Business

  Rincon business owner & the BBB warning about Facebook Messenger scam

After nearly falling for the scam, a local business owner is speaking out in hopes of saving others from loses thousands of dollars to scammers.

  New container truck gate opens at the Port of Savannah

  Savannah bakery celebrates Fat Tuesday with sweet treats

Economist: While rest of SC’s economy is almost back, leisure & hospitality down 15%

AAA: GA petrol prices tick upward

  Savannah bar set to defend ability to sell alcohol at upcoming council meeting

  Pooler working on traffic plan for area near new Costco site

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  IKEA owner purchases nearly 11,000 acres of land in Georgia for conservation

  Super Bowl more than just a game for local businesses

  Tybee restaurants install air purifier systems

  Record breaking year for hotel/motel tax collections on Tybee

Costco site plan approved by Pooler City Council

  City of Pooler, Live Oak teaming up to build new library

  Chatham Area Transit board names interim CEO

The Chatham Area Transit board has named Valerie Ragland interim CEO following the termination of Bacarra Mauldin.

  Effingham Co. IDA reflects on successful year while preparing for big future

While most growth was slowed due to the pandemic in 2020 the Industrial Development Authority in Effingham County plowed ahead, literally. Clearing the way for an anticipated rebound in the economy.

  Construction on Statesboro development expected to begin in May

A huge retail development in Statesboro could be closer to breaking ground.

  Costco making plans to build in Pooler

Costco could soon be opening its doors in Pooler.

  Bayou Cafe’s 30 year run on River Street coming to an end

  Big turnout for gun show in Savannah

Add an outdoor firepit to your home

  Alcohol sales remain steady throughout 2020 despite pandemic

  Don’t let common shoulder conditions affect the ability to do the activities you love

  A golden ticket to local business success in Effingham County

  Savannah downtown business hopeful for holiday shopping

Some of Savannah’s local businesses are gearing up for a holiday shopping season unlike any before due to the pandemic.

  What’s next for Tybee Island’s noise, alcohol ordinances?

Thursday night Tybee Island City Council made decisions on two controversial ordinances regarding noise & alcohol. Both were voted down and will now be reshaped to better fit the issues they're addressing.

  Christmas comes early to Savannah business

It’s not quite Thanksgiving but some are already looking ahead to the holiday season. A joy they can find at Savannah's Christmas on the River

  EPA clears popular weed killer used by cotton farmers

Farmers from across the Southeast had a keen eye on a big announcement Tuesday afternoon in Bulloch County. National environmental leaders gave them the green light to use one chemical that courts had tried to ban earlier this year.

Boeing confirms it will consolidate 787 production in South Carolina

Airline manufacturer Boeing confirmed Thursday will move all 787 production to the Palmetto State in 2021.

  Lovin’ Spoons closing for good in Savannah, Pooler

A staple in Savannah and Pooler for the past decade is now preparing to say their final goodbye this weekend.

  Chatham County Commissioners continue support for Savannah Manufacturing Center

Chatham County Commissioners approved 10-million dollars of SPLOST funding for site development at the Savannah Manufacturing Center.

  WATCH: Largest container ship to call on East Coast arrives in Savannah

The largest container ship ever to serve the United States East Coast arrived in Savannah Friday morning.

  Downtown Springfield development moves forward by looking back

Recent revitalization projects have brought downtown Springfield back to life and the city hopes other businesses will follow their lead and join in on the growth.

These Orthopedic Conditions Affect the Hands

You take well-functioning hands for granted, until they give you problems such as stiffness and pain. At Coastal Empire Orthopedics, board-certified orthopedist Dr. Jonathan Shults, Dr. Joseph Boaen, and thei team diagnose and treat a variety of hand conditions that result from dysfunction.

  Pooler hotel occupancy rebounding following initial setback due to pandemic

It's been a long slow year for the hotel industry but it appears occupancy in Pooler is now starting to resurge after a strong August.

Selecting Hardscape Materials

Selecting hardscape materials in Southeast Georgia and the South Carolina Lowcountry

  Some Savannah small business owners upset by first round distribution of CARES Act funds

Many small business owners in Savannah are upset. They say the CARES Act money wasn’t distributed fairly.

