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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


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


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


Pirkle opens Ludowici office

The Long County Chamber of Commerce last week celebrated the opening of attorney John Pirkle's new office in Ludowici with a grand opening and ribbon-cutting ceremony.

November 12, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Papa Murphy opens pizza shop here

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed its newest member, Papa Murphy's Pizza, with a ribbon-cutting and grand opening ceremony. Owner Bob Hoersting and his staff opened their store at 755 W. Oglethorpe High in the Walmart Super Center Plaza.

November 12, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Workshop on starting a business

The University of Georgia will host a "Starting a Business" workshop from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 18, at the Small Business Resource Center, 111 E. Liberty St., Savannah.

November 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


LCDA hires accounting help

Coastal CPAs LLC will soon work with the Liberty County Development Authority to make sure the entity's finances are squared away and error-free before paperwork goes to the auditor's office, board members decided during last week's called meeting.

November 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Columnist | Business


Businesses have loan options

Potential small business owners and entrepreneurs received information on available financial resources Thursday when representatives from the Coastal Area District Development Authority spoke at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's People through Progress Luncheon.

November 05, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business


Judge OKs Sea Island sale

BRUNSWICK - A bankruptcy judge Thursday approved Sea Island Co.'s plan to sell its luxury resorts, golf courses and private clubs for $212.4 million to settle crushing debts that forced the Georgia company to seek protection from lenders.

November 05, 2010 | Associated Press | Business


Do-it-yourself garage opens

The do it yourself idea is not new; it's just new to Hinesville.

November 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Tastefully Simple consultant promoted

Sharon Dunham, a Hinesville resident and independent consultant with Tastefully Simple, Inc., is now a team leader with the national direct seller of easy-to-prepare foods.

November 05, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate dips to 8.3%

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported last week that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville decreased to 8.3 percent in September, down three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.6 percent in August. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area decreased to 2,695, down 139 from 2,834. The jobless rate in metro Hinesville in September 2009 was 7.8 percent.

November 05, 2010 | Staff report | Business


Barbecue place reopens in Midway

J.C.'s Bar-B-Que in Midway will have a grand reopening from 11 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday. The restaurant is at 6596 E. Oglethorpe Highway.

October 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


International Greetings praises its move here

The Gift Wrap Company, a United Kingdom-based manufacturer of gift wrap and accessories, relocated from Massachusetts to the Midway Industrial Park in 1996. Nearly 15 years later, The Gift Wrap Company, now called International Greetings USA, is performing well in Liberty County.

October 29, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Glennville man is farmer of year

MOULTRIE - A pioneer in the Vidalia sweet onion industry, Robert Dasher of G&R Farms in Glennville has been named the 2010 Swisher Sweets/Sunbelt Expo Southeastern Farmer of the Year. The announcement was made recently during the Willie B. Withers luncheon at the 2010 Sunbelt Ag Expo farm show in Moultrie.

October 25, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


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Metro Hinesville’s unemployment rate drops in April

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor announced Thursday that Metro Hinesville's unemployment rate for April was 5.3 percent, down 0.6 percentage point ...

May 26, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Realty board supports ESPLOST

The Hinesville Area Board of Realtors presented $1,000 Thursday to the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce to support the ESPLOST campaign.

May 23, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


State Bank to acquire S Bank

ATLANTA – State Bank Financial Corporation, the holding company for State Bank and Trust Company, and S Bankshares Inc. announced Thursday the signing of a definitive ...

May 19, 2016 | Special to the Courier editor@coastalcourier.com | Business


Society recognizes employees with Down syndrome, their employers

The seventh annual Night of Champions Thursday at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort and Spa – Hotel Grand Ballroom was emceed by celebrity chef Jamie ...

May 17, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Kroger raising money for Children's Miracle Network

SAVANNAHA - Area Kroger stores will soon be filled with "Miracle Balloons" for the grocer's annual fundraiser benefitting The Children's Hospital at Memorial University ...

May 16, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia Eye Inst. opens in Glennville

The Glennville Chamber of Commerce recently held a ribbon-cutting for Glennville Eye Surgery Center, an affiliate of Georgia Eye Institute. Glennville Eye Surgery Center is ...

May 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Optim Healthcare marks opening of new office here

Optim Healthcare held a ribbon-cutting Thursday at its new Hinesville location, in the Central Station shopping center on Veterans Parkway.

May 12, 2016 | By Tiffany King | Business


Tourism takes spotlight for a week

The Liberty County Convention and Visitors Bureau celebrated National Travel and Tourism Week Monday through Saturday.

May 09, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


May 19 lecture on motivating millenials

SAVANNAH - Gabrielle Jackson Bosché, president and founder of the Millennial Solution and author of "5 Millennial Myths: The Handbook for Managing and Motivating Millennials," will ...

May 08, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Warehouser doubles port facility

SAVANNAH - Nordic Logistics and Warehousing has doubled capacity at its Savannah location, holding a ribbon cutting last month for a 200,000-square-foot cold storage and ...

May 07, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Dick’s Sporting Goods coming to new Hinesville shopping center

During the groundbreaking ceremony for the new Oglethorpe Square Shopping Center on West Oglethorpe Highway in Hinesville, national athletic retailer Dick's Sporting Goods was ...

May 07, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


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