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Phone company debuts new name, logo

MONROE, La. and OVERLAND PARK, Kan. - CenturyTel, Inc. and EMBARQ Corp. recently announce the selection of CenturyLink as the name of their combined company.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Businesses help local fire department

When a couple of local businessmen heard the Gum Branch Fire Department was having problems with its water storage system, they realized it was in their best interest to see it was fixed.

June 05, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Pay-as-you go lets customers budget gas bill

ATLANTA ­- As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service.

June 05, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Help available for recently unemployed

Cindy Landolt, executive director of Coastal Workforce Investment and Adult Funding, said often people feel are overwhelmed with frustration after losing a job, and don't feel they have necessary skills to find another, possibly better one.

May 29, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Planners recommend Allenhurst business center

More business means more noise, crime and less security, according to Jeff Lee during last week's Liberty County Planning Commission meeting.

May 29, 2009 | By Alena Parker | Business


Jobless numbers drop in Hinesville

While jobless numbers statewide, including Coastal Georgia as a whole were up in April, the employment picture in Hinesville actually improved last month.

May 29, 2009 | Staff report | Business


‘Pay-As-You-Go’ Program Provides Affordable Natural Gas Service for Credit-Challenged Customers

ATLANTA - As the ongoing recession leaves a growing number of people with uncertain budgets and difficult choices, Gas South is providing consumers with a payment option to help ensure the availability of affordable residential natural gas service. The Atlanta-based natural gas provider's pay-as-you-go program was developed for credit-challenged customers who may have recently relocated or are dealing with financial challenges that prevent them from paying the deposits required by other natural gas providers.

May 28, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


State offers incentives to job seekers

ATLANTA - Unemployed Georgians who participate in a state work training program will be eligible for money to help give their job search a boost.

Gov. Sonny Perdue announced on Wednesday that the new "Be Work Ready" initiative would give $50 or $100 gift cards to those who earn a state work ready certificate or who improve their job skills through free, online training. The money is designed to help offset job search expenses.

May 28, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Initial jobless claims drop unexpectedly

WASHINGTON - The tally of newly laid-off people requesting jobless benefits fell last week, the government said Thursday, a sign that companies are cutting fewer workers.

But the number of people continuing to receive unemployment benefits rose to 6.78 million - the largest total on records dating back to 1967 and the 17th straight record week. The figures for continuing claims lag behind initial claims by one week.

May 28, 2009 | By Christopher Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business


8,000 homes on way to Riceboro area

Rave reviews followed the Liberty Consolidated Planning Commission unanimous recommendation to rezone more than 10,000 acres of unincorporated Liberty County for a mixed-use development.

May 23, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local stylist to work on BET program

BET Sunday Best gives singers a chance to show off their vocal abilities. A nationwide search is conducted in cities across the country and the top contestants perform weekly in front of a live audience in Atlanta, striving to win the title of "Sunday Best."

May 23, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA contract flap settled

After previous hesitations, the Liberty County Development Authority unanimously decided to contract with Strategic Business Solutions Unlimited for work on a minority and women business enterprise initiative.

May 20, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


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


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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


Coastalcourier.com changing calendars

Coastalcourier.com is changing our event listings later this week.

May 11, 2015 | Staff Report | Business


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