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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


When you have to travel

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 history. However, there are times when you just have to travel - especially if you are a business owner.

July 17, 2008 | April Groves | Business


Don't get burned by hot stocks

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.

July 10, 2008 | by Laura Evans | Business


What's the Scoop cafe reopens in new location

What's the Scoop Cafe re-opened June 9 at its new location at the Crossroads Center located at 2591 Highway 17.

July 10, 2008 | | Business


The changing face of PocketMedia

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.

July 10, 2008 | by April Groves | Business


State closes oyster harvest

The state is closing all oyster harvesting beginning Friday.

July 04, 2008 | By staff members Bryan County News | Business


Richmond Hill to defer builder fees?

As you may have already heard, Mayor Richard Davis and County Commissioner Jimmy Burnsed held a press conference in the city council chambers on Thursday. If you haven't heard, here is the recap.

July 03, 2008 | April Groves | Business


Know objectives of mutual funds before investing

With thousands of mutual funds on the market, how can you choose the ones that are right for your individual needs? For starters, you need to know the objective of each mutual fund in which you plan to invest.

July 03, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Bryan County property transfers

Bryan County property transfers

July 03, 2008 | | Business


Rising oil prices and investment strategies

Every time you fill up your gas tank, you are painfully aware that oil prices are high - really high. And rising oil prices can affect the cost of many other goods and services, from food to airline tickets. So, as a consumer, you know the impact of an increase in the cost of oil - but how about as an investor? Should rising oil prices change the way you invest?

June 26, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Local businesses support Moving Wall

I have talked before about the outstanding reach local businesses have in the community. It should come as no surprise that it is happening again.

June 26, 2008 | April Groves | Business


Taking it up another notch

What happens when a Mulberry resident decides to tweak a barbeque sauce recipe? Well, if you are talking about John Bennett, you get an up and coming business.

June 21, 2008 | April Groves Bryan County News | Business


Newlyweds need to reconcile investment styles

June is one of the most popular months for weddings. This may be due, in part, to June being named for Juno, the Roman goddess of women and marriage. Of course, Juno and her husband, Jupiter, probably had very little trouble with money, but if you are getting married this month, you and your spouse will need to work together on your finances - which means, among other things, that you will have to reconcile your investment styles.

June 12, 2008 | Laura Evans | Business


Don't confine Memorial Day to May

At age 17, I had big decisions to make. Too scared to go to college, determined not to stay at home, I enlisted in the United States Navy. Three months after graduation, I began my career as a Sailor. Six Septembers later, I was teaching a room full of new sailors how to read electronic schematics. The day took a historic turn when we received the news of the Twin Towers. As the faces of the 18 to 24 year old men and women looked to me for an explanation, I wondered how many of them joined because they had ...

June 08, 2008 | April Groves | Business


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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


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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