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Does IPO spell investment success?

If you've ever spent any time among investors, you're bound to have heard someone say: "If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of Company A (or Company B or Company C)." In investment terms, "getting in on the ground floor" means buying a company's stock shares when they first go on sale - an initial public offering (IPO), to use the official term. But is it really that desirable to invest in an IPO?

August 16, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Busy first day at Citizens Bank branch

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Protecting yourself against identity theft

First, the bad news: There's still plenty of identity theft out there. Now, the better news: There's not as much as in previous years. And now, the best news: You can do a lot to protect yourself from being victimized.

August 09, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Citizens Bank gets 'perfect location' for Port Wentworth

The constant whir of cars speeding on the nearby road may have served as a reminder to Citizens Bank of Effingham officials why they chose to expand to Port Wentworth.

August 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Lost Plantation to finish developing

Lost Plantation, a Lamar Smith Signature Development community located in Rincon, recently completed a new pool and pavilion and has announced plans to develop the neighborhood's remaining home sites. Two phases of custom home sites are currently available, with prices ranging from the $70,000s to the $90,000s.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Bennett named vice chairman of bankers group

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank announces that senior vice president Chap Bennett has been elected the Division One vice chairman for the Community Bankers Association of Georgia, a leading organization which represents community banks across the state.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar to address immigration law changes

Current immigration law and prospective changes - and how to comply with them - will be the focus of the Georgia Southern University seminar "LAW 106: Immigration Compliance Issues for Businesses" scheduled for 6 p.m., July 19, at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal Georgia Center goes wireless

The Coastal Georgia Center, an academic and conference facility located in Savannah's historic district at 305 Fahm St., recently announced the addition of wireless Internet access.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Citizens Bank to open Port Wentworth office Monday

Citizens Bank's new office in Port Wentworth will open for business Monday according to an announcement by Michael T. Lee, president and CEO.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Equinox to perform at Baibry's

The Equinox jazz quartet, led by Effingham resident Jeremy Davis, will play Saturday night at Baibry's beginning at 6:30 p.m.

August 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Don't let external events keep you from investing

If you look for reasons not to invest right now, you could find them - global unrest, high gas prices and so on. Yet, if you wait until "things settle down" before investing, you'll have difficulty achieving your financial goals, because there will always be some external events that could keep you out of the market - if you let them. But the smartest investors look beyond today's headlines - and when tomorrow arrives, they are often rewarded for their patience and perseverance.

August 02, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Speed up mortgage payments or increase your investments?

Most people who have mortgages dream of a day when they won't. In fact, many mortgage-holders speed up their payments to make that day arrive sooner. Is that smart, from a financial standpoint? Not necessarily.

July 25, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Spence named to MBAG board

Senior mortgage loan officer Karen Spence, of SunTrust Mortgage Savannah, was named to the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia's (MBAG) board of governors at their 37th annual convention in May of this year.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Temcor ready to put up massive dome at ports

Temcor, the world's leader in geodesic dome and clear span roofing design, manufacturing and erection, is set to begin erection of a 110-foot diameter dome over Vopak tank 12 at the Savannah Terminal of the Georgia Ports Authority.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Business


Bresnan, Rodewolt join Platinum Properties

Platinum Properties Real Estate Group, Inc. welcomes their newest agents, Toni C. Bresnan and Dena C. Rodewolt, to their team of sales associates.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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State jobless rate dips to 7.9 percent

ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.0 percent.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Hudson, well-traveled flag find a home at Moon River

The flag has been in Trenton Hudson's go bag all across the globe.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Studio, IDA close to finishing deal

The master plan, development schedule and supplemental agreement between Moon River Studios and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be approved as soon as Thursday evening.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Manufacturing company looking to hire employees

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone, a new manufacturing company in Richmond Hill, recruit for a number of positions.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Moon River announces new CFO

Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio shooting for early 2015 start

Construction on the initial soundstages for a massive studio project could happen as soon as January, Moon River Studios CEO Jake Shapiro said Thursday.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Gulfstream unveils two new business jets

Gulfstream Aerospace has introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. The two new aircraft optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Harbor deepening ready to commence

"Georgia and its congressional delegation have fought long and hard to see this project through to fruition - a project that is vitally important for economic development and job creation not only in the Southeast, but nationally as well," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "After years of regulatory purgatory, we finally cleared the last hurdle and hope to begin dredging in the Savannah River before the end of the year. This pivotal link in our logistics network will aid in the prompt delivery of valuable cargo to and from every corner of Georgia and, in turn, preserve and create jobs and encourage ...

October 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Triple J Farms honored as Georgia Centennial Farm

Eighteen farms, including Effingham County's Triple J Farms, were honored Friday at the Georgia Centennial Farm Awards.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio ready to start hiring

A final master plan and supplemental agreement between the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and a movie production company could be finished in the next few weeks.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham unemployment rate up slightly for August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in Effingham County was 6.7 percent for August, up slightly from 6.6 percent in June.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


GPA: Ports creating wave of growth

In his annual state of the port address Thursday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of growth for Georgia's deepwater ports.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Choate to build Medient's first phase

Medient Studios, Inc. has announced it has engaged Choate Construction Company as the construction manager for its studioplex project in Effingham County.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State puzzled by jobless rate, even as job growth rises

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent for August

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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