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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


Chamber honors a lifetime of work

The author of an authoritative tome on the life of John Adam Treutlen was honored with the award named after the state's first constitutional governor Thursday night.

June 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Lowe’s customer appreciation

June 08, 2009 | Debbie Neidlinger | Business


State cracking down on illegal going out of business sales

Joe Doyle, administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, has announced that the agency has entered into settlements with three different companies who allegedly held going-out-of-business sales that were not in compliance with Georgia law.

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Chamber job fair brings in crowd of employers, applicants

Jobseekers eagerly awaited the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's second annual job fair. So much so they were lined up well before the doors of the Effingham College and Career Academy opened.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


A booming month for ports

Port of Savannah container volumes jumped 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 20-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units. The Georgia Ports Authority also saw strong growth in roll-on/roll-off traffic, moving 77,574 units through Brunswick and Savannah, a 14.1 percent gain.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Volvo turns to South Carolina

Volvo Cars has chosen Berkeley County in South Carolina as the location of its first American factory, investing up to $500 million in a facility with a capacity to initially produce up to 100,000 cars per year.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber job fair set for Wednesday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair Wednesday at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

May 08, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State’s lures could reel in big catch for area, say legislators

The state is making inroads with economic development, members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation, and the next big prize could be an automobile manufacturer.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GFB starts Foundation for Agriculture

Georgia Farm Bureau members held their inaugural gala last month for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Park. Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who grows timber with his wife, Rose Lane, on their middle Georgia farm, performed at the event.

April 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Studio gets closer to releasing long-awaited ‘Yellow’

As plans to bring water and power to a sprawling studio site in Effingham County take shape, the final cut of the long-awaited film "Yellow" could be ready soon, too, according to Moon River Studio officials.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Joint development authority could be clearing way for Volvo

The recently formed Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Corridor Development Authority has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

April 28, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Former chairman Webb thanked for his service to Effingham IDA

Dennis Webb returned to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority to receive the board's gratitude.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber prepares for second annual job fair

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its second job fair.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State unemployment rate stays stable at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, unchanged from February, matching its lowest level since July 2008. The rate was 7.3 percent a year ago.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Savannah ports hit new monthly record in TEUs

The Georgia Ports Authority increased containerized cargo in March by 27.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, for an additional 72,499 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs).

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Amid fanfare, Tanger Outlets open to throng of shoppers

With confetti raining down among the mist Thursday morning, the Tanger Outlet Center in Pooler opened to cheers, fanfare and television stars.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


FONU2 announces new Web site

FONU2 announced that it has updated its Web site to reflect the strategic direction of the company.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


SBDC seminar to show ‘Location Isn’t Everything’

The Savannah Small Business Development Center, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, will present "Location Isn't Everything" on April 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 111 E. Liberty St.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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