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Coca-Cola distribution center planned in Jasper County

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:34pm

Coca-Cola is coming to Jasper County.

Cypress Ridge Industrial Park in Ridgeland is the future home of Coca-Cola’s new sales and distribution center that will serve Jasper, Beaufort, Allendale, Bamberg, Colleton and Hampton counties. (Anthony Garzilli/Jasper County Sun Times)

Savannah Coffee Roasters honored as Business of the Year

Thu, 11/02/2017 - 10:34pm

The Savannah business community got a chance to honor and say thanks to Lori Collins of Savannah Coffee Roasters at the Chamber of Commerce business awards banquet last night.

Coffee Roasters Savannah won the award for “Small Business of The Year Award.” The award given by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce was an emotional one for recipient Lori Collins who recently loss her husband and business partner John Collins, founder of Coffee Roasters. From Left: William W. Hubbard, president Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce and Lori Collins. (Adriana Iris Boatwright/For the SMN)

Newly disclosed Facebook ads show Russia’s cyber intrusion

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 11:40pm

By Eric Tucker AND Mary Clare Jalonick

Rep. Terri Sewell, D-Ala., left, with Rep. Jim Himes, D-Conn., right, questions Facebook’s General Counsel Colin Stretch, Twitter’s Acting General Counsel Sean Edgett, and Google’s Senior Vice President and General Counsel Kent Walker, about the Russian ads during a House Intelligence Committee task force hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

Tybee Island businesses encourage residents, visitors to Buy Local Tybee

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:18pm

The spring and summer beach season may be big for business on Tybee Island, but city residents and entrepreneurs want to remind everyone that the work doesn’t end when the season does.

Angela Caldwell, owner of Caldwell’s Cottage Boutique, arranges items in her Rags 2 Ritches collection. Caldwell is a member of the Tybee Island Development Authority and a supporter of the Buy Local Tybee initiative. (Kelly Quimby/Savannah Morning News)

Papy: Get to know faces of entrepreneurship in Savannah

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:17pm

Entrepreneurship is a phrase we hear often, but unless you travel in the world as an economist, or work in the business or tech sectors, many people tend to stumble onto the word at a point in their life where they think “hmmm…maybe it can be different.”

Liz Weston: Equifax hack isn’t over - more risks ahead

Wed, 11/01/2017 - 7:16pm

Long after the Equifax breach was announced, people were still struggling to freeze their credit reports as credit bureau websites failed, lured people to look-alike products or even redirected visitors to download malicious software.

Why the explosive growth of e-commerce could mean more jobs

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:55pm

By Christopher S. Rugaber

In this Aug. 3, 2017, photo, packages ride on a conveyor system at an Amazon fulfillment center in Baltimore. While jobs have been lost in brick-and-mortar stores, many more have been gained from e-commerce and warehousing. Amazon accounts for much of the additional employment. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

U.S. consumer confidence rises in October to 17-year high

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:54pm

By Paul Wiseman

FILE - In this Saturday, Nov. 28, 2015, file photo, Janae Melvin shops for gifts at Forever 21 in Kansas City, Kan. On Tuesday, Oct. 31, 2017, the Conference Board releases its October index on U.S. consumer confidence. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel, File)

Nominate a business rising star

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 9:50pm

2018 Rising Stars nominations sought

Ramsey: Reading body language can be business skill

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 6:36pm

Has it ever occurred to you how much you are saying to people even when you are not speaking? Unless you are a master of disguise, you send messages about your true thoughts and feelings all the time whether or not you are using words.

Callen Boys and Girls Club honors Parker

Tue, 10/31/2017 - 12:05pm

Parker’s president and CEO Gregg Parker has been named 2017 Citizen of the Year by the Frank Callen Boys and Girls Club.

City Talk: Two-way conversion of Montgomery will improve connectivity

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 9:04pm

Last week, Savannah City Council approved the conversion of Montgomery Street from one-way to two-way traffic between Liberty Street and Broughton Street.

Georgia-native, winemaker: Napa Valley bruised, needs support in recovery

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 8:24pm

The Savannah Food &Wine Festival begins next week, offering Savannahians a chance to meet West Coast wine leaders.

Briggs & Stratton expands in Statesboro

Mon, 10/30/2017 - 1:09pm

The Georgia Department of Economic Development today announced that Briggs & Stratton, the largest producer of gasoline engines for outdoor power equipment, will create more than 50 jobs and invest $18 million in the expansion of its existing manufacturing facility in Bulloch County.

Local leaders have high-tech vision for Savannah

Sun, 10/29/2017 - 3:49pm

Local business and government leaders are working to persuade state legislators that Savannah is the right place for a new information technology corridor.

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Sat, 10/28/2017 - 11:12pm

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City, county take look at broadband service

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 9:19pm

Savannah and Chatham County have joined for a feasibility study of broadband services.