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Expect flood insurance rates to rise

Property owners and real-estate agents in Coastal Georgia are bracing for rising insurance rates due to federal legislation that has changed the way the National Flood Insurance Program operates. The new law is phasing out some subsidized rates, such as for vacation homes, and will raise insurance premiums for those properties at most risk of severe or repeated flooding.

December 11, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Consignment shop opens on Screven

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Finders Keepers Consignment as a new member Nov. 26 at 319 E. Gen. Screven Way in Hinesville.

December 08, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Cosmetics vendor joins chamber

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed independent beauty consultant Tianne Agosta of Mary Kay Cosmetics as a new member Nov. 26 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

December 07, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


October jobless rate up in area

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate increased to 9.2 percent in October, the Georgia Department of Labor recently reported.

December 06, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shoppers turn out for Black Friday

Now that Americans' collective Thanksgiving Day indulgence has been reduced to delicious leftovers, consumers have come out of their turkey-induced stupor and are ready to hunt for holiday sales.

December 02, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Hair salon marks opening with ribbon

Cut Loose Hair Salon held a ribbon cutting, grand re-opening and open house in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Nov. 22 at 809 Willowbrook Place No. 109 in Hinesville.

December 01, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tax season volunteers sought

AARP is looking for volunteers to help with its Tax-Aide program.

November 30, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Target workers focus on community

A nationwide retailer that cites philanthropic involvement as a cornerstone of its business is on track to double its impact this year within Coastal Georgia.

November 28, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Realtors: Housing market improving

The sluggish housing market has picked up in Liberty and Long Counties, following an economic downturn and the return of many Fort Stewart soldiers from deployment overseas, local realtors say. The transient military community has always fueled the local housing market, they said. Whether a soldier plans to buy a home and retire here, or simply wants to rent a home until the next set of orders arrives, there are options available to suit most budgets.

November 28, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Employers: Skilled workforce needed

Offering employers a skilled workforce is an important aspect of economic development, according to local leaders. A community's supply of skilled workers can help attract manufacturers and other businesses, thus creating jobs for local residents and making the give-and-take a win-win for everyone.

November 28, 2013 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


RH hopes military zone will draw business

Richmond Hill City Council members approved a measure Tuesday aimed at bringing more business into certain parts of the city.

November 26, 2013 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Massage studio moves

Studio K Massage and Bodywork had a ribbon cutting Tuesday at its new location, 1060 Highway 196 W. in Hinesville.

November 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bank Collecting gifts, money for charity

The Coastal Bank in Hinesville is raising money and accepting unwrapped toys for the Marine's Toys for Tots Foundation fundraiser and toy drive.

November 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Developement officials train at academy

The board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced graduates from the 2013 Region 12 multi-day training program.

November 17, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair in Glennville

The Southeast Regional Job Fair will be from

November 16, 2013 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Ameris Bancorp to buy The Coastal Bank

MOULTRIE -- Ameris Bancorp, the parent company of Ameris Bank, Tuesday announced the acquisition of The Coastal Bank (Coastal Bankshares, Inc), scheduled to close in the third quarter of 2014. Once this merger is finalized, Ameris Bank will be the largest community bank on the Georgia coast.

March 11, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Photography shop marks opening

Joanna Ng Photography was welcomed as a new member of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on Feb. 20 at the chamber offices in Hinesville.

March 09, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Homes for Heroes ranks area realtor high

Homes for Heroes recently named Lisa Scales with Keller Williams Realty Coastal Area Partners its No. 2 realtors affiliate nationwide in 2013, based on number of heroes served.

March 07, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Gun manufacturer cutting workforce

North Bryan-based engineering and weapons manufacturer Daniel Defense announced Tuesday a 14 percent net reduction in workforce due to current market conditions.

March 05, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Job fair, business expo here in April

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a job fair and business expo from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 9 at the Shuman Recreation Center in Hinesville.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Meat, seafood shop opens in Midway

Coastal Meat and Seafood held a grand opening and ribbon cutting, in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, Feb. 21 at 9784 Seagrass Plaza, suite C, on E. Oglethorpe Highway in Midway.

March 02, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Coastal Bank hires new mortgage originator

SAVANNAH - Gerald Lee recently was hired as a mortgage loan originator by The Coastal Bank at the bank's Hinesville office, 101 W. Henry St.

March 01, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Courier going to metered paywall

In an attempt to show potential new online readers what the Coastal Courier has to offer in the way of up-to-the-minute updates on intensely local news, sports, features and events, the multimedia company will launch its new metered paywall Saturday, March 1.

February 28, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


Report: Film company was denied access to track

After days of rumors, conjecture and finger-pointing, the office investigating last week's fatal train accident in Wayne County has issued a preliminary report.

February 26, 2014 | By Bill DeYoung Correspondent | Business


Airport operator hoping to promote it

MidCoast Regional Airport's new fixed-base operator told local Joint Management Board members Wednesday that efforts to reduce costs, train airport staff in fuel quality control and promote the airport are going well.

February 25, 2014 | By Denise Etheridge | Business


OMI drops suit against Richmond Hill

The public works company Operations Management International has dropped its $2 million lawsuit against Richmond Hill, a mere two months after it was filed.

February 25, 2014 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Small scam can cost consumers plenty

When you check your credit-card statements every month for thefts, your eyes likely scan down the column of figures for large amounts that indicate scammers have used your card for major purchases.

February 23, 2014 | By David Uffington Columnist | Business


State revenue up in January

Gov. Nathan Deal recently announced that Georgia's net tax collections for the month of January totaled almost $1.81 billion for an increase of $76.25 million, or 4.4 percent, compared to the month-ended January 2013.

February 16, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber, CVB launch new website

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Convention and Visitors Bureau launched its new website Feb. 6.

February 15, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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