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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


FMB honors Billy Tyson

Farmers and Merchants Bank President Ricky Nessmith announced the retirement of Billy Tyson from the bank's Board of Directors. The board bestowed upon Tyson the title of Director Emeritus in recognition of his over 40 years of service which has benefited Farmers and Merchants Bank. A resolution read at the board meeting recognized Tyson's distinctive service which began in 1968. In 1970 he joined tbe Board of Directors, and served as President of the bank from 1974 to 1991. He served a Chairman of the Board in 1991. During his tenure that spans the past 40 years, his ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Spyders loose in the Boro

The latest design in on-road vehicles made its way to Statesboro last week as the crew of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) unveiled the Can-Am Spyder roadster at Polaris America of Statesboro on Highway 80 East.

May 12, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Claxton's NeSmith named Dealer of the Year

Martin NeSmith of NeSmith Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Claxton was named a General Motors Dealer Of The Year today in New York City and presented with the prestigious Jack Smith Leadership Award. NeSmith is one of only 115 GM dealers out of 6,700 in the U.S. who were recognized for their exceptional sales performance and superior customer service.

May 06, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Small business thrives in Bulloch

This Wednesday, the small business committee of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce will honor four businesses at its annual "Small Business of the Year" luncheon selecting one to receive this year's coveted award. The four nominees are Coldwell Banker/Tanner Realty, Olive Branch Design & Landscape, the franchisee of the Statesboro Sonic Drive-In Restaurant, and the Statesboro School of Dance. Below is a description of each nominee in conjunction with a brief interview.

May 06, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Big award for ERA's Pat Hirsch

Statesboro realtor Pat Hirsch has had a busy year. But what's new?

April 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Business


Meinhardt wine earns state honor

Ken Meinhardt of Statesboro was recently named a finalist in the 2008 Flavor of Georgia contest. Meinhardt's wine entry of Meinhardt Vineyard Southern Eagle wine earned him a trip to Atlanta, where he was judged with 37 other contestants.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Boro credit unions find a niche

Founded in 1974, Statesboro-based CORE Credit Union began with one employee, Martha Moses, who operated the credit union out of a room at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School. At its inception, the credit union only offered savings accounts to its members: local teachers. Today, CORE, an acronym for Central Ogeechee River Educators, has more than 6,000 members and 19 employees serving more than 40 employee groups in Bulloch, Effingham, Bryan, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Screven and Candler counties. Its services have expanded to include such things as checking, consumer loans, business loans, mortgages, CDs, and IRAs.Many people believe credit unions ...

April 21, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Coleman earns GSU President’s Medal

Ten Georgia Southern University alumni were honored for their career achievements and support of the University at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet Saturday, April 5 in the Nessmith-Lane Center for Continuing Education Ballroom.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Business group sets Economic Empowerment Summit

The African American Business Owners Coalition is hosting an Economic Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 26 from 8a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Nessmith Lane Continuing Education building at Georgia Southern. Local business owners from surrounding counties will be in attendance to offer their assistance for the event as well as provide networking opportunities for fellow business owners.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Rising farming costs offset good prices

With commodity prices of crops such as corn and soybeans reaching near record levels, local farmers should be delighted with their prospects as they enter spring planting season, but are they?

April 14, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


GSU's Peace honored as 'Shining Star'

The Georgia House of Representatives has recognized Dr. Karl E. Peace, founding director of the Center for Biostatistics, and professor of Biostatistics in the Jiann-Ping Hsu College of Public Health at Georgia Southern University, as a "Shining Star" in the University System of Georgia.

April 14, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Gulfstream gives tech gift to GSU

Georgia Southern University's Department of Mechanical and Electrical Engineering Technology in the Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) has received a donation of testing equipment from Gulfstream, the world's premier manufacturer of business jets.

April 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Farmers market sees Boro rebirth

Statesboro is seeing a rebirth of the farmers market with Georgia Southern University's Botanical Gardens serving as the driving force behind the movement.

April 07, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Cycling event means $$ for Bulloch

The economy of Bulloch County should receive a "shot in the arm" when thousands of fans descend on Statesboro to witness the start of stage two of the prestigious Tour de Georgia cycling race.

March 31, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


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Proctor named president/CEO for Excelsior EMC

Greg Proctor, manager for member services of Excelsior Electric Membership Corporation, was named president/CEO by the Excelsior EMC board of directors beginning April 1.

January 25, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


Home purchases rebound

WASHINGTON - U.S. home sales rebounded in December after new regulations had delayed the completion of purchases in November. And total sales in 2015 were ...

January 25, 2016 | By JOSH BOAK AP Economics Writer | Business


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