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July 2011

(AUGUSTA, GA) Ribbon Cutting for The Limited in Augusta, Aug 12 at noon, Augusta Mall

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Iconic Women’s Fashion Retailer Partners with the Goodwill Works Foundation for New Store Opening Event at Augusta Mall


(AUGUSTA, GA) The women of Augusta, GA will now have access to more of the modern, impeccably tailored, on-trend designs offered by The Limited with the official opening of the Augusta Mall store location.

Bridging a gap for the brand’s already enthusiastic customer base, the iconic fashion retailer opens its doors on the second level in the Macy’s wing at 3450 Wrightboro Road. This is the first store in the Augusta area, making a total of eight stores in Georgia.

To commemorate the new store’s introduction, The Limited is hosting a grand opening celebration.  On Thursday, August 11, from 6pm-8pm, The Limited is kicking off the festivities with an evening of fashion and fun.   This exclusive in-store event will feature refreshments, members of The Limited’s corporate management team and representatives from the Goodwill Works Foundation.

On Friday, August 12 at noon, The Limited will be opening its doors to the public with a ceremonial ribbing cutting with sale events, raffles and more all weekend long.  In addition, the company plans to donate a percentage of its weekend sales to the Goodwill Works Foundation.

The Goodwill Industries, serving the CSRA, is focused on supporting veterans. These veterans will benefit from Goodwill services via the organization’s myriad of job training programs including customer service, computer skills training, medical billing, and environmental services. Goodwill is poised to open Helms Career Institute – the first college Goodwill has ever operated in the country. The Augusta campus of Helms will serve veterans who will have the chance to acquire an education in hospitality and culinary arts, construction skills training, and in heath science realms. This training will lead to job opportunities in these high demand occupations.

“Goodwill appreciates The Limited’s donation which will be used to underwrite scholarships for veterans to access Goodwill’s job training programs or for a scholarship to Helms to study in the area of their choice”, said Meredith Stiff, Executive Director Goodwill Works Foundation. “We are honored to receive this support for our organization.”


“The Limited’s mission is to help women achieve personal success – fulfilling their potential and looking great every step of the way,” said Linda Heasley, CEO of The Limited. “That’s why we’re so excited to expand to the Augusta market – and proud to partner with Goodwill for our new store in Augusta Mall.”


The Limited, with over 230 locations nationwide, has seen resurgence in its popularity and is keeping pace with demand across the country with new store openings. Augusta has been a priority market for a new store in line with the brand’s expansion.
"We’re really looking forward to sharing our newest store design concept with our customers in the Augusta area, as it demonstrates The Limited’s new direction," said Heasley.  "The overall environment is more feminine, more approachable and more residential in feeling."

All of The Limited’s new stores, including Augusta Mall, will feature a light, bright and upbeat motif. Other design changes include taupe walls with white cabinets and a ‘splash’ of red – including the iconic red ceiling in the fitting rooms and cash wrap area that gives the store a modern look and feel. Wood flooring has replaced the tile of previous stores to add warmth and comfort, and chandeliers and a custom mural on the back wall carry on that residential feeling.

“The new store at Augusta Mall will be just over 4,500 gross square feet, which is consistent with our current ideal store size,” said Heasley. “This newly designed store will allow our customer to easily shop our collection of distinctively modern suiting, business separates, dresses, casual sportswear and accessories and become inspired by the latest fashions.”  

The Limited has also added seating for comfort with books and magazines to make for a positive experience for shopping companions. An e-bar with instant access to thelimited.com will ensure the consumer always has access to her size. Online orders placed from the store ship to the customer’s home free of charge. The store has also added more registers and more fitting rooms to better facilitate wardrobing and one-on-one styling.

For more information about the new store locations, sales events, employment opportunities and online ordering, visit thelimited.com.

