Christy Sherman, executive director of the Richmond Hill Convention & Visitors Bureau, recently attended the Capitol for “Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day,” along with other representatives from the Georgia tourism industry. Attendees presented Governor Nathan Deal with a check demonstrating the $3 billion in state tax revenue generated from tourism-related expenditures for the year.

BEAUFORT, S.C. - HD Companies, a real estate development company already operating Sleep Inn and Comfort Suites in Beaufort, recently kicked off construction of two new Beaufort hotels -- the Home2 by Hilton and Tru by Hilton.

Bouhan Falligant LLP announced today Vandana Murty has become an associate attorney. Murty’s practice will focus on malpractice and professional liability defense.

Prior to joining Bouhan Falligant, Murty worked as an associate attorney and served as a prosecutor in the Chatham County District Attorney’s Office, specializing in crimes of intimate partner violence and child abuse.

Historic Savannah Foundation is now accepting offers on 521 E. Bolton Street. HSF saved this Victorian District home late last year by purchasing it through its Revolving Fund. It is now available for resale to a preservation-minded buyer and/or developer who will commit to restoring and rehabbing the property within 20 months of closing. Interested parties will have an opportunity to tour the house during two different open houses:

·       Thursday, January 26 from 3-7 p.m.,

Alba Currnette has been hired as a designer for award-winning John Davis Florist. In that role, she will coordinate floral design for all occasions, including weddings, sympathy, bar/bat mitzvah, birthdays, and more.

Currnette has worked for more than 20 years in the floral industry, handling wedding design and coordination, as well as floral office management.



Several Savannah business leaders  -- Howard Morrison, advisor to entrepreneurs and catalyst for community development; Blake Ellis, CEO and founding partner of CommerceV3; and Yvonne Jouffrault, founder and chief product nerd at Tour Buddy Apps and entrepreneur-in-residence for Georgia Tech’s Advanced Technology Development Center -- will address Georgia Tech-Savannah’s “Learners and Leaders” series on Thursday, February 23, at 7:30 a.m.

Historic Savannah Foundation's Race for Preservation was featured this morning on WTOC's Mid-Morning Live. 

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Georgia Tech Savannah's MakeHer Mentor program held its captstone activity this week at H.V. Jenkins High School. The program is a group of six through eighth-grade girls who get together after school to learn all about coding. 

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WHAT:       Savannah Startup Workshop Series. Entrepreneurs will participate in interactive workshops and mentor sessions designed to walk them through best practices in planning and launching their product. The interactive program will help entrepreneurs identify and vet their target customer segments, articulate the value proposition, make financial projections, and prepare them to meet with investors.


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