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May 2007

(SAVANNAH/BLUFFTON) Charlotte Alling joinS Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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(SAVANNAH/BLUFFTON) Charlotte Alling has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty as a sales associate.

Her focus will be sustainable and historically inspired development. With a background in interior design, she understands the unique relationship clients have with the space they live or work in. Her understanding of good design will help clients find the property where they will function best. Alling also worked in fashion for six years before becoming an interior decorator. She wrote a design guideline manual to assist developers working with the planning department of a New England town in order to preserve the town's character.

She has a B.A. in studio art from the University of Vermont and an associate's degree in interior design from the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

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 www.celiadunnsir.com. To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wound Care Clinic – ESU Inc. named the New and Emerging Small Business of Year

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Wound Care Clinic – ESU Inc. has been named the New and Emerging Small Business of the Year by the Small Business Chamber of Savannah.  Paula Kreissler, Wound Care's President, received the award Thursday afternoon at the SBC's Annual Awards Luncheon.

"What an amazing feeling to get this award," Kreissler says.

"Savannah has so many top notch small businesses, so to get this recognition is nothing short of a huge honor."

Businesses were judged based on a strict set of criteria, including growth history, customer service, utilization of technology, and community service.

"Wound Care provides a great service to the area, but we wouldn't have gotten nearly this far had it not been for our wonderful staff." Kreissler continues, "I'm thrilled to have gotten this award, but I'm even happier for my staff."

Other awards handed out at the luncheon included the SBC Speaker of the Year, Small Business Champion of the Year and Small Business of the Year. The event was held at the Savannah Marriott Riverfront Hotel.

To learn more about the Small Business Chamber, call (912) 353-9343 or log onto www.smallbusinesschamber.org.

Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. is located at 815 East 68th Street, Suite 2 in Savannah.  The purpose of the clinic is to heal chronic and acute non-healing wounds utilizing electrical stimulation, ultrasound and standard therapies.   A second Wound Care location is set to open in Pooler this July.  To learn more, call (912) 691-2614 or log on at www.woundcareclinic.net.

Intelligent Design for Sustainable Living at meeting of U.S. Green Building Council of Savannah

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(SAVANNAH, GA) John Thomas, the senior associate with Edward Pinckney/Associates, will discuss Intelligent Design for Sustainable Living with the Savannah chapter of the U. S. Green Building Council Tuesday, June 26. The meeting is free and open to the public.

RSVP to Tommy Linstroth at: tlinstroth@melaver.com by June 22. The meeting will be held from 5:45-7 p.m. on the second floor of Wild Wing Cafe in City Market.

Mr. Thomas will talk about storm water quality practices, Low Impact Development techniques and several projects Edward Pinckney Associates  has designed that illustrate the need to properly evaluate your site and plan "Intelligently" from the beginning to preserve the natural characteristics of the site and meet the owner's program requirements.

"We understand that man can and must develop better communities that respect the natural environment and the history of the region," Mr. Thomas said. "It takes a little more work, but the benefits both financially and aesthetically make it a 'no brainer' for any thinking person."

"We in the design community need a fundamental shift in our thinking on project design, particularly the civil engineering community and the planning community," Mr. Thomas said.

"Low Impact Development and good bio remediation practices to protect water quality must be planned from the beginning," Mr. Thomas said. "It is not something you add like frosting on a cake. It all starts with an intelligently designed plan."

Edward Pinckney/Associates has been practicing environmentally sound planning for over 44 years beginning with Sea Pines Plantation and Charles Fraser, and the firm has continued providing comprehensive planning and design services for world class projects ever since. Edward Pinckney/Associates has been doing Low Impact Development and Natural Storm Drainage for over four decades.

The Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council is dedicated to promoting sustainable design and green building throughout the Creative Coast. The group meets monthly on the fourth Tuesday of the month. The meetings are open to the public, and everyone is encouraged to attend. The USGBC-Savannah Chapter seeks to educate the public on the long-term benefits of green building and how sustainable design can be integrated or implemented into one's life.
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(SAVANNAH/Bluffton) Eric Sharpe has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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(SAVANNAH/Bluffton) Eric Sharpe has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty as an advertising and marketing specialist.

Sharpe assists with marketing for new listings, editing photos and creating brochures and fliers.

Sharpe will receive his bachelor's degree in advertising from the Savannah College of Art and Design in June. He does freelance advertising, marketing and branding as well as computer repair. Previously, he worked in Spain in the marketing department of a retail security system for several months.

