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October 2010

(Savannah Hardscapes) Different types of pavers, which one is best for your project

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Stone is the original “Green” building material.  This abundant natural resource is very durable, naturally beautiful and available in a full spectrum of colors, textures, and shapes.  Stone has been used for centuries for creating buildings, streets, walls, flooring, and art.  Savannah’s prized River Street ramps and walls were was constructed with ballast stones from incoming ships.  The still-standing buildings and walls along the street were made from local brick and ballast stone, creating beautiful and, obviously, long-lasting structures.  Stone is a reuseable product and many homeowners are choosing to use reclaimed stone in their new or remodeling projects.  There is a natural stone option for every project and every imagination.

 

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  1. Travertine, limestone and marble:  These stone cousins are great for interior and exterior applications.  Honed and tumbled finishes will add a classic finish on flooring, walls and backsplashes.  Polished finishes add high style to formal and commercial spaces.  Take them outside in a tumbled finish for a non-slip, cool to the touch patio, pool deck or even a driveway.  There are now a variety of products available for every budget.

 

  1. Bluestone:  This slate product quarried in Pennsylvania and New York is very different from the imported slates that arrive from India and China.  Good quality bluestone is resistant to flaking and shaling and does not typically need to be sealed.   Bluestone can be used in many forms.  The irregular flagstone or pattern flagstone with a natural cleft texture can be mortar-set or dry-laid for patios, walkways, stepping stones and driveways.  The quarries also produce large blocks of bluestone that can be fabricated into step treads, coping, sills, thresholds, curbing and other architectural elements.  A range of available finishes include a non-slip thermal (flamed) finish, bush-hammered, honed or even polished.  Historic Savannah and Charleston are laid with thousands of square feet of bluestone sidewalks, courtyards, patios, and architectural details. 

 

  1. Granite: Every where you look in Savannah, you see granite curbing and cobblestones.  Travel up the eastern seaboard and you will see granite cobblestone streets in Washington, D.C., Philadelphia and New York City.  In Europe, Roman roadways paved with granite cobblestones are still in use or can be found underneath many modern streets.  This hardy, classic stone is a perfect complement to traditional and contemporary architecture.  A popular and versatile stone, granite can be made into honed and polished tiles and countertops.  

 

  1. Coral Stone and Coquina:  Ancient oceans full of aquatic life were long ago formed into fossil and shell filled limestone.  Cut from huge blocks of stone that are now well above sea level, coral stone and coquina is a perfect material for pool decks, patios and architectural elements.  Coquina contains a huge array of shell and small animal fossils in each tile.  Coral Stone contains a range of preserved coral fossils.  Both of these light-colored stones stay cool in hot sun with a non-slip texture perfect for pool decks and outdoor areas.  The blocks of stone can be carved into anything you can imagine; fireplace surrounds, balustrade systems, columns, tables, benches, urns and more.

 

  1. Midwestern Limestone:  Limestone quarried in the Midwestern United States, especially Indiana and Wisconsin is a beautiful addition to most any architecture.  The first quarry in Indiana opened in 1827 and the area has been producing stone for buildings across the country ever since.  The Empire State Building, Chicago’s Tribune Building and the Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC are clad in limestone.  Classic courthouse design, seen in Ridgeland, SC,  implements limestone water table, sills, banding and pedaments.  The limestone from this area is very consistent in color and texture, making it an ideal product for historic restoration as well as new construction.  The large blocks of stone can be fabricated into door and window surrounds, cladding, sills, steps, column and wall caps, and pedaments.  The fabricators are capable of reproducing any architectural drawings for decorative and structural elements. 

 

  1. Fieldstone:  Fieldstone refers to a stone harvested from above ground, basically picked up in fields.  This stone has been weathered and aged to a rustic finish.  Quarries sort the fieldstone by size and shape into pallets.  Historically, fieldstone was used to construct low landscape walls to divide properties and contain farm animals.  Today, this stone is a great addition to landscape as garden borders, retaining walls and veneer stone for homes, businesses, and fireplaces.  Different areas of the United States produce different colors of fieldstone, so there is sure to be one for any project.

 

  1. River Rock:  River Rock has been culled from stream and river beds and sorted by size.  These smooth, mostly rounded stones are perfect for many uses.  The pea gravels are used in driveways, walkways and planting beds.  Slightly larger stones are a great alternative to pinestraw or wood mulch as well as drainage areas.  Large river rocks can be used for borders and low walls.   River Rocks used as a veneer stone on a home or fireplace can mimic the look of historic ballast stones and rustic mountain homes.  A newer trend is using river rocks imported from Mexico, Indonesia and South America.  These countries offer a large range of colors, including black, green, red, peach and white.  Colored river rocks are a fine accent in water features, fountains, planting beds and zen gardens.

