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Take advantage of employee financial education opportunities

In the old days, if you worked for a company, your retirement income would likely have been in the form of a pension, with the amount based on your income level and years of service. Apart from those factors, you had little control over the size of your pension benefits. That pension model is still around, but it's not as prevalent as it once was.

January 31, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


GSU to hold business leadership course

Georgia Southern University is offering a non-credit business leadership course at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBDC to hold workshops on starting a business

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held during the month of January from 6-8:30 p.m.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


CCCS unveils new Web site

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah announces the unveiling of its new Web site. It is more user friendly than the previous Web site.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Making and sticking to some financial resolutions

If you make a New Year's resolution, and you don't follow through on it, what are the consequences? It all depends. If you vow to learn French, but you never get past "Oui, mademoiselle," your life will probably go on pretty much as before (unless, of course, you're now living in France). But if you make some financial resolutions, and you abandon them, you could fall short of your long-term goals - such as a comfortable retirement.

January 24, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Warehouse owner eyes an expansion

A current tenant in the Effingham Industrial Park is looking to expand and has made an offer to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority on more land.

January 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Okere joins KC Center for Family Medicine

Kennedy Okere, MD, is the new family physician in Rincon with KC Center for Family Medicine, PC.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Avoid estate planning errors

If you've been investing for a while, you probably have learned to avoid key mistakes, such as making frequent trades based on short-term price fluctuations. But even if you invest wisely and are able to retire comfortably, you could still make some errors in your estate planning - and these miscues could prove costly and painful to your family.

January 17, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


EFACEC could hold groundbreaking as soon as February

Portuguese electrical components manufacturer EFACEC and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority signed a memorandum of understanding in November. Now, they're targeting February for a groundbreaking.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


DNR extends shrimp season

Brunswick - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Noel Holcomb has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended through Jan. 31. Trawlers may continue to harvest shrimp in the Atlantic Ocean eastward of the sound-beach boundary. Individuals who use a cast net or a beach seine may also continue to legally harvest shrimp for human consumption.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA releases report on its high notes for 2007

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration released a 10-page report marking the agency's accomplishments during calendar year 2007.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


STC to offer airframe, powerplant course

SAVANNAH - Beginning in January, Savannah Technical College will offer an airframe and powerplant prep course for individuals with experience in aviation mechanics who are interested in pursuing the FAA approved airframe and powerplant certification.

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


1st Self Storage adds U-Haul

SPRINGFIELD - Lonnie Pate, owner of 1st Self Storage, recently added U-Haul truck and trailer rentals to the services currently available.

January 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Which mutual funds are right for you?

About 96 million people own mutual funds, according to the Investment Company Institute, a trade organization for the mutual fund industry. So the chances are pretty good that you may already own some funds - but with more than 10,000 of them on the market, how can you know you're picking the right ones?

January 10, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Temcor growth continues

While many reports continue to address dwindling manufacturing here in the state of Georgia and nationwide, Temcor, world renowned for its design, manufacture and erection of clear span aluminum roofing and geodesic domes continues to add infrastructure. The 2007 Georgia Manufacturer of the Year and Georgia European Union Featured Export Product of the Year Platinum Award winner has added two more pieces of new machinery to its Rincon facility increasing production capacity in one work cell by 20 percent.

January 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Manufacturing company looking to hire employees

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone, a new manufacturing company in Richmond Hill, recruit for a number of positions.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Moon River announces new CFO

Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio shooting for early 2015 start

Construction on the initial soundstages for a massive studio project could happen as soon as January, Moon River Studios CEO Jake Shapiro said Thursday.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Gulfstream unveils two new business jets

Gulfstream Aerospace has introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. The two new aircraft optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Harbor deepening ready to commence

"Georgia and its congressional delegation have fought long and hard to see this project through to fruition - a project that is vitally important for economic development and job creation not only in the Southeast, but nationally as well," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "After years of regulatory purgatory, we finally cleared the last hurdle and hope to begin dredging in the Savannah River before the end of the year. This pivotal link in our logistics network will aid in the prompt delivery of valuable cargo to and from every corner of Georgia and, in turn, preserve and create jobs and encourage ...

October 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Triple J Farms honored as Georgia Centennial Farm

Eighteen farms, including Effingham County's Triple J Farms, were honored Friday at the Georgia Centennial Farm Awards.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio ready to start hiring

A final master plan and supplemental agreement between the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and a movie production company could be finished in the next few weeks.

September 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham unemployment rate up slightly for August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in Effingham County was 6.7 percent for August, up slightly from 6.6 percent in June.

September 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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