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Oct 31 – Savannah Area Business Buzzzzzzzz

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Oct 31 – Savannah Area Business Buzzzzzzzz

Georgia Southern University is offering an OSHA Injury and Illness Recordkeeping seminar, set for November 10 in Savannah.  The class will run from 9:30 - 11:30 a.m. at the Coastal Georgia Center, particularly useful for human resources, risk management, or safety managers who track the OSHA 300 log and submit the OSHA 301 form each year. The next required posting is February 1 to April 30, so seminar-participants can prepare in advance for the submission. The Instructor will be Chris Marsh, M.Ed. has been an authorized OSHA trainer in General Industry since 2002.  Contact J. Marie Lutz, SPHR at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 912-478-1763.

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In a report on technology stocks last week, Edward Jones released a report on PC shipments and tablet sales that provided valuable information on hand-held tablet sales – valuable for business as they develop their web marketing strategies.  “Worldwide tablet shipments grew 304% in the second quarter from last year,” according to the investment firm. “…We believe tablets are personal computing devices due to their extensive operating systems and impressive processing power…With this in mind, tablets accounted for 14% of the personal computing market in the second quarter, up from just 4% a year ago. Overall, we expect 10%-15% annual growth in personal computing devices through 2015. Mac shipments grew 8% in the U.S. during the third quarter, comparing favorably to a flat year-over-year performance for the overall U.S. market. This resulted in U.S. market share of 11.3%, up from 8.3% last year at this time. While the modern tablet era is still in its early stages, we view Apple as the primary beneficiary of the rapid shift toward tablets. Specifically, we expect Apple's share of the combined personal computing market to rise from 8% today to about 16% in 2015,” said Edward Jones.  

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The Landings Association is trying to get property owners to agree to increase their property assessments at the region’s largest gated community, but as of last week, they were struggling to get the needed percentage of property owners to even respond, much less support an increase.  As of the deadline today, they achieved a 70% response rate.  Results of the vote will be released late Tuesday, November 1.   

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The Savannah company Living Independence for Everyone has announced a new address as of Oct. 26.  The company is now located at 5105 Paulsen Street, Suite 143-B, Savannah, GA 31405.  They’ll be without phone and internet service until at least Nov. 3.  Local businesses are reporting an 11-day wait or more to get Comcast service for broadband, for example.


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