First, I would like you to read our Welcome Message as it tells a little bit about what we are trying to do. My wife and I are proud to bring you this site for Savannah & Charleston. We offer affordable advertising to the business owner with some great content coming over the weeks and months.
I (Chris) have lived in Savannah for 30 years now. My wife moved here when we married back in early 2002. We both have a lot of knowledge of what happens in Savannah. Savannah is a really great place to live especially if you like the laid back environment! Savannah is truly the Hostess city! The people here are great and love to get to know you.
You may be asking where does Charleston come in? With Charleston being the sister city to Savannah, we believe it is a perfect match to bring you positive news for both areas. Both areas have such a great historic factor to them and both areas are such a beautiful place so it just makes sense to bring you positive news from Savannah through Charleston. Our focus has been Savannah but we are about to start adding Charleston to the mix. Both areas are great in their own ways.
Just so you know, our site is not just about Savannah or Charleston but what makes them so great are all the surrounding areas. All unique in their own ways.
One of the things I like to do is write so from time to time I will post articles that I write that I feel will help you live your life too.
Also keep checking back with our site as we will be adding more content and moving things around in the site. Just because this is where we start with our site doesn’t mean this is where we will end! Its always gonna be a work in progress. Now grab your cup of coffee and lets live, learn, work & play together!
Chris & Sandy Benton
The story of how my wife and I met:
Beginning of 2001, I (Chris) was going through a tough time with life in general. Nothing was going right from money, to love to friends. I have always loved motivational quotes so I was searching some inspirational sites and didn’t find much that I like. I thought to myself that I probably could build a better site than 95% of these that I looked at.
On April 15, 2001 I launched Inspiration 4 Everyone. It was only going to be maybe a 10 page site with nothing but quotes on it. As I started getting visitors to the site,a I started getting many people tell me to add this and add that so I started adding more sections. The site started to grow faster than I realized would happen.
Around September of 2001, I found this Christian Singles Site. They had a free 14 day trial so I thought I would try it for the free trial and drop it because I was really cheap back then. After the 14 days, I thought to myself that I really do like this but didn’t want to pay for it. I asked, mmmmm how can I get this for free? I always try and think outside the box. Well I saw that they had an affiliate program so I emailed them and asked if I became a part of their affiliate program will they throw in a free membership to their site? All they could say was yes or no. They emailed me back and said “They have never done that before but would consider depending on my sites traffic”. I let them know that the site was up less than 6 months and had over 35,000 visitors within that time. They told me to make the account and they would do that.
Well February 02, 2002, I was looking for someone to chat with. I found Sandy on that day. Here are 2 funny things that make this a thin line we met on. First, I only chatted with people who had pictures on their profiles, guess what? She didn’t. The other thing is, she was only on that site because she got an email saying she had a message on that site. She just deleted the message and was logging off as I messaged her (Thank God I caught her before she logged off).
We talked on the phone 2 days later on February 4th. We set a wedding date on February 18th (People thought we were crazy). We met in person on March 4th of 2002. Yes, we might have been a little crazy. Yes we set the wedding date before we met in person. Guess what? We did get married on the day we set which was October 5th, 2002 and still together today!
So our whole life together the internet has played a part!
As of Jan 11, 2012 our lil son Chris Benton Jr was born and what a Blessing he has been in our lives!
Chris & Sandy Benton