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Moore to return jazz bar/restaurant to downtown Savannah venue

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:14pm

Stephen Moore and his wife, Danielle, are huge jazz fans but finding jazz venues lacking in Savannah forced them to go elsewhere for their music fixes.

Stephen Moore, right, owner of Good Times Jazz Bar & Restaurant, talks with consultant Chef Joe Randall on the music stage at the Broughton Street venue (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Chef Sean Brock’s Husk Savannah sets opening date for December

Thu, 09/07/2017 - 8:13pm

With a culinary scene growing as quickly as Savannah’s has been the last two to three years, it should surprise no one to hear that award-winning chefs are looking to bring award-winning restaurants to the Hostess City. The latest to trend in that department is Husk, celebrity chef Sean Brock’s signature restaurant.

Husk Savannah General Manager Christian Chapman

Papy: Innovation must be part of community culture

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 11:47pm

“So…Creative Coast…that’s tech stuff right?”

Ports of Savannah, Brunswick prepare to batten down hatches

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 8:38pm

With the spectre of a large hurricane on the horizon, Georgia Ports Authority has begun putting its preliminary plans in motion to secure the country’s fourth largest port against the threat of high winds and water.

Georgia Ports Authority is making plans to secure its cranes, containers and other equipment ahead of Hurricane Irma. The latest forecasts Wednesday put the storm near Savannah Tuesday afternoon. (GPA photo)

Try before you buy

Wed, 09/06/2017 - 8:37pm

Ramsey: Service is about taking HEAT

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:45pm

Have you ever noticed that no matter how hard you try to please and provide good customer service, there are people who seem determined to be difficult? These people get downright cranky or out-and-out angry. Trying to soothe an irate customer is challenging, especially when so many people feel entitled to act as rude as they possibly can.

Immigrants are sought for labor shortage in Harvey recovery

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:43pm

By Elliot Spagat

Alain Cisneros, a community organizer for the Immigrant Families and Students in the Struggle, an advocacy group known by its Spanish acronym FIEL, speaks with Adabella Fonseca, a Mexican woman whose parents brought her to the U.S. illegally when she was a year old, with her 10-month-old daughter, as he counsels Harvey evacuees who are in the country illegally at the George R. Brown Convention Center in Houston. (AP Photo by Elliot Spagat)

Hurricane, threat drive gas prices higher

Tue, 09/05/2017 - 9:09am

Average retail gasoline prices in Savannah have risen 34.2 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.59 per gallon Monday, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 262 gas outlets in Savannah. This compares with the national average that has increased 23.8 cents per gallon in the last week to $2.64, according to gasoline price website GasBuddy.com.

Minimum wage issues have competing demands

Mon, 09/04/2017 - 5:19pm

Recently an avid reader of business publications asked me if I thought we (the federal government) should raise the minimum wage. To answer morally, yes! We have about 2.5 million workers who earn only $7.25 an hour, the federal minimum. In most parts of or country, these workers would live in poverty if single and clearly could not support a family.

NEWSMAKERS: Bouhan Falligant attorneys named Best Lawyers

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 11:27pm

Bouhan Falligant attorneys named Best Lawyers

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Sat, 09/02/2017 - 11:27pm


Elizabeth F Desnoyers-Colas

City Talk: Nonprofit funding criteria reflect new strategic plan

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 10:32pm

As many of you remember, a 2016 decision by Savannah city leaders to cut funding to outside social service and arts agencies generated considerable controversy.

Why hiring remote workers might (or might not) pay off

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 9:31pm

By Steve Nicastro

FILE - In this Tuesday, July 25, 2017, file photo, Vilem Prochazka, an employee of Boston-based software company KangoGift, poses for a photo while sitting at his computer at his home in Kolin, Czech Republic. For small businesses that don’t need employees onsite, high-speed internet, communication apps and video conferencing make it easier to hire people located virtually anywhere. But forming relationships with remote workers may be more challenging. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek, File)

Junior Achievement brings real-life learning to classrooms

Sat, 09/02/2017 - 7:52am

Most everyone remembers the sticker shock that comes with that first adult grocery trip without mom and dad to foot the bill or receiving a first paycheck only to be surprised by the amount deducted for taxes. But for the last three decades, Junior Achievement has been working with schools to better prepare students for taxes, careers and families.

Students from Rice Creek School in Port Wentworth stand with Marshall Tuck, right, corporate small business officer at Gulfstream Aerospace Corp., who serves as a Junior Achievement community volunteer. (Photo special to the Savannah Morning News)