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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


Small business thrives in Bulloch

This Wednesday, the small business committee of the Statesboro-Bulloch Chamber of Commerce will honor four businesses at its annual "Small Business of the Year" luncheon selecting one to receive this year's coveted award. The four nominees are Coldwell Banker/Tanner Realty, Olive Branch Design & Landscape, the franchisee of the Statesboro Sonic Drive-In Restaurant, and the Statesboro School of Dance. Below is a description of each nominee in conjunction with a brief interview.

May 06, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Big award for ERA's Pat Hirsch

Statesboro realtor Pat Hirsch has had a busy year. But what's new?

April 28, 2008 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Business


Meinhardt wine earns state honor

Ken Meinhardt of Statesboro was recently named a finalist in the 2008 Flavor of Georgia contest. Meinhardt's wine entry of Meinhardt Vineyard Southern Eagle wine earned him a trip to Atlanta, where he was judged with 37 other contestants.

April 28, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Boro credit unions find a niche

Founded in 1974, Statesboro-based CORE Credit Union began with one employee, Martha Moses, who operated the credit union out of a room at Sallie Zetterower Elementary School. At its inception, the credit union only offered savings accounts to its members: local teachers. Today, CORE, an acronym for Central Ogeechee River Educators, has more than 6,000 members and 19 employees serving more than 40 employee groups in Bulloch, Effingham, Bryan, Emanuel, Evans, Jenkins, Screven and Candler counties. Its services have expanded to include such things as checking, consumer loans, business loans, mortgages, CDs, and IRAs.Many people believe credit unions ...

April 21, 2008 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Coleman earns GSU President’s Medal

Ten Georgia Southern University alumni were honored for their career achievements and support of the University at the annual Alumni Awards Banquet Saturday, April 5 in the Nessmith-Lane Center for Continuing Education Ballroom.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


Business group sets Economic Empowerment Summit

The African American Business Owners Coalition is hosting an Economic Empowerment Summit on Saturday, April 26 from 8a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Nessmith Lane Continuing Education building at Georgia Southern. Local business owners from surrounding counties will be in attendance to offer their assistance for the event as well as provide networking opportunities for fellow business owners.

April 21, 2008 | Special to the Herald | Business


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Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Market District is model retail development

When local investor Bob Bryan purchased the 110-acre tract of land from the Hill family that now houses East Georgia Regional Medical Center and the Market District nearly two decades ago, most folks thought he had lost his mind.

April 13, 2015 | | Business


Cotton Patch blooms in Statesboro

While holding onto its first flouring, if you will, in Portal, the Cotton Patch Bakery has put on new growth with the Cotton Patch Bakery & Deli at 3000 Northside Drive West in Statesboro.

April 13, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Millen plant coming back

MILLEN - The Korean-based Wells Lighting company's decision to place its North American headquarters and factory in Millen promises to breathe life into a long-vacant industrial building and create 200 jobs, and potentially more, for Jenkins County and the surrounding area.

April 06, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Kidovations looking at even more expansion

There are few decisions for new parents more challenging than finding high quality, safe child care.

April 06, 2015 | | Business


Glennville banking on Boro

Previously a family home, the building being extensively renovated on Savannah Avenue near the Zetterower Avenue intersection will be the first office of the Statesboro Bank, a division of the Glennville Bank.

March 30, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Co-founders come 'home' to open new Zaxby's

On March 27, 1990, Zach McLeroy and Tony Townley opened their first Zaxby's restaurant just 83 steps from where Statesboro's newest Zaxby's now sits.

March 30, 2015 | | Business


Hunter Cattle earns 'Best Meat Product' award

Hunter Creek Cattle Company of Brooklet took home the prize for best meat product at the University of Georgia's 2015 Flavor of Georgia Food Product Contest.

March 23, 2015 | Special to the Herald | Business


Portal Clyde's to return

The Clyde's Market in Portal will soon do a vanishing act, but should reappear over the next four months as an all-new store with a full-size deli and state-of-the-art gas pumps.

March 23, 2015 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Ogeechee Tech success gaining statewide notice

When Dr. Dawn Cartee took over Ogeechee Technical College nearly eight years ago as the institution's fourth president, she created a pretty impressive "to-do" list. At the top of the list was one large goal - accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges.

March 23, 2015 | | Business


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