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Chamber smashes goal in membership drive

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce did more than exceed its goals for its membership drive. The target was simply smashed.

October 24, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Elliott, Etter among new Gulfstream appointments

SAVANNAH - Gulfstream has recently named four new directors and a new staff scientist.

October 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Take this retirement planning quiz

Your school days may be behind you, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't test yourself on various subjects from time to time. And one of the most important topics you can study is retirementplanning. So, take a couple of minutes to take this "quiz." The answers - and even the questions - may prove valuable to you as you save and invest for retirement.

October 18, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


One of a Kind

October 17, 2007 | Ralna Pearson | Business


Barton joins Atlantic Southern

Melanie Barton has been hired as vice president - commercial lending at Atlantic Southern Bank.

October 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


CORE Credit Union to offer financial planning services

CORE Credit Union announces it now offers financial planning services, in partnership with CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS).

October 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Right papers at the right time can protect your family

To protect your family, you need more than the best intentions - you need the right "paperwork." And you're going to need it during two distinct phases of your life - your working years and your retirement.

October 12, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Small business owners can learn about employment taxes

A three-hour evening workshop entitled "Employment Taxes" will be held for new and existing small business owners on Sept. 27 and will begin at 6 p.m.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Southeast Georgia community banks are measuring up well

The growth and profitability of community banks in southeast Georgia compare favorably to statewide and national community bank averages, according to the 2006 Annual Performance Review of Georgia Southeastern Region Community Banks.

October 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber intrigued by, but not backing, tax plan

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce is taking an interest in Speaker of the House Glenn Richardson's proposal to abolish property taxes in the state but isn't taking a stance, according to the state organization's president.

October 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


GSU to sponsor state employment law seminar

How do head honchos in Georgia companies stay on the right side of discrimination and compensation laws? By realizing that following federal regulations is just the first step in being a law-abiding corporate citizen.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Financial statements workshop to be held

A three-hour evening workshop entitled "Understanding Financial Statements" will be held on Sept. 25, and will begin at 6 p.m. at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah and will be conducted by The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Chamber adds water expert

Atlanta - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announces the addition of an experienced professional in the field of water management to its staff. Doug Miell, a native of Australia, will represent the interests of the business community as the Chief Consultant on water issues. He will work with all parties to help reach a consensus and an eventual solution that is fair and equitable for business.

October 06, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Making long-term financial moves in a short-term world

As a society, we have grown accustomed to instant gratification. You can lose 20 pounds in two months, learn a language in six weeks and download your favorite songs in seconds. The idea of waiting for what we want, it seems, has become a quaint relic of bygone days. Of course, in many walks of life, there's probably nothing wrong with having your desires fulfilled quickly - but the "get it now" attitude can actually have some negative consequences when it comes to spending, saving and investing.

October 04, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Chamber starts member drive

Effingham Chamber of Commerce leaders are hoping to add more than 100 new members to their rolls during their membership campaign this month.

October 03, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | 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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