Business In Savannah
Gov. Nathan Deal today announced that Safavieh, a manufacturer and distributor of international home furnishings, will create 200 jobs and invest more than $60 million in a new Chatham County distribution facility.
A few shovels full of dirt made history for HOS Management on Tuesday as they broke ground for the company’s first retail development, the Commons in The Village at Savannah Quarters.
HOS Management team members along with City of Pooler and Savannah Quarters officials break ground on HOS’s first retail development, the Commons in the Village at Savannah Quarters, on Tuesday. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)
By Paul Wiseman
FILE - In this July 31, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks in the Oval Office in Washington. Of all the trade deals he lambasted on the campaign trail as threats to American workers, Trump reserved particular scorn for one: The North American Free Trade Agreement. Five days of talks aimed at overhauling NAFTA begin Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017, in Washington, with negotiations to follow in Mexico and Canada. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Earlier this month, the company that owns Applebee’s announced it would be shuttering more than 100 of the restaurants this year. They blamed declining profits, and millenials not wanting to eat there.
Growing up in Savannah, Suzanne Shank was your typical overachiever — a cheerleader and homecoming queen, editor of the school newspaper and valedictorian of the Sol C. Johnson High School Class of 1979.
Suzanne Shank accepts the 2017 Shot Caller award during Black Girls Rock! the annual BET television network celebration of top African-American women in the fields of entertainment, finance, politics and more. The awards show, held Aug. 5, will be broadcast Aug. 22. (Getty Images 2017 by Dia Dipasupil for BET)
By Josh Boak
FILE - In this Wednesday, May 3, 2017, file photo, U.S. President Donald Trump speaks during an event in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump wants to close a frustrating 2017 with the first overhaul of the tax code in more than three decades. Yet after seven months of work, Trump’s plan remains little more than a rough sketch. Despite the haziness of the blueprint, administration officials have held to their pledges that lowering tax rates would spur the creation of millions of jobs and faster economic growth. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
Black Chamber sponsors workshop
By Ken Sweet
FILE - This file photo provided by JPMorgan Chase shows a likeness of the Chase Sapphire Reserve Card. Shoppers who want a lot of high-end rewards on their credit cards currently have plenty of options. Ever since JPMorgan Chase launched its $450-a-year Sapphire Reserve Card in 2016, there’s been a proliferation of cards joining it and the American Express Platinum Card in offering big perks for a big annual fee. But whether enough people are willing to hold many of these cards may determine how sustainable the expansion is. (JPMorgan Chase via AP, File)
By Ricardo Alonso-Zaldivar
FILE - In this July 24, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by Vice President Mike Pence, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price, and others, speaks about healthcare, in the Blue Room of the White House in Washington. A study by a nonpartisan group says the Trump administration’s own actions are triggering double-digit premium increases on individual health insurance policies purchased by millions of consumers. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File)
For many people, a wholesome, hot meal is something that isn’t always guaranteed, but Savannah’s LongHorn Steakhouse and its parent company Darden Restaurants are helping to change that with their Harvest program.
LongHorn Steakhouse culinary manager Kenneth Johnson, center, helps Inner City Night Shelter volunteers load their weekly food donation Wednesday. The restaurant has donated 72,900 pounds of food to nonprofits in the area since 2003. (Katie Nussbaum/Savannah Morning News)
By Dee-Ann Durbin
In this photo provided by Nils Henningstad, Henningstad poses next to his Tesla Model X while charging the electric car at a public charging station, Thursday, July 13, 2017, in Lillestrom, just outside Oslo, Norway. Electric cars are seeing growing support around the world. France and the United Kingdom want to ban sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040. But there’s a problem: There aren’t enough places to plug those cars in. (Lene Marie Brynildsen/Courtesy of Nils Henningstad via AP)
“People, actual persons like you and me, are viable when they can stand on their own feet,” says E. F. Schumacher, author of Small is Beautiful: Economics as if People Mattered. This book, despite being published in 1973 when the world looked very different, still sits on my desk as a consistent problem solving reference and a reminder to figure out ways to create accessibility to viability.