Roly Poly Savannah Answers the “Always United” Challenge with United Way Wednesdays

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Roly Poly Savannah Answers the “Always United” Challenge with United Way Wednesdays

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roly Poly Savannah answered UWCE’s Always United Challenge with the launch of United Way Wednesdays. Each Wednesday through Thursday, Nov. 19, the locally owned sandwich shop will donate $1 of every order, whether it’s a chip bag, meal or a full catering platter.

Order up by 2020 UWCE Campaign Chair Cheif Terry Enoch at the launch of Roly Poly Savannah’s United Way Wednesdays.

The inspiration for United Way Wednesdays came in response to the challenge Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream, issued with the launch of a brand new UWCE campaign flavor, Georgia Pecan Blues. United Way Wednesdays will continue for the full duration of the UWCE 2020 Campaign.

“It’s our responsibility as local business owners who are surviving the challenges of this pandemic to support those who are struggling,” said Tim Feathers, new owner of Roly Poly Savannah. “Stratton Leopold certainly had that right in his message last week, and it stuck with me. I knew immediately what I wanted our business to do to help, and I extend the Always United Challenge to other Savannah business owners as well.”

Roly Poly Savannah, located at 114 Barnard St., offers a range of fresh, nutrient-rich and minimally processed ingredients and customers are able to build fully-customizable wraps, sandwiches, salads, soups and sides. Catering is also available, as are gluten-free, vegetarian and vegan options. Feathers has been the owner of Roly Poly Savannah since August of 2020, and upheld its mom-and-pop business model loved by local patrons.

UWCE 2020 Campaign Chair Terry Enoch celebrated the kick-off by helping the Roly Poly team fill and distribute orders.

“It is truly amazing to watch something like this take off during such a time of need,” said Enoch. “All of our local businesses have taken a hit since March, and to see them getting involved and giving back in such a personal way makes me extremely proud of our business community. I can’t wait to see who accepts this challenge next.”

To learn more about Roly Poly Savannah, visit: https://order.rolypoly.com/roly-poly-savannah/menu

Order up by 2020 UWCE Campaign Chair Chief Terry Enoch at the launch of Roly Poly Savannah’s United Way Wednesdays.
(Pictured Left to Right) 2020 UWCE Campaign Chair Cheif Terry Enoch, Roly Poly Savannah owner Tim Feathers, UWCE President and CEO Brynn Grant, and UWCE Campaign Vice-Chair Cecilia Russo Turner celebrate the launch of United Way Wednesdays at Roly Poly.

ABOUT ROLY POLY SANDWICHES IN SAVANNAH
Offering customers a full range of the freshest, nutrient-rich and minimally processed ingredients to choose from, Roly Poly Savannah is dedicated to providing its customers with the power to create meals that contribute to their overall well-being, health and vitality. With a range of customizable options for to-go cold or hot-pressed wraps and sandwiches, salads, soups and sides, Roly Poly also offers catering for all sandwiches, salads or a combination of the two, along with pre-packed sandwich boxes. The shop also caters to special dietary regimens that include gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, low carb, raw and superfoods. To learn more about Roly Poly Savannah, visit: https://order.rolypoly.com/roly-poly-savannah/menu

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
crusso@crussomarketing.com
912-665-0005

Mayor Van Johnson Visits Bethesda Academy to Promote Leadership and Perseverance

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Mayor Van Johnson Visits Bethesda Academy to Promote Leadership and Perseverance

(SAVANNAH, GA) As part of Bethesda Academy’s character and leadership development series, Savannah City Mayor Van Johnson recently visited Bethesda Academy to speak to current members of the high school classes about the importance of leadership, community involvement and strength during uncertain times.

Mayor Johnson is nationally recognized as an innovator and thought leader in youth development and engagement through his service of over 23 years as the Director of the Chatham County Youth Commission. Since that time, he has assisted cities and counties across the country in developing governmental youth leadership programs, including co-founding the Savannah Youth Council in 2004.

Senior member of the Student Council, Ivan Gooding was honored to introduce our Mayor to his fellow student body, teachers, staff, board and friends. Gooding met Mayor Johnson in 2018 when he joined the Chatham County Youth Commission under Johnson’s leadership.

