Category: Restaurant Savannah

Marjorie Young to Speak at Buy Local Savannah April Meeting

Marjorie Young to Speak at Buy Local Savannah April Meeting

(SAVANNAH, GA) Buy Local Savannahwill host Marjorie Young at their monthly luncheon on Thursday, April 25. Young, an experienced public relations consultant and president and CEO of Carriage Trade Public Relations, will present “Five Top Business Insights.”

Marjorie Young

Marjorie Young

Young has been named Entrepreneur of the Year, Business of the Year and Small Business Advocate of the Year. She is also certified in crisis PR.

She founded Carriage Trade Public Relations® Inc. in 1995. Her firm creates positive word-of-mouth for businesses in the community and online by using reputation management strategies. She is also the founder of the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method, which helps businesses create a year-long public relations plan. Marjorie will publish a book later this year.

“I’m excited to share the business knowledge I’ve learned over the last 25 years,” Young said. “I’m hoping that by talking about some of the hurdles I’ve had to overcome along the way, other business owners in Savannah may be able to avoid some of the same issues.”

Formed in 1999, the Buy Local Savannahnow comprises over 150 businesses who call Savannah home. Their monthly meetings, which are open to the public, focus on the opportunities and issues inherent in running a locally based business.

The program will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m on Thursday, April 25 at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Rd. Registration to attend costs $25 for members or $40 for non-members. Interested parties can register at

For more information on the event, please visit

Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc. is Savannah’s premiere reputation management company. Founded in 1995 by Marjorie Young to help businesses increase their positive word of mouth in the community and globally online through its trademarked strategy, the REPUTATION MATRIX™ method.

Cynthia Cradduck
Carriage Trade Public Relations®, Inc.


Pooler Parkway Location is Enmarket’s Largest Newly Built Store

Pooler Parkway Location is Enmarket’s Largest Newly Built Store

(POOLER, GA) Enmarket, a Savannah-based chain of convenience stores, built a new 6,366-square-foot store on Pooler Parkway across the street from the soon-to-open St. Joseph’s/CandlerPooler Campus.

The store, which offers 20 fueling stations and an electronic vehicle charging station, is Enmarket’s third in Pooler but its first on Pooler Parkway. The two others are on Highway 80.

The new store features the chain’s first drive-through window, serving fresh food and beverages from Enmarket’s proprietary restaurant, The Eatery. It also features touchless restrooms, exposed ceilings, spacious parking and outdoor seating.

Enmarket Pooler Location EateryEnmarket Pooler Location ExteriorEnmarket Pooler Location Interior

Some features are invisible to customers but will contribute to better service, such things as a redesigned and more efficient kitchen and an improved vendor receiving area. Progressive Builderswas the general contractor for the project.

“This is the largest Enmarketwe’ve built from the ground up,” said Brett Giesick, president of Enmarket. “We’re excited to announce this new location, and believe it serves as a fine example of our dedication to providing customers with quality service and food.”

The new store is part of an Enmarketexpansion plan that includes the rebuild of the existing store on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard in downtown Savannah, a new headquarters complex that will include the rebuild of the Enmarketon U.S. 17 at Chatham Parkway and a future store in Port Wentworth.

Enmarketcurrently operates 124 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants with more than 1,200 employees in Georgia and North and South Carolina.

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.

Matt Clements
Director of Marketing

NLaws Produce at Home Partners with St. Joseph’s/Candler to Deliver Fresh Groceries to Employees

NLaws Produce at Home Partners with St. Joseph’s/Candler to Deliver Fresh Groceries to Employees
EmployAbility Contributes to Partnership Success

(SAVANNAH, GA) NLaws Produce at Homerecently launched a partnership with St. Joseph’s/Candlerto deliver fresh groceries to health system co-workers in a convenient manner.

Co-workers can log in with their badge numbers on NLaws at Home’s website to customize weekly orders of food items. The local grocery delivers the orders to both hospital campuses every Thursday from 2 to 5 p.m.

“These days people want convenience and ease,” said Steve Kaplan, co-owner of NLaws Produce. “We are trying to provide that for our customers with this new service. Order online, deduct from your payroll and deliver the product to you.”

 Kevin Roberts, volunteer with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph's / Candler orders.

Kevin Roberts, volunteer with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph’s / Candler orders.

EmployAbility, a local non-profit that is focused on workforce development and community integration for adults with developmental disabilities, has partnered with NLaws at Hometo make delivery packaging easier. Each week, six individuals from EmployAbility organize the bulk delivery that arrives at NLawsfrom NLawsWholesale to individualize the orders for St. Joseph’s/Candler.

