BiS: - Business news for the creative coast.

Mary Carr Mayle

While still growing, the area’s economy is showing signs of a possible slowdown through the rest of the year, according to the Coastal Empire Economic Monitor produced by Armstrong State University economist Michael Toma.

Katie Nussbaum

On Friday, the Job Creators Network brought its Bring Small Business Back tour to the Coastal Georgia Center to help educate area small business owners on the many rules and regulations set forth by the government when it comes to small businesses.

Bill Dawers / City Talk

The new Jalapenos Mexican Grill at 7 E. Broughton St. is as comfortable and inexpensive as one would expect. With a half dozen locations in the Savannah area, Jalapenos has established a strong brand and great name recognition, and it’s good to see their concept come to Broughton.

Michael Owens

Sometimes it takes adversity to see how interconnected we are as a community. When Hurricane Matthew wreaked havoc across the Southeast, we got to see how the Savannah community stepped up to help.

And, there were so many helpers in our community. In big ways and small ways, and even today, those helpers are still coming out of the woodwork to show their commitment to our community and our recovery.

Food & Dining

I had planned to start a series of articles on entertaining and etiquette this week, but I just haven’t been in the entertaining mood since Matthew. The stories I’ve heard and the destruction I’ve seen have made me sad, and when I’m sad, I want comfort food – not fancy finger foods or perfectly set tables. I really wish I could just invite everyone who is hurting into my kitchen to comfort them with hugs and foods that provide comfort and strength to face their heartaches.