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Starting a business in hard economy

Jim Blake's shopping center is a family affair that combines retail know-how with an entrepreneurial flair to bring new options to shoppers between Walthourville and the edge of Hinesville.

September 25, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


LCDA employee on state board

At its annual conference in Savannah, the Georgia Economic Developers Association named Anna Chafin, director of marketing and research for the Liberty County Development Authority, to its board of directors.

September 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Post office gets five-start rating

The Hinesville/Fort Stewart Post Office recently earned a five-star rating as part of the U.S. Postal Service's new five-star customer service program. Ratings are based on surveys by The Gallup Organization.

September 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Stimulus money available to forestland owners

Federal stimulus funds are now available to help Liberty and Long County landowners establish longleaf pine forests on storm-damaged woodland areas in need of reforestation.

September 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Pooler plant could help Liberty economy

Community leaders are expressing optimism and excitement following Monday's announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue that Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. will locate a manufacturing plant in Pooler.

September 23, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Rotarians get guitar lessons

Howard Paul, president of Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, visited Hinesville last week to give Rotarians a quick rundown of the history and current of state of guitar manufacturing and popularity - especially regarding hand-crafted guitars, Paul's forte.

September 23, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Blockbuster's future here uncertain

Blockbuster Video recently announced plans to close up to 960 stores in the upcoming year, but it's not yet certain which stores, including the Hinesville location, will survive the chopping block.

September 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Landowners learn about easements

The Coastal Regional Commission, invited landowners, elected officials and conservation specialists from 10 surrounding counties to a forum Tuesday morning to discuss the benefits of conservation easements for local land and farm owners.

September 18, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Substation being built in Tradeport East

Georgia Transmission is building a 100 megawatt electric substation in Tradeport East Business Center that will serve existing and future customers in the park and eastern Liberty County.

September 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Law firm opens local office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Christie Register and Register Law Firm with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 10.

September 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


JS Beauty opens for business

JS Beauty recently opened in a new plaza on Airport Road. The beauty supply store's products and services include jewelry, makeup, skin care, hair accessories, wigs, extensions and hair-care products.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Whitman welcomes new pharmacist

Whitman Pharmacy welcomes its newest pharmacist. Rick Casper.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New spa offers massages, bridal packages

A new full-service salon and spa opened Aug. 24 in Hinesville. V.W. Hair Solutions Salon and Spa is at 129 S. Main St. The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently with owner Valeria West, who also owns Virtuous Women Salon in Midway.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Richmond Hill Pharmacy to host health fair

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will have its sixth annual Health Fair from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Grants help students prepare for work

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced 56 high schools in the state have received Georgia work ready training grants that provide three-year access to training software, which helps students improve their work-ready certificate levels.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.

February 25, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.

February 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Thanks to the Internet, the world has come to expect instant gratification in its quest for information. But the expectation of cheap, fast delivery has come at a price: It has become harder for artists, writers and musicians to make a living selling their work.

February 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


New RH plant already adding workers

Caesarstone, a manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill and create 130 additional jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal's office. The plan for expansion, which quietly has been in the works under code name "Project Honey," comes before the opening of Caesarstone's new plant at Belfast Commerce Centre.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Allstate honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently received Allstate's distinguished agency award for outstanding performance in 2014. The Holtzmans received an expense-paid trip to Hawaii in June 2015.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in the Hinesville area now have a new digital agency to help increase their customer base.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


6 tips for standing out in job interviews

If you’ve been out of the job interview game for a while, jumping back in is intimidating. Should you emphasize your title? What relevant skills matter most? Where do you start? Whether you’re an accomplished job applicant or a newbie, here are tips for standing out from the crowd:

February 11, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Emotional labor: Getting paid for good work attitude

Every job has requirements. Factory workers are required to do specific tasks every day. Doctors have to abide by certain health and ethical codes in caring for patients. Cooks have to prepare food according to the menu.

February 11, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


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