Gov. Nathan Deal has announced five new Certified Work Ready Communities of Excellence, inclding Effingham County.
The Coastal Workforce Investment Board announces the one-year anniversary of the Effingham One-Stop Career Center. The partnership between the Effingham County Commissioners, Coastal Workforce Investment Board and the Georgia Department of Labor has extended services to Effingham residents for one year now.
The Georgia Department of Banking and Finance took possession of Atlantic Southern Bank, Macon on Friday. The Superior Court of Bibb County issued an order appointing the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation as receiver of the bank effective upon the Department of Banking and Finance taking possession of Atlantic Southern Bank.
SAVANNAH-Hollis Howell has been appointed to the position of commercial lines account manager at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services in Savannah.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce has announced plans for its 25th annual Chamber Meeting on June 9 at Effingham County High School.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held its 2nd annual Small Business Summit last week to a receptive audience of small business people. The event was designed to provide educational sessions on various business topics and ran from 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Georgia Ports Authority announced Monday that the Port of Savannah posted its second highest monthly volume ever in April with 260,035 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs), which was a 8.5-percent increase compared with April 2010.
Dr. Joseph Ratchford, left, and Dr. Prakesh Patel, center, of Effingham Medical Partners, welcomed Rick Garland to their staff. Garland is a physician's assistant and said he hoped he can take some of the load off Dr. Ratchford and Dr. Garland since they have been without a PA.
The H&R Block banquet was held April 19 at the New Ebenezer Retreat Center.
Effingham Chamber of Commerce and representatives from Badcock watch as Norman Mattice, manager of the Rincon store, uses a giant pair of scissors to cut the ribbon to officially mark the remodeled Backcock Home Furniture & More's opening.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting for Second Life Thrift Store in Guyton. Life Director, Fran Todd, along with local manager, Nina Dasher, welcomed the crowd gathered to celebrate the store's opening next to the Guyton City Hall.
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area decreased to 8.6 percent in March, down five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.1 percent in February. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in March a year ago was also 8.6 percent.
Georgia Southern President Brooks Keel announced Wednesday the university's intent to kick-off a major capital fundraising campaign to fund continued growth and advancements in the college's quality of education.
Kia Motors announced last Thursday at the New York International Auto Show that it will begin producing the critically acclaimed Kia Optima midsize sedan at its West Point plant. Production on the 2012 Optima will begin in the third quarter of this year, and Kia Motors Manufacturing Georgia, Inc. (KMMG) is currently accepting applications for the 1,000 workers it intends to hire to support this new production line. The total number of team members at KMMG is expected to reach nearly 3,000 later this year.
The Georgia Ports Authority welcomed the largest RoRo (Roll-on / Roll-off) vessel ever to call Georgia's deepwater ports when the M/V Tønsberg, operated by Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL), docked at the Port of Brunswick's Colonel's Island Terminal RoRo Facility on Monday. Following discharging and loading activity in Brunswick, the Tønsberg will call the Port of Savannah's Ocean Terminal today.'
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Savannah's unemployment rate was unchanged at 6.7 percent from November to December, but was down from 8.1 percent in December a year ago.
Gov. Nathan Deal highlighted the vital role the tourism industry plays in Georgia's economic prosperity at Tuesday's annual Tourism, Hospitality and Arts Day at the state Capitol.
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U.S. Rep. John Barrow (D-Augusta) will team up with Google to host a workshop Thursday in Augusta encouraging small businesses to utilize the Internet to grow their businesses.
The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.4 percent in December, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in November. The rate was 8.7 percent in December a year ago.
Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday that Daniel Defense, a leader in small arms manufacturing, will expand its existing operations in Black Creek adding 120 new jobs and investing $20 million into the project over the next five years.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have granted a 60-day extension on a master plan for a massive studio project off Interstate 16.
The Effingham Industrial Development Authority is hitting the restart button on a deal with a Chinese conglomerate.
Gulfstream Aerospace Corp. announced Tuesday it will expand its aircraft service and support organization by adding a new worldwide product support distribution center located in the NorthPort Industrial Park near the Interstate 95 and Georgia Highway 21 interchange in Savannah.