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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


Hospital hits high marks in compliance in several areas

Effingham Hospital board of trustees members received a report reflecting a score of 90 percent compliance with several established benchmarks from the director of quality and patient safety at their meeting Tuesday night.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SJ/C Home Health earns elite status

St. Joseph's/Candler Home Health has been named to the 2007 HomeCare Elite, a compilation of the most successful Medicare-certified home health care providers in the United States. This annual review identifies the top 25 percent of agencies, ranked by an analysis of performance measures in quality outcomes, quality improvement and financial performance.

March 01, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU workshop to show employees how to be leaders in business

The Continuing Education Center at Georgia Southern University is offering a workshop that will show employees how to apply leadership principles even if they are not a business owner or manager.

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Johnson joins Spine and Sport

Spine and Sport welcomes new certified personal trainer Billy Johnson. Johnson has a bachelor's degree from Western Kentucky University with an emphasis in exercise programming and recreation. He has 12 years of fitness experience and specialized sports training. He has trained clients from high school through professional athletes for many different sports.

February 28, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


This Valentine's Day, give a present with a future

Any Valentine's Day gift is thoughtful. Still, most of these presents have fairly short shelf lives - flowers fade, chocolates get eaten and those little candy hearts that say "Be Mine" get stale. This year, why not give your special valentine a gift that keeps on giving for years to come?

February 28, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


SBDC to host business startup workshops

Two workshops entitled "Thinking of Starting A Business" will be held during the month of February from 6-8:30 p.m. They will take place on Thursday evenings Feb. 7 and 21 in the conference room of the Small Business Assistance Center, 111 East Liberty St. in Savannah. The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center and the Service Corps of Retired Executives sponsor these events.

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU to offer business leader workshop

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

February 21, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


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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


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