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Tell us about a young Business with Promise

As 2017 comes to a close, the business team will feature a selection of Savannah businesses that have started within the past three years and show promise through their business model, innovation and potential impact to the local community and economy. We want our readers’ input and will be taking suggestions through Friday, Dec. 8.

Please send your nominations to Katie.nussbaum@savannahnow.com or Deann.komanecky@savannahnow.com.

Firms announce rebranding

Two companies recently announced name changes as part of rebranding moves.

Barge, Waggoner, Sumner and Cannon, Inc., has rebranded as Barge Design Solutions. The firm’s local office is located at 127 Abercorn St, Suite 410. The planning and landscape architecture firm jB+a, Inc. was acquired by Barge Design Solutions in November, 2016.

As part of a comprehensive rebranding, the name change will be accompanied by a new website, launching in January 2018, new logo and updated signage for each office. The employee-owned firm has more than 370 employees located in 14 offices across five states.

The firm includes engineers, architects, landscape architects, planners and surveyors in offices in Tennessee, Alabama, Georgia, Ohio and Texas. The company is ranked Number 199 on Engineering News-Record’s Top 500 Design Firms list.

Holland, Henry & Bromley, LLP – a Savannah-based, full-service accounting firm founded in 1993 – is changing its name to Holland, Bromley, Barnhill & Brett, LLP. Along with the name change, the firm is also introducing a new logo.

The practice serves clients throughout the Southeast.

Holland & Henry was formed by Chris Holland and the late Richard Henry. In 1994, Ronnie Barnhill joined the firm. Stewart Bromley and Shannon Brett joined the firm in 1996, with Stewart entering as a third partner, and the firm’s name changing to Holland, Henry & Bromley, LLP. Ronnie and Shannon were named partners in 2000 and 2005, respectively.

Airport to host 35 schools for music days

Almost 1,800 students from 35 area schools will perform at the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport this holiday season as a part of the airport’s 21st annual School Music Days. The schools will perform weekdays in Savannah Square the mornings through Dec. 15.

“This wonderful holiday tradition marks the beginning of the holiday travel season for the airport,” said Director of Marketing Lori Lynah.

The Savannah Airport Commission will validate parking for any parents who wish to attend their child’s performance.

Bull Street Labs hosts entrepreneur workshop

SHE. HUSTLES, a women’s entrepreneurship workshop, is set for 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at Bull Street Labs.

Women now make up 40 percent of new entrepreneurs in the United States — the highest percentage since 1996, according to the 2016 Kauffman Index of Startup Activity. Despite substantial progress on the start-up front, the “scaleup gap” between men and women remains huge — only 3 percent of women-owned companies in the U.S. have “high economic impact,” generating $500,000 or more in revenue and the funding gap remains one of the larger barriers to entry. But what does that all look like on a local level?

Speakers will include Elondia Harden, owner of Elon Wick; Aleshia Howell, CEO of Codebase; and Christine Wacta, co-owner of GeoGen and architecture professor at Savannah College of Art and Design. The discussion will be facilitated by small business accountant Nichelle Stephens.

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Contact Susan Catron, Executive Editor at 912-652-0327 or susan.catron@savannahnow.com.

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