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How does a full service brokerage firm work?

Now that we have looked at discount brokerage firms and no load mutual funds, let's take a look at how full service brokerage firms work. Full service brokerage firms offer a wide variety of services including buying and selling stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds and money market accounts. In addition, they usually offer life insurance and long term care insurance. As the financial services industry has evolved many full service brokerage firms have started offering banking services such as check writing, debit cards, credit cards and mortgages. Some well known full service brokerage firms are Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch ...

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Nonprofits can learn how to build support

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits will offer a workshop, "Basics of Resource Development, Part 2 " on July 24, from 1-5 p.m., at the United Way building, first floor conference room, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Microtel to mark second anniversary

The Microtel Inn and Suites of Rincon marks its second anniversary with an open house and a rededication.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


McMahan joins Konter sales team

Harriet Konter, president of Konter Realty, is pleased to announce that Carolyn McMahan has joined the Konter Companies' team of sales associates. A resident of Effingham County for 11 years, she will specialize in the Guyton, Rincon and Springfield areas and represent Konter Quality Homes at their new Saddle Club community on Hodgeville Road.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Cotton States agent to offer more services

Cotton States Insurance Agent Mark Czachowski of Rincon is now qualified to offer clients expanded financial planning and investment management services.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital a showcase for Smart Cart technology

Large and mysterious packages have been arriving on the doorstep of Effingham Hospital's main medical campus at Springfield.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Hospital conducts mass casualty disaster drill

Effingham Hospital's System Leadership Team in coordination with Effingham Emergency Management and various emergency services conducted a mass casualty simulation disaster drill June 27. The Effingham EMS, Springfield Police Department and Effingham County Sheriff's Department participated in the simulation.

July 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Weaver opens new salon

Kim Weaver has opened a new hair salon in Springfield.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How does a discount brokerage firm work?

In the past few weeks we have looked at: 1) a broad overview of different kinds of investments and 2) no load mutual funds. This week we'll discuss in more detail how a discount brokerage firm works.

July 24, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Healthcare Georgia Foundation to spread word on trauma system

Healthcare Georgia Foundation has awarded a $398,000 grant to fund a trauma awareness campaign designed to educate Georgians about the need for a statewide trauma system and help keep the issue in the public eye.

July 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBDC to host starting business workshops

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" will be held this month.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Teach Right! opens

July 22, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Jobless numbers rise in Savannah, Coastal Georgia

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia area rose to a preliminary 4.9 percent in May, up five-tenths of one percent from a revised 4.4 percent in April.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Clemmons joins Spine & Sport staff

Spine & Sport welcomes Tim Clemmons to the team. Clemmons is a new physical therapist at Spine & Sport.

July 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How does a no load mutual fund work?

Recently we looked at some of the differences between an online discount brokerage firm, a stock broker that charges a commission for each transaction, and a financial advisor that charges a flat percentage of the amount of money invested. This week we'll look at how one common type of investment, a no load mutual fund, works.

July 17, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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

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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


Area unemployment rates on the rise

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region in February was 5.5 percent, up one-tenth ...

March 30, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Avoid problems by updating beneficiary designations

Like many people, you might not particularly enjoy thinking about your estate plans, but such planning is necessary to make sure your assets go where ...

March 30, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


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