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December 2012

Mary Ann Horne has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as an Associate Broker

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(SAVANNAH, GA. / BLUFFTON, SC) – Mary Ann Horne has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as an Associate Broker.

 

She recently moved to The Landings from New York where she was a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. An Associate Broker who has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years, she was a longtime member of The Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Gold Circle of Excellence as a top producer. Horne is a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist, a Certified Buyer Broker, and a Luxury Real Estate Specialist, and is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate.

 

“My active listening skills coupled with my competence, confidence and confidentiality are the fundamentals of my business,” Horne said. Her extensive experience and expertise in all areas of the real estate process keeps her on the leading edge of her profession.

Before her real estate career, Horne was an assistant Vice President at Mellon Bank in investment management after years at State Street Bank and Trust. She has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration.

 

She has been married to Fred Horne for more than 30 years. They have two sons, Philip and Matthew, who are both residents of New York City. Mary Ann and Fred Horne attend St. Peter’s Episcopal Church. An avid golfer, Horne is also active in New Neighbors at The Landings. She has enjoyed taking architectural tours of Savannah and showing off her new hometown to her visiting friends and family.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 52 Calhoun St. 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.

 

Mary Ann Horne has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby's International Realty as an Associate Broker

Mary Ann Horne has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as an Associate Broker

(SAVANNAH, GA) Scott Winslow joins Kole Management

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Kole Management, a Savannah-based apartment management company, is pleased to announce that Scott Winslow has joined the company as Director of Property Management. Winslow’s duties include preparing Kole Management’s budget, managing operating procedures and revenue, overseeing employee direction, and implementing policies and procedures.

Winslow comes to Kole Management from Paradigm Properties, where he served as Vice President of Operations. He also served as CEO of Great Southern Investment and Asset Management. A native of Sarasota, Florida, Winslow attended the University of Florida and Florida State College at Jacksonville. He is a Certified Property Manager and holds real estate broker licenses in Georgia and Florida.

“Kole Management has a great foundation and owners that are eager and willing to allow me to create and implement policies and procedures that will offer the property staff direction and motivation needed to achieve success,” Winslow said. “I am excited to add my skills and knowledge to help this great company grow.”

Scott Winslow Named Director of Property Management at Kole Management

Scott Winslow Named Director of Property Management at Kole Management

About Kole Management
Kole Management Company, the largest apartment management firm in the Savannah area, owns and operates six apartment communities in Savannah and three in Garden City, comprising more than 1,350 units. The company’s newest community, The Palms, is a 408-unit apartment building located in the West Ashley neighborhood of Charleston, South Carolina. Residents of Kole Management apartment communities enjoy many benefits, including the ability to pay rent and request work orders online. The company employs more than 40 maintenance, management and leasing personnel, all of whom are local and able to assist residents with their immediate needs. In addition to managing the apartment communities, Kole Management owns and operates six warehouse distribution facilities in the Savannah area. For more information on Kole Management, please visit www.apartmentsavannah.com.

Alisha Haywood Named Commercial Lines Property and Casualty Account Manager at Bernard Williams

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Alisha Haywood Named Commercial Lines Property and Casualty Account Manager at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services is pleased to announce that Alisha L. Haywood has joined the company as a commercial lines property and casualty account manager.
Haywood comes to Bernard Williams from Roork Insurance Group of Phoenix, Arizona, where she served as an office manager and account executive for commercial lines/property and casualty accounts. She began working in the insurance industry in 1998 as an underwriter for a Managing General Agency administered by Brown and Brown Insurance. In addition, Haywood served as an account executive for the largest national producer at Brown and Brown Insurance of Phoenix and as an account executive of marketing at Willis of Arizona on mid- to large-market property and casualty accounts. She also worked on the National Girl Scout account at Palmer and Cay (now Wells Fargo Insurance). Haywood is a graduate of Pacific Christian College with a degree in psychology.

