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Chamber hosts holiday business tour

January 01, 2008 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Business


Banana Republic, Goodwill to share the warmth

Don't let holiday stress dampen your spirits this year – Banana Republic and Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. are giving customers a chance to "share the warmth" while shopping.

December 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA, Nationwide to help businesses with disaster planning

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company have teamed up to launch a disaster planning guide for small business owners. SBA Deputy Administrator Jovita Carranza and Nationwide's Associate Vice President for Safety Bill Windsor made the announcement during an event at the National Press Club.

December 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Business also can help conserve water

Georgia's Drought Response Unified Command encourages residential and non-residential users, such as businesses, to conserve as much water as possible on a daily basis. Conservation by all Georgians is the key element in statewide efforts to manage water resources during and after the current drought.

December 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


IRS to up business mileage rate for deductions to 50 cents a mile

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued the 2008 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Investments can make great holiday gifts

Now that the holidays are here, you're probably looking around for the right gifts for your loved ones. Of course, as you know, it's not always easy to find gifts that are both meaningful and useful. This year, why not add financial gifts to your shopping list?

December 27, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Put retirement succession plans for business in order

If you own a small business, you probably laugh at the notion of a "9 to 5" workday. Unfortunately, many small-business owners work so hard, and are so focused on the "here and now"- increasing sales, controlling costs, attracting new customers, etc. - that they forget to plan for their own retirement and for the fate of their business.

December 20, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Goin' Postal ships into renovated shopping center

Effingham County's continued and expected boom helped deliver another business to the area.

December 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


December seminar to focus on hot topics in employment law

Business owners and managers are encouraged to sign up for a Savannah seminar that will address some of the most crucial litigation issues that employers face.

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Spine and Sport a drop off point for Union Mission items

Spine & Sport is the local donation center for Union Mission this holiday season.

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA offers disaster loans to drought-affected businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding the public that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives located in parts of Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by drought conditions that occurred in 2007.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to hold business resource workshop

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will host a business resource workshop on Nov. 19, at the Chamber Welcome Center at 520 W. Third St. in Springfield. The workshop designed especially for would-be entrepreneurs and owners of start-up businesses will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Look past short-term returns when choosing mutual funds

What's the most prominent thing you notice about mutual fund advertisements? In most cases, it's the fund's return. Quite often, these returns are truly eye-popping. But if you look closer at the ads, you'll see that many of the highest returns are for short periods of time, such as one year or three years. And a mutual fund's short-term return is not, by itself, reason enough to buy that fund - so don't rush to your checkbook.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Considering bonds? Be aware of call risk

When you buy a bond, it's yours until you sell it or it matures, right? Not always. Sometimes, the bond issuer can buy it back early. If that happens, your investment strategies can change - so you'll want to be prepared to take action.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


LeafGuard opens in Ridgeland

LeafGuard Gutters announces the opening of its newest local franchise, located in Ridgeland, S.C., that will service the areas of Effingham, Chatham and Bryan counties. Rusty Payne, a 1993 graduate of Georgia Southern University, will serve as general manager.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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Effingham jobless rate drops to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA – Effingham County's unemployment rate shrank in September, even as the labor force grew, according to Georgia Department of Labor statistics.

October 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Spencer, well-traveled flag find a home at Moon River

The flag has been in Trenton Spencer's go bag all across the globe.

October 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate dips to 7.9 percent

ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.0 percent.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio, IDA close to finishing deal

The master plan, development schedule and supplemental agreement between Moon River Studios and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be approved as soon as Thursday evening.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Manufacturing company looking to hire employees

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone, a new manufacturing company in Richmond Hill, recruit for a number of positions.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Moon River announces new CFO

Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio shooting for early 2015 start

Construction on the initial soundstages for a massive studio project could happen as soon as January, Moon River Studios CEO Jake Shapiro said Thursday.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Gulfstream unveils two new business jets

Gulfstream Aerospace has introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. The two new aircraft optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Harbor deepening ready to commence

"Georgia and its congressional delegation have fought long and hard to see this project through to fruition - a project that is vitally important for economic development and job creation not only in the Southeast, but nationally as well," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "After years of regulatory purgatory, we finally cleared the last hurdle and hope to begin dredging in the Savannah River before the end of the year. This pivotal link in our logistics network will aid in the prompt delivery of valuable cargo to and from every corner of Georgia and, in turn, preserve and create jobs and encourage ...

October 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Triple J Farms honored as Georgia Centennial Farm

Eighteen farms, including Effingham County's Triple J Farms, were honored Friday at the Georgia Centennial Farm Awards.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio ready to start hiring

A final master plan and supplemental agreement between the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and a movie production company could be finished in the next few weeks.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham unemployment rate up slightly for August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in Effingham County was 6.7 percent for August, up slightly from 6.6 percent in June.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


GPA: Ports creating wave of growth

In his annual state of the port address Thursday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of growth for Georgia's deepwater ports.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Choate to build Medient's first phase

Medient Studios, Inc. has announced it has engaged Choate Construction Company as the construction manager for its studioplex project in Effingham County.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State puzzled by jobless rate, even as job growth rises

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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