Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah Celebrates 45th Anniversary

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah, a locally owned full-service industrial, commercial and residential plumbing company, is pleased to announce its 45th anniversary of serving customers in Savannah and surrounding areas.

“In 1974, we bought the Roto-Rooter franchise rights in Savannah and 10 nearby counties,” said Sherry Daniel, CEO of Roto-Rooter Plumbers. “Along the way, I learned to love the business side of things and realized this business was my destiny.”

Sherry Daniel, Roto Rooter Plumbers of Savannah

After being a co-owner for 28 years, Daniel came out of semi-retirement during the recession of 2008 to rebuild the business. She would become its sole owner a year later.

Today, Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah has fourteen service trucks and 21 full-time employees, including twelve masterful plumbers with more than 130 years of combined experience. The company also offers career pathways for employees, hiring potential plumbers who are looking to learn the trade, then training them alongside master plumbers.

“I dream one day that this type of service will be here when I am long gone,” said Daniel. “I’m planning for a future where our team members will be able to lead the company forward.”

Daniel also believes in placing the interests of clients above the bottom line. Her business motto is: “Be here tomorrow to stand behind the work we did today.”

“From the person who answers a customer’s initial call, to the plumber or technician who performs the work, I insist that each member of our staff treats each client as our most special customer,” she said.

Daniel also has put her business philosophy to work in Roto-Rooter’s commitment to serving others. From Toys for Tots, to filling the needs of veterans, to supporting a women’s’ shelter, to organizing and supporting blood drives, Daniel has ensured that her company serves the needs of the community.

“We’ve participated in a radiothon for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital for the last four years and through that raised $60,000 each year for sick kids,” she said. “We’ve donated thousands of free plumbing services to Park Place Outreach, and we are holding a fundraiser in February of 2019 to benefit the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. I’m also excited about a new partnership we’re starting with Dawn Baker and her charity, Dawn’s Daughter, which helps empower young women. We are always looking for new ways to give back to this community that has been so good to us.”

After 45 years at the company’s helm, Daniel finds the prospects of continuing to grow the business both surprising and exciting.

“Over the next few years we will be expanding services, growing into new territories and offering more types of services,” she said. “We will continue developing strategies in water conservation and green technologies as well as investing in researching and coordinating the introduction of new products and processes to southeast Georgia.”

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 www.rotosavannah.com.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations™
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075

Speaker Nominations Sought for 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series

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Speaker Nominations Sought for 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and Enmarket are accepting speaker nominations for the 2019 Enmarket Encourage Health Educational Series, the sixth year for the program that features sessions on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life.

Enmarket Encourage Health

Program topics have covered a wide range of subject matter discussed by respected experts in the health field. Popular themes have included the correlation between heart health and a healthy lifestyle, blue zones, the benefits of a plant-based diet and other similar issues.

Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational speech should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Tuesday, January 15.

Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic, a description of the speech, sample articles or videos of previous presentations and any supporting materials to demonstrate expertise. Please attach a biography and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board.

Because the events are non-commercial and center on offering health education to the Savannah community, speakers are asked to volunteer their time and not promote any specific product or service in their presentation.

Selected speakers will be announced in March, and the 2019 lunch-and-learn series will kick off on Tuesday, April 30. The other lectures will be held on the following Tuesdays: June 25, August 27 and October 29.

For more information, contact Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org.

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 123 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Elizabeth Poole
Director of Communications
Cecilia Russo Marketing
elizabeth@crussomarketing.com
912.695.4791

The Dewitt Tilton Group Delivers Holiday Meals to Thunderbolt Fire and Police Stations

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The Dewitt Tilton Group Delivers Holiday Meals to Thunderbolt Fire and Police Stations

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group prepared and delivered holiday meals to the first responders and staff at the Thunderbolt fire and police departments.

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Andrew DeWitt and Chris Tilton, owners of The Dewitt Tilton Group, with Sean Clayton, Thunderbolt Chief of Police.

Because first responders are always on the move, the meals were delivered in to-go boxes for easy transportation. Chris Tilton and Andrew Dewitt, principals of The Dewitt Tilton Group, personally packed the boxes and hand-deliver them.

