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Variable annuities may boost retirement fund

Here's a sobering statistic: 46 percent of workers surveyed had little or no confidence that they will have enough money to live comfortably throughout their retirement years, according to the 2010 Retirement Confidence Survey, issued by the Employee Benefit Research Institute. So you may want to explore all possible retirement-savings vehicles - including a variable annuity.

March 04, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business


Midway man joins Angus Association

Samuel T. Brown of Midway is a new member of the American Angus Association, according to Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

March 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area chamber names NeSmith business leader of year

CLAXTON - Demere NeSmith, dealer principal of NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC in Claxton, announced recently that Martin NeSmith, president of the Nesmith Chevrolet Automotive Group, was named business leader of the year Feb. 24 by the Claxton-Evans County Chamber of Commerce.

March 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate at all-time high

ATLANTA (AP) - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler says Georgia’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 10.4 percent in January, matching its all-time high.

March 03, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Vote likely today on immigration bill

ATLANTA - State Rep. Matt Ramsey told his House colleagues that a bill he sponsored is necessary to crack down on the employment of illegal immigrants in Georgia.

March 03, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | Business


Ford Planation reports sales increase

Real estate sales at The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill showed improvement in 2010 over 2009 results, despite an overall downturn in the national economy and the local real estate market, according to its developers.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Loans available to small rural businesses

Loans of less than $50,000 are now available to small rural businesses in 49 counties, including Bryan, through the USDA Rural Development's Rural Microentrepreneur Assistance Program.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Savannah funeral home webcasts services

Fox and Weeks Funeral Directors has conducted funerals in Savannah for nearly 130 years, but it's never too late for an old funeral home to learn new tricks.

March 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Conservation easments can earn landowners money

Did you know that now is a great time to make money on your land without having to sell or divide it? Contrary to what we all hear on the nightly news, your land can still put money in your pocket – no matter what is happening with condominiums in Las Vegas or Miami.

March 02, 2011 | By Fuller Callaway Guest columnist | Business


Gas prices jump 20 cents is a week

TAMPA, Fla. - Oil and gas prices spiked last week after concerns Libya's oil exports would be disrupted became a reality. Libya supplies more than 1.6 million barrels of crude a day and disruptions cut exports by approximately one million barrels.

February 28, 2011 | AAA Auto Club South | Business


Board of Realtors honors top producers

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its awards luncheon Feb. 16, at the historic Dorchester Civic Center in Midway. All the board members attended, including HABR president Kathy Villafane, past HABR president Eric Lukkarinen, Georgia Real Estate Commission chairman George Holtzman, Georgia Association of Realtors past president Steve Fischer, Region 9 director Hazel Hendrix and former Hinesville Mayor Allen Brown. Paul Kennedy Catering provided the meal.

February 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


New agent at Elaine Boggs Realty

Dr. Lee'a Proffitt has joined Elaine Bogg's Realty as a sales associate, focusing on the coastal Georgia area of Liberty, Long and Bryan counties, including Midway and Hinesville.

February 25, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Brush up on estate-planning basics

During your lifetime, you make a lot of moves to provide financial security to your loved ones. You put away money for college for your children. You save and invest for your own retirement so that you won't burden your grown children with significant expenses. And you purchase adequate life insurance to enable your family to maintain its lifestyle should anything happen to you. Yet, if you're going to help preserve your family's financial well-being after you're gone, you also need to take one additional step: Create an estate plan.

February 25, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business


Home prices plummet in big U.S. cities

WASHINGTON - Home prices are hitting new depths in most major U.S. cities and are expected to fall further over the next six months.

February 23, 2011 | By David Kravitz and Jenna Herron Associated Press writers | Business


Search for Georgia's oldest worker is on

Nominations now are being accepted in the search for America's Outstanding Oldest Worker for 2011.

February 23, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Area leadership class seeks members

Leadership Southeast Georgia, a leadership development program for professionals across 10 counties, is calling for nominations for the 2017 course.

July 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restaurant open today, ribbon cutting Thursday

Bojangles' will open a new franchise restaurant in Hinesville on Monday.

July 25, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber helps Stoners Pizza Joint cut ribbon on new Hinesville shop

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting July 13 for Stoners Pizza Joint at 103-D Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.

July 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Largest ship ever docks at port

SAVANNAH - The MOL Benefactor was the first vessel to call on Savannah through the new locks of the expanded Panama Canal. At a capacity of ...

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Co-op director earns top certification

Coastal Electric Cooperative Director John T. Woods III of Sunbury earned his Director Gold Certificate recently from the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Solar adds sales specialist

Keith Freeman says he has been enamored with solar power since the 1970s while attending the University of Alabama.

July 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


HDDA discusses upcoming events

Hollie Moore Barnidge, the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority's Main Street program manager, addressed business leaders at the Hinesville Downtown Partners meeting Thursday at VIP ...

July 19, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Business


Security Finance celebrates grand reopening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting July 8 for Security Finance. The ribbon cutting was held to celebrate the grand reopening ...

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber forming next leadership class

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is taking nominations for the 2016-17 class of Leadership Liberty.

July 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Group funds counseling for grieving kids

SAVANNAH - Howard Family Dental Foundation, the charitable foundation of a dental office group based in coastal Georgia and South Carolina, donated $30,000 last month ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ludowici woman recognized in Las Vegas

LAS VEGAS - Phallin Black of Ludowici was recognized during Plexus Worldwide's 2016 Dream On Convention last month at the MGM Grand Hotel. Black was ...

July 14, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Liberty Chamber greets two new businesses with one ribbon cutting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a joint ribbon cutting on July 6 for Ubounce and Nails2Go.

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


New U-Haul dealer

U-Haul Co. of Georgia has signed up Panama Motors LLC of Hinesville as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer.

July 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Podiatry group ranked as top place to work

Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists was recently named one of the Best Places to Work in Georgia. This program was created by Georgia Trend and ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


HVAC business moves within Hinesville

Aire Serv marked the opening of its new location June 29 with a held a ribbon cutting that was organized by the Liberty County Chamber ...

July 11, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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