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Hospital officials call HUD meeting ‘positive’

Effingham Hospital Authority Chairman Rick Rafter told authority members a delegation's meeting Department of Housing and Urban Development officials was positive.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Upgrade to expand capacity at Garden City Terminal

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that a new set of electrified refrigerated container racks were completed and came online in Container Berth Five (CB-5) last week. With the 10 new racks, Garden City Terminal now has a total of 44 racks, which accommodate 1,056 containers.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


State FSA targets funds for socially disadvantaged farmers

The Georgia State Farm Service Agency (FSA) announced the availability of $9.5 million in direct loan funds for Socially Disadvantaged (SDA) individuals who want to purchase or operate a family-size farm in fiscal year 2010.

March 09, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Hynes named Chamber director

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced that Tess Hynes has been named its executive director.

March 08, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Chamber counts on members for Census

Lauren Lewis with the U.S. Census will be the featured speaker at Wednesday's Effingham Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast.

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Bank to put its power outage to use in disaster training

A disaster is going to hit the Citizens Bank of Effingham in Springfield on Wednesday - at least that's what it's going to look and feel like to the employees and customers as Senior Vice President Alan Lewis takes advantage of the planned outage by Georgia Power and conducts disaster training for his staff.

March 04, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Governor, state hail Kia’s grand opening

WEST POINT - Gov. Sonny Perdue joined with Mong-Koo Chung, Chairman of the Hyundai-Kia Automotive Group, Friday to celebrate the grand opening of Kia's first North American manufacturing facility, located in West Point. The ceremony was attended by approximately 500 dignitaries from both Korea and the U.S. including company representatives, dealers, and local and state officials.

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Kemp urges corporations to renew before deadline

ATLANTA-Georgia Secretary of State Brian Kemp reminded officers and registered agents of corporate entities registered in Georgia that the annual renewal period deadline is April 1.

March 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Urgent Care Center opens

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Monday morning for Dr. Slavko Kukucka and the Rincon Medical Urgent Care Center located at 119 Chimney Road in Rincon. The center will provide urgent care services for the community and surrounding area. Dr. Kukucka has been practicing in the area for 13 years.

February 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Parker joins Coastal Bank team in Effingham

Effingham County builders and contractors have a new face to turn to for loans at The Coastal Bank's Rincon office.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Banks adapting, too

The economy has been hard on just about everyone and local bankers are no exception. In fact, in many ways, a local bank's fate follows that of the community it serves. Just ask Michael Lee, president of Citizens Bank.

February 04, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business


Hospital picks contractor for expansion plans

The Effingham Hospital Authority contract manager selection committee awarded the construction management contract for its modernization project to R.J. Griffin and Company and Rives E. Worrell Company, based in Savannah.

February 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Outlook brightens for second half of 2010

The economy for the first half of 2010 will feel a lot like 2009's, but things should improve toward the end of the year, said an economic expert.

February 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


SBDC to hold two business startup workshops this month

Two workshops entitled "Starting a Business" will be held on Feb. 11 and 25. Each is a three-hour class that begins at 6 p.m.

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham's jobless rate dips under 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.4 percent in December, up four-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 8.0 percent in November.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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Effingham Health System's Morgan to lead GCHA board

Georgia Health Care Association members have elected Norma Jean Morgan, chief executive officer of the Effingham Health System, as chair of the GHCA board of directors. Morgan will provide guidance and direction to the association that represents long term and post-acute care providers serving communities throughout the state of Georgia.

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA to help STC manufacturing expansion gear up

SAVANNAH-At its May meeting, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority voted to support the expansion of workforce development training with the construction of a precision manufacturing lab at the Effingham Campus of Savannah Technical College.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in March.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Scarbrough to lead studio’s social media

FONU2, Inc. announced that Lisa Scarbrough has joined Moon River Studios as vice president of social media.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Moon River parent company to seek EB-5 financing

FONU2, Inc. has announced that it has engaged Lexden Capital, LLC to advise and manage EB-5 financing for the benefit of the company's construction of sound stages, offices, and film support services on its 1,560 acre property in Effingham County.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Corps commander discusses harbor deepening work

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

June 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Corps commander, Ports chief update harbor deepening progress

Lt. Gen. Thomas Bostick, commander of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, visited the Port of Savannah on Thursday for an update on the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project.

May 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


ACHCA names Morgan recipient of Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award

ALEXANDRIA, VA-The American College of Health Care Administrators named Norma Jean Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield as a 2015 recipient of the ACHCA Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award. The award, named in memory of visionary ACHCA member Eli Pick, recognizes administrators whose teams have achieved dimensions of organizational quality that few others have been able to reach. Two hundred and fifty-seven administrators were awarded leadership awards nationally.

May 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber job fair brings in crowd of employers, applicants

Jobseekers eagerly awaited the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's second annual job fair. So much so they were lined up well before the doors of the Effingham College and Career Academy opened.

May 19, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


A booming month for ports

Port of Savannah container volumes jumped 25.8 percent in April, with a total volume of 335,337 20-foot equivalent container units, or an additional 69,000 units. The Georgia Ports Authority also saw strong growth in roll-on/roll-off traffic, moving 77,574 units through Brunswick and Savannah, a 14.1 percent gain.

May 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Volvo turns to South Carolina

Volvo Cars has chosen Berkeley County in South Carolina as the location of its first American factory, investing up to $500 million in a facility with a capacity to initially produce up to 100,000 cars per year.

May 12, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Chamber job fair set for Wednesday

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce will hold a job fair Wednesday at the Effingham College and Career Academy.

May 08, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State’s lures could reel in big catch for area, say legislators

The state is making inroads with economic development, members of Effingham County's General Assembly delegation, and the next big prize could be an automobile manufacturer.

May 05, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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