Alana Avret has joined Synovus Mortgage Corp. as a mortgage lending officer at Sea Island Bank in Statesboro, according to an announcement by D. Wayne Akins Jr., SIB president and CEO. Avret previously served as a mortgage lender at Park Avenue Bank and a delegated underwriter for Taylor, Bean & Whitaker Mortgage Corporation.
It is an old rule in the real estate community that commercial development follows residential development. As housing construction continues at an abated pace on the southwest and west sides of Statesboro, many residents in those areas will argue that up until now, that old axiom has not proven true in their part of town.
Sarah Hines is on a mission. In a matter of eight hours, she plans to call on 600 businesses. This sounds mind boggling, but for people who know Sarah, you understand it's going to be executed…and executed well.
Sea Island Bank announces the addition of Kathleen "Kit" Miller to its banking team. Miller joins Sea Island Bank as senior human resources manager covering the Savannah, Statesboro and Metter markets.
Dr. Dawn Cartee, interim president at Southeastern Technical College in Vidalia, has been named to the 2007 Leadership Georgia Class.
Bulloch County manager, Tom Couch, readily admits he was "skeptical" about Splash in the 'Boro at first, fearful it would be a drain on the county and its taxpayers.
Statesboro businessman Jody Stubbs has been elected to the Board of Directors of Sea Island Bank, according to an announcement by Bruce Yawn, chairman of the board. Stubbs is president of Stubbs Oil Company, a wholesale oil distributor based in Bulloch County.
Admit it. You sit around with your friends and co-workers and complain about the number of restaurants in Statesboro. "I wish we had more restaurants here," you say. "I wish we had more to choose from."
Dear Kate & Dale: I worked as an engineer in the auto industry for more than 10 years before being laid off. I never enjoyed engineering work. To that end, I enrolled in an MBA program, specializing in finance. I have two problems: I'm completely typecast as an automotive engineer, and the finance jobs all require experience. – Chuck
On any given day, you can walk into the Merle Norman Cosmetic Studio and Salon on Savannah Avenue and find it full with customers. Owners, Linda Figg and her daughter, Alisha Davis, have spent the last several years building one of the top producing Merle Norman cosmetic studios in the country.
Dear Kate & Dale: I am about to start a new job, after nine years with my present employer. I am trying not to burn any bridges at my current job, but I need to think ahead to making it through a probationary period. I'm excited and scared. Advice, please! – Anita
After much deliberation, Prudential Kennedy Realty owner, Everett Kennedy, moved his office this past summer from its South Main Street location, across from Sonic, to its new Market District location behind East Georgia Regional Hospital.
Bulloch County property transactions: July 2006