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Savannah Tech, EFACEC to host job seminar

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's Effingham Campus and EFACEC will host "Getting a manufacturing job with EFACEC" on June 24 at 5:30 p.m. at the Effingham Campus.

June 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Initial jobless claims up sharply from a year ago

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 75,436 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in May, an increase of 68.7 percent from May 2008.

June 11, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber honors a lifetime of work

The author of an authoritative tome on the life of John Adam Treutlen was honored with the award named after the state's first constitutional governor Thursday night.

June 08, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Lowe’s customer appreciation

June 08, 2009 | Debbie Neidlinger | Business


State cracking down on illegal going out of business sales

Joe Doyle, administrator of the Governor's Office of Consumer Affairs, has announced that the agency has entered into settlements with three different companies who allegedly held going-out-of-business sales that were not in compliance with Georgia law.

June 08, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Still rolling

General Motors' bankruptcy won't have any impact on the local Chevrolet dealership, Fuller Chevrolet General Manager Tommy Arden said.

June 04, 2009 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Business startup workshops coming

Two workshops entitled "Starting A Business" will be held during the month of June.

June 01, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Business after hours

Business after hours was recently held at Microtel.

June 01, 2009 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Coastal Bank to hold real estate tax credit seminar

The Coastal Bank will present a free real estate tax credit seminar in Rincon on June 2.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate at 7.7 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area was a preliminary 7.7 percent in April, up from a revised 7.5 percent in March.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Get familiar with the basics of estate planning

If you still have many years to go until retirement, you may not consider drawing up an estate plan to be a high priority. And yet, as long as you have a family and financial assets, you do need to think about estate planning - no matter what age you are.

May 28, 2009 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business


BB&T names Knick assistant vice president

RINCON - BB&T has promoted Taryn Knick to assistant vice president. Knick, who joined the bank in 1998, is a financial center leader in BB&T's Rincon branch at 470 S. Columbia Avenue.

May 28, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber honors small businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce honored four outstanding small businesses at its monthly membership breakfast Wednesday at First Baptist Church of Rincon's Memorial Chapel.

May 21, 2009 | Lindsay Webb | Business


Initial unemployment claims up more than 60 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 84,346 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in April, an increase of 63.4 percent from April 2008. By comparison, March's year-over-year increase was 126.3 percent, continuing a trend of "triple-digit" monthly increases in 2009.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


State jobless rate holds steady

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 9.3 percent in April, up slightly from a revised 9.2 percent in March and February.

May 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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Studio cites progress with finances, plans

Work is expected to start soon on a massive movie studio complex planned for southern Effingham County.

March 03, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Georgia Chamber backs revised transportation plan

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.

March 03, 2015 | By Al Hackle | Business


New Ad Agency offers Digital Options

Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Moon River completes deal with Fonu2

The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate falls

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for December 2014 fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in November 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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