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Spine and Sport adds Chmiel to staff

Judith M. Chmiel, a physical therapist who loves working with and helping people, has joined locally owned Spine and Sport.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

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

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State jobless rate falls to 5.7 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 5.7 percent, down one-tenth of ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business

DOL to help with recruiting at Caesarstone facility

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Caesarstone Technologies USA recruit up to 45 employees for its manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill on ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Moon River adds film production chief, head of film packaging

FONU2, Inc. and Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company, Inc. announced that Daniel Grodnik, Mass Hysteria's CEO, has taken on the additional responsibility as the head ...

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Start your own investment ‘traditions’

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in ...

November 24, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Studio, Marshall cancel plans for films

Moon River Studios' agreement with director Penny Marshall for two films has been shelved, according to information the company provided to the Securities and Exchange ...

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Labor department sponsoring veterans job fair

ATLANTA-A career expo for veterans featuring more than 30 employers offering more than 600 jobs will be held next week in Savannah.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business

State ranked No. 1 for doing business

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the third ...

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Membership on the rise in Effingham County Farm Bureau

Georgia Farm Bureau expanded its overall membership in fiscal year 2015, the first time in nine years the organization has experienced membership growth. Statewide GFB ...

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business

There’s no big business like show business

Having a movie shot on location may bring with it some inconveniences, but state and local officials agree that it's worth the headaches.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Kroger aims to open fuel center this month

The first section of the proposed new Kroger development could open this month, Rincon City Council officials learned.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Moon River’s ‘Yellow’ gets nearer to release date

The critically-acclaimed film "Yellow" now has a distributor to put the movie on screens.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced last Thursday that the unemployment rate in Effingham County for September was 4.9 percent, down from 5 ...

October 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business

IDA, studio agree to drastically revised deal

The once grandiose plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County appear to be getting a drastic cut.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

IDA approves deal with cold storage firm on I-16 south tract

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to a land sale with a cold storage operation that hopes to start quickly.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Chamber Lunch ‘n Learn will be action on movie making

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced its next Chamber Lunch 'n Learn business meeting which will be held Oct. 28 from 11:30 a.m ...

October 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business

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