Haywood is the founder and president of Single Moms Outreach, Inc., leader of the Single Moms Outreach Group at Savannah Christian Church, a volunteer soccer coach with Bryan County Sports and Recreation, and a volunteer with the Richmond Hill High School Grid Iron. A native of San Diego, Haywood currently resides in Richmond Hill with her husband, Lee, and three children.

Alisha Haywood Named Commercial Lines Property and Casualty Account Manager at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services

Alisha Haywood Named Commercial Lines Property and Casualty Account Manager at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services

About Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services
Founded in 1934 by Bernard F. Williams, Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services is a leading provider of insurance-related products and services in Georgia and throughout the Southeast. Today Bernard Williams serves the insurance and risk management needs of more than 4,000 businesses and families utilizing state-of-the-art technology for efficient customer service and accurate information management. Bernard Williams’ primary objective is to establish a partnership between clients, the insurance providers and the agency, providing coverage, loss control services and claim services that are comprehensive, efficient and mutually beneficial. For more information on Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services, please call 912-234-4476 or visit www.thepoweroftheshield.com.

5 Things to Know about Flood Insurance

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Savannah Under Water: Five Things Every Homeowner and Business Owner Needs to Know About Flood Insurance

Tybee Island homes floating out to sea. River Street businesses under water. Thousands of inland homes flooded beyond repair. These scenarios may come to mind when imagining the damage a Category 5 hurricane could inflict on the Savannah area, but given the right conditions, even a powerful summer thunderstorm could cause devastating flooding across Chatham County.

In the wake of Hurricane Sandy, a Category 1 hurricane that was downgraded to a post-tropical storm by the time it slammed into the New Jersey coast on October 29, it’s more important than ever to be prepared in the event of flooding.

“Initial estimates put Hurricane Sandy’s economic impact at $50 billion. A large part of that total is the result of the devastating flooding in New York and New Jersey,” explains Ryan Sewell, a commercial lines account executive with Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services. “Under the right circumstances, we could be dealing with the same kind of devastation in the Savannah area. That’s why it’s of the utmost importance to be prepared and have your home and business properly insured.”

Homeowners and business owners need to know the critical importance and limitations of flood insurance. By understanding the following five issues, property owners can be better prepared in the event of flooding in the Savannah area.

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Your House or Business Can Flood Even if You Don’t Live in a Flood Zone
If you’re counting on the Chatham County Department of Engineering’s detailed flood map to let you know if your home or business are at risk, think again. The County has several designations for flood zones, including the VE zone, a flood hazard area most likely to be devastated by flooding and prone to velocity hazards; the AE zone, an area with an average risk of being affected by coastal flooding; and the B, C and X zones, which are outside the designated areas that are likely to flood. But living in an area designated as B, C and X doesn’t mean you’re off the hook.

“It’s a common misconception that if you live in a B, C or X zone, you’re not going to flood,” says Gwin Baker, a personal lines account manager for Bernard Williams. “That’s simply not true. The water doesn’t know what zone you’re in.”

Portions of Ardlsey Park, for example, are considered B, C and X zones, but many of those areas in the historic neighborhood have been known to flood, even as the result of strong summer thunderstorms.

You Need Both Homeowners Insurance and Federal Flood Insurance
All homeowners and business owners with a mortgage are required to carry insurance. Though the mandatory property insurance protects against many hazards, it doesn’t cover flooding. To protect against flooding, property owners living in designated flood zones are required to carry flood insurance through the Federal Emergency Management Association’s National Flood Insurance Program. Even those who don’t live in designated flood zones can carry a flood insurance policy through FEMA. Several local insurance agencies work with FEMA to help coordinate flood insurance and can help consumers determine their insurance needs.

“If a hurricane hits, you may be dealing with wind and flood damage,” Sewell explains. “That’s why you need both a flood insurance policy and a homeowners policy. Your agent can help you find out how your policies work and how they can be tailored to work together.”

Learn About Your Property Before You Buy or Make Alterations
One of the most important steps a potential homeowner and business owner can take to protect his or her investment against flooding is to thoroughly evaluate the property’s flood risk before buying. Contacting an insurance agent beforehand can save consumers time and money in the long run.

