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November 2018

NLaws Produce at Home Partners with St. Joseph’s/Candler to Deliver Fresh Groceries to Employees

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NLaws Produce at Home Partners with St. Joseph’s/Candler to Deliver Fresh Groceries to Employees
EmployAbility Contributes to Partnership Success

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLaws Produce at Home recently launched a partnership with St. Joseph’s/Candler to deliver fresh groceries to health system co-workers in a convenient manner.

Co-workers can log in with their badge numbers on NLaws at Home’s website to customize weekly orders of food items. The local grocery delivers the orders to both hospital campuses every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m.

“These days people want convenience and ease,” said Steve Kaplan, co-owner of NLaws Produce. “We are trying to provide that for our customers with this new service. Order online, deduct from your payroll and deliver the product to you.”

 Kevin Roberts, volunteer with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph's / Candler orders.

Kevin Roberts, volunteer with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph’s / Candler orders.

EmployAbility, a local non-profit that is focused on workforce development and community integration for adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with NLaws at Home to make delivery packaging easier. Each week, six individuals from EmployAbility organize the bulk delivery that arrives at NLaws from NLaws Wholesale to individualize the orders for St. Joseph’s/Candler.

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph's / Candler orders.

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph’s / Candler orders.

“Our first week’s order had 20 total deliveries,” said Kaplan. “There are roughly 4,200 employees in the health system, and my goal is to eventually deliver healthier and fresher grocery items to at least 30 percent of these people.”

Unlike other grocery delivery options, NLaws at Home allows buyers to choose from more than 350 products of fresh food to customize their orders. Items are then transported on a temperature-controlled truck to businesses and homes.

NLaws at Home has longstanding partnerships with local businesses that include River Street Sweets, Smith Brothers, Savannah Bee Company and Blends (A Coffee Boutique).

Businesses interested in partnering with NLaws at Home to provide healthy, convenient food delivery options to employees should contact Joey Rosen at 912-629-5111 for more information.

For more information about NLaws at Home, please visit https://www.nlawsathome.com/.

NLAWS PRODUCE AT HOME
NLAWS Produce at 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/.

CONTACT
Joey Rosen
Manager
NLaws at Home
(912) 629-5111
https://www.nlawsathome.com/
jrosen@nlawsproduce.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Elizabeth Poole
Director of Marketing
Cecilia Russo Marketing
(912) 695-4791
elizabeth@crussomarketing.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, November 5, 2018

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COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES

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RON STEPHENS VISITS MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM
(SAVANNAH, GA) State Representative Ron Stephens was at the Matthew Reardon Center on last week for the announcement that he is the recipient of the prestigious Marie McGaughey Childhood Philanthropy Award due to his long history serving as a powerful champion for Georgia’s children, particularly those with developmental disabilities like Autism. To see photos from the Matthew Reardon Center’s open house and award announcement, please visit https://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20181031/NEWS/103109994/PH/1

(Left to right) MRCA Board Chair, Sue Adler; MRCA President, Patti Victor; St. Francis Cabrini Pastor Fr. Gabe Cummings; State Rep. Ron Stephens

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce the addition of retail automotive executive Mark Ventrillo as its new fixed operations director. Ventrillo’s responsibilities include the development of all of Peacock Automotive’s parts and service departments along with increasing the company’s revenue and productivity. For more information, visit www.peacockautomotive.com/

Mark Ventrillo, Peacock Automotive

Mark Ventrillo, Peacock Automotive


CHATHAM COUNTY 4-H RECEIVES $1,000 GRANT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah presented a $1,000 grant to the Chatham County 4-H Youth Development program as part of the 2018 Encourage Health Education series. To see photos from the event, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/photogallery/GA/20181031/NEWS/103109998/PH/1

