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Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon Announced at Peacock Automotive

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon Announced at Peacock Automotive
Event Starts and Ends at the Recently Opened Used Car and Truck Dealership in Peacock Auto Mall

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotiveannounces they will partner with Southeastern Guide Dogs to host a walkathon from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 22, at Peacock Auto Mall.The event will start and end at the new dealership Peacock Used Cars & Trucks, 84 Auto Mall Blvd.

The event will be kid friendly and will have local firefighters and a fire truck for children’s interaction throughout the day. People are encouraged to bring their dogs.

Southeastern Guide Dogsbelieves people with visual impairments and veterans with disabilities deserve hope, confidence and independence. Their mission is to transform lives by creating and nurturing extraordinary partnerships between people and dogs.

“We walk because the proceeds help us raise, train, match and support our amazing guide dogs with our visually impaired students, people whose lives are transformed by new levels of independence and freedom,” said Kerstin Ramus, Volunteer Area Coordinator of Puppy Raising Services for the greater Savannah Area. “And we walk because Veterans with post-traumatic stress injuries or requiring mobility assistance count on us for our remarkable service dogs. At Southeastern Guide Dogs, this Walkathon represents our biggest fundraiser of the year and we are grateful for the support of the Peacock Auto Mall.”

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon at Peacock Automotive

Southeastern Guide Dogs Walkathon at Peacock Automotive

Southeastern Guide Dogs’ services include breeding and training dogs, on-campus instruction and lifetime follow-up for graduates. They’re provided at no cost to students and veterans. In line with the mission of Southeastern Guide Dogs, the Lions Club will be on site with free vision testing for anyone who is participating in the walkathon.

“This organization receives no government funding and relies 100 percent on donations from people in our community,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “We’re excited that we could support this group by hosting this event, and we’re excited to show the public our brand new used car and truck center at the Auto Mall.”

Peacock Used Cars & Trucksoffers an inventory of more than 400 vehicles of all makes and models from the 15 brands featured at the Peacock Auto Mall, which covers 45 acres. The company established the dealership as a convenience to those looking for a previously owned car or truck so they can shop in one location. The dealership also features selections of more affordable used cars starting at $3,750.

“We continue to expand our offerings to serve car buyers in the Lowcountry, and this new dealership is another way to do just that,” said Peacock. “People will find the same great service at this dealership as they do at all of our operations.”

Peacock Used Cars & Trucksis expected to add several jobs to the group, which now employs about 600 people at its franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida. The dealership is located in the space formerly occupied by the Nissan dealership and is managed by Daryl Booth.

For more information about the walkathon, visit https://guidedogswalkathon.org/savannah. Visit the dealership online at www.peacockusedcars.comor call 843-208-1400.

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotiveowns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mallthat 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 Savannah, Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotivealso owns and operates the Peacock Collision Center and The Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

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Savannah’s Next Steps: Get More Kids Walking to School

Savannah’s Next Steps: Get More Kids Walking to School
Active Living Research Conference Presents Benefits of Sidewalk Infrastructure
By Paula Kreissler

Imagine trying to get a large number of people to head into the Canadian Rockies in sub-zero temperatures. Not easy, but that’s exactly what happened at the 15th Annual Active Living Research Conference held in Banff, Alberta.

The conference hosted over 400 academics, private think-tank fellows and public health professionals from over 30 disciplines, focused on sharing ideas about how to create and sustain active living environments with one shared goal: Building a culture of health. I was honored to represent Healthy Savannah.

The 2018 theme was ‘Future-Proofing Activity: Application Across Sectors.’ Delegates were challenged to consider the future of activity across all sectors and to reflect on applications that will minimize the detrimental effects of technology while finding ways to maximize its benefits.

From all of the information presented at the conference, I would like to propose a specific call to action for Savannah and Chatham County: Support investment in safe walking environments near our schools. This will result in healthier kids and direct cost savings for our school system.
As an example: In Auburn, WA, improved pedestrian infrastructure near the community’s public schools has saved $240,000 a year in busing costs.

The sessions at the conference also impressed me with the amount of local, national and international academic research available, providing evidence that specific interventions work well to increase a community’s opportunity to have access to physical activity. This healthy culture touches all generations.

While I was at the conference, one thing I realized early on was that younger generations are engaged in building a culture of health. I’m a baby boomer who was happy to spend time every day with these engaged millennials.

So I extend this challenge; no matter your age, gender, race or religion, let’s do something to promote active living within our communities.

Paula Kreissler urges Savannah to support investment in safe walking environments near our schools.

