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Savannah Bee Company featured in Google economic report

This is the first year a business outside of Atlanta has been selected in Georgia.

Hobby Lobby: Planting confusion on the contraceptive mandate

The United States Supreme Court’s 2013 term ended June 30 with the high-profile Hobby Lobby opinion, which raised more questions than it answered....

Veteran Hinesville Realtor steps aside

HINESVILLE — George Holtzman, the longest-serving member of Georgia Real Estate Commission, is stepping down from his role as broker/owner of Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, after 40 years in the industry....

Robert Jepson among Leadership Georgia award winners

Leadership Georgia, an affiliate of the Georgia Chamber, has named Savannah businessman Robert Jepson as one of its three 2014 award winners for their contributions to Leadership Georgia, their communities and the state....

JCB presents check to Lady Bamford Center

JCB executives joined administrators, teachers and board members of the Lady Bamford Center for Early Childhood Development Monday to celebrate JCB’s donation of $100,500 — proceeds from the company’s recent Mud Run and Dig the Ride events....

CITY TALK: Savannah could learn a few things from Louisville

At a press event last week on the first day of the Forecastle Festival in Louisville, Ky., Mayor Greg Fischer noted that we were all standing on a site that was formerly “junk yards and scrap yards.” The ongoing creation of Louisville’s glorious 85-acre Waterfront Park along the Ohio River is...

Former Savannah Film Services director sues Medient Studios

Former Savannah Film Services director Jay Self has sued Medient Studios in Chatham County for $60,000 in back pay and for the value of company stock he says he was promised. Self was president of corporate affairs for Medient from December through late June, when Medient’s new CEO Jake Shapiro to...

Here's how to get cheaper (and legal) HBO in Savannah

Premium TV shows — ones that HBO churns out that become Emmy award winners — are hard to come by for cord-cutters.

BiS in brief: Rayonier announces quarterly dividend

Gas prices drop in metro Savannah...

CITY TALK: Kayak Kafe Midtown follows model of freshness and flavor

City Talk covered Kayak Kafe in 2004 when the restaurant opened at 1 E. Broughton St....

Beyond Broughton: Three small businesses move to bigger and better spaces in the Historic District

Facing steep rent hikes and one lucrative buyout offer, these shopkeepers saw the writing on the wall and began looking for new spaces.

Newsmakers

F. CARL WALTON New job title: Vice president for student affairs Company: Savannah State University Duties: Walton will provide overall leadership for various units of student affairs to integrate academic and student development programs and activities. Related experience: Walton served as vice pre...

Business Events

ONGOING BNI – Business Network International Local Chapters: • Referrals Have Power: 8:30-10 a.m. Tuesdays, GoodWill Industries, Richmond Hill • Savannah Business Connections: 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesdays, Hilton Garden Inn Southside, off Abercorn • Crosstown Connections: 8-9:30 a.m. Wednes...

Business in Savannah in brief

Savannah insurance agencies recognized...

SLIDESHOW: New businesses springing up in Pooler

Business in Pooler is growing by leaps and bounds. In fact, in the first six months of 2014 more than 40 food, retail and personal care services have opened in the city....

Cantwell tours Gulfstream Aerospace

U.S. Sen. Maria Cantwell was a long way from home Friday, but no matter. She was a woman on a mission....

Business in Savannah in brief

E-Pellets acquires mill for wood pellet production...

South Carolina's Beaufort and Jasper counties report higher unemployment rate

COLUMBIA, S.C. — In an unusual reversal, Beaufort County’s unemployment rate in June was worse than South Carolina’s average rate....

City Alderman Tony Thomas opens Stuff Store in Savannah Mall

According to Thomas, there is something new in his stores every day.

Medient hires Pinewood Studios architect

The company is planning a movie and game production complex on the IDA’s 1,500-acre property at Interstate 16 and Old River Road.

BiS in brief: Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club installs new president

Robert McCorkle has been sworn in as the fourth president in the brief history of the Metropolitan Savannah Rotary Club....

Portside: 'Loved the ship, hated the cruise'

The casino cruise ship Escapade was having a great first sail from its Savannah berth Tuesday evening before trouble — in the shape of a huge sandbar — reared up and put an end to the festivities, passengers said Thursday....

Georgia unemployment rate rises to 7.4 percent in June

Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June rose to 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from May, the state’s Labor Department announced Thursday....

BiS in brief: Insurance agency owner recognized

Insurance agency owner recognized Allstate agency owner Terry Carter has been designated an Allstate Premier Agency for 2014 due to his role as a business leader and involved citizen. The Allstate Premier Agency designation is bestowed on fewer than 48 percent of Allstate’s nearly 10,000 agency ow...

Development at historic Trustees' Garden property gains momentum

The property is being developed by Randolph Street Development LLC.

Group wants to form new CVB for Hilton Head

HILTON HEAD ISLAND, S.C. — Standing in front of a crowded theater at Park Plaza Cinemas on Thursday, a Hilton Head Island-based media company owner called on several other business owners to assist him in forming a convention and visitor bureau (CVB) that would rival the Hilton Head Island-Bluffto...

Southeastern executives expect moderate inflation

ATLANTA — Business executives across the Southeast expect that inflation will be 1.9 percent over the next 12 months, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta....

Memorial Medical Center unveils $1 million kitchen

Memorial University Medical Center held a ribbon-cutting and grand opening Wednesday for the newly renovated Memorial Health Café, which represents a $1.1 million investment by Morrison Healthcare Food Service. Renovation of the café marks Morrison’s second construction project since has partner...

Ga. lawmakers look for ways to make alcohol laws more business friendly

ATLANTA — A temporary, appointed committee met Wednesday to begin the process of updating the state’s laws dealing with alcohol production, sales and consumption in an effort to simplify commerce, but some in the industry hope it will go further....

BiS Luncheon: Put people first, earn trust

It all started when Susan Isaacs graduated from Savannah College of Art and Design in 2001. She didn’t want to leave Savannah but couldn’t find a job — design wasn’t a big deal in Savannah, not yet at least. So she and a group of SCAD alumni founded Paragon, eventually making the company a t...

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