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Free workshop on business finances

SAVANNAH - Given today's tough economy, more people are considering the benefits and rewards of small business ownership. While creating a solid business plan is a great start, would-be business owners often lack financial backing and the knowledge to identify and secure financing from other sources. To that end, Savannah Technical College is hosting a free "Open for Business" technical workshop at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 18.

August 13, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Sea Island Co. files for bankruptcy

SAVANNAH - Sea Island Company has filed for federal bankruptcy protection with a plan to sell its luxury resorts that have been secluded getaways on the Georgia coast for wealthy travelers and American presidents since 1928.

The family-owned company filed a Chapter 11 plan in federal court Tuesday, saying it's unable to repay more than $600 million owed to to lenders including Synovus Bank, Bank of America and Bank of Scotland after the economic meltdown took a toll on Sea Island's resort and real-estate businesses.

August 12, 2010 | By Russ Bynum Associated Press writer | Business News


Goody's foot traffic steady since opening

Since the return of Goody's to Hinesville and its July 22 grand opening, the family clothing and accessories store continues to experience steady traffic. "It's been very heavy," assistant manager Lee Deen said. "We've had a little bit everywhere."

August 09, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Columnist | Business News


Flight instructor shares love of flying

Denis Boissonneault from the Coastal Empire Flight Training school shared his love of aviation with Hinesville's Rotary Club Tuesday during the club's weekly meeting at the Western Sizzlin'.

August 06, 2010 | By Amy Johstono Courier intern | Business News


Ports handle record number of containers

SAVANNAH - Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Curtis J. Foltz announced Monday that the GPA handled more than 2.63 million twenty-foot equivalent unit containers, added new services and maintained its position as the fourth-highest-volume container port in fiscal year 2010.

August 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Savannah Tech hosts marketing seminar

SAVANNAH - Savannah Technical College's marketing and hospitality programs will host a free seminar on working in the international market from 10 a.m.-noon Tuesday, Aug. 24. The seminar will be in the Eckburg Auditorium at the Savannah Campus, 5717 White Bluff Road.

August 06, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bryan County News gets new editor

The Bryan County News is pleased to formally announce the appointment of Lori Wynn as its new editor.

August 02, 2010 | Staff report | Business News


Chamber director resigns

After nearly a decade on the job, Executive Director Kenny Smiley is leaving his post with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

July 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Business News


Extended unemployment benefits OKed

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2

July 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville jobless rate up in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported recently that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.1 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,900, up 240 from 2,660.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


VIP marks 35 years

VIP Office Furniture and Supply celebrated 35 years in business July 22 with a luncheon. Barbara Pilkinton and Barbara Meador also celebrated 30 and 20 years, respectively, at VIP.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Car dealer receives award

Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles of Hinesville, 734 E.G. Miles Parkway, recently was recognized as one of two dealerships nationwide to receive the U.S. MILES Program's platinum award.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Just Uniforms opens new shop

Just Uniforms recently celebrated the grand opening of its second location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia job loss second in nation

The Georgia Department of Labor reported July 20 that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 15,397, up 837 from 14,560.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


State gets $30M for home loans from stimulus

Georgia has received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development for qualifying families considered to have low and very low incomes to purchase or build a home in a rural area.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Visitors bureau uses week to promote tourism

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week May 7-14 with several events.

May 22, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Businessman pay to have Long road paved

Long County received nearly $40,000 earlier this month from a businessman to help pay for road improvements where he wanted to put a convenience ...

May 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Ameris hires two for Hinesville branch

SAVANNAH - Ameris Bank recently welcomed Yvette Bennett and Jozi Marlowe as bank tellers at Ameris Bank's Hinesville branch.

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Ribbon cutting for restaurant

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting on May 5 for Tammy's Restaurant and Lounge, 818 E.G ...

May 13, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Convention bureau employee lauded

Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau coordinator of first impressions Mary Prince has earned the Stellar Service Award, presented by the Georgia Visitor Information Center ...

May 12, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Ludowici banker retiring from Heritage

The Heritage Bank has announced the retirement of Lilah Bell effective May 4.

May 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Contractors launch recruiting drive

DULUTH - The Georgia Highway Contractors Association has launched a campaign to generate awareness about road construction careers.

May 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Knotts named Coastal Courier advertising sales manager

Coastal Courier General Manager Kathryn Fox announced Tuesday that Morgan Knotts has been appointed advertising sales manager.

May 10, 2017 | Staff Report | Business News


Chamber, CVB show off new offices at open house

"Our home is yours."

May 08, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Goodwill Week includes in-store scavenger hunts

Goodwill is celebrating Goodwill Week with a variety of events will from Monday to May 13.

May 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Youth leaders get a lesson in economic development

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce 2016-2017 Young Adult Liberty Leaders class had an economic development session on April 12, hosted by the Liberty County ...

May 05, 2017 | Staff Report | Business News


Tour’s focus is to boost home sales

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau is hosting a tour of Liberty County for local real estate professional on May 12.

May 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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