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Local area businesses profiled by Business In Savannah.

ATLANTIC WASTE SERVICES

Atlantic Waste Services, Inc. is a locally owned and operated waste collection and disposal company founded in February 1999 by Burke Wall. Mr. Wall has over 40 years of experience in the waste industry in the Savannah area. 

BiS profile: Mark Howard, Howard Financial Group

The motivation for launching Howard Financial Group initially came after my father passed away, and I saw firsthand how it impacted our family.

BiS profile: Mark Howard, Howard Financial Group

BiS profile: Damon Victor, Electric Bikes of Savannah

Our parent company, Greenpath Electric Bikes, launched in 2009 in Brooklyn because we saw New York City was becoming so congested with traffic, noise, and pollution. Electric bikes were our solution. 

BiS profile: Damon Victor, Electric Bikes of Savannah

BiS Profile: Capt. Mike's Dolphin Adventure & Lazaretto Creek Marina

We take adults and children out to the sound to see the dolphins. We go towards the Atlantic Ocean (but we’re not in the ocean.) We go to the tip of the island so everybody can see the light house.

BIS Profile: Capt. Mike's Dolphin Adventure & Lazaretto Creek Marina

BiS Profile: Joey and Ron Goralczyk, Breezy Riders Taxi Service

“I try to be the best concierge on Tybee. We weren’t just driving people around. We would pick up a pizza from Huc-A-Poos and deliver it. Or someone would say, ‘Hey man, just swing by my house and feed my dogs.’ We always tried to go above and beyond.”

BiS Profile: Joey and Ron Goralczyk, Breezy Riders Taxi Service

BiS Profile: Brett Goodwin, Vice President of Commercial Lines at Bernard Williams & Co.

Volunteering to help others is always rewarding, but working on the Small Business Administration Loan Committee is one I enjoy most.

From left: Tyler Easterly, Brett Goodwin, Hollis Howell (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

BiS Profile: Todd Cellini, Assistant Vice Chancellor for South Campuses

I run the day-to-day operations of South University in Savannah and provide oversight to the 12-month MBA Program, along with the Columbia, S.C., campus, and Virginia Beach, Va., campus. 

BiS Profile: Todd Cellini, Assistant Vice Chancellor for South Campuses

BiS profile: Kay Ford - Advisory board chairman

I manage the advisory board meeting and put together the advisory board in Savannah. It’s a non-fiduciary board. They help us grow the bank. They’re community leaders — 18 total in Savannah, business owners in our community.

BiS profile: Kay Ford - Advisory board chairman

BiS profile: Wendy Hoersting - certified health coach

I’m a certified registered nurse-anesthetist. I went to the University of South Carolina for a masters in biomedical science with an emphasis in nurse anesthesia. I also hold a bachelor of science in nursing.

BiS profile: Wendy Hoersting - certified health coach

BiS Profile: Patti Lyons, president of Senior Citizens, Inc.

“I try to raise money and make sure we spend it most efficiently. I work with staff to find out what we do next. I’m constantly working with unmet needs — people who can’t afford to get our services.

BiS Profile: Patti Lyons, president of Senior Citizens, Inc.

BiS Profle: Heather Murphy, owner of the Heather Murphy Group, a real estate firm

“I sell homes. I assist in buying and selling; I advise clients on buying and selling and lending options. We assist our sellers with home improvements and staging if needed. We bring in an interior design expert to get the house ready for the market.

BiS Profle: Heather Murphy, owner of the Heather Murphy Group, a real estate firm

BiS profile: Laura Moore - Savannah Market President, Bank South

I’ve always been in commercial banking — dealing with small business, with companies who do manufacturing, people who want to own a business, builders. All of which is fun. You never get bored.

BiS profile: Laura Moore - Savannah Market President, Bank South

BiS profile: Jeff Mahany - veterinarian

Primarily, I’m a vet with all the responsibilities of a vet. I do preventive medicines — vaccines and what not, as well as diagnosing and treating small animal disease.

BiS profile: Jeff Mahany - veterinarian

BiS profile: Inan Isik, The Cotton Sail Hotel

I’m not a big city person. We don’t have the traffic-jam problem. And people here are more friendly … The biggest competitor is Charleston, but Savannah is better with Forsyth Park, River Street, the restaurants. And we’re building more hotels. Savannah is growing very fast.

BiS profile: Inan Isik, The Cotton Sail Hotel

BiS profile: Nina Gompels, McDonald's restaurants

The economic impact in our Savannah community directly enhances the quality of life and wellbeing of our neighbors. Building the relationship between businesses and citizens translates into a symbiotic partnership between consumers and suppliers.

BiS profile: Nina Gompels, McDonald's restaurants

BiS profile: Ashley Stokes - Flirt with Dessert bakery

“I’ve been baking my whole life…I’m sure I was in the kitchen as soon as I could walk. I made cookies at first, when I was 4 or 5, and pound cakes.”

BiS profile: Nick Puhala - USI Insurance Services

This career found me. When I graduated from the University of Georgia, I looked around for a position and found one in the insurance business in Minnesota. Fortunately, it turned out to be a good fit, and, even better, I was able to get back to Savannah after a couple of years in Minnesota and Atlanta.

BiS profile: Nick Puhala - USI Insurance Services

BiS profile: Brooke Atwood

The Brooke Atwood aesthetic comes from years of figuring things out. I hone in on what I think I do best (and what sells) and try to focus on that aspect of my line.

BiS profile: Brooke Atwood

BiS profile: David Camden, President & CEO, Savannah SunTrust Bank

“I have been with SunTrust for five years, one and a half of which have been in Savannah. Every day keeps getting better. It’s a great time to be in banking and particularly with SunTrust.

BiS profile: David Camden, President & CEO, Savannah SunTrust Bank

BiS profile: Robin Restoration

As a child living in Savannah, Brian Robin and his father restored vintage British cars, which is when Robin first realized his love of restoring old and remarkable structures.

BiS profile: Robin Restoration