April 2018 Features

  • Savannah Posts Great March Job Numbers

    April 27, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Savannah set more records in March as all of its critical job measures trended in the right direction again.

  • HSF to Kick Off Preservation Month in May with Wine Tasting & Home Tour

    April 26, 2018

    Historic Savannah Foundation is set to kick off its observance of Preservation Month with the annual Wine Tasting and Historic Home Tour. The tour begins at 6 p.m. Friday, May 4th and offers participants an exciting look at the impact preservation has on one of Savannah’s up-and-coming residential areas.

  • Georgia Employers Association Legal & Benefits Workshop Covers the Bases for Georgia Employers

    April 26, 2018

    Georgia's thriving economy is producing excellent opportunities for business and associated challenges for business leaders and human resource professionals. Competition for the best employees is intense and the regulatory and legal environment continues to change rapidly. The upcoming Georgia Employers' Association Legal and Benefits Workshop is intended to help Georgia businesses keep all of the bases covered.

  • Gulfstream to Expand in Savannah

    April 25, 2018

    Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced plans to build a new service center at Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport in response to its growing customer fleet’s needs for maintenance and service. The service center is expected to open in the second quarter of 2019 and create about 200 jobs.

  • More Details: EDTS Cyber Picked by TaxSlayer to Enhance Security

    April 25, 2018

    There are a lot of companies that say they offer Cyber or IT security, often taking advantage of the lack of understanding in the marketplace. With today’s more sophisticated attacks, it takes a comprehensive offering to protect business data.

  • SOS Brian Kemp Announces Commission Members to Review Georgia's Next Voting System

    April 25, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced his list of appointees to the Secure, Accessible & Fair Elections Commission, which is tasked with studying options for Georgia’s next voting system. The SAFE Commission will conduct thorough discussions on all options – including the feasibility of using all hand-marked paper ballots to all electronic machines with a voter-verified paper trail – and travel the state to solicit feedback from stakeholders.

  • Georgia Chamber Launches Scorecard Website for 2017-18 Session

    April 24, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce launches its Scorecard website recapping the 2017-2018 Legislative Session and how each legislator voted on top-priority bills for the organization.

  • AG Chris Carr: We Must Continue Efforts to Strengthen State's Response to the Opioid Epidemic

    April 23, 2018

    As the former Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development, I am very proud of the fact that our state is the top state in the nation in which to do business. The recognition highlights the collaborative mindset we apply to economic development in our state, and it highlights the many opportunities that our Georgia families enjoy as a result of having a thriving business environment.

  • State Economic Competitiveness Rankings Reveal Upward Standings Tied to Federal Tax Reform

    April 23, 2018

    The American Legislative Exchange Council released the much anticipated 2018 edition of Rich States, Poor States. Utah again earns the top spot for states with the best economic outlook, followed by Idaho, Indiana, North Dakota and Arizona. Several states' success in increased rankings can be tied directly to the success of federal tax reform and the resources it gave to lawmakers to cut taxes at the state level.

  • The Savannah Bananas Take Over Georgia Tech-Savannah’s Second Learners & Leaders Series of 2018

    April 20, 2018

    Georgia Tech-Savannah’s April Learners & Leaders session, “Going Bananas! How Fans First Entertainment Saved Baseball in Savannah,” was led by Jared Orton, president of the Savannah Bananas.

  • Senator David Perdue: Trump’s North Korea Policy Is Succeeding

    April 20, 2018

    CIA Director and Secretary of State-designate Mike Pompeo’s recent meeting with North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un was an important step to lay the groundwork for the upcoming meeting planned between President Trump and Kim.

  • Education and Agriculture Highlighted in Leadership Southeast Georgia’s Fourth Session Held in Bulloch County

    April 19, 2018

    Leadership Southeast Georgia, a regional leadership development program, held its fourth of five sessions, focusing on educational and workforce factors that impact the region. The session, held in Bulloch County, also addressed agritourism and its impact on the local economy.