“The mayor is a very visible public figure who is a gentleman of great distinction and has done a great job of leading our city in very critical times,” said Dr. Michael Hughes, President of Bethesda Academy. “We thought it would be an excellent opportunity for students to be exposed to him, his personality and his leadership style.”

In recent years, there has been a surge in civic engagement and grassroots activism by young people across the nation. Mayor Johnson’s speech encouraged students to focus not only on academics but also on resiliency while remaining positive and present in their communities.

“Trouble doesn’t always last. Out of crisis comes opportunity and creativity,” explained Mayor Johnson. “How to take what’s happening now and translate it into life lessons for the rest of their lives? Hopefully, it will inspire them to continue to work and continue to dream.“

Among the points he emphasized were the importance of fostering meaningful relationships between the city government and the police department, as well as the responsibility of individuals to practice good citizenship.

“I hope our students say, ‘I can be a leader like that someday too,'” said Dr. Hughes.

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private day and boarding school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and organic farming program and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912.644.4376.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912-856-9075
cynthia@crussomarketing.com

Four Community Leaders Join Bethesda Academy Board of Governors

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Four Community Leaders Join Bethesda Academy Board of Governors

(SAVANNAH, GA) Bethesda Academy recently welcomed Carol Bell, G. Holmes Bell, IV, Al Kennickell, and Judith Thomas to its Bethesda Union Society Board of Governors. These community leaders will serve three-year terms for the private day and boarding school serving young men in grades six through 12.

Former mayor pro tem Carol Bell is a longtime Savannah resident and retired public administrator with the City of Savannah. She previously served on the City Council as Alderman At-Large Post 1.

CEO and Chairman of Hussey Gay Bell, G. Holmes Bell, IV is a native Savannahian and licensed professional engineer who has expanded his civil engineering and architecture firm to six locations throughout the Southeast.

Al Kennickell is president and owner of The Kennickell Group, a family business that grew into one of the world’s largest companies for global print and distribution under his leadership.

Judith Thomas is a philanthropist who launched the fundraising campaign to expand Memorial University Medical Center’s Heart & Vascular Institute. She is the wife of Sheldon “Shell” Solomon, owner of Shell Solomon Properties Inc.“These four individuals are true community leaders and will be great assets to the Board at Bethesda Academy,” said Dr. William “Ted” Moore, Chairman of the Bethesda Union Society Board of Governors. “We are so fortunate to have them join us.”

Quentin Marlin, attorney and partner at Ellis, Painter, Ratterree & Adams, will continue to serve the as the Board’s vice-chairman alongside Dr. Paul Pressly, director emeritus of the Ossawbaw Island Foundation and longtime headmaster of Savannah Country Day School, as secretary and Jim Trolinger, retired corporate executive, as treasurer.

Returning board members include Linda Bleicken, Ellen Bolch, Ryan Chandler, Jake Coakley, Dr. John George, Brian Harlander, Diane Ingram, Kim Iocovozzi, Stratton Leopold, Leslie Littlejohn, Joe Marinelli, Henry H. Minis, Denny Ogden and Dr. Robert “Bob” Zerbe. Ex officio members include Dr. Michael Hughes, president of Bethesda Academy, and Yancey Bradley, president of the Women’s Board of Bethesda.

“The Bethesda Union Society Board of Governors will continue to focus their attention on key opportunities involving leadership, entrepreneurship and sustainability,” said Dr. Hughes.From academic achievement and athletic opportunities to spiritual development and leadership cultivation, Bethesda Academy is dedicated to helping young men become productive citizens who are prepared for future success in college and in life.

ABOUT BETHESDA ACADEMY
Founded in 1740, Bethesda Academy is the oldest child-care institution in the United States. Now it is a private day and boarding school for young men in grades six through twelve and is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The 650-acre campus features a variety of athletic teams, a wildlife management and college preparatory curriculum. Through its “Lead The Way” initiative, students have access to exclusive integrated learning and leadership opportunities. For more information, visit www.bethesdaacademy.org or call 912-644-4376.

