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Chamber hosts holiday business tour

January 01, 2008 | Photos by Sandi Van Orden | Business


Banana Republic, Goodwill to share the warmth

Don't let holiday stress dampen your spirits this year – Banana Republic and Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. are giving customers a chance to "share the warmth" while shopping.

December 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA, Nationwide to help businesses with disaster planning

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration and Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company have teamed up to launch a disaster planning guide for small business owners. SBA Deputy Administrator Jovita Carranza and Nationwide's Associate Vice President for Safety Bill Windsor made the announcement during an event at the National Press Club.

December 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Business also can help conserve water

Georgia's Drought Response Unified Command encourages residential and non-residential users, such as businesses, to conserve as much water as possible on a daily basis. Conservation by all Georgians is the key element in statewide efforts to manage water resources during and after the current drought.

December 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


IRS to up business mileage rate for deductions to 50 cents a mile

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued the 2008 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Investments can make great holiday gifts

Now that the holidays are here, you're probably looking around for the right gifts for your loved ones. Of course, as you know, it's not always easy to find gifts that are both meaningful and useful. This year, why not add financial gifts to your shopping list?

December 27, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Put retirement succession plans for business in order

If you own a small business, you probably laugh at the notion of a "9 to 5" workday. Unfortunately, many small-business owners work so hard, and are so focused on the "here and now"- increasing sales, controlling costs, attracting new customers, etc. - that they forget to plan for their own retirement and for the fate of their business.

December 20, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Goin' Postal ships into renovated shopping center

Effingham County's continued and expected boom helped deliver another business to the area.

December 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


December seminar to focus on hot topics in employment law

Business owners and managers are encouraged to sign up for a Savannah seminar that will address some of the most crucial litigation issues that employers face.

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Spine and Sport a drop off point for Union Mission items

Spine & Sport is the local donation center for Union Mission this holiday season.

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA offers disaster loans to drought-affected businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding the public that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives located in parts of Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by drought conditions that occurred in 2007.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to hold business resource workshop

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will host a business resource workshop on Nov. 19, at the Chamber Welcome Center at 520 W. Third St. in Springfield. The workshop designed especially for would-be entrepreneurs and owners of start-up businesses will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Look past short-term returns when choosing mutual funds

What's the most prominent thing you notice about mutual fund advertisements? In most cases, it's the fund's return. Quite often, these returns are truly eye-popping. But if you look closer at the ads, you'll see that many of the highest returns are for short periods of time, such as one year or three years. And a mutual fund's short-term return is not, by itself, reason enough to buy that fund - so don't rush to your checkbook.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Considering bonds? Be aware of call risk

When you buy a bond, it's yours until you sell it or it matures, right? Not always. Sometimes, the bond issuer can buy it back early. If that happens, your investment strategies can change - so you'll want to be prepared to take action.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


LeafGuard opens in Ridgeland

LeafGuard Gutters announces the opening of its newest local franchise, located in Ridgeland, S.C., that will service the areas of Effingham, Chatham and Bryan counties. Rusty Payne, a 1993 graduate of Georgia Southern University, will serve as general manager.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Metro jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA-Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced. The rate in November of last year was also 6.7 percent.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Young Farmers reap awards

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization recognized several local producers and supporters at its annual awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Victim Witness gets a hand from realtors

In Effingham County, some of Santa's elves have day jobs as real estate agents.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Marshall to direct two films for Studioplex City

The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent for October, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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