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Business owners need own 'quarterback'

Unless you've been cut off from every source of media, not to mention all human contact, you're aware that the Super Bowl is fast approaching. If you're a football fan, you're probably eager to watch the game featuring this year's best teams. And if you're a business owner, you can learn a lot from how Super Bowl teams are put together.

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


SBA has program for woman business owners

WASHINGTON - Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program today, the U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced. The new Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program will be fully implemented during the next several months, with the first contracts expected to be awarded by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011.

February 04, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Area jobless numbers increase

ATLANTA – The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas increased in December, according to reports from the office of State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.

February 02, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ford Plantation named wedding venue

The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill has been named Best Wedding Venue by the 2011 Bride's Choice Awards with the online wedding planning resource Wedding Wire.

January 31, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber honors members, businesses

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had its annual awards banquet Jan. 20 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart. The following business and entrepreneurs were recognized for their efforts in 2010:

January 28, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville jobless numbers up in December

ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.5 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.4 percent in November.

January 28, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Broker heads state regulatory agency

At its January meeting, the six members of the Georgia Real Estate Commission elected George Holtzman of Hinesville as the chairman for 2011.

January 28, 2011 | Staff report | Business


Equipment plant schedules job fair

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center will help JCB, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction equipment, recruit workers for its plant in Pooler in Chatham County.

January 28, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Put your financial puzzle together

Unless you keep track of obscure holidays, you may not be aware that Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day. And while this day may not draw much attention, it does recognize the enjoyment that millions of people get from doing puzzles.

January 28, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business


Business after hours at Courier Thursday

The Coastal Courier will host a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.

January 26, 2011 | Staff report | Business


260-room Jekyll Island hotel closing

JEKYLL ISLAND- A 260-room hotel on Jekyll Island is about to close its doors.

January 25, 2011 | Associated Press | Business


Port Authority wants SC deepening too

SAVANNAH - Georgia port officials pledged Monday to support a deeper shipping channel for rival seaport Charleston, S.C., while they also seek federal permission and funding to dredge the waterway to the Port of Savannah.

January 25, 2011 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business


Firth Rixson ready to open foundry here

Firth Rixson on Wednesday formally announced the grand opening of its new facility in Midway during a two-day customer appreciation event at the site in Tradeport East Business Park. The company also officially announced the signing of a contract with Rolls-Royce, owned by BMW, to produce parts for the foreign cars at the new facility.

January 21, 2011 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business


State jobless rate over 10% in December

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in December, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in November. The preliminary November rate of 10.1 percent reported last month has been revised downward by one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate was 10.3 percent in December 2009. This is the 39th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.4 percent.

January 21, 2011 | Special to the Courier | Business


Prepare for early, possible unwanted, retirement

Given the economic climate we're in, you may one day be faced with a downsizing or otherwise forced to retire earlier than you had planned. But even if that happens, you can still maintain control of your financial future - if you make the right moves.

January 21, 2011 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business


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Port's container rate continues to grow

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis Foltz reported 8 percent growth in containerized trade in February, compared to the same month a year ago.

April 29, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restaurant sanitation scores for April 26

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Convenience stores help fight lymphoma

Enmarket will sell paper icons in all 64 of its retail stores in Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina, including the Hinesville location, in support ...

April 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls to 5.9 percent in March

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for March was 5.9 percent, down 0.1 percentage point ...

April 21, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Insurance commissioner questions Allstate request

ATLANTA - Georgia Insurance Commissioner Ralph Hudgens is warning consumers that Allstate Property and Casualty Insurance Co. has filed an overall statewide automobile rate increase of ...

April 20, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Restraurant sanitation scores for April 18

The following are among the food service establishments inspected in March by the Liberty County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale. Kitchens ...

April 18, 2016 | Staff report | Business


Time to talk about end-of-life issues is now

They say the only two things in life that are certain are death and taxes.

April 18, 2016 | By Richard Barid and Michael Smith Guest columnists | Business


New Hinesville shopping center to feature national retailers

A large shopping center coming to Hinesville will feature several nationally known brands when it is completed in April 2017.

April 18, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


New Long County flood maps topic at Tuesday open house

ATLANTA - Newly revised preliminary digital flood insurance rate maps for the Georgia coastal areas, including Long County, will be available for residents to review at ...

April 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


MacAljon opening plant in Richmond Hill

The MacAljon family of companies will hold an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday at their new facility, 2801 Highway 17 Tuesday.

April 15, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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