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Savannah airport chief to speak at Chamber breakfast

Patrick Graham, executive director for Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, will be the keynote speaker for Effingham County Chamber's March 5 membership breakfast, Chamber President Freddy Long announced.

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Spine and Sport adds Chmiel to staff

Judith M. Chmiel, a physical therapist who loves working with and helping people, has joined locally owned Spine and Sport.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Chamber applauds transportation funding progress

State lawmakers took a major step Wednesday toward bridging a multi-billion-dollar gap in transportation funding that threatens Georgia's economy and quality of life.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Newsome joining TRI County GMAC

Stephen Newsome has joined TRI County GMAC Real Estate as a full service realtor serving the West Chatham area.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA opens outreach to minority businesses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration moved to broaden its outreach to minority entrepreneurs by signing a partnership with the Minority Business RoundTable.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Donations on state income tax can help kids, elderly

ATLANTA - Income tax season is here and the Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging Georgians to contribute to their local community through the Georgia Fund for Children and Elderly by checking the appropriate box on the State of Georgia Income Tax Form. Donations are tax deductible.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Taking steps to prevent identity theft

Identity theft is big business. In fact, each year, billions of dollars - that's billions, with a "b" - is lost to identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This cumulative figure may not mean that much to you, but if you are victimized for a few hundred dollars, it will be an upsetting and expensive experience. That's why you'll want to defend yourself against identity theft - and the best time to take action is before you are victimized.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


County earns entrepreneur friendly designation

Freddy Long is a small businessman himself. So having Effingham County designated as the state's newest entrepreneur friendly community meant a lot.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Fuller Chevrolet teaming up with recreation departments

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Fuller Chevrolet has developed a partnership with Effingham and City of Rincon recreation department leagues through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 little league baseball season.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


When changing jobs, don't shortchange your 401 (k)

Your 401(k) plan can be a major source of your retirement savings. As you know, your 401(k) offers several different investment options and the chance to accumulate tax-deferred earnings. But what will happen to your 401(k) if you leave your job before you retire? You've got several choices - and it's really important that you make the right one, because your decision can have a major impact on your retirement lifestyle.

March 06, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to hold financial projections class

A class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah on Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBDC workshop to cover payrolls on QuickBooks

A workshop entitled "Automating Your Payroll with QuickBooks" will be held on Feb. 26 in the computer lab on the second floor of the Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education at 305 Fahm St. in Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and Armstrong Atlantic State University sponsor this class.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Budget proposal will boost small business financing

WASHINGTON - President Bush announced a proposed FY09 budget for the U.S. Small Business Administration that increases small business lending capacity by 37 percent, increases funding for SBA's ongoing operational reforms and supports a steady staff of more than 2,100 full-time employees.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Analog cell phones about to lose service

Beginning Monday, cellular telephone companies will not be required to provide analog service. While most wireless telephone users will not be affected by this transition (often called the "analog cellular sunset"), some users may be affected. In addition, the transition could affect some alarm systems and some users of OnStar in-vehicle communications service. OnStar discontinued offering its analog service, found in older cars, on Dec. 31.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How to help women-owned small businesses

In 1994, Congress set a government-wide target that 5 percent of all federal contracts should go to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). More recently, legislation was signed into law creating a set-aside for such businesses but requiring that the Small Business Administration study the issue to determine in which - if any - of the government's 313 contracting categories, many of which are defense-related, WOSBs were underrepresented.

March 01, 2008 | Steve Preston Special to Effingham Herald | Business


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FONU2 announces new Web site

FONU2 announced that it has updated its Web site to reflect the strategic direction of the company.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


SBDC seminar to show ‘Location Isn’t Everything’

The Savannah Small Business Development Center, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, will present "Location Isn't Everything" on April 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 111 E. Liberty St.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Local companies seeking manufacturing workers

The Georgia Department of Labor will help staffing company Ambassador Personnel hire 18 manufacturing workers for companies in Savannah, Pooler and Bloomingdale.

April 09, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Burns World Travel on the move

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Burns World Travel, which has moved to a new location.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Metro jobless rate falls to 6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for February was 6.0 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in January. The rate in February 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Business


FONU2 acquires Applebox Productions

FONU2, Inc., announced Tuesday it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Applebox Productions.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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


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