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Has ‘R’ word come to Bulloch?

Empty homes and for-sale signs clutter neighborhoods around the country. You've lost your job or know someone who has. Your paycheck and nest egg are taking a hit. Could the country be in recession? Sixty-one percent of the public believes the economy is now suffering through its first recession since 2001, according to an Associated Press-Ipsos poll.

March 03, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Boro Business Leader of Year offers advice

Accolades and awards aside, Statesboro businessman Billy Hickman has spent a lifetime showing others that hard work, servicing your client and caring for those around you leads to professional and personal success.

February 25, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Georgia Southern names initial head of Office of Research

Charles E. Patterson, Ph.D., was named recently to the newly created position of associate vice president for research at Georgia Southern University, where he will support and enhance research at the University.

February 25, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Splash plans new tot, race slides

With four seasons under its belt, and record breaking attendance anticipated this summer, a major expansion is being proposed for Splash in the Boro, Statesboro's five-acre water park located in the Mill Creek recreational facility.

February 18, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


OTC gains initial accreditation of its sonography program

Ogeechee Technical College has received initial accreditation of the college's Diagnostic Medical Sonography program.

February 18, 2008 | | Business


Boro DQ is all in the family

For the last 55 years, the Statesboro Dairy Queen restaurant has been dishing up Dilly Bars and dip cones to a band of loyal customers. Even though a new restaurant now replaces the old, and the menu has changed since it initially opened in 1953, the descendents of the Husmith Marsh family continue to run one of the most successful Dairy Queen restaurants in the state of Georgia.

February 11, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Statesboro High grad Griffis earns honor

The Society of Cable Telecommunications Engineers (SCTE) announced the 2008 recipients of its prestigious SCTE Emerging Technologies Awards at its Conference on Emerging Technologies in Los Angeles on January 15, 2008. Greg Griffis of Cox Communications received the IP Innovator Award, sponsored by Juniper Networks.The IP Innovator Award recognizes an SCTE member who, as an engineer or a manager, has displayed innovative achievement and creativity in the advancement and development of IP networking.Griffis, a senior network design engineer who focuses on designs for the backbone with Cox Business Services and Cox Digital Telephone, is an expert in IP ...

February 11, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Local Realtors wary, but optimistic about 2008

The mood of local real estate professionals ranged from optimistic to concerned at this year's Statesboro Board of Realtors annual dinner and awards banquet. With a somber mood hanging over the country's economy driven by the continued crisis in the mortgage and real estate markets nationwide, Bulloch County realtors readily acknowledged that the residential real estate boom of the last several years appears to have stalled.

February 05, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Allstate agent earns service honor

Larry Allen of Statesboro was recently awarded the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award comes a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the Joseph's Home For Boys, where Allen volunteers and serves on the board of directors.

February 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Former GSU professor joins Smith Barney office in Savannah

Smith Barney has announced that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor. Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.

January 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Weight loss centers shift focus

Long before obesity became what some are calling a national epidemic, Mimi Gibbons was helping local residents shed unwanted pounds. Owner of the Healthy Weigh Diet Center on Zetterower Avenue, Gibbons remembers when she initially opened in downtown Statesboro near the courthouse.

January 28, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Boro Popeyes earns ‘world title’

This past October, three employees of the Statesboro Popeyes Chicken restaurant brought home a "world" title. The threesome beat three teams in the Popeyes Bowl final to claim the franchise wide championship.

January 21, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Ogeechee Tech names new director of Resource Development

Kathleen Kosmoski has joined Ogeechee Technical College as the director of Resource Development and will work with the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. in support of scholarships and other programs at the College. A native of Chicago, Kosmoski most recently worked as the executive director of the American Red Cross Chapter in Augusta, but is widely known in the Bulloch County area for her seven years of work as the chapter manager at the local Red Cross Chapter.

January 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Boro auto dealers look to 2008

Because of the nationwide housing slump and the squeeze on credit, many auto industry analysts are predicting a drop in U.S. auto sales by 500,000 or more vehicles in 2008, the worst performance since 1998. This prediction comes on the heels of a significant decrease in 2007 in which analysts expect sales of around 16 million vehicles down 2.6 percent from 2006's 16.5 million

January 14, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Boro man selected to Agri-Leaders development program

Elliott Marsh of Statesboro has been selected as a participant in the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum's Leadership Development Program for 2008. Marsh, coordinator and instructor of agribusiness courses, is employed with Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro. Jimmy Hill, executive manager of the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation, said, "Elliott was chosen to participate in the year-long leadership program because of his involvement in and commitment to Georgia agriculture."

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Bulloch Telephone expanding fiber to businesses

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative was established in 1954 and is the only locally owned Telecommunications Company in Bulloch County.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


College of Business among Newsweek top 12

The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration was recently named one of Newsweek's 12 Top Business Schools of 2014. The recognition comes on the helm of the College being named as one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Business


Statesboro barbecue with a spin

Southern Boys BBQ, open just six weeks, is catering tailgating traditions that have been going on longer than it has been in business.

September 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Vaden Automotive earns prestigious national award

Vaden Automotive Group was named recently the "2014 F&I Dealer of the Year" by "F&I and Showroom Magazine" for achievements in Finance and Insurance profitability and commitment to regulatory compliance.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


NeSmith to give car away at 40th celebration

It's been 40 years, and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC is still trucking.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Legitimize your business with a license

When my daughter Edie Grace was 5, her favorite Disney movie was "Ice Princess." She must have watched that movie a thousand times before she actually had the opportunity to hit the ice.

September 15, 2014 | | Business


Inflatable wonderland

Seldom do all of Party Harbor's more than 50 inflatable attractions - including pirate- and princess-themed bounce houses, waterslides and the latest combo unit based on a Disney movie - appear in one location. But they'll all be set up Saturday and Sunday at Party Harbor's Inflatable Festival.

September 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Walmart Distribution Center turns 20

This week, Walmart Distribution Center #6061 will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Bulloch County.

September 08, 2014 | | Business


At the touch of a button at East Georgia Regional

A new cooperative project between East Georgia Regional Medical Center and Emory University links the Statesboro hospital's ICU by audio, video and continuous computer charting of patients' vital signs to Emory's 24/7 critical care medical staff.

September 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - 'Bubba San's' latest gig: Real estate sales

Stereotypically in the South, if you hear someone refer to a man as "Bubba," you immediately have visions of "Larry the Cable Guy" and banjo music. Thanks to a new generation of southern Bubbas, that perception is changing.

September 01, 2014 | | Business


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