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GSU workshop on customer srevice

A workshop at Georgia Southern University will show business owners and employees how to meet and exceed the needs of their customers.

December 13, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Housing construction jump indicates apartment surge

WASHINGTON (AP) - Construction of new homes and apartments rebounded in October by the largest amount in eight months but the unexpected increase was not viewed as a signal of a housing turnaround.

December 11, 2007 | By Martin Crutsinger AP Economics Writer | Business


Peebles opens department store here

Hundreds of people stood in line Thursday morning anticipating the grand opening of Hinesville's newest department store, Peebles.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Business


Old depot moves to new home

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


Real estate transfers for Nov. 16

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Oct. 22-26. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

December 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Hinesville area added 100 new jobs in October

The Hinesville area added 100 new jobs in October, according to the Georgia Department of Labor monthly report released Friday.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


Lieutenant governor sees business success

ATLANTA - Lt. Governor Casey Cagle praised the recent release of Site Selection Magazine's 2007 Top 20 Business Climate Rankings. The state of Georgia's business climate was ranked as second in the nation.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Some power customers could see bills lowered

Residents of the unincorporated area of Liberty County could join others across the state in seeing lower electric bills next year, according to a ruling by the Fulton Super-ior Court.

December 11, 2007 | By Joe Parker Jr. Contributing Writer | Business


SBA Patriot Express initiative expands in Georgia

ATLANTA - The U.S. Small Business Administration Georgia District Office reports that 21 SBA guaranteed loans, totaling $1.3 million, have been issued to small businesses to date in Georgia under the Patriot Express Loan Initiative that promotes veteran-owned enterprises

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Merchants explore revitalizing downtown

With a plan and a vision on how to revitalize the historic downtown business district, the new Hinesville Downtown Development Authority director, Vicki Davis, met with local merchants at Over Coffee on Tuesday morning.

December 11, 2007 | By Patty Leon Staff Writer | Business


Peterson rejoins Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors

Helene 'Hilly' Peterson has rejoined Coldwell Banker Holtzman, Realtors, as a full-time sales associate working out of the General Stewart office.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Courier | Business


Deeds Nov. 23

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Nov. 5-9. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

December 11, 2007 | Staff report | Business


When choosing mutual funds look past short-term returns

What's the most prominent thing you notice about mutual fund advertisements? In most cases, it's the fund's return. Quite often, these returns are truly eye-popping. But if you look closer at the ads, you'll see that many of the highest returns are for short periods of time, such as one year or three years. And a mutual fund's short-term return is not, by itself, reason enough to buy that fund - so don't rush to your checkbook.

December 11, 2007 | By Matt Cardella Columnist | Business


Workplace wellness emphasized

Dr. Phyllis Isley, director of the Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development at Georgia Southern University, spoke about the importance of workplace-wellness programs recently during the Rotary Club's weekly meeting.

December 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


Deeds Nov. 21

The following warranty deeds were filed with Liberty County Clerk of Court Barry Wilkes' office from Oct. 29-Nov. 2. The listings include the names of the sellers and buyers, the book and page where the deed can be found in deed books maintained in the clerk's office, the transfer tax (which gives an estimate of the price paid, based on $1 per $1,000) and a description of the property, which may be the subdivision and/or Georgia Militia District where it is located. Refer to the accompanying map for the GMD numbers.

December 11, 2007 | Staff Report | Business


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Port reports 6 percent container growth

SAVANNAH - The Georgia Ports Authority has moved more than 2 million 20-foot equivalent container units (TEUs) so far this fiscal year, July-February, for an increase of 6.2 percent, or an additional 119,318 TEUs.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


McDonald's promotion for free coffee

SAVANNAH - McCafé invites coffee drinkers in the Savannah area to wake up and taste the free coffee.

April 05, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Region's economy expected to grow

SAVANNAH - Armstrong Atlantic State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy expanded rapidly during the fourth quarter of 2013 and should continue to experience significant growth throughout 2014.

April 03, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Applebee's christens rennovations

Applebee's Neighborhood Grill and Bar, 1492 E. Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, held a ribbon cutting March 18 in recognition of the completion of its renovation. The event was held in conjunction with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce on March 18.

March 31, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate down to 8 percent

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that metro Hinesville's unemployment rate decreased to 8 percent in February, down 0.3 percent from 8.3 percent in January. The rate was 8.9 percent in February a year ago.

March 29, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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