 

  1. Clay brick pavers:  Clay brick pavers installed in Savannah over 100 years ago can still be found on streets and sidewalks all over downtown.  Clay brick pavers are fired to a high compressive strength and are a durable alternative for driveways, patios, streets, sidewalks, and crosswalks, as well.  Clay bricks will not fade or crack and require virtually no maintenance.  Paver systems are easy to install and repair.  Clay brick pavers are manufactured throughout the Southeast, making them a cost-effective local resource.  Many manufacturers are now producing a permeable alternative to the classic clay brick paver.  These are a necessary tool to facilitate drainage and to help maintain clean groundwaters for a healthy environment. 

 

9.  Flagstone:  Flagstone refers to a variety of slates and sandstones, typically found in an irregular or broken shape.  This material is quarried from many sites across the country and is simply split and palletized in its irregular form.  Most popular in this area are the Tennessee and Oklahoma sandstones.  Tennessee sandstone incorporates a beautiful palette of brown, gold, and beige with some black and pink.  Oklahoma flagstone is a more subtle mix of brown, gold and black.  Flagstone can be incorporated into large and small designs as pool decks, patios, walkways, stepping stones and driveway accents. 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, OCTOBER 18, 2010

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival will be held Saturday, October 23rd in Forsyth Park.  The fifth annual Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate without special training. Registration begins at 8:00 AM and is $12 per person (price includes t-shirt, food and festival activities). The walk kicks off at 10:30 AM, and the festival for the whole family is from 11 AM to 2 PM, offering live music, bouncy rides, train rides, carnival games, bake sale and more  www.LDSSGA.org to register online.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory G. Sewell has joined the firm as an associate attorney. His practice focuses on corporate law, civil and commercial litigation, including non-compete covenants and non-disclosure agreements, as well as medical malpractice, hospital and insurance defense.

http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2010/10/13/savannah-law-firm-bouhan-williams-levy-hires-greg-sewell/

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Book Festival will host historian and writer James Swanson to discuss his latest book, Bloody Crimes: The Chase for Jefferson Davis and the Death Pageant for Lincoln’s Corpse, Oct., 19, 7 p.m., at Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church at 429 Abercorn Street. A question-and-answer session and book signing will follow.

www.savannahbookfestival.org


 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bicyclist rides 11,000 miles across America to raise awareness about obesity, stops in Savannah.

http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2010/10/17/bicyclist-rides-11000-miles-across-america-to-raise-awareness-about-obesity-stops-in-savannah/

 


(SAVANNAH, GA) Solar Champions Solar Social, Tues.

Oct. 19 from 5:30 to 7pm at SOL restaurant 1611 Habersham.

912- 233-4288

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) ART EXHIBIT "Talent has No Boundaries" for National Disability Employment Awareness Month, Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 4:00 – 7:00 pm, Savannah State University, King Frazier Student Center Ballroom. Guest Speaker: Regina Thomas. Free, open to the public.

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Relish Magazine’s celebrity chef Jon Ashton will conduct the lively, two-hour show on Oct 21 at the Savannah Civic Center, $10 tickets 912.652.0236

http://savannahnow.com/news/2010-09-09/celebrity-chef-jon-ashton-warms-local-crowd

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Judges Announces for Pet Costume Contest, Oct 30 "SAVANNAH PAWrade" JUDGES

 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA ) Party & Auction Nov. 6 to benefit the Blessed Sacrament School. Auction items include stays at a Costa Rica vacation home and two Tybee homes, hunting and fishing trips, downtown and Hilton Head packages, a sleepover for eight at the Jacksonville Zoo… Tickets for the country hoe-down with a mechanical bull are $25 in advance from the school, $30 at the door.  www.bss-savannah.org

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Light The Night walk was held Friday, October 15th in Forsyth Park. Photos by Kim Thompson. http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=381353

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The SBDC presents  "How to Make Money with Social Media" Oct. 28, 2010, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm at the Coastal Georgia Center for $129 www.savannahsbdc.org or call 912-651-3200


(SAVANNAH, GA)  Junior Achievement of Georgia, Savannah District announces the names of the laureates for the 11th annual Savannah Business Hall of Fame being held on Tuesday, October 12th. This year’s honorees include Mr. Gus Bell, Mr. David Byck, and Mrs. Paula Deen.  Photos by Kim Thomson

http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=381308

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Tree Foundation is pleased to present this talk by Dr. Kathleen Wolf  " Current Trends in Community Trees" on Monday, November 1st, 2010 from 3-5 p.m., at the Metropolitan Planning Commission Building,110 East State Street. www.savannahtree.com.