  Former Tybee police officer serves up new way to keep community safe

Former Tybee Police Officer Joseph Toole went from running the DUI unit to driving the "Tap Truck." By bringing the drinks to the party he hopes it will help keep potential drunk drivers off the streets.

  New Pooler Dunkin’ opens, offering free coffee to healthcare workers

Development continues in Pooler.

  Unconventional start to school year impacting hair salons

“It was a tremendous drop. Our back to school sales had an 80% drop this year,” said Cutting Cave owner Nikki Scott. Taking a big chunk out of their business which was already 50% lower than last year.

  Savannah mayor believes changes could help businesses during expected second round of CARES Act funding

Savannah Mayor Van Johnson discussed how small businesses are benefiting from CARES Act funds during his weekly COVID-19 report.

  City of Guyton using CARES Act money to help local businesses

Guyton businesses have until September 18 to apply for a $1,000 grant from the Small Business Economic Recovery Grant Program

  Laughter isn’t the only medicine at Front Porch Improv

They say laughter is the best medicine and Front Porch Improv in Savannah certainly has plenty of that. But recently they started offering a new health service, acupuncture.

SCORE Savannah presenting ’Speed Mentoring for Women in Business: From Breakdown to Breakthrough

An online event being offered this weekend to help the local business community in Savannah.

  Pooler businesses & developments continue to thrive during pandemic

“I think it speaks to the appeal. The draw that Pooler has,” said Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce Exec. Dir. Pam Southard about Pooler's continued growth despite the pandemic.

  Pooler Chamber rebrands as “Greater Pooler Area Chamber of Commerce”

The rebranding wasn't just about a fresh color or adding a few words, they believe it better reflects who they represent.

  Downtown Savannah store’s appointment policy stirs controversy online

A downtown Savannah clothing store defended its newly adopted appointment policy that waived a refundable fee for non-white customers.

  Local home cleaning business stays busy as pandemic continues

“I come in and I hunt COVID and get them ready to come home and enjoy and live life,” said Cleaner & Greener owner Tanja Stanley.

  Making a trip to the dentist a “pawsitive” experience

“He’s not pulling teeth or anything, he’s just comforting people hearts,” said Erich Perez about iHeart Dental's most popular employee, their service dog Apollo.

  Savannah’s new Plant Riverside District open to the public

Hundreds celebrated the official opening of the new Plant Riverside District on Savannah’s waterfront.

  Policy changes to NEPA could have major impact on Savannah Ports

“That will make it so much easier for the Port of Savannah to be able to expand, to offer new jobs, to create economic activity and expansion," U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao regarding policy changes to the National Environmental Policy Act.

  Savannah/Hilton Head International continues to see uptick in air travel

The Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport has had a turbulent 2020.

Jinx 912 closing its doors

The Jinx 912 will be closing at its current location on West Congress Street after almost 17 years.

Savannah tops all U.S. ports for ag exports

Forest products such as wood pulp, paper, and logs made up the largest category of goods, followed by clay, cotton, poultry, and peanuts.

  New Savannah pilot program supporting local, minority & female owned business to help keep economy strong

The city's new pilot program is aimed at increasing local and minority business in Savannah. “We’re not saying Savannah only but we are saying Savannah first,” said Savannah Mayor Van Johnson.

  Front Porch Improv prepares to reopen venue next month

“Ticket sales are awesome. We want to be able to stay afloat from that but if that means sacrificing someone else and their health then we’re not going to do it,” said Front Porch Improv co-owner Dolly Brennan about reopening their live venue next month.

  First phase of Plant Riverside District set to open July 15

The first phase of Plant Riverside, a project that has been years in the making on the West end of the Savannah River, will open next month.

SEDA creates new incentive to attract more young professionals to Chatham County

The Savannah Economic Development Authority is trying to attract more young professionals to Chatham County.

  Tybee businesses helped by local grant

Businesses on Tybee Island are starting to receive the money they applied for from the city’s business recovery grant program.

  Savannah bars hoping for strong first weekend after reopening

Bars in Savannah are hoping for a big first weekend back to help ease some of the losses caused by the COVID-19 closures.

