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Aug. 28 - CEMA Enters the Enhanced Monitoring Phase for Tropical Storm Dorian

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

August 28, 2019 - At 8 am this morning, the Chatham Emergency Management Agency (CEMA) entered the Enhanced Monitoring Phase (OPCON 4) as Tropical Storm Dorian approaches the east coast of the United States. Everyone in Chatham County should review their personal emergency plans at this time to be prepared for any impacts to our area. 

As a common practice, individuals, families, and businesses are encouraged to review their storm preparation activities:

  • Monitor local authorities for advice and protective actions. 
  • Prepare or inspect your emergency supply kit, and do not forget your pet’s kit too. 
  • Create or update your family evacuation plan, detailing how and where you will evacuate and where you could meet if separated.
  • Document important belongings and consider taking pictures or video of your home.
  • Inspect your property for loose, lightweight items that could become airborne.
  • If you have functional access or medical needs call the Chatham County Public Health Department to sign up for the registry, 1-833-CHD-REGISTER 

CEMA’s Enhanced Monitoring Phase activities will include:

  • Monitoring the storm with each advisory 
  • Sending regular updates via social media and posting relevant information on CEMA’s Website.
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Aug. 27 - University of Georgia Bulldogs to Run on Dunkin’ Throughout the 2019 Season

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

August 27, 2019 - Dunkin’ recently announced the return of its “Dawgs Win, You Win” offer to help keep DD Perks® members and Bulldogs fans running throughout the team’s 2019 regular football season. 

Beginning with the University of Georgia Bulldogs season opener on Saturday, August 31 against the Vanderbilt University Commodores and continuing throughout the regular season, DD Perks® members can score a $1 Medium Hot or Iced Coffee the day after a Dawgs football win.* The offer will be valid at participating Dunkin’ locations in the following markets throughout Georgia: 

  • Albany
  • Atlanta
  • Columbus
  • Macon
  • Savannah

“Dunkin’ is proud to return as a partner of the Georgia Bulldogs and give fans across the state an opportunity to engage with their favorite college football team,” said Melissa Goulette, Integrated Marketing Manager, Dunkin’. “Dawgs fans, much like Dunkin’ fans, are some of the most loyal and passionate fans around and we’re looking forward to keeping them energized and running on Dunkin’ all season long.”

This season, guests can also enjoy all things Pumpkin at Dunkin’. Dunkin’s lineup of fall favorites includes Pumpkin flavored coffee and espresso beverages, Pumpkin Donuts, Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Flavored K-Cup® pods and more. All are available at participating Dunkin’ for a limited time.

The DD Perks Rewards Program rewards guests nationwide with points toward free Dunkin’ beverages for every visit they make at participating Dunkin’ locations. With DD Perks, guests earn five points for every dollar they spend on qualifying purchases at Dunkin’ when they pay using an enrolled DD Card, either plastic or via the Dunkin’ Mobile App. Once a member accrues 200 points, he or she receives a coupon for a free beverage of their choice, redeemable at participating Dunkin’ restaurants. To enroll in DD Perks and for complete details about the program, visit

For more information, visit or follow Dunkin’ on Twitter at @DunkinGA.

*Offer valid for DD Perks members the day after a Bulldogs win beginning Sept. 1 and continuing through the Bulldogs regular season. Cannot be combined with other offers. Excludes Cold Brew. Limit one per DD Perks member. AlmondMilk and Espresso Shots may be an additional charge.

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Aug. 26 - Gulfstream Announces Order From National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

August 26, 2019 - Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. recently announced that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) has established a contract for a Gulfstream G550™. The aircraft will support NOAA’s weather forecasting and research programs.

“Gulfstream has been providing aircraft to the U.S. government for more than 50 years,” said Mark Burns, president, Gulfstream. “We are proud to continue the partnership with NOAA’s G550. Our aircraft platforms provide government and military customers with the flexibility, range and altitude capabilities perfect for demanding missions.”

The G550 is Gulfstream’s most popular model for special missions and government configurations. With a maximum range of 6,750 nautical miles/12,501 kilometers at its long-range cruise speed of Mach 0.80 and more than 55 speed records, the G550 can reach high altitudes quickly, fly far for long durations and provide good value with better fuel efficiency and lower maintenance costs over other special missions platforms.

Gulfstream has produced special mission aircraft since 1967 for a variety of applications, including head-of-state transport, airborne early warning, ground surveillance, maritime patrol, atmospheric research and aeromedical evacuation. More than 205 Gulfstream aircraft are in service supporting governments and militaries in 40 countries around the world.


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Aug. 26 - Recycling, Litter, and Commercial Refuse Services Closing at 14 Interchange Court

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

August 26, 2019 - The City of Savannah Recycling and Litter Services and Commercial Refuse operations located at 14 Interchange Court will be closing. The last day for service at this location is Friday, Aug. 30, 2019. The facility closure is due to ancillary capital projects in conjunction with new Civic Arena/Canal District development.

Alternate recycling drop-off locations are open to Savannah residents and available at the following locations:

  • Bacon Park Transfer Station located at 6400 Skidaway Road
  • Barnes Restaurant located at 5320 Waters Avenue
  • Capital Street Fire Station located at 2235 Capital Street
  • Coffee Bluff Fire Station located at 13710 Coffee Bluff Road
  • Congregation Agudath Achim located at 9 Lee Boulevard
  • Savannah Hilton Head Airport located at 400 Airways Avenue
  • The Dean Forest Landfill located at 1327 Dean Forest Road is available to Savannah residents and paid subscribers from the unincorporated portions of Chatham County.

Valid identification is required at all locations.

The Sanitation Department apologizes for any inconvenience this may cause and thanks the public for its cooperation. For further information, please call 912-651-6579.

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Aug. 21 - Sterling Seacrest Partners Receives Recognition for Strong Growth in the Insurance Industry

Savannah Business Journal Staff Report

August 21, 2019 - Sterling Seacrest Partners, a top insurance brokerage and consulting firm, has received several new honors in recognition of its growth and achievement. Two industry trade publications, Insurance Journal and Business Insurance, ranked Sterling Seacrest among the nation’s top agencies this month. 

Insurance Journal has ranked Sterling Seacrest Partners as 69th in the “Insurance Journal Top 100 Independent P/C Agencies” list. The Top 100 ranks property and casualty agencies by revenue. 

Business Insurance has released its list of the “100 Largest Brokers of U.S. Businesses” and Sterling Seacrest Partners has made the list again. This year, the firm was ranked as the 77th largest business broker in the U.S. -- up from last year’s ranking of 85. The firm saw an increase in revenue of 12.4 percent over 2018.

“We are excited to be recognized by both Insurance Journal and Business Insurance,” said Sterling Seacrest Partners President David Paddison. “While we are certainly proud of the recognition of our growth, we are even more proud of the associates we are developing and the clients we are serving as they are both the reason we are able to continue building our firm.”

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