Unless you've been cut off from every source of media, not to mention all human contact, you're aware that the Super Bowl is fast approaching. If you're a football fan, you're probably eager to watch the game featuring this year's best teams. And if you're a business owner, you can learn a lot from how Super Bowl teams are put together.
WASHINGTON - Women-owned small businesses can begin taking steps to participate in a new federal contracting program today, the U.S. Small Business Administration recently announced. The new Women-Owned Small Business Federal Contract Program will be fully implemented during the next several months, with the first contracts expected to be awarded by the fourth quarter of fiscal year 2011.
ATLANTA – The preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Savannah and Coastal Georgia areas increased in December, according to reports from the office of State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler.
The Ford Plantation in Richmond Hill has been named Best Wedding Venue by the 2011 Bride's Choice Awards with the online wedding planning resource Wedding Wire.
The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had its annual awards banquet Jan. 20 at Fort Stewart's Club Stewart. The following business and entrepreneurs were recognized for their efforts in 2010:
ATLANTA – State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said today that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area increased to 8.5 percent in December, up one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.4 percent in November.
At its January meeting, the six members of the Georgia Real Estate Commission elected George Holtzman of Hinesville as the chairman for 2011.
ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's Savannah Career Center will help JCB, one of the world's largest manufacturers of construction equipment, recruit workers for its plant in Pooler in Chatham County.
Unless you keep track of obscure holidays, you may not be aware that Jan. 29 is National Puzzle Day. And while this day may not draw much attention, it does recognize the enjoyment that millions of people get from doing puzzles.
The Coastal Courier will host a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours from 5-7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 27.
JEKYLL ISLAND- A 260-room hotel on Jekyll Island is about to close its doors.
SAVANNAH - Georgia port officials pledged Monday to support a deeper shipping channel for rival seaport Charleston, S.C., while they also seek federal permission and funding to dredge the waterway to the Port of Savannah.
Firth Rixson on Wednesday formally announced the grand opening of its new facility in Midway during a two-day customer appreciation event at the site in Tradeport East Business Park. The company also officially announced the signing of a contract with Rolls-Royce, owned by BMW, to produce parts for the foreign cars at the new facility.
ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Mark Butler said Thursday that Georgia's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose to 10.2 percent in December, up two-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 10 percent in November. The preliminary November rate of 10.1 percent reported last month has been revised downward by one-tenth of a percentage point. The rate was 10.3 percent in December 2009. This is the 39th consecutive month Georgia has exceeded the national unemployment rate, which is currently 9.4 percent.
Given the economic climate we're in, you may one day be faced with a downsizing or otherwise forced to retire earlier than you had planned. But even if that happens, you can still maintain control of your financial future - if you make the right moves.
The MacAljon family of companies will hold an open house and ribbon cutting Tuesday at their new facility, 2801 Highway 17 Tuesday.