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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


Real Estate evolves in the Boro

(Note: The following is the first of two articles looking back at how the real estate industry changed through the years in Statesboro and Bulloch County. The next article will appear in next week's Business Monday section.)

June 09, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


Demand at Boro airport grows

With the recent completion of a new corporate hangar for jets, the Statesboro/Bulloch County Airport (SBCA) has become a strong alternative to the Savannah Airport for companies and recreational flyers looking for a place to park their planes.

June 02, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Diesel costs squeezing truckers

Gasoline and crude oil jumped to new records last week, with gas rising three cents to an average national price of nearly $3.65 a gallon and oil crossing $124 a barrel for the first time. Diesel prices also rose, adding 0.9 cent to match a record national average of $4.251 a gallon.

May 26, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Sarah Chester earns promotion at First Southern

First Southern National Bank announces the promotion of Sarah Chester to assistant banking officer / deposit specialist.

May 26, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Radiology takes off at Ogeechee Tech

Ogeechee Technical College has a new degree program that is garnering much attention around the state and in the southeast. According to Barry Turner, executive director of public relations, OTC is the only educational institution in the country to have a Radiology Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Specialist program.

May 19, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Empowerment summit draws hundreds

About 200 people came out to participate in the first annual Economic Empowerment Summit sponsored by the African American Business Owner's Coalition. The summit was held April 26 at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University. The summit consisted of a day-long series of workshops, panel discussions and training sessions designed to provide participants with the essential tools and information they needed to effectively and successfully operate their businesses and improve their communities. Jack Hill, Republican senator for Georgia's 4th District and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee opened the summit's morning ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Sea Island banker graduates Banking School

Brannen Smith with Sea Island Bank, a divison of Synovus Bank in Statesboro has graduated from the Georgia Banking School. The graduation ceremony took place May 8 at the Georgia Center's UGA Hotel and Conference Center in Athens. Smith also was chosen as the Graduate of Distinction from his graduating class.

May 18, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


Tina Haranda promoted to assistant VP at Sea Island Bank

Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Tina Haranda was promoted to assistant vice president and assistant branch manager of the Main Office Branch.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


AgSouth distributes $44 million to members

Current and former members of AgSouth Farm Credit received nearly $44 million in two separate distributions this spring. Customers in Bryan, Bulloch, Candler, Emanuel, Evans, and Jenkins counties received more than $1.3 million in cash.

May 11, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


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