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing, LLC
912.856.9075
cynthia@crussomarketing.com

Leopold’s Ice Cream Unveils Special Flavor to Benefit United Way

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Leopold’s Ice Cream Unveils Special Flavor to Benefit United Way

(SAVANNAH, GA) September 10, 2020, marked the kickoff of the United Way of the Coastal Empire’s annual fundraising campaign. Each year through this effort, United Way raises millions of dollars to support more than 50 local nonprofit agencies that provide critical health and human services to thousands of people in a four-county region of Bryan, Chatham, Effingham, and Liberty. With a focus on education and youth development, financial stability, and health and wellness, the United Way of the Coastal Empire needs the community’s support now more than ever. 

 As part of this year’s United Way campaign, renowned ice cream maker and Hollywood film producer Stratton Leopold has developed a special ice cream flavor that will be offered at Leopold’s Ice Cream for a limited time only during the campaign. Proceeds from the sales of the new flavor will benefit United Way of the Coastal Empire’s annual campaign. City of Savannah’s Mayor Van Johnson joined Chief Terry Enoch, 2020 Campaign Chair for United Way of the Coastal Empire, and Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream, for the ceremonial first scoop of the newly created “Georgia Pecan Blues” made with Georgia-grown pecans and blueberries.  The flavor was created with the cooperation of Gary Black and the Georgia Department of Agriculture to feature Georgia Grown pecans and blueberries. 

(LEFT TO RIGHT) Chief Terry Enoch, 2020 Campaign Chair for United Way of the Coastal Empire; City of Savannah’s Mayor Van Johnson; Brynn Grant, President and CEO of the United Way of the Coastal Empire; and Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream.

ABOUT LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM

Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three immigrant brothers from Greece. George, Peter and Basil passed their tradition of making super-premium, handmade ice cream in the shop, one batch at a time, down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton. His commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to his dedication to unparalleled customer service and creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment. Some of Leopold’s signature, original flavors include Tutti Frutti, Rum Bisque and Savannah Socialite, and they have since expanded their staple and seasonal offerings to include several vegan ice cream flavors and the pet-friendly Doggie Sundae. In addition to its Creamery location and stores located in the heart of downtown Savannah and in the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Leopold’s Ice Cream offers catering and nationwide shipping. For more information, visit https://www.leopoldsicecream.com/or call 912-777-5340.

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for Newest Next-Generation Dunkin’ Restaurant and The Shops at Lakeside Village in Pooler

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Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Held for Newest Next-Generation Dunkin’ Restaurant and The Shops at Lakeside Village in Pooler
Restaurant offers all Healthcare Workers and First Responders a Free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee through September 30

(POOLER, GA) Stature Investments held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of The Shops at Lakeside Village, located at 1702 Pooler Parkway, as well as the first retail occupied unit, home to the new Dunkin’ restaurant.

Ceremony speakers included City of Pooler Mayor Rebecca Benton, Mike Ferreira, Co-Owner of U Donuts, Yash Desai, President and COO of Stature Investments and Owner of the Lakeside Village development, and Chris Tilton, Co-Principal of Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier commercial construction firm in the Lowcountry. Local leaders Councilwoman Karen Williams, Councilman Aaron Higgins, Councilman Tom Hutcherson, President of the Pooler Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors Jabron Webster, and representatives of the Pooler Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Bureau also joined in the celebration.

The Shops at Lakeside Village is an exciting new retail center, covering 1.83 acres, in one of the most rapidly developing areas of Pooler. Local commercial construction firm, Dewitt Tilton Group was contracted for the pre-engineered building and designed The Shops at Lakeside Village to feature high ceilings, a modern appearance and multiple suites of varying sizes.

The 17,389 square-foot metal building stands in the northwest corner of Pooler Parkway and I-16 interchange at Memorial Boulevard and is part of the larger Lakeside Village development, a mixed-use and luxury residential community positioned across the street from the recently opened St. Joseph’s/Candler medical campus.

Current tenants include Dunkin’, Fleet Feet, Axiom Staffing Group and AT&T, whose entry features an 18-foot tall corner tower entrance. Leasing space is still available.

