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Signs of the times

In a literal "sign of the times," the old Springfield Ford signs are coming down and Effingham Auto Sales signs are taking their places as Joe Pope and his team make the move across the street.

August 10, 2009 | Rick Lott | Business


Atlantic Southern records 2Q loss

Atlantic Southern Financial Group (NASDAQ: ASFN) reported a net operating loss of $4.3 million, or $1.01 per diluted share, for the second quarter of 2009. The net operating loss was primarily driven by elevated credit costs including a $5.7 million provision in the allowance for loan losses.

August 06, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Can you invest for college or retirement?

You most likely need to save and invest for retirement. But if you have children, you also may want to put money away for their college education. Are these two goals mutually exclusive?

August 06, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Stores, shoppers ready for sales tax free weekend

In spite of a down economy, Georgia's tax-free shopping will take place this weekend.

July 30, 2009 | Rick Lott | Business


Adding to the collection

SAVANNAH - The goal, Richard Kessler said, is to have exuberant guests.

July 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


IDA: Tier status isn’t helping Effingham

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority continues to host prospects, but CEO John Henry warned members that the county's own success may be a detriment.

July 30, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Chamber backs ‘Pack-A-Pack’

It's back-to-school time. Join the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce in welcoming students back to school.

July 30, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Housing market on the rebound?

A two-year decline in real estate sales is showing signs of slowing, according to local real estate professionals.

July 27, 2009 | Rick Lott | Business


Grandview group urges county action

The group marketing an expansive tract off Old Augusta Road is ready to bring in prospects - but they need water, sewer and roads, too.

July 27, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Have your parents made their financial plans?

As an adult, you're fortunate if you still have your parents. However, as they get older, you may well have to assist them in some key areas of their life. Specifically, they may need you to get involved in some of their financial issues. And if you do, you may need to focus on two areas: leaving a legacy and managing finances during retirement.

July 27, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


Metro Savannah jobless rate rises to 8.6 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to 8.6 percent in June, up seven-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 7.9 percent in May.

July 27, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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


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ASU quarterly report says coastal economy growing

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SBDC to present GrowSmart series for small businesses

SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. Each module will focus on a particular topic, such as marketing, finance, and management, with the sessions lasting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 2013 mark of 7.1 percent.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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


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