LIVINGOOD’S APPLIANCES AND BEDDING HOSTS GRAND OPENING IN POOLER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding hosted a grand opening and ribbon cutting ceremony at its new store, located at 1225 East U.S. Hwy 80 in Pooler, Ga. The locally owned company is celebrating 42 years this month. The new 12,000-square-foot showroom was built by the Dewitt Tilton Group of Savannah and is the third Savannah-area store for the family-owned appliance and mattress company. For more information, visit https://www.livingoodsonline.com/

Livingood's Grand Opening

Phyllis Livingood, president and co-owner of Livingood’s Appliances and Bedding, cuts the ribbon on the new Pooler location surrounded by husband, Dale Livingood; sons, Scott and Todd Livingood; Mayor Mike Lamb; and builders, The Dewitt Tilton Group.


HUNT, FISH, & SHOOT PARTY NOV. 8

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) The Boys & Girls Club of Jasper County will hold its largest annual fundraising event, the Hunt, Fish & Shoot Party, on Thursday, Nov. 8, at Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat at 265 Drivers Way in Hardeeville. Hunt, Fish & Shoot will begin at 6 p.m., and tickets are free. Raffle items include hunts, fishing charters, guns, kayaks, dinners, date nights for men and women and other items. For more information, please visit http://www.bgclowcountry.org and https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofthelowcountry

SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Reporting security incidents is a critical aspect of a security-focused culture. All workforce members play an integral part in this concept so it’s important to know what to report, when to report and why it should be reported. In this month’s Security Newsletter, learn more about the importance of reporting security incidents and which types of incidents to report. Read more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/38/attachment/?brand_key=uyjmd

HEALTHY SAVANNAH’S FAITH AND HEALTH COALITION HOSTS HEALTH FEST

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Healthy Savannah Faith and Health Coalition, formed in 2014 to help faith-based organizations implement policies and programs to promote a holistic health culture, hosted its first citywide health festival. Health Fest included health screenings, informational lectures, wellness and fitness demonstrations, children’s activities, entertainment and food samplings among other things. Visit www.healthysavannah.org for more information.

Health Fest

Lillian Grant-Baptiste, Health Fest Committee Chair, and Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development at Healthy Savannah at the first annual Health Fest.


BUDDY CARTER VISITS PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach, Inc. was honored to welcome Congressman Buddy Carter to Park Place Outreach to meet with other group home providers about the impact of the Family First Preservation Services Act, a federal law that restricts group home placement for teens. For more information on Park Place Outreach, please visit https://www.parkplaceyes.org/

ORIGINAL COMMUNITY HOSPICE CELEBRATES 40 YEARS OF ‘THE ART OF LIVING’

(SAVANNAH, GA) So many in the Coastal Empire have been touched and helped by services provided by Hospice Savannah! This beloved non-profit headquartered on Savannah’s Eisenhower Drive is proudly kicking off ‘The Art of Living’: a year-long celebration of 40 years of walking hand-in-hand with our friends and neighbors during the most difficult times in life. For more information, please visit www.HospiceSavannah.org

SAVANNAH’S WILL GRUVER TO REPRESENT REGION IN NATIONAL FUNDRAISING COMPETITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) – Savannah, GA is proud to announce  that Will Gruver will represent Savannah as an All Star Alumni Candidate in the annual Man & Woman of the Year campaign. The ten week fundraising competition will begin on February 21, 2019 and run through May 3, 2019. The 2018 Savannah campaign raised nearly $500,000 and nationally the campaign raised $59.4 million for the mission of LLS. For more information, please visit www.LLS.org

KICK OFF YOUR HOLIDAY SEASON IN THE HISTORIC DISTRICT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Experience Savannah’s Historic District in the fall, with a flair of architecture, shopping and an old-fashioned church bazaar. The annual Holly Days Church Bazaar will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, November 7 – 8. Savor a homemade southern lunch inside the historic Green-Meldrim House. Shop in the treasure room, garden, and holiday craft shop, and enjoy a church tour of St. John’s Church on Madison Square. Now celebrating 69 years of fundraising for Savannah area charities.  Daily from 10-2. Free limited parking in the St. John’s parking lot. For more information, please visit www.St.JohnsSav.org