The newest next-generation Dunkin’ features a modern look that provides a fresh, friendly, vibrant and engaging environment for guests. Exciting elements of the new restaurant include:

  • Modern Design: The openness, colors and materials used in the design help to create an approachable, positive and energetic environment.
  • Premium Pours: Dunkin’s signature cold beverages are now served through an innovative tap system serving eight consistently cold beverages such as coffees, iced teas, cold brew coffee and nitro infused cold brew coffee. Crew members will also use top-quality flavor-maximizing espresso machines to make hand-crafted drinks to order.
  • Increased Energy Efficiency: The new Dunkin’ is a DD Green Achievement™ restaurant, which is designed to save 25% more energy compared to a standard Dunkin’ restaurant.

As part of Dunkin’s ongoing efforts to help ensure the safety of guests and crew in light of the COVID-19 health crisis, all restaurants are limiting service to carry out as well as delivery through delivery partners where available. Dine-in service has been suspended to prevent the congregation of guests. On-the-Go ordering is available through the Dunkin’ app for pickup in-store or at the drive-thru to limit contact.

The 2,300 square-foot restaurant employs approximately 30 crew members and is open every day from 4:30 AM to 10:00 PM. This Dunkin’ also features comfortable indoor and outdoor seating with complimentary Wi-Fi. The openness, colors and materials used in the design help to create an approachable, positive and energetic environment for guests to enjoy Dunkin’ products.

“It is an amazing thing to be able to celebrate the opening of The Shops at Lakeside Village a few weeks ahead of schedule,” said Yash Desai, President and COO of Stature Investments. “Pooler is where we live and work — it’s our neighborhood. We are thrilled to see how quickly it’s developing and are truly fortunate to be a part of Pooler’s future.”

To help celebrate the grand opening, the restaurant is offering all Healthcare Workers and First Responders a Free Medium Hot or Iced Coffee through September 30.*

Including the new Pooler restaurant, Dunkin’ franchisee network U Donuts LLC currently owns and operates 13 Dunkin’ locations throughout Georgia and South Carolina.

ABOUT STATURE INVESTMENTS
Stature Investments is a leading regional investment and development company under the leadership of Yash Desai, a second-generation developer. Headquartered in Pooler, Georgia, the company boasts an impressive portfolio of developments strategically focused in retail, convenience stores and hospitality markets. Founded on strong family values, Stature is committed to the highest standards of honesty and integrity in all business relationships and transactions. It is the overarching mission at Stature to seek out and develop successful business models, that are both profitable and sustainable long-term, while ultimately providing a value for the region in which we live and do business. For more information, visit statureinvestmentsus.com.

ABOUT DUNKIN’
Founded in 1950, Dunkin’ is America’s favorite all-day, everyday stop for coffee and baked goods. Dunkin’ is a market leader in the hot regular/decaf/flavored coffee, iced regular/decaf/flavored coffee, donut, bagel and muffin categories. Dunkin’ has earned a No. 1 ranking for customer loyalty in the coffee category by Brand Keys for 14 years running. The company has more than 13,000 restaurants in 41 countries worldwide. Based in Canton, Mass., Dunkin’ is part of the Dunkin’ Brands Group, Inc. (Nasdaq: DNKN) family of companies. For more information, visit www.DunkinDonuts.com.

ABOUT DEWITT TILTON GROUP
Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm in the Lowcountry, 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 headquartered at 119 Canal St. Suite 106 Pooler, GA 31322. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, please call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

DEWITT TILTON GROUP MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075

DUNKIN’ MEDIA CONTACT
Jessica Schmidt
Alliance Marketing Partners
Jessica.schmidt@alliancemarketingpartners.com
215-791-1352

*Excludes Frozen Coffee, Cold Brew and Nitro Cold Brew. Limit one per person. Must show valid ID.

St. Andrew’s School Partners with Horizons

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St. Andrew’s School Partners with Horizons 

(SAVANNAH, GA) St. Andrew’s School announced that it will donate 75 iPads to Horizons Savannah this fall. The iPads will be distributed to students throughout Chatham County who participate in Horizons summer program. 

