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Retirees need regular — and the potential for rising — income

In all likelihood, the prices of goods and services will continue rising year by year. This may not be too much of a problem for you when you're working, because your salary is probably also going up over time. But when you retire, you may find that inflation becomes a bigger concern - and that's why you need to take steps to help provide some investment sources that have the potential for rising income during your retirement years.

November 01, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Hospital business office receives achievement award

October 26, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Strike a balance between retirement, college savings

If you have young children, you may want them to attend college someday - and you may want to help them pay for it. At the same time, you also need to save for a comfortable retirement lifestyle. Are the two goals compatible?

October 26, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Chamber smashes goal in membership drive

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce did more than exceed its goals for its membership drive. The target was simply smashed.

October 24, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Elliott, Etter among new Gulfstream appointments

SAVANNAH - Gulfstream has recently named four new directors and a new staff scientist.

October 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Take this retirement planning quiz

Your school days may be behind you, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't test yourself on various subjects from time to time. And one of the most important topics you can study is retirementplanning. So, take a couple of minutes to take this "quiz." The answers - and even the questions - may prove valuable to you as you save and invest for retirement.

October 18, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


One of a Kind

October 17, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Business


Barton joins Atlantic Southern

Melanie Barton has been hired as vice president - commercial lending at Atlantic Southern Bank.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


CORE Credit Union to offer financial planning services

CORE Credit Union announces it now offers financial planning services, in partnership with CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS).

October 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Right papers at the right time can protect your family

To protect your family, you need more than the best intentions - you need the right "paperwork." And you're going to need it during two distinct phases of your life - your working years and your retirement.

October 12, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Small business owners can learn about employment taxes

A three-hour evening workshop entitled "Employment Taxes" will be held for new and existing small business owners on Sept. 27 and will begin at 6 p.m.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Southeast Georgia community banks are measuring up well

The growth and profitability of community banks in southeast Georgia compare favorably to statewide and national community bank averages, according to the 2006 Annual Performance Review of Georgia Southeastern Region Community Banks.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber intrigued by, but not backing, tax plan

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is taking an interest in Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson's proposal to abolish property taxes in the state but isn't taking a stance, according to the state organization's president.

October 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


GSU to sponsor state employment law seminar

How do head honchos in Georgia companies stay on the right side of discrimination and compensation laws? By realizing that following federal regulations is just the first step in being a law-abiding corporate citizen.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Financial statements workshop to be held

A three-hour evening workshop entitled "Understanding Financial Statements" will be held on Sept. 25, and will begin at 6 p.m. at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah and will be conducted by The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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State jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent for August

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 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Logistics company to recruit workers in Springfield

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler.

September 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Labor Department to bring business, employer summit to Savannah

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in coastal Georgia will co-sponsor a business and employer summit Sept. 23 in Savannah.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


ASU quarterly report says coastal economy growing

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SBDC to present GrowSmart series for small businesses

SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. Each module will focus on a particular topic, such as marketing, finance, and management, with the sessions lasting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 2013 mark of 7.1 percent.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient unveils revised master plan

A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Ports hit all-time high in container traffic in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber membership drive rolls on

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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