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Newsmakers in business, June 29

Mathe honored by State Bar of Georgia's Young Lawyers Division

July 02, 2008 | | Business

Georgia Consumer: It’s summer produce season in Georgia

Commissioner of Agriculture Tommy Irvin is reminding consumers that summer produce season is in full swing in Georgia.

July 02, 2008 | | Business

Gainesville area unemployment rate increases by a half percent

The unemployment rate in the metro Gainesville area rose to a preliminary 4.7 percent in May, up five-tenths of a percent from a revised 4.2 percent in April, the Georgia Department of Labor reported today.

June 30, 2008 | From staff, wire reports | Business

Lawsuit says Pilgrim’s Pride owes workers money

Employees at Pilgrim's Pride poultry operations across the country are being denied pay for the time they spend putting on, taking off and cleaning their protective sanitary gear, a federal lawsuit against the company contends.

June 29, 2008 | Stephen Gurr | Business

Computer Care: Search engines make life and research easier

Search engines are not just for searching anymore. Back in the day they were a simple device for finding things on the Internet. Sure, they still do that. But today's search engines are on steroids in comparison.

June 28, 2008 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Glazer: Tips to help you make Vista run

I have not addressed Vista, the current and latest Microsoft operating system in this column mainly because I don't like it. (Hey - my ball, my rules.)

June 28, 2008 | Arthur Glazer | Business

Chamber of Commerce’s job fair is Wednesday

Summer has finally officially arrived and so have potential employment opportunities at an upcoming job fair hosted by the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce in conjunction with the Georgia Department of Labor.

The job fair is scheduled for 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Georgia Mountains Center.

June 27, 2008 | | Business

Gas prices spark surge in scooter sales

Like a lot of businesses, Northside Auto Sales gets unsolicited faxes offering all sorts of deals. Many end up in the trash can.

June 26, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Newsmakers in business, June 22

David, Rich join Bates, Carter & Co.

June 26, 2008 | | Business

Skaggs: Healthy diets include beef in June, and other months

The Georgia Beef Board and the Georgia Cattlemen's Association have proclaimed June as Georgia Beef Month. The proclamation honors Georgia's 25,000 beef producers, who make up a significant portion of the state's biggest industry - agriculture. Beef Month highlights the economic role of the cattle industry and focuses on beef as an easy and versatile meal.

June 25, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business

Wal-Mart to renovate its Gainesville store

Wal-Mart Stores announced Friday that the Gainesville Supercenter located at 400 Shallowford Road will undergo renovations beginning Monday.

June 25, 2008 | By Staff Reports | Business

Lake Lanier CVB holds annual meeting, names new officers

The newly named Lake Lanier Convention & Visitors Bureau, formerly the Gainesville-Hall County Convention and Visitors Bureau, held its annual meeting this week at Royal Lakes Golf & Country Club.

June 24, 2008 | By Staff Reports | Business

Eateries feel the pinch in tough times

Steve Dunn has his "regulars," customers who eat breakfast at Jake's Cafeteria and then come back a few hours later for lunch. He began to notice a few months ago that some of them weren't coming for both meals.

June 24, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

Newsmakers in business, June 15

Gainco makes trio of management appointments

June 24, 2008 | | Business

Goody's files for bankruptcy; Gainesville store to close

Goody's Family Clothing, a moderately priced family apparel retailer operating in small to midsize markets primarily throughout the Southeast, announced Monday that it has filed a voluntary petition for reorganization under Chapter 11 of the United States Bankruptcy Code in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware.

The company plans to close 69 of its 355 stores, including the stores in Gainesville and Cumming. It is not known how many employees are affected.

June 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business

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