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Dryden housing project progressing

More homes are going up in Hinesville as Liberty County developers continue to prepare for growth.

July 08, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Leadership Liberty graduates next group

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has announced the graduation of it's fifth Leadership Liberty Class at Bluff Creek. Leadership Liberty is an adult leadership class designed to cultivate future leaders for Liberty County during a nine-month course. The chamber will begin accepting nominations for the 2009-10 class in August.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New law gives 'cash for clunkers'

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet in Hinesville, announced that President Barack Obama signed into law a program on June 30 that the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is calling the Car Allowance Rebate System (CARS). This is a government program that helps motorists purchase new, more fuel efficient vehicles when they trade in a less fuel efficient vehicle through credit of up to $4,500 from the government.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


CenturyTel, EMBARQ merger complete

MONROE, La. - CenturyTel, Inc. and Embarq Corporation announced recently that they have completed their merger.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Sonic crew in service olympics

OKLAHOMA CITY - The Hinesville Sonic Drive-In crew is one step closer to qualifying for the national finals of the 16th annual Dr Pepper Sonic Games, the competition that recognizes the best Sonic Drive-Ins in the country.

July 03, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Day care is 'center of recognition'

June 29, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Work begins on new office park

Another office park is going up in Hinesville - more proof news of the 5th BCT's absence on Fort Stewart may not hurt growth in Liberty County.

June 26, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Savannah Tech prepares Target workers

SAVANNAH - Target will continue hiring people for its distribution center in Midway through 2009 and Savannah Technical College will help prepare the new employees.

June 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Governor uses new airport on visit

During Gov. Sonny Perdue's recent visit to Liberty County for a statewide business and housing expo at Savannah Technical College's Liberty County campus, he flew into MidCoast Regional Airport for the first time.

June 26, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Multi-cultural business institute opens

B.C.Bautista and Associates opened its new multi-cultural business and language institute in Hinesville this month.

June 26, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


County Line Barn plans cowboy day

LUDOWICI - County Line Barn, a Western store in Long County, is planning a cowboy party for 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, July 25, at their store.

June 22, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP presents scholarship

Barbara Meador, left, vice president of operations for VIP Office, presents a scholarship check to Robert Warren, who recently graduated and will attend Savannah College of Art and Design in the fall. Warren's mother, Michelle Warren, right, is a federal sales specialist with the company.

June 19, 2009 | Staff Report | Business


Slow business closes Rite Aid

Kelly Hutton walked out of Hinesville Rite Aid with Christmas lights, candy and small trinkets after hearing the local pharmacy store was liquidating.

June 19, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Heritage Bank wraps up Glynn bank acquisition

The Heritage Bank completed the acquisition of two Glynn County branches of Security Bank on June 12.

June 19, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Area barbershops at risk of losing licenses

Two local barber shops are at risk of losing their licenses because of unpaid citations, after a June 8 meeting of the state board of barbers.

June 19, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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Etsy: Will going corporate change its DIY ethos?

Etsy, an online craft marketplace that brings together buyers and sellers of handmade clothes, art, crafts and other one-of-a-kind products, has some loyal entrepreneurs on edge as the website tries to find its place on Wall Street following a public stock offering.

April 22, 2015 | Matthew Jelalian Deseret News | Business


Google changes mobile search criteria

"Mobilegeddon," as many are calling it, happened Tuesday, courtesy of Google, the predominant web search engine.

April 21, 2015 | Staff report | Business


Winning the middle class financial battle

Abbey Finch was raised in an upper middle class home, attended expensive private schools and, as she put it, “Basically wanted for nothing and got every opportunity handed to us.”

April 21, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


How part-time work could affect your next parent-teacher conference

Roughly 17 percent of workers have “unstable” work schedules that can drastically change from week to week, according to a report by the Economic Policy Institute released this month, a trend that is hurting families and contributing to the cycle of poverty.

April 20, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


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


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