Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah Hires Kenneth Hintz
(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a leading local provider of plumbing and drain maintenance, introduces Kenneth Hintz to its staff as a service technician.
Originally from Midland, Michigan, Hintz was previously the general manager for a sewer service company.
“Kenneth is an exceptional addition to our growing team,” said Sherry Daniel, owner and CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah. “In a time when true skill and diligence are hard to come by, we are fortunate to welcome Kenneth to the Roto family.”
Hintz has two sons, ages 21 and 13. In his spare time, Hintz enjoys fishing, golf, video games and cars.
ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERS OF SAVANNAH Roto-Rooter plumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-Rooters Plumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooter is the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbers stand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570 or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com
(SAVANNAH, GA) Ten years have passed since Dean Burnette launched Best Business Brokers to help people buy and sell businesses and commercial real estate in Georgia, South Carolina and elsewhere in the Southeast.
“It’s a great privilege to have reached this milestone in a business where performance and reputation matter so much,” said Burnette, who launched the firm in 2009.
Best Business Brokers, also known as B3, specializes in manufacturing, technology and logistics businesses with revenues between $1 million and $30 million. The firm currently employs three brokers. It primarily represents business owners who are looking to sell but is also engaged in industrial commercial real estate.
Burnette, who is a native of Louisiana, owned various businesses for more than 20 years before he launched Best Business Brokers.
ABOUT BEST BUSINESS BROKERS • B3 Best Business Brokers (B3) help people buy and sell businesses and commercial real estate in Georgia and South Carolina. The company is based in Savannah, Georgia. B3 offers a variety of brokerage services, including confidential targeted marketing, potential buyers’ qualifications, showcasing, transaction negotiations, due diligence management, escrow process management, valuations and pricing, and closings. Their seasoned and award-winning business brokers are all licensed, commercial realtors. B3 specializes in a multitude of industries, such as manufacturing-, technology- and logistics-related businesses and properties. Their headquarters is located at 6605 Abercorn St., Suite 101D, Savannah, GA 31405. For more information, visit http://B3Brokers.com or call 912-349-0940.
Thirteen state championship rings were presented to the athletes on the 2018-2019 team which won the state honor in the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A/AA competition at the end of last school year. Several private schools along the South Carolina/Georgia border, including Bethesda Academy, are members of SCISA.
Two graduated seniors from the team returned to their alma mater to accept their rings. Five coaches led by the athletic director Antwain Turner watched as the seniors along with the rest of the track and field team were honored.
“I can’t express how proud of these young men I am,” said head track coach Clevan Thompson. “It’s an honor to hold this title and to coach these outstanding athletes. I’ve watched this team make tremendous strides physically and personally to get to this point, and I can’t think of a more deserving team.”
ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private boarding and day school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and STEM curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.
The event will be held to network with local community members and to celebrate the official launch of the program.
“Every opportunity you have to demonstrate understanding and empathy to homeless youth will support their development, sense of self-worth and future potential,” said program director Cheri Dean.
The transitional living program began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency.
The program provides housing, case management services, life skills, personal and community connections and other individualized services.
“Many of the young men we encounter have been abandoned, betrayed, misunderstood or abused by those they trust most,” Dean said. “Gaining their confidence requires a deep understanding of those we serve and their adverse life experiences.”
MORE INFORMATION ON PARK PLACE OUTREACH YOUTH EMERGENCY SHELTER: Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, 514 E. Henry St., provides support for troubled children and teens in Savannah and the surrounding area. Opened in 1984, the shelter, open 24 hours a day, offers youth, between the ages of 11 and 17, a safe and loving environment. Homeless, abused or runaway teenagers can self-admit themselves into this shelter. The organization’s goal is to keep kids off the street and reunify families. Park Place Outreach – Youth Emergency Shelter is an equal opportunity provider and employer. With the generous support of local organizations and individuals, the Park Place Outreach Shelter has helped more than 6,000 individuals. For more information, please visit http://parkplaceyes.org or find us on Facebook.
