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Stoner steps down from Chamber

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner is stepping down from his position, and his last day on the job is today.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Durrence joins Reiser and Reiser

Kendra Zittrouer Durrence recently joined Reiser and Reiser CPAs, LLC, as a staff accountant. Her responsibilities include tax preparation, general accounting and small business consulting.

July 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


The Marketplace coming to Savannah Mall

Savannah Mall announces The Marketplace at Savannah Mall, a new indoor shopping destination that convenes neighborhood-style shops with dazzling and curious wares.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Investing for growth needs to bridge generation gap

Is there a "generation gap" today? In some ways, it's possible. While many baby boomers are happy just to understand the basics of Facebook, "Millennials" are busy texting and twittering. And yet when it comes to investing, baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1962), Generation X (1963-81) and Millennials (1982-2001) may have a lot in common.

July 16, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


State’s unemployment rate cracks double digits

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 10.1 percent in June, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.6 percent in May.

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Stoner named to GACCE board

Director of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Ken Stoner has been named to the board of directors of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Deadline nears to apply for SBA drought-related economic disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding disaster victims that Aug. 12 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Georgia. The SBA declared a disaster because of damages and losses to crops caused by the drought that began on Jan. 1, 2008. The SBA's disaster declaration covers all counties in the state of Georgia except McIntosh County.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Workshop to be held on IRS Form 990

A workshop on the IRS' new 990 Form for nonprofits will be held by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits on 3-5 p.m. at the United Way building at 428 Bull St. in Savannah in the first floor board room.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Kessler Collection to open River Street hotel July 24

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, the latest boutique hotel by The Kessler Collection in Orlando, Fla., will officially open in Savannah on July 24, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting will take place July 28 at 6 p.m.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro Savannah unemployment rate climbs to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.0 percent in May, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in April.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Green re-elected as Georgia Ports Authority chairman

The Georgia Ports Authority's Board of Directors unanimously re-elected Stephen S. Green of Savannah to serve an additional one-year term as chairman for fiscal year 2010 and approved capital improvement projects that will increase capacity and efficiency.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Don’t let your investments take a vacation this summer

Summer is here. And for many people, summer is synonymous with "vacation." If you have children or grandchildren, they're most likely on vacation from school, and if you've got the time and motivation, you may take a family vacation over the next few months. But there's one part of your life that should never go on vacation - and that's your investment portfolio.

June 25, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


State’s jobless number hits record high for May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in May, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in April.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Savannah Tech, EFACEC to host job seminar

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Effingham Campus and EFACEC will host "Getting a manufacturing job with EFACEC" on June 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham Campus.

June 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Initial jobless claims up sharply from a year ago

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 75,436 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in May, an increase of 68.7 percent from May 2008.

June 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Action on movie studioplex is 'rocking and rolling'

Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.

February 26, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Ad Agency offers Digital Options

Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Moon River completes deal with Fonu2

The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate falls

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for December 2014 fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in November 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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