Savannah Surfaces Announces American Institute of Architects’ Continuing Education Classes Nov 3

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(HARDEEVILLE, SC/ SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Surfaces will host their annual American Institute of Architects’ (AIA) Continuing Education event on Thursday, November 3. This year, Savannah Surfaces will be offering three one-hour presentations which will be eligible for one AIA Continuing Education Unit (CEU) each. Each course is free to attend.

“Each of these CEU’s are equal to ten hours of participation in an accredited program,” said William Rhangos, Co-Owner at Savannah Surfaces. “Our staff knows the importance of learning new techniques and staying up to date with the latest information, and we are pleased to be able to offer these courses to everyone at no charge.”

Classes begin promptly at 9 a.m. Below is a detailed schedule of classes:
• 8 a.m. Continental Breakfast
• 9 a.m. Cambria Natural Surfaces – Quartz Surfacing: Attributes & Benefits
• 10 a.m. LATICRETE International, Inc – Stone and Tile Installation Materials and Methods
• 11 a.m. Dry-Treat – Stone Care: What You Should Know

All courses will be held at the Savannah Surfaces’ showroom located at 64 McDowell Cir, Hardeeville, SC 29927.

This is a free event for attendees, but classroom space is limited. To RSVP, email info@savannahhardscapes.com or call Lisa or Adia at 843-784-6060.

ABOUT SAVANNAH SURFACES
Savannah Surfaces is the premier provider of high-quality surfacing materials of all types. Sourcing materials both domestically and from the four corners of the world, especially Europe, Asia and North and South America, the company excels at identifying unique products and importing them at competitive prices. Offering a boutique showroom, the knowledgeable staff works with homeowners and design professionals alike to identify the most appropriate products to make each project outcome unique. The showroom, located at 64 McDowell Cir, Hardeeville, SC 29927, is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information, call (843) 784-6060 or visit http://savannahsurfaces.com

Savannah Home Repair Company, Always There Home Services, Announces Award for Active Duty Military or Veterans

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In Honor of Veterans Day, Local Handyman Offers Free Service to Those Who Serve or Have Served In Our Military

(SAVANNAH, GA) In honor of Veteran’s Day, Always There Home Services, a local home repair company, will be donating a free service to an active-duty or veteran in the greater Savannah area. The recipient of this award will receive eight man-hours on any requested home improvement free of charge. Materials and overtime will not be included.

Projects that fall under this free donation offered by Always There Home Services can include: Hurricane clean-up efforts; general carpentry; new faucet or repair; garbage disposals; toilet replace or repair; chandeliers and pendant lights; trim work, hardwood flooring; tile baths, backsplash, and flooring; kitchen organizers; drywall repairs; furniture assembly; picture and shelf hanging; closet organizers; garage storage; install or replace locks.

Nominations will be accepted until midnight on Friday, November 11. All veterans, or those who wish to nominate a veteran, are asked to apply for the award by emailing always.there@comcast.net or calling 912-660-1274.

Always There Home Services was founded by Lance Farago, a United States Marine Corp. veteran wanting to apply the knowledge that he learned from the military and in Technical Training School to help his family, friends and community. Always There Home Services is a licensed and insured handyman service. Farago is a member of the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals.

“Being able to help my fellow Americans who served time in the armed forces is a great reward to me,” said Farago. “This project may be something that the person has been dreaming of doing, but either does not have the time or resources. We encourage every member of our community to nominate a veteran who made an impact in their life in some way.”

Always There Home Services has opened up the nominations to the greater Savannah area, to include Chatham, Effingham and Bryan Counties.

In order to nominate an active-duty member or veteran for this award, please call 912-660-1274 or email always.there@comcast.net.

ABOUT ALWAYS THERE HOME SERVICES
Always There Home Services is a home repair company located in Savannah, GA. This veteran-owned company was started by Lance Farago in 2012. Farago served four years in the US Marine Corp. and then took the skills he learned from Technical Training School to help family and friends, which eventually led him to found Always There Home Services. Always There Home Services is a licensed and insured handyman service. Farago is a member of the Association of Certified Handyman Professionals. To learn more about the services provided, visit http://athsllc.com/. Visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/AlwaysThereHomeServicesLLC/, and follow the Instagram @always_there_home_services.

