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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


Notable achievements at Effingham Hospital

Kay R. Zettler, RHIT, recently completed the American Health Information Management Association in Chicago Cluster Coding certification

March 16, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


GSU seminar to cover ADA responsibilities for managers

Georgia Southern University invites business leaders to attend a 90-minute seminar and learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act affects them.

March 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


Metro jobless rate jumps

ATLANTA –- The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 9.3 percent in January, up eight-tenths of one percentage point from a revised 8.5 percent in December. Meanwhile the number of unemployed workers in the area increased to 16,315, up 1,496 from 14,819 in December.

March 13, 2010 | Staff Report | Business


A year after market low, how should you invest?

It's been about a year since stock prices hit their low point during the long bear market. Since then, of course, we've seen a big rally, but some of the decisions you made when the market was at its lowest point may still be affecting your portfolio's performance and prospects. So now that we've reached the one-year anniversary of the market bottom, it's a good time to see where you are today and how you can prepare for tomorrow.

March 13, 2010 | By Frank Bevenour | Business


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