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Area jobless rate drops to 8.1%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported Wednesday that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in the metro Hinesville area decreased to 8.1 percent in October, down one-tenth of a percentage point from a revised 8.2 percent in September.

November 26, 2010 | Staff Report | Business News


Column: haritable giving is a win-win

Thanksgiving is a good time to be thankful for those charitable, educational and religious groups that provide your community with valuable services. And now may be a good time to consider supporting these groups because, if you contribute before the year is over, you may "do well by doing good" through valuable tax deductions.

November 26, 2010 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News


Stores, shoppers gear up for Black Friday

Black Friday is going to be crazier than usual this year.

November 24, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


Discussion on employing handicapped

The Coastal Georgia Transition Council will host "Supports in the Workplace," a panel discussion on the supports available to individuals with disabilities in the workforce, from 9 to 11 a.m. Dec. 7 at the Hoskins Center at Memorial University Medical Center in Savannah. Vocational Rehabilitation, Goodwill, Kicklighter Resource Center, and the Coastal Center for Developmental Services Inc. will be represented in the panel.

November 24, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Column: Avoid holiday spending hangover

At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it's overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You'll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills are due in January.

November 24, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News


Open house kicks off shopping season

Hinesville's downtown merchants swung into the Christmas shopping mode Friday with a Holiday Open House. Downtown businesses greeted customers with bright decorations, garlands of lights and holiday goodies. A second open house will be held Dec. 7, in conjunction with Christmas in the Park.

November 22, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Jewelry store celebrates new name

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated with its newest renamed member, Thomas Hill Jewelers, during a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony. The store is at 110 E. M.L. King Jr. Drive, suite 1-A (across the street from the Hinesville Police Department). Chamber board members, ambassadors and other community members attended the celebration.

November 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Dollar Tree collecting gifts for Army kids

ATLANTA - Georgia and Dollar Tree, Inc. have joined forces this holiday season to gather holiday gifts for military children in Georgia. The toys will be donated by customers of the more than 4,000 Dollar Tree and Deal$ stores nationwide.

November 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


There's money in fixing European cars?

Ben Chambers' chunk of the American dream is off Old Gress Island Road near Midway.

November 19, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Businesses tout services at expo

On Tuesday, business owners and consumers mingled during the fourth annual 2010 Liberty County Business Expo hosted by the Chamber of Commerce at Bethesda Church.

November 17, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News


Gulfstream gives more details of expansion

ATLANTA (AP) - Gulfstream Aerospace, a maker of business-jet aircraft, announced Monday that it is expanding operations in Georgia by adding more than 1,000 jobs and investing at least $500 million.

November 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Corps gives nod toward river deepening

ATLANTA - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday that the environmental costs of dredging the Port of Savannah to accommodate larger ships can be offset, a long-awaited finding that advances a plan to expand the country's fourth-largest container port.

November 17, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Expo promotes local business, trends

The plight of small businesses in a tough economy is the focus of the Liberty 2010 Business Expo. The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's theme for the expo is "shop, save, support." Translated, this means shopping local helps support local businesses, particularly small ones, and boosts the local economy.

November 15, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business News


Regulators close two Georgia banks

WASHINGTON (AP) - Regulators on Friday shut down two banks in Georgia and one in Arizona, bringing to 146 the number of U.S. banks that have succumbed this year under the burden of bad loans and a tepid economy.

November 15, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


Savannah jet maker to add 1,000 jobs

SAVANNAH - Gulfstream Aerospace is expanding its operations in Georgia, adding more than 1,000 jobs and investing at least $500 million.

Company officials made the announcement on Monday in Savannah with Gov. Sonny Perdue.

November 15, 2010 | Associated Press | Business News


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Long County BoE honors janitors

The Long County School System announced Monday that all 18 members of the system's custodial staff were certified in the Buckeye Honors Program, which ...

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


STAR luncheon is Thursday

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will honor STAR students and their teachers at its Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday.

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


Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center Grand Opening

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and the City of Hinesville will be co-hosting a grand opening celebration and ribbon cutting on Friday, March 10th ...

February 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Visitors bureau adds marketing job

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau has hired Erin Johnson as creative and content coordinator.

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


Chamber hires new membership coordinator

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce has hire Victoria Phillips as membership coordinator.

February 16, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Bakery opens new shop downtown

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce helped Judi Mills cut a ribbon on the new location of her Southern Sweets Café & Bakery on Feb. 9.

February 14, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Oglethorpe Square opening moved to March 10

The grand opening for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center has been rescheduled for March 10 at noon.

February 11, 2017 | By Tiffany King | Business News


Workshop on social media marketing

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce and CVB will host a Lunch and Learn Social Media Workshop from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m ...

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hinesville joins Liberty's minority chamber

Hinesville has joined the Liberty County Minority Chamber, according to a city news release.

February 07, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Hospital CFO finishes leadership course

ATLANTA - Derek Rozier, chief financial officer at Liberty Regional Medical Center, graduated Jan. 13 from the Leadership GHA Class of 2016-17, a health care leadership ...

February 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Correction: Public works contractor hires new regional boss

A story posted about EOM Operations hiring Gregg Higgins as regional director. in correctly said EOM is Hinesville's public works contrector. ESG won the ...

February 03, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realty board donates to school children

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors donated hats and gloves to the Liberty County School System to help keep students in need warm.

February 03, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Hinesville joins Liberty County Minority Chamber

Hinesville has joined the Liberty County Minority Chamber, according to a press release issued Thursday by the city.

February 02, 2017 | Staff report Coastal Courier | Business News


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