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How you can keep your business 'all in the family'

If you own a small business, you've got a lot to think about: attracting customers, holding down expenses, keeping up with trends and competitors - the list goes on and on. In short, you do everything possible to make sure your business can support your family. But if you want to keep the business in the family after you're gone, you'll need to prepare a strategy - and the sooner you start, the better.

April 17, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Gulfstream donates testing equipment to GSU

Georgia Southern University's Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) has received a donation of testing equipment from Gulfstream, the world's premier manufacturer of business jets.

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU offers 'MBA in the City'

STATESBORO - Interested in earning your MBA? Working full time, managing a family or just cannot travel to a major University to get it?

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Lattimore to discuss market changes at Chamber breakfast

In the wake of profound changes in the lending industry and national trends in real estate, how are market forces affecting Effingham County and the Coastal Georgia area?

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


What can investors learn from gardeners?

Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.

April 10, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Farmers to get grant workshop

A free grant workshop for farmers is being offered on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Bulloch Agribusiness Center, 151 Langston Chapel Rd. in Statesboro. One-on-one help with completing an application will be available after the workshop.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Perdue awards entrepreneur friendly designation

Representatives of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce were on hand at the March 7 meeting of the OneGeorgia Authority in Hawkinsville to receive special recognition from Gov. Sonny Perdue. The governor announced that Effingham County has been officially designated as an "Entrepreneur Friendly Community."

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


IRS free file available to nonfilers needing a return for stimulus payment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service announced that individuals who normally do not file a tax return but must do so this year in order to receive their 2008 economic stimulus payment can now use the IRS Free File program to help them file returns for 2007.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Smart moves can help women achieve their financial goals

All of us face challenges in our efforts to achieve our long-term financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. But if you're a woman, the unfortunate truth is that you may have more hurdles to overcome than a man. However, knowledge is power, and as long as you are aware of what you are up against, you can take steps to boost your chances for success.

April 03, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Business seminar will focus on Fair Labor Standards Act

Human resource professionals, supervisors and other business leaders are invited to attend a seminar in Savannah that will focus on "Recent Developments in the Fair Labor Standards Act."

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


State offers new Web info on elections

Secretary of State Karen Handel announced the launch of two new Web site resources, an elections update mailing list and an RSS feed. These resources will help Georgians stay informed about important election dates and deadlines, and the latest information from the agency's seven divisions.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA online course can help land government contracts

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration this week launched its latest free online course, Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts. The instructional, self-paced guide is easy to follow and available on SBA's Web site at www.sba.gov/training.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Ag Department's International Trade Office honored

The Georgia Department of Agriculture's International Trade Office is to be honored by the Southern U.S. Trade Association this month for its work with the Association's Market Access Program.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


‘BusinessWeek’ top economist to hold two lectures in the area

Michael Mandel, award winning economic journalist, author and chief economist at BusinessWeek, will make two regional appearances in southeast Georgia.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


(Almost) everything you wanted to know about bonds

In the financial world, stocks tend to get most of the attention. But if you're going to make progress toward all your long-term goals, you need to be aware of all types of investments - and bonds can be an important part of your portfolio.

March 27, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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Chamber annual retreat takes a new direction

ST. SIMONS ISLAND-The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's annual community retreat took a different direction this year.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA turns on the financing power for solar farm

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members have given a green light to a solar power project.

August 25, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Goodbye child care costs, hello college savings

If you're a working parent, you know firsthand about the difficulties of finding quality, affordable care for your children. But eventually, your kids head ...

August 19, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Effingham Extended Care Facility reaches Gold standard

Effingham Extended Care Facility has been recognized as a 2015 recipient of the Gold– Excellence in Quality Award for superior performance in the long term ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Kessler wins GFB hay contest

Effingham County Farm Bureau member Andrew Kessler won the use of a Vermeer 604N baler, compliments of the Vermeer Manufacturing Company for winning the 2014 ...

August 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Studio gets county permits

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that Effingham County has approved Moon River Studios' initial permit request to begin construction of the entrance, roads, and water lines ...

August 18, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Scene set for studioplex work to start

Major work on a proposed massive studio complex can start soon, after the Effingham County commissioners approved the Moon River Studios' master plan.

July 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate in metro Savannah, coastal Georgia inches up

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in June was 6.4 percent, up four-tenths ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports break record for TEUs moved

The Georgia Ports Authority moved a record 3.66 million 20-foot equivalent container units in fiscal year 2015, an increase of more than half a ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State opens inland terminal in mountains

Gov. Nathan Deal, the Georgia Ports Authority, Murray County and CSX Transportation signed a memorandum of agreement Tuesday to establish the Appalachian Regional Port in ...

July 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber to host Lunch ’n Learn at ECCA

Effingham Chamber of Commerce is announcing its next Chamber Lunch 'n Learn meeting to be held Aug. 12 from 11:30 a.m.-1p.m ...

July 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


DuVall joins Moon River as vice president of equipment rental

FONU2, Inc. announced that Robert DuVall has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of equipment rental.

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ATLANTA—The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitme

Gov. Nathan Deal announced that Georgia-lensed feature film and television productions generated an economic impact of more than $6 billion during fiscal year 2015 (July ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help recruit for area Burger King locations

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment this week in Savannah. The recruitment will be held in the GDOL's Savannah Career ...

July 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA nears deal with Project Douglas

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is closing on landing a prospect for its Governor Treutlen site.

July 07, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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