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Smart financial moves pay off after layoffs

If you get laid off or "downsized," it's unquestionably a tough break, and it can be stressful in many ways. However, if you make the right investment-related moves, the loss of a job doesn't necessarily mean you have lost the opportunity to achieve your important financial goals.

May 24, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business

Rincon attorney Bartos presents lecture to Czech law students

Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos recently gave a lecture at Masaryk University School of Law in Brno, Czech Republic, to Czech law students and judicial officials.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners earns prestigious awards

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, the region's largest real estate company, recently received seven prestigious international awards at Coldwell Banker's conference held in Las Vegas, Nev.

May 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Gulfstream appoints Patrick Saxon Southeast regional sales manager

Patrick Saxon of Rincon has been appointed Southeast regional sales manager for product support sales, Gulfstream. In this position, he will be responsible for maintenance sales for both Gulfstream and other manufacturer's business aircraft in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.

May 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Rincon Packaging and Shipping opens for business

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce presented Rincon's Packaging and Shipping with their first honorary dollar as the ribbon was cut and the business grand opening was announced on April 24. Owners Tom and Lisa Folmar were encouraged by the attendance of friends, community business leaders, and chamber ambassadors. Rev. Bob Rogers of First Baptist Church of Rincon led with an invocation. Ken Stoner of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce, along with other business leaders, is excited about the growth in Rincon and Effingham County.

May 19, 2007 | By Donna Avera Effingham Herald | Business

Small Business Administration adds punch to Web site

One of the federal government's best Web sites for small businesses just got better. With SBA's National Small Business Week ending, the agency is pleased to announce improvement in one of its finest resources,

May 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Atlantic Southern posts record results

Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. announced record financial results for the first quarter of 2007. Compared with the first quarter of 2006, the company achieved a 78 percent increase in net earnings and a 22 percent increase in diluted earnings per share.

May 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Georgia Tech honors Weyerhaeuser

Weyerhaeuser has been selected as Co-op Student Employer of the Year by the Georgia Tech Division of Professional Practice.

May 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Coastal Bank taps Wiley as next CEO

The board of directors of Coastal Bankshares, Inc., the parent holding company for The Coastal Bank, announced today that J. Thomas Wiley Jr. has been selected as president and chief executive officer of Coastal Bankshares, Inc. and The Coastal Bank.

May 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Early Start to hold Spring Fest at STC on Friday

SAVANNAH – Early Start Child Care Resource and Referral Agency of Southeast Georgia will hold its first Spring Fest on Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m., celebrating the Week of the Young Child. The event will be held in the campus courtyard of Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Rd.

May 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

To build wealth, look at both sides of the balance sheet

To achieve your financial goals, you need to be a diligent saver and investor. But you need to do more than just build your assets - you also must do a good job of managing your debts. If you let your debts get out of control, they will eventually erode your savings and investments - and when that happens, the road to financial success can get pretty bumpy.

May 10, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business

Jones, Schneider earn certified new home sales professional designation

Pattye Jones and Dawn Schneider from Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners' Rincon office have been awarded the Certified New Home Sales Professional (CSP) designation.

May 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

STC to offer Gulfstream information sessions

SAVANNAH – Savannah Technical College will begin offering monthly information sessions for prospective students interested in pursuing careers with Gulfstream. Information sessions will be held on the first Wednesday of each month at 3 p.m. in the Industrial Technology Center on the college's Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road in accordance with the following schedule: May 2, June 6, July 11 (due to July 4 holiday), Aug. 1, Sept. 5, Oct. 3, Nov. 7 and Dec. 5.

May 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Insurance Commissioner Q&A

Q: Now that I have children, do I need to make changes in my auto insurance coverage?

May 05, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

Business classes offered for May

A series of three workshops entitled "Automating Your Bookkeeping with QuickBooks" will be held during the month of May.

May 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business

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Medient wins round in court against former CEO

The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated.

July 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

New Medient CEO says work is ongoing

Work on what is expected to be the largest movie studio complex in the U.S. is continuing, and a revised master plan for the project is expected soon, the studio's CEO said Thursday.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

New Medient architect familiar with area, studios

Medient Studios is bringing aboard a firm that knows something about designing massive production complexes.

July 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Harvey to step down from IDA

Rose Harvey is resigning from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

July 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business

State jobless rate rises to 7.4 percent for June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for June was 7.4 percent, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in May. The rate in June of last year was 8.4 percent.

July 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business

New Medient master plan expected soon

The revised master plan for a planned massive studioplex in Effingham County could be finished within two weeks, Industrial Development Authority members learned Thursday.

July 17, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Chamber effort teaches businesses how to protect themselves

Many consumers recall being affected by, or at least hearing about, thieves hacking into credit and debit card data of millions of Target customers this past holiday season.

July 14, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business

State high court rejects class-action suit on G-P

State Supreme Court justices ruled Friday that a group of homeowners are not entitled to bring a class-action lawsuit against Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill.

July 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Former Medient CEO gets hearing date for injunction

A Nevada judge has granted a temporary restraining order to the former CEO and chairman of Medient Studios.

July 10, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Effingham IDA sets budget for upcoming fiscal year

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved a $6.49 million budget for its coming fiscal year, making no significant changes to its draft budget.

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty of "gross mismanagement."

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System hosted physicians, health care organization representatives and health information technology experts June 25 during a Rural Physician Bus Tour, an event designed to provide information and technical assistance on the Meaningful Use Attestation process.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business

Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business

SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business

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