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March 2008

(Savannah, GA) Agmon Marine Services, Inc. a South Florida-based Company Yachts Boats Repairs

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Agmon Marine Services, Inc. a South Florida-based company devoted to repairing yachts and boats of all sizes, has moved to Savannah.

Agmon Marine Services is a full service company. They provide troubleshooting, repair and installation of all mechanical systems onboard including diesel main engines and generators of all makes and sizes, A/C and refrigeration, hydraulic systems, water makers, electrical systems, auxiliary machinery, deck machinery and plumbing. In addition, they offer surveys and consulting, as well as complete management on refits and new build projects.

They provide services for a wide array of brand names, including, but not limited to: Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, Northern-Lights, Lugger, Yanmar, Cummins, Mirrleess Blackstone, Gardner, John Deere, Volvo, Perkins, Westerbeke, Cruisair, Marineair, Aquaair, Naiad, HPS, Quantum, Wesmar (dealer), Watermakers Inc., HRO, Reverse Osmosis, Village Marine, Matrix, Evac, Hamman, Sealand, Headhunter and Jets.

The company was started in March 2003 in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida. Dan Agmon is owner and operator of Agmon Marine Services Inc. Jeanie Agmon acts as general manager.

Dan Agmon, originally from Israel, has spent most of his life around yachts. He began his career working for Caterpillar Israel, moving on in 1995 when he recognized an opportunity to serve as chief engineer on a 115ft dive boat based out of Israel.

Since coming to the U.S., Dan has served as both chief engineer and captain on luxury yachts. He was chief engineer on the 151ft M/Y Turmoil, captain of the 80ft M/Y Full Circle, and engineer on the 172ft M/Y Taipan. He also worked on numerous projects before and since opening Agmon Marine Services, including a year spent in Denmark as one of the project engineers for the new 210ft Royal Denship M/Y Turmoil, handling six annual dry dock periods on the 151ft M/Y Turmoil, a 6 month refit on the 80ft M/Y Full Circle, and a 7 million dollar refit on the 172ft M/Y Taipan III.

In 2007, Dan Agmon was asked to travel to Savannah for a refit on the 118ft M/Y Rebecca. While working on the project, he recognized the need for technicians like himself outside of South Florida, where access to service technicians able to work on vessels of all sizes was limited to the boating public.

Agmon Marine Services, Inc. now provides service to Savannah and its surrounding areas, operating as far north as Charleston, and south to Jacksonville, Florida. However, Dan Agmon operates a mobile service and is able to work on any vessel, in any location, with proper notice and scheduling.

For more information on Agmon Marine Service, Inc., including services and projects, visit their website, or contact Dan Agmon at 912-235-4401.

Cellular: 954-593-8102
Fax: 912-235-5073

(Savannah) Wall Street Journal Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty “Home of the Week”

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(SAVANNAH) – The Wall Street Journal selected a Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty listing as “Home of the Week.” The property, 802 E. Victory Drive, is a restored 1911 Italianate style home with a grand entrance hall and staircase highlighted by imported, raised paneling from England and exceptional details in the newels and banisters.

The 6,000 square feet residence on 0.85 acre contains three bedrooms (one a master suite), two bathrooms and a guest lavatory. A wine cellar is located in the residence. Additionally, there is a two-bedroom carriage house with one bathroom and kitchen. The 800-square-foot carriage house provides garaged parking for one automobile.

The real estate listing agents are Franklin Williams and David Laiacona of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

The Wall Street Journal link is: .
The home can also be viewed at

All rooms including the parlor, dining room, study and sun room are generously proportioned. Fireplaces are found throughout the residence and all have been converted to gas. One exception, the kitchen fireplace, enjoys the option of being used with gas or wood.

Original mantels and tile surrounds have been carefully restored. The carving of the mantels is exceptional. Superior finishes throughout the residence include beautifully refinished oak floors, Jerusalem limestone in the gourmet kitchen, French limestone in the master bath, marble flooring in the guest lavatory and black diamond intersected white tile in the second bathroom. Original sliding pocket doors and French doors are accented by restored or replicated brasses.

The price is $1.65 million.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in 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.

(Savannah, GA) Savannah Country Day School to Honor Memory of Beloved Headmaster

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(SAVANNAH, GA) – Savannah Country Day School will honor the memory of former Headmaster Tom Triol, and his beloved wife Jane, with a celebration of their lives on Saturday, April 5, 2008 at 11 a.m.

Tom and Jane Triol are an integral part of Savannah Country Day School history. Tom taught chemistry and biology in the early days and served successfully as dean of students, coach of several sports, principal of Upper School, assistant headmaster, and headmaster. Tom’s wife, Jane, taught science to virtually every graduate of Country Day. “She believed in me more than I believed in myself, and it worked,” one former student commented.

In December of this past year, Tom Triol, whose service to the Savannah Country Day extended from 1955-1983, passed away in Morganton, N.C. Memorial services were held for Jane Triol (November 2004) and Tom in Morganton at the time of their passing, but many of those whose lives Tom and Jane touched were not able to attend. For that reason, Savannah Country Day is hosting “A Celebration of the Life of Tom and Jane Triol” on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. on the Savannah Country Day School Campus in Jelks Auditorium.