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph's / Candler orders.

(Left to right) Jesse Lewis, James Watson, Kevin Roberts, Maria Poncy and Cimerion Watson, volunteers with EmployAbility, package NLaws at Home food items for St. Joseph’s / Candler orders.

“Our first week’s order had 20 total deliveries,” said Kaplan. “There are roughly 4,200 employees in the health system, and my goal is to eventually deliver healthier and fresher grocery items to at least 30 percent of these people.”

Unlike other grocery delivery options, NLaws at Homeallows buyers to choose from more than 350 products of fresh food to customize their orders. Items are then transported on a temperature-controlled truck to businesses and homes.

NLaws at Homehas longstanding partnerships with local businesses that include River Street Sweets, Smith Brothers, Savannah Bee Companyand Blends (A Coffee Boutique).

Businesses interested in partnering with NLaws at Hometo provide healthy, convenient food delivery options to employees should contact Joey Rosen at 912-629-5111for more information.

For more information about NLaws at Home, please visit

NLAWS Produce at 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

Joey Rosen
NLaws at Home
(912) 629-5111

Elizabeth Poole
Director of Marketing
Cecilia Russo Marketing
(912) 695-4791

The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Announces 2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners

The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway Announces 2017 Chili Cook-Off Winners

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway announces the winners of their 20th annual chili cook-off. During the event, families were entertained by a petting zoo, face painting, a magic show and music provided by a local DJ.

Twenty restaurants and community organizations prepared their best chili for the cook-off. There was a diverse mix of recipes and presentations. One thing each booth had in common was its ability to foster good conversation and an enjoyable atmosphere contributing to the overall success of the day.

A panel of judges and nearly 500 participants who cast ballots determined the final winners in multiple categories. Professional restaurant contestants and community contestants were split into two separate groups with winners announced in each.

The 2017 winners are:

Presidents Award Winner: Jalapenos (Restaurant) and Landings North (Community)
Presidents Award Runner-Up: The 5 Spot (Restaurant) and The Marshes (Community)
Judges Award Winner: Troy’s (Restaurant) and America’s Second Harvest (Community)
Judges Award Runner-Up: Village Bar & Grille (Restaurant) and the YMCA of Coastal Georgia (Community)
Hottest: La Nopalera (Restaurant) and Landings South (Community)
Best Presentation: Jalapenos (Restaurant) and America’s Second Harvest (Community)
People’s Choice Winner: Bow Tie Barbecue (Restaurant) and The Marshes (Community)
People’s Choice Runner-Up: Troy’s (Restaurant) and Landings North (Community)

A raffle of a new 2018 well-equipped Club Car golf cart was also held. Dennis Heath was the lucky winner.

The Kiwanis Club of Skidaway offered special thanks to Bobby Gillham, fundraising chair for the Kiwanis Club and this year’s cook-off organizer, and to the eight young men and women from Youth Challenge Academy at Fort Stewart who helped each booth stay tidy and stocked with supplies throughout the entire event.

After all expenses, net proceeds from the 2017 cook-off topped $17,000 to support agencies and programs that help at-risk kids in Savannah.

Kiwanis Club of Skidaway is a service organization comprised of 125 men and women in the Savannah area. Since 1988, the club has raised and distributed over $1.4 million and invested over 300,000 service hours toward their mission of supporting children in our region.

For more information on the club, visit

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing

Speros Presents Lunch and Learn Presentation on New Business Video Conferencing Technology

Speros Presents Lunch and Learn Presentation on New Business Video Conferencing Technology

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a Savannah-based technology services company, announces an Interactive Presentation System Lunch and Learn event to be held from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Thursday, August 24 at Vic’s on the River, located at 26 E Bay St, Savannah, Ga.

“Interactive display systems harness the power of your desktop computer to enhance presentations, video-conferences, training sessions and teaching activities,” said Susan Speros, CEO of Speros. “During our presentation, we will show how this technology can be used as business tools. This presentation system eliminates the old fashion white board, projector and outdated video conferencing units.”

Lunch is provided, but RSVPs are required. Space is limited. To reserve a seat, call (912) 354-8900, or visit

Established in 1984, Speros provides technology solutions for businesses, offering telephone systems, IT services, surveillance systems, web design and branding solutions, and cloud computing. Speros team members continually stay updated on leading-edge, certified technologies to maximize solutions and ensure businesses succeed in this fast-paced, technology-driven world. For more information, visit, call 912-354-8900 or email

Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer

Cecilia Russo
Cecilia Russo Marketing

Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade Public Relations, Inc.

