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Staying efficient in the heat

With record setting heat continuing to pound the area, utility bills are on the rise, and local businesses owners and executives are keenly aware of the costs of cooling their operations.

June 20, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local

Area home valuations fall

The first Annual Notice of Assessment was mailed by the Bulloch County Board of Assessors last week detailing the estimated 2011 tax for each parcel of property in the county.

June 06, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Used cars harder to find

It's the best time in years to sell your car. According to the Associated Press, people are holding on to cars and trucks for about a year longer than they did before the recession, which has created a tight supply of used vehicles.

May 24, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Repairing their way to success

With annual sales of power lawn and garden equipment expected to eclipse $10 billion in the United States this year, the beleaguered industry is beginning to rebound from the recent recession.

May 16, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Career takes cycling detour

When one of his retail tenants couldn't make a go of the bike shop he opened, Billy Blanton became a bicycle shop owner. Located almost 20 years ago in a small retail shopping center next to the former Weiss Theater on Georgia Avenue, Blanton took over The Bike Shop in 1992 with no experience, but a hunch that Statesboro could support a bike sales and repair shop.

May 09, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local

Tour of Homes beckons

This weekend, the Home Builders Association of Statesboro will host its annual tour of homes. With homes and properties located in six different subdivisions throughout Bulloch County, this year's tour should give buyers a solid idea of what their money can buy.

May 02, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Looking back, looking ahead

Apartment leasing season is in full bloom as local landlords seek 100 percent occupancy for their properties. With more than 20 major apartment complexes providing in excess of 12,000 beds for student housing, it takes a veteran to remain calm in the fervor of renting to students for next fall.

April 25, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Kettle spawns a business

Purchasing equipment on a whim goes against everything one is taught in business school. David Cork knew that, but he did it anyway, because he wanted to replicate something he had tasted that he knew others would love as well.

April 18, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Whole lot of help wanted

The McDonald's Corporation will hold its first national hiring day April 19 to fill 50,000 openings at its restaurants nationwide. Brian Carter, director of operations for the three McDonald's locations in Statesboro and one in Sylvania, said he expects to hire 30 new employees on that day.

April 11, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Gentilly expects growth

With the "baby boom" generation hitting retirement age in record numbers, the demand for long-term care is increasing. Gentilly Gardens is meeting that demand by providing assisted living for those needing some extra help, as well as those with Alzheimers disease and dementia.

April 04, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local

Bulloch banks battling tough economy

It has been almost two years since an article in the Wall Street Journal dubbed the state of Georgia the "Chernobyl of Banking". Since January 1, 2009, 322 banks have failed nationwide, 50 in the state of Georgia alone - about one-sixth of the US total.

March 28, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local

Tennis coming to Mill Creek

In an era of shrinking tax revenue and budget reductions, many governmental agencies are looking for ways to stretch their dollars while continuing to meet the needs of those they serve.

March 21, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local

Retreat needed to advance

The recent 2011 community retreat was the 20th sponsored by the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce.

March 14, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Local

Nurseries begin blooming

At a time when large scale commercial nurseries are closing and struggling to survive across the country, two local nurseries are weathering the recession and looking forward to a busy spring.

March 07, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

The future of social media

Nationally renowned social media expert Peter Shankman is slated to speak to Georgia Southern students and local business owners on Saturday at the GSU Performing Arts Center. A noted author and entrepreneur, Shankman's message is titled "The Near-Future World of OneScreen."

February 28, 2011 | By JAN MOORE | Business

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