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.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - Small Business Administration Administrator Karen Mills and Department of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano today announced the availability of a preparedness guide designed to assist small businesses in planning for the possibility of an H1N1 flu outbreak this fall.
Kansas City, Kan. - CST Industries, Inc. (CST), a global leader in the design, manufacture and installation of storage tanks and covers, announced it has acquired Temcor, Inc.
Dr. Marie Bandy Wall has joined Dr. Craig Martinson and his team at Effingham Smiles. Dr. Wall is married to Michael S. Wall, DMD, and they reside in Statesboro. They are the parents of two girls, Sophia, 4, and Camille, 3. After St. Vincent's Academy in Savannah, Dr. Wall attended Sweet Briar College in Lynchburg, Va. She attended the Medical College of Georgia School of Dentistry in Augusta. She met her future husband, an Army ...
Georgia Southern University will present a new section of its supervisor-training course from Sept. 23-Nov. 11 in Savannah.
Van McCall, chief lending officer of AgSouth Farm Credit, announced that Adam Hebert has been promoted to commercial loan officer at AgSouth Farm Credit. Hebert is located in the Statesboro location at 40 S Main St. and will be primarily servicing Emanuel, Candler and Effingham counties.
Like a tiresome dinner guest, the recession has long outstayed its welcome. But there are some clear signs that the economy has begun to turn around. If that is indeed the case, how should you, as an individual investor, respond?
While stock prices were going through their dizzying descent, some people gave up on investing and decided that, from now on, they would put all their money in savings accounts, piggy banks, under their pillows - anywhere but in the market. Another group took a "wait-and-see" approach and told themselves they'd start investing again when they were sure that things had turned around. But a third group quietly decided to "stay the course" and continued ...
For an eighth consecutive year, Microtel Inn & Suites has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction among economy/budget hotel chains. This ranking was the conclusion of 2009 study by J. D. Power and Associates.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 10 percent in July, up 1.4 percentage points from a revised 8.6 percent in June.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.3 percent in July, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10.1 percent in June.
Michael W. Murphy, environment of care manager, and Mary M. Pizzino, health informatics manager of Effingham Hospital and Care Center in Springfield, have been accepted into the Leadership GHA Class of 2009-2010, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA). Murphy and Pizzino are among only 22 hospital employees from around the state accepted into the program this year.
Inc. magazine ranked Spine & Sport of Savannah No. 357 on its 28th annual Inc. 500, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.
Paula Duggar, left, holds the bow after the ribbon cutting ceremony for her business, Glaze Beauty Boutique and Day Spa. The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held the event Tuesday morning. "We tried to make an escape, to have a place for people in the community to come and actually get away to a totally different atmosphere than they're used to," Duggar said. "We say it's our own oasis of relaxation right here in Rincon." The ...
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) announced that 93,988 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance (UI) benefits in July, an increase of 58.9 percent from July 2008. The last time the over-the-year increase in initial claims was less than 58.9 percent was November 2008, when an increase of 54.7 percent was recorded.
Would you be surprised to learn Congress has made it possible for you to pay no federal income tax for the next 16 years?
SAVANNAH-Savannah Technical College will host one of several statewide town hall meetings on the development of a Soft Skills curriculum for middle and high school students as a part of a broader initiative of the Governor's Office of Workforce Development, led by Director Melvin Everson. The purpose of the meetings is to unite Georgia as it works to establish an effective set of soft skills to ensure that the emerging workforce is prepared to achieve ...
The Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) will be presenting the Draft FY 2012 -2015 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP) for public review and comment.
Moving forward with a goal to invest in lives and transform communities, Concerted Services, Inc. is applying for a weatherization grant with the Department of Agriculture's Rural Housing Service. The purpose of this submission is to meet more housing needs in Southeast Georgia. According to the grant's notice of funding, a statement of activities must be made available to the public.
Starting Sept. 6, this fall's 12-week Certificate in Professional HR Management class in Savannah provides an in-depth study of key areas in human resources.
ALBANY-Heritage Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: HBOS), the holding company for HeritageBank of the South, announced unaudited financial results for the quarter ended June 30. Key aspects of the Company's results for the second quarter of 2011 include:
ATLANTA-In the first six months of 2011, Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens' said his department has helped thousands of Georgians settle disputes with their insurance companies in the first six months of 2011. Without his help, Hudgens said, policyholders might not have seen the $6.2 million of insurance claims that was returned.
Georgia Southern University will launch a series of workplace health and safety training seminars in Savannah and Statesboro this summer and fall.
A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held on Aug. 18. It is a three hour class that begins at 6 p.m.
Karen Tanksley, publisher of the Effingham Herald, presented Effingham County Chamber President Brooke Graham with a check for more than $1,200 to the Chamber last week.
The Panama Canal Authority (ACP) and the Georgia Ports Authority, which owns and operates the Port of Savannah, renewed their ties Wednesday with the signing of a memorandum of understanding. The MOU, renewable for five years, was first signed in July 2003 and aims to unify efforts to encourage mutual economic benefits.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah increased to 9.5 percent in June, up 1.0 percent from a revised 8.5 percent in May. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in June a year ago was 8.8 percent.
Hobby Stripling, state executive director of Georgia's USDA Farm Service Agency (FSA), reminds producers of the need for insurance coverage for crops in order to be eligible for the agency's disaster assistance programs. Producers must purchase at least catastrophic (CAT) level of insurance for all insurable crops and/or FSA's Noninsured Crop Assistance Program (NAP) coverage for non insurable crops to be eligible.
The Coastal Bank has been officially approved for two new mortgage loan and down payment assistance programs specifically designed to help low to moderate income mortgage customers.
Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.9 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers) at the Port of Savannah, more than 465,000 automobiles and machinery units at the Port of Brunswick and nearly 2.2 million breakbulk tons for all terminals in fiscal year 2011 (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2011).