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Plant closing devastates Millen

Last week, the economy of neighboring Jenkins County was dealt another devastating blow when MI Windows and Doors, Inc. announced plans to close its Millen window fabrication plant by the end of December.

November 19, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Boro’s AgSouth Farm Credit introducing new Web site

AgSouth Farm Credit, ACA (AgSouth) launched its newly formatted Web site, www.agsouthfc.com, last week. The new site has a different look and provides online visitors with improvements in navigation, uniformity, appearance, and accessibility to information.

November 12, 2007 | | Business


East Georgia College expands

A fully accredited two-year college of the University System of Georgia, Swainsboro based East Georgia College is home today to almost 1,200 students taking classes on Georgia Southern's campus. Since 1997, more than 2,500 students have attended East Georgia College at Statesboro (EGCS), and enrollment at EGCS has risen again this year by more than 260 students over last fall's attendance.

November 12, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Entrepreneur has ‘sunny’ plan

Local businessman and self-proclaimed inventor Isaac Boatwright is hoping that years of hard work will pay off in a patent for his invention - the Power Visor. Boatwright recently submitted paperwork on the Power Visor to the United States Patents Office and is expecting a patent pending number in the next two months.

November 06, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Certificate course offered for human resource employees

An upcoming certificate course offered by Georgia Southern University will review core employment knowledge needed by human resource personnel, office and division managers, and business owners.

November 05, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Behind the business of the Fair

For the past 29 years, Amusements of America has brought part of its traveling amusement park to Statesboro for the Kiwanis Ogeechee Fair. One of a handful of very large mobile carnival companies in America, Amusements of America is one of the oldest of its kind in operation.

October 29, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Bulloch Business briefs

Ryan Burns joins First Southern

October 29, 2007 | | Business


Tattoos more acceptable, profitable

Once upon a time, tattoos were taboo. A man with a tattoo was considered rakish and women simply did not have one.

October 22, 2007 | By HOLLI DEAL BRAGG | Business


Local Business Briefs

Abbott-Ooms joins Ben Farmer Realty

October 15, 2007 | From staff reports | Business


Mill Creek 'ponies' up for future

Carol Lind and Robert Bryan have turned their passion for horses into an 18,000- square-foot, state-of-the art facility for boarding horses and teaching horseback riding. The culmination of a 13 year journey, Mill Creek Ponies is home to a phenomenal facility in the very competitive world of Hunt seat horseback riding.

October 15, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


OTC wants ‘secret’ to get out

Often overshadowed by its university neighbor, Ogeechee Technical College's star is clearly on the rise as enrollment is expected to eclipse 2,000 students this fall under the guidance of its president, Dr. Dawn Cartee.

October 08, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Convention and Visitors Bureau gives tourism awards

The Statesboro Convention and Visitors Bureau (SCVB) staff and Board of Directors hosted their Annual Meeting recently at Georgia Southern University's Nessmith-Lane Continuing Education Center and awarded two Bulloch County citizens annual tourism awards.

October 08, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Managing editor of AJC speaking at Georgia Southern

Bert Roughton Jr., managing editor of the print version of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will visit Georgia Southern University Wednesday, Sept. 26, at 7:30 p.m., to present this year's Norman Fries Distinguished Lecture. His presentation, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Performing Arts Center, corner of Chandler and Plant Roads.

October 01, 2007 | Special to the Herald | Business


Boro accountant leads state ‘society’

Certified public accountant Paula Mooney has earned the ultimate respect of her fellow professionals while carving an unusual niche in her profession. A sole practitioner working primarily as a consultant, Mooney was recently installed as the president of the Georgia Society of Certified Public Accountants (GSCPA).

October 01, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


Hodges family builds strong restaurant business

Quietly, garnering little to no attention, the Inman Hodges family has built a mini-empire of 19 quick-serve restaurants from their unassuming offices on North Main Street in Statesboro. The Hodges have turned a single franchise agreement made with the Kentucky Fried Chicken Company (KFC) more than 40 years ago into an enviable empire of fast-food restaurants stretching from Hampton, S.C., to Brunswick in South Georgia.

September 26, 2007 | By JAN MOORE | Business


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Leaders graduate from Ga. Development Academy

Eight Bulloch County residents graduated recently from the Board of the Georgia Academy for Economic Development's Region 12 Multi-Day Training Program.

December 15, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


A 'Humble' grand opening in Statesboro

Humble Abodes, offering "antiques, furniture, home décor and more" opened Black Friday at 39 W. Main Street.

December 08, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Through trying times, Ellis Wood keeps faith

When Arthur Gordon traveled to Metter years ago as editor of the faith-based magazine "Guideposts" to interview Dr. Michael and Audrey Guido for a feature story, he was taken by how simply they lived.

December 08, 2014 | | Business


Auto parts in Brooklet

Ken Morris and his family have recently branched out from their long-established business, Heavy Equipment Services, to give Brooklet its own auto parts store for the first time in more than a decade.

December 01, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - Thompsons' business, and heart, in the Boro

For the month of December, in celebration of the Christmas season, I am devoting my columns to honor businesses in our community that are known as much for their heart for giving as they are for their business success.

December 01, 2014 | | Business


Sanders, Martin earn promotions at Sea Island Bank

Sea Island Bank, a division of Synovus Bank, announced recently that Steven Sanders was promoted to branch manager and Johnny Martin as promoted to assistant branch manager of the main office.

December 01, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


Inside Bulloch Business with DeWayne Grice - On Black Friday, support small businesses

In two days, we will all gather with family and friends to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday. It is a special day for many reasons, but most importantly for allowing us a time to reflect on the bountiful blessings we have all enjoyed over the past year.

November 24, 2014 | | Business


Mainstreet Statesboro Farmers Market, 7 and growing

In its seventh season, the Mainstreet Farmers Market has set new records in sales for farmers and other vendors, despite still having no roof over shoppers' heads on rainy days.

November 24, 2014 | By AL HACKLE | Business


Magazine names Clubhouse of Statesboro a top 'sports destination'

Sports Destination Management has named The Clubhouse in Statesboro one of the most outstanding venues in the United States.

November 24, 2014 | Special to the Herald | Business


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