 


(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP selected for ‘Best Law Firms’ by U.S. News & World Report for the categories of Admiralty and Maritime Law, General Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury Litigation and Corporate Law. 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Abilities Unlimited is happy to announce that it has nominated the Chatham County Parks and Recreation Department (CCPRD) for the 2010 Special Olympics Georgia Training for Life Award. This award is given each year by the State of Georgia Department of Parks and Recreation as it recognizes a local government for its impact on Special Olympics athletes. AWARD

 


(SAVANNAH, GA) Photos by Kim Thomson of the Savannah Tree Foundation Fall Frolic 2 

http://spotted.savannahnow.com/galleries/index.php?id=381333

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The new music program is looking for help at Garrison Visual and Performing Arts Elementary School. While it is an arts school, the band program has a shortage of music books.  Portman’s has opened an account called the Garrison Music Program Fund. Donors can call Deborah Parker at Portman’s at 354-1500 and make a tax deductable donation. Call Ms/ Hammontree  for more info 912-655-6521 dhammontree@comcast.net

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  The Savannah Branch of the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) will present a LEED® Gold Certification plaque to the Marine and Coastal Science Research and Instructional Center (MCSRIC) at Skidaway Institute of Oceanography on Tuesday, October 19, at 6 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. For additional information: www.skio.usg.edu

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is pleased to announce its 2010-11 Board of Directors

 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Help Marshpoint Elementary win a $25,000 technology grant from Pepsi. Leslie Ducey a kindergarten teacher at Marshpoint has been nominated, she wants to connect our children to the world using technology. The money would be used to buy Smart boards, projectors, webcams and flip cameras for the class rooms. You can vote once a day, voting ends October 31. Please visit http://www.refresheverything.com/connectstudentstotheworld or text* 102844 to Pepsi (73773)

 


(SAVANNAH, GA) Lecture on Free Federal Seed Capital for Small Business R&D, Presented by: John Mills, Director, SBIR Assistance Program, ATDC, Georgia Tech EII, Thursday October 21, 2010, 11:30-1:00pm, Rm. 126, PARB Building, Georgia Tech Savannah Campus. To attend Email: jjordan@georgia.org, by Phone: 912-963-2551

 


(SAVANNAH, GA) Landings Art Association Annual Fall Show at Merrill Lynch Building in Skidaway Village on Skidaway Island  Mon. Oct.18 through Wed., Oct.20 from 9-5. The show is free and open to the public. For more info, call 598-8262 or visit www.landingsart.org

 

 

(SAVANNAH,GA) Annual Landings Art Association sidewalk show and sale will be on Main Street in Skidaway Village from 10-3 on Sat. October 30. For more info, call  973-885-9893 or visit

www.landingsart.org

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Hilton Head Concours d’Elegance alights upon Savannah’s race track with a variety of performance and performer vehicles from 10-29 thru 10-31. The track days allow viewers the opportunity to not only watch the races, but to meet the drivers, view the vehicle up close, and even take "hot lap" rides.

www.hhiconcours.com 843.785.SHOW

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) "American Jihadist" a documentary  by director Mark Claywell of Savannah will run Friday, October 22 at 8pm, Jespson. Q & A to follow. Tickets $6.00 at the door. http://savannahmagazine.com/articles/savannah-s-american-jihadist

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Applications are being accepted for the 2011 class of the Institute for Georgia Environmental Leadership (IGEL). Contact Patty McIntosh, IGEL chair elect and principal at Melaver McIntosh for more information:  pmc@melaver-mcintosh.com.  Online application is available at www.igeleaders.org; deadline is November 5.

