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Henry resigns as Effingham IDA CEO

John Henry has resigned as CEO of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority, saying he needed a break after leading economic efforts in the county for nearly 13 years.

John A. Henry

Study: SCAD’s local economic impact reaches $438M

The Savannah College of Art and Design contributed $438 million to the local economy during the fiscal year 2017 and directly supported more than 2,500 full and part-time jobs in the area, according to a recent study.

The Savannah College of Art and Design contributed $438 million to the local economy during the fiscal year 2017 and directly supported more than 2,500 full and part-time jobs in the area, according to a recent study (Photo courtesy of SCAD)

Sandfly’s Holiday Fair celebrates neighborhood, businesses

Sandfly Market Place will have its fifth annual holiday fundraiser this Saturday, and this time they are bringing the neighbors. The antique mall has partnered with five Sandfly businesses to host a family-friendly block party.

Florida company buys 22 acres in Pooler for industrial building

A Florida company has announced the purchase of 22 acres near Interstates 95 and 16 in Pooler for an industrial building.

Viagra goes generic: Pfizer to launch own little white pill

By Linda A. Johnson

Bag the mistletoe, cut the booze: Office parties sober up

By Marley Jay

Small business group honors businesses, community standouts

The Small Business Assistance Corporation hosted its 26th annual luncheon and awards ceremony Wednesday at Savannah Golf Club honoring businesses and community members dedicated to the area’s small business growth and success.

Old airport terminal to be demolished, land leased to SEDA

The Savannah Airport Commission on Wednesday voted to lease 24 acres of land to the Savannah Economic Development Authority, which will pave the way for a new aerospace development. Each acre will be leased for $8,000 per year under the agreement.

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Multi-family complex planned for Savannah Quarters

A recently closed deal near Savannah Quarters is set to bring a new multi-unit apartment complex to Pooler.

This rendering show the Station at Savannah Quarters, a new multi-family complex near Savannah Quarters. The complex, which is being developed by Tynes Development will include 244-units which will be accessible by elevator. (Rendering courtesy of Harbert Realty Services)

Ramsey: Think through office gift-giving

We are all busy enough during the holidays without the added stress of buying gifts for co-workers and bosses. More than a few people struggle with this every year. Do any of the following questions ring a seasonal bell with you?

AP FACT CHECK: Net-neutrality claims leave out key context


FILE - In this Feb. 26, 2015, file photo, Federal Communication Commission Commissioner Ajit Pai speaks during an open hearing and vote on “Net Neutrality” in Washington. In its push to undo Obama-era “net neutrality” rules, the country’s Republican-led telecom regulator has defended its proposal with some statements that are incomplete or misleading. But a Democratic official in favor of net neutrality also criticized FCC Chairman Pai in a way that left out crucial context. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais, File)

Kennedy seems conflicted in Supreme Court wedding cake case


Charlie Craig, left, and David Mullins touch foreheads after leaving the Supreme Court which is hearing the case, the ‘Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission’ today, Tuesday, Dec. 5, 2017, in Washington. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

Myrtle Beach developer buys 4 Broughton properties

Atlanta developer Ben Carter has sold four of his Broughton Street properties to Myrtle Beach-based Burroughs & Chapin.

City Talk: Starland Village attracts excitement, questions

The Foram Group has big plans for the west side of Bull Street between 37th and 39th streets.

State Bank adds second branch; now has 32 locations in Georgia

A bank with a Savannah “bloodline” has opened its second full-service Savannah branch and celebrated the accomplishment Monday morning with a grand opening.

Savannah outer harbor deepening enters next phase

The final phase of the outer harbor portion of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project, commonly known as SHEP, is officially underway as of Dec. 1, representatives with the Savannah District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineer announced this week.

Papy: Women entrepreneurs matter more than ever

“Women entrepreneurs can drive economic growth,” stated UN Women Deputy Executive Director Lakshmi Puri at the SHE·ERA: 2017 Global Conference on Women and Entrepreneurship. “There is growing global consensus on women’s economic empowerment as a force multiplier for good governance, economic growth, poverty eradication…a universal call to action for all stakeholders, including in business, government, youth and civil society, the agenda articulates priorities for joint efforts, so that all women and men, including young women, can share the benefits of economic growth and development, with no one left behind.”




CFO Council of Savannah names 2018 board

The CFO Council of Savannah, a nonprofit association of local financial decision-makers, recently elected its board of directors for 2018. The incoming board officers and members are: Chairman Len James, CFO John S. James Co.; Vice Chairman Mark Sprosty, CFO, Savannah Economic Development Authority; Treasurer Karl Bohnstedt, CPA, partner, Dabbs, Hill, Hickman &Cannon LLP, and Secretary Lisa Lanier, controller, Precision Cutting Service.

Kelly Peutz