Business In Savannah
Caring for our nation’s veterans is a top concern for many in our country today. As the cost of health care -- especially long-term care -- continues to rise, many veterans and their families are facing the reality of their needs exceeding their income. Veterans Affairs offers many benefits, one of which — VA Pension -- is particularly suited to helping offset the cost of long-term care for older veterans and their surviving spouses.
There’s a success story behind nearly every one of the 27,000 tourism and hospitality industry jobs across Chatham County. Whether it’s a former dishwasher turned general manager or a cook who now owns a successful restaurant group, the opportunity to climb the ladder is ever-present.
Sharing their tourism success stories at Thursday’s Tourism Leadership Council luncheon were Guillermo Montes, Tracy Boles, Sherrie Spinks, Leonard Massey and Kal Patel. The group along with hundreds of others are featured in TLC’s “I am Tourism; Opportunity is Here” publication, which highlights hundreds of local hospitality success stories. (Shelly Mobley/For the Savannah Morning News)
Even as Georgia Power and its partners prepare a report for later this month on what it would cost to finish two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle, work there continues with the installation of a massive steam generator in one reactor.
SPECIAL A steam generator is installed at the Plant Vogtle Unit 3 nuclear reactor on Tuesday. It uses heat from the nuclear core to convert water into steam for power generation. A 1.4 million pound steam generator is installed at the new Plant Vogtle Unit 3 nuclear reactor. (Contributed photo)
With one of the biggest shipping operations in the country, Savannah is known for its port, warehouses and operating logistics. Some of the area’s best logistics experts say the lessons from the large endeavors will translate to making any size business run as successfully and efficiently as possible.
If you’ve ever seen one of those yellow signs posted on a building or empty lot announcing a zoning change petition, you probably know the property owner or potential owner wants to build something new or alter the current building’s purpose and must first seek permission from the governing municipality to rezone the lot.
Workplace violence is an uncomfortable and frightening risk. In an interconnected world of social media and 24-hour news coverage, we have all undoubtedly noticed a handful of these events. For every incident, such as those in Orlando and San Bernardino, there are even more occurrences of workplace violence that go uncovered by the national news front.
We rely heavily on text, email, voice mail and other technology to communicate with clients, coworkers, colleagues and vendors. From time to time, there remains the need and opportunity for personal contact in the workplace. Professional conduct and proper etiquette are still important in today’s world and in our interactions with others. The way offices are configured with cubicles and open work spaces, it’s impossible to completely hide from other human beings.
By Joyce M. Rosenberg
FILE - In this Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017, file photo, Small Business Administration Administrator-designate, former wrestling entertainment executive, Linda McMahon testifies on Capitol Hill in Washington, at her confirmation hearing before the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committee. Six months into her tenure as head of the SBA, McMahon sees the split among small business owners: they are increasingly optimistic, but many are held back by their inability to get loans or find the right workers for jobs that are going begging. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
General Dynamics Corps, owner of both Gulfstream Aerospace and Jet Aviation, is discontinuing its Jet Aviation finishing center in St. Louis and moving a Gulfstream service center into the spot Jet Aviation now occupies at the St. Louis Downtown Airport in Cahokia, according to a report published in the Belleville News-Democrat.
A power of attorney is a legal document that grants authority to an individual (the agent or attorney-in-fact) to act on behalf of another individual (the principal). Powers of attorney will contain a list of powers that the agent is authorized to exercise on behalf of the principal. The agent is often authorized to make legal and financial decisions for the principal, including paying bills, opening and closing accounts, and buying and selling real estate. As a general proposition, the agent is only authorized to exercise her powers for the benefit of the principal and has fiduciary duties to act in the principal’s best interest.
As a business consultant, I routinely help small businesses with access to capital. My role in the process is to assist with business plans, acquisition and expansion plans, strategic plans and financial projections that may be needed to accompany a funding request. Before we begin that process I always have a discussion about the 5 Cs to make sure that in addition to the business the client themselves is a worthy loan candidate.