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Valdosta leader encourages Effingham Chamber

Myrna Ballard had some words of encouragement for the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce in its quest to foster small businesses.

May 31, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Chamber sets goals for coming year

Members of the Effingham Chamber's board of directors attended a two and a half-day retreat at Sapelo Island recently to map out strategies for the organization's 2008-2009 fiscal year, Chamber President-elect, Michael Lee (Citizens Bank of Effingham) announced.

May 31, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


USPS offering new prices for expedited mail services

WASHINGTON - Beginning next week, customers will be able to take advantage of some of the best bargains in the shipping market when the U.S. Postal Service launches new prices for its expedited mail products, Express Mail and Priority Mail.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA unveils ombudsman program for state and local governments

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration is offering to state and local governments a template for resolving regulatory enforcement issues involving small businesses by establishing their own versions of SBA's Office of the National Ombudsman.

May 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Class offered to teach ‘creating financial projections’

On May 29 a class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah between the hours of 6-8 p.m.

May 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Forever stamps in high demand as postal rate change nears

WASHINGTON-Demand for the Forever Stamp continues to increase as the May 12 stamp price change approaches.

May 27, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to host small business success series

A series of three seminars entitled "Small Business Success Series" will be held on Tuesday evenings during the month of May at the Effingham Chamber of Commerce in an effort to enhance existing businesses and help entrepreneurs succeed.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar will cover state employment laws

STATESBORO - Business owners, managers and human resource personnel are invited to attend a legal seminar in Savannah that will help them stay on the right side of the state's compensation and discrimination laws.

May 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar to focus on background checks

STATESBORO - Business managers and human resource personnel are invited to attend a seminar in Brunswick entitled "Best Practices in Running Background and Reference Checks."

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Faithful Cuts celebrates anniversary

Faithful Cuts Salon celebrates its one-year anniversary during May. They are announcing their new hours: Tuesday and Thursdays are 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Wednesdays are 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m. and Fridays are 9 a.m.-6 p.m. They are now open Saturdays from 9 a.m.–2 p.m.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber speaker to stress ‘entrepreneurial’ approach to business for communities

Communities need to be 'entrepreneurial' in their approach to business and Economic Development, according to Myrna Ballard, president and CEO of the Valdosta–Lowndes County Chamber of Commerce.

May 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Has anyone noticed that gas is getting expensive?

A few days ago I was driving to Tallahassee, Fla., for my sister's graduation when something interesting happened. I stopped to get gas. Now, I've never seen pumping gas as an exciting activity, but I did find it interesting when my wife said, "Wow. Gas is only $3.52 a gallon." My wife, it seems, is quite an optimist. Because gas was a few cents less per gallon where we stopped than it was at the previous exit, she saw that as a deal.

May 22, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Starting a business workshop to be held in May

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" will be held during the month of May from 6-8:30 p.m. They will take place on Thursday evenings May 8 and May 22 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St. in Savannah.

May 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to offer small business success series

"When the low hanging fruit is gone and new business is harder and harder to find, Small Business owners need to be more resourceful and get creative," said Scott Hinson, owner of Hinson's Georgia Market in Rincon and chair of the Effingham County Chamber's Small Business Council.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Choo Choo Build-It Mart pays tribute to tops in sales

VNS Corporation honored the Pro Sales Force for Choo Choo Build-It Mart and Wholesale Building Products at its 20th Annual Pro Sales Banquet on April 17 in Vidalia.

May 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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All-time high in volume, tonnage for Georgia Ports

The Georgia Ports Authority set all-time records for both container volumes and total tonnage in May with strong growth across several key business sectors.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Walters re-elected as GPA chairman

The board of directors of the Georgia Ports Authority has re-elected James A. Walters of Gainesville to serve as chairman.

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate rises to 5.3 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that unemployment in Effingham County was 5.3 percent in May, up from April's figure of 4.9 ...

June 30, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham Health System's Morgan to lead GCHA board

Georgia Health Care Association members have elected Norma Jean Morgan, chief executive officer of the Effingham Health System, as chair of the GHCA board of ...

June 23, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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