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Jobless rate down to 5.3% in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced last week that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from March. The rate in April 2015 was 6 percent.

June 01, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Salon moves to Allenhurst

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting May 12 to celebrate the relocation of Heaven Sent Salon, which is now at 2161 W. Oglethorpe Highway in Allenhurst.

May 31, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point from March. The rate in April 2015 was 6 percent.

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Realty board supports ESPLOST

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors presented $1,000 Thursday to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to support the ESPLOST campaign.

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


State Bank to acquire S Bank

ATLANTA – State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, and S Bankshares Inc. announced Thursday the signing of a definitive agreement for State Bank Financial to acquire S Bankshares and its wholly owned subsidiary, S Bank, in a cash and stock transaction with a purchase price of approximately $11 million on a fully diluted basis, or $56.70 per share.

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Society recognizes employees with Down syndrome, their employers

The seventh annual Night of Champions Thursday at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom was emceed by celebrity chef Jamie Deen.

May 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger raising money for Children's Miracle Network

SAVANNAHA - Area Kroger stores will soon be filled with "Miracle Balloons" for the grocer's annual fundraiser benefitting The Children's Hospital at Memorial University Medical Center - a member hospital of the Children's Miracle Network.

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Eye Inst. opens in Glennville

The Glennville Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting for Glennville Eye Surgery Center, an affiliate of Georgia Eye Institute. Glennville Eye Surgery Center is at 605 S. Veterans Blvd. in Glennville.

May 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Optim Healthcare marks opening of new office here

Optim Healthcare held a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its new Hinesville location, in the Central Station shopping center on Veterans Parkway.

May 12, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Business


Tourism takes spotlight for a week

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week Monday through Saturday.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


May 19 lecture on motivating millenials

SAVANNAH - Gabrielle Jackson Bosché, president and founder of the Millennial Solution and author of "5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook for Managing and Motivating Millennials," will address Georgia Tech-Savannah's May Learning Series May 19 about how to hire, engage and retain the next generation of leaders.

May 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Warehouser doubles port facility

SAVANNAH - Nordic Logistics and Warehousing has doubled capacity at its Savannah location, holding a ribbon cutting last month for a 200,000-square-foot cold storage and blast freezing facility.

May 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dick’s Sporting Goods coming to new Hinesville shopping center

During the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, national athletic retailer Dick's Sporting Goods was announced as one of the occupants.

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


Georgia Power vows flat rates through 2019

ATLANTA - Georgia Power last month announced that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


CH2M on ethics list

DENVER-The Ethisphere Institute has named CH2M to its list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for an eighth consecutive year.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Liberty Minority Chamber forms

Liberty County now has two chambers of commerce - the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the Liberty County Minority Chamber.

July 10, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Business


Ports Authority wins EPA clean air award

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has received a 2016 Clean Air Excellence Award from the Environmental Protection Agency for its electric rubber-tired gantry crane program ...

July 10, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger stores raising money for USO

ATLANTA - Kroger is joining forces with the United Service Organization through July 9 to support American troops and their families by allowing customers to round ...

July 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


State says tourism numbers continue to grow

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Economic Development's Tourism division recently announced that Georgia welcomed an estimated 102.4 million visitors in 2015, an increase ...

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bank's parent completes $26M capital raise

Liberty Shares Inc., the parent company of The Heritage Bank, announced the successful completion of a previously announced $26 million capital raise.

July 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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