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June 2008

(SAVANNAH, GA) Paula Kreissler, President Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. Exchange Club Diabetes 101

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Paula Kreissler, President of Wound Care Clinic – ESU, Inc. will be the guest speaker at the weekly Exchange Club meeting this coming July.  The topic will be Diabetes 101. 
 
Kreissler’s speech will cover the different types of diabetes, warning signs, the American Diabetes Association and much more.  The event is slated for July 7th at 12:00pm at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds, 4801 Meding Street, in Savannah.
 
Kreissler recently entered her second term as the Leadership Chair for the Savannah Chapter of the American Diabetes Association.  As the President of Wound Care, she also works closely with many patients, most of whom use Wound Care as a direct result of diabetes.
 
According to the American Diabetes Association, there are 20.8 million children and adults in the United States, or 7% of the population, who have diabetes. While an estimated 14.6 million have been diagnosed with diabetes, 6.2 million people (nearly one-third) are unaware that they have the disease.  To learn more, go to www.diabetes.org.

For more information on the Exchange Club, go to www.savannahexchange.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.
 

(Richmond Hill, GA) Magnolia Manor on the Coast’s Renaissance Lecture Series SpeakerStratton Leopold

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Stratton Leopold, co-owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream and a motion picture producer, is scheduled to be the next guest speaker for Magnolia Manor on the Coast’s Renaissance Lecture Series on August 14th at 5:30 pm.
 
Stratton will speak about the past, present and future of Leopold’s Ice Cream.  Little known facts about the shop will be disclosed at the presentation, like how the ice cream is shipped across the country to Paramount Pictures in Los Angeles.
 
Stratton and his wife can often be found doling out ice cream scoops at the famous ice cream shop in downtown Savannah as well as in Hollywood or on location around the world producing major motion pictures like Mission Impossible III, Paycheck and The Sum of All Fears (to name a few),.  Since re-opening Leopold’s Ice Cream in 2004, he has continued to produce motion pictures and is currently filming a movie called Red Soil.  Leopold’s Ice Cream will be celebrating its fourth birthday on Broughton Street this August.  Stay tuned for details!
 
The history of Leopold’s Ice Cream goes back nearly a century.  In 1919, Peter Leopold, along with his brothers George and Basil, founded Leopold’s Ice Cream at the corner of Gwinnett and Habersham Streets in Savannah.  Peter had been taught the art of making homemade super-premium ice cream and developed proprietary recipes for this delicious treat.  Many lasting memories were made at Leopold’s between 1920 and 1970 since it was "THE" gathering place for all of Savannah, including famed lyricist Johnny Mercer, who grew up a block away.  There were many favorite flavors.  The signature flavor, Tutti-Frutti was (and still is) often shipped all over the United States.  After George and Peter passed away, Stratton (son of Peter) ran the Gwinnett Street store and his uncle Basil ran the store at the Medical Arts Shopping Center.  

 

Leopold’s Ice Cream is located at 212 East Broughton Street in Savannah.  It was designed by Academy Award nominated designer Dan Lomino, who used many of the fixtures from the original store.  There are movie props, posters, and signed photographs of actors Dan and Stratton have worked with over the years.  Much of the décor is original including the original soda fountain, soda fountain cover, back bar, sundae holders, banana split boats, malted milk dispenser, etc., which are still used today.  Even the old Philco radio and the wooden, interior phone booth from the old store are on display.

 

For more information, log on to www.leopoldsicecream.com or call (912) 234-4442.

                                                                                            
Each month, Magnolia Manor hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at its Richmond Hill campus.  The event begins at 5:30 pm and includes a light supper.  After the guest concludes his/her speech, a question and answer session follows.  The event is free and open to the public, but guests are asked to RSVP by calling 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. 
          
For more information or to request a brochure, please call (912) 756-4300 or log on to www.magnoliamanor.com.

(Savannah, GA) The Sullivan Group announces Niko Caparisos Health Insurance Account Executive

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“Being a part of the solution for businesses and their insurance needs is why I do what I do,” explains Niko Caparisos, the new Health Insurance Account Executive for The Sullivan Group.
 
As a Savannah native and a University of Georgia Graduate, it means a lot to Niko to be able to work for a community that is his home.
 
“Working for The Sullivan Group means being part of something bigger than myself,” says Mr. Caparisos. “I relish in being able to contribute to the company’s successes while helping the community and also local businesses.”
 
Niko will be working with businesses and assisting them in selecting health programs that both optimize their health insurance programs and save them money.
 
