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IRS to up business mileage rate for deductions to 50 cents a mile

The Internal Revenue Service recently issued the 2008 optional standard mileage rates used to calculate the deductible costs of operating an automobile for business, charitable, medical or moving purposes.

December 27, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Investments can make great holiday gifts

Now that the holidays are here, you're probably looking around for the right gifts for your loved ones. Of course, as you know, it's not always easy to find gifts that are both meaningful and useful. This year, why not add financial gifts to your shopping list?

December 27, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Put retirement succession plans for business in order

If you own a small business, you probably laugh at the notion of a "9 to 5" workday. Unfortunately, many small-business owners work so hard, and are so focused on the "here and now"- increasing sales, controlling costs, attracting new customers, etc. - that they forget to plan for their own retirement and for the fate of their business.

December 20, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Goin' Postal ships into renovated shopping center

Effingham County's continued and expected boom helped deliver another business to the area.

December 20, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


December seminar to focus on hot topics in employment law

Business owners and managers are encouraged to sign up for a Savannah seminar that will address some of the most crucial litigation issues that employers face.

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Spine and Sport a drop off point for Union Mission items

Spine & Sport is the local donation center for Union Mission this holiday season.

December 19, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA offers disaster loans to drought-affected businesses

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is reminding the public that federal disaster loans are available to small businesses and small agricultural cooperatives located in parts of Alabama, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin and the District of Columbia, as a result of damages and losses to crops caused by drought conditions that occurred in 2007.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Chamber to hold business resource workshop

The Effingham County Chamber of Commerce will host a business resource workshop on Nov. 19, at the Chamber Welcome Center at 520 W. Third St. in Springfield. The workshop designed especially for would-be entrepreneurs and owners of start-up businesses will begin at 6 p.m. and conclude by 7:30 p.m.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Look past short-term returns when choosing mutual funds

What's the most prominent thing you notice about mutual fund advertisements? In most cases, it's the fund's return. Quite often, these returns are truly eye-popping. But if you look closer at the ads, you'll see that many of the highest returns are for short periods of time, such as one year or three years. And a mutual fund's short-term return is not, by itself, reason enough to buy that fund - so don't rush to your checkbook.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Considering bonds? Be aware of call risk

When you buy a bond, it's yours until you sell it or it matures, right? Not always. Sometimes, the bond issuer can buy it back early. If that happens, your investment strategies can change - so you'll want to be prepared to take action.

December 13, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


LeafGuard opens in Ridgeland

LeafGuard Gutters announces the opening of its newest local franchise, located in Ridgeland, S.C., that will service the areas of Effingham, Chatham and Bryan counties. Rusty Payne, a 1993 graduate of Georgia Southern University, will serve as general manager.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Holiday Business Expo

December 13, 2007 | Karen Stephens | Business


Deal joins staff of Kicklighter Academy

Keller Deal recently joined the administrative staff at Kicklighter Resource Center, LLC/ Kicklighter Academy as the director of marketing. In this position, she will be responsible for advertising, advocacy and community education.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


SBA denotes special lending status for First Chatham Bank

SAVANNAH - The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has recently granted First Chatham Bank special status as a member of the SBA's Preferred Lender Program (PLP) based on the work of Quadrant Financial Inc., the bank's commercial and capital markets lending division.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Island Hospice gets license

THA (the Healthcare Alternative) Group is pleased to announce that their non-profit hospice, Island Hospice, has been licensed and accredited to provide end-of-life care services in their Georgia locations.

December 13, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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ASU quarterly report says coastal economy growing

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


SBDC to present GrowSmart series for small businesses

SAVANNAH - In its 10th year, SBDC GrowSmart, the signature series of the University of Georgia Small Business Development Center, will begin Sept. 16 and consists of five modules over five weeks. Each module will focus on a particular topic, such as marketing, finance, and management, with the sessions lasting from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

September 04, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Studio not only item on IDA’s menu

When a company planning a massive project in the community changes its name, it takes a little getting used to.

September 01, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Mapping how to attract, keep tourists

Effingham County could shape itself into a draw for tourists, if enough resources are applied to making it happen, a state tourism official said Thursday.

August 25, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Jobless rate nudges upward

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced that Effingham County's preliminary unemployment for July was 6.6 percent, up from June's rate of 6.4 percent. The rate is down from the July 2013 mark of 7.1 percent.

August 25, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Area economy back on the fast track

ST. SIMONS ISLAND - As director of Armstrong State University's Center for Regional Analysis, Michael Toma has been a bearer of grim economic tidings over the last several years. But Thursday morning, his remarks on the region's outlook appeared to be much more well-received.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


IDA waits for answers on Medient master plan

While Effingham Industrial Development Authority members expect to get the master plan for Medient Studios' project, they also still have a slew of questions.

August 21, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


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