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SBA sponsors communications skills seminar

WASHINGTON - An hour-long Internet coaching session aimed at sharpening communications skills for business owners will be presented by Granville Toogood, a former network news producer for NBC and ABC on April 24 from 11 a.m.-noon.

April 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


IDA recognizes EFACEC for national honor

April 26, 2008 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA, DP Partners closing in on final deal

The Effingham Industrial Development Authority and DP Partners continue to be sold on each other, as the IDA and the national developer firm have ironed out a sellers work program.

April 26, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Business


Effingham Hospital to go tobacco free

The Effingham Hospital Board of Trustees voted that Effingham Hospital will initiate a new tobacco free workforce campaign for the benefit and better health of every employee at the hospital.

April 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Follow a withdrawal strategy that won’t leave you empty

When you're working, you probably focus on how much you're putting in to your investment portfolio. But when you retire, how much you take out will be a matter of considerable interest. And that's why you have to prepare the proper withdrawal strategies.

April 24, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Seminar to focus on family and medical leave act basics

Business managers and human resource professionals are invited to attend a legal seminar in Savannah that will focus on "Basics of the Family and Medical Leave Act."

April 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Microtel hosts business after hours

April 19, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Piggly Wiggly donates $38K to Imperial Sugar relief

CHARLESTON, S.C. - Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co. announced that they will donate nearly $38,000 raised through their "Sugar Refinery Family Support Fund" to the individuals and families of those affected by the devastating fire at the Imperial Sugar Co. refinery in Port Wentworth on Feb. 7.

April 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How you can keep your business 'all in the family'

If you own a small business, you've got a lot to think about: attracting customers, holding down expenses, keeping up with trends and competitors - the list goes on and on. In short, you do everything possible to make sure your business can support your family. But if you want to keep the business in the family after you're gone, you'll need to prepare a strategy - and the sooner you start, the better.

April 17, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Gulfstream donates testing equipment to GSU

Georgia Southern University's Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) has received a donation of testing equipment from Gulfstream, the world's premier manufacturer of business jets.

April 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU offers 'MBA in the City'

STATESBORO - Interested in earning your MBA? Working full time, managing a family or just cannot travel to a major University to get it?

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Lattimore to discuss market changes at Chamber breakfast

In the wake of profound changes in the lending industry and national trends in real estate, how are market forces affecting Effingham County and the Coastal Georgia area?

April 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


What can investors learn from gardeners?

Spring is here. If you're a gardener, you know it will soon be time for you to put in your flowers or vegetables. But even if you don't have a green thumb, you can still take advantage of the season by "planting the seeds" for the growth of another valuable piece of property - your investment portfolio.

April 10, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Farmers to get grant workshop

A free grant workshop for farmers is being offered on Thursday from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Bulloch Agribusiness Center, 151 Langston Chapel Rd. in Statesboro. One-on-one help with completing an application will be available after the workshop.

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Perdue awards entrepreneur friendly designation

Representatives of the Effingham County Chamber of Commerce were on hand at the March 7 meeting of the OneGeorgia Authority in Hawkinsville to receive special recognition from Gov. Sonny Perdue. The governor announced that Effingham County has been officially designated as an "Entrepreneur Friendly Community."

April 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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Studio CEO ‘happy’ with progress

The head of the massive movie studio complex to be built in Effingham County told members of the Effingham Industrial Development Authority that progress continues to be made on the project.

March 24, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Retiring Tanksley to be honored at reception

The Effingham Herald and CEO Charles H. Morris will host a reception for retiring Effingham Herald Publisher Karen Tanksley on April 2 from 4-5:30 p.m. at the community room at Effingham Chamber of Commerce, 520 W. 3rd Street in Springfield, according to Joe McGlamery, regional vice president for Morris' southeast Georgia publications.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Another big month for ports

The Georgia Ports Authority marked strong and sustained growth across all major markets in the month of February, including bulk, breakbulk, autos and machinery, and containerized freight.

March 24, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State DOL to help Rincon transformer plant recruit workers

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor will help Georgia Transformer Corporation (GTC), formerly EFACEC, recruit 32 workers for its manufacturing plant in Rincon. The company manufactures high-voltage transformers for utility companies.

March 19, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate holds steady at 5.4 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for January remained unchanged from December, staying level at 5.4 percent.

March 17, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Brown named employee of the year for EHS

Rose Brown loves her job with Effingham Health System.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


UPS honors Guyton driver

ATLANTA - UPS announced 71 elite drivers from Georgia, including an Effingham County resident, are among 1,445 newly inducted worldwide into the Circle of Honor, an honorary organization for UPS drivers who have achieved 25 or more years of accident-free driving.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State unemployment rate tumbles to 6.3 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for January was 6.4 percent, its lowest level since July 2008 when it was 6.3 percent. The rate was down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 6.6 percent in December. The rate in January 2014 was 7.3 percent.

March 10, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Former Moon River board member joins FONU2

FONU2, Inc., announced Wednesday that Joseph Giamichael has been appointed to the company's board of directors and the company will move its corporate headquarters to Effingham County.

March 06, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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