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CWIB members go on retreat

The Coastal Workforce Investment Board (CWIB) members, including Michael King and David Atkins of Effingham County, came together at their 2010 retreat June 16-18 at St. Simons Island.
The CWIB is a private-sector-led, planning and policy-making entity whose primary responsibility is ensuring that programs funded by the Workforce Investment Act are run effectively and efficiently. The members are appointed by local elected officials and represent the nine counties (Bryan, Bulloch, Camden, Chatham, Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long, and McIntosh) that comprise the Coastal Workforce area.
The event was a chance to celebrate the achievements of the previous year including a successful ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Ports hosts harbor deepening forum

The Georgia Ports Authority (GPA) hosted local business leaders to discuss the impact of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The event brought more than 60 members of the local business, economic development, maritime and logistics industries.
"The Port of Savannah's maritime, logistics and business communities agree that the Savannah Harbor must be prepared for the demands of global shipping after the Panama Canal Expansion is completed in 2014," said GPA Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. "With vessels like the CMA CGM Figaro already calling on the Port of Savannah, it is imperative that the SHEP is approved and ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


State’s hospitals meeting safety, treatment standards

ATLANTA-Georgia's psychiatric hospitals meet national standards for safe and effective care according to the independent body that accredits them.
The Joint Commission, an organization that sets quality standards for healthcare providers and evaluates their performance, surveyed each of Georgia's seven state hospitals serving people with mental illness, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. During the unannounced inspections the Joint Commission looked at many of the same safety and treatment issues that were the subject of a settlement agreement between the state and the U.S. Department of Justice in January 2009. All seven hospitals received continuing accreditation ...

September 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Tuned in to power upgrades

The Sunrise Rotary Club of Effingham member Brian Dickey told fellow Sunrise members about Georgia Power's fall conversion schedule to upgrade local electric utilities. The work will require power outages in specific areas on specific dates beginning Sept. 15. The Sunrise Rotary Club meets at the Guyton Christian Church Center, 105 3rd St. in Guyton, Tuesday mornings at 7:30 a.m. More information is available on its Web site, www.EffinghamRotary.org.

August 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Power’s King named Work Ready Business Champion

Dinah King with Georgia Power has taken the reins of the Effingham County Georgia Work Ready Program as the communities Business Champion.
Work Ready is helping Georgia's communities design economic development strategies to attract new business and preserve the health of their existing economic base. This voluntary initiative shows a community's commitment to life-long education and improving high school graduation rates, important factors for driving businesses to an area. To accomplish this, it takes our community leaders coming together with those in education, business and industry sectors to help their communities reach their goals.
The Work Ready assessment ...

August 23, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Port’s study reveals emissions cut, efficiency increased

SAVANNAH-The Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced that its diesel additive study yielded a 5-percent reduction in fuel consumption, as well as drastically decreased emissions.
"We undertook this study as a proactive effort to reduce our environmental footprint," said GPA's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz. "As we expand our operations to accommodate increased cargo, we continue to look for ways to improve efficiencies and operate in an even more environmentally-friendly manner."
GPA's engineering staff commissioned a study to determine whether a fuel additive would be effective in reducing pollutant emissions and increasing ...

August 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Great Dane to open plant in Statesboro

After an extensive property search, Great Dane Limited Partnership has announced plans to build a new refrigerated trailer plant on a 118-acre site in the Gateway Industrial Park on Highway 301 South in Statesboro.
The plant, in its first phase, will encompass 450,000 square feet, including office and show room space, and will have the capacity to produce 5,000-plus trailers annually. At that level of production, the facility will employ more than 400 people.
"After more than a year-long search for the ideal location, we are extremely pleased to announce that Statesboro has been chosen as the future ...

August 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar covers preventing harassment

Georgia Southern University's new Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST Practices) seminar series gives business professionals fast, direct training on best practices in core management and workplace skills.
"BEST Practices 105: Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment" will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30.
Participants will learn what is and isn't sexual harassment, including the latest court decisions. Discussion topics include what to do if a co-worker is sexually harassed and whether a supervisor can be held personally liable if an employee is harassed.
Presented at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, the $99 program has been ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar covers preventing harassment

Georgia Southern University's new Business Enrichment through Strategic Training (BEST Practices) seminar series gives business professionals fast, direct training on best practices in core management and workplace skills.
"BEST Practices 105: Preventing Workplace Sexual Harassment" will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Sept. 30.
Participants will learn what is and isn't sexual harassment, including the latest court decisions. Discussion topics include what to do if a co-worker is sexually harassed and whether a supervisor can be held personally liable if an employee is harassed.
Presented at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah, the $99 program has been ...

August 12, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Cagle honors local business

Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle didn't stop in for a facial treatment or a haircut at Glaze Beauty. But he left them with something they'll value.