 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Local restaurateur Jamie Deen will be the master of ceremonies for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival  on Saturday, October 23rd in Forsyth Park. (912) 728-8505 www.LDSSGA.org to register online. See "behind the scenes" video of the TV Commercial shoot


 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Sunrise Rotary presents the 13th Annual Trick or Trot  on October 30th. 5/10K – 7:30AM registration, 8AM race start time. www.TrickorTrot.net


(SAVANNAH, GA)   Recorded lecture,  ‘Everything you need to know about buying a home in today’s market, including tips from a home inspector, credit and mortgage advice from a banker, an explanation of real estate contracts from a lawyer, and advice about sorting through home choices from the sales manager with Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty.
LECTURE
 

(SAVANNAH, GA) One injury claim can cost a small business owner hundreds of thousands of dollars with an average Lost Time claim of $38K.  On November 10, learn "How to Reduce the Chances of a Costly Employee Injury Claim; 5 Tips for Workplace Safety," when The Sullivan Group’s Safety and Loss Control Manager Scott Goldsberry speaks at the Exchange Club at noon.  Call Tim Beers for more information, 912-925-6608. www.simplysullivans.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, upcoming events: http://savannahchamber.com/events.php


 

(ISLE OF HOPE) Isle of Hope Pool & Community Club presents the of 2nd Annual Isle of Hope Hope Haunted Trail, Fri, Oct 29 at the Isle of Hope Pool. 5:30p- Kids’ Carnival, 7p- Haunted Trail. $5. msmarshalljr@comcast.net.

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival will be held Saturday, October 23rd in Forsyth Park. The fifth annual Buddy Walk is a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate. .www.LDSSGA.org 

 

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) The 10th Annual Isle of Hope Art Show will be held on Sat. Nov. 13th at the Isle of Hope Marina. Hours are 10AM-4PM. For more info 912-355-1718. Open to the public, free.

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Arts Academy Theatre Guild will hold its annual "New York, New York" Auction on Saturday, November 13th from 7:00 – 10:00 PM at The River Club, 3 Martin Luther King Blvd; Savannah, GA. Admission is $20 and includes heavy hors d’oeurves and the opportunity to bid in both silent and live auctions. Call Barbara Awad   912-631-1219 

 

 

(SAVANNAH,GA) Annual Landings Art Association sidewalk show and sale will be on Main Street in Skidaway Village from 10-3 on Sat. October 30. For more info, call  973-885-9893 or visit www.landingsart.org


(SAVANNAH, GA) Heart disease is not just about cholesterol problem it is about chronic inflammation in the body, Dr. Sam Young explains

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(TYBEE ISLAND, GA)  Tybee Island, GA breaks record for tourism this past summer. http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2010-10-14/tybee-island-summer-tourism-charts-2010-0

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) On Tuesday, October 26, 2010, 1:00 pm – 4:00pm Cathy Rodgers and I will be presenting a Lecture for the Georgia Center for Nonprofits on Social Media and PR.

http://www.gcn.org/OnlineMarketingStrategiesTechniques.aspx

(STONINGTON, CT) Happy 23rd Birthday to my daughter Carol! I miss you!!!

(SAVANNAH, GA) The new Leadership Savannah Class had a military field trip to Travis Field and Hunter: We got to fly in a C130 with the back of the plane wide open, overlooking Tybee Island. AMAZING DAY! PHOTO

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Local Judges Announces for Oct 30 Pet Costume Contest

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PAWrade’ with costumed pets to benefit local charities

 

(SAVANNAH) – Savannah real estate expert Celia Dunn of Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty, along with Pete Liakakis, Helen Downing, Stratton Leopold, Lynn Fairbanks, Doll Miller, DeAnna Douglas, Jane Tyler and Mark Smith, will judge a pet costume contest, the first "Savannah PAWrade," benefiting local charities. 

 

Jacob G. Smith Elementary School and TailsSpin Pet Supplies Store are joining forces to hold the First "Savannah PAWrade" on Saturday, Oct. 30, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at Habersham Street down Lamara Street, adjacent to Habersham Village Shopping Center. All proceeds raised from Savannah PAWrade will be divided among Jacob G. Smith Elementary and the participating pet rescue agencies.

 

The event will include a Pet Costume Parade and Contest with local celebrity judges, dog wash, pet nail trimming, Savannah local artisan bazaar, music and food, trick-or-treating at Habersham Village merchants, and TailsSpin’s signature Low-Cost Pet Vaccine Clinic and Microchip Clinic. 

 

Attending the Savannah PAWrade event is free. For the Pet Costume Contest, there is an entry fee of $5 per pet. First, second and third place winners receive prizes from Blue Buffalo, Natural Choice and Natural Balance Pet Food Companies, and engraved Pet ID Tags and Gift Certificates from TailsSpin Pet Supply Store. Humans are encouraged to tag along in the PAWrade as well.  For further information, schedule and entry application, please go to www.savannahpawrade.com.

