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Microtel tops J.D. Power and Associates survey

For an unprecedented seventh consecutive year, Microtel Inn and Suites has been ranked highest in guest satisfaction among economy/budget hotel chains. This ranking was the conclusion of 2008 study by J. D. Power and Associates. Microtel is the only brand in the hotel industry to have received this recognition seven consecutive times.

October 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


State jobless rate hits 15-year high in August

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 6.3 percent in August, the highest in 15 years. The jobless rate was up 1.9 percentage points from 4.4 percent at this same time last year. During the same period, the number of payroll jobs decreased 37,700 or nine-tenths of one percentage point.

October 10, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


State’s initial unemployment claims jump

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 59,090 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in August, an increase of 72.1 percent from August 2007. From July to August, the initial claims declined from 59,165, a drop of one-tenth of one percent.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


What a trust can do for you

First thing that you will need to know is that a trust isn't for just the rich or the dead. Basically, a trust is a legal arrangement by which you, as grantor (or creator of the trust), transfer property to a trustee which can be the trust department of a company or an individual for the benefit of one or more beneficiaries. The trust document, drafted by an attorney, is the grantors guidelines on how and when assets will be distributed to named beneficiaries and their rights, and for how long a trust will last, the powers and duties ...

October 07, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business


Dixon joins Spine and Sport

Spine and Sport welcomes Dr. Alysha Dixon to the team. Dr. Dixon is a new physical therapist at Spine and Sport.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Business startup workshop coming

A workshop entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" will be held Sept. 25 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Service Corps of Retired Executives sponsor these events.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Allen, Weston named asst. VPs at Citizens Bank

Troy Allen and Glenn Weston have been named assistant vice presidents at Citizens Bank, according to an announcement by Michael T. Lee, president and CEO.

October 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Local banker graduates from top consumer lending school

Marcus McBride of Springfield recently graduated from the Community Bankers Association of Georgia's Consumer Lending School, which is a part of the Community Bankers University. McBride was among 32 graduates who received a certificate of completion from this highly regarded school after an intensive week-long curriculum.

October 03, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Congress introduces resolutions for Life Insurance Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Recognizing the alarming number of Americans who lack the life insurance needed to ensure their families' financial security, the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate for the first time in 2004 passed separate resolutions recognizing September as "National Life Insurance Awareness Month." Each year these resolutions are renewed and in 2008 at the federal level, SR 602 has already been introduced in the Senate by Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Ben Nelson, and Reps. Judy Biggert and Paul Kanjorski have introduced HR 1392, the House of Representative's companion resolution.

September 30, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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


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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


FSA county committee nominations set to begin

WASHINGTON - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced that the nomination period for local Farm Service Agency county committees begins June 15.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Report: Area economy growing fast

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the first quarter of 2014 and should continue to experience strong growth throughout the year.

June 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Power names new coastal region manager

Georgia Power has named William Mock as plant manager of its Coastal Region electric generation facilities. In this role, Mock will oversee all operations at Plants Kraft, McIntosh, McManus and Mitchell.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Dynacraft chooses Savannah port

Dynacraft, one of the nation's leading bicycle suppliers, has chosen the Port of Savannah as its new East Coast gateway.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient to release critically-acclaimed ‘Yellow’ in August

Medient Studios, Inc., will release Nick Cassavetes' "Yellow" on Aug. 29 in New York, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago, followed by a planned expansion nationwide, the studio announced.

June 05, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Black hopes Georgia Grown takes root in Effingham

Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black hopes Effingham County businesses will get on board with a growing initiative in his department.

June 02, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Former NY governor joins Medient board

Medient Studios, Inc., announced that former New York Gov. David Paterson has accepted his nomination to join the board of directors of Medient.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Business


EHS staff members earn Lean Six Sigma Green Belts

Ten Effingham Health System team members have earned Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification.

June 02, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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