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May 2020

Enmarket Opens Newly Rebuilt Store, Prototype for Future Construction

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket customers can get a glimpse of the future, now that the completely rebuilt Enmarket at 4318 Ogeechee Road in Savannah is open for business. The relaunched store is the prototype for future new builds for the rapidly expanding Savannah-based chain of convenience stores/food service establishments.

“This particular store is right next to the new headquarters, which is one of the reasons it was the perfect location for our new prototype,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “We wanted a clean, modern design that accommodates the multiple roles of an Enmarket store – a fueling station, a deep convenience inventory, appealing and healthy prepared food options, and a modern, state-of-the-art carwash.”

New Enmarket Prototype Store in Savannah

Newly rebuilt Enmarket prototype store in Savannah.

“The store offers full foodservice at The Eatery, with breakfast, lunch and dinner options, along with Mooz frozen yogurt and Enmarket’s Bean-to-Cup Coffee. The fueling options include gasoline, diesel and ethanol-free gas, and customers can save as much as 10 cents a gallon on all grades when they use their enPay card,” Giesick added.

The site was already in use as an Enmarket when the chain’s headquarters was constructed next door. The original store was razed to make way for construction of the modern replacement. Now that it’s back open after a soft opening on March 24, the new 5,893-square-foot store has a workforce of 25 employees, about double the previous number.

The store is the latest step in the development of an Enmarket campus at the intersection of Chatham Parkway and Ogeechee Road. It joins a 22,000-square-foot office structure that houses the three-state convenience chain’s headquarters, along with a second building of equal size to be used a flex space and room for future expansion. Two out-parcel lots on the compound are earmarked for future development, sale or lease.

Marketwash+

Enmarket’s new Marketwash+

“One of the many features we are excited about at the new store is the new car wash. It’s our first Marketwash+, which is an 80-foot tunnel wash. It’ll stand up to anything Savannah and the surrounding region’s pollen season can throw at our cars and, best of all, it does a fantastic job in about half the time of most car washes,” said Giesick. “That includes free vacuums for customer use. We know it will be popular with customers, so we are adding membership wash opportunities that start at $19.99 a month.”

West Construction served as the general contractor for all phases of the compound’s construction.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket is Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employing more than 1,300 people and operating 125 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants, and a fast casual restaurant as the49th largest convenience store operator in the country. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, 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. www.enmarket.com

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
912.844.9990
www.carriagetradepr.com
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Healthy Savannah Recognized for Impact on Health Policies that Save Lives

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Healthy Savannah receives Karl E. Peace Leadership Award for Public Health Initiatives

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah is pleased to announce it has received the 2020 Karl E. Peace Leadership Award. The award recognizes “leadership in expanding the impact of public health among their peers and/or in the state of Georgia,” and is given annually by the Gamma Theta Chapter of Delta Omega at Georgia Southern University (GSU).

“It is extremely exciting and a joyful feeling to see the work we’ve done be recognized,” said Lillian Grant-Baptiste, vice chair. “We are seeing some serious improvements in health outcomes in our community from cardiovascular issues, particularly among minority populations. Childhood obesity has also vastly decreased.”

The coalition was founded by former Mayor Dr. Otis Johnson in 2007 and brought together leaders from all sectors of the community to advocate healthy policies and build a collaborative environment. One of the first issues the coalition tackled led to the passage of Savannah’s SmokeFree Ordinance, adopted by the city in 2010.

At that time, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) reported that Chatham County had the highest death rate in the Coastal Health District due to heart attacks and heart disease. In the following seven years after the passage of the Smoke-Free Air Ordinance, those numbers plummeted from a yearly total of 284 to 178, with the rate falling from 106.8 to 61.3. The DPH now reports Chatham County now has the second-lowest rate in the Coastal Health District.

“Healthy Savannah has been at the forefront of major policy changes that encourage healthy, active living,” said Dr. Randy McCall, chair. “We also worked with the support of elected officials and many community partners for the passage of Complete Streets in 2015 and advocated for the city’s New Zoning Ordinance, passed in 2019.”

McCall expects the new Zoning Ordinance to be instrumental in improving health outcomes by allowing some neighborhoods to have more stores and restaurants within walking distance, thus providing greater access to people living there.

One of Healthy Savannah’s most notable accomplishments may have been the founding of the coalition itself. Grant-Baptiste said it might not have been created at all except for Johnson’s determination to make Savannah a healthier place for all after recuperating, himself, from a heart attack.

