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Expo aims transitioning soldiers at jobs

Entering the civilian job market when an estimated 14 million Americans are out of work can be an unsettling prospect. But some of the job-search pressure was lifted Wednesday for more than 500 transitioning soldiers, veterans, retirees and military spouses during a career expo at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart. The expo is hosted on post by CivilianJobs.com each spring and fall.

September 30, 2011 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Business


Jobless rate climbs in the area

ATLANTA - The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah increased to 9.5 percent in August, up two-tenth of a percentage point from 9.3 percent in July, according to State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler. The jobless rate in metro Savannah in August a year ago also was 9.3 percent.

September 29, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Sept. 20-23

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 20-23:

September 29, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Reinvesting dividends can pay off

When you invest in stocks, you want their price to go up. But of course, you can't control the rise and fall of stock prices. However, there is a key element of investing that you can control – the number of shares you own. And in the long run, share ownership may be more important than rising stock prices in determining your long-term investment success.

September 28, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Where does your water come from?

This is a bit like hauling coal to Newcastle, but I have talked to a few local folk recently who did not know from where their water comes.

September 28, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Job fair on Fort Stewart today

Even in a tough economy, job seekers need not give up hope. Active-duty service members separating from the service, veterans and military spouses can find employment opportunities at a career expo today at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart.

September 28, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Grocery offers equipment for schools

NASHVILLE, Ga. - Harveys Supermarket is offering its customers an easy way to provide free educational equipment and supplies to local schools in Georgia, Florida and South Carolina.

September 27, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Women business owners need retirement plans

If you're a woman who owns a business, you've got plenty of company. In fact, women own more than 10 million U.S. companies, and women-owned businesses account for about 40 percent of all privately held firms in the U.S., according to the Center for Women's Business Research.

September 22, 2011 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Shopping plaza gets a facelift

Richmond Hill residents will soon see a new look at the Sawmill Shopping Plaza located on Ford Avenue now that the building's exterior renovations have begun.

September 22, 2011 | Crissie Elrick Bryan County News | Business


Milan Day Spa opens Savannah branch

A Richmond Hill beauty salon, the Milan Day Spa, expanded its franchise Sept. 6 with the opening of a new branch on Broughton Street. The expansion will provide more options for local clients or work, shop or socialize in Savannah.

September 21, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Sept. 12-19

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 12-19:

September 21, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Project management classes in Savannah

The Division of Continuing Education of Georgia Southern University is offering beginning and advanced project-management courses at the Coastal Georgia Center in downtown Savannah beginning Sept. 30.

September 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Urgent Care marks second year here

The Urgent Care Center of Richmond Hill will celebrate its second anniversary with a community celebration from 5-7 p.m. Sept. 29.

September 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Truck driving classes start Oct. 24

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College will offer seven-week, daytime instruction in commercial truck driving with classes beginning Oct. 24 at the Effingham and Liberty campuses.

September 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Jobless rate up to 10.2 percent in August

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in August, its highest level in six months. The August rate was up one-tenth of a percentage point from 10.1 percent in July. The state's jobless rate was also 10.2 percent in August a year ago.

September 17, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


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Get more 'green' on investments

In honor of Earth Day on April 22, here are a few financial suggestions:

April 20, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Windows XP users abandoned

If you've been on the Internet for a number of years and have refused to buy the latest and greatest things that have come out, you might currently have an unsupported operating system.

April 20, 2014 | By David Uffington King Features | Business


Ports set monthly record high

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority achieved its highest month on record in March, moving 2.61 million tons of cargo - a 15.5 percent increase over the same month a year ago.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


CenturyLink offers assistance program

CenturyLink is spreading the word about low-income assistance programs that help qualifying consumers obtain reduced-price voice and high-speed Internet services.

April 19, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Tax-free days extended for two years

Gov. Nathan Deal on Monday signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years.

April 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


WaterWays Township honored

WaterWays Township, a 2,300-acre gated master-planned community in south Bryan County, recently was named "Community of the Year" by the Home Builders Association of Greater Savannah.

April 17, 2014 | | Business


News wins top advertising awards

The Coastal Courier and Bryan County News took home top awards from this year's Georgia Press Association 2014 Advertising Conference and Awards Banquet, held April 3-4 at Lake Blackshear Resort in Cordele.

April 14, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge Correspondent | Business


Prepare for healthcare costs in retirement

As you save and invest for retirement, what are your ultimate goals? Do you plan on traveling the world? Purchasing a vacation home? Pursuing your hobbies?

April 13, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Goodwill job fairs in May

SAVANNAH -In recognition of Goodwill Week, Goodwill of the Coastal Empire plans to provide 10 job fairs open to the public throughout the region.

April 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Sweet smell of a Fort Stewart burn

You may have noticed the smoke in the air from time to time as tree farmers conduct prescribed burns.

April 13, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Phone company has safe-digging hotline

April is National Safe Digging Month, and CenturyLink reminds Bryan County residents to always call 811 before beginning any digging project.

April 12, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Enmark backing Light the Night Walk

SAVANNAH - Enmark Stations Inc. once again has made a commitment to sell paper icons in all 59 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina in support of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Light The Night Walk.

April 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Strawberry farms blooming again

MACON - Tens of thousands of school children visit Georgia's strawberry farms each year, learning about the berries, how they're grown and what they look like in the field.

April 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Hinesville job fair canceled

A job fair that had been scheduled for the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville Wednesday has been canceled.

April 08, 2014 | Staff report | Business


McDonald's USA visits local restaurant

McDonald's USA President Jeff Stratton and the McDonald's leadership team made visits this week to five stores in the Savannah area, including Richmond Hill, to spend time in restaurants and meet with local owner-operators and crew.

April 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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