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ACA enrollment to open with some changes

Sat, 10/28/2017 - 6:24pm

Confused about the fate of “repeal and replace,” about big premium hikes, about “insurer bailouts’’’ being eliminated?

Owens: Don’t be a hidden gem

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:45pm

If you’ve ever been called a “hidden gem,” from a marketing sense, this is not a compliment. In the role of business, you don’t want to be a hidden gem. You want to be “all the rage.”

Companies are looking for diverse ad teams to avoid blunders

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:16pm

By Alexandra Olson

In this Tuesday, Oct. 24, 2017, photo, members of the Droga5 team behind the recent CoverGirl campaign talk about that campaign during a meeting at the advertising agency’s headquarters, in New York. Creative director Ray Smiling, upper left, listens along with other team members as Shannon Washington, also a creative director, seated at center, makes her point. Diversity in the advertising industry is becoming a higher priority for consumer product companies as they try to reach a new generation of customers with evolving sensibilities on ethnicity, age, gender and sexuality. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

Gift store holds writing contest for children of deployed military personnel

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 10:15pm

Cinnamon Bear Stores are holding a writing contest for children of deployed military personnel and their families to win a trip for four to New York City. The “Red, Write and Thank You Christmas Contest” is open to children ages 6 to 12 who have a family member who will be deployed during the holiday season.

Elan Technology named Georgia Automotive Innovator of the Year

Fri, 10/27/2017 - 4:28pm

Elan Technology, a Midway-based glass manufacturer, was honored this week by Governor Nathan Deal as Georgia Innovator of the Year during the second annual Georgia Automotive Awards held in Atlanta.

Weekly ship schedules

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 10:23pm

Developer withdraws Ardsley demolition request after tense board meeting

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 8:28pm

After failing to come to a decision concerning several variances for a proposed Ardsley Park home on Thursday, the city of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals allowed the potential homeowner to withdraw the petition abruptly at the end of the hearing.

After failing to come to a decision concerning several variances for a proposed Ardsley Park home, the potential homeowner of this lot was allowed to withdraw his petition abruptly. (Photo courtesy of city of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals)

Port of Savannah hits 1 million container mark in first quarter of fiscal year

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 8:20pm

In July, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch reported a record Fiscal 2017 to his board – 3.8 million containers and $373 million in revenues for the period ending June 30.

Six Georgia Ports Authority neo-Panamax ship-to-shore cranes work the container ship COSCO Development at the Port of Savannah in May. At a capacity of 13,000 twenty-foot equivalent container units, the Development was — at the time — the largest container ship ever to call on the U.S. East Coast. (Georgia Port Authority/Stephen Morton)

Savannah’s jobless rate drops to 3.9% in September

Thu, 10/26/2017 - 11:00am

Metro Savannah’s unemployment rate fell in September in spite of Hurricane Irma, according to the state Department of Labor.

Savannah film office director named to state board

Wed, 10/25/2017 - 6:35pm

Beth Nelson, Office Executive Director of the Savannah Area Film Office has been named by Georgia Governor Nathan Deal to the Georgia Film Music and Digital Advisory Board, the office announced Wednesday.

Ardsley neighborhood, home owner at odds over demolition request

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 9:53pm

A demolition request for a 1920s Ardsley Park bungalow, along with the planned construction of a larger home on the lot, is raising concerns among neighbors who fear the project could set a precedent for unfavorable development.

The possible demolition of this Ardsley Park bungalow along with the planned construction of a larger home on the lot is raising concerns among neighbors who fear the project could set precedence for unfavorable development in the future. The city of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals will hear the matter at their meeting on Thursday. (Photo courtesy of city of Savannah Zoning Board of Appeals)

Savannah area home sales slip in September

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 8:28pm

September homes Sales deceased about 10 percent year-over-year with 543 homes selling across Bryan, Chatham and Effingham counties compared to the 603 homes sold during the same period last year, according to data recently released by Savannah Multi List Corp.

International Paper partners with Atlanta firm for Augusta plant

Tue, 10/24/2017 - 7:04pm

An Atlanta-based company has obtained a majority share of International Paper’s consumer packaging business.

City Talk: Starland gets stranger with new Graveface Annex

Mon, 10/23/2017 - 10:39pm

I’ve been occasionally chronicling changes in Starland for over 15 years, but I never dreamed the neighborhood along the Bull Street corridor would host a shop like the new Annex at Graveface Records & Curiosities.

Cheers! Savannah’s Moon River takes the gold at Great American Beer Festival

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 8:26pm

Moon River Brewing Company is raising a glass after receiving two prestigious awards at the Great American Beer Festival held in Denver earlier this month.

The crew from Savannah’s Moon River Brewing Company celebrate after winning best Mid-Size Brewpub and Mid-Size Brewpub Brewer of the Year and a gold medal for best in Belgian-style White Ale for their Wild Wacky Wit at the Great American Beer Festival earlier this month. (Photo courtesy of Moon River Brewing Company)

City Talk: Hurricane Irma’s hard hit on local workers

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 7:27pm

We already knew that Hurricane Irma impacted the local and regional economy, but the depth of the storm’s impact became clearer last week with the release of key employment data by the Georgia Department of Labor.


Sat, 10/21/2017 - 5:12pm