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Jobless rate continues to fall in area

The jobless rates for both metro Savannah and the coastal Georgia area have dropped for the month of April, according to State State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler

June 01, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Record timber losses from storms, fires

LUDOWICI - After a wildfire torched most of his 400 acres of rural timberland, Tom Houston hired loggers to quickly harvest whatever blackened pine and cypress they could salvage – stripping the land bare save for a few scattered trees left standing like spent matchsticks.

May 25, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


Property transfers for May 16-20

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 16-20:

May 25, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Local heads accounting for Savannah firm

Pam Toteno of Richmond Hill has been appointed accounting manager at Bernard Williams Insurance and Financial Services in Savannah.

May 25, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Yontz to take helm at RH-BC Chamber

The Richmond Hill-Bryan County Chamber of Commerce will be welcoming its new executive director next month.

May 25, 2011 | Lori Wynn Bryan County News | Business


Grow your own designer genes

As a species, we humans have become increasingly creative in manipulating the plants we grow for food and fiber.

May 25, 2011 | By Don Gardner Special to the News | Business


State jobless rate drops under 10%

ATLANTA - Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate declined to 9.9 percent in April, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in March, Georgia's labor commissioner said.

May 24, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Immigration reform worries onion region

LYONS - Signs point to an exodus in Vidalia onion country. Fliers on a Mexican storefront advertise free transportation for workers willing to pick jalapenos and banana peppers in Florida and blueberries in the Carolinas. Buying an outbound bus ticket now requires reservations.

May 20, 2011 | By Kate Brumback and Ray Henry Associated Press writers | Business


Property transfers for May 6-13

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 6-13:

May 18, 2011 | | Business


Salon opens in Pembroke

Pembroke and North Bryan County Chamber of Commerce officials helped owner Rebecca Mitchell cut the ceremonial ribbon Friday to mark the opening of the new 3-N-1 Hair Salon in Pembroke.

May 18, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Deal backs extending port road

SAVANNAH - Gov. Nathan Deal is lending is his support to building a new $140 million highway that would give trucks expanded access to the Port of Savannah.

May 17, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Mitsubishi dedicates Savannah plant

SAVANNAH - A major Japanese manufacturer is celebrating the completion of the first phase of its gas-powered turbine plant near Savannah.

May 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


DoL launches job-seeking tool

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor (GDoL) is launching a month-long effort to help job seekers improve their chances for employment.

May 12, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for May 2-5

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from May 2-5.

May 12, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Home health CEO honored

THA Group president and CEO Ellen B. Bolch recently received the AWWIN 2011 Monica La Rue Award. AWWIN (Assisting Working Women in Need) annually bestows this accolade on a woman who employs five or more women while continuing to motivate and inspire women to pursue their dreams and visions.

May 12, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


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Property transfers Feb. 2-10

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Feb. 2-10:

February 27, 2015 | | Business


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


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