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May 2009

(STATESBORO GA) Volunteers in Medicine to visit Statesboro Meeting Progress Student-Run Free Clinic

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On Wednesday, May 27 the Hearts and Hands Clinic Inc.: A VIM Alliance Clinic will be hosting a town hall style meeting to discuss the progress and goals of the clinic. All community members, local business owners, and anyone else who would like to hear about how the clinic will impact the community are encouraged to attend.

The meeting will be held at 6pm in Georgia Southern’s College of Education auditorium. The auditorium is located on the first floor of the college. The College of Education is located off of Forest Drive, and parking can be found directly adjacent to the building.

Volunteers in Medicine (VIM) is a non-profit organization that manages numerous free clinics all over the United States. VIM has also facilitated the opening of the Hearts and Hands Clinic, and will be on hand to answer questions in addition to the staff and Student Advisory Board.
As always, monetary and supply donations, as well as donating time to volunteer are always appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, please visit our website http://www.theheartsandhandsclinic.com or free feel to email the clinic at theheartsandhandsclinic@gmail.com.

Donations can be sent to:
The Hearts and Hands Clinic Inc. A Volunteers in Medicine Alliance
P.O. Box 224
Statesboro, GA 30459
For Details, Contact:
Ally Rakoczy
Marketing & Fundraising
Direct Phone: 404-316-8469
Email: allyrakoczy@gmail.com
The Hearts and Hands Clinic Inc. Thanks East Georgia Regional Medical Center for Support
Statesboro, Georgia

The Hearts and Hands Clinic Inc.: A VIM Free Clinic extends its gratitude for the newfound support of East Georgia Regional Medical Center. The medical center will be ensuring that the clinic is stocked with basic supplies upon the opening date of August 22, 2009. Because of their efforts, there will be no question that the clinic will be able to meet the anticipated demand and number of patients on opening day. Our sincerest thanks go out to East Georgia Regional Medical Center and all those who have made this clinic possible.

As always, monetary and supply donations, as well as donating time to volunteer are always appreciated. All donations are tax deductible.

For more information, please visit our website http://www.theheartsandhandsclinic.com or free feel to email the clinic at theheartsandhandsclinic@gmail.com.

Donations can be sent to:
The Hearts and Hands Clinic Inc. A Volunteers in Medicine Alliance
P.O. Box 224
Statesboro, GA 30459

(SAVANNAH, GA) June 22 135 Public School Students Will Attend Horizon’s at SCDS

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On June 22, 135 students will descend upon the campus of Savannah Country Day School to participate in Horizons, a six-week summer enrichment program for public school students. The program, which will welcome rising Kindergarteners through seventh graders from nine local public schools, is an academic, cultural and recreational enrichment program that enables students from diverse, low-income populations to realize their full potential. "The Horizons Student Enrichment Program not only impacts the student, but the entire family, which in turn impacts the community," said Gail MacPherson, executive director of Horizons Savannah. "By encouraging and making the learning process a fun experience for the child, we see that the child is more eager to learn, thus creating a lower dropout rate for students in our community and county."

Academics covered during the summer program include reading, writing and mathematics, while recreational activities include swimming, basketball and tennis, among others. Social skills are honed throughout the program, with specific "life lessons" highlighted in the classroom. In addition, students take frequent field trips designed to give them exposure to new experiences.

Horizons strives to develop the whole child through experiences that build problem-solving skills, foster awareness of community responsibility, and instill respect for oneself and others. A crucial aspect of the program is the inclusion of students’ families in the six-week session.

"By including the students’ families in Horizons activities, we have seen the success rate rise with each child that comes through our program," said MacPherson. "By the end of the summer, their social skills have reached a whole new dimension."
Horizons Savannah is affiliated with Horizons National, which serves more than 1,500 students in 16 cities around the country, and is the second largest program in the nation. The program is funded by Savannah-area individuals, corporations and foundations. The summer session on the campus of Savannah Country Day School begins June 22 and commences on July 31. For more information, please contact Executive Director Gail MacPherson at 912-344-0791 or visit www.horizonssavannah.com.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chef Matt Cohen Joined Board of Directors Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Chef Matt Cohen, owner of New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, has recently joined the board of directors for the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross. 
 