Voted as Buy Local Savannah’s 2007 Best Business, The Sullivan Group is the expert on human resources.  The Sullivan Group offers Human Resource Outsourcing to its clients as well as staffing and recruiting needs through Sullivan Staffing.  Sanvannahjobs.com serves as one of Savannah’s most visited local job sites, with a family of sites that include blufftonjobs.com, hiltonheadislandjobs.com, goldenislesjobs.com, statesborojobs.com and jobsinkennesaw.com.  The Sullivan Group also provides commercial and personal insurance through Sapelo Creative Insurance.  Founded in 1986, The Sullivan Group simplifies business.
 
To learn more about The Sullivan Group and how they can help your business, be sure to visit www.simplysullivans.com or contact the office, 912.352.3800.
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty / National Trust for Historic Preservation

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(SAVANNAH, GA) – Several top Savannah real estate experts with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty have been trained in historic real estate by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Franklin Williams, Dick Wallace, Susan Myers, Lucy Hitch, Lynn Bozeman and Karen Jenkins of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty were trained by The National Trust for Historic Preservation in the Historic Real Estate Program, Architecture in America.
Completion of the course provides real estate professionals with a valuable advantage over their competition.
The seminar aims to facilitate the stewardship of historic properties; strengthen real estate agents’ expertise in the historic real estate market; and help them to better serve the needs of their historic homeowners and buyers. It also provides valuable information agents can pass along to their clients by recognizing how these architectural styles and design features are reflected in newer homes throughout the Un ited States.
The Architecture in America seminar covers the history of all major American architectural styles. The curriculum spans more than three centuries and emphasizes the Old World roots of American design.

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) –The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society Light The Night Charlie Brown Chairman

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(SAVANNAH, GA) –The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society announced today
that Charlie Brown, sales and marketing manager for Old Savannah Tours, will
serve as this year’s Walk Chairman for The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia
& Lymphoma Society’s annual Light The Night® Walk. The walk will be held
in Savannah at Forsyth Park on Friday, October 3rd.

As Chairman for the Light The Night Walk, Mr. Brown will invite all Savannah
area companies to join in the fight against blood cancer by forming corporate
teams and participating in the Light The Night Walk. Additionally, he will host
a corporate breakfast to ask other leaders in the community to join him in this
fight. The breakfast is scheduled for Wednesday, June 25th from 8am-9:30am at
First City Club in Savannah.

“Light The Night is extremely important to me. I know how The Leukemia &
Lymphoma Society raises the funds that literally save people’s lives,”
said Brown. “I am honored to serve as chairman and will encourage the Savannah
community to join me in taking strides to save lives.”

While advances in treatments have vastly improved survival rates for some forms
of blood cancer, more than 53,000 patients died of leukemia, lymphoma and
myeloma in 2006. Leukemia causes more deaths than any other cancer among
children and young adults under age 20.

“Every five minutes someone is diagnosed with a blood cancer and every ten
minutes someone dies from it,” said Dick Brown, Executive Director of the
Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “The Light The Night
campaign helps bring hope to thousands of patients and their families. We are
thrilled that Mr. Brown is serving as our Walk Chairman. His participation,
leadership and inspiration is vital to our efforts to make a difference.”

In Georgia, Light The Night’s fundraising efforts have grown from $460,000
in
2003 to more than $2.0 million in 2007. Last year, Savannah’s Light The
Night walk raised $165,000 to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. During
the
event, walkers carry an illuminated balloon along the two to three mile walk
route. Cancer patients and survivors will carry white balloons as “lights
of hope,” supporters carry red balloons and those walking in remembrance of
someone carry gold balloons. This year, The Society will host five Light The
Night Walks throughout Georgia . For more information, visit
www.lightthenight.org/ga or
call (678) 279-2020.

About The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society®, headquartered in White Plains, NY, with 66
chapters in the United States and Canada, is the world’s largest voluntary
health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing
education and patient services. The Society’s mission: Cure leukemia,
lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease and myeloma, and improve the quality of life of
patients
and their families. Since its founding in 1949, the Society has invested more
than
$424 million in research specifically targeting leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Last year alone, the Society made 2.5 million contacts with patients, caregivers
and healthcare professionals.

