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Cotton commission nomination meetings to be held next month

MACON - Georgia cotton producers have the opportunity to nominate fellow producers to fill two positions that will soon expire on the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton. The Georgia Cotton Commission is producer funded, organized for the purpose of coordinating research, promotion and educational programs to benefit the cotton industry.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Stimulus funds to help reforest Georgia land

The Georgia Forestry Commission has embarked on a reforestation project made possible by funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The first of five grants totaling $9.7 million will provide for the planting of seedlings in a suburban Atlanta forest.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Small businesses big in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small businesses will play an important role in the economic future of Georgia.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Welcoming Odyssey Health Care

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Women in Business

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Southern University to host Fair Labor Standards Act seminar

Should hourly-pay employees be paid for time spent traveling, attending training, taking a break at work or putting on protective clothing? Which types of travel and training are considered work?

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Keep inflation in mind when investing

As an investor, you're always aware of the potential effects of market volatility on your portfolio. But you also need to pay attention to another factor that could impact your investments' return - inflation.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Verizon-Alltel merger seen as benefit for both

Alltel customers will be able to hear Verizon now in the wake of Verizon's acquisition of its former cell carrier competitor.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Search soon to start for new Chamber director

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will begin a search for a new director soon.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Lessons from a bear market

If you invest for many years, you'll eventually encounter both bull and bear markets. Although you obviously prefer seeing the bull, you may actually learn more from the bear - and when it's "hibernating," you can put these lessons to good use in making investment moves for the future.

September 28, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Georgia-Pacific earns SFI’s President’s Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia-Pacific LLC has been recognized for its outstanding efforts in increasing understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative fiber sourcing program and how it supports family forest owners across North America.

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate plummets

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 8.5 percent in August, down 1.4 percentage point from a revised 9.9 percent in July. The reduction in the rate is primarily due to work force shrinkage.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A new turn for megasite

POOLER - The long-awaited and much-anticipated announcement Monday at the sprawling megasite off I-16 and I-95 is expected to have far-reaching effects, state and local officials said.

September 21, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


State Chamber CEO to speak to Effingham Chamber

George M. Israel III, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham County Chamber's membership breakfast on Sept. 30. The breakfast will be held at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center at 7:30 a.m.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


SBA makes swine flu guide available

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the availability of a preparedness guide designed to assist small businesses in planning for the possibility of an H1N1 flu outbreak this fall.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Work plugs along as studio waits on master plan approval

It will be an extra four weeks for the Moon River Studios' master plan to perhaps meet the Effingham County commissioners' approval, but the chairman of the company's board doesn't believe that will slow much down.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


FONU2 launches new site for company, studio

FONU2, Inc has announced the launch of its new Web site. The Web site www.fonu2.com is intended to provide greater visibility and information to all of the company's stakeholders.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Armstrong center's report: Local economy surging

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy is experiencing impressive growth even as the rest of the nation struggles. Positive gains were led by expansion in port activity, electricity sales, tourism, retail sales and overall employment growth.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


All-time high in volume, tonnage for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority set all-time records for both container volumes and total tonnage in May with strong growth across several key business sectors.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Walters re-elected as GPA chairman

The board of directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate rises to 5.3 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that unemployment in Effingham County was 5.3 percent in May, up from April's figure of 4.9 percent.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System's Morgan to lead GCHA board

Georgia Health Care Association members have elected Norma Jean Morgan, chief executive officer of the Effingham Health System, as chair of the GHCA board of directors. Morgan will provide guidance and direction to the association that represents long term and post-acute care providers serving communities throughout the state of Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA to help STC manufacturing expansion gear up

SAVANNAH-At its May meeting, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority voted to support the expansion of workforce development training with the construction of a precision manufacturing lab at the Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Scarbrough to lead studio’s social media

FONU2, Inc. announced that Lisa Scarbrough has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of social media.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Moon River parent company to seek EB-5 financing

FONU2, Inc. has announced that it has engaged Lexden Capital, LLC to advise and manage EB-5 financing for the benefit of the company's construction of sound stages, offices, and film support services on its 1,560 acre property in Effingham County.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Corps commander discusses harbor deepening work

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Corps commander, Ports chief update harbor deepening progress

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

May 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ACHCA names Morgan recipient of Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The American College of Health Care Administrators named Norma Jean Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield as a 2015 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach. Two hundred and fifty-seven administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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


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