Participants include: Tom Bonnell, current SCDS Headmaster, The Reverend Michael Bailey from The First Presbyterian Church of Morganton, NC, Bill Saunders, previous SCDS Athletic Director and Business Manager, Paul Pressly, previous SCDS Headmaster, as well as various others who knew these two memorable people. Greetings from the Triol daughters, Debbe Perry and Helen Drozd, will be shared and the SCDS Chorus will perform the school Alma Mater. A reception will follow.

This is a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the Triols’ extraordinary legacy of teaching, dedication, and service to Country Day and the Savannah community for almost three decades.

For more information about this celebration, please contact the school at: (912) 925-8800.

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

(Savannah, GA) Savannah State University Business College Hosts Executive Exchange Lecture Series

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The AACSB accredited College of Business Administration at
Savannah State University introduces a new series of lectures, “Executive
Exchange.” The series begins in April and is open to both students and members
of the community. The first lecture will take place Thursday, April 3 at 1 p.m.
in the Torian Auditorium in the Jordan Business Building at the SSU campus.

The premiere lecture of the series features two national business executives,
Mr. James Scavo of the Weinstock & Scavo, P.C. law firm and Mr. Jack Shafer,
former CEO for Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin’ Robbins and TOGO’s. Both Mr. Scavo and
Mr. Shafer have been integral players in the business community on local,
national and international levels.

This first lecture in the series will provide the students with exposure to
real world business experiences,” says Dr. Mostafa Sarhan, Professor and Dean of
the College of Business Administration. “Additionally, this lecture will provide
an opportunity for Savannah and surrounding communities to learn more about the
college and its role in the area.”

Mr. Scavo is a named partner at Weinstock & Scavo, P.C., a fifty-plus attorney
law firm located in Atlanta and Savannah. His firm conducts general civil
practice and representation of clients throughout Georgia and the United States.
Mr. Scavo and his firm are involved in business transactions that range from
clients commencing start up businesses to sophisticated business transactions
involving established enterprises. The firm is also extensively involved in
litigation and trial work throughout the United States and is well known for its
trial successes.

Mr. Scavo was admitted to the state bars of Georgia and California in 1976 and
1983, respectively. He graduated with honors from the State University of New
York at Oswego in 1973 and St. John’s University School of Law in 1976. At St.
John’s, he was a member and editor of the St. John’s Law Review. He is a past
chairman of the Atlanta Bar Real Estate Section and currently writes the Sunday
“Ask the Attorney” column for the Savannah Morning News.

Mr. Scavo is a nationally sought after speaker and has been significantly
involved in writing articles and presenting legal seminars through Continuing
Legal Education programs and industry trade organizations across the country.

John (Jack) Daniel Shafer, Jr. spent his entire career of 31 years with Dunkin’
Donuts and Allied Domecq, the umbrella company which acquired Dunkin’ Donuts.
Mr. Shafer started as a district manager in Western Michigan and retired as the
national and international CEO for Dunkin’ Donuts, Baskin’ Robbins and TOGO’s.

Mr. Shafer graduated from Colgate University in 1966 with a major in psychology
and received his masters from the University of Virginia Graduate School of
Business Administration, with a concentration in marketing. Following his
collegiate career, he joined the Army and was a Personnel Psychologist and
Mental Testing Officer at the Armed Forces Entrance and Examining Station, among
many other positions and extensive training. Mr. Shafer has been on numerous
boards such as the Allied Retailing USA and International Boards and was a
member of the Executive Committee of Allied Domecq.

Mr. Shafer currently serves as president and owner of Night Hawk Consulting,
which specializes in food service and franchise consulting. He currently resides
in Duxbury, Mass. and Richmond Hill, Ga., and is a member of the Ford Plantation
in Richmond Hill, serving on Ford’s five-person management committee.

The topics covered throughout the lecture series will range from ethics,
leadership, and lessons learned from real world experiences, among a variety of
other business related issues.

The College of Business Administration at Savannah State University is dedicated
to delivering quality undergraduate and graduate business education programs to
a diverse student population. Out of more than 5,000 business schools around the
world, the COBA is one of 554 accredited schools by the Association to Advance
Collegiate Schools of Business. Through innovative instruction, mentoring,
applied research, and community involvement, the College will fully develop
business graduates who can compete effectively in the public and private
sectors. The College of Business Administration received the prestigious AACSB
accreditation in 2005.

For more information about the lecture series or the College of Business
Administration, please visit or contact
Ms. Yakima Buckner at (912) 356-2335.

(Savannah) Sustainable developer Melaver, Inc. Welcomes Motherhood Maternity

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National retailer Motherhood Maternity will open in Shops Six Hundred at Abercorn Common in the late spring or early summer.

The shopping center’s location at White Bluff Road and Abercorn Street continues to be the highest-traffic intersection in Savannah, said Anthony Wagner of sustainable brokerage firm Melaver Mouchet.