Paula Kreissler is the Director of Healthy Living and Community Development at Healthy Savannah, a public-private initiative committed to supporting healthy lifestyles and making Savannah a healthier place to live. Healthy Savannah is a leading sponsor of enmarket’s Encourage Health Education Series of wellness lectures by respected experts sharing insights on nutrition, fitness and general tips for healthy living.

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Announce Speakers and Benefiting Nonprofits for 2018 Encourage Health Education Series

Enmarket and Healthy Savannah Announce Speakers and Benefiting Nonprofits for 2018 Encourage Health Education Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket and Healthy Savannah are pleased to announce the speakers for the 2018 Encourage Health Education Series, which will begin in April and end in October.

The series will feature four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who will share insights on nutrition and fitness plus general tips for healthy living.

Each presentation is free and open to the public.

During each presentation, a local nonprofit organization will be presented a $1,000 Encourage Health grant to support their programs promoting healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education. The selected benefiting nonprofit organizations include Loop it up Savannah, Flux Nourishment Community, Savannah Derby Devils, and Chatham County 4-H Club.

Speakers for the series and their dates, each of them on a Tuesday, include:

– April 17: Luke Curtsinger III MD on Blue Zone, Loop It Up Savannah
Dr. Luke Curtsinger is a highly experienced plastic surgeon and has performed well over 20,000 operations on both children and adults. Dr. Curtsinger is the current President-Elect of the Georgia Medical Society and practices out of Savannah Plastic Surgery.

Enmarket 2018 Encourage Health Education Series Speaker Luke Curtsinger

Dr. Luke Curtsinger

 

Loop It Up Savannah is a community art non-profit which brings creative art workshops to over 5000 kids throughout Savannah each year. They serve a healthy snack and dinner to 30-40 children with their after school programs at the Yamacraw Community Center on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.- June 26: Dr. Evelyn Higgins, DC on Prescription for Life 4 Pillars of Health, Flux Nourishment Community
Dr. Evelyn Higgins is an international expert on fitness, diet, health and wellness. Dr. Higgins trademark “4 Pillars of Health” looks at health as more than the absence of disease by investigating the physical, emotional, intellectual as well as spiritual elements of a person.

 

 

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Dr. Evelyn Higgins

 

Flux Nourishment Community, aims to change the trajectory of health in communities by educating individuals on making nourishing lifestyle choices. Flux uses community based participatory research, work with community leaders in all populations; including indigent and minority populations, to bring the message of empowering health through nourishment, and providing services to those in need of nutrition education and wellness coaching.- August 28: Janet McCarthy on Fitness in the Work Place, Savannah Derby Devils
Janet McCarthy has a Bachelor of Science degree in communications with a health science focus from Georgia Southern University. Ms. McCarthy is certified by Interactive Fitness Trainers of America in personal training, aqua aerobics, and Spin.

Janet McCarthy

 

Savannah Derby Devils are a women’s flat-track roller derby league that organizes practices, fundraising events and training clinics to promote female athleticism and the growing sport of roller derby. Through a recreation league and annual boot camp, they encourage adults to exercise through skating. It is their mission to empower women of all shapes, sizes, and walks of life, in developing their full potential, whether they are a skating athlete, staff support, or event volunteer.- October 30: Marija Djekic-Ivankovic, PhD on Bone Health Safe Guards, Chatham County 4-H Club
Dr. Marija Djekic-Ivankovic is an academic with extensive background in pharmacology, biochemistry and nutrition, including over 10-years of experience in the design and execution of molecular, preclinical and clinical research studies.

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Dr. Marija Djekic-Ivankovic

 

Chatham County 4-H is all about exploring, discovering, encouraging and challenging. Georgia 4-H assists youth in acquiring knowledge, developing life skills, and forming attitudes that will enable them to become self-directing, productive and contributing members of society. 4-H’ers learn through hands on learning experiences focusing on agricultural and environmental issues thru awareness, leadership, communication skills, food, nutrition, health, energy, conservation, and citizenship.This marks the fifth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine.

Each of the presentations in the 2018 Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the Demere Center for the Living, located at 6000 Business Center Dr, Savannah, GA 31405.

To RSVP for the lectures, visit healthysavannah.org. Seating is limited to 90 people. For more information, visit www.enmarket.com

Enmarket

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. Previously known as Enmark, it launched a rebranding initiative in 2015 to better align with its commitment to fresh food and health. Enmarket completed the acquisition of 35 Clyde’s Markets on December 1. The addition of the EZ-Shop stores will bring the company to a total of 122 operating stores, making Enmarket the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

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

Local Nonprofit Organizations Invited to Apply for Enmarket Encourage Health Series 2018

Local Nonprofit Organizations Invited to Apply for Enmarket Encourage Health Series 2018

(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket is inviting Savannah area nonprofit organizations to apply to be selected as one of four grant recipients as part of the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. The application process will be conducted through a Facebook contest. Selected nonprofit organizations will receive a $1,000 grant.

