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Amazon will open 4th distribution center in Georgia

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Ramsey: Reading body language can be business skill

Has it ever occurred to you how much you are saying to people even when you are not speaking? Unless you are a master of disguise, you send messages about your true thoughts and feelings all the time whether or not you are using words.

Callen Boys and Girls Club names Greg Parker its 2017 Citizen of the Year

Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker has been named 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club.

Parker’s President and CEO Greg Parker, from left, presented a $2,500 check to Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club Executive Director Vince DelMonte, Assistant Coordinator of Gang Prevention Kareem Hill, Unit Director Karen Hamilton and Coordinator of Gang Prevention Mike Hamilton to support the organization’s mission to help Savannah youth become responsible citizens and leaders. (Contributed photo)

City Talk: Two-way conversion of Montgomery will improve connectivity

Last week, Savannah City Council approved the conversion of Montgomery Street from one-way to two-way traffic between Liberty Street and Broughton Street.

Georgia-native, vintner: Napa Valley bruised, needs support in recovery

The Savannah Food & #38;Wine Festival begins next week, offering Savannahians a chance to meet West Coast wine leaders.

Briggs & Stratton expands in Statesboro

The Georgia Department of Economic Development today announced that Briggs & Stratton, the largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, will create more than 50 jobs and invest $18 million in the expansion of its existing manufacturing facility in Bulloch County.

BiS in brief: Road project honored, Kroger to hire 70, scouts get grant

Kroger stores will hold holiday job fair

Local leaders have high-tech vision for Savannah

Local business and government leaders are working to persuade state legislators that Savannah is the right place for a new information technology corridor.

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City, county take look at broadband service

Savannah and Chatham County have joined for a feasibility study of broadband services.

City Talk: Talking to tourists about crime

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ACA enrollment to open with some changes

Confused about the fate of “repeal and replace,” about big premium hikes, about “insurer bailouts’’’ being eliminated?

Owens: Don’t be a hidden gem

If you’ve ever been called a “hidden gem,” from a marketing sense, this is not a compliment. In the role of business, you don’t want to be a hidden gem. You want to be “all the rage.”

Companies are looking for diverse ad teams to avoid blunders

By Alexandra Olson

In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, photo, members of the Droga5 team behind the recent CoverGirl campaign talk about that campaign during a meeting at the advertising agency’s headquarters, in New York. Creative director Ray Smiling, upper left, listens along with other team members as Shannon Washington, also a creative director, seated at center, makes her point. Diversity in the advertising industry is becoming a higher priority for consumer product companies as they try to reach a new generation of customers with evolving sensibilities on ethnicity, age, gender and sexuality. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Gift store holds writing contest for children of deployed military personnel

Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for children of deployed military personnel and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The “Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest” is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season.

Elan Technology named Georgia Automotive Innovator of the Year

Elan Technology, a Midway-based glass manufacturer, was honored this week by Gov. Nathan Deal as Georgia Innovator of the Year during the second annual Georgia Automotive Awards held in Atlanta.

Gov. Nathan Deal, Elan Technology COO Terry McCormick and Georgia Department of Economic Development Commissioner Pat Wilson. Based in Midway, the glass manufacturer was recently honored by Gov. Deal as Georgia Innovator of the Year during the second annual Georgia Automotive Awards held in Atlanta earlier this week. (Photo special to the Savannah Morning News)

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Developer withdraws Ardsley zoning request after tense board meeting

After failing to come to a decision concerning several variances for a proposed Ardsley Park home on Thursday, the city of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals allowed the potential homeowner to withdraw the petition abruptly at the end of the hearing.

After failing to come to a decision concerning several variances for a proposed Ardsley Park home, the potential homeowner of this lot was allowed to withdraw his petition abruptly. (Photo courtesy of city of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals)