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‘High-impact’ firms make impression on Georgia

WASHINGTON, D.C. - "High-impact" firms create Georgia's new jobs and growth, according to a study recently released by the Office of Advocacy of the U.S. Small Business Administration. Distributed across all industries, high-impact firms account for almost all employment and revenue growth in the national economy, the study concludes.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA unit more responsive to small businesses

WASHINGTON - The Office of the National Ombudsman at the U.S. Small Business Administration recently released its annual report to the 110th Congress, rating federal agencies' responsiveness to the regulatory enforcement and compliance issues faced by small businesses during fiscal year 2007.

August 19, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Area unemployment numbers rising

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor reported that the unemployment rate in the metro Savannah area rose to a preliminary 5.2 percent in June, up one-half of one percent from a revised 4.7 percent in May.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Creating financial projections class coming

A class entitled "Creating Financial Projections" will be held at the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 E. Liberty Street, Savannah, between 6-8 p.m. on July 31.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


24 graduate from Leadership Effingham

Effingham County Chamber of Commerce recently completed the 10th annual graduation of Leadership Effingham. This year's class had 24 participants to successfully satisfy the requirements needed to graduate.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Assets continue to grow for Atlantic Southern Bank

Atlantic Southern Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ Global Market: ASFN) announced the financial results for the six months ended June 30 and the second quarter of 2008.

August 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How does a full service brokerage firm work?

Now that we have looked at discount brokerage firms and no load mutual funds, let's take a look at how full service brokerage firms work. Full service brokerage firms offer a wide variety of services including buying and selling stocks, bonds, options, mutual funds and money market accounts. In addition, they usually offer life insurance and long term care insurance. As the financial services industry has evolved many full service brokerage firms have started offering banking services such as check writing, debit cards, credit cards and mortgages. Some well known full service brokerage firms are Edward Jones, Merrill Lynch ...

August 15, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Nonprofits can learn how to build support

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits will offer a workshop, "Basics of Resource Development, Part 2 " on July 24, from 1-5 p.m., at the United Way building, first floor conference room, 428 Bull St., Savannah.

August 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Microtel to mark second anniversary

The Microtel Inn and Suites of Rincon marks its second anniversary with an open house and a rededication.

August 08, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


McMahan joins Konter sales team

Harriet Konter, president of Konter Realty, is pleased to announce that Carolyn McMahan has joined the Konter Companies' team of sales associates. A resident of Effingham County for 11 years, she will specialize in the Guyton, Rincon and Springfield areas and represent Konter Quality Homes at their new Saddle Club community on Hodgeville Road.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Cotton States agent to offer more services

Cotton States Insurance Agent Mark Czachowski of Rincon is now qualified to offer clients expanded financial planning and investment management services.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Hospital a showcase for Smart Cart technology

Large and mysterious packages have been arriving on the doorstep of Effingham Hospital's main medical campus at Springfield.

August 05, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Effingham Hospital conducts mass casualty disaster drill

Effingham Hospital's System Leadership Team in coordination with Effingham Emergency Management and various emergency services conducted a mass casualty simulation disaster drill June 27. The Effingham EMS, Springfield Police Department and Effingham County Sheriff's Department participated in the simulation.

July 26, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Weaver opens new salon

Kim Weaver has opened a new hair salon in Springfield.

July 25, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


How does a discount brokerage firm work?

In the past few weeks we have looked at: 1) a broad overview of different kinds of investments and 2) no load mutual funds. This week we'll discuss in more detail how a discount brokerage firm works.

July 24, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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Effingham unemployment rate rises by .4 percent

ATLANTA-Effingham County's unemployment rate for January jumped four-tenths of a point from December, according to the Georgia Department of Labor.

March 16, 2016 | Staff report | Business


IDA enters into partnership to develop Research Forest Tract

The Effingham County Industrial Development Authority has announced a development agreement with OmniTRAX, Inc. to develop its 2,600-acre industrial property known as the Research ...

March 04, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Davis named EHS employee of the year

Recently, the Effingham Hospital Authority and Effingham Health System hosted an appreciation banquet to honor the team members and departments of the year for 2015.

March 02, 2016 | Staff report | Business


IDA approves bid for I-16 tract road

Work could begin soon on the Effingham Industrial Development Authority's Interstate 16 northern tract entrance road.

March 02, 2016 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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