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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


Holtzman to hold seminars

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors is sponsoring a free career seminar to familiarize current and potential real estate licensees with basic information on residential real estate.

September 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sunset Novelties closed for now

Area couples who want to put some spice in their relationship will have to travel to Savannah for those special ingredients. Sunset Novelties, an adult products retailer, remains closed due to what its operators describe as "legal issues" with the city of Hinesville.

September 02, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


Area unemployment up in July

Unemployment in the Hinesville area rose to 8.5 percent in July, up three-tenths of a percent from June, the Georgia Department of Labor estimates.

August 28, 2009 | Staff report | Business


One Stop Express opens in Long County

One Stop Express had a grand opening ceremony last Saturday in Long County.

August 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


VIP adds three staffers

VIP Office Furniture & Supply recently added three employees to its staff.

August 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Cash for Clunkers ending Monday

The government's program to rid roadways of dirty cars while presumably boosting auto industry sales found mild success in Hinesville, but left plenty to be desired.

August 24, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


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Development authority OKs budgets

The Liberty County Development Authority balanced and approved all of its budgets last week. The budget is for fiscal-year 2016, which runs from July 1 through June 30.

July 02, 2015 | By Caitlin Kenney | Business


Canoochee employee honored by national

Joe Sikes recently was selected as one of the 2015 Touchstone Energy Cooperatives Brand Champions at the national CONNECT '15 conference held in Minneapolis.

June 26, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


What one of the richest men in America is doing to teach kids about money

Warren Buffett is one of the most succesful investors in history. He's currently worth over $70 billion, constantly ranking among the richest men in the world.

June 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Fed holding off on rate increases but says it could still happen this year

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced last week the economy is still not strong enough to warrant a hike for interest rates, though she is optimistic the anticipated hike could arrive as soon as September.

June 23, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Business


Americans households have the highest credit card debt since recession

American consumers are accumulating credit card debt at the same rate as before the recession, despite paying down a huge chunk of that borrowing during the first quarter of this year, according to CardHub’s 2015 Credit Card Debt Study released this week.

June 22, 2015 | Omar Etman Deseret News | Business


This is probably why you liked 'Jurassic World' so much

Last weekend, the newest installment in the Jurassic Park franchise, "Jurassic World," set the record for the highest opening weekend in history, beating out the previous champ, Marvel’s "The Avengers."

June 22, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Facebook billionaire donates $5 million to help undocumented immigrants pay for college

Billionaire Mark Zuckerberg announced Wednesday that he and his wife, Priscilla Chan, had donated $5 million to a scholarship fund for undocumented immigrants.

June 21, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


New music store opens in Hinesville

Hinesville has a new musical instrument sales, repair and instructional store. Backline Productions Services LLC opened its doors in March but held its official grand opening May 16.

June 18, 2015 | Patty Leon | Business


What students should really look for in a college education

As tuition increases, more and more economists and public figures are calling for a more pragmatic approach to what it should mean to get a college degree. The president of the Association of American Universities, Hunter Rawlings, disagrees.

June 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


7 ways a small business can save on its taxes

One of the advantages to owning a small business is that you have additional tax deductions that are set up with business owners in mind. It’s hard to know which tax deductions are applicable to your individual situation, which is why you should work with an experienced tax accountant to maximize your write-offs.

June 17, 2015 | Troy Martin Deseret News | Business


Discount store to start hiring

Wal-Mart will hire up to 95 people to work at the new Walmart Neighborhood Market slated to open this fall in Hinesville.

June 17, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Is this the greatest high school graduation ever? Maybe

Ever heard of Kahuku High School in Hawaii? If not, now you'll probably never forget it.

June 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Everyone is still struggling to know what to make of 'trigger warnings'

After discussing his "mild racism" during his opening monologue for Saturday Night on May 16, stand-up comedian Louis C.K. ruffled some feathers by joking about knowing a "neighborhood child molester" in his youth.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Are family-oriented work policies bad for business?

The rise of mandatory paid leave for both men and women who have children has been meteoric, according to The New Republic's Lauren Sandler.

June 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Is your potential employee confident or arrogant?

There's a fine line between confidence and arrogance, and unfortunately in business, it can be the make-or-break quality of a successful leader. Arrogant leaders are prone to being disagreeable and aggressive; they tend to push down their employees, drain away motivation and loyalty and paralyze productivity. Erika Napoletano, in a recent Entrepreneur.com article, calls arrogance “the idiot cousin of the confident businessperson.” Motivational sales trainer Patrick Henry Hansen, who has advised my company on a number of issues over the years, puts it this way: Confidence is always attractive, and arrogance is always repulsive.

June 14, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


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