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New AutoZone opened

Charleston, S.C.,-based real estate investment and development firm Twin Rivers Capital, LLC completes the development of a new AutoZone store at 416 South Columbia Ave. in Rincon.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Maurices names new manager for its Rincon store

Maurices has named Vickey Mcelrath as store manager. Mcelrath is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store, including sales performance, visual presentation and personnel recruitment and training.

September 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Marchese awards

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


STC, Imperial Sugar celebrate training program graduates

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College and Imperial Sugar announce the graduation ceremony for its first group of graduates.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA to offer two new online courses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced two new free online finance courses to help small business owners with the basic principles of finance and borrowing.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Not an IRA, but a RIA

Recently we have looked at a lot of different ways to handle your investments. We have reviewed no load mutual funds, discount brokerage firms and full service brokerage firms.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


‘High-impact’ firms make impression on Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "High-impact" firms create Georgia's new jobs and growth, according to a study recently released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Distributed across all industries, high-impact firms account for almost all employment and revenue growth in the national economy, the study concludes.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA unit more responsive to small businesses

WASHINGTON - The Office of the National Ombudsman at the U.S. Small Business Administration recently released its annual report to the 110th Congress, rating federal agencies' responsiveness to the regulatory enforcement and compliance issues faced by small businesses during fiscal year 2007.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Area unemployment numbers rising

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to a preliminary 5.2 percent in June, up one-half of one percent from a revised 4.7 percent in May.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Creating financial projections class coming

A class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, between 6-8 p.m. on July 31.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


24 graduate from Leadership Effingham

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recently completed the 10th annual graduation of Leadership Effingham. This year's class had 24 participants to successfully satisfy the requirements needed to graduate.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Assets continue to grow for Atlantic Southern Bank

Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced the financial results for the six months ended June 30 and the second quarter of 2008.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How does a full service brokerage firm work?

Now that we have looked at discount brokerage firms and no load mutual funds, let's take a look at how full service brokerage firms work. Full service brokerage firms offer a wide variety of services including buying and selling stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds and money market accounts. In addition, they usually offer life insurance and long term care insurance. As the financial services industry has evolved many full service brokerage firms have started offering banking services such as check writing, debit cards, credit cards and mortgages. Some well known full service brokerage firms are Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch ...

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Nonprofits can learn how to build support

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits will offer a workshop, "Basics of Resource Development, Part 2 " on July 24, from 1-5 p.m., at the United Way building, first floor conference room, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Microtel to mark second anniversary

The Microtel Inn and Suites of Rincon marks its second anniversary with an open house and a rededication.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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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


Chamber welcomes new businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce celebrated ribbon cuttings for Howard Family Dental and That Dress.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ameris to acquire The Coastal Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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