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  • Hugh Jackman, Emily Blunt, John Krasinski Lead SCAD Savannah Film Fest Honoree List

    October 01, 2018

    The Savannah College of Art and Design announced the 2018 honorees to be recognized at the 21st annual SCAD Savannah Film Festival, taking place Oct. 27-Nov. 3. Now the largest university-run film festival in the country, the annual tribute to excellence in film has screened over 110 Oscar-nominated films and honored over 80 legendary actors, directors, producers, writers and filmmakers from around the world.

  • 13th Annual Buddy Walk Hosted by the Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society Returns with a Healthy Twist on October 6th

    October 01, 2018

    The Lowcountry Down Syndrome Society will host their 13th annual Buddy Walk on Saturday, Oct. 6, in Forsyth Park. Individuals of all ages and abilities — and their pets — are invited, especially those in wheelchairs, carriages and strollers.

  • Paul Bowers Discussing Why Georgia Power Believes in Corporate Generosity

    October 01, 2018

    Georgia Power’s Paul Bowers shares why he helped launch goBeyondProfit. Imagine the difference we can make when we all come together? Business leaders pledging to empower the generous spirit of employees and meet the needs of customers in our communities.

  • Savannah’s Unemployment Rate Falls

    September 27, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that in August both the unemployment rate and claims for unemployment fell in Savannah.

  • EDTS Cyber Pledges to Support National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018 as a Champion

    September 27, 2018

    EDTS Cyber announced that it has become a Champion of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2018. They will be joining a growing global effort among businesses, government agencies, colleges and universities, associations, nonprofit organizations and individuals to promote the awareness of online safety and privacy.

  • Georgia Bio Appoints Maria Thacker Acting President and CEO

    September 27, 2018

    Georgia Bio announced that Maria Thacker Goethe has assumed the role of Acting President and CEO for the trade association and the Georgia BioEd Institute. She will also remain in her capacity as Executive Director for the Georgia Global Health Alliance.

  • Savannah Food & Wine Festival Announces Final Events for 2018

    September 26, 2018

    The Savannah Food & Wine Festival, presented by Publix will be celebrating its sixth year this November 5th – 11th. Several new events have been added to the final schedule, along with an impressive list of award-winning guest celebrity chefs, local chefs, wine and beverage experts, and cookbook authors.

  • Former Commander of NSA Georgia to Lead Georgia Cyber Center

    September 24, 2018

    Col. Eric Toler, former commander of NSA Georgia, has been named executive director of the Georgia Cyber Center. He will begin his new position on Oct. 1st. In his new role, Col. Toler will work with Augusta University, Augusta Technical College and Georgia Technology Authority executive stakeholders to define and execute the overall strategy, vision, mission and goals for the center’s programs and partnerships.

  • Georgia Ports Plan 8 Million TEU Capacity by 2028

    September 21, 2018

    At the Savannah State of the Port event, GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch thanked Governor Deal for his leadership and detailed GPA's 10-year, $2.5 billion plan to expand the capacity of the nation's fastest growing and single largest container terminal from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers to 8 million.

  • Georgia Named Top State for Business for Fifth Consecutive Year

    September 21, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state for business for the fifth year in a row by Area Development, a leading corporate site selection and facility planning publication. Deal was joined by Area Development publisher and president Dennis J. Shea to make the announcement at the 2018 State of the Ports Address in Savannah.

  • The Neighborhood at Starland Village to Host ThriveCEO Wednesday, September 26th

    September 20, 2018

    The Neighborhood at Starland Village, a planned collection of coworking offices offering business resources in Starland District, is pleased to announce it will host ThriveCEO, a collaborative business and entrepreneurial event on Wednesday, September 26, 2018.

  • Georgia's Graduation Rate Rises to All-Time High

    September 20, 2018

    Georgia’s high school graduation rate increased again in 2018, rising to 81.6 percent from 80.6 percent in 2017. This is an all-time high for Georgia’s graduation rate since the state began using the adjusted cohort calculation now required by federal law. Seventy-four Georgia school districts recorded 2018 graduation rates at or above 90 percent.