"I am truly honored to have been asked to join the board," says Cohen.  Cohen, who has been involved with many of the local charitable efforts held by the Red Cross over the years, chose to join the Board of Directors for the Savannah chapter because he believes in helping those in need.  "Disaster victims need immediate assistance during and following a crisis," says Cohen, "and the Savannah Red Cross is there right away."  Cohen is also an advocate for the Red Cross because he is very community-minded, and every dollar raised for the Red Cross in Savannah gets spent on local victim relief.
 
Executive Director of the Savannah Red Cross, Robin Wingate, says that they are absolutely thrilled to have Matt join the Board of Directors for the local chapter.  "Matt’s willingness to share both his time and talent to help charities better serve our community is well-known.  His passion for cooking rivals his passion for helping others and we look forward to his incredible energy!"
 
About the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross:
The Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross provides constant assistance every day of the year to local residents who have suffered a disaster.  From house fires and apartment floods, to tornado and hurricaine relief-Savannah can count on the Red Cross to be there in a time of need.  They also hold regular blood drives as well as provide services to the local Armed Forces (SAF) such as seeing off outgoing soldiers and greeting incoming soldiers to and from the area. For information about volunteering, disaster relief classes, or making donations to the organization, check out their website at www.savannahredcross.org
 
912-651-5300
 
About Chef Matt Cohen:
Chef Matt Cohen is a culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta.  A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Cohen trained at one of the top rated culinary schools in the world.  He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career including the 2008 Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business of the Year Award,  the 2008 Grace Award for Innovator of the Year, and 2008 Best Chef of the Year by "Connect Savannah" magazine in their annual Best-of-Savannah Readers’ Poll.  Cohen was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Georgia Restaurant Association (GRA) and the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross.  Cohen also teaches as Associate Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program at Savannah Technical College.
 
About The New South Pub & Catering:
The New South Pub cooks up the authentic, long-loved dishes of the South-with a gourmet twist.  Chef Matt opened his restaurant The New South Café in 2006 after great success with his long standing catering business Professional Chef Services.  Cohen expanded his catering business and restaurant in 2008, moving to The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum where he is now in-house caterer, and changing his business name to New South Pub & Catering to reflect these exciting changes.
 
Pub Hours of Operation & Location:
Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is now open exclusively for lunch seven days a week from 11AM to 3PM.  Chef Matt offers upscale catering services for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs as in-house caterer for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, as well as for off-site functions serving up to 100,000 people through the Coastal Catering Alliance.  Located just minutes from down town Savannah, take Exit 102 off of I-95 to 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler.  912-748-8888 www.thenewsouthcafe.com 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ribbon Cutting & Ground Breaking for Sustainable Fellwood Melaver, Inc.

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The ribbon cutting for Phase I and the groundbreaking for Phase II of Sustainable Fellwood will be held Thursday, May 28 at 10 a.m. on the Sustainable Fellwood site off Bay Street. The outdoor tented event is on Carolan Street, with access from Richards Street at the Lady Bamford Center. The event is open to the public.
Phase II will include another 110 affordable housing units, and single family homes. Future phases will include a senior housing apartment building, followed by potential retail, medical and technical space. Construction on Phase I, the first 110 housing units, began in Fall 2008.
 

Amenities for the environmentally friendly mixed-use, mixed income development include the preservation of trees, on-site recycling, cellulose insulation, high efficiency air conditioning and heating units, and low flow water fixtures.
 

Sustainable Fellwood, which serves as a principal component of the City of Savannah’s Westside Development Revitalization Plan, is widely considered a national showcase for environmentally-responsible community planning.
Sustainable Fellwood is being built with sustainable materials with high standards for energy and water efficiency. For example, pervious paving will be used where possible to allow water to naturally infiltrate the ground, reducing the impact on the neighborhood stormwater system.
 