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Baleigh Youmans, Administrative Assistant; Andrew DeWitt, Co-owner; Chris Tilton, Co-owner; Kim Thomas, Director of Operations.

The meals included turkey, stuffing and sides with all of the fixings of a home-cooked meal. Altogether, over 30 first responders and staff members received a meal.

“Police and fire departments serve around the clock, even in our little town of Thunderbolt,” said Tilton. “This is our way of saying thank you to the men and women who put their lives on the line every day to keep our community safe.”

MORE ABOUT THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP:
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier commercial construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have over 50 years of combined experience in the local construction industry. The firm manages every aspect of a commercial project from pre-construction to the final walk through. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities which guarantee a smooth construction process for each client. The firm is located at 2807-A Roger Lacey Avenue, Savannah, GA 31404. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

CONTACT
Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group
912-777-3404
kim@dewitttiltongroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Junior Partner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912-856-9075
www.crussomarketing.com

(SAVANNAH, GA) COMMUNiTY HEADLiNES, December 17, 2018

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DEWITT TILTON GROUP TO DELIVER HOLIDAY MEALS TO LOCAL POLICE AND FIRE STATIONS
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier commercial construction firm in Savannah, will deliver holiday meals to the Thunderbolt Police and Fire Stations THIS Thursday, December 20, as a way to say thank you to our local servicemen. The meals will be delivered in to-go boxes for easy transportation. Chris Tilton and Andrew Dewitt, principals of The Dewitt Tilton Group, will pack the boxes at 12:30 p.m. and hand-deliver the meals at 1 p.m. The meals will include turkey, stuffing and sides with all of the fixings of a home-cooked meal. Altogether, over 30 first responders and staff members are expected to receive a meal. For more information on the Dewitt Tilton Group, please visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com. To learn more about the Thunderbolt police and fire, please visit

ENMARKET TO REBUILD DOWNTOWN MLK STORE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Enmarket kiosk on MLK Jr. Boulevard near i16 will look more like its prestigious surroundings in the historic district come spring of 2019. Savannah-based Enmarket announced they will rebuild and expand the kiosk with features that will integrate its appearance into the downtown location. Unlike other stores, this location will have an outdoor dining patio, a green space, and a bike service area. A local artist will be contracted to design and paint a community-themed mural on one of the exterior walls. For more information visit https://carriagetradepr.com/enmarket-to-rebuild-downtown-mlk-store-in-savannah/ 

BUSH’S GREATEST LEGACY

(SAVANNAH, GA) George H. W. Bush left behind many great legacies, one of the best being the Americans with Disabilities Act. Check out this wonderful letter to the editor written by Kayla Johnson, Executive Director of the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) and learn more about the importance of this act. https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181214/kayla-johnson-bushs-greatest-legacy-americans-with-disabilities-act 

REACH CUSTOMERS ONLINE WITH GOOGLE

(SAVANNAH, GA) The UGA Small Business Development Center in Savannah and the UGA SBDC at Georgia Southern University, along with the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will present a workshop on January 23rd from 8:30 a.m. to 11 a.m. Find out what Google knows about your business and get your Google Business Page instantly verified during the session. For more information, visit

OPTIMIZE FACEBOOK

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Learn how to optimize your Facebook advertising. Seven simple steps here: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/facebook-advertising/

JUNIOR LEAGUE ACCEPTING COMMUNITY PROJECT APPLICATIONS

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Junior League of Savannah is now accepting applications for Community Projects through December 31, 2018. Community Projects are organizations that partner with the Junior League of Savannah to gain volunteers and funding for a specified project. This year, the Junior League of Savannah will select Community Projects that align with the current focus of K-12 Education Performance. To apply, please visit the Junior League of Savannah’s website at www.jrleaguesav.org or call 912-790-1002. The application deadline is December 31, 2018.