 

Many Savannah pet rescue agencies are scheduled to participate, including the Atlanta Weimaraner Rescue, Aussie Rescue, Coastal Pet Rescue, Dachshund Rescue Education Awareness and  Mentoring, Dachshund Rescue of North America, Grateful Golden Retriever Rescue, Humane Society for Greater Savannah, PAWS, Pound Pups Rescue, SOLACE, and Save-A-Life.

 

Several groups will bring dogs and cats that are available for adoption along with information on rescuing and saving these pets’ lives. For every pet adoption during the event, TailsSpin Pet Supplies will assist new pet owners by giving them a free engraved ID tag, a free small bag of dog or cat food, and 10 percent off their purchase that day.

 

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. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real EstateThe 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.

 

About Habersham Village Shopping Center

Habersham Village Shopping Center is located on Habersham Street, between 61st and 63rd streets. It is Savannah’s most established neighborhood shopping center with a premiere location in Midtown Savannah.  Habersham Village boasts such established merchants, such as Bar Food, Barberitos Cantina, Bay Camera, Bella’s, Beverage Warehouse, Bikram Yoga, Clary’s, David’s Cleaner, Hirano’s, Kiwi Fleur, Marco’s Pizza, Punch and Judy, Red and White, and Savannah Rum Runners and TailsSpin.

 

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Nov 10th Lecture- 5 Tips for Workplace Safety by Scott Goldsberry – Sullivan Group

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 One injury claim can cost a small business owner hundreds of thousands of dollars with an average Lost Time claim of $38K.  On November 10, learn "How to Reduce the Chances of a Costly Employee Injury Claim; 5 Tips for Workplace Safety," when The Sullivan Group’s Safety and Loss Control Manager Scott Goldsberry speaks at the Exchange Club at noon.  Call Tim Beers for more information, 912-925-6608.

www.simplysullivans.com 

 

 


How to Reduce the Chances of a Costly Employee Injury Claim; 5 Tips for Workplace Safety, Lecture Nov 10

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA)   According to the National Safety Council, direct costs alone for one employee injury can total up to $38,000 with indirect costs costing the company an additional 4 to 5 times that amount.

 

Worker’s Compensation costs, depending on occupational risk and the compensation board in your state, can range between 1-1.5% of your employee’s salary. 

 

During these hard economic times, companies need to save all the money they can.   Implementing a Safety and Injury Prevention Plan can not only keep your company in balance with state regulation, it can save your bottom line.

 

According to the US Department of Labor Bureau of Statistics, 2008 saw decreases in overall workplace injuries, noting one reason for the decrease was solid employer implementation of these programs.

 

Scott Goldsberry, The Sullivan Group’s Safety and Loss Control  Manager, gives the Top Five Safety Tips for businesses:

 

1)            Develop a written safety program or manual.

Without being in written form, it’s hard to enforce safety policies and procedures.  All employees should have access to the program or manual starting with the New Employee Orientation.  Whether or not the company prints a manual for all employees or a master copy is available so everyone has access to it would be an individual company decision.

 

2)            Develop a safety-training program.

Customized to the type of work produced by the employees at the company, training at all levels is essential.  Training will remind the employees that the company cares about their health and well-being as well as ensure that they work in a safe manner.  85-90% of all Workers Compensation claims are caused by unsafe behavior.  Regular, documented safety training will secure their education in work safety and help reduce the urge to work in an unsafe manner.

 

3)            Host regular meetings on State and Federal Regulations.

Regulations change regularly, which is why it’s important to stay alert of State and Federal rules.  With Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) regulations posted on their website, there’s no excuse to be ignorant of them.  All employers should be aware and well versed in the regulations to protect their employees from injuries and to protect the company from large fines.  Familiarity with OSHA regulations is the responsibility of the company’s management team, just like operators of vehicles on the state highways are required to know the rules of the road to prevent accidents and to protect them from receiving citations.

 

4)            Accident investigations should be completed after every injury.

Investigations ensure companies learn from the mistakes that were made and how not to duplicate the situation.  Each accident should be investigated to the point that a "root cause" is determined so that reoccurrence of the same type of injury is reduced or eliminated through proper corrective measures.  85-90% of all workplace injuries are the result of unsafe behavior; however, eliminating hazardous conditions is the first step to reducing injuries.

 

5)            Larger Companies need Safety Committees.    

