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Springfield preps for grocery store

The Springfield City Council approved preliminary plans from a developer for a shopping center with a Harvey's grocery store on Highway 21 at Beebe Road.

April 30, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Business


Avoid putting too much company stock in 401(k)

If you like the company you work for, show your loyalty by doing the best job you can and by taking part in work-related volunteer activities. However, when it comes to meeting your retirement goals, you'll want to invest with your head, not your heart - so think long and hard about funding your 401(k) with your company stock.

April 30, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to hold series of QuickBooks workshops

A series of four workshops entitled "Automating Your Bookkeeping with QuickBooks" will be held beginning April 28. They will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. in the computer lab on the second floor of the Coast Georgia Center for Continuing Education at 305 Fahm St., Savannah.

April 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


New program to allow faster diagnosis of possible strokes

Effingham Hospital is trying to strike a blow against the "stroke belt."

April 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Topping out for a top job

Between two flags, an evergreen tree held steady in the breeze Thursday morning at the EFACEC plant under construction at the Effingham Industrial Park.

April 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate falls to 7.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.5 percent in March, down from a revised 7.9 percent in February. The March jobless rate was up 3.0 percentage points from 4.5 percent at this same time last year.

April 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Builders finish The Springs complex

Scott J. Hoppa, vice president of McShane Construction Company's Southeast Region, announced the completion of the 352-unit, 430,000 square foot The Springs at Effingham multi-family apartment complex for developer/owner, Continental Properties Company, Inc. The project is situated on a 32-acre site located at 617 Towne Park West Dr. in Rincon.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A second revolvement for AgSouth

STATESBORO - AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative returned more than $13.4 million in allocated surplus revolvements to its customers for the year ending Dec. 31, 2003. Earlier this year the association returned $28 million in patronage to members who did business with the cooperative in 2008.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Jobless numbers hold steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in March, unchanged from a revised 9.2 percent in February. The "unchanged" March unemployment rate is significant because this is the first time in 20 months that the rate did not increase over the previous month.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


What to do after April 15? IRS has a few tips

ATLANTA - Tax day has come and gone for most people, but your dealings with taxes may not be over.

April 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


AASU economist to speak at Chamber breakfast

Dr. Michael Toma, a professor at Armstrong Atlantic State University specializing in macro and regional economics, will be the featured speaker for the next Effingham County Chamber Membership Breakfast set for April 22. The event will be held from 7:30-8:45 a.m. at the Family Life Center of Rincon United Methodist Church at 810 Fort Howard Rd. in Rincon.

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Create a strategy for maturing CDs

Some things, like fine wines, get better with age. But a certificate of deposit (CD) is not one of them. If you have a maturing CD, you need to decide what to do with it - and the earlier you make this decision, the better off you'll be. So if you've got one or more CDs coming due in the next few months, start planning now.

April 16, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Credit union to hold home buying seminar

Georgia Heritage Federal Credit Union is offering a free home buying seminar April 21 at 6 p.m.

April 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State initial jobless claims jump again

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March 2008.

April 13, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Deal close for longtime auto dealership

The lot sits empty - for now. But there may be cars for sale again soon at Springfield Ford.

April 09, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


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IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient unveils revised master plan

A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Ports hit all-time high in container traffic in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber membership drive rolls on

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah SHRM chapter hosts annual retreat

The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at the Embassy Suites.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient ready to deliver revised master plan

The new master plan for a planned massive film production studio could be in the hands of Effingham County officials as soon as Friday, the studio CEO said.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Governor praises film industry impact on state

Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during fiscal year 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Annual farm tour gets into county’s agribusiness

The annual Effingham County Young Farmers tour let participants see how advanced agriculture has become - and get a glimpse of a burgeoning new agribusiness endeavor.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


SouthCoast undergoes a rebranding, name change

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group has re-branded officially as SouthCoast Health. The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, Web site and overall visual identity.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Zeigler earns personal financial representative title from Allstate

Effingham County's Dusty Zeigler is among an elite group of Allstate insurance agency owners who recently earned the personal financial representative title.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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