“Most flood policies are written on an actual cash value basis,” Baker says. The only exceptions are on condo association policies and the owner’s primary residence. Therefore, in most cases depreciation will be factored in when you file a claim. You need to be aware of the value of the property and the depreciation so that you can be financially prepared if a flood strikes.”

Homeowners should also contact their agents if they’re planning on making alterations to their existing property. For example, turning a bottom-level vented space into living space can alter the stability of a home and adversely affect the flood insurance premium.

Beware: Federal Flood Insurance Rates Are on the Rise
While many homeowners and business owners may feel secure knowing that they’re insured through the Federal Flood Insurance Program, they need to face the facts: The program is financially strained and rates are going to increase significantly over the next several years. Consumers may not be able to change the outcome of rate increases, but they can be financially prepared.

You Can Purchase Additional Flood Insurance to Protect Your Investment
Under the Federal Flood Insurance Program, homeowners can insure their homes for up to $250,000 for the property and up to $100,000 for the contents, while businesses can insure their property and contents for up to $500,000 each. But what if your home and business are worth more? Additional privatized flood insurance is available for those whose property values exceed the program’s standards. Insurance agents can help consumers determine how much additional coverage they require and what types of policies are best suited to their needs.

“We’ve seen the devastation that Hurricane Sandy caused when it hit the East Coast. Even a Category One hurricane could do catastrophic damage to our area,” Sewell says. “Knowing the facts and having additional insurance can turn a nightmare situation into something more manageable. You don’t have to lose everything.”


Gwin Baker is a personal lines Account Manager at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services. Baker can be reached at 912-234-4476 (ext. 3050) or gbaker@bwcco.com.

Gwin Baker, Bernard Williams Insurance & Financial Services

Ryan Sewell is a commercial lines Account Executive at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services. Bulldog fans may remember the Savannah native as a University of Georgia’s safety during the 2003-05 seasons. Sewell can be reached at 912-234-4476 (ext. 3056) or rsewell@bwcco.com.

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(BLUFFTON, SC) Will Guscio joins Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

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Will Guscio of Bluffton, S.C. joins

Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty

 

(SAVANNAH, BLUFFTON.) – Lifelong Blufftonian Will Guscio has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as an associate broker.  

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Having begun his career in 1990, Guscio has experienced the various economical cycles that directly and indirectly impact local real estate values and knows firsthand how to successfully navigate through any economic environment. This hands-on experience has assisted his clients in both residential and commercial transactions throughout the years.

“I have the knowledge, skill, loyalty and know-how to yield results whether you’re selling or buying in the South Carolina Low Country including Hilton Head Island, Bluffton, Palmetto Bluff, as well as Jasper, Hampton and Colleton counties,” Guscio said.  “From waterfront estates, large expanses of land, a second home in one of many communities, historic homes, a single homesite or a simple Bluffton cottage, I can help you in marketing or finding your ideal property in my ‘Corner of Carolina.’”
 
He served as President of the Old Town Bluffton Merchants Society and from 1996-2000 as a charter officer of the Bluffton/Okatie Business Council, which expanded the Hilton Head Island-Bluffton Chamber eightfold in the Bluffton area during his tenure. He was elected and served as Chairman of the Citizens for Annexation, a special interest group allowing Bluffton to annex significant tracts of land including Palmetto Bluff, Shultz and Buckwalter tracts to protect Bluffton’s economic and planning future.

He lives in the Low Country with his wife, Dorothy, his stepson, John, and his infant daughter Campbell Elizabeth Bouvier Guscio. He enjoys regional 10k and half marathon runs, photography, fishing inshore and off, exploring the coast by boat and a love of the arts and culinary events.

