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Gulfstream soaring

Business is soaring at Gulfstream Aerospace, and along with it, so is its employment rolls.

November 03, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


A new vision for Effingham Eye Care

Effingham Eye Care and Optical opened its new home on Highway 21 South recently as Drs. Kerry and Sarah Freeman cut the ribbon on their new building.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


DeLoach named manager of Coastal Bank’s Rincon branch

The Coastal Bank announces the hire of Jamie DeLoach as branch manager at the Rincon office.

November 01, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Move to deepen Savannah Harbor gets a push

Gov. Nathan Deal, Curtis Foltz, GPA's Executive Director, Panama Canal Authority Administrator Alberto Alemán Zubieta and business leaders gathered Wednesday for a panel discussion in Savannah. The leaders spoke about the ports' impact on jobs and commerce, their importance to the Southeast's economic future and the need to deepen the Port of Savannah.

October 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Appearance but little else changing for auto dealership

As general manager of the dealership, Tommy Arden doesn't want anybody to fret over the letters and iconic Chevrolet symbol having been pulled down from Fuller Chevrolet's façade. In fact, it represents a change in the appearance of the longtime Effingham County business.

October 27, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Springfield Huddle House among those cited for wage violations

ATLANTA-The U.S. Department of Labor's Wage and Hour Division has identified significant violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and has obtained remedies for them at 28 Huddle House restaurants in Georgia, Missouri and West Virginia.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


State unemployment jumps to 10.3 percent

ATLANTA-Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in September, its highest level since January.

October 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Spine & Sport remains at top of fast-growing firms

Spine & Sport, a local, privately owned physical therapy and personal training company, has made the list of "Inc. Magazine's" 500|5,000 list of fastest growing companies in America for the third consecutive year.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber readies for Holiday Classic

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces plans for this year's 17th Annual Chamber Holiday Classic and Business Expo on Nov. 20 from noon to 4 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

October 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Addition at Curiosity Shoppe

The Curiosity Shoppe held a ribbon cutting ceremony Saturday for its Christmas Shoppe addition. Pictured are owners Caroline and Allen Zeigler with three of their grandchildren, Evan Zeigler, Clark Heller and Rett Heller, cutting the ribbon.

September 27, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


GPA to expand its capacity at the Port of Savannah

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) Board of Directors approved a $4.75 million project Monday that will expand the Port of Savannah's capacity for refrigerated container storage by 45 percent.

September 26, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Savannah reaches No. 2 as export container port

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced to a crowd of more than 1,100 Thursday at the annual State of the Port Address today that the Port of Savannah, according to the U.S Department of Commerce, had become the second busiest container port for the export of American goods.

September 22, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


New dates set for GSU project management course

The Division of Continuing Education of Georgia Southern University is offering Beginning and Advanced Project Management courses at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah beginning Sept. 30.

September 19, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


All about tourism

Effingham Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Rick Lott attended the Governor's Tourism Conference in Macon earlier this week.

September 16, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


It’s a brand-new look for Huddle House

Patrons were welcome to more than just a Big House platter Saturday morning at the Rincon Huddle House.

September 12, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham IDA sets budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved a $6.49 million budget for its coming fiscal year, making no significant changes to its draft budget.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty of "gross mismanagement."

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System hosted physicians, health care organization representatives and health information technology experts June 25 during a Rural Physician Bus Tour, an event designed to provide information and technical assistance on the Meaningful Use Attestation process.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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