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LCDA marketer in leadership class

Anna Chafin, director of marketing and research for the Liberty County Development Authority, has been named to the Leadership Georgia Class of 2010.

December 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State's job market shows little improvement

ATLANTA – The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that 72,298 laid-off workers filed initial claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in November, a decrease of 2,182 from November 2008.

December 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union starts work on new Ludowici branch

The Altamaha Federal Credit Union broke ground Friday for its Ludowici office on Highway 84..

December 09, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Realty Executives opens remodeled office

The new Realty Executives Liberty Office building recently opened at 401 S. Main St. in Hinesville.

December 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless numbers still up in area; better than state's

Joblessness in the Hinesville area was up again in October, but still tracking better than the state's.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Local, daily newsletter starts Tuesday

The Coastal Courier debuts a free, daily e-mail publication, Good Morning Liberty, on Tuesday.

November 30, 2009 | Staff report | Business


New airport manager hopes to boost business

MidCoast Regional Airport welcomed Greg Schramuk as the new general manager this month, and he is prepared to help the airport's business take off. Schramuk has education, training and flight experience by his side; he holds a degree in aviation management and a commercial pilot's license with a certified instructor endorsement.

November 28, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


Retailers crossing fingers for Black Friday

Local merchants are hopeful they will have a profitable holiday season, even in a slow economy. The busy pre-Christmas shopping period will kick off the day after Thanksgiving, known to retailers as "Black Friday."

November 25, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


LCDA put money behind promoting growth

The Liberty County Development Authority recently took action on several items.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State jobless rate at 10.2 in October

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 10.2 percent in October, up one-tenth of a percent from a revised 10.1 percent in September.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP convention prizes spur promotion here

Barbara Meador, Cathy O'Hagan and MeLissa Green of VIP Office Furniture and Supply recently won prizes at the TriMega Focus 2009 conference in Hollywood, Fla. Meador won $1,000, O'Hagan won an iPod Nano and Green won a 750GB desktop hard drive.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bennett Agency owner earns service award

As a business leader and resident of the Hinesville/Liberty County area, Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett, of the Bennett Agency, has been designated a premier service agency for 2009.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Printing problem delays paper

 A major problem with the Courier's printer in Statesboro Saturday evening delayed delivery of Sunday's paper.

Courier publisher Mark Griffin said papers were to be delivered Sunday, but he apologized to readers for any inconvenience it caused.

November 15, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville Day Spa moves

The Hinesville Day Spa and Salon recently had a grand opening in its new location. Owner Sheela Eichhorn and her staff moved the spa to 951 E.G. Miles Parkway.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shane's Rib Shack coming to Hinesville

Fans of sweet, smoky barbecued pork and chicken have a new reason to lick their lips. Shane's Rib Shack barbecue restaurant is planning to open a franchise in Hinesville in December.

November 13, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


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What's the happiest country in the world? It depends on how you define happiness

What's the happiest country in the world? The answer isn't as simple as the question.

May 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


State now allows debit-card payroll

Georgia employers now have another option for paying their employees: prepaid payroll debit cards, according to a recent bulletin from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Center for Competitiveness.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store donates tools to Career Academy

Hinesville's Tractor Supply Co. recently donated $1,000 in tools and equipment to support the construction pathway at Liberty College and Career Academy. Store manager Matt Greig became aware of the program at LCCA from two media specialists who work in the district and then contacted LCCA. The tools will be used in the construction pathway on skills that help make students employable in the construction and carpentry trades.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Will a guaranteed basic income replace welfare?

The efficiency of the American welfare state is no minor issue of debate. Each year, the president and Congress negotiate the best ways to distribute funds in the federal budget, and each year there are those who call for major reforms to the social safety net, from both the left and the right. Some, typically from the conservatives in Congress, call for reduced spending on welfare initiatives, while others, typically the liberals, call for increases and expansions.

May 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why female bosses make you more engaged at the office

“If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?”

May 13, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


11 websites that make the things you love more affordable

Almost one-third of Americans aren’t saving for retirement, according to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Young people are beating their parents in one important way

Of all the myths surrounding the mystical characteristics of the millennial generation, the belief that they don't have jobs is now the most demonstrably false.

May 13, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Technology company opening office here

Speros, a national technology company headquartered in Savannah, will open a satellite office in Hinesville on May 20.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


7 reasons your business isn't growing like you want it

At our digital marketing agency, we help all kinds of local businesses, and especially dentists and doctors, improve their online visibility to grow their brand. To help a business grow, I first have to determine the underlying factors inhibiting their growth. In doing this, we typically see the same few problems again and again. Based on my experience, here are the main reasons why businesses often don’t grow as they should.

May 11, 2015 | Tyson Downs Deseret News | Business


Coastalcourier.com changing calendars

Coastalcourier.com is changing our event listings later this week.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Memories are made of sunlight, bubble gum, time alone with Dad

I don't have a great memory, especially when it comes to my childhood. In fact, my wife and I have a running joke that every time she asks me how old I was when something happened in my youth, I respond that I was "8 or 10."

May 11, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


7 things every employee wants in a boss

Some of us are dreading the next “Boss Appreciation Day.” If you haven’t been feeling the love from your team lately, here is your wakeup call. It’s never too late to become an exceptional leader, but not for the sake of receiving one more “World’s-Best-Boss” mug. Do it because of the impact your leadership can have on the happiness of your employees. Here are seven time-tested principles that will get you back on track.

May 11, 2015 | Steve Palmer KSL | Business


Grocery-store plan approved

Hinesville City Council approved preliminary plans for a Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market, at least in part.

May 11, 2015 | By Randy C. Murray | Business


Volvo reportedly passes on Georgia

The Atlanta Journal Constitution is reporting that Volvo has dropped a site in Bryan County for a new plant.

May 09, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


How your children are draining your retirement funds

For the modern baby boomer, having your millennial children move in with you can bring a sense of youth and vitality. But adjusting to this new liefstyle isn't all fun and games. In fact, new research says taking care of your children after they've graduated from college may be sucking your retirement reservoir dry.

May 08, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


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