Category: Anniversary

Carriage Trade Public Relations® Marks 25th Anniversary

(SAVANNAH, GA) Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. observed its 25th anniversary on March 6, marking a quarter of a century of service to the region’s small business community.

As a lead-up to the anniversary, the company’s owner and president Marjorie Young will publish “Reputation Matrix,” a step-by-step guidebook to help small businesses increase their visibility, credibility and positive word-of-mouth in the community and online. Once released, the book will be available on Amazon.

“I started my own company after helping turn my father’s publishing and printing company around. I learned the power of public relations and wanted to make it accessible to other business owners,” said Young.

Marjorie Young, Founder

Marjorie Young, Founder

“Throughout the 25 years, it has been a mission of mine to help small business owners realize that PR creates powerful word of mouth in the community and online. According to Nielsen, Over 90% of referrals and new business comes from word of mouth, PR helps to create that positive buzz,” said Young.

“In 1998, Google launched, and that was a game-changer, realizing everything can go online,” Young said. “We were really the first in the region to understand you could put up a press release and have people find it and read it. You know, it’s easy to forget these tools weren’t always there and that even when they did become available, people had to learn how to use them.”

In addition to growing a company and pioneering the power of the internet, Young has been active in the community, having served as president of the Small Business Chamber, chair of the Small Business Council and chair of Savannah SCORE. Other past and present board involvement include Leadership Savannah, Hospice Savannah, Dawn’s Daughter Leadership Academy, Small Business Development Center Advisory Board and Rotary Club of Savannah.

She has also won numerous awards; Business Advocate of the Year and Entrepreneur of the Year from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce, Small Business of the Year and Savannah Community Star Award from the Savannah Morning News and Buy Local Advocate of the Year from Buy Local Savannah.

She holds a certification in crisis communications from the Public Relations Society of America and hosts frequent PR boot camps and webinars to empower business owners and nonprofit organizations to take control of their reputation, brand and message. Community Headlines, the local NewsWire, was launched in 1997. Her online business education show, Open For Business was launched in 2000.

Carriage Trade is currently in a collaboration with Cecilia Russo Marketing, a work-share arrangement that enables both principals to improve their work/life balance. Cynthia Cradduck was named a junior partner to both firms three years ago.

Young is a graduate of the University of Maryland with a degree in journalism and a minor in fine art. In her spare time, Marjorie enjoys hiking and painting, and in 2016 she hiked the Camino de Santiago in Spain, a 500-mile trek. Her daughter just graduated from Georgia Tech with a Ph.D. in Robotics Engineering.

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

Best Business Brokers Marks 10 Years in Business

Best Business Brokers Marks 10 Years in Business

(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.

In addition to operating Best Business Brokers, Burnette serves as president of the Georgia Association of Business Brokers.

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.

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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.

MEDIA CONTACT Cynthia Cradduck Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. Cecilia Russo Marketing cynthia@carriagetradepr.com 912.856.9075

Roto-Rooter Plumbers of Savannah Celebrates 45th Anniversary

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

Peacock Subaru Hilton Head to host fall concert event featuring Cranford Hollow, supporting Palmetto Animal League

Peacock Subaru Hilton Head to host fall concert event featuring Cranford Hollow, supporting Palmetto Animal League

(SAVANNAH, GA) Join the cool cats (and dogs) of Palmetto Animal League for the 3rd Annual SubieStockconcert event supporting pet rescue from 5:30-7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 18, at Peacock Subaru Hilton Headat Peacock Auto Mallin Bluffton.

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Guests will enjoy free food, beverages, groovy door prizes and live music from Cranford Hollow. Fee-waived pet adoptions will be available at the event, made possible through a generous grant from the ASPCA. PALwill be waiving adoption fees all day on Oct. 18, starting at noon with a SubieStockPre-Party at the PALAdoption Center in Okatie.

“As a Palmetto Animal LeaguePartner in Rescue, Peacock Subaruembraces our compassionate, no kill mission,” said PALPresident Amy Campanini. “SubieStockis far more than just a great time. This event gives community members the power to save animals’ lives by adopting, donating, or simply by spreading the word that homeless pets are lives worth saving!”

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The first 100 people to arrive at SubieStockwith a pet supply or monetary donation for PALwill receive a free tie-dyed T shirt. The party is “BYOD” – Bring Your Dog – Guests are invited to bring their own dogs to the party, as Peacock Subaru Hilton Headis a dog-friendly dealership.

