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Should you add ‘munis’ to investment portfolio?

It's election season. Although you won't be selecting either a new president or a new Congress, you may well have the opportunity to vote on something that can affect your city or state: municipal bonds. However, just because you vote to give your state or local government permission to issue municipal bonds doesn't mean you have to invest in them. But should you?

October 29, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Cotton commission nomination meetings to be held next month

MACON - Georgia cotton producers have the opportunity to nominate fellow producers to fill two positions that will soon expire on the Georgia Agricultural Commodity Commission for Cotton. The Georgia Cotton Commission is producer funded, organized for the purpose of coordinating research, promotion and educational programs to benefit the cotton industry.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Stimulus funds to help reforest Georgia land

The Georgia Forestry Commission has embarked on a reforestation project made possible by funding from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. The first of five grants totaling $9.7 million will provide for the planting of seedlings in a suburban Atlanta forest.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Small businesses big in Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small businesses will play an important role in the economic future of Georgia.

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Welcoming Odyssey Health Care

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Women in Business

October 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Southern University to host Fair Labor Standards Act seminar

Should hourly-pay employees be paid for time spent traveling, attending training, taking a break at work or putting on protective clothing? Which types of travel and training are considered work?

October 12, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Keep inflation in mind when investing

As an investor, you're always aware of the potential effects of market volatility on your portfolio. But you also need to pay attention to another factor that could impact your investments' return - inflation.

October 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Verizon-Alltel merger seen as benefit for both

Alltel customers will be able to hear Verizon now in the wake of Verizon's acquisition of its former cell carrier competitor.

October 05, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Search soon to start for new Chamber director

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will begin a search for a new director soon.

October 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Lessons from a bear market

If you invest for many years, you'll eventually encounter both bull and bear markets. Although you obviously prefer seeing the bull, you may actually learn more from the bear - and when it's "hibernating," you can put these lessons to good use in making investment moves for the future.

September 28, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Georgia-Pacific earns SFI’s President’s Award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia-Pacific LLC has been recognized for its outstanding efforts in increasing understanding of the Sustainable Forestry Initiative fiber sourcing program and how it supports family forest owners across North America.

September 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate plummets

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 8.5 percent in August, down 1.4 percentage point from a revised 9.9 percent in July. The reduction in the rate is primarily due to work force shrinkage.

September 25, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A new turn for megasite

POOLER - The long-awaited and much-anticipated announcement Monday at the sprawling megasite off I-16 and I-95 is expected to have far-reaching effects, state and local officials said.

September 21, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


State Chamber CEO to speak to Effingham Chamber

George M. Israel III, president and CEO of the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham County Chamber's membership breakfast on Sept. 30. The breakfast will be held at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center at 7:30 a.m.

September 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Local companies seeking manufacturing workers

The Georgia Department of Labor will help staffing company Ambassador Personnel hire 18 manufacturing workers for companies in Savannah, Pooler and Bloomingdale.

April 09, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Burns World Travel on the move

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Burns World Travel, which has moved to a new location.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Metro jobless rate falls to 6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for February was 6.0 percent, down four-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in January. The rate in February 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Business


FONU2 acquires Applebox Productions

FONU2, Inc., announced Tuesday it has signed definitive agreements to acquire Applebox Productions.

March 31, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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