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Businesses sponsor jewelry shows

A lunchtime jewelry fashion show was staged at The Sushi House in Hinesville on April 30. During the show, which was sponsored by Liberty Jewelers, The Sushi House and other local businesses, models wore the latest jewelry, handed out fliers for Mothers' Day sales and helped diners register for a drawing at Liberty Jewelers.

May 08, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Jobless claims unexpectedly plunge

WASHINGTON - New applications for jobless benefits plunged to the lowest level in 14 weeks, a possible sign that the massive wave of layoffs has peaked. Still, the number of unemployed workers getting benefits climbed to a new record.

The Labor Department reported Thursday that the number newly laid off workers applying for benefits dropped to 601,000 last week. That was far better than the rise to 635,000 claims that economists expected.

May 07, 2009 | By Martin Crutsinger AP economics writer | Business


State job fair to be televised

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor's 15th annual televised job fair will be carried statewide on Georgia Public Broadcasting Sunday, May 17, from 2-4 p.m. The live broadcast, entitled Job Fair 2009 - Preparing For Recovery, will originate from Atlanta, Albany, and Macon. The broadcast will be simulcast over WALB-TV Channel 10 in Albany and WMAZ-TV Channel 13 in Macon.

"Job Fair 2009 will offer viewers throughout the state an excellent opportunity to better understand the employment services available through the Georgia Department of Labor to help them survive the current recession," state Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond saod. "Job ...

May 06, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Fed chair expects economic growth in 2009

WASHINGTON - Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke told Congress Tuesday that the economy should pull out of a recession and start growing again later this year.

But in prepared testimony to Congress' Joint Economic Committee, Bernanke warned that even after a recovery gets under way, economic activity is likely to be subpar. That means businesses will stay cautious about hiring, driving up the nation's unemployment rate and causing "further sizable job losses" in the coming months, he said.

May 05, 2009 | Jeannine Aversa AP economics writer | Business


Tuna cannery locating in Lyons

ATLANTA - Toombs County, famous as the center of Georgia's Vidalia onion country, is about to get a new industry.

Chicken of the Sea International announced on Monday it plans to open a tuna canning plant in Lyons, investing $20 million and creating 200 jobs.

May 05, 2009 | Associated Press | Business


Georgia's oldest worker sought

Nominations are now being accepted in the search for America's oldest worker. Sponsored by nonprofit Experience Works, the nation's largest training and employment organization for older workers, the search is part of a national effort to raise awareness about the contributions older individuals make in today's workplace and to break down barriers often associated with their employment.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Stimulus money will put 500 area youth to work

Federal stimulus dollars - to the tune of $1.4 million - will take 500 young people from the couch to the work force this summer.

May 04, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Cici's honored for helping neighborhood watch

Maria Fergosa, neighborhood watch coordinator for the Pine Ridge subdivision, and Hinesville Police Department Officer John Williams present a plaque to Cici's Pizza store manager Shawn Schulte on March 27 to thank the restaurant for sponsoring the Hinesville Neighborhood Watch Organization. Cici's provided refreshments for meetings, social functions and other events.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Comcast Care Day aims at community

SAVANNAH – On Saturday, April 25, more than 180 local Comcast employees, along with their families and friends, volunteered to improve the Headstart programs in Savannah and Hinesville as part of Comcast's eighth annual "Comcast Cares Day." At the same time across the country, more than 50,000 Comcast volunteers participated in this annual day of service, which is one of the largest single days of corporate volunteer efforts in the country. Comcast Cares Day is one way that Comcast helps to power dreams and demonstrate a year-round commitment to making a difference in the communities it serves.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


NeSmith announces GM's Total Confidence program

Mike Reed, general manager of NeSmith Chevrolet on Highway 84 East in Hinesville, recently announced General Motors' new Total Confidence Program, which provides consumers with product protection, family protection, vehicle value protection and payment protection with each new car purchased through April 30.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Interstate Credit Union opens in Midway

Interstate Credit Union, headquartered in Jesup, will open its newest office in Midway, on East Oglethorpe Highway, today. The new office, across from the Midway post office, was built by Howe Construction of Atlanta and is a full-service branch offering checking accounts, savings accounts, personal loans and home mortgage loans.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Courier | Business


Company asking for OK of massive development

Governmental heads in Liberty County will be deciding in the next couple months whether to allow the state's largest landowner to develop inside county lines.

