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Fed chair expects economic growth in 2009

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year.

But in prepared testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke warned that even after a recovery gets under way, economic activity is likely to be subpar. That means businesses will stay cautious about hiring, driving up the nation's unemployment rate and causing "further sizable job losses" in the coming months, he said.

May 05, 2009 | Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business


Tuna cannery locating in Lyons

ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.

Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Georgia's oldest worker sought

Nominations are now being accepted in the search for America's oldest worker. Sponsored by nonprofit Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for older workers, the search is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the contributions older individuals make in today's workplace and to break down barriers often associated with their employment.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Stimulus money will put 500 area youth to work

Federal stimulus dollars - to the tune of $1.4 million - will take 500 young people from the couch to the work force this summer.

May 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Cici's honored for helping neighborhood watch

Maria Fergosa, neighborhood watch coordinator for the Pine Ridge subdivision, and Hinesville Police Department Officer John Williams present a plaque to Cici's Pizza store manager Shawn Schulte on March 27 to thank the restaurant for sponsoring the Hinesville Neighborhood Watch Organization. Cici's provided refreshments for meetings, social functions and other events.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Comcast Care Day aims at community

SAVANNAH – On Saturday, April 25, more than 180 local Comcast employees, along with their families and friends, volunteered to improve the Headstart programs in Savannah and Hinesville as part of Comcast's eighth annual "Comcast Cares Day." At the same time across the country, more than 50,000 Comcast volunteers participated in this annual day of service, which is one of the largest single days of corporate volunteer efforts in the country. Comcast Cares Day is one way that Comcast helps to power dreams and demonstrate a year-round commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


NeSmith announces GM's Total Confidence program

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet on Highway 84 East in Hinesville, recently announced General Motors' new Total Confidence Program, which provides consumers with product protection, family protection, vehicle value protection and payment protection with each new car purchased through April 30.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Interstate Credit Union opens in Midway

Interstate Credit Union, headquartered in Jesup, will open its newest office in Midway, on East Oglethorpe Highway, today. The new office, across from the Midway post office, was built by Howe Construction of Atlanta and is a full-service branch offering checking accounts, savings accounts, personal loans and home mortgage loans.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Company asking for OK of massive development

Governmental heads in Liberty County will be deciding in the next couple months whether to allow the state's largest landowner to develop inside county lines.

April 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local businesses are 'thinking green'

Standing in a window of the newest hotdog stand in town, Chow Hound's owner Marrianne Rudy asks a customer if he would like some homemade beans or slaw to go with his dog.

April 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business


NAACP forum focuses on job opportunities

Local job opportunities were a hot topic during the NAACP's State of the Community forum last week when audience members questioned minority representation.

April 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Bank of America posts 1stQ profit; stocks fall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America Corp. posted strong first-quarter earnings Monday as higher revenue from the purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co. helped offset a surge in credit costs. Wall Street, concerned about banks' continuing loan problems, looked past Bank of America's profit and fell sharply.

Bank of America's results surpassed analysts' expectations. But like other banking companies, it is still stuggling with fallout from the recession, taking a hefty $13.4 billion provision for credit losses.

April 20, 2009 | By Ieva M. Augstums Associated Press writer | Business


Local company keeps focus on community

Waltrich Plastic Corp. is a family owned and operated company that has found a winning formula to foster families in the workplace, and giving back to the community.

April 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Savannah church sets career workshops

Savannah Christian Church will host two employment workshops, offering free practical advice for jobseekers.

April 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Building starting in business park

With a building permit on the way, construction in the Hinesville Professional Center, across Highway 196 from Liberty Regional Medical Center is starting.

April 17, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Metro unemployment rate falls in September

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for September was 8.2 percent, down 0.9 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

October 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Statewide project managers visit Liberty

A delegation of statewide economic and community development project managers last week received a warm welcome to Liberty County.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Low Country Eye opening new RH office

Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Business promotes itself at Oktoberfest

Into the Sun Tanning Salon employee Megan Kesner, right, and owner Cayla Faulk set up a Halloween-themed both to promote their business and sell merchandise during the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest Vendor and Craft Fair at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls in September

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for September was 8.2 percent, down 0.9 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Walthourville business featured

A Walthourville business will be the focus of an episode of a digital-content series.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union marks special day

Interstate Credit Union's Midway branch celebrated International Credit Union Day on Oct. 16.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bank helps fight hunger with drive

Ameris Bank's fifth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative is in full swing. Non-perishable food items are being collected through October.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local DQ among hacked stores

Hinesville's Dairy Queen is on a list of restaurants that have been hit by a security breach during August, the company announced Thursday.

October 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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