Sustainable Fellwood is registered in the U.S. Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) for Neighborhood Development pilot program and will be guided by the Smart Growth Network’s principles for diverse, walk-able, distinctive, attractive communities. Sustainable Fellwood is also registered in the EarthCraft Coastal Communities through Southface Energy Institute. Sustainable Fellwood is a mixed use, mixed income Housing Authority of Savannah redevelopment. Master Developer: Melaver, Inc., in partnership with Parallel Housing, Progressive Redevelopment, and Vanguard Developers. In collaboration with: Lott Barber, Architecture and Planning, Catamount Constructors, Inc., City of Savannah, and CHSA Development of Savannah. Sustainable Fellwood

(SAVANNAH, GA) Kenny Grainger Announces Grand Opening of New Customer Service Building

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Kenny Grainger, President of Savannah’s Cash-n-Carry used auto parts and self-serve salvage yard, proudly announces the grand opening of a new 4,200 square foot customer service building with a ribbon cutting Wednesday, May 27, at noon.
 
The event will also serve as a customer appreciation day where customers can enjoy free admission to the salvage yard, free food and have a chance to win a car through a raffle. Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be available for customers from 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
 
Grainger and his staff wanted to create a unique shopping experience at their automotive salvage business. What the staff came up with is something different from the commonly known junkyard: A safe, clean and environmentally friendly self-service yard full of vehicles ranging from the 1970s to 2007.
The goal for Grainger and his 14 staff members is to handle the needs of their customers in a fast, professional, and friendly manner. The new building will aid the staff in doing so as it has designated areas for retail sales and a kid-friendly waiting room.
 
Inside the new building, customers can walk into a 1,400 square foot retail sales office – a space Grainger said is large enough to handle the hundreds of people who walk through the door every day. The building will also house a kid-friendly, comfortable waiting area with soda and vending machines.
 
Cash-n-Carry is a self-service salvage yard that has been serving Savannah and the Low Country since 1985. The family-owned business sells premium auto parts at low prices. The environmentally friendly and clean business recycles every part of every vehicle they receive by allowing customers20to bring their toolbox and pull parts from over 1,500 cars, trucks, and SUV’s on the lot. Once a vehicle is dismantled the remnants are then crushed and recycled.
Cash-n-Carry, located at 500 Staley Avenue in Savannah, is open 7 days a week for their customer’s convenience.
To learn more go to http://iluvused.com/  or call 912-352-0725.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Chef Matt Cohen Joins Board of Directors for the Savannah American Red Cross

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   www.thenewsouthcafe.com

   Chef Matt Cohen, owner of New South Pub & Catering at
   the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, has recently joined the board of
   directors for the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross.

   “I am truly honored to have been asked to join the board,”
   says Cohen. Cohen, who has been involved with many of the local
   charitable efforts held by the Red Cross over the years, chose to join
   the Board of Directors for the Savannah chapter because he believes in
   helping those in need. “Disaster victims need immediate
   assistance during and following a crisis,” says Cohen,
   “and the Savannah Red Cross is there right away.” Cohen is
   also an advocate for the Red Cross because he is very
   community-minded, and every dollar raised for the Red Cross in
   Savannah gets spent on local victim relief.

   Executive Director of the Savannah Red Cross, Robin Wingate, says that
   they are absolutely thrilled to have Matt join the Board of Directors
   for the local chapter. “Matt’s willingness to share both
   his time and talent to help charities better serve our community is
   well-known. His passion for cooking rivals his passion for helping
   others and we look forward to his incredible energy!”

