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BiS in brief: New distribution facility, hotel renovates, Chamber opens in Tifton

In a Thursday release, Hudson Resources announced an agreement with Metro Ports, a bulk stevedoring and terminal operating company, to design, build and operate a port facility adjacent to the Port of Savannah. Hudson will establish a key distribution hub in North America for its White Mountain anorthosite used in the production of E-Glass, paints and coatings.

BIS in brief: Hospice thrift opens, Memorial gets award, hotel renovates

The Garden City City Council this week adopted an ordinance that creates a new enterprise zone in the Town Center area of the city.

Newsmakers

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Brenda Pearson

Hotelier Kessler partners with Woodville-Tompkins for hospitality program

The Savannah-Chatham Public School System voted last week to launch the Kessler Hospitality Program and the Woodville-Tompkins Technical & Career High School this fall.

From left, Deputy Superintendent Ann Levett, Richard Kessler and Superintendent Thomas Lockamy as the signing for the new Kessler Hospitality Program last week.

Newsmakers

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Brian Dixon

BiS in brief: Poverty simulation, new Circle K, Rotary Club donations

Circle K has opened a new 24-hour Savannah location at 4315 Ogeechee Road. It plans a grand opening event from 4-6 p.m. May 12.

BiS in brief: grand openings, thrift anniversary, Parker’s donation

Thrift Store celebrates 20th year with sale

Newsmakers

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Heather Davis

BiS in brief: Autism event, apartments reopen, Rotary donation

Rotary clubs donate for parenting classes

Newsmakers

NEW HIRES/PROMOTIONS

Judy Lautenzenhiser

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.

Image from rue21.com

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.