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Though economy hits pause, outlook remains good

SAVANNAH-Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports mostly positive news, even as the Savannah-metro economy hit the pause button during the third quarter of 2015.

December 02, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment holds steady at 4.8 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced today that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region was 5.6 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.7 percent in September. The rate in October 2014 was 6.8 percent.

December 01, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 5.7 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate in October was 5.7 percent, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 5.8 percent in September. The rate was 6.8 percent in October 2014.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


DOL to help with recruiting at Caesarstone facility

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) will help Caesarstone Technologies USA recruit up to 45 employees for its manufacturing facility in Richmond Hill on Dec. 1. The recruitment will be held from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at the GDOL's Savannah Career Center, at 5520 White Bluff Rd.

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Moon River adds film production chief, head of film packaging

FONU2, Inc. and Mass Hysteria Entertainment Company, Inc. announced that Daniel Grodnik, Mass Hysteria's CEO, has taken on the additional responsibility as the head of film production for Moon River Studios through Grodnik/Aloe Productions (GAP).

November 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Start your own investment ‘traditions’

Thanksgiving is just around the corner. And like all holidays, this one has plenty of traditions, such as Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (started in 1924) and football (the first broadcast Thanksgiving Day game was played between the Detroit Lions and the Chicago Bears in 1934).

November 24, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Studio, Marshall cancel plans for films

Moon River Studios' agreement with director Penny Marshall for two films has been shelved, according to information the company provided to the Securities and Exchange Commission.

November 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Labor department sponsoring veterans job fair

ATLANTA-A career expo for veterans featuring more than 30 employers offering more than 600 jobs will be held next week in Savannah.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State ranked No. 1 for doing business

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the third consecutive year by Site Selection magazine, a leading economic development trade publication.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Membership on the rise in Effingham County Farm Bureau

Georgia Farm Bureau expanded its overall membership in fiscal year 2015, the first time in nine years the organization has experienced membership growth. Statewide GFB has 309,378 member families, up from 301,945 in 2014.

November 04, 2015 | Staff report | Business


There’s no big business like show business

Having a movie shot on location may bring with it some inconveniences, but state and local officials agree that it's worth the headaches.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Kroger aims to open fuel center this month

The first section of the proposed new Kroger development could open this month, Rincon City Council officials learned.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Moon River’s ‘Yellow’ gets nearer to release date

The critically-acclaimed film "Yellow" now has a distributor to put the movie on screens.

November 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 4.9 percent

ATLANTA-The Georgia Department of Labor announced last Thursday that the unemployment rate in Effingham County for September was 4.9 percent, down from 5.1 percent in August and from 6 percent in September 2014.

October 28, 2015 | Staff report | Business


IDA, studio agree to drastically revised deal

The once grandiose plans for a massive movie studio complex in Effingham County appear to be getting a drastic cut.

October 27, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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Are you prepared for financial disasters?

"Be prepared" is the Scout motto, and it's also pretty good advice for anyone seeking to guard against various disasters - including financial ones.

February 02, 2016 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Dennis named Herald general manager

Kim Dennis has been named as the general manager of the Effingham Herald, Morris Multimedia Vice President Joe McGlamery announced Monday.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate rises slightly

ATLANTA-Effingham County's unemployment rate was up slightly for December, according to the state Department of Labor.

February 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


EHS names Baker-Witt as chief transformation officer

The Effingham Health System announces that Fran Baker-Witt, RN, BSN, MBA, NHA, has accepted the position of Chief Transformation Officer with the organization effective Jan ...

January 27, 2016 | Staff report | Business


FONU2 announces film, financing deal

FONU2, Inc. announced Monday that in co-production with Myles Nestel and Craig Chapman of The Solution Entertainment Group LLC, Scott Mann and James Edward Barker ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System chosen for Medicare program

Effingham Health System was selected as one of 100 new Medicare Shared Savings Program Accountable Care Organizations, providing Medicare beneficiaries with access to high-quality, coordinated ...

January 19, 2016 | Staff report | Business


IDA clearing way for new lease with studioplex

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has taken one of the steps needed to go forward with a reworked Moon River Studios deal.

January 05, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham jobless rate drops to 4.5 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate declined to 4.5 percent for November, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 29, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Elbow room

As the Effingham Health System expanded and moved into a new facility, hospital officials have been finding new uses for the old spaces.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Road work for new Kroger set to start

Work on improvements to Highway 21 in conjunction with the new Kroger being built will begin just as soon as the check is in hand.

December 29, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Maximize the benefits of your charitable giving

It's certainly the season for giving - and when you make charitable gifts, you can both give and receive.

December 15, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business


Butterducks wins 10 medals at Georgia Wine Challenge

Bill Utter of Butterducks won 10 medals in the recent Georgia Wine Challenge.

December 15, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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