Any Savannah area registered 501©3 nonprofit organization whose mission is to promote healthy living, active lifestyles or nutritional education is encouraged to enter.

The rules: “Like” the Enmarket page (https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations) and post a nomination as a comment explaining why your organization should be chosen as a grant recipient. Entries must include how the nonprofit organization inspires or promotes healthy living. The advisory board will consider the total number of “likes” on individual posts for the final selection.

Enmarket’s Facebook page can be found at https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations. Entries will open on Monday, Feb. 12. The deadline is midnight Monday, Feb. 26.

The series features four lunchtime presentations from respected experts who share insights on nutrition and fitness and general tips for healthy living. Speakers for the 2018 series will be announced in March.

Each winning nonprofit organization will receive a donation during one of the four Encourage Health Education Series presentations.

This marks the fifth year for the Enmarket Encourage Health Education Series conducted in partnership with Healthy Savannah, Sandfly Family Dental, Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., Clover Health, Hoist Water, Savannah Morning News and Savannah Magazine.

For more information and to participate, visit https://www.facebook.com/enmarkstations.

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. Previously known as Enmark, it launched a rebranding initiative in 2015 to better align with its commitment to fresh food and health. Enmarket completed the acquisition of 35 Clyde’s Markets on December 1. The addition of the EZ-Shop stores will bring the company to a total of 122 operating stores, making Enmarket the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com

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

Enmarket Opens New Location in Swainsboro, Ga.

Enmarket Opens New Location in Swainsboro, Ga.

(SWAINSBORO, GA) Savannah-based Enmarket is pleased to announce the opening of a new full-sized convenience store at 609 S. Main Street in Swainsboro. The 4,300-square-foot market features a variety of healthy and flavorful food options and provides 20 fueling positions that offer gasoline, diesel, off-road diesel and ethanol-free fuel. This is a modified version of a new prototype for Enmarket, which will debut in 2018.

The store is a rebuild of an Enmark kiosk. Expansion to a full-size convenience store was made possible through the acquisition of an adjacent property. A wide selection of healthy “better-for-you” snacks, fresh fruit options, and a 28-degree beer cave with a wide selection of local craft beers are notable improvements to the former kiosk site.

Customers and commuters will also enjoy the convenience of Enmarket’s proprietary food concept, the Eatery, which serves breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Eatery customers can order from self-serve kiosks that help ensure order accuracy and speed of service by allowing the kitchen staff to focus on food quality and preparation. A large seating area allows customers to dine in. Menu favorites include hand-breaded fried chicken, fried fish and freshly made biscuits, along with grab-and-go salads, sandwiches, fruit cups and parfaits, which are all made fresh in the store’s kitchen.

Inside and out, the property features the fresh, clean design elements associated with the Enmarket brand, which was re-imagined from the iconic Enmark brand in 2015 to reflect the company’s broader fresh food and health commitments as well as its expertise in driving the innovations needed to shape the future of the convenience store industry.

“We’re excited to continue making customer satisfaction our number one priority by providing new fuel options along with high quality, freshly made food options to residents and daily commuters in the Swainsboro area,” said Enmarket President, Brett Giesick. “With this redevelopment and expansion of the Swainsboro store, along with our recent acquisition of Glennville-based Clyde’s Markets, our presence has expanded significantly in Georgia.”

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Enmarket Store in Swainsboro

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., which operates as Enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 90 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life. Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions and a location finder are available on the free Enmarket mobile app. For more information, please call 912-236-1331, visit www.enmarket.com, or visit one of Enmarket’s social media pages. Enmarket is a subsidiary of Savannah-based Colonial Group, Inc.

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

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

Savannah Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Most to Open Pooler Office

Savannah Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Most to Open Pooler Office

Savannah Plastic Surgeon Dr. Daniel Most to Cut Ribbon on New Pooler Location November 29

(SAVANNAH, GA) Dr. Daniel Most, a Savannah-based plastic surgeon, announces plans to cut the ribbon on the Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery office in Pooler. This Pooler location will allow Dr. Most to see patients in the West Chatham area on Wednesdays of every week.

Dr. Most will cut the ribbon on Wednesday, November 29 at 11 a.m at 114 Canal St., Suite 102, in the Savannah Acupuncture and Wellness building.

The public is invited to join Dr. Most and his staff for the ribbon-cutting ceremony. This event will also celebrate Dr. Most’s fifth anniversary of private practice in the greater Savannah area.

Dr. Most, who specializes in a variety of cosmetic and reconstructive surgery procedures, is dually trained in both hand and microsurgery. He has practiced since 2005 and has operated Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PC, in the Savannah Medical Center since 2012.

Dr. Most received his doctor of medicine degree from Stanford University in California, then completed a combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at Harvard University in Boston.

“We are very pleased to be able to expand our services to serve patients in west Chatham County and surrounding areas,” said Dr. Most. “This is especially important for breast cancer and other surgical patients to have convenient access to their physician for post-operative care.”

Dr. Most is known for leading-edge breast reconstruction techniques, the surgical procedure that restores shape to the breast after a mastectomy, the surgery that removes breast tissue to treat or prevent breast cancer. During the month of October, Dr. Most participated as one of the 2017 BigWigs for the Susan G. Komen Society of the Coastal Empire.

Dr. Most is also a leading physician in the area of hand surgery and is the only Savannah surgeon who will work with the brachial plexus nerves in the neck region of the spinal cord. Dr. Most also treats peripheral nerve injuries, tumors and other disorders affecting the network of nerves that link the brain and spinal cord to other parts of the body.

As a published researcher, Dr. Most’s writing has appeared in more than 30 publications in scientific journals and surgical textbooks, and he has presented his research nationally and internationally in lectures and community presentations. He is also a teacher in the field of plastic surgery and has received numerous honors and awards.

Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PC, Pooler Grand Opening

Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PC, Pooler Grand Opening

ABOUT DR. DANIEL MOST
Dr. Daniel Most, MD, has practiced plastic surgery since 2005, operating a private practice, Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, P.C., at 5205 Frederick Street, Suite A, in Savannah, Ga., since 2012. He opened a second location at 114 Canal Street, Suite 102, in Pooler, Ga., in 2017. Dr. Most graduated from the University of California at San Diego with a B.S. in biology, obtained his doctor of medicine degree from Stanford University in California, then completed a combined general surgery and plastic surgery residency at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore and completed a hand and microsurgery fellowship at Harvard University in Boston. He is a clinical associate professor of surgery at Mercer University School of Medicine, Savannah campus. He is on staff at Memorial Health University Medical Center, the St. Joseph/Candler Health System and Liberty Regional Medical Center and is a participating provider for most insurance policies. He is fluent in Spanish and has performed charity surgery work in Matagalpa, Nicaragua. For more information, contact Dr. Most at 912-303-6678 or visit online at www.mostplasticsurgery.com.

CONTACT
Dr. Daniel Most
Most Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, PC
912-303-6678
http://www.mostplasticsurgery.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-856-9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
info@crussomarketing.com

Speakers Sought for 2018 Encourage Health Series

Speakers Sought for 2018 Encourage Health Series

(SAVANNAH, GA) Healthy Savannah and enmarket are accepting speaking nominations for the 2018 Encourage Health Educational Series. This marks the fifth year for the health-focused series, which features speakers on nutrition, fitness and tips for living a healthy life. As the event is centered around offering health education to the Savannah community, all speakers are volunteers and do not receive financial compensation for their speech.

Program topics have covered a wide range of subject matter discussed by respected experts in the health field. Popular themes have included training tips for running a 5K, the golden healers of ginger and turmeric, the correlation between heart health and a healthy lifestyle, acupuncture practices and many more.

Anyone who has an idea for a health-oriented educational program should submit the concept to Paula Kreissler at paula@healthysavannah.org. The deadline is Thursday, Nov. 30.

Applications should include the presenter’s name, title, company and contact information, along with the proposed topic and a short description of what the audience would learn. Please attach a bio and headshot. All submissions will be reviewed by the Encourage Health advisory board.

The selected speakers will be announced in February. The 2018 lunch and learn series will kick off on Tuesday, April 17. The other lectures will be held on the following Tuesdays: June 26, August 28 and October 30.

Encourage Health Education Series

ABOUT ENMARKET 
Founded as Interstate Stations in 1963 by Robert Demere, Enmark Stations, Inc., operating as enmarket, is a family-run business committed to offering its customers top-notch service and superior products. Today, the Savannah-based company, which celebrated its 50-year anniversary in 2013, operates 60 stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina. Enmarket’s mission is to Enrich Life! Stores offer freshly prepared food and healthy snacks, high-quality double filtered gasoline, beverages, lottery services and more. Enmarket customers can save up to $.10 per gallon by using the company’s Cash Card, a reloadable stored-value card that can be used directly at the pump. Coupons, promotions, and a location finder are available on the free mobile app. For more information on enmarket, please call 912-236-1331 or visit www.enmarket.com. Follow enmarket on Twitter at @enmarkenjoy.

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com