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SCAD No. 1 in interior design for graduates, undergraduates

DesignIntelligence has given The Savannah College of Art and Design its No. 1 national ranking for its undergraduate and graduate interior design programs for 2018. This marks the sixth year since 2008 that SCAD’s interior design department has achieved the top ranking at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

Interior design was one of SCAD’s original eight programs, and nearly 40 years later, is one of the university’s highest enrolled, with nearly 600 students studying across SCAD’s global campuses. SCAD interior design alumni work for prestigious design companies around the world, including Callison, Corgan, Gensler, and Hirsch Bedner Associates, and many alumni are running successful private firms in New York, Los Angeles and Chicago.

In a study of Spring 2016 interior design SCAD graduates, 98 percent were employed, pursuing further education or both within 10 months of graduation.

Shipt adds delivery from Kroger

Shipt, an online grocery marketplace, has added delivery from Kroger in the Savannah area. The company has been delivering from Publix in Savannah since 2016.

Through the Shipt app, Shipt members can shop the full selection of groceries and household goods offered at local stores, note any preferences, choose a one-hour delivery window and pay for their order. Shipt memberships are available for an annual fee of $99 and members have access to free delivery on all orders over $35.

To sign up for Shipt and learn more about the service and availability, go to Shipt.com.

Ameris Bank collects food for hunger its initiative

Ameris Bank is collecting non-perishable food items for its 8th annual “Helping Fight Hunger” food drive during October at all of its area bank branches.

A food bank in every town with an Ameris Bank location will receive the donation of goods collected at the local Ameris Bank office, plus a monetary donation from Ameris Bancorp. Last year, Ameris Bank collectively donated more than 825,000 non-perishable food items and a total of $100,000 to local food banks.

For more information on Ameris Bank Helping Fight Hunger Food Drive initiative, visit Amerisbank.com/HelpFightHunger.

Local attorneys write long-term consumer care guide

Savannah attorneys Michael Smith and Richard Barid of Smith Barid, LLC, along with Don Quante, have released “Tax-Free Money for Long-Term Care,” a consumer guide meant to serve as a resource for those who are caring for their aging loved ones or to assist those who are planning ahead for their own long-term care.

The book addresses many issues such as using your IRA for long-term care, veterans benefits, how to legally protect your assets, Medicaid eligibility, and how to create tax-free money for long-term care. Financial strategies to support long term care incentives are cited throughout the books in addition to information about little known tax incentives.

Call Smith Barid, LLC, at 912.352.3999 to reserve a copy.

CONTACT US

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

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