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Experts predict local, state economy to stay strong in 2018

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 10:27pm

The Savannah area economy will continue to post steady gains in 2018 according to the Georgia Economic Outlook forecast from the University of Georgia’s Terry College of Business and Georgia Southern University’s Center for Business Analytics and Economic Research.

Geekend showcases Savannah’s thriving tech community

Wed, 02/07/2018 - 8:54pm

Last weekend 400 attendees came together for Geekend, Savannah’s annual tech and innovation conference. For two days we devoured presentations and discussions from more than 60 technologists, entrepreneurs, designers and game developers who shared their stories about building innovative companies, products and experiences.

Ramsey: Office romance can be danger or opportunity

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:09pm

Spring may not have sprung yet, but this is definitely the month when love and romance are in the headlines. Everything is coming up roses and chocolate–covered strawberries. Perhaps your thoughts are turning to romance. Maybe the co-worker in the next cubicle is beginning to look awfully attractive. Could be you’d like to strike up more than a casual friendship. If so, what should you do and how should you go about it?

Officials break ground for The Station at Savannah Quarters

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:09pm

The footprint at Savannah Quarters in Pooler continues to grow as officials broke ground Tuesday on a new apartment complex.

Officials with Tynes Development, the city of Pooler and Savannah Quarters break ground on The Station at Savannah Quarters on Tuesday. The 244-unit apartment complex is being developed by Alabama-based Tynes Development. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)

Enmarket buys 32 E-Z Shop stores, oil company in S.C.

Tue, 02/06/2018 - 9:07pm

Savannah-based Enmarket has acquired Brabham Oil Company, Inc., the company announced Tuesday.

Savanah-based Enmarket has acquired Brabham Oil Company, Inc. The sale will add 34 Brabham stores, which are branded as E-Z Shop to Enmarket’s store count and also includes the purchase of Brabham Oil’s wholesale fuel distribution company. (Photo courtesy of Enmarket)

City Talk: Confederate memorial committee honors past, present

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:44pm

Last week, Savannah City Council held the first public discussion of the final report of the Confederate Memorial Task Force.

Floor & Decor opens new Bloomingdale facility

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 9:29pm

Floor & Decor, a specialty retailer of hard-surface flooring and related accessories, celebrated the opening of its new distribution center with a Friday ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Port unveils major plan for 10 million-TEU capacity by 2028

Mon, 02/05/2018 - 5:02pm

Georgia Ports Authority, already the fourth-largest and fastest growing container port in the country, on Monday revealed plans to expand its footprint to accommodate 10 million TEU containers, 1 million rail lifts and more than 1.5 million auto and machinery units per year by 2028.

Savannah River Landing development picks up steam

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 9:28pm

The open area on the east end of President Street will soon see long-promised development as shovels hit dirt on the Savannah River Landing, a 57-acre, multi-use development. The plan is to bring housing, hospitality and retail and office space to the site, which has been cleared for a decade.

City Talk: New hotel map raises provocative questions

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 5:42pm

At last week’s meeting of Savannah’s City Council, the mayor and aldermen approved a map that will guide future hotel development in the Landmark Historic District.

A century of Savannah history: Kessler returning Armstrong mansion to residential roots

Sat, 02/03/2018 - 11:39am

It’s one of the biggest homes in Savannah, the birthplace of Armstrong Junior College and the former home of one of the city’s oldest law firms.

The grand main staircase has been encapsulated to protect the marble treads and the handrails during the construction process. (Robert Cooper/for the Savannah Morning News)

State deems Effingham’s Research Forest tract shovel-ready

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:44pm

The Georgia Department of Economic Development has certified that Effingham County’s 2,600-acre Research Forest tract is shovel-ready.

Master plan to develop the Savannah Gateway Industrial Hub, 2,600 acres behind the Lowe’s in Rincon. (Courtesy OmniTRAX)

Super Bowl ads shy from politics and mind their manners

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:44pm

NEW YORK — Peyton Manning takes a family to Universal Parks &Resorts. Chris Pratt works out to get in shape to tout Michelob Ultra. Bill Hader takes a break on set to snack on some Pringles.

This photo provided by Lexus shows an image of the Lexus “Black Panther” Super Bowl spot. For the 2018 Super Bowl, marketers are paying more than $5 million per 30-second spot to capture the attention of more than 110 million viewers. (Courtesy of Lexus via AP)

Owens: Job fair offers chance to advance

Fri, 02/02/2018 - 9:23pm

I’ve written before that workforce development is one of the best and most important investments that this entire community can make.

Small businesses let sports fans enjoy big games

Thu, 02/01/2018 - 8:43pm

NEW YORK — While customers are watching the Super Bowl at Boston’s Common Ground Bar and Grill, waiters and bartenders will pause to see key moments as well. General Manager Jeff John understands his staff wants to see if the New England Patriots can win their third NFL title in four years.

Jeff John, general manager of Common Ground Bar and Grill in Boston, says he understands his staff wants to stop and see if the New England Patriots can win their third Super Bowl title in four years. (Steven Senne/Associated Press) In this Sunday, Jan. 28, 2018, photo, Jeff John, of Boston, general manager of Common Ground Bar and Grill, stands for a photograph at the restaurant, in Boston. When customers watch the Super Bowl at Common Ground Bar and Grill on Sunday, waiters and bartenders will be pausing now and then to watch, as well. John may need to remind them to work, but he also understands his staff wants to see if the New England Patriots will win their third NFL title in four years. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)