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Volume down, but Savannah keeps status as 4th-busiest port

Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (20-foot Equivalent Unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America's fourth highest volume container port in fiscal year 2009.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Chamber to offer ID theft prevention seminars

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will hold a second in a series of Identity Theft Prevention Seminars on Aug. 12-13.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Stoner steps down from Chamber

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Director Ken Stoner is stepping down from his position, and his last day on the job is today.

July 23, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Durrence joins Reiser and Reiser

Kendra Zittrouer Durrence recently joined Reiser and Reiser CPAs, LLC, as a staff accountant. Her responsibilities include tax preparation, general accounting and small business consulting.

July 23, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


The Marketplace coming to Savannah Mall

Savannah Mall announces The Marketplace at Savannah Mall, a new indoor shopping destination that convenes neighborhood-style shops with dazzling and curious wares.

July 20, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Investing for growth needs to bridge generation gap

Is there a "generation gap" today? In some ways, it's possible. While many baby boomers are happy just to understand the basics of Facebook, "Millennials" are busy texting and twittering. And yet when it comes to investing, baby boomers (born between 1946 and 1962), Generation X (1963-81) and Millennials (1982-2001) may have a lot in common.

July 16, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


State’s unemployment rate cracks double digits

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 10.1 percent in June, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.6 percent in May.

July 16, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Stoner named to GACCE board

Director of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce Ken Stoner has been named to the board of directors of the Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Deadline nears to apply for SBA drought-related economic disaster loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is reminding disaster victims that Aug. 12 is the filing deadline for federal economic injury disaster loans available in Georgia. The SBA declared a disaster because of damages and losses to crops caused by the drought that began on Jan. 1, 2008. The SBA's disaster declaration covers all counties in the state of Georgia except McIntosh County.

July 09, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Workshop to be held on IRS Form 990

A workshop on the IRS' new 990 Form for nonprofits will be held by the Georgia Center for Nonprofits on 3-5 p.m. at the United Way building at 428 Bull St. in Savannah in the first floor board room.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Kessler Collection to open River Street hotel July 24

The Bohemian Hotel Savannah Riverfront, the latest boutique hotel by The Kessler Collection in Orlando, Fla., will officially open in Savannah on July 24, with a ceremonial ribbon-cutting will take place July 28 at 6 p.m.

July 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro Savannah unemployment rate climbs to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.0 percent in May, up four-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 7.6 percent in April.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Green re-elected as Georgia Ports Authority chairman

The Georgia Ports Authority's Board of Directors unanimously re-elected Stephen S. Green of Savannah to serve an additional one-year term as chairman for fiscal year 2010 and approved capital improvement projects that will increase capacity and efficiency.

June 29, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Don’t let your investments take a vacation this summer

Summer is here. And for many people, summer is synonymous with "vacation." If you have children or grandchildren, they're most likely on vacation from school, and if you've got the time and motivation, you may take a family vacation over the next few months. But there's one part of your life that should never go on vacation - and that's your investment portfolio.

June 25, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


State’s jobless number hits record high for May

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported today that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate jumped to 9.7 percent in May, the highest rate ever recorded in Georgia. The jobless rate was up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 9.2 percent in April.

June 22, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate up to 7.8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.

August 18, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient unveils revised master plan

A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.

August 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Ports hit all-time high in container traffic in July

The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.

August 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Chamber membership drive rolls on

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.

August 11, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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