For more information about the Goodwill Works Foundation, visit www.goodwillworks.org

About The Limited:
Based in Columbus, Ohio, The Limited, an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is well known as the store concept that began mall-based specialty retailing as we know it. Drawing on almost 50 years of presence in American shopping centers, The Limited is an iconic fashion retailer that offers high-quality, private-label apparel designed to help the modern woman succeed. Design-driven, fashionable styles include suiting, sweaters, dresses, denim, outerwear, and accessories—to suit her lifestyle demands, from workday to weekend. The Limited has over 230 mall locations throughout the United States. For more information, please visit: thelimited.com  

About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.:
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in companies that can benefit from its in–house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in more than 265 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $40 billion since Sun Capital’s inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates with offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit www.SunCapPart.com.

About Goodwill

Goodwill’s mission is to “build lives, families and communities – one job at time.” Goodwill puts people to work by helping people discover and develop their God-given gifts through experiential learning, career development services, industrial and business services, and by partnering with many other organizations where clients are referred with special needs. Our services are particularly targeted at those who are disadvantaged and experiencing barriers to employment.

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Limited Expands in Augusta. Grand Opening Friday, Aug 12 at noon

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The Limited Expands in Augusta to Satisfy Loyal Consumers’ Confident Sense of Style

Iconic Women’s Fashion Retailer Partners with the Goodwill Works Foundation for New Store Opening Event at Augusta Mall


(AUGUSTA, GA) The women of Augusta, GA will now have access to more of the modern, impeccably tailored, on-trend designs offered by The Limited with the official opening of the Augusta Mall store location.

Bridging a gap for the brand’s already enthusiastic customer base, the iconic fashion retailer opens its doors on the second level in the Macy’s wing at 3450 Wrightboro Road. This is the first store in the Augusta area, making a total of eight stores in Georgia.

To commemorate the new store’s introduction, The Limited is hosting a grand opening celebration.  On Thursday, August 11, from 6pm-8pm, The Limited is kicking off the festivities with an evening of fashion and fun.   This exclusive in-store event will feature refreshments, members of The Limited’s corporate management team and representatives from the Goodwill Works Foundation.

On Friday, August 12 at noon, The Limited will be opening its doors to the public with a ceremonial ribbing cutting with sale events, raffles and more all weekend long.  In addition, the company plans to donate a percentage of its weekend sales to the Goodwill Works Foundation.

The Goodwill Industries, serving the CSRA, is focused on supporting veterans. These veterans will benefit from Goodwill services via the organization’s myriad of job training programs including customer service, computer skills training, medical billing, and environmental services. Goodwill is poised to open Helms Career Institute – the first college Goodwill has ever operated in the country. The Augusta campus of Helms will serve veterans who will have the chance to acquire an education in hospitality and culinary arts, construction skills training, and in heath science realms. This training will lead to job opportunities in these high demand occupations.

“Goodwill appreciates The Limited’s donation which will be used to underwrite scholarships for veterans to access Goodwill’s job training programs or for a scholarship to Helms to study in the area of their choice”, said Meredith Stiff, Executive Director Goodwill Works Foundation. “We are honored to receive this support for our organization.”


“The Limited’s mission is to help women achieve personal success – fulfilling their potential and looking great every step of the way,” said Linda Heasley, CEO of The Limited. “That’s why we’re so excited to expand to the Augusta market – and proud to partner with Goodwill for our new store in Augusta Mall.”


The Limited, with over 230 locations nationwide, has seen resurgence in its popularity and is keeping pace with demand across the country with new store openings. Augusta has been a priority market for a new store in line with the brand’s expansion.
"We’re really looking forward to sharing our newest store design concept with our customers in the Augusta area, as it demonstrates The Limited’s new direction," said Heasley.  "The overall environment is more feminine, more approachable and more residential in feeling."

All of The Limited’s new stores, including Augusta Mall, will feature a light, bright and upbeat motif. Other design changes include taupe walls with white cabinets and a ‘splash’ of red – including the iconic red ceiling in the fitting rooms and cash wrap area that gives the store a modern look and feel. Wood flooring has replaced the tile of previous stores to add warmth and comfort, and chandeliers and a custom mural on the back wall carry on that residential feeling.

