October 2018 Features

  • SBA Small Business Lending Momentum Continues in FY18

    October 19, 2018

    The U.S. Small Business Administration announced FY18 lending numbers showing that it guaranteed over $30 billion to small businesses that otherwise would not have had access to capital.

  • Savannah Container Trade up 12%

    October 18, 2018

    The Georgia Ports Authority achieved a 12 percent increase in containerized trade at the Port of Savannah in September, along with a 37.6 percent increase in roll-on/roll-off trade at the Port of Brunswick.

  • Georgia Unemployment Rates Set Record in September

    October 18, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the state’s unemployment rate dipped in September to 3.7 percent, a number not reached since May 2001. At the same time, Georgia continued to set records for jobs and employed residents, Butler said.

  • UPS’s New Atlanta Super Hub Showcases Next Generation Operating Facility

    October 18, 2018

    UPS announced the grand opening of its second largest ground package processing facility in the United States and fourth largest package operation in its worldwide network. The Atlanta hub will process approximately 100,000 parcels per hour via a highly orchestrated series of conveyors, chutes, belts and ramps, into waiting trailers for transfer to another UPS location, or into package delivery vehicles bound for area businesses and residents

  • Plant Scherer Transforms into NASA for First Man, featuring Ryan Gosling

    October 17, 2018

    Hollywood and Georgia Power collide for the creation of an Oscar-contending film from Universal Pictures. The film, First Man, based on the book by James Hansen, is a biopic of Neil Armstrong’s journey to become the first man to walk on the moon in 1969.

  • Aflac: Employers are Hiring - Job Satisfaction is Growing - Workers More Satisfied with Workplace Benefits

    October 17, 2018

    After seeing American workers' job satisfaction dip in 2017, there is strong evidence that both workers and their employers have renewed feelings of workplace optimism and satisfaction. However, despite many reasons to be positive, employees and employers continue to have health care financial concerns.

  • Georgia’s Manufacturing Sector “Flying High” at 2018 Summit

    October 16, 2018

    The status of general manufacturing in Georgia is “Flying High” as exemplified by the theme, keynote speakers, panel members, and award winners at the 2018 Georgia Manufacturing Summit held last week at the Cobb Galleria in Atlanta. Specifically, the state leads the U.S. in aerospace manufacturing.

  • Governor Deal Honors Contributors in Arts and Humanities

    October 16, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal and First Lady Sandra Deal announced the recipients of the seventh annual Governor’s Awards for the Arts and Humanities. The awards were presented in partnership with the Georgia Council for the Arts and Georgia Humanities.

  • Autonomy, Workforce Development Drive "Forward Momentum” Theme at Southern Automotive Conference

    October 15, 2018

    Autonomous vehicle technology and industry workforce development drove the “Forward Momentum” theme that spotlighted the 11th Annual Southern Automotive Conference last week at the Cobb Galleria Center.

  • First Lady Sandra Deal Completes 900th School Visit

    October 15, 2018

    First Lady Sandra Deal visited Rowland Elementary School in Stone Mountain, marking her 900th school visit since Gov. Nathan Deal took office in 2011.

  • FICO and U.S. Chamber of Commerce Release First U.S. Cybersecurity Assessment

    October 15, 2018

    Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit -- The U.S. Chamber of Commerce and FICO released the first national cybersecurity assessment at the Chamber's Seventh Annual Cybersecurity Summit. The U.S. Chamber's Assessment of Business Cybersecurity, powered by the FICO Cyber Risk Score, measures the cybersecurity risk of the entire business community and risk across key sectors.

  • Ted Kleisner to be Honored at Savannah Technical College Foundation's 15th Annual Opportunity Gala

    October 11, 2018

    Savannah hospitality visionary and third-generation hotelier Ted Kleisner will be honored at the 15th annual Opportunity Award Gala, December 7, 2018. The event, hosted by the Savannah Technical College Foundation, honors deserving civic leaders in our community for a lifetime of service in creating and enhancing opportunities for others to succeed.

