ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration announced that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses located in all Georgia counties except Clay County as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by record setting cold temperatures and freezing conditions that occurred April 6-9.
If you're a woman, you have to be actively involved in your financial preparations for retirement - and that's true whether you're single or married. As a woman, you have at least two special considerations associated with your retirement planning:
A workshop entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held June 19, from 6-8 p.m. in the Small Business Assistance Center Conference Room at 111 E. Liberty Street in Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is sponsoring this class.
Faithful Cuts, formerly Callaway & Co. Hair Salon, has a new name. Owner Renee Morgan announced their company name change. Faithful Cuts specializes in styles and cuts, along with perms and color. They now offer make-overs, wigs and hair pieces.
Hyundai Steel, in Chungnam, South Korea, has selected Temcor as the preferred vendor for a $16.8 million project covering two 130 meter iron ore blending tanks and three 120 meter iron ore storage tanks.
Last year, Internet search engines generated more than $6 billion in advertising revenue. What if even a fraction of that money went towards organizations trying to make the world a better place?
John Mark Counts, vice president of AgSouth Farm Credit in Sylvania, recently announced that Kendra Z. Durrence (formerly Kendra Zittrouer) has joined AgSouth Mortgages, a subsidiary of AgSouth Farm Credit.
It's that time of year when students from across the country graduate from college. If you're one of them, you'll be anticipating a new chapter in your life. And that means you'll have to do your homework on a very important topic: your financial situation. It's one subject in which you'll definitely want to earn a passing grade.
Gulfstream Aerospace has appointed Anthony Beck manager of airworthiness and certification. In this position, he will be responsible for all airworthiness and certification activities related to aircraft certification programs.
SAVANNAH - For students looking to build a career in the thriving aerospace industry, Savannah Technical College and Savannah Air Center have partnered to offer guaranteed interviews to students who successfully complete one of three industry-specific certification programs beginning in July.
Women working in business finally have a group that is just for them in Effingham County.
It's almost June, a popular month for weddings. If you're getting married this month, you have a lot to think about: a rehearsal, a ceremony, a reception, possibly a honeymoon. But most important of all, you've got the anticipation of starting a new life together. To help make that life a happy one, you and your new spouse will need to communicate with each other on all types of issues - and one of the most important of those issues is your joint financial situation.
Rincon businesses and the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce helped welcome Effingham Chiropractic last week. Dr. Blair Martin of Hardeeville, S.C., has expanded his practice to include the Rincon location, where the team will be led by Dr. Angie Hummel. Ken Stoner of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce presided over the presentation and ribbon cutting last Thursday. The first dollar was presented and support was shown to the expanding economic growth of Effingham County.
If you have young children or grandchildren, you may want to start investing for them - and you should. As you invest, however, you'll need to keep a couple of key dates in mind - because they can make a difference in your family's tax situation and your control of your child's or grandchild's assets.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler.
The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County.
The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in coastal Georgia will co-sponsor a business and employer summit Sept. 23 in Savannah.
Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.
SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. Each module will focus on a particular topic, such as marketing, finance, and management, with the sessions lasting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.
Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 2013 mark of 7.1 percent.
ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.
While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.
A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.
The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.
The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at the Embassy Suites.