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In a tough economy, local job fair helps

More than 600 job seekers gathered at Georgia Southern's Nessmith-Lane Building last week for the 2008 Southeast Georgia Regional Job Fair and Career Expo.

July 10, 2008 | By ARAINA REAVES | Business


Steven Snell joins Sea Island Bank office in Metter

Metter native Steven Snell has joined the staff of Sea Island Bank as a consumer and small business lender according to an announcement by Billy Patterson Jr, senior vice president and city executive of the bank's Metter office.

June 30, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


New Holiday Inn opens in Statesboro

With today's opening of the new, full-service Holiday Inn at the intersection of the Veteran's Parkway and Brannen Street, Statesboro has entered a new era in hotel lodging.

June 30, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Roy Akins: Works hard, gets 'lucky'

When Roy Akins opened Southeastern Marketing Advertising & Public Relations in 1984, some local residents thought Akins had made a mistake.

June 23, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Bulloch Telephone reports solid growth in 2007

A capacity crowd of more than 400 attended Bulloch Telephone Cooperative's annual meeting last month at the Russell Union Theater on the campus of Georgia Southern University. There were 307 members who received a $10 credit on next month's telephone bill by attending the meeting.

June 23, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Statesboro real estate gets boost from GSU growth in 1990s

Like millions of Americans, residents of Bulloch County rode the real estate wave in the 1990s. But unlike many communities, Statesboro claimed a growing college, which helped to accelerate the economic boom in the area.

June 16, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


Real Estate evolves in the Boro

(Note: The following is the first of two articles looking back at how the real estate industry changed through the years in Statesboro and Bulloch County. The next article will appear in next week's Business Monday section.)

June 09, 2008 | By JENNY LYNN ANDERSON Special to the Herald | Business


Demand at Boro airport grows

With the recent completion of a new corporate hangar for jets, the Statesboro/Bulloch County Airport (SBCA) has become a strong alternative to the Savannah Airport for companies and recreational flyers looking for a place to park their planes.

June 02, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Diesel costs squeezing truckers

Gasoline and crude oil jumped to new records last week, with gas rising three cents to an average national price of nearly $3.65 a gallon and oil crossing $124 a barrel for the first time. Diesel prices also rose, adding 0.9 cent to match a record national average of $4.251 a gallon.

May 26, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Sarah Chester earns promotion at First Southern

First Southern National Bank announces the promotion of Sarah Chester to assistant banking officer / deposit specialist.

May 26, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Radiology takes off at Ogeechee Tech

Ogeechee Technical College has a new degree program that is garnering much attention around the state and in the southeast. According to Barry Turner, executive director of public relations, OTC is the only educational institution in the country to have a Radiology Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) Specialist program.

May 19, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Empowerment summit draws hundreds

About 200 people came out to participate in the first annual Economic Empowerment Summit sponsored by the African American Business Owner's Coalition. The summit was held April 26 at the Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Building on the campus of Georgia Southern University. The summit consisted of a day-long series of workshops, panel discussions and training sessions designed to provide participants with the essential tools and information they needed to effectively and successfully operate their businesses and improve their communities. Jack Hill, Republican senator for Georgia's 4th District and chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee opened the summit's morning ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


FMB honors Billy Tyson

Farmers and Merchants Bank President Ricky Nessmith announced the retirement of Billy Tyson from the bank's Board of Directors. The board bestowed upon Tyson the title of Director Emeritus in recognition of his over 40 years of service which has benefited Farmers and Merchants Bank. A resolution read at the board meeting recognized Tyson's distinctive service which began in 1968. In 1970 he joined tbe Board of Directors, and served as President of the bank from 1974 to 1991. He served a Chairman of the Board in 1991. During his tenure that spans the past 40 years, his ...

May 19, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Spyders loose in the Boro

The latest design in on-road vehicles made its way to Statesboro last week as the crew of Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP) unveiled the Can-Am Spyder roadster at Polaris America of Statesboro on Highway 80 East.

May 12, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Claxton's NeSmith named Dealer of the Year

Martin NeSmith of NeSmith Chevrolet-Buick-Pontiac-GMC in Claxton was named a General Motors Dealer Of The Year today in New York City and presented with the prestigious Jack Smith Leadership Award. NeSmith is one of only 115 GM dealers out of 6,700 in the U.S. who were recognized for their exceptional sales performance and superior customer service.

May 06, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Dia's Clubhouse Greek Dressing debuts

Darin Van Tassell is a professor, coach, businessman and president of the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau. Now, you can add foodie entrepreneur as Van Tassell embarks on his latest venture, making and bottling Dia's Clubhouse Greek Dressing and Marinade.

September 30, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Bulloch Telephone expanding fiber to businesses

Bulloch Telephone Cooperative was established in 1954 and is the only locally owned Telecommunications Company in Bulloch County.

September 29, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


College of Business among Newsweek top 12

The Georgia Southern University College of Business Administration was recently named one of Newsweek's 12 Top Business Schools of 2014. The recognition comes on the helm of the College being named as one of the nation's Top 30 Best Online MBA Programs by BestColleges.com

September 26, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Jim Hull: Retail future is promising in Statesboro

The owners of the Statesboro Mall and three Statesboro shopping centers, Jim Hull and Barry Storey, have announced the formation of two new entities, Hull Property Group and BLS Holdings Group LL, with the goal of allowing each individual the opportunity to pursue specialized interests.

September 22, 2014 | | Business


Statesboro barbecue with a spin

Southern Boys BBQ, open just six weeks, is catering tailgating traditions that have been going on longer than it has been in business.

September 15, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Vaden Automotive earns prestigious national award

Vaden Automotive Group was named recently the "2014 F&I Dealer of the Year" by "F&I and Showroom Magazine" for achievements in Finance and Insurance profitability and commitment to regulatory compliance.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


NeSmith to give car away at 40th celebration

It's been 40 years, and NeSmith Chevrolet Buick GMC is still trucking.

September 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Legitimize your business with a license

When my daughter Edie Grace was 5, her favorite Disney movie was "Ice Princess." She must have watched that movie a thousand times before she actually had the opportunity to hit the ice.

September 15, 2014 | | Business


Inflatable wonderland

Seldom do all of Party Harbor's more than 50 inflatable attractions - including pirate- and princess-themed bounce houses, waterslides and the latest combo unit based on a Disney movie - appear in one location. But they'll all be set up Saturday and Sunday at Party Harbor's Inflatable Festival.

September 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Walmart Distribution Center turns 20

This week, Walmart Distribution Center #6061 will celebrate its 20th anniversary in Bulloch County.

September 08, 2014 | | Business


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