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 www.celiadunnsir.com . To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jackson Printing of Savannah has won CPrint Top Management Award

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Jackson Printing of Savannah and the company's owner, Linda Foran Jackson has won CPrint top management award, Superior Performance in Print Shop Management.

Jackson was thrilled to hear she won the award, saying it only adds to the already booming success of her business.  When the shop moved locations three years ago, she was able to purchase her new office building.   Plus, Jackson changed some of the key staff members, and the company moved forward more efficiently, dramatically improving morale in the shop.  Not only did this show in her employees' work ethic, but the numbers boosted as well.  The shop showed a sales increase of 43% than it had three years prior.  

The key, Jackson says, is building trust with the customers.  Each person who walks through the door receives the same 100% Quality Guarantee ensuring the company's continued success. It is this exceptional commitment to customer service that allows Jackson Printing to deliver print and marketing solutions that meet the demands of today's challenging business dynamics.

Crouser and Associates, the company who gave Jackson the CPrint award, is arguably the most prestigious management company in the printing industry.  Being a part of the CPrint organization means Jackson Printing is continually learning and staying ahead of the ever changing print environment.  Systems are in place to insure customers get the job done professionally and efficiently.  Each year the shop is visited and graded in nine different areas of management. Additionally, twice a year Jackson and her team meet with print shop owners from around the country for continuing education. Then, once a year the production managers meet for training and networking. Minimum standards have been established for continued membership in CPrint.

CPrint offers an on-going program of education and personal development backed by the full capabilities of Crouser & Associates. Printers from around the country are offered the opportunity to participate, but participation in the alliance is limited to companies that meet the necessary eligibility requirements.  To learn more about CPrint, log on to www.crouser.com.

Jackson printing is an independent, family owned printing company that provides new print technology and solid business practices.   It offers fast service, convenient automated online order system, fantastic prices and, a 100% Quality Guarantee with all of its products.  Jackson Printing of Savannah, Inc is located at 1122 East 72nd Street.  For more information, you can call (912) 354-0334 or log on to www.jacksonprinting.net.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Country Day Hosts Inaugural Alumni Art Exhibition

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(Savannah Country Day School, Savannah, Ga.) Friday May 4th, Savannah Country Day School launched its inaugural Alumni Art Exhibition. Featuring original paintings, sculpture, and photography by thirteen Savannah Country Day alumni, the exhibition will run through June 1st.

Featured artists include Peter Daniel (02), Andrew Feiler (80), Chip Goldsmith (74), Ragan Howard Lee (97), Jack Leigh (67), Rosalie Morris (99), Blanche Nettles Powers (84), Kacey Jones Ratterree (72), Lisa Robinson (86), Nancy Lebey Solana (72), Cathy Edel Solomons (74), Delia Solomons (02), Dickey Stone (62).

Chaired by Dannah Bonnell and Kacey Jones Ratterree (72), the 2007 Alumni Art Exhibition is the first of its kind for Savannah Country Day School. Of the exhibition, Headmaster Tom Bonnell states, "The marvelous work on display in this exhibition is a testament to the strength of the fine arts department at Savannah Country Day." [Art instructors] "Sharon Eswine, Kay Godawa, Ann Jones, and Ragan Lee have done an incredible job cultivating the talent of so many of our students. It's a great pleasure to see Country Day artists continue to pursue their love of art. That love is certainly evident in the work displayed in this show."

The Alumni Art Exhibition will run through June 1st. The works are on display in the atrium of the new Nina Anderson Pape Middle School Building. Visiting hours are from 8 a.m. — 4 p.m., Monday through Friday.

Savannah Country Day School is a pre-k through twelve independent school that seeks to prepare students of academic and personal promise to meet with confidence, imagination, and integrity the challenges of college and of life. In partnership with supportive families, we strive to cultivate in each student the desire and the discipline to grow wise, to lead lives of personal honor, to appreciate beauty, to pursue physical well being, and to serve others with a generous and compassionate spirit. For more information about Savannah Country Day School, its mission, and its programs, please visit to www.savcds.org.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Mary Bell has been named to the Board of Directors of CCCS of Savannah

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Mary Bell has been named to the Board of Directors of Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah.  She was named to the board at the organizations most recent meeting in February.

Bell's history with CCCS is quite remarkable, as she was once a CCCS client.  With $28,000 in debt to the Internal Revenue Service and credit cards, she felt she had no control over her finances.  She signed up with CCCS in the year 2000, and 5 years later, was proudly debt free.  Bell says being named to the board is like a reward for her accomplishments. 