“He took an obstacle and turned it into an opportunity.”

Turning obstacles into opportunities might also describe the life of GSU alumnus Karl E. Peace, who established the first school of public health in the University System of Georgia.

Peace enrolled at GSU in 1959 with a loan of $532. After completing his bachelor’s degree in chemistry while supporting his mother and siblings, he earned a master’s degree in mathematics from Clemson University and later, a Ph.D. in biostatistics from the Medical College of Virginia. He returned to GSU to create a biostatics center in 2000, and in 2004, his endowment to honor his late wife led to the creation of the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health (JPHCOPH).

Each year, the Gamma Theta Chapter of the Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health selects a JPHCOPH alumni, faculty member, community member, or community organization who has expanded the impact of public health among their peers and/or in the state of Georgia to receive this leadership award.

“As a charter member of the chapter and a long time partner with Healthy Savannah, I nominated them because they represent the true meaning of leadership in public health,” said Nandi A. Marshall, DrPH, associate professor of Public Health, Georgia Southern University – Armstrong Campus. “They have worked tirelessly in the Savannah and Chatham County area to improve health outcomes and work with the communities that they serve. The Healthy Savannah team, board, and partners always stand ready to address inequities through system changes and by providing needed services to the community.”

Due to COVID-19, the actual award presentation is being rescheduled to a later date.

“We’ve come a long way but have a long way to go,” said Grant-Baptiste. “We have so much more work to do, which we will do with enthusiasm and passion. When spider webs unite, they can tie up a lion. When we unite there’s a lot we can accomplish.”

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young, CEO
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912-844-9990

WillPower Ties Founder, Former National AMBUCS President to Receive President’s Award at 2020 Night of Champions

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Will Howell, a Darien-based entrepreneur, and Kevin Sheehan, who heads an organization dedicated to improving the lives of differently abled people, will receive the President’s Award when the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society holds its 11th annual Night of Champions later this year.

The event was originally scheduled for April 2 but was postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. A new date has not been determined.

Howell, 20, hasn’t allowed cerebral palsy to stand in the way of founding WillPower Ties, a recently launched internet-based firm that markets a line of ties, bowties and even doggie bowties.

Sheehan has been the national president of AMBUCS, an organization famous for the adaptive tricycles – Amtrykes – it provides to give mobility to children who otherwise could never experience pedaling a wheeled vehicle.

“Our Night of Champions is a wonderful event that allows us to salute employers and employees who demonstrate, every day, the value of inclusive work spaces,” said event chairman Tom Kenkel. “To add to that, each year we present our President’s Award. This year, we are privileged to honor two outstanding men whose efforts have directly impacted the quality of life for so many families in our area.”

In Howell’s case, as his school years neared an end, he and his family began to search for a meaningful business he could help to manage. Inspired by John’s Crazy Socks, an internet company founded by a young New Yorker with Down syndrome, the family came up with the idea for a line of designer ties. Howell, working with his father, fulfills orders and writes personal thank-you notes to his customers.

Sheehan is the assistant office manager of the family-based Dan J. Sheehan Co., a Savannah firm founded in 1924 to specialize in tile, paint, stucco and stone work.

He grew up in Savannah, playing and later coaching in AMBUC Stadium without ever thinking much about the name. When he was working a booth at a Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce business expo, he noticed a nearby booth with a “funny-looking” three-wheel bicycle and was told AMBUCS provides the special adaptive equipment to differently abled children.

When Sheehan saw the face of a young girl as she received one of those trikes, he was hooked and has been an AMBUCs member since 1999.

Over the past 21 years, Sheehan has been Savannah chapter president 13 times, including his current tenure, and served in various state and regional leadership positions before becoming the national president-elect, president and immediate past president over 2016 to 2019. In addition to adaptive tricycles, Sheehan and AMBUCS also sponsor adaptive bowling sessions for people who wouldn’t be able to experience the sport without assistance.

Sheehan attends Sacred Heart Catholic Church and enjoys spending time with his 10 nieces and nephews and three grand-nieces. He has also been on the LDSS board for nine years.

Sheehan and Howell met when Sheehan was in Darien to attend a football game between McIntosh Academy and Benedictine Military School. On a trip to the concession stand, Sheehan saw the Howell family and noticed Will had difficulty walking. He approached the Howells and offered to give Will the chance to ride a bike of his own. Now, Will uses his Amtryke to ride to the post office and mail his WillPower Ties orders. WillPower Ties donates a portion of each sale to AMBUCS.

