Savannah Attorney Charles Bowen to Discuss Film Industry at Buy Local Savannah May Meeting

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Savannah Attorney Charles Bowen to Discuss Film Industry at Buy Local Savannah May Meeting

(SAVANNAH, GA.) Charles “Bo” Bowen of the Bowen Law Group will discuss the Savannah area’s burgeoning film industry when Buy Local Savannah gathers for its May meeting Thursday, May 23, at Cohen’s Retreat, 5715 Skidaway Road.

Charles Bowen

Charles Bowen

Bowen will discuss film and television production in the area, including existing barriers to its continued expansion and the risks presented by potential boycotts. Bowen’s law firm specializes in commercial and entertainment law, and he has expanded his involvement to larger interests in the film industry.

He is a frequent commentator and writer on entertainment industry topics in local media. In 2015, Bowen founded the Savannah Film Alliance to promote the film community within Savannah and the greater Coastal Empire through advocacy and action via education, outreach and collaboration.

He also founded Southern Gateway Production Services to ensure a seamless experience for out-of-town producers coming to Savannah to film their projects.

Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, where he graduated with honors in psychology and political science. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, he moved to Savannah and established a corporate law practice. He has developed a reputation as one of Savannah’s most experienced attorneys in entertainment law.

The Buy Local meeting will run from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and lunch will be served. Reservations are required.

The local trade association boasts about 150 member businesses in varied fields. Buy Local Savannah’s mission is to support locally owned and operated, independent businesses in the greater Savannah area, to maintain the area’s unique community character, provide continuing opportunities for entrepreneurs, build community economic strength and prevent the displacement of community-based businesses by national and global entities.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE BOWEN LAW GROUP
Based out of Savannah, Charles Bowen is a business attorney who focuses on commercial and entertainment law and also offers comprehensive mediation services. Bowen attended Mercer University in Macon, Ga., where he graduated summa cum laude with honors in both psychology and political science. Upon graduating from Georgetown University Law Center in 1995, he moved to Savannah and established a corporate law practice. Bowen was named “Business Advocate of the Year” in 2015 by the Savannah Morning News. He won the “2016 Helen V. Head Business Leader of the Year Award” presented by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. He also chaired the 24th Annual Kiss-a-Pig campaign on behalf of the American Diabetes Association. Bowen has received the Martindale-Hubbell® AV® Preeminent™ rating, the highest rating based upon confidential surveys sent to other attorneys. He also has been selected by the members of the State Bar of Georgia as one of Georgia Trend’s 12th Annual Legal Elite in two categories: Business Law and Corporate Law. He is the author of three eBooks. With panoramic views of the city and the Savannah River, The Bowen Law Group is located on the top floor of the Manger Building at 7 East Congress Street. For more information, call 912.544.2050 or visit thebowenlawgroup.com. Follow The Bowen Law Group on Twitter at @bowenlawgroup.

CONTACT
Charles J. Bowen, Founder
The Bowen Law Group
912-544-2050
cbowen@thebowenlawgroup.com
thebowenlawgroup.com

New Software Allows Roto-Rooter to Offer Financing Options

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New Software Allows Roto-Rooter to Offer Financing Options

(SAVANNAH, GA) Roto-RooterPlumbers of Savannah is pleased to announce that they have launched a new operating software that delivers integrated premium financing to the customer on site.

This new service is a mobile, cloud-based software platform that allows Roto-Rooterto streamline operations and improve customer service by offering a finance plan for major and minor plumbing needs.

When making service calls, Roto-Rooterplumbers are now able to show financing options and allow homeowners to submit an application through their mobile app.

“This is a game changer for us and our customers,” said Roto-Rooterowner Sherry Daniel. “We are able to provide our first-class service and rather than ask someone to pay the bill up front, we can offer a monthly finance plan that meets the customer’s needs.”

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers

Sherry Daniel, Roto-Rooter Plumbers

This new service also allows Roto-Rooterof Savannah to cross-train its employees to become customer service experts as well as skilled plumbers.

