ALBANY - In spite of generally depressed timber markets, Southern pulpwood prices have shown surprising strength in recent months, raising hopes that a supply glut resulting from a government tree-planting program two decades ago may be nearing an end.
Atlantic Southern Bank announces the promotion of three staff members:
One of the reasons you invest in bonds - perhaps the main reason - is the interest payments you'll receive. So, naturally, you'd like these payments to be as large as possible. However, "chasing" high rates may not always work out in your favor. But when buying bonds, you can hardly go wrong when you look for quality.
The U.S. Small Business Administration recently introduced a new online training resource for budding entrepreneurs to provide the fundamentals of starting a small business. The Small Business Primer Strategies for Success online training is a free course designed to assist individuals who are thinking about starting a small business or who are in the early stages of running a business.
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners' Relocation Department was honored for its outstanding performance during the last year.
Investment clubs are quite popular these days. In fact, even if you aren't in a club yourself, the chances are pretty good that you know someone who is. Should you consider joining such a club?
A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held twice during the month of May.
C. Murray Kight submitted his resignation as chairman of the Board of the Trustees at the Effingham Hospital Authority's meeting Tuesday. His resignation is effective June 1.
If you get laid off or "downsized," it's unquestionably a tough break, and it can be stressful in many ways. However, if you make the right investment-related moves, the loss of a job doesn't necessarily mean you have lost the opportunity to achieve your important financial goals.
Rincon attorney Ramona Murphy Bartos recently gave a lecture at Masaryk University School of Law in Brno, Czech Republic, to Czech law students and judicial officials.
Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners, the region's largest real estate company, recently received seven prestigious international awards at Coldwell Banker's conference held in Las Vegas, Nev.
Patrick Saxon of Rincon has been appointed Southeast regional sales manager for product support sales, Gulfstream. In this position, he will be responsible for maintenance sales for both Gulfstream and other manufacturer's business aircraft in Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Virginia.
The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce presented Rincon's Packaging and Shipping with their first honorary dollar as the ribbon was cut and the business grand opening was announced on April 24. Owners Tom and Lisa Folmar were encouraged by the attendance of friends, community business leaders, and chamber ambassadors. Rev. Bob Rogers of First Baptist Church of Rincon led with an invocation. Ken Stoner of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce, along with other business leaders, is excited about the growth in Rincon and Effingham County.
One of the federal government's best Web sites for small businesses just got better. With SBA's National Small Business Week ending, the agency is pleased to announce improvement in one of its finest resources, www.sba.gov.
Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. announced record financial results for the first quarter of 2007. Compared with the first quarter of 2006, the company achieved a 78 percent increase in net earnings and a 22 percent increase in diluted earnings per share.
Mary B. Pizzino has been named the chief information officer of the Effingham Health System.
The $35 million in additional port deepening funds proposed by Gov. Nathan Deal has been approved by the state legislature and now awaits the governor's signature.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.1 percent in February, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 7.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.5 percent in February a year ago.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce celebrated ribbon cuttings for Howard Family Dental and That Dress.
Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.
ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January a year ago.
In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T recruit a number of wire technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet, and voice services.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.
Effingham Industrial Development Authority members tabled action on their contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. But IDA members backed the relationship between the two organizations.
Operation: Workforce, an online one-stop shop portal for all veteran employment issues in Georgia, is currently serving more than 1,700 veterans and 730 Georgia employers. Created in November 2012, the site was launched by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development as a part of Gov. Nathan Deal's veteran-specific initiative to help connect our heroes with meaningful employment.
The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.
Effingham Women in Business will host a meet and greet and mini business expo event March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon just past Macomber Ball Park.
Medient Studios is expected to present a master plan in the next 30 days for its planned production complex, according to Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry.
Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (R-Habersham County) and Doug Everett (R-Albany) are applauding the U.S. Energy Department's finalization of $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to assist Georgia Power with the construction of two new units at its Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant.