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Standard named CenturyLunk GM

BEAUFORT-GREENWOOD, S.C. - CenturyTel has named Durand Standard general manager for South Carolina and Georgia.

July 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local business owners on magazine cover

The owners of Southeast Auto Service were recently featured on the cover and in the feature article for SelfEmployed magazine.

July 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ports authority re-elect chairman

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority's Board of Directors recently unanimously re-elected Stephen S. Green of Savannah to serve an additional one-year term as chairman for fiscal year 2010 - July 1, 2009, through June 30, 2010 - and approved capital improvement projects designed to increase capacity and efficiency.

July 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Authority unveils new logo, marketing plan

Pad sites in Tradeport East may not be empty for long, as the Liberty County Development Authority ignites a marketing effort to bring more companies - in turn, more jobs and more money - to the area.

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


Comcast donates $3,300 to area Head Start programs

SAVANNAH - The Comcast Foundation donated $2,480 to the Economic Opportunity Authority for Savannah-Chatham Inc.'s Head Start program and $820 to Liberty County Head Start.

July 17, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Allstate recognizes Hinesville office

Allstate Insurance Company has recognized Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett with the Chairman's Conference Award for high standards in customer satisfaction, customer retention and profitable business growth.

July 17, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


STC program guarantees an interview

Job-seekers are out in droves and one local employer is looking to give the unemployed a competitive edge.

July 17, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff Writer | Business


Small businesses weathering the storm

While some businesses in Liberty County seem to be here today and gone tomorrow, there still are a few establishments clawing their way through the tumultuous economy.

July 17, 2009 | Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Pouring for Paws raises $3,300

The third annual Pouring for Paws celebrity bartending event last Saturday night raised $3,300 for the Liberty Humane Shelter. The celebration at Revolutions Night Club even featured a performance by Cody Walden, a county musician from Ludowici.

July 15, 2009 | Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Liberty Jewelers host after hours social

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


USA Discounters moving into local shopping plaza

Space is filling up at the Liberty Square Plaza as another national company moves in for business.

July 10, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Area jobless rate up; better than state

Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate jumped two-tenths of a percent to 7.4 percent in May, but is still below the state average.

July 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dryden housing project progressing

More homes are going up in Hinesville as Liberty County developers continue to prepare for growth.

July 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Leadership Liberty graduates next group

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has announced the graduation of it's fifth Leadership Liberty Class at Bluff Creek. Leadership Liberty is an adult leadership class designed to cultivate future leaders for Liberty County during a nine-month course. The chamber will begin accepting nominations for the 2009-10 class in August.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New law gives 'cash for clunkers'

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, announced that President Barack Obama signed into law a program on June 30 that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is calling the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS). This is a government program that helps motorists purchase new, more fuel efficient vehicles when they trade in a less fuel efficient vehicle through credit of up to $4,500 from the government.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | 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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