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‘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


McMahan joins Konter sales team

Harriet Konter, president of Konter Realty, is pleased to announce that Carolyn McMahan has joined the Konter Companies' team of sales associates. A resident of Effingham County for 11 years, she will specialize in the Guyton, Rincon and Springfield areas and represent Konter Quality Homes at their new Saddle Club community on Hodgeville Road.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Cotton States agent to offer more services

Cotton States Insurance Agent Mark Czachowski of Rincon is now qualified to offer clients expanded financial planning and investment management services.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital a showcase for Smart Cart technology

Large and mysterious packages have been arriving on the doorstep of Effingham Hospital's main medical campus at Springfield.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Hospital conducts mass casualty disaster drill

Effingham Hospital's System Leadership Team in coordination with Effingham Emergency Management and various emergency services conducted a mass casualty simulation disaster drill June 27. The Effingham EMS, Springfield Police Department and Effingham County Sheriff's Department participated in the simulation.

July 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Weaver opens new salon

Kim Weaver has opened a new hair salon in Springfield.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How does a discount brokerage firm work?

In the past few weeks we have looked at: 1) a broad overview of different kinds of investments and 2) no load mutual funds. This week we'll discuss in more detail how a discount brokerage firm works.

July 24, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Parker's celebrating 40 years of business

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate rises to 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power base rates to remain flat through 2019

Georgia Power announced today that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Give your investment portfolio a spring cleaning

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it's time for some sprucing up. But you don't ...

April 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Bienvenue, DRT

Surrounded by pine trees, DRT America's first U.S. facility may have a fitting environment.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA will build a road — but it may not lead to studio

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority remains committed to building an entrance road into its property north of Interstate 16 and off Old River Road. Whether ...

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Company calls a halt to Palmetto Pipeline work

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Area unemployment rates on the rise

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in February was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where ...

March 30, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Should you retire in ‘stages’?

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you ...

March 23, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Georgia Ports container trade up 8 percent

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 5.4 percent, unchanged from January. The ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


With OmniTRAX in the fold, IDA to re-look at its plans

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's deal with a company to market and develop its Research Forest Tract could have a ripple effect on its ...

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care opens

Effingham Chamber of Commerce representatives help St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care cut its ribbon. The office, at 5621 Highway 21 South, will treat children ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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