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Annual meeting caps a busy Chamber year

Effingham County Superintendent of Schools Rand Shearouse took the gavel from outgoing president Alice DeForest, beginning his tenure as president of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce at the Chamber's annual meeting Thursday night.
Shearouse said he was grateful to serve as Chamber president.
"Because of you, our Chamber continues to be effective, visible and responsible in today's changing economy," he told members and their guests. "We believe in shopping locally and doing what we all can do to strengthen our economy."
Shearouse also said the Chamber supports the county's push to renew the special purpose local option ...

June 14, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU seminar to cover leadership, communication

What are the three most important focus areas for every leader? Learn the answers to this and other key business-success questions at Georgia Southern University's next Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST) seminar in Savannah on June 24.

June 04, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


A gem of an opening

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber thanks ambassadors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a luncheon Tuesday as a way to say thanks to its group of Chamber ambassadors. The ambassadors are volunteers who represent the Chamber at new business ribbon cuttings, grand openings and the like. Awards were given to the Ambassador of the Quarter for the first three quarters of this year.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Final spring step of outages, upgrades coming next week

Georgia Power will conduct its final step of outages and upgrades in its spring conversion next week.

June 03, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Chamber to hold its 24th annual meeting

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce announces its annual meeting, celebrating 24 years of serving Effingham County. The meeting will be held on June 10 from 7-9 p.m. at Effingham County High School.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


AMR hopes it’s tuned into music needs of the community

Effingham County musicians' prayers have been answered. No longer will they have to drive into Savannah for their musical instrument needs. From guitar picks and strings to clarinet reeds and drum heads, AMR Music may have what they need.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Kennedy honored with Enterprising Achiever Award in New York City

Erin Kennedy was presented with the National Association of Insurance Women (NAIW) NYC Chapter's Helen M. Garvin Enterprising Achiever award.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Showing their support

Effingham Hospital and Care Center employees celebrated National Hospital and Care Center Week by showing their support for Effingham Hospital's modernization and expansion plans.

May 31, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Dakota’s ready for debut

A new restaurant is getting ready to open in Rincon and it's going to be a large one. Dakota's Grille and Spirits is opening in the former location of T-Bones on Highway 21. Restaurant manager Robert Henson said the restaurant will hold about 175 people and will feature a separate banquet room that can accommodate 50.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Power outages slated for next week

Georgia Power has scheduled its next round of outages and upgrades for next week.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Answering these five questions can help you pursue your goals

As you strive to achieve your long-term goals, such as a comfortable retirement, you may, at times, feel frustrated over events you can't influence, such as the up-and-down movements of the financial markets. Yet there is much you can control - once you determine the answers to just five key questions.

May 27, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business


Unemployment slips to 8.3 percent for metro Savannah

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah declined to 8.3 percent in April, down five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in March. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area decreased to 14,618 down 806 from 15,424 in March.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Study: Deepwater ports bolstered state’s economy during recession

Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Wednesday the results of a study that confirms Georgia's deepwater ports continue to be one of the state's strongest economic engines, fostering the development of virtually every industry.

May 27, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Big in small business

Springfield law firm Ratchford and Rafter was named the Effingham County Small Business of the Year at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Small Business Summit on Tuesday.

May 20, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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Georgia Power base rates to remain flat through 2019

Georgia Power announced today that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

April 14, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Give your investment portfolio a spring cleaning

Now that spring has officially sprung, you might look around your home and decide it's time for some sprucing up. But you don't ...

April 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Bienvenue, DRT

Surrounded by pine trees, DRT America's first U.S. facility may have a fitting environment.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA will build a road — but it may not lead to studio

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority remains committed to building an entrance road into its property north of Interstate 16 and off Old River Road. Whether ...

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Company calls a halt to Palmetto Pipeline work

A company looking to build a controversial pipeline through much of eastern Georgia, including Effingham County, has announced it is suspending work on the project.

April 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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