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Chamber breakfast to highlight small business of the year

Four locally-owned small businesses will be recognized at the Effingham County Chamber's monthly membership breakfast, slated for Wednesday at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church-Rincon's Memorial Chapel.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Weston completes banking school

Glenn Weston of Citizens Bank recently graduated from the Georgia Banking School, a three-year program offered by the Georgia Bankers Association (GBA). Weston received advanced training in numerous courses covering all aspects of banking, economics and related subjects.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Lowe’s, MDA set Shamrock records

RINCON - Defying typical nonprofit fundraising across the U.S. this year, Lowe's is at the top of a long list of retail and restaurant partners to report a record-breaking $18 million in Shamrocks Against Dystrophy sales.

May 18, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


What can investors learn from gardeners?

Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.

May 14, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to present workshop on using email marketing

A free workshop entitled "The Power of Email Marketing" will be offered on May 29 at the Coastal Georgia Center at 305 Fahm St., Savannah. This is an all-day workshop beginning at 9 a.m. and ending at 3:30 p.m.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Carter named to Coastal Bank board

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently elected state Rep. Buddy Carter to serve on its board of directors. Rep. Carter, who represents House District 159 in south Effingham County and west Chatham County, was officially named to the board at the bank's annual meeting.

May 14, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


IDA welcomes firm to Effingham Industrial Park

Effingham County Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry announced the location of a new firm during the annual existing industry appreciation dinner Friday.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Industry of the year

Terry Proctor of E and P Holdings Group, Inc. accepts the spotlight industry of the year award from Effingham IDA CEO John Henry.

May 11, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Davita honors Standefer

DaVita-Effingham North Dialysis of Springfield honored Lillian Standefer during National DaVita Village Greeter Week from April 19-24.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State job fair to hit the airwaves

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 – Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

May 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Small business startup workshops coming to Savannah this month

Two workshops entitled "Starting a Business" will be held during May from 6-8:30 p.m. They will take place on Thursday evenings May 7 and May 28 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


The Station pulls in

Members of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce help Robert and Kathlene Connor, owners of The Station, cut the ribbon on their new restaurant.

May 04, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Net interest income down for Atlantic Southern

MACON - Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced the financial results for the first quarter of 2009.

May 04, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


A warm welcome

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce was on hand as the SouthCoast Medical Group cut the ribbon on its new Rincon office at 613 Towne Park West Dr. on Wednesday afternoon.

April 30, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Springfield preps for grocery store

The Springfield City Council approved preliminary plans from a developer for a shopping center with a Harvey's grocery store on Highway 21 at Beebe Road.

April 30, 2009 | By Sandi Van Orden | Business


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Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Metro jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA-Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced. The rate in November of last year was also 6.7 percent.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Young Farmers reap awards

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization recognized several local producers and supporters at its annual awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Victim Witness gets a hand from realtors

In Effingham County, some of Santa's elves have day jobs as real estate agents.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Marshall to direct two films for Studioplex City

The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent for October, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


City approves plan for Gate store remodel

Rincon City Council members approved a preliminary site plan for a proposed reconfigured Gate convenience store at the corner of Fort Howard Road and Columbia Avenue.

December 02, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Riggs earns embalmer, funeral director licenses

Riggs Funeral Home of Guyton announced that office manager Heather Riggs has obtained her funeral director license and embalmer license. She earned the licenses through Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro.

December 02, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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