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Wilkins named employee of the quarter

Jenny Wilkins was recognized as the 1st Self Storage employee of the quarter for 2008. Wilkins has been employed at 1st Storage since September.

March 22, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Mrs. UN to speak at GSU

STATESBORO - The reigning Mrs. United Nation U.S. will deliver the keynote address at The Women's Forum at Georgia Southern University.

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


GSU offers course in leadership skills

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

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA online resource popular

WASHINGTON - More than 125,000 entrepreneurs interested in starting or expanding a business have used the U.S. Small Business Administration's newest online assessment resources, the SBA announced.

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Smart portfolio moves for your retirement years

For most of your working years, your investment strategies, by and large, will probably revolve around achieving sufficient growth to help you meet your long-term goals, such as college for your kids and a comfortable retirement. But once you are retired, you can't just sit back and put your investment portfolio on "autopilot."

March 20, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Savannah airport chief to speak at Chamber breakfast

Patrick Graham, executive director for Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport, will be the keynote speaker for Effingham County Chamber's March 5 membership breakfast, Chamber President Freddy Long announced.

March 20, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Spine and Sport adds Chmiel to staff

Judith M. Chmiel, a physical therapist who loves working with and helping people, has joined locally owned Spine and Sport.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Georgia Chamber applauds transportation funding progress

State lawmakers took a major step Wednesday toward bridging a multi-billion-dollar gap in transportation funding that threatens Georgia's economy and quality of life.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Newsome joining TRI County GMAC

Stephen Newsome has joined TRI County GMAC Real Estate as a full service realtor serving the West Chatham area.

March 15, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


SBA opens outreach to minority businesses

WASHINGTON - The U.S. Small Business Administration moved to broaden its outreach to minority entrepreneurs by signing a partnership with the Minority Business RoundTable.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Donations on state income tax can help kids, elderly

ATLANTA - Income tax season is here and the Department of Human Resources Division of Aging Services is encouraging Georgians to contribute to their local community through the Georgia Fund for Children and Elderly by checking the appropriate box on the State of Georgia Income Tax Form. Donations are tax deductible.

March 13, 2008 | Staff Report | Business


Taking steps to prevent identity theft

Identity theft is big business. In fact, each year, billions of dollars - that's billions, with a "b" - is lost to identity theft, according to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). This cumulative figure may not mean that much to you, but if you are victimized for a few hundred dollars, it will be an upsetting and expensive experience. That's why you'll want to defend yourself against identity theft - and the best time to take action is before you are victimized.

March 13, 2008 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


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


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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


Young Farmers reap awards

The Effingham County Young Farmers organization recognized several local producers and supporters at its annual awards banquet at New Ebenezer Retreat Center.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Victim Witness gets a hand from realtors

In Effingham County, some of Santa's elves have day jobs as real estate agents.

December 23, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


G-P Bucket Brigade fills a need

Effingham Fire Rescue doesn't have to look far back to find an example that a defibrillator can save a life.

December 16, 2014 | By Paul Floeckher | Business


Kroger planning bigger store for Rincon

Kroger has submitted plans for a substantially larger store that will be built next to Lowe's in Rincon.

December 16, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Marshall to direct two films for Studioplex City

The chief executive officer of Moon River Studios announced Thursday a two-picture deal with renowned director Penny Marshall.

December 16, 2014 | Staff report | Business


Effingham jobless rate falls to 5.9 percent

Effingham County's unemployment rate fell to 5.9 percent for October, according to the state Department of Labor.

December 09, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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