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Mark Woodworth, senior managing director for CRBE Hotels, Americas Research talks to hotel professionals Tuesday at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Downtown. While Savannah's hotel market continues to be strong, Woodworth expects to see a slight dip in occupancy rates going into 2017. (Savannah Morning News photo)

Richmond Hill firearms store cuts ribbon

Although they opened their doors last spring, Pinault’s Defensive Solutions held its grand opening and ribbon cutting Aug. 23.

Jamie Parker/Bryan County Now Mike Pinault (red shirt) cuts the ribbon marking the grand opening of Pinault's Defense Solutions Tuesday morning

Pooler planning board OKs plans for city's 17th hotel

Plans for the city of Pooler’s 17th hotel got a thumbs up from city planners on Monday.

CITY TALK: New ordinances will help entrepreneurs

Last week brought some welcome news for some Savannah entrepreneurs.

Ending years of wrangling and lengthy bureaucratic delays, Savannah city council approved new alcohol and food truck ordinances at last week’s meeting.

Foltz not highest paid port director

When Curtis Foltz left his position as executive director of the Georgia Ports Authority, he left a legacy of 12 years of exponential growth and improvement at one of the state’s strongest economic engines.

Secrets of next-door millionaires

The way most Americans build wealth is no secret: Save, invest, repeat. How average people keep their wealth, though, gets a lot less attention. It boils down to how they handle risk.

BiS in brief: Blowin' Smoke to reopen this week

Blowin’ Smoke Southern Cantina, a Gaslight Group restaurant at 1611 Habersham St., is scheduled to reopen this Thursday, after closing for renovations in late July.

Photo - https://www.facebook.com/blowin.smoke.5

Leopold's celebrates 97 years in the Hostess City

Saturday was a day for both the young and young at heart in downtown Savannah as the city celebrated 97 years of Leopold’s Ice Cream.

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BiS in brief: Wells Fargo contributes to housing fund

At Thursday’s City Council meeting, Jenny Gentry, market president of Wells Fargo Bank, presented a $4,000 check to the mayor and aldermen and Community Housing Services Agency, Inc., for deposit into the Savannah Affordable Housing Fund.

CITY TALK: What is a 'living wage' in Savannah?

Throughout last year’s city elections and into 2016, we’ve seen considerable public debate about prevailing wages in Savannah, especially in the leisure and hospitality sector.

Savannah Tech offers film industry job certification

Savannah Technical College is preparing students for jobs in Georgia’s growing film industry. Tech and the Georgia Film Academy have collaborated to offer on-set production assistant certification.

Garden City charts a new course

If there’s one common goal city leaders and community volunteers would like to accomplish in Garden City in the next decade or two, it’s balance.

Mobile-first strategy driving sales for more small businesses

More small business owners are recognizing that however they’ve reached customers in the past, mobile not only needs to be part of their strategy but may need to be the primary focus of their marketing. 

Should decline in stock buybacks worry investors?

The volume of share buybacks by the largest American firms during the second quarter of 2016 has just reached a low not seen since 2012.

Healthy hiring in past year for many U.S. swing states

Hiring has been strong in the past year in many presidential campaign swing states, a possible hurdle for GOP candidate Donald Trump, who has sought to capitalize on economic distress.

BiS in brief: Keep Savannah Clean event features Pokemon Go

Pokemon Go players are invited to join a cleanup effort today at 8 a.m. at the Forsyth Park Fountain.