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Edenfield earns CLU designation

Talbert Edenfield has earned the Chartered Life Underwriter (CLU‚) professional designation from the American College of Bryn Mawr, Penn.

June 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Valdosta leader encourages Effingham Chamber

Myrna Ballard had some words of encouragement for the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce in its quest to foster small businesses.

May 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Chamber sets goals for coming year

Members of the Effingham Chamber's board of directors attended a two and a half-day retreat at Sapelo Island recently to map out strategies for the organization's 2008-2009 fiscal year, Chamber President-elect, Michael Lee (Citizens Bank of Effingham) announced.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


USPS offering new prices for expedited mail services

WASHINGTON - Beginning next week, customers will be able to take advantage of some of the best bargains in the shipping market when the U.S. Postal Service launches new prices for its expedited mail products, Express Mail and Priority Mail.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA unveils ombudsman program for state and local governments

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering to state and local governments a template for resolving regulatory enforcement issues involving small businesses by establishing their own versions of SBA's Office of the National Ombudsman.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Class offered to teach ‘creating financial projections’

On May 29 a class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah between the hours of 6-8 p.m.

May 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Forever stamps in high demand as postal rate change nears

WASHINGTON-Demand for the Forever Stamp continues to increase as the May 12 stamp price change approaches.

May 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to host small business success series

A series of three seminars entitled "Small Business Success Series" will be held on Tuesday evenings during the month of May at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce in an effort to enhance existing businesses and help entrepreneurs succeed.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar will cover state employment laws

STATESBORO - Business owners, managers and human resource personnel are invited to attend a legal seminar in Savannah that will help them stay on the right side of the state's compensation and discrimination laws.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar to focus on background checks

STATESBORO - Business managers and human resource personnel are invited to attend a seminar in Brunswick entitled "Best Practices in Running Background and Reference Checks."

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Faithful Cuts celebrates anniversary

Faithful Cuts Salon celebrates its one-year anniversary during May. They are announcing their new hours: Tuesday and Thursdays are 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesdays are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. They are now open Saturdays from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber speaker to stress ‘entrepreneurial’ approach to business for communities

Communities need to be 'entrepreneurial' in their approach to business and Economic Development, according to Myrna Ballard, president and CEO of the Valdosta–Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Has anyone noticed that gas is getting expensive?

A few days ago I was driving to Tallahassee, Fla., for my sister's graduation when something interesting happened. I stopped to get gas. Now, I've never seen pumping gas as an exciting activity, but I did find it interesting when my wife said, "Wow. Gas is only $3.52 a gallon." My wife, it seems, is quite an optimist. Because gas was a few cents less per gallon where we stopped than it was at the previous exit, she saw that as a deal.

May 22, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Starting a business workshop to be held in May

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" will be held during the month of May from 6-8:30 p.m. They will take place on Thursday evenings May 8 and May 22 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St. in Savannah.

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to offer small business success series

"When the low hanging fruit is gone and new business is harder and harder to find, Small Business owners need to be more resourceful and get creative," said Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson's Georgia Market in Rincon and chair of the Effingham County Chamber's Small Business Council.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | 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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