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Putting your advisor to the test with questions

Would you take your car to a mechanic whose car breaks down all the time? Would you go see a doctor who is constantly sick? Would you use a hairstylist that has a bad haircut? Then why would you use a financial advisor who doesn't make good financial decisions in her or her own life?

September 05, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


New AutoZone opened

Charleston, S.C.,-based real estate investment and development firm Twin Rivers Capital, LLC completes the development of a new AutoZone store at 416 South Columbia Ave. in Rincon.

September 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Maurices names new manager for its Rincon store

Maurices has named Vickey Mcelrath as store manager. Mcelrath is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the store, including sales performance, visual presentation and personnel recruitment and training.

September 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Marchese awards

August 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


STC, Imperial Sugar celebrate training program graduates

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College and Imperial Sugar announce the graduation ceremony for its first group of graduates.

August 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA to offer two new online courses

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Small Business Administration has introduced two new free online finance courses to help small business owners with the basic principles of finance and borrowing.

August 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Not an IRA, but a RIA

Recently we have looked at a lot of different ways to handle your investments. We have reviewed no load mutual funds, discount brokerage firms and full service brokerage firms.

August 22, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


‘High-impact’ firms make impression on Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "High-impact" firms create Georgia's new jobs and growth, according to a study recently released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Distributed across all industries, high-impact firms account for almost all employment and revenue growth in the national economy, the study concludes.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA unit more responsive to small businesses

WASHINGTON - The Office of the National Ombudsman at the U.S. Small Business Administration recently released its annual report to the 110th Congress, rating federal agencies' responsiveness to the regulatory enforcement and compliance issues faced by small businesses during fiscal year 2007.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Area unemployment numbers rising

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to a preliminary 5.2 percent in June, up one-half of one percent from a revised 4.7 percent in May.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Creating financial projections class coming

A class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, between 6-8 p.m. on July 31.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


24 graduate from Leadership Effingham

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recently completed the 10th annual graduation of Leadership Effingham. This year's class had 24 participants to successfully satisfy the requirements needed to graduate.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Assets continue to grow for Atlantic Southern Bank

Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced the financial results for the six months ended June 30 and the second quarter of 2008.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How does a full service brokerage firm work?

Now that we have looked at discount brokerage firms and no load mutual funds, let's take a look at how full service brokerage firms work. Full service brokerage firms offer a wide variety of services including buying and selling stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds and money market accounts. In addition, they usually offer life insurance and long term care insurance. As the financial services industry has evolved many full service brokerage firms have started offering banking services such as check writing, debit cards, credit cards and mortgages. Some well known full service brokerage firms are Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch ...

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Nonprofits can learn how to build support

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits will offer a workshop, "Basics of Resource Development, Part 2 " on July 24, from 1-5 p.m., at the United Way building, first floor conference room, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Chamber welcomes new businesses

The Effingham Chamber of Commerce celebrated ribbon cuttings for Howard Family Dental and That Dress.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Ameris to acquire The Coastal Bank

Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, announces the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 17, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate up slightly from December’s mark

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Coastal Georgia region increased to 7.5 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in December. The rate was 8.9 percent in January a year ago.

March 13, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Savannah Tech’s impact approaches $57M

In fiscal year 2012, Savannah Technical College had an economic impact on its four-county service area of nearly $57 million with spending directly or indirectly related to the college, according to a new study released by the Terry College of Business at the University of Georgia.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State Labor Department to help AT&T recruit wire technicians

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help AT&T recruit a number of wire technicians to install U-verse integrated digital TV, high-speed internet, and voice services.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate falls to 7.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate decreased to 7.3 percent in January, down one-tenth of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in December. The rate was 8.6 percent in January a year ago.

March 10, 2014 | Staff report | Business


IDA, Chamber to work on contract agreement

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members tabled action on their contract with the Effingham Chamber of Commerce. But IDA members backed the relationship between the two organizations.

March 03, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


‘Operation: Workforce’ tries to fill mission of jobs for vets

Operation: Workforce, an online one-stop shop portal for all veteran employment issues in Georgia, is currently serving more than 1,700 veterans and 730 Georgia employers. Created in November 2012, the site was launched by the Governor's Office of Workforce Development as a part of Gov. Nathan Deal's veteran-specific initiative to help connect our heroes with meaningful employment.

March 03, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Interest builds again in IDA’s Treutlen site

The loss of a Chinese phosphate company hasn't slowed the Effingham Industrial Development Authority.

February 27, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham Women in Business to hold meet and greet, expo

Effingham Women in Business will host a meet and greet and mini business expo event March 11 from 6:30-8 p.m. at Faith Presbyterian Church's social hall. The church is located at 2000 Lexington Ave. in Rincon just past Macomber Ball Park.

February 27, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Medient expected to have master plan finished soon

Medient Studios is expected to present a master plan in the next 30 days for its planned production complex, according to Effingham Industrial Development Authority CEO John Henry.

February 24, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


PSC members support federal loans for Vogtle

Commissioners Lauren "Bubba" McDonald Jr. (R-Habersham County) and Doug Everett (R-Albany) are applauding the U.S. Energy Department's finalization of $6.5 billion in federal loan guarantees to assist Georgia Power with the construction of two new units at its Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Power Plant.

February 24, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Georgia Ports start off 2014 with strong month

The Georgia Ports Authority opened calendar year 2014 with a strong January, achieving gains of 12.5 percent in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and 7.3 percent in overall tonnage, compared to January 2013.

February 20, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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