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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


Postal service weighing Savannah processing center

ATLANTA - The U.S. Postal Service could close about a dozen mail processing facilities in Georgia as part of a nationwide cost-cutting effort as it struggles with finances.

September 16, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Coast is getting more manufacturers, jobs

SAVANNAH - The call has gone out around the Coastal Empire for more than a year now.

September 16, 2011 | By Adam Van Brimmer Associated Press | Business


Papa Murphy's celebrates top ranking

VANCOUVER, Wash. - Papa Murphy's Pizza has landed on top of not one but two more best-in-class surveys. And to celebrate, Savannah-area stores will run customer-appreciation specials and more.

September 15, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Guidelines for autumn lawn care

The 9/11 observances are past and football is back – two sure signs of fall. Another is the big-box advertising for fall lawn fertilizers – after the fall deadline for autumn fertilizer for most of us has passed.

September 14, 2011 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Coastal Therapy opens here

Coastal Therapy owner Martin Healy, along with staff members and representatives of the Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, marked the opening of Coastal Therapy at 60 Exchange St. in Richmond Hill on Aug. 31. Coastal Therapy is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday, Wednesday and Friday and accepts appointments at other times upon request. For more information, call 459-1270.

September 14, 2011 | | Business


Property transfers for Sept. 2-9

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 2-9:

September 14, 2011 | | Business


Pembroke bank notes 60th year with independent group

WASHINGTON, D.C. - The Independent Community Bankers of America recently congratulated First Bank of Coastal Georgia in Pembroke for reaching an important milestone as an ICBA member.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Area counties in drought disaster declaration

Nearly all counties in Georgia, including Bryan, have been declared an agricultural disaster area due to ongoing drought and excessive heat.

September 14, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Georgia Works get bipartisan boost

ATLANTA - With bipartisan buy-in and no big price tag, a Georgia program pairing job seekers with potential employers for on-the-job training is gaining momentum as President Barack Obama crafts a plan to tackle the nation's bedeviling unemployment problem.

September 09, 2011 | By Errin Haines Associated Press writer | Business


Wildlife easement applications due soon

ATHENS - James E. Tillman, Sr., state conservationist for the USDA-Natural Resources Conservation Service in Georgia recently announced that the 2012 Wildlife Habitat Incentives Program applications are due by Sept. 30 to be considered for funding in 2012 fiscal year.

September 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Apply now for for home weatherization help

The face of poverty no longer is what one might imagine. It includes two-income working families, single parents, men and women who have lost their jobs, those who cannot work because of illness or disabilities and people who only can find minimum-wage work because they lack education and job skills.

September 09, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Home health agency expands online services

SAVANNAH - THA Group, a locally operated family of home health companies that serve Bryan County and surrounding areas, recently announced that it will partner with Cardiocom to expand its chronic telehealth program to provide advanced home telehealth technology to patients with chronic conditions.

September 08, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


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New lawmaker touches on session priorities

JESUP -U.S. Rep Earl "Buddy" Carter, R-Georgia, began a series of town-hall meetings last week in some of the coastal counties that make up Georgia's 1st District.

February 26, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray For the Bryan County News | Business


The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.

February 25, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.

February 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Thanks to the Internet, the world has come to expect instant gratification in its quest for information. But the expectation of cheap, fast delivery has come at a price: It has become harder for artists, writers and musicians to make a living selling their work.

February 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Invest with the 'power of three'

Many factors will affect your results as an investor. Some of these factors are beyond your control, such as interest-rate movements or the eurozone debt crisis or the sales results of the companies in which you invest.

February 22, 2015 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in Bryan County now have a new digital agency to help grow their customer base.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Bank promotes four employees

The First Bank of Coastal Georgia board of directors approved promotions of four employees during its January meeting.

February 15, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


Real estate agent certified for military moves

Tina Flesher-Harrington with RE/MAX Accent in Richmond Hill has earned the Military Relocation Professional certification.

February 14, 2015 | Special to the News | Business


It's time to start planting vegetables

We are dodging freezes, getting windblown, seeing spring temperatures one day and scraping ice off the windshield the next.

February 13, 2015 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


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