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Viracon on the upswing

After investing $6.1 million on an upgrade of its Statesboro plant during a six-month shutdown in 2012, Viracon continues to rebound and has been hiring. Meanwhile, the architectural glass fabricator also is being recognized for its focus on its employees as people with lives outside work.

April 21, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Zaxby's opening second location in the Boro

My dad told me that the best way to prevent ruining any relationship, especially a business relationship, is to never forget who brought you to the dance.

April 21, 2014 | | Business


Clubhouse adding racing

Work recently began on The Clubhouse grounds to add not only an eco-friendly, electronically controlled go cart track, but also fields for soccer training and competition.

April 14, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


Reagan Daly is named GM for Statesboro Magazine

A former sales executive with the Statesboro Herald and advertising manager in Savannah, Reagan Daly has returned to Morris Multimedia as general manager for Statesboro Magazine.

April 14, 2014 | From Staff Reports | Business


OTC: Training skilled workers

"Career readiness."

April 07, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


Citizens Bank president Harrison earns promotion

Directors and shareholders recently promoted Kevin A. Harrison, president of Citizens Bank of Bulloch County, to the bank's Washington County Board of Directors during their 49th Annual Meeting. Last hosted in Statesboro in 2012, the event took place in Sandersville in March.

March 31, 2014 | From Staff Reports | Business


Boro welcomes J.C. Lewis

Since the former Rozier Ford Lincoln became J.C. Lewis Ford's Statesboro dealership, customers are finding a much larger selection of cars, trucks and SUVs, but many of the same sales and service people they already know.

March 31, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


Spotlight turns to hiring

The unemployment rate dropped by more than a percentage point in Bulloch County during the past year, just as it did in Georgia overall.

March 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


From deep roots, new offshoots

With his purchase of J.B. Anderson Peanut & Grain Co. on the last day of 2012, Kevin Deal diversified his business portfolio from farming to include wholesale and retail agribusiness too. Investments he continues to make are aimed at revitalizing and expanding the long established company in Nevils.

March 17, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


Transition in podiatric care

With the retirement of podiatrist Dr. Robert W. Cushner, Atlantic Foot & Ankle Specialists has purchased his Family Podiatry Center and will now have two locations in Statesboro, but with different schedules.

March 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


Lemondrop goes organic

Dawn Lemon sets a small flour mill, which resembles a food processor but is taller, atop a counter and pours in a cupful of organic, hard red winter wheat. With an electromechanical whir, the machine in a couple of minutes yields a cup and a half of flour.

February 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


AgSouth earns Phelps-Martin Award for community service

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Bill Spigener announced that AgSouth Farm Credit was awarded the prestigious Phelps-Martin Award for Community Service by the Farm Credit Council at the Council's Annual Meeting in Orlando.

February 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


A new Visitors Center

If all unfolds as envisioned, by the end of 2014, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau will move into 222 S. Main St., a highly visible, spacious new visitors center with plenty of parking.

February 17, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


A 'Takeout' success story

The list of client restaurants at borotakeout.com looks like a who's who of Statesboro's independent restaurants with deliverable food, plus a few franchise places and one grocery store.

February 03, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


Small eatery, big catering

David Coleman and Greg Frost have made their Old Post Office Café in Brooklet the base for a catering business known to wedding and event planners from Statesboro to St. Simons.

January 20, 2014 | By AL HACKLE ahackle@statesboroherald.com | Business


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Leaders graduate from Ga. Development Academy

Eight Bulloch County residents graduated recently from the Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


A 'Humble' grand opening in Statesboro

Humble Abodes, offering "antiques, furniture, home décor and more" opened Black Friday at 39 W. Main Street.

December 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Through trying times, Ellis Wood keeps faith

When Arthur Gordon traveled to Metter years ago as editor of the faith-based magazine "Guideposts" to interview Dr. Michael and Audrey Guido for a feature story, he was taken by how simply they lived.

December 08, 2014 | | Business


Auto parts in Brooklet

Ken Morris and his family have recently branched out from their long-established business, Heavy Equipment Services, to give Brooklet its own auto parts store for the first time in more than a decade.

December 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thompsons' business, and heart, in the Boro

For the month of December, in celebration of the Christmas season, I am devoting my columns to honor businesses in our community that are known as much for their heart for giving as they are for their business success.

December 01, 2014 | | Business


Sanders, Martin earn promotions at Sea Island Bank

Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Steven Sanders was promoted to branch manager and Johnny Martin as promoted to assistant branch manager of the main office.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.

November 24, 2014 | | Business


Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 7 and growing

In its seventh season, the Mainstreet Farmers Market has set new records in sales for farmers and other vendors, despite still having no roof over shoppers' heads on rainy days.

November 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Magazine names Clubhouse of Statesboro a top 'sports destination'

Sports Destination Management has named The Clubhouse in Statesboro one of the most outstanding venues in the United States.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


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