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Jobless rate up again

The Georgia Department of Labor (GDOL) reported the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.4 percent in January, topping the previous record high of 10.3 percent reported in December. The January jobless rate was up 2.0 percentage points from 8.4 percent at this same time last year.

March 10, 2010 | Staff reports | Business


Vanpool program could save commuters money

Does the long commute to work empty your wallet too often? Do you wish you could have a conversation with someone other than the radio to make the trip less boring? If so, you're in luck. The Coastal Regional Commission has partnered with

March 05, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Special to the News | Business


Coastal Bank launches new Web site

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank, a community bank headquartered in Savannah, recently launched a new Web site offering personal and business customers expanded online banking capabilities.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Liberty Shares, Heritage Bank hires CFO

James M. Floyd Jr., president and CEO of Liberty Shares, Inc. and The Heritage Bank, announced recently that Robert B. "Rob" Briscoe has been named chief financial officer for both companies. He will begin Monday.

March 05, 2010 | Special to the News | Business


Investing for growth and rising income

Just a few years ago, economists were talking about the possible re-emergence of an economic phenomenon not seen in many decades: deflation, or declining prices of goods and services. Recently, however, inflation has risen from extremely low levels, driven largely by increased energy and grocery prices. As a consumer, you might fight the effects of inflation by driving less or by cutting back on certain types of food. But as an investor, what can you do to help keep your financial assets from losing purchasing power?

August 14, 2008 | | Business


Bank opening is 'actually quite exciting'

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.

August 14, 2008 | | Business


Gas prices impacting some local eateries

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.

August 14, 2008 | by Caroline Gotler | Business


It's all about the delivery

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.

August 07, 2008 | | Business


Bonds vs. bond funds

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?

August 07, 2008 | | Business


First Bank of Coastal Georgia gets 5 stars

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.

August 07, 2008 | | Business


Michael Gerber

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.

July 31, 2008 | by April Groves | Business


What should you do with an inheritance?

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 want to consider "parking" your inheritance temporarily in a liquid vehicle, such as a cash or cash alternative investment. Don't fret if your inheritance ...

July 31, 2008 | by Laura Evans | Business


Helping parents invest

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.

July 24, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Quite the buzz these days

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 needs, the current state of discretionary income is very important to you.

July 24, 2008 | April Groves | Business


Declare your financial independence day

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."

July 17, 2008 | | Business


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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

Bryan County Family Connection and the Bryan County Children's Fund has begun a program to recognize businesses that help to ensure local children have a merry Christmas.

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


RH Rotary hears about port growth, projects

Stacy Watson of the Georgia Ports Authority, hosted by Development Authority of Bryan County CEO Anna Chafin, spoke to the Richmond Hill Rotary Club during the group's Thursday lunch meeting at the city center in J.F. Gregory Park.

October 02, 2014 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge hbarnidge@bryancountynews.net | Business


SavTech to host military career fair

Savannah Technical College will host a Military Career Fair and Hiring Event from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7, in building 705 (100 W. 15th St.) on Fort Stewart.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


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