A safety committee, comprised of equal numbers of management, supervisors, and hourly employees gives the company a feel for all sides of the issues.  Hourly employees are the ones doing the job so their input is crucial.  You also want them involved because co-workers find it easier to discuss problems openly with one another rather than with supervisors or management.  Supervisors have to be there since they have worked their way through the ranks and know how to control the situation from the ground up.  Management needs to be a part of the committee so decisions on policy and procedure changes or decisions on spending money on items needed to prevent injuries and accidents can be made quickly.

Safety committees can be used to review accidents, conduct safety audits, develop corrective measures to prevent reoccurrence of accidents or injuries, develop new policies and procedures to reduce the risk to the workforce, motivate the workforce to work safely, and develop new trends from OSHA Logs and Insurance Company Loss Runs to determine the focus of the safety program.

 

Scott Goldsberry has more than 30 years of safety and loss control experience and currently works with The Sullivan Group and its clients on creating policies and procedures for safety and injury prevention.

 

Safety and Loss Control was an area The Sullivan Group felt necessary to incorporate as a part of their network of resources for its clients.  Although the Bureau of Labor Statistics highlighted 2008 decreases in its latest injury census, increases were found in transportation and warehousing (3.4% increase), and government (2.2% increase).

 

The Sullivan Group focuses on supporting small and medium sized businesses with experts in all aspects of Human Resource Management.  Safety and Injury Prevention joins their other resources, including: employee benefits, payroll, compliance tactics, staffing, and workers compensation insurance.

 

For more information on The Sullivan Group and how they can help your business, visit their website, www.simplysullivans.com.

 

SCOTT GOLDSBERRY SULLIVAN GROUP

 

 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy hires Gregory Sewell

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP is pleased to announce that Gregory G. Sewell has joined the firm as an associate attorney.  His practice focuses on corporate law, civil and commercial litigation, including non-compete covenants and non-disclosure agreements, as well as medical malpractice, hospital and insurance defense. 

"We are very happy to have Gregory join us," says Todd Baiad, a partner with the firm.  "His wide breadth of knowledge and professionalism make him a natural fit at Bouhan, Williams and Levy."

A native of Savannah, Sewell previously worked as an associate at Brennan & Wasden LLP.      

He is a graduate of the University of Georgia and earned his Juris Doctor degree from Georgia State University School of Law.  There he was a recipient of the Litigation Honors Designation and acted as the Community Service Chairman for the Executive Committee of the Student Bar Association.

Today he is a member of the Savannah Bar Association, State Bar of Georgia, Young Lawyers Division of the Savannah Bar Association, American Bar Association, Georgia Court of Appeals, Supreme Court of Georgia and the United States District Court for the Southern District of Georgia.

In addition, Sewell sits on the Board of Directors for the Benedictine Military School Alumni Association, volunteers with The St. Baldrick’s Foundation for childhood cancer research and coaches basketball at Saint James Catholic School.  He has also participated as a Scoring Evaluator for the Georgia Mock Trial Competition and is a member of the Fenian Irish Society of Savannah.

Headquartered in the Armstrong House at 447 Bull Street, Bouhan, Williams & Levy, LLP is among Savannah’s oldest law firms. They can be reached at http://www.bouhan.com  or 912-236-2491.

 

GREG SEWELL

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Humane Society for Greater Savannah Announces 2010-11 Board of Directors

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is pleased to announce its 2010-11 Board of Directors.

 

Returning Board members include Becki Cannon; Connie Gabrielli; Beth Martin, D.V.M.; Elizabeth Miller, M.D.; William Norse; Mary Peabody; Fawn Smiley; Ruth Weimar; Ray Williams, who will serve as President; Judge Claire Cornwell Williams, who will serve as Secretary; and Eric Zimmerman.

 

New members joining the Board for the 2010-11 term include Shawna Falber, who will serve as Treasurer; Sandra Champion; Lorianne Denslow; Mary C. Downing, M.D.; Mimi Krupp; Neely North, D.V.M.; and Shirley Sessions. Joe H. McKenzie, D.V.M., will serve as a Special Advisor to the Board of Directors.

 

"I am delighted to welcome seven new members to our board. With our eleven returning directors, The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is poised to strengthen its long-standing service to the residents of our community-two and four-legged alike," says Lynn Gensamer. "As Executive Director, I am impressed and encouraged by the expertise, enthusiasm and support the 2010-11 Board brings to our organization."

