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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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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What's living underfoot in Liberty County

Is something digging in your lawn? Many things dig in lawns, but not all are pests. The best way to learn who the culprit is ...

November 14, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Canoochee has provided power since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of ...

November 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Parker’s opens 50th store, celebrates grand opening for new location in Savannah

Parker's, a nationally acclaimed convenience store leader, recently opened its 50th store, celebrating the grand opening of a new retail location in Savannah, Ga ...

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber accepting nominations from the community

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from the community for Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year and Civic Leader ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health taps new CEO, Advisory Board

Memorial Health announced Tuesday the selection of its new chief executive officer, Shayne George, and the appointment of members to its new Advisory Board.

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Georgia DOT hiring in Southeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Department of Labor ...

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Brunswick on track to top nation's auto ports

At the annual state of the port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


'Tis season to plant fruit trees, plants

While this is a good time of year to start enhancing your landscape with some new trees, shrubs and ornamentals, let's not forget about ...

November 07, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Brunswick facility on track to become nation's No. 1 auto port

At the annual State of the Port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said ...

November 07, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew ...

November 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Larry Hanson Named Executive Director of GMA

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors has named Valdosta, Ga., City Manager Larry Hanson as the executive director of the association. Hanson becomes ...

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Site Selection ranks Georgia No. 1 for business for fifth straight year

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Oct. 31 that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the ...

November 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State honors Midway company

Governor Nathan Deal presented the Georgia Automotive Awards Innovator of the Year award to Elan Technology on Oct. 24 at the Capitol.

November 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Small Business Administration Week focus is on veterans

The U.S. Small Business Administration is celebrating veteran, service member, National Guard and Reserve members, and military spouse entrepreneurs this week during National Veterans ...

November 01, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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