Enmarket’s New Technology Lets Mobile Users Bypass Checkout Lines
(SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket’s convenience stores just got more convenient with the installation of Skip Checkout, a new mobile-based application that enables customers to scan and pay for their goods with their phones and skip checkout lines.
The technology is available in all 124 Enmarketstores, making it the nation’s largest convenience store chain to adopt the technology.
“Customers who have the free Skip Checkoutapp can scan their purchases with the lens on their phone, pay with the click of a button, and flash their phone to the cashier on their way out the door, all without standing in line,” said Brett Giesick, President of Enmarket. “Even people who don’t use the app will benefit because this will speed up lines and enable our employees to work on even further improving the customer experience.”
It sounds complicated, but it’s not. Here’s a step-by-step rundown:
- Customers download the Skip Checkoutapp free from getskip.com or your preferred app store, create an account, and link a payment card to begin using the technology. The app can be up and running in just a few minutes.
- When you visit your Enmarketstore, open the app. Once you confirm your location, as prompted by the app, you are ready to shop!
- Scan the barcodes of your items to add them to your shopping cart, where they will be stored until you are ready to pay. Items such as fresh fruit or hot dogs that don’t have a barcode can be purchased through a pick-list in the app.
- Click the pay button to complete your transaction and charge your card. Then, on your way out of the store, flash your phone to an employee at the cash register to show you’re using Skip, and you’re done.
Age-restricted products such as beer may be scanned in the app, but those customers must still present their ID to the sales associate.
Customers have found the app very easy to use, and a fast, convenient way to shop.
“The process is smooth from start to finish, and the app is very easy to figure out how to use,” said Callie McIntosh, an Enmarketcustomer. “Enmarkethas really made it convenient to get in and out quickly. I use it every time I check out, and I still get a friendly acknowledgement from the employees on my way out the door.”
Enmarket employees received training to prepare for the rollout of the new technology. Employees are alerted every time a Skipshopper enters the store, and also when they have paid for their transaction, thanks to an iPad using Skiptechnology next to the cash register. Security features are built in as well.
“Convenience to our customers is fundamental to our business model,” said Giesick. “By investing in the latest technology, we are able to enhance that convenience. Customers can get in, get out and get on their way even faster with Skip Checkout. We’re thrilled to introduce this innovative technology to consumers in our markets. It has been very well received by the customers and employees who have been a part of our initial test phase.”
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 Newsin 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. Enmarketcurrently employs more than 1,200 people and operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com
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Beaufort Dermatology Innovates With Non-Invasive Skin Exam Technology
(BEAUFORT, SOUTH CAROLINA) Beaufort Dermatologyof Pinnacle Medical Groupis thrilled to present Vivascope 1500, the newest in skin cancer technology allowing the provider to make a diagnosis without removing any tissue. Pinnacleis the only practice in the area offering this advanced technology.
In-vivo reflectance confocal microscopy (RCM) is a non-invasive skin imaging modality for detecting diseases of the skin such as melanoma and other cancers. It can be used in place of biopsies in certain cases and is effective in viewing large skin lesions where a biopsy of the entire spot might be difficult.
Additionally, it is useful in defining the margins of an area for surgical excision and can be useful in evaluating the results of treatment. Among its advantages is the ability to avoid potential scarring from biopsies and also provides a safe, painless option for children or those who may be nervous about procedures.
“Medical research and development shape a modern medical practice,” said owner Dr. Audrey A. Klenke, MD, FACS. “We are so excited to be the first to offer Vivascope 1500, which can decipher a lesion that needs to be removed versus one that can be safely monitored. In the Lowcountry, our fun-in-the-sun lifestyle makes it critical to prioritize skin health.”
Dr. Klenke adds, “The fact that procedures are becoming increasingly less invasive without losing the ability to accurately diagnose and treat is great news for patient care.”
ABOUT THE PINNACLE MEDICAL GROUP
The Pinnacle Medical Groupis the locally owned and operated parent company of Pinnacle Plastic Surgery, PURE Medical Spaand Beaufort Dermatology. Principal, Dr. Audrey Klenke is the only board-certified female plastic surgeon in Beaufort County, South Carolina, and is affiliated with multiple outpatient centers in the area as well as Beaufort Memorial Hospitaland Hilton Head Hospital. Pinnacle Plastic Surgeryand PURE Medical Spaare located at 7 Mallet Way, Bluffton, SC 29910. Beaufort Dermatologyis located at 1096 Ribaut Road, Beaufort, SC 29902. For more information, please call (843) 815-6699, or visit http://pinnaclemd.com/and http://www.beaufortdermatology.com/.
