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SNF Chemtal accepts state trade award

SNF, the largest industrial employer in Liberty County, recently won the 2009 Governor's International Award in the international trade, small/medium business category at an event in Atlanta sponsored by the Atlanta Business Chronicle, Metro Atlanta Chamber and World Trade Center Atlanta.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Home-based business owners welcomed

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently held a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony at the gazebo on South Main Street for new home-based business owners James and Karen Bell of Rottweiler Vending and Ardysslife.com/kbell.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Uniform store makrs anniversary

School Uniforms Outlet recently marked its two-year anniversary. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce celebrated with store owners Darryl and Jacqueline Stewart at an anniversary party.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Seminar planned for first-time homebuyers

Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors and The Coastal Bank will have a free, first-time home buying seminar at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 6, at the bank, 101 S. Main St. The public is invited.

October 02, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sales tax holiday for conservation this week

ATLANTA - Energy-saving and water-efficient products will be sold without sales taxes in Georgia for a four-day period beginning Thursday.

Georgians will not pay state or local sales taxes on the purchase of energy star-qualified or WaterSense-labeled products that cost $1,500 or less per item.

September 30, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Leadership program deadline nears

For those who want to participate in the Leadership Liberty program, the sign-up deadline is quickly approaching.

September 28, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger | Business


Growth partnership head addresses Long BoE

At its September meeting, the Long County Board of Education heard a presentation by Jeff Ricketson, the project director for the Fort Stewart Growth Management Partnership.

September 28, 2009 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


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


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Downtown merchants want more shoppers

The Hinesville Downtown Development Authority is looking at ways to attract more shoppers downtown.

April 20, 2015 | By Tiffany King Staff writer | Business


Happiness research inspired one business owner to implement a minimum salary

Seattle business owner Dan Price has a unique understanding of the minimum wage. Instead of basing it on market forces or existing budgets, he ties his own company's base salary to happiness research, which is why all 120 of his employees will soon earn at least $70,000 per year.

April 19, 2015 | Kelsey Dallas Deseret News | Business


Only half of Americans invest in stocks, and here are some reasons why

A recently published BankRate.com survey discovered roughly half of all working Americans and 75 percent of millennials do not own any stock or 401(k) plans.

April 18, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Savannah Tech sets career fairs

Area employers are invited to participate in the multi-campus Savannah Technical College's School to Work Career Fairs.

April 17, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Did you file your taxes jointly or separately? Here's how that might make a difference

Americans might not hate taxes as much as everyone thinks.

April 17, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


The unexpected place where millennials are shopping

Retailers might have overvalued the way millennials shop online.

April 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


Adjunct professors are officially the new working poor

More than half of all welfare recipients (56 percent) rely on government assistance because their job doesn’t pay enough, not because they're unemployed, according to a new study released by the University of California, Berkeley.

April 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Property transfers April 13

Recent property transfers recorded in the Liberty County Clerk of Courts office include:

April 16, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


Crowdsource funding bails out businesses taking unpopular stands

What happens when a local business needs to shutdown after taking a moral stand on an political issue like serving food at a LGBT wedding ceremony? It starts GoFundMe campaigns.

April 16, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Area economy growing a fastest pace in decade

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports that the Savannah-area economy continued to strengthen during the fourth quarter of 2014 and is expected to experience sustained growth at a healthy pace throughout 2015. Over the past year, the regional economy expanded at its fastest pace since 2004.

April 16, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Surcharge surprises tourism industry

Happening late in the evening of March 31, some hoped against hope that it was just an elaborate April Fools' Day prank.

April 16, 2015 | By Jim Morekis Correspondent | Business


Better balance is top desire of career-changers, survey says

It was about this time four years ago that I started to seriously consider making a career change.

April 16, 2015 | Greg Kratz Deseret News | Business


15 facts to make tax day a little more interesting

Not everything about tax day has to be horrible. There are plenty of interesting facts to keep your mind busy during the lead up to the IRS' deadline for tax filing.

April 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


What you should do when facing a tax audit

April 15 is understandably unnerving for many taxpayers.

April 14, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


Property transfers for March 23-April 2

Deeds filed with the Liberty County Clerk of Courts from March 23 through April 2 show the following property transfers:

April 14, 2015 | Staff report | Business


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