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State DOL to help Rincon transformer plant recruit workers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help Georgia Transformer Corporation (GTC), formerly EFACEC, recruit 32 workers for its manufacturing plant in Rincon. The company manufactures high-voltage transformers for utility companies.

March 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate holds steady at 5.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for January remained unchanged from December, staying level at 5.4 percent.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Brown named employee of the year for EHS

Rose Brown loves her job with Effingham Health System.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


UPS honors Guyton driver

ATLANTA - UPS announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia, including an Effingham County resident, are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate tumbles to 6.3 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008 when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Former Moon River board member joins FONU2

FONU2, Inc., announced Wednesday that Joseph Giamichael has been appointed to the company's board of directors and the company will move its corporate headquarters to Effingham County.

March 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Studio cites progress with finances, plans

Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Chamber backs revised transportation plan

STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 03, 2015 | By Al Hackle | Business


New Ad Agency offers Digital Options

Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Moon River completes deal with Fonu2

The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate falls

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for December 2014 fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in November 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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Chamber job fair brings in crowd of employers, applicants

Jobseekers eagerly awaited the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's second annual job fair. So much so they were lined up well before the doors of the Effingham College and Career Academy opened.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


A booming month for ports

Port of Savannah container volumes jumped 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 20-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units. The Georgia Ports Authority also saw strong growth in roll-on/roll-off traffic, moving 77,574 units through Brunswick and Savannah, a 14.1 percent gain.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Volvo turns to South Carolina

Volvo Cars has chosen Berkeley County in South Carolina as the location of its first American factory, investing up to $500 million in a facility with a capacity to initially produce up to 100,000 cars per year.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber job fair set for Wednesday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair Wednesday at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

May 08, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State’s lures could reel in big catch for area, say legislators

The state is making inroads with economic development, members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation, and the next big prize could be an automobile manufacturer.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GFB starts Foundation for Agriculture

Georgia Farm Bureau members held their inaugural gala last month for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Park. Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who grows timber with his wife, Rose Lane, on their middle Georgia farm, performed at the event.

April 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Studio gets closer to releasing long-awaited ‘Yellow’

As plans to bring water and power to a sprawling studio site in Effingham County take shape, the final cut of the long-awaited film "Yellow" could be ready soon, too, according to Moon River Studio officials.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Joint development authority could be clearing way for Volvo

The recently formed Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Corridor Development Authority has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

April 28, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Former chairman Webb thanked for his service to Effingham IDA

Dennis Webb returned to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority to receive the board's gratitude.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber prepares for second annual job fair

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its second job fair.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State unemployment rate stays stable at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, unchanged from February, matching its lowest level since July 2008. The rate was 7.3 percent a year ago.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Savannah ports hit new monthly record in TEUs

The Georgia Ports Authority increased containerized cargo in March by 27.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, for an additional 72,499 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs).

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Amid fanfare, Tanger Outlets open to throng of shoppers

With confetti raining down among the mist Thursday morning, the Tanger Outlet Center in Pooler opened to cheers, fanfare and television stars.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


FONU2 announces new Web site

FONU2 announced that it has updated its Web site to reflect the strategic direction of the company.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


SBDC seminar to show ‘Location Isn’t Everything’

The Savannah Small Business Development Center, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, will present "Location Isn't Everything" on April 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 111 E. Liberty St.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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