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Social Security offers safeguards

Each stage of life - youth, middle age, retirement - comes with its own set of financial concerns. Luckily, just by having a better understanding of the Social Security program you should be able to calm some of those concerns.

November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GeoVista to hold retirement workshop

GeoVista Credit Union will hold a workshop entitled "Investing For Your Retirement," conducted by Justin McCartney, investment advisor with CFS, on Oct. 20 at 6 p.m.

November 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Former Reform Party VP pick to unveil alternative to Wall Street bailout

Former Ford administration senior economic advisor and Reform Party vice-presidential candidate Dr. Pat Choate will unveil a non-partisan alternative to the $700 billion Wall Street bailout package during a midday news conference in Savannah for John Stone for Congress on Oct. 17.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


State DOL going to 4/10 work week

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Tuesday that the Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) has implemented an alternative work schedule (AWS) that shifts department staff to 10-hour work days. The AWS will expand customer service hours from 8 a.m.-5 p.m., Monday through Friday.

October 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital ushers in new sports medicine program

Effingham Hospital sponsored Effingham Hospital Sports Medicine Night at Rebel Field on Sept. 26, just before the football game between South Effingham High School and Effingham County High School.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Route 21 on its way at ribbon cutting

Father and son Steven and Tim Coleman and other family members help cut the ribbon for the Route 21 Cafe in the Goshen Commerical Park.

October 28, 2008 | Anniel Pelote | Business


SBA seeks state small business person of the year nominees

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for the 2009 Georgia Small Business Person of the Year as well as its Small Business Champion awards.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Mistakes investors make more damaging than market swings

Being at the whim of the financial markets is never easy. Six months ago, your portfolio maybe was sailing smoothly along, but today; it may feel like it is under water. Although there is no way to control what the markets are going to do, you can take steps to protect your portfolio against investing mistakes that can undermine performance and rob you of healthy returns. The most important day in the life of your portfolio is the day you cash it in, because ever other day is just another day in the market.

October 28, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Sheila’s Cakes cuts ribbon

October 24, 2008 | Anniel Pelote | Business


U.S. Chamber regional official to discuss economy

Moore Hallmark, regional executive director for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham County Chamber's membership breakfast on Oct. 8. The breakfast will be held at First Baptist Church-Rincon (Memorial Chapel) at 7:30 a.m.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours at Park West

October 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Business


Effingham Chamber of Commerce to sponsor Quick Books seminar

As part of its Small Business Success Series, the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with representatives of the University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University Small Business Development Centers to bring a Quick Books seminar to local businesses in Effingham County.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Citizens Bank earns 5-star rating for strength, stability

BauerFinanical Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., announced that Citizens Bank of Effingham has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability.

October 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Hospital makes investment into Effingham sports

South Effingham trainer Chase Grant gets the keys to a new John Deere Gator from Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees member Richard Rafter, right, and hospital CEO Norma Jean Morgan, left. The hospital gave each school's training staff a set of new wheels before the start of Friday night's game between the two rivals.

October 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


It’s never too early to plan for retirement

You've heard the saying, "Vote early and vote often." That might be an old joke, but there's a similar saying you should take very seriously - "Save early and save often." Unfortunately, it's a phrase not everyone knows or puts into practice.

October 21, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


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Chamber welcomes new businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce celebrated ribbon cuttings for Howard Family Dental and That Dress.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ameris to acquire The Coastal Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate up slightly from December’s mark

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January a year ago.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah Tech’s impact approaches $57M

In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help AT&T recruit wire technicians

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T recruit a number of wire technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet, and voice services.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA, Chamber to work on contract agreement

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members tabled action on their contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. But IDA members backed the relationship between the two organizations.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


‘Operation: Workforce’ tries to fill mission of jobs for vets

Operation: Workforce, an online one-stop shop portal for all veteran employment issues in Georgia, is currently serving more than 1,700 veterans and 730 Georgia employers. Created in November 2012, the site was launched by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development as a part of Gov. Nathan Deal's veteran-specific initiative to help connect our heroes with meaningful employment.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Interest builds again in IDA’s Treutlen site

The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham Women in Business to hold meet and greet, expo

Effingham Women in Business will host a meet and greet and mini business expo event March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon just past Macomber Ball Park.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient expected to have master plan finished soon

Medient Studios is expected to present a master plan in the next 30 days for its planned production complex, according to Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


PSC members support federal loans for Vogtle

Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (R-Habersham County) and Doug Everett (R-Albany) are applauding the U.S. Energy Department's finalization of $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to assist Georgia Power with the construction of two new units at its Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports start off 2014 with strong month

The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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