Show Me Richmond Hill

In case you haven’t heard, there is an initiative brought about by private business owners in the area to promote Richmond Hill as a community. If this idea is new to you, don’t worry – you can catch up on the skinny here.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have agreed to be a member of the interim board. Why? Well, first I think the idea is sound and second I think I can be a useful party in looking at the particulars – not to mention associating with the other phenom folks on the committee.

If you want to check out the actual marketing plan from Robertson and Markowitz, participate, or just see what it is all about, meet us at Glazer’s at 4:30PM, Tuesday, February 19th.

Richmond Hill Magazine Celebrates its First Anniversary

Had to post about the great time I had at the First Anniversary Party of The Richmond Hill Magazine. We all got together at Jack’s Hydeway and it was a lot of fun.

Here is Julie Hales, Publisher, with Jack Hyde, featured in the upcoming magazine, Lynette Tuck, Account Representative, and Todd Wood, Editor.

Many of the ladies from the Richmond Hill Women’s Business Alliance were there too.

The crew at the Richmond Hill Magazine has done a wonderful job showcasing local businesses, people, events and places.

The announcement was made that the Magazine would be shifting from its quarterly time line to a bimonthly publication.

With all that coverage, we can’t wait to see who shows up at next year’s party!

Curious about Camellia Street?

Anytime I am told there is more commercial development coming to Richmond Hill, I get curious. I told you guys a while back they would be breaking ground this fall.  As developments are wont, even in Georgia, it has hit some minor setbacks of the paperwork variety.  But, I have been assured that they are moving forward and excited about things to come.

In an encouraging show of progress, the website is up. I would love to tell you how fabulous a site it is, but the web developer is my friend, it’s her birthday, so I am biased.  So, you are just going to have to clicky clicky on over there and check it out for yourself.  Then come on back here and tell me what you think.

Welcome Laurel’s Home Furnishings

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I love ribbon cuttings. There is something great about watching a new business open their doors.

Unfortunately, Laurel’s Home Furnishings had one and I missed it. Thanks goodness for Kittie – she sent me the pictures.

Congratulations to the owners, Andrea and Lori Jacobs. You can stop in, say hello, and support this local business located in Richmond Hill Court.

Andrea and Lori are pictured above at their new shop with Mayor Davis and Becky Proctor, Chamber Chair.

*Special Thanks to Kittie Franklin, Executive Director of the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, for keeping Blogging Richmond Hill up to date about local Activities.

“I am here to help people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

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So says Derek Frazier, cPT, owner, and instructor of You Need Fitness. And all evidence says he means it.

The Mayor was on hand yesterday to support Derek and his wife Angela during the Grand Opening. Mr. Davis had encouraging words for the Fraziers and all of Richmond Hill small business owners and their patrons. He praised those who went out and opened their own business and commented on the wonderful growth happening in our city.

He took a moment to recognize the accomplishment the Chamber of Commerce has achieve with the entrepreneurial friendly designation.

you-need-fit2.jpgBut, the Fraziers were the stars of the show.

Derek is serious about fitness. Kettle bells, bootcamp, a downloadable ebook – he is covering all the bases.

Sore after workout? Angela is a certified massage therapist.

Not sure if this is for you? Derek seems to have though of that too. He has incorporated a wealth of information on his website – both for the gym and his bootcamp program.

Derek also continues to inform and inspire through his newsletter. You can go take a peek here.

Got a minute? Stop by and say hello. You Need Fitness is located at 2558 Highway 17 South – just across the street from the Chamber Office. All of their contact information is listed here.

*Special Thanks to Kittie Franklin, Executive Director of the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, for keeping Blogging Richmond Hill up to date about local Activities.

“I am here to help people who are sick and tired of being sick and tired.”

you-need-fit.jpg

So says Derek Frazier, cPT, owner, and instructor of You Need Fitness. And all evidence says he means it.

