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March 2017

NLAWS Produce Opens Grocery Delivery Service, NLAWS Produce@Home

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony and Public Tasting Scheduled for March 30 to Benefit the Ronald McDonald House Charities

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLAWS Produce has launched a new division, NLAWS Produce@Home, that allows customers to place grocery and produce orders online to be delivered to their doorstep.

Online customers may choose fruit, veggie or combo boxes or build their own. Juicing and soup boxes are available as well along with a selection of local favorites ranging from baked goods and Savannah Bee Company honey to Chocolat by Adam Turoni.

All products can be packaged in specialty baskets for gifts. Each delivery is made in a climate-controlled truck one to two days after ordering.

The new 3,215-square-foot operation is located in the 45,000-square-foot refrigerated NLAWS Produce warehouse at 701 US-80 West #51, Savannah, GA 31408.

A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at noon on Thursday, March 30. Guests, who will be invited to tour the facility and enjoy a light lunch, are encouraged to arrive at 11:30 a.m.

“We have invited our vendors to participate in the event and plan to have tasting tables set up for guests to join us for lunch,” said NLAWS Produce@Home manager Joseph M. Rosen. “Currently, we have 1500 of products available for consumers.”

During the grand opening, Matthew Kulinski, Georgia Grown Director for Georgia Department of Agriculture, and Jack Spruill, Market Director of Georgia Department of Agriculture, will be available for comment. The Georgia Grown brand is desired by business and consumers who want to buy and promote Georgia’s locally grown products.

NLAWS will be packing produce boxes for the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire during the grand opening. This allows guests to get a behind the scenes look at how the packages are created. Guests are encouraged to bring additional wish-list items to include with this donation. The top two items of need include HE Free & Clear Laundry Detergent and 33 Gallon Trash Bags (with drawstring).

Food and grocery delivery has become one of the nation’s hottest economic sectors. More than $1 billion was invested in 2014 with a further half a billion dollars invested in the first quarter of 2015, according to TechCrunch. Still, with online penetration at roughly 1 percent, food and grocery delivery remains one of the largest consumer markets still overwhelmingly offline.

“NLAWS PRODUCE saw the opportunity in the market and jumped at the chance to launch a new consumer-focused branch of our business,” said Rosen.

Food packages created by NLAWS Produce@Home are designed for home pantries and office break rooms.

“Research findings from the Center for Health Research at Healthways stated employees who eat healthy all day long were 25 percent more likely to have higher job performance while those who eat five or more servings of fruit and vegetables at least four times a week were 20 percent more likely to be more productive,” said Rosen. “We included the corporate boxes to account for this need. We like to say we are breaking bad habits in the breakroom.”

For more information, visit https://www.nlawsathome.com/.

Joseph M. Rosen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NLAWS PRODUCE@HOME
NLAWS Produce@Home, a new division of NLAWS PRODUCE, is an online grocery and produce ordering and delivery system for retail consumers with packages created for home pantries and office breakrooms. Options include fruit, veggie, combo or build-your-own boxes as well as juicing and soup bundles. All products can be packaged in specialty baskets for gifts. Each delivery is made in a climate-controlled truck one to two days after ordering. For more information, visit https://www.nlawsathome.com/.

DIRECTIONS TO NLAWS PRODUCE
The NLAWS Produce 45,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse is located at 701 US-80 West #51, Savannah, GA 31408. Leaving downtown Savannah, travel west on West Bay Street and continue onto US-80 West / Main St; NLAWS Produce will be on your right.

CONTACT
Sabrina Simon
Marketing & Sales Manager
NLaws@Home
(912) 629-5111 Work
(770) 853-2888 Cell
https://www.nlawsathome.com/
ssimon@nlawsproduce.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Junior Partner
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
Cecilia Russo Marketing
(912) 856-9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com/
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition Meeting Scheduled for March 30 at 8 a.m. at Sandfly Family Dental

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Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition Meeting Scheduled for March 30 at 8 a.m. at Sandfly Family Dental

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Sandfly Women Business Owners Coalition will meet on Thursday, March 30 at Sandfly Family Dental, located at 7360 Skidaway Rd #2, Savannah, GA. The goal of the meeting is to discuss the current state of business in Sandfly, as well as share insight on new businesses coming and any information that pertains to our community.

