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Below average forecast for South Carolina shrimp baiting season

The shrimp-baiters season in South Carolina may be as lackluster as it was last year.

Neovia Logistics opens facility near port

Neovia Logistics, a global, industrial logistics company based in Irving, Texas, cut the ribbon in Savannah Monday for a new container cross dock operation for Caterpillar Inc. as part of Caterpillar's global hub-and-spoke network.

United Community Bank adds Coastal Georgia mortgage staff

United Community Bank will add five staffers based in Savannah to its mortgage services division for coastal Georgia, bank officials announced Tuesday.

GM to add 750 workers to build small pickup trucks

DETROIT - Early demand is so high for General Motors' new small pickup trucks that the company is hiring more workers to build them even before one is sold to the public.

BiS in brief: ‘Bigwigs’ on mission to fight breast cancer

Ten Savannah business, medical and community figures have agreed to don bright pink wigs to raise awareness and funds for Susan G. Komen Coastal Georgia.

Hybrid public relations: Traditional PR with a twist

I recently met with a potential client to discuss coordinating a product launch. No collateral materials or website had been created for their company and they needed our guidance. No problem.

Five ways to be proactive and improve your business

What are you doing today to improve your business? Are you so busy operating the business that you are not moving forward and making improvements? You must be proactive to get results. Here are five ways to improve the performance of your business.

CITY TALK: Plan to expand Savannah's to-go cup zone would help one business, hurt another

Several recent City Talk columns have dealt with aspects of the city of Savannah's proposed new alcohol ordinance. Readers should expect more such columns in the coming weeks.

Airport numbers continue to climb

As passenger numbers continue to climb at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, the airport commission on Monday approved the establishment of a $5-per-day "Super Saver" parking lot adjacent to its economy lot.

Savannah home sales steady in August

With temperatures still sweltering, the local real estate market is wrapping up its busy summer season with a sprint to the finish as home sales broke 500 for a third straight month.

BiS in brief: Chatham Capital Group opens Hilton Head office

Average retail gasoline prices in Savannah fell 2.8 cents a gallon last week to $3.28 a gallon on Sunday, according to GasBuddy's daily survey of 262 gas outlets in Savannah.

'Minecraft' could boost Microsoft's mobile reach

NEW YORK - Microsoft's decision to spend $2.5 billion for the creator of the hit game "Minecraft" could help the Xbox maker grab attention on mobile phones, a new priority for the company. But the move carries risks, as gamers can be fickle.

Once-troubled reverse mortgages poised for rebound

WASHINGTON — Advertised as a path to an affordable retirement, federally insured reverse mortgages are showing signs of a rebound, drawing the scrutiny of regulators seeking to reduce historically high default rates that have cost the government billions. Industry analysts expect strong growth as ...

Couples share similar careers

She was a country girl from Rockmart in northwest Georgia. He was a city boy from Savannah. She was Baptist. He was Jewish. "We were a very unlikely couple," Dr. David Byck said recently.

Business in Savannah profile of 13 Bricks Clothing

13 Bricks Clothing what American-made organic apparel, ethically sourced and crafted by local illustrators and fine artists co-founders Vann-Ellison Seales & Emily Quintero participating artists Cara Dzuricky, Melanie Lavrisa, Alfredo Martines, Zlatko Mitev, Lauren Schwind, Max Lipson, Kimber...

Business executive profile: Phillip McConnell

Philip McConnell title General Manager, Savannah Mall how long have you worked in the retail business? "I grew up in Mississippi moving furniture for my dad and uncle's Mayflower business during the summers.

The economic benefits of historic preservation

In November, Savannah will host the 2014 National Preservation Conference (Nov. 11-14 at the International Conference Center). This is the annual conference of the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Georgia's new gun law and convenience store safety

Georgia's "Safe Carry Protection Act" went into effect July 1 of this year, expanding gun owners' rights to carry their weapons openly and to defend themselves.

Hybrid public relations: Traditional PR with a twist

I recently met with a potential client to discuss coordinating a product launch. No collateral materials or website had been created for their company and they needed our guidance. No problem.

Schedule C top five record-keeping tips

Our firm recently received the Small Business Champion of the Year Award from the Small Business Chamber in Savannah. We were honored to receive that award and strive to serve both our clients and the community.

LeadershipSavannah class announcedfor 2014-15

Leadership Savannah, a one-year program that focuses on developing leadership skills to improve the community has named the members of its 2014-15 class.

A different perspective on networking

All business people are networkers whether they realize it or not. Some are more effective than others. Some work at it with purpose; others wander aimlessly through the process.

Tourism Leadership Council, Visit Savannah win state award

The Savannah Tourism Leadership Council, together with Visit Savannah, won the Bill Hardman Sr. Tourism Champion Award in the Partnership category on Sept. 5 at the Governor's Tourism Conference in Augusta.

Business in Savannah: Newsmakers

HIRES/PROMOTIONS BOBBY HICKS New job title: Managing director Company: US Energy Sciences Inc.

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Business in Savannah: News roundup

For more than a decade, Savannah-based Gulfstream Aerospace has dedicated a team of engineers and other researchers to finding a way to diminish the bone-jarring sound of an aircraft breaking the sound barrier.

Business in Savannah: News summary

CoreLogic (NYSE: CLGX), a global property information provider, reported that home prices in Savannah, including distressed sales, increased by 9.3 percent in July 2014 compared to July 2013.

Armstrong signs memorandum of understanding with Georgia Military College

Armstrong State University officials signed a memorandum of understanding with Georgia Military College, a junior college in Milledgeville, on Aug. 29, to make it easier for students to transfer to Armstrong.

BASF helps Shuman Elementary kick off the school year

BASF, a chemical company with a plant on East President Street, helped students at Shuman Elementary School get off to a good start on the 2014-15 school year by donating school supplies to be used as needed.

Pretty and Peach opens in Pooler

Pretty and Peach Boutique, 425 E. Collins St., Pooler, celebrated its grand opening with a ribbon-cutting on Aug. 16.

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