For more information about blood cancer, visit www.LLS.org or call the
Society’s Information Resour ce Center (IRC), a call center staffed by master’s
level
social workers, nurses and health educators who provide information, support and
resources to patients and their families and caregivers. IRC information
specialists are available at (800) 955-4572, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 6
p.m. ET.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Deadline Extended for AWWIN, Inc.’s Top 10 Working Women of the Year Award

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Winners to be honored at AWWIN, Inc. and Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty proudly present Top Ten Working Women of the Year Awards Gala

The nomination deadline has been extended to July 11 for A Working Woman In Need, Inc’s Top Ten Working Women of the Year Award. The winners will be honored on Sept. 19 at the AWWIN, Inc. and Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty proudly present Top Ten Working Women of the Year Awards Gala. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is the title sponsor of AWWIN, Inc.’s gala.

AWWIN, Inc. honors outstanding women leaders with a record of exemplary service who have advanced the status of women in our community. AWWIN, Inc. is a non-profit organization designed to assist the single working woman displaced due to various reasons such as divorce, illness, domestic violence, and temporary loss of employment.

AWWIN, Inc. is “a tool of hope and help,” providing training to women in need but giving them the help they need to complete the training, including financial assistance and volunteers on call after the training.

Visit www.awwininc2.org for nomination forms, due July 11.

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

(Richmond, Hill, GA) Magnolia Manor on the Coast is hosting the AARP “Driver’s Safety Program”

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It’s never too late to polish up on your driving skills.  That’s why Magnolia Manor on the Coast is hosting the AARP "Driver’s Safety Program" for all persons age 50 or older.
 
The purpose of the class, being taught by Mr. Bob Carson, is to teach participants about the newest traffic laws, defensive driving techniques, rules of the road and how to adjust driving to age related changes.  There is no “test” involved and completion of the class enables participants to receive a discount with their insurance company
The event will be on July 17th and 18th from 9:00-1:00pm in the Parlor located on second floor at Magnolia Manor.   Cost for the class is $10 per person and is payable on the day of the class.  A hot lunch is available for $6.00 per person but reservations are required.   To register for the class and/or to sign up for the hot lunch, please 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. 
 
For more information or to request a brochure, please call (912) 756-4300 or log on to www.magnoliamanor.com.
 

(Savannah) Real Estate Expo June 29 with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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(SAVANNAH, GA) – The Savannah Real Estate Expo will put downtown and historic properties in the spotlight June 29. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty will showcase a varied selection of properties to fit every lifestyle.

Walking through Savannah’s Historic Landmark District inevitably leads to daydreaming about living downtown. Despite its world-class architecture and ground-breaking city plan, though, the Historic District is no museum – it’s a living city, with vibrant neighborhoods and well-loved homes. Downtown offers many choices in architectural styles and neighborhoods, and the expo will highlight the variety of homes available.

“Opening up these lovely homes gives local residents and tourists an opportunity to see properties that are available for sale and give them an opportunity to see additional homes they might not be able to get in otherwise,” said Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

The tours will take place June 29 from 3-5 p.m. For the tour schedule, visit www.celiadunnsir.com/news.asp or www.SavannahRealEstateExpo.com
Savannah Real Estate Expo homes to tour:

322 E. Oglethorpe Ave.
514 E. Oglethorpe Ave.
107 W. Perry St. Unit B
105 W. Perry St.
531 E. Jones St.
15 E. Jones St. Unit 3A
317 E. Jones St.
20 W. Harris St.
518 E. Bryan St.
426 E. St. Julian St.
541 E. Congress St.
339 Tattnall St.
327 Tattnall St.
313 W. Waldburg St.
139 Lincoln St.
More properties will be highlighted in the expo, so for the complete list visit www.SavannahRealEstateExpo.com  

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

(SAVANNAH, GA) Newell Recycling to Open Savannah Shredder

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Newell Recycling, one of the largest recyclers and processors of recycled metals in the Southeast, is opening a state-of-the-art facility in the Savannah area later this year. The company has been granted final approval and received all necessary permits to open its Garden City plant, slated for a December 2008 opening.

Newell Recycling of Savannah, LLC will initially employ 75 people in Garden City, with plans for approximately 100 employees once all aspects of the plant are fully operational in early 2009. Interested job applicants are encouraged to visit www.newellrecycling.com for more information.

The Savannah operation, the company’s third shredder plant and eleventh location overall, will feature a 6000-horsepower Newell MegaShredder, a technologically-advanced metal recycling machine that processes and separates ferrous and non-ferrous metals, including automobiles, appliances, and demolition scrap, quickly and efficiently into fist-sized pieces that can be converted into new metal stock more easily and cost-effectively than mining the earth for precious natural resources.

The company, which held a groundbreaking ceremony at the 40-acre site on May 14th, has made an initial investment of $17 million, and has asked for no tax abatements. In keeping with the corporate tradition of environmental responsibility, Newell Recycling is preserving many specimen trees on the site, while planting nearly 100 new trees on the property.

