Community Partners

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision is proud to work with, and have the support of, several organizations. We depend on these working relationships and partnerships, which ensure continuous and smooth agency operation.

Advanced Business Software

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Advanced Business Software Corporation is an award-winning accounting and business software solutions provider, helping small and mid-size businesses throughout the Southeast implement and support cost-effective ERP financial management solutions. Since 1977, we have worked with our clients to define their requirements, and develop a technology strategy that aligns with their business objectives. We specialize in industry leading ERP solutions including:

Blue Force Gear

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Since our beginning in 2004, we strive for excellence in all we do and to exemplify that excellence in our products and design. We are devoted to those we serve to deliver innovative gear with superior quality. Blue Force Gear is not satisfied with making the same thing as everyone else – merely changing the color or style. We design by a code of advancement – if we cant make something better than what is currently available, we dont make it. By continually innovating, our products will always be different. We are proud to have pioneered technological innovations that have revolutionized load carriage and weapon carrying establishing the worlds standard in weapon slings and the worlds lightest, MOLLE compatible load carriage. Of course we are not stopping there. We are continually improving our gear lineup and looking for more ways to improve the tactical gear industry and ultimately the warriors here at home and worldwide.

Brassler USA

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For nearly 40 years, Brasseler USA® has provided dental and medical professionals with an innovative, comprehensive line of high quality instrumentation with a proven reputation for predictable outcomes and consistent performance. Brasselers direct-to-customer sales model provides exceptional value to its customers. For nearly four decades, Brasseler sales representatives have had an outstanding reputation to provide friendly, practical and superior customer service. Our products speak for themselves.

Daniel Defense

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Daniel Defense has come a long way since Marty Daniel purchased his first CNC machine. Where the company is today, as a leader in the firearms community, is largely due to the loyalty of their customers and end-users. In fact, they were recognized by INC. 500|5000 Magazine in 2012 and 2013 as one of the fastest growing private companies in America, averaging an annual growth of over one hundred percent. Daniel Defense is committed to always doing the right thing, and providing you with Small Arms Solutions™ that are Lighter, Stronger, Better…®

Dawson Architects

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Dawson Architects has been an independent firm since its founding in 2008. Dawson Architects is a spin-off firm from Dawson Wissmach Architects. Dawson Wissmach Architects operated as a firm from 1999-2008. The firms primary business focus is on complex preservation and commercial renovation projects. Dawson Architects is committed to the basics of client service, technical accuracy and creativity.

Doug Bean Signs

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Doug Bean Signs, we’ve been designing, building, installing and servicing the finest custom signage in Coastal Georgia and the South Carolina Low Country for over three decades.

Dr. Judith Piros

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Dr. Piros is a native of New Haven, Connecticut. She earned her B.A. Biochemistry at Mount Holyoke College and graduated from the Medical College of Virginia with a degree in medicine. Dr. Piros completed her internship and residency at the New York Medical College. Dr. Piros is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing in Savannah since 1991. She is an active member of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Medical Association, and Georgia Medical Society. Dr. Piros is also involved locally with the Lighthouse for the Blind and the Savannah Society of Ophthalmology. Dr. Piros is a board-certified ophthalmologist that specializes in cataract and anterior segment surgery, refractive surgery and surgical diseases of the eye.

Fairhaven Funeral Home

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Fairhaven Funeral Homes are dedicated to helping you celebrate your life or that of a loved one with a funeral and memorial service befitting of the life lived. As part of the Dignity Memorial® network, the Fairhaven Funeral Homes will ensure you not only receive the compassionate care you expect from a locally operated establishment, but also the value you deserve from North America’s largest network of funeral, cremation and cemetery service providers. Whether you’re making funeral arrangements for a loved one or making advance arrangements for yourself, the professionals at Fairhaven Funeral Homes will help you plan the funeral or memorial services that are right for you and your family. Our services include National Transferability, Bereavement Travel Services, Child/Grandchild Protection, 24-Hour Compassion Helpline® and other programs designed to help you with the myriad questions and issues that arise when a death occurs. Fairhaven Funeral Homes are also there for you if you’d like to plan your funeral, cremation or cemetery services in advance. The Dignity Memorial network: North America’s leading funeral homes and cemeteries, united to bring you the services you need when it matters most.

Forrest City Gun Club

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It is fitting that the oldest continuously operated gun club in America be situated only minutes from the first pre-planned city in America — Savannah, GA. Formed in 1883 and chartered in 1901 as a private club, we have a proud and rich tradition in shooting sports. This historic tradition however, has not kept the Club from moving toward the future. Our desire to excel and attract shooting events of the highest caliber means that we must continually expand our capabilities. Maintaining the highest standards and a world-class facility, the club remains one of the premier venues for championship skeet, trap and sporting clays competition.