LOCAL SCORE CHAPTER NAMED PLATINUM PARTNER

(SAVANNAH, GA) SCORE, the nation’s largest provider of free business mentoring services and educational programs to aspiring entrepreneurs and small business owners, announced today that the Savannah Chapter has been named a SCORE Platinum Chapter, the highest honor a SCORE chapter can achieve. www.savannah.score.org 

MARITIME AFTER HOURS DONATES TO RMHC

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the fifth consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours presented a holiday donation to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. This year, the donation was increased by $500, for a total of $2,000, which will be used to support the growing needs of the House and their residents. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/2018/12/04/ronald-mcdonald-house-receives-donation-savannah-maritime-after-hours-group/ 

GIVE BACK TO PARK PLACE OUTREACH

(SAVANNAH, GA) Give back to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter this holiday season. See their wish list here: https://www.myregistry.com/organization/Park-Place-Outreach-Youth-Emergency-Shelter-Savannah-GA/1367200 

CECILIA RUSSO TURNER RECEIVES COMMUNITY IMPACT AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire has honored Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing as a 2018 Community Impact Award recipient. The community impacts awards program began in 2014 to recognize long-time contributors, businesses and volunteers for outstanding achievement in serving local Ronald McDonald House children and families. For more information, please visit http://www.wtoc.com/2018/11/14/ronald-mcdonald-house-holds-impact-awards/ 

OPEN FOR BUSINESS® RECAP

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) Did you miss November’s session of Open for Business®? We had special guest, Sherry Daniel, of Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah with us talking about the power of an intern. Please note, we will not host Open for Business® this month. Watch the full video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrlHru6Vj5A 

“SANTA’S WORKSHOP” COMES ALIVE AT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive held their second annual “Santa’s Workshop” Christmas event. Families enjoyed gingerbread cookie decorating and Christmas caroling with local musician David Ross, as well as a hot chocolate bar and hot dogs. Santa Claus was available for photos. The event was free and open to the public. To watch a recap video from Santa’s Workshop, please visit https://youtu.be/BGKLZSSSQ68  Peacock Automotive held the second annual “Santa’s Workshop” Christmas Event

BETHESDA ACADEMY PRESIDENT RECEIVES GEORGIA GOAL AWARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program recently presented Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy in Savannah, with the GOAL Advocacy Award. The award acknowledges individuals who have displayed passion and perseverance when appealing to legislators to preserve, protect and expand the program’s scholarship opportunities. For more information, please visit http://www.bethesdaacademy.org/ Bethesda Academy President Michael Hughes Holds GOAL Award

DONATE TO THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE THIS CHRISTMAS 

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire is in need of supplies to help with the operations of the House. Wishlist items include quick meals (soups, Ramen noodles, mac and cheese); individually packaged snacks; boxes of cereal and drinks; high efficiency free and clear laundry detergent and dryer sheets; hand sanitizer and hand soap; bathroom, shower and toilet bowl cleaners; Swiffer Wet Jet fluid and pads; disposable bowls, plates, utensils and gloves; 33-gallon trash bags; 60 watt CFL light bulbs; toothbrushes and toothpaste, dishwasher tablets, sponges and liquid dish soap; Febreze; gallon zip-lock bags; tissues; disinfectant wipes and gas/grocery gift cards. All donated items should be new, unopened and unused. For more information, please call the House at 912-350-7641, or visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org/get-involved/wish-list/ 

DAWN BAKER SPEAKS ON DAWN’S DAUGHTER

(SAVANNAH, GA) Listen to Dawn Baker, founder of Dawn’s Daughter, Ltd. whose main goal is to provide unique, life-changing programs, activities and experiences which will enhance the development of girls and young women, inspire them to pursue excellence and much more. View the interview here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/13mN6tT6lJgnU3BUnfYe-88ddPzgq0m2B/view?usp=sharing

WISHLIST ITEMS FOR COASTAL PET RESCUE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Looking to donate this holiday season? The local Coastal Pet Rescue could use a little extra help! Please see their wish list items at the link below and consider giving back to our local pets in need. https://www.amazon.com/gp/registry/wishlist/3C5XF40V00BX2?pldnSite=1 

DINNER CABARET FOR A GOOD CAUSE

(SAVANNAH, GA) Wesley member Craig Hanson had a life-saving liver transplant on October 15. For 18 years Craig has taught 5th grade science at Isle of Hope Elementary where he has been teacher-of-the-year 3 times. For 11 years, he has sung with the Wesley Choir. Grab your flapper dresses and fedoras and join the Wesley Choir for a Roaring 20s Dinner Cabaret benefiting Craig. Dine on a three-course meal with wine, and feast your ears upon music from choir members including songs by Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone, as well as, music from Carmen, Cabaret, and more! Visit the Facebook page for more information: https://www.facebook.com/events/1956363437787045/