ABOUT ROTO-ROOTER PLUMBERSOF SAVANNAH
Roto-Rooterplumbers in Savannah provides full-service plumbing maintenance and repairs and clogged drain cleaning, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, including toilet repairs. Roto-RooterPlumbers of Savannah offers industrial, residential and commercial plumbing services. Trusted and recommended since 1935, Roto-Rooteris the premier provider of plumbing and drain cleaning services in Savannah, GA. The company’s specialty is emergency services. Roto-Rooter Plumbersstand by their estimates and guarantee their work. For more information, please call (912) 303-8570or visit https://www.rotosavannah.com/home.html

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Carriage Trade Public Relations
912-856-9075
cynthia.wright@carriagetradepr.com
www.carriagetradepr.com

Cinnamon Bear Stores Announces Winners of ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest

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Cinnamon Bear Stores Announces Winners of ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest

One Family Taking New York City Christmas Trip Before Deployment

(SAVANNAH, GA) Ki Ventura, a fourth grader from Waldo Pafford Elementary School has won a writing contest sponsored by Cinnamon Bear Stores for military children and their families to win a trip to New York City.

A panel of judges consisting of the Cinnamon Bears leadership team, principal and vice principal at a local school and one respected English teacher selected Ki from among more than 50 entrants to win the two-day, one-night trip to New York City, $500 spending money and tickets to The Lion King musical.

The ‘Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest’ was open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season.

The children’s hand-written essays were submitted on one of the following topics: “I’m proud of my parent, grandparent, sibling because…”; “I would like to win this NY Christmas Trip because…”; “Christmas in the USA is special to me because…”.

“All of the contest entries we received were ‘wows,’ and it was increasingly difficult to choose a winner, which is why we formed the panel,” said Michael Snaid, co-owner of the Cinnamon Bear Stores. “Ki’s essay talked about his family history in the military and how he wants to honor that history. It was very moving.”

Gaby Kenard, a second grader from Savannah, placed second and received a $100 gift certificate to the Cinnamon Bear Stores. Jackson Daniel, a fifth grader from Fort Stewart, placed third and received a $50 gift certificate.

Ki and his parents will leave for New York on Dec. 10 from the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport.

For more information, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com

Cinnamon Bear Christmas Contest Winner Ki Ventura & Store Owner Michael Snaid

ABOUT THE CINNAMON BEAR STORES
The Cinnamon Bear Stores is a family-owned group of upscale gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years. With locations in Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Amelia Island, The Cinnamon Bear Stores feature award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books along with a variety of ice creams, coffees and slushies. For more information, contact Michael Snaid at 912-492-6046 or Michael@CinnamonBearStores.com; Lynne Snaid at 912-484-0695 or Lynne@CinnamonBearStores.com; or visit online at https://cinnamonbearstores.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
912.856.9075

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall in Celebration of 15th Anniversary

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Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall in Celebration of 15th Anniversary

(JASPER COUNTY, S.C.) Peacock Automotive has announced a change in branding to reflect its commitment to bringing top car lines to the Lowcountry.

The former New River Auto Mall, established in 2002, now will be doing business as “Peacock Auto Mall.”

The automobile retailer’s new name and logo were released during an unveiling event on Thursday, Sept. 7. The exterior rebranding was recently completed on U.S. 278 just outside Bluffton, S.C.

“We were excited to celebrate our fifteenth anniversary this year and wanted to celebrate in a very special way,” said Warner Peacock, president and CEO of Peacock Automotive. “The rebranding of Peacock Auto Mall now associates the family name with the property along with showing the connections to our other dealerships.”

As part of the changeover, the company has changed the look associated with the brand, Peacock said.

“We softened up the logo and made some color modifications that better represent the current identity of our company,” he said. “We also added a silhouette of a car to evoke the sense of excitement you feel when test driving the inventory at our dealerships.”

Peacock Auto Mall covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. It employs approximately 330 people and features 13 brands, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen.

Peacock Automotive also owns and operates dealerships in Savannah, Ga., Columbia, S.C., and Orlando, Fla., as well as the New River Wellness Institute and the NRAM Collision Center.

