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Business start-up workshops coming to Savannah in June

A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held twice during the month of June. Each workshop is two and a half hours long and will begin at 6 p.m. They will take place on June 7 and 21 and will be held in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty Street, Savannah.

June 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


DeLoach joins Citizens

Effingham County native Jamie DeLoach has joined the management training program at Citizens Bank, according to an announcement by Michael T. Lee, president and CEO. DeLoach previously served as a financial advisor at Wachovia Securities in Savannah.

June 09, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


When is the right time for a trust?

None of us can predict the future, so if you want to make sure your family and other heirs receive what you want them to have, it's not too soon to do your estate planning. Trusts can be a key part of those plans. But under what circumstances might you need to establish a trust?

June 07, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Citizens taps Mosley

Lisa Mosley has been named manager of Citizens Bank's new office in Port Wentworth according to Michael T. Lee, president and chief executive officer. The office is scheduled to open in early summer at 7224 Highway 21.

June 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Roofer honored for work with G-P mill

D. C. Taylor Co., a commercial and industrial roofing contractor with offices in Atlanta, was a finalist for the National Roofing Contractors Association's Gold Circle Awards for outstanding workmanship on low-slope roofing systems.

June 02, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Allmond earns Choo-Choo honor

VNS Corporation honored the Pro Sales Force for Choo Choo Build-It Mart and Wholesale Building Products at its 19th Annual Pro Sales Banquet on April 19 in Vidalia.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Conditions worsen for Georgia farmers

Georgia Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is concerned about the effect of the drought on all of the state's crops, especially those already damaged and/or held up by the recent freeze.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Pulpwood strong in weak timber market

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.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Atlantic Southern promotes three of its staff members

Atlantic Southern Bank announces the promotion of three staff members:

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Quality counts when buying bonds

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.

May 31, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBA launches online assessment

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.

May 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners receives awards for performance

Coldwell Banker Platinum Partners' Relocation Department was honored for its outstanding performance during the last year.

May 29, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Pros, cons of investment clubs

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?

May 24, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Business start-up workshops to be held

A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held twice during the month of May.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Kight resigns Hospital Board Chairman position

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.

May 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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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


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


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