Holiday Meals Delivered to Thunderbolt Firefighters, Police Officers and Utility Workers from Local Commercial Construction Firm, the Dewitt Tilton Group
(SAVANNAH, GA) The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm in the Lowcountry, showed its gratitude in a special way to the Town of Thunderbolt’s firefighters, police officers and utility workers.
“This is our small way of saying thank you to these men and women who work tirelessly to ensure our safety and comfort throughout the holiday season,” said Chris Tilton, one of two principals at the Dewitt Tilton Group. “While we’re enjoying this Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends, we wanted these folks, who often don’t get that time off, to know we’re thinking of them and all they do for us.”
This is the second year that the Dewitt Tilton Group has delivered holiday meals to Thunderbolt’s first responders and the first year of providing the meals to the utility workers. In total, over 20 meals were delivered.
ABOUT THE 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 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 walkthrough. Known for using only highly reputable contractors, the Dewitt Tilton Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities which guarantees 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
NLaws Produce at Home Partners with St. Joseph’s/Candler to Deliver Fresh Groceries to Employees
EmployAbility Contributes to Partnership Success
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.”
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.
“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 PRODUCE AT HOME
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 https://www.nlawsathome.com/.
Enmarket Assumes Operations of Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in S.C.
(HARDEEVILLE, SC/SAVANNAH, GA) Enmarket, a convenience store chain with operations in three states, has purchased Joker Joe’s Truck Stop in Hardeeville, S.C., a move that expands the company’s reach in a key market that extends from Savannah to Charleston, S.C.
Savannah-based Enmarket will assume operations of Joker Joe’s on Thursday, Sept. 6. In addition to growing the retailer’s services and territory served, the purchase will significantly enlarge its diesel fuel business.
“This acquisition is a strategic move for us as we have plans to expand our diesel business through new to industry construction,” said Brett Giesick, Enmarket’s president. “But more than that, it is another example of our commitment to further build our brand in the Southeast by filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong Enmarket presence in convenience stores, restaurants, and truck stops.”
The new Enmarket store is located just north of Savannah on Interstate 95 at exit 8 in Hardeeville, SC. The busy interchange at US Highway 278 serves as the gateway to Hilton Head Island and the South Carolina Lowcountry.
The 13,000-square-foot facility, which includes nine diesel lanes, will remain open 24 hours a day, seven days a week while the building and nine-acre property go through a significant remodel.
Improvements will include an enlarged trucker’s lounge, showers, truck scales and laundry equipment as well as a resurfaced parking lot and overnight parking for over-the-road and RV drivers. The updated convenience store will feature freshly prepared hot and cold grab-and-go food options, frozen yogurt, state-of-the-art bean-to-cup coffee brewers and an expanded cooler and beer cave. Enmarket will also continue to be an area destination for fireworks, which is what Joker Joe’s was best known for by many locals and travelers.
As part of the remodel, Enmarket will add Fuzzy’s Taco Shop, an award-winning Baja-style fast-casual Mexican restaurant franchise that features plenty of seating and a full bar. Fuzzy’s Taco Shops have more than 100 franchises nationwide. It marks Enmarket’s first fast-casual style restaurant, with plans to open additional Fuzzy’s locations beginning in 2019.
“The executives at Fuzzy’s Taco Shop are thrilled to introduce the concept to the Savannah area by way of Enmarket,” Giesick continued. “The brand originated in Texas and earned a cult-like following behind a high-quality product served at an affordable price, which makes it an ideal fit for Enmarket and our customers.”
Enmarket currently operates 122 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants throughout Georgia, North Carolina, and South Carolina and recently doubled its presence in the region with the acquisition of 34 E-Z Shop convenience stores in the Palmetto State and 34 Clyde’s Markets in southeast Georgia.
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 is expanding its diesel business, filling in the geography from Savannah to Charleston with a strong presence in full-service, 24-hour auto and truck stops. 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 122 convenience stores and 14 quick-serve restaurants as the 54th largest convenience store operator in the country. www.enmarket.com
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.”
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.
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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.
ABOUT KIWANIS CLUB OF SKIDAWAY
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 https://kiwanisofskidaway.com
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.”
MORE INFORMATION ON SPEROS
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 speros.com, call 912-354-8900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE ATLANTIC REVITALIZATION
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.
MORE INFORMATION ON THE VIC’S ON THE RIVER REVITALIZATION
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 www.felderassociates.net
ABOUT FELDER & ASSOCIATES
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 www.felderassociates.net
ABOUT HISTORIC SAVANNAH FOUNDATION
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 www.myHSF.org or www.DavenportHouseMuseum.org.