Known for its tradition of integrity, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty specializes in residential and commercial properties in Savannah and the Low Country of Georgia and South Carolina. Founded in 1981, Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty is noted for outstanding service to its clients, thorough knowledge of Savannah and the South Carolina Low Country, and excellent staff, in addition to having one of the region’s top property management departments. The owners are natives of Savannah who have more than 60 years’ combined experience in real estate. The offices are located at 9, 13, and 17 West Charlton Street on Madison Square in Savannah and 336 Buck Island Road 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

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 17, 2013

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(BiS) In Sandy’s Wake: 5 things you should know about flood insurance: column by Bernard Williams Insurance:  http://businessinsavannah.com/bis/2012-12-11/sandys-wake-what-you-should-know-about-flood-insurance#.UM6JdLabMmU

 

(Generations NEXT) Savannah Magazine and BiS are again seeking the city’s next business leaders under the age of 40 to find the most promising and passionate individuals in our community who are focused not only on profits, but also on progress and philanthropy.

Nominate individuals here:  http://savannahmagazine.com/2012/11/26/catch-a-rising-star/   

Winners will be featured in the March/April issue of Savannah Magazine and in the Wednesday, March 6, issue of BiS. DEADLINE TODAY.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The annual Mountain Film on Tour Festival will be in Savannah the weekend of January 18-19, at the Trustees Theater. Tickets are available NOW at  www.scadboxoffice.com

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(SAVANNAH, GA) –Spine & Sport, a local, privately owned physical therapy, occupational therapy, and personal training company, has made Inc. Magazine’s 500|5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the fourth consecutive year. www.spinesport.org
 
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(BUSINESS WEEK) The Worst CEOS of 2012: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2012-12-13/the-worst-ceos-of-2012?cmpid=linkedin

(SCORE) Small Business Owners, mark your calendar for the Third Thursday of each month, for area experts giving their TOP TEN TIPS on various subjects. First lecture will be "How to get the most from your Social Media",  on January 17, 2013 from 11:30 – 1pm at 111 East Liberty Street. FREE. RSVP 912.652.4335.  Noah Yaughn, the owner of Arc Media Group will be the speaker.

(SAVANNAH, GA) The public is invited to 2 groundbreakings for 2 new libraries:
Wednesday, Dec. 19, at 1 P.M. at New Islands Library Site, corner of Johnny Mercer Blvd & Whitemarsh Island Road. The second ground breaking will be at 3:30pm that same day, at the New Garden City Library, 100 Central Ave, Garden City Town Center.
For more information, please contact Warnell Benford
at (912) 652-3603 or benfordw@liveoakpl.org

(LINKEDIN.COM) 6 PR and social media predictions for 2013. http://www.ragan.com/Main/Articles/45962.aspx# #1) LinkedIn is the new Facebook.

(SAVANNAH, GA) TEAMS FORMING NOW: The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society invites Savannah area businesses and groups to participate in the inaugural "Time Starts Now!" Competition, on Wednesday, January 24, 2013 at Benedictine Military School Gym. Teams will compete in "Minute to Win It"-style challenges, building confidence, raising funds and having fun all at the same time. All funds raised will benefit Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society programs and activities. MORE INFO

(SAVANNAHNOW.COM) Park Place Outreach-Youth Emergency Shelter, a temporary shelter and outreach service that serves youth from Savannah and the surrounding area, has received a $50,000 donation from the Joseph & Mary Dobransky Foundation: http://savannahnow.com/exchange/2012-12-12/couple-donate-50000-parkplace-outreach#.UM6KTrabMmU

(GEORGIA TREND) Attorneys from Bouhan, Williams & Levy LLP have been selected for 2012 Legal Elite, Georgia Trend’s magazine’s listing of the state’s top lawyers:  Todd M. Baiad, Carlton E. Joyce, Benjamin W. Karpf, John G. Lientz, John B. Manly, Melanie L. Marks and Gregory G. Sewell
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(SAVANNAH, GA) The community is invited to attend Alive in Savannah, a three-day, family-friendly event featuring a fitness competition, relay races, live music, inflatables, a rock climbing wall, 5K, 10K and ¼ mile races, and more. The festivities begin on Saturday, December 29 and culminate with a New Year’s Eve celebration on Monday, December 31. All events will take place at Grand Prize Park on Hutchinson Island, and tickets are $25-$60. Visit www.aliveinsavannah.com for more information and to register.

