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Gainesville bank to open up stock

A proposed Gainesville bank has received federal and state authorization to begin selling stock.

June 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Adams Transfer named family business of the year by Small Business Administration

Adams Transfer & Storage Co. of Gainesville was named the Jeffrey Butland Family Owned Business of the Year in Georgia by the U.S. Small Business Administration.

June 02, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Skaggs: Turfgrass Field Day comes to Gainesville on June 5

It's a common sight across North Georgia - landscape and lawn maintenance employees hard at work in both commercial and residential areas.

June 02, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business

Unemployment rate drops for Hall, mountain areas

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains area declined to 4.5 percent in April, down 0.1 percent from a revised 4.6 percent in March. However, the rate was up from 3.3 percent in April 2007.

June 02, 2008 | From staff reports | Business

District ahead of state in water planning

The chairman of the Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District said Tuesday that the region was five years ahead of the rest of the state in terms of water planning.

Kit Dunlap, who is also president and chief executive of the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, made the remarks in a speech to the Gainesville Kiwanis Club.

May 31, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Skaggs: UGA classes teach students to protect U.S. food supply

Dead pigeons don't usually attract much attention. But a few hundred infected with avian influenza and mysteriously found in several U.S. cities would cause, at the least, a media storm.

May 29, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business

Strawberries need a lot of sun and good soil

Question: How can I get a strawberry bed started?

May 28, 2008 | | Business

Local ReMax offices set to merge

ReMax Advanced, a Gainesville-based franchise of the national real estate company, has acquired the two Hall County offices of ReMax Greater Atlanta.

May 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Chamber to hold small-business seminar

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce will sponsor a small-business seminar from 8-9 a.m. Tuesday at the chamber office, 230 E.E. Butler Parkway, Gainesville.

May 28, 2008 | By Staff Reports | Business

Computer Care: Be prepared when your system crashes

Computers are like cars. We replace them every five years, they both take us places, they are fast and they crash.

May 28, 2008 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Newsmakers in business

The Times wants to know about promotions, new management hires and other personnel news in your business. We'll publish the information each Sunday on the Business page. Send information, including a photograph and contact information, to Harris Blackwood at You also may use regular mail at Newsmakers, The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503.

May 28, 2008 | From staff reports | Business

Riding out the storm: Couple caught in ’98 twister now sells underground shelters

One tornado was enough for J.C. Dill and his wife, Carolyn. They lived through the disastrous North Hall storm of a decade ago and have now installed a fiberglass underground shelter.

May 28, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Skaggs: University center helps new Georgia cooperatives find their way

Jerry Adams knows growing chestnuts has its ups and downs. Pilar Quintero says owning and managing a horse farm is no easy venture alone. That's why they turned to the University of Georgia to help them form cooperatives with others in their respective industries.

May 22, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business

Pecans can last longer in the freezer

Question: How long will shelled pecans last in the freezer?

May 21, 2008 | | Business

Kitchen inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from April 25-30 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1, 2007. Food service establishments will now be given a letter grade that coincides with a percentile: "A" (90-100), "B" (80-89), "C" (70-79), "U" 69 and below. Inspections (frequency of) a food service establishment will be conducted based on risk categorization. The risk type shall be determined by the menu items served, the food preparation processed performed, and the previous food safety history in the food service establishment.

May 21, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Business

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J.R. Crider’s clothing boutique expands to Gainesville

It all started with a bow tie.

August 31, 2014 | Chelsey Abercrombie | Business

Newsmakers in business, Aug. 31

Chattahoochee Bank of Georgia taps Hall as senior vice president

August 30, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business

In The Market, Aug. 24

Sullivan & Schlieman open Gainesville branch

August 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business

Seasonal factors drive Gainesville jobless rate to 7 percent

The unemployment rate in metro Gainesville for July rose to 7 percent, up six-tenths of a percentage point from 6.4 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced today.

August 21, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


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