Organized by Dr. Angela Canfield of Sandfly Family Dental, the coalition meets biannually. The meeting in March will take from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m.

“This is our first meeting for 2017,” said Dr. Angela Canfield. “The group intentionally keeps the meetings in the Sandfly area. Previous meetings have been held at Driftaway Café, Cutters Point Coffee and Fioré Italian Bar & Grille.”

The event is open to any female business owner in the Sandfly, Isle of Hope, Dutch Island, Landings or Southside area. If you would like to attend, please RSVP to Cynthia Wright at cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com.

ABOUT DR. ANGELA CANFIELD
Dr. Canfield is licensed by the Georgia Board of Dentistry and the National Board of Dentist. She owns and practices at two dental offices: Premier Dental Designs located in Rincon, GA at 5871 HWY 21 South, and Sandfly Family Dental located in the Norwood Market in Savannah, GA. Both dental offices provide Family/Preventative Dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry, Restorative Dentistry, Orthodontic Dentistry, Digital X-Rays, E4D One Day Crowns, Electronic Claims, Intra Oral Camera and Paperless Charting. The offices are open Monday through Friday and offer evening appointments. For more information, call 912.826.4037 or visit http://www.premierdentaldesigns.com/ or http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Speros, a Full-Service Technology Company Headquartered in Savannah, Announces New Audiovisual Systems Services

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a Savannah-based full-service technology company, has expanded its audiovisual systems services to include interactive projection technology and displays, distance-learning systems and audio- and video-equipped conference and telepresence rooms.

Rik LaSpisa, who specializes in integrated IT and audiovisual systems, is heading up this new division. LaSpisa, a Buffalo, N.Y., native and graduate of Houghton College with a B.S. in Business Management, has more than thirteen years of experience in integrated IT and audiovisual systems design and integration.

An analysis reported by Forrester Research indicates the U.S. telecommuting ranks have swelled from 34 million people in 2009 to 63 million in 2016. This telecommuting trend continues to grow as businesses and organizations see the value of collaborating in real time with key contacts across the world.

In a survey of 178 U.S. businesses with between 20 and 99 employees, the ‘Yankee Group’ found that 79 percent had mobile workers, with an average of 11 ‘mobile workers’ per company, and 54 percent had telecommuters, with an average of eight telecommuters per company.

“Businesses need a place where everyone can talk, share and collaborate, regardless of their physical location,” said LaSpisa. “This ‘shared space’ could be a cloud-based chat room, a project-management tool or a teleconferencing system. We expanded our services to ensure that we are offering all of the best tools available on the market.”

Speros audio systems feature voice reinforcement for digital media and computer content, as well as audio amplification for live presentations in a variety of spaces, such as lecture halls, classrooms and government facilities.

Visual systems include multiple devices that can display simultaneously, HD video projectors and interactive video touch monitors as well as digital signage solutions.

Speros provides complete design, engineering, installation and maintenance services to add or integrate technologies including interactive projection technology and displays, distance-learning systems and audio- and video-equipped conference and telepresence rooms.

For more information, visit http://www.speros.com/.

Rik LaSpisa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology-driven world. For more information, visit http://www.speros.com/, call (912) 354-8900 or email info@speros.com. Find Speros on Twitter at @sperostech.