Abercorn Common has the only store in the region for a number of national retailers such as Circuit City, Home Goods and Michael’s.

Motherhood Maternity marks the first apparel company in the shopping center. Abercorn Common already has stores appealing to both men and women, from electronics to cosmetics, a spa and jewelry store as well as home décor and more.

“It’s a unique mix that continues to draw people in,” Wagner said.

Tenants are beginning to appreciate the public image benefit of being in an environmentally friendly shopping center, Wagner said. Customers more often comment about the pedestrian-friendly design and the center’s cleanliness and landscaping, which includes a relaxing fountain.

Featuring a solar water heater and a vegetated green roof, Shops Six Hundred is the second phase of Abercorn Common, the first retail center in the USA to receive the prestigious Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Silver certification. LEED is the internationally-recognized standard for high performance, low water and energy use buildings awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council.

Abercorn Common’s building design, white reflective roof and high efficiency heating and cooling systems make it 30 percent more energy efficient than a typical shopping center. The water-efficient features reduced usage by 30 percent compared to most shopping centers. Building professionals have toured the site to learn more about its design.

Melaver, Inc. is a third-generation, family-owned business based in Savannah, Georgia. The sustainable real estate developer currently has eight LEED certified projects in their portfolio and developed one of the first LEED certified buildings in the U.S. which is also on the National Register of Historic Places. Melaver Inc. also developed the first all-retail LEED shopping center in the country, Abercorn Common, including the first LEED McDonald’s worldwide.
Contact: (912) 236-0781

(SAVANNAH, GA) —The Savannah Country Day School Operation: Cuddles for Kids”

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—The Savannah Country Day School kindergarten classes recently formed “Operation: Cuddles for Kids” – a global awareness project created to provide stuffed animals for young patients at a local medical clinic in Iraq.

The Kindergarteners and their teachers were inspired by their study of patriotism. Chaplain Jay Hearn, spouse of teacher Karen Hearn, is no stranger to the kindergarten classes and they knew they could turn to him for ideas. As luck would have it, Chaplain Hearn was looking for someone to donate stuffed animals for patients of a mobile medical unit in Iraq. Thus, Cuddles for Kids was born.

The Kindergarten children were asked to earn a dollar by doing a chore around the house to purchase a stuffed animal. Their efforts paid off and they purchased and shipped 70 stuffed animals to benefit the medical clinic. To make sure the animals provided the intended comfort and smiles, each kindergarten student picked one stuffed animal and gave it an extra special hug before placing it in the box to be mailed.

“Seeing the enthusiastic hugs that our kids gave to the stuffed animals on one continent and then seeing the enthusiastic hugs that the Iraqi children gave to those same stuffed animals on another continent was such a touching experience and warmed my heart immensely.” – Karen Hearn, SCDS Kindergarten Teacher.

“The stuffed animal was so nice and soft and I gave it some kisses to send to the kids.” – Kade Ward, SCDS Student.

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

(Savannah) Buy Local Savannah The Sullivan Group Business of the Year

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(Savannah, GA)  “We couldn’t be more excited,” exclaimed Martin Sullivan, President of The Sullivan Group.  “Knowing that an organization like Buy Local, who is dedicated to the businesses that make a difference in Savannah, sees The Sullivan Group as the premier resource for human resources needs in the Coastal Empire, shows the successes the company has been able achieve this year.”
On Friday, February 29, The Sullivan Group was named as Buy Local Savannah’s Business of the Year.  Businesses were judged based on annual sales growth, local expansion, and involvement with the organization and its members, and community, civic and public service.
The Sullivan Group was founded in 1986.  Through its numerous divisions, the company is able to provide its clients an array of human resource services.
Through Sullivan’s Administrative Managers division, The Sullivan Group offers human resource outsourcing.  The company furnishes staffing and recruiting needs under the Sullivan Staffing brand name. serves an Internet job posting board, while Glacier Technology and provide specialty job placements with emphasis in computer technology.  The Sullivan Group also provides commercial and personal insurance through the Sapelo Creative Insurance subsidiary.
“Winning this award is icing on The Sullivan Group cake this year.  After expanding many of our human resource service offerings in 2007, we weren’t sure where we would want to go next but this award solidifies just how necessary the HR business is all across the southeast,” says Sullivan.
The Sullivan Group expanded to include job-posting sites in The Golden Isles, Brunswick, Statesboro and Kennesaw and partnered with The Tourism Leadership Council in Savannah to provide services to TLC Board Members through  The company also expanded to acquire Qualistaff, a staffing firm located in Kennesaw, GA.
Also in 2007, The Sullivan Group began their highly successful Human Resources Lecture Series.  Each quarterly discussion brings HR tips to the public on timely issues facing the world of employment and employee relations.  All presentations are free and open to the public.
Buy Local Savannah’s goal is to enable local businesses to compete with economies of scale used by franchise companies in areas such as advertising and purchasing.  The Sullivan Group was able to do all of that and more throughout 2007.