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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


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


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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


Floquip expanding Midway operation

SNF Floquip has announced it will double its Midway Industrial Park plant, investing about $7 million in the expansion.

October 08, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Attorneys open Hinesville office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce attended a ribbon cutting for Balbo and Gregg, Attorneys at Law, P.C., Sept. 26 at the practice's new Hinesville location, 410-A Gen. Screven Way.

October 07, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Port container growth continues

SAVANNAH - With nearly 13 percent growth in container traffic over the first two months of the fiscal year, the Georgia Ports Authority has made a strong start to FY2015.

October 06, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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