CONTACT
Lance Farago, Owner
(912) 660-1274
always.there@comcast.net
http://athsllc.com/

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
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Robert White Joins Speros as Senior IT Technician

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Robert White Joins Speros as Senior IT Technician

(SAVANNAH, GA) Speros, a full-service technology company headquartered in Savannah, announces that Robert White has joined the firm as Senior IT technician. His duties include developing, testing and evaluating software for the firm’s Information Technology department’s integration solutions systems.

“My main goal is to deliver solutions that will be individualized for each customer’s needs,” White stated. “Speros is known for technical creativity and innovation. To that end, I will strive to reach beyond current processes and equipment in delivering solutions that seamlessly integrate hardware and software programs into fully-functional systems capable of exceeding client expectations.”

As Senior IT technician, White will combine his knowledge of computer science, engineering, and mathematical analysis to develop, test and evaluate software, circuits, personal computers and more. His job is not simply to engineer computer technology, but also to understand how that technology fits into the larger scheme of professional and personal needs for clients of the firm.

“Robert has extensive experience in IT management, networking, and systems administration,” said Keith Fletcher, chief operating officer. “We are very pleased to have him on board as he has demonstrated he can deliver the IT solutions our customers need.”

White has served in IT Management, as well as Networking and Systems Administration and Engineering for companies like Life Systems, Inc., JCB North America, and Savannah Technical College. A graduate from Armstrong State University, White has a bachelor’s in Information Technology, and an associate’s degree from Savannah Technical College in Computer Information Systems, Microcomputer Specialist.

A native of Charleston, South Carolina, White is the father of two boys and enjoys fishing, weight lifting and bowling.

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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 info@speros.com. Find Speros on Twitter at @sperostech

CONTACT
Robert White
Senior Systems Engineer
Speros
912.354.8900
rwhite@speros.com

Keith Fletcher
Chief Operations Officer
Speros
912.354.8900
kfletcher@speros.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR, Inc.
912.844.9990
visteam@carriagetradepr.com

The Gretchen Greene School of Dance Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Studio on Whitemarsh Island

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The Gretchen Greene School of Dance Announces Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for New Studio on Whitemarsh Island

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Gretchen Greene School of Dance (GGSOD, LLC/TNT) will host a grand opening celebration for its new studio on Wednesday, November 2. A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled to take place at 11 a.m.

During the event, there will be a raffle benefiting Healthy Savannah. Donations will also be collected.

Located at 1007 Bryan Woods Loop on Whitemarsh Island, near the intersection of Bryan Woods Road and Highway 80, the new studio was designed and built by the Dewitt Tilton Group to provide more space and more accessibility to accommodate the different levels and needs of the students.

“We are looking forward to this event to show how proud we are of our new studio’s spacious design which will allow us to share the art of dance with more students in Savannah,” said co-owner Travis Dodd. “Encouraging health and wellness was always one of our missions at Gretchen Greene School of Dance, so being able to help Healthy Savannah through our grand opening celebration is a win-win.”

When Gretchen Greene (now Gretchen Dodd) completed her run as one of the famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City, she returned to her hometown of Savannah and opened her first studio in 1969. Now almost 50 years later, she is joined by her two grown children, Trina and Travis, who are proud to help Gretchen achieve her dream of sharing the joy of dance with students, their families and the community.

Gretchen, Trina and Travis will all cut the ribbon on the new facility.

Immediately following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, tours will be available for guests along with refreshments and a prize giveaway.

“We were honored to work on this project because we know it will positively touch so many lives in our community,” said Kim Thomas, director of operations at Dewitt Tilton Group. “What makes the new dance studio stand out is not only the flow and function of the building but the curb appeal. The new facility features a fully covered, two-lane drop-off and pick-up station for the dance students.”

