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Chamber leader earns statewide certification

The Georgia Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives has announced that Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Kenny Smiley has met the criteria to be named a Georgia certified chamber Eeecutive.

August 07, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Public using clunker law

Liberty County residents joined hundreds of thousands of other car buyers recently, flocking to vehicle lots to take advantage of the government-sponsored Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS) or "cash for clunkers."

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


Chamber hires director of member services

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is expanding its membership and staff. The chamber recently hired Genese L. Baker, a Liberty County native, as director of membership and programs.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local teachers turn hobby into business

Local teachers Jason and Dakhine Lee have always enjoyed reading, and now they have channeled their passion for books and comics into Jungle Jake's, a new business in downtown Hinesville.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP hires local as designer

VIP Office Furniture & Supply recently hired Markie Floyd in the furniture sales division.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Ports report increasing activity

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority's Chairman of the Board Steve Green announced Thursday the GPA handled more than 2.4 million TEUs (20-foot equivalent unit containers), added additional services and maintained its position as America's fourth-highest volume container port in fiscal year 2009.

July 31, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long business celebrates cowboys

The County Line Barn in Long County hosted the fifth Annual Day of the American Cowboy Saturday.

July 31, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Tax free shopping starts Thursday

The state's tax-free weekend in preparation for the a new school year starts tomorrow, but some local shoppers and businesses differed on whether the savings outweigh the costs of waiting.

July 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Postal Services adds automated kioski here

DULUTH - As part of an ongoing effort to provide quick, easy and convenient access, the United States Postal Service has installed an automated postal center self-service kiosk at the Hinesville Post Office, 744 W. Oglethorpe Hwy.

July 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate hits 8.3 percent

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area rose to 8.3 percent in June, up one percentage point from a revised 7.3 percent in May.

July 24, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Development authority fetes local companies

At the recent unveiling of the Liberty County Development Authority logo, the authority recognized Interstate Paper

July 24, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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


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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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