Georgia Eye Institute

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Our goal at the Georgia Eye Institute is to help you and your family members – as well as our friends and neighbors across the Lowcountry – enjoy a lifetime of the best possible vision. Our commitment to leading edge technology and advanced surgical techniques is surpassed only by our dedication to providing our patients the personal quality medical care you deserve from your doctors.

Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency

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The Georgia Vocational Rehabilitation Agency operates five integrated and interdependent statutory programs that share a primary goal – to help people with disabilities to become fully productive members of society by achieving independence and meaningful employment. The largest of the programs are Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) Program, Disability Adjudication Services, and the Roosevelt Warm Springs Institute for Rehabilitation. Two other unique programs serve consumers with visual impairments: the Business Enterprise Program and Georgia Industries for the Blind. We are committed to the principle that people with disabilities are assets, and our efforts emphasize eliminating attitudinal barriers as well as physical ones. We are a strategic partner in helping to build a diverse, qualified and productive workforce. Our aim is to pursue a comprehensive, coordinated employment agenda. Our programs impact both employers and job seekers. Our bottom line is to tailor our services to fit your needs. And our promise to you is consistent professional service with responsive and responsible follow-up.

Gulfstream

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Gulfstream’s commitment to excellence reflects that of its parent company, General Dynamics. Headquartered in Falls Church, Virginia, General Dynamics is a market leader in business aviation; land and expeditionary combat systems, armaments and munitions; shipbuilding and marine systems; and information systems and technologies. General Dynamics’ workforce numbers more than 95,000 employees worldwide.

Hilton Hotels & Resorts

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As the most recognized name in the industry, travelers the world over have been saying “Take me to the Hilton” for almost a century. And because of our innovative approach to products, amenities and service, Hilton continues to be synonymous with hotel across the globe. Hilton Hotels & Resorts remains the stylish, forward thinking global leader of hospitality – and we help make traveling easier with our smart design, innovative restaurant concepts, authentic hospitality and commitment to the global community.

Hooters

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Communities, businesses and people across the world will all tell you that Hooters is one of the best neighbors they’ve ever had. And those amazing Hooters Girls are the quintessential, all-American “Girl next door”– smiling, friendly and committed to making sure every guest receives stellar Hooters hospitality. Hooters is also increasing its commitment to the things that matter most – the communities we serve, the Hooters Girls we train and empower, and the causes we hold most dear. Since the beginning, Hooters has been deeply involved in the communities we serve. Our reputation for caring and compassion sets Hooters apart, and shows the world that the beauty of our girls is hardly just skin deep. The Hooters Community Endowment Fund (HOO.C.E.F.) raises money for local and national charities such as the Jimmy V Foundation for Cancer Research, Make-A-Wish Foundation, the U.S.O., Special Olympics, American Diabetes Association, Juvenile Diabetes Foundation and Muscular Dystrophy Association.

IKEA

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Inter IKEA Systems B.V. was established in 1983 in the Netherlands. It was founded to conceptualise the IKEA business model into what today has become the IKEA Concept. Inter IKEA Systems B.V is the owner of the IKEA Concept and the worldwide IKEA franchisor. The CEO is Torbjörn Lööf.

International Paper

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International Paper is a global leader in the packaging and paper industry and supplies a wide range of products that people rely on every day. The company produces uncoated papers and industrial and consumer packaging. Through xpedx, its North American distribution business, the company also offers printing, packaging, graphic arts, and maintenance and industrial products.

JIT Warehousing & Logistics

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JIT Warehousing and Logistics, LLC is a proven leader in warehousing and distribution technologies. JIT Warehousing and Logistics, LLC operates throughout the United States and has specialized in the handling of steel products and palletized cargo.

Kenkel Design

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Lions Club Of Savannah

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A tradition of leadership, commitment and service since 1922 supporting a variety of community projects.

OC Welch

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Commitment to customer care at OC Welch Ford Lincoln doesnt stop with your vehicle purchase. Our Hardeeville Ford Service Department is staffed with factory-trained technicians, ready to perform everything from regular maintenance to expert repairs. Work done quickly and correctly with excellent service is our goal with every vehicle, every time. Whether your car is the latest model or a few years old, a Ford or other brand, we can take care of it with service at competitive prices. We run specials all the time and recommend you frequently visit our Web site to learn about them.

Old Savannah Tours

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Bringing Savannah’s History To Life is not just a slogan….it’s our promise. Along with our uniquely personal descriptions of Savannah’s rich and spellbinding history, actual historical re-enactors appear from time to time, boarding and walking the aisles of your trolley. You might see Forrest Gump, Georgia founder General James Oglethorpe, or a lingering pirate from the old days at the historic Pirate’s House. Your tour guide might even be dressed in a wardrobe from long ago as well.

Oliver Maner, LLP.