CONTACT
Rik LaSpisa
Account Executive
Speros
(912) 354-8900
rlaspisa@speros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
(912) 844-9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, March 6, 2017

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LDSS NAMES 2017 BOARD OF DIRECTORS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) announces their 2017 Board of Directors. For more information, visit

NATIONAL MAGAZINE FEATURES SPEROS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Keith Fletcher of Speros was recently featured by national tech magazine, Business Solutions. He was specifically chosen because of his innovative program that allows business owners to rent their hardware giving them access to state of the art tech at a fraction of the upfront cost. For more information, visit  http://speros.com/keith-fletcher-speros-featured-national-magazine-business-solutions/
FAIRGROUNDS PROPOSAL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The former site of the Coastal Empire Fair could be turned into a film production site if state lawmaker Rep. Craig Gordon’s proposal is accepted. Savannah  attorney Charles Bowen represents Mr. Gordon. For more information, please visit http://savannahnow.com/news/2017-02-28/savannah-fairgrounds-site-eyed-film-production-complex

CHAMBER NAMES NEW AMBASSADORS COUNCIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce has announced their 2017 ambassadors council. Chamber ambassadors are goodwill representatives for the Chamber who work for business and community interests in the Savannah area. Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC has once again joined the ambassadors for 2017. For more information, please visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/new-members/chamber-welcomes-2017-ambassadors-council/#.WLRua6LeMJ8.facebook

ENMARKET RAISES $15,000 TO FIGHT OBESITY
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket has announced that during its recent campaign for The Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA), it raised $15,000 in support of the partnership’s mission to help solve the nation’s childhood obesity crisis. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-raised-15000-partnership-healthier-america-help-end-childhood-obesity/
HILTS RETIRES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Linda Hilts, executive director of Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter, has announced she will retire after 20 years with the organization. Under Hilts’ leadership, Park Place Outreach has helped more than 6,200 area young people find emergency shelter and thousands more find stability through its non-residential programs. For more information, visit  www.parkplaceyes.org

OPERATION CLEAN SWEEP
(SAVANNAH, GA) The year-long fight to keep Savannah neighborhoods clean and reduce blight has kicked off this weekend and the Savannah Jaycees were out in force to clean up the walkway dozens of Butler Elementary students take every morning. For more information, visit

 
PORT OPERATION FOCUS OF ROBOTICS COMPETITION
(SAVANNAH, GA) Gray’s Reef National Marine Sanctuary and Georgia Southern University STEM Institute present the 2017 MATE ROV competition, Port Cities of the Future on Saturday, April 22 at 9 am. Student teams will compete for overall highest points in a mission to maintain operations supporting the commerce, entertainment, health and safety of a thriving port. For more information, visit http://graysreef.marinetech2.org
SAVANNAH YOGA CENTER CELEBRATES 14 YEARS
(SAVANNAH, GA) March marks the 14th year Savannah Yoga Center has been a big part of the community. In honor of the love and support, they are celebrating all month long with sales, challenges, deals and all things 14! Follow SYC on Facebook  https://www.facebook.com/savannahyoga/ and Instagram
https://www.instagram.com/savannahyogacenter/ for the daily deals and fun.

TIPS ON HOW TO BE HAPPY
(INC) 12 Habits of Happy People
http://www.inc.com/jonathan-alpert/the-12-habits-of-happy-people.html?cid=hmside4
SAVANNAH OBGYN LAUNCHES NEW WEBSITE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Alan Smith, co-founder of Savannah ObGyn, announces the launch of their new practice website designed by Speros. By utilizing Speros website design and carrier management services, Savannah ObGyn was able to realize significant monthly savings from their previously bundled package that was tied into their phone bill. For more information, visit www.speros.com
HURRICANE DAMAGE
(SAVANNAH, GA) Hurricanes may only be an imminent threat for a short time but their effects on your home can be long lasting and costly. In Chatham County alone, costs are now estimated at close to $37 million dollars. Full Turn Services’ water intrusion division is the biggest in the area. Problem Solved. For more information, visit www.fullturnservices.com
DISTILLERY OPENS IN DOWNTOWN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) After three years of hard work, planning and construction, Ghost Coast Distillery has begun production on some of the finest spirits in the Southeast, right in the heart of Downtown Savannah in their newly renovated 17,000 sq. ft. facility. Guests can select from two historic tour options to see the facility and taste-test the spirits. Felder & Associates was the architecture firm that repurposed the building. Updates include installing two large storefront windows to shine light on the eye-catching large copper stills and other equipment, removing a small patio area, replacing doors and windows and applying new paint and signage. For more information, visit https://ghostcoastdistillery.com

