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Avoid putting too much company stock in 401(k)

If you like the company you work for, show your loyalty by doing the best job you can and by taking part in work-related volunteer activities. However, when it comes to meeting your retirement goals, you'll want to invest with your head, not your heart - so think long and hard about funding your 401(k) with your company stock.

April 30, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to hold series of QuickBooks workshops

A series of four workshops entitled "Automating Your Bookkeeping with QuickBooks" will be held beginning April 28. They will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the computer lab on the second floor of the Coast Georgia Center for Continuing Education at 305 Fahm St., Savannah.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


New program to allow faster diagnosis of possible strokes

Effingham Hospital is trying to strike a blow against the "stroke belt."

April 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Topping out for a top job

Between two flags, an evergreen tree held steady in the breeze Thursday morning at the EFACEC plant under construction at the Effingham Industrial Park.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate falls to 7.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.5 percent in March, down from a revised 7.9 percent in February. The March jobless rate was up 3.0 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time last year.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Builders finish The Springs complex

Scott J. Hoppa, vice president of McShane Construction Company's Southeast Region, announced the completion of the 352-unit, 430,000 square foot The Springs at Effingham multi-family apartment complex for developer/owner, Continental Properties Company, Inc. The project is situated on a 32-acre site located at 617 Towne Park West Dr. in Rincon.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A second revolvement for AgSouth

STATESBORO - AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative returned more than $13.4 million in allocated surplus revolvements to its customers for the year ending Dec. 31, 2003. Earlier this year the association returned $28 million in patronage to members who did business with the cooperative in 2008.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Jobless numbers hold steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in March, unchanged from a revised 9.2 percent in February. The "unchanged" March unemployment rate is significant because this is the first time in 20 months that the rate did not increase over the previous month.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


What to do after April 15? IRS has a few tips

ATLANTA - Tax day has come and gone for most people, but your dealings with taxes may not be over.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


AASU economist to speak at Chamber breakfast

Dr. Michael Toma, a professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University specializing in macro and regional economics, will be the featured speaker for the next Effingham County Chamber Membership Breakfast set for April 22. The event will be held from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the Family Life Center of Rincon United Methodist Church at 810 Fort Howard Rd. in Rincon.

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Create a strategy for maturing CDs

Some things, like fine wines, get better with age. But a certificate of deposit (CD) is not one of them. If you have a maturing CD, you need to decide what to do with it - and the earlier you make this decision, the better off you'll be. So if you've got one or more CDs coming due in the next few months, start planning now.

April 16, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Credit union to hold home buying seminar

Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union is offering a free home buying seminar April 21 at 6 p.m.

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State initial jobless claims jump again

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March 2008.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Deal close for longtime auto dealership

The lot sits empty - for now. But there may be cars for sale again soon at Springfield Ford.

April 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Shearouse to serve as YMCA finance chief

Harry H. Shearouse has been selected to serve as the finance chairman for the State YMCA of Georgia in Effingham County/Springfield for 2009.

April 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Effingham jobless rate drops to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA – Effingham County's unemployment rate shrank in September, even as the labor force grew, according to Georgia Department of Labor statistics.

October 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Spencer, well-traveled flag find a home at Moon River

The flag has been in Trenton Spencer's go bag all across the globe.

October 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate dips to 7.9 percent

ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.0 percent.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio, IDA close to finishing deal

The master plan, development schedule and supplemental agreement between Moon River Studios and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be approved as soon as Thursday evening.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Manufacturing company looking to hire employees

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone, a new manufacturing company in Richmond Hill, recruit for a number of positions.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Moon River announces new CFO

Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio shooting for early 2015 start

Construction on the initial soundstages for a massive studio project could happen as soon as January, Moon River Studios CEO Jake Shapiro said Thursday.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Gulfstream unveils two new business jets

Gulfstream Aerospace has introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. The two new aircraft optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Harbor deepening ready to commence

"Georgia and its congressional delegation have fought long and hard to see this project through to fruition - a project that is vitally important for economic development and job creation not only in the Southeast, but nationally as well," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "After years of regulatory purgatory, we finally cleared the last hurdle and hope to begin dredging in the Savannah River before the end of the year. This pivotal link in our logistics network will aid in the prompt delivery of valuable cargo to and from every corner of Georgia and, in turn, preserve and create jobs and encourage ...

October 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Triple J Farms honored as Georgia Centennial Farm

Eighteen farms, including Effingham County's Triple J Farms, were honored Friday at the Georgia Centennial Farm Awards.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio ready to start hiring

A final master plan and supplemental agreement between the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and a movie production company could be finished in the next few weeks.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham unemployment rate up slightly for August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in Effingham County was 6.7 percent for August, up slightly from 6.6 percent in June.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


GPA: Ports creating wave of growth

In his annual state of the port address Thursday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of growth for Georgia's deepwater ports.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Choate to build Medient's first phase

Medient Studios, Inc. has announced it has engaged Choate Construction Company as the construction manager for its studioplex project in Effingham County.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State puzzled by jobless rate, even as job growth rises

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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