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Savannah-based Gulfstream named Georgia manufacturer of the year

Gov. Nathan Deal has presented Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation with the Georgia Manufacturer of the Year award in the large company category (more than 500 employees).

Memorial nurse wins DAISY award

Karen Morgan, who works in Memorial University Medical Center's cardiovascular intensive care unit, received the DAISY Award for Extraordinary Nurses on Wednesday.

Georgia unemployment rate shrinks for ninth month in a row

Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate dropped to 7 percent in March, its lowest point since September 2008, the state labor department said Thursday. The rate was down from 8.4 percent a year ago as the total number of jobs increased by .

Paula Deen: From humble beginnings to second chances

Savannah's celebrity chef, her left foot in an orthopedic boot, used her cane to hobble up to the podium Thursday at the Tourism Leadership Council's monthly lunch meeting.

Corps gives Jaxport deepening OK

As the Port of Savannah waits for passage of the Water Resources Development Act to get the go-ahead for construction on harbor deepening, an announcement coming out of Jacksonville on Thursday could portend good news.

U.S. struggles parallel Roman crisis

In 2008 the world economy faced its most dangerous crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s, an event that led to the loss of 8.8 million jobs in the United States, with 11 million people still unemployed today.

Computer glitch snarls port traffic

A computer glitch that twice snarled traffic around Georgia Ports Authority's Garden City Terminal Wednesday had GPA staff scrambling to find a fix that would get the big trucks moving into the port again.

Fashion designer Alexander Wang talks style

Internationally renowned fashion designer Alexander Wang has celebrated a handful of "firsts" in his career lately. After two years of silence on his Instagram account, the designer announced his collaboration with fashion retailer H&M.

Plan now in case you cannot speak for yourself later

If you suffered a stroke today and lost the ability to speak, would your spouse, children or parents have the legal authority to take care of you medically or financially? May is National Stroke Awareness Month.

Why high oil prices are actually good for airlines

NEW YORK - Airline executives frequently complain about fuel costs. But the truth is higher prices actually have been good for business. In the past six years, airlines have overhauled the way they operate to adjust to this new reality.

BiS in brief: Fed survey shows inflation of 1.9 percent

Fed survey shows inflation of 1.9 percent ATLANTA - Southeastern business executives expect to face a 1.9 percent inflation rate this year, according to a survey released Wednesday by the Federal Reserve Bank of Atlanta.

Sea Island Bank promotes new Savannah city president

After 45 years of banking, Jerry Barton, city president of Sea Island Bank, is retiring with commercial lead manager Ken Rabitsch stepping up as his successor - the latest changing of the guard in the local banking world.

Fifth Third Bank opens Savannah branch

A large Cincinnati-based financial institution, Fifth Third Bank, is opening its first office in Savannah as it looks to grow its presence in Georgia and the Southeast.

Gulfstream announces 60-aircraft deal

Savannah-based business jet manufacturer Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. on Tuesday announced a deal to sell 60 aircraft to a Chinese leasing company, one of the largest orders in Gulfstream's history.

Georgia has the fastest-growing solar industry

ATLANTA - Georgia's 225-percent increase in jobs related to the solar-energy industry is the highest in the nation as it plays catch-up to other states.

BiS in brief: Hobby Lobby to open store

This week in BiS: • Otis Morgan calls himself "a bug man.' He got into pest control when he was 43 and, over the years, has sprayed for hundreds of peole. The key he says is "good honest work" and "good prices." • Southbound Brewing Co.

Aaron's buys Progressive Finance, cuts outlook

ATLANTA - Furniture leasing company Aaron's has agreed to buy online rent-to-own finance company Progressive Finance Holdings for $700 million in cash in a bid to turn around its business even as it cut its first-quarter outlook.

Savannah family celebrates first-tax-day baby college contribution

Noelani Ogletree is only a day old and already has her first payment on a college saving plan in hand. Noelani was born at 5:52 a.m. and was recognized as the first baby born on "tax day" at Memorial University Medical Center.

Historic Board reviews proposed I-16 flyover dormitories

A developer’s proposed five-story student housing complex for a vacant Selma Street lot facing the Interstate 16 off-ramp faced the Historic District Board of Review Monday and received another continuation to restudy the overall height and mass of the project....

Georgia attorney general kicks off 'food frenzy'

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens was on hand at America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia on Monday morning at 2501 E. President St. to kick off the third annual statewide Georgia Legal Food Frenzy.

Deal to ACCG: 'You have been my partners'

Gov. Nathan Deal said Monday jobs have been the focus of his administration and county commissioners have been his partners in that process.

April 15 not much of a deadline for most

WASHINGTON - The calendar shows April 15, and you haven't even started on your federal tax return? Chances are, you don't need to fret. If you're due a refund - and about three-fourths of filers get refunds - April 15 isn't much of a deadline at all.

BiS in brief: Local United Way gets four stars

Local United Way gets four stars United Way of the Coastal Empire has earned Charity Navigator's highest level four-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability for the sixth consecutive year.

Bitter court feud over sweet Vidalia onions

No Vidalia onion will be harvested before its time. So says the agricultural commissioner who claims farmers should face fines for shipping one of Georgia's premier crops too early, potentially threatening their renowned sweet, delectable taste.

Takeaways from the 2014 Georgia Logistics Summit

Consumers have come to expect that shipping for online orders will be both fast and cheap. The logistics industry is tasked with providing that service - moving cargo around the globe by air, sea, land and rail.

Paralysis leads to business success

On July 27, 1993, 19-year-old Paul Farthing was playing with his Great Dane pup near his backyard pool. "I had just shaved my head and was preparing to go back to The Citadel. I was selected for the Training Cadre," said Farthing, now 39.

BiS profile: Southbound Brewing Co.

BiS Company Profile Southbound Brewing Co. address 107 East Lathrop Ave.

Otis Morgan bills himself as 'the bugman'

who Otis Morgan title Owner of Sea Coast Exterminating how long in exterminating business Four years with other companies. He's owned his own company since 1986. his job "I'm a bug man.

Do you know how your clients like to communicate?

Imagine this: You've worked for hours putting together the proposal your prospective client requested and are ready to share it. You choose what you believe is the most efficient way to communicate - you email the document.

Compensation strategies for management of smaller companies

We all hear about corporate executives and the lavish perks they receive such as cash bonuses, stock options and deferred compensation plans.

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