  Mars Theatre reopens to the public

It’s been quite a long intermission for the Mars Theatre in downtown Springfield.The stage, the screen and the theatre itself empty for months. But starting Friday they'll once again be playing movies.

Tybee Main Street Program lends a hand to local businesses

Tybee Island’s Main Street Program is trying to help their small businesses bounce back after feeling impacts from COVID-19 through a new grant program.

  Hardeeville training new workforce to fill need for growing industrial & commercial businesses

After receiving a $350-thousand grant from EJF Philantropies in 2019 The City of Hardeeville has now used that money to offer career advancement and workforce training. A program they believe will set both it’s students and the city on a path to success.

  Tybee City Council votes to save money from canceled firework show

UPDATE: Tybee City Council voted Thursday night to save the money that the city usually spends on July 4 fireworks.

  Tybee business opens amidst pandemic

While many businesses are doing what they can to not close, one business took a leap of faith and opened their new store amidst the pandemic.

  Running through the pandemic

More and more people lacing them up and taking off towards a healthier lifestyle. Many for the first time. Which often leads them to Fleet Feet in Savannah.

  Pool business swimming in success despite pandemic

While many businesses have faced a tough road due to COVID-19 some have actually reaped the benefits of families spending more time at home.One of those industries, pools and spas.

  Memorial Day crowds helping Tybee businesses

After weeks of being closed, many Tybee Island businesses say they're happy to have turned the closed sign to open again.

  Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum reopens just in time to honor Memorial Day

The National Museum of the Mighty Eighth Air Force reopened to the public Monday. Just in time for Memorial Day.

State officials ask Georgians to buy local produce

“Now more than ever”-that’s the plea of Georgia Agriculture Commissioner for the public to buy local produce.

  Local equestrian therapeutic center in desperate need of support

"We could close down, it could happen," said Faith Equestrian Founder and CEO Bonnie Rachael. A very real possibility they’re hoping to avoid, but they can't do that without your help.

  Holiday travel drastically lower at Savannah-Hilton Head Int’l Airport

Typically, Memorial Day Weekend would be especially busy for the airport. Travelers flying in to celebrate the unofficial start of summer here locally. But this year those numbers won’t be anywhere close to their typical mark, coming up short by thousands.

  Local liquor store seeing change in business amidst pandemic

While bars remain closed and restaurants deal with limited capacity, liquor stores have seen steady business through pandemic. But, that doesn't mean they've been completely immune to its impact.

  Bicycle business booming as people look for outside activities

With the COVID-19 pandemic putting a damper on many things, a high demand for bicycles has kept bike shops busy.

  Guyton and Pooler taking different approaches to reopening

There may not be two cities more different than Pooler and Guyton. From population to location and now how the cities are reopening following the coronavirus pandemic.

  Ga. companies making PPE for businesses

As stores begin to reopen, many business owners are searching for protective equipment to keep staff and customers safe. There are over 220 companies in Georgia ready to help.

  Restaurants adjust bar seating, schedule to adhere to regulations

Places like Molly MacPherson’s Scottish Pub operate not only as a bar but as restaurant as well. Due to their restaurant status, they can be open. They say they’re adjusting follow social distancing guidelines from the government.

  Saddle Bags Savannah adjusting to extended closure

Saddle Bags is not only a bar but it also doubles as a live music venue.So, you’d think the Governor Kemp’s decision to keep them closed would be a big hit to their bottom line.However, as it turns out this extension actually something they were prepared for and seem to agree with.

  Trolley tours return to the streets of Savannah with changes

Old Town Trolley Tours are back on the streets of downtown Savannah. But not without making some major changes due to COVID-19. “In all honesty we’ve taken safety to a whole new level,” said Savannah General Manager Garry Patrick.

  New Rincon restaurant getting by with a little help from their friends

“I really believe that if we had opened this in Pooler there’s no way, we would have made it through. Effingham County is the reason we survived,” said Riley's Casual Dining owner Brandy Riley.

  Pooler Frames N’ Games opens with new restrictions

Although they’re now open to the public, they’ve made some major changes they feel will keep everyone safe.“I think it’s safer to come here than going to the grocery store,” said Frames-n-Games General Manager Jay Patel.

  Savannah comic book store easing in to reopening

Small businesses are adjusting to a new way of serving their customers.