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Medient CEO to appear before Effingham County IDA

The CEO of Medient Studios is set to appear before the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority on Thursday to give an update on the entertainment company's studioplex plans.



Chatham County, you're looking good for your age

Chatham County's population is getting some gray, at least according to new data released by the U.S. Census Bureau this week detailing changes in demographics in 2013.



World Cup fever in Savannah

America's loss was also its gain Tuesday as the U.S. Men's National Team suffered a heartbreaking defeat against Belgium (or "Winn-Dixie France" as one Twitter user put it).



Georgia is CNBC’s top state for business

CNBC has ranked Georgia No. 1 among “America’s Top States for Business” in its 2014 survey, released Tuesday. Jumping from No. 8 last year, the Peach State ranked in the top 10 for workforce, economy and infrastructure/transportation. Georgia has placed in the survey’s top 10 every year since 2007, when CNBC began rating states for competiveness

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Georgia well-capitalized by private sector

Georgia ranks ninth among U.S. states in the number of private equity investments and 10th in the dollar amount invested, according to new data released today by the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

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Panama Canal director: New locks to open early 2016

The head of the Panama Canal says the waterway’s much-anticipated new locks will be open by early 2016, Reuters has reported.



Medient Studios says its website was hacked

Savannah-based entertainment company Medient Studios says its website has been hacked.

A statement released this morning says their website was modified with permission and that the company is working to remedy the website and "will take all legal actions as required."

A quick visit to their website reveals that the names of all the current board members have been removed as well as the name of new CEO Jake Shapiro. 



No Good Deed Goes Unrewarded

Today I made my semi-annual trek to Sam's Club to lay in supplies for the last half of the year. I try not to go any more often because I am not a fan of warehouse stores. I do appreciate good savings. A close friend and I make this trip together and then treat ourselves to a nice lunch in a calm environment afterwards. Come to think of it, it has turned out to be such an entertaining adventure that we might even consider going quarterly.



The Six Places Not To Put Your Hands In Business

Did you know that there are six places not to put your hands in business? Truth be known, there are more than six places, but only six that we can talk about in polite conversation. I leave the rest to your imagination.

If you want to be perceived as a polished professional, you need to realize that your body language speaks louder than words. Be aware of where your hands are during business meetings and business meals. There are places where they do belong, and places where they do not.



Why Dont Your Employees Trust You?

New employee hire and retention. A topic in every boardroom, human resources department, and in the offices of businesses big and small.



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