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June 2007

(SAVANNAH / BLUFFTON) Jeff Klein, Closet Specialist LLC, Announces Completion of Booklet

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(SAVANNAH / BLUFFTON) Jeff Klein, owner and president of Closet Specialist LLC, is pleased to announce the completion of his most recent endeavor. It is a 16-page color booklet titled “Design and Construction Techniques.” Geared toward builders, architects and interior designers, it is a step by step guide on how to create more potential closet and sto rage space in new construction and remodeling projects at no additional cost to the builder or the homeowner.

The purpose of the project, Klein says, is to eliminate the most common complaints to builders and designers: “If only the builder had done differently, we could have designed in so much more storage space.” Homeowners repeatedly complain that valuable space has been squandered because someone did not plan in advance. This, Jeff says, is the responsibility of the storage industry… his industry, to educate their partners in the construction industry. The goal is to create more potential storage space at little or no cost to the builder or the homeowner.

The guide covers every area of potential storage space a home could have, from small reach-in closets to majestic walk-in closets. It covers the most common obstacles that impede space efficiency and their remedies. Plus, the booklet includes cost saving techniques… a common interest amongst industry professionals and homeowners alike.

The booklet’s first edition was unveiled March 21-23 at the 3rd Annual CLOSETS & Home Organizations Conference & Expo in Chicago. Two thousand copies were initially printed and all were gone after the first day of the conference. Since then, an additional 10,000 copies have been printed and distributed both nationally and internationally.

This October, Jeff will be a featured speaker at the Woodworking Machinery Expo in Toronto, Canada to introduce the booklet to the Canadian closet industry. That’s where the booklet will go to another level. In Canada, it will be unveiled in French and Spanish, something Klein never imagined.

“I knew the book would be a success, but no one could have ever told me it would do this well so soon,” Klein says.

“I’m really proud of it. It’s something the closet and storage industry needs, and in the end , the homeowner reaps the benefits.”

Proceeds from the booklet go to ACSP (Association of Closet and Storage Professionals, a non-profit trade organization that caters specifically to closet and storage professionals internationally. Klein serves as Chairman of the ACSP Standards Committee, which is responsible for the completion of the booklet and also serves on the ACSP National Board of Directors.

Closet Specialist LLC is located at 1204-A Highway 278 in Bluffton. There is also a Savannah showroom at 7701 Waters Ave and a Jacksonville store will be opening in the near future. For more information, call (843) 837-9944 or log onto

(SAVANNAH, GA) Magnolia Manor on the Coast welcomes Bill Chisholm as Guest Speaker

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Magnolia Manor on the Coast welcomes Bill Chisholm, CEO/President of Farmers' Almanac TV as guest speaker for its Renaissance Lecture Series. 

Chisholm will talk about how he transformed the 189-year old Farmers' Almanac publication into a highly successful nationwide public television show, Farmers' Almanac TV, and his plans to distribute Farmers' Almanac TV programming to other media platforms, like cable, IPTV and Internet Television.

"The time is right," Chisholm said. "Conservation has become the critical issue of our age. So our spectacular content is more relevant and in demand than ever," he said

Now in its second season, Farmers' Almanac TV is a 30-minute magazine-style series that captures the wit and wisdom of Farmers' Almanac.  With a focus on sustainability and conservation, the shows compelling mix of stories covers fascinating personalities, unique events, and admirable endeavors from both familiar and unseen corners of the North American landscape.  Peppered throughout are hints and tips spanning a dozen varied lifestyle categories – gardening, cooking, natural cures, weather, and others – taken straight from the pages of the Farmers' Almanac.

The show from video also appears on the Internet's most visited weather site, and is syndicated on many other Internet properties.

"Sync us, stream us, download us, log on and blog with us, or just simply watch,
 Chisholm said. "Farmers' Almanac TV uses all media platforms to tune you into the earth, and uplift your spirit."

Magnolia Manor on the Coast invites the public to this Renaissance Lecture Series on June 14th  at 5:30 p.m.  Sessions are held monthly at no charge, however an RSVP is required.  A light supper is provided free of charge.  To RSVP call Julie Gartside at 912-756-4300.

Magnolia Manor on the Coast, located in Richmond Hill, is a non-profit, active, rental retirement community for seniors age 62 and older.  It offers 120 one and two-bedroom apartment homes with full kitchens and patios.  Located on 40 wooded acres, Magnolia Manor offers stimulating social and cultural activities and has amenities such as a wellness center with indoor exercise pool, barber and beauty salon, library and media center, game and activity rooms, three full-service dining rooms, as well as a formal parlor and chapel.  Secure, safe and maintenance free, Magnolia Manor in Richmond Hill is a wonderful place to be.  Now offering peace of mind with on-site assisted living. For more information or to request a brochure, please call (912) 756-4300.

(BIRMINGHAM/SAVANNAH) Luanne Anderson of Melaver, Inc. becomes LEED AP

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(BIRMINGHAM/SAVANNAH) Luanne Anderson of Melaver, Inc. has earned the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design 2.2 accreditation from the U.S. Green Building Council, making her a LEED Accredited Professional. LEED AP’s have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices, principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources, and processes.

Anderson is the Office Manager and Executive Assistant in the Melaver Birmingham office.  She assists in project management, construction build-out, and daily operations.  She has a solid background in team building, technical writing, and as a real estate analyst for a well known drug store chain.

Anderson is a graduate of Wesleyan College with a B.A. in International Business Relations.

Melaver, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business devoted to sustainable property development based in Savannah, Georgia. Melaver currently owns and manages property in Atlanta, Savannah, Augusta, Huntsville, and Birmingham including the World Business Center in Homewood.

They opened a Birmingham office in May, 2007, and are located at One Federal Place in downtown Birmingham.


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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sullivan Group, hosts an Employee Appreciation and Job Fair Day, Friday, June 8

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(SAVANNAH, GA) "Our employees show up to work every day," explains Wendy Bennett, Manager of Sullivan's Staffing, "and in this business, your reputation is all you have.  So if the employees can make us look good every day then it's only fair that we thank them as often as we can."

Friday, June 8 from 11:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. at 37 West Fairmont Avenue, Sullivan's Staffing will show their employees how much they are appreciated with free food, games, giveaways, events for the kids and much more.

"This is such a small token of gratefulness to our employees," says Ms. Bennett.  "We are excited to not only host this event annually but to welcome friends and family members to participate as well."

Sullivan's Staffing is the recruiting and staffing resource for The Sullivan Group.  The Sullivan Group offers many human resources services made available through its many subsidiaries.

To learn more about The Sullivan Group or the numerous services available to their clients, visit the website,