During Thursday’s unveiling, Peacock Auto Mall and the American Heart Association unveiled the “Midsummer Night’s Dream” theme for the 21st Annual Heart Ball of the Southern Coast. Audi Hilton Head is the Legacy Sponsor for the Heart Ball, which will be held on Feb. 5 with 400 guests expected. For more information on the Heart Ball, visit www.southerncoastheartball.org.

Peacock Auto Mall and the American Heart Association also collected heart-healthy food donations, as well as hurricane preparation materials, for Bluffton Self Help. Located at 39 Sheridan Park Circle in Bluffton, the non-profit provides a variety of services such as short-term emergency financial assistance. In 2016, the organization served more than 10,000 people and provided approximately $125,000 to 355 families for short-term emergency assistance. For more information, visit http://www.blufftonselfhelp.org

For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mal

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

Peacock Automotive Rebrands New River Auto Mall to Peacock Auto Mall

ABOUT PEACOCK AUTOMOTIVE
Peacock Automotive owns and operates 20 automotive franchises in Georgia, South Carolina and Florida, and employs more than 600 individuals. The company’s headquarters are located at the Peacock Auto Mall that covers 45 acres on U.S. 278, five miles east of Interstate 95 at Exit 8 in South Carolina. Thirteen brands are featured at the Auto Mall, including Audi, Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Genesis, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Land Rover, Porsche, Ram, Subaru and Volkswagen. Additionally, the company owns Savannah Volkswagen, Alfa Romeo & Fiat of Savannah and Jaguar Land Rover Columbia in Columbia, S.C. Its subsidiary, Peacock-Griffey Automotive, owns Peacock Subaru and Peacock Ford in Orlando, Fla. Peacock Automotive also owns and operates the NRAM Collision Center and the New River Wellness Institute in South Carolina. For more information about Peacock Automotive, call (843) 208-1258 or visit https://www.peacockautomotive.com/

MEDIA CONTACT
Jill Jauch
Advertising and Marketing Manager
912-507-7171
jj@peacockautomotive.com

The Cinnamon Bear Stores Announces Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Fifth Southeast Location at Twelve Oaks Shopping Center

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The Cinnamon Bear Stores Announces Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting of Fifth Southeast Location at Twelve Oaks Shopping Center

Proudly Partnering with the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield to Receive a Portion of All Sales During the Month of June

(SAVANNAH, GA) The Cinnamon Bear Stores, a family-owned group of high-end gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years, will open its fifth location on Tuesday, June 13, at Twelve Oaks Shopping Center, 5500 Abercorn St. A ribbon-cutting ceremony will be held at 11:30 a.m.; food and refreshments will be available for guests.

During the past two decades, The Cinnamon Bear Stores has become a frequent stop for families vacationing along the Georgia, South Carolina and northern Florida coasts with locations at Harbour Town on Hilton Head, City Market and River Street in Savannah and at Fernandina Beach on Amelia Island.Grand Opening

Michael Snaid, co-owner of the stores, said, “Expanding to serve visitors in another area of Savannah with this new destination location offering more upscale merchandise is very different for our company. During our soft opening, we’ve experienced a great response from the community, and we are excited to see what the future will hold for this location.”

To celebrate the grand opening, Cinnamon Bear’s owners will donate a percentage of total sales for the entire month of June to the Marne Community and Spouses’ Club of Fort Stewart/Hunter Army Airfield, a 501c3 non-profit, social and welfare organization that supports the military community through social outreach, academic scholarships and welfare grants.

The Cinnamon Bear will also offer a 15 percent discount during the grand opening day to those with a valid military ID.

“This grand opening gives us an opportunity to support and recognize not only the sacrifices of our service members but of their families as well,” said Snaid. “We feel blessed and proud to be Americans, and every day, we meet so many wonderful people from the U.S. and abroad. It’s important to our family that through our company we can help a charity that links us to real people making real sacrifices.”

