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Starting a business in hard economy

Jim Blake's shopping center is a family affair that combines retail know-how with an entrepreneurial flair to bring new options to shoppers between Walthourville and the edge of Hinesville.

September 25, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


LCDA employee on state board

At its annual conference in Savannah, the Georgia Economic Developers Association named Anna Chafin, director of marketing and research for the Liberty County Development Authority, to its board of directors.

September 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Post office gets five-start rating

The Hinesville/Fort Stewart Post Office recently earned a five-star rating as part of the U.S. Postal Service's new five-star customer service program. Ratings are based on surveys by The Gallup Organization.

September 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Stimulus money available to forestland owners

Federal stimulus funds are now available to help Liberty and Long County landowners establish longleaf pine forests on storm-damaged woodland areas in need of reforestation.

September 25, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Pooler plant could help Liberty economy

Community leaders are expressing optimism and excitement following Monday's announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue that Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas Inc. will locate a manufacturing plant in Pooler.

September 23, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Rotarians get guitar lessons

Howard Paul, president of Benedetto Guitars in Savannah, visited Hinesville last week to give Rotarians a quick rundown of the history and current of state of guitar manufacturing and popularity - especially regarding hand-crafted guitars, Paul's forte.

September 23, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Blockbuster's future here uncertain

Blockbuster Video recently announced plans to close up to 960 stores in the upcoming year, but it's not yet certain which stores, including the Hinesville location, will survive the chopping block.

September 21, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Landowners learn about easements

The Coastal Regional Commission, invited landowners, elected officials and conservation specialists from 10 surrounding counties to a forum Tuesday morning to discuss the benefits of conservation easements for local land and farm owners.

September 18, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Substation being built in Tradeport East

Georgia Transmission is building a 100 megawatt electric substation in Tradeport East Business Center that will serve existing and future customers in the park and eastern Liberty County.

September 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Law firm opens local office

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Christie Register and Register Law Firm with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Sept. 10.

September 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


JS Beauty opens for business

JS Beauty recently opened in a new plaza on Airport Road. The beauty supply store's products and services include jewelry, makeup, skin care, hair accessories, wigs, extensions and hair-care products.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Whitman welcomes new pharmacist

Whitman Pharmacy welcomes its newest pharmacist. Rick Casper.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New spa offers massages, bridal packages

A new full-service salon and spa opened Aug. 24 in Hinesville. V.W. Hair Solutions Salon and Spa is at 129 S. Main St. The Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting recently with owner Valeria West, who also owns Virtuous Women Salon in Midway.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Richmond Hill Pharmacy to host health fair

Richmond Hill Pharmacy will have its sixth annual Health Fair from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday, Oct. 9, at 2409 Highway 17 in Richmond Hill.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Grants help students prepare for work

ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced 56 high schools in the state have received Georgia work ready training grants that provide three-year access to training software, which helps students improve their work-ready certificate levels.

September 11, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Gas stations changing name

SAVANNAH - Enmark recently announced a branding change to "enmarket."

June 13, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


America's most famous college dropout thinks you should go to college

Bill Gates, who is still the richest man in the world according to Forbes, is a big fan of college.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Eating locally is actually pretty easy, and that's good news for reducing food waste

Upwards of 80 percent of Americans could restrict their eating habits to food grown within 50 miles of where they live, according to a new study published by the Sierra Nevada Research Institute at the University of California, which means that if consumers want it, there's more than enough potential to buy food exclusively from local markets.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Did Rick Perry's prayers end the Texas drought?

Glenn Beck recently went on record saying he thinks former Texas Gov. Rick Perry deserves a little credit for ending the Texas drought.

June 12, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


RH to get three 'major' motels

Three "major hotels" are in the works to be built in Richmond Hill, their developer announced Friday.

June 12, 2015 | By Paul Floeckher Correspondent | Business


State of the County address discusses Liberty's growth

Local business leaders and officials met again for another Progress Through People Luncheon earlier today. The luncheon featured the State of the County Address. Liberty County Commissioners Chairman Donald Lovette spoke on what makes a community poised for growth. He then shared stories from locals to show that Liberty is on course for growth. The end of Lovette's speech was littered with the refrain, "We can't stop" to express Liberty's need for continual progress.

June 11, 2015 | By Tiffany King | Business


Marriage isn't the only relationship that's in trouble for 20-somethings

It's well known that millennials are the most unmarried generation in American history, but a new report by Gallup suggests that tying the knot isn't the only union youngsters are avoiding.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


One way to pay back your student loans that you should avoid at all costs

The New York Times recently published an op-ed that offered defaulting on your loans as a viable way of escaping student debt. Pretty much everyone disagrees with that.

June 10, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The promise and pitfalls of timeshares

If you’re in the mood to get away from it all, $1 might seem more than a fair price to pay for a vacation in a resort destination.

June 10, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


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