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April 2008

(SAVANNAH, GA) Case Veterinary Hospital named 2008 Business of the Year

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Case Veterinary Hospital, who is preparing to kick off its countdown to 100 years in service, was named the 2008 Business of the Year at a luncheon held Tuesday. The Savannah Small Business Chamber (SBC) selected Case Veterinary Hospital out of all eligible candidates based on a process spearheaded by the organization’s Awards Selection Committee. Annual award luncheon is the flagship event for the SBC with Business of the Year being its highest honor.

“They met every single one of the criteria,” says 2007 SBC President, Carol Kirchner. Eligibility requirements state that the nominee under consideration must have at least three years in business. Case Veterinary Hospital handles this area solidly. Currently owned and operated by third and fourth generation veterinarians, Dr. Jerry Case and Dr. Carla Case-McCorvey, they were founded in 1909 by Dr. Case-McCorvey’s great-grandfather, Erle Case. Other competitive criteria included, “exemplary customer service, outstanding utilization of technology, support of small business and community-minded action.”

Case Veterinary Hospital’s award nomination spoke to all of these areas. Innovative medical techniques that allow for faster healing and healthier pets, dedication to remaining in the forefront of veterinary medicine education and active involvement with local charities were some of the items of merit. While presenting the award, SBC 2008 President, Allen Edwards noted, “This year’s Small Business of the year embraced changes to succeed in not only surviving for the last century but improving the impact of its business towards its clients. Like her father, her grandfather and her great grandfather, she has improved and saved the lives of our best friends.”

Dr. Case and Dr. Case-McCorvey accepted the award at Tuesday’s luncheon held at the Savannah Riverfront Marriott. Most of the Case Veterinary staff was on hand to join in the celebration. “This is sort of a passing of the torch meeting for us and it comes at an especially good time with us reaching 100 years next year,” said Dr. Case when accepting the award. He added that, “Carla is the fourth generation and that is a record in the country.”

Dr. Case-McCorvey accepted the award on behalf of the entire staff stating, “I couldn’t do it without you there by my side.” While she could not promise her children would follow in her footsteps, “I will promise you that we do realize and understand the responsibility and the honor that it is to take care of your pets. We understand they are members of the family like they never have been in history. We thank you for that.”

Case Veterinary Hospital is a full service animal hospital that has been serving Savannah’s animals for nearly 100 years. Located on Eisenhower, they are vastly experienced in providing emergency services to sick or injured dogs and cats. Case Veterinary Hospital is also the place to take your pet to be spayed or neutered or to receive vaccinations

To learn more about Case Veterinary Hospital, log into www.casevet.com or call 912-352-3081.

(Savannahs) The New South Café Wins Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business Award

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Chef Matt Cohen, owner of The New South Café, was honored with the Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business of the Year award on Tuesday at the annual SBC luncheon held at the Marriot in downtown Savannah.
 
The New South Café was selected for this prestigious award largely due to their outstanding growth, rapid popularity, and extensive charitable work since opening in 2006.  Cohen raised over $12,000 in direct donations in 2007 through his Cooking for Charity fundraisers benefiting many local non-profit organizations, while also donating his time and talent for charity at many non-profit events around town, contributing over $30,000 through all of his charitable efforts.
 
The New South Café is honored to receive this award today,” Cohen says.  “We have been so blessed by the overwhelming support of our community that we feel one of our main priorities here is to give some back. We believe that diversity of culture and diversity in our overall environment are necessities for survival in today’s economy, and we at The New South Café have tried to embody that in all that we do.”
 
Cohen feels that the common ground we all share as human beings is the desire for success and growth in life and he wants to share that by allowing everyone to be a part—his guests, vendors, staff, and community.
 
The New South Café is an innovative restaurant at the forefront of redefining classical southern cuisine.  The first restaurant in town to fuse the concepts of traditional southern fare and gourmet cuisine, The New South Café has contributed an unmatched style and flair to the Savannah community all its own and has become a landmark for locals and tourists alike.  Unique and edgy recipes which add a gourmet spin to traditional southern fare, local organic produce & seafood, and the freshest ingredients possible, make up the high quality product served at The New South Café.  Since opening their doors two years ago, Cohen has prided himself in breaking the stigma commonly placed on southern style food
 
A fifth generation Savannah native, Cohen always dreamed of opening his own restaurant in historic Savannah.  He is a graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in New York, one of the top rated culinary schools in the world, and an award-winning culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta.  Cohen returned to Savannah in 2000 establishing a highly successful catering business, Professional Chef Services.  He launched The New South Café in 2006, mak ing his long time dream a reality.
 
