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SBA has program for woman business owners

WASHINGTON - Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program today, the U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced. The new Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program will be fully implemented during the next several months, with the first contracts expected to be awarded by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011.

February 04, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


UGA Master Naturalist Program to return

One of the great legacies my predecessor David Moulder left to Coastal Georgia is the Master Naturalist Program.

February 02, 2011 | By Don Gardner Columnist | Business


Area jobless numbers increase

ATLANTA – The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas increased in December, according to reports from the office of State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

February 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 20-28

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 20-28:

February 02, 2011 | Staff report | Business


New home care business in area

A new business that helps seniors stay independent in their own homes is now serving the Richmond Hill and Savannah areas.

February 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Edward Jones on best company list

The financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 11 on Fortune magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For 2011" list in its 12th appearance on the prestigious list, according to Laura Evans, financial adviser for Edward Jones in Richmond Hill.

February 02, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Ford Plantation named wedding venue

The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill has been named best wedding venue by the 2011 Bride's Choice Awards with the online wedding planning resource Wedding Wire.

January 31, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Equipment plant schedules job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center will help JCB, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction equipment, recruit workers for its plant in Pooler in Chatham County.

January 28, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Attorney opens Pembroke practice

Attorney Matthew L. Waters has opened a new law firm at 41 N. College St. in Pembroke and is offering serves in family law, real estate transactions, criminal law, corporate law, collections services, estate planning and more.

January 26, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Property transfers for Jan. 10-18

The following property transfers were recorded with the Bryan County Clerk of Court from Jan. 10-18:

January 26, 2011 | Staff report | Business


260-room Jekyll Island hotel closing

JEKYLL ISLAND - A 260-room hotel on Jekyll Island is about to close its doors.

January 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Port Authority wants SC deepening too

SAVANNAH - Georgia port officials pledged Monday to support a deeper shipping channel for rival seaport Charleston, S.C., while they also seek federal permission and funding to dredge the waterway to the Port of Savannah.

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


Firth Rixson ready to open foundry here

Firth Rixson on Wednesday formally announced the grand opening of its new facility in Midway during a two-day customer appreciation event at the site in Tradeport East Business Park. The company also officially announced the signing of a contract with Rolls-Royce, owned by BMW, to produce parts for the foreign cars at the new facility.

January 21, 2011 | By Seraine Page Special to the News | Business


State jobless rate over 10% in December

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in December, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in November. The preliminary November rate of 10.1 percent reported last month has been revised downward by one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate was 10.3 percent in December 2009. This is the 39th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.4 percent.

January 21, 2011 | Special to the News | Business


Belt-tightening tips for your budget

Between holiday shopping bills now coming due, increased winter heating bills and the coming income tax season, many people are feeling the pinch. Your best bet for getting back on track is probably to trim expenses.

January 19, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business


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Even young need short-, long-term financial goals

If you're one of the "millennials" - the generation that began in the early 1980s - you are still in the early stages of your career.

April 06, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


Unemployment drops during February

ATLANTA -Jobless rates in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas decreased in February.

April 02, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Battle with invasive species continues

For as long as there have been humans, there has been trade.

March 30, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Cope with investment turbulence

If you're like many travelers, you get a little nervous when your airplane goes through some turbulence. And if you're like a lot of investors, you may get somewhat jumpy when the financial markets are volatile. Yet flight turbulence probably isn't as scary as it seems, and the same may be true for market volatility - if you know how to respond.

March 30, 2014 | For Laura Evans Special to the News | Business


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