E-COMMERCE TIPS

(OPEN FOR BUSINESS®) The top 25 E-commerce problems and mistakes to avoid: https://fitsmallbusiness.com/ecommerce-problems-mistakes/ 

PARK PLACE OUTREACH RECEIVES $4,200 WORTH OF PLUMBING FROM LOCAL ROTO-ROOTER 

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah donated $4,200 worth of plumbing equipment to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter as part of their “Give the Gift of Plumbing” program. The home, which serves runaway, homeless and at-risk youth ages 11-17, received seven new toilets, a new garbage disposal and a new kitchen faucet. For more information visit https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181201/bis-in-brief-roto-rooter-score-chatham-parkway-toyotasubaru-sterling-seacrest-rite-aid-harbor-foundation-100 

FELDER & ASSOCIATES RECEIVES NATIONAL RECOGNITION

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates has been named as a Silver Winner in the 2018 Brick in Architecture Awards program for its work on the Bouhan Falligant building. Only 19 projects were selected for recognition. Felder serves as the design firm for the structure that anchors the south end of Savannah’s Forsyth Park and is the new home for the city’s oldest law firm. For more information, please visit http://savannahceo.com/news/2018/11/national-recognition-given-felder-associates-bouhan-falligant-design/

SAVANNAH TECHNICAL COLLEGE HOSTS THE 15TH ANNUAL GALA

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Opportunity Award Gala, the Savannah Technical College’s signature fundraising event, honors deserving civic leaders in our community for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed. This year’s honoree was Ted Kleisner. Now in its 15th year, the event gathered 300 community and civic leaders for a celebratory evening honoring a special individual. The evening also showcased the talents of students enrolled in the college’s award-winning Culinary Arts programs. Proceeds went to support the renovation of 7 West Bay Street to house the college’s Savannah Culinary Institute. The 2018 sponsors include Cecilia Russo Marketing, Gulfstream, AT&T, Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce / Visit Savannah, BankSouth, Hansen Architects, Dick Eckburg, Bob Jepson, Don Waters, Stratton Leopold and others. For more information, please see https://www.savannahnow.com/business/20181207/savannah-tech-gala-honors-tourism-visionary

LSEGA ALUMNI OPEN CITIZENS BANK & TRUST IN RICHMOND HILL 

(RICHMOND HILL, GA) Local banking executives, Jon Seagraves and Brad Brookshire announced they have teamed with Citizens Bank and Trust to open a full-service banking office in Richmond Hill. Both Seagraves and Brookshire have lived in Richmond Hill for many years, and are eager to revitalize the face of local, community-oriented banking to better serve the rapidly expanding market. Both Seagraves and Brookshire are also alumni of Leadership Southeast Georgia. For more information, please visit https://citizensga.com/about/news/were-expanding-to-richmond-hill

15 to 20 ROTARIANS TO TRAVEL TO INDIA, NEW TRIP PLANNED

(DISTRICT 6920) A second trip is being planned to India to immunize children from polio. This is a 10-day journey, starting on January 29, 2019, in New Deli. The cost for the program is $2,115. Contact Nancy Barbee for details. nbarbee@gmail.com

HELP SMASH ALZHEIMERS!

(SAVANNAH, GA) Help Smash Alzheimers! Take a video of you smashing something (anything), post it to your social media and mention the website, www.SmashAlzheimers.com. This is a fundraiser, so get to smashing! For more information, please contact John Whitwell at jwhitwell2003@yahoo.com.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW GUARD

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Magazine announces the next generation of entrepreneurs, business leaders and innovators. These community and business leaders have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements and philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire: http://www.savannahmagazine.com/new-guard-2018/ 

LDSS KICKS OFF 3-21 CAMPAIGN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Did you know that people with Down Syndrome have three copies of chromosome 21-? The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society (LDSS) has kicked off their 3-21 Year End Giving Campaign which will run through December 31. You can donate at ldssga.org