A great deal of buzz about Chef Matt and The New South Cafe immediately followed and local television networks began frequently featuring Cohen and his Executive Chef Scott Gordon on their cooking shows.  Due to the great success of his restaurant and his amazing culinary skills, Cohen has become a local celebrity and is currently entertaining several offers to do cooking shows on national television.
 
 The New South Café is open Tuesday through Saturday, serving lunch from 11 am to 3 pm and dinner from 5 pm to 10 pm.  The New South Express Café, a new addition to the restaurant, offers a separate menu and allows the guest to dine in and get out in about thirty minutes for just $10.  The New South Café offers upscale catering services available in-flight, for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs.  For more information visit www.thenewsouthcafe.com or call 912-233-7558.

(Richmond Hill, GA) Magnolia Manor Glen Lindgren WIns 5K Energy Fitness Run / Walk

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(Richmond Hill, GA) Ready, Set, Go! Glen Lindgren, a resident of Magnolia Manor recently participated in the 5K Energy Fitness Run/Walk and won first place for his age group.

“Glen is a prime example of what we try to encourage here at Magnolia Manor,” says Admissions Director Julie Gartside.

“Retirement is supposed to be fun and entertaining, and Glen embodies both of those qualities every day.”

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.

For more information or to request a brochure, please call (912) 756-4300 or log on to www.magnoliamanor.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Grace H. Taylor Named President of Georgia Licensed Practical Nurses Association;

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Grace H. Taylor has been named the new President of the Georgia Licensed Practical Nurses Association.  The Savannah resident will head up the group of 150 members plus 400 students and instructors with her primary focus on planning the 26th annual GLPNA Convention, scheduled for October.
 
Taylor has worked as an LPN at Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. for one year.  Prior to her current job, she spent 35 years as an LPN at St. Joseph’s Candler.
 
For more information about the GLPNA, log on to www.glpna.org.
                                                                                                         
Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. is located at 815 East 68th Street, Suite 2 in Savannah. The second location is at 1000 Towne Center Blvd in Pooler.  The purpose of the clinic is to heal chronic and acute non-healing wounds utilizing electrical stimulation, ultrasound and standard therapies.   To learn more, call (912) 691-2614 or 998-0040 or log on at www.woundcareclinic.net
 

(Savannah) Sam Cook / Seimitsu Business Technology Solutions wins Melaver, Inc. Service Award

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Sam Cook with Seimitsu Business Technology Solutions in Savannah won the 2008 Melaver Inc. Service Award at the annual corporate retreat held at Enterprise Mill in Augusta on April 25.

Nominations for Core Value Awards are made by Melaver employees who can choose to nominate a fellow colleague or an outside vendor. To qualify for the service award, the nominee must meet the philosophy and work ethic of the following guideline: “We believe service is an extension of self, is fostered through teamwork, and is the foundation upon which lasting relationships are built.”

“I am deeply honored to be one of the few outside vendors to receive such a prestigious award from Melaver,” said Sam Cook. “You know you are doing something right and your clients are happy with you when you receive an award like this for Service.”

Other award winners include Melaver Inc. employees Camille Pope for Ethical Behavior, Denis Blackburne for Profitability, and Julie Manley for Learning.

Seimitsu provides professional experience in business Information Technology to the Southeast. www.seimitsu.com

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
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(Savannah) City’s Recycling Coordinator Speaker at U.S. Green Building Council

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(SAVANNAH) – Anne Robinson, Recycling Education Coordinator for the City of Savannah, will give a Recycling Education Presentation Tuesday, May 27 for the Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council’s monthly meeting.

The meeting is free and open to the public. It will be held from 5:45 — 7 p.m. on the second floor of Wild Wing Cafe in City Market. RSVP to wards@thempc.org.

The presentation will introduce recycling as a market driven industry in order to explain why certain items are recyclable in some regions at particular times and not recyclable in others. In terms of local recycling; the presentation will cover where, what, and how citizens can recycle and explain the importance of recycling in Georgia for both economic and environmental reasons.

A review of the waste hierarchy will be included to remind the participants that recycling is only part of the equation – in order to make a real impact on our waste disposal habits we must first intercept our trash by either limiting our consumption or reusing materials.

“With the Savannah City Council voting to close the incinerator, having a successful recycling program becomes critical to extending the life of our landfill,” said Tommy Linstroth, board member of the Savannah Chapter of the United States Green Building Council.

“Many folks have worked hard over the past three years to help make curbside recycling a reality in Savannah,” Linstroth said. “In January 2009, I’m happy to be able to tell visitors to our city that we can, in fact, recycle their bottle or can.”

Robinson agrees that recycling is important for Savannah.

“Waste Disposal methods are rapidly changing in Savannah – we must align our waste disposal habits with these changes in order to divert tonnage from the landfill and put our recyclable materials to good use,” Robinson said.

