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Savannah Tech gets auto program here

Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus will offer automotive classes beginning summer quarter.

April 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


More to building a home than a hammer and nails

Liberty County may have the housing ready for the estimated 10,000 soldiers and family members set to arrive with Fort Stewart's new brigade by October 2010.

April 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Jobless claims up more than double over 2008

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March of 2008.

The department said Thursday the metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of increase in claims were Gainesville, up 249.4 percent; Rome, up 218.4 percent; and Brunswick, up 185.0 percent.

April 09, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


LCDA may refinance its headquarters

The Liberty County Development Authority is looking to permanently finance its $2.5 million building on Highway 84.

April 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Home buying seminar is April 25

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, along with The Coastal Bank, is pleased to announce a free first-time, home buying seminar at 7:02 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Coastal Bank, 101 S. Main St., Hinesville.

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jones Medical Equipment opens here

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


$250 payments for SS beneficiaries on way

Vice President Joe Biden and Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced recently that the federal government will send out $250 economic recovery payments to people who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits beginning in early May and continuing throughout the month. No action is required to get

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Board of realtors honors agents productivity

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its award banquet Friday at Group Therapy Bar and Grill.

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Heritage Bank buying two branches in Glynn Co.

The Heritage Bank announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire the two Glynn County branches of Security Bank.

April 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber hears how area is 'Work Ready'

Tom Hines, executive director of training operations at Savannah Technical College, explained the Georgia Work Ready Initiative program to a crowd of about 50 during Thursday's Progress through People luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 01, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Long development authority elects chairwoman

LUDOWICI - The Long County Development Authority elected Christy Wingate as chairwoman, replacing the late Terry Gordon.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Coldwell Banker, Holtzman honored for sales

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors was named the No. 1 company in units closed with 21-35 agents in the Southern region for independently owned and operated affiliated companies in the Coldwell Banker system in 2008.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Officials to discuss nuke plant near Baxley

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Thursday, April 2, and will be available to discuss and answer questions about the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2008 at the Hatch nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Co., is about 11 miles north of Baxley and about 20 miles south of Vidalia.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local certified in corporate etiquette

McLEAN, Va. - Hinesville resident Daisy Jones was recently trained and certified as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant by The Protocol School of Washington.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


87 counties post double digit unemployment

ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.

Georgia has a record-high 9.3 percent jobless rate, more than a percentage point above the national average of 8.1 percent.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | 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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