SPEROS PRESENTS MONTHLY TIPS: PHISHING

(SAVANNAH, GA) Do you know what phishing is? From advance-fee scams to spoofed email addresses, phishing has been a common attack. It is critical to understand how phishing works with so many variations of the scam being out there. Learn more here: https://www.pii-protect.com/security_news_letters/send_file/39/attachment/?brand_key=uyjmd 

MEET ANN

(SAVANNAH, GA) Coastal Pet Rescue introduces Ann! Ann is a three-year old female terrier mix. She is a perfect size with just the right amount of energy! Ann is very thankful to have been given a freedom ride to rescue but is hoping to find a home of her own for the holidays. For more information on Ann or any of Coastal Pet Rescue’s other cats and dogs for adoption, please visit http://coastalpetrescue.org/adopt/view/2018-d-533-ann/

Santa’s Workshop for Lowcountry Kids Held for the Second Year at Peacock Auto Mall

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Santa’s Workshop for Lowcountry Kids Held for the Second Year at Peacock Auto Mall

(JASPER COUNTY, SC) Peacock Automotive held the second annual “Santa’s Workshop” Christmas Event.

“Centered around our family-first values, this Santa’s Workshop has become an annual event for the Peacock Automotive family,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We look forward to bringing Christmas cheer to families in the Lowcountry, and we always receive more joy than we give.”

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Families enjoyed gingerbread cookie decorating and Christmas caroling with local musician David Ross, as well as a hot chocolate bar and hot dogs. Santa Claus was available for photos. The event was free and open to the public.

Also, there was a toy collection drive for the Boys and Girls Club of the Lowcountry, which operates six clubs in Beaufort and Jasper Counties with more than 2,200 members ages six to 18 years. Wish-list items included children’s books, coloring books, toy trucks, building blocks, multicultural dolls, musical toys, play dough sets, large-piece puzzles, pull toys, sports equipment, board games and art supplies, including glue sticks, markers, scissors and stickers.

For more information, please visit www.peacockautomall.com or Peacock Auto Mall’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/PeacockAutoMall/.

ABOUT BOYS & GIRLS CLUBS OF THE LOWCOUNTRY
For more than 32 years, Boys & Girls Clubs of the Lowcountry have enabled young people as productive, caring, responsible citizens. Today, seven clubs serve 9,814 young people annually. Clubs are located in Bluffton, Hilton Head, Northern Beaufort County and Jasper County. They provide a safe place, caring adult mentors, fun, friendship and high-impact youth development programs on a daily basis during critical non-school hours. Priority programs emphasize academic success, good character and citizenship and healthy lifestyles. In a national Harris survey of Boys & Girls Club alumni, 54 percent said the club saved their lives. Learn more at http://www.bgclowcountry.org and https://www.facebook.com/boysandgirlsclubofthelowcountry.

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

Bethesda Academy President Receives Georgia GOAL Advocacy Award

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Bethesda Academy President Receives Georgia GOAL Advocacy Award

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program recently presented Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy in Savannah, with the GOAL Advocacy Award.

The award acknowledges individuals who have displayed passion and perseverance when appealing to legislators to preserve, protect and expand the program’s scholarship opportunities.

Bethesda Academy President Michael Hughes Holds GOAL Award

Bethesda Academy President Dr. Michael Hughes Holds GOAL Award

“Dr. Hughes is a true believer in providing educational choice for families, as his day job can attest to that fact,” said Lisa Kelly, president and executive director of the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program. “He is head of a school whose mission is all about lifting up young men who are capable of achieving greater heights.”

The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program makes it possible for Georgia taxpayers to redirect a portion of their tax liability each year to receive an equal tax credit on their Georgia tax return. GOAL awards provide partial scholarships to students in 137 participating private schools throughout the state.

“Dr. Hughes happens to be in a district whose state lawmakers were essential to our effort to raise the cap,” Kelly said. “His specific and very timely outreach on multiple critical occasions was spot-on and essential to the overall effort. All these efforts were almost immediate, and very passionate, each and every time we made the suggestion.”

In May, Gov. Nathan Deal signed House Bill 217 into law, thereby increasing the annual cap on the Georgia Education Expense Credit Program from $58 million to $100 million for the next decade. The signing of HB 217 marked the largest expansion of this program since its inception in 2008.