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 from 5:45-7 p.m. on the second floor of Wild Wing Cafe in City Market. 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, GA) Joe Ippolito Riverhorse Internet Marketing Inc. Savannah’s Small Business Advocate

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Joe Ippolito, president and owner of Riverhorse Internet Marketing Inc., was selected as Savannah’s Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Buy Local business organization.

Ippolito was selected for this honor in part because he knows the math; for every dollar spent in Savannah it multiplies as local companies hire in-town employees and give back to area charities. He preaches the benefits to supporting the local economy at every turn.

Within Ippolito’s business, his staff is comprised of Savannah citizens, and 90% of his clients have offices within the Coastal Empire. As Joe strives to simplify Internet Marketing and infuse his clients with skills to better publicize themselves, he relies on the business community in Savannah to aid him with his business needs such as accounting, insurance and marketing.

Ippolito also has a new office located in historic downtown on York Street right next to Telfair Square. He is a member of CBETA, Tourism Leadership Council, Savannah Chamber of Commerce, The Small Business Chamber and Savannah Alabama Alumni Chapter.

To learn more about River Horse Internet Marketing, log on to www.riverhorseinternetmarketing.com or call 912-480-4100.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Joe Ippolito, Riverhorse Internet Marketing Inc 2008 Savannah Small Business Advocate

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Joe Ippolito, president and owner of Riverhorse Internet Marketing Inc., was selected as the 2008 Savannah Small Business Advocate of the Year by the Buy Local business organization. Ippolito has a new office located in historic downtown on York Street right next to Telfair Square. He is a member of CBETA, Tourism Leadership Council, Savannah Chamber of Commerce, The Small Business Chamber and Savannah Alabama Alumni Chapter. To learn more about River Hourse Internet Marketing go to www.riverhorseinternetmarketing.com or call 912-480-4100.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. Blood Glucose Screening

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Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. will be holding a Blood Glucose Screening on May 6th at 5:00pm at Savannah Summit.  The screening is open only to residents of Savannah Summit. 

The purpose of the blood screening is to test for glucose in the blood.  A rating between 70-120 would be considered normal.   If higher, the patient  is asked to see their physician immediately to do further tests for diabetes.

Staffing the blood screening will be Wound Care Nursing Assistants Aubrey Sumrell and Kesha Small.   Wound Care Clinic holds these blood screenings on a quarterly basis. 

Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. is located at 815 East 68th Street, Suite 2 in Savannah. The second location is at 1000 Towne Center Blvd in Pooler.  The purpose of the clinic is to heal chronic and acute non-healing wounds utilizing electrical stimulation, ultrasound and standard therapies.   To learn more, call (912) 691-2614 or 998-0040 or log on at www.woundcareclinic.net.
 

(SAVANNAH) RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES 2008 Ride for Ronald Motorcycle Poker Run

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Get ready to rev those engines and hit the road for Ronald.
The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of the Coastal Empire will host the 2008 Ride for Ronald Motorcycle Poker Run on Saturday, May 31st. The event will kick off at 9:00 a.m. at Armstrong Center (formerly Publix Shopping Center) at 12033 Abercorn Street in Savannah, GA, with Ronald McDonald himself leading the way in a motorcycle sidecar.
 
Registration will take place from 9:00 a.m.-11:00 a.m. Riders will complete three stops during their ride through the greater Savannah area, receiving a playing card towards their final poker hand at the finish line. Prizes up to $500 will be presented at the grand finale, to players with the best poker hand.
 
The grand finale will take place at the Ronald McDonald House located at 4710 Waters Avenue. Ronald McDonald will also be at the finish line, on hand to entertain participants and prizes will be given away throughout the afternoon. Live Music will be provided and food and beverage will be available for purchase for observers. The Ronald McDonald Care Mobile Dental Unit will be on site and tours of the unit and House will be provided.
 
The public is invited to participate. The cost is $15 for the rider, $10 per additional rider and includes lunch. To pre-register for the event or for more information, visit www.rmhccoastalempire.org or call
912-356-5520.
 
About the RMHC of the Coastal Empire:
Established in 1987, Savannah’s Ronald McDonald House serves as a "home away from home" each year for 250 families of critically injured and seriously ill children receiving treatment at area hospitals.
It is an independent, 501(c)3 registered non-profit that operates solely on donations. The cornerstone programs are the 10-bedroom Ronald McDonald House, the Ronald McDonald Family Room located inside St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile dental clinic providing free dental cleanings and examinations,care to underserved, school-age children in Beaufort County (SC). For more information, please contact Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire at 912-356-5520, or visit our website at www.rmhccoastalempire.org.