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Ready, set … start shopping

The holiday shopping season got off to a surprisingly solid start, according to data released Saturday by a research firm. But the sales boost during the post-Thanksgiving shopathon came at the expense of profits as the nation's retailers had to slash prices to attract the crowds in a season that is expected to be the weakest in decades.

December 15, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Beth Mathews completes Ga. Leadership Academy

Twenty six technical college executives from across the state of Georgia just graduated from the Technical College System of Georgia's Executive Leadership Academy.

December 15, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Retailers hopeful for holidays

Local merchants are getting ready for what they hope will be a robust Christmas shopping season even though many economists believe it will be the weakest in decades. From deep discounts to discount cards, local retailers are trying to offset the sales declines that are affecting every segment of the marketplace.

December 08, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Financing Splash creates cooperation and dissension

Two weeks ago I reported that the county had decided to proceed with the expansion of Splash in the Boro, and had issued a request for loan proposals to several banks to procure funding for the project.

December 08, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Brad Williams named to FMB’s Board of Directors

Farmers and Merchants Bank president Ricky Nessmith announced the addition of Brad M. Williams to the bank's Board of Directors. Williams is a founding partner of Dabbs-Williams General Contractors which has been in business since 2000 and has grown to nearly $25 million in annual revenue and employs 35 people.

December 08, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Kahley to lead First Southern mortgage division

First Southern National Bank recently announced the promotion of Kelly Kahley to head of the Mortgage Division. She will lead the bank's business development efforts as well.

December 01, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Expansion is a ‘ball’ for Quality Inn

The Quality Inn and Suites on South Main Street in Statesboro is undergoing a major renovation including the addition of a ballroom and expanded meeting facilities.

December 01, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Statesboro home recognized by brick industry

Four Georgia-based architectural design firms and their building partners were recognized for outstanding skill and creativity in designing with brick at the AIA Georgia Design and Honor Awards Gala Celebration last month.

November 24, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Splash to get 'splashier' attractions

Bulloch County Commissioners recently approved a proposal from local general contractor Lavender and Associates to begin a $4 million expansion of Splash in the Boro.

November 24, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


A new vision for downtown Statesboro

Recently, the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority ushered in new leadership as Allen Muldrew was named the organization's executive director. A seasoned small business owner and political consultant, Muldrew brings a unique set of skills to his new role.

November 17, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Matt Anderson joins family firm

James M. Anderson and Associates, a Statesboro surveying company announced that Matt Anderson is returning to Statesboro to join the family business.

November 17, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Auto dealers shore up for tough road

In what appears to be a sign of difficult financial times, two local car dealerships have closed in Statesboro - Trapnell Chrysler-Dodge-Jeep on Highway 301 South and NeSmith Select on the Veterans Memorial Parkway.

November 10, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Georgia Southern announces record enrollment

Georgia Southern University released its enrollment figures for the Fall 2008 semester last week showing record growth in enrollment, student retention, and an all-time high average SAT score by incoming freshmen.

November 10, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


The Grove to open in fall 2009

In the next few weeks, work is scheduled to begin on another new apartment complex near Georgia Southern University. The Grove in Statesboro is going to be built on a very large parcel in the Market District development behind the Market District Center, home of McAlister's Deli and Blount, Burke, Wimberly, and Hendricks Insurors among others.

November 03, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Ogeechee Tech appoints 3 to Board

Dr. Dawn Cartee, president of Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced the appointment of three new members to Ogeechee Tech's local Board of Directors. Rachel C. Edwards, Ray Lynes McKinney, Jr., and Hoke Reeves, III, were recently installed by Superior Court Judge Gates Peed at a meeting on the College ...

November 03, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Bulloch First breaking ground on new bank Friday

Bulloch First will break ground on construction of Statesboro's newest bank on Friday at 10 a.m.

September 26, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


Jan Moore named VP for OTC economic development

Lori Durden, president of Ogeechee Technical College, recently announced that Jan Moore was named the college's vice president for Economic Development.

September 19, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


AgSouth directors re-elected at annual meeting

AgSouth Farm Credit CEO Pat Calhoun announced that three incumbent directors were re-elected to AgSouth's board of directors for four-year terms at last month ...

September 12, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


Farmers & Merchants names 4 to board

Farmers & Merchants Bank chairman Gerald Edenfield announced the addition of two Bulloch county business leaders, Jeff Pope and Brett Morgan, to the FMB board of ...

September 05, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


John Roach returns to Synovus/Sea Island Bank

John Roach has joined Synovus/Sea Island Bank as senior vice president/commercial lender. Roach was previously Statesboro market president for Renasant Bank/Heritage Bank ...

September 05, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


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