 

The Humane Society accepts owner surrendered animals and is open during the following hours for viewing and adoption – Mon-Wed 10-5; Thu 12-7; Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 and for intake Mon-Wed 8:30-5; Thu 12-5; Fri-Sat 8:30-5 and Sun 12-5. The Humane Society’s website provides tips to pet owners detailing responsibilities on how to care for and keep animals safe and healthy. Microchip and Low Cost Shot Clinics are also held throughout the year. For more information about the Humane Society, the organization’s thrift shop, and how you can help, go to www.HumaneSocietySAV.org or call 912-354-9515.

 

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Eric Zimmerman, Lorianne Denslow, Beth Martin (DVM), Shawna Falber (Treasurer), Mimi Krupp, Chloe (pup) and Connie Gabrielli, Sandra Champion, Ruth Weimar, Ray Willliams (President) and Fawn Smiley

 

Front row L-R

Mary (Callie) Downing (MD), Neely North (DVM), Mary Peabody, Becki Cannon, Elizabeth (Doll) Miller (MD), Lynn Gensamer (Executive Director), Shirley Sessions, Judge Claire Cornwell-Williams (Secretary). Missing William Norse and Advisor to the Board, Joe H. McKenzie (DVM).

(SAVANNAH, GA) Humane Society Executive Director Lynn Gensamer to Speak at Nov 3 Exchange Club Event

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Humane Society Executive Director Lynn Gensamer to Speak at Nov. 3 Exchange Club Event

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lynn Gensamer, Executive Director of the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, will be the guest speaker at the Exchange Club of Savannah’s weekly luncheon on Wednesday, November 3 at noon. Gensamer’s presentation will focus on animal welfare in the Savannah community. Approximately 100 people, including local lawyers, judges, accountants, investment professionals, sales and management professionals, and retirees, are expected to attend.

 

During her presentation, Gensamer will discuss shocking figures about animal suffering and overpopulation, including the following disturbing facts:

 

· An estimated four to six million dogs and cats are euthanized in shelters each year

 

· More animals die as a result of euthanasia than all other diseases combined

 

· One female cat and her offspring can produce 420,000 cats in just seven years

 

· One female dog and her offspring can produce 67,000 dogs in just six years

 

In addition, Gensamer will address common misconceptions about the Humane Society for Greater Savannah, its relationship to the Humane Society of the United States, sources of funding and more.

 

"The Humane Society for Greater Savannah is an independent, unaffiliated 501 ©3 charitable organization dedicated to serving pets and people in our community," Gensamer says. "We appreciate the opportunity afforded us by The Exchange Club to speak about animal welfare issues and concerns in Greater Savannah and the role of the Humane Society."

 

The Exchange Club of Savannah meets every week at the Coastal Empire Fairgrounds at 4801 Meding Street in Savannah. Lunch is served at noon, and the program begins promptly at 12:30 p.m. Non-members may attend but seating is limited. To RSVP, please contact Tim Beers at Tim.Beers@edwardjones.com. For more information on the Exchange Club, please visit www.savannahexchange.org.

 

The Humane Society accepts owner surrendered animals and is open during the following hours for viewing and adoption – Mon-Wed 10-5; Thu 12-7; Fri-Sat 10-5; Sun 12-5 and for intake Mon-Wed 8:30-5; Thu 12-5; Fri-Sat 8:30-5 and Sun 12-5. The Humane Society’s website provides tips to pet owners detailing responsibilities on how to care for and keep animals safe and healthy. Microchip and Low Cost Shot Clinics are also held throughout the year. For more information about the Humane Society, the organization’s thrift shop, and how you can help, go to www.HumaneSocietySAV.org or call 912-354-9515.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is now is working with ListHub

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Sotheby’s International Realty Brand Partners with ListHub

Savannah, GA (Oct. 5, 2010) -Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty in Savannah, GA today announced that the Sotheby’s International Realty® network is working with ListHub, a provider of listing asset management, to power its listing distribution to leading websites that consumers use to search for real estate.

ListHub retrieves new and changed listings from the Sotheby’s International Realty listing database every day and distributes them to their network of leading websites. Consumers are then directed to the actual listing for more information. ListHub also will provide the brand’s network with comprehensive marketing reports that detail traffic received on each Web site including the brand’s website, sothebysrealty.com.

"ListHub’s reports provide a unique view of visits and leads generated online for our network’s listings," said Wendy Purvey, chief marketing officer, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. "Reports are viewable company-wide and on the individual listing level. Because sothebysrealty.com website traffic is published within the ListHub reports, our network will have an important market differentiator and an easy way to present the brand’s power to clients and future consumers."