April 27, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Local businesses are 'thinking green'

Standing in a window of the newest hotdog stand in town, Chow Hound's owner Marrianne Rudy asks a customer if he would like some homemade beans or slaw to go with his dog.

April 22, 2009 | By Frenchi Jones Staff writer | Business


NAACP forum focuses on job opportunities

Local job opportunities were a hot topic during the NAACP's State of the Community forum last week when audience members questioned minority representation.

April 22, 2009 | By Alena Parker Staff writer | Business


Bank of America posts 1stQ profit; stocks fall

CHARLOTTE, N.C. - Bank of America Corp. posted strong first-quarter earnings Monday as higher revenue from the purchase of Merrill Lynch & Co. helped offset a surge in credit costs. Wall Street, concerned about banks' continuing loan problems, looked past Bank of America's profit and fell sharply.

Bank of America's results surpassed analysts' expectations. But like other banking companies, it is still stuggling with fallout from the recession, taking a hefty $13.4 billion provision for credit losses.

April 20, 2009 | By Ieva M. Augstums Associated Press writer | Business


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How much of your pay do you take home?

Ten percent of middle-aged Americans have their wages slashed by debtors, NPR reported last week, and over $50 billion in consumer credit card debt will likely be added to America's existing debt in 2014, according to a recent study by CardHub.

September 23, 2014 | By Linsy Hunsaker Deseret News | Business


Courier to roll out new print schedule

The Coastal Courier, Liberty County's long-standing source for local news and event information, will reduce its printing schedule beginning the first week of October. As we transition to a two-edition-per-week frequency, readers can expect the Friday publication's content and features to be rolled into larger Wednesday and Sunday editions.

September 22, 2014 | Staff Report | Business


Governor declares state 'camera ready'

Gov. Nathan Deal and the Georgia Film, Music and Digital Entertainment Office, a division of the Georgia Department of Economic Development, announced Monday that all 159 Georgia counties have been designated Camera Ready.

September 20, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Millennials making too many credit mistakes

Some new research shows millennials are making a lot of mistakes when it comes to credit.

September 18, 2014 | By Paul Nelson KSL | Business


State revenue up in August over 2013

Georgia's net tax collections for the month of August totaled $1.39 billion for an increase of $47 million, or 3.5 percent, compared to the month-ended August 2013, Gov. Nathan Deal's office recently announced.

September 14, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Green spaces topic at PTP luncheon

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will hold a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 18, at the Liberty County Complex in Midway.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Developer magazine ranks Georgia first

Gov. Nathan Deal on Thursday announced that Area Development magazine has ranked Georgia as the No. 1 place in the nation in which to do business. Area Development is an executive magazine covering corporate site selection and relocation.

September 13, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Curves having open houses

Curves International Inc. announced last week that participating Curves, including the Hinesville location, are hosting open houses the week of Sept. 15-20, in which new members can receive 30 days free, in addition to a free workout.

September 12, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Veterans set opening date for brewery

SAVANNAH - Former soldiers Kevin Ryan, Dan Sartin and Jeff Hyatt, have been putting the entrepreneurial skills they learned in the Army to good use, launching their own craft brewery, Service Brewing Company.

September 06, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Job fair on post on Sept. 16

CivilianJobs.com, a site that helps connect America's military members with civilian careers, is holding a job fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 16, on Fort Stewart. The event is sponsored by the Fort Stewart Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


Armstrong reports area economic growth

Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor reports the Savannah-area economy continued to expand during the second quarter of 2014 and should experience strong growth throughout the year.

September 04, 2014 | Special to the Courier | Business


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