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Delegation takes to the skies for aerospace industry

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue is leading a delegation of Georgia community and business leaders on a business mission to the Farnborough International Airshow (FIA) in the United Kingdom to promote Georgia's advantages for the aerospace industry.
"Georgia's specialized training programs in aerospace are providing the state a deep pool of skilled workers in this industry," Perdue said. "Our highly-skilled workforce is just one of Georgia's strategic assets for this flourishing sector that we'll showcase to the industry-leading companies who attend this event."
During the air show and subsequent stops in Stockholm, Sweden and Dusseldorf, Germany through ...

July 19, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Ken’s anxious to open in Guyton

As eager as Guyton area residents are for Ken's IGA to open its doors, the store's owner is just as anxious.

July 15, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Howe named Coldwell Banker agent of the month

Alicia Howe is Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty's agent of the month for June.
She has shown outstanding performance and community activities throughout the month, according to the firm, and they added they are pleased to have her on their team.
Howe can be reached at 272-8183.
Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty is located at 5805 Highway 21South Rincon and can be reached at 826-0927. Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty has been an affiliate of the Coldwell Banker System for 10 years.

July 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Southern Designs and Signs makes the cut

Store manager Shane Fulcher, Sharon Mason and Corey Conaway cut the ribbon to Effingham newest graphics specialists, Southern Designs and Signs at their grand opening Thursday morning. Rincon City Manager Michael Phillips (left) gave his blessing with a catalog in hand, as owner Terry Proctor watched from the sidelines. Located in the building in front of the YMCA on Patriot Road, they offer school uniforms, signs, corporate wear, business materials and more.

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

OSHA, Imperial Sugar settle on $6M in fines

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Department of Labor's Occupational Safety and Health Administration announced Wednesday it has resolved litigation with Imperial Sugar Co. stemming from the February 2008 explosion at its Port Wentworth plant and subsequently discovered safety and health violations at the company's Gramercy, La., facility.
"The 2008 explosion took the lives of 14 people and seriously injured dozens of others. Clearly, health and safety must become this company's top priority," said Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis. "This agreement requires Imperial Sugar to make extensive changes to its safety practices, and it underscores the ...

July 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Coastal Bank decides not to participate in Reg-E opt-in

SAVANNAH-The Coastal Bank, a leading community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently announced that it is eliminating overdraft fees for non-recurring electronic transactions on all consumer accounts now that Reg-E mandatory compliance rules are in effect.
Regulation E prohibits financial institutions from charging consumers fees for paying overdrafts on automated teller machine (ATM) and one-time debit card transactions unless a consumer opts into an overdraft service for these electronic transactions.
The Coastal Bank is the first local community bank to publicly elect not to participate in the Reg-E opt-in. Overdraft fees will still apply to overdrawn checks on consumer accounts ...

July 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Kangeter joins Coldwell Banker

Caroline Kangeter has joined Coldwell Banker, Intercoastal Realty as a new sales associate. The office is at 5805 Highway 21 South in Rincon.
"We are excited to welcome Caroline to our team as a new sales associate. Coldwell Banker will only benefit from the excitement and energy she joins us with," said James Presnell, broker.
Kangeter has lived in the area for more than 30 years. She knows Effingham, Bryan, and Chatham counties extensively. She can be reached at 826-0927 or 667-7557.

July 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

EPA grant will repower GPA cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant in conjunction with the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $2.72 million award will repower GPA-owned equipment with higher tier engines that reduce air emissions.
"When we officially adopted the Environmental Policy last year, the GPA made a commitment to do everything it could to conduct port operations in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner," said GPA Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. "I'm very pleased the new engines will increase fuel efficiency by burning cleaner, emitting less pollution ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Poitevint takes helm of GPA board of directors

SAVANNAH-The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today elected Alec L. Poitevint II of Bainbridge to serve as chairman of the Board.
Poitevint was first appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2007 by Gov. Sonny Perdue and previously served as vice chairman. He is the chairman and president of Southeastern Minerals, Inc. and its affiliated companies headquartered in Bainbridge. Poitevint will follow Stephen S. Green, who has served as GPA's Chairman of the Board for the past three years. "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Georgia," Poitevint ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Container traffic booming at Georgia Ports Authority

SAVANNAH-Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA experienced 25.3-percent container growth in May and has recorded six consecutive months of double-digit growth.
"May was the sixth busiest month ever recorded for container throughput and continued the string of double-digit growth experienced since last December," Foltz said. "The growth experienced in the second half of this fiscal year continues to signal improved economic recovery, retail inventory re-stocking and ongoing strength in U.S. products overseas with significant export increases."
Overall tonnage for May 2010 reported gains of 12.4 percent, which ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

STC Effingham campus to hold two career information sessions

SAVANNAH-As the manufacturing economy begins to turn around in our area, more and more employers are looking to find skilled workers and are turning to graduates of Savannah Technical College's Electrical Mechanical/Manufacturing Technician program, offered at the Effingham Campus.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Unemployment rises slightly in metro Savannah

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.3 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.2 percent in April. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 14,659, up 179 from 14,480 in April.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Teach Right! marks second anniversary

Wednesday marked the second year of business for Teach Right! the teaching supplies store in Rincon as they celebrated with free cupcakes and discounts.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

New home for Landscaper's Depot

Aaron Herring cut the ribbon to Landscapers Depot as his staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered in the new nursery on Goshen Road. The business moved from Waterford Court behind B&M Pools, across from the old Springfield Ford, in March.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

SBA extends Microloan program to all 159 counties

The Small Business Administration's Microloan program is now available for all 159 counties in Georgia.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

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New office for Energy One Credit Union

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business

Effingham jobless rate jumps to 5.2 percent

Unemployment in Effingham County rose to 5.2 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Labor.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business

Diversification is important for retirees

During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth - you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable ...

August 03, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the ...

July 27, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business

State jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June dropped to 5.1 percent, down two-tenths ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business

Georgia Ports approve inland terminal in Chatsworth

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority approved a spending package of $19.7 million to construct the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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