“The new store at Augusta Mall will be just over 4,500 gross square feet, which is consistent with our current ideal store size,” said Heasley. “This newly designed store will allow our customer to easily shop our collection of distinctively modern suiting, business separates, dresses, casual sportswear and accessories and become inspired by the latest fashions.”  

The Limited has also added seating for comfort with books and magazines to make for a positive experience for shopping companions. An e-bar with instant access to thelimited.com will ensure the consumer always has access to her size. Online orders placed from the store ship to the customer’s home free of charge. The store has also added more registers and more fitting rooms to better facilitate wardrobing and one-on-one styling.

For more information about the new store locations, sales events, employment opportunities and online ordering, visit thelimited.com.

For more information about the Goodwill Works Foundation, visit www.goodwillworks.org

About The Limited:
Based in Columbus, Ohio, The Limited, an affiliated portfolio company of Sun Capital Partners, Inc., is well known as the store concept that began mall-based specialty retailing as we know it. Drawing on almost 50 years of presence in American shopping centers, The Limited is an iconic fashion retailer that offers high-quality, private-label apparel designed to help the modern woman succeed. Design-driven, fashionable styles include suiting, sweaters, dresses, denim, outerwear, and accessories—to suit her lifestyle demands, from workday to weekend. The Limited has over 230 mall locations throughout the United States. For more information, please visit: thelimited.com  

About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.:
Sun Capital Partners, Inc. is a leading private investment firm focused on leveraged buyouts, equity, debt, and other investments in companies that can benefit from its in–house operating professionals and experience. Sun Capital affiliates have invested in more than 265 companies worldwide with combined sales in excess of $40 billion since Sun Capital’s inception in 1995. Sun Capital has offices in Boca Raton, Los Angeles, and New York, as well as affiliates with offices in London, Paris, Frankfurt, Luxembourg, Shanghai and Shenzhen. For more information, please visit www.SunCapPart.com.

About Goodwill

Goodwill’s mission is to “build lives, families and communities – one job at time.” Goodwill puts people to work by helping people discover and develop their God-given gifts through experiential learning, career development services, industrial and business services, and by partnering with many other organizations where clients are referred with special needs. Our services are particularly targeted at those who are disadvantaged and experiencing barriers to employment.




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(SAVANNAH, GA) Journeyman Austin/Hutchinson Hotel Holdings selects Trident Sustainability

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Journeyman Austin/Hutchinson Hotel Holdings, the designated developer for the Trade Center Hotel, announces that Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group will serve as a LEED consultant on the proposed convention center hotel on Hutchinson Island. Trident Sustainability will continue to enhance the local design team participation, joining CMMI Architects.

www.journeymangroup.com

www.tridentsustainability.com


(SAVANNAH, GA) Journeyman Austin/Hutchinson Hotel Holdings, the designated developer for the Trade Center Hotel, announces that Tommy Linstroth of Trident Sustainability Group will serve as a LEED consultant on the proposed convention center hotel on Hutchinson Island. Trident Sustainability will continue to enhance the local design team participation, joining CMMI Architects.

Trident Sustainability Group is a full-service sustainability and green building consulting firm based in Savannah. Led by sustainability leader and author Tommy Linstroth, Trident Sustainabiity provides sustainability consulting services in the areas of LEED consulting and green building, systemic organizational sustainability and comprehensive green municipal solutions. Under Linstroth’s guidance, the company has completed work on two dozen LEED projects around the country and in the Savannah area, including the LEED Gold Hotel Indigo-Athens, the LEED Platinum Georgia Power building in Savannah and Sustainable Fellwood in Savannah.

“It’s an exciting opportunity, and the commitment of the development team to create a truly green project is great to see,” Linstroth says. “Journeyman is planning on incorporating some cutting-edge green strategies into the hotel, as well as working with local historic architectural materials experts to incorporate true historic elements into the design, and I’m looking forward to working with them to continue to showcase sustainable development in Savannah and Chatham County.”

