Monthly Archives

February 2007

(SAVANNAH, GA) The New South Café’s 2007 Cooking for Charity

By | Local NewsWIRE | No Comments

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The New South Café's 2007 Cooking for Charity featuring Chef Matt Cohen is hosting a March fundraiser for AWWIN, Inc. (A Working Woman in Need). Come learn the secrets of award-winning culinary expert Chef Matt Cohen and enjoy a delicious, gourmet meal-while raising money for local working women in need.  The fundraiser will be held at The New South Café on Monday, March 26th from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Tax-deductible tickets for the event cost $100, with 75 percent of proceeds being donated to AWWIN.  To RSVP for this event, please contact Sarahlyn at 912-659-0241.  For more information on AWWIN visit

Come into the classroom as Chef Matt Cohen and Executive Chef Scott Gordon share their experience and talent while cooking for a good cause.  Guests at the event for charity will receive private cooking instruction from top ranking Chefs Matt and Scott of The New South Cafe and a gourmet lunch including Chef Matt's delicious Crab Cakes.  Unique recipes will be taken straight from the chef's kitchen while proper cooking techniques, how-to's, and cooking basics are taught.  

A fifth generation Savannah native, Chef Matt Cohen, owner of The New South Café, is a culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta.  A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Matt trained at one of the top rated culinary schools in the world.

Matt opened The New South Café in 2006 with friend and fellow CIA graduate, Scott Gordon.  Chef Scott worked in Florida for the world famous Chef Norman Van Aken, founder of a visionary way of cooking known as “New World Cuisine,” for many years.  

AWWIN is a non-profit charity in Savannah which helps single, working women in need to become self-sufficient by utilizing existing community resources as a vehicle of hope to transform their lives and ensure a prosperous legacy for themselves and their children.  AWWIN, Inc. hosts the annual “Savannah's Top Ten Working Women of the Year” awards gala in September each year.

The New South Café is located at 2601 Skidaway Road in Savannah, just minutes away from downtown.  Chefs Matt and Scott offer upscale catering services for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs.  For more information visit or call 912-233-7558.


(SAVANNAH, GA) “Creative Minds” lecture series, Dr. Bob Rotella

By | Local NewsWIRE | No Comments

(Savannah Country Day School, SAVANNAH, GA)  In the second season of its “Creative Minds” lecture series, Savannah Country Day School will feature well known Sports Psychologist and best-selling author, Dr. Bob Rotella for its final lecture entitled “Success is an Attitude” on Tuesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m.Over the years, Dr. Rotella has worked with and inspired a wide range of athletes including top PGA Tour, NBA and NFL players, and has advised teams including the New York Yankees and the Texas Rangers.

Dr. Rotella believes that success is all about one's perception of life, self and others.  In his presentation, “Success Is An Attitude,” he will explore the importance of believing in ideas and dreams. “Every day you have the option of falling in line with your abilities, your talents and your potential,” he says, “or, you can choose to believe in the abilities and talents in others more than you believe in yourself.  Your challenge is to have bigger ideas for yourself, to expand your dreams, and to grow in confidence a little bit every day that you live.”

“With his name mentioned almost every other week by another victorious tour pro, it seems modern-day professional golf, or at least modern-day professional golfers, might not exist without Dr. Bob Rotella.” —Golf Digest

The 2006/07 "Creative Minds" Lecture Series has been successful in bringing leaders, experts and pioneers in a wide range of fields – from parenting to cultural issues – to share their wisdom in open, community-wide forums to Savannah. This series, in its second year is designed to stimulate dialogue and spark debate about important issues that affect all of us.  The final touches are being made on the speaker series for 2007-08 and will be announced in the near future.

The final lecture of this years series will be held in the Jelks Auditorium at The Savannah Country Day School, located at 824 Stillwood Drive, in Savannah, Georgia.  Individual tickets are $7 advance purchase, available until 4 p.m. April 13, or $10 at the door, (based on availability) and $5 for students and seniors. 

