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October 2008

(SAVANNAH) U.S. Green Building Council / LEED for Commercial Interiors Technical Review Workshop

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A LEED for Commercial Interiors Technical Review workshop will be held Oct. 30 from 8:30 a.m.–5 p.m. at Coastal Georgia Center, Room 111, 305 Fahm St.

The workshop is helpful in preparing for the LEED AP exam in the Commercial Interiors track but does not guarantee a passing score. Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is the internationally-recognized standard for high performance, low water and energy use buildings awarded by the U.S. Green Building Council. LEED Accredited Professionals (LEED APs) have demonstrated a thorough understanding of green building practices and principles and familiarity with LEED requirements, resources, and processes.

For information, email workshop@usgbc.org or call 800-795-1747. To register, visit http://www.greenbuild365.org/course. Before Oct. 22, cost is $345 for USGBC national members, $445 for nonmembers and $150 for full-time students, availability limited.
Building industry professionals such as architects, engineers, designers and contractors seeking to increase their understanding of the LEED® for Commercial Interiors Rating System and green building strategies, benefits and resources should attend.

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, GA) Betsy Taylor New Board Member Park Place Outreach, Inc., Youth Emergency Shelter

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Park Place Outreach, Inc., Youth Emergency Shelter is proud to announce it has added another new board member.  Betsy Taylor is a retired special education teacher and real estate professional in Savannah.

Taylor has lived in Savannah for 9 years.  Prior to that, she taught at the Frasier Montessori School in Minneapolis, Indiana.  It was there, she says, that her love for children flourished over the years.  That, plus her experience with 4 now-grown children and 10 great grandchildren has conditioned her to want the best for all children, no matter who they are. 
"The kids at Park Place are so delightful.  They are well behaved and intelligent.  And to think that many of them don’t have place to call home is just heartbreaking," Taylor explains.

"Park Place really gives them a leg up, and I’m honored to be able to help in any way I can."
Before being elected as a board member, Taylor volunteered for Park Place.  Now, in addition to her board member duties, she also serves on the board’s social, development and fundraising committees. 

The board members each play a key role in making decisions for Park Place.  Its most recent accomplishment is the completion of the new Park Place home, which is valued at more than $1.6 million.  Thanks to the hard work of the board members and donations of goods and services from the community, there is no mortgage on the new home. 

Park Place Outreach provides emergency shelter and street outreach for adolescents ages 11 through 17 and their families. It is the only agency located within Chatham County that serves youth at no charge who are accepted without a referral to receive help.  Park Place Outreach opened in 1984. There are approximately 15-30 youth  served each month and about 200 each year.  For more information on Park Place, log on to the soon-to-be launched website at www.parkplaceeyes.org (912) 234-4048.

(SAVANNAH) Landscape designer John McEllen ‘Bringing International Flair to your gardens’

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(SAVANNAH) – Landscape designer John McEllen will speak about “Bringing International Flair to your Garden” Oct. 22 as part of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty’s The Masterpiece Series. The proceeds will go to Savannah Tree Foundation.

From Italy and Spain to South America, McEllen’s travels and collections have influenced his design. He brings water features into play and approaches the outside as a green room.

McEllen designed and now maintains the landscape of the Ships of the Sea Museum (the William Scarbrough House) and has landscaped many other notable Savannah properties. McEllen has worked as a landscape designer in Savannah for 25 years. He received a B.A. in history from the University of Georgia and did graduate work in historic landscape under Rudy Favaretti at the University of Connecticut.

McEllen will speak about “Bringing International Flair to your Garden” Oct. 22 as part of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty’s The Masterpiece Series. The lecture-luncheon is open to the public. To make a reservation, $25 payment must be received by the Monday prior to the luncheon. Checks should be made out to CDS Lecture Series and sent to Lori Combs, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, 17 W. Charlton St. Savannah, GA 31401.

His own garden, with a “borrowed landscape” looking over the marsh with a view of Rose Dhu Island, is rarely on view, but he will showcase it with photos for the lecture.

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) Riverhorse Internet Marketing Inc. presents “How Search Engines Analyze Your Website”

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Joe Ippolito, President and Owner of Riverhorse
Internet Marketing Inc., will present "How Search Engines
Analyze Your Website" at the Oct. 15 meeting for the
Information Technology Professionals Association of Savannah.

ITPA Savannah members meet on the third Wednesday of each month,
at Hilton Garden Inn on Abercorn Street from 11:30 a.m. –
1 p.m.