ENCOURAGE HEALTH LECTURE TO FOCUS ON FACTS AND FICTIONS OF CBD OIL
(SAVANNAH, GA) The facts and fictions of CBD oil will be the topic when Savannah chiropractor Michael Vaughn takes the podium at the third presentation in the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series, set for tomorrow at the Charles H. Morris Center. The luncheon is at max capacity, but the presentation will be livestreamed on the Healthy Savannah Facebook page starting at 11:45 a.m. Tune in here: https://www.facebook.com/Healthy-Savannah-Get-Up-Get-Out-Get-Healthy-135287093182859/
AUGUST OPEN FOR BUSINESS® THIS WEDNESDAY
(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The August session of our monthly Open for Business® will be held on Wednesday, August 28th, via Facebook live. This month’s topic is focused on pitching and how to improve yours. Join the conversation at noon on the 28th and find more information here: https://www.facebook.com/events/441614443102931/
ROTO-ROOTER HIRES HINTZ
(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a leading local provider of plumbing and drain maintenance, introduces Kenneth Hintz to its staff as a service technician. Originally from Midland, Michigan, Hintz was previously the general manager for a sewer service company. To learn more, visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html
BETHESDA BLAZERS PRESENTED STATE CHAMPIONSHIP RINGS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Bethesda Blazers’ track and field team celebrated their state championship victory during a ring ceremony held at Bethesda Academy. Thirteen state championship rings were presented to the athletes on the 2018-2019 team which won the state honor in the South Carolina Independent School Association Class A/AA competition at the end of last school year. For more information, visit https://www.savannahnow.com/sports/20190818/bethesda-academy-honors-state-track-and-field-champions
(JASPER COUNTY, SC) What comes to mind when someone says ‘power’? Peacock Automotive’s Land Rover Hilton Head Centre Manager, Chris Edenfield, thinks about the 2019 Land Rover Range Rover SV Autobiography. Inside and out, this vehicle screams power in every way. Combining luxury with performance, technology and design, the SV Autobiography is unmatched. Check out this feature of Chris Edenfield and your next new vehicle in South Magazine here: http://www.southmag.com/June-July-2019/Powerful-Luxury/
SAVANNAH JAYCEES RIBBON-CUTTING
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Savannah Jaycees mark the opening of their newly renovated building with a ribbon-cutting ceremony & celebration on Thursday, August 27th at 12 noon. The members have worked together to update their meeting space in order to carry out their mission and offer the approximately 2300 square foot building to other organizations in the area. There will be networking opportunities, lunch served, and a chance to tour the updated space. For more information, visit savannahjaycees.com.
FINALISTS ANNOUNCED FOR “BIZPITCH SAVANNAH™ 2019”
(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE announced the names of the eight aspiring local entrepreneurs who will vie for over $10,000 in cash and professional services at SCORE’s second annual “BizPitch Savannah™” Entrepreneurial Competition. The goals of the event are to recognize and reward entrepreneurial creativity and excellence, to raise awareness of entrepreneurship and the essential role of small business in our community, and to help create new local businesses and jobs. To learn more about the finalists, visit http://bizpitchsavannah.com/
“PLASTICS MAKE PERFECT” PODCAST LAUNCHED
(BLUFFTON, SC) Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group in Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, has launched a podcast that talks about the trends on all things plastic and cosmetic surgery, skincare and overall wellness. The podcast, titled “Plastics Make Perfect”, offers a free, reliable and professional source of information on questions Dr. Klenke frequently receives in her practice. The podcast can be accessed on YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher and other sites. View the first installment at https://youtu.be/FydAauXAQmo. New podcasts will be posted at regular intervals.
