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Do you have the right beneficiaries for your IRA?

Do you invest in either a traditional or Roth IRA? If so, you're making a smart move, because an IRA offers you a tax-advantaged way to save money for retirement. And of course, you want to save as much as you can, because you could spend two or even three decades as a retiree. But if you don't use all your IRA funds, what will happen to them? It's up to you - but your decision can have a big impact on your family, so you'll want to plan carefully.

November 22, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBAC lands micro lending package

Small Business Assistance Corporation has been awarded a $500,000 low interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration for relending to area micro businesses.

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Atlantic Southern happy to move into new building

When Atlantic Southern Bank was looking at expanding into coastal Georgia, its leaders knew they wanted to come to Effingham County.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


State Chamber calls for a temporary relief from ESA

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President George Israel called for a temporary suspension or exemption from the federal Endangered Species Act, the reason the Army Corps of Engineers claims it is required to release of billions of gallons of water from Lake Lanier to Florida every day.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Business start-up seminar to be held

A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held in the evening during the month of November. The workshop is two and a half hours long and will begin at 6 p.m. It will take place on Nov. 8 and will be held in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Service Corps of Retired Executives sponsor this event.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA report says response, faster, better

WASHINGTON - The Office of the National Ombudsman at the U.S. Small Business Administration recently released its annual report to the 110th Congress, rating federal agencies' responsiveness to the regulatory enforcement issues small businesses faced during fiscal year 2006.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


EMC merges with Trinity

EMC Engineering Services, Inc. announces the successful merger/acquisition of the firm of Trinity Land Consultants, professional land surveyors, on Oct. 19.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA continues record-setting pac of loan guarantees in FY07

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration posted record-breaking loan numbers again in FY 2007, expanding access to capital to thousands of entrepreneurs across America. SBA set records for both the combined number and dollar volume of loans, and increased loans to small businesses in underserved areas by more than 5.5 percent.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


BASS XIV coming to Savannah

University, pharmaceutical industry, and government representatives will gather in Savannah from Nov. 5-9, for the 14th Annual Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS XIV). The symposium will take place at the Mulberry Inn.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Avoid these frightening moves for investment

Once again, it's Halloween. If you're an adult, you're probably more amused than frightened by the variety of ghouls, ghosts and goblins you'll see running around this week. However, although Halloween itself may not be particularly alarming, you can find some things in life that are truly scary - such as making bad investment moves.

November 15, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Atlantic Southern reports record earnings in quarter

MACON - Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced record financial results for the nine months ending Sept. 30 and the third quarter of 2007. Compared with the third quarter of 2006, the company achieved a 23 percent increase in net earnings while diluted earnings per share remained the same as the prior year.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


First Effingham Bank to offer 'reward checking'

First Effingham Bank has unveiled a unique, no minimum-balance free checking account that rewards customers with 5.5 percent annual percentage yield (APY) earnings and automatic refunds on all ATM fees nationwide. The account is entitled Reward Checking, descriptive of the numerous benefits attached to the account.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Matching financial goals with the right investments

Over the course of your life, you'll almost certainly have many different financial goals - and to help achieve them, you'll need to use many different investments.

November 08, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Tractor Supply Company opens its doors

The Tractor Supply Company officially opened Saturday with a ribbon cutting kicking off the event.

November 08, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


HR pros can get ins and outs at Georgia Southern seminar

An upcoming certificate course offered by Georgia Southern University will review core employment knowledge needed by human resource personnel, office and division managers, and business owners.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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GFB starts Foundation for Agriculture

Georgia Farm Bureau members held their inaugural gala last month for the GFB Foundation for Agriculture at the Evergreen Marriott Resort in Stone Mountain Park. Rolling Stones keyboardist Chuck Leavell, who grows timber with his wife, Rose Lane, on their middle Georgia farm, performed at the event.

April 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Studio gets closer to releasing long-awaited ‘Yellow’

As plans to bring water and power to a sprawling studio site in Effingham County take shape, the final cut of the long-awaited film "Yellow" could be ready soon, too, according to Moon River Studio officials.

April 28, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Joint development authority could be clearing way for Volvo

The recently formed Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Corridor Development Authority has filed an application with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for a 1,904.5-acre project site to "construct a mega-site manufacturing facility" at Highway 280 and I-16, according to a public notice filed Thursday.

April 28, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Bryan County News | Business


Former chairman Webb thanked for his service to Effingham IDA

Dennis Webb returned to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority to receive the board's gratitude.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber prepares for second annual job fair

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its second job fair.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State unemployment rate stays stable at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, unchanged from February, matching its lowest level since July 2008. The rate was 7.3 percent a year ago.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Savannah ports hit new monthly record in TEUs

The Georgia Ports Authority increased containerized cargo in March by 27.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, for an additional 72,499 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs).

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Amid fanfare, Tanger Outlets open to throng of shoppers

With confetti raining down among the mist Thursday morning, the Tanger Outlet Center in Pooler opened to cheers, fanfare and television stars.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


FONU2 announces new Web site

FONU2 announced that it has updated its Web site to reflect the strategic direction of the company.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


SBDC seminar to show ‘Location Isn’t Everything’

The Savannah Small Business Development Center, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, will present "Location Isn't Everything" on April 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 111 E. Liberty St.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Local companies seeking manufacturing workers

The Georgia Department of Labor will help staffing company Ambassador Personnel hire 18 manufacturing workers for companies in Savannah, Pooler and Bloomingdale.

April 09, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Burns World Travel on the move

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Burns World Travel, which has moved to a new location.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Metro jobless rate falls to 6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for February was 6.0 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in January. The rate in February 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Business


FONU2 acquires Applebox Productions

FONU2, Inc., announced Tuesday it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Applebox Productions.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Bennett named IDA chairman as Webb steps down

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority's board is under new leadership, as one of its most senior members was voted in as chairman Thursday night.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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