Principal of Dewitt Tilton Group Launches “Inspire Your Community” Podcast to Do Just That
(SAVANNAH, GA) Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Groupcommercial construction firm, has launched a monthly podcast featuring local stories of inspiration, kindness and positivity, and the company will reward people who help find those stories with a $300 donation to the cause of the nominator’s choice.
A small, heartwarming true story was the spark for “Inspire Your Community Podcast,” Tilton said.
“I heard about this guy who was dropping his daughter off at daycare one morning, just something lots of us do every day, and he noticed that the swing on the playground was broken. He didn’t complain about it to the daycare manager; he didn’t ignore the problem. Instead, the following Saturday, on his day off, he drove over and fixed the swing,” said Tilton. “Not a big thing, just seeing a problem and doing something about it.”
Such simple but true stories, Tilton thought, could inspire others to perform random acts of kindness or to act instead of complaining. His response is to launch a monthly podcast to tell true, inspiring stories suggested by members of the community. To encourage people to come forward with stories, the Dewitt Tilton Groupwill donate $300 to the cause of the successful nominator’s choice.
To submit story ideas, email email@example.com. One story will be selected each month to be the subject of the podcast, and the nominator of that story will be given the opportunity to designate a charity to receive a $300 donation.
“There are lots of inspirational stories out there, and we hope people will come forward to let us help share them,” Tilton said. “We’re starting now, so we need to hear from people. This is one small way we can all help counteract hate and negativity in the world.”
The podcast can be accessed at YouTube, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play, Stitcher, and everywhere else podcasts can be found. View the first episode here, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1EgdS0dh9UY.
MORE INFORMATION ON DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm located in Savannah, Ga., specializes in commercial construction. The principals, Andrew Dewitt and Chris Tilton, have more than 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 Groupbrings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities to 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 http://www.dewitttiltongroup.com
New Software Allows Roto-Rooter to Offer Financing Options
(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-RooterPlumbers of Savannah is pleased to announce that they have launched a new operating software that delivers integrated premium financing to the customer on site.
This new service is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that allows Roto-Rooterto streamline operations and improve customer service by offering a finance plan for major and minor plumbing needs.
When making service calls, Roto-Rooterplumbers are now able to show financing options and allow homeowners to submit an application through their mobile app.
“This is a game changer for us and our customers,” said Roto-Rooterowner Sherry Daniel. “We are able to provide our first-class service and rather than ask someone to pay the bill up front, we can offer a monthly finance plan that meets the customer’s needs.”
This new service also allows Roto-Rooterof Savannah to cross-train its employees to become customer service experts as well as skilled plumbers.
ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERSOF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooterplumbers 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-RooterPlumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooteris the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbersstand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening Ceremony Held for NLAWS Produce@Home
Public Tasting Benefitted the Ronald McDonald House Charities
A grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony was held at the new 3,215-square-foot operation located at 701 US-80 West #51, Savannah, GA 31408. Guests were invited to tour the facility and enjoy a light lunch.
On their new online site, NLAWS Produce@Home customers may choose fruit, veggie or combo boxes or build their own. Juicing and soup boxes are available as well along with a selection of local favorites, such as Savannah Bee Companyhoney, Chocolat by Adam Turoni and a selection of meat from Smith Brother’s Butcher Shop.
All products can be packaged in specialty baskets for gifts. Each delivery is made in a climate-controlled truck one to two days after ordering.
“Currently, we have 1500 of products available for consumers,” said NLAWS Produce@Home manager Joseph M Rosen. “We invited our vendors to participate in the grand opening event and we had catering prepared by Bar Food.”
During the ribbon cutting, Jack Spruill, Market Director of Georgia Department of Agriculture, Bob Stafford, Director of Vidalia Onion Business Council, and Bill Sorochak, executive director of the Ronald McDonald House Charities, made remarks along with the owners.
NLAWS Produce@Home also packed produce boxes for the Ronald McDonald House of the Coastal Empire. Guests were encouraged to bring additional wish-list items to include with this donation.
For more information, visit https://www.nlawsathome.com/.