All customers will have an opportunity to pop a balloon to receive a surprise discount; prizes range from 10 percent to 100 percent off the gift purchase. The grand opening celebration will also feature a balloon artist, caricature artist and “Cinnamon” the Bear. A grand-prize raffle will be drawn at the end of the day; guests do not need to be present to win.

Along with the Cinnamon Bear current stores, the newest location will offer award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books. The new store will offer brands including Vera Bradley, Life is Good, Spartina, Lampe Berger Paris, Baggallini and Beatriz Ball.

“From the outside, our new store doesn’t look very big, but once inside, you’ll find 4,320 square feet of a charming store with a variety of elegant products,” said Snaid. “In response to consumer demands, our new location offers unique kitchen supplies as well. We pride ourselves on meeting the expectations of everyone who walks in the door at any of our locations.”

For more information on The Cinnamon Bear Stores, visit https://cinnamonbearstores.com. To contact the new store at 912-228-8721.

The Cinnamon Bear Stores

ABOUT THE CINNAMON BEAR STORES
The Cinnamon Bear Stores is a family-owned group of upscale gift markets serving the Southeast for more than 20 years. With locations in Hilton Head Island, Savannah and Amelia Island, The Cinnamon Bear Stores feature award-winning gourmet products, gifts, toys and books; along with a variety of ice creams, coffees and slushies. For more information, contact Michael Snaid at 912-492-6046 or Michael@CinnamonBearStores.com; Lynne Snaid at 912-484-0695 or Lynne@CinnamonBearStores.com; or visit online at https://cinnamonbearstores.com

MEDIA CONTACT
Cynthia Wright
Cecilia Russo Marketing
savannahpublicrelations@gmail.com
912.856.9075 

Savannah Mall Featured Live Holiday Performance from Local Dance Group

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(SAVANNAH, GA) Savannah Mall welcomed performers from the Sankofa Center for the Arts. The one time holiday performance, Let There Be Peace on Earth, was free and open to the public.

“We were thrilled to offer this gift to the community during this hectic time of year,” said Savannah Mall General Manager Phil McConnell. “These talented performers offered a holiday wish for harmony through dance and music to our mall customers.”

The performance took place at Savannah Mall’s upper level in Dillard’s Court. At the event, donations were collected for Toys for Tots and the Sankofa Center Wish List.

Since June 2013, Sankofa Center for the Arts has been offering the Savannah area a wide variety of dance and movement classes taught by professional and experienced dancers for every age group and level. They include African, Hip Hop, Jazz, Ballet, Modern, Liturgical, Zumba, Yoga, and Seniors’ Fitness.

ABOUT SAVANNAH MALL
Originated in 1990, the Savannah Mall, located at 14045 Abercorn St., features anchor stores Bass Pro Shops, Dillard’s, Target, Burlington Coat Factory and A.C. Moore. The 960,000-square-foot, two-level mall is also home to Victoria’s Secret, Bath & Body Works, Gymboree, Game Stop, Champs, Hibbet Sporting Goods, Kay Jewelers, Shoe Dept., Zales Jewelers, Rue 21, Cato, Savannah Piano, Fitness Emporium, Relentless Records and Vapors Smoke Shop. Virginia College offers a variety of classes in areas such as cosmetology, medical billing, culinary arts, business, healthcare and more. The Savannah Mall’s Food Court features Chick-fil-A, Savannah Gyro, Sbarro Italian Eatery, China Max, Sakkio Japan, Cajun Café, American Deli and Subway. Other dining options at the mall include Ruby Tuesdays and Texas Roadhouse, along with Savannah Candy Co., Cold Stone Creamery, the Nuts About Savannah and Dough Boys. The Savannah Mall has a double-decker carousel in the Food Court and soft play area on the lower level for children. For leasing information, contact Becky Orsi, marketing/specialty leasing manager at 912.927.9663 or borsi@urbanretail.com. For more information about the Savannah Mall, call 912.927.7467 or visit www.savannahmall.com. Find the Savannah Mall on Twitter at at @savannahmall.

MEDIA CONTACT
Marjorie Young
Carriage Trade PR
marjorie@carriagetradepr.com
912.844.9990