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SBA drought loans available

The U.S. Small Business Administration announced recently that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives located in all Georgia counties as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by drought that began Jan. 1.

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Do you have the right beneficiaries for your IRA?

Do you invest in either a traditional or Roth IRA? If so, you're making a smart move, because an IRA offers you a tax-advantaged way to save money for retirement. And of course, you want to save as much as you can, because you could spend two or even three decades as a retiree. But if you don't use all your IRA funds, what will happen to them? It's up to you - but your decision can have a big impact on your family, so you'll want to plan carefully.

November 22, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBAC lands micro lending package

Small Business Assistance Corporation has been awarded a $500,000 low interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration for relending to area micro businesses.

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Atlantic Southern happy to move into new building

When Atlantic Southern Bank was looking at expanding into coastal Georgia, its leaders knew they wanted to come to Effingham County.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


State Chamber calls for a temporary relief from ESA

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President George Israel called for a temporary suspension or exemption from the federal Endangered Species Act, the reason the Army Corps of Engineers claims it is required to release of billions of gallons of water from Lake Lanier to Florida every day.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Business start-up seminar to be held

A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held in the evening during the month of November. The workshop is two and a half hours long and will begin at 6 p.m. It will take place on Nov. 8 and will be held in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Service Corps of Retired Executives sponsor this event.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA report says response, faster, better

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 issues small businesses faced during fiscal year 2006.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


EMC merges with Trinity

EMC Engineering Services, Inc. announces the successful merger/acquisition of the firm of Trinity Land Consultants, professional land surveyors, on Oct. 19.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA continues record-setting pac of loan guarantees in FY07

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration posted record-breaking loan numbers again in FY 2007, expanding access to capital to thousands of entrepreneurs across America. SBA set records for both the combined number and dollar volume of loans, and increased loans to small businesses in underserved areas by more than 5.5 percent.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


BASS XIV coming to Savannah

University, pharmaceutical industry, and government representatives will gather in Savannah from Nov. 5-9, for the 14th Annual Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS XIV). The symposium will take place at the Mulberry Inn.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Avoid these frightening moves for investment

Once again, it's Halloween. If you're an adult, you're probably more amused than frightened by the variety of ghouls, ghosts and goblins you'll see running around this week. However, although Halloween itself may not be particularly alarming, you can find some things in life that are truly scary - such as making bad investment moves.

November 15, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Atlantic Southern reports record earnings in quarter

MACON - Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced record financial results for the nine months ending Sept. 30 and the third quarter of 2007. Compared with the third quarter of 2006, the company achieved a 23 percent increase in net earnings while diluted earnings per share remained the same as the prior year.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


First Effingham Bank to offer 'reward checking'

First Effingham Bank has unveiled a unique, no minimum-balance free checking account that rewards customers with 5.5 percent annual percentage yield (APY) earnings and automatic refunds on all ATM fees nationwide. The account is entitled Reward Checking, descriptive of the numerous benefits attached to the account.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Matching financial goals with the right investments

Over the course of your life, you'll almost certainly have many different financial goals - and to help achieve them, you'll need to use many different investments.

November 08, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Tractor Supply Company opens its doors

The Tractor Supply Company officially opened Saturday with a ribbon cutting kicking off the event.

November 08, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


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Prospective buyer eyes purchase of EFACEC

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved amending its memorandum of understanding with EFACEC and approving a transfer and assumption to a new company.

October 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA OKs Moon River master plan

After weeks of wrangling and discussion, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has given the go-ahead to a massive studioplex's master plan.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Smith named chief nursing officer at Effingham Health

Effingham Health System has appointed Betsy Smith as its chief nursing officer.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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