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State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in April, up slightly from a revised 9.2 percent in March and February.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber breakfast to highlight small business of the year

Four locally-owned small businesses will be recognized at the Effingham County Chamber's monthly membership breakfast, slated for Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church-Rincon's Memorial Chapel.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Weston completes banking school

Glenn Weston of Citizens Bank recently graduated from the Georgia Banking School, a three-year program offered by the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA). Weston received advanced training in numerous courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Lowe’s, MDA set Shamrock records

RINCON - Defying typical nonprofit fundraising across the U.S. this year, Lowe's is at the top of a long list of retail and restaurant partners to report a record-breaking $18 million in Shamrocks Against Dystrophy sales.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


What can investors learn from gardeners?

Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.

May 14, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to present workshop on using email marketing

A free workshop entitled "The Power of Email Marketing" will be offered on May 29 at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm St., Savannah. This is an all-day workshop beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Carter named to Coastal Bank board

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently elected state Rep. Buddy Carter to serve on its board of directors. Rep. Carter, who represents House District 159 in south Effingham County and west Chatham County, was officially named to the board at the bank's annual meeting.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


IDA welcomes firm to Effingham Industrial Park

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry announced the location of a new firm during the annual existing industry appreciation dinner Friday.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Industry of the year

Terry Proctor of E and P Holdings Group, Inc. accepts the spotlight industry of the year award from Effingham IDA CEO John Henry.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Davita honors Standefer

DaVita-Effingham North Dialysis of Springfield honored Lillian Standefer during National DaVita Village Greeter Week from April 19-24.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State job fair to hit the airwaves

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 – Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Small business startup workshops coming to Savannah this month

Two workshops entitled "Starting a Business" will be held during May from 6-8:30 p.m. They will take place on Thursday evenings May 7 and May 28 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


The Station pulls in

Members of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce help Robert and Kathlene Connor, owners of The Station, cut the ribbon on their new restaurant.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Net interest income down for Atlantic Southern

MACON - Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced the financial results for the first quarter of 2009.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A warm welcome

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce was on hand as the SouthCoast Medical Group cut the ribbon on its new Rincon office at 613 Towne Park West Dr. on Wednesday afternoon.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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GPA: Ports creating wave of growth

In his annual state of the port address Thursday, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 1,900 new jobs and 2.7 million square feet of industrial expansion tied to a year of growth for Georgia's deepwater ports.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Choate to build Medient's first phase

Medient Studios, Inc. has announced it has engaged Choate Construction Company as the construction manager for its studioplex project in Effingham County.

September 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State puzzled by jobless rate, even as job growth rises

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent for August

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for August was 8.1 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.7 percent in July. The rate in August of last year was 8.2 percent.

September 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Logistics company to recruit workers in Springfield

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler.

September 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Labor Department to bring business, employer summit to Savannah

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in coastal Georgia will co-sponsor a business and employer summit Sept. 23 in Savannah.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


ASU quarterly report says coastal economy growing

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SBDC to present GrowSmart series for small businesses

SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. Each module will focus on a particular topic, such as marketing, finance, and management, with the sessions lasting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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