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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 hblackwood@gainesvilletimes.com. You also may use regular mail at Newsmakers, The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503.

April 24, 2008 | | Business


Georgia Consumer: Cautious shopping can avoid food poisoning

Every year thousands of consumers suffer from a dose of food poisoning. Many of those cases are caught in the home.

April 24, 2008 | | Business


Center to offer classes in business finance

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center will offer "Finding and Managing Money for your Small Business," from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. The cost is $49. The seminar provides attendees with all financial materials and free basic bookkeeping software. Topics also include creative sources of capital as well as diverse types of loan options.

April 23, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


PETCO to build distribution center in Braselton

State officials announced Monday that PETCO, a pet products company, is locating a new distribution center in Braselton, representing an investment of $33 million. At full operating capacity, the company anticipates the center will employ up to 277 people.

"Georgia's strength in logistics makes it a top choice for national retailers like PETCO," said Gov. Sonny Perdue, who issued a statement from his office in Atlanta. "Our robust transportation network and ready work force are a natural fit for distribution centers."

April 19, 2008 | | Business


China welcomes Georgia businessman

Editor's note: Mike Giles of Gainesville, a senior vice president of the Georgia Poultry Federation was part of a Georgia trade mission to China. The trip, led by Gov. Sonny Perdue, was an effort to expand exports to China, which is already a major consumer of Georgia poultry. In a special report for The Times, Giles shares his experience.

April 19, 2008 | | Business


Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 21-27 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.

April 17, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Business


Skaggs: Come to Garden Expo to buy locally grown plants, get expert advice

The drought of 2007 is hopefully behind us, and with the recent rains, landscape professionals and homeowners alike are hopeful that 2008 will provide the opportunity to improve area landscapes and gardens with the addition of trees, shrubs, annuals, perennials, hardscape materials and mulch.

April 17, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Do you need an accountant?

Tax time often brings about the question of when one needs professional help on their finances.

April 16, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | 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 hblackwood@gainesvilletimes.com. You also may use regular mail at Newsmakers, The Times, P.O. Box 838, Gainesville, GA 30503.

April 16, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Glazer: Tech support isn’t what it used to be

My wife and I are both in business for ourselves. My dad had his own business, as did both of my grandfathers. So I was always taught the concept of customer service. It's not so much as the customer is always right, my dad would tell me, but that you should make every attempt to try to accommodate the customer.

April 16, 2008 | Arthur Glazer | Business


Cabot recalls cleaner due to inhalation, fire hazard

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with Cabot Stains (a division of Valspar Corp.), of Newburyport, Mass., announced a voluntary recall 24,000 containers of Cabot Composite Deck Cleaner. Consumers should immediately stop using the product and return it to the store of purchase for a full refund. If the container looks deformed or if it feels hot to the touch, immediately call Cabot to arrange for the safe handling of the product.

April 16, 2008 | | Business


Skaggs: Governor honors farmers for environmental stewardship

For more than 40 years, Danny Hogan has cared for the land that has supported his family for four generations. For his efforts, Gov. Sonny Perdue gave Hogan the third annual Governor's Agricultural Environmental Stewardship Award.

April 14, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Area housing market showing its strength

The president of the Hall County Board of Realtors believes the area may be emerging from the overall slowdown that resulted in a drop in home sales and construction of new single-family homes.

April 10, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from March 4-20 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.

April 09, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Business


Smithgall Garden to participate in Spring EXPO

Smithgall Woodland Garden will participate in the sixth annual Spring Garden EXPO at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center, along with more than 50 local growers and retailers.

April 09, 2008 | By Staff Reports | Business


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Georgia to observe 1st Lineman Appreciation Day

Linemen are to receive recognition today with the first Georgia Lineman Appreciation Day.

April 18, 2014 | From staff reports | Business


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