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State jobless rate at 10.2 in October

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the state's seasonally adjusted unemployment rate rose slightly to 10.2 percent in October, up one-tenth of a percent from a revised 10.1 percent in September.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP convention prizes spur promotion here

Barbara Meador, Cathy O'Hagan and MeLissa Green of VIP Office Furniture and Supply recently won prizes at the TriMega Focus 2009 conference in Hollywood, Fla. Meador won $1,000, O'Hagan won an iPod Nano and Green won a 750GB desktop hard drive.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Bennett Agency owner earns service award

As a business leader and resident of the Hinesville/Liberty County area, Allstate agency owner Lynn Bennett, of the Bennett Agency, has been designated a premier service agency for 2009.

November 20, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Printing problem delays paper

 A major problem with the Courier's printer in Statesboro Saturday evening delayed delivery of Sunday's paper.

Courier publisher Mark Griffin said papers were to be delivered Sunday, but he apologized to readers for any inconvenience it caused.

November 15, 2009 | Staff report | Business


Hinesville Day Spa moves

The Hinesville Day Spa and Salon recently had a grand opening in its new location. Owner Sheela Eichhorn and her staff moved the spa to 951 E.G. Miles Parkway.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Shane's Rib Shack coming to Hinesville

Fans of sweet, smoky barbecued pork and chicken have a new reason to lick their lips. Shane's Rib Shack barbecue restaurant is planning to open a franchise in Hinesville in December.

November 13, 2009 | By Jen Alexander McCall Correspondent | Business


The Colleseum opens

Hinesville has a new sports bar. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed new chamber members Tyrone Adams and Jodee Carleen, owners of the Colleseum, with a ribbon cutting and grand opening.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Fish World & Pet Shop reopens

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Fish World and Pet Shop, a family owned and operated pet store in Hinesville that specializes in fresh- and saltwater fish. It also carries reptiles, small animals, birds and pet supplies.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Holiday bazaar in Midway Nov. 28

Midway will have a holiday bazaar from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28, at the Midway Civic Center, 9397 E. Oglethorpe Highway. Merchants will showcase products and offer deals during the indoor shopping event. The family event is free to the public.

November 13, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Money offered to plant trees around post

Private lands surrounding Fort Stewart may soon be planted with longleaf pine seedlings, a native species that also will be reintroduced in other locations across the Georgia coast. The $200,000 project is being funded by federal stimulus money.

November 09, 2009 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Heating help available to needy

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Human Services is helping Georgians struggling to keep up with the cost of heating their homes.

November 09, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Manufacturer gets OK

At its Tuesday meeting, the Liberty County Commission approved a motion to begin the clearing and grading stage for a three-building, 206,787-square-foot manufacturing facility in the Tradeport East Business Park across from the Target Distribution Center.

November 06, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


Real estate agents further careers

Local Re/Max Accent realtor Terry Sherell Fortson recently earned a graduate realtor institute designation from the Georgia and National Associations of Realtors.

November 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Downtown businesses set holiday open house

Downtown Hinesville will kick off the shopping season this Friday and Saturday when shops showcase their holiday merchandise during an open house. Stores will stay open until 7 p.m. Friday and will operate under normal business hours Saturday.

November 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Arnold not seeking LCDA reappointment

Liberty County Development Authority member Jeff Arnold recently announced he will not ask to be reappointed to the panel. His four-year term ends in two months.

November 04, 2009 | By Lauren Hunsberger Staff writer | Business


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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


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


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