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Founded more than a century ago, Oliver Maner attorneys are known not only for providing superior, cost-effective legal services but also for their commitment to professionalism and ethics. Oliver Maner is an “A” rated firm, according to Martindale-Hubbell, a highly regarded organization that rates attorneys and law firms. Most of the partners of Oliver Maner have “A” ratings from Martindale-Hubbell, and many of our attorneys have been selected as “Best Lawyers” and “Super Lawyers” by other attorney rating organizations and publications.

Purewater Enterprises

Purewater Enterprises is a US based manufacturer of water purification coolers and PHSIs Factory is a state of the art ISO 9001 and 14001 facility. Tested and certified to the highest North American and European standards for safty and performance, including NFS/ANSI 42, 53 & 58, UL, CE and WQA Golf Seal… Because at Pure Water Technology, just Going Green isn’t enough.

Savannah Toyota

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Founded in 1989 by Mr. Steve Roberts, Savannah Toyota has been your premier Southeast Georgia Toyota dealer for the past 25 years and we are looking forward to the next 25. Price, Service and Selection are what we are all about. Our Managing Partner, Scot Ritchie, joined the Savannah Toyota family in August of 2010 and is here and ready to assist you with all of your vehicle needs. It is our goal for every individual that’s steps foot in our dealership to receive our 5-Star treatment and to exceed your expectations. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have and Thank you for choosing Savannah Toyota.

Sherrill & Company

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At Sherrill & Company, we welcome the opportunity to make buying insurance a simple and painless process. As an Independent Insurance Agency, we have been providing high quality insurance brokerage services to the Savannah area and beyond since 1988. We specialize in property and casualty insurance for individuals and small to medium size businesses, and group benefits, including health plans.

Spa Bleu

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Nestled in the heart of Historic Savannah, Spa Bleu welcomes you with the elegance, hospitality and history of this beautiful city. A touch of the exotic combined with a variety of European and traditional, organic spa treatments will refine your experience of true bleu southern comfort. You are invited to slip away with us, delight in your senses, and allow our talented staff to help release the tensions of the world outside. We offer massage, facials, manicures and pedicures, thermal body treatments, spray tanning, make-up application, and more… Once owned by Mary Telfair, and keeping in her spirit, the buildings historic walls are lined with the fine work of local Savannah artists. Join us at Spa Bleu, located in beautiful downtown Savannah, for a truly unique and rejuvenating day you will never forget…

The Gun Shop

Fine Guns Since 1978. Buy Sell Trade Appraisals – Class III Dealer. New & Pre-Owned Guns. Consignment Sales. Open Monday thru Saturday 10am to 6pm. Email us for more info at: gunshopinc@att.net. 203 Eisenhower Drive, Savannah, Ga.

The Middleton Firm, LLC

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The Middleton Firm, LLC has achieved record verdicts and settlements in more than 40 states, including in matters of products liability, occupational diseases, environmental claims, SLAPP-back litigation, franchise contracts, business torts, employment litigation and insurance fraud. Mr. Middleton has received more landmark verdicts, judgments and settlements in more states than any other lawyer in the Savannah area.

Thunderbolt Guns, LLC

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It is the mission of THUNDERBOLT GUNS, LLC. to provide you, the customer, with a personalized sales experience in a welcoming and safe environment; to provide the best training possible in order to enhance peoples ability to protect themselves, their family, home and country. At THUNDERBOLT GUNS, LLC., we know that it takes hard work and dedication to make you, the customer, satisfied and leave you with a desire to come back. It is to that end that we strive.

United Distributors

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Today, United is the largest beverage alcohol wholesaler in both Georgia and Alabama. With two members of the fourth generation of the Hertz family involved in leadership roles, United is one of the 2-3% of family businesses that are able to successfully transition beyond the third generation. The Hertz family remains focused on growth, leveraging its most distinct market advantages in order to maintain its upward momentum. Its talented and innovative team of sales representatives and brand builders has the unique ability to recognize synergies between all three categories of alcohol, making it possible for United to grow its product portfolio and business successfully in Georgia and beyond.

United Way For The Coastal Empire

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United Way supports more than 100 programs and services at nearly 60 not-for-profit human service organizations across our four-county service area that are delivering positive outcomes for our community. These organizations apply for program grants from The Community Fund, which is created by thousands of donor contributions to United Way’s annual charitable giving campaign and becomes the community’s primary tool for impact funding. All organizations and programs that receive support from The Community Fund are vetted through a rigorous evaluation process whereby trained Investment Volunteers, assisted by United Way staff, assess organizational capacity, program outcomes, service quality and accessibility. United Way imposes standard outcomes and performance measurements that must be tracked and reported back to United Way throughout the funding cycle. To further support our funded programs, United Way offers regular workshops for professional development, as well as trainings specific to our funding priorities and evaluation process.