SALICYLIC ACID: FRIEND OR FOE?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Salicylic Acid is a common ingredient seen in acne products. To learn more about this ingredient, what it is, and how it treats acne, watch this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzk3PSA2uSY. For more information, visit http://lcderm.com/
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SAVANNAH’S ENTREPRENEURIAL ECOSYSTEM
(SAVANNAH, GA) 1 Million Cups is a weekly meet up to connect and help grow Savannah’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. Be active in our community and share your ideas, experiences and be surrounded by like-minded folks that care about Savannah’s future success. Each week 1MC showcases 2 presenters for 6 minutes each, followed by 20 minutes of Q&A from the audience. No cost. Location: Creators’ Foundry. Every Wednesday 9-10a. See the speaker line up:

http://www.1millioncups.com/savannah

TEA AT MRS. DAVENPORT’S
(SAVANNAH, GA) Davenport House Museum will host a special Tea program Thursdays and Fridays in March (2, 3, 9, 10, 16, 23 and 30) at 5 p.m. Learn about tea traditions and experience an early 19th century tea in the historic atmosphere of the Davenport House Museum. Patrons will tour areas of the historic home where tea service took place and will participate in an afternoon tea with costumed interpreters. Tickets are $18. For more information, visit  http://www.davenporthousemuseum.org/ 

STEEL MAGNOLIAS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Grab your gal pals and head to “Steel Magnolias,” opening March 3 at 7:30 and running through March 12 at Asbury Memorial Theatre in Savannah. As Clairee might say, “You’re gonna love it more than your luggage.” Tickets are available at the door and online at http://asburymemorial.org/theatre/
LEGAL RISKS OF LIVE-STREAMING
(SAVANNAH, GA) Charles Bowen, of The Bowen Law Group, will present the second in a two-part series, The Legal Risks of Live-Streaming Videos, at the Small Business Council Smart Luncheon on Tuesday, March 7 beginning at 11:30 a.m. For more information, visit  http://www.savannahchamber.com/for-members/business-calendar/530
CORNHOLE TOURNAMENT
(SAVANNAH, GA) The teen board at the Ronald McDonald House has planned a cornhole tournament to raise funds for the House on Saturday, March 11, from 12:00 to 3:00 p.m. at Forsyth Park. For more information, visit https://carriagetradepr.com/ronald-mcdonald-house-coastal-empire-cornhole-tournament-set-march-11/.

MARYLAND NATIVES INVITED TO MIXER
(SAVANNAH, GA) If you are from the Maryland area, please join us for an after-hours MARYLAND MIXER on Wed, Mar. 22 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road, Savannah, Ga. RSVP with Marjorie Young at marjorie@carriagetradepr.com or 912-844-9990
 
 
 
TIPS TO HELP YOUR BUSINESS
(FORBES) Top 3 Selling Techniques

https://www.forbes.com/sites/georgedeeb/2017/03/01/the-top-3-selling-techniques-which-is-best-for-your-business/#6f6af8324f56

EATING SERIES OFFERS GARDEN-TO-TABLE TIPS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Mindful Eating series offers mindfulness tools to approach food and eating (habit) patterns with new awareness, intention and attitude. On March 23, 6-7:30 p.m. at the Baha’i Unity Center, 2416 Waters Avenue, learn how we begin to live garden to table. For more information or to reserve a spot, visit https://events.blackbirdrsvp.com/mindful-eating-series
PR EXEC TO BRING KNOWLEDGE TO THE CLASSROOM

