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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


Final spring step of outages, upgrades coming next week

Georgia Power will conduct its final step of outages and upgrades in its spring conversion next week.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Chamber to hold its 24th annual meeting

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces its annual meeting, celebrating 24 years of serving Effingham County. The meeting will be held on June 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


AMR hopes it’s tuned into music needs of the community

Effingham County musicians' prayers have been answered. No longer will they have to drive into Savannah for their musical instrument needs. From guitar picks and strings to clarinet reeds and drum heads, AMR Music may have what they need.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Kennedy honored with Enterprising Achiever Award in New York City

Erin Kennedy was presented with the National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW) NYC Chapter's Helen M. Garvin Enterprising Achiever award.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Showing their support

Effingham Hospital and Care Center employees celebrated National Hospital and Care Center Week by showing their support for Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Dakota’s ready for debut

A new restaurant is getting ready to open in Rincon and it's going to be a large one. Dakota's Grille and Spirits is opening in the former location of T-Bones on Highway 21. Restaurant manager Robert Henson said the restaurant will hold about 175 people and will feature a separate banquet room that can accommodate 50.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Power outages slated for next week

Georgia Power has scheduled its next round of outages and upgrades for next week.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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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


New Kroger Marketplace expected to have an impact

The new Kroger Marketplace is not just big in size but also is expected to have a big impact.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shoppers eager to explore new Kroger

With a wine steward, a sushi chef, a grilling station and yes, a Starbucks, waiting inside, shoppers waiting eagerly for the opening of the new ...

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Solar energy workshop to be held in Statesboro

Coastal Solar Power Company of Hinesville, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is holding a solar energy symposium/workshop June 24 at ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Doors open for new Kroger Marketplace

The new Kroger Marketplace in Rincon is set to open today at 7 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The new ...

June 15, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April dipped to 4.4 percent, down from 4.7 percent in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Job fair for veterans, others to be held Thursday

About 20 employers will be recruiting a number of workers at a career fair for veterans and other job seekers Thursday in Savannah.

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GPA approves budget, including Jasper port backing

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved its fiscal year 2017 budget, including $116 million for capital infrastructure improvements. The funds will cover 15 projects, including ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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