Happy Halloween from the James Gang!

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James Gang Charleston rocks their Halloween costumes!

Hurricane Matthew – Reopening Info

As our employees and their families begin recovery efforts post-Hurricane Matthew, the John S. James Co.’s coastal offices will officially reopen on the following schedule:

– Charleston – Reopens Monday, October 10th 0830 HRS
– Jacksonville – Reopens Monday, October 10th 0830 HRS
– Savannah – Reopens Wednesday, October 12th 0830 HRS

Please note that for this week, each office will most likely utilize adjusted staffing schedules as our employees return to their homes and assess the damage to their property. If you are unable to reach one of our coastal offices, please contact one of our inland locations (Atlanta, Charlotte or Knoxville).

Given the recent lifting of evacuation orders, we understand that many employees will not be able to return immediately. Use your best judgement – your safety and welfare are our biggest concern.

Employees, if you are unable to return to your office, please notify your manager as soon as possible.

We thank everyone for your prayers and good wishes.

The John S. James Co.

Hurricane Matthew – UPDATE – 10/6/16

IMPORTANT NOTICE: Due to the adverse weather conditions brought about by Hurricane Matthew, the John S. James Co. offices in Jacksonville FL, Savannah GA, and Charleston SC will be closed on Thursday October 6th – Sunday October 9th. For assistance during that time period, please contact one of our inland locations. Thank you.

Hurricane Matthew UPDATE

Presently Hurricane Matthew is still on track to enter our area (JAX/SAV/CHS) on Friday/Saturday. Evacuation Orders have been issued for parts of FL and SC, and Recommendations for parts of GA. These coastal offices will be closed on Friday, reopening Monday October 10th.

 

SC

Latest Update: Governor Haley has issued an Evacuation Order for the coastal areas around Charleston & Beaufort, starting TODAY at 3:00PM. All lanes of I-26 will be reversed starting at this time to aid in the evacuation, preventing travel into the cities. For more info go to www.scemd.orgDue to the Evacuation Orders issued by the state, JSJ CHS will be CLOSED Thursday & Friday.

 

GA

Latest Update: The Chatham County (GA) Emergency Management Agency (www.chathamemergency.org) just issued a Voluntary Evacuation Recommendation for all residents of the islands east of the Wilmington River in the Savannah area, beginning tomorrow at 8:00 AM. Those would include Tybee, Wilmington, Talahi and Whitemarsh Islands. Skidaway Island will probably fall under this recommendation also. JSJ SAV will close at NOON on Thursday. If you judge that you must evacuate the area prior to that time, or if government authorities implement mandatory orders, please do so.

 

FLA

Latest Update: Governor Scott has issued mandatory Evacuation orders for Brevard County, and Voluntary Evacuations most of northern coastal Florida (Lucie, Flagler & Duval counties). For more info, go to www.floridadisaster.org.  JSJ JAX will close at NOON on Thursday. If you judge that you must evacuate the area prior to that time, or if government authorities implement mandatory orders, please do so.

 

Please be safe.

WAFFLE WEDNESDAY!!!

Celebrating our JSJ Employees with a little James Gang Employee Appreciation Week. Today, it’s Waffle Wednesday (mixed with a little Wayback & Western wear)… #JSJ75

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Scarlett O’Hara serves waffles at Tara.

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Mmmmm…waffles…

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James Gang SAV showing off their style!

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James Gang Rides Again!

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Howdy Pardner!

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ATL has BACON!!!

It’s CORN FLAKE DAY!!!!

Did you know that Kellogg Corn Flakes were invented on July 30, 1898?  Before 1898, the typical American breakfast consisted of a greasy plate of eggs, potatoes, some kind of pork product and coffee. Delicious! Unfortunately that type of good eating existed only for those with the means to clog their arteries with an amazing breakfast. For the average Joe the first meal of the day was usually porridge, oatmeal or rye whiskey.  It wasn’t until Will Kellogg introduced the corn flake that Americans had access to a nutritious and delicious breakfast.

To celebrate the 118th anniversary of the corn flake (as well as our JSJ75 anniversary), the James Gang enjoyed a healthy company-wide breakfast today. It’s the most important meal of the day…

James Gang Savannah enjoying some corn flakes.

James Gang Savannah enjoying some corn flakes.

Lunch+Learn: Green Thumbs!

Great Lunch+Learn today with Jay Weidner of Weidner Landscape Gardening in Beaufort, SC. We learned a lot about gardening, what plants to plant, and more importantly why most of what we plant doesn’t seem to grow how we think it should.

Thanks to Lesa Drummond of JSJ Savannah for organizing this terrific event!

Jay Weidner

Jay Weidner

MOL Benefactor calls Savannah

Congratulations to the Georgia Ports Authority for welcoming the MOL Benefactor to Savannah! This vessel is the first to call after transiting the new Panama Canal. Details HERE!

CBP: ACE Takes Another Step Forward

On Saturday, July 23rd, CBP will decommission the Automated Commercial System, or ACS. This platform served as the main conduit through which trade transactions flowed for several decades. CBP’s newest platform, the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) continues to grow into a viable system through which all trade will flow. So here’s to our old friend ACS, Happy Trails! Details HERE.

JSJ Awarded The President’s Export “E” Award

On May 16th in Washington, DC, U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker honored 123 U.S. companies and organizations that export goods and services overseas during the 2016 President’s “E” Awards ceremony. The James Gang was honored to be included in this prestigious group! Details HERE!

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