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Local searches now on business.gov

WASHINGTON - Business.gov, the official business link to the U.S. government, has launched new search features and expanded content that make it easier for small business owners to find essential information they need to run their operations, including forms, licenses, permits and regulatory information from federal, state and local governments.

February 12, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Will presidential election year affect investors?

As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a presidential election year. As a citizen, you may well have a great deal of interest in the election. But how about as an investor? How does an election year affect the investment climate? And - again from the perspective of an investor - does it matter who wins?

February 07, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBA teams up to help small business with credit management

WASHINGTON - Small business owners now have a new small business resource to help improve their chances for profitability by understanding the importance and use of business credit. The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a series of training resources designed to help small business owners manage their business credit.

February 07, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Cornwell takes over for Rivera at MedCare

On Jan. 4 in a gathering at MedCare at Goshen Road, the Effingham Hospital's administration, accompanied by many friends and associates, bade a fond farewell to Dr. Maria E. Rivera.

February 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Jack in the Box opens

February 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Ambrose named a team leader for Tastefully Simple

Amy Ambrose, a Rincon resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a team leader with the national direct seller of gourmet foods.

February 02, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Take advantage of employee financial education opportunities

In the old days, if you worked for a company, your retirement income would likely have been in the form of a pension, with the amount based on your income level and years of service. Apart from those factors, you had little control over the size of your pension benefits. That pension model is still around, but it's not as prevalent as it once was.

January 31, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


GSU to hold business leadership course

Georgia Southern University is offering a non-credit business leadership course at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

January 29, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBDC to hold workshops on starting a business

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting a Business" will be held during the month of January from 6-8:30 p.m.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


CCCS unveils new Web site

Consumer Credit Counseling Services of Savannah announces the unveiling of its new Web site. It is more user friendly than the previous Web site.

January 24, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Making and sticking to some financial resolutions

If you make a New Year's resolution, and you don't follow through on it, what are the consequences? It all depends. If you vow to learn French, but you never get past "Oui, mademoiselle," your life will probably go on pretty much as before (unless, of course, you're now living in France). But if you make some financial resolutions, and you abandon them, you could fall short of your long-term goals - such as a comfortable retirement.

January 24, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Warehouse owner eyes an expansion

A current tenant in the Effingham Industrial Park is looking to expand and has made an offer to the Effingham Industrial Development Authority on more land.

January 20, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Okere joins KC Center for Family Medicine

Kennedy Okere, MD, is the new family physician in Rincon with KC Center for Family Medicine, PC.

January 17, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Avoid estate planning errors

If you've been investing for a while, you probably have learned to avoid key mistakes, such as making frequent trades based on short-term price fluctuations. But even if you invest wisely and are able to retire comfortably, you could still make some errors in your estate planning - and these miscues could prove costly and painful to your family.

January 17, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


EFACEC could hold groundbreaking as soon as February

Portuguese electrical components manufacturer EFACEC and the Effingham Industrial Development Authority signed a memorandum of understanding in November. Now, they're targeting February for a groundbreaking.

January 17, 2008 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


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Articles by Section - Business


New Ad Agency offers Digital Options

Business owners and managers in the Effingham County area now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Free seminar offers Internet help

Mike Blinder is a successful small business owner and one of his favorite things to do is share his experience and expertise.

February 12, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Moon River completes deal with Fonu2

The reorganization of Moon River Studios is now complete, CEO Jake Shapiro said Tuesday afternoon, as its lease on its Effingham County property has been acquired by a new investor.

February 10, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Tanksley to bring long career to a close in April

After 43 years with Morris Multimedia, Karen Tanksley won't be starting her work day holding a cup of coffee in her Rincon office.

February 04, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


GSU Museum recognizes longtime supporter Planters Telephone

STATESBORO - The Georgia Southern University Museum recognized longtime supporter Planters Telephone Cooperative recently during the annual Georgia Association of Museums and Galleries Conference at the Nessmith-Lane Conference Center.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Effingham unemployment rate falls

The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's unemployment rate for December 2014 fell to 5.4 percent, down from 5.5 percent in November 2014.

February 03, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State jobless rate dips to 6.9 percent for December

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate for December was 6.9 percent, down three-tenths of a percentage point from 7.2 percent in November. The rate in December 2013 was 7.4 percent.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Ports end year with growth across the board

The Georgia Ports Authority ended 2014 with growth in all cargo sectors, including a 10.2 percent increase in 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) and a 7.4 percent increase in total tonnage.

January 26, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Study: Hospital contributes to economic health

Financial difficulties have forced a number of hospitals in Georgia to close in recent years, and some health care experts predict another dozen or more could close this year.

January 13, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Effingham County Extension sets 2015 production meetings

Effingham County Extension will offer production meetings to all crop producers in the county.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


State welcomes Mercedes-Benz HQ

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that Mercedes-Benz USA will relocate its headquarters to Atlanta, creating at least 800 jobs and investing approximately $74 million.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Murphy completes Leadership GHA

Marie W. Murphy, manager at ECB Occupational Medicine, a department of Effingham Health System, recently graduated from Leadership GHA, a prestigious health care leadership program of the Georgia Hospital Association.

January 13, 2015 | Staff report | Business


City approves final site plan for new Kroger

Final approvals still need to be obtained from other agencies, but the Rincon City Council has given its go-ahead for a planned new, larger Kroger.

January 06, 2015 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA to join forces with other groups on big projects

Effingham County is joining forces with three neighboring counties to land industrial prospects looking to set up shop along I-16.

December 30, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Metro jobless rate dips to 6.1 percent

ATLANTA-Metro Savannah's unemployment rate for November was 6.1 percent, down six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.7 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor announced. The rate in November of last year was also 6.7 percent.

December 30, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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