Adds Bill Cox, Principal CMMI – Atlanta, “Our team is committed to sustainable design and is working with firms such as Trident and local reclaimed materials experts, exploring building systems and features that will allow us to incorporate Savannah’s rich history in our project with the use of salvaged materials and unique, one-of-a-kind items. We are reviewing these options to not only enhance the Hutchinson Island Masterplan development but also to enrich the urban fabric of Savannah.”
er hotel in Savannah. www.journeymangroup.com

About CMMI
With more than 20 years of experience in hospitality design, Atlanta-based CMMI will be responsible for hotel architecture, interior design and consultant team coordination. In addition, they will guide the A/E team in selecting sustainable design systems and features that apply toward LEED credits. The firm’s LEED experience includes Georgia’s first LEED Gold project, the Suwannee River Visitor Center in Fargo, Georgia, and the Primland Lodge in Meadows of Dan, Virginia. www.cmmi-redlines.com

About the Proposed Convention Center Hotel
The proposed convention center hotel on Hutchinson Island will serve the needs of conventioneers at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center. The proposed hotel encompasses approximately 382,000 square feet of space composed of guestrooms and suites, restaurants, retail space, public areas and meeting facilities. The proposed convention center hotel will , with construction materials used from local sources to reduce transportation mileage and emissions. The hotel will be the first LEED Silver hotel in Savannah. www.journeymangroup.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 25, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Verge Magazine showcases the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem in its July 2011 issue.
http://issuu.com/mplocha/docs/july_b_online?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true  

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Chronicle highlights efforts by the Housing Department to retain current residents as part of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort. For the full story:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-30/laney-walker-bethlehem-revitalization-wont-displace-residents

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Woda Group and Parallel Housing, two of the pre-qualified developers for the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, have recently submitted their application to build approximately four dozen mixed-income homes along Twiggs Street and Wrightsboro Road. Successful applications to Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs will be announced this coming November.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) A project that started nearly 20 years ago will be completed shortly: the building of a mechanical dam to allow a continuous flow of water from 12th to 8th Street flowing past the new Augusta Judicial Center. This project allows the third level of the Augusta Canal to be re-watered and used once again.
www.augustatomorrow.com and www.augustacanal.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta’s Preservation Awards Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Preservation Awards to be given at the organization’s annual meeting to be held in the fall. For more information, to check the National Register status of a building, or to nominate a property for a 2011 Historic Preservation, please contact Robyn Anderson by telephone at 706-724-0436, e-mail at robyn@historicaugusta.org or mail at P.O. Box 37, Augusta, GA 30903.
http://historicaugusta.org/

(AUGUSTA, GA) Celebrate the opening of Morris Eminent Scholar and Augusta State University professor William Willis’s show, No Nature, No Art, Tuesday, July 26 at 6 pm. The show will be on display through August 21, 2011 in the Morris Museum’s first-floor Education Gallery.
www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, has gone "prime time" with the launch of a video on YouTube.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIO3OvI1O4   
 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 18, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Come learn about the latest progress on Laney Walker/Bethlehem redevelopment activities. The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department holds its quarterly community meeting Tuesday, July 19 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. http://www.heritagepineaugusta.com/news-events/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Chronicle highlights efforts by the Housing Department to retain current residents as part of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort. For the full story:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-30/laney-walker-bethlehem-revitalization-wont-displace-residents