August 09, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Dog training academy welcomed

August 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Odyssey Hospice earns Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval

By demonstrating compliance with the Joint Commission's national standards for health care quality and safety, Odyssey Hospice has earned the Joint Commission's Goal Seal of Approval.
Odyssey Hospice received the accreditation award after The Joint Commission found that it had demonstrated compliance with The Joint
Commission's national standards for home care organizations. The unannounced on-site survey occurred in June 2010.
"In becoming accredited, Odyssey Hospice was evaluated against a set of national standards by a Joint Commission surveyor experienced in the delivery of home care services," said Margherita Labson, R.N., executive director, Home Care Accreditation, The ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Snyder joins Coastal Concrete’s team

Coastal Concrete, a leading commercial and residential concrete company headquartered in Rincon, recently hired Ronnie Snyder as technical services manager. In his new position, Snyder is responsible for complicated concrete mix design, quality control and quality assurance as well as internal and external technical training.
Snyder is a National Ready Mixed Concrete Association Certified Concrete Professional and Certified Concrete Technologist. Before joining Coastal Concrete, he worked at The Euclid Chemical Company in Charlotte, N.C.
"Ronnie is an outstanding asset to our team," said Wayne Tanner, CEO at Coastal Concrete. "He brings a wealth of technical knowledge to his position ...

August 02, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU seminar to cover how to manage workplace stress

When did work - and life - get so stressful? From front-office receptionist to line-foreman, no one in modern America has a stress-free work life.
On Aug. 3, Georgia Southern University's Continuing Education Center offers a 2-hour, skills-packed seminar for the overwhelmed, the over-busy, and anyone else needing help with workplace issues.
"Work Smarter: Managing Stress in the Workplace" will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building on campus in Statesboro.
Space is limited, so registration is on a first-come-first serve basis.
Presenter Jewel Daniels is the author of "It Takes Tenacity, 15 Power Moves to ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU seminar to cover how to manage workplace stress

When did work - and life - get so stressful? From front-office receptionist to line-foreman, no one in modern America has a stress-free work life.
On Aug. 3, Georgia Southern University's Continuing Education Center offers a 2-hour, skills-packed seminar for the overwhelmed, the over-busy, and anyone else needing help with workplace issues.
"Work Smarter: Managing Stress in the Workplace" will run 8:30-10:30 a.m. at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education building on campus in Statesboro.
Space is limited, so registration is on a first-come-first serve basis.
Presenter Jewel Daniels is the author of "It Takes Tenacity, 15 Power Moves to ...

July 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


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Savannah port gets call from its first vessel through expanded Panama Canal

The MOL Benefactor is the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of 10 ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GFB accepting hay contest entries

MACON-Georgia Farm Bureau members who grow Bermuda grass hay are encouraged to enter the 2016 GFB Quality Hay Contest. Hay entered in the contest ...

July 13, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Savannah area economy accelerating

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah metro economy accelerated during the first quarter of 2016. Solid gains in ...

July 06, 2016 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital move to non-profit on track

Effingham Hospital's conversion to a non-profit corporation is on track for an October start, officials said Tuesday afternoon.

July 06, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Small business owners must protect their futures

If you're a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. Is your cash flow sufficient … today? Are your products and services competitive … today ...

July 06, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Parker’s promotes Risinger to inventory control lead

Parker's has promoted Priscilla Risinger to inventory control lead. In her new position, she supervises an inventory team to perform cash, retail and deli ...

July 06, 2016 | staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for May was 4.2 percent, down from 4.4 percent in ...

June 29, 2016 | Staff report | Business


New Kroger Marketplace expected to have an impact

The new Kroger Marketplace is not just big in size but also is expected to have a big impact.

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Shoppers eager to explore new Kroger

With a wine steward, a sushi chef, a grilling station and yes, a Starbucks, waiting inside, shoppers waiting eagerly for the opening of the new ...

June 21, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Solar energy workshop to be held in Statesboro

Coastal Solar Power Company of Hinesville, in conjunction with the U.S. Department of Agriculture, is holding a solar energy symposium/workshop June 24 at ...

June 15, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Doors open for new Kroger Marketplace

The new Kroger Marketplace in Rincon is set to open today at 7 a.m., with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10 a.m. The new ...

June 15, 2016 | By Caitlyn Richtman Herald Intern | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.4 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for April dipped to 4.4 percent, down from 4.7 percent in ...

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Job fair for veterans, others to be held Thursday

About 20 employers will be recruiting a number of workers at a career fair for veterans and other job seekers Thursday in Savannah.

May 31, 2016 | Staff report | Business


GPA approves budget, including Jasper port backing

The Georgia Ports Authority has approved its fiscal year 2017 budget, including $116 million for capital infrastructure improvements. The funds will cover 15 projects, including ...

May 26, 2016 | Staff report | Business


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