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Heritage Bank opening new Savannah branch

The Heritage Bank announced recently that it will open its latest full-service branch office on Stephenson Avenue in Savannah. The bank also announced that Jamie Chisolm of Savannah has joined Heritage as the Chatham market executive. Chisolm and his Savannah team are opening the new Stephenson Avenue office.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Tax tip — get an IRA

Ben Franklin once said, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." That might be true, but Ben wasn't able to open an IRA back then. If he had this option, he might have felt a little more lighthearted about paying the taxman. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are great for people looking to save money on their tax bill and boost their retirement savings at the same time.

September 30, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Malick promoted to vice president at First Chatham Bank

The board of directors of First Chatham Bank has promoted Jason R. Malick to assistant vice president for First Chatham Bank and its banking divisions.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


50 years of Gulfstream to take the stage at Chamber breakfast

Robert Baugniet, director of corporate communications will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Sept. 10 membership breakfast and will give an overview of Gulfstream's 50 years of aviation excellence.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Fuller takes part in Chevy’s Drive for Perfection program

Going to school just got sweeter for high school seniors at more than 40 schools in 20 Georgia counties because of the Drive for Perfection program. Drive for Perfection, an initiative presented by local Savannah Chevy dealers, including Fuller Chevrolet in Rincon, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education, will award two lucky students with a new 2009 Chevy Cobalt sedan for having perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school year.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Stone joins Spine and Sport

Dr. Trent Stone joined Spine and Sport after relocating to Savannah from Baltimore, Md., where he has practiced for the past two years.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Working women with families have unique retirement needs

These days it's common to find women who balance family life with active careers. That's why it's important for working women to take an active role in planning for retirement.

September 23, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Armstrong Center to offer project management course

The Armstrong Center for Professional and Continuing Education will offer a course in project management basics.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Spine & Sport welcomes two new therapists

Spine & Sport welcomes Dr. Rachel Spivey and Dr. Adrianne Kuch to the team. Both are new physical therapists at Spine & Sport.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Heritage ups FDIC coverage

Depositors with more than $100,000 no longer have to go to different banks to be covered by federal deposit insurance.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia’s jobless rate climbs to 6.2 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in July, up six-tenths of one percent from 5.6 percent in June. The July rate was the highest recorded since March of 1993.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Changing jobs? Remember your retirement plan account

You've cleaned out your desk and said goodbye to your coworkers. Now you're eager to start that new job you've accepted. But aren't you forgetting something? What about the assets you have in your employer-sponsored retirement plan account?

September 16, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Grand opening for O’Reilly

O'Reilly Auto Parts has announced the opening of their store in Rincon. The store is located at 214 N. Columbia Ave.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Time for a dance

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Putting your advisor to the test with questions

Would you take your car to a mechanic whose car breaks down all the time? Would you go see a doctor who is constantly sick? Would you use a hairstylist that has a bad haircut? Then why would you use a financial advisor who doesn't make good financial decisions in her or her own life?

September 05, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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State jobless rate falls to 7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 7.0 percent in March, the lowest rate since September 2008 when it was 6.8 percent. The rate was 7.1 percent in February and 8.4 percent in March a year ago.

April 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Job fair brings a crowd

The past four months have been frustrating for Katie Waldhour.

April 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Medient sets up production slate for next two films

Medient Studios, Inc., announced it will be producing "Kickback," an espionage thriller inspired by real events in Russia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A banner month for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Office of Workforce Development realigned

The Georgia Department of Economic Development announced that the Governor's Office of Workforce Development has been repositioned under the umbrella of GDEcD as the new Workforce Division. This streamlined structure is intended to ensure that the state's workforce development efforts are aligned with the economic realities of the marketplace and what businesses need to succeed in Georgia.

April 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State economic development group earns exports honor

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that the Georgia Department of Economic Development has been selected to receive the Presidential "E Star" Award for excellence in providing export programs and services.

April 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber set to host job fair on April 15

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is gearing up to host an Effingham County job fair April 15 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Effingham College and Career Academy at 2940 Highway 21 N., Rincon.

April 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


AASU report: Local economy expanded in 4th quarter of 2013

Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


AgSouth posts record earnings

Customers in Effingham and two neighboring counties will receive nearly $382,000 from AgSouth Farm Credit's record earnings in 2013.

March 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ambassadors get up-close look at Effingham County

A little more of the world visited Effingham County on Thursday.

March 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region decreased to 7.2 percent in February, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.5 percent in January. The rate was 8.6 percent in February a year ago.

March 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient plans to start work on studio soon

A massive studio project planned for Effingham County has settled on a general contractor and has picked a construction start date.

March 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


EHS names Pizzino chief information officer

Mary B. Pizzino has been named the chief information officer of the Effingham Health System.

March 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Legislature approves additional $35M for port deepening

The $35 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor's signature.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate dips to 7.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.1 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.5 percent in February a year ago.

March 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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