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YMCA director speaks at Rotary

Lee Boggess, director of the Liberty County YMCA, addresses the Rotary Club Tuesday about literacy worldwide. According to the 2000 census, 96 percent of people speak English well in Liberty County compared to the state's 98 percent average. Boggess also informed the group 20 percent of the world's population is illiterate.

August 18, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Vote for the best in Liberty County

The Reader Favorites Ballot is available online this year.

August 16, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Planned subdivisions taking different tact

Two planned subdivisions are expected to appear on Colonel's Island soon, and they are considered unique among the many developments going up in the county.

August 11, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


Real estate transfers for July 20

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from July 2-6. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

August 04, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Sawgrass Landing set for fall start

Sawgrass Landing, a planned $50 million residential and commercial development, is scheduled to begin construction in Midway this fall.

August 04, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


GSU graduate gets IT job

Three recent graduates from the College of Information Technology at Georgia Southern University have joined the consulting firm BravePoint, where, as new employees, they are first-time participants in a special training program.

August 04, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


New restaurant in Gum Branch

Moomie's Fried Chicken opened June 9 and offers fried chicken, chicken wings, gizzards, cornbread and more.

July 31, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Plaza owner, neighbors work to resolve concerns

The ongoing saga involving Liberty Square in Long County appears to be headed toward resolution.

July 31, 2007 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Mainship cutting jobs at Midway plant

Mainship Corp. recently announced it will shift production of its Pilot and Trawler models from its Midway plant to the main manufacturing facility of its parent company, Luhrs Marine Group, in St. Augustine, Fla.

July 28, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Real estate transfers for July 13

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office between and June 18-22. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers; the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives you an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

July 28, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Oil prices bump up trade deficit

Trade deficit rises to second highest level this year, reflecting jump in foreign oil bill

July 27, 2007 | By Martin Crutsinger Associated Press Economics Writer | Business


Commissioner losing busines to road work

Liberty County Commissioner Pat Bowen will soon lose his business to bulldozers - a result of the widening of Highway 196 east.

July 26, 2007 | By John Deike Staff Writer | Business


Chamber hosts laua

July 17, 2007 | Staff report | Business


Co-op elects Bragdon as president

"The shoes of men like John Toby Woods and Jack Waters are hard to fill," said Ronnie Bragdon, new president of Coastal Electric Cooperative, naming his two predecessors.

July 17, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Correspondent | Business


Program promots small business

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently sponsored a resource forum at Savannah Technical College to educate entrepreneurs' methods of enhancing their existing businesses or starting new ones.

July 14, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


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The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.

February 25, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.

February 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Thanks to the Internet, the world has come to expect instant gratification in its quest for information. But the expectation of cheap, fast delivery has come at a price: It has become harder for artists, writers and musicians to make a living selling their work.

February 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


New RH plant already adding workers

Caesarstone, a manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill and create 130 additional jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal's office. The plan for expansion, which quietly has been in the works under code name "Project Honey," comes before the opening of Caesarstone's new plant at Belfast Commerce Centre.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Allstate honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently received Allstate's distinguished agency award for outstanding performance in 2014. The Holtzmans received an expense-paid trip to Hawaii in June 2015.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in the Hinesville area now have a new digital agency to help increase their customer base.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


6 tips for standing out in job interviews

If you’ve been out of the job interview game for a while, jumping back in is intimidating. Should you emphasize your title? What relevant skills matter most? Where do you start? Whether you’re an accomplished job applicant or a newbie, here are tips for standing out from the crowd:

February 11, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Emotional labor: Getting paid for good work attitude

Every job has requirements. Factory workers are required to do specific tasks every day. Doctors have to abide by certain health and ethical codes in caring for patients. Cooks have to prepare food according to the menu.

February 11, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


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