Benson Industries of Portland, Oregon, who was recently awarded the curtain wall contract for the World Trade Center Tower One, has named Viracon, Inc. of Owatonna, Minnesota as their glass supplier for the project.
This past week marked a milestone in the life of local businessman Robbie Franklin. He was honored by Toyota for 30 years of owning and operating a Toyota dealership, and his Franklin Toyota dealership was presented with the company's prestigious President's Award.
First Southern National Bank recently announced four staff promotions: Cliff Wildes, vice president; Amy Taulbee, assistant vice president; Shane Geurin, banking officer; and Tammy Phillips, assistant operations officer.
What happens when an entrepreneur asks a simple question or two on vacation? In the case of Larry Walker, a booming business is born.
The Allen E. Paulson College of Science and Technology (COST) at Georgia Southern University has named eight new members to its advisory board.
Statesboro resident and Georgia Southern graduate Phil King was appointed manager of production engineering for aircraft systems, Gulfstream.
The Statesboro Herald will embark upon a new era this week as major renovations to its headquarters get underway. For the next two months, the Herald will undergo a complete facelift of the front of its building followed by an extensive remodeling of the inside.
Statesboro's red-hot residential real estate market has experienced a slow down in the past few months. Nonetheless, local realtors say the downturn in sales has yet to impact local home values or the number of real estate professionals setting up shop in this area.
Sea Island Bank has announced several staff promotions in Statesboro and Savannah, according to Executive Vice President Gary L. Johnson. In making the announcement, Johnson said Chad Wiggins and Ken Rabitsch were named senior vice presidents while Gay Dailey was appointed vice president.
Does Statesboro have too many apartments? Local property managers are beginning to wonder as the leasing "season" hits full stride.
Members of the Downtown Statesboro Development Authority Board hope to make a decision Wednesday on hiring a new director during their next board meeting.
The Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. was recently the recipient of a $10,000 grant from the Bulloch County Hospital Authority for use in supporting Health Science students at Ogeechee Technical College. The grant will allow the Foundation to assist 10 OTC students with scholarships. All 10 of the students receiving the Hospital Authority assistance are residents of Bulloch County.
DLH Nordisk, Inc, one of the largest importers of tropical hardwood lumber in the world, uses a 73,000-square-foot warehouse in Statesboro as its United States distribution hub.
John E. Martin, Sr., M.D., F.A.C.S. has joined the Executive Board of the Ogeechee Tech Foundation, Inc. In making the announcement, Dawn Cartee, OTC president, expressed her excitement in having someone with Dr. Martin's credentials and experience join the Board.
After years of delay and anticipation, widening of the remaining portion of the Veteran's Memorial Parkway (Statesboro Bypass) is officially underway. The portion of the Bypass stretching from Highway 301 South to Highway 301 North encompasses some of the heaviest traveled roadway in this area functioning as a main thoroughfare and not necessarily as the bypass it was intended to be.
The City of Statesboro recently honored Peggy Chapman for her outstanding contributions to the city and to the Statesboro Convention & Visitors Bureau.
Whitfield Signs, which helps other businesses and organizations gain exposure and brand-recognition, is gaining an enviable level of exposure because of one major client, Georgia Southern University Athletics.
Recently, my pastor Scott Moore spoke to us on the blessings of wealth. In that sermon, he explained that if you have a car, you're inside the top 10 percent of the world's wealthiest people and if you have Internet at home you're inside the top 3 percent.
The Georgia Southern Business Innovation Group (BIG) will participate in "Global Entrepreneurship Week," Nov. 17-22. Global Entrepreneurship Week (GEW), a Kauffman Foundation initiative, is a worldwide celebration of the innovators and job creators that bring ideas to life.
In 2006, Bethany Assisted Living Inc. was the recipient of a major gift from the Gesmon Neville Family. Coupled with a partial purchase, Bethany was able to acquire the single largest undeveloped tract of real property within the city limits of Statesboro, known as the Neville Family Farm.
Wall Orthodontics relocated to its new office this week at 1512 Brampton Ave., beside the new Parker's. It is beautifully designed, and I believe it will enhance their clients' experiences along with increasing efficiency.
When the Fab Lab, devoted to developing ideas for new products and businesses, opens in the building next to Georgia Southern University's existing City Campus in downtown Statesboro, the alley between the two will be transformed into an open-ended "outdoor room" with a glass roof.
For nearly 30 years, my wife, Lori, and I have operated Lori Grice Photography on East Main Street in downtown Statesboro. We have seen the ebb and flow of businesses in the core of downtown. We understand the struggle of operating a small business, especially on Main Street. There are both challenges and rewards in doing so. Each of us who chooses to operate a businesses in the core of downtown has made a special commitment to our community to invest in, and continue to work toward, maintaining a thriving downtown.
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