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Shane's Rib Shack ready to open here

ATLANTA - Shane's Rib Shack, a Petrus Brands company, is expanding further into South Georgia with six new locations, including Hinesville, Savannah, Pooler and Valdosta, and into South Carolina with future store openings in Beaufort.

December 14, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Step taken for new plant

Liberty County Development Authority board members met early Tuesday to review a memorandum of understanding that would bring them a step closer to welcoming a sizeable, though still unnamed, employer to the area.

December 14, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Courier wins statewide education award

The Georgia School Boards Association has awarded the Coastal Courier the GSBA Beacon Award for its coverage of local education.

December 11, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


LCDA marketer in leadership class

Anna Chafin, director of marketing and research for the Liberty County Development Authority, has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2010.

December 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State's job market shows little improvement

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 72,298 laid-off workers filed initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in November, a decrease of 2,182 from November 2008.

December 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union starts work on new Ludowici branch

The Altamaha Federal Credit Union broke ground Friday for its Ludowici office on Highway 84..

December 09, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Realty Executives opens remodeled office

The new Realty Executives Liberty Office building recently opened at 401 S. Main St. in Hinesville.

December 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless numbers still up in area; better than state's

Joblessness in the Hinesville area was up again in October, but still tracking better than the state's.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Local, daily newsletter starts Tuesday

The Coastal Courier debuts a free, daily e-mail publication, Good Morning Liberty, on Tuesday.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Business


New airport manager hopes to boost business

MidCoast Regional Airport welcomed Greg Schramuk as the new general manager this month, and he is prepared to help the airport's business take off. Schramuk has education, training and flight experience by his side; he holds a degree in aviation management and a commercial pilot's license with a certified instructor endorsement.

November 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


Retailers crossing fingers for Black Friday

Local merchants are hopeful they will have a profitable holiday season, even in a slow economy. The busy pre-Christmas shopping period will kick off the day after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as "Black Friday."

November 25, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


LCDA put money behind promoting growth

The Liberty County Development Authority recently took action on several items.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate at 10.2 in October

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 10.2 percent in October, up one-tenth of a percent from a revised 10.1 percent in September.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP convention prizes spur promotion here

Barbara Meador, Cathy O'Hagan and MeLissa Green of VIP Office Furniture and Supply recently won prizes at the TriMega Focus 2009 conference in Hollywood, Fla. Meador won $1,000, O'Hagan won an iPod Nano and Green won a 750GB desktop hard drive.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bennett Agency owner earns service award

As a business leader and resident of the Hinesville/Liberty County area, Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett, of the Bennett Agency, has been designated a premier service agency for 2009.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Barbecue restaurant opens

The Rusty Pig held a ribbon-cutting ceremony April 7 at its new Hinesville location, 762 Veterans Parkway.

April 28, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Why some handsome men have trouble finding work

If you’re a handsome guy, you’ve probably got it made, right? After all, research shows attractive people are more likely to be healthy, intelligent and better candidates for marriage. Other studies show that beautiful people are recognized as more likeable and trustworthy than people who are not.

April 27, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Business expo canceled

The 2015 Business Expo scheduled for May 6 in Hinesville has been canceled.

April 27, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Pipeline company reveals details

Kinder Morgan's Palmetto Pipeline Project has generated a great deal of controversy in a relatively short time.

April 27, 2015 | By Jeff Whitten Correspondent | Business


Join the crowds by listing your home in spring

Homebuyers who are waiting for summer to start shopping may end up walking through the dregs of what most buyers didn't like. The time to start looking is now, experts say.

April 27, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


This store charges women less than men to fight wage inequality

The products in Elana Schlenker's pop-up shop are hand-crafted by many talented and diverse women, but that's not their only draw. According to Schlenker, women who buy these products will receive a special discount.

April 27, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Podcasters can relax thanks to patent ruling

Podcasters likely breathed a sigh of relief this month after regulators ruled against an alleged patent troll that threatened the popular medium.

April 27, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Social media causes fallout in workplace, leads to potential dismissal

Instagram selfies, Twitter hashtag-campaigns and funny Vines are normal parts of life on the Internet. So, don't be surprised if you find your boss monitoring your social media activity — and taking you to task for something deemed inappropriate.

April 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


The other gender gap less people are talking about

There's another gender gap in America that a lot less people are talking about. Researchers call it "the charity gap."

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What it takes to be middle class in each state

"Will Hillary Clinton fight hard enough for the middle class?" economist and former Labor Secretary Robert Reich asked earlier this month in the Christian Science Monitor. Reich served under former President Bill Clinton.

April 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google, which runs the world’s most popular search engine and email service, is also in the car business.

April 23, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


What really makes something 'cool'

In 2001, journalist and researcher Douglas Rushkoff decided to dive deep into the heart of how marketers target teens. The result was a Frontline PBS special titled “The Merchants of Cool.”

April 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Google jumps into car business, came close to buying Tesla

Google, which runs the world’s most popular search engine and email service, is also in the car business.

April 23, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


How much money should you be saving from each paycheck? More than you think

Saving money might be harder than you think.

April 22, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


How millennials can put an end to their job hunt

Brian Dab and Amanda Rivera are only two years apart in their respective college graduations.

April 22, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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