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Not an IRA, but a RIA

Recently we have looked at a lot of different ways to handle your investments. We have reviewed no load mutual funds, discount brokerage firms and full service brokerage firms.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


‘High-impact’ firms make impression on Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "High-impact" firms create Georgia's new jobs and growth, according to a study recently released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Distributed across all industries, high-impact firms account for almost all employment and revenue growth in the national economy, the study concludes.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA unit more responsive to small businesses

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 and compliance issues faced by small businesses during fiscal year 2007.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Area unemployment numbers rising

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to a preliminary 5.2 percent in June, up one-half of one percent from a revised 4.7 percent in May.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Creating financial projections class coming

A class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, between 6-8 p.m. on July 31.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


24 graduate from Leadership Effingham

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recently completed the 10th annual graduation of Leadership Effingham. This year's class had 24 participants to successfully satisfy the requirements needed to graduate.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Assets continue to grow for Atlantic Southern Bank

Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced the financial results for the six months ended June 30 and the second quarter of 2008.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How does a full service brokerage firm work?

Now that we have looked at discount brokerage firms and no load mutual funds, let's take a look at how full service brokerage firms work. Full service brokerage firms offer a wide variety of services including buying and selling stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds and money market accounts. In addition, they usually offer life insurance and long term care insurance. As the financial services industry has evolved many full service brokerage firms have started offering banking services such as check writing, debit cards, credit cards and mortgages. Some well known full service brokerage firms are Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch ...

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Nonprofits can learn how to build support

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits will offer a workshop, "Basics of Resource Development, Part 2 " on July 24, from 1-5 p.m., at the United Way building, first floor conference room, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Microtel to mark second anniversary

The Microtel Inn and Suites of Rincon marks its second anniversary with an open house and a rededication.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


McMahan joins Konter sales team

Harriet Konter, president of Konter Realty, is pleased to announce that Carolyn McMahan has joined the Konter Companies' team of sales associates. A resident of Effingham County for 11 years, she will specialize in the Guyton, Rincon and Springfield areas and represent Konter Quality Homes at their new Saddle Club community on Hodgeville Road.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Cotton States agent to offer more services

Cotton States Insurance Agent Mark Czachowski of Rincon is now qualified to offer clients expanded financial planning and investment management services.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital a showcase for Smart Cart technology

Large and mysterious packages have been arriving on the doorstep of Effingham Hospital's main medical campus at Springfield.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Hospital conducts mass casualty disaster drill

Effingham Hospital's System Leadership Team in coordination with Effingham Emergency Management and various emergency services conducted a mass casualty simulation disaster drill June 27. The Effingham EMS, Springfield Police Department and Effingham County Sheriff's Department participated in the simulation.

July 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Weaver opens new salon

Kim Weaver has opened a new hair salon in Springfield.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the ...

July 27, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


State jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June dropped to 5.1 percent, down two-tenths ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports approve inland terminal in Chatsworth

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority approved a spending package of $19.7 million to construct the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah port gets call from its first vessel through expanded Panama Canal

The MOL Benefactor is the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of 10 ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GFB accepting hay contest entries

MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the 2016 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah area economy accelerating

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy accelerated during the first quarter of 2016. Solid gains in ...

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital move to non-profit on track

Effingham Hospital's conversion to a non-profit corporation is on track for an October start, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Small business owners must protect their futures

If you're a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. Is your cash flow sufficient … today? Are your products and services competitive … today ...

July 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Parker’s promotes Risinger to inventory control lead

Parker's has promoted Priscilla Risinger to inventory control lead. In her new position, she supervises an inventory team to perform cash, retail and deli ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Business


New Kroger Marketplace expected to have an impact

The new Kroger Marketplace is not just big in size but also is expected to have a big impact.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shoppers eager to explore new Kroger

With a wine steward, a sushi chef, a grilling station and yes, a Starbucks, waiting inside, shoppers waiting eagerly for the opening of the new ...

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Solar energy workshop to be held in Statesboro

Coastal Solar Power Company of Hinesville, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is holding a solar energy symposium/workshop June 24 at ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Doors open for new Kroger Marketplace

The new Kroger Marketplace in Rincon is set to open today at 7 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The new ...

June 15, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April dipped to 4.4 percent, down from 4.7 percent in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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