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By: Calli Arnold

May 22, 2012 SAVANNAH, GA -- The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to plan to attend the following upcoming events, as you save these dates in your calendar and register early.

SCCPSS Business to School Connections | June 1
The Savannah Chatham County Public School System (SCCPSS), along with Gulfstream, invite you to join us on Friday, June 1 to learn about additional avenues of Business to School Connections.

The continued success of education is due in part to the strong community connection and support the school district has from local businesses. Your relationship with area schools will have great impact on student achievement and their work-ready or college-bound aspirations. Many of you already have an existing relationship with local schools; we want to hear about those and share additional, unique opportunities that will expand and strengthen your partnerships.

Gulfstream sponsors the Student Leadership Program (SLP) with SCCPSS high schools. This program may be suited for you or provide the opportunity to generate ideas that will fuel your own business connection in Savannah-Chatham Schools. SLP is a community initiative designed to equip students with tangible skills that will help them explore options beyond the classroom. The focus of the program is to reduce the high school dropout rate and inspire students to take control of their education.

Each year SLP selects approximately 150 new freshmen to join the four-year program. Students are paired with teachers and community advisors. This team sticks together all four years of high school. The community advisors are volunteers from businesses around the community who mentor the students throughout the year at planned SLP events.

We invite you to join us and learn how you too can make a difference in the betterment of public education and the success of our students! Many representatives from SCCPSS, Gulfstream and SLP will be on hand to answer questions and provide information. We look forward to seeing you!
You are also invited to attend the 4th Annual Student Leadership Awards and Year-End Celebration at the Savannah International Trade & Convention Center on June 1st at 1 p.m. Come celebrate with the first graduating SLP class and hear Immaculee Ilibagiza tell of her survival of the 1994 Rwandan genocide.


Date: Friday, June 1
Time: 4 p.m. — Reception
4:30 p.m. — Presentation
Hosted by: SCCPSS & Gulfstream
Location: Savannah International Trade & Convention Center
R.S.V.P.: 912.965.3888

Small Business Council SMART Lunch Series: Getting Your Ducks in a Row: An Overview of Financial Statements and Budgeting | June 5
John Vandaveer, CPA, CVA and Pamela O’Quinn, CPA of Deemer, Dana and Froehle LLP will present “Getting your Ducks in a Row: An Overview of Financial Statements and Budgeting.” This installment of the Small Business Council SMART Lunch Series will give guests an overview of how to keep up the business books and why it is important. Attendees will gain insight into how to create an accurate and useable financial statement and will acquire tips they can take back to the office and implement immediately. You don’t want to miss this educational luncheon! This series is sponsored by: Comcast. www.comcast.com

Date: Tuesday, June 5
Time: 11:30 a.m. – Networking
Noon – 1 p.m. – Program
Location: Savannah Morning News Auditorium
1375 Chatham Parkway
Parking: Complimentary parking available in Savannah Morning News parking lot across Police Memorial Drive
Cost: $11 for Chamber members — R.S.V.P. is required by Thursday prior to event
Contact: Cally D’Angelo, 912.644.6459 or
CDAngelo@SavannahChamber.com

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The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce is a business organization managed by a volunteer board of directors. The Chamber encompasses Visit Savannah, Ambassadors Council, the CEO Council, Communities in Schools, Drug-Free Workplace, Greater Savannah Sports Council, Governmental Affairs Council, Leadership Savannah, Legends of Golf, Manufacturers and Distributors Council, Military Affairs Council, Owner’s Council, Savannah Compact Education Council, Small Business Council, Trustees Council, and Tybee Island Tourism Council.

Phone: 912.644.6429
Email: CArnold@VisitSavannah.com

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