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Outlook brightens for second half of 2010

The economy for the first half of 2010 will feel a lot like 2009's, but things should improve toward the end of the year, said an economic expert.

February 01, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


SBDC to hold two business startup workshops this month

Two workshops entitled "Starting a Business" will be held on Feb. 11 and 25. Each is a three-hour class that begins at 6 p.m.

February 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham's jobless rate dips under 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.4 percent in December, up four-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 8.0 percent in November.

January 28, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Mansion on Forsyth Park honored again

SAVANNAH-Condé Nast Traveler recently featured the Mansion on Forsyth Park, a luxury hotel in Savannah, on the magazine's annual Gold List, which appears in the January 2010 issue. This marks the fifth consecutive year that the Mansion on Forsyth Park has been included on this elite list of top international properties.

January 11, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU to offer HR development course

Human resource personnel can take their next career step through Georgia Southern University's spring-semester professional development course, a Continuing Education class at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

January 07, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Lakeview Manor celebrates

January 04, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Durden Consulting to move its offices to Rincon later this month

Durden Consulting Services, LLC, is moving its office to Effingham County.

January 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Goody's may return in March

Goody's department store is set to reopen as the anchor of the Fort Howard Square shopping center during March, about a year after shutting its doors.

January 04, 2010 | By Calli Arnold | Business


Chamber to hold QuickBooks seminar

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a seminar on QuickBooks. The seminar will be held Jan. 15 from 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Effingham County Board of Education computer lab at 405 N. Ash St. in Springfield.

January 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Lakeview Manor to celebrate anniversary, expansion

Lakeview Manor is marking its 20th year of operation with another step forward.

December 28, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Hospital gets high marks on its audit

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees received the audit on their fiscal year 2009 from certified public accountant Jim L. Creamer Sr. of Draffin and Tucker.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Springfield storage business expands

The national economy may be slow, but the local economy is picking up for Springfield.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Area jobless rate shrinks

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area declined to 8.0 percent in November, down three-tenths of one percentage point from revised October figures.

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Ribbon cutting for Cuttin’ Up

December 24, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber wraps up holiday shopping tour

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce wrapped up its annual holiday shopping tour in Rincon on Dec. 11. The event was held to spur local sales during the Christmas shopping season and started in Springfield on Dec. 5. Merchants throughout both cities offered discounts for those taking part.

December 15, 2009 | By Rick Lott | Business


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Former chairman Webb thanked for his service to Effingham IDA

Dennis Webb returned to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority to receive the board's gratitude.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Chamber prepares for second annual job fair

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce is finalizing plans for its second job fair.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State unemployment rate stays stable at 6.3 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally-adjusted unemployment rate for March was 6.3 percent, unchanged from February, matching its lowest level since July 2008. The rate was 7.3 percent a year ago.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Savannah ports hit new monthly record in TEUs

The Georgia Ports Authority increased containerized cargo in March by 27.8 percent compared to the same month a year ago, for an additional 72,499 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs).

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Amid fanfare, Tanger Outlets open to throng of shoppers

With confetti raining down among the mist Thursday morning, the Tanger Outlet Center in Pooler opened to cheers, fanfare and television stars.

April 21, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


FONU2 announces new Web site

FONU2 announced that it has updated its Web site to reflect the strategic direction of the company.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


SBDC seminar to show ‘Location Isn’t Everything’

The Savannah Small Business Development Center, a public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, will present "Location Isn't Everything" on April 28 from 6-8:30 p.m. at the SBDC, 111 E. Liberty St.

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Local companies seeking manufacturing workers

The Georgia Department of Labor will help staffing company Ambassador Personnel hire 18 manufacturing workers for companies in Savannah, Pooler and Bloomingdale.

April 09, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Burns World Travel on the move

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon cutting for Burns World Travel, which has moved to a new location.

April 07, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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