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Ben Carter Enterprises cancels plans for Augusta outlet mall

Developer Ben Carter - who's in the middle of plans to re-develop Savannah's Broughton Street retail corridor - has canceled plans for a fashion outlet mall in Augusta about four months before it was scheduled to break ground.

Reach for the stars: Visit Savannah talks online reputation with local hospitality industry

In the modern world of leisure and hospitality, success is increasingly defined by the number of small yellow stars next to a hotel or restaurant's name online, a fact not lost on Savannah's largest industry.

Leadership Savannah announces 2014-15 class

Leadership Savannah, a one-year program that focuses on developing leadership skills to improve the community has named the members of its 2014-2015 class.

GPA delivers big lift for cancer patients

Good things don't always come in small packages, as evidenced by the cutting-edge cancer treatment equipment that recently moved from Kobe, Japan, through Georgia Ports Authority's Ocean Terminal in Savannah.

BiS in brief: New Hobby Lobby store to open on Labor Day

New Hobby Lobby store to open on Labor Day Hobby Lobby, a national retail chain of craft and home decor stores, will open its first outlet in Savannah on Sept. 1 at 11140 Abercorn St. in the Southchase Shopping Center.

Metro Savannah jobless rate increases in July

ATLANTA - Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for July was 7.9 percent, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday. The rate in July of last year was 8.1 percent.

Bank of America's $17B settlement not as large as it appears

Bank of America's purchase of Countrywide Financial has cost it tens of billions of dollars over the past six years. An expected $17 billion settlement with the Justice Department will increase that toll, but not by a full $17 billion.

Citi Trends continues turnaround

Savannah-based Citi Trends, a national chain of value-priced urban clothing, accessories and home goods, followed a successful bounce-back first quarter with an even better second quarter, company officials said Wednesday in a conference call with investors. Total sales in the second quarter ended A...

BiS in brief: Ga. military academic training center planned

Ga. military academic training center planned State and college officials broke ground Tuesday for a new $10-million education and training center that will serve as a multi-functional resource for military veterans transitioning to civilian careers The training center will be locat...

NEVILLE STEIN: A case for budgeting (move over Washington): Part 3

Last time we discussed the thorny and vital task of projecting revenues for your business. This is our third and final part of the three part series considering budgeting, and here we will concentrate on the other side of the equation - the expenses.

Media General, LIN Media to sell Savannah stations WTGS and WJCL

The parent companies of Savannah stations WSAV, WJCL and WTGS have announced plans to sell off two of their stations in order to gain regulatory approval for a merger.

Nominations for Generation NEXT: Savannah's Rising Stars of Business open today

For the fifth consecutive year, Business in Savannah and Savannah magazine will identify 20 of the community's up and coming business people.

Savannah hotels get positive lodging forecast

Savannah-area hotels will continue to see strong growth this year and next thanks to overall improvement in the economy, according to the Georgia Hotel and Lodging Association's annual forecast.

PERC Coffee launching new line of bottled cold brews

Local roasting company PERC Coffee is making its first foray into bottling with the launch of a new single-origin cold brewed coffee.

World Trade Center Savannah offers protocol training

It tops the list of World Trade Center Savannah's three main goals: Help regional business grow internationally.

NICHOLAS MANGEE: Our economic times: Big banks fail Dodd-Franks

Two weeks ago, the U.S. Treasury Department, in a report released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), assuaged policy-maker and taxpayer concerns that a repeat big-bank bailout would not be a necessary damage control tool in the face of future financial duress....

BiS in brief: Logistics firm opens Atlanta office

• Gena Taylor, executive director of Greenbriar Children's Center, was working for United Way when she discovered she wanted to be more directly involved in services, to do things that help families.

ILA elects Seymore VP

Veteran Savannah longshoreman Willie Seymore has been elected executive vice president of the South Atlantic and Gulf Coast district of the International Longshoremen's Association, making him the No.

Bluffton geriatric medical center seeks more time

COLUMBIA, S.C. - A massive, multi-fold geriatric health care facility planned for Bluffton is still moving forward but needs more time to be built.

No photos: Parents opt to keep babies off Facebook

NEW YORK - Behold the cascade of baby photos, the flood of funny kid anecdotes and the steady stream of school milestones on Facebook. It all makes Sonia Rao, a stay-at-home mother of a 1-year-old in Mountain View, California, "a little uncomfortable.

Gulfstream moving toward supersonic jet

It's all about the boom. 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.

Joe Buck, Eugene Cartledge named to Savannah Business Hall of Fame

Joseph A. Buck and Eugene Cartledge will be inducted into the Savannah Business Hall of Fame during the 15th annual hall of fame dinner on Nov.

USS Farragut spends weekend in Savannah

The USS Farragut, an Arleigh Burke class guided missile destroyer commissioned on June 10, 2006, spent the weekend at the Port of Savannah. The Farragut is the fifth ship to be named in honor of the U.S. Navy's first admiral, David Glasgow Farragut.

Beaufort, Jasper joblessness again worse than S.C.

COLUMBIA - Despite 1,000 new jobs in leisure and hospitality jobs, Beaufort and Jasper counties still suffered higher unemployment from June to July, while the state as a whole also suffered - but not as badly.

Dollar General enters bidding for Family Dollar

NEW YORK - The nation's top dollar store chains are betting big that their once-thriving business will make a comeback if they band together.

CITY TALK: Forsyth Farmers Market and Savannah's emerging food culture

It was already blazing hot by the time I got to the Forsyth Farmers Market just after noon on Saturday, but the south end of the park was still bustling with activity. The market is now more than 5 years old, and it’s clear it has had some far-reaching effects. The market has transformed the shopp...

BiS in brief: New York-based firm buys Savannah insurance brokerage

New York-based firm buys Savannah insurance brokerage VALHALLA, N.Y. - USI Insurance Services has agreed to buy seven Willis retail insurance brokerage locations across the United States, including one in Savannah.

Dental lab owner revitalizes downtown area

Jim Hitch, president of Savannah dental prosthetic manufacturer Pan-Am Dental, has plans beyond just dental supply.

Business in Savannah profile of Savannah Eco Mowing

company Savannah Eco Mowing what Locally owned and operated company providing chemical-free, organic and sustainable lawn care for commercial and residential clients.

Business in Savannah profile: Gena Taylor

who Gena P. Taylor title Executive director, Greenbriar Children's Center how long at Greenbriar 10 years how old is Greenbriar? Started as an orphanage, the center for children and families is celebrating its 65th anniversary.

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