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BiS in brief: DocuQuest purchased, helicopter service adds on-demand, SCORE mentors, road projects

Savannah SCORE seeks volunteer business mentors

Savannah’s chapter of SCORE, a provider of free, high-quality small business mentoring services, is seeking individuals with experience starting, managing and/or growing a successful business to become SCORE Mentors.

If you are interested in becoming a member of the Savannah SCORE’s volunteer team or would like additional information, please contact Michael Siegel, SCORE chapter chair, at 443-994-9692 or misiegel@comcast.net.

Road projects open for public comment

The Coastal Region Metropolitan Planning Organization, the transportation planning agency for the Savannah urbanized area, seeks input from the public on proposed amendments to the 2018-2021 Transportation Improvement Program.

The TIP lists transportation improvement projects to receive funding in the next four years. A report providing details of the projects is available for review at the Live Oak Public Libraries, the Chatham County-Savannah Metropolitan Planning Commission office, the MPC website at http://www.thempc.org/Dept/Tran, and other public review agencies. Any changes to the report will be posted on the website.

The comment period starts Oct. 10. Written comments will be accepted Until Oct. 24.

Send your comments to Wykoda Wang, Metropolitan Planning Commission, 110 E. State Street, Savannah, GA 31401, or via email at wangw@thempc.org.

CORE MPO will host a public hearing at the October 2017 CORE MPO Board meeting at 10 a.m. Oct. 25 at 112 E. State St. for the proposed FY 2018-2021 TIP amendments. Call (912) 651-1466 with questions.

On demand charter helicopter service expands its offerings

Southeast Helicopter Tours and Charter has added on demand charter helicopter service to the destination of choice. The charter service expands on the company’s tour services. The company is located on Hutchinson Island and flies seven days a week. The helicopters can seat three passengers subject to weight requirements. The helicopters also feature headsets and leather seats. For more information, or to make a reservation, call 912-966-1380 or visit their website at southeasthelicopter.com.

DocuQuest purchased by S.C. company

IT and print solutions company Carolina Business Equipment has acquired DocuQuest, an office equipment dealer based in Savannah. It is the second acquisition in as many months for CBE.

Company president John Eckstrom noted that the DocuQuest acquisition is an important step in Carolina Business Equipment’s growth strategy.

“With the acquisition of DocuQuest, we now have a solid footprint in Savannah, which will allow us to reach into other parts of the Lowcountry of South Carolina and certainly into parts of southeast Georgia,” he said.

DocuQuest was founded by John Prussia in 2002 and has grown steadily over the past 15 years. It represents Toshiba MFP products. CBE carries support for Sharp, Toshiba, and Oki Data printers and copiers and has served its customers for over 45 years. CBE also operates a factory service training facility at its corporate headquarters in Columbia, S.C.

CONTACT US

Contact Susan Catron, Executive Editor at 912-652-0327 or susan.catron@savannahnow.com.

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