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Management expert Ken Blanchard talks 'servant leadership' at Armstrong State University

With more than 50 books to his name and dozens of years speaking on management and leadership, Ken Blanchard said the biggest change that’s taken place in the business world is the dissolution of hierarchy between superiors and subordinates, and that’s a good thing.

Still putting the pieces together

In a totally random bit of serendipity, retired Savannah Chatham Metro Police detective Billy Ray was putting the final touches on his model of a Spanish galleon just as the El Galeón Andalucía — the only galleon-class tall ship sailing today — docked at Rousakis Plaza last week.

BiS in brief: Tampa firm buys Savannah outlet center

A Tampa-based investment firm, Validus Group, has closed on a 133,000 square-foot shopping center in Savannah, located just off Interstate 95 at the exit for Highway 204.

Wal-Mart tests price matching with rivals

NEW YORK - Wal-Mart Stores Inc. is considering matching online prices from competitors such as Amazon.com, raising the stakes for the holiday shopping season.

Strengthening U.S. growth reflects help from Fed

WASHINGTON - The U.S. economy powered its way to a solid annual growth rate of 3.5 percent from July through September, outpacing most of the developed world and appearing on track to extend its momentum through this year and beyond.

Savannah startup sets sights on DIY filmmaking market

Ian Nott is standing in the middle of Forsyth Park holding a small handheld 3D printed prototype mounted with a GoPro camera when a man runs by on his way to an ultimate Frisbee pick-up game.

Selling Savannah to Hollywood

The Savannah Economic Development Authority has retained veteran moviemaker Ralph Singleton to market and sell the Savannah region as a location for film, television and other productions, SEDA officials announced Wednesday.

Attorneys can help veterans understand potential pension benefits

We celebrate our veterans with parades and discounts to certain stores and restaurants, but many veterans are unaware of the additional ways their country would like to honor their service.

BiS in brief: Veterans' career expo to be held Nov. 7

South State Corp. reports 3Q earnings South State Corp. (NASDAQ: SSB) released its unaudited results of operations and other financial information for the three months ending Sept. 30.

MILT PETERSEN: Software as a service: Transforming logistics and everything else

In our increasingly interconnected world, technology is constantly providing new tools and new opportunities, creating business models that were almost unthinkable only a few years earlier.

Painting the town burgundy - with green

It's been said that success breeds success. Such appears to be the case with the Savannah Food & Wine Festival, which drew more than 5,000 people and generated an estimated $1.8 million in spending during its inaugural event last year.

Sandfly rezoning request ruffles neighbors' feathers

Sandfly resident Norman Luten Jr. moved back to Savannah around 17 years ago, taking up residence on land that's been in his family for more than a century - some of it now being eyed for commercial development.

Facebook's advertising revenue soars in 3Q

NEW YORK - Facebook grew its advertising revenue by 64 percent in the third quarter, helped by a boost in mobile ads that are becoming an increasingly large chunk of the social networking giant's overall advertising business.

BiS in brief: The Salt Table hires Advertising Specialty Services

The Salt Table hires Advertising Specialty Services The Salt Table, a flavor design and retail firm specializing in salts and seasoning blends, has selected Advertising Specialty Services to handle promotional labeling of its salts and spice blends.

CITY TALK: Local job market outperforming most of Georgia

Georgia has had the worst unemployment rate in the nation for the last two months. The state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in September was 7.9 percent, down slightly from 8.1 percent in August and from 8.0 percent in September 2013.

SCAD Film Festival panel gives insights into distribution and finance

For all its glitz, moviemaking is still a business. A small panel held Monday as part of the Savannah Film Festival tackled perhaps one of the trickiest issues in showbiz: how to recoup production costs for a movie.

The SUV goes from All-American to global star

DETROIT - Once a hulking symbol of American excess, sport utility vehicles are quickly becoming the world's favorite way to get around. It's a surprising rebirth for a vehicle that was the subject of obituaries when gas prices spiked in 2008.

Fed will likely signal no rate hike anytime soon

WASHINGTON - The global economy has slumped. Turmoil has gripped financial markets. And the U.S. job market, despite steady gains, still isn't fully healthy. Yet when the Federal Reserve meets this week, few foresee any major policy changes.

BiS in brief: Kubota to create 650 jobs in Hall County

Kubota to create 650 jobs in Hall County Kubota Manufacturing of America, a global manufacturer of small tractors, RTVs and lawn mowers, will invest $100 million to expand its headquarters in Gainesville and create an additional 650 jobs over the next several years....

CITY TALK: Taking a walk around Savannah's Plant Riverside

On Wednesday evening, I spent some time walking along River Street. Every time I go down there on a weeknight, I swear to myself that I'll visit River Street more regularly.

Edibelle's keeps Savannah tasting good

Ask Madeleine Warren how she and husband Tim have grown Edibelles, their Savannah-based gourmet gift company from a small gift basket business to a major success story in just three years, and she'll tell you it's really no secret.

Newsmakers

SUSAN DAILEY New job title: Sales team Company: Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners Duties: In addition to listing and selling real estate, Dailey will assist with development of a new website.

Out-of-patience investors sell off Amazon

NEW YORK - Amazon has long acted like an ideal customer on its own website: a freewheeling big spender with no worries about balancing a checkbook.

What you need to know about massive air bag recall

DETROIT - U.S. investigators, automakers and a parts supply company are trying to figure out why some automobile air bags inflate with too much force, blowing apart metal canisters and sending shards flying at drivers and passengers.

U.S. new-home sales close to flat in September

WASHINGTON - U.S. sales of new homes were nearly flat in September, after the government sharply revised downward what was initially an August surge in buying. New-home sales edged up 0.

Market jolt is reality check for investors

NEW YORK - Sometimes a little fear is healthy for stock investors. Nine days ago, after a series of sharp sell-offs, the Standard & Poor's 500 index was down 7.4 percent from its September record as fears of a global economic slowdown intensified.

BiS in brief: THA Group Island Hospice seeks volunteers

THA Group Island Hospice seeks volunteers Island Hospice, a nonprofit THA Group company, is looking for volunteers in Savannah and Beaufort, S.C.

Small business view: Ebola, energy and elections

NEW YORK - Small business owners have their fair share of issues they need to stay on top of. These days they can add three more to the list. Gas prices are plunging. Fears about the Ebola virus are increasing.

ThincSavannah joins four other cities to launch startup calendar for entrepreneurs

Local coworking space ThincSavannah is teaming with five other southeastern cities to launch a new information-sharing online calendar for entrepreneurs.

Savannah woman wins new Prius

When Savannah resident Audrey Moscosa-Rodriguez made arrangements to attend the annual conference of the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) in Los Angeles this summer, she anticipated three days of important networking opportunities.

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