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In tough times, Boro realtors offer more incentives

Creative realtors and developers in Statesboro are following a nationwide trend in designing some wacky and ingenious real estate incentive packages to help lure potential homebuyers and tenants to their properties.

August 18, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


New flea market a family affair in Statesboro

Three months ago, local real estate developers Jerry and Craig Jennings gave many local residents what they were clamoring for – a flea market. Located in a warehouse on Highway 301 North between Zetterower Avenue and Packinghouse Road, the Statesboro Flea Market attracts more than 100 vendors and scores of shoppers each weekend.

August 11, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Local business briefs

Willingway employee earns certification

August 11, 2008 | From Staff Reports | Business


BUILD gives students a head start on college career

This week, 80 Georgia Southern University freshmen will begin their college career with BUILD, a volunteer leadership and service opportunity that gives them a head start on their college experience. It is the third year Southern Pathways has conducted BUILD, an acronym that stands for Building Undergraduate Involvement in Leadership Development.

August 11, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


GSU names Ronald Core its interim VP for finance

Georgia Southern University has named Ronald J. Core, Ed.D. as interim vice president of business and finance. He replaces Joe Franklin who recently retired following a distinguished career at the institution.

Dr. Core, who has 33 years of experience in higher education administration, previously served as vice president of business and finance at Georgia Southern University from 1997-2004. Prior to returning to Georgia Southern University, Dr. Core served as vice chancellor of business affairs for University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNC Wilmington) with an enrollment of more than 12,000 students. While at UNC Wilmington, Dr. Core was responsible ...

August 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Franklin shines in tough times

Even as the auto industry struggles mightily in the face of a shrinking American economy, local automotive dealer Robbie Franklin continues to walk with a spring in his step and a gleam in his eyes.

August 04, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Breaking barriers in the Boro

Last week's installation of Lynda Williamson as the first female president of the Rotary Club of Statesboro proved to be a celebrated milestone of just how far women have come as respected professionals in Statesboro's business community.

July 29, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Whimisical idea for a business

What do you get when you mix an interior designer, an artist, paint, wood and some creative juice? Yard Whimzees. The new Statesboro business was started by Liz Marsh and Donna Purvis.

July 23, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


Lifeblood of Boro summer - air conditioning

Working in temperatures that regularly exceed 140 degrees, local air conditioning repair technicians face extreme working conditions as the summer heat settles in.

July 14, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


In a tough economy, local job fair helps

More than 600 job seekers gathered at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Building last week for the 2008 Southeast Georgia Regional Job Fair and Career Expo.

July 10, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Business


Steven Snell joins Sea Island Bank office in Metter

Metter native Steven Snell has joined the staff of Sea Island Bank as a consumer and small business lender according to an announcement by Billy Patterson Jr, senior vice president and city executive of the bank's Metter office.

June 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


New Holiday Inn opens in Statesboro

With today's opening of the new, full-service Holiday Inn at the intersection of the Veteran's Parkway and Brannen Street, Statesboro has entered a new era in hotel lodging.

June 30, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Roy Akins: Works hard, gets 'lucky'

When Roy Akins opened Southeastern Marketing Advertising & Public Relations in 1984, some local residents thought Akins had made a mistake.

June 23, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Bulloch Telephone reports solid growth in 2007

A capacity crowd of more than 400 attended Bulloch Telephone Cooperative's annual meeting last month at the Russell Union Theater on the campus of Georgia Southern University. There were 307 members who received a $10 credit on next month's telephone bill by attending the meeting.

June 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro real estate gets boost from GSU growth in 1990s

Like millions of Americans, residents of Bulloch County rode the real estate wave in the 1990s. But unlike many communities, Statesboro claimed a growing college, which helped to accelerate the economic boom in the area.

June 16, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Market District is model retail development

When local investor Bob Bryan purchased the 110-acre tract of land from the Hill family that now houses East Georgia Regional Medical Center and the Market District nearly two decades ago, most folks thought he had lost his mind.

April 13, 2015 | | Business


Cotton Patch blooms in Statesboro

While holding onto its first flouring, if you will, in Portal, the Cotton Patch Bakery has put on new growth with the Cotton Patch Bakery & Deli at 3000 Northside Drive West in Statesboro.

April 13, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Millen plant coming back

MILLEN - The Korean-based Wells Lighting company's decision to place its North American headquarters and factory in Millen promises to breathe life into a long-vacant industrial building and create 200 jobs, and potentially more, for Jenkins County and the surrounding area.

April 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Kidovations looking at even more expansion

There are few decisions for new parents more challenging than finding high quality, safe child care.

April 06, 2015 | | Business


Glennville banking on Boro

Previously a family home, the building being extensively renovated on Savannah Avenue near the Zetterower Avenue intersection will be the first office of the Statesboro Bank, a division of the Glennville Bank.

March 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Co-founders come 'home' to open new Zaxby's

On March 27, 1990, Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley opened their first Zaxby's restaurant just 83 steps from where Statesboro's newest Zaxby's now sits.

March 30, 2015 | | Business


Hunter Cattle earns 'Best Meat Product' award

Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet took home the prize for best meat product at the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


Portal Clyde's to return

The Clyde's Market in Portal will soon do a vanishing act, but should reappear over the next four months as an all-new store with a full-size deli and state-of-the-art gas pumps.

March 23, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ogeechee Tech success gaining statewide notice

When Dr. Dawn Cartee took over Ogeechee Technical College nearly eight years ago as the institution's fourth president, she created a pretty impressive "to-do" list. At the top of the list was one large goal - accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

March 23, 2015 | | Business


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