“Subaru Loves Pets is more than a motto,” explains Jill Jauch, advertising and marketing manager at Peacock Automotive, which owns Peacock Subaru. “Helping homeless animals is something all of us at Peacock Subarucare about, as many of us have rescue pets of our own. We love meeting all of the dogs that our guests bring and watching them fall in love with the adoptable dogs, too.”

Attendees may RSVP to be eligible for great door prizes at https://subiestock2018.eventbrite.com. “We’re looking forward to our ‘peace, love and pet rescue’ event,” said Jauch. “It furthers our ‘Subaru Loves Pets’ mission and helps support the great work that PALdoes in our community.”

ABOUT PALMETTO ANIMAL LEAGUE
Palmetto Animal Leagueis a private, non-profit, no kill animal rescue organization that believes every animal deserves a second chance at life. PAL’s Adoption Center, located in Okatie’s Riverwalk Business Park, serves as a temporary residence for approximately 200 dogs and cats while they wait to find a loving home. This comfortable, upbeat facility is also home to PAL’s Community Clinic, which offers spay/neuter, wellness exams, vaccines and other vital services to pet owners at affordable prices. In addition, Palmetto Animal Leaguemanages a network of loving foster families to house and care for abandoned animals and operates the PALThrift Store in Sheridan Park where great buys save lives. Join the No Kill movement at www.PalmettoAnimalLeague.org.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotiveowns and operates 24 automotive dealerships representing 31 brands in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing more than 700 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at Peacock Auto Mallon U.S. 278, five miles east of I-95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. The dealerships at the Auto Mall include Peacock Alfa Romeo, Peacock Maserati, Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Fiat, Jaguar Hilton Head, Land Rover Hilton Head, Peacock Subaru, Porsche of Hilton Head, Audi Hilton Head, Peacock Hyundai Hilton Head, Peacock Genesis of Hilton Head, Hilton Head Volkswagen and Peacock Used Cars & Trucks. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai Brunswick, Peacock Genesis of Brunswick and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram Brunswick in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Peacock 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 Automotivealso owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and the Wellness Institute in Bluffton, S.C., and Peacock Insurance in Savannah. Peacock Automotivewas 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/

Porsche 70th Anniversary Celebration Held at Peacock Automotive

Porsche 70th Anniversary Celebration Held at Peacock Automotive

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive brought together sports car lovers, local dignitaries and others from across Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Porsche’s line of premium automobiles.

“The 70th anniversary was an essential reminder and celebration of the brand history and heritage and the community of owners and enthusiasts who share our passion,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “It was also a unique opportunity for Porsche enthusiasts to celebrate together and participate in a global event in typical Porsche fashion.”

Guests were invited to celebrate “Sportscar Together Day” — an event that featured an international twist — at Porsche of Hilton Head in the Peacock Auto Mall on Highway 278 in Hardeeville, S.C.

Members of the local chapter of the Porsche Club of America, Coastal Empire Region, displayed more than a dozen classic Porsche automobiles to convey the decades of the brand’s evolution.

The Porsche brand was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1948 when the company’s founder, Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche created a prototype two-seat open sports car designed as the 356 “No. 1” Roadster. What may be Porsche’s best-known model, the Porsche 911, was launched in 1963. By the beginning of 2018, more than one million 911’s had been manufactured.

Peacock Automotive’s 70-anniversary festivities included a block party featuring Bavarian-inspired food from Skull Creek Boathouse and non-alcoholic refreshments, along with entertainment by a DJ and a Porsche “birthday cake” to celebrate the brand’s history and passion, which guests were invited to enjoy in the early afternoon.

“With an event of this magnitude it was important to highlight the global nature of this program,” Peacock said. “Sportscar Together Day was our first global celebration, fueled by events around the world along with active online communities and social media. But, it was primarily an opportunity to get together as a community at local Porsche Centers to celebrate the thrills of being sports car owners and enthusiasts.”

To that end, devotees of the brand were asked to share their experiences online using the #SportsCarTogether on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

Further festivities included door prizes throughout the event and test drives of all the Peacock Porsche vehicles.

For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Porsche of Hilton Head dealership, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ or call 843-208-1258. For additional information about the 70th-anniversary celebration, contact Jill Jauch at jj@peacockautomotive.com.

