The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will host its 3rd Annual Small Business Summit on May 12 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The summit will be held at the Holiday Inn Express Conference Center at I-95 and Highway 21 in Port Wentworth.
SAVANNAH-The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced that the Port of Brunswick posted its best month ever in March for automobile and machinery units or Ro/Ro (roll-on/roll-off) cargo at Colonel's Island Terminal with a total of 42,740 units.
Kia Motors' West Point manufacturing plant received the equipment necessary for its expansion Monday. The equipment, which arrived in the Port of Savannah last week, was transported 300 miles to Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc.
Fresh, local, seasonal produce will soon be available for home delivery from the county's only farm that delivers. Madrac Farms in Rincon will begin taking orders Saturday at the Olde Effingham Days festival in downtown Springfield, and then by telephone and Internet on Monday.
STATESBORO-AgSouth Farm Credit distributed more than $45 million in profits to its customers in late March and early April in two separate dividend payments.
The proposed deepening of the Savannah Harbor is expected to bring in more ships and more business for one of the world's busiest ports - and Georgia Ports Authority officials are trying to prepare for the continued wave of ships and cargo.
After much discussion, the Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees has voted to change the name of its organization to Effingham Health System upon completion of the modernization project.
Family and staff joined Effingham County Chamber of Commerce ambassadors at the ribbon cutting for the Rusty Pig BBQ in Rincon. Doug Marrie is the restaurant manager. The restaurant is at 360 S. Columbia Ave. in Rincon and its phone number is 826-4233.
ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 9.0 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in January. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in February 2010 was also 9.2 percent.
ATLANTA-During a time when Georgia's economy took a nosedive, Georgia hospitals continued to provide the state a major boost by pumping almost $39.1 billion into its economy in 2009, according to a recent report commissioned by the Georgia Hospital Association (GHA), the state's largest hospital trade association. This is an increase of more than $918 million from 2008, and an increase of approximately $3 billion from 2007.
There are patients who say they wouldn't have made it through their cancer treatment without her.
SAVANNAH-Last week, a more than 332,000-pound gas turbine was offloaded shipside directly onto a super trailer at the Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Ocean Terminal. This oversized or "project cargo" was one of five heavy-lift pieces in the shipment that also included 50 crates.
BRUNSWICK–The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) announced today that it experienced 16.3 percent container volume growth in February 2011 with additional impressive gains in automobiles, machinery and wood pulp.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announces a new tourism grant program available to Effingham County non-profit organizations working on tourism-related projects.
ATLANTA – Area physicians met with local area legislators in Atlanta to discuss how health insurance programs supported by the state of Georgia affect patients and physicians' ability to care for patients.
For a short time, Effingham County's newest industry will be setting up shop in the Chamber of Commerce and Industrial Development Authority building.
Dr. Joseph Ratchford has been named chief medical officer for Effingham Health System. Dr. Ratchford will provide clinical guidance over the hospital's continuing mission to offer excellence in health care for greater Effingham area residents.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce welcomed Family Table Restaurant with a ribbon cutting.
Effingham County Industrial Development Authority members have decided not to allow a training school to set up in the old Doncasters building - but they will try to help the group find a suitable new home.
The Georgia Department of Agriculture has unveiled the second issue of the Georgia Grown magazine at the 36th annual Sunbelt Agricultural Exposition. The 132-page magazine is a comprehensive guide to Georgia's farms, forests, food and exports, and serves as a synopsis for state legislators, business leaders and consumers about the impact of agriculture on the state's economy.
Gov. Nathan Deal has announced that Shrivallabh Pittie Group, a leading textile manufacturer in India, will build its first U.S.-based manufacturing facility near Sylvania, creating 250 jobs and investing $70 million.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 34,293 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in September, down by 1,210, or 3.4 percent, from August when 35,503 claims were filed.