As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a presidential election year. As a citizen, you may well have a great deal of interest in the election. But how about as an investor? How does an election year affect the investment climate? And - again from the perspective of an investor - does it matter who wins?
WASHINGTON - Small business owners now have a new small business resource to help improve their chances for profitability by understanding the importance and use of business credit. The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a series of training resources designed to help small business owners manage their business credit.
On Jan. 4 in a gathering at MedCare at Goshen Road, the Effingham Hospital's administration, accompanied by many friends and associates, bade a fond farewell to Dr. Maria E. Rivera.
Amy Ambrose, a Rincon resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a team leader with the national direct seller of gourmet foods.
In the old days, if you worked for a company, your retirement income would likely have been in the form of a pension, with the amount based on your income level and years of service. Apart from those factors, you had little control over the size of your pension benefits. That pension model is still around, but it's not as prevalent as it once was.
Georgia Southern University is offering a non-credit business leadership course at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.
Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held during the month of January from 6-8:30 p.m.
Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah announces the unveiling of its new Web site. It is more user friendly than the previous Web site.
If you make a New Year's resolution, and you don't follow through on it, what are the consequences? It all depends. If you vow to learn French, but you never get past "Oui, mademoiselle," your life will probably go on pretty much as before (unless, of course, you're now living in France). But if you make some financial resolutions, and you abandon them, you could fall short of your long-term goals - such as a comfortable retirement.
A current tenant in the Effingham Industrial Park is looking to expand and has made an offer to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority on more land.
Kennedy Okere, MD, is the new family physician in Rincon with KC Center for Family Medicine, PC.
If you've been investing for a while, you probably have learned to avoid key mistakes, such as making frequent trades based on short-term price fluctuations. But even if you invest wisely and are able to retire comfortably, you could still make some errors in your estate planning - and these miscues could prove costly and painful to your family.
Portuguese electrical components manufacturer EFACEC and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority signed a memorandum of understanding in November. Now, they're targeting February for a groundbreaking.
Brunswick - Georgia Department of Natural Resources Commissioner Noel Holcomb has announced that Georgia's food shrimp harvest season will be extended through Jan. 31. Trawlers may continue to harvest shrimp in the Atlantic Ocean eastward of the sound-beach boundary. Individuals who use a cast net or a beach seine may also continue to legally harvest shrimp for human consumption.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help Georgia Transformer Corporation (GTC), formerly EFACEC, recruit 32 workers for its manufacturing plant in Rincon. The company manufactures high-voltage transformers for utility companies.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for January remained unchanged from December, staying level at 5.4 percent.
Rose Brown loves her job with Effingham Health System.
ATLANTA - UPS announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia, including an Effingham County resident, are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008 when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.3 percent.
FONU2, Inc., announced Wednesday that Joseph Giamichael has been appointed to the company's board of directors and the company will move its corporate headquarters to Effingham County.
Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.
STATESBORO - The Georgia Chamber of Commerce took no position on the original version of House Bill 170. But the state's largest business advocacy organization has endorsed subsequent versions, and Georgia Chamber CEO Chris Clark said Monday that annual spending for highway improvements in the state needs to be increased by $1 billion.
Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.