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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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August trade heats up in Brunswick, Savannah ports

Auto and container volumes at the U.S. Southeast's busiest ports in Brunswick and Savannah experienced impressive growth in the month of August.

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Progress Through People set for Oct. 12

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on Oct. 12 at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

September 22, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Assure your well water is safe after flooding

As Hurricane Irma's fury crossed Liberty County flash flooding occurred in multiple areas. Many Liberty County citizens depend on well water for their drinking ...

September 18, 2017 | By Ashlyn Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


PTP luncheon focuses on KLB

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host a Progress Through People Luncheon at noon on Sept. 21, at the Liberty County Performing Arts Center ...

September 15, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Courier owner wins top award at SNPA meeting

Charles H. Morris Sr., president and CEO of Morris Multimedia Inc., which owns the Coastal Courier, received the 2017 Frank W. Mayborn Leadership Award Monday ...

September 13, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


YMCA announces closures

All YMCA facilities (Effingham YMCA, Golden Isles YMCA, Habersham YMCA, Islands Family YMCA, Liberty County/ Armed Services YMCA, McIntosh County YMCA, Richmond Hill YMCA, Tybee ...

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


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