 “We believe this donation can really make a difference for students who may not have access to technology especially as many schools are beginning with virtual instruction this year,” said Kelley Waldron, St. Andrew’s Head of School. “We are fortunate to have a strong, supportive campus community and believe we also have a responsibility in serving the greater Savannah community.” 

Horizons is very fortunate to partner with St. Andrew’s School. In addition to this gift of technology for our students, St. Andrew’s provides a supportive and welcoming environment for all Horizons students and families each summer. Horizons students will use these devices to access distance learning from public school and also continue to be supported by our Horizons faculty through this transition.” 

Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School serves over 300 under resourced students each summer. Horizons is a transformative experience for young people in Kindergarten through the 12th grade focused on helping students close the achievement gap through academic support and confidence building. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or cedwards@savcds.org. You can also visit our website at http:// horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page. 

St. Andrew’s is an independent International Baccalaureate World School located in Savannah, Georgia. For more information on the Pre-K 3 through grade 12 school, visit www.saslions.com or call 897.4941.

ABOUT HORIZONS SAVANNAH

Recognized as one of America’s best summer learning programs, Horizons Savannah at Savannah Country Day School, Savannah Christian Preparatory School, Bethesda Academy and St. Andrew’s School serves over 300 under-resourced students each summer. Since 2003, Horizons has been a transformative experience for young people in kindergarten through the 12th grade focused on helping students close the achievement gap through academic support and confidence building. For more information, please contact Horizons Savannah Executive Director Christy Edwards at 912-961-8854 or cedwards@savcds.org. You can also visit our website at http://horizonssavannah.org/, check out our Facebook page. 

CONTACT
Christy Edwards
Executive Director
912-961-8854
cedwards@savcds.org 

MEDIA CONTACT
Cecilia Russo Turner
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912-665-0005
crusso@crussomarketing.com

Sweven Investment Group Breaks Ground on Kansa Center Development in Pooler, Ga.

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Sweven Investment Group Breaks Ground on Kansa Center Development in Pooler, Ga.

(POOLER, GA) Sweven Investment Group held a groundbreaking ceremony to celebrate the construction of the first building of Kansa Center, located on Pooler Parkway, between St. Joseph’s/Candler Pooler campus and Interstate 16.

Representatives of the Dewitt Tilton Group: Aaron Cradduck; Andrew Dewitt; Kim Thomas; Chris Tilton; alongside representatives of the Sweven Investment Group: Darshil Patel; Manish Patel; Kenny Patel; Pravin Patel; and Bipin Patel.

 Ceremony speakers included City of Pooler Mayor Rebecca Benton, Sweven owner and CEO, Darshil Patel, and Chris Tilton, co-principal of the Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier commercial construction firm in the Lowcountry. With safety and social distancing measures in place, local leaders also joined in the celebration, including Councilman Aaron Higgins, Councilwoman Karen Williams, Councilman Tom Hutcherson, Jabron Webster, President of Pooler Chamber’s Board of Directors, and Pam Southard, Pooler Chamber’s Executive Director. 

Chris Tilton, the Dewitt Tilton Group; Courtney Rawlins, Pooler Chamber of Commerce; Councilman Aaron Higgins; Councilman Tom Hutcherson; Pravin Patel, Sweven Investment Group; Mayor Rebecca Benton; Councilwoman Karen Williams; Darshil Patel, CEO of Sweven Investment Group; Manish Patel, Sweven Investment Group; Bipin Patel, Sweven Investment Group; and Kenny Patel, Sweven Investment Group.

 The 13,000 square-foot shopping center will be the first retail space of Kansa Center and is currently in the initial leasing stage for its three retail units. The shopping center parcel covers 3.10 acres. 

Once completed, the pre-engineered metal building will feature a modern design with a stucco veneer, distinctive canopy and large storefronts that will offer tenants enhanced visibility. The project is estimated to be finished at the end of this year. 

“This groundbreaking ceremony marks a milestone for us in the development of Kansa Center,” said Patel. “We are excited to become part of the Pooler community and we’re confident the center will offer an abundance of resources to the local community.” 

