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'Tis the season for returns

Forget about washing the sinkful of dirty dishes or gathering up those piles of wrapping paper, there's some after-Christmas shopping and gift-returning to be done.

December 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Job rolls up a tad

The latest unemployment numbers released by the Georgia Department of Labor may hold a glimmer of light at the end of the tunnel for Hinesville and Coastal Georgia.

December 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Restaurant earns sign with persistence

It took four years of negotiating, but Juan's Mexicali owner Michael Moody finally got the city of Hinesville to approve a new sign for his restaurant. The sign was posted where a Wendy's sign once stood.

December 24, 2009 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Lumpkin moves up in accounting firm

Certified public accountant Penny Hendry Lumpkin has been admitted as a member of the firm Barrs, Coiner & Lumpkin, LLC (formerly Carmichael, Clay & Barrs, LLC) in Brunswick.

December 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Discount grocery coming to Hinesville

Early next spring, thrifty shoppers will have more options to look forward to when the Save-A-Lot grocery store chain opens a location in Hinesville.

December 23, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Small businesses rule city scene

Though debate continues over whether the economic recession will end in 2010, the mom-and-pop shops that opened in 2009 might just stick around another year, and Hinesville is inviting more businesses to bring their goods and services to town.

December 23, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Holtzman Christmas drives give to charities

December 21, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Comcast rolls out faster Internet

SAVANNAH - Comcast, a provider of entertainment, information and communications products and services, recently announced it is launching next-generation DOCSIS 3.0 and moving from broadband to wideband in Savannah and surrounding areas, including several southeastern Georgia communities.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Locals graduate from development academy

The Georgia Academy for Economic Development recently announced the local graduates from the 2009 region 12 multi-day training program.

December 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Power asks for rate hike

ATLANTA - Georgia Power has asked the Public Service Commission to approve increased fuel charges that would raise the bill for the typical residential customer by $6.98 a month.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported on it's Web site that the utility asked the Georgia PSC to approve the request Tuesday.

December 17, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Project Thunder memorandum gets OK

The board of the Liberty County Development Authority approved a final memorandum of understanding Tuesday morning with the company behind Project Thunder, a large-scale development that's anticipated to bring at least 200 jobs to the area sometime late next year.

December 16, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Secretary of Army has no solution for lost brigade

Last week's meeting between the secretary of the Army and local proponents of troop increases for Fort Stewart revealed some measure of compensation may be possible for community investors and the Army post, but no promises were made.

December 16, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


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


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Conference promotes business-friendly city

The city of Hinesville pulled out all the stops for the inaugural Mayor's Small Business Conference, a 2½-hour event held filled with workshops, panels and networking opportunities designed to entice people to invest their business in Hinesville.

May 28, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Development magazine high on Liberty

Liberty County recently was featured among "America's Top Sites for Business Prosperity and an Enjoyable Life" by Trade & Industry Development magazine.

May 27, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Motorcycle shop crosses 30-year mark

Everyone dreams of taking a passion or hobby and finding a way to make a living from it.

May 27, 2015 | By Patty Leon | Business


Planners don't recommend mobile home plan

Anglers Edge on Colonel's Island will remain a subdivision for site-built homes - for now.

May 27, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


Young people seek part-time work, more flexibility, survey shows

The last few weeks have reminded me, yet again, that I really need more hours in every day.

May 26, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Should your company hire a rock star? Yankee fans wouldn't

Research reported by Harvard Business Review reports an interesting phenomenon. When “rock star” employees — Fortune 100 CEOs, chief software developers and top “hot shots” in advertising, consulting and law — get hired away, in many cases the luster of their all-star performances lessen.

May 26, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


How strict should parents really be?

A new poll by YouGov found when it comes to the American family, strictness is seen as a virtue, not a vice.

May 26, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tech company opens Hinesville office

Speros, a full-service technology company based in Savannah, held a grand opening Wednesday for its new satellite office in Hinesville.

May 26, 2015 | By Kayla Rand | Business


Development authority deals with infastructure

The Liberty County Development Authority on Wednesday approved entering into a partnership with the city of Hinesville and the Liberty County Board of Commissioners to pay off an extension on MidCoast Regional Airport.

May 26, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Hollywood's 'women problem' is on peak display, and there's a rather simple solution

With the release of the mega-expensive, and mega-anticipated, superhero tent-pole film “Avengers: Age of Ultron,” many critics have expressed fatigue at the manner in which Hollywood blockbusters portray their women heroes.

May 25, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One overlooked factor in the American religious landscape — fertility rates

Arguably the most pervasive takeaway of The Pew Research Center's recent report on the religious landscape of America is that Christianity in America is on the decline, and religion itself may be falling out of fashion.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


There's a new trend among America's elderly class, and it's kind of depressing

Americans seem to be falling in love with the single life.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why housing costs are out of reach for millions of Americans

When it comes to the modern American economy, location is everything. As recent studies have shown, your zip code makes a huge difference when it comes to upward mobility and career opportunities.

May 23, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Tipping is more than just a kind gesture, it's window into cultural attitudes about money

You can tell a lot about a person based on how he or she tips, at least according to author and researcher Kabir Sehghal.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is the 40-hour workweek falling out of fashion?

In 1938, Congress passed the Fair Labor Standards Act as part of then president Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. As a result, the 40-hour workweek (based on the eight-hour workday) became fully integrated, and legislated, as part of American corporate culture.

May 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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