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Visit Savannah launches new website

No matter if you’re a local searching for the best new place to grab a drink on the weekend or a visitor searching for a cozy bed and breakfast the newly redesigned Visit Savannah website has you covered.

City Talk: Ice reveals some weaknesses

I had an unlucky start to 2018. I was out of town for Savannah’s rare snowfall.

Snow casts a chill on Savannah area businesses

Savannah’s had its share of recent weather-related misery from hurricane season to this week’s snow and ice fall.

While many areas of Savannah were mostly cleared of ice and snow by Friday afternoon, River Street was still a “skating rink,” as one area businesses person described it. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Side hustles you can start with no money

By Jackie Zimmermann

Owens: Resolve to improve your business in 2018

Yes, this is another resolutions article. I’m sure you’ve heard it all at this point: Lose weight, get organized, spend more time with your family, etc. I, for one, have resolved to take up yoga. (Just kidding!)

Modest U.S. hiring and slow wage gains keep Wall Street happy

By Christopher Rugaber

AP Explains: Who’s affected by computer chip security flaw

By Matt O’Brien

In new rule, Trump tries to deliver a health care promise

By Ricardo

VA activates emergency medication refills at local pharmacies

VA activates emergency medication refills at local pharmacies

Memorial, Candler hospitals hit with Medicare penalties for patient injuries

About one-third of eligible Georgia hospitals will see a reduction in Medicare payments in 2018 because of a high rate of patient injuries.

Ramsey: Stand out in business with handwritten notes

When was the last time you received a handwritten note from a business associate? It may be too long ago for you to remember. On the other hand, if you have received one lately, you know exactly who sent it and when. Handwritten notes are practically extinct in the business world — and everywhere else. If you are looking for ways to stand in business, be noticed by your colleagues and clients, and set yourself apart from your competition, try putting pen to paper at the slightest excuse.

Savannah named as focus area for tech corridor

Savannah and Augusta have been named by a Georgia Senate committee as areas to establish information technology corridors.

Georgia Ports to close operations ahead of wintry weather

With freezing temperatures and wintry precipitation predicted in Coastal Georgia, the Georgia Ports Authority will close all terminal operations in Savannah and Brunswick starting at 4 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 3 until further notice.

Jobs down as metro Savannah continues to recover from Irma

Unemployment claims and the number of jobs in metro Savannah fell in November of 2017, according to state Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

JCB skid steer wins six awards

JCB’s Savannah-built Teleskid skid steer and compact loader recently won six industry awards for quality and innovation.

The Savannah-built JCB Teleskid is the world’s first and only skid steer and compact track loader with a telescopic boom. JCB officials said. Teleskid is now recognized as the most awarded skid steer in history. (Photo courtesy of Damien Mills/JCB)

City Talk: Trends to watch in Savannah in 2018

In last Sunday’s column, I wrote about some of the major developments of 2017. So today let’s consider a few trends worth watching in 2018.

Bill Dawers

Business with Promise: Grand Garages

Founded by Regan Drake, Grand Garages was named the 2015 Emerging Small Business of the Year by the Small Business Chamber of Savannah. Started three years ago, the company is growing fast and is booked months in advance for some projects. The company does everything from garage cleanouts to high-end renovations that convert a regular garage to a room in the house. The company is the only one in Savannah that specializes in garage renovations.

Photo courtesy of Grand Garages Regan Drake stands in one of his “Grand Garages.” Grand Garages offers full service garage makeovers. These services range from one day cleaning and organization sessions to high end custom makeovers.

Eat It and Like It: A peek inside Husk Savannah before opening

A lot of us who know and are familiar with downtown Savannah remember the night of the fire back in 2008.

Husk is set to open in Savannah on Jan. 3 by reservation only. (Jesse Blanco photo)

Port Wentworth hires water management firm

Port Wentworth council members voted to hire an outside operator for their water system at Thursday’s regular meeting.

DeAnn Komanecky/Savannah Morning News Port Wentworth’s outgoing mayor, Glenn Jones, shakes hands at the end of his last council meeting as mayor of the city. Jones served three terms as mayor.

Business with Promise: Micro C Imaging

A complicated late night surgery to reattach a severed hand lead orthopedic surgeon Greg Kolovich to invent a more efficient way to take the X-rays and photographs that help guide him through surgery.

Dr. Greg Kolovich uses Micro C machine to take an X-ray during a procedure. Kolovich, an orthopedic surgeon, invented Micro C, which is the world’s first handheld X-ray device for orthopedic surgery. (Photo courtesy of Micro C Imaging)