Due to Dr. Rotellas popularity, the school is anticipating a sold out event.  In the event of a "Sell Out", seats not filled by 6:25 p.m. will be released to a wait list.

For tickets and information, please call 912-961-8828.
Savannah Country Day School  824 Stillwood Drive  Savannah, GA 31419

(OKATIE, SC) Bx-Dx Takes Wing

By | Local NewsWIRE | No Comments

McGuire recently earned his private pilot's certification.  He will soon begin studying for his commercial pilot's license, which will enable him to begin flying specimens from distances of hundreds of miles back to Biopsy Diagnostics.  “Our goal is 24-hour turnaround on biopsies to decrease patient worry,” McGuire said.

(Okatie, SC) –  Chief Operating Officer of Biopsy Diagnostics laboratory, Kevin McGuire, describes his job as demanding.  “That is a capital “D” on demanding,” said McGuire.  Since first opening their laboratory doors nearly four years ago, McGuire has seen his responsibilities grow exponentially.  In addition to overseeing such far-reaching departments as billing, gross examination, histology and marketing, he is also the “Sergeant Major” for Medical Director, Dr. Peter White.  “He says get it done and I get it done,” said McGuire.  “It's not easy, but it is that simple.” 

McGuire has been with Bx-Dx since the beginning.  He was one of three employees hired by Dr. White, the lab's founder, before the lab ever opened.  In order to fulfill his vision of a patient-driven pathology laboratory, Dr. White's focus has always been on the hiring of caring, charming, hard-working individuals regardless of their background, and personally training them himself.   

McGuire is one of those individuals.  He accepted the position of Director of Pathology Outreach for Bx-Dx at the end of 2002 and essentially helped build the lab from the ground up.  He, along with Dr. White, spent countless hours installing cabinets, countertops, sinks and laboratory equipment.  At last, the state-of-the art diagnostic pathology laboratory, Biopsy Diagnostics, was born.

You could certainly say that McGuire has paid his dues.  After spending the first year maintaining computer systems, repairing equipment, covering for absent employees and marketing, McGuire was promoted to the COO of the lab. 

In an age of fast paced medical care where patients often feel like a mere number, Biopsy Diagnostics is a lab with a refreshing approach.  “It has been the goal of the laboratory, as well as my personal goal, to provide rapid and accurate pathology results to the local community,” McGuire said.  “I realize how difficult it can be to wait for test results to come back, and at Biopsy Diagnostics, we pride ourselves on not making patients wait.”

At Biopsy Diagnostics they are always searching for effective ways to facilitate this goal.  Signs hanging over each doorway in the lab read “Behind every specimen waits a worried patient,” reminding staff members of their priority each day. 

In light of this, one of the things that Dr. White wants McGuire to do is increase the efficiency of bringing anatomic specimens from doctor's offices into the lab located in Okatie, SC.  “This was no problem our first two years,” reports McGuire.  “But as our patient service area has grown, so have our logistical challenges.”

Added to McGuire's resume, is pilot.  McGuire recently earned his private pilot's certification.  He will soon begin studying for his commercial pilot's license, which will enable him to begin flying specimens from distances of hundreds of miles back to Biopsy Diagnostics.  “Our goal is 24-hour turnaround on biopsies to decrease patient worry,” McGuire said.  “This is a future innovation that we plan to incorporate that will aid in that process,” said a smiling McGuire.  One gets the impression, too, that he may just really enjoy flying.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Shops 600 at Abercorn Common Receives LEED Silver Certification

By | Local NewsWIRE | No Comments

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coming in at zero cost increase and building on the sustainable technologies utilized in Phase I, Melaver, Inc., recently received Silver LEED certification for Shops 600, the Phase II development at Abercorn Common shopping center.  Located at 8108 Abercorn Street in Savannah, Shops 600 includes new features such as solar water heaters and a vegetative roof, an experiment that is planned to provide a natural habitat while insulating the building during the city's warmer months.  Abercorn Common is the country's first all retail LEED Core & Shell project, receiving Silver certification in 2006, and featuring the first LEED McDonald's.

