Women working in business finally have a group that is just for them in Effingham County. Brooke Burns, owner of Burns Insurance Associates in Rincon, founded Effingham Women in Business at the start of this year. She describes it as a networking group. It also offers mentoring and education. The ladies range in age from their mid-20s on up. Anyone holding a leadership position in business and the non-profit sector is welcome to join. And ...
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 ...
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.
A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held twice during the month of June. Each workshop is two and a half hours long and will begin at 6 p.m. They will take place on June 7 and 21 and will be held in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty Street, Savannah.
Effingham County native Jamie DeLoach has joined the management training program at Citizens Bank, according to an announcement by Michael T. Lee, president and CEO. DeLoach previously served as a financial advisor at Wachovia Securities in Savannah.
None of us can predict the future, so if you want to make sure your family and other heirs receive what you want them to have, it's not too soon to do your estate planning. Trusts can be a key part of those plans. But under what circumstances might you need to establish a trust?
Lisa Mosley has been named manager of Citizens Bank's new office in Port Wentworth according to Michael T. Lee, president and chief executive officer. The office is scheduled to open in early summer at 7224 Highway 21.
D. C. Taylor Co., a commercial and industrial roofing contractor with offices in Atlanta, was a finalist for the National Roofing Contractors Association's Gold Circle Awards for outstanding workmanship on low-slope roofing systems.
VNS Corporation honored the Pro Sales Force for Choo Choo Build-It Mart and Wholesale Building Products at its 19th Annual Pro Sales Banquet on April 19 in Vidalia.
Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is concerned about the effect of the drought on all of the state's crops, especially those already damaged and/or held up by the recent freeze.
ALBANY - In spite of generally depressed timber markets, Southern pulpwood prices have shown surprising strength in recent months, raising hopes that a supply glut resulting from a government tree-planting program two decades ago may be nearing an end.
Atlantic Southern Bank announces the promotion of three staff members: Daniel Robbins has been named senior vice president–retail operations. Robbins joined the bank in 2006 after completing a distinguished career in banking and technology. Stuart Pippin has been named banking officer. Pippin joined ASB in 2002 and currently serves as the bank's Mulberry Street branch manager. Ed Campbell has been promoted to senior vice president–human resources. Campbell has been with Atlantic Southern bank since 2004 ...
One of the reasons you invest in bonds - perhaps the main reason - is the interest payments you'll receive. So, naturally, you'd like these payments to be as large as possible. However, "chasing" high rates may not always work out in your favor. But when buying bonds, you can hardly go wrong when you look for quality.
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently introduced a new online training resource for budding entrepreneurs to provide the fundamentals of starting a small business. The Small Business Primer Strategies for Success online training is a free course designed to assist individuals who are thinking about starting a small business or who are in the early stages of running a business.
Effingham Hospital Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan announced that the board has approved a staff reorganization plan and several promotions that are aligned with the growth and expansion of services under way.
The Ogeechee River Soil and Water Conservation District will host an irrigation workshop entitled "Looking to the Future: Advances in Irrigation," on Sept. 8 from 9 a.m.-noon at the Bulloch County Center for Agriculture in Statesboro.
WASHINGTON, D.C.-The U.S. Commerce Department's Economic Development Administration announced Monday a $955,472 grant to the Savannah Economic Development Authority to make critical infrastructure improvements needed to facilitate Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation's expansion plans in the Crossroads Business Park.
Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced that the North American Securities Administrators Association (NASAA) has released its annual list of financial products and practices that threaten to trap investors, many by taking advantage of investors troubled by lingering economic uncertainty and volatile stock markets.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah decreased to 9.4 percent in July, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.5 percent in June. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in July a year ago was 10.1 percent.
Prospective employers want jobseekers to show more than their acumen for a particular profession - and the state is trying to show employers that workers know skills that are a part of any job.
The Georgia Ports Authority hosted the U.S. Deputy Trade Representative Demetrios Marantis on Monday to discuss pending free trade agreements that will increase exports through the Port of Savannah. He was briefed on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project and toured the Port of Savannah's Garden City Terminal.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday morning for one of its newest members, Elements Salon & Color Studio, at 420 N. Columbia Ave. in Rincon. The salon is located inside HJ Healing Hands.
Cindy and Rob VanNorman and the staff of The Pit American Bar and Grill cut the ribbon along with Effingham Chamber of Commerce representatives Aug. 20 at the restaurant's grand opening.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.1 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from 9.9 percent in June. The state's jobless rate was also 10.1 percent in July a year ago.
U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Savannah) is hosting a local job fair Aug. 24 in Savannah to pair 12th District job seekers with local employers looking to hire.
SAVANNAH-The Coastal Bank recently promoted Wesley Olliff to small business relationship manager. In his new position, Olliff will work closely with local small businesses, providing comprehensive financial solutions tailored to meet their banking needs. He will be based at the bank's Stephenson Avenue office.
ATLANTA-Continuing its implementation of the statewide education initiative to increase awareness and understanding of the importance of using energy wisely and efficiently, Georgia Power announced the selection of Wayne Grimes as the energy education coordinator in Georgia Power-served schools in Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty and other coastal Georgia counties.
People who offer extraordinary service in their everyday job can find satisfaction in their work by hearing a word of thanks or receiving a simple smile. Effingham Hospital and Care Center believes its top employees deserve more than these simple gestures, and instead feels strongly about offering special recognition opportunities to those who go above and beyond.
SAVANNAH-The Georgia Ports Authority and Logistec USA, Inc. signed a partnership Thursday that will modernize the East River Terminal at the Port of Brunswick to facilitate the growing international market for wood pellets. Logistec, a leading marine and environmental services provider, will invest $5 million to expand the biofuel export market in Georgia and increase capacity for handling a broad range of general and bulk cargo. "We welcome this renewed partnership with Logistec ...