“The Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program is an incredible opportunity for Georgia taxpayers to help students to attend Bethesda Academy who might otherwise not be able to attend without any cost to the taxpayer,” said Hughes. “Additionally, the increase in the cap on Education Expense Credits will provide a greater opportunity for Savannah area parents to choose Bethesda for their children.”

Since 2008, GOAL has awarded 34,482 scholarships worth $128.2 million to 14,340 students, with an additional $28.6 million being obligated and reserved for the funding of multi-year scholarships that have been awarded or for the awarding of future scholarships. The average value of the scholarship awarded to each student has been $3,718, with the balance of tuition costs being paid by scholarship families together with other financial aid provided by the participating private schools.

To learn more about the Georgia GOAL Scholarship Program, please visit www.goalscholarship.org.

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 college preparatory 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.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Junior Partner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912-856-9075
www.crussomarketing.com

Sponsors of Savannah Maritime After Hours Donate $2,000 to Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

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Sponsors of Savannah Maritime After Hours Donate $2,000 to Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire

(SAVANNAH, GA) For the fifth consecutive year, Savannah Maritime After Hours presented a holiday donation to the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. This year, the donation was increased by $500, for a total of $2,000, which will be used to support the growing needs of the House and their residents.

Maritime After Hours Donates to Ronald McDonald House

(Left to Right) Larry Hearn (Savannah River Logistics), Ryan Faulk (Savannah River Logistics), Jed Young (Port City Logistics) and Ben Goldberg (JIT Warehousing and Logistics) present $2,000 from the Savannah Maritime After Hours group to Bill Sorochak (far left), Executive Director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire.

Maritime community leaders, Ben Goldberg of JIT Warehousing and Logistics, Larry Hearn and Ryan Faulk of Savannah River Logistics, and Jed Young of Port City Logistics presented the check to Bill Sorochak, executive director of the Ronald Mcdonald House of the Coastal Empire.

Each year, members of the Savannah Maritime After Hours are able to raise these funds through networking events held on the first Wednesday of each month.

“A small donation during the holidays can make a big difference for these families during such a stressful time,” said Ryan Faulk, Partner of Savannah River Logistics. “We believe families are stronger together and a sick child heals faster when they are surrounded by love and support. And we are extremely grateful to all of our members who make this annual donation possible.”

For more information on this donation or on how to get your organization added to the recipient list, contact Billy Robinson at billy@portcitylogistics.com.

ABOUT THE RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE© OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
One of 365 Ronald McDonald Houses worldwide, each House is an independent non-profit, 501©3 community organization. The Savannah House is governed by a 16-member board of directors and managed by a full-time staff of four. The mission of Ronald McDonald House Charities© of the Coastal Empire is to create, find and support programs that directly enhance the health and well-being of children and families. The House has thirteen bedrooms and operates on a waiting list most of the year. The Savannah Ronald McDonald House provides a “home away from home” for critically ill and injured children and their families who are receiving treatment at Children’s Hospital at Memorial, Candler Hospital, or where needed in the Coastal Empire. Since the House first opened its doors 30 years ago in 1987, over 10,200 families have been served. The house currently serves approximately 290 families each year. Although the average length of stay runs 16 days, some families stay much longer.

CONTACT
Billy Robinson
CEO, Port City Logistics, Inc.
billy@portcitylogistics.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
info@crussomarketing.com

Enmarket to Rebuild Downtown MLK Store in Savannah – Redesigned with Community in Mind

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Enmarket to Rebuild Downtown MLK Store in Savannah – Redesigned with Community in Mind

(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket announced they will rebuild and expand their current kiosk on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near the Interstate 16 on-ramp to add a state-of-the-art convenience store with numerous features that integrate its appearance into the surrounding historic district.

The design of the new 3,522-square-foot convenience store at 405 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. will draw from the site’s transportation-related history with its proximity adjacent to the Central of Georgia Railway and Georgia State Railroad Museum.

The non-traditional store will include, among other things, an outdoor dining patio, a green space, and a bike service area. Enmarket will contract with a local artist to design and paint a community-themed mural on one of the exterior walls.

The rebuilt outlet will be accessible to trolleys and other vehicles critical to Savannah’s downtown tourism industry and will have four multi-product dispensers with gasoline and diesel offering.

