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EPA grant will repower GPA cranes

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) has been awarded a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Diesel Emissions Reduction Act grant in conjunction with the National Clean Diesel Funding Assistance Program. The $2.72 million award will repower GPA-owned equipment with higher tier engines that reduce air emissions.
"When we officially adopted the Environmental Policy last year, the GPA made a commitment to do everything it could to conduct port operations in an environmentally sensitive and responsible manner," said GPA Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. "I'm very pleased the new engines will increase fuel efficiency by burning cleaner, emitting less pollution ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Poitevint takes helm of GPA board of directors

SAVANNAH-The Board of Directors of the Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) today elected Alec L. Poitevint II of Bainbridge to serve as chairman of the Board.
Poitevint was first appointed to the Board of Directors in July 2007 by Gov. Sonny Perdue and previously served as vice chairman. He is the chairman and president of Southeastern Minerals, Inc. and its affiliated companies headquartered in Bainbridge. Poitevint will follow Stephen S. Green, who has served as GPA's Chairman of the Board for the past three years. "I am honored to have the opportunity to serve the people of Georgia," Poitevint ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Container traffic booming at Georgia Ports Authority

SAVANNAH-Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA experienced 25.3-percent container growth in May and has recorded six consecutive months of double-digit growth.
"May was the sixth busiest month ever recorded for container throughput and continued the string of double-digit growth experienced since last December," Foltz said. "The growth experienced in the second half of this fiscal year continues to signal improved economic recovery, retail inventory re-stocking and ongoing strength in U.S. products overseas with significant export increases."
Overall tonnage for May 2010 reported gains of 12.4 percent, which ...

June 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


STC Effingham campus to hold two career information sessions

SAVANNAH-As the manufacturing economy begins to turn around in our area, more and more employers are looking to find skilled workers and are turning to graduates of Savannah Technical College's Electrical Mechanical/Manufacturing Technician program, offered at the Effingham Campus.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Unemployment rises slightly in metro Savannah

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.3 percent in May, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.2 percent in April. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 14,659, up 179 from 14,480 in April.

June 24, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Teach Right! marks second anniversary

Wednesday marked the second year of business for Teach Right! the teaching supplies store in Rincon as they celebrated with free cupcakes and discounts.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


New home for Landscaper's Depot

Aaron Herring cut the ribbon to Landscapers Depot as his staff and members of the Chamber of Commerce gathered in the new nursery on Goshen Road. The business moved from Waterford Court behind B&M Pools, across from the old Springfield Ford, in March.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


SBA extends Microloan program to all 159 counties

The Small Business Administration's Microloan program is now available for all 159 counties in Georgia.

June 21, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Power donates $10K for fish research

The Georgia Power Foundation, Inc. recently made its fifth contribution to support the Marine Sportfish Carcass Recovery Project with a $10,000 donation to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. This latest donation makes a total of $55,000 provided to support the project.
Also funded by Federal Aid in Sport Fish Restoration and Georgia fishing license fees, the carcass recovery project gives saltwater anglers a chance to directly participate in the management of popular saltwater fish species such as spotted seatrout and red drum. DNR staff place chest freezers, supplied with plastic bags and data cards, at public marinas ...

June 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


DOL to hold workshop for laid-off educators

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor will continue a series of workshops Saturday to help laid-off employees of educational institutions transition into new careers.
The workshops, which will last approximately two hours, will be held at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the following location: Savannah Hyatt Regency, 2 West Bay St., Savannah, in the Vernon Room.
Please note that the workshops are not job fairs, but workshops designed for the education employees being laid off throughout the state.

June 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU to hold fiber optic training

To improve your career options, Georgia Southern University invites you to enroll in the fiber optic networking short courses running Aug. 9-15 in Savannah.
Running Monday through Wednesday, the basic course, Certified Fiber Optics Technician (CFOT), prepares you for the broad-based Fiber Optic Association (FOA) exam that requires verified skills in fiber optics and covers technology, components, installation and testing.
The CFOT certification exam is given and graded at the end of the class and included in the course fee. The FOA reports that most CFOTs work in the fiber optics industry as contractors or installers. Consultants, network designers and ...

June 17, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Annual meeting caps a busy Chamber year

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Rand Shearouse took the gavel from outgoing president Alice DeForest, beginning his tenure as president of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
Shearouse said he was grateful to serve as Chamber president.
"Because of you, our Chamber continues to be effective, visible and responsible in today's changing economy," he told members and their guests. "We believe in shopping locally and doing what we all can do to strengthen our economy."
Shearouse also said the Chamber supports the county's push to renew the special purpose local option ...

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU seminar to cover leadership, communication

What are the three most important focus areas for every leader? Learn the answers to this and other key business-success questions at Georgia Southern University's next Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST) seminar in Savannah on June 24.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


A gem of an opening

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber thanks ambassadors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon Tuesday as a way to say thanks to its group of Chamber ambassadors. The ambassadors are volunteers who represent the Chamber at new business ribbon cuttings, grand openings and the like. Awards were given to the Ambassador of the Quarter for the first three quarters of this year.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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New office for Energy One Credit Union

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate jumps to 5.2 percent

Unemployment in Effingham County rose to 5.2 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Labor.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Diversification is important for retirees

During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth - you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable ...

August 03, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Get your affairs in order for an orderly estate

You may be quite willing to plan an investment strategy for your retirement years. After all, it can be enjoyable to think about traveling the ...

July 27, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


State jobless rate falls to 5.1 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in June dropped to 5.1 percent, down two-tenths ...

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports approve inland terminal in Chatsworth

At its July board meeting, the Georgia Ports Authority approved a spending package of $19.7 million to construct the Appalachian Regional Port in Chatsworth.

July 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah port gets call from its first vessel through expanded Panama Canal

The MOL Benefactor is the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of 10 ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GFB accepting hay contest entries

MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the 2016 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah area economy accelerating

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy accelerated during the first quarter of 2016. Solid gains in ...

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital move to non-profit on track

Effingham Hospital's conversion to a non-profit corporation is on track for an October start, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Small business owners must protect their futures

If you're a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. Is your cash flow sufficient … today? Are your products and services competitive … today ...

July 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Parker’s promotes Risinger to inventory control lead

Parker's has promoted Priscilla Risinger to inventory control lead. In her new position, she supervises an inventory team to perform cash, retail and deli ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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