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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


Holiday Business Expo

December 13, 2007 | Karen Stephens | Business


Deal joins staff of Kicklighter Academy

Keller Deal recently joined the administrative staff at Kicklighter Resource Center, LLC/ Kicklighter Academy as the director of marketing. In this position, she will be responsible for advertising, advocacy and community education.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA denotes special lending status for First Chatham Bank

SAVANNAH - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recently granted First Chatham Bank special status as a member of the SBA's Preferred Lender Program (PLP) based on the work of Quadrant Financial Inc., the bank's commercial and capital markets lending division.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Island Hospice gets license

THA (the Healthcare Alternative) Group is pleased to announce that their non-profit hospice, Island Hospice, has been licensed and accredited to provide end-of-life care services in their Georgia locations.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Range Fuels starts biomass facility

Fred Warnell, member of the Georgia Forestry Commission board of directors, attended the historic groundbreaking for the nation's first commercial cellulosic ethanol plant last Tuesday. More than 700 people joined the celebration near Soperton to welcome Range Fuels as a landmark corporate neighbor.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


GSU seminar to cover customer service

STATESBORO - A workshop at Georgia Southern University will show business owners and employees how to meet and exceed the needs of their customers.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | 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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