PEACOCK FIAT SPONSORS HILTON HEAD ISLAND ITALIAN FESTIVAL

(HILTON HEAD, S.C.) Peacock Fiat is a sponsor of the 2018 Hilton Head Island Italian Heritage Festival. The festival, scheduled for Saturday, November 17, will be held from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Coastal Discovery Museum at Honey Horn. For more information, please visit https://www.hiltonheadisland.org/events/hilton-head-italian-heritage-festival. And for more information on Peacock Fiat, visit https://www.peacockcjdrfhiltonhead.com/

BETHESDA ACADEMY HOSTS SPORTING CLAYS TOURNAMENT

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy hosted their 10th annual Sporting Clays Tournament at the Forrest City Gun Club to raise money for student scholarships. The event included a wild game lunch, safety and shooting clinic, the tournament itself, a raffle and a wild game cocktail reception. Over $90,000 was raised for student scholarships. For more information on Bethesda Academy, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/ Watch a video from this fun day here: https://animoto.com/play/mxA1Dk2uq03aH3QQlNqa9A 

TRAIN YOUR NEXT EXECUTIVE

(SAVANNAH MORNING NEWS) Sherry Daniel, owner of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, explains how to train your next executive through internships and apprenticeships. Read the full article in Savannah Morning News here: 

FAITH EQUESTRIAN PARTNERS WITH EMPLOYABILITY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know? Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center has a work ethics program to help individuals with special challenges to become productive and thrive in our community! Matthew a young man with Downs Syndrome has become one of the FETC family. He came to work at Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center through EmployAbility to learn, work and grow in the workplace. He is working, making friends and improving his quality of life. Faith Equestrian and EmployAbility are now partnering to help more individuals in our community. visit us at www.faithetc.org

AVOID GETTING SUED

(SAVANNAH CEO) Hear what Charles “Bo” Bowen has to say about avoiding getting sued in this video interview by Savannah CEO: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/charles-bowen-how-not-get-sued-avoid-crazy-people/ Charles Bowen

12TH ANNUAL CHAMBER CUP

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce will host their 12th annual Chamber Cup Golf Tournament on Monday, November 19, at the Club at Savannah Harbor. For tickets, please visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=131&utm_campaign=

ENMARKET RAISES ALMOST $130K FOR LLS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Due to the outpouring of community support, Enmarket is pleased to announce that the company has raised $128,240.88 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Light the Night Walk. Since the company started this annual fundraiser in 2013, Enmarket has raised a total of $481,744.75 for LLS. For more information, please visit www.lightthenight.org/ga

SUSAN SPEROS TALKS TECH TRENDS

(SAVANNAH CEO) Susan Speros, President and CEO of Speros, talks about some recent trends in technology she is seeing, one of those being security in this Savannah CEO video interview: http://savannahceo.com/video/2018/10/susan-speros-recent-trends-technology/ Susan Speros, Park Place Outreach, Savannah

6TH ANNUAL GRAB A BAG FOR KIDS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Horizons Savannah announces the 6th annual charity luncheon and purse auction called, Grab a Bag for Kids, will take place on Friday, November 9 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Savannah Golf Club, located at 1661 E President St. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/horizonssav/

SOCKS FOR THE HOMELESS

(SAVANNAH, GA) Realtor Cathy Rodgers has partnered with Divine Rest to collect socks for the homeless in Savannah in October and November. Divine Rest serves the homeless population in Savannah. With the help of volunteers, they visit the homeless camps, bringing them water and needed supplies. Their team of men and women have a goal to get women off the streets into a safe, stable environment. Donations of new socks can be dropped off at Unforgettable Bakery at 238 Eisenhower. For bulk donations collected at offices or cases of water, call Cathy Rodgers for pickup at 912-667-0102.

LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY TO UNVEIL NEW TREATMENT AT OPEN HOUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) A new treatment designed to stimulate and remodel collagen and address common signs of aging will be announced by Low Country Dermatology during an open house on Thursday, Nov. 8. Low Country Dermatology is the only dermatologist office in the area certified to offer this new treatment known as Cutera Secret RF. Guests are encouraged to bring donations for the Communities in Schools (CIS) of Savannah Kids Kloset. For more information, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/549428002141834/

BUSINESS CONNECTION RESCHEDULED

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Area Chamber hosts Bands in the Ballpark has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 8 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Historic Grayson Stadium. The networking event includes food and live entertainment from Bucky & Barry, Irritating Julie, and Wassaw Sound. Cost is $10 for Chamber members and $25 for guests. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit http://savannah.simpleviewcrm.com/webapi/rsvp/v2/?action=details&eventid=121

MEET ALLY SHEEDY

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Ally Sheedy, a three-month old female tuxedo domestic long hair. Ally Sheedy is the most precious little doll. She is part of the Breakfast Club litter, and she knows her perfect family is just waiting to find her! To adopt Ally Sheedy or to view other animals available for adoption visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-c-100-ally-sheedy/

Matthew Reardon Center for Autism Selects Representative Ron Stephens as Award Recipient

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Matthew Reardon Center for Autism Selects Representative Ron Stephens as Award Recipient

(SAVANNAH, GA) State Representative Ron Stephens was at the Matthew Reardon Center on November 2, 2018 at 9am for the announcement that he is the recipient of the prestigious Marie McGaughey Childhood Philanthropy Award due to his long history serving as a powerful champion for Georgia’s children, particularly those with developmental disabilities like Autism.

(Left to right) MRCA Board Chair, Sue Adler; MRCA President, Patti Victor; St. Francis Cabrini Pastor Fr. Gabe Cummings; State Rep. Ron Stephens

Ron was a natural pick for this award,” said Kim Reardon, founder and Director Emerita of MRCA. “He is always ready to lead the fight for positive change in this community.” President and CEO Patti Victor continues, “Ron has been a consistent and effective advocate for quality healthcare and access to vital support services for children with autism and other developmental challenges.”

The award will be formally presented at the 2019 Autism Conference at the Savannah Convention Center on March 1, 2019.

State Rep. Ron Stephens with MRCA student, Leila Boulware (Students, Darren Lazare and Kevin Parker can be seen in the back).

State Representative Ron Stephens (R-Savannah) represents the 164th District in the Georgia House of Representatives. Ron is the Chairman of the House Economic Development & Tourism Committee and has served in the House for twenty-one years. He is also a member of the Appropriations, Rules, and Ways and Means Committees.

Ron has a long history with the Matthew Reardon Center,” said CEO Patti Victor. “It was very moving to watch him as he toured our wonderful new facility and met and talked with students. Ron was a champion for us when we started 18 years ago in a few clinical rooms, later when we moved to carved-out office space and, now, as we begin a new era of serving southeast Georgia’s autism community in this beautiful school setting. We – our students, families and community – owe great gratitude to the Chatham Legislative Delegation for their ongoing support and to St. Francis Cabrini Catholic Church, host at our new location.”

Representative Stephens is a graduate from Armstrong State & Mercer University with a degree in Pharmacy. He and his wife, Janice, have two daughters, Karen and Ashlin, two grandsons, Walker Reese and James “Beau” William Dukes, IV and one granddaughter, Ivey Carolina.

For these reasons and many others, the Matthew Reardon Center is pleased to announce that Representative Ron Stephens will receive this prestigious award.

ABOUT THE MATTHEW REARDON CENTER FOR AUTISM (MRCA):
MRCA operates southeast Georgia’s only accredited year-round day school for children with autism. They have provided advocacy and outreach services to more than 900 families across southeast Georgia and have hosted professional training and instructional opportunities for more than 4,500 family members, educators, health professionals and self-advocates. The organization was incorporated in 2000 and currently serves 27 students through ADVANCE Academy. They have 14 full-time employees and operate in an 8,800 sq foot school building, formerly St. Francis Cabrini Catholic School, located at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah, GA 31419. Website: http://www.matthewreardon.org/ (912) 355-9098

Peacock Automotive Names New Fixed Operations Director Mark Ventrillo

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Peacock Automotive Names New Fixed Operations Director Mark Ventrillo

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive is pleased to announce the addition of retail automotive executive Mark Ventrillo as its new fixed operations director.