In addition to the presentation of the President’s Award, the Night of Champions will recognize outstanding employer/employee partners.

Last year’s honorees included Erik Glasford, Effingham Health System; Meghan Mayle, Bubba Gumbo’s Seafood Restaurant; Reginald Horton, The Savannah Bananas; Chris Mayor, DIRTT Environmental Solutions; and Chris Holt, Tybee Island YMCA. Amy Wright, owner of Bitty & Beau’s Coffee, was the recipient of the 2019 President’s Award.

LDSS’s ongoing programs include Camp Buddy for children with Down syndrome, the annual Buddy Walk in Forsyth Park and weekly support meetings held for people with Down syndrome along with their families and friends, as well as educational workshops for children.

ABOUT THE LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY
The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) supports people with Down syndrome and their families 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 ldssga.org

CONTACT
Whitney Lowery
Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society
wlowery@ldssga.org

Pandemic Brings Surge in Demand for Fresh Produce from Farm Truck 912

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Farm Truck 912, the mobile version of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market, has seen a surge in demand during the COVID-19 crisis, with overall sales up by 50 percent in the month of April and a 70 percent increase in SNAP-funded purchases.

Farm Truck 912

This program is supported by the YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah through grants awarded through the Center for Disease Control’s REACH program to close the gap in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County.

The staff of Farm Truck 912 also has developed a pilot delivery program for older residents who live in four of Savannah’s low-wealth senior housing complexes.

“The truck is still going to all the stops we’ve been going to,” said Jeb Bush, executive director of the Forsyth Farmers’ Market. “In general, stops have been super busy. We had a 50 percent increase in the amount of money spent. Part of that is that new customers have found us, and part is our new delivery service for low-wealth seniors. Several people have said they really feel safe purchasing produce in an outside environment with the Farm Truck.”

Due to the pandemic, new regulations are in place: Only staff members, who wear gloves and masks, are allowed to touch the produce, social distancing is maintained and all surfaces are wiped down with disinfectant between stops.

The mobile farmers’ market operates six days a week on a schedule that takes it throughout Chatham County and across all economic strata.

While the truck sells to the general public, it cuts prices in half for SNAP purchases.

The senior delivery program was driven by needs brought on by COVID-19. Low-wealth households have difficulty accessing delivery services from grocery stores, which generally require home internet access and payment via credit card. Farm Truck 912 work with the resident managers at senior housing complexes, who help spread the word and take orders so recipients can choose their produce for delivery.

“Right now we are calling it a pilot program, but our hope is to prove this is a successful means for reaching particularly vulnerable people,” Bush said.

Another program Farm Truck 912 will launch this month, Veggie RX, works with four health providers — J.C. Lewis Primary Health Care Center, St. Mary’s Clinic, Memorial Health’s children’s clinic and the Chatham County Health Department — to serve low-wealth participants diagnosed at risk for a chronic diet-related disease.

Classes based in the clinics will begin May 14, and as participants leave, they can use their financial incentives to buy the “prescribed” produce at at the 912 Food Farmacy. Those vouchers can be redeemed at the mobile unit or at the Forsyth Farmers’ Market’s Saturday session.

Veggie RX was designed with a large educational component and has been adapted for pandemic safety regulations. Now, many of the class sessions are video-delivered.

ABOUT REACH SAVANNAH:
In September of 2018, The YMCA of Coastal Georgia and Healthy Savannah were awarded a five-year, $3.4 million dollar Racial and Ethnic Approach to Community Health (REACH) grant from the Center for Disease Control. Through this funding, the Savannah / Chatham County REACH team works to close the gaps in health disparities among priority populations in Savannah and Chatham County in the areas of nutrition, physical activity, and community – clinical linkages. Working with over 20 community partners and organizations, the REACH team works to provide equal and consistent access to ensure the health and wellness of our community through policy, systems and environmental change. www.ymcaofcoastalga.org www.healthysavannah.org

Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. Selects UGA Senior for Internship

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. is pleased to welcome University of Georgia (UGA) senior Lilly Morgan to the company’s internship program.

Majoring in mass communications at UGA’s Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communications, Morgan is expected to graduate in December of this year.

Her responsibilities during the internship will include coordinating media relations, writing press releases and awards, and providing photography and videography. Morgan also plans to assist with search engine optimization, researching keywords, social media management and community relations.

