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Georgia Chamber applauds transportation funding progress

State lawmakers took a major step Wednesday toward bridging a multi-billion-dollar gap in transportation funding that threatens Georgia's economy and quality of life.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Newsome joining TRI County GMAC

Stephen Newsome has joined TRI County GMAC Real Estate as a full service realtor serving the West Chatham area.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

SBA opens outreach to minority businesses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration moved to broaden its outreach to minority entrepreneurs by signing a partnership with the Minority Business RoundTable.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Donations on state income tax can help kids, elderly

ATLANTA - Income tax season is here and the Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging Georgians to contribute to their local community through the Georgia Fund for Children and Elderly by checking the appropriate box on the State of Georgia Income Tax Form. Donations are tax deductible.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Taking steps to prevent identity theft

Identity theft is big business. In fact, each year, billions of dollars - that's billions, with a "b" - is lost to identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This cumulative figure may not mean that much to you, but if you are victimized for a few hundred dollars, it will be an upsetting and expensive experience. That's why you'll want to defend yourself against identity theft - and the best time to take action is before you are victimized.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business

County earns entrepreneur friendly designation

Freddy Long is a small businessman himself. So having Effingham County designated as the state's newest entrepreneur friendly community meant a lot.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business

Fuller Chevrolet teaming up with recreation departments

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Fuller Chevrolet has developed a partnership with Effingham and City of Rincon recreation department leagues through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 little league baseball season.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

When changing jobs, don't shortchange your 401 (k)

Your 401(k) plan can be a major source of your retirement savings. As you know, your 401(k) offers several different investment options and the chance to accumulate tax-deferred earnings. But what will happen to your 401(k) if you leave your job before you retire? You've got several choices - and it's really important that you make the right one, because your decision can have a major impact on your retirement lifestyle.

March 06, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business

SBDC to hold financial projections class

A class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah on Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

SBDC workshop to cover payrolls on QuickBooks

A workshop entitled "Automating Your Payroll with QuickBooks" will be held on Feb. 26 in the computer lab on the second floor of the Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education at 305 Fahm St. in Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and Armstrong Atlantic State University sponsor this class.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Budget proposal will boost small business financing

WASHINGTON - President Bush announced a proposed FY09 budget for the U.S. Small Business Administration that increases small business lending capacity by 37 percent, increases funding for SBA's ongoing operational reforms and supports a steady staff of more than 2,100 full-time employees.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Analog cell phones about to lose service

Beginning Monday, cellular telephone companies will not be required to provide analog service. While most wireless telephone users will not be affected by this transition (often called the "analog cellular sunset"), some users may be affected. In addition, the transition could affect some alarm systems and some users of OnStar in-vehicle communications service. OnStar discontinued offering its analog service, found in older cars, on Dec. 31.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

How to help women-owned small businesses

In 1994, Congress set a government-wide target that 5 percent of all federal contracts should go to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). More recently, legislation was signed into law creating a set-aside for such businesses but requiring that the Small Business Administration study the issue to determine in which - if any - of the government's 313 contracting categories, many of which are defense-related, WOSBs were underrepresented.

March 01, 2008 | Steve Preston Special to Effingham Herald | Business

Hospital hits high marks in compliance in several areas

Effingham Hospital board of trustees members received a report reflecting a score of 90 percent compliance with several established benchmarks from the director of quality and patient safety at their meeting Tuesday night.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

SJ/C Home Health earns elite status

St. Joseph's/Candler Home Health has been named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

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French company to open operation in Effingham

DRT, a specialist in processing rosin and turpentine oil distilled from pine resin since 1932, announces plans to purchase land in Effingham County. This marks ...

October 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Time for annual 401(k) review?

Once you've started contributing to your 401(k) plan and funded it with investments that are appropriate for your needs, you might think you ...

October 06, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Kolovich joins Optim Orthopedics

Optim Orthopedics has added orthopedist Gregory Kolovich, MD, who will be seeing patients in Rincon. Having recently completed his fellowship, Dr. Kolovich joins Optim from ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Business

What’s smarter — paying off debts or investing?

It probably doesn't happen as much as you'd like, but from time to time, you have some extra disposable income. When this happens ...

September 29, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Unemployment in Effingham falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that unemployment in Effingham County was down to 5.1 percent for August, a drop from the ...

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business

After another big year, port projects even more growth

In his annual state of the port address, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported on a year of extraordinary growth, and provided a ...

September 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Palmetto Pipeline plans still going forward, executive says

The company proposing to build a billion-dollar pipeline through much of southeast Georgia, including Effingham County, expects to submit its environmental permit applications later this ...

September 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

A new name, a new future

Called a re-grand opening, Saturday's event at Georgia Transformer served as a commitment from the plant's new management to the Rincon facility.

September 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Container volume up 16.6 percent at port

At the Georgia Ports Authority board meeting Monday, Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported a 16.6 percent calendar year to date increase in container volumes ...

September 22, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Charitable giving pays off — for everyone

Americans are pretty generous - in fact, 83 percent of us donated money to charitable organizations last year, according to a Gallup survey.

September 22, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Moon River says default will be rectified soon

A default on Moon River Studios' purchase of a Florida movie and lighting equipment is expected to be resolved shortly, the studios' board chairman said ...

September 22, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Isakson calls start of Savannah port dredging 'a great victory'

WASHINGTON, D.C.-U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., applauded the official beginning of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project as dredging began to deepen the ...

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Economic monitor predicts more growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy continues its streak of winning growth through the first half of 2015 ...

September 16, 2015 | Staff report | Business

What to do with an inheritance

Will you ever receive a sizable inheritance? You can't plan on it. But if you do get one, you can plan on using it ...

September 15, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Moon River expects groundbreaking soon

With several of its benchmarks now out of the way, Moon River Studios is gearing up for a new groundbreaking.

September 15, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

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