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based apartment management company, Kole Management, announces that Scott Winslow has joined the company as Director of Property Management. For more information on Kole Management, please visit

 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Take a walk back in time! Free walking tours of the historic Bonaventure Cemetery are offered year-round on the second Sunday of each month. Guides depart from the intersection of Mullryne and Wiltberger Ways at 2 p.m., 2:30 p.m. and 3 p.m. A typical tour lasts about an hour. www.savannahga.gov
 

 

(SAVANNAH, GA.) Mary Ann Horne has joined Celia Dunn Sotheby’s International Realty as an Associate Broker. She recently moved to The Landings from New York where she was a Senior Vice President and Regional Manager for Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. An Associate Broker who has been in the real estate industry for over 20 years, she was a longtime member of The Daniel Gale Sotheby’s Gold Circle of Excellence as a top producer. Horne is a certified Senior Real Estate Specialist, a Certified Buyer Broker, and a Luxury Real Estate Specialist, and is a member of Who’s Who in Luxury Real Estate. www.celiadunnsir.com   

 

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(AUGUSTA, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, DEC 17, 2012

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(AUGUSTA, GA) Augusta native, Janaka Bowman Lewis, Assistant Professor of English at UNC Charlotte, will be signing copies of her new book “Brown All Over,” a children’s celebration of color. Friday, December 21,, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the Lucy Laney Museum of Black History.
http://www.lucycraftlaneymuseum.com/ 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Augusta Chronicle recently featured an article on the development of three new pockets parks in Heritage Pine, the pioneer development for Laney Walker/Bethlehem.
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-09/laney-walker-revitalization-project-includes-neighborhood-pocket-parks?v=1355101901 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Greater Augusta Arts Council of Augusta GA has received a coveted Community Foundation of the CSRA grant. The grant will be used to present “14 Stations,” the work of internationally renowned photographer, David Michalek. This presentation at Sacred Heart Cultural Center in June, will be the culmination of a week-long exploration of the impact of art on social change – specifically showcasing the work of local social service agencies who focus on the transition out of homelessness. From January to June the Arts council will be working with numerous agency partners to introduce art into the lives of transitioning families and individuals.
http://www.augustaarts.com/
For a full list of grant recipients:
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2012-12-07/community-foundation-announces-grants-40-area-organizations 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) The Laney Walker/Bethlehem development team has released an RFP for development opportunities of two icnonic, historic structures: one at the former site of St. Benedict’s Boarding School (Laney Walker Boulevard and 12th Street), and the other at the site of the Penny Savings & Loan. Interested parties should contact Warren Campbell at
wcampbell@assetproperty.com 

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) 30901 Development Corporation, the economic development arm of Beulah Grove Baptist Church, is featuring a new 3-bedroom home for sale at 1433 Wrightsboro Road. Contact Beverly Wright or Angela Davis for more information at 706.823.0905.

 

(AUGUSTA, GA) Sign up for the AUGUSTA, GA COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES:     http://www.laneywalkerbethlehem.com/media/community-headlines/.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter Receives $10,000 Grant from Bank of America Foundation

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, a temporary shelter and outreach service that serves youth from Savannah and the surrounding area, has received a $10,000 grant from the Bank of America Charitable Foundation.

Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter’s Executive Director, said the shelter will use the grant to cover operational costs. Since opening its doors in 1984, Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter has accommodated 6,000 youth who have left home. 
“Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter’s services are in great demand in the Savannah area,” Hilts said. “The generous Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant will enable us to serve a greater number of at-risk youth in the area.”

“As part of our comprehensive lending, investing and giving activities to advance economic opportunity in the communities we serve, Bank of America is addressing critical issues that will help revitalize our neighborhoods,” said Steven Price, Savannah market president for Bank of America. “We know that the challenges facing our communities are great, and it is through partnerships like the one with Park Place Outreach that we can create positive change for youth in our area.”

