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Expert: The recovery is on its way

After peering into a financial and economic chasm, the U.S. is beginning a slow climb back out of its predicament, Effingham Chamber of Commerce members learned Wednesday morning.

April 15, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Jobless rate hits new high

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record 10.6 percent in March, up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.5 percent reported in February. The March jobless rate was up 1.6 percentage points from 9.0 percent at this same time last year.

April 15, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Herald office to be closed Monday for planned outage

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

State revenue figures climb

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that net revenue collections for the month of March 2010 (FY 2010) totaled $998,239,000 compared to $987,986,000 for March 2009 (FY09), an increase of $10,523,000 or 1.0 percent. This is the first monthly increase in revenues since November 2008.

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

SBDC seminar to discuss ins and outs of owning a franchise business

A free seminar entitled "Is Franchise Business Ownership Right for You?" will be presented April 12 in the conference room of the Small Business Resource Center, 111 East Liberty St. Savannah.

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

When evaluating performance, avoid some common mistakes

As an investor, you might think it's easy to evaluate your investments" performance. After all, the bigger the gain, the better, right? This statement is true enough, but as an investment strategy, it's incomplete - and, if followed rigidly, it could lead you to make some mistakes that could hinder your progress toward your financial goals.

April 08, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business

Clock ticks on tax credit extension

Effingham County residents can benefit from the Homebuyer's Tax Credit Extension legislation, which has been extended to include sales occurring between Jan. 1, 2009 and April 30.

April 08, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

A sweet day for Sweetwater Grill

Sweetwater Grill co-owners Wyatt Aiken and Lori Masters couldn't have been happier as members of the Effingham Chamber of Commerce gathered Saturday morning for a formal ribbon cutting, to welcome the new restaurant to the county.

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

A double celebration

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

State eyes huge impact from EFACEC

EFACEC's power transformer manufacturing plant outside of Rincon looks to play a vital role in re-energizing the regional economy with a net state impact of $23.75 million and an additional Effingham County impact of $39 million by 2017, according to figures from the Georgia Department of Economic Development's Global Commerce Division.

April 05, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Upgrades continue throughout Rincon

Georgia Power is getting ready to upgrade transformers in the Rincon commercial area in advance of a planned power outage April 12. The affected area will include the Subway Shop, the Sonic, the Days Inn, Effingham Herald offices and others in the commercial center along Highway 21.

April 05, 2010 | By Rick Lott | Business

Effingham Hospital Employee of the Year

Christine Hendrix, the social service coordinator at the Effingham Care Center, was named the Effingham Hospital and Care Center employee of the year for 2009.

April 01, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Goody’s welcomed back to square

It didn't take long for the crowds to start filling up the reborn Goody's in Rincon.

March 25, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

Georgia Ports riding a wave of increased trade

Georgia Ports Authority's Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday at its board meeting that the GPA continued to experience positive growth during February and has recorded three consecutive months of increased trade through its ports.

March 22, 2010 | Staff Report | Business

Back in business

The finishing touches are going in place for the rebirth of Goody's.

March 18, 2010 | By Patrick Donahue | Business

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When investing, put time on your side

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October 21, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

FONU2 to produce James Brown documentary

FONU2, Inc. announced Tuesday it will be producing a documentary on James Brown, "the Godfather of Soul," in association with RKA Entertainment LLC and Loochie ...

October 20, 2015 | Staff report | Business

French company to open operation in Effingham

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority and DRT have announced the company will be building a plant in the Effingham Industrial Park.

October 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business

Time for annual 401(k) review?

Once you've started contributing to your 401(k) plan and funded it with investments that are appropriate for your needs, you might think you ...

October 06, 2015 | By Ryan Waters | Business

Kolovich joins Optim Orthopedics

Optim Orthopedics has added orthopedist Gregory Kolovich, MD, who will be seeing patients in Rincon. Having recently completed his fellowship, Dr. Kolovich joins Optim from ...

October 06, 2015 | Staff report | Business

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