   About the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross:
   The Savannah chapter of the American Red Cross provides constant
   assistance every day of the year to local residents who have suffered
   a disaster. From house fires and apartment floods, to tornado and
   hurricaine relief—Savannah can count on the Red Cross to be
   there in a time of need. They also hold regular blood drives as well
   as provide services to the local Armed Forces (SAF) such as seeing off
   outgoing soldiers and greeting incoming soldiers to and from the area.
   For information about volunteering, disaster relief classes, or making
   donations to the organization, check out their website at
   http://www.savannahredcross.org. 912-651-5300

   About Chef Matt Cohen:
   Chef Matt Cohen is a culinary expert who has worked in big name
   restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta. A graduate of the
   Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Cohen trained at
   one of the top rated culinary schools in the world. He has been
   honored with numerous awards throughout his career including the 2008
   Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business of the
   Year Award, the 2008 Grace Award for Innovator of the Year, and 2008
   Best Chef of the Year by “Connect Savannah” magazine in
   their annual Best-of-Savannah Readers’ Poll. Cohen was recently
   elected to serve as a board member for the Georgia Restaurant
   Association (GRA) and the Savannah Chapter of the American Red Cross.
   Cohen also teaches as Associate Instructor for the Culinary Arts
   Program at Savannah Technical College.

   About The New South Pub & Catering:
   The New South Pub cooks up the authentic, long-loved dishes of the
   South—with a gourmet twist. Chef Matt opened his restaurant The
   New South Café in 2006 after great success with his long
   standing catering business Professional Chef Services. Cohen expanded
   his catering business and restaurant in 2008, moving to The Mighty
   Eighth Air Force Museum where he is now in-house caterer, and changing
   his business name to New South Pub & Catering to reflect these
   exciting changes.

   Pub Hours of Operation & Location:
   Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth
   Air Force Museum is now open exclusively for lunch seven days a week
   from 11AM to 3PM. Chef Matt offers upscale catering services for
   corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties,
   weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs as in-house caterer for the
   Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, as well as for off-site functions
   serving up to 100,000 people through the Coastal Catering Alliance.
   Located just minutes from down town Savannah, take Exit 102 off of
   I-95 to 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler. 912-748-8888
   www.thenewsouthcafe.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sullivan Group Walter Hagan Account Executive Sapelo Creative Insurance Solutions

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Sapelo Insurance President Chuck Stein hired Hagan to assist small to middle market businesses with their insurance programs. A native of Savannah, Hagan started with the company March 31.
 
"It’s great to be back in my hometown and helping businesses in the area," Hagan said.
 
The company, celebrating its fifth year in business, offers a full line of property and casualty and life and health products and services. The staff at Sapelo Insurance provides a service that enable clients to make one call and satisfy all their insurance needs.
 
Hagan is a graduate of the University of Georgia with degrees in risk management insurance and finance.  In previous positions, Hagan worked as an insurance underwriter in Washington DC and Connecticut and as a wholesale broker in Atlanta before returning to Savannah.
 
About the Sullivan Group
 
The Sullivan Group is a Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) company focused on supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Serving hundreds of small businesses in Georgia and South Carolina, The Sullivan Group provides each customer with the critical support and expert resources needed for a wide range of HR challenges including employee benefits, payroll, compliance tactics, staffing and workers compensation insurance.
 
Founded in 1986, through its numerous divisions, the Sullivan Group is able to provide its clients an array of human resource services.
 
To learn more about Sapelo Insurance and how they can help your business, see www.sapeloins.com or call 912.352.3800.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Special Mother’s Day Brunch Served Up at Chef Matt’s New South Pub & Catering

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A very special Mother’s Day Brunch is being offered at Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub & Catering, Sunday from 11AM to 2PM.  Nestled in the midst of the very beautiful Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum on the west side, Chef Matt’s restaurant is the perfect spot for a quiet and enjoyable meal with mom.
 
Chef Matt will be serving up some of the delicious cuisine for which he has become so well known, along with some Mother’s Day specials. 
 
Sunday’s menu choices include Creamy Shrimp and Grits, Squash Casserole, Broccoli Soufflé, and Gourmet Macaroni & Cheese, along side of a Beef and Turkey Carving Station. Brunch specials such as Eggs Benedict or Scrambled Eggs with a side of Bacon or Sausage, and New South Fried Potatoes will also be served up while supplies last.  Chef Matt will be featuring two soups-Potato and Cheese soup and his very popular Sweet Potato Bisque, and all meals include a visit to the fresh salad bar.  Finish the meal with a selection from an assortment of mouth-watering desserts-all for just $18 per person (children under 10 can eat for just $9).
 