Ippolito strives to simplify Internet Marketing and infuse his
clients with skills to better publicize themselves. He was
selected as Savannah’s Small Business Advocate of the
Year by the Buy Local business organization. He is also a member
of CBETA, Tourism Leadership Council, Savannah Chamber of
Commerce, The Small Business Chamber and Savannah Alabama Alumni
Chapter.

To learn more about Riverhorse Internet Marketing go to
www.riverhorseinternetmarketing.com or call 912-480-4100.

To learn more about Information Technology Professionals
Association of Savannah go to www.itpasavannah.org

(Richmond Hill, GA) Joel Caplan, owner of “Café Gelatohhh” in Savannah Speaks at Magnolia Manor

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Joel Caplan, owner of “Café Gelatohhh” in Savannah, will replace Ze Santa Rita, the guest speaker originally scheduled for Magnolia Manor on the Coasts’ October Renaissance Lecture Series event. The event is slated for October 9th at 5:30pm. 
Ze Santa Rita, one of Savannah’s most successful art dealers, will be re-scheduled at a later date.

Gelato as a product is very different from ice cream. It contains less milk fat, is served at a slightly higher temperature and contains much less overrun (air) than normal ice cream. Caplan’s water-based sorbetto fruit flavors contain no fat and no milk, and are made with fruit, water, and sugar only. This makes them perfectly accessible to vegans or those who are lactose-intolerant.

Because gelato contains approximately 15% air, as compared to 50% for commercial ice cream, the product is denser, creamier, and much heavier than a comparable volume of ice cream. One cup of gelato w ill weigh nearly three times as much as one cup of ice cream. The end result is a product that tastes decadent and rich but actually has about 150-180 calories per serving and only 4-6 grams of fat, depending upon the flavor (or zero grams of fat in the sorbetto).

Each month, Magnolia Manor hosts the Renaissance Lecture Series at its Richmond Hill campus. The event begins at 5:30 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 w ith 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) Annie Rockwell of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty One of AWWIN Top 10

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Annie Rockwell was named one of the Top Ten Working Women of the Year at the AWWIN, Inc. Top Ten Working Women of the Year Awards Gala, presented by Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

A very successful Realtor, Rockwell was one of the top 5 producers of 2007 with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty. Rockwell, who is licensed in both Georgia and South Carolina, is a continuing member of the Distinguished Sales Society of the Savannah Board of Realtors. She was the Agent Administrator when Celia W. Dunn Realty made the transition to Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.

“For me, one of the critical skills in real estate is listening to your clients carefully as they describe their needs,” Rockwell said. “That makes it possible for me to make their real estate dreams happen. I think it is important to give back to the community because dreams do come true if we all help each other.”

A committed community leader for almost 20 years in Savannah, Rockwell has served as a board member for many organizations. She is an organizer and a cheerleader in her volunteer leadership roles, rallying everyone behind the cause. She is always positive and encouraging, gifted at peer counseling and support and able to quietly figure out who most needs her support.

Rockwell served as a board member for Union Mission and on the committee working on the Starfish Gala, which raises money for Union Mission. Rockwell also volunteered as a board member for Court Appointed Special Advocates.

Rockwell was a board member for Junior League as well as Historic Savannah Foundation and the Christ Church/HSF Spring Tour of Homes. She co-chaired the Historic Savannah Gala fundraiser and chaired the Night at the Lucas. She served on the committees for the Historic Savannah Foundation Gala and the Historic Savannah Foundation Revolving Fund. She also served on the board of Savannah Theatre and is also a member of Telfair Academy, St John Episcopal Church and Humane Society.

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) Savannah native Jules Homans will take over as Chairman of the SCORE Savannah Chapter

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Savannah native Jules Homans will take over as Chairman of the SCORE Savannah Chapter Oct. 1. Over the two-year appointment Homans will work with the chapter to grow and diversify the client base as well as that of the volunteering counselors.

SCORE (Counselors to America’s Small Business) is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping the small business communities and non-profit through no-fee mentoring and confidential business counseling as well as low-cost workshops.
The organization has selected other new executive members including:

Vice Chairman: Jim Zettergren

Treasurer: David Fuchs

Secretary Ben McMakin
 
SCORE also has locations in Brunswick and at the Liberty County Chamber. The organization boasts 389 chapters and 11,500 members nationwide. Inwww.scoresav.org more than 30 years of service, SCORE has assisted about 4.5 million business owners.
 