MEET THE SFA GALA HONOREES
(SAVANNAH, GA) Meet one of the honorees of the inaugural Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala, Buck Meeks! Buck is a native Coastal Georgian from Richmond Hill. Buck recently retired from an extensive career as a museum curator. He is a graduate of the Georgia Film Academy, and his work in film goes back 30 years to ‘Glory’ and includes 6 feature films and over a dozen episodes of 3 different TV series. Throughout his career, his primary work has been providing locations and services for period films. Congratulations, Buck! To learn more, visit https://www.savannahfilmalliance.org/
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum is pleased to announce the gardens of the museum have been certified by the National Wildlife Federation as a Certified Wildlife Habitat® through its Gardens for Wildlife™ program. The National Wildlife Federation, celebrates this effort to create a garden that supports wildlife, provides natural sources of food, water, cover and places to raise young and is maintained in a sustainable way that incorporates native plants, conserves water and doesn’t rely on pesticides. This is a part of the larger sustainability efforts of the museum which includes recycling, none tree based paper products and a ban of single use plastics in the museum and at museum events. To learn more, visit https://www.nwf.org/garden-for-wildlife/certify
PARK PLACE OUTREACH TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM OPEN HOUSE
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Park Place Outreach transitional living program will host an open house on Tuesday, Sept. 10, from 4-6 p.m. at 818 E. Henry St. The open house will include refreshments, appetizers, and chance to learn more about the transitional living program. The transitional living program began accepting residents in February at a former location on Henry Street, and can now serve as many as six males at the new facility. Its mission is to prepare homeless, runaway and at-risk males ages 16 to 21 for independence and self-sufficiency. For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/701185240339337/
ENMARKET EMPLOYEE NAMED ONE OF 2019 FUTURE LEADERS IN CONVENIENCE
(BLUFFTON, SC) Peacock Automotive is partnering with the Town of Bluffton and the Bluffton Police and Fire Departments on the Lutzie43 campaign to fight distracted driving in the Lowcountry. There is also an effort to pass a “hands-free” bill in the South Carolina legislature. To learn more, watch the video below or visit https://youtu.be/3xqXcJ7IwHI.
SAVANNAH CHAMBER BUSINESS EXPO
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce on Thursday, September 12th from 3 pm – 7 pm at the Kehoe Ironworks at Trustees’ Garden for the 2019 Chamber Business Expo & Business Connection. Reserve your spot to be an exhibitor to showcase your business’ products and services to area professionals by purchasing a booth. Take the opportunity to gain access to resources available in our community! For more information, contact Brooke Phillips, Small Business and Events Manager, at BPhillips@SavannahChamber.com or 912-644-6459.
FIRST ANNUAL LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S EMPOWERMENT EVENT
(BEAUFORT, SC) Heal Her, Inc. presents, Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed, an event for women, avidly driven toward mental health, support, and the art of healing. The event aims to share the life stories of other women from different walks of life and to celebrate womanhood, femininity, and vulnerability. 100% of the event proceeds will benefit Heal Her, Inc. Restorative Women’s Retreats, a 501c3 non-profit that assists women with fully funded restorative retreat stays, to provide a healing and nurturing environment for whole body and soul replenishment. This year’s event will feature several guest speakers and panelists. Panelists will join in a live interactive discussion with the audience members. Painfully, Passionately, Perfectly. Purposed will take place at the USCB Center for the Arts, 805 Carteret Street, Beaufort, SC, with a VIP reception from 1-2pm, a day retreat from 2-5pm, and a closing reception from 5-6pm. Ticket prices start at $30 and are available now at www.Takiya-LaShaune.com/events.
PEER RECOGNITION: AN EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT SECRET WEAPON
PARK PLACE OUTREACH HIRES TRANSITIONAL LIVING PROGRAM CASE MANAGER
(SAVANNAH, GA) Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Services has hired Kevin Foard, who had worked as a case manager for the Basic Center of Park Place Outreach, as its transitional living program (TLP) case manager. Foard is responsible for providing case management services that include initial screening, record keeping, service coordination, ongoing assessments of residents, aftercare activities and other duties as needed. For more information, please visit https://carriagetradepr.com/park-place-outreach-hires-kevin-foard-as-case-manager/
ENMARKET TO RAISE FUNDS THROUGHOUT AUGUST FOR LLS’ LIGHT THE NIGHT
MATTHEW REARDON EARLY LEARNING ACADEMY OPENS IN SAVANNAH
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Matthew Reardon Early Learning Academy opened on August 14, 2019 at 11500 Middleground Road, Savannah GA, 31419. The Early Learning Academy (ELA) is a place for all children to learn through teacher-guided intentional play, meaningful interactions, and inquisitive exploration. ELA’s goal is to incorporate all children in safe, creative, language-enriched classrooms where learning becomes a fun daily experience. The program is designed to foster all educational and emotional developmental areas for toddlers (18 months) to pre-kindergarten (48-60 months).For more information please visit https://www.savannahtribune.com/articles/matthew-reardon-early-learning-academy-opening-in-savannah/
EFFINGHAM CHAMBER OF COMMERCE SEEKS CEO
(EFFINGHAM CO, GA) The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is seeking a Chief Executive officer. The CEO provides overall supervision and direction for all activities related to administration, programs, finances and strategic plan of the Chamber. The CEO promotes economic growth and health in the Effingham County business community, in alignment with the Chamber’s mission statement. Other key duties include membership cultivation, fundraising, marketing, and community outreach. The position reports directly to the Chamber Board of Directors. Salary range of $60,000-$70,000 with bonus opportunities, health insurance, retirement benefits, paid holidays, vacation/sick/personal days. All inquiries and resumes should be received by August 30th. Email your resume to: EffinghamChamberCEO@gmail.com
DOWN SYNDROME EARLY INTERVENTION SERVICES
(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) requires that early intervention services are readily available to babies and toddlers with Down syndrome. Early intervention addresses the areas most challenging to each child and offers language services, family counseling and training, physical and occupational therapy and audiology services to name a few. Follow the link to learn more about early intervention: http://www.parentcenterhub.org/ei-overview/ For more information on our local Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society visit https://ldssga.org
(SAVANNAH, GA) Whenever you have a dental emergency, visit your dentist or an emergency room as soon as possible. For more information on emergency dental services, visit http://www.sandflyfamilydental.com/dental-emergency/ or call (912) 387-2302 if you are having an emergency.
