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Splash boosts tourism

This past Thursday, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual meeting highlighting a better than expected year for tourism in Bulloch County in 2008.

May 18, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Robbie Franklin: GM dealership should be ‘fine’

Several times over the last five years, I have had the pleasure of interviewing Robbie Franklin, owner of the Franklin Automotive Group in Statesboro which consists of Franklin Chevrolet and Franklin Toyota.

May 18, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

GSU appoints Gary Means interim provost

Georgia Southern University president Bruce Grube recently named Gary Means, Ph.D. interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. Means will serve in this position from July 1, 2009 until June 30, 2010.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

Downtown restaurants face challenges

I haven't written much about downtown lately, because things have been kind of quiet. Like every other segment/area of our local economy, it has seen somewhat of a slowdown - most visibly, the restaurant closings of Hugo's and Blue Moon.

May 11, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Commercial real estate, development regaining footing in Bulloch, Boro

Commercial real estate development across the country is at a virtual standstill as financial institutions and real estate developers sort through the last several months of a trying national economy and plummeting real estate values.

May 11, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Tankersley installed as president of ACCG

Bulloch County Commissioner Jan Tankersley was recently named the 2009-10 president of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) by Secretary of State Karen Handel. Tankersley, in her third term as commissioner, was sworn in during the group's annual meeting awards breakfast April 28 at the Savannah Civic Center.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

New GSU dorm affects apartment market

Every year for the last several years, it seems as if there has been a seismic shift in student housing at Georgia Southern. Either a new apartment complex or two came on line for Fall semester or new dorms were opened.

May 04, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

GSU professor earns prestigious Fulbright grant

A Georgia Southern University faculty member who specializes in training teachers how to educate children about economics has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to take those same lessons to school teachers in Mexico.

May 04, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Builders, Realtors ready for ‘Parade of Homes’

This year's Parade of Homes and Home Show sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Statesboro is set for this weekend with 11 homes on display and over 30 vendors scheduled for the home show.

April 27, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

NASCAR, Talladega an amazing experience

I have been to the mecca of marketing and it wasn't in New York, Chicago, or Atlanta. It was this past weekend in Talladega, Alabama.

April 27, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Franklin earns Toyota President’s Award

Toyota Motor Sales has awarded the Toyota President's Award for 2008 to Franklin Toyota in Statesboro for the third consecutive year. Franklin is the only dealer in the Savannah-Statesboro area to receive the award for 2006, 2007 and 2008.

April 27, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

Chamber luncheon to honor Small Business of the Year

Wednesday's presentation of the 2008 Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Award may just have a little more meaning than it has in the last several years.

April 20, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Math teacher named top professor at GSU

Lisa Yocco was presented with the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University 2009 Honors Day Convocation held at the Performing Arts Center earlier this month. Yocco is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.

April 20, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business

Viracon marks 10th year in Statesboro

On April 8, Viracon celebrated its 10th year of operation in Bulloch County's Gateway Industrial Park. Local community leaders joined corporate executives from the company's Owatonna, Minn., headquarters to mark a milestone anniversary which was a welcome sight in today's tough economic climate.

April 20, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Boro Farmers Market returns

Saturday marks the beginning of the second season of the Main Street Farmers Market in downtown Statesboro. Taking residence again in the Sea Island Bank parking lot, this farmers market has grown into a legitimate Saturday morning event attracting both locals and visitors alike.

April 13, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

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