  • Belfair’s East Course Reopens as Part of Long-Term Plan to Reinvest More Than $20M into the Club and Community

    October 11, 2018

    Belfair, a private golf club community in Bluffton, South Carolina, recently reopened its award-winning East Course following a four-month enhancement and bunker renovation project. The East Course renovation is part of Belfair’s long-term strategic plan which will reinvest more than $20 million into the club and community over the next 10 years.

  • Governor Deal Expands State of Emergency to include 108 Counties

    October 11, 2018

    Acting on a recommendation from the state's Emergency Operations Command, Gov. Nathan Deal expanded the emergency declaration to an additional 16 counties. The state of emergency now includes 108 counties in Georgia.

  • Georgia Shatters All-Time Voter Registration Record

    October 11, 2018

    Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that Georgia has shattered the all-time voter registration record with over 6,915,000 active and inactive voters on the rolls. Kemp expects the total number to break 7,000,000 voters at any moment as counties continue to process forms received by yesterday's deadline.

  • Candor USA Announces Relocation of Headquarters to Savannah

    October 10, 2018

    Candor USA, a private healthcare marketplace that brings together integrated groups, brokers, carriers and individuals to enable Americans to reduce their true cost of healthcare coverage, announced that they would be relocating their headquarters to Savannah. Candor USA is currently located in Rome, Ga. and will retain an Integrated Groups Division at that location.

  • Governor Deal Declares State of Emergency ahead of Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2018

    Based on the latest forecast for Hurricane Michael and acting on a recommendation from Georgia Emergency Management and Homeland Security Agency officials, Gov. Nathan Deal issued an emergency declaration for 92 Georgia counties.

  • AG Chris Carr Puts Scammers and Price Gougers on Notice in Preparation for Hurricane Michael

    October 10, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr is warning consumers to be on the lookout for scams and possible price gouging as Hurricane Michael approaches the Gulf Coast.

  • Infinity, Inc. Receives Small Business of the Year Award

    October 09, 2018

    Infinity, Inc. was recently named 2018 Small Business of the Year by the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce. This award is presented to a company that has achieved success in its business through growth and quality performance, innovative efforts, and active participation in the community.

  • Savannah Economic Development Authority Names VP of Business Development

    October 05, 2018

    The Savannah Economic Development Authority announced this week that Matt Poyner has been named Vice President of Business Development. Poyner, who will begin on October 8, will lead business recruitment initiatives for the authority.

  • Former British Prime Minister David Cameron in Atlanta to Headline P20 Conference

    October 03, 2018

    P20, the transatlantic payments initiative, will host its second annual conference in Atlanta on October 9th and 10th. This year’s conference will bring together the world’s most influential leaders in payments technology, top U.S., U.K. and Canadian government officials and regulators to discuss the future of the global payments industry. Former British Prime Minister David Cameron will be the featured speaker.

  • Amazon Raises Minimum Wage to $15 for All U.S. Employees

    October 03, 2018

    Amazon announced it is increasing its minimum wage to $15 for all full-time, part-time, temporary - including those hired by agencies, and seasonal employees across the U.S.—effective November 1st. The new Amazon $15 minimum wage will benefit more than 250,000 Amazon employees, as well as over 100,000 seasonal employees who will be hired at Amazon sites across the country this holiday.

  • Memorial Health Welcomes New OB/GYNs

    October 02, 2018

    Two new obstetrician-gynecologists have joined Memorial Health University Physicians, the 33-practice network of primary and specialty care physicians that is part of Memorial Health.

  • AG Chris Carr Encourages Georgians to Participate in Cybersecurity Awareness Month

    October 02, 2018

    Attorney General Chris Carr is urging Georgia consumers, businesses, non- profits, government institutions and religious institutions to learn more about cybersecurity during Cybersecurity Awareness Month this October.

  • Local Business Leaders Give Personal Insight into Succession Planning at Georgia Tech Professional Education’s Learners & Leaders

    October 01, 2018

    Georgia Tech Professional Education hosted a “Leaders and Learners” Breakfast at the Savannah campus this morning to talk company culture and what it takes to prepare the next generation of leaders.