"It feels great, because I was once in debt myself," she says.  "I understand what financial struggles are all about and being on the board will allow me to give back to the community."

CCCS President Sonny Colley says naming Bell to the Board was a great move. 

"We are very pleased to have a person of Mary's caliber on our team," Colley says. "It's great to have her involved in helping other people to achieve their financial goals as she has done."

Shortly after paying off her debt, Bell set her sights on a new goal.  She signed up with Phoenix University, and now has a master's degree in Management.  Plus, she works full-time as a sales representative for the company K-Machine.    

Bell and the other board members will meet 4 times a year to discuss CCCS and how the organization continues to serve Savannah and the surrounding community.

CCCS of Savannah is located at 7505 Waters Avenue Suite C-11.  To learn more, log on to www.cccssavannah.org or call 912-691-2227.

(SAVANNAH/BLUFFTON) Susan Ason is Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty April 2007 Top Producer

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Susan Ason has 27 years experience in sales and sales management with Fortune 500 companies that has equipped her to effectively manage the sales process through all phases of the transaction. Ason is a member of the Savannah Board of Realtors, the National Association of Realtors, and the 2005 and 2006 Distinguished Sales Society (Savannah Board of Realtors). She has achieved the Graduate Realtor Institute designation, and she was the Top Producing Agent for Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty in April 2005. She has a Bachelor of Business Administration Behavioral Science from Oglethorpe University and a Master of Science in Technology Management from Mercer University in Atlanta.

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 www.celiadunnsir.com . To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ted Clarke Joins Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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(SAVANNAH, GA)  Ted Clarke has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty as a sales associate.

For more than 30 years Clarke has lived and worked in the Savannah area. He has extensive experience with sales and staying attuned to buying trends because he owned a gift wholesale company with a showroom in Atlanta for 20 years, calling on businesses from Jacksonville, FL to Charleston, S.C. An investor in Savannah real estate for more than 20 years, Clarke's knowledge of the local market led him to become a licensed real estate sales associate.

Clarke has a bachelor's degree in political science from the University of Georgia.  He is a member of the Savannah Area Board of Realtors.

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 http://www.celiadunnsir.com/ . To contact the Bluffton office, call (843) 836-3900.

 

(GEORGIA) www.solarcitiesusa.com urges solar activists to turn their city into Solar City

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(GEORGIA) A new website, www.solarcitiesusa.com, urges solar activists to turn their
city into a Solar City, and provides a document template of an action plan
to help them achieve this goal. “The mayors of 500 cities have already
signed the U.S. Mayor’s Climate Protection Agreement. Wouldn’t it be
fabulous if these cities took the next step and became Solar Cities,” asks
Jack Star, the Savannah-based developer of the website.

The document identifies 20 local stakeholders and demonstrates how they
can become involved in developing solar energy in their communities. By
incorporating local conditions, a 12-14 page document can be produced
within a couple of hours to help stimulate local action.

Solar Cities reap the benefits of creating clean, sustainable energy, and
building new businesses with jobs that can’t be outsourced overseas.

A Solar City is a municipality that embraces the concept that a
significant portion of electrical energy demand will be generated locally
by capturing the free energy of the sun over the next 20 years.

This "embrace" has to be more than just an occasional hug, says Star.
Several of the key players must be: willing to act proactively; the
community needs to eventually support it, and a strong
grassroots presence will be required to keep momentum from flagging.

While it is challenging to reach this goal, it can be achieved by
incorporating the next generation of solar technology that has moved from
the "proof of concept" pilot plant stage to sustainable, affordable,
commercial development.

Solar energy is more than just technology. It is a mindset. It encompasses
energy conservation as well as the development of other regional renewable
energy sources working in concert.

But a solar mindset requires building the necessary infrastructure.
·  To provide financial support from both private and government sources;
·  To develop specialists in related government and corporate departments;
·  To provide training for systems design and professional installation
and maintenance;
·  To modify building and zoning codes;
·  To educate the general public and incorporate solar/renewable energy
instruction in the schools;
·  To attract solar and renewable energy professionals, businesses and
entrepreneurs

The action plan provided at www.solarcitiesusa.com can be used to build
that infrastructure.

SolarCitiesUSA               
500 Kentucky Avenue  Savannah GA 31404
For immediate release
Contact: Jack Star 912-233-4288 jack@solarcitiesusa.com