ListHub is the broadest, most widely adopted network for listing distribution, and works in concert with MLSs, franchises and core real estate technologies to bring real estate brokerage firms a single dashboard for controlling their online marketing strategy.

"With ListHub powering our listing distribution, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty now is able to reach a broader network of consumers," Celia W. Dunn Broker/Owner. "In addition, the reports generated are a valuable resource for us and our clients as we will be able to clearly detail the results of our online marketing efforts."

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. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. The
owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate.

For more information, call Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty at (912) 234-3323 or visit www.celiadunnsir.com. Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is located at 9-13- 17 W. Charlton St. Savannah, GA.

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has more than 10,900 sales
associates located in approximately 500 offices in 37 countries and territories worldwide.

About Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC

Founded in 1976 to provide independent brokerages with a powerful marketing and referral program for luxury listings, the Sotheby’s International Realty network was designed to connect the finest independent real estate companies to
the most prestigious clientele in the world. In February 2004, Realogy Corporation, a global provider of real estate and relocation services, entered into a long-term strategic alliance with Sotheby’s, the operator of the auction house.

The agreement provided for the licensing of the Sotheby’s International Realty name and the development of a full franchise system by Realogy’s subsidiary, Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC. Affiliations in the system are granted only to brokerages and individuals meeting strict qualifications. Sotheby’s International Realty Affiliates LLC supports its affiliates with a host of operational, marketing, recruiting, educational and business development resources. Franchise affiliates also benefit from an association with the venerable Sotheby’s auction house, established in 1744.
For more information, visit www.sothebysrealty.com.

(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Flu Shot Clinic Oct 12, at Savannah Hardscapes

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(HARDEEVILLE, SC) Savannah Hardscapes will be hosting a flu shot clinic on Tuesday, October 12, 2010 from 10:00am to 12:00pm.  The flu clinic ithe public/   This year the seasonal flu and H1N1 strains will be combined in one immunization.  Please contact Savannah Hardscapes for more information. 843-784-6060,

Savannah Hardscapes is located in Hardeeville, SC, 64 McDowell Circle

 

http:www.savannahhardscapes.com

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society teams with Jamie Deen for Buddy Walk Oct 23

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Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society teams with Jamie Deen

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Jamie Deen will be the master of ceremonies for the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Buddy Walk Festival for Down Syndrome Awareness. To be held on Saturday, October 23rd in Forsyth Park, this year will be the fifth annual Buddy Walk, a one-mile walk in which anyone can participate. Registration begins at 8:00 AM and costs $12 per person or $40 per family of four (price includes t-shirt, food, and festival activities).

 

http://www.ldssga.org.

 

The walk kicks off at 10:30 AM, and the festival is from 11 AM to 2 PM. A variety of entertainment will be available at the festival, such as live music, bouncy rides, train rides, carnival games, bake sales, and much more. Online registration for the Buddy Walk Festival is taking place at www.LDSSGA.org, or register by calling John or Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505.

 

"I was raised with a real sense of community from my parents," says Deen, who will be leading the Buddy Walk for the second time. "And I just have a special place in my heart for children."

October is National Down Syndrome Awareness Month. More than 300 Buddy Walks will occur throughout the United States to raise awareness and money for the support of families that have been touched by Down syndrome. Last year, more than 3,000 people attended the Buddy Walk Festival at Forsyth Park and raised $65,000. This year, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society hopes to reach $70,000.

 

Adults and children with Down syndrome, family members, friends, healthcare professionals, corporate teams, and members of the community are encouraged to attend and participate in the walk and festival. Bring a wagon, a stroller, and your dog-all are welcome.

 

Established in 2006, the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a non-profit family support group designed to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families. The LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society, a national advocate for the value, acceptance and inclusion of people with Down syndrome.

 

These societies envision and promote a world in which all people with Down syndrome have the opportunity to enhance their quality of life, realize their life aspirations, and become valued members of welcoming communities. Quality educational programs, a stimulating home environment, good health care, and positive support from family, friends and the community allow people with Down syndrome to develop their full potential and lead fulfilling lives.

For more information on the National Down Syndrome Society, visit their website at www.NDSS.org.

 

The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society now provides outreach to families in eight local counties. Families are encouraged to bring their children with them to meetings, which are held on the fourth Tuesday of each month. These gatherings usually include a guest speaker as well as social time for families to meet and share with one another. For more information call John or Candy Bogardus at (912) 728-8505 or visit their website at http://www.ldssga.org.