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SBDC to hold workshops on starting a business

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held during the month of January from 6-8:30 p.m.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


CCCS unveils new Web site

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah announces the unveiling of its new Web site. It is more user friendly than the previous Web site.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Making and sticking to some financial resolutions

If you make a New Year's resolution, and you don't follow through on it, what are the consequences? It all depends. If you vow to learn French, but you never get past "Oui, mademoiselle," your life will probably go on pretty much as before (unless, of course, you're now living in France). But if you make some financial resolutions, and you abandon them, you could fall short of your long-term goals - such as a comfortable retirement.

January 24, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Warehouse owner eyes an expansion

A current tenant in the Effingham Industrial Park is looking to expand and has made an offer to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority on more land.

January 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Okere joins KC Center for Family Medicine

Kennedy Okere, MD, is the new family physician in Rincon with KC Center for Family Medicine, PC.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Avoid estate planning errors

If you've been investing for a while, you probably have learned to avoid key mistakes, such as making frequent trades based on short-term price fluctuations. But even if you invest wisely and are able to retire comfortably, you could still make some errors in your estate planning - and these miscues could prove costly and painful to your family.

January 17, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


EFACEC could hold groundbreaking as soon as February

Portuguese electrical components manufacturer EFACEC and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority signed a memorandum of understanding in November. Now, they're targeting February for a groundbreaking.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


DNR extends shrimp season

Brunswick - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Noel Holcomb has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended through Jan. 31. Trawlers may continue to harvest shrimp in the Atlantic Ocean eastward of the sound-beach boundary. Individuals who use a cast net or a beach seine may also continue to legally harvest shrimp for human consumption.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA releases report on its high notes for 2007

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration released a 10-page report marking the agency's accomplishments during calendar year 2007.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


STC to offer airframe, powerplant course

SAVANNAH - Beginning in January, Savannah Technical College will offer an airframe and powerplant prep course for individuals with experience in aviation mechanics who are interested in pursuing the FAA approved airframe and powerplant certification.

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


1st Self Storage adds U-Haul

SPRINGFIELD - Lonnie Pate, owner of 1st Self Storage, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the services currently available.

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Which mutual funds are right for you?

About 96 million people own mutual funds, according to the Investment Company Institute, a trade organization for the mutual fund industry. So the chances are pretty good that you may already own some funds - but with more than 10,000 of them on the market, how can you know you're picking the right ones?

January 10, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Temcor growth continues

While many reports continue to address dwindling manufacturing here in the state of Georgia and nationwide, Temcor, world renowned for its design, manufacture and erection of clear span aluminum roofing and geodesic domes continues to add infrastructure. The 2007 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year and Georgia European Union Featured Export Product of the Year Platinum Award winner has added two more pieces of new machinery to its Rincon facility increasing production capacity in one work cell by 20 percent.

January 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Lowe's delivers for ECMS

January 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


GSU to host annual conference on children

Trends and techniques for working with young children will be focus of the 21st annual Southern Conference on Children at Georgia Southern University on Jan. 26.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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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


Former Moon River board member joins FONU2

FONU2, Inc., announced Wednesday that Joseph Giamichael has been appointed to the company's board of directors and the company will move its corporate headquarters to Effingham County.

March 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Studio cites progress with finances, plans

Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Chamber backs revised transportation plan

STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.

March 03, 2015 | By Al Hackle | Business


New Ad Agency offers Digital Options

Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Moon River completes deal with Fonu2

The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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