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Local area businesses profiled by Business In Savannah.

BiS profile: Michael Winckler, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire

Winckler joined Goodwill of the Coastal Empire in January 2015. He previously served as vice president of workforce development for Goodwill of Central and Coastal Virginia for 10 years where he was responsible for oversight of vocational rehabilitation services, career development services, government contracts and business services.

BiS profile: Michael Winckler, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire

BiS profile: Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

We were founded by a grass roots effort in 1984 to fill a gap in services in our community. I became the director in 1997. We now have 63 volunteers, along with seven full-time and 24 part-time staff members.

BiS profile: Linda Hilts, Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter

BiS profile: Toby Moreau, market president for Savannah at BB&T Bank

“As a banker of 34 years and living in this community for 25 years, I’ve had a chance to understand the financial and social challenges of our community. I have high degree of understanding of the financial world. You have to have the same level of understanding for this role in fundraising.

BiS profile: Toby Moreau, market president for Savannah at BB&T Bank

BiS profile: Charles Bowen, The Bowen Law Group

I find it personally fulfilling to assist individuals that are starting new businesses and to be able to play a role in helping to ensure their growth and success.

BiS profile: Charles Bowen, The Bowen Law Group

BiS profile: Henry Stevens, President of Stevens Hale & Associates

“In 1981, I went into partnership with Remer Lane (Lane and Stevens) and then formed Stevens Insurance 1989. I partnered with Chip Compton and Scott Glass for the next five years as Glass Compton and Stevens Insurance, and when they left the agency, I formed a partnership with Nick Hale and that’s when we formed Stevens Hale & Associates.”

BiS profile: Henry Stevens, President of Stevens Hale & Associates

BiS profile: Robyn Shirley, Trunk Keeper for Matilda Jane Clothing

“I love having my hands in different things, and I don’t like monotony. That’s why I like being an independent Trunk Keeper for Matilda Jane Clothing. I make my own schedule and work it around my kids’ schedules.

BiS profile: Robyn Shirley, Trunk Keeper for Matilda Jane Clothing

BiS profile: Brian Felder, CEO of Felder & Associates

“Felder & Associates offers architectural interior design and historic preservation services.”

BiS profile: Brian Felder, CEO of Felder & Associates

BiS profile: Craig Burgess, A&C Gold and Diamonds

“I have always positioned my company as a value luxury destination, applying fair pricing practices in buying and selling. Even with the emergence of Internet competition in the mid-1990s, my business continued to thrive.

BiS profile: Craig Burgess, A&C Gold and Diamonds

BiS Profile: Jabias Green, CPortSole 23

“The reason I chose Savannah to start my business is because I was born and raised here, and people are more inclined to support me because they view me as one of their own. Over the past year, I’ve gained a loyal following from people all around the Savannah area. People in Savannah love their Jordans. I absolutely love the C-Port.”

BiS Profile: Jabias Green, CPortSole 23

BiS Profile: Walker Hopkins, Rivers & Glen Trading Co.

One of my goals is to assist in the revival of the sport of fly-fishing in Georgia. I also want to turn The Rivers & Glen store in Savannah into the local authority in fly-fishing, the same way our store in Augusta is there.

BiS Profile: Walker Hopkins, Rivers & Glen Trading Co.

BiS profile: Jonathan Stalcup - Architectural Tours of Savannah

“I have always had a fascination with both architectural design and history. I was also drawn to Savannah from an early age, and finding the school here made it a perfect fit for me.

BiS profile: Jonathan Stalcup - Architectural Tours of Savannah

BiS profile: Carey Anderson - Salon Isobe Hair and Nail Salon

“I’ve been doing hair for 21 years. I went to cosmetology school when I turned 18. I knew I wanted cosmetology. It’s my passion."

BiS profile: Carey Anderson - Salon Isobe Hair and Nail Salon

BiS profile: Craig McEwan, Wild Birds Unlimited retail store

“Everything related to the hobby of backyard bird feeding. We sell bird seed, bird houses, pole systems and a lot of outdoor-related gift items. We sell high-quality American-made wind chimes, mats and flags and statues and garden ornaments.”

BiS profile: Craig McEwan, Wild Birds Unlimited retail store

BiS profile: Chancey Barnwell - Lawyer, Brown Barnwell P.C.

“I’ve been specializing in criminal defense and personal injury and real estate. It’s really rewarding, especially when you’re helping people who are wrongfully accused.”

BiS profile: Chancey Barnwell - Lawyer, Brown Barnwell P.C.

Sandpiper Supply: "We are Savannah!"

This is a truly local business with deep roots, a family-owned company with ties to Savannah that date back years and years.

Sandpiper Supply Kitchen and Bath Showroom is located at 4101 Bull Street in Savannah.

BiS Profile: Paula Kreissler, YMCA of Coastal Georgia

Director of healthy living and community development, Healthy Savannah and YMCA of Coastal Georgia

BiS Profile: Paula Kreissler, YMCA of Coastal Georgia

BiS Profile: Clay Taglioli, The Barber Pole

Clay Taglioli, owner of the Barber Pole on Wilmington Island

BiS Profile: Clay Taglioli, The Barber Pole

BiS profile: Fred Williams - developer and home builder

In his 40 years in the business of development, Fred Williams has seen his share of changes. He talks about how he survived — and his plans for the breakneck growth occurring in the Coastal Empire

BiS profile: Fred Williams - developer and home builder

BiS Profile: Faith Brigitte Elliott - Island Seamstress

“Nothing’s impossible with the right amount of elbow grease … A small business is a good business. It doesn’t have to be a chain store to make it in business. It all boils down to elbow grease.”

BiS Profile: Faith Brigitte Elliott - Island Seamstress

BiS Profile: Brack Horne - General manager, Staples

We’re trying to go beyond office supplies. We got into iPads after Christmas and cellphones the end of February. We realize people want to be more mobile.

BiS Profile: Brack Horne - General manager, Staples