LATIN PARTY SEPTEMBER 28
(SAVANNAH, GA) The awaited Latin party is coming soon! Celebrating its 14th year, La Fiesta Latina will take place on River Street (Rousakis Plaza) on September 28th from 12:00 PM to 8:00 PM. This is a free event open to the Savannah community and surrounding cities. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call Gustavo Gonzalez at 912.428.6831 for more details. This event is sponsored by Latin American Services Organization (LASO). You can also visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/2110324139083824/Â
MARJORIE YOUNG TO PRESENT AT 2019 THRIVE LOWCOUNTRY WOMEN’S CONFERENCE
(HILTON HEAD, SC) Marjorie Young, an award-winning public relations consultant and founder of Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc., will share five proven strategies for businesses to increase visibility and create positive buzz in the community during the third annual THRIVE Lowcountry Women’s Conference to be held on September 26 on Hilton Head Island, S.C. The premier women’s gathering will focus on enhancing and empowering personal and professional growth. Thought-provoking speakers will network with more than 200 local and visiting women, and special in-depth, skill-based learning workshops will be offered.To register or learn more, please visit https://www.hiltonheadchamber.org/thrive-2019/
(SAVANNAH, GA) Mac is one handsome fellow! This young man will steal your heart with his zest for life! He is full of puppy love and puppy play, but will also crash hard on the couch (or in the car) with you. He’s a total cuddle bug unless there’s a tennis ball around – they are his absolute favorite things in the world! He also likes squeaky toys and is an expert at getting the squeaker out with minimal fluff-shed! Mac enjoys time with people friends as well as canine friends, and can’t wait to find his forever home. To adopt Mac or view other animals available for adoption, visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-d-051-mac/
Carriage Trade Public Relations Announces August Open for Business®: Does Your Pitch Pass the Test?
(SAVANNAH, GA) Join Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. for the August session of their monthly Open for Business® series. This month’s topic is focused on pitching and how to improve yours. Cynthia Cradduck, Junior Partner, will host the conversation on Wednesday, August 28, at noon.
Open for Business® is a monthly online social media article review series, where current marketing articles are discussed that will help your business become more competitive. It is held on the last Wednesday of every month at noon via Facebook Live on Carriage Trade Public Relations’ account.
ABOUT CARRIAGE TRADE PUBLIC RELATIONS®, INC. Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc. is Savannah’s premier reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their visibility in their community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method.
A Long-Overdue Red Carpet Event For Savannah By Charles Bowen
When it comes to the movie industry, Savannah is no Hollywood. Why? Because it is far better! For the past two years, the state of Georgia has been the world’s most popular filming destination (as evidenced by the ever-present Georgia Peach logo at the end of so many films and television shows). While the majority of these productions film in the Atlanta area, Savannah is the second-most popular destination in the state.
That’s right. Move over Los Angeles and New York. Over the past decade, Savannah has enjoyed record-breaking year after record-breaking year as a location for some of the most well-known productions in the film and television industry.
