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Savannah airport chief to speak at Chamber breakfast

Patrick Graham, executive director for Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, will be the keynote speaker for Effingham County Chamber's March 5 membership breakfast, Chamber President Freddy Long announced.

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Spine and Sport adds Chmiel to staff

Judith M. Chmiel, a physical therapist who loves working with and helping people, has joined locally owned Spine and Sport.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Chamber applauds transportation funding progress

State lawmakers took a major step Wednesday toward bridging a multi-billion-dollar gap in transportation funding that threatens Georgia's economy and quality of life.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Newsome joining TRI County GMAC

Stephen Newsome has joined TRI County GMAC Real Estate as a full service realtor serving the West Chatham area.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA opens outreach to minority businesses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration moved to broaden its outreach to minority entrepreneurs by signing a partnership with the Minority Business RoundTable.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Donations on state income tax can help kids, elderly

ATLANTA - Income tax season is here and the Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging Georgians to contribute to their local community through the Georgia Fund for Children and Elderly by checking the appropriate box on the State of Georgia Income Tax Form. Donations are tax deductible.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Taking steps to prevent identity theft

Identity theft is big business. In fact, each year, billions of dollars - that's billions, with a "b" - is lost to identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This cumulative figure may not mean that much to you, but if you are victimized for a few hundred dollars, it will be an upsetting and expensive experience. That's why you'll want to defend yourself against identity theft - and the best time to take action is before you are victimized.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


County earns entrepreneur friendly designation

Freddy Long is a small businessman himself. So having Effingham County designated as the state's newest entrepreneur friendly community meant a lot.

March 13, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Fuller Chevrolet teaming up with recreation departments

In the spirit of community collaboration and teamwork taught through youth sports, Fuller Chevrolet has developed a partnership with Effingham and City of Rincon recreation department leagues through the Chevy Youth Baseball program that will include both monetary and equipment donations during the 2008 little league baseball season.

March 11, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


When changing jobs, don't shortchange your 401 (k)

Your 401(k) plan can be a major source of your retirement savings. As you know, your 401(k) offers several different investment options and the chance to accumulate tax-deferred earnings. But what will happen to your 401(k) if you leave your job before you retire? You've got several choices - and it's really important that you make the right one, because your decision can have a major impact on your retirement lifestyle.

March 06, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to hold financial projections class

A class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah on Feb. 28 from 6-8 p.m.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBDC workshop to cover payrolls on QuickBooks

A workshop entitled "Automating Your Payroll with QuickBooks" will be held on Feb. 26 in the computer lab on the second floor of the Coastal Georgia Center for Continuing Education at 305 Fahm St. in Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and Armstrong Atlantic State University sponsor this class.

March 06, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Budget proposal will boost small business financing

WASHINGTON - President Bush announced a proposed FY09 budget for the U.S. Small Business Administration that increases small business lending capacity by 37 percent, increases funding for SBA's ongoing operational reforms and supports a steady staff of more than 2,100 full-time employees.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Analog cell phones about to lose service

Beginning Monday, cellular telephone companies will not be required to provide analog service. While most wireless telephone users will not be affected by this transition (often called the "analog cellular sunset"), some users may be affected. In addition, the transition could affect some alarm systems and some users of OnStar in-vehicle communications service. OnStar discontinued offering its analog service, found in older cars, on Dec. 31.

March 04, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How to help women-owned small businesses

In 1994, Congress set a government-wide target that 5 percent of all federal contracts should go to women-owned small businesses (WOSBs). More recently, legislation was signed into law creating a set-aside for such businesses but requiring that the Small Business Administration study the issue to determine in which - if any - of the government's 313 contracting categories, many of which are defense-related, WOSBs were underrepresented.

March 01, 2008 | Steve Preston Special to Effingham Herald | Business


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Georgia named No. 1 state to do business

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Monday that Georgia, for the second consecutive year, has been ranked the No. 1 state in the nation for business by Site Selection magazine, one of the nation's top economic development trade publications.

November 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Prospective buyer eyes purchase of EFACEC

Effingham Industrial Development Authority members have approved amending its memorandum of understanding with EFACEC and approving a transfer and assumption to a new company.

October 29, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA OKs Moon River master plan

After weeks of wrangling and discussion, the Effingham Industrial Development Authority has given the go-ahead to a massive studioplex's master plan.

October 28, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Smith named chief nursing officer at Effingham Health

Effingham Health System has appointed Betsy Smith as its chief nursing officer.

October 28, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate drops to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA - Effingham County's unemployment rate shrank in September, even as the labor force grew, according to Georgia Department of Labor statistics.

October 23, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Spencer, well-traveled flag find a home at Moon River

The flag has been in Trenton Spencer's go bag all across the globe.

October 23, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


State jobless rate dips to 7.9 percent

ATLANTA - The state Department of Labor announced that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for September was 7.9 percent, down two-tenths of a percentage point from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 8.0 percent.

October 21, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio, IDA close to finishing deal

The master plan, development schedule and supplemental agreement between Moon River Studios and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority could be approved as soon as Thursday evening.

October 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Manufacturing company looking to hire employees

The Georgia Department of Labor will help Caesarstone, a new manufacturing company in Richmond Hill, recruit for a number of positions.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Moon River announces new CFO

Moon River Studios, Inc., announced the appointment of Steven Bahlmann as its new chief financial officer, secretary and treasurer. As CFO, Bahlmann will be responsible for the financial management of the company, accounting, strategic planning and investor relationships.

October 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio shooting for early 2015 start

Construction on the initial soundstages for a massive studio project could happen as soon as January, Moon River Studios CEO Jake Shapiro said Thursday.

October 14, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Gulfstream unveils two new business jets

Gulfstream Aerospace has introduced an all-new family of business jets: the Gulfstream G500 and G600. The two new aircraft optimize speed, wide-cabin comfort and efficiency to offer customers best-in-class performance with advanced safety features.

October 14, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Harbor deepening ready to commence

"Georgia and its congressional delegation have fought long and hard to see this project through to fruition - a project that is vitally important for economic development and job creation not only in the Southeast, but nationally as well," said Gov. Nathan Deal. "After years of regulatory purgatory, we finally cleared the last hurdle and hope to begin dredging in the Savannah River before the end of the year. This pivotal link in our logistics network will aid in the prompt delivery of valuable cargo to and from every corner of Georgia and, in turn, preserve and create jobs and encourage ...

October 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Triple J Farms honored as Georgia Centennial Farm

Eighteen farms, including Effingham County's Triple J Farms, were honored Friday at the Georgia Centennial Farm Awards.

October 07, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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