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Local Realtors wary, but optimistic about 2008

The mood of local real estate professionals ranged from optimistic to concerned at this year's Statesboro Board of Realtors annual dinner and awards banquet. With a somber mood hanging over the country's economy driven by the continued crisis in the mortgage and real estate markets nationwide, Bulloch County realtors readily acknowledged that the residential real estate boom of the last several years appears to have stalled.

February 05, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Allstate agent earns service honor

Larry Allen of Statesboro was recently awarded the Agency Hands in the Community Award for his commitment to volunteering in the community. With this award comes a $500 grant from The Allstate Foundation for the Joseph's Home For Boys, where Allen volunteers and serves on the board of directors.

February 04, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business

Former GSU professor joins Smith Barney office in Savannah

Smith Barney has announced that Barbara Bart has joined the firm as a financial advisor. Dr. Bart will be located in the Savannah office reporting to Samuel Hershberger, branch office manager.

January 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business

Weight loss centers shift focus

Long before obesity became what some are calling a national epidemic, Mimi Gibbons was helping local residents shed unwanted pounds. Owner of the Healthy Weigh Diet Center on Zetterower Avenue, Gibbons remembers when she initially opened in downtown Statesboro near the courthouse.

January 28, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Boro Popeyes earns ‘world title’

This past October, three employees of the Statesboro Popeyes Chicken restaurant brought home a "world" title. The threesome beat three teams in the Popeyes Bowl final to claim the franchise wide championship.

January 21, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Ogeechee Tech names new director of Resource Development

Kathleen Kosmoski has joined Ogeechee Technical College as the director of Resource Development and will work with the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. in support of scholarships and other programs at the College. A native of Chicago, Kosmoski most recently worked as the executive director of the American Red Cross Chapter in Augusta, but is widely known in the Bulloch County area for her seven years of work as the chapter manager at the local Red Cross Chapter.

January 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business

Boro auto dealers look to 2008

Because of the nationwide housing slump and the squeeze on credit, many auto industry analysts are predicting a drop in U.S. auto sales by 500,000 or more vehicles in 2008, the worst performance since 1998. This prediction comes on the heels of a significant decrease in 2007 in which analysts expect sales of around 16 million vehicles down 2.6 percent from 2006's 16.5 million

January 14, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Boro man selected to Agri-Leaders development program

Elliott Marsh of Statesboro has been selected as a participant in the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum's Leadership Development Program for 2008. Marsh, coordinator and instructor of agribusiness courses, is employed with Ogeechee Technical College in Statesboro. Jimmy Hill, executive manager of the Georgia Agri-Leaders Forum Foundation, said, "Elliott was chosen to participate in the year-long leadership program because of his involvement in and commitment to Georgia agriculture."

January 07, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business

Inside Bulloch Business: Westside school property has new owner, focus

A number of you have contacted me about the "old Westside" School on Westside Road in Bulloch County. You have noticed the recent work that has been done on the structure and grounds, and have asked me to find out what is going on. Here's the "skinny."

January 07, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Business Focus: More than computers

Three marketing students at Georgia Southern University have been instrumental in the re-branding of an established Georgia company, changing its name, its look, and its Web site to reflect the company's growing list of clients and offerings.

January 07, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Cotton shortage hits Bulloch gins

With modules of harvested cotton lining the fields throughout Bulloch and surrounding counties, it would appear that this year's cotton crop is a big one when in reality, it is much smaller than previous years. Local cotton gin owners said that a combination of weather and higher prices being paid for other crops has lead to a significant decrease in local cotton production.

December 31, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Shoney’s shines with new direction

On the back of Shoney's executive business cards is the mantra of new management: restoring the Southern buffet and restaurant chain to its ''glory days.'' It is the latest attempt to revive the once-dominant comfort food chain, long known for its inexpensive buffets.

December 24, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Learning how to ‘dress for success’

Last week, 10 students from the Bulloch County Performance Learning Center (BCPLC) took the stage to participate in the first-ever Dress for Success Fashion Show held in the William James Educational Complex cafeteria. With cameras flashing amid "oohs" and "aahs "from the audience, the students looked the part of high school graduates interviewing for their first job.

December 20, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Personalized cards gain holiday favor

Sending Christmas cards has become a top priority during the holiday season for many. This boon in Christmas card demand has translated into record sales for some local businesses that produce customized Christmas cards, particularly those with pictures included in them.

December 11, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Ogeechee Tech offers glimpse of programs to Statesboro students

Ogeechee Technical College presented a Program Showcase to hundreds of Statesboro High School students recently. Students were allowed to visit instructors from a variety of programs, including Turf Grass, Wildlife & Plantation Management, Culinary Arts, Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Management, Accounting, Medical Assisting and many others.

December 11, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business

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Gay Dailey joins Bulloch First as VP of operations

Bulloch First, a division of the Citizens Bank of Swainsboro, announces that Gay Dailey has joined the team of bankers in Statesboro.

October 05, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Optim Orthopedics adds fellowship-trained surgeon

Optim Orthopedics, a leading orthopedic provider in southeast Georgia, adds orthopedist Gregory

September 28, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Bulloch Farm Bureau earns honors

Led by longtime president Lannie Lee, the Bulloch County Farm Bureau was recognized recently for its outstanding member programs, during the Georgia Farm Bureau 7th ...

September 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

State picks A Kid's World director

Michelle Smith Lank, director of A Kid's World Learning Center in Statesboro, was selected recently as a member of the inaugural Quality Rated Advisory ...

September 21, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business

Tax credits benefit businesses who educate workers

Georgia employers can now take advantage of new tax credits when they support employees' successful completion of a General Educational Development (GED) test. The Technical ...

September 07, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


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