In 2018, more than 200 professional movie and television productions and 147 student projects were filmed in the Savannah area. According to the Savannah Regional Film Commission, these productions accounted for $120 million in direct spending locally and had a total economic impact of well over $250 million in FY 2018 alone. These figures shattered the record set in 2017 of $65 million in direct spending with $138 million in total local economic impact.
It would seem a celebration of Savannah’s rightful place in the television and film industry is long overdue.
As if right on cue, enter a glitzy new event on Savannah’s social calendar with the launch of the Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala. Developed to recognize and honor several key local professionals for their invaluable contributions to the Savannah film and television industry, the event will make its debut this September.
The Gala will be open to the public so that everyone in town has the opportunity to experience an evening of Hollywood glamour right here in the Hostess City of the South. It also affords a chance for local businesses to show their support for an industry that is now intrinsic to our area’s present economy and financial future. It will honor Savannah’s rightful place as a key player in today’s film and television world while also giving a fun nod to the industry’s history through its theme of “Old Hollywood.”
The people who are doing great things to ensure Savannah’s rightful place in the film industry will be recognized and honored for their contributions. The Gala will not only be wildly entertaining, but it will shine the spotlight directly on many of the industry members who are quickly becoming shining stars (not to mention economic drivers) in our community.
The Gala will also feature an immersive theater experience whereby guests will interact and engage with live entertainers at an old Hollywood “High Society” gathering. There will be amazing food and drinks, special guests, live musical performances, and many other surprises. The goal is to give every attendee an experience they will remember for a long time.
Unfortunately, threats of a Georgia boycott have dominated the news recently. It’s time to wipe away the negativity. The Savannah Film Alliance Honors Gala aims to shift the focus to all of the entertaining, fun, and positive aspects of the local entertainment industry.
The inaugural Savannah Film Alliance Gala will be held Saturday, September 28, at the new event venue, Victory North, located at 2603 Whitaker Street. All of the details can be found at savannahfilmalliance.org.
Dr. Klenke of Pinnacle Medical Group Launches Plastic Surgery and Skincare Podcast
(BLUFFTON, SOUTH CAROLINA) Dr. Audrey Klenke, plastic surgeon and principal of Pinnacle Medical Group in Bluffton and Beaufort, South Carolina, has launched a podcast that talks about the trends on all things plastic and cosmetic surgery, skincare and overall wellness.
The podcast, titled “Plastics Make Perfect”, offers a free, reliable and professional source of information on questions Dr. Klenke frequently receives in her practice.
“Sharing information is an enormous part of practicing medicine today, and the ‘Plastics Make Perfect’ podcast provides an easy, user-friendly tool for that,” said Klenke. “In a short, manageable chunk of time, people can find out more about critical health questions.”
The first session focuses on new technology for the practice of dermatology, confocal microscopy, which a process that produces diagnostic images of suspicious moles or skin areas without invasive procedures such as biopsies.
“It’s totally painless and there’s no chance of scarring, so patients are pretty excited about this new technology,” Klenke said.
Enmarket to Raise Funds Throughout August for LLS’s Light the Night
(SAVANNAH, GA) All 124 of Enmarket’s convenience stores across Georgia and the Carolinas will join the fight against blood cancers in August, marking the seventh consecutive year the stores have helped raise money during the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Light the Night campaign.
The stores’ month-long campaign will involve selling Light the Night paper icons for $1 each to support the non-profit’s mission to cure blood cancer and to help patients and their families.
To date, Enmarket’s participation in the organization’s major fundraiser has raised over a total of $500,000. This year, the convenience store chain hopes to partner with its customers to add $150,000 to that number.
Each year, the event spurs friendly competition among the stores and last year, the Port Royal, South Carolina, location won bragging rights for the most money raised at a single store.
“Our customers and our employees enjoy this fun and easy way to support an important cause,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “Our mission is to enrich life in the communities we serve, and we do that in a variety of ways, from our Encourage Health speaker series to the LLS campaign. This particular icon sale gives customers a chance to join thousands of other customers to make a major impact with a small donation.”
ABOUT ENMARKET Enmarket, founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, is part of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc. The retailer operates convenience stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina and was noted as the industry’s “Biggest Mover” in store count ranking by Convenience Store News in 2018. The company is committed to giving back to the community through many charitable contributions and volunteer efforts, offering fresh food, healthy snacks, and competitively priced quality fuel as part of its mission to enrich life. Enmarket currently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com