Founded in San Antonio, Texas in 1935 by Mr. Alton Scott Newell, a pioneer in the scrap metal industry who also invented the Automobile Shredder, Newell Recycling is recognized as a worldwide leader in ferrous and non-ferrous metal recycling, research, and technology. For more information on the company, its locations, hours of operation, employment opportunities, and more, please visit www.newellrecycling.com.

(SAVANNAH) Melaver, Inc. Employees Finding Greener, Cheaper Ways of Getting to Work

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Getting to work doesn’t necessarily mean being stuck in traffic. Sometimes it can even be fun.
Many employees of sustainable real estate company Melaver, Inc. have been using alternative ways of getting to work for some time, from a skateboard to a scooter to bikes.
Michael Frey skateboards less than a mile each way to his job at Melaver, and he switches to his work shoes once he gets to the office.
“People stare and smile all the time because I wear nice clothes to work and carry a briefcase yet I’m on a skateboard,” Frey said “Sometimes I get comments like ‘I bet that saves you some gas’ or ‘You’ve got the right idea.’
“I miss skateboarding on the days it rains and I have to drive because I really enjoy it in the morning and after work,” Frey said. “I do it for fun and for the environment.”
Clara Fishel of sustainable brokerage firm Melaver-Mouchet bikes eight miles round trip to work. Tommy Linstroth, Head of Sustainable Initiatives for Melaver, Inc., has been biking to his job from his home near the Historic District for about four years.
“I do it not only to lessen my carbon footprint, but also because I’m never stuck in traffic or looking for a parking space,” Linstroth said. “And with gas at $4 a gallon, it’s easier on my wallet as well.”

“I’m hoping that Savannah and Chatham County work to expand the number of bike lanes and resources for people who choose to get out of their car and onto a bike,” Linstroth added.
Cathy Rodgers of Melaver, Inc. recently bought a motor scooter and ‘scoots’ to work three to four days a week, hoping to stretch the gas in her car to only one tank per month. She was able to buy the scooter when she paid off her car. Her commute to the downtown office is 25 minutes each way – the same amount of time spent in the car and parking.
“It’s so much fun to drive a scooter to work,” Rodgers said. “I have great scenery, meet bikers at intersections who say ‘good morning,’ I can beep at someone and make them smile – and get there in about the same amount of time with less traffic stress!”
Camille Pope of Melaver walks to work and says it’s a great way to start or end her workday.
“Because I am on foot, there is no such thing as bad traffic,” she said. “In the morning, my walk is a great way to enjoy the outdoors before I start work. At night, it gives me the opportunity to clear my head before I arrive home to spend time with my family.”
Several Melaver staff members from surrounding areas carpool. For people who still want to get to work in a car but don’t want to foot the entire gas bill, a new online ride-matching system at http://coastalcommuters.org can help set up a carpool.
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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Tips on biking to work

Be safe. Wear a helmet and pay attention to cars – practice defensive driving. Be aware of traffic laws. Have a light on your bike.

Be prepared. Keep a light rain suit at work in case the weather changes. Keep toiletries at the office to freshen up.

Map it. Think about the route you take – you might choose different roads when biking to work than you take when you drive to work.

Pack it. Have a backpack or a little storage – you might want to change shoes when you get to work, for example, and you might have papers to bring to or from work.

Find a carpool in the Coastal Empire
If you are interested in reducing your transportation costs, you can use the Coastal Commuters online ride-matching system at http://coastalcommuters.org to find one or more carpool partners. As more people enter their trip descriptions in the system, your chance of finding a match will increase.
Mass transit, bicycling and walking are also economical alternatives. Use any of these transportation methods and log your trips in the Commute Calendar within the ride-matching system to see not only how much money you are saving, compared to driving alone, but also how much you have reduced your emissions of pollutants and greenhouse gases. Coastal Commuters is supported by the Chatham Urban Transportation Study/Metropolitan Planning Organization.
http://coastalcommuters.org

Commuting facts

If your daily commute is just 10 miles each way (the national average) and you normally drive a 20-mpg vehicle, you would save 236 gallons of gas each year by opting to carpool, telecommute or use transit. If each commuter car carried just one more passenger once a week, we would cut America’s gasoline consumption by about 7.7 million gallons, according to www.nrdc.org.

Most Americans (77 percent) drive to work alone, according to 2005 numbers from the U.S. Census Bureau. Driving a car to work is the main way of getting to work for 9 out of 10 people; 87.7 percent use a car to get to work. Public transportation is the method for 4.7 percent of the commuters.