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State Chamber starts drive

With the help of more than 500 volunteers, representing 35 companies and organizations, the Georgia Chamber of Commerce has begun canvassing the state for new members and additional resources. The goal of this year's campaign is $1.8 million and 800 new members.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Small Business Assistance Center to hold two startup workshops

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" will be held during June from 6-8:30 p.m.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Savannah Mall undergoes first makeover in 18 years

New owners are taking the shopping experience to an entertainment art form to the delight of the community.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


And now, a few words on fees

One of the most foundational things to know about your investment account is how you pay for the services you receive. There are three common ways to pay for the management of your account. Let me first say that there are many, many financial institutions and brokerage firms in existence today. This is a general overview. It is important that you talk with the firm that you are dealing with if you wish to learn exactly what the expenses are for your account.

July 03, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBA launching tax savings resource center

WASHINGTON-The SBA has created an online tax savings resource center to help small businesses understand how they can benefit from the 2008 economic stimulus package signed into law by President Bush earlier this year.

July 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Lee takes over presidency of Effingham Chamber

Michael Lee, president of Citizens Bank, took the reins of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.

June 28, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Newell to open Savannah shredder

Newell Recycling, one of the largest recyclers and processors of recycled metals in the Southeast, is opening a state-of-the-art facility in the Savannah area later this year. The company has been granted final approval and received all necessary permits to open its Garden City plant, slated for a December opening.

June 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Starting early for retirement can make all the difference

Whether you are just starting or you are nearing retirement, it is important to know how much money you will need to get there. Make sure to start saving now, save consistently and invest wisely. One of the great things about planning for retirement is that, if you start early enough, you don't have to do all of the work yourself. If you choose good quality investments, they should do most of the work for you.

June 26, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Homeowners, businesses urged to be ready for disasters

WASHINGTON – As several states recover from the destruction and loss of life caused by recent tornadoes, floods and wildfires and other areas prepare for the beginning of the 2008 Atlantic hurricane season on June 1, the U.S. Small Business Administration is urging the public to develop an emergency plan before the disaster hits.

June 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


DP’s LogistiPort at Savannah finished

SAVANNAH - Reno, Nev.-based DP Partners announced the completion of its new 72-acre LogistiPort at Savannah, the first LEED-registered business park completed in the Savannah and the southeastern U.S. markets, announced Stephen G. Bailey, RLA, CCIM, Partner-Eastern Region for DP Partners, a member of Dermody Properties.

June 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Fields to highlight Chamber annual meeting

Motivational speaker George Fields will serve as the keynote speaker for the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce 22nd annual meeting, set for Thursday at 7 p.m. at Effingham County High School, Chamber President, Freddy Long announced.

June 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Arby’s franchises lend helping hand to Big Brothers/Sisters

Arby's is launching a national community fundraiser in Arby's restaurants throughout the country to raise money and awareness for youth-mentoring, and residents of Savannah and the surrounding area may use it to make a difference in their own local communities.

June 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Microtel adds meeting room

Effingham County's only hotel, the Microtel Inn and Suites of Rincon, has added a small group meeting room to its list of services.

June 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


VanWingen joins forces with RE/MAX

Tyler VanWingen has joined RE/MAX 1st Choice Realty as the newest member of its sales team.

June 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How much is enough?

How much is enough? Specifically, how much money would you have to earn to say that you earned enough? Let me pose another similar question. How much money will you need in retirement to be happy?

June 12, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Parker's celebrating 40 years of business

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate rises to 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power base rates to remain flat through 2019

Georgia Power announced today that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Give your investment portfolio a spring cleaning

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it's time for some sprucing up. But you don't ...

April 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Bienvenue, DRT

Surrounded by pine trees, DRT America's first U.S. facility may have a fitting environment.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA will build a road — but it may not lead to studio

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority remains committed to building an entrance road into its property north of Interstate 16 and off Old River Road. Whether ...

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Company calls a halt to Palmetto Pipeline work

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Area unemployment rates on the rise

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in February was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where ...

March 30, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Should you retire in ‘stages’?

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you ...

March 23, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Georgia Ports container trade up 8 percent

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 5.4 percent, unchanged from January. The ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


With OmniTRAX in the fold, IDA to re-look at its plans

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's deal with a company to market and develop its Research Forest Tract could have a ripple effect on its ...

March 23, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care opens

Effingham Chamber of Commerce representatives help St. Joseph's/Candler Immediate Care cut its ribbon. The office, at 5621 Highway 21 South, will treat children ...

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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