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Savannah Tech gets auto program here

Savannah Technical College's Liberty campus will offer automotive classes beginning summer quarter.

April 10, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


More to building a home than a hammer and nails

Liberty County may have the housing ready for the estimated 10,000 soldiers and family members set to arrive with Fort Stewart's new brigade by October 2010.

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


Jobless claims up more than double over 2008

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor says 96,306 laid-off workers filed first-time claims for state unemployment insurance benefits in March, an increase of 126.3 percent from March of 2008.

The department said Thursday the metropolitan areas with the highest percentage of increase in claims were Gainesville, up 249.4 percent; Rome, up 218.4 percent; and Brunswick, up 185.0 percent.

April 09, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


LCDA may refinance its headquarters

The Liberty County Development Authority is looking to permanently finance its $2.5 million building on Highway 84.

April 03, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Home buying seminar is April 25

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, along with The Coastal Bank, is pleased to announce a free first-time, home buying seminar at 7:02 p.m. Thursday, April 25, at The Coastal Bank, 101 S. Main St., Hinesville.

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jones Medical Equipment opens here

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


$250 payments for SS beneficiaries on way

Vice President Joe Biden and Michael J. Astrue, commissioner of Social Security, announced recently that the federal government will send out $250 economic recovery payments to people who receive Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits beginning in early May and continuing throughout the month. No action is required to get

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Board of realtors honors agents productivity

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors had its award banquet Friday at Group Therapy Bar and Grill.

April 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Heritage Bank buying two branches in Glynn Co.

The Heritage Bank announced Monday that it has signed an agreement to acquire the two Glynn County branches of Security Bank.

April 01, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Chamber hears how area is 'Work Ready'

Tom Hines, executive director of training operations at Savannah Technical College, explained the Georgia Work Ready Initiative program to a crowd of about 50 during Thursday's Progress through People luncheon, sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

April 01, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Long development authority elects chairwoman

LUDOWICI - The Long County Development Authority elected Christy Wingate as chairwoman, replacing the late Terry Gordon.

March 30, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Coldwell Banker, Holtzman honored for sales

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors was named the No. 1 company in units closed with 21-35 agents in the Southern region for independently owned and operated affiliated companies in the Coldwell Banker system in 2008.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Officials to discuss nuke plant near Baxley

The U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission staff has scheduled an open house for Thursday, April 2, and will be available to discuss and answer questions about the agency's assessment of safety performance during 2008 at the Hatch nuclear power plant. The plant, operated by Southern Nuclear Operating Co., is about 11 miles north of Baxley and about 20 miles south of Vidalia.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local certified in corporate etiquette

McLEAN, Va. - Hinesville resident Daisy Jones was recently trained and certified as a corporate etiquette and international protocol consultant by The Protocol School of Washington.

March 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


87 counties post double digit unemployment

ATLANTA - More than half of Georgia's 159 counties have posted double-digit unemployment rates, according to an analysis from the state Labor Department.

Georgia has a record-high 9.3 percent jobless rate, more than a percentage point above the national average of 8.1 percent.

March 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


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FCC says the Internet is a utility, and this is why it matters

Both proponents and critics are weighing in on the Federal Communication Commission's decision to uphold a policy of net neutrality.

March 04, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Readers offer tips for building trust with remote workers

For all of its advantages — maybe even a better love life, as I mentioned last week — there are some challenges that come with working from home.

March 03, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


The few, the proudly employed, the coding boot camp graduates

Matt Jensen had a plan to land a job as a coding developer in the computer industry. He would first earn a bachelor's degree in information systems, which would immerse him in business management, coding language and computer security.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Patricia Arquette's equal pay speech draws criticism from both sides of the aisle

During her Academy Awards acceptance speech, actress Patricia Arquette delivered a message about equal pay for women.

February 25, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Is better love life another benefit of flexible work options?

I'm always writing about the virtues of flexible schedules and work-life balance.

February 25, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


Time for a job change? Here's how to tell

Participating in your employer’s Going Out of Business sale is a solid indicator that a job change is inevitable. However, if your employer’s books are solidly in the black, how do you know the right time, if ever, to change jobs?

February 25, 2015 | Taylor Cotterell Deseret News | Business


Americans think communication is the most important skill to get ahead — are we right?

The ability to communicate, whether written or spoken, was recently noted by the Pew Research Center as the skill American adults think is most necessary to be successful.

February 24, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Wal-Mart pay raise not as generous as some think

Wal-Mart's recent decision to raise its minimum wage to $9 an hour may not be as altruistic as some would believe.

February 24, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Art is worth less now than ever, and it's not all Spotify's fault

Thanks to the Internet, the world has come to expect instant gratification in its quest for information. But the expectation of cheap, fast delivery has come at a price: It has become harder for artists, writers and musicians to make a living selling their work.

February 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


Lego races past Ferrari for title of world’s most powerful brand

Lego has long been a favorite toy, but the company’s recent growth has spurred it to new heights.

February 20, 2015 | Natalie Crofts KSL | Business


Authenticity: The key to successfully reaching millenial customers

As millennials begin to overtake the baby boomers and Gen X in size it will become increasingly important for businesses to target them as customers.

February 19, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret Media Companies | Business


New RH plant already adding workers

Caesarstone, a manufacturer of engineered quartz surfaces, will expand in Richmond Hill and create 130 additional jobs, according to a news release from Gov. Nathan Deal's office. The plan for expansion, which quietly has been in the works under code name "Project Honey," comes before the opening of Caesarstone's new plant at Belfast Commerce Centre.

February 19, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Allstate honors local agency

Holtzman Insurance Agency recently received Allstate's distinguished agency award for outstanding performance in 2014. The Holtzmans received an expense-paid trip to Hawaii in June 2015.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


New ad agency offers digital options

Business owners and managers in the Hinesville area now have a new digital agency to help increase their customer base.

February 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Oil price drop not affecting domestic airfares, so shop smart for best deals

Oil prices are down. So are airline fuel costs. Passenger demand is expected to increase in the coming months.

February 13, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret Media Companies | Business


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