Representatives of the Sweven Investment Group, Pravin Patel (left) and Darshil Patel (right) break ground with Chris Tilton, Co-Principal of the Dewitt Tilton Group (center).

Future projects for the Kansa Center development include two restaurants, a hotel, a doctor’s office and additional retail space. In total, the development will cover a little over 18 acres.

“It’s an honor to have been chosen by Sweven Investment Group for this project,” said Tilton. “I was first introduced to Darshil during a project our dads worked on years ago in South Carolina. When Sweven planned to build in the Pooler area, Darshil knew we were the team to get the job done right, in budget and on time.” 

Pooler Mayor Rebecca Benton speaks on this new and exciting development coming to the Pooler area.

 The Dewitt Tilton Group is also working with the Sweven Investment Group on several other projects including office space in Pooler and a truck stop near the Georgia Tech Savannah campus. 

Councilman Aaron Higgins; Councilwoman Karen Williams; Councilman Tom Hutcherson; Jabron Webster, President of Chamber’s Board of Directors; Pam Southard, Executive Director of the Pooler Chamber of Commerce; Andrew DeWitt, the Dewitt Tilton Group; Kim Thomas, the Dewitt Tilton Group; Chris Tilton, the Dewitt Tilton Group; Mayor Rebecca Benton; Darshil Patel, CEO of Sweven Investment Group, joined by his family.

For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

ABOUT THE DEWITT TILTON GROUP
The Dewitt Tilton Group, a premier construction firm in the Lowcountry, 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 headquartered at 119 Canal St. Suite 106 Pooler, GA 31322. For more information or to contact the Dewitt Tilton Group, call 912.777.3404 or visit www.dewitttiltongroup.com

CONTACT
Kim Thomas
Dewitt Tilton Group
912-777-3404
kim@dewitttiltongroup.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912-856-9075

Leadership Southeast Georgia Seeks Nominations for 2021 Regional Program

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Leadership Southeast Georgia Seeks Nominations for 2021 Regional Program

(SOUTHEAST GA) Leadership Southeast Georgia (LSEGA) is seeking nominations for civic, nonprofit and business leaders across the 10-county Southeast Georgia region to join the 2021 class of its leadership program. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, Aug. 14.

The LSEGA Program brings together a diverse cohort of professionals from Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties to form lasting relationships as they learn about and engage in constructive debate surrounding issues critical to the region’s development and its distinct communities.

“It is our intention to host a regular schedule for the 2021 Class, though we understand our plans may need to be adjusted as circumstances regarding COVID-19 continue to evolve,” said Brynn Grant, President and CEO of the United Way of the Coastal Empire, LSEGA graduate and chair of the board of directors. “In light of the current racial, economic, and political climate, we believe it is more important than ever to invest in the leadership of our region and stay connected and communicating through programs like Leadership Southeast Georgia.”

Candidates may self-nominate or be nominated by LSEGA alumni, their employers or other community leaders. Nominations can be submitted on the LSEGA website: https://www.lsega.com/nominate/.

Factors and requirements that will be taken into consideration include:

  • Must live or work in the county from which he or she applies
  • Must be willing to serve the community
  • Must be open to growing as a professional
  • Must be eager to learn new skills
  • Must work well and participate in group activities
  • Must be professional, motivated and prompt

LSEGA does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, height, weight, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations, or marital status.

The five two- to three-day sessions will begin in February of 2021 and conclude in June. Each session will be held in different counties around our coastal region and will follow the guidelines issued by the CDC and the Department of Health.

During three of the five sessions, members of the 2021 class will have the unique opportunity to work alongside the 2020 class, whose sessions were interrupted by COVID-19. While the Class of 2020 has continued to connect virtually through sessions covering business development topics and the impact of the pandemic on the region, they will resume in-person sessions in the spring and will graduate with the 2021 class.

“Our board is excited to see what dynamic and innovative ideas stem from all of these minds coming together to discuss the events of the past year, from the Coronavirus to Governor Kemp’s signing of House Bill 426, to recent Supreme Court rulings,” said Grant. “We know these classes have valuable insights to share and we look forward to the ways in which they will shape the future of our region and the future of our program.”