“The team at Dewitt Tilton Group has been great with solving problems during the design build,” added Dodd. ”They helped us with real estate and closing issues, enabling the process to go smoothly and efficiently.”

The ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening celebration are free and open to the public. For more information or to contact the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, call 912.897.4235 or visit http://www.ggsod.com

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MORE INFORMATION ON GRETCHEN GREENE SCHOOL OF DANCE
When Gretchen Greene (now Gretchen Dodd) completed her run as one of the famous Radio City Music Hall Rockettes in New York City, she returned to her hometown of Savannah and promptly opened her first studio. The doors have been open ever since. She is now joined by her two grown children, Trina and Travis, who are proud to help Gretchen achieve her dream of sharing the joy of dance with students, their families and the community.
The location of the new studio is at 1007 on Whitemarsh Island, near the intersection of Bryan Woods Road and Highway 80.
For more information or to contact the Gretchen Greene School of Dance, call 912.897.4235 or visit http://www.ggsod.com

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 Group brings to the table design, engineering and construction capabilities that 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

CONTACT
Trina Dodd
Gretchen Greene School of Dance
912-897-4235
trina@ggsod.com
http://www.ggsod.com

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

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com 
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Savannah Architecture and Design Firm, Felder and Associates, Welcomes Daniel Reynolds as New Project Associate

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Savannah Architecture and Design Firm, Felder and Associates, Welcomes Daniel Reynolds as New Project Associate

(SAVANNAH, GA) Felder & Associates is pleased to announce that Daniel Reynolds has joined the Savannah architecture and design firm as a project associate. Reynolds will assist in the production of construction documents, 3D models and other projects to help expedite the design process for clients of the firm.

“Daniel’s technical strengths and creative abilities are a good complement to our team’s strategic goals,” said Brian Felder, the firm’s managing principal. “We’re very pleased to welcome him to the organization.”

Felder & Associates has a staff of six full-time employees with one project associate on staff at any given time.

Reynolds was previously employed as a project associate at Studio S2, LLC in Annapolis, Md. He is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA) and a LEED Green Associate with the U.S. Green Building Council.

“I enjoy being part of the Felder and Associates team because I can contribute my unique sense of design and spatial understanding to meaningful work in a collaborative setting,” Reynolds said. “Architecture appeals to my innate sense of and love of creative design. As such, it is a powerful and unique practice.”

Reynolds continued, “The legacy of one’s work in architecture shapes the lives and defines the experiences of others. I enjoy knowing that my efforts in this field may outlast me while enriching our daily existence.”

A native of Annapolis, Md., Reynolds earned a master’s degree in architecture from Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, where he also earned a bachelor of fine arts degree in architecture and was a member of the Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society, Gamma Eta Chapter. He previously obtained an associate’s degree in applied science in architecture from Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Md., and studied at the Pratt Institute in New York.

His work has been recognized with the Thesis Merit Award, AIA Savannah (2016); the Student Merit Award, AIA Chesapeake Bay Region (2012); Student Citation Award, AIA Chesapeake Bay Region (2012), Prize For Excellence – Community College Architecture Project Award, AIA Maryland (2012, 2011); and Student Merit Award, AIA Chesapeake Bay Region (2011).

In his leisure time, Reynolds enjoys running, drawing, painting, reading and travel.

For more information or to contact Felder & Associates, call (912) 777-3979, or visit http://www.felderassociates.net

 

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Daniel Reynolds – Project Associate, Felder & Associates

 

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 nationally connected in the American Institutes of Architects, the American Society of Interior Designers and the United States Green Building Council. Felder & Associates is a member of the International Interior Design Association.

