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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 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


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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 News


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City distributing annual financial report

The city of Hinesville recently published the 2016 Popular Annual Financial Report, a publication that is mailed to every household in the city.

July 21, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Portrait studio opens in Flemington

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce had a grand opening and ribbon cutting June 30 for Perfect Portraits, 1705 E. Oglethorpe Highway, Flemington.

July 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Take-out food delivery service covers county

The staff of Hinesville Takeout Express had a ribbon cutting at the Liberty County Chamber of Commerce office, 2018 E. Court St., Hinesville on June ...

July 18, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Former WACH surgeon now with Optim

SAVANNAH - Orthopedic surgeon David Sedory has joined the network of physicians at Optim Orthopedics, seeing patients at its Savannah, Richmond Hill and Hinesville clinics.

July 17, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Business adds U-Haul

GD Customz has signed on as a U-Haul neighborhood dealer to serve the area.

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


Armstrong report bullish on area's economy

SAVANNAH - Armstrong State University's latest Coastal Empire Economic Monitor, which analyzes data and identifies trends affecting the regional economy, reports that the Savannah metro ...

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


Utility developing next generation of workers

Five area high school students began work last month as part of Coastal Electric Cooperative's "Learners Today, Leaders Tomorrow" program.

July 10, 2017 | Special to the Courier | Business News


Realtor has ribbon cutting

The Liberty County Chamber of Commerce hosted a ribbon cutting on June 16 for Marge Wester, a realtor with Keller Williams Realty at the Chamber ...

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


Impact of corporate move on Riceboro mill unclear

Officials are not yet saying whether the acquisition of a controlling interest in the company that owns Interstate Paper will change operations at its Riceboro ...

July 03, 2017 | Staff report | Business News


Restaurant's opening made into a happening

The sun wasn't up yet, but folks waiting for the opening of Hinesville's first Chick-fil-A were already lined up Thursday. Many spent the ...

July 01, 2017 | By Patty Leon | Business News


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