Businesses of the month

Each month we honor businesses that support The Pooler Lions Club

June 2022    Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union – Rocky’s NY Deli – Piggly Wiggly – Southern Crown Partners


Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union


One of the June 2022 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month is Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union. We thank them for their continued support as a Birdie sponsor for our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser and for their donation of fun fidget spinners for our goody bags.

The Georgia Heritage FCU mission is making a positive difference for their members and the communities they serve. As a not-for-profit organization, they put members first. They strive to maintain a one-on-one relationship with their members while providing them with a full line of financial resources. As stewards of their community, they work to promote and assist in its growth each and every day.

Because they believe their members should have the knowledge and resources to make the best decisions for their future, Georgia Heritage FCU’s vision is “To be recognized as the premier local financial institution by providing innovative financial products and services, exceptional member service, and a passion for community involvement.”

Please visit their website at, call (912) 236-4400 or come into one of our four branches at:

102 Park Avenue Pooler, GA

1085 W Lathrop Avenue, Savannah, GA 200 Stephenson Avenue, Savannah, GA 5745 Hwy. 21 South, Rincon, GA



Rocky’s NY Deli & Italian Catering


The Pooler Lions Club is pleased to recognize Rocky’s NY Deli and Italian catering as one of the June 2022 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month. They were a first-time Hole Sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser and also donated a gift card for our raffle. Thank you for your support!

Here is what the owner, Bill Vissicchio, thinks of his New York Deli…

What comes to mind when you think of New York? The city that never sleeps…Times Square…Broadway…that magnificent skyline…THE FOOD – anything you want at any time of day or night. There’s just something about New York food that tastes different, authentic, real. For me it was the comfort food – sandwiches – the delis that were on every corner each with its own distinct tastes and ways of doing things. I might drive past 5 or 6 delis to get to the one that had “my” sandwich.

What we have tried to create at Rocky’s is a menu of “my sandwiches.” A lot of memories, time and research were put into creating our menu. Many long hours were spent in many delis and sandwich shops all over the 5 boroughs and Long Island watching how sandwiches were put together and what tastes make them unique. Yeah, I ate a lot of sandwiches – someone had to do it. There are thousands of delis across New York, New Jersey and Connecticut and only one of us, so we may not do it exactly the way you might remember at your go-to deli, but I can assure you, you will be able to taste the same pride and authenticity that goes into every product we offer.

Nothing says New York like Pastrami & Corned beef. The only way to get it right is to make it yourself. We do it from scratch – using USDA Prime brisket, sitting it in a brine for up to 2 weeks, rubbing what will be pastrami in our proprietary blend of spices then smoking it for 12-14 hours before cooling it and slicing it thin. Corned beef is taken right from the brine and baked with our spice blend. That pastrami on rye that you order from Rocky’s is 2-3 weeks in the making.

Roast beef cooked rare from scratch, cheesesteaks made from 100 % Ribeye, the best Italian cold cuts, fresh mozzarella made daily, sides and salads made from scratch…just some of the things we do to make every meal special.

And that NY breakfast…stop by on the way to work for an authentic ‘bacon egg and cheese’ on a hard roll directly from the JJ Cassone bakery in Westchester, NY. Bagels. We could probably get pretty good ones around here, but if you want a real NY bagel, why not get them directly from the source? Our partner at A & S Bagels in Franklin Square, NY (the same bagel shop I used to go to as a kid) ships them directly to us. They are boiled (in that NY water), par baked, frozen, and finished in our oven fresh. They are simply the best bagels I’ve ever had (and that’s coming from a NY bagel snob).

Anyone could slice some cold cuts, put a picture of the Statue of Liberty on the wall and call it New York “Style.” At Rocky’s… We Ain’t New York “Style” – WE ARE NEW YORK.

Savannah is my home now, and I wouldn’t want to be anywhere else, but once a New Yorker, always a New Yorker at heart.

Located at 7360 Skidaway Rd. Savannah in the Shops at Sandfly. (912) 354-2914. Hours of Operation are Tuesday thru Saturday 7am – 3pm.

Deli Closed Sunday & Monday. Catering Available.



Piggly Wiggly – Local Since Forever

The Pooler Lions Club is pleased to recognize Piggly Wiggly in Pooler as one of the June 2022 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month. They were a first-time Hole Sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser and also donated a water for our golfers. Thank you for your support!

Piggly Wiggly®, America’s first self-service grocery store, was founded in Memphis, Tennessee in 1916 by the late Clarence Saunders.

Since its founding in 1916, Piggly Wiggly® has played a major role in the history and development of grocery merchandising. Piggly Wiggly’s introduction of self-service grocery shopping revolutionized the grocery industry; many of the conveniences and services that American shoppers now enjoy were brought to them first by Piggly Wiggly®.

Piggly Wiggly® was the FIRST to…

  • – Provide checkout stands.
  • – Price mark every item in the store
  • – Give shoppers more for their food dollar through high volume/low profit margin retailing
  • – Feature a full line of nationally advertised brands.
  • – Use refrigerated cases to keep produce fresher longer.
  • – Put employees in uniforms for cleaner, more sanitary food handling
  • – Design and use patented fixtures and equipment throughout the store
  • – Franchise independent grocers to operate under the self-service method of food merchandising

Saunders’ reason for choosing the intriguing name Piggly Wiggly® remains a mystery; he was curiously reluctant to explain its origin. One story is that he saw from a train window several little pigs struggling to get under a fence, and the rhyming name occurred to him then. Another theory is that it is derived from the nursery rhyme, “This little piggy went to market…

Someone once asked him why he had chosen such an unusual name for his organization, and Saunders’ reply was, “So people will ask that very question.” He wanted, and found, a name that would be talked about and remembered.

Today, there are over 600 Piggly Wimerchandizingggly® stores servicing communities in 17 states. The corporation is committed to a campaign of excellence and growth and offers its retailers the services necessary to effectively compete within their individual markets.

Please visit Pooler’s very own Piggly Wiggly located at 1042 Highway 80 W, Pooler, GA 31322. Phone: (912) 748-8208.


Southern Crown Partners


Bringing the celebration home to the Southeast for over 100 years.

The Pooler Lions Club is pleased to recognize Southern Crown Partners as one of the June 2022 Pooler Lions Club Businesses of the Month. They were a first-time Hole Sponsor of our Chipping for Charity golf fundraiser and also donated a golf bag, two patio umbrellas and other excellent golf items for our raffle.  Thank you for your support!

Here is what their website has to say…

Southern Crown Partners is a premiere beverage distribution company located in the Southeast. We proudly serve over 50 counties across the low country of South Carolina and Coastal Plains of Georgia distributing beer, wine, spirits, and non-alcoholic beverages.

Our continued success means we are one of the oldest continual Anheuser-Busch distributors in the country and one of the largest in the Southeast. However, all of that success means nothing if you don’t give back to your community. From providing jobs throughout the region to putting feet on the ground in the areas we serve through events and fundraisers, we do our best to be good stewards to the communities we’ve called home over our 100-year history.

Southern Crown Partners strives to be your “one stop shop” beverage wholesaler to our 57 counties throughout SC & GA. We distribute everything from energy drinks, coconut water, cider, hard kombucha, boozy tea, cold-brew coffee, performance drinks, beer, wine, and now spirits.

We were born and raised in the Southeast. We know that this region is bold, big-hearted and always expects the best. So that’s what we strive to provide. The best customer service, the freshest quality beverages and the best experience this side of the country has to offer.

Southern Crown Partners warehouse is located at 1320 US Hwy 80, Savannah, GA 31408. 912- 236-8284. Visit them on the web at