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BiS profile: Susan Kelleher, Seaside Sisters, Seaside Sweets

Owner of Tybee Island’s Seaside Sisters gift shop and Seaside Sweets gelato and candy store.

Teen clothing shop Rue 21 to close Savannah, Rincon stores

Teen clothing retailer rue21 is closing about one-third of its stores nationwide as it focuses more on its online business.

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BiS in brief: Hotel tops out, Eichholz scholarship, Enmarket series starts

DPR Construction celebrated the “Topping Out” of the Perry Lane Hotel Project with a ceremony and lunch for members of the DPR Construction team, along with subcontractors and the design team.

Newsmakers

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Carl Anthony Miller

Saint Leo students donate to Greenbriar

Members of the Psychology Club at Saint Leo University-Savannah Center assembled and delivered 80 Easter baskets this week for residents of Greenbriar Children’s Center.

BiS in brief: SCORE seminar, lean leadership, new PT practice

Savannah SCORE will present “Unlocking the Power of Pricing” from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. April 26 at the SCORE Conference Room, 111 E. Liberty St.

BIS in brief: Groups receive grants from Fox & Weeks

Last month, Fox &Weeks Funeral Directors presented $1,000 Matthews Children’s Foundation grants to Park Place Outreach Youth Emergency Shelter, Matthew Reardon Center for Autism and Girls on the Run of Coastal Georgia in February.

Jobless rate drops in February across southeast Georgia

Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate in February was 4.7 percent, down five-tenths of a percentage point from 5.2 percent in January. In February 2016, the rate was also 5.2 percent, according to the The Georgia Department of Labor.

BiS in brief: Fundraising with subs, pecan votes due, Leadership Savannah

If you eat at one of the eight Savannah-area Jersey Mike’s Subs today, all the proceeds from your meal will benefit the Dwaine & Cynthia Willett Children’s Hospital of Savannah at Memorial Health.

BiS in brief: IP’s Savannah Mill plans nonprofit workshop

International Paper’s Savannah Mill will host an IP Foundation workshop on April 11, from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m., in the conference room located in the visitor’s building on site at 1201 W. Lathrop Ave.

Newsmakers

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Julie McLean

BiS in brief: Bleubelle scholarship, Gulfstream G500 on track, millwork workshops

Savannah Technical College’s Center for Traditional Craft will offer weekend workshops featuring classical architectural millwork with noted author and restoration TV host, Brent Hull, along with blacksmithing and monument repair for the April Historic Homeowners Academy workshops.

Newsmakers

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

D Johnson

Uber releases its Savannah St. Patrick’s Day guide with discount code

Uber has released its 2017 St. Patrick’s Day guide for Savannah with some tips to stay safe and get to the right vehicle as well as a discount code to get $10 off a ride downtown.

BiS in brief: HOS buys Berwick center

Hospitality and property development company HOS Management recently acquired a neighborhood shopping center located at 50 Berwick Blvd. in Savannah, directly adjacent to a Kroger grocery store.

BiS profile: Terry Post, Laser Light Engraving

Our main business is awards and trophies. Also corporate incentive awards, plaques, acrylic awards. We are an engraving shop. We can do individual style engraving like stainless steel and marking the metal with the laser. Also promotional products like ink pens, coffee cups, nametags. And we do signs.

NEWSMAKERS

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Paul-Neal Sansom

BiS in brief: Marina plan, franchise advice, TEDx speakers

The latest offering in Savannah SCORE’s popular “Taking Care of Business” lecture series focuses on helping aspiring business owners decide if they should consider investing in a franchise rather than building a business from scratch.

BiS in brief: sales tax talk, cyber security, Hospice donation

The Technology Association of Georgia Savannah plans a lunchtime learning discussion on cyber attacks and new technology.

BiS in brief: Vet clinic zoning, Pooler OKs tract, pub cuts ribbon

The Pooler City Council this week approved a pair of requests to subdivide tracts in the Savannah Quarters community for future development.