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Seminar to address immigration law changes

Current immigration law and prospective changes - and how to comply with them - will be the focus of the Georgia Southern University seminar "LAW 106: Immigration Compliance Issues for Businesses" scheduled for 6 p.m., July 19, at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal Georgia Center goes wireless

The Coastal Georgia Center, an academic and conference facility located in Savannah's historic district at 305 Fahm St., recently announced the addition of wireless Internet access.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Citizens Bank to open Port Wentworth office Monday

Citizens Bank's new office in Port Wentworth will open for business Monday according to an announcement by Michael T. Lee, president and CEO.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Equinox to perform at Baibry's

The Equinox jazz quartet, led by Effingham resident Jeremy Davis, will play Saturday night at Baibry's beginning at 6:30 p.m.

August 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Don't let external events keep you from investing

If you look for reasons not to invest right now, you could find them - global unrest, high gas prices and so on. Yet, if you wait until "things settle down" before investing, you'll have difficulty achieving your financial goals, because there will always be some external events that could keep you out of the market - if you let them. But the smartest investors look beyond today's headlines - and when tomorrow arrives, they are often rewarded for their patience and perseverance.

August 02, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Speed up mortgage payments or increase your investments?

Most people who have mortgages dream of a day when they won't. In fact, many mortgage-holders speed up their payments to make that day arrive sooner. Is that smart, from a financial standpoint? Not necessarily.

July 25, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Spence named to MBAG board

Senior mortgage loan officer Karen Spence, of SunTrust Mortgage Savannah, was named to the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia's (MBAG) board of governors at their 37th annual convention in May of this year.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Temcor ready to put up massive dome at ports

Temcor, the world's leader in geodesic dome and clear span roofing design, manufacturing and erection, is set to begin erection of a 110-foot diameter dome over Vopak tank 12 at the Savannah Terminal of the Georgia Ports Authority.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Business


Bresnan, Rodewolt join Platinum Properties

Platinum Properties Real Estate Group, Inc. welcomes their newest agents, Toni C. Bresnan and Dena C. Rodewolt, to their team of sales associates.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Atlantic Southern brings Gainey on board

Reginald Gainey has been hired as vice president – director of information technology for Atlantic Southern Bank.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


YMCA lands Goizueta grant

SAVANNAH - The YMCA of Coastal Georgia, Inc. is one of three YMCAs in Georgia to receive funding from The Goizueta Foundation to support early childhood programming for Hispanic communities.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Business


The steps to put your financial Independance Day on calendar

This week, we'll be observing the Fourth of July. But at some point in your life, you'll want to celebrate another type of Independence Day - Financial Independence Day. When will it occur? It's up to you. Here are a few suggestions for speeding it along:

July 19, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Managing cash flow workshop slated for July

A two hour evening workshop entitled "Managing Your Cash Flow" will be held for new and existing small businesses on July 17 and will begin at 6 p.m. It will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St, Savannah and will be conducted by The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center.

July 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Why should you invest?

We love lists. We want to know the 10 best pizza places in town and the 10 worst dressed celebrities at the Oscars. We long to find the top 10 movies of the year and the 10 most popular songs of the century. We want to know about the richest people in the country and the cheapest brunches in our city. In short, the list of lists could go on for a long time, but there's always room for one more - so let's look at the Top Five Reasons to Invest.

July 12, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


How Katrina changed the SBA

Like government at every level, the U.S. Small Business Administration was overwhelmed in the aftermath of the 2005 Gulf Coast hurricanes, which required loan approvals twice as high, in dollar terms, than the next largest disaster in agency history.

July 12, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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Shareholder sues Medient

A Medient shareholder has filed suit against its current board of directors and its ousted CEO and board chairman, claiming the company has breached its fiduciary duty and the defendants are guilty of "gross mismanagement."

June 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Rural Physician Bus Tour makes a stop at Effingham Health System

Effingham Health System hosted physicians, health care organization representatives and health information technology experts June 25 during a Rural Physician Bus Tour, an event designed to provide information and technical assistance on the Meaningful Use Attestation process.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Morgan re-elected to Georgia Health Care Association board

Effingham Health System Chief Executive Officer Norma Jean Morgan recently was re-elected to the Georgia Health Care Association board of directors at the summer board meeting.

June 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SEC halts Medient stock trading

The ousted CEO and chairman of the board has filed suit against the remaining Medient Studios board members, and the Securities and Exchange Commission has suspended trading in Medient's stock until July 9.

June 26, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


CNBC rates Georgia tops for business

Gov. Nathan Deal is celebrating the announcement by CNBC that named Georgia as the No. 1 place for business in the nation.

June 26, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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