NLAWS Produce@Home, a new division of NLAWS PRODUCE, is an online grocery and produce ordering and delivery system for retail consumers with packages created for home pantries and office breakrooms. Options include fruit, veggie, combo or build-your-own boxes as well as juicing and soup bundles. All products can be packaged in specialty baskets for gifts. Each delivery is made in a climate-controlled truck one to two days after ordering. For more information, visit https://www.nlawsathome.com/.
DIRECTIONS TO NLAWS PRODUCE
The NLAWS Produce 45,000-square-foot refrigerated warehouse is located at 701 US-80 West #51, Savannah, GA 31408. Leaving downtown Savannah, travel west on West Bay Street and continue onto US-80 West / Main St; NLAWS Produce will be on your right.
Low Country Dermatology Becomes Savannah’s First Provider to Offer Cutera Laser Procedures
(SAVANNAH, GA) Corinne M. Howington, M.D., of Low Country Dermatology, has announced her Savannah practice is the first in the area to offer Cutera laser treatments for hair removal and vascular conditions.
“Demand for laser procedures continues to increase, and we will be ready to meet that need with the best system on the market,” said Dr. Howington. “We finished clinical training specifically geared for the Cutera lasers and I am pleased to announce that Courtney Zechman, our esthetician, is now certified to use Cutera’s excel V and excel HR™ systems.”
The Cutera systems are made in the U.S. and were the first FDA-approved laser brand. They are designed for high-quality, high-volume output and feature innovations in safety, effectiveness and patient comfort. The excel V is the only tunable laser system on the market that combines two laser wavelengths in one device with a larger premium sapphire cooling tip.
“In a national patient preference study measuring comfort and satisfaction for laser hair removal, 100 percent of the patients chose excel HR over a competitive laser hair removal device,” explained Zechman. “Offering two separate handpieces, CoolView and Genesis, the system has the flexibility to treat any case, from superficial and deep vascular conditions to benign pigmented lesions.”
Laser hair removal remains the single largest segment in energy-based medical aesthetic procedures. A report by U.S. Markets for Laser, Light and Energy Devices forecasts that laser hair removal procedure volumes have doubled since 2013, to 2.5 million procedures anticipated in 2017.
Patients and guests are invited to learn more, see demonstrations and enter to win free treatments at an open house from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, September 14 at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, in Savannah. Cutera and Dysport representatives will be on hand, along with the Howington staff, to answer questions and demonstrate the products. The practice will also offer package specials on all major treatments.
For more information about this new laser, and to RSVP for the open house, visit http://www.lcderm.com.
ABOUT LOW COUNTRY DERMATOLOGY
Low Country Dermatology specializes in the treatment of adult and pediatric diseases of the skin, hair and nails. Dr. Corinne Howington is a board certified dermatologist, with expertise in medical, surgical and cosmetic dermatology. Low Country Dermatology is located at 310 Eisenhower Dr. Suite 12A, Savannah, GA 31406. For more information, call 912-354-1018 or visit http://www.lcderm.com. To connect on Facebook, visit https://www.facebook.com/LowCountryDermatology.
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(SAVANNAH, GA) The latest trend in technology, renting your infrastructure at minimal costs was the reason Speros has partnered with ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN), a leading global provider of networking and communications equipment.
ADTRAN provides network infrastructure to telephone carriers across the globe, and is now offering rental of their enterprise-class switches through Speros.
“Speros is the first managed service provider (MSP) in the world to deliver rental of carrier-grade switches from the manufacturer,” said Keith Fletcher, COO of Speros.
Switches are devices that connect one or more computing devices together to share resources and access the Internet. Enterprise switches are found in organizations that require the highest quality, best reliability and minimal downtime from their network.
The City of Tybee was the first to take advantage of this new program. “This program allowed the City of Tybee to have the latest technology at truly minimal costs,” said Todd Smith, I.T. manager at the City of Tybee.
Many businesses are adopting subscription services to access innovative software and the latest hardware at a fraction of the overhead cost.
The program also provides reports on network health and data usage. Speros can leverage this insight to tailor services that align to their customers’ consumption of networking technology and proactively engage with customers on capacity planning.
“Throughout ADTRAN’s 30 year history we have delivered enterprise class solutions to millions of businesses of all sizes, and across all verticals. This success has come through tight partnerships with the world’s largest carriers and thousands of VAR’s and MSP’s. ADTRAN will continue to build off of our successful leadership position with a monthly subscription model for switches and Wi-Fi. We are excited to have Speros, a long time ADTRAN partner, helping to lead the way in bringing this unique solution to market,” said Meggin Sawyer, VP, business solutions and cloud services, ADTRAN.
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