(AUGUSTA, GA)The Public Library is showcasing the following events:Guitar Hero Finals, Wednesday, July 20 from 6:00-8:00; Tips & Tricks for  Ancestry.com & HeritageQuest.com, July 21st at 2:00 PM;  Couponing with Carol, July 21st from 6:30-8:00. Join us to learn how to save thousands on your grocery bill! Book Signing Children’s Author Dr. Debi Toporoff, July 22nd at 10:00-12:30.
www.ecgrl.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Woda Group and Parallel Housing, two of the pre-qualified developers for the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem, have recently submitted their application to build approximately four dozen mixed-income homes along Twiggs Street and Wrightsboro Road. Successful applications to Georgia’s Department of Community Affairs will be announced this coming November.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Tomorrow, Inc. is proud to congratulate John S. Davidson Fine Arts Magnet School for being honored by Newsweek Magazine as ranking #75 on the top 100 high schools in America.
www.augustatomorrow.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) Verge Magazine showcases the revitalization of Laney Walker/Bethlehem in its July 2011 issue.
http://issuu.com/mplocha/docs/july_b_online?mode=embed&layout=http%3A%2F%2Fskin.issuu.com%2Fv%2Flight%2Flayout.xml&showFlipBtn=true

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center launches its Summer Enrichment Camp, July 11-29, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m.  Ages:  5 to 13.  Registration fee is $25.00 for first child and $15.00 for each additional child.  There is no additional cost.  Parents must provide transportation.  Call 706-722-0086 for more information.
www.newbethlehemcommunitycenter.com

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta’s Preservation Awards Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Preservation Awards to be given at the organization’s annual meeting to be held in the fall. For more information, to check the National Register status of a building, or to nominate a property for a 2011 Historic Preservation, please contact Robyn Anderson by telephone at 706-724-0436, e-mail at robyn@historicaugusta.org or mail at P.O. Box 37, Augusta, GA  30903.
http://historicaugusta.org/

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Morris Museum of Art is showcasing award-winning independent filmmaker Matthew Buzzell, whose work has been shown on PBS and at the Tribeca Film Festival. Friday, July 22, noon.
www.themorris.org

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, has gone "prime time" with the launch of a video on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIO3OvI1O4

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Popular POS (Point of Sale) Technology comes to Savannah

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Popular POS (Point of Sale) Technology comes to Savannah

(SAVANNAH,GA) Five local restaurants are now using the latest restaurant POS technology available through One Stop I.T with more in the works. Last week curious restaurant owners and enthusiasts turned out at the One Stop I.T. office on 41st street to demo the Restaurant Manager POS system. Attendees were especially interested in the wireless handheld POS device. The software is specially designed to run on an iPOD/iPAD platform and is a big selling point according to One Stop I.T. owner, Olivier Jouffrault; "The ability to take orders and payments tableside saves servers a trip to the POS station. That can save 5 to 10 minutes per table which makes a big difference in a busy restaurant."

The Restaurant Manager POS system has been around for over 25 years and is popular worldwide but is new to the Savannah market. One Stop I.T. became the Low Country licensed dealer earlier this year and has had a lot of interest from local restaurants.   "There are only a handful of POS products that are locally supported." says Jouffrault, "So we get at least a few calls a week from restaurants who have heard of Restaurant Manager and are excited to see it." Restaurant Manager is already being used by five local restaurants including McDonoughs, Billy’s Place, Brasserie 529 (www.brasserie529.com), Green Truck Pub (www.greentruckpub.com) and the Royal Cinema Grille in Pooler (www.royalcinemaspooler.com) with more slated to start using it later this year.

When asked about his decision process in choosing a POS, Josh Yates, owner of the popular Green Truck Pub said "I demo’d a bunch of POS products and Restaurant Manager was a clear winner" He also liked the fact that there was a local dealer here in Savannah to provide installation training and service. Other restaurant owners cited the ability to customize the software to meet their needs and the value of features for the price. As John Roelle, owner of the new French inspired Brasserie 529 put it "the price point, the programming, the easiness to use– just the all around good package."

 

A POS or point of sale is the computer system that keeps a restaurant running smoothly. It controls the flow of customer orders between the servers, bartender and kitchen and allows managers and owners to manage inventory and financial data as well as create reports showing customer ordering trends, server behavior and other information critical to making decisions.  

Restaurant Manager offers all of the standard features available in other high end POS products but has several differentiating features that have made it a compelling choice for the five Savannah restaurants who are now using it.

