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Governor leading Georgia delegation to Canada

Gov. Nathan Deal will spearhead an economic development mission to some of Canada's most prominent business and tourism centers today through July 10. The governor will visit Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto and Calgary to meet with companies seeking to locate or expand in the United States, diplomatic officials, Canadian business groups and media outlets. The delegation will promote the state as the nation's top location for business investment and Canadian travelers.

July 02, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Jobless rate unchanged in metro Savannah

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah was unchanged at 8.4 percent from April to May. The rate was 8.5 percent in May 2011.

June 21, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate stays at 8.9 percent

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 8.9 percent from April to May, the first time in 10 months that the jobless rate has failed to decline. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in May a year ago.

June 14, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Farm Bureau marks 75 years

Georgia Farm Bureau is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. The organization began when a group of farmers from seven counties in northwest Georgia met at the Bartow County courthouse on June 17, 1937.

June 14, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Governor suspends hike in statewide gasoline tax

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Friday that he will stop an increase in the motor fuel tax scheduled to go into effect July 1.

June 11, 2012 | Staff report | Business


A record month for hospital’s OR

Effingham Health System announced that Surgical Services (OR) had a record-breaking month in April.

May 31, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Wiley's celebrates 25th anniversary

Wiley's Home Center in Rincon recently celebrated its 25th anniversary recently. The family-owned business opened its showroom on Highway 21 in 1987 and added its warehouse a year later.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Unemployment hits 8.4 percent in metro Savannah

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.4 percent in April, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in March. The rate was also 8.4 percent in April 2011.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Unemployment hits 8.4 percent in metro Savannah

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.4 percent in April, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 8.3 percent in March. The rate was also 8.4 percent in April 2011.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Dr. Cornwell named EHS chief of staff

Dr. James Cornwell Jr., has been elected Effingham Health System chief of staff by his colleagues.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Dr. Clarke joins staff of Effingham Family Medicine

Effingham Health System announces that Suzanne Clarke, board-certified in family medicine, has joined the practitioners of Effingham Family Medicine.

May 24, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Savannah River Mill honored for 1M safe hours

Georgia-Pacific's Savannah River Mill recently achieved a significant safety milestone when it celebrated operating more than 1 million work hours without a lost-time accident. In recognition of the achievement, Georgia-Pacific Chief Executive Officer and President Jim Hannan presented employees with the company's CEO Safety Excellence award at a celebration lunch.

May 21, 2012 | Staff report | Business


UGA study says ports support more than 350K jobs

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Thursday the release of the study "The Economic Impact of Georgia's Deepwater Ports" by the Selig Center for Economic Growth at UGA's Terry College of Business.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate declines

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined for the ninth consecutive month in April to 8.9 percent, the first time in more than three years the rate has dropped below nine percent. The rate fell one-tenth of a percentage point from 9.0 percent in March. The jobless rate was 9.8 percent in April a year ago.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


Skilled Nursing Center earns five-star rating

Effingham Skilled Nursing Center has received a five-star rating from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), thereby placing it among the top 10 percent of nursing homes in the country.

May 17, 2012 | Staff report | Business


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Savannah SHRM chapter hosts annual retreat

The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at the Embassy Suites.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient ready to deliver revised master plan

The new master plan for a planned massive film production studio could be in the hands of Effingham County officials as soon as Friday, the studio CEO said.

August 07, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Governor praises film industry impact on state

Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during fiscal year 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.

August 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Annual farm tour gets into county’s agribusiness

The annual Effingham County Young Farmers tour let participants see how advanced agriculture has become - and get a glimpse of a burgeoning new agribusiness endeavor.

August 04, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


SouthCoast undergoes a rebranding, name change

The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group has re-branded officially as SouthCoast Health. The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, Web site and overall visual identity.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Zeigler earns personal financial representative title from Allstate

Effingham County's Dusty Zeigler is among an elite group of Allstate insurance agency owners who recently earned the personal financial representative title.

August 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Guyton Animal Hospital opens its doors

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Thursday for the new Guyton Animal Hospital.

July 31, 2014 | Staff report | Business


BI-LO to hold job fair

BI-LO is holding a job fair to accept applications and conduct interviews for various positions in the Pooler area.

July 29, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber eager to launch membership drive

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce announced that it will hold a membership campaign for the first time in several years.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham, area jobless rates rise

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Savannah's unemployment rate increased to 7.4 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from 6.9 percent in May. The rate was 8.3 percent in June a year ago.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A banner year for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority moved more than 29 million tons of cargo, 3 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and more than 700,000 auto and machinery units in fiscal year 2014, the GPA reported Monday.

July 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient wins round in court against former CEO

The new chief executive officer of Medient Studios said the company got the ruling in its favor from a Nevada judge Wednesday afternoon it anticipated.

July 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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