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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


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


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Millennials making too many credit mistakes

Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Nelson KSL | Business


Extension welcomes new Bryan County staff

The Bryan County Extension recently welcomed four new staff members.

September 18, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


The bugs in the trees

The calls are coming in about bugs up in the trees.

September 12, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


Curves having open houses

Curves International announced last week that participating Curves, including two locations in the Richmond Hill area, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout.

September 11, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Update: Howard Family Dental opening delayed

Howard Family Dental announced Friday it is delaying the opening of its Richmond Hill office. The opening date will be announced later.

September 05, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Job fair on post on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Armstrong reports area economic growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 03, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Economist: Georgia's job engine humming

A Georgia State University economist is predicting that Georgia's economic growth will be solid in the coming years.

August 31, 2014 | Special to the News | Business


Pine beetle can be beat; not by hugging trees

I got surprised again last week. I get used to working with local growers and gardeners and mercifully forget that there are people in charge of food and fiber resources who are well meaning but profoundly ignorant.

August 28, 2014 | By Don Gardner Extension agent | Business


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