Felder & Associates Receives Two 2017 Preservation Awards from Historic Savannah Foundation

Felder & Associates Receives Two 2017 Preservation Awards from Historic Savannah Foundation
Savannah Architecture Firm Honored for Work on Atlantic and Vic’s on the River

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates, a Savannah architecture firm, has received two Historic Savannah Foundation 2017 Preservation Awards for their rehabilitation projects for two of the city’s best-known upscale restaurants, the Atlantic and Vic’s on the River.

Both projects were recognized for their preservation of history.

Atlantic, 102 E. Victory Drive, opened initially in 1930 as the Atlantic Refining Company Service Station for car washing and servicing.

Vic’s on the River, 12-42 E. Bay St., which opened as Stoddard’s Range, was designed and built in 1859 by John Norris under the supervision of John Stoddard.

The Atlantic Refining Company Service Station on the corner of Victory Drive and Drayton Street was renovated into professional offices in 1965 when the structure lost some of its original architecture.

Thirty years later, the space gained a new owner and underwent remodeling until 2015 when the current owner and general manager, Jason Restivo, bought the property. Brian Felder from Felder & Associates and Restivo worked together to revitalize the original structure.To comply with site restrictions and zoning regulations, a low concrete wall with benches and planters was built to create a gathering space for guests to socialize around a central fire pit. Outdoor seating also is nestled under a large oak tree with intimate custom lighting.

The primary interior area occupies the former portico and seats about 40 guests. Exposed brick and rafters, concrete flooring, and fresh new colors create a dual ambiance of traditional and modern.

The Atlantic Before Felder & Associates Rehabilitation

The Atlantic Before Photo

The Atlantic After Felder & Associates Rehabilitation

The Atlantic After Photo: Historic Savannah Foundation Award Winning Design by Felder & Associates

Felder & Associates Wins Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award for Atlantic

Pictured: Front left to right: (wheelchair) Sam George; Ida George is behind him; Matt Frankel next to Ida Back row left to right: Gretchen Callejas, Jennifer Restivo, Jason Restivo, Brian Felder, Billy McIntosh, Jimmy Smith

The space at Vic’s on the River has been home to a variety of businesses since it was built in 1859. Vic’s eventually came to occupy two of the bays on the third, fourth and fifth levels of the building and now fills three more stories of an adjacent bay as well.

The ironwork balconies and railings replicate their historic precedents. The openness of the bay was preserved through dividing walls. All historic lath and plaster, as well as wrought iron surrounds, were saved and restored. The owner also rebuilt fireplaces to match the original designs.

For more information on these projects or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit

Vic's on the River Before Felder & Associates Rehabilitation

Vic’s on the River Before Photo

Vic's on the River After Felder & Associates Rehabilitation

Vic’s on the River After Photo: Historic Savannah Foundation Award Winning Design by Felder & Associates

Felder & Associates Win Historic Savannah Foundation Preservation Award for Vic's on the River

Pictured: Left to right: Brian Felder, Ryan Claus, Jeff Wigger, Dr. Irving Victor, Bill Hall, Tim Thureson


Established in 2012, Felder & Associates specializes in historic preservation, commercial architecture, adaptive reuse architecture, corporate interior design, high-end residential design, green building, and neo-traditional building. The firm has a staff of LEED accredited architects and interior designers who focus on sustainability.

Locally, Felder & Associates is a member of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce and Historic Savannah Foundation. The firm is also nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects and the United States Green Building Council.

In 2014, Felder & Associates received an historic preservation award from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the best architecture firm award from Savannah Magazine. In 2015, the firm was recognized with the AIA Georgia 2015 Design Award in Renovation.

Felder & Associates has completed several well-known projects in the Savannah area, including: The Grey on Martin Luther King Jr Blvd; The United Community Bank on Johnson Square; Atlantic at the corner of Drayton Street and Victory Drive; the Bouhan Falligant building on Park Avenue; and the Ghost Coast Distillery on Indian Street.

The firm is located at 2514 Abercorn St. Suite 110, Savannah, GA 31401. For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit

Historic Savannah Foundation is a nonprofit historic preservation organization supported by a strong and dedicated membership. It was established in 1955 to save the 1820 Isaiah Davenport House from demolition. From this initial project, Historic Savannah Foundation launched a revolving fund that has saved 360-plus buildings. The mission of Historic Savannah Foundation is to preserve and protect Savannah’s heritage through advocacy, education and community involvement. For more information, visit or

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Brian Felder

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