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Annual meeting caps a busy Chamber year

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Rand Shearouse took the gavel from outgoing president Alice DeForest, beginning his tenure as president of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
Shearouse said he was grateful to serve as Chamber president.
"Because of you, our Chamber continues to be effective, visible and responsible in today's changing economy," he told members and their guests. "We believe in shopping locally and doing what we all can do to strengthen our economy."
Shearouse also said the Chamber supports the county's push to renew the special purpose local option ...

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU seminar to cover leadership, communication

What are the three most important focus areas for every leader? Learn the answers to this and other key business-success questions at Georgia Southern University's next Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST) seminar in Savannah on June 24.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


A gem of an opening

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber thanks ambassadors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon Tuesday as a way to say thanks to its group of Chamber ambassadors. The ambassadors are volunteers who represent the Chamber at new business ribbon cuttings, grand openings and the like. Awards were given to the Ambassador of the Quarter for the first three quarters of this year.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Final spring step of outages, upgrades coming next week

Georgia Power will conduct its final step of outages and upgrades in its spring conversion next week.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Chamber to hold its 24th annual meeting

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces its annual meeting, celebrating 24 years of serving Effingham County. The meeting will be held on June 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


AMR hopes it’s tuned into music needs of the community

Effingham County musicians' prayers have been answered. No longer will they have to drive into Savannah for their musical instrument needs. From guitar picks and strings to clarinet reeds and drum heads, AMR Music may have what they need.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Kennedy honored with Enterprising Achiever Award in New York City

Erin Kennedy was presented with the National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW) NYC Chapter's Helen M. Garvin Enterprising Achiever award.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Showing their support

Effingham Hospital and Care Center employees celebrated National Hospital and Care Center Week by showing their support for Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Dakota’s ready for debut

A new restaurant is getting ready to open in Rincon and it's going to be a large one. Dakota's Grille and Spirits is opening in the former location of T-Bones on Highway 21. Restaurant manager Robert Henson said the restaurant will hold about 175 people and will feature a separate banquet room that can accommodate 50.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Power outages slated for next week

Georgia Power has scheduled its next round of outages and upgrades for next week.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Answering these five questions can help you pursue your goals

As you strive to achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you may, at times, feel frustrated over events you can't influence, such as the up-and-down movements of the financial markets. Yet there is much you can control - once you determine the answers to just five key questions.

May 27, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business


Unemployment slips to 8.3 percent for metro Savannah

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.3 percent in April, down five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in March. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area decreased to 14,618 down 806 from 15,424 in March.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Study: Deepwater ports bolstered state’s economy during recession

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Wednesday the results of a study that confirms Georgia's deepwater ports continue to be one of the state's strongest economic engines, fostering the development of virtually every industry.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Big in small business

Springfield law firm Ratchford and Rafter was named the Effingham County Small Business of the Year at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Summit on Tuesday.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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GPA approves budget, including Jasper port backing

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved its fiscal year 2017 budget, including $116 million for capital infrastructure improvements. The funds will cover 15 projects, including ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Don’t keep family in the dark about plans

You might work diligently at building a financial roadmap for your retirement years and a comprehensive estate plan. But you can't just create these ...

May 25, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


State jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent, unchanged from ...

May 25, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Morgan retires at Effingham Health System

Norma Jean Morgan, the chief executive officer of Effingham Health System, has retired effective immediately.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Hospital shakes up administrative staff

As the Effingham Health System begins changes in the services offered, there also now are changes among the organization's top management.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA hitting a busy stretch

It's been the busiest period for the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that John Henry can remember in his 11 years there.

May 25, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber job fair set for Wednesday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host a job fair on May 25 from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate stays at 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in April was 5.5 percent, unchanged from ...

May 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Kroger to hold job fair

The Kroger at 461 South Columbia Ave. will be hosting a job fair at the Kroger Marketplace store Saturday to fill an immediate need for ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Business


ACHCA names Morgan an Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award winner

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has named Norma Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield, as a 2016 ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned ...

May 04, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Cold storage project gets $400K in state help

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Industrial Development ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Parker's celebrating 40 years of business

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate rises to 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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