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Seminar to focus on family and medical leave act basics

Business managers and human resource professionals are invited to attend a legal seminar in Savannah that will focus on "Basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act."

April 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Microtel hosts business after hours

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Piggly Wiggly donates $38K to Imperial Sugar relief

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. announced that they will donate nearly $38,000 raised through their "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund" to the individuals and families of those affected by the devastating fire at the Imperial Sugar Co. refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7.

April 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How you can keep your business 'all in the family'

If you own a small business, you've got a lot to think about: attracting customers, holding down expenses, keeping up with trends and competitors - the list goes on and on. In short, you do everything possible to make sure your business can support your family. But if you want to keep the business in the family after you're gone, you'll need to prepare a strategy - and the sooner you start, the better.

April 17, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Gulfstream donates testing equipment to GSU

Georgia Southern University's Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) has received a donation of testing equipment from Gulfstream, the world's premier manufacturer of business jets.

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU offers 'MBA in the City'

STATESBORO - Interested in earning your MBA? Working full time, managing a family or just cannot travel to a major University to get it?

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Lattimore to discuss market changes at Chamber breakfast

In the wake of profound changes in the lending industry and national trends in real estate, how are market forces affecting Effingham County and the Coastal Georgia area?

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


What can investors learn from gardeners?

Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.

April 10, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Farmers to get grant workshop

A free grant workshop for farmers is being offered on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Bulloch Agribusiness Center, 151 Langston Chapel Rd. in Statesboro. One-on-one help with completing an application will be available after the workshop.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Perdue awards entrepreneur friendly designation

Representatives of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce were on hand at the March 7 meeting of the OneGeorgia Authority in Hawkinsville to receive special recognition from Gov. Sonny Perdue. The governor announced that Effingham County has been officially designated as an "Entrepreneur Friendly Community."

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


IRS free file available to nonfilers needing a return for stimulus payment

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Internal Revenue Service announced that individuals who normally do not file a tax return but must do so this year in order to receive their 2008 economic stimulus payment can now use the IRS Free File program to help them file returns for 2007.

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Smart moves can help women achieve their financial goals

All of us face challenges in our efforts to achieve our long-term financial goals, such as a comfortable retirement. But if you're a woman, the unfortunate truth is that you may have more hurdles to overcome than a man. However, knowledge is power, and as long as you are aware of what you are up against, you can take steps to boost your chances for success.

April 03, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Business seminar will focus on Fair Labor Standards Act

Human resource professionals, supervisors and other business leaders are invited to attend a seminar in Savannah that will focus on "Recent Developments in the Fair Labor Standards Act."

April 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


State offers new Web info on elections

Secretary of State Karen Handel announced the launch of two new Web site resources, an elections update mailing list and an RSS feed. These resources will help Georgians stay informed about important election dates and deadlines, and the latest information from the agency's seven divisions.

April 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA online course can help land government contracts

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration this week launched its latest free online course, Business Opportunities: A Guide to Winning Federal Contracts. The instructional, self-paced guide is easy to follow and available on SBA's Web site at www.sba.gov/training.

March 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned ...

May 04, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Cold storage project gets $400K in state help

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Industrial Development ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Parker's celebrating 40 years of business

The original plan for Greg Parker was to go to law school. Running a convenience store and then building one of the most successful convenience ...

April 24, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate rises to 5.5 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in March was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth of a ...

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power base rates to remain flat through 2019

Georgia Power announced today that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Give your investment portfolio a spring cleaning

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it's time for some sprucing up. But you don't ...

April 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Bienvenue, DRT

Surrounded by pine trees, DRT America's first U.S. facility may have a fitting environment.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA will build a road — but it may not lead to studio

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority remains committed to building an entrance road into its property north of Interstate 16 and off Old River Road. Whether ...

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Company calls a halt to Palmetto Pipeline work

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Area unemployment rates on the rise

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in February was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where ...

March 30, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Should you retire in ‘stages’?

For many people, the concept of retirement can be scary, both emotionally and financially. If you, too, feel somewhat anxious about what awaits you, you ...

March 23, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Georgia Ports container trade up 8 percent

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in February was 5.4 percent, unchanged from January. The ...

March 23, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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