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Savannah Jaycees celebrate 75 years

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 3:38pm

From raising funds to renovate the Forsyth Park fountain and spearheading the effort to hire a Savannah City Manager to pushing for the installation of voting booths throughout Chatham County, the Savannah Jaycees have been one of the leading civic organizations for decades.

Photo special to the Savannah Morning News - The current members of the Savannah Jaycees.

Tourism attracts new Cyber security firm to Savannah

Sat, 10/21/2017 - 1:45pm

Savannah’s tourism industry has played a role in attracting a new business to Bull Street.

Charles Johnson

Finding financing: Getting a bank loan can still be hard for many women who own businesses

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 8:44pm

By Joyce M. Rosenberg

In this Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2017, photo, Kirsten Curry, owner of Leading Retirement Solutions, poses for a portrait in her office in Seattle. Curry has applied to four banks for loans for the retirement planning advisory firm and been turned down by three. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Ask SCORE: Would your hobby make good business?

Fri, 10/20/2017 - 5:53pm

Running a successful business centered on doing something you love is the dream of many entrepreneurs. What could be more gratifying than making a living sharing your talents and skills with others?

William Izzard

When it makes sense to donate a car to charity

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 10:24pm

It’s easy to donate a car to charity if all you want to do is get rid of it. Simply call a charity that accepts old vehicles, and it will tow your heap away. But if you want to maximize your tax benefits, it’s more complicated. Here’s a walk through some of the considerations, with the usual proviso that you should discuss these issues with your tax preparer before you act.

This photo provided by Edmunds shows the 1998 Lexus ES300, an example of a car that a consumer might want to donate to charity. (Scott Jacobs/Edmunds via AP)

Ship Schedule

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 7:00pm

Following are the ships expected to call on Georgia Ports Authority’s Garden City and Ocean terminals this week. Schedules are supplied by GPA and are subject to change.

JCB adds two track loaders to their line-up

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:58pm

JCB debuted its new compact track loaders on Thursday at a trade show in Louisville, KY.

JCB has introduced two new compact track loaders, models 210T and 215T. Company officials said the loaders provide the performance of large-platform compact track loaders in small-platform. (Photo courtesy of JCB North America/Guy Dixon)

Business owners plan ahead for holiday celebrations

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:10pm

As one of the most celebratory times of the year approaches, Savannah business owners prepare now to celebrate the holidays, whether that means giving back to their employees, the community, or throwing a blowout fete. No matter which way business owners and employees are choosing to rejoice, there are myriad elements to consider when hosting a holiday celebration.

Jack Thacher, son of Jane Vaden Thacher and Peter Thacher, addresses the entire Vaden extended family. Photo by Nichole Barrali.

Executive Profile: Ann Canney

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:09pm


Ann Canney, owner of Sanders Gifts and Home Accents. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Business Profile: Skippers of Savannah Florist & Gifts

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:08pm


Gladys Wise, owner of Skippers of Savannah Florist & Gifts. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Zapp: Single-payer health system might be economic solution

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:05pm

An open letter to our congressmen, who continue to consider health care funding models:

Wright: Capture trending hashtags for business social media accounts

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:04pm

Leveraging the power of social media is a key component for a business trying to strengthen brand messaging.

Page: Logistics providers can position themselves to provide value

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:03pm

Many importers and exporters have discovered the value of hiring a third-party company to organize their shipments.

Tilton: Commercial construction needs workers as projects rise

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:03pm

There’s been a lot of talk recently about how automation may soon replace people in the workforce in areas from transportation to financial sectors and others. Some academic counselors are even advising students not to pursue certain fields of study once thought to be sure bets for good future employment because a job may not be waiting for them when they get out of school.

Moore: Concentrate energy on being client-centric

Thu, 10/19/2017 - 6:01pm

Is your business client-centric enough in today’s world? Currently, there is less and less person-to-person contact in our digital age along with rising regulations. Many have struggled to adapt their business to clients’ ever-changing needs and expectations. client-centric organizations strive to consistently provide a positive client experience.

Papy: We the people create the solutions

Wed, 10/18/2017 - 8:10pm

Grassroots movements have always shifted and changed power. But they have also provided solutions.