Ventrillo’s new responsibilities include the development of all of Peacock Automotive’s parts and service departments along with increasing the company’s revenue and productivity.

Mark Ventrillo, Peacock Automotive

Mark Ventrillo, Peacock Automotive

“I am excited to work with this growing company to help shape the future development of the operation,” said Ventrillo. “I am committed to furthering Peacock Automotive’s mission to create a positive experience for customers and foster long-term relationships.”

Ventrillo most recently served as the service director and general sales manager for Hendrick Automotive in Greensboro, N.C., and brings 25 years of experience in automotive industry sales, service and dealer development to the position. He has a degree in optical engineering from Rochester Institute of Technology.

“Mark’s solid experience in multiple aspects of dealership management brings a broad perspective to making improvements and increasing customer satisfaction,” said Warner Peacock, Peacock Automotive’s President and CEO. “His vision aligns with our values and goals and he is devoted to enhancing the customer experience. I couldn’t be more pleased to welcome him to the team.”

Ventrillo, a native of Rochester, N.Y, relocated with his wife to the South Carolina Lowcountry from North Carolina. They have three grown children and two grandchildren.

For more information about Peacock Automotive, please visit www.peacockautomotive.com/

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive dealerships representing 14 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mall on U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Genesis of Savannah and Savannah Volkswagen in Savannah, Ga. Other holdings include Jaguar Columbia, Land Rover Columbia, Peacock Hyundai Columbia and Hyundai Genesis of Columbia. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in the Orlando area of Florida. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton, South Carolina, Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Peacock Automotive
265 Drivers Way
Hardeeville, SC 29927
Office: (843)-208-1217
jj@peacockautomotive.com

Healthy Savannah’s Faith and Health Coalition Hosts First Health Fest

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Healthy Savannah’s Faith and Health Coalition Hosts First Health Fest

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Healthy Savannah Faith and Health Coalition, formed in 2014 to help faith-based organizations implement policies and programs to promote a holistic health culture, hosted its first citywide health festival.

Health Fest

Lillian Grant-Baptiste, Health Fest Committee Chair, and Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development at Healthy Savannah at the first annual Health Fest.

The event, called Health Fest, was held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Thankful Missionary Baptist Church.

Health Fest included health screenings, informational lectures, wellness and fitness demonstrations, children’s activities, entertainment and food samplings among other things.

“Our first Health Fest was a success,” said Paula Kreissler, Director of Healthy Living and Community Development at Healthy Savannah. “We hope that this event will only grow and continue annually to promote the importance of health and faith in Savannah.”

The faith and health coalition is a part of Healthy Savannah, a non-profit 501©3 public/private coalition of more than 150 businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, schools, neighborhood organizations and healthcare and government agencies that was formed in 2007.

Visit www.healthysavannah.org for more information.

ABOUT HEALTHY SAVANNAH
Healthy Savannah, a 501©3 public charity is a public/private coalition of over 150 businesses, nonprofits, faith-based organizations, schools, neighborhood organizations, and healthcare and government agencies, It began as an initiative of City of Savannah Mayor Otis Johnson, formed in 2007. Healthy Savannah leads and supports a culture of health in the Savannah area by creating an environment that makes a healthy choice the easy choice; building a collaborative network that identifies and shares resources; collecting and disseminating information, promoting best practices and implementing innovative programs, and advocating for effective policies. Since its inception, this innovative, cross-sector collaboration has vastly benefited the community as evidenced by numerous multi-agency projects, grants and policy initiatives that have emerged from the initiative to create and sustain a Healthy Savannah. For more information, visit www.healthysavannah.org