WASHINGTON, D.C. - The U.S. Small Business Administration issued a scam alert to small businesses, warning them not to respond to letters falsely claiming to have been sent by the SBA asking for bank account information in order to qualify them for federal tax rebates.
Gov. Sonny Perdue has proclaimed March 15-21 as Georgia Agriculture Week to celebrate the industry. Gov. Perdue has designated March 17 as Georgia Ag Awareness Day. Georgia's weeklong celebration coincides with National Agriculture Week. National Agriculture Day is March 20.
STATESBORO - AgSouth Farm Credit, a rural lending cooperative, announced earnings of $33 million during 2008, down slightly from the association's 2007 year-end figures.
ATLANTA - Unclaimed refunds totaling approximately $1.3 billion are awaiting over a million people who failed to file a federal income tax return for 2005. In Georgia nearly $39 million in unclaimed refunds awaits about 44,000 individuals. However, to collect the money, a return for 2005 must be filed with an IRS office no later than April 15.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond said that the Georgia Department of Labor has begun mailing an additional $25 per week to more than 180,000 jobless Georgians who have a valid unemployment insurance claim with the Georgia Department of Labor.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to a preliminary unadjusted rate of 7.5 percent in January, up 2.9 percentage points over the year from January 2008. The jobless rate in metro Savannah rose nine-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in December.
Jorge Guerra, director of business and operations for EFACEC-USA, will be the keynote speaker for the next Effingham County Chamber of Commerce membership breakfast slated for March 11 at 7:30 a.m. at First Baptist Church-Rincon's Memorial Chapel.
ATLANTA - The Internal Revenue Service released new withholding tables that will result in more take-home pay this spring for millions of American workers.
Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held during the month of March from 6-9 p.m. They will take place on Thursday evenings March 12 and March 26 in the conference room of the Small Business Development Center, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah.
SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University will hold its spring career fair Thursday from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. in the Student Recreation Center on the AASU campus, 11935 Abercorn St.
Horton's Deer Processing announced the two winners for the biggest buck/biggest doe contest.
Effingham Hospital and Care Center was selected to receive the Hospital of Choice Award for the winter quarter from the American Alliance of Healthcare Providers from among 400 customer friendly hospitals throughout the U.S.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to a record-high preliminary 8.6 percent in January. This is the highest seasonally adjusted rate recorded in Georgia since 1976, when the U.S. Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) standardized unemployment rates among all states.
WASHINGTON, D.C. - The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act contains a package of loan fee reductions, higher guarantees, new SBA programs, secondary market incentives, and enhancements to current SBA programs that will help unlock credit markets and begin economic recovery for the nation's small business sector.
Maurices, a leading national specialty store for savvy, fashion-conscious customers with a 20-something attitude, has named Amy Fountain as the new store manager of the Rincon store.
While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for July was 7.8 percent, up four-tenths of a percentage point from 7.4 percent in June. The rate in July of last year was 8.3 percent.
A studio planning on building a massive complex in Effingham County hopes to have its first building up and ready by the end of the year.
The Georgia Ports Authority reached an all-time high in container trade in July, moving 293,889 20-foot equivalent container units, a 19.2 percent increase over the previous year.
The Effingham Chamber of Commerce's drive has brought in 27 new members, one renewal and two members upping their involvement to members of distinction level, Chamber Executive Director Rick Lott said.
The Savannah Area Chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management hosted their annual HR retreat for 125 attendees from Georgia, Florida and South Carolina on July 24 in downtown Savannah at the Embassy Suites.
The new master plan for a planned massive film production studio could be in the hands of Effingham County officials as soon as Friday, the studio CEO said.
Georgia-lensed feature films and television productions generated an economic impact of $5.1 billion during fiscal year 2014, Gov. Nathan Deal announced.
The annual Effingham County Young Farmers tour let participants see how advanced agriculture has become - and get a glimpse of a burgeoning new agribusiness endeavor.
The Savannah-based medical organization formerly known as SouthCoast Medical Group has re-branded officially as SouthCoast Health. The change will be reflected in the organization's name, logo, Web site and overall visual identity.
Effingham County's Dusty Zeigler is among an elite group of Allstate insurance agency owners who recently earned the personal financial representative title.