Savannah Magazine, BiS (Business in Savannah), The Coastal Bank and Mercer

University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics are recognizing

Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business.

For the fourth year in a row, the two publications have partnered to profile the area’s

under-40 leaders who have distinguished themselves by their professional achievements

and philanthropic service within Savannah and the Coastal Empire. This is also the third

time The Coastal Bank has signed on as a presenting sponsor.

“Frequently, the nature of doing an annual recognition event is that it begins to run out

of steam after a few years as attention wanders of the challenge of finding appropriate

honorees becomes more difficult,” said BiS editor Gale Baldwin said. “As we go into our

fourth event, that hasn’t been the case with Generation Next. The community’s leadership

pool continues to be well stocked.”

Winners of the 2014 “Generation NEXT: Savannah’s Rising Stars of Business” will

be featured in the January/February issue of Savannah magazine and on the cover

of the Wednesday, January 15 issue of BiS. The 19 dreamers and doers who comprise

Generation NEXT will be honored at an event hosted at Belford’s Savannah Seafood

& Steaks at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 15, at 315 W. St. Julian St. Tickets are $10.

Admission includes light appetizers and two drink tickets. A cash bar will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at

The Coastal Bank is headquartered on Johnson Square and has served coastal Georgia

for 56 years. This community bank, which is locally owned and operated, provides a full

range of financial services and specializes in first-class small business banking, consumer

banking, mortgage solutions and lending services with six branches located throughout

the greater Savannah area, Rincon and Hinesville as well as an operations center in

At Mercer University’s Eugene W. Stetson School of Business and Economics,

students establish themselves for leadership positions in business at a school recognized

for excellence among its peers. The school holds accreditation from the prestigious

Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business, considered the hallmark of

excellence among the nation’s top business schools and placing it among the Top 25

percent of all business schools in the world.

Business in Savannah (BiS) and Savannah Magazine are both publications of the

Savannah Morning News. The biweekly BiS has been published since July 2009 and last

year added an enhanced website with interactive features at

The bimonthly Savannah magazine ( has been published for

24 years and is Savannah’s premier city magazine dedicated to covering Savannah’s

unique cultural identity, including fashion, food, home and events. The Savannah

Morning News is owned by Morris Publishing Group, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary

of Morris Communications Company, LLC. The Savannah Morning News publishes six

weekly newspapers, numerous monthly publications for the Savannah area, and digitally

publishes at


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