct 24
Health & Wellness Expo  with BALANCE MOBILE MASSAGE Ribbon Cutting w/Mary Holstein! Hosted at Green Frog Sleep Center
Nov 9
13 Secrets Jewelry One Year Anniversary!!
Nov 14
Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting/Food Drive!
Coastal ENT Clinic  in Pooler!! Dr. Oliver  & Team ! 
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. 
Tomorrow!!: Our Monthly Charity Social 
Johnathon Barrett Book Signing for JA

A Huge Thank you to other Event Sponsors:

Whole Foods Savannah, 1815 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31404
Full Service Catering, Take out, and an exquisite holiday menu! 

Cannoli's by the Best Italian Restaurant in Savannah, Corleone's!
Kitchen Vixen, 426 E 31st, St., Savannah, GA 31401, 503-444-0460
Handcrafted Cookies & Pastries  "Where cookies are the canvas, and the art is edible"

Latin Chicks, Mini Chicken Empanadas! 
5205 Waters Ave, Sav, GA 31406

Special Beverages from Ghost Coast Distillery! 
641 Indian St, Savannah, GA 31401

Book Sales by E. Shaver Bookseller
326 Bull St, Savannah, GA 31401

1921 Bull ST., Savannah, GA 31401

Restaurant of the Week by Bunny Ware:

Greeting you at The Parlor at Whole Foods is Yao Tamatekou, the Assistant Culinary Manager and a Togo! West African native who insist I try his "two day to make fried chicken tofu & his favorite - Mochi, a Japanese Ice Cream" as we pass by made daily sushi, pizzas, soups and Bubble Tea. Yes - Whole Foods has Bubble Tea & much more!  Ask for Yao, the happiest dude in the whole store!

Whole Foods Market,   Savannah
1815 E Victory Dr, Savannah, GA 31404
CATERING:   912-358-5829

To get your restaurant featured, please contact Marianne about details, at 
Now Open! 
Cape Creations  at The York
serving lunch daily,  Mon-Fri, 11am-2pm
114 Horizon Park, Savannah GA 
Just off Ogeechee Rd/ Highway 17
 (912) 236-5195
Join us for lunch at The York. Delicious Blue Plate Specials and an a l'carte menu. We feature Southern comfort food and a few eclectic dishes.   If you need drop off catering our Cape Express division can take care of all your needs.  Full Service? We handle full service catering for weddings, social and corporate catering. Our Cape Creations division has wonderfully eclectic menu choices!
Special Thanks to our 2017 Presenting Sponsor: 

Now with 3 Locations: Hodgson Memorial, Bonaventure & Garden City ! 
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  Tip of the Week by Insurance Expert! 
Unbeknownst to most of us, you should discuss with your insurance agent before car shopping. Your agent can actually save you money! Allstate for instance, can offer discounts for different scenarios! Reach out to David if you are thinking of purchasing a new car and see how he can save you money!! 

Call today for a quote & receive a FREE  Ice Cream Sundae!  Call David for  Home & Auto Insurance;  Renter & Auto or  Life Insurance
Receive FREE BEN & JERRY's ICE CREAM Sundae 

Call David at 912-961-9617
2 month old male hamster. Surf is only $15 to adopt!

For all your pet supplies & grooming visit:
Six Locations in Savannah: 
202 W Saint Julian St, 31401
137 Bull St, 31401
425A E River Street,  31401
1601 Bull St, 31401 (Grooming)  

Flavor of the Week!
Ice Cream Catering

What is a party without ice cream?? Ben & Jerry's of Savannah does full ice cream catering and custom cakes!! 
Call today to find out details! 
Visit us at: 25 E. Broughton St. Sav, GA Daily: 11am-11pm
til midnight Fri & Sat
Ben & Jerry's
Chad  & Meri Scribner, Owners
Now available for your catering needs! Private Parties, Weddings, Corporate Events & Ben & Jerry's Makes Cakes!! 
912-421-2086.  Visit Website
Plumbing Tip of the Week:
Clogged Toilet? Check out this secret plumbing trick. Before plunging, add a couple cups of hot water into the bowl. Wait a few minutes while it breaks up...the clog. Putting a little dish soap in with the hot water can also help with the job. 
(Sometimes the hot water alone can unclog the toilet and save you from plunging.)
For all your plumbing questions and concerns call your Local Rooter Man team, 

Scott & Laura Thompson,   owners of 
Rooter Man Savannah! 
Collectible of the Week   
#vintage #wooden #camels #animals #savannah #pickerjoes

271 E 41st St.  Savannah
Mon-Sat: 10am-6pm  
Sun: Noon-5PM 
(912) 239-4657  

James Plumlee, owner
Antiques, Vintage Collectibles ! 

Auto Tip of the Week:   
Most of you probably saw the infamous photo of the blue car on River Street, during Hurricane Irma, almost completely submerged in water. However, not all car flooding is as evident. How can you tell if your car suffered flood damage? If you see or suspect water levels have risen above your door openings- DO NOT start your car. Have it towed to your mechanic for further inspection. Starting the car could pump water into the engine and vital parts of the vehicle, causing immediate or major damage down the road. Electrical issues will be the first to present themselves after flood damage. 
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
Mattress Tip of Week;
Do you know the difference between a mattress pad, a mattress topper, and a mattress protector? A mattress pad is ideal for those who want a little fluff to sleep on while still protecting their mattress from dust mites, dirt, and every day wear and tear. A mattress topper is a great way to add a layer of support to your bed. They can range in thickness offering as little or as much added comfort that you desire. A mattress protector does what it says- without offering the extra padding simply protects your mattress and extends its lifespan. 
Go see Tracy! 
Green Frog Sleep Center  on Abercorn!
VISIT WEBSITE   Locally Owned & Operated ! 
7501 Abercorn St, Savannah 
912-352-4001     Tracy Eckard, Owner
Mon-Sat, 10-6PM, Sun, 12Noon-5PM
Home of the Week:
      10 Sunset Way
4 beds 3 baths 2,086 sqft
Move in ready home located in beautiful Summerfield Subdivision! Newly renovated 3 bedroom 2.5 bath home features hardwood floors, separate dining room, living room with gas fireplace, kitchen including breakfast area, large bonus room, 400 sq ft screened in porch as well as a side deck, and more! Spacious master suite includes spa bathroom. Great backyard with shed, fire pit, and privacy fence.
Chelsea Phillips
Residential Real Estate  
912-509-0522  Visit Website
Job of the Week ! 
Visit Tybee is currently seeking candidates for a Communications Coordinator position. Candidates should have a degree in journalism or public relations with 1-3 years of experience. This full time position reports to the Visit Tybee office on Tybee Island. Interested candidates may apply by sending their resume and writing samples to Sara Lane at 
No phone calls, please.
 for full list of available jobs! 
Under Resources on home page, 
click job board
To submit your job, email details to


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AROUND TOWN with some of our Local Favorites!  
Mike Thompson, Auto Intensive Care of Savannah Car Care! 
Stephen Plunk, 
Old Town Trolley! 
Yao at Whole Foods! 

Ben Tucker Tribute, Coastal Jazz Association
Hispanic Chamber breakfast 
Tourism Leadership Council TLC 

DeSoto Hotel Grand Unveiling Celebration
Union Mission, "Friends with Benefits" at Ghost Coast

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