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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

GSU professor earns prestigious Fulbright grant

A Georgia Southern University faculty member who specializes in training teachers how to educate children about economics has been awarded a prestigious Fulbright grant to take those same lessons to school teachers in Mexico.

May 04, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

Builders, Realtors ready for ‘Parade of Homes’

This year's Parade of Homes and Home Show sponsored by the Home Builders Association of Statesboro is set for this weekend with 11 homes on display and over 30 vendors scheduled for the home show.

April 27, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

NASCAR, Talladega an amazing experience

I have been to the mecca of marketing and it wasn't in New York, Chicago, or Atlanta. It was this past weekend in Talladega, Alabama.

April 27, 2009 | By JAN MOORE | Business

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