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Dryden housing project progressing

More homes are going up in Hinesville as Liberty County developers continue to prepare for growth.

July 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Leadership Liberty graduates next group

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has announced the graduation of it's fifth Leadership Liberty Class at Bluff Creek. Leadership Liberty is an adult leadership class designed to cultivate future leaders for Liberty County during a nine-month course. The chamber will begin accepting nominations for the 2009-10 class in August.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New law gives 'cash for clunkers'

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, announced that President Barack Obama signed into law a program on June 30 that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is calling the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS). This is a government program that helps motorists purchase new, more fuel efficient vehicles when they trade in a less fuel efficient vehicle through credit of up to $4,500 from the government.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger complete

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation announced recently that they have completed their merger.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sonic crew in service olympics

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Hinesville Sonic Drive-In crew is one step closer to qualifying for the national finals of the 16th annual Dr Pepper Sonic Games, the competition that recognizes the best Sonic Drive-Ins in the country.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Day care is 'center of recognition'

June 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Work begins on new office park

Another office park is going up in Hinesville - more proof news of the 5th BCT's absence on Fort Stewart may not hurt growth in Liberty County.

June 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Savannah Tech prepares Target workers

SAVANNAH - Target will continue hiring people for its distribution center in Midway through 2009 and Savannah Technical College will help prepare the new employees.

June 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Governor uses new airport on visit

During Gov. Sonny Perdue's recent visit to Liberty County for a statewide business and housing expo at Savannah Technical College's Liberty County campus, he flew into MidCoast Regional Airport for the first time.

June 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Multi-cultural business institute opens

B.C.Bautista and Associates opened its new multi-cultural business and language institute in Hinesville this month.

June 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


County Line Barn plans cowboy day

LUDOWICI - County Line Barn, a Western store in Long County, is planning a cowboy party for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at their store.

June 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP presents scholarship

Barbara Meador, left, vice president of operations for VIP Office, presents a scholarship check to Robert Warren, who recently graduated and will attend Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall. Warren's mother, Michelle Warren, right, is a federal sales specialist with the company.

June 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Slow business closes Rite Aid

Kelly Hutton walked out of Hinesville Rite Aid with Christmas lights, candy and small trinkets after hearing the local pharmacy store was liquidating.

June 19, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Heritage Bank wraps up Glynn bank acquisition

The Heritage Bank completed the acquisition of two Glynn County branches of Security Bank on June 12.

June 19, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Area barbershops at risk of losing licenses

Two local barber shops are at risk of losing their licenses because of unpaid citations, after a June 8 meeting of the state board of barbers.

June 19, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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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


Work-life balance lesson learned from son's comment

It was another hectic Saturday morning.

April 22, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Etsy: Will going corporate change its DIY ethos?

Etsy, an online craft marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers of handmade clothes, art, crafts and other one-of-a-kind products, has some loyal entrepreneurs on edge as the website tries to find its place on Wall Street following a public stock offering.

April 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Google changes mobile search criteria

"Mobilegeddon," as many are calling it, happened Tuesday, courtesy of Google, the predominant web search engine.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Winning the middle class financial battle

Abbey Finch was raised in an upper middle class home, attended expensive private schools and, as she put it, “Basically wanted for nothing and got every opportunity handed to us.”

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


How part-time work could affect your next parent-teacher conference

Roughly 17 percent of workers have “unstable” work schedules that can drastically change from week to week, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute released this month, a trend that is hurting families and contributing to the cycle of poverty.

April 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Downtown merchants want more shoppers

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority is looking at ways to attract more shoppers downtown.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Business


Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


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