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Pick-your-own-foods available at GFB certified farm markets

MACON-The late-summer heat is still sizzling away, but the time to get lost in fall farm activities is not far off.
Both food and fun can be found at Georgia Farm Bureau's Certified Farm Markets, many of which offer corn mazes, hay rides, and hands-on agriculture activities like shelling corn or milking a cow as well as farm tours for school groups. Of course, there's also the food. Apples are already available at many North Georgia orchards, and traditional fall crops like pumpkins will soon be ready.
"We'll have eight weekends of pick your own and ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


SBDC to host starting a business workshop

A workshop entitled "Starting a Business" will be held Sept. 23. It is a three hour class that begins at 6 p.m.
If you are thinking of starting a small business, then taking this workshop is a crucial first step. The workshop will cover the basics of what you need to know and do before starting a business.
The session will also cover the traits of successful entrepreneurs, market research, legal structures for business, estimating start-up costs and cash flow projections, financing alternatives, failure factors, and business planning.
Attending this workshop may be one of the most important decisions ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal Concrete debuts testing lab

Coastal Concrete recently opened a new state-of-the-art concrete testing lab in Pooler. The laboratory, which is one of the first of its kind in the region, conducts high-tech concrete testing and specializes in the research, design and optimization of products for customers.
"We're thrilled to be one of the first concrete companies in the greater Savannah area to offer in-house testing services," said Wayne Tanner, CEO for Coastal Concrete. "We can control all the variables in our lab, ensuring accurate test results and enabling us to optimize products for our customers. This new state-of-the-art concrete laboratory reinforces our corporate ...

September 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


CWIB members go on retreat

The Coastal Workforce Investment Board (CWIB) members, including Michael King and David Atkins of Effingham County, came together at their 2010 retreat June 16-18 at St. Simons Island.
The CWIB is a private-sector-led, planning and policy-making entity whose primary responsibility is ensuring that programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act are run effectively and efficiently. The members are appointed by local elected officials and represent the nine counties (Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh) that comprise the Coastal Workforce area.
The event was a chance to celebrate the achievements of the previous year including a successful ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Ports hosts harbor deepening forum

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) hosted local business leaders to discuss the impact of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The event brought more than 60 members of the local business, economic development, maritime and logistics industries.
"The Port of Savannah's maritime, logistics and business communities agree that the Savannah Harbor must be prepared for the demands of global shipping after the Panama Canal Expansion is completed in 2014," said GPA Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. "With vessels like the CMA CGM Figaro already calling on the Port of Savannah, it is imperative that the SHEP is approved and ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


State’s hospitals meeting safety, treatment standards

ATLANTA-Georgia's psychiatric hospitals meet national standards for safe and effective care according to the independent body that accredits them.
The Joint Commission, an organization that sets quality standards for healthcare providers and evaluates their performance, surveyed each of Georgia's seven state hospitals serving people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. During the unannounced inspections the Joint Commission looked at many of the same safety and treatment issues that were the subject of a settlement agreement between the state and the U.S. Department of Justice in January 2009. All seven hospitals received continuing accreditation ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Tuned in to power upgrades

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham member Brian Dickey told fellow Sunrise members about Georgia Power's fall conversion schedule to upgrade local electric utilities. The work will require power outages in specific areas on specific dates beginning Sept. 15. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Guyton Christian Church Center, 105 3rd St. in Guyton, Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. More information is available on its Web site, www.EffinghamRotary.org.

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Power’s King named Work Ready Business Champion

Dinah King with Georgia Power has taken the reins of the Effingham County Georgia Work Ready Program as the communities Business Champion.
Work Ready is helping Georgia's communities design economic development strategies to attract new business and preserve the health of their existing economic base. This voluntary initiative shows a community's commitment to life-long education and improving high school graduation rates, important factors for driving businesses to an area. To accomplish this, it takes our community leaders coming together with those in education, business and industry sectors to help their communities reach their goals.
The Work Ready assessment ...

August 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Port’s study reveals emissions cut, efficiency increased

SAVANNAH-The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that its diesel additive study yielded a 5-percent reduction in fuel consumption, as well as drastically decreased emissions.
"We undertook this study as a proactive effort to reduce our environmental footprint," said GPA's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. "As we expand our operations to accommodate increased cargo, we continue to look for ways to improve efficiencies and operate in an even more environmentally-friendly manner."
GPA's engineering staff commissioned a study to determine whether a fuel additive would be effective in reducing pollutant emissions and increasing ...

August 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Great Dane to open plant in Statesboro

After an extensive property search, Great Dane Limited Partnership has announced plans to build a new refrigerated trailer plant on a 118-acre site in the Gateway Industrial Park on Highway 301 South in Statesboro.
The plant, in its first phase, will encompass 450,000 square feet, including office and show room space, and will have the capacity to produce 5,000-plus trailers annually. At that level of production, the facility will employ more than 400 people.
"After more than a year-long search for the ideal location, we are extremely pleased to announce that Statesboro has been chosen as the future ...

August 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar covers preventing harassment

Georgia Southern University's new Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST Practices) seminar series gives business professionals fast, direct training on best practices in core management and workplace skills.
"BEST Practices 105: Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment" will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30.
Participants will learn what is and isn't sexual harassment, including the latest court decisions. Discussion topics include what to do if a co-worker is sexually harassed and whether a supervisor can be held personally liable if an employee is harassed.
Presented at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, the $99 program has been ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar covers preventing harassment

Georgia Southern University's new Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST Practices) seminar series gives business professionals fast, direct training on best practices in core management and workplace skills.
"BEST Practices 105: Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment" will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30.
Participants will learn what is and isn't sexual harassment, including the latest court decisions. Discussion topics include what to do if a co-worker is sexually harassed and whether a supervisor can be held personally liable if an employee is harassed.
Presented at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, the $99 program has been ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Cagle honors local business

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle didn't stop in for a facial treatment or a haircut at Glaze Beauty. But he left them with something they'll value.

August 09, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Dog training academy welcomed

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Odyssey Hospice earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Odyssey Hospice has earned the Joint Commission's Goal Seal of Approval.
Odyssey Hospice received the accreditation award after The Joint Commission found that it had demonstrated compliance with The Joint
Commission's national standards for home care organizations. The unannounced on-site survey occurred in June 2010.
"In becoming accredited, Odyssey Hospice was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery of home care services," said Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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ACHCA names Morgan an Eli Pick Facility Leadership Award winner

The American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) has named Norma Morgan, CNHA, FACHCA, administrator of Effingham Extended Care Facility in Springfield, as a 2016 ...

May 11, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Can you make your investments less ‘taxing’?

Tax Freedom Day, which typically occurs in late April, according to the Tax Foundation, is the day when the nation as a whole has earned ...

May 04, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Cold storage project gets $400K in state help

ATLANTA-House Majority Leader Jon Burns (R-Newington), state Rep. Bill Hitchens (R-Rincon), and state Sen. Jack Hill (R-Reidsville) announced that the Effingham County Industrial Development ...

May 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Curtain falls on Effingham studioplex project

The ambitious plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County are now on the cutting room floor.

April 26, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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