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Does IPO spell investment success?

If you've ever spent any time among investors, you're bound to have heard someone say: "If only I had gotten in on the ground floor of Company A (or Company B or Company C)." In investment terms, "getting in on the ground floor" means buying a company's stock shares when they first go on sale - an initial public offering (IPO), to use the official term. But is it really that desirable to invest in an IPO?

August 16, 2007 | Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Busy first day at Citizens Bank branch

August 14, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Protecting yourself against identity theft

First, the bad news: There's still plenty of identity theft out there. Now, the better news: There's not as much as in previous years. And now, the best news: You can do a lot to protect yourself from being victimized.

August 09, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Citizens Bank gets 'perfect location' for Port Wentworth

The constant whir of cars speeding on the nearby road may have served as a reminder to Citizens Bank of Effingham officials why they chose to expand to Port Wentworth.

August 09, 2007 | Patrick Donahue Editor | Business


Lost Plantation to finish developing

Lost Plantation, a Lamar Smith Signature Development community located in Rincon, recently completed a new pool and pavilion and has announced plans to develop the neighborhood's remaining home sites. Two phases of custom home sites are currently available, with prices ranging from the $70,000s to the $90,000s.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Bennett named vice chairman of bankers group

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank announces that senior vice president Chap Bennett has been elected the Division One vice chairman for the Community Bankers Association of Georgia, a leading organization which represents community banks across the state.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Seminar to address immigration law changes

Current immigration law and prospective changes - and how to comply with them - will be the focus of the Georgia Southern University seminar "LAW 106: Immigration Compliance Issues for Businesses" scheduled for 6 p.m., July 19, at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Coastal Georgia Center goes wireless

The Coastal Georgia Center, an academic and conference facility located in Savannah's historic district at 305 Fahm St., recently announced the addition of wireless Internet access.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Citizens Bank to open Port Wentworth office Monday

Citizens Bank's new office in Port Wentworth will open for business Monday according to an announcement by Michael T. Lee, president and CEO.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Equinox to perform at Baibry's

The Equinox jazz quartet, led by Effingham resident Jeremy Davis, will play Saturday night at Baibry's beginning at 6:30 p.m.

August 03, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Don't let external events keep you from investing

If you look for reasons not to invest right now, you could find them - global unrest, high gas prices and so on. Yet, if you wait until "things settle down" before investing, you'll have difficulty achieving your financial goals, because there will always be some external events that could keep you out of the market - if you let them. But the smartest investors look beyond today's headlines - and when tomorrow arrives, they are often rewarded for their patience and perseverance.

August 02, 2007 | By Jeff Hupman Guest Columnist | Business


Speed up mortgage payments or increase your investments?

Most people who have mortgages dream of a day when they won't. In fact, many mortgage-holders speed up their payments to make that day arrive sooner. Is that smart, from a financial standpoint? Not necessarily.

July 25, 2007 | Jeff Hupman | Business


Spence named to MBAG board

Senior mortgage loan officer Karen Spence, of SunTrust Mortgage Savannah, was named to the Mortgage Bankers Association of Georgia's (MBAG) board of governors at their 37th annual convention in May of this year.

July 24, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Temcor ready to put up massive dome at ports

Temcor, the world's leader in geodesic dome and clear span roofing design, manufacturing and erection, is set to begin erection of a 110-foot diameter dome over Vopak tank 12 at the Savannah Terminal of the Georgia Ports Authority.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report Effingham Herald | Business


Bresnan, Rodewolt join Platinum Properties

Platinum Properties Real Estate Group, Inc. welcomes their newest agents, Toni C. Bresnan and Dena C. Rodewolt, to their team of sales associates.

July 21, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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Logistics company to recruit workers in Springfield

The Georgia Department of Labor will host a recruitment next week to help Pinnacle Workforce Logistics hire about 30 workers for a warehouse in Pooler.

September 12, 2014 | Staff report | Business


A new name for studio, but focus remains same, CEO says

The CEO of Moon River Studios said Tuesday they are eyeing an early 2015 start date for construction on a massive studio project slated for Effingham County.

September 11, 2014 | By Patrick Donahue | Business


Labor Department to bring business, employer summit to Savannah

The Georgia Department of Labor and several employer committees in coastal Georgia will co-sponsor a business and employer summit Sept. 23 in Savannah.

September 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


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


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