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Chamber director resigns

After nearly a decade on the job, Executive Director Kenny Smiley is leaving his post with the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce.

July 31, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall | Business


Extended unemployment benefits OKed

ATLANTA - State Labor Commissioner Michael Thurmond announced Thursday that federal extended unemployment insurance benefits are now being paid to 90,994 jobless Georgians. The benefits were enacted by Congress and signed by President Barack Obama last July 22. The law extends the qualifying time for eligible recipients from June 2

July 31, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Hinesville jobless rate up in June

ATLANTA - The Georgia Department of Labor reported recently that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Hinesville rose to 8.9 percent in June, up eight-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.1 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 2,900, up 240 from 2,660.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


VIP marks 35 years

VIP Office Furniture and Supply celebrated 35 years in business July 22 with a luncheon. Barbara Pilkinton and Barbara Meador also celebrated 30 and 20 years, respectively, at VIP.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Car dealer receives award

Quality Pre-Owned Vehicles of Hinesville, 734 E.G. Miles Parkway, recently was recognized as one of two dealerships nationwide to receive the U.S. MILES Program's platinum award.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Just Uniforms opens new shop

Just Uniforms recently celebrated the grand opening of its second location with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and reception.

July 30, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Georgia job loss second in nation

The Georgia Department of Labor reported July 20 that the preliminary unadjusted unemployment rate in metro Savannah rose to 8.8 percent in June, up five-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.3 percent in May. Meanwhile, the number of unemployed workers in the metro area increased to 15,397, up 837 from 14,560.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


State gets $30M for home loans from stimulus

Georgia has received $30 million in Recovery Act funds for direct home loans through USDA Rural Development for qualifying families considered to have low and very low incomes to purchase or build a home in a rural area.

July 28, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


City considers day laborer meeting point

Finding a central location where day laborers can meet was one of several topics taken up by the Hinesville City Council during a planning workshop earlier this month.

July 26, 2010 | By Denise Etheridge Staff writer | Business


Long County is certified Work Ready

Gov. Sonny Perdue recently announced that Long County is one of 11 communities in Georgia to earn a Certified Work Ready designation.

July 23, 2010 | By Mike Riddle Correspondent | Business


Coastal Bank hires Hinesville manager

SAVANNAH - The Coastal Bank recently hired Richelle Barrett as the bank manager at the Hinesville office. Her responsibilities include directing and managing the staff and operations of the branch.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Saturday is 'Work Ready Day' in Liberty

Liberty County workers may take the Georgia Work Ready assessment test from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Saturday at Savannah Technical College's Liberty Campus. The Work Ready initiative, which officials say ensures workers have valuable skills, easy access to training and world-class job opportunities, is sponsored by the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce, the Liberty County Board of Commissioners, the city of Hinesville, Savannah Technical College, the Liberty County Board of Education, the Liberty County Development Authority, the Department of Labor and several private organizations.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Program offers real estate discounts to 'heroes'

Homes for Heroes, a company affiliated with realtors, lenders and other real estate service providers, facilitates rebates and discounts for military personnel, police officers, firefighters, teachers, first responders and others who serve communities and the nation. The program is now available in Hinesville.

July 23, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business


Workforce development in spotlight

Riceboro City Council member Chris Stacy shared the early results of his city's efforts to put young people to work during Thursday's mid-month county commission meeting. Through the Summer Youth Training program, teens living in Riceboro are placed in summer jobs to learn about the workplace and explore future career options.

July 19, 2010 | By Jen Alexander McCall Staff writer | Business


Linx2Linx offers communication services

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed a new member, Linx2Linx Service Teams, Inc.

July 16, 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


Georgia Power vows flat rates through 2019

ATLANTA - Georgia Power last month announced that its base electric rates will remain flat through 2019.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


CH2M on ethics list

DENVER-The Ethisphere Institute has named CH2M to its list of the World's Most Ethical Companies for an eighth consecutive year.

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


Wing Zone plans restaurant in Hinesville

Hinesville may have another restaurant coming within the next year.

May 06, 2016 | Caitlin Kenney | Business


McDonald’s having ‘cyber hiring’ day for workers

McDonald's restaurants in the area are looking to fill up to 1,000 positions as they staff up for the summer, one of the ...

May 06, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business


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