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Mistakes investors make more damaging than market swings

Being at the whim of the financial markets is never easy. Six months ago, your portfolio maybe was sailing smoothly along, but today; it may feel like it is under water. Although there is no way to control what the markets are going to do, you can take steps to protect your portfolio against investing mistakes that can undermine performance and rob you of healthy returns. The most important day in the life of your portfolio is the day you cash it in, because ever other day is just another day in the market.

October 28, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Sheila’s Cakes cuts ribbon

October 24, 2008 | Anniel Pelote | Business


U.S. Chamber regional official to discuss economy

Moore Hallmark, regional executive director for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham County Chamber's membership breakfast on Oct. 8. The breakfast will be held at First Baptist Church-Rincon (Memorial Chapel) at 7:30 a.m.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours at Park West

October 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Business


Effingham Chamber of Commerce to sponsor Quick Books seminar

As part of its Small Business Success Series, the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with representatives of the University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University Small Business Development Centers to bring a Quick Books seminar to local businesses in Effingham County.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Citizens Bank earns 5-star rating for strength, stability

BauerFinanical Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., announced that Citizens Bank of Effingham has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability.

October 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Hospital makes investment into Effingham sports

South Effingham trainer Chase Grant gets the keys to a new John Deere Gator from Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees member Richard Rafter, right, and hospital CEO Norma Jean Morgan, left. The hospital gave each school's training staff a set of new wheels before the start of Friday night's game between the two rivals.

October 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


It’s never too early to plan for retirement

You've heard the saying, "Vote early and vote often." That might be an old joke, but there's a similar saying you should take very seriously - "Save early and save often." Unfortunately, it's a phrase not everyone knows or puts into practice.

October 21, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Party time for Party Connection

Party Connection held their grand opening ribbon cutting last Friday.

October 17, 2008 | Casey Davis | Business


Coursey promoted to income manager at Spine and Sport

Robin Coursey joined Spine and Sport as the insurance collections officer at the Effingham location in May 2007. Coursey worked in both medical transcriptions and in the fitness industry before joining Spine and Sport. Upon recognizing her talent, Spine and Sport quickly promoted her to income manager within a little over a year.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


What is the difference between permanent and term life insurance

This has to be the most asked question that an insurance agent gets in the normal week. So I will try to explain the basic differences using general terms and the example of homeownership verse apartment renting, an experience most can relate to.

October 17, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Jobless numbers up in metro Savannah, Coastal Empire

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 5.8 percent in August, up 1.9 percentage points over the year from 3.9 percent in August 2007.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Smart ways to respond to a down market

If you're an investor, you may have been disappointed with how the markets have been reacting this summer to the news of high oil prices and other short-term events. Nonetheless, your long-term financial goals don't have to be jeopardized by these losses - if you know how to respond to them.

October 10, 2008 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


National Nephrology Week

DaVita-Effingham North Dialysis of Springfield is marking National Nephrology Week, which runs through Sept. 20. The staff acknowledges the physicians, nephrology nurses, personal care technicians and supportive staff for their commitment, knowledge and skills.

October 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Microtel tops J.D. Power and Associates survey

For an unprecedented seventh consecutive year, Microtel Inn and Suites has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction among economy/budget hotel chains. This ranking was the conclusion of 2008 study by J. D. Power and Associates. Microtel is the only brand in the hotel industry to have received this recognition seven consecutive times.

October 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Medient wins round in court against former CEO

The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated.

July 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham IDA sets budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved a $6.49 million budget for its coming fiscal year, making no significant changes to its draft budget.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty of "gross mismanagement."

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System hosted physicians, health care organization representatives and health information technology experts June 25 during a Rural Physician Bus Tour, an event designed to provide information and technical assistance on the Meaningful Use Attestation process.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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