LSEGA is grateful for all corporate, small business and individual donors who make the program possible each year. Since 1999, the program has produced 16 graduating classes with over 350 alumni. To learn more, visit https://www.lsega.com/.

ABOUT LEADERSHIP SOUTHEAST GEORGIA
Leadership Southeast Georgia is a five-month region-wide program designed to equip, empower and connect community leaders to most effectively advance positive growth and improve the quality of life in the southeast Georgia region. The executive board and program participants represent a variety of industries across Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, McIntosh and Screven counties. From February through May, the class spends two to three days a month traveling to surrounding counties exploring regional issues such as healthcare, education, natural resources, economic development and transportation. For more information, visit http://www.lsega.com/.

CONTACT
Brynn Grant
Chair
Leadership Southeast Georgia
lsegainfo@gmail.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Cradduck
Cecilia Russo Marketing
cynthia@crussomarketing.com
912.856.9075

The 2020 International Book Awards and Indie Book Awards Recognizes Leopold’s Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories with Five Distinctive Honors

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The 2020 International Book Awards and Indie Book Awards Recognizes Leopold’s Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories with Five Distinctive Honors

(SAVANNAH, GA) Leopold’s Ice Cream centennial celebration book, Leopold’s Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories, 1919-2019 has received high honors internationally. 

The book has been named as an award-winning finalist for the 2020 International Book Awards in the following four categories: Biography, General Business, General History and United States History. It was also named one of the Best Cover Design finalists in the Next Generation Indie Book Awards (NGIBA) non-fiction category.

Featuring a forward by former President Jimmy Carter, the book includes over 120 pages of history, Hollywood stories, original recipes and photos that catalog the flavorful first century of one of America’s favorite ice cream parlors. 

Wes Johnson is the talented graphic designer behind the book’s iconic cover, depicting a perfect double scoop cone of Leopold’s super-premium, homemade ice cream overlaid with their classic logo. It was written by best-selling author Melanie Bowden Simón

“These awards are a huge honor for everyone who worked to make A Century of Tasty Memories a reality,” said Simón. “We were competing with groups like the White House Historical Association, Vanderbilt University, Harper Collins, Penguin Random House, Simon & Schuster, U.S. Naval Institute Press, and even Pope Francis.” 

The 2020 International Book Awards acquired over 2,000 entries. By placing in this year’s awards, Leopold’s Ice Cream’s book beat out 80% of entrants from around the world.

“We are absolutely thrilled the book received such prestigious recognition,” said Stratton Leopold, owner of Leopold’s Ice Cream. “And we cannot wait to see our story continue as we enter our next century of serving Leopold’s Ice Cream.” 

At this time, Leopold’s Ice Cream: A Century of Tasty Memories, 1919-2019 is available for purchase at the Leopold’s Ice Cream flagship location on Broughton St. and online at https://www.leopoldsicecream.com/shop/centennial-book/

ABOUT LEOPOLD’S ICE CREAM

Leopold’s Ice Cream was founded in Savannah, Georgia in 1919 by three immigrant brothers from Greece. George, Peter and Basil passed their tradition of making super-premium, handmade ice cream in the shop, one batch at a time, down to Peter’s youngest son, Stratton. Stratton and his wife Mary own and operate Leopold’s today. Their commitment to arts and education in the community is second only to their dedication to unparalleled customer service and creating the highest quality ice cream possible in a fun, family environment. Some of Leopold’s signature, original flavors include Tutti Frutti, Rum Bisque and Savannah Socialite, and they have since expanded their staple and seasonal offerings to include vegan ice cream flavors and the pet-friendly Doggie Sundae. In addition to its Creamery location and stores located in the heart of downtown Savannah and in the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, Leopold’s Ice Cream offers catering and nationwide shipping. For more information, visit https://www.leopoldsicecream.com/ or call 912-777-5340.

MEDIA CONTACT

Cynthia Cradduck

Cecilia Russo Marketing

912-856-9075

cynthia@crussomarketing.com