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Best things: Showing employee appreciation

It's no secret that the economy is rough right now and budgets are tight. Monetary holiday bonuses for employees and volunteers might not be in the cards for many business owners, managers and volunteer coordinators. However, there are many other ways to make hard workers feel appreciated.

December 22, 2010 | By Hollie Moore Barnidge Staff writer | Business News

CTC campus names employee of year

ATLANTA - Georgia's population has swelled to nearly 9.7 million, boosting its representation in Congress, numbers released by the U.S. Census show.

December 22, 2010 | By Patty Leon Staff writer | Business News

Load prepaid cards at your own risk

The government did us a favor when it created the CARD Act, which reined in banks and credit-card companies that had been collecting millions of extra dollars from consumers.

December 22, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business News

Realtor's teddy bears comfort kids

The Holtzman Companies recently donated a collection of teddy bears to the Hinesville Police Department to be given to children in crisis.

December 20, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Chamber to honor ambassador of year

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce will soon name its first ambassador of the year. Local businesses are invited to help the chamber honor the ambassador by donating a service, good or promotional item to be included in a prize package.

December 17, 2010 | Staff report | Business News

Smart financial moves brighten season

If you're like many people, you're watching your dollars extra carefully this year as you do your holiday shopping. And that's a good thing, because even in the best of times, it's never wise to go overboard on gifts. But by making the right moves during this holiday season, you can also help ensure that you stay on track toward your long-term financial goals.

December 17, 2010 | For Matt Cardella Special to the Courier | Business News

Shopping spree winner announced

Christmas came early for Charlene Parlett of Hinesville, whose name was drawn as the grand prize winner of a $500 downtown shopping spree courtesy of the Hinesville Downtown Development Authority. The drawing concluded a three-week promotion.

December 16, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Track your spending

If you have a computer and really don't know where all your money goes, your life can be easier if you invest in personal-finance budget software. Nearly all of the finance programs have reports that you can customize and generate. Want to know how much you're spending for groceries? Or how much miscellaneous cash went to coffee in the morning? The program will tell you. Your bank statement will include the debit-card amounts, which you'll need to add in, but not the cash you spend. You'll need to enter that as well.

December 16, 2010 | By David Uffington Dollars and sense | Business News

Make sure you are cyber secure

When Ben Franklin famously wrote "an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure," I'm pretty sure he wasn't warning his readers about the perils of cyber crime. But in today's world of phishing, shoulder-surfing and computer spyware, his advice hits home.

December 15, 2010 | By Jason Alderman Practical money skills | Business News

Insurance company expands in Georgia

Area residents, as well as those across the state, now have another choice when it comes to picking an insurance provider.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Grants available for pines

Grants are available to private landowners to help restore and conserve longleaf pine trees.

December 15, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Chamber hires new executive director

Liberty County Chamber of Commerce interim director Leah Poole officially accepted the permanent position as executive director of the chamber on Thursday morning.

December 10, 2010 | By Seraine Page Staff writer | Business News

New sales manager at Jesup car dealer

JESUP - Chad NeSmith, general manager of NeSmith Walker Chevrolet Buick Pontiac GMC in Jesup, announced last week that the dealership hired Shawn Brookshire as the new general sales manager.

December 10, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Job growth is good sign for holidays

WASHINGTON - December is generally a bad time to look for work, and even worse now that the unemployment rate is nearing double digits. But there's reason for some optimism this holiday season.

December 10, 2010 | By Christopher S. Rugaber Associated Press writer | Business News

Medicaid workshops this week

U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Ga., will sponsor a series of workshops during the open enrollment season for the Medicare Part D prescription drug program.

December 07, 2010 | Special to the Courier | Business News

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Disaster loans available for small businesses

WASHINGTON - U.S. Small Business Administration Administrator Maria Contreras-Sweet has vowed to help small businesses damaged by Hurricane Matthew.

October 24, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Long added to FEMA government aid, Liberty private still on hold

Long County was one of nine counties added to the Georgia Declaration for funding which will supplement state agencies and local recovery efforts from damages ...

October 24, 2016 | By Patty Leon | Business News

Pine beetles threatening trees again

Many landowners in southeastern Georgia have seen their pine trees die this summer. Even if you were fortunate enough that the pines on your own ...

October 22, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Western-themed bar and grill opens

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a ribbon cutting and grand opening for Boots Sports Bar and Grill on Sept. 30 at the restaurant ...

October 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Business recovery loans offered

Small Business Assistance Corporation has federal funds available to assist small businesses in Coastal Georgia, including Liberty and Long counties.

October 18, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

County, city list licensed contractors

Because of the prevalence of scam artists who moved into an area after a disaster to offer services and then don't perform any of ...

October 13, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News

Storm hits Sunday's Coastal Courier

Dear loyal readers,

October 07, 2016 | Staff Report | Business News

Luncheon will showcase two locally produced movies

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce's next Progress Through People Luncheon will focus on two short movies that were shot in Liberty County.

October 04, 2016 | Special to the Courier | Business News


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