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Chamber director resigns

After nearly a decade on the job, Executive Director Kenny Smiley is leaving his post with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

July 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Business News


Extended unemployment benefits OKed

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2

July 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville jobless rate up in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported recently that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.1 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,900, up 240 from 2,660.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


VIP marks 35 years

VIP Office Furniture and Supply celebrated 35 years in business July 22 with a luncheon. Barbara Pilkinton and Barbara Meador also celebrated 30 and 20 years, respectively, at VIP.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Car dealer receives award

Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles of Hinesville, 734 E.G. Miles Parkway, recently was recognized as one of two dealerships nationwide to receive the U.S. MILES Program's platinum award.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Just Uniforms opens new shop

Just Uniforms recently celebrated the grand opening of its second location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia job loss second in nation

The Georgia Department of Labor reported July 20 that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 15,397, up 837 from 14,560.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State gets $30M for home loans from stimulus

Georgia has received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development for qualifying families considered to have low and very low incomes to purchase or build a home in a rural area.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


City considers day laborer meeting point

Finding a central location where day laborers can meet was one of several topics taken up by the Hinesville City Council during a planning workshop earlier this month.

July 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Long County is certified Work Ready

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced that Long County is one of 11 communities in Georgia to earn a Certified Work Ready designation.

July 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business News


Coastal Bank hires Hinesville manager

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently hired Richelle Barrett as the bank manager at the Hinesville office. Her responsibilities include directing and managing the staff and operations of the branch.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Saturday is 'Work Ready Day' in Liberty

Liberty County workers may take the Georgia Work Ready assessment test from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus. The Work Ready initiative, which officials say ensures workers have valuable skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities, is sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, the city of Hinesville, Savannah Technical College, the Liberty County Board of Education, the Liberty County Development Authority, the Department of Labor and several private organizations.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Program offers real estate discounts to 'heroes'

Homes for Heroes, a company affiliated with realtors, lenders and other real estate service providers, facilitates rebates and discounts for military personnel, police officers, firefighters, teachers, first responders and others who serve communities and the nation. The program is now available in Hinesville.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Workforce development in spotlight

Riceboro City Council member Chris Stacy shared the early results of his city's efforts to put young people to work during Thursday's mid-month county commission meeting. Through the Summer Youth Training program, teens living in Riceboro are placed in summer jobs to learn about the workplace and explore future career options.

July 19, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business News


Linx2Linx offers communication services

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new member, Linx2Linx Service Teams, Inc.

July 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center Grand Opening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hinesville will be co-hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Friday, March 10th ...

February 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Visitors bureau adds marketing job

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Erin Johnson as creative and content coordinator.

February 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber hires new membership coordinator

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has hire Victoria Phillips as membership coordinator.

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bakery opens new shop downtown

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce helped Judi Mills cut a ribbon on the new location of her Southern Sweets Café & Bakery on Feb. 9.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Oglethorpe Square opening moved to March 10

The grand opening for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center has been rescheduled for March 10 at noon.

February 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Workshop on social media marketing

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host a Lunch and Learn Social Media Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m ...

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville joins Liberty's minority chamber

Hinesville has joined the Liberty County Minority Chamber, according to a city news release.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hospital CFO finishes leadership course

ATLANTA - Derek Rozier, chief financial officer at Liberty Regional Medical Center, graduated Jan. 13 from the Leadership GHA Class of 2016-17, a health care leadership ...

February 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Correction: Public works contractor hires new regional boss

A story posted about EOM Operations hiring Gregg Higgins as regional director. in correctly said EOM is Hinesville's public works contrector. ESG won the ...

February 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realty board donates to school children

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors donated hats and gloves to the Liberty County School System to help keep students in need warm.

February 03, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Hinesville joins Liberty County Minority Chamber

Hinesville has joined the Liberty County Minority Chamber, according to a press release issued Thursday by the city.

February 02, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Business News


Calendar planning meeting Feb. 13

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce/CVB will host a community calendar planning meeting at noon Monday, Feb. 13.

January 31, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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