BiS: - Business news for the creative coast.


Bastian, Bowers honored as Trustees

The Georgia Historical Society honored Ed Bastian, CEO of Delta Air Lines, and Paul Bowers, chairman, president, and CEO of Georgia Power, as the newest Georgia Trustees at its annual Trustees Gala on Saturday night.

Savannah developer plans Starland live, work, play community

Located in the Thomas Square Streetcar neighborhood, the Starland District is one of the Savannah’s fastest growing areas. Home to local art galleries, technology startups and designers, there’s no shortage of creativity.

The former New Covenant United Methodist Church sits at the intersection of Bull and East 38th streets on Friday. Savannah-based Foram Group plans to develop a $40 million live, work, play community known as Starland Village at Bull and 38th Streets. The development, which will be spread across three lots, includes the former New Covenant United Methodist Church and the lot to the north that was previously owed by the City of Savannah, is expected to cover roughly 130,000 square-feet. (Will Peebles/Savannah Morning News)

City Talk: MPC will consider new developments impacting Thomas Square

Last Tuesday, residents of Thomas Square packed the community room at the Whitaker Street fire station to hear about two large developments that will have broad impacts on the neighborhood.

Duffy Street shoemaker brings traditions to new generation

To Savannah’s bespoke shoemaker, Marcell Mrsan, precision and simplicity are the key ingredients in crafting beautiful shoes that last.

Marcell Mrsan displays a pair of handmade shoes. (Steve Bisson/Savannah Morning News)

Owens: Tourism awards honor those who make Savannah shine

For 20 years, the Tourism Leadership Council has honored some of the best and brightest stars in the tourism and hospitality community through the Tourism Awards and Scholarship Dinner. Over the years, we have expanded our awards to grow with our tourism industry, and refined our selection process for our award winners.

Carver State Bank receives new markets tax credit award for $30 million

Savannah-based Carver State Bank, along with partner Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs, has been awarded $30 million in New Markets Tax Credits from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Community Development Financial Institutions Fund through Carver Financial Corporation, Carver State Bank’s holding company and affiliated Community Development Entity.

‘Dangerous’ hitchhikers found in Savannah port shipment

Several possibly dangerous bugs were stopped by U.S. Customs and Border Protection specialists at the Port of Savannah last month.

This tortoise beetle was discovered by CBP agriculture specialist at Port of Savannah. (Photo courtesy of U.S. Customs and Border Protection/Savannah)

Car negotiating secrets for people who hate haggling


The Kennickell Group turns the Harbour Town Lighthouse plaid

The Harbour Town Lighthouse in Hilton Head Island is sporting a brand new look ahead of the RBC Heritage Golf Classic.

Weekly Ship Schedule


Congressional delegation lobbies for more Savannah port funds

After a disappointing week of budget announcements, Savannah’s harbor expansion project may be moving closer to receiving the funds needed to finish the project.

The 300 foot dredge Alaska, off the coast of Tybee Island, deepens the shipping channel to the Port of Savannah. The project will deepen the shipping channel from 42 to 47 feet at mean low water. (Photo courtesy of Georgia Ports Authority/Stephen B. Morton)

Robertson: Put some thought in your email approach

While we are still in the first quarter of the new year, this is a good time to evaluate your company’s marketing goals, budget and projects. In addition to your advertising, public relations, social media, and promotions, it is important to take a good look at your email marketing program.

Markets Q&A: Stocks stabilize, but can investors relax?

AP Business Writers

In this combo of file photo taken on the floor of the New York Stock Exchange, a television screen headlines the stock index news at the close of trading on Monday, Feb. 5, 2018, top, and a television screen headlines the Dow Jones industrial average on Monday, Feb. 12. The stock market has found firmer footing following its breathtaking drop earlier this month, where the S&P 500 lost 10 percent in just nine days. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)

Inflation signs may point to rate hikes


FILE- In this Nov. 24, 2017, file photo, a shopper looks over clothing at a J.C. Penney store in Seattle. On Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, the Labor Department reports on U.S. consumer prices for January. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Savannah Music Festival receives grant from the Hearst Foundation

The Savannah Music Festival has received a $75,000 grant from The William Randolph Hearst Foundation in support of its Musical Explorers program, which serves thousands of students and teachers across Savannah.

Musicians perform during a concert for the Savannah Music Festival’s Musical Explorers program in December. The program, which serves thousands of students and teachers across Savannah, was recently awarded a $75,000 grant from The William Randolph Hearst Foundation. (Photo courtesy of the Savannah Music Festival)

BiS in brief: Sandpiper scholarship, SCORE gets grant, EnMarket seeks grant recipients

Sandpiper Supply announces scholarship

HOS Management breaks ground on downtown hotel

HOS Management, a second-generation Savannah hospitality and development company, expanded its footprint on Tuesday with a groundreaking for The Cambria Hotel Savannah Historic District.

World Trade Center CEO showcases Savannah work

Savannah’s World Trade Center is receiving praise from the CEO of the World Trade Centers Association.

Scott Ferguson, CEO of the World Trade Centers Association, spoke at the SEDA board meeting on Tuesday. (DeAnn Komanecky/Savannah Morning News)

Is inflation going up? Here are five ways to keep track

By Christopher Rugaber