This morning at 10, Bryan Bank & Trust will have (or has had depending on when you get your paper) a ribbon cutting at it is newest location on Hwy. 17 and Harris Trail.
Businesses around the country this year have been hit hard by record high gas prices, and Richmond Hill is no exception. Restaurants in particular have taken a blow, especially those that use extra gas for deliveries.
I enjoy political theory. That is an understatement. I eat the morning news for breakfast is probably closer to the truth. Many facets are fascinating to me, but today I am going to focus on one. Hang tight, this is still a business column, I promise.
As an investor, you may find that bonds can be a valuable part of your portfolio. But choosing to invest in bonds is one thing - and choosing how to invest in them is another. Basically, you've got two choices: individual bonds or bond-based mutual funds. Which approach is right for you?
First Bank of Coastal Georgia has earned a 5-Star rating according to Bauer Financial, Inc., an independent bank rating firm, said Doyce E. Mullis, president and CEO.
I returned from a fantastic conference in Dallas Monday night. First, in the interest of honesty and transparency, I want to tell you that I didn't follow my own advice. I kept horrible financial records of the money spent on airport shuttles, meals and incidentals. Now I will have to go back through five days of living expenses and sort the whole mess out or chalk it up to a loss. There, my conscience is clean.
Will you ever receive a sizable inheritance? You can't plan on it. But if you do get one, you can plan on using it to help achieve some of your key financial goals. Once you get word of an inheritance, what steps should you take? Above all, don't rush to act. If you are in the midst of the grieving process, it's hard to make good decisions about money. Consequently, you may ...
If your parents are getting older, you may have to assist them in various aspects of daily life - one of which may be their investment strategies. And by being "proactive," you may be able to make things much easier for Mom and Dad in their retirement years.
Discretionary income has been quite the buzz word these days. According to investopedia.com, discretionary income is described as "the amount of an individual's income that is left for spending, investing or saving after taxes and personal necessities (such as food, shelter, and clothing) have been paid… includes money spent on luxury items, vacations and non-essential goods and services." In other words, if you are involved in a business that caters to wants versus ...
As we get close to the 4th of July, you may be thinking of where you'll be going to attend a picnic, watch fireworks or engage in any of the other activities that accompany the holiday. And while it's always meaningful to commemorate our nation's many freedoms, you may want to take this opportunity to think about another celebration of liberty -your own "Financial Independence Day."
Gas prices keep going up. The pain at the pump has caused many folks to reconsider their summer vacation plans. There has been a buzz of the "staycation" option. This is where people opt to stay home and explore their own community and enjoy their own surroundings instead of spending money to travel. This is a fantastic option for many people, especially for us since we are a coastal community with a rich ...
Summer is officially here, which means, among other things, that you should apply sunscreen when you go out in the hot sun. But no matter what the season, you'll also need to protect yourself from another potential source of burns -"hot" stocks.
What's the Scoop Cafe re-opened June 9 at its new location at the Crossroads Center located at 2591 Highway 17.
Edsel Drive has some new residents to boast about. I joined in the celebration of the ribbon cutting at Mrs. T's Baked Goods last week. Tasty treats were available for all to enjoy. A different and welcome addition to the traditionally industrial section within the city limits. On Thursday, PocketMedia, formerly located on Frances Meeks, will hold an open house to showcase their new space on Edsel. And what a space it is.
The state is closing all oyster harvesting beginning Friday.
RPI, aka Roofing Professionals of Richmond Hill, recently was presented with the 2013 Partner in Quality award for roofing excellence from Firestone Building Products Company LLC.
Simply Unique Catering manager Lavonda Fulwood-Curry cut the ribbon Oct. 1 marking the catering company's grand opening in Richmond Hill. The ceremony was hosted Oct. 1 by the Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce at the John W. Stevens Wildlife Education Center in J.F. Gregory Park. For more information about Simply Unique Catering, visit www.simplyuniquecateringrh.com.
People used to know how things worked. I have been up on my soapbox a few times railing about how Americans have lost touch with the land and do not know where their food comes from and what it takes to bring it to them. I have tried to sound a warning about where this disconnected thinking is leading, at least as much as political correctness will allow.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 24-30:
The Development Authority of Bryan County looked far and wide for a successor to Josh Fenn, who resigned in June to take over the Jackson County Area Chamber of Commerce.
North Carolina-based Agri Supply will soon begin construction on a 30,000-square-foot distribution center on 10 acres in Interstate Centre off I-16 in Black Creek.
Curves recently announced that in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month in October, Richmond Hill residents can purchase a $10 punch card for 10 workouts, with proceeds going to American Cancer Society.
The Georgia Department of Labor will host a job-readiness kickoff 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 10 in the Eckburg Auditorium at Savannah Technical College, 5717 White Bluff Road in Savannah.
Georgia Skinny Wrap team leader Jessica Mittia recently marked the opening of company's operation in Richmond Hill. With her are Richmond Hill CVB executive director Chris Sheppard, left, Mayor Harold Fowler, and Richmond Hill/Bryan County Chamber of Commerce board member Sheila Page-Doney. For more information about the body-firming Skinny Wrap by It Works!, send an email to email@example.com or call 239-248-2776.
Mungo Homes recently celebrated the grand opening of the Buckhead East subdivision in South Bryan County near the County Administrative Complex off Capt. Matthew Freeman Drive. Buckhead East features new homes ranging from the $180,000s to the mid $300,000s and boast between 1,675 to 4,400 square feet. Two designer models are open daily. For more information, visit www.mungo.com.
McDonald's of Savannah is helping some of its employees pursue opportunities in higher education.
The following real estate transactions were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court, Sept. 17-20:
ATLANTA - The jobless rate in the metro Savannah area and Coastal Georgia region dropped in August.
You probably have thought about what you'd like to do during your retirement years. But all your plans probably depend, to at least some extent, on your financial situation. What happens if you reach the age at which you wish to retire and you just don't have the money you thought you'd have?
SAVANNAH - Kroger customers and associates throughout the Savannah area donated more than $19,200 to the Second Harvest Coastal Georgia Food Bank to help replenish their pantry after the collapse of its freezer roof over Labor Day weekend.