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CITY TALK: New Pie Society location opens in Savannah's City Market

The opening of the downtown location of Pie Society is another exciting development for foodies in Savannah....

U.S. Customs House a testament to Savannah trade, history

The U.S. Customs Service, one of the first federal agencies, was born on July 31, 1789, and given a life-and-death mission.

Newsmakers

MORRELL MCCASKILL New job title: Financial consultant Company: Sea Island Bank Duties: McCaskill will advise clients on a wide range of investment products and services. Related experience: Education: He is a graduate of Georgia Southern University with a degree in finance. BRENDA POLLEN New job tit...

Business Events

NAWIC meeting Date: July 28...

Business in Savannah in brief

Heating, air conditioning firm opens office here...

New Step Up head: poverty remains community headache with no magic cures

About 25 percent of Savannah’s population lives at or below the poverty level, which translates to about 34,000 individuals.

Pooler's new businesses: A look at who's opening

Businesses are sprouting up all across Pooler this year....

Michael Owens: Savannah's responsibility to our guests

If you order the wrong pair of shoes online, you can send them back. If you miss your flight, you can catch the next one. But, if you have a bad vacation, you can never get that time back. Having worked in tourism and hospitality my whole life, there is a responsibility to get the vacation right the...

Graying Savannah Exchange Club seeks younger members

Like other graying civic organizations across the country, tight schedules, increasingly busy kids and declining interest in civic activism have forced organizations such as Exchange to find creative ways to reach new members.

No word on when deepening agreement will be signed

Work on the Project Partnership Agreement between the state of Georgia and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers on Savannah harbor deepening is still ongoing with no estimated completion date, a Corps spokesman said Thursday....

Ships display to highlight history at Massie

The exhibit will also feature information about the historic deepening of the river, which was a mere 12 feet deep when the colonists arrived in 1733.

Business in Savannah in brief

Home builder recognized for customer satisfaction...

Medient Studios gets legal victory, temporary restraining order lifted

A Nevada judge has denied a request by the ex-CEO of Medient Studios for a preliminary injunction and court-appointed receiver to dissolve his former company, a small victory for the beleaguered Effingham County entertainment company and its board of directors....

Tradewinds offers apology for grounded ship

The casino boat Escapade left the Tradewinds dock on the Bull River shortly after 7 p.m. July 15 for what was scheduled to be a five-hour cruise, but ran aground some time before midnight.

Original designer, contractor return to build shelter addition

Architect Anne Smith said the addition will address the shelter’s need in helping teenage children.

Gulfstream looking good through 2014

Despite a small drop in year-over-year revenues and operating earnings, Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace posted a strong second-quarter performance, pushing margins significantly past analysts’ expectations for the second quarter and setting the scene for a “very strong” third-quarter perfo...

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Metro Savannah foreclosure rates decrease...

Savannah Bee Company featured in Google economic report

This is the first year a business outside of Atlanta has been selected in Georgia.

Hobby Lobby: Planting confusion on the contraceptive mandate

The United States Supreme Court’s 2013 term ended June 30 with the high-profile Hobby Lobby opinion, which raised more questions than it answered....

Veteran Hinesville Realtor steps aside

HINESVILLE — George Holtzman, the longest-serving member of Georgia Real Estate Commission, is stepping down from his role as broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, after 40 years in the industry....

Robert Jepson among Leadership Georgia award winners

Leadership Georgia, an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber, has named Savannah businessman Robert Jepson as one of its three 2014 award winners for their contributions to Leadership Georgia, their communities and the state....

JCB presents check to Lady Bamford Center

JCB executives joined administrators, teachers and board members of the Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development Monday to celebrate JCB’s donation of $100,500 — proceeds from the company’s recent Mud Run and Dig the Ride events....

CITY TALK: Savannah could learn a few things from Louisville

At a press event last week on the first day of the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Ky., Mayor Greg Fischer noted that we were all standing on a site that was formerly “junk yards and scrap yards.” The ongoing creation of Louisville’s glorious 85-acre Waterfront Park along the Ohio River is...

Former Savannah Film Services director sues Medient Studios

Former Savannah Film Services director Jay Self has sued Medient Studios in Chatham County for $60,000 in back pay and for the value of company stock he says he was promised. Self was president of corporate affairs for Medient from December through late June, when Medient’s new CEO Jake Shapiro to...

Here's how to get cheaper (and legal) HBO in Savannah

Premium TV shows — ones that HBO churns out that become Emmy award winners — are hard to come by for cord-cutters.

BiS in brief: Rayonier announces quarterly dividend

Gas prices drop in metro Savannah...

CITY TALK: Kayak Kafe Midtown follows model of freshness and flavor

City Talk covered Kayak Kafe in 2004 when the restaurant opened at 1 E. Broughton St....

Beyond Broughton: Three small businesses move to bigger and better spaces in the Historic District

Facing steep rent hikes and one lucrative buyout offer, these shopkeepers saw the writing on the wall and began looking for new spaces.

Newsmakers

F. CARL WALTON New job title: Vice president for student affairs Company: Savannah State University Duties: Walton will provide overall leadership for various units of student affairs to integrate academic and student development programs and activities. Related experience: Walton served as vice pre...

Business Events

ONGOING BNI – Business Network International Local Chapters: • Referrals Have Power: 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays, GoodWill Industries, Richmond Hill • Savannah Business Connections: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Hilton Garden Inn Southside, off Abercorn • Crosstown Connections: 8-9:30 a.m. Wednes...

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