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cynthia Wright, Junior Partner of Carriage Trade PR, will present a Social Media tutorial to Georgia Southern students on Mar. 24. To learn more about Carriage Trade PR, please visit www.carriagetradepr.com
FLY IN
(MIDWAY, GA) Grass Strip Foundation presents its 8th Annual FLY IN & Open House on March 25. Fly or drive to Berg Park Aerodrome 9GA2 – Unicom 123.00 or drive to 580 Old Gress Island Road, Midway, GA 31320. Call Steve Berg for more information, 912-884-8666. Donations are encouraged. For pilots: Nonprofit dedicate to vintage and general aviation aircraft and their preservation.
MARATHON & 5K 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K highlights Savannah’s beautiful Historic District in 13.1 miles of tree-lined streets and city squares on April 7-9. The event will also be featuring a fashion-fitness expo and post-race party. To learn more, visit http://www.savannahchambernews.com/events/publix-savannah-womens-half-marathon-5k-april-7-9/ or to register, visit http://www.savannahwomenshalf.com
NIGHT OF CHAMPIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society presents the Night of Champions gala on Thursday, May 11 at 6 pm. The event recognizes area businesses that employ differently abled adults, including those with Down syndrome, and celebrates the contributions made by these employees. Table Sponsorships ranging from $200 to $5,000 and individual tickets are available. Sponsorships and contributions are tax-deductible. For more information  please visit  www.nightofchampions.org
ADD TWINKLE TO YOUR HOME

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Twinkle, a one year old, female cat who is alive because of the kindness of strangers. Twinkle is great with children and would make a great addition to any home. To view Twinkle and other pets available for adoption, visit: http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2015-c-136-twinkle/

Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Announces 2017 Board of Directors

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is pleased to announce Candy Bogardus will serve a second year as President of the LDSS. Bogardus, a founding member of the LDSS, has been a member of the board since its inception in 2006.

The 2017 Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society officers consist of: Dr. Ben Spitalnick, Vice President; Traci Shreck, Secretary; Brian Hussey, Treasurer, and Joe Marchese, Past President. They are joined on the board by Michael Holton, Jr., Jason Ambrose, Tom Kenkel, Wendy Fears, Jamie Deen, Harris Martin, Kristin Nyce and John Bogardus.

LDSS has grown from a group of four families who banded together in April 2006, with a shared experience of having a family member with Down syndrome, to a society that has attracted thousands of parents, children, advocates, community volunteers and corporate supporters. Annual events include the one-mile Buddy Walk, the Night of Champions gala dinner and Camp Buddy. LDSS is also a community partner for the JOY prom.

LDSS meets the fourth Tuesday of the month in the Benedictine Military School Media Center, 6502 Seawright Drive, at 6:30 p.m. The meeting is open to any and all and includes child care.

For more information, contact Candy Bogardus at cbogardus@ldssga.org or Brian Hussey at bhussey@ldssga.org.

 

 

 

 

Caption: (LEFT TO RIGHT) Jason Ambrose, Brian Hussey, Michael Holton, Jr., Tom Kenkel, Kristin Nyce, Joe Marchese, Candy Bogardus and John Bogardus. Not pictured: Dr. Ben Spitalnick, Wendy Fears, Traci Shreck, Jamie Deen and Harris Martin.

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) is a support group to benefit people with Down syndrome and their families through local through local leadership, support, outreach, education and advocacy. Meetings are held every fourth Tuesday of the month, typically with a guest speaker and social time for families to meet and interact. LDSS encourages the whole family to attend; children of all ages are welcome. LDSS is an affiliate of the National Down Syndrome Society. For more information about LDSS, visit http://www.ldssga.org.

CONTACT
Candy Bogardus
cbogardus@ldssga.org
(912) 663-8573

Brian Hussey
bhussey@ldssga.org
http://www.ldssga.org

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
(912) 856-9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com