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Cars on display during the anniversary celebration at Porsche of Hilton Head.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates more than 20 automotive franchises and other holdings in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing upwards of 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah. Other holdings include Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

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

Porsche 70th Anniversary Celebration Planned at Peacock Automotive

Porsche 70th Anniversary Celebration Planned at Peacock Automotive

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) On Saturday, June 9, Peacock Automotive will bring together sports car lovers, local dignitaries and others from across Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry to celebrate the 70th anniversary of Porsche’s line of premium automobiles.

“The 70th anniversary is an essential reminder and celebration of the brand history and heritage and the community of owners and enthusiasts who share our passion,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “It is also a unique opportunity for Porsche enthusiasts to celebrate together and participate in a global event in typical Porsche fashion.”

Guests are invited to celebrate “Sportscar Together Day” — an event that will feature an international twist — at Porsche of Hilton Head in the Peacock Auto Mall on Highway 278 in Hardeeville, S.C.

Members of the local chapter of the Porsche Club of America, Coastal Empire Region, will display more than a dozen classic Porsche automobiles to convey the decades of the brand’s evolution.

The Porsche brand was born in Stuttgart, Germany, in 1948 when the company’s founder, Ferdinand “Ferry” Porsche created a prototype two-seat open sports car designed as the 356 “No. 1” Roadster. What may be Porsche’s best-known model, the Porsche 911, was launched in 1963. By the beginning of 2018, more than one million 911’s had been manufactured.

Peacock Automotive’s 70-anniversary festivities will include a block party featuring Bavarian-inspired food from Skull Creek Boathouse and non-alcoholic refreshments, along with entertainment by a DJ and a Porsche “birthday cake” to celebrate the brand’s history and passion. The cake will be cut at 1 p.m.

“With an event of this magnitude it is important to highlight the global nature of this program,” Peacock said. “Sportscar Together Day will be our first global celebration, fueled by events around the world along with active online communities and social media. But, it is primarily an opportunity to get together as a community at local Porsche Centers to celebrate the thrills of being sports car owners and enthusiasts.

To that end, devotees of the brand are being asked to share their experiences online using the #SportsCarTogether on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Snapchat.

The 70th-anniversary festivities will be held from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. on June 9 at Porsche of Hilton Head at 107 Drivers Way in Hardeeville, S.C. Drawings for door prizes will be held throughout the event. Test drives of all the Peacock Porsche vehicles will be available during the event.

To reserve a complimentary ticket, please visit https://sportscartogether.eventbrite.com

For more information about Peacock Automotive or the Porsche of Hilton Head dealership, visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/ or call 843-208-1258. For additional information about the 70th-anniversary celebration, contact Jill Jauch at jj@peacockautomotive.com.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates more than 20 automotive franchises and other holdings in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, employing upwards of 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 near Bluffton, S.C. Fifteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Alfa Romeo, Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Maserati, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Peacock Hyundai and Peacock Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram in Brunswick, Ga., and Peacock Hyundai Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah. Other holdings include Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. Peacock Automotive was awarded Business of the Year in 2017 from the Greater Bluffton Chamber of Commerce. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

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

Advertising Specialty Services Celebrates 30 Years in Business and Unveils New Brand

Advertising Specialty Services Celebrates 30 Years in Business and Unveils New Brand

(SAVANNAH, GA) Advertising Specialty Services celebrated 30 years in business with long term loyal clients and friends. The unveiling and anniversary event took place on April 19 at Advertising Specialty’s showroom on 402 East Montgomery Crossroads in Savannah, Georgia.

Advertising Specialty Services 30th Anniversary with Diana Morrison cutting ribbon

Established in 1988, Advertising Specialty Services was founded by Diana Morrison and has been a dream come true to support businesses of all sizes with brand recognition.

“We felt that our old logo and tag line “Service is more than part of our Name” had supported us well for 30 years and it was time for a change. Our new brand is so exciting, it brings a fresh new look to Ad Specialty, it states what we do clearly and brings to focus that our products have purpose” said President, CEO and founder, Diana Morrison.

The new brand can be seen here: adspecialtyservices.com

ABOUT ADVERTISING SPECIALTY SERVICES
Advertising Specialty Services offers over 1 million products that brand and offer long term visibility for companies and organization all over the world.
Promotional Products are targeted long exposure advertising products that amplify an organizations visibility. They can be reached at (912) 920-4901