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Which mutual funds are right for you?

About 96 million people own mutual funds, according to the Investment Company Institute, a trade organization for the mutual fund industry. So the chances are pretty good that you may already own some funds - but with more than 10,000 of them on the market, how can you know you're picking the right ones?

January 10, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Temcor growth continues

While many reports continue to address dwindling manufacturing here in the state of Georgia and nationwide, Temcor, world renowned for its design, manufacture and erection of clear span aluminum roofing and geodesic domes continues to add infrastructure. The 2007 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year and Georgia European Union Featured Export Product of the Year Platinum Award winner has added two more pieces of new machinery to its Rincon facility increasing production capacity in one work cell by 20 percent.

January 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Lowe's delivers for ECMS

January 09, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


GSU to host annual conference on children

Trends and techniques for working with young children will be focus of the 21st annual Southern Conference on Children at Georgia Southern University on Jan. 26.

January 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Butterducks releases Sweet Peach wine

Sweet Peach wine is the newest addition to the list of wines at Butterducks Winery and is made from the finest peaches in Georgia. This light white wine is bursting with the fresh smell and taste of Georgia peaches.

January 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


City is high on Lowe’s opening

Shoppers don't have to wait any longer for the long-awaited Lowe's in Rincon. In fact, the store got a head start on its own grand opening.

January 05, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


DDS sets statewide holiday schedule

The Department of Driver Services reminds customers that licensing centers will be closed during the holiday season on the following days:

January 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Will the subprime loan crunch affect you?

If you've even casually followed the news over the past several months, you've probably heard about "subprime loans." But the issue can be confusing, and if you're like most people, you really just want a couple of questions answered: How might these subprime loans affect the economy? And will I need to adjust my investment strategy?

January 03, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


GSU to sponsor HR prep course

STATESBORO - The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University will sponsor a 36-hour intensive course that will prepare participants who are seeking certification as a professional in human resources or senior professional in human resources.

January 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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


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Work plugs along as studio waits on master plan approval

It will be an extra four weeks for the Moon River Studios' master plan to perhaps meet the Effingham County commissioners' approval, but the chairman of the company's board doesn't believe that will slow much down.

June 30, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


FONU2 launches new site for company, studio

FONU2, Inc has announced the launch of its new Web site. The Web site www.fonu2.com is intended to provide greater visibility and information to all of the company's stakeholders.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Armstrong center's report: Local economy surging

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-metro economy is experiencing impressive growth even as the rest of the nation struggles. Positive gains were led by expansion in port activity, electricity sales, tourism, retail sales and overall employment growth.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


All-time high in volume, tonnage for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority set all-time records for both container volumes and total tonnage in May with strong growth across several key business sectors.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Walters re-elected as GPA chairman

The board of directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate rises to 5.3 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that unemployment in Effingham County was 5.3 percent in May, up from April's figure of 4.9 percent.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System's Morgan to lead GCHA board

Georgia Health Care Association members have elected Norma Jean Morgan, chief executive officer of the Effingham Health System, as chair of the GHCA board of directors. Morgan will provide guidance and direction to the association that represents long term and post-acute care providers serving communities throughout the state of Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA to help STC manufacturing expansion gear up

SAVANNAH-At its May meeting, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority voted to support the expansion of workforce development training with the construction of a precision manufacturing lab at the Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Scarbrough to lead studio’s social media

FONU2, Inc. announced that Lisa Scarbrough has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of social media.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Moon River parent company to seek EB-5 financing

FONU2, Inc. has announced that it has engaged Lexden Capital, LLC to advise and manage EB-5 financing for the benefit of the company's construction of sound stages, offices, and film support services on its 1,560 acre property in Effingham County.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Corps commander discusses harbor deepening work

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Corps commander, Ports chief update harbor deepening progress

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

May 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ACHCA names Morgan recipient of Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The American College of Health Care Administrators named Norma Jean Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield as a 2015 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach. Two hundred and fifty-seven administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber job fair brings in crowd of employers, applicants

Jobseekers eagerly awaited the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's second annual job fair. So much so they were lined up well before the doors of the Effingham College and Career Academy opened.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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