Savannah's small firms get sunny report at State of Small Business panel discussion

Savannah's small business owners got a series of sunny reports Wednesday from about a dozen panelists at the second annual State of Small Business summit.

Savannah exec, community leader promotes education, strategic planning

Asked to tell his personal story, successful lawyer, CPA, business executive and community leader Don Waters immediately turned it into one of his favorite topics - mentorship.

Our economic times: IMF reports U.S. economy to drive global growth

The latest report from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) states that the U.S. will lead global economic growth through 2015.

Gulfstream has strong first quarter

A substantial jump in sales for Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace boosted its parent company, General Dynamics, to higher-than-anticipated first quarter earnings and revenue, the company announced Wednesday.

BiS in brief: Rivers & Glen Trading Co. to open downtown

Rivers & Glen Trading Co. to open downtown Rivers & Glen Trading Co., a sporting retailer based in Augusta, is scheduled to open a Savannah store in early June on the first floor of The Realty Building at 24 Drayton St. in the historic district.

Bashtag: NYPD Twitter campaign backfires

NEW YORK - To put it in social media terms, the New York Police Department got trolled.

First lady announces one-stop job site for vets

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - To help veterans leaving the military as it downsizes, the government on Wednesday started a one-stop job-shopping website for them to create resumes, connect with employers and become part of a database for companies to mine.

Benchmarking Savannah's high techs

Today is the second annual SCORE State of Small Business luncheon on Hutchinson Island. Registration for the event maxed out at more than 200 people at least a week ago.

SCCPSS puts high school grads to work

The Savannah-Chatham Public School system will host a job fair for high school seniors who are ready to get to work.

Savannah homeowners get OK to rent spare rooms to travelers

Savannah homeowners got an initial OK Tuesday to rent spare bedrooms to travelers as long as they live in the house and it's in a multi-family residential area.

GPA unveils new wetlands

A $3.7 million storm water runoff project at Georgia Ports Authority has converted unused land at Savannah's huge container port into a man-made wetland designed to filter pollutants from rain water before it goes into the Savannah River.

BiS in brief: Ameris reports net income of $8.4 million in 1st quarter

Ameris reports net income of $8.4 million in 1st quarter Ameris Bancorp reported Tuesday its net income increased 66.5 percent to $8.1 million, compared to $4.8 million for the same quarter in 2013. Revenue during the first quarter totaled $47.

Georgia's foreign-owned businesses step up activity

ATLANTA - Activity increased during the first three months of the year at Georgia plants operated by foreign-owned manufacturers, according to figures released Monday by Kennesaw State University's Econometric Center.

Netflix poised to raise prices after strong 1Q

SAN FRANCISCO — Netflix is preparing a sequel unlikely to be a hit with its subscribers. The Internet video service is about to raise its prices for the first time in three years to help pay for more Internet video programming such as its popular political drama "House of Cards."...

Supreme Court to hear dispute over Internet TV broadcasts

WASHINGTON - Thirty years after failing to convince the Supreme Court of the threat posed by home video recordings, big media companies are back and now trying to rein in another technological innovation they say threatens their financial well-being.

Thawing out: Warmer temperatures lift U.S. economy

WASHINGTON - Spring's thaw is reviving the economy, too. A recent batch of government and business reports show a U.S. economy emerging from winter's deep freeze.

CITY TALK: Shopping for vinyl at Graveface -- on Record Store Day and every day

When I got to Graveface Records & Curiosities on West 40th Street just after lunch on Saturday, the store had already had a big day.

BiS in brief: Mud run raises $10K for Savannah charities

Mud run raises $10K for Savannah charities The Big Nasty Mud Run x5 on April 5 brought more than 1,200 competitors from as far away as Connecticut and raised $10,000 for local charities, according to organizers. The 4.

Apple offering free recycling of all used products

SAN FRANCISCO — Apple is offering free recycling of all its used products and vowing to power all of its stores, offices and data centers with renewable energy to reduce the pollution caused by its devices and online services....

Mind the Gap: New study puts Savannah on list of cities with fastest growing gender pay gaps

Savannah makes it onto a lot of lists these days - Most Romantic Cities, America's Coziest Cities and Best Place to Party to name a few - but one list it probably didn't anticipate landing on is cities with the fastest increase in gender pay gap.

Skidaway Island sees return of million-dollar home sales

With home prices on the upswing and days on the market decreasing, one of Savannah's most exclusive zip codes is seeing its poshest real estate start to move again.

CITY TALK: Restaurant offers innovative menu at Congress and Martin Luther King Blvd.

Ampersand held its grand opening party on April 18, but the new restaurant and bar at 36 Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard has been open since early March.


ANGELA JAMES New job title: Project coordinator Company: Rives E. Worrell Co. Duties: James is responsible for subcontractor and vendor contracts, invoice processing, vendor compliance and administrative office duties.

BiS in brief: Coldwater Creek stores closing

Savannah State scholarship gala set for April 26 Savannah State University's President's Scholarship Gala will be held at 7:30 p.m. on April 26, in the Student Union ballroom with proceeds going to support student scholarships.

Unemployment falls in 21 states

WASHINGTON - More than two-thirds of the states reported job gains in March, as hiring has improved for much of the country during what has been a sluggish but sustained 4½-year recovery.

Deaths stoke worries about pot

DENVER - A college student eats more than the recommended dose of a marijuana-laced cookie and jumps to his death from a hotel balcony.

5 features an Amazon phone might offer

NEW YORK - A report this week in The Wall Street Journal that Amazon is planning to release a smartphone has prompted industry analysts and technology blogs to muse about what the device might offer.

BiS in brief: Colony Bankcorp Announces First Quarter Results

Colony Bankcorp Announces First Quarter Results Colony Bankcorp Inc. (Nasdaq:CBAN) Friday reported net income of $814,000, or $0.10 per diluted share for the first quarter of 2014 compared to $567,000, or $0.

Conference to discuss state of small business in Savannah

A group of 11 area experts will discuss the state of small business in the Savannah area on Wednesday, April 23, during the second annual State of Small Business conference at the Savannah International Trade and Convention Center.

The importance of creating leaders

"He's a born leader." You've probably heard that, but I think there is something patently untrue about that saying. Leaders are not born; they're created. It takes much work, perseverance, and dedication to become a leader.

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