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Numbers swell at job temp agencies

Last week's announcement by the Georgia Department of Labor that Georgia's unemployment rate had soared in May to 9.7 percent may have surprised many, but not those working in the employment/staffing industry.

June 22, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Pladd Dot fulfilling its recording dreams

Chris Mitchell's vision of a state-of-the-art commercial recording studio at Pladd Dot Music on North Main is a reality as Mitchell just recently released the fourth full CD produced and engineered there.

June 22, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Downtown Board’s goal: Revitalization

The Downtown Statesboro Development Authority (DSDA) recently installed four new board members - each with a slightly different perspective regarding priorities for the continued redevelopment of downtown.

June 15, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Even dollar stores adjust in tough times

This may be surprising to many of you, because it is somewhat counterintuitive. You would think that a "dollar" store, a store that sells everything for a dollar, would be booming right now.

June 15, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Leon’s: 25 years in the Mall

Using an eclectic mix of inventory to lure customers into his clothing store, Leon Shelkoff is a master of retail parlaying his unique sense of style into a successful business. For the last 25 years, Shelkoff has operated Leon's Menswear, a clothing mainstay in the Statesboro Mall.

June 08, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Search Statesboro creates a new marketing tool

From a marketing perspective, we are never going back. Relying on simple advertising in a couple of key venues may no longer get the job done. Today, businesses must have an online presence. It just isn't an option.

June 08, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Boost for Waynesboro will boost region

The economy of neighboring Waynesboro (Burke County) is getting a much needed "shot in the arm" from a huge construction project that is headed our way. Elba Express, a subsidiary of the El Paso Corporation is in the process of constructing its new 190-mile Elba Express interstate natural gas pipeline which is going to run through Chatham, Effingham, Screven, Jenkins, Burke, Jefferson, Glascock, Warren, McDuffie, Wilkes, Elbert, and Hart Counties, Georgia, joining the Transco Pipeline in Anderson County, South Carolina.

May 25, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Rec. Dept. helps drive economy in summer

Regionally known for its fine facilities and water park attraction, the Statesboro-Bulloch County Parks and Recreation Department (SBCPRD) is an important part of our local economy when Georgia Southern is not in "full swing."

May 25, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Splash boosts tourism

This past Thursday, the Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau held its annual meeting highlighting a better than expected year for tourism in Bulloch County in 2008.

May 18, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Robbie Franklin: GM dealership should be ‘fine’

Several times over the last five years, I have had the pleasure of interviewing Robbie Franklin, owner of the Franklin Automotive Group in Statesboro which consists of Franklin Chevrolet and Franklin Toyota.

May 18, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


GSU appoints Gary Means interim provost

Georgia Southern University president Bruce Grube recently named Gary Means, Ph.D. interim provost and vice president of academic affairs. Means will serve in this position from July 1, 2009 until June 30, 2010.

May 18, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


Downtown restaurants face challenges

I haven't written much about downtown lately, because things have been kind of quiet. Like every other segment/area of our local economy, it has seen somewhat of a slowdown - most visibly, the restaurant closings of Hugo's and Blue Moon.

May 11, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Commercial real estate, development regaining footing in Bulloch, Boro

Commercial real estate development across the country is at a virtual standstill as financial institutions and real estate developers sort through the last several months of a trying national economy and plummeting real estate values.

May 11, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Tankersley installed as president of ACCG

Bulloch County Commissioner Jan Tankersley was recently named the 2009-10 president of the Association County Commissioners of Georgia (ACCG) by Secretary of State Karen Handel. Tankersley, in her third term as commissioner, was sworn in during the group's annual meeting awards breakfast April 28 at the Savannah Civic Center.

May 04, 2009 | Special to the Herald | Business


New GSU dorm affects apartment market

Every year for the last several years, it seems as if there has been a seismic shift in student housing at Georgia Southern. Either a new apartment complex or two came on line for Fall semester or new dorms were opened.

May 04, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | 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


Kelsey Johnson joins AgSouth

AgSouth Farm Credit Secondary Mortgage Market Manager Deidre Nelson announced that Kelsey Johnson recently joined the association as a mortgage originator for AgSouth Mortgages, the ...

August 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


Pope, Morgan, Cromley, Lambert join FMB 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 ...

August 29, 2016 | Special to the Herald | Business


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