  • Enmarket Assumes Operations of 34 E-Z Shop Convenience Stores in South Carolina

    April 19, 2018

    Enmarket has assumed operations of 34 E-Z Shop convenience stores located throughout South Carolina. The Savannah-based company recently bought the stores from Brabham Oil Company, Inc., based in Bamberg, S.C.

  • Georgia Sets Employment Records in March

    April 19, 2018

    State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that Georgia continued to set records in March even as the number of jobs dipped slightly.

  • Delta Offsets Carbon Emissions for 170,000+ Customers Today

    April 19, 2018

    Delta is helping customers travel a little cleaner today by offsetting carbon emissions on all domestic travel into and out of seven major airports with high corporate travel demand. The investment comes in honor of Earth Month and the airline's commitment to carbon-neutral growth.

  • AG Chris Carr and Legal Community Commence 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy

    April 18, 2018

    April 16th marked the first day of the 7th Annual Georgia Legal Food Frenzy, a two-week food and fund drive led by Georgia’s legal community. The 2018 competition is presented by the Office of the Attorney General and the Young Lawyers Division of the State Bar of Georgia to benefit the Georgia Food Bank Association.

  • Peace of Mind in the Cloud? Lunch and Learn at Toni Steakhouse is Free

    April 17, 2018

    EDTS Cyber constantly discusses cyber crime and its impact on I.T. But if you're busy operating your business, you may not have the luxury of time to troubleshoot the security of your data in the cloud.

  • Three Companies Named Georgia’s 2018 Manufacturers of the Year

    April 17, 2018

    At a luncheon held Thursday, Gov. Nathan Deal named three of Georgia’s leading companies as the 2018 Manufacturers of the Year. Pratt & Whitney in Columbus, Ga., won in the category of 500 or more employees; NIBCO in Greensboro, Ga., won in the category of 150-500 employees; and, Alpharetta-based Metcam won in the category of 150 or fewer employees.

  • Savannah Tech Foundation Celebrates 2018 Tribute to Community STARs

    April 16, 2018

    A crowd of more than 200 gathered in the Eckburg Auditorium on the campus of Savannah Technical College to celebrate the 2018 Tribute to Community STARS luncheon, the twelfth annual event recognizing people for their service and dedication in the community or at work.

  • Georgia Ports Association Grows Trade, Market Share

    April 13, 2018

    The Georgia Ports Authority achieved 14 percent growth in March container volumes, moving 355,208 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers. For the fiscal year to date (July-March), TEU container trade grew by 9 percent, or 255,786 additional units for a total of 3.08 million, a new record for Savannah.

  • Publix Savannah Women's Half & 5K Makes $1.8M Impact in the Community

    April 13, 2018

    Last weekend, the fourth annual Publix Savannah Women’s Half Marathon & 5K hosted nearly 2,500 participants representing nine countries outside of the U.S. and 40 states. The weekend’s race-related visitation accounted for more than 3,300 room nights in area hotels and a direct visitor spend of over $1.8 million.

  • Labor Commissioner to Meet with Local Business Leaders in Pooler April 18th

    April 12, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler will host the first of 12 regional business summits on April 18. The event will be held at the National Museum of the Mighty 8th Air Force, 175 Bourne Ave., Pooler, from 9 a.m. until 3:30 p.m.

  • How Georgia is Improving Affordable Housing as a Platform for Health

    April 12, 2018

    Access to quality, affordable housing is critical for supporting good health. For individuals and families with tight budgets, high housing costs can lead to tough choices between making rent and going to the doctor, between keeping the lights on and buying healthy food, or even between being part of a community or becoming socially isolated.

  • The Kennickell Group Wraps the Harbour Town Lighthouse

    April 11, 2018

    The Kennickell Group has finished wrapping the Harbour Town Lighthouse. This year they wrapped the lighthouse in plaid colors of the RBC Heritage instead of the lighthouse's traditional red and white stripes.

  • Georgia’s Legacies, Past And Future

    April 11, 2018

    The last week of Georgia’s 2018 meeting of the General Assembly featured even more symbolism and ceremony than usual. There were the customary farewell speeches by members who won’t be returning after this year’s election. On Tuesday and Wednesday, there was also a casket in the middle of the rotunda.