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Chamber wraps up holiday shopping tour

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual holiday shopping tour in Rincon on Dec. 11. The event was held to spur local sales during the Christmas shopping season and started in Springfield on Dec. 5. Merchants throughout both cities offered discounts for those taking part.

December 15, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Business


Burke-Forehand to retire from USDA Rural Development

June Burke-Forehand will retire from the Statesboro office of USDA Rural Development on Dec. 31, with 23 years of service.

December 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber’s holiday shopping tour winding up today

Join the Effingham Chamber of Commerce for the finale of the 5th Annual Holiday Shopping Tour in Rincon from 3-9 p.m. Friday.

December 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A grand opening

As shoppers grabbed carts and eagerly waited to start combing through the aisles, Sean Dubois couldn't wait to get going either.

December 11, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


2 Fiddlers Crafts cuts the ribbon

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce was out in force with its Ambassadors to cut the ribbon officially welcoming the 2 Fiddlers Crafts store to Effingham County.

December 07, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Here’s your year-end investment checklist

We've pretty much seen it all this past year- a bear market, a long rally and even a period of neither-up-nor-down. But even though we've only got a few weeks left of 2009, you still have time to make some moves that can pay off for you in 2010 - and beyond.

December 03, 2009 | By Frank Bevenour | Business


A day for heavy lifting at the port

The Georgia Ports Authority's Ocean Terminal received a 269-ton piece of heavy-lift cargo this month bound for the SCANA electric plant in Jasper County, S.C.

December 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area was unchanged at 8.3 percent from September to October.

December 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber sets Eggs and Issues breakfast

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual Eggs and Issues Breakfast, on Dec 3. The event will be held in the Social Hall of Springfield United Methodist Church, 210 Cleveland St., Springfield at 7:30 a.m.

November 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Southeastern Bank taps Murphy for executive position

DARIEN - The board of directors of Southeastern Bank is pleased to announce the election of Marie Wright Murphy to the position of vice president and market manager of the Richmond Hill office.

November 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Condé Nast lists Mansion on Forsyth Park in top 100

SAVANNAH - "Condé Nast Traveler" recently featured Savannah's Mansion on Forsyth Park on the magazine's annual list of the "Top 100 Hotels in the United States." This marks the third consecutive year that the Mansion on Forsyth Park has been named to the elite list of top U.S. properties, which appears in Condé Nast Traveler's November issue.

November 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Three new stores ready to open in Rincon

In a possible sign of hope in an otherwise tough economy, three businesses are set to open in Rincon. A children's bookstore, a handcrafted gift store and a restaurant are in various stages of opening their doors.

November 24, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Business


Lots of offerings at Holiday Classic

If you thought the Chamber's annual Holiday Classic was just a business expo, you may want to think again - and make plans to go to Effingham County High School on Sunday from noon to 4:30 p.m. to see the different booths that will be open there.

November 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Skadeland honored

November 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


GRI designation awarded to Skadeland

David Skadeland of RE/MAX Crossroads was recently awarded the Graduate, Realtors Institute (GRI) designation by the Georgia and National Associations of Realtors.

November 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Could you afford to live to 100?

Here's an interesting statistic: Over the past three decades, the centenarian population in the U.S. has grown about 66 percent, according to the ...

September 02, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Chamber annual retreat takes a new direction

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual community retreat took a different direction this year.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA turns on the financing power for solar farm

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members have given a green light to a solar power project.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Goodbye child care costs, hello college savings

If you're a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head ...

August 19, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Effingham Extended Care Facility reaches Gold standard

Effingham Extended Care Facility has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Gold– Excellence in Quality Award for superior performance in the long term ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Kessler wins GFB hay contest

Effingham County Farm Bureau member Andrew Kessler won the use of a Vermeer 604N baler, compliments of the Vermeer Manufacturing Company for winning the 2014 ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Studio gets county permits

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that Effingham County has approved Moon River Studios' initial permit request to begin construction of the entrance, roads, and water lines ...

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Scene set for studioplex work to start

Major work on a proposed massive studio complex can start soon, after the Effingham County commissioners approved the Moon River Studios' master plan.

July 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate in metro Savannah, coastal Georgia inches up

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in June was 6.4 percent, up four-tenths ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports break record for TEUs moved

The Georgia Ports Authority moved a record 3.66 million 20-foot equivalent container units in fiscal year 2015, an increase of more than half a ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State opens inland terminal in mountains

Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority, Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to host Lunch ’n Learn at ECCA

Effingham Chamber of Commerce is announcing its next Chamber Lunch 'n Learn meeting to be held Aug. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


DuVall joins Moon River as vice president of equipment rental

FONU2, Inc. announced that Robert DuVall has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of equipment rental.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitme

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $6 billion during fiscal year 2015 (July ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help recruit for area Burger King locations

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitment will be held in the GDOL's Savannah Career ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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