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Small business owners need retirement plans too

For a variety of reasons, many people, particularly those in the baby-boom generation, are considering retiring later than they originally might have planned.

May 13, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Mitsubishi dedicates Savannah plant

SAVANNAH - A major Japanese manufacturer is celebrating the completion of the first phase of its gas-powered turbine plant near Savannah.

May 12, 2011 | Associated Press | Business News


Hinesville Rotarians get the scoop on contracting with Fort Stewart

Debbie Swindell, assistant director with the Office of Small Business Programs, told Hinesville Rotarians how small businesses can go about contracting their services with Fort Stewart. Swindell was Tuesday's guest speaker for the Hinesville Rotary Club.

May 12, 2011 | Denise Etheridge | Business News


Hinesville jobless down to 8.6 percent

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler announced this week that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area decreased to 8.6 percent in March, down two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.8 percent in February. The jobless rate in the metro Hinesville area in March a year ago was 8.5 percent.

April 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realty group opens new office building

Elaine Boggs Realty Group, which is located next to CVS at 116 Gen. Screven Way, hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony and grand opening April 14 in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 29, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Consider tax-smart investing

April 18 was the deadline for filing your individual tax return. But that wasn't the only event that occurred this tax season. Although you might not have been aware of it, Tax Freedom Day was April 12.

April 29, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Company warns of scams after storms

The hail that battered roofs in Southeast Georgia recently did more than just damage shingles and gutters. It left homeowners vulnerable to scam artists who prey upon people who want their roofs repaired quickly and cheaply.

April 27, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber creates transportation affiliate

The Georgia Chamber of Commerce announced this week the creation of a new transportation-focused affiliate, the Georgia Transportation Alliance.

April 22, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


'Environmentally counscious' investing

Millions of people around the world today will celebrate the 41st anniversary of Earth Day. As a global citizen, you may wish to commemorate this event by thinking of ways you can help the environment, such as boosting your recycling efforts and cutting back on your energy consumption. But you also can contribute to a "greener" world through your investment activities.

April 22, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Businesses fear new immigration law

ATLANTA - Some Georgia business owners and farmers say they could have a harder time finding workers because of a bill passed by lawmakers to crack down on illegal immigration - among the toughest in the nation.

April 22, 2011 | By Kate Brumback Associated Press writer | Business News


Do kids a favor, teach them about interest

One of the most valuable financial lessons you can share with your kids before they leave the nest is to explain what interest rates are and how they work. The important financial transactions they'll conduct as adults likely will be affected in some way by interest rates, whether as a lender or a borrower.

April 20, 2011 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


County outperforms region in income, job growth

From 2001-2010, Liberty County saw the largest percentage of average annual per capita income growth and was second only to Chatham County in job creation in the 10-county coastal region, according to Georgia Trend's April 2011 issue.

April 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State revenue up 10 percent in March

Georgia saw healthy boosts in revenue for the month of March and for the fiscal quarter, Gov. Nathan Deal reported last week.

April 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Mortgage has big impact on financial goals

If you're purchasing a new home or refinancing your existing one, you've got some mortgage-related decisions to consider. And since your mortgage may well be the biggest financial transaction you ever make - and one that can affect your long-term financial goals, such as retirement - you'll want to weigh your options carefully.

April 15, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Coastal Home Care opens branch here

Coastal Home Care recently celebrated the grand opening of its fourth practice with a ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new location at 531 S. Main St. in Hinesville.

April 15, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Don't be over eager pruning crape myrtles

It is a sure sign that pruning season has begun when I start noticing crape myrtles with their heads lopped off.

February 19, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Deal: January tax revenues up 16.7 percent

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for January totaled nearly $2.57 billion, for an increase of $368.2 million ...

February 14, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Sago palms, how to spot, treat scales

Recently, I was contacted by a homeowner who was distraught over a white substance that appeared to be killing her cherished sago palms.

February 13, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Elan expanding in Midway

Elan Technology, a manufacturer in Midway, has announced the approval of a rotary calciner project that includes construction of a 15,000 square foot building ...

February 12, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville animal rescue celebrates permanent building

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a grand opening and ribbon cutting Jan. 31 for animal rescue Carpathia Paws at their now permanent location ...

February 07, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


New salon opens in Oglethorpe Square

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting on Friday for Great Clips at their Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center location at 863 West ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Speed networking event set for tonight

The Community of Inspired Women will hold a speed networking event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. today at the Liberty County PAC at ...

February 06, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Be kind to bees, build a space for pollinators

Though we rarely stop to think about it, we are dependent upon the many services provided by insects and the healthy ecosystems that house them ...

February 05, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Chamber lists annual honors, eatery winners, new board members

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held their annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty event last Thursday.

February 01, 2018 | Staff Report | Business News


Visitor bureau says tourism dollars up in 2016

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has said tourism brought more than $100 million into the county in 2016.

January 30, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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