Business In Savannah
On Thursday, the Savannah Economic Development Authority announced that three companies — ONL-RBW Logistics, Distribution Services International, Inc. (DSI) and ICON Health &Fitness — will expand their local footprints, bringing another 90 jobs and $42 million in investment to Pooler.
ICON Health & Fitness will move into a new building at 350 Morgan Lakes Industrial Blvd in Pooler. The expansion represents 20 new jobs and $17 million in investment. (Photo courtesy SEDA)
Metro Savannah set a record in August for total jobs, reaching 181,500 for the first time, according to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
A proposed five- and six-story hotel at Tattnall and Liberty streets was given the green light by the Historic Review Board on Wednesday. The board voted 3 to 2 — with Chairman Stephen Merriman voting to break the 2 to 2 tie — to approve the height and mass of the Liberty Hotel at 301 Tattnall St.
The Historic Review Board on Wednesday voted to approve the height and mass of the Liberty Hotel at 301 Tattnall St. The decision follows months of discord between the historic board and the City of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals after a nearby resident filed an appeal challenging the hotel’s proposed height. ((Rendering courtesy of Lynch Associates Architects)
“The most innovative and radical thing you can do sometimes is throw a damn good party.” Those wise words come from DeAmon Harges, aka “The Roving Listener,” an Indianapolis community organizer who has spent some quality time in Savannah working with groups like Mixed Greens and Emergent Savannah building on the idea of what innovative community mapping looks like.
The Savannah International Trade & Convention Center is off to a good start in fiscal 2018, coming in $50,000 ahead of budget for August and a total of $71,000 better than budgeted for the year’s first two months.
Pooler Council creates Main Street overlay district
An office kitchen can be one of the biggest workplace problems when people don’t observe basic etiquette guidelines. If you are among the lucky ones who happen to work for a company that offers kitchen facilities for its employees, you know what the challenges are. You go to put your sandwich in the refrigerator and someone else has already taken up the last bit of space with their five-course lunch. Perhaps you were desperate for your morning coffee, but when you tried to pour a cup, the pot was empty. You may have a pretty good idea who the thoughtless person was so now that co-worker is on your eternal blacklist.
By Barbara Ortutay
FILE - In this April 12, 2016, file photo, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg speaks during the keynote address at the F8 Facebook Developer Conference in San Francisco. Facebook has unwittingly allowed groups backed by the Russian government to target users with ads. That’s after it took months to acknowledge its outsized role in influencing the U.S. election by allowing for the spread of fake news. Now it is under siege, facing questions from lawmakers and others seeking to rein in its enormous power and demand more transparency. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg, File)
When I was out walking on Sept. 12 — the day after the storm moved through the area — I ran into one downtown business owner on his bicycle near Forsyth Park. We noted how empty and oddly pleasant the city was.
Today and Wednesday, various organizations will sponsor a job and resource fair at the Savannah Civic Center, 301 W. Oglethorpe Ave.
As Hurricane Irma brought high winds and flooding to Savannah last week, numerous businesses from Hutchinson to Tybee islands brought a sense of community and normalcy with hot meals for first responders and those who sheltered in place during the storm.
Nickie’s on Tybee set up to feed stranded residents and others after the storm surge flooded the road to the mainland. (Photo by Malcolm Tully)
By Sean Pyles
FILE - This Wednesday, June 10, 2015, file photo shows a credit card in Philadelphia. Carrying credit card balances from month to month is costly and can derail goals such as saving for a home or building a retirement fund. Knowing how to manage debt can be a challenge. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
By Josh Boak
FILE - In this Thursday, Sept. 14, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump talks with reporters after landing on Air Force One, in Fort Myers, Fla. Trump has taken a hard stand that slashing the corporate tax rate from 35 percent to as low as 15 percent would free up cash at these companies. The money would seep into worker paychecks and hiring would accelerate. “We’re going to have magnificent growth,” Trump declared aboard Air Force One on Thursday. “We’re going to go like a rocket ship.” But several economists, tax experts and even some business owners say that’s unlikely. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci)