As the demands of attracting convention business become more and more competitive between potential sites, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) is trying to meet these new demands on a greatly reduced budget.
The Georgia Retail Association recently elected Anthony Waters to the position of chairman of the board of directors during their Annual Meeting and Legislative Conference on Saint Simons Island. The Georgia Retail Association, a 47-year-old organization, is dedicated to supporting the retail industry in Georgia, and is comprised of many of the nation's major retailers as well as small retailers throughout Georgia.
From rumors of increased university enrollment this Fall to a temporary reduction in the overall number of beds available to students on campus, local property managers are not sure what is behind the surge in student apartment and housing rentals for this upcoming school year, but for most, it is a welcome sight.
BB&T announced that Matthew Whitt has joined the Statesboro team as a Business Services Officer. Whitt, who has been with the bank since January, completed BB&T's Leadership Development Program, a six-month training program located in Winston-Salem, N.C.
Bryan Burke, president of Blount, Burke, Wimberly & Hendricks Insurors in Statesboro, was elected president of the Independent Insurance Agents of Georgia at the association's annual meeting on June 14.
Kim Brannen of Sea Island Bank in Statesboro was installed as the 2008-2009 president of Leadership GBA at the association's 48th annual leadership conference earlier this month in Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla. Sponsored by the Georgia Bankers Association, Leadership GBA is comprised of banking leaders from thoughout the state.
CORE Credit Union announces Justin McCartney has become a partner with CORE and CUSO Financial Services, L.P. (CFS) to provide financial planning services to its members.
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.
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.
Willingway employee earns certification
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
Eight Bulloch County residents graduated recently from the Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program.
Humble Abodes, offering "antiques, furniture, home décor and more" opened Black Friday at 39 W. Main Street.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Sports Destination Management has named The Clubhouse in Statesboro one of the most outstanding venues in the United States.
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