In 2014, Felder & Associates received a historic preservation award from the Historic Savannah Foundation and the best architecture firm award from Savannah Magazine. Felder & Associates recently completed the Grey restaurant in the former Greyhound bus depot in the Savannah historic district. 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 http://www.felderassociates.net

For more information, contact:
Daniel Reynolds
912-777-3979
daniel@felderassociates.net
http://www.felderassociates.net

Media inquiries, contact:
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
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cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

66th Annual Greek Festival Continues After Hurricane Matthew

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66th Annual Greek Festival Continues After Hurricane Matthew

WHO: Members of St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church

WHAT: 66th Annual Greek Festival

WHEN: Friday, Oct. 21 and Saturday, Oct. 22

TIME: 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily

WHERE: St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, 14 West Anderson Street, Savannah, GA, 31401

WHY: The 66th Annual Greek Fest will continue the celebration after being interrupted by Hurricane Matthew. Guests can enjoy greek music and dancing. Festival attendees will also have an opportunity to learn about the Eastern Orthodox Christian Church and see the interior of one of Savannah’s most unique structures, St. Paul’s Greek Orthodox Church, which is newly renovated and more beautiful than ever. Guided tours will be held on Friday and Saturday.

Attendees will have the opportunity to try Greek dishes such as spanakopita (Spinach with feta cheese and herbs baked in layers of filo), Greek meatballs (a favorite for kids of all ages), gyros (sliced beef and lamb served on pita bread), and Greek salads. A delectable assortment of Greek pastries will also be available, these include diples (fried filo dough dipped in honey syrup) to kourabiedes (butter cookies topped with powdered sugar) and baklava, the traditional treat of pecans and spices baked in layers of filo.

NOTES: All public is invited to the event, a suggested donation of $2 is requested after 4:00 p.m. on Friday and all day Saturday.

EVENT CONTACT: Tommy Danos, 912-660-6412, tommydanos@att.net

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MORE ABOUT SAVANNAH’S GREEK FESTIVAL
Get ready to get your Greek on. No experience required. A Savannah tradition, the Annual Greek Festival, is held annually in October at St. Paul’s Hellenic Center, 14 West Anderson St. The celebration features homemade Greek food, desserts, drinks, dancing and live music, along with a marketplace and church tours. For more information, visit https://www.savannahgreekfest.com/ or call 912-236-8256. Follow the Greek Festival on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SavannahGreekFest and Twitter at @SavGreekFest.

MEDIA INQUIRIES
Cynthia Wright
Director of Communications
Carriage Trade PR
Cecilia Russo Marketing
912.856.9075
http://www.carriagetradepr.com
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com

Savannah Jaycees Announce “Surging Forward” Community Picnic

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Savannah Jaycees Announce “Surging Forward” Community Picnic

WHO: The Savannah Jaycees

WHAT: “Surging Forward” Community Picnic

WHEN: Sunday, Oct. 16 from 12 noon to 4 p.m.

WHERE: “The Hut” – 101 Atlas Street, Savannah, GA 31419

COST: FREE

NOTES: The Savannah Jaycees are inviting our community members, especially our Fire Fighters & First Responders, to come to a free hot dog/burger meal Sunday afternoon.

Hotdogs & Hamburgers provided by New York Life. Beverages provided by Will Gruver and Hope Dooley. The Savannah Jaycees will have cornhole, ladder ball, and other fun games.

“We are inviting everyone to take a break from all the yard cleanup and tree removals to eat a simple meal together,” said Cynthia Wright, Savannah Jaycees vice president of Communications.

For vendor participation, please contact Lauren Mathews at 912.253.5802.

For more information, visit https://www.facebook.com/events/350427041960929/?notif_t=plan_user_joined&notif_id=1476365168195282

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ABOUT THE SAVANNAH JAYCEES
The Savannah Jaycees received its Charter in January of 1942. Our mission: We inspire leadership growth through community involvement. The Jaycees is a national and international organization made of up business men and women between the ages of 21 and 40. The United States Jaycees was founded in 1920. The Jaycee vision is to be the leading global network of active young citizens. The Jaycees was created to provide development opportunities that empower young people to create a positive change. For more information on the Savannah Jaycees, visit http://www.savannahjaycees.com/ or https://www.facebook.com/savannah.jaycees?ref=br_tf

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Savannah Jaycees
VP of Communications
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
912.856.9075