“We are excited to replace this kiosk with a wonderful new building in the historic district,” said Brett Giesick, President of Enmarket. “The design and concept reflect the direction we are taking in the community which is to provide a more modern, customer-friendly store with a focus on healthy eating and living.”

The new store will feature Enmarket products already available at other full-service stores, including fountain drinks, “chillen” frozen beverages, bean-to-cup coffee, and local craft beer. The location will include Enmarket’s proprietary kitchen concept, The Eatery, featuring its signature breakfast biscuits and antibiotic-free, never-frozen chicken. Fresh grab-and-go sandwiches, salads, parfaits, and more will also be prepared on site. This will be the only convenience store to offer all of these options on the western end of downtown Savannah.

“This is a one-of-a-kind location for Enmarket,” continued Giesick. “A diverse customer base of downtown residents, commuters, local businesses, SCAD students and faculty, and tourists were all carefully considered when we selected this store design and the products and services that we will offer.”

When it opens in the spring of 2019, the new store is expected to add about 15 jobs. The current kiosk will close in mid-December for reconstruction.

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 123 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

CONTACT
Matt Clements
Director of Marketing
Enmarket
MClements@enmarkstations.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire Recognizes Cecilia Russo Turner with Community Impact Awards

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Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire Recognizes Cecilia Russo Turner with Community Impact Awards

(SAVANNAH, GA) Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing has been recognized as a recipient of the 2018 Community Impact Award by Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire.

Cecilia Russo Turner Receives Award from Ronald McDonald House

Cecilia Russo Turner Receives Award from Ronald McDonald House

The community impact awards program began in 2014 to recognize long-time contributors, businesses and volunteers for outstanding achievement in serving local Ronald McDonald House children and families.

Turner, who has served as a board member for seven years, has supported the Ronald McDonald House through marketing and fundraising support of various events, including the Chef of the House Challenge, Wine and Fries, The Red Shoe Run and Wine, Women and Shoes.

“It is a great honor to assist the families and staff at the Ronald McDonald House,” said Turner. “I’m so pleased that several of my family members and close friends are also involved with the organization, often serving at special events and seeing first-hand the impact that the house makes in our community.”

Bill Sorochak, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House, praised Turner for her efforts as a volunteer.

“Volunteers are the heartbeat of our House, and Cecilia has been invaluable in providing comfort for the families who find refuge and support here while their children receive medical treatment at our nearby hospitals,” Sorochak said. “Because of outstanding volunteers, we can keep our focus on helping children heal faster, cope better and stay healthy.”

The Ronald McDonald House helps families of seriously ill, hospitalized children cope with the stress and expense of daily living while trying to be close and emotionally strong for their children.

This marks the second time Turner has received the award. For more information, visit http://www.rmhccoastalempire.org

ABOUT RONALD MCDONALD HOUSE CHARITIES OF THE COASTAL EMPIRE
Ronald McDonald House Charities of the Coastal Empire is a registered 501©3, non-profit that operates solely on donations. The cornerstone program is the Savannah Ronald McDonald House that provides more than 4,170 family night stays each year with a “Home away from home.” Other core programs include the Ronald McDonald Family Rooms in St. Joseph’s/Candler Hospital and Children’s Hospital at Memorial Hospital Medical Center and the Ronald McDonald Care Mobile, a mobile dental clinic providing free dental cleanings and examinations, care to under served, school-aged children in Beaufort County, S.C.

ABOUT CECILIA RUSSO MARKETING, LLC
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC was founded by Cecilia Russo Turner in 2008. The firm puts the power of publicity to work, helping organizations, businesses and individuals move the needle and achieve their specific communications objectives through key reputation management strategies. For more information, call 912.665.0005 or visit https://ceciliarussomarketing.com

CONTACT
Bill Sorochak
Executive Director
Ronald McDonald House Charities® (RMHC®) of the Coastal Empire
bill@rmhccoastalempire.org
t. (912) 350-7641 ext. 304
f. (912) 350-2309
c. (864) 906-8496
www.rmhccoastalempire.org 
4710 Waters Avenue
Savannah, Georgia, 31404

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.665.0005
crusso72@gmail.com