  • 24/7 support from One Stop I.T.
  • Wireless handheld POS device, which is the only POS technology designed exclusively for a handheld device and works on the iPOD/iPAD platform.
  • Online ordering which integrates the restaurant’s website with the POS system
  • Real time alerts that keep owners updated through text messages or emails

Yates of Green Truck is a fan of the real time alerts and says "We get to audit all of our servers’ button presses–whatever they delete, whatever they comp, whatever they void, and so keeping a track on that, setting an alert when those levels go too high."

 

One Stop I.T.

One Stop I.T. was started in 2006 by owner, Olivier Jouffrault, and offers a ‘one stop shop’ providing small to medium size businesses and restaurants with technology services including phone systems, T1 to T3 connections, networking and cabling, surveillance systems, Managed I.T. services, POS products and more.  

After getting a masters in Mechanical Engineering from a distinguished university in France, Jouffrault (who is French) worked as a consultant in Paris for a year before deciding to move to Atlanta to start a crepe restaurant. His research and planning for the technology needed to support a business led him to start an I.T. firm instead. In Savannah, One Stop I.T. initially serviced office clients but Jouffrault and his team soon identified a need in local restaurants and retail shops that wanted to deal with one provider for their phone, T1 to T3 connections, cabling, POS and other technology they have on premises. After researching, selling and servicing various POS systems on the market, One Stop I.T. became a dealer for Restaurant Manager. Jouffrault’s passion for the food industry coupled with his knowledge of all of the available technology products make him uniquely qualified to service restaurants. The company has grown quickly into a five person operation and counts many local restaurants as clients in addition to its Restaurant Manager users.

For more information contact Olivier Jouffrault at 912-257-4030, olivier@one-stop-it.com or visit www.one-stop-it.com.

 


 

Olivier Jouffrault - One Stop I.T.
Olivier Jouffrault – One Stop I.T.


 

If you own a Restaurant in Savannah……

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One Stop I.T. invites Savannah Restaurant Owners and Managers to come experience the Handheld
POS Unit and more while enjoying catering from local restaurants, prize giveaways and live music.

Bastille Day 2011: On July 14th from 3PM to 7 PM, One Stop I.T. is opening its doors to the Savannah
restaurant and retail community to showcase its popular Restaurant Manager POS System. One Stop
I.T. has recently begun offering Restaurant Manager POS solutions due to demand from its restaurant clients for a more robust POS alternative.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ‘test drive’ the full product line from Restaurant Manager including POS stations and wireless handheld units. One Stop I.T. staff will be on hand to provide demonstrations and answer questions. RSVP at www.one-stop-it.com or Facebook/onestopit to be eligible to receive an iPAD 2 and other prizes.

One Stop I.T. offers the full line of Restaurant Manager POS solutions for Restaurants along with first rate installation and maintenance services. The most popular features are

• The handheld POS that allows wireless table side ordering and payment
• The RM Monitor that allows Owners and Managers to view real time data on the smart phone and receive alerts and reports for unusual transactions.

Other features include integrated Online Ordering through a Restaurant’s website, inventory
management and control, real-time alerts, mobile management capabilities and robust back office
management.

Some Savannah restaurants who currently use Restaurant Manager include Brasserie 529, Green Truck,
Café Zeum and McDonough’s.

Open House Details:
When: 3PM – 7 PM, Thursday, July 14th 2011 (Bastille Day)
Where: Starland Tech Center, 17 w 41st street, Savannah GA 31401
Details: Check out the Restaurant Manager POS System while you enjoy a unique selection of food,
beer and wine from Brasserie 529, Café Zeum and Green Truck Pub along with fresh daily roasted coffee
from Perc. Also browse Blackdog Studio’s art and custom built furniture. Live Music from Eric Brit.
Prize Give-aways: a New Apple iPad 2! To be eligible for prizes, Guests must RSVP through www.one-
stop-it.com or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/onestopit.

