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SBA seeks state small business person of the year nominees

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration is seeking nominations for the 2009 Georgia Small Business Person of the Year as well as its Small Business Champion awards.

October 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Mistakes investors make more damaging than market swings

Being at the whim of the financial markets is never easy. Six months ago, your portfolio maybe was sailing smoothly along, but today; it may feel like it is under water. Although there is no way to control what the markets are going to do, you can take steps to protect your portfolio against investing mistakes that can undermine performance and rob you of healthy returns. The most important day in the life of your portfolio is the day you cash it in, because ever other day is just another day in the market.

October 28, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Sheila’s Cakes cuts ribbon

October 24, 2008 | Anniel Pelote | Business


U.S. Chamber regional official to discuss economy

Moore Hallmark, regional executive director for the Chamber of Commerce of the United States, will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham County Chamber's membership breakfast on Oct. 8. The breakfast will be held at First Baptist Church-Rincon (Memorial Chapel) at 7:30 a.m.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours at Park West

October 24, 2008 | Sandi Van Orden | Business


Effingham Chamber of Commerce to sponsor Quick Books seminar

As part of its Small Business Success Series, the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce is partnering with representatives of the University of Georgia and Georgia Southern University Small Business Development Centers to bring a Quick Books seminar to local businesses in Effingham County.

October 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Citizens Bank earns 5-star rating for strength, stability

BauerFinanical Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., announced that Citizens Bank of Effingham has earned its highest 5-Star Superior rating for financial strength and stability.

October 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Hospital makes investment into Effingham sports

South Effingham trainer Chase Grant gets the keys to a new John Deere Gator from Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees member Richard Rafter, right, and hospital CEO Norma Jean Morgan, left. The hospital gave each school's training staff a set of new wheels before the start of Friday night's game between the two rivals.

October 21, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


It’s never too early to plan for retirement

You've heard the saying, "Vote early and vote often." That might be an old joke, but there's a similar saying you should take very seriously - "Save early and save often." Unfortunately, it's a phrase not everyone knows or puts into practice.

October 21, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Party time for Party Connection

Party Connection held their grand opening ribbon cutting last Friday.

October 17, 2008 | Casey Davis | Business


Coursey promoted to income manager at Spine and Sport

Robin Coursey joined Spine and Sport as the insurance collections officer at the Effingham location in May 2007. Coursey worked in both medical transcriptions and in the fitness industry before joining Spine and Sport. Upon recognizing her talent, Spine and Sport quickly promoted her to income manager within a little over a year.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


What is the difference between permanent and term life insurance

This has to be the most asked question that an insurance agent gets in the normal week. So I will try to explain the basic differences using general terms and the example of homeownership verse apartment renting, an experience most can relate to.

October 17, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Jobless numbers up in metro Savannah, Coastal Empire

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 5.8 percent in August, up 1.9 percentage points over the year from 3.9 percent in August 2007.

October 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Smart ways to respond to a down market

If you're an investor, you may have been disappointed with how the markets have been reacting this summer to the news of high oil prices and other short-term events. Nonetheless, your long-term financial goals don't have to be jeopardized by these losses - if you know how to respond to them.

October 10, 2008 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


National Nephrology Week

DaVita-Effingham North Dialysis of Springfield is marking National Nephrology Week, which runs through Sept. 20. The staff acknowledges the physicians, nephrology nurses, personal care technicians and supportive staff for their commitment, knowledge and skills.

October 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Slight rise in unemployment for Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in May, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in April. The rate was 8.1 percent in May a year ago.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA holds off on Medient supplemental agreement

A supplemental project agreement between the Effingham Industrial Development Authority and a film studio planning to build a massive production facility in Effingham is on hold, as the studio reorganizes its leadership.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Site selector gets option on part of Treutlen site

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has entered into a purchase option with site selector for about 21 acres at the Governor Treutlen site.

June 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Foster to retire as bank’s leader

FCB Financial Holdings, Inc., parent of First Chatham Bank, has announced the retirement of Brian Foster as president and CEO of both the holding company and bank.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Walters named new GPA board chairman

The Georgia Ports Authority board of directors elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate jumps to 7.2 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for May was 7.2 percent, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.9 percent in April. The preliminary rate for April was 7.0 percent, but it was revised down one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate in May of last year was 8.4 percent.

June 19, 2014 | Staff report | Business


County renews hotel-motel tax pact with Chamber

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's tourism efforts will get a continued boost, after the county commissioners approved extending the hotel-motel tax for another year.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


New Medient CEO: Studio anxious to make movies

New Medient Studios chief executive officer Jake Shapiro said the company will get to the essence of its being - that of making movies.

June 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


WRRDA bill signing hailed as victory for harbor deepening

With President Obama's signing Tuesday of the Water Resources Reform and Development Act of 2014, the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) is authorized to begin construction.

June 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New direction for Medient

Work continued quietly Thursday afternoon at Medient Studios' office in Savannah. But behind the scenes, a day of upheaval and tumult had taken place.

June 12, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


HeritageBank of the South launches mobile check deposit

HeritageBank of the South has launched HBOS Mobile Check Deposit, a convenient new service allowing eligible customers to deposit checks directly into their HeritageBank of the South account using a smartphone or iPad.

June 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


FSA county committee nominations set to begin

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins June 15.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Report: Area economy growing fast

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the first quarter of 2014 and should continue to experience strong growth throughout the year.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power names new coastal region manager

Georgia Power has named William Mock as plant manager of its Coastal Region electric generation facilities. In this role, Mock will oversee all operations at Plants Kraft, McIntosh, McManus and Mitchell.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Dynacraft chooses Savannah port

Dynacraft, one of the nation's leading bicycle suppliers, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its new East Coast gateway.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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