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Congress looking at credit card limits

WASHINGTON - Unable to stop the tide of foreclosures and job losses, lawmakers are hoping to give voters at least some breathing room in the economic downturn by banning arbitrary credit card rate hikes and excessive fees.

Legislation that would impose new restrictions on the industry was expected to pass the Senate on Tuesday. With the House having endorsed a similar measure already, Democratic leaders said they hoped to send a final version to the president to sign by week's end.

May 19, 2009 | By Anne Flaherty Associated Press writer | Business


Business workshop on customer service

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and Georgia Southern University are continuing their workshop series by offering "Superior Customer Service and Business Etiquette"

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses using bankruptcy

Bankruptcy seems to be unwelcomed, but still an alternative for the "credit heavy," according Raven Owen, housing counselor with JCVision & Associates.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local GM, Chrysler dealers not being closed

"This is the classic thing: No news is good news," Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, said Friday afternoon.

May 18, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Businesses challenged to held Dorchester

After months of work and fundraising, including the Dorchester Academy Kick-off Rally, the possibility of refurbishing the former boys dormitory is moving closer to reality. However, the hard work is not finished and the Dorchester Improvement Association still needs financial contributions.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union opens in Midway

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The Interstate Federal Credit Union on Highway 84, across from the Midway Post Office, is open for business. During the ceremony, Interstate Federal Credit Union President Stacie Branch and several of the union's board members, along with chamber board members and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon at the new facility.

May 15, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Job workshops cover resumes, interviews

Job seekers can now register for Georgia Southern University's two newest career development workshops at the Coastal Georgia Center in Savannah.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tattoo parlor opens for business

Members of the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently attended two new business openenings and ribbon-cutting ceremonies in Midway. The New Body Tattoo Studio in the Midway Mall on Butler Avenue is ready for customers. At the ceremony, owner T.J. Newsome, along with family members, business associates, chamber board members, staffers and Midway Mayor Don Emmons, cut the ribbon.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Phone recycling program helps soldiers

To honor those wounded serving the nation and to celebrate National Military Appreciation Month, Pioneer Services has created the "Answer the Call Now" cell phone recycling program. The phones will be recycled for money, with 100 percent of the proceeds going to USA Cares' "Combat Injured Program," which assists wounded service members and their families with immediate financial needs.

May 15, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Long authority to help business

The Long County Development Authority voted during its April meeting to help local developer Joe Raymer obtain financing for a deceleration lane on McDonald Street/Highway 57, which he needs to open a convenience store.

May 11, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Intracoastal getting funding for dredging

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last December, the University of Georgia released a study that showed continued deterioration of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway would cost Georgia's economy $124.5 million and 2,100 jobs. That study resonated in Washington recently when Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., announced that the Army Corps of Engineers approved nearly $6 million in funding for the waterway.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Private eye opens shop here

A dream has come true for Cornealous Tillman.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses sponsor jewelry shows

A lunchtime jewelry fashion show was staged at The Sushi House in Hinesville on April 30. During the show, which was sponsored by Liberty Jewelers, The Sushi House and other local businesses, models wore the latest jewelry, handed out fliers for Mothers' Day sales and helped diners register for a drawing at Liberty Jewelers.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless claims unexpectedly plunge

WASHINGTON - New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has peaked. Still, the number of unemployed workers getting benefits climbed to a new record.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number newly laid off workers applying for benefits dropped to 601,000 last week. That was far better than the rise to 635,000 claims that economists expected.

May 07, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP economics writer | Business


State job fair to be televised

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 - Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany, and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

"Job Fair 2009 will offer viewers throughout the state an excellent opportunity to better understand the employment services available through the Georgia Department of Labor to help them survive the current recession," state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond saod. "Job ...

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Metro unemployment rate falls in September

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for September was 8.2 percent, down 0.9 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

October 28, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Statewide project managers visit Liberty

A delegation of statewide economic and community development project managers last week received a warm welcome to Liberty County.

October 27, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Low Country Eye opening new RH office

Low Country Eye Care will reopen Monday in its newly constructed, free-standing building at 1000 Gandy Dancer in the Station Exchange, moving from its current location in Ford Plaza.

October 25, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Business promotes itself at Oktoberfest

Into the Sun Tanning Salon employee Megan Kesner, right, and owner Cayla Faulk set up a Halloween-themed both to promote their business and sell merchandise during the Oct. 11 Oktoberfest Vendor and Craft Fair at Bryant Commons in Hinesville.

October 23, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate falls in September

ATLANTA - Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for September was 8.2 percent, down 0.9 percent from 9.1 percent in August, the Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday.

October 23, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Walthourville business featured

A Walthourville business will be the focus of an episode of a digital-content series.

October 22, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Credit union marks special day

Interstate Credit Union's Midway branch celebrated International Credit Union Day on Oct. 16.

October 21, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bank helps fight hunger with drive

Ameris Bank's fifth annual "Helping Fight Hunger" initiative is in full swing. Non-perishable food items are being collected through October.

October 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Local DQ among hacked stores

Hinesville's Dairy Queen is on a list of restaurants that have been hit by a security breach during August, the company announced Thursday.

October 10, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


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