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New office for Energy One Credit Union

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham College and Career Academy to 1002 Lisa St., Suite 4, in Rincon. Tiffany Webb and Kim Dasher staff the office.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate jumps to 5.2 percent

Unemployment in Effingham County rose to 5.2 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Labor.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Diversification is important for retirees

During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth - you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable retirement lifestyle you've envisioned. But when you retire, should you change course and adjust your investment strategy from "offense" to "defense"?

August 03, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the world, pursuing your hobbies or participating in any of the activities you've associated with an active retirement.

July 27, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


State jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June dropped to 5.1 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 5.3 percent in May. The rate was 5.8 percent in June 2015.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports approve inland terminal in Chatsworth

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority approved a spending package of $19.7 million to construct the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah port gets call from its first vessel through expanded Panama Canal

The MOL Benefactor is the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of 10,100 20-foot equivalent container units, the Benefactor is also the largest ship ever to call the Port of Savannah.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GFB accepting hay contest entries

MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the 2016 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest will be tested at the University of Georgia Testing Lab using the Relative Forage Quality Test, which predicts fiber digestibility and likely animal intake of hay.

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah area economy accelerating

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy accelerated during the first quarter of 2016. Solid gains in total employment along with nearly all other economic indicators supported strong regional economic activity.

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital move to non-profit on track

Effingham Hospital's conversion to a non-profit corporation is on track for an October start, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Small business owners must protect their futures

If you're a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. Is your cash flow sufficient … today? Are your products and services competitive … today? Are you confident in your marketing and advertising efforts … today? And because you are so focused on today, you may be neglecting a key aspect of tomorrow - your retirement. Specifically, do you have a good retirement plan for yourself?

July 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Parker’s promotes Risinger to inventory control lead

Parker's has promoted Priscilla Risinger to inventory control lead. In her new position, she supervises an inventory team to perform cash, retail and deli audits at Parker's retail stores in Georgia and South Carolina.

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in April.

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Shoppers eager to explore new Kroger

With a wine steward, a sushi chef, a grilling station and yes, a Starbucks, waiting inside, shoppers waiting eagerly for the opening of the new Rincon Kroger Marketplace gave their approvals.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Kroger Marketplace expected to have an impact

The new Kroger Marketplace is not just big in size but also is expected to have a big impact.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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