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Shopping small can be a big deal

Having and supporting small business is an essential part of any local economy, however, during the holiday season it is easy for the local spots to get lost in the hustle and bustle of multi-million-dollar corporate ad buys. But what most people do not understand is that small business is big business. With roughly 28 million small businesses all over the United States, the dollars brought in by these businesses make up about 54 percent of all U.S. sales.

November 24, 2017 | By Leah Poole Special to the Courier | Business News


Drop those pruners

During the long, hot dog days of late summer I always notice that I get fewer calls from home gardeners. That was especially true this year. In the searing heat, who wants to go outside and work in the yard?

November 24, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Hinesville's dining options increasing

The packed parking lot and lines of cars extending out to MacArthur Drive can only mean one thing - Cook Out is officially open.

November 22, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


What's living underfoot in Liberty County

Is something digging in your lawn? Many things dig in lawns, but not all are pests. The best way to learn who the culprit is in your yard is to look for evidence.

November 14, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Canoochee has provided power since 1938

When Hurricane Irma threatened our community, employees of Canoochee EMC rose to the task. They prepared their line trucks, hunkered down during the hardest of winds and once the storm subsided, their work was underway.

November 13, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Parker’s opens 50th store, celebrates grand opening for new location in Savannah

Parker's, a nationally acclaimed convenience store leader, recently opened its 50th store, celebrating the grand opening of a new retail location in Savannah, Ga. The store, located just off I-16 at 2601 Dean Forest Rd., is part of the company's ambitious growth strategy and is a direct response to growing customer demand.

November 11, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Chamber accepting nominations from the community

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce is accepting nominations from the community for Business Leader of the Year, Business of the Year and Civic Leader of the Year.

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Memorial Health taps new CEO, Advisory Board

Memorial Health announced Tuesday the selection of its new chief executive officer, Shayne George, and the appointment of members to its new Advisory Board.

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Georgia DOT hiring in Southeast Georgia

The Georgia Department of Transportation (DOT) will host a job fair from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday at the Department of Labor in Brunswick located at 2517 Tara Lane.

November 10, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Brunswick on track to top nation's auto ports

At the annual state of the port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said the GPA increased auto processing capacity at Colonel's Island Terminal by 50 percent over the past 12 months, all of which has been absorbed by processors and manufacturers.

November 09, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


'Tis season to plant fruit trees, plants

While this is a good time of year to start enhancing your landscape with some new trees, shrubs and ornamentals, let's not forget about our edible options. Now is also a good time to plant fruit trees, as well as small fruit plants, like muscadines, blueberries and blackberries.

November 07, 2017 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Brunswick facility on track to become nation's No. 1 auto port

At the annual State of the Port address hosted by the Brunswick-Golden Isles Chamber of Commerce recently, Georgia Ports Authority Executive Director Griff Lynch said the GPA increased auto processing capacity at Colonel's Island Terminal by 50 percent over the past 12 months, all of which has been absorbed by processors and manufacturers.

November 07, 2017 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Yu Spa looking to pamper clients

Lisa Guo opened Yu Spa in 2013 in order to carry on the specialized modalities used by massage therapists and body work professionals she grew up around her whole life. She said it was massage therapy and the healthy and holistic lifestyle that encompasses most in that line of work that helped her lose more than 100 pounds several years ago.

November 06, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


Larry Hanson Named Executive Director of GMA

The Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Board of Directors has named Valdosta, Ga., City Manager Larry Hanson as the executive director of the association. Hanson becomes the sixth full-time executive director of the organization since it was created in 1933. GMA represents more than 500 cities in its lobbying, training and technical consulting services to city officials.

November 05, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Site Selection ranks Georgia No. 1 for business for fifth straight year

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Oct. 31 that Georgia has been named the No. 1 state in the nation in which to do business for the fifth consecutive year by Site Selection, a leading economic development trade magazine. According to Site Selection, Georgia is the first state to hold this ranking for five consecutive years under the same governor.

November 04, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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Chamber to celebrate local leaders, showcase local cuisine

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will host the 2018 Chamber Annual Banquet and Taste of Liberty on Jan. 25. It is a one-night event ...

January 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Goodwill kicks off free community programs for 2018

Goodwill Southeast Georgia will offer two "New Year, Better Me" workshops in January to help job hunters kick start their search and connect them with ...

January 17, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Xplosive Fitness opens gym here

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting Dec. 15 for XPlosive Fitness at the center, 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway, Suite 204 ...

January 16, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


It's time to prepare for spring

January marks your last chance to plant wildflower seed. Many of the seeds require cold weather to germinate, and if planted after January, they will ...

January 15, 2018 | By Ashley Hoppers Extension agent | Business News


Chamber sets banquet, Taste of Liberty for Jan. 25

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's 2018 Taste of Liberty will be Thursday, Jan. 25.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Georgia Ports topic at Thursday lunch

Georgia Ports Authority staff will be featured at a Liberty County Chamber of Commerce Progress Through People Luncheon at noon Thursday.

January 15, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


New fitness community opens in Hinesville

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting Dec. 15 for XPlosive Fitness at the center's location, 1146 E.G. Miles Parkway ...

January 09, 2018 | Coastal Courier | Business News


Midway woman named to utility board

Holly Fields of Midway has been selected by the Coastal Electric Cooperative board of directors to fill the unexpired term of former Liberty County board ...

January 03, 2018 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Business leaders need to consider all perspectives

A leader is someone who guides others daily, challenges others when needed, inspires others and displays the characteristics of a leader. The personal qualifications of ...

December 30, 2017 | By Amy Freeman, MHRM Columnist | Business News


Savannah area weathered Hurricane Irma

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro economy weathered the effects of Hurricane ...

December 28, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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