According to the Chatham-Savannah Authority for the Homeless, the Savannah area has the second largest homeless population in the state. In 2011, the area’s homeless population was 4,202, 774 of whom were children under the age of 18. The Savannah area also struggles with poverty. In 2011, 26.8 percent of children in the area lived in poverty.

“A great number of youth that we serve have been homeless or have grown up in poverty,” Hilts said. “Because of the economy, individual contributions have been slower than usual. The Bank of America Charitable Foundation grant will enable Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter to continue to provide direct services for these kids and others who are at risk.”

About Park Place Outreach, Inc.
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides support for troubled children and teens from Savannah and the surrounding area. The shelter is open 24 hours a day to youth in crisis, adolescents who are homeless, young people who have been abused, runaway youth, or those who may be contemplating how to run away. Opened in 1984 as Marshlands Foundation, Inc. (dba the Savannah Runaway Home), Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter provides counseling and other services to boys and girls between the ages of 11 and 17. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families whenever possible.

Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This program is supported in part by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Administration for Children and Families, USDA Breakfast/Lunch Program, Georgia Department of Community Affairs, Georgia Department of Human Services, City of Savannah, United Way, FEMA and other community resources. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or search for “Park Place Outreach” on Facebook. An informational video about Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is available at YouTube by searching for “Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter.”

 

For more information, contact:
Linda Hilts, Executive Director
Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter 
912-234-4048 
hiltssrh@aol.com 
http://parkplaceyes.org 
Facebook: Search for “Park Place Outreach”

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Marjorie Young
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(SAVANNAH, GA) Spine & Sport makes Inc.’s fastest growing list for 4th year in a row

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(SAVANNAH, GA) –Spine & Sport, a local, privately owned physical therapy, occupational therapy, and personal training company, has made Inc. Magazine’s 500|5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the fourth consecutive year.

 

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The company was founded by Dr. Eric C. Bull and Dr. Jacques L. Beauchamp on Valentine’s Day of 2004. Its humble beginnings were in a 14 by 10-foot room in the back of a gym. Between April of 2006 and April of 2009, the company grew over 600% and in 2009 Inc. Magazine got wind of the expansion, naming Spine & Sport number 357 on its list of fastest growing privately owned companies in America.  2012 continued the trend for a fourth year. “This award is a testament to the fact that small businesses can thrive in a less than desirable economy if they deliver a high-quality service or product,” says co-owner Dr. Jacques Beauchamp. “We’ve had to push harder to grow, but the fact that we’ve made the list 4 years running speaks to the quality of our staff and the care they provide our patients.”

 

Spine & Sport’s expansion has created over 100 jobs in Savannah and surrounding communities, continuing through the addition of Occupational Therapy services and a new clinic serving the Pooler area in early 2013. Spine & Sport’s establishment as a mid-size business has enabled the company’s owners to create the Spine & Sport Foundation, a 501(c)3 Nonprofit Organization, that allocates time and resources for philanthropic endeavors in the communities they serve. Namely, the Foundation works to provide funding for the Biodynamics & Human Performance Center, a zero-budget research and skills lab that fosters the work of rising students in Armstrong’s Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine Programs, and holds an annual fundraiser for Wounded Warrior Project.

 

This year, Spine & Sport’s Second Annual Warrior Classic Golf Tournament raised $10,000 for Wounded Warrior Project. “I’ve always believed that it is a responsibility of leaders to help give back and contribute,” says co-founder Dr. Eric Bull. “Supporting our injured military, active duty military, and veterans is one of the most important things that can be done to show our appreciation for the freedoms we enjoy.” The 3rd Annual Warrior Classic will be held in September of 2013.

 

Spine & Sport currently has locations in Effingham, Downtown, Richmond Hill, Hinesville, Whitemarsh Island, Jacksonville, and will open soon in Pooler.  All locations are currently serving as holiday drop-off sites for Union Mission and Spine & Sport would like to invite the community to drop off some warm clothes, gifts, or toiletries for those in need this holiday season. For more information please contact Beth Ann Walker at bethann@spinesport.org or 912.713.0777.

 

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