“The experience we gained with the first phase of Abercorn Common paid off in a dramatically shorter learning curve,” said Martin Melaver, CEO of Melaver, Inc.  Shops 600 features 16,620 square feet of retail space and is now leasing up.  Property management is provided by Melaver, Inc., and Melaver-Mouchet is the leasing agent.

Key sustainable features of Abercorn Common and Shops 600:

All irrigation uses rainwater that has been harvested off the roofs of the buildings and stored in a large cistern behind the center. This saves 5.5 million gallons of water a year.

A tight building envelope, high-efficiency light fixtures and HVAC equipment, efficient glazing, and a highly-reflective white roof help reduce electricity consumption by more than 30 percent.

85 percent of all construction debris, totaling more than 6,000 tons of material, was kept out of the landfill through recycling or reuse.

Low volatile organic compound (VOC) paints, sealants and adhesives were used throughout the project, improving indoor air quality.

High efficiency HVAC units ensure healthy levels of outside air and moisture control.

Porous pavement in the parking lots, which allows water to naturally percolate into the ground, reduces stormwater runoff volumes by over 30 percent.

Materials were selected that have high recycled material content and that are manufactured within a 500-mile radius of the project site.

Water-efficient plumbing units such as waterless urinals and ultra-low flow fixtures have reduced water use by more than 50 percent.

Preferred parking spaces are provided for shoppers driving hybrid vehicles. As a driving alternative, the center is located within 1/4 mile of 3 different bus lines. Bike racks and showers are provided for tenants.

Melaver Inc. is a third-generation, family business devoted to commercial real estate: office, retail, showroom, and warehousing. Melaver was awarded the first LEED certification in Savannah for their historical renovation of the Whitaker Building, located on the corner of State Street and Whitaker Street, received LEED CI (commercial interiors) certification for its corporate offices on Barnard Street.  

(SAVANNAH, GA) Franklin Williams named January 2007 Top Producer Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International

By | Local NewsWIRE | No Comments

(SAVANNAH, GA) Franklin Williams earned January 2007 Top Producer status for Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty. He also earned Top Producer for February 2006 and for the years 2004 and 2005.

A native Savannahian, Williams has been an associate broker with Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty for the last three and a half years.

Williams has represented many buyers and sellers for residential properties ranging from historic townhouses to waterfront properties, land and commercial real estate. He has 20-plus years’ experience in real estate.

"My promise to my clients is to provide them personal and professional real estate services which save them time, energy and money," Williams said. "Every sale and purchase is equally important to me."

Williams was a founding member of the Live Oaks Public Libraries Foundation, which raised the original funds for the collection of books for the reopening of the main branch on Bull Street. He has also been a member and supporter of the Telfair Museum of Arts, Historic Savannah Foundation and Georgia Historical Society.  

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty specializes in fine luxury residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region's top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years' combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 6 Bruin Street in Bluffton, S.C.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit . To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.


By | Static | No Comments

Amigos En Salud; Financial guru Barbara Treadwell gives advice on the velocity of money. ; Open for Business; business; educational; financial; money; Savannah’s Only Business education channel

// By use of this code snippet, I agree to the Brightcove Publisher T and C // found at var config = new Array(); /* * feel free to edit these configurations * to modify the player experience */ config["videoId"] = null; //the default video loaded into the player config["videoRef"] = null; //the default video loaded into the player by ref id specified in console config["lineupId"] = null; //the default lineup loaded into the player config["playerTag"] = null; //player tag used for identifying this page in brightcove reporting config["autoStart"] = true; //tells the player to start playing video on load config["preloadBackColor"] = "#ffffff"; //background color while loading the player /* * set the player’s height using the parameter below * to make this player dynamically resizable, set the height as a percentage */ config["height"] = 675; /* do not edit these config items */ config["playerId"] = 474442231; config["width"] = 500; createExperience(config);