The Mayor was on hand yesterday to support Derek and his wife Angela during the Grand Opening. Mr. Davis had encouraging words for the Fraziers and all of Richmond Hill small business owners and their patrons. He praised those who went out and opened their own business and commented on the wonderful growth happening in our city.

He took a moment to recognize the accomplishment the Chamber of Commerce has achieve with the entrepreneurial friendly designation.

you-need-fit2.jpgBut, the Fraziers were the stars of the show.

Derek is serious about fitness. Kettle bells, bootcamp, a downloadable ebook – he is covering all the bases.

Sore after workout? Angela is a certified massage therapist.

Not sure if this is for you? Derek seems to have though of that too. He has incorporated a wealth of information on his website – both for the gym and his bootcamp program.

Derek also continues to inform and inspire through his newsletter. You can go take a peek here.

Got a minute? Stop by and say hello. You Need Fitness is located at 2558 Highway 17 South – just across the street from the Chamber Office. All of their contact information is listed here.

*Special Thanks to Kittie Franklin, Executive Director of the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, for keeping Blogging Richmond Hill up to date about local Activities.

Local Photographer is looking for Fresh Faces

Marianne Marshall of Patty-Cake Photography has launched her “Fresh Faces Campaign.” She is looking for local people to participate in her new advertising launch.

Marianne describes her vision of Patty-Cake Photography as “Belly, Birth, Baby, and Beyond.” Her work is on display on her webpage.

If you think you could be one of those fresh faces (or bellies), submit your entry to Marianne at pattycakephotos@hotmail.com. Entries from each category will be selected.

Winners will receive a complimentary photo session, a free 8×10, and other goodies.

New BNI chapter in the works

I had the awesome opportunity to attend the start up meeting of a new BNI (Business Network International) chapter forming up in the area. Clyde Usher of Applied Insight Management was kind enough to extend me an invitation.

BNI chapters focus on assisting area business people in creating a referral based business.

Allen Edwards, President of Hi Q Networking, is currently a member of the only other chapter in Savannah. As BNI only allows for one member from each particular business category, he understands the need for a new chapter so that others (such as myself) can participate.

The meetings are held weekly. We have currently set the time for 11:30 on Wednesdays. Allen is looking into procuring the Shoney’s at the interchange of Hwy 204 and I-95. If that changes, it will be posted.

Spots for the business category are filled on a “first come, first serve” basis. If you are interested in joining, attending, or asking more questions, just drop an email.

For those unacquainted with BNI, you can find more information on the website.

Blogging Richmond Hill Welcomes Woodlands Bank

Yesterday was all ribbons and scissors at Woodlands Bank. Kittie Franklin, Mayor Davis, and a host of Richmond Hill folks were on hand to welcome the bank to town. However, Woodlands has been in their Ford Avenue location since last year.

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In 2006, Woodlands Bank bank opened as a loan processing center. Now, they serve Richmond Hill as a full service institution.

More information is located at the Woodlands Bank website.

Better yet – stop in and say hello at 10020 Ford Ave. They are located between the Richmond Hill Montessori School and Laura Evans’ Edward Jones office.

*Special Thanks to Kittie Franklin, Executive Director of the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, for keeping Blogging Richmond Hill up to date about local Activities.

Getting Ready to Break Ground at Camellia Street

Need evidence that Richmond Hill is on the move? Take a drive around and you’ll see all the commercial construction underway. Around the end of August, you’ll see a new commercial development starting to take place. Photos below are renderings of the project vision

Tidewater Real Estate, LLC is announcing their plans to break ground on the new Camellia Street commercial development. This complex boasts 3 buildings – 25K, 31K, 10K square feet, respectively.

Located on Hwy 144 (next to the Paint Store), this complex has space available for lease or purchase

  • Preconstruction purchase prices start at 180K per square foot
  • Preconstruction rent is $16-$18 per square foot

Camellia Street has space sizes available at 1000-3500 square feet. These spaces are ideal for retail, restaurant, and office.

More information is available by contacting Brian.