During her undergraduate studies, the Savannah native and graduate of St. Vincent’s Academy has served as a strategist for her team within the UGA student-run ad agency, Talking Dog Agency. She is also a member of the University of Georgia AdClub and the Phi Mu women’s organization. Morgan is also minoring in fashion merchandising while completing her undergraduate degree.

“I am incredibly excited to spend the summer as an intern for Carriage Trade Public Relations,” said Morgan. “This will be an opportunity to gain important skills and learn from experienced professionals in the public relations industry while creating strong relationships within my community.”

She is also looking forward to gaining a more thorough understanding of the business culture in Savannah.

In her free time, Morgan enjoys spending quality time with friends and family, especially when it involves outdoor activities or cooking new recipes. She enjoys keeping up with all things fashion and hopes to one day work for a communications company that works alongside the fashion industry.

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, credibility, and positive word of mouth in their community and globally online through its proprietary Reputation Matrix method. For more information, contact www.carriagetradepr.com; 912-844-9990.

For more information, contact:
Marjorie Young
CEO of Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
Phone: 912.844.9990
Email: marjorie@carriagetradepr.com

Lilly Morgan
Public Relations Coordinator
Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc.
Phone: 912.713.2449
Email: savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNITY HEADLINES, May 4, 2020

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Savannah’s

COMMUNITY HEADLINES

The Local Newswire


GIVING TUESDAY NOW
(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Tuesday, May 5 is #GivingTuesdayNow! This is a national day to support nonprofits during the added constraints of the pandemic. Healthy Savannah encourages your support. Visit the campaign page to make a donation or start your own fundraiser that you can share on social media: https://www.flipcause.com/secure/donate/ODQxMTQ=

IVOLUNTEER INTERNATIONAL

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah’s Start-up Tech-Nonprofit Earns Platinum Seal for Transparency on Guidestar. Less than 5% of nonprofits around the world have earned this recognition of commitment to transparency. Read the full article here. https://www.ivint.org/press/ivolunteer-international-earns-guidestars-highest-seal-of-transparency/


BATTER UP!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Bananas has scheduled its season-opening game benefitting Park Place Outreach for Wednesday, July 1, from 7-10 p.m. at Grayson Stadium, 1401 E. Victory Drive. For more information, please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/savannah-bananas-game-benefitting-park-place-outreach-tickets-103971445392

PIVOTING DURING THE PANDEMIC

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS) Ad Specialty Services has pivoted during the pandemic by selling personal protective equipment (PPE). They typically sell imprinted pens, coffee mugs, and other such items. But, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the majority of business is from sales of PPE. Diana Morrison shares her wisdom, tips and advice on pivoting during COVID. Diana Morrison Cori Sessions #WeAreSavannah #OpenForBusinessSAVANNAH


RUNNING WITH FAITH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Faith Equestrian Therapeutic Center is holding a virtual fundraiser through May 15. “Running With Faith” challenges participants to run or walk or run with the goal of raising money for the Center to continue to serve children with disabilities after the COVID crisis. Although Faith Equestrian therapeutic center is not currently providing services, the 501c3 nonprofit still must care for and train horses to keep them ready to serve.

BREASTFEEDING DURING THE PANDEMIC

(REACH) Nursing mothers don’t need to sacrifice the important skin-to-skin contact and immunity-boosting benefits of breastfeeding. With proper hygiene and guidance, moms can continue to breastfeed despite social distancing precautions, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund and The World Health Organization. But if a mother needs to hit pause on nursing for a while, due to illness or a hard-to-manage work schedule, the baby will still benefit from pumped milk or donated milk. For more information and guidelines, visit the Global Breastfeeding Collective: https://sph.unc.edu/files/2020/04/CGBI_Collective-BF-and-COVID-19.pdf

WE REMEMBER MAMA

(HOSPICE SAVANNAH) Hospice Savannah invites you to share stories of your mother from the comfort of your own home. Due to the current pandemic, Hospice Savannah will present its annual “We Remember Mama” benefit for the organization’s Story Keeping program as a virtual event, scheduled for 6:00 p.m. on May 7- the Thursday evening before Mother’s Day.

PRESIDENT’S AWARD

(LOWCOUNTRY DOWN SYNDROME SOCIETY)  Will Howell, a Darien-based entrepreneur, and Kevin Sheehan, who heads an organization dedicated to improving the lives of differently abled people, will receive the President’s Award when the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society holds its 11th annual Night of Champions later this year.