About us: One Stop I.T. provides full service technology solutions to Restaurants including POS systems,
surveillance, phone systems, networking and cabling. Since 2006 One Stop I.T. provided I.T. managed
services, VOIP phone systems, network design, installation and support and data back-up services to
office, retail and restaurant clients.

Contact: For more information contact Olivier Jouffrault at 912.257.4030 or olivier@one-stop-it.com.

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The Ocean Plaza Beach Resort announces new hire

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Ocean Plaza Beach Resort on Tybee Island Announces Michael Ciulla as Executive Chef of Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant

(TYBEE ISLAND, GA) The Ocean Plaza Beach Resort on Tybee Island is pleased to announce that Michael Ciulla has joined its company as Executive Chef of the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant and Bar.

Ciulla comes to the Ocean Plaza and Dolphin Reef from the Embassy Suites-Galleria and Courtyard By Marriott in Vinings, Georgia, where he served as Director of Food and Beverage. He previously served as Executive Chef of the Wyndham Vinings Hotel in Atlanta and of the Wyndham Vinings Hotel in Peachtree City. Ciulla is a 1996 graduate of the prestigious Culinary Institute of America in Hyde Park, New York.

Ciulla recently launched a brand new menu at the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant and Bar which features a flavorful fusion of American, Southern, and Caribbean cuisines, with an emphasis on fresh seafood. His seafood selections range from grilled shrimp and grits and bacon-wrapped scallops over chorizo cheese grits to a classic crab meat au gratin to fresh fish prepared many different ways. His signature desserts include crème brulee, key lime pie, and caramelized plantains, all of which are made fresh in house.

“I’m very excited to bring my experience and culinary expertise to the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant,” says Ciulla. “What other restaurant can you enjoy a wonderful meal with great service and have a breathtaking view of the Atlantic Ocean.”

Harry Spirides, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of Ocean Plaza Beach Resort says, “I am very pleased Michael has joined our organization. He has re-energized our entire Food, Beverage, and Catering operation. His cheerful personality, excellent culinary skills, and structured work environment has produced very favorable results in the short time he has been here.”

Whether it’s for weddings, business meetings, or family vacations, the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort offers a variety of packages and specials for customers to choose from. Ocean Plaza’s award-winning restaurant, the Dolphin Reef Oceanfront Restaurant and Bar, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

There has been a resort hotel continuously operating on the Ocean Plaza Resort property for more than 120 years. The property is located on Tybee Island, about 20 minutes east of historic downtown Savannah. For more information on the Ocean Plaza Beach Resort, call (912) 786-7777, email info@oceanplaza.com or visit www.oceanplaza.com .

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 11, 2011

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(SAVANNAH, GA) The Limited Expands to Savannah. You are invited to the Ribbon Cutting at the Oglethorpe Mall on Friday, July 15 at noon followed by an open shopping event where customers will receive 40% off their purchases all weekend long. www.thelimited.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) One Stop I.T. invites Savannah Restaurant Owners and Managers to come experience the Handheld POS Unit and more while enjoying catering from local restaurants, prize giveaways and live music, at an OPEN HOUSE, Thursday, July 14, 3-7PM at The Starland Tech Center, 17 w 41st street.
Latest technology for restaurants.

(SAVANNAH, Ga.) – Trident Sustainability Group funds the BRIAN S. BOYLSTON SCHOLARSHIP FOR SUSTAINABILITY. www.tridentsustainability.com

(ATLANTA, GA) Live conference, Monday, July 11 starting at 8:30AM; Where Georgia Leads: A Public Awareness Campaign For Georgia’s Technology Community. Governor Deal will kick off the conference. Free. REGISTER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Benjamin W. Karpf has joined Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP as an associate. Previously, Karpf was an associate for several years with Dow Lohnes PLLC, in Washington, DC. Karpf has extensive experience drafting and negotiating commercial contracts. He also regularly counsels clients on copyright and trademark matters and issues related to media and technology law. Karpf was awarded a J.D., cum laude, from Georgetown University Law Center.
http://www.bouhan.com. 912-236-2491.