About Chef Matt Cohen:
Chef Matt Cohen is a culinary expert who has worked in big name restaurants throughout New York and Atlanta.  A graduate of the Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York, Cohen trained at one of the top rated culinary schools in the world.  He has been honored with numerous awards throughout his career including the 2008 Small Business Chamber’s New & Emerging Small Business of the Year Award,  the 2008 Grace Award for Innovator of the Year, and 2008 Best Chef of the Year by "Connect Savannah" magazine in their annual Best-of-Savannah Readers’ Poll.  Cohen was recently elected to serve as a board member for the Georgia Restaurant Association and The Savannah Chapter of The American Red Cross.  Cohen also teaches as Associate Instructor for the Culinary Arts Program at Savannah Technical College.
 
About The New South Pub & Catering:
The New South Pub cooks up the authentic, long-loved dishes of the South-with a gourmet twist.  Chef Matt opened his restaurant The New South Café in 2006 after great success with his long standing catering business Professional Chef Services.  Cohen expanded his catering business and restaurant in 2008, moving to The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum where he is now in-house caterer, and changing his business name to New South Pub & Catering to reflect these exciting changes.
 
About the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum:
The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum honors the Mighty Eighth’s proud legacy by preserving the stories of courage, character and patriotism displayed by the men and women of the Eighth Air Force from World War II to the present. The Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is open daily from 9AM until 5PM except New Year’s Day, Easter, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. www.mightyeighth.org  912-748-8888
 
Pub Hours of Operation & Location:
Chef Matt Cohen’s New South Pub & Catering at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum is now open exclusively for lunch seven days a week from 11AM to 3PM.  Chef Matt offers upscale catering services for corporate events, conventions, executive lunches, private parties, weddings, receptions and bar mitzvahs as in-house caterer for the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum, as well as for off-site functions serving up to 100,000 people through the Coastal Catering Alliance.  Located just minutes from down town Savannah, take Exit 102 off of I-95 to 175 Bourne Avenue in Pooler.  912-748-8888 www.thenewsouthcafe.com 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Empire Association of Health Underwriters Hosts Event

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The Savannah chapter of insurance agents, Coastal Empire Association of Health Underwriters, will host a social with Georgia Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner John W. Oxendine as the guest of honor, May 14th at the Hilton Garden Inn from 5:30-7:30 p.m.

The event will include a cash bar and appetizers, sponsored by Coventry Health Care of Georgia. The event will be Thursday, May 14th at the Hilton Garden Inn, Midtown, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.
"This social is to thank our CEAHU members for their continued support of our goal to keep them informed of changing legislation and how it affects both them and their clients," said Shannon Collins, CEAHU board member and Benefits Manager at The Sullivan Group. "Commissioner Oxendine is an advocate of our goals."

Oxendine has won three consecutive elections and is now serving in his fourth term of office. Oxendine has gained the reputation as a strong advocate for Georgia consumers while maintaining a vigorous competitive environment for Georgia based insurance companies.
During his tenure as Commissioner, Oxendine has championed policies aimed at protecting the interest of Georgia consumers and promoting a competitive market place. He successfully fought for legislative proposals to increase the portability of health insurance policies and to ensure more affordable choices of health insurance products.

Coventry Health Care of Georgia has become one of the fastest growing health plans in Georgia. It has achieved this growth by offering quality oriented health care plans that are both affordable and flexible. From HMO, POS and PPO plans, which offer complete freedom of choice to Qualified High Deductible plans, they have the solutions that meet the needs of today’s changing market
The Sullivan Group is a Human Resources Outsourcing (HRO) company focused on supporting small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Serving hundreds of small businesses in Georgia and South Carolina, The Sullivan Group provides each customer with the critical support and expert resources needed for a wide range of HR challenges including employee benefits, payroll, compliance tactics, staffing and workers compensation insurance.

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.

To learn more about the Coastal Empire Association of Health Underwriters, go to http://ceahu.org/

To learn more about Coventry Health Care of Georgia go to www.chcga.com.