To learn more SCORE Savannah, go to www.scoresav.org and www.score.org or call (912) 652-433

(Savannah, GA) Small Dogs Invade Savannah Wiener Races expand to Small Dawg Festival

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The Annual Savannah Wiener Dawg Race & Small Dawg Festival is being held in Savannah the weekend of Saturday, October 4th.  Chef Matt Cohen, owner of The New South Café, and Carey Ferrara, with the Georgia Department of Economic Development, are the Grand Marshalls for the event which is being hosted by Grayson Stadium and The Sand Gnats.  Dr. Carla Case-McCorvey and Case Veterinary Hospital are the official Veterinary Medicine partners for the event.  The world’s largest Weiner Dawg invasion is sure to be a big hit among all small dog owners, and will consist of many fun activities for the entire family.  For more information or to register your dog to race, visit www.SavananhDachshundClub.com .  All profits to benefit Dachshund Rescue of North America (www.DRNA.org). Artists, Sponsors, Pet Charities, & Media who would like to be involved in this exciting event should call Scott West at 912-443-0977.
Come out to meet other dachshund folks for fun and good neighborly times. 

The Small Dawg Weekend kicks off Saturday morning with the Weiner Dawg Race on historic River Street from 9AM -12 NOON followed by the Small Dog Festival at Grayson Stadium (From 1 PM – 4 PM).  Festival will include a Weiner Dog Art Exhibition, Blessing of the Animals, fun activities, entertainment and shopping for all.  The Small Dog World Cup Races will be held during this time, where small breeds of all kinds—such as Pugs, Chihuahuas, Papillons, and Poodles race for the title.  The Small Dog Costume Contest and Parade will begin at 3PM with closing award ceremonies being held at 4PM.

Founded in 2005, the Savannah Dachshund Club is a social and networking group for dachshunds and friends throughout the Southeast.  The group meets on the 1st Sunday of each Month at 2 PM at the Forsyth Park Fountain in Savannah.   The Weiner Dawg races on River Street quickly became a big hit and inspired this year’s First Annual Small Dawg Festival.  Currently, t he fastest Dachshund in Savannah is Longfellow, a 3-legged wiener Dawg, who beat the entire competition of 4-legged dawgs in 2007 with his amazing performance!  www.SavananhDachshundClub.com

Chef Matt Cohen, owner of Savannah’s very popular The New South Café and Grand Marshall of The First Annual Small Dawg Weekend, is an award-winning culinary expert and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, one of the top rated culinary schools in the world.  The New South Café offers upscale catering services available in-flight, for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs, contact Bunny Ware at 912-844-1122. www.thenewsouthcafe.com

Case Veterinary Hospital is a full-service animal hospital that has been serving Savannah’s animals for nearly 100 years. Located on Eisenhower Drive, they are vastly experienced in providing wellness care as well as services to sick or injured dogs and cats.  To learn more about Case Veterinary Hospital call 912-352-3081. www.casevet.com

(SAVANNAH) Tommy Linstroth of Melaver, Inc. named to Georgia Trend’s 40 under 40

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Tommy Linstroth of Savannah-based sustainable real estate firm Melaver, Inc. has been named to Georgia Trend’s 40 Under 40. The annual list identifies those individuals who will lead our state’s business, cultural, academic and governmental institutions in decades to come.
 
Linstroth is the Head of Sustainable Initiatives for Melaver, Inc. and is responsible for spearheading the company’s sustainable real estate developments. He is a regular speaker on sustainable development throughout the country.
He is the co-author of “Local Action: A New Paradigm in Climate Change Policy,” an upbeat and accessible guide for citizens, communities, and local governments interested in reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

Linstroth also works to reduce the environmental impacts of Melaver’s business operations, which has led to the inclusion of the EPA’s Climate Leaders’ Program and Green Power Partnership.  Melaver, Inc. has been a leader in sustainable development, with projects including the first LEED McDonald’s restaurant in the world (located in Savannah), the nation’s first all-retail LEED shopping center (Abercorn Common), the first mid-rise LEED condominium in Atlanta, and one of the largest Green affordable housing developments in the nation (Sustainable Fellwood).

Linstroth was founder and chairman of the U.S. Green Building Council, Savannah Chapter, (USGBC) and led efforts to institute a recycling program in Savannah. He serves on the Board of Directors for both the Georgia Conservation Voters, a non-profit organization dedicated to advocating and lobbying for environmental issues at the state level, and the Live Oak Public Libraries.  Linstroth also serves on the advisory board for the Creative Coast Initiative and the Mayors Healthy Savannah Initiative.  He is an active participant and graduate of Leadership Savannah and the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL).  Linstroth also serves on the Chatham Environmental Forum, working to implement county planning on issues related to energy, transportation and water quality.

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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