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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Toyota Motor Sales has awarded the Toyota President's Award for 2008 to Franklin Toyota in Statesboro for the third consecutive year. Franklin is the only dealer in the Savannah-Statesboro area to receive the award for 2006, 2007 and 2008.
Wednesday's presentation of the 2008 Statesboro-Bulloch County Chamber of Commerce's Small Business of the Year Award may just have a little more meaning than it has in the last several years.
Lisa Yocco was presented with the Wells/Warren Professor of the Year Award at the Georgia Southern University 2009 Honors Day Convocation held at the Performing Arts Center earlier this month. Yocco is an assistant professor in the Department of Mathematical Sciences.
On April 8, Viracon celebrated its 10th year of operation in Bulloch County's Gateway Industrial Park. Local community leaders joined corporate executives from the company's Owatonna, Minn., headquarters to mark a milestone anniversary which was a welcome sight in today's tough economic climate.
Saturday marks the beginning of the second season of the Main Street Farmers Market in downtown Statesboro. Taking residence again in the Sea Island Bank parking lot, this farmers market has grown into a legitimate Saturday morning event attracting both locals and visitors alike.
Several months ago before the economy lurched into a legitimate free fall, I interviewed Dr. Ron Shiffler, dean of the Colleges of Business Administration and Information Technology at Georgia Southern University to get his opinion on the state of our economy at that time.
Bulloch First will break ground on construction of Statesboro's newest bank on Friday at 10 a.m.
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