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Heritage Bank opening new Savannah branch

The Heritage Bank announced recently that it will open its latest full-service branch office on Stephenson Avenue in Savannah. The bank also announced that Jamie Chisolm of Savannah has joined Heritage as the Chatham market executive. Chisolm and his Savannah team are opening the new Stephenson Avenue office.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Tax tip — get an IRA

Ben Franklin once said, "In this world nothing is certain but death and taxes." That might be true, but Ben wasn't able to open an IRA back then. If he had this option, he might have felt a little more lighthearted about paying the taxman. Individual Retirement Accounts (IRAs) are great for people looking to save money on their tax bill and boost their retirement savings at the same time.

September 30, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Malick promoted to vice president at First Chatham Bank

The board of directors of First Chatham Bank has promoted Jason R. Malick to assistant vice president for First Chatham Bank and its banking divisions.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


50 years of Gulfstream to take the stage at Chamber breakfast

Robert Baugniet, director of corporate communications will be the keynote speaker at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce's Sept. 10 membership breakfast and will give an overview of Gulfstream's 50 years of aviation excellence.

September 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Fuller takes part in Chevy’s Drive for Perfection program

Going to school just got sweeter for high school seniors at more than 40 schools in 20 Georgia counties because of the Drive for Perfection program. Drive for Perfection, an initiative presented by local Savannah Chevy dealers, including Fuller Chevrolet in Rincon, in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Education, will award two lucky students with a new 2009 Chevy Cobalt sedan for having perfect attendance during the 2008-09 school year.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Stone joins Spine and Sport

Dr. Trent Stone joined Spine and Sport after relocating to Savannah from Baltimore, Md., where he has practiced for the past two years.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Working women with families have unique retirement needs

These days it's common to find women who balance family life with active careers. That's why it's important for working women to take an active role in planning for retirement.

September 23, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Armstrong Center to offer project management course

The Armstrong Center for Professional and Continuing Education will offer a course in project management basics.

September 23, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Spine & Sport welcomes two new therapists

Spine & Sport welcomes Dr. Rachel Spivey and Dr. Adrianne Kuch to the team. Both are new physical therapists at Spine & Sport.

September 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Heritage ups FDIC coverage

Depositors with more than $100,000 no longer have to go to different banks to be covered by federal deposit insurance.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia’s jobless rate climbs to 6.2 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.2 percent in July, up six-tenths of one percent from 5.6 percent in June. The July rate was the highest recorded since March of 1993.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Changing jobs? Remember your retirement plan account

You've cleaned out your desk and said goodbye to your coworkers. Now you're eager to start that new job you've accepted. But aren't you forgetting something? What about the assets you have in your employer-sponsored retirement plan account?

September 16, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Grand opening for O’Reilly

O'Reilly Auto Parts has announced the opening of their store in Rincon. The store is located at 214 N. Columbia Ave.

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Time for a dance

September 16, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Putting your advisor to the test with questions

Would you take your car to a mechanic whose car breaks down all the time? Would you go see a doctor who is constantly sick? Would you use a hairstylist that has a bad haircut? Then why would you use a financial advisor who doesn't make good financial decisions in her or her own life?

September 05, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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Effingham jobless rate up slightly from December’s mark

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.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah Tech’s impact approaches $57M

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.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help AT&T recruit wire technicians

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.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

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.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA, Chamber to work on contract agreement

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.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


‘Operation: Workforce’ tries to fill mission of jobs for vets

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.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Interest builds again in IDA’s Treutlen site

The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham Women in Business to hold meet and greet, expo

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.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient expected to have master plan finished soon

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.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


PSC members support federal loans for Vogtle

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.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports start off 2014 with strong month

The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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