As a society, we have grown accustomed to instant gratification. You can lose 20 pounds in two months, learn a language in six weeks and download your favorite songs in seconds. The idea of waiting for what we want, it seems, has become a quaint relic of bygone days. Of course, in many walks of life, there's probably nothing wrong with having your desires fulfilled quickly - but the "get it now" attitude can actually have some negative consequences when it comes to spending, saving and investing.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce leaders are hoping to add more than 100 new members to their rolls during their membership campaign this month.
Campaign chairman Michael Lee has announced the kickoff of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce membership campaign.
Does your employer offer a pension? If so, you'll want to be familiar with your payout options before it's time to start taking money out - because your choice can have a big impact on your retirement income.
WASHINGTON – The U.S. Small Business Administration and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will pool their resources to more effectively respond to major disasters, paving the way for faster recovery in affected communities.
Georgia Southern University is offering a non-credit business leadership course at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.
Wendy Jeffers was promoted to loan officer for CADDA's Savannah office. Prior to working with CADDA, Jeffers earned a BBA from Valdosta State University. She is certified as an economic development finance professional as well as certified consumer credit counselor.
It's that time of year when college students across the country reach for their backpacks and head back to campus - while their parents reach for their checkbooks and head for the Tylenol. If your children are still quite young, though, you can take steps now to reduce the headaches that may come from those big college bills.
ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) announced that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives located in all Georgia counties except Chattahoochee and Muscogee counties as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by drought that occurred Jan. 1, 2007 and continuing.
Construction on Port Wentworth's first Zaxby's is now well under way.
Many people rely on their IRAs and 401(k) plans to help them pay for their retirement years - and for good reason, because IRAs and 401(k)s are excellent retirement-savings vehicles. But once you reach the point where you are contributing the maximum amount to your IRA and 401(k) each year, what else can you do to build resources for retirement? You might want to consider annuities and cash value insurance.
Debbie Boykin and Kristine Morgan had been friends a long time when they decided to do something a little different.
The Heritage Bank and Peoples Bank officials recently announced that the scheduled merger of these two banks has been completed. As of Aug. 17, Peoples Bank of Blackshear, Waycross and Homerville has officially changed its name to The Heritage Bank and all locations are operating as Heritage branches.
MACON - Atlantic Southern Bank is pleased to announce the opening of their new corporate center located at 1701 Bass Rd. in Macon. The location is known as Northwinds, named by a local developer before the bank purchased the land. Corporate staff will be relocating on Monday, Aug. 20.
For an unprecedented sixth consecutive year, Microtel Inn & Suites has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction among economy/budget hotel chains. This ranking was the conclusion of 2007 study by J. D. Power and Associates. Microtel is the only brand in the hotel industry to have received this recognition six successive times.
Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.
Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.
The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.
Effingham County's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent for October, according to the state Department of Labor.
Rincon City Council members approved a preliminary site plan for a proposed reconfigured Gate convenience store at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Columbia Avenue.
Riggs Funeral Home of Guyton announced that office manager Heather Riggs has obtained her funeral director license and embalmer license. She earned the licenses through Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has agreed to ask Rincon to annex a portion of the Research Forest Tract, provided the city follows through on a set of stipulations.
The development schedule for a planned massive Effingham County movie production facility is finished and in the hands of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.
It will be customer appreciation day at Baibry's Wednesday, as its owners and staff thank its legion of loyal patrons.
A manufacturer of power transformers that has called Effingham County home for three years has been purchased by a private investment firm.
Effingham Health System welcomes Dr. William J. Kolhoff as a hospitalist and primary care physician. He will be joining Dr. John Bennett and Dr. Claude Sanks in caring for Effingham Hospital's inpatients as a hospitalist and he will be the primary care physician at Effingham Family Medicine in Rincon.
The Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday that its terminals in Brunswick and Savannah moved a combined 2.79 million tons of freight in October, a record for the authority.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members will meet Thursday to discuss the Research Forest Tract.
The Georgia Public Service Commission will begin hearings today on the Georgia Power Company 11th Plant Vogtle construction monitoring (VCM) report in Docket 29849. The hearing will start at 10 a.m. in Room 110 at the Commission offices at 244 Washington St., S.W. Atlanta. Additional hearings are scheduled for Dec. 16 and Jan. 20, 2015.
Moon River Studios, Inc., has announced the appointment of Aubrey Storie as executive assistant to the chief executive officer.