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Do all your stocks and mutual funds look alike?

Like most people, you probably gravitate toward things that you're familiar with and that you like. If you enjoy classical music, your shelves may be full of Beethoven and Ravel. If you love pasta, your cupboards may be bulging with spaghetti and ravioli. In most parts of your life, there's nothing wrong with this type of devotion - but, if it's carried over to your investment portfolio, you could run into problems.

August 30, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Citizens Bank celebrates Port Wentworth grand opening

August 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Are you financially prepared to help aging parents’ needs?

If you have your parents during much of your adult life, consider yourself fortunate. As they age, however, you will need to become increasingly aware of added responsibilities you may have to assume. And by planning ahead, you can help make everyone's lives easier.

August 23, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Howell joins Atlantic Southern

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Lord Eye Center announces its new affiliation

Statesboro - Lord Eye Center, one of the largest privately-owned eye care centers in Georgia, recently announced an affiliation with Woolfson Eye Institute of Atlanta.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Tractor Supply names Reid as manager

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. - Steven Reid has been named store manager at the Rincon Tractor Supply Company store that is under construction, according to district manager Jeff Johnson.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Kessler named Coastal Bank VP

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank headquartered in Savannah, recently hired Wayne Kessler as a vice president and credit officer. In his new position, he is responsible for managing the bank's credit and underwriting services.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to launch entrepreneur-friendly initiative

Effingham County Chamber President Freddy Long announced the formation of a new Chamber task force that will assist would-be entrepreneurs and small businesses in Effingham County.

August 18, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Does IPO spell investment success?

If you've ever spent any time among investors, you're bound to have heard someone say: "If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of Company A (or Company B or Company C)." In investment terms, "getting in on the ground floor" means buying a company's stock shares when they first go on sale - an initial public offering (IPO), to use the official term. But is it really that desirable to invest in an IPO?

August 16, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Busy first day at Citizens Bank branch

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Protecting yourself against identity theft

First, the bad news: There's still plenty of identity theft out there. Now, the better news: There's not as much as in previous years. And now, the best news: You can do a lot to protect yourself from being victimized.

August 09, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Citizens Bank gets 'perfect location' for Port Wentworth

The constant whir of cars speeding on the nearby road may have served as a reminder to Citizens Bank of Effingham officials why they chose to expand to Port Wentworth.

August 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Lost Plantation to finish developing

Lost Plantation, a Lamar Smith Signature Development community located in Rincon, recently completed a new pool and pavilion and has announced plans to develop the neighborhood's remaining home sites. Two phases of custom home sites are currently available, with prices ranging from the $70,000s to the $90,000s.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Bennett named vice chairman of bankers group

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank announces that senior vice president Chap Bennett has been elected the Division One vice chairman for the Community Bankers Association of Georgia, a leading organization which represents community banks across the state.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar to address immigration law changes

Current immigration law and prospective changes - and how to comply with them - will be the focus of the Georgia Southern University seminar "LAW 106: Immigration Compliance Issues for Businesses" scheduled for 6 p.m., July 19, at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham IDA sets budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved a $6.49 million budget for its coming fiscal year, making no significant changes to its draft budget.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty of "gross mismanagement."

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System hosted physicians, health care organization representatives and health information technology experts June 25 during a Rural Physician Bus Tour, an event designed to provide information and technical assistance on the Meaningful Use Attestation process.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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