According to Georgia Southern University's Bureau of Business Research and Economic Development, consumers appear more optimistic as the holiday shopping season begins, and most plan to spend the same amount of money on gifts as they did last year.
Georgia Southern University and BB&T recently signed an agreement to create the BB&T Executive in Residence as part of the state's Eminent Scholar Program. BB&T donated $500,000 and the state of Georgia matched the funds during the 2012 legislative session resulting in an endowment totaling $1 million. "We appreciate BB&T making the commitment with this endowment and helping prepare Georgia Southern students for careers in banking," said State Sen. Jack Hill, R-4. ...
The Mainstreet Farmers Market is going to celebrate its fifth annual Shopping By Lantern Light on Tuesday evening, Nov. 20 in the downtown Sea Island Bank parking area.
In a move that may be somewhat of a surprise to their clients, Kayce Williams, owner of Kayce's Pet Parlor, has merged her business into the Westside Veterinary Clinic on West Main Street.
The recent opening of the new Vaden Nissan car dealership near the Statesboro Mall and Statesboro Crossing on Brannen Street has made the area a destination for those car shopping. The newest of three dealerships in close proximity to one another, Vaden general manager Bill Long believes the location is a home run.
While many retail operations depend on the Christmas shopping season to ensure profitability, Becky Hoover, owner of Party Impressions, said Halloween has become the most important shopping season for her store.
Keeping local ponds, lakes, and rivers "healthy" is a full-time proposition for Bulloch County resident Kelly Dabbs.
Construction of the Aspen Heights student residential complex on Fair Road has resulted in a mini real estate boom in the area.
With 24 years of experience working at the Daily Grind between them, Liz Anderson and Rebecca Wildi have fulfilled a dream by buying the local coffee house.
With the recent opening of The Jumping Place, Statesboro can now boast what is referred to in skydiving circles as a "drop zone," or a center for skydiving activity.
Statesboro's latest entrant into the restaurant scene has made big splash with a very successful first five days in which more than 800 guests were served.
When her husband's job required a move to Statesboro from Lawrenceville in North Georgia, Maria Proctor knew she wanted to continue working.
When employees returned to work at Viracon last week, they were met with obvious upgrades to the manufacturing plant, including new carpet, new paint and skylights installed throughout the manufacturing plant.
Clearing for the construction of the Monarch Douglas apartment complex has begun on Highway 301 South.
Founded in 1989 by Lewis Stewart, Jr. and Edmund Brannen, Stewart Brannen Millwork has become one of the United States' premier manufacturers of custom windows and doors.
One of the great joys that I have experienced over the last 10 years in writing this column is to watch businesses grow, thrive, and adapt to the demands of our local economy.
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