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State jobless rate hangs at 10.1 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported this week that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was unchanged at 10.1 percent from August to September. Previously, the August rate had been reported at 10.2 percent, but was revised downward slightly.

October 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Quality Inn staffer gets APEX award

Barbara Walthour of the Quality Inn at Fort Stewart in Hinesville has received a front desk service excellence award from Choice Hotels International, which recognizes properties and individuals that have demonstrated a commitment to excellence.

October 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Concerted Services seeks award nominations

Concerted Services is accepting nominations for the Winton Bell/Jeofry J. Jones Humanitarian Award and the D.C. Anderson/Rufus Futch Volunteer of the Year Award.

October 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


DoD has money to help military own homes

The Department of Defense recently announced details for the temporary expansion of the Homeowners Assistance Program. Using $555 million in funds from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, this program is designed to partially reimburse eligible military personnel, surviving spouses and federal civilian employees whose service to the nation has required them to relocate and sell their primary residence at a loss.

October 16, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Business owner advises Rotary members

Kevin Thomas' message to the Hinesville Rotary Club on Tuesday

October 12, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


New medical office focuses on foot, ankles

Atlantic Foot and Ankle Specialists has opened its newest and fifth practice in Hinesville.

October 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia-Pacific earns forest award

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Georgia-Pacific has been recognized for its efforts in increasing understanding of the sustainable forestry initiative fiber sourcing program and how it supports family forest owners across North America.

October 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


New option available to home buyers

The Georgia Department of Community Affairs recently announced a new down payment assistance option to its Georgia Dream Homeownership Program. The Georgia Dream "Plus" option offers down payment and closing cost assistance for first-time home buyers with incomes up to 100 percent of their area median incomes.

October 05, 2009 | Staff report | Business


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


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McDonald's unhealthy image and why it can't shake it

With a wink to its core customer, the 18-25-year-old, non-discerning white male, McDonald’s released an ad in January mocking heath nuts.

May 18, 2015 | Deborah Sutton Deseret News | Business


Hair salon moves locations

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting April 17 for Essence Hair Salon to celebrate the opening of its new salon at 452 W. Gen. Screven Way, Suite D in Hinesville.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Stephen Colbert just made a lot of teachers in South Carolina very happy

Former late-night cable news satirist — and heir to David Letterman's throne at CBS' "Late Night" — Stephen Colbert has made headlines for his announcement Thursday that he has organized the funds to cover every public school grant request currently listed on DonorsChoose.org in his home state of South Carolina.

May 18, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Sixth-grade girl writes stirring poem that encourages children to never give up on their dreams

One of the most talked about moments from the Women in the World Summit 2015, an annual event that aims to explore "the struggles and triumphs of women and girls around the globe" that was held in New York City from April 22 to April 24, was a stirring poem from a sixth-grader.

May 16, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Lease or buy: That's the (car) question

A generation or so ago, options for buying a car were limited.

May 16, 2015 | Jeff Wuorio Deseret News | Business


5 job interview tips you haven't heard before

It’s graduation season, and that means hundreds of thousands of graduates nationwide are now turning their attention to landing their dream jobs.

May 16, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


What's the happiest country in the world? It depends on how you define happiness

What's the happiest country in the world? The answer isn't as simple as the question.

May 15, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


State now allows debit-card payroll

Georgia employers now have another option for paying their employees: prepaid payroll debit cards, according to a recent bulletin from the Georgia Chamber of Commerce's Center for Competitiveness.

May 15, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Store donates tools to Career Academy

Hinesville's Tractor Supply Co. recently donated $1,000 in tools and equipment to support the construction pathway at Liberty College and Career Academy. Store manager Matt Greig became aware of the program at LCCA from two media specialists who work in the district and then contacted LCCA. The tools will be used in the construction pathway on skills that help make students employable in the construction and carpentry trades.

May 14, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


Will a guaranteed basic income replace welfare?

The efficiency of the American welfare state is no minor issue of debate. Each year, the president and Congress negotiate the best ways to distribute funds in the federal budget, and each year there are those who call for major reforms to the social safety net, from both the left and the right. Some, typically from the conservatives in Congress, call for reduced spending on welfare initiatives, while others, typically the liberals, call for increases and expansions.

May 14, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Why female bosses make you more engaged at the office

“If you were taking a new job and had your choice of a boss, would you prefer to work for a man or a woman?”

May 13, 2015 | Tyler Stahle Deseret News | Business


11 websites that make the things you love more affordable

Almost one-third of Americans aren’t saving for retirement, according to a 2014 survey from the Employee Benefit Research Institute.

May 13, 2015 | Herb Scribner Deseret News | Business


Young people are beating their parents in one important way

Of all the myths surrounding the mystical characteristics of the millennial generation, the belief that they don't have jobs is now the most demonstrably false.

May 13, 2015 | JJ Feinauer Deseret News | Business


Technology company opening office here

Speros, a national technology company headquartered in Savannah, will open a satellite office in Hinesville on May 20.

May 12, 2015 | Special to the Courier | Business


7 reasons your business isn't growing like you want it

At our digital marketing agency, we help all kinds of local businesses, and especially dentists and doctors, improve their online visibility to grow their brand. To help a business grow, I first have to determine the underlying factors inhibiting their growth. In doing this, we typically see the same few problems again and again. Based on my experience, here are the main reasons why businesses often don’t grow as they should.

May 11, 2015 | Tyson Downs Deseret News | Business


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