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Do you have the right beneficiaries for your IRA?

Do you invest in either a traditional or Roth IRA? If so, you're making a smart move, because an IRA offers you a tax-advantaged way to save money for retirement. And of course, you want to save as much as you can, because you could spend two or even three decades as a retiree. But if you don't use all your IRA funds, what will happen to them? It's up to you - but your decision can have a big impact on your family, so you'll want to plan carefully.

November 22, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBAC lands micro lending package

Small Business Assistance Corporation has been awarded a $500,000 low interest loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration for relending to area micro businesses.

November 22, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Atlantic Southern happy to move into new building

When Atlantic Southern Bank was looking at expanding into coastal Georgia, its leaders knew they wanted to come to Effingham County.

November 17, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


State Chamber calls for a temporary relief from ESA

Georgia Chamber of Commerce President George Israel called for a temporary suspension or exemption from the federal Endangered Species Act, the reason the Army Corps of Engineers claims it is required to release of billions of gallons of water from Lake Lanier to Florida every day.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Business start-up seminar to be held

A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held in the evening during the month of November. The workshop is two and a half hours long and will begin at 6 p.m. It will take place on Nov. 8 and will be held in the Conference Room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Service Corps of Retired Executives sponsor this event.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA report says response, faster, better

WASHINGTON - The Office of the National Ombudsman at the U.S. Small Business Administration recently released its annual report to the 110th Congress, rating federal agencies' responsiveness to the regulatory enforcement issues small businesses faced during fiscal year 2006.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


EMC merges with Trinity

EMC Engineering Services, Inc. announces the successful merger/acquisition of the firm of Trinity Land Consultants, professional land surveyors, on Oct. 19.

November 17, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA continues record-setting pac of loan guarantees in FY07

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration posted record-breaking loan numbers again in FY 2007, expanding access to capital to thousands of entrepreneurs across America. SBA set records for both the combined number and dollar volume of loans, and increased loans to small businesses in underserved areas by more than 5.5 percent.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


BASS XIV coming to Savannah

University, pharmaceutical industry, and government representatives will gather in Savannah from Nov. 5-9, for the 14th Annual Biopharmaceutical Applied Statistics Symposium (BASS XIV). The symposium will take place at the Mulberry Inn.

November 15, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Avoid these frightening moves for investment

Once again, it's Halloween. If you're an adult, you're probably more amused than frightened by the variety of ghouls, ghosts and goblins you'll see running around this week. However, although Halloween itself may not be particularly alarming, you can find some things in life that are truly scary - such as making bad investment moves.

November 15, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Atlantic Southern reports record earnings in quarter

MACON - Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced record financial results for the nine months ending Sept. 30 and the third quarter of 2007. Compared with the third quarter of 2006, the company achieved a 23 percent increase in net earnings while diluted earnings per share remained the same as the prior year.

November 10, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


First Effingham Bank to offer 'reward checking'

First Effingham Bank has unveiled a unique, no minimum-balance free checking account that rewards customers with 5.5 percent annual percentage yield (APY) earnings and automatic refunds on all ATM fees nationwide. The account is entitled Reward Checking, descriptive of the numerous benefits attached to the account.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Matching financial goals with the right investments

Over the course of your life, you'll almost certainly have many different financial goals - and to help achieve them, you'll need to use many different investments.

November 08, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Tractor Supply Company opens its doors

The Tractor Supply Company officially opened Saturday with a ribbon cutting kicking off the event.

November 08, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


HR pros can get ins and outs at Georgia Southern seminar

An upcoming certificate course offered by Georgia Southern University will review core employment knowledge needed by human resource personnel, office and division managers, and business owners.

November 08, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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Articles by Section - 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


State jobless rate rises to 8.1 percent for August

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 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Logistics company to recruit workers in Springfield

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler.

September 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Labor Department to bring business, employer summit to Savannah

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in coastal Georgia will co-sponsor a business and employer summit Sept. 23 in Savannah.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


ASU quarterly report says coastal economy growing

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SBDC to present GrowSmart series for small businesses

SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. Each module will focus on a particular topic, such as marketing, finance, and management, with the sessions lasting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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