AWARD

(HEALTHY SAVANNAH) Healthy Savannah is pleased to announce it has received statewide recognition from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation. The coalition has received the 2020 Joseph D. Greene Community Service Collaborative Award for its work to make Savannah a healthier place to live.

SCORE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah SCORE and the SBA continue to help small businesses, non-profits and others navigate COVID-19 challenges with free guidance and resources. Finding the right information in a timely manner and then digesting all of that information are among the challenges that many people face. Savannah SCORE has prepared an overview of available resources. https://savannah.score.org/

BEGINNER’S GUIDE TO SUCCESSFUL FACEBOOK ADS

(SOCIAL MEDIA EXAMINER) Three important considerations for anyone thinking of diving into Facebook ads and wondering what the common pitfalls might be:

ENMARKET PURCHASES, CONVERTS TIGER EXPRESS IN BEAUFORT

(BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based convenience store chain, has bought the former Tiger Express #14 store at 2265 Boundary St. in Beaufort to bring its total outlets to 50 stores in South Carolina. The location will undergo a more comprehensive renovation before the end of the year. The prime feature of the remodel will be the installation of Enmarket’s signature Eatery restaurant. The existing car wash will be updated as well. The store is expected to stay open throughout the remodel. The Beaufort store will offer such technology-based amenities as Skip Frictionless Checkout, which lets customers skip lines at the cash register and pay via their cell phones, as well as Enmarket’s loyalty program Enjoy Rewards and enPay. Customers will find the stores well-stocked, including fresh food and healthy snacks. The store offers unleaded, mid grade, premium and diesel fuels. www.enmarket.com

FREE RESOURCES FOR PUBLIC ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS

(REACH) The African American Health and Information Resource Center has always been free and open to the public. The office has closed during the pandemic, but its resources are still free and available online. The HERO database recently rolled out a QR code for accessing the website even faster. And the popular, informative seminars and morning chats are back on the schedule. Seminars are now being offered through WebEx, a free video platform available at www.webex.com. and are still free of charge. Registration is required. Just call (912) 477-6605 to reserve your spot. https://healthysavannah.org/

MAY IS MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

(SAVANNAH, GA)  Stressed? Us too! May is Mental Health Month. Be on the lookout for resources for yourself or to help others through scary transitions like ceremony-free graduations, parenthood, social distancing and too much family togetherness. Check out these ideas on reaching out and staying connected:  https://seizetheawkward.org/coronavirus 

ZILLO

(COASTAL PET RESCUE)If you’re looking for an easy going, super sweet (and super soft), affectionate cat, Zillo could be the girl for you. She loves pets and chin scratches and is equally happy playing as she is just hanging out with you. Zillo seems to get along with everyone, so sharing a home with other felines probably won’t be a problem for her. http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2019-c-093-zillo/

New Acquisition in Beaufort Becomes Enmarket’s 50th South Carolina Convenience Store

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(BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA) — Enmarket, a Savannah-based convenience store chain, has bought the former Tiger Express #14 store at 2265 Boundary St. in Beaufort to bring its total outlets to 50 stores in South Carolina.

 

 

“The location is a strategic part of our growth plan in the Beaufort area,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “Highway 21 is a heavily commuted artery connecting Charleston and Beaufort, making this location a prime opportunity for us.”

The 4,475-square-foot store will reopen Thursday after new fuel dispensers are installed and the interior is outfitted with improvements such as Enmarket’s popular bean-to-cup coffee brewers.

The location will undergo a more comprehensive renovation before the end of the year. The prime feature of the remodel will be the installation of Enmarket’s signature Eatery restaurant. The existing car wash will be updated as well. The store is expected to stay open throughout the remodel.

The Beaufort store will offer such technology-based amenities as Skip Frictionless Checkout, which lets customers skip lines at the cash register and pay via their cell phones, as well as Enmarket’s loyalty program Enjoy Rewards and enPay. Customers will find the stores well stocked, including fresh food and healthy snacks. The store offers unleaded, mid grade, premium and diesel fuels.

ABOUT ENMARKET
Enmarket, Savannah’s largest convenience store chain, employs more than 1,300 people and operates 125 convenience stores, 14 quick-serve restaurants and a fast casual restaurant as the 49th largest convenience store operator in the country. Founded as Interstate Stations by Robert Demere in 1963, 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. www.enmarket.com

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Vice President of Marketing
Enmarket
mclements@enmarket.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
Carriage Trade PR
912-844-9990