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Studio shoots for late summer start to blockbuster project

The massive deal between a film studio and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority appears to be heading toward a groundbreaking later this year.

May 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


China trip could land big prospect for IDA

Representatives from the Effingham Industrial Development Authority are set to embark on a journey literally on the other side of the globe, with their sights on closing a potentially significant deal.

May 16, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Coldwell Banker honors Howe, Casey

The House Hunters of Savannah Team with Coldwell Banker Intercoastal Realty, Alicia Howe and Stephanie Casey, was ranked one of the top 10 teams for the first quarter of 2013 in adjusted gross commission, selling units and total units in Georgia for the Coldwell Banker franchise system.

May 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Coastal Bank promotes Bennett

The Coastal Bank has promoted Chap Bennett to executive vice president of commercial real estate and specialty lending. In his new position, Bennett will lead the bank's mortgage company and construction lending department in addition to its structured finance services.

May 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


State DOL, STC to sponsor career expo

The Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center, the GDOL's Veterans Services Division and Savannah Technical College will sponsor the annual Southeast Georgia Career Expo, on May 16 from 1-5 p.m. in Savannah Tech's Eckburg Auditorium at 5717 White Bluff Road.

May 15, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Bennett joins Effingham Health System staff

Dr. John Bennett kicked off his arrival to the area by appearing in the Stand Up for America Day parade in Port Wentworth. He joined the Effingham Family Medicine team last month, and said he is excited to be out and about meeting people from around the community.

May 13, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Studio boasts of strong revenues, reviews for 2012

Medient Studios, Inc., has announced strong revenues for 2012, and issued a shareholders letter as part of its annual report.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA applauds Medient’s deal

The film studio planning a massive studio and development project in Effingham County has entered into a partnership with a major production equipment supplier.

May 13, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


EHS’ primary practices designated as rural health clinics

Effingham Health System announced that three of its primary practice locations have received designation by CMS (Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services) as rural health clinics.

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Business


Dasher Insurance receives senior partner designation

Dasher Insurance Agency has earned the Senior Partner designation from Grange Insurance, placing the agency in an elite group, for the 14th consecutive year.

May 02, 2013 | Staff report | Business


County close to adopting hotel-motel tax

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce could be line to receive hotel and motel tax receipts from the county in order to foster tourism efforts.

April 29, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


End of an era

What they will miss the most, more than anything else, David and Bonnie Gnann said, are their customers.

April 25, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


County jobless rate plummets to 6.5 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Savannah's unemployment rate declined to 7.4 percent in March, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.7 percent in February. The rate was 8.3 percent in March a year ago.

April 25, 2013 | Staff report | Business


IDA OKs delay in studio development schedule

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority has approved giving a film studio planning a massive project in the county an extra 30 days to finish its development schedule.

April 22, 2013 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Ms. Jean's cuts ribbon

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce representatives helped Ms. Jean's Restaurant in Rincon cut the ribbon for their business recently.

April 22, 2013 | Staff | Business


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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


New group on the job at Effingham Hospital ER

Effingham Health System officially welcomed a team of doctors Monday who will take the hospital to "the next level of care," according to CEO Norma Jean Morgan.

February 17, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


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