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State exports, imports hit new marks in 2010

ATLANTA-Georgia's exports and imports grew in numbers and value during 2010, reaching new milestones of growth in international trade. The state's total value of goods exported from Georgia in 2010 exceeded $28.7 billion, the most Georgia has ever exported in a single year. Georgia's imports experienced a 27.11 percent increase compared to 2009, higher than the overall national increase of 22.6 percent, according to U.S. Census Bureau statistics released this month.

February 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


State announces AIG settlement

ATLANTA-Insurance Commissioner Ralph T. Hudgens said Georgia stands to collect more than $1 million pending a multi-state settlement with American International Group, Inc. (AIG). The settlement comes after a nationwide examination of the company's compliance with premium reporting rules.

February 28, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Lott to lead Chamber

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors voted Thursday to name Rick Lott as permanent executive director of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce. Lott has served as interim director since Nov. 1 and has led the Chamber through the Holiday Classic and Effingham Day at the Capitol events, among others.

February 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Bank says even with change, all deposits are safe

Business for Citizens Bank of Effingham customers will continue close to usual, after the state's Department of Banking and Finance closed the financial institution Friday.

February 21, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Ports to cut energy by remote control

The Georgia Ports Authority, in partnership with Georgia Environmental Finance Authority (GEFA) and Georgia State Financing and Investment Commission (GSFIC), has begun the process of installing an energy management system to monitor and control HVAC and lighting at seven buildings at the Port of Savannah thanks to an energy efficiency project grant.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


GSU seminar teaches women conflict resolution

Georgia Southern University's "BEST Practices 106: Conflict Resolution by and for Women" will be held March 10 from 6-8 p.m in Savannah.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


GSU introduces new programs in Savannah

The Continuing Education Department of Georgia Southern University is offering Beginning and Advanced Project Management courses at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah in March and April. The courses are the first of several professional development and personal enrichment programs the University will offer at this location in 2011.

February 21, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Albany bank to take over Citizens Bank

Citzens Bank of Effingham will re-open its four branches - but under a new name after the bank was closed by federal regulators.

February 19, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Intermodal volume turned up high at Savannah ports

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced the GPA experienced exceptional intermodal growth in January , posting the second best month ever with 25,877 rail moves.

February 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Metro initial unemployment insurance claims drop 15.5 percent

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said that 2,279 laid-off workers in metro Savannah filed initial claims for unemployment insurance benefits in January, a decrease of 418, or 15.5 percent, from 2,697 in December. Most of the decrease in claims came in accommodation and food services and manufacturing. And, there was a decline of 143, or 5.9 percent, from 2,422 claims filed in January 2010.

February 17, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Metro Savannah unemployment rate up to 8.9 percent

ATLANTA-State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area increased to 8.9 percent in December, up from a revised 8.8 percent in November. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 15,856, up 330 from 15,526. The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area in December 2009 was 8.5 percent.

January 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital, Ford ready to open Springfield clinic

Effingham Hospital announces that Janice Ford, APRN, will be providing health care services with a focus on women's health in a new location at 1451 Highway 21 South, Suite H in Springfield.

January 31, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Expert: Recovery is on the way for county

ATLANTA-The recovery from a devastating recession is under way, and the Coastal Empire should outpace the rest of the state in economic growth, a local economist told attendees at Effingham Day at the Capitol.

January 27, 2011 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GPA sees 20 percent hike in TEUs

SAVANNAH-Georgia Ports Authority's (GPA) Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday the Port of Savannah experienced nearly 20-percent growth in 20-foot equivalent units (TEUs) for calendar year 2010 with 2,826,308 TEUs, a record for the Authority.

January 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


Kuharik joining Platinum Properties

Amy Kuharik, a native of west Chatham County, has joined Platinum Properties Real Estate Group.

January 24, 2011 | Staff Report | Business


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New office for Energy One Credit Union

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting July 20 for Energy One Credit Union, which has moved its office from inside the Effingham ...

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate jumps to 5.2 percent

Unemployment in Effingham County rose to 5.2 percent in June, according to preliminary figures from the state Department of Labor.

August 03, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Diversification is important for retirees

During your working years, your primary investment goal is generally growth - you need your money to grow so that you can eventually afford the comfortable ...

August 03, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


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