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Expo continues to evolve, grow

The Fourth Annual Business and Consumer Expo for Richmond Hill and Bryan County will be a similar venue as in previous years – with some new additions and a new name.

March 13, 2008 | by Jessica Holthaus Bryan County News | Business


Kroger set to open March 20

After all the construction, lane closures, equipment and talk, the new Kroger is scheduled to open March 20 at 7 a.m. According to store manager Linda Hurst, this is a proud moment for everyone, especially her.

March 13, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Local pros perfect the talk

While serving in the Navy, I had the opportunity of completing a tour as an Electronics Instructor. Although mastery of the subject matter was critical, the hardest part was effectively communicating the ideas to new sailors. Most students did not have a technical background and many were fresh out of high school. In order to hone my verbal communication skills, I joined a local Toastmasters club.

March 06, 2008 | April Groves Bryan County News | Business


Protect yourself from 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).

March 06, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Conference center conversation

There has been a great deal of rumblings lately about the conference center planned for J.F. Gregory Park. I didn't know a lot about it since I have never been to a city council meeting and I don't spend a lot of time reviewing SPLOST (Special Purpose Local Option Sales Tax) allocation. Both are things I need to rectify.

February 28, 2008 | April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Don't shortchange 401(k) when changing jobs

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.

February 28, 2008 | Laura Evans Financial Focus | Business


Internet marketing in Bryan

I had the wonderful experience of attending the 2nd annual BlogSavannah UnConference on Friday. Topics ranged from Blogging 101 to Working Mommy Bloggers.

February 14, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Exposing business to consumers

While driving down Daniel Siding last week, I came across a young man in the ditch. He was not alone - his car was with him. As I drove by, I noticed that he was just standing there. I expected to see him on a cell phone calling for help. What if he didn't have a phone? The road leading to Waterford Landing is not the most traveled road in town during the week in the middle of the day. So, I stopped. Sure enough - no phone. I offered my phone so that he could rally reinforcements. Someone was on ...

February 06, 2008 | April Groves | Business


Questions to ask yourself as you near retirement

Whenever you see people enjoying a comfortable retirement - traveling, volunteering, pursuing hobbies, taking up a new career - you can be pretty sure it all didn't happen by accident. In fact, success at retirement is similar to success in just about any endeavor - you have to plan for it.

February 06, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Will presidential election year affect investors?

As you are no doubt aware, 2008 is a presidential election year. As a citizen, you may well have a great deal of interest in the election. But how about as an investor? How does an election year affect the investment climate? And - again from the perspective of an investor - does it matter who wins?

January 30, 2008 | By Laura Evans for the Bryan County News | Business


Help available for small businesses in Bryan County

Say what you want, but you would have a hard time convincing me that Bryan County is not built on small business owners. They are the backbone of this community's economy. These are people we know, live next door to, participate in civic actives with and hopefully support when our needs match with their products and services.

January 30, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Take advantage of financial education

In the old days, if you worked for a company, your retirement income would likely have been in the form of a pension, with the amount based on your income level and years of service. Apart from those factors, you had little control over the size of your pension benefits. That pension model is still around, but it's not as prevalent as it once was.

January 23, 2008 | By Laura Evans for the Bryan County News | Business


Coming soon, Camellia Street Village

Right now, it is little more than a small sales trailer right off of Hwy 144 east of I-95. However, Tidewater Real Estate, LLC plans to turn it into the commercial condominium development, Camellia Street Village. Those plans are very close to becoming reality.

January 23, 2008 | By April Groves Bryan Business | Business


Set reasonable financial goals

If you make a New Year's resolution, and you don't follow through on it, what are the consequences? It all depends. If you vow to learn French, but you never get past "Oui, mademoiselle," your life will probably go on pretty much as before (unless, of course, you're now living in France). But if you make some financial resolutions, and you abandon them, you could fall short of your long-term goals - such as a comfortable retirement.

January 15, 2008 | | Business


All real estate is local

If you believe everything you hear, every homeowner is facing foreclosure, sellers have to give their houses away and buyers can't find a mortgage company that isn't too scared to underwrite a new loan. If you listen to some tell it, all of our houses are worth about 10 bucks. If buyers wait a little longer and look a little harder, they can probably find one just like it for about five.

January 15, 2008 | by April Groves Bryan Business | Business


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Heating bill assistance available

The Coastal Georgia Area Community Action Authority Inc. will assist eligible households with heating bills.

October 30, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Businesses back Bryan Children's Fund

The following businesses have been given handcrafted angels to show their support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local children who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning.

October 26, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Careful when transplanting woody plants

The advent of autumn means it's time to plant woody plants.

October 24, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Elmgren's Services opens today

Elmgren's Services Garden Center cut the ribbon on its new location today, kicking off a weekend of grand opening events.

October 24, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Business


Low Country Eye opening new office

Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza.

October 24, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Open House for new garden center

Please join the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce, Richmond Hill Mayor Harold Fowler and other invited guests for Elmgren's Services Garden Center Ribbon Cutting and Open House, Friday, October 24th and Saturday, October 25th. The open house will run both days from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. each day. The Ribbon Cutting will be at 10 a.m. on Friday.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the News Bryan County News | Business


New furniture, gift shop in Pembroke

Members of the Pembroke Downtown Development Authority and city-council members helped Carla's Furniture and Gifts owner Carla Nelson, center, cut the ribbon on her new store Monday morning. Among those who attended the ribbon cutting were DDA board members Laverne Scott and Doyce Mullis, DDA head Sharroll Fanslau, and Pembroke Councilwoman Tiffany Walraven and Mayor Mary Warnell. The store is at 37 E. Bacon St., downtown. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/carlasfurnituregallery or call 653-7000.

October 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Ruffled Feathers cuts ribbon

A new boutique opened at the Pig-A-Dilly shopping plaza on Highway 17 in Richmond Hill last week.

October 17, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Bank helps fight hunger with drive

Ameris Bank's fifth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative is in full swing. Non-perishable food items are being collected through October.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Ruffle Feathers Boutique opens in Richmond Hill

A new boutique opened at the Pig-A-Dilly shopping plaza on Highway 17 in Richmond Hill last week.

October 13, 2014 | Staff report Bryan County News | Business


Soil alive, don't put too much mulch on it

Have you ever noticed the car in front of you at the traffic signal that has water dripping out of its tailpipe?

October 10, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Local DQ among hacked stores

Pembroke's Dairy Queen is on a list of restaurants that have been hit by a security breach during August, the company announced Thursday.

October 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Businesses touted for brightening holidays

Update: The following local businesses have signed on to support the Bryan County Children's Fund, which annually provides gifts of toys and clothing to hundreds of local kids who otherwise would have no presents to open on Christmas morning: Richmond Hill Transmission, Toni's Grooming, Cindy's Custom Framing, Espresso Hill.

October 10, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten | Business


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