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Time running out on IRS moves

ATLANTA - The tax filing season is just around the corner. "Taxpayers can take the first step now by planning and reviewing tax law changes featured on the IRS Web site,", according to IRS spokesman Mark Green.

December 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

SBA lauds Treasury move to bolster small business loans

WASHINGTON, D.C. - A plan by the Treasury Department and the Federal Reserve to improve market conditions for asset-backed securities - including those composed of SBA-backed small business loans - should be welcome news to credit-hungry small businesses across the country, said U.S. Small Business Administration Acting Administrator Sandy K. Baruah.

December 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Dr. Abbott joins Redick Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Dr. Andrew H. Abbott has joined Redick Family and Cosmetic Dentistry in the Silverwood Business Center.

December 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Making arrangements for long-term care

Long-term care refers to the many services beyond medical care and nursing care used by people who have disabilities or chronic (long-lasting) illnesses. Long-term care insurance helps you pay for these services, which can be very expensive. A policy also ensures that you can make your own choices about what long-term care services you receive and where you receive them.

December 12, 2008 | Mark Czachowski Guest Columnist | Business

Record loans for small businesses

WASHINGTON - Small businesses won a record $83.2 billion in federal prime contracts in FY07, an increase of almost $6 billion from 2006, according to the U.S. Small Business Administration's annual small business procurement scorecard recently released. In addition, each socio-economic group increased its share of federal contracting dollars by at least $1 billion.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

State’s initial jobless claims skyrocket by 75 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that 72,627 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for unemployment insurance benefits in October, an increase of 75 percent from October 2007.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Atlantic Southern posts quarterly loss

MACON - Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. announced results for the nine months ended Sept. 30 and the 2008 third quarter.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

AgSouth posts record net earnings for third quarter

STATESBORO - AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener recently announced that the customer-owned cooperative had record net earnings of $27.13 million during the third quarter of 2008, over a 6 percent increase over the figures from the same period during 2007.

December 09, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Now is not the time to panic with investments

When you're in a state of panic, you can do some things really well, such as run after a bus, think up an excuse or find a last-minute gift. Other tasks, however, require a calmer approach. You don't want to be panicky when you're slicing a tomato, pouring hot coffee or preparing your taxes - and you certainly don't want to panic when you're investing for the long term.

December 09, 2008 | Frank Bevenour Guest Columnist | Business

Springs into action

With help from Effingham Chamber of Commerce members, representatives of The Springs at Effingham apartment community - Amy Calvert, Joni Hugueley, Caroline Melton-Fischer, Bernie Zemter and Sabrina Wray - cut the ribbon on the complex.

December 02, 2008 | Patrick Donahue | Business

Citizens Bank winners

December 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Spatial Engineering chief to speak at Chamber breakfast

Richard Truluck, president of Spatial Engineering, will discuss his firm's role, mission and community impact at the next Effingham Chamber Membership Breakfast slated for Wednesday.

November 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Hospital praised in annual audit

Effingham Hospital received overall praise for its progress in 2008 and praise for the additional services it has brought to the community during an annual audit presentation from Jim Creamer on Tuesday evening.

November 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

SBDC to hold entrepreneur workshops

A series of four workshops entitled "Entrepreneur Development Certificate Program" or EDCP will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning Nov. 18 and continuing each Tuesday through Dec. 9 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St., Savannah.

November 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

Reiser and Reiser open house

November 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Business

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