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JCB wins ‘Pillar of Industry’ Award

Yellen’s impact on the Fed and the U.S. economy

By Martin Crutsinger

FILE- In this Sunday, Oct. 15, 2017, file photo, U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen speaks during the G30 International Banking Seminar, at Inter-American Development Bank headquarters in Washington. On Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, the Federal Reserve releases its latest monetary policy statement after a two-day meeting. ( AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)

Savannah vet finds way to help give your pets their meds

Aside from your dog being wise to the old hiding pills in a piece of cheese trick, the busy schedules of pet parents, frequent dose changes and medication side effects can sometimes make it difficult to make sure Fido gets the proper care when it comes to prescriptions.

Dr. Jason King, veterinary neurologist with Live Oak Veterinary Neurology on Stephenson Avenue, has developed Heel!, a new mobile and web app designed to help pet parents communicate seamlessly with their veterinary care team through push notifications for dosage reminders and changes to dose amounts. (Photo by Teresa Earnest/Courtesy of Heel!)

City Talk: Expect more investment in Montgomery corridor

I have been writing for years about the inevitability of major investment in the Montgomery Street corridor north of Victory Drive. The area is close to downtown, convenient for multiple modes of transportation and dotted with dramatically underutilized properties.

Ask SCORE: Are marketing, sales the same thing?

We often hear “marketing” and “sales” used interchangeably. They are not the same any more than leadership and management are the same. You manage things, you lead people. Marketing addresses awareness, while sales calls for action.

United Way receives $2M from Gulfstream

United Way of the Coastal Empire is now 74 percent of the way to its 2017 fundraising goal, thanks to the generosity of Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation. With a little less than two weeks left in the campaign, Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation presented a $2 million gift to United Way to be put toward the community goal of $8,251,841.

Pictured from left to right, front to back: Mark Bennett, Gulfstream; Campaign Chair Dr. Todd Cellini, South University; Cheryl Smith, Gulfstream; President & CEO Gregg Schroeder, United Way; Chris Nowicki, Gulfstream; Al Wright, Gulfstream

D. J. Powers honored for support to help local businesses compete worldwide

D. J. Powers Company, Inc., an international logistics provider headquartered in Savannah, was presented the World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year Award Thursday at the annual Savannah Chamber of Commerce business awards banquet on Thursday night.

President and CEO of D. J. Powers Inc. Rhett Willis accepts the World Trade Center Savannah International Business of the Year Award from William Hubbard, president of the Savannah Chamber of Commerce. The award was presented at the chamber’s business awards event held on Thursday night. (Photo courtesy of D.J. Powers, Inc.)

Hiring jumps after storms as 261K jobs added


In this Friday, Oct. 13, 2017, photo, a potential job candidate takes a flyer from a human resources representative at a Target store in Dallas. The U.S. government issues the October jobs report, Friday, Nov. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

Comcast increases wireless speeds in Savannah

Comcast will be increasing speeds of some of its most popular Internet tiers over the next several weeks, the company announced this week. Rollouts of the new speeds will begin in early November and continue through mid-December and will be available across Savannah.

Board’s Powell tapped as Yellen denied 2nd term

By Martin Crutsinger

Federal Reserve board member Jerome Powell speaks after President Donald Trump announced him as his nominee for the next chair of the Federal Reserve in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

PORTSIDE: Brunswick port keeps cargo rolling

When you have the words “Savannah” and “port” in the same sentence, it’s a fairly safe bet that you’re talking containers.

Weekly ship schedule


Coca-Cola distribution center planned in Jasper County

Coca-Cola is coming to Jasper County.

Cypress Ridge Industrial Park in Ridgeland is the future home of Coca-Cola’s new sales and distribution center that will serve Jasper, Beaufort, Allendale, Bamberg, Colleton and Hampton counties. (Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times)

Savannah Coffee Roasters honored as Business of the Year

The Savannah business community got a chance to honor and say thanks to Lori Collins of Savannah Coffee Roasters at the Chamber of Commerce business awards banquet last night.

Coffee Roasters Savannah won the award for “Small Business of The Year Award.” The award given by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce was an emotional one for recipient Lori Collins who recently loss her husband and business partner John Collins, founder of Coffee Roasters. From Left: William W. Hubbard, president Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Lori Collins. (Adriana Iris Boatwright/For the SMN)

Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia’s cyber intrusion

By Eric Tucker AND Mary Clare Jalonick

Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., left, with Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., right, questions Facebook’s General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter’s Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, about the Russian ads during a House Intelligence Committee task force hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Tybee Island businesses encourage residents, visitors to Buy Local Tybee

The spring and summer beach season may be big for business on Tybee Island, but city residents and entrepreneurs want to remind everyone that the work doesn’t end when the season does.

Angela Caldwell, owner of Caldwell’s Cottage Boutique, arranges items in her Rags 2 Ritches collection. Caldwell is a member of the Tybee Island Development Authority and a supporter of the Buy Local Tybee initiative. (Kelly Quimby/Savannah Morning News)

Papy: Get to know faces of entrepreneurship in Savannah

Entrepreneurship is a phrase we hear often, but unless you travel in the world as an economist, or work in the business or tech sectors, many people tend to stumble onto the word at a point in their life where they think “hmmm…maybe it can be different.”

Liz Weston: Equifax hack isn’t over - more risks ahead

Long after the Equifax breach was announced, people were still struggling to freeze their credit reports as credit bureau websites failed, lured people to look-alike products or even redirected visitors to download malicious software.

Why the explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more jobs

By Christopher S. Rugaber

In this Aug. 3, 2017, photo, packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. While jobs have been lost in brick-and-mortar stores, many more have been gained from e-commerce and warehousing. Amazon accounts for much of the additional employment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

U.S. consumer confidence rises in October to 17-year high

By Paul Wiseman

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Janae Melvin shops for gifts at Forever 21 in Kansas City, Kan. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, the Conference Board releases its October index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)