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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Wed, 11/19/2014 - 4:41pm

Accepting nominations for 2014 business accolades

The Business in Savannah team is accepting nominations for our end-of-the-year business accolades.

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Submitted by James Farley on Mon, 11/17/2014 - 3:58pm

Would a Pharmaceutical Company in Savannah Be Beneficial?

The answer is yes, definitely. Pharmaceutical companies are clean companies with no pollution problems. They also have good working conditions. They provide excellent employment and career opportunities, perhaps opportunities that young persons have not previously considered.

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Submitted by Tina Wilston on Mon, 11/03/2014 - 2:16pm

Eight Ways Parents Can Help their High School Students Choose a College Major or Career Path

1. Be Open Minded - Listen to your adolescent and refrain from providing uninvited input. If your adolescent is having a difficult time making a decision, sharing an account about a difficult decision you had to make could be very encouraging. Give respect and encouragement while giving up some control. Trying to direct your adolescent’s future won't be a benefit in the end. This is the time for adolescents to establish decision-making and problem-solving skills.

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Submitted by Tina Wilston on Wed, 10/29/2014 - 10:41am

Eight Factors to Consider When Choosing a College Major or Career Path

Making decisions about a college major and career path is one of the first and most difficult decision facing young people today. Many times students are making these decisions based on family, friend, and school influence and incorrect assumptions about the world of work. I believe there are eight factors that should be closely considered with the help of a career counselor before making this very expensive, very important decision. They include career developmental stage, abilities, skills, interests, personal style, family, values, and goals.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Tue, 09/09/2014 - 4:01pm

J. Crew opening on Broughton Street Sept. 10

Peacoat lovers rejoice: J. Crew is opening its first Savannah location on Broughton Street tomorrow, Wed., Sept. 10.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Mon, 09/08/2014 - 1:12pm

Wage protests hit Savannah-area McDonald's

About a dozen protestors gathered at the McDonald's on the corner of Victory Drive and Montgomery Street on Friday, part of a nationwide strike of fast food workers pushing for higher wages.

The protestors held printed signs reading "America Needs a Rai$e" and "Raise the Minimum Wage" while passing vehicles honked or simply stared.

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Submitted by James Farley on Tue, 08/26/2014 - 3:44pm

Are Generic Drugs Identical to the Innovator (Brand-Name) Drugs?

Are generic drugs identical to the innovator (brand-name) drugs? No, they are not identical. This may be a surprise to some persons. We will explain what can be different, and to do that we will select a tablet (also called “pill”). The same principles apply to oral liquids, eye drops, etc., but we will select a solid dosage for this discussion. First, let’s mention some facts about generic drugs.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Wed, 08/20/2014 - 1:20pm

A sneak peak at new biz incubator Creators' Foundry

A cross section of Savannah showed up last night for a sneak peak at the Creative Coast's latest endeavor: a business incubator dubbed Creators' Foundry.

From budding entrepreneurs to established architects, flacks and city staff, guests sipped beers and snacked while strolling through the old 16,000-square-foot industrial warehouse, formerly home to SCAD's Boundary Hall and its now-defunct sculpture minor.

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Submitted by Ray Spellerberg on Mon, 08/18/2014 - 2:02pm

Where are all the Good Employees?

So what is an employee worth to your business? The best way to realize an employee's worth is to retain them. Often times an employer is forced to realize the cost of an employee when they have left the company and a particular production element is taxed or slowed, or worse yet, stopped altogether.

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Submitted by Ray Spellerberg on Tue, 08/12/2014 - 1:12pm

New Meaning for Killer Hot?

An annual campaign by the U.S. Department of Labor for the education of heat related ilnesses was launched this summer. The efforts of the campaign Campaign to Prevent Heat Illness in Outdoor Workers are based on educational components of the prevention, symptoms, and treatment of heat related illnesses.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Wed, 07/16/2014 - 12:19pm

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.

Jake Shapiro is scheduled to give a presentation at the IDA this week at their regular meeting at their offices in Springfield. The meeting will begin at 6 p.m.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 4:37pm

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.

Savannah Morning News’ Marcus Howard wrote about the recent changes in Chatham County’s minority demographics, now a majority, and what that could mean for future elected representation. The annual study also makes projections for population, sex and age.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Wed, 07/02/2014 - 1:18pm

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).

More Americans have been tuning in this World Cup than previous years thanks in part to some great match-ups and a reinvigorated U.S. team (sorry, Landon).

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Submitted by Mary Carr Mayle on Wed, 06/25/2014 - 11:38am

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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Submitted by Mary Carr Mayle on Tue, 06/24/2014 - 2:00pm

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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Submitted by Mary Carr Mayle on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 3:31pm

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.
“In January, 2016, the widened canal will be working,” Panama Canal Administrator Jorge Quijano told reporters, assuaging fears that a recent labor strike had pushed the project back again. The work stoppage, which began in late April when Panama’s largest construction union walked off the job, lasted more than two weeks.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Mon, 06/23/2014 - 10:53am

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."

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Submitted by Lydia Ramsey on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:53am

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.

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Submitted by Lydia Ramsey on Thu, 06/19/2014 - 10:46am

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.

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Submitted by Ray Spellerberg on Tue, 06/17/2014 - 1:19pm

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.