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Coastal Bank to hold real estate tax credit seminar

The Coastal Bank will present a free real estate tax credit seminar in Rincon on June 2.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate at 7.7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area was a preliminary 7.7 percent in April, up from a revised 7.5 percent in March.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Get familiar with the basics of estate planning

If you still have many years to go until retirement, you may not consider drawing up an estate plan to be a high priority. And yet, as long as you have a family and financial assets, you do need to think about estate planning - no matter what age you are.

May 28, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


BB&T names Knick assistant vice president

RINCON - BB&T has promoted Taryn Knick to assistant vice president. Knick, who joined the bank in 1998, is a financial center leader in BB&T's Rincon branch at 470 S. Columbia Avenue.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber honors small businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce honored four outstanding small businesses at its monthly membership breakfast Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Rincon's Memorial Chapel.

May 21, 2009 | Lindsay Webb | Business


Initial unemployment claims up more than 60 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 84,346 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in April, an increase of 63.4 percent from April 2008. By comparison, March's year-over-year increase was 126.3 percent, continuing a trend of "triple-digit" monthly increases in 2009.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in April, up slightly from a revised 9.2 percent in March and February.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber breakfast to highlight small business of the year

Four locally-owned small businesses will be recognized at the Effingham County Chamber's monthly membership breakfast, slated for Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church-Rincon's Memorial Chapel.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Weston completes banking school

Glenn Weston of Citizens Bank recently graduated from the Georgia Banking School, a three-year program offered by the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA). Weston received advanced training in numerous courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Lowe’s, MDA set Shamrock records

RINCON - Defying typical nonprofit fundraising across the U.S. this year, Lowe's is at the top of a long list of retail and restaurant partners to report a record-breaking $18 million in Shamrocks Against Dystrophy sales.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


What can investors learn from gardeners?

Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.

May 14, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to present workshop on using email marketing

A free workshop entitled "The Power of Email Marketing" will be offered on May 29 at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm St., Savannah. This is an all-day workshop beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Carter named to Coastal Bank board

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently elected state Rep. Buddy Carter to serve on its board of directors. Rep. Carter, who represents House District 159 in south Effingham County and west Chatham County, was officially named to the board at the bank's annual meeting.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


IDA welcomes firm to Effingham Industrial Park

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry announced the location of a new firm during the annual existing industry appreciation dinner Friday.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Industry of the year

Terry Proctor of E and P Holdings Group, Inc. accepts the spotlight industry of the year award from Effingham IDA CEO John Henry.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


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Bennett named IDA chairman as Webb steps down

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's board is under new leadership, as one of its most senior members was voted in as chairman Thursday night.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Studio CEO ‘happy’ with progress

The head of the massive movie studio complex to be built in Effingham County told members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that progress continues to be made on the project.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Retiring Tanksley to be honored at reception

The Effingham Herald and CEO Charles H. Morris will host a reception for retiring Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley on April 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the community room at Effingham Chamber of Commerce, 520 W. 3rd Street in Springfield, according to Joe McGlamery, regional vice president for Morris' southeast Georgia publications.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Another big month for ports

The Georgia Ports Authority marked strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State DOL to help Rincon transformer plant recruit workers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help Georgia Transformer Corporation (GTC), formerly EFACEC, recruit 32 workers for its manufacturing plant in Rincon. The company manufactures high-voltage transformers for utility companies.

March 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate holds steady at 5.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for January remained unchanged from December, staying level at 5.4 percent.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Brown named employee of the year for EHS

Rose Brown loves her job with Effingham Health System.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


UPS honors Guyton driver

ATLANTA - UPS announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia, including an Effingham County resident, are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate tumbles to 6.3 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008 when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Former Moon River board member joins FONU2

FONU2, Inc., announced Wednesday that Joseph Giamichael has been appointed to the company's board of directors and the company will move its corporate headquarters to Effingham County.

March 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Studio cites progress with finances, plans

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

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Chamber backs revised transportation plan

STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 03, 2015 | By Al Hackle | 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


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