(SAVANNAH, GA) "RAISING CHANGE" FUNDRAISING CONFERENCE IN SAVANNAH ON JULY 15   
http://www.gcn.org/RaisingChange2011.aspx       

(SAVANNAH, GA) Editorial by Real Estate Agent, John Brown: Influence of the Savannah College of Art and Design on Real Estate in SavannahARTICLE   

 

(USA) See what the FDA says about cell phones
http://www.fda.gov/Radiation-EmittingProducts/RadiationEmittingProductsandProcedures/HomeBusinessandEntertainment/CellPhones/default.htm 

 

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

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty Participates in Luxury Real Estate Conference http://mysavannah.wordpress.com/2011/07/05/celia-dunn-sothebys-international-realty-participates-in-luxury-real-estate-conference/ 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah, Georgia was featured on Book TV and American History TV June 25 and 26.   www.c-span.org/localcontent  

 

(WSAV) OPERATION OPEN DOORS at Goodwill: The federal program helps homeless veterans get back into the workplace. Savannah has received a second grant to help more veterans. 

 

(ISLE OF HOPE, GA) Looking for volunteers to help with the 275th Anniversary Celebration of Isle of Hope 

https://spreadsheets0.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dDdVbExfVXp2QnZJdER2X3p3bkN4YXc6MQ  

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, July 11, 2011

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Come learn about the latest progress on Laney Walker/Bethlehem redevelopment activities. The Augusta Housing and Community Development Department holds its quarterly community meeting Tuesday, July 19 at the Tabernacle Baptist Church Family Life Center from 6:00 to 7:30 PM. http://www.heritagepineaugusta.com/news-events/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Chronicle highlights efforts by the Housing Department to retain current residents as part of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization effort. For the full story:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2011-06-30/laney-walker-bethlehem-revitalization-wont-displace-residents 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Lucy Laney Craft Museum has launched its Ebony Legacy Exhibition, showcasing the contributions and achievements of African Americans in Augusta. July 1 through October 31.
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta Tomorrow is continuing its efforts to beautify the St. Sebastian Way road gateway. Organizations and entities along St. The scope of the project will include upgrades to the medians located in Walton Way between 13th and 15th Streets and Greene Street between St.
Sebastian and Riverwatch Parkway.
www.augustatomorrow.org 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Singles Ministry of Tabernacle Baptist Church will be donating items to SafeHomes of Augusta. It is a shelter for victims of domestic violence and houses women and children from all around the state of Georgia. The ministry will be downstairs after each service collecting donations on Sunday, July 10th and Sunday, 17th.
http://www.tbcaugusta.org/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The New Bethlehem Community Center launches its Summer Enrichment Camp, July 11-29, 2011 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Ages: 5 to 13. Registration fee is $25.00 for first child and $15.00 for each additional child. There is no additional cost. Parents must provide transportation. Call 706-722-0086 for more information.
www.newbethlehemcommunitycenter.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Historic Augusta’s Preservation Awards Committee is currently seeking nominations for the 2011 Preservation Awards to be given at the organization’s annual meeting to be held in the fall. For more information, to check the National Register status of a building, or to nominate a property for a 2011 Historic Preservation, please contact Robyn Anderson by telephone at 706-724-0436, e-mail at robyn@historicaugusta.org or mail at P.O. Box 37, Augusta, GA 30903.
http://historicaugusta.org/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Following a successful presentation of the Laney Walker/Bethlehem revitalization plan to the state office of HUD, the Augusta Housing and Community Development Department has been invited to Washington, DC to present highlights of this national-class program.
www.heritagepineaugusta.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The first annual BLOCKS ARE BEAUTIFUL celebration, which took place on Pine Street on May 7, has gone "prime time" with the launch of a video on YouTube.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_kIO3OvI1O4 

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