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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.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Thu, 06/12/2014 - 10:08pm

Q+A with new Medient Studios CEO Jake Shapiro: "The focus is to make movies"

Medient Studios' proposed 1,500-acre multi-million dollar taxpayer-padded movie studioplex in Effingham County got a pretty big reality check today.

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Wed, 05/21/2014 - 2:17pm

Q&A: Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group CEO Mike Depatie on their new Savannah property and what's next

Kimpton Hotel & Restaurant Group opened the doors of its first Savannah property, The Brice, on Tuesday. The fully renovated hotel features 145 rooms, a garden courtyard and upscale Italian eatery Pacci, led by local Chef Roberto Leoci. (You can read more about the hotel at savannahnow.com)

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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Mon, 05/12/2014 - 11:22am
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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Thu, 05/08/2014 - 1:52pm
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Submitted by Julia Ritchey on Mon, 04/21/2014 - 1:54pm

Savannah Tech president answers questions on women in the local workforce

On Sunday, our Business section featured a story examining census data that showed Savannah women are earning less and working less than in 2007. Though the contributing factors are varied and often hard to pinpoint, there can be no doubt that Savannah women are still a dominant part of the city's workforce.