  • Georgia Labor Market Sets Records in August

    September 20, 2018

    Georgia Labor Commissioner, Mark Butler, said Thursday that Georgia’s unemployment rate for August dipped below the national number for the first time in 11 years.

  • Savannah Chamber Announces Selectees for 2018-2019 Leadership Savannah Class

    September 19, 2018

    The Savannah Area Chamber Leadership Savannah selections committee has chosen 41 current and potential leaders in the community to make up its 2018-2019 class. These professionals are active in business, education, the arts, religion, government, community-based organizations. Leadership Savannah strives to select candidates who reflect the diversity of Savannah’s economy.

  • John Schuerholz and Frank Blake Named 2019 Georgia Trustees

    September 19, 2018

    The Georgia Historical Society announced that Frank Blake, retired Chairman and CEO of The Home Depot, and John Schuerholz, Vice-chairman emeritus of the Atlanta Braves, will be inducted as the newest Georgia Trustees on February 16th, 2019, at the Trustees Gala in Savannah. It is the highest honor the State of Georgia can confer.

  • Georgia Ports Approves $92M Rail Expansion

    September 18, 2018

    The Georgia Ports Authority moved 375,833 Twenty-foot Equivalent Unit containers in August, an 8 percent increase over August 2017. In addition, the GPA handled 86,200 intermodal TEUs, a 33 percent jump.

  • John McNair Named President & CEO of Community Bankers Association of Georgia

    September 18, 2018

    The Community Bankers Association of Georgia announced that John McNair, executive vice president of member relations at the Independent Community Bankers of America in Washington, D.C., was named CBA president and CEO.

  • Amazon Storefronts: Over a Million Products From Nearly 20,000 U.S. Small Businesses From All 50 States

    September 18, 2018

    Amazon opens “Amazon Storefronts,” a new store for customers to shop exclusively from U.S. small and medium-sized businesses selling on Amazon.

  • Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce Names Cecilia Russo Turner as Entrepreneur of the Year

    September 17, 2018

    Cecilia Russo Turner of Cecilia Russo Marketing received the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year from the Savannah Area Chamber of Commerce during its annual business awards banquet on September 13.

  • GeorgiaForward Forum Focuses on Engaging Georgia's Next Generation of Leaders

    September 17, 2018

    Are you ready for a different kind of leadership conference to help chart Georgia’s future? Make plans now to attend the 2018 GeorgiaForward Forum.

  • Governor Deal Announces New Supreme Court & Appeals Court Appointments

    September 17, 2018

    Gov. Nathan Deal announced the appointment of the Honorable Charlie Bethel as a justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia. Bethel will fill the vacancy created by the retirement of Justice P. Harris Hines. Deal also announced the appointment of the Honorable Christian A. Coomer to the Court of Appeals of Georgia to fill the vacancy created by Bethel’s appointment.

  • Georgia Chamber Named State Chamber of the Year

    September 14, 2018

    The Council of State Chambers, named the Georgia Chamber of Commerce the 2018 State Chamber of Year at its annual award ceremony held in New Orleans, Louisiana.

  • Georgia Chamber Announces the Launch of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition

    September 13, 2018

    The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced the launch of the Georgia Screen Entertainment Coalition, a statewide advocacy group focused on ensuring the long-term viability and success of Georgia’s screen entertainment industry.

  • Savannah Philharmonic Unveils Theme for 2018 Picnic in the Park

    September 12, 2018

    The Savannah Philharmonic, along with the City of Savannah and presenting sponsor Enmarket, will present the annual Picnic in the Park, a night of fantastic music and free family fun for the entire community. Set in historic Forsyth Park, the event is slated for 3 – 9 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018.

  • University System of Georgia Announces Creation of Georgia FinTech Academy

    September 12, 2018

    Chancellor Steve Wrigley and the Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia announced the formation of the Georgia FinTech Academy. The academy is a statewide initiative to create a talent pipeline for Georgia’s fast-growing financial technology (fintech) business sector.

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