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Smith: What should you do with inconsiderate, negative customers? Fire them

On more than one occasion I have written in this column: The customer is always right. Certainly that is the conventional wisdom.

March 31, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Skaggs: Soil testing is an effective tool for farmers and home gardeners

Regular soil testing helps develop and maintain more productive soils for farming, gardening and landscaping. Soil tests indicate whether plant nutrients are deficient and, if so, what amounts are needed for optimum growth. Soil testing is also a useful diagnostic tool to identify problems related to excessive levels of nutrients and salts, low pH, low organic matter and poor drainage.

March 30, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Hall County rolls out welcome mat for small businesses

On Tuesday, Hall County joined nine other Northeast Georgia counties and 84 across the state as an "Entrepreneur Friendly" community.

March 29, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Skaggs: UGA clinic in business of diagnosing sick plants

Whether you've got flower problems or diseases eating away at your small grains, the University of Georgia Integrated Pest Management Plant Disease Clinic can help. If you have plant problems that your local county extension agent cannot diagnose, those samples are sent to the clinic.

March 27, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 25-28 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.

March 27, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Business


Memorial Park Funeral Home planning expansion

Hall County's largest funeral service company has begun renovations on what will be their third location.

Memorial Park Funeral Home purchased the former Providence Church building at 989 Riverside Drive in September. The church remained in the building until earlier this year.

March 27, 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.

March 27, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Hometown Business

Century 21 purchases

March 26, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


In their own words: Ron Quinn, president of Peach State Bank & Trust, talks to The Times

Q: How do community banks differ from larger regional banks?

March 25, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Smith: Take control of service in your business

Global warming, the greenhouse effect, Mother Nature. No matter what you care to blame it on, during the past year or so, the weather has been interesting. Look at any lake in North Georgia and the evidence of the drought is clear.

March 25, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Smith: Small-business people are unique; here’s how to tell if you are one

For some number of years comedian Jeff Foxworthy has entertained audiences with his brand of redneck humor. Lines such as "You know you're a redneck if your momma served SPAM shaped like a possum at your after rehearsal dinner" conjure up vivid images.

March 25, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Skaggs: Investors may be driving record prices for cotton, making market volatile

Cotton farmers have gotten what they wanted: The price for their commodity has skyrocketed. But there's a catch. Nobody will buy their crop at such a high price, says a University of Georgia agricultural economist.

March 23, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Business is blooming

An increase in rainfall and a slight relaxation of outdoor watering restrictions has given a ray of hope to those in the plant and landscape business.

March 20, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Feb. 15-22 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.

March 19, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Business


Newsmakers in business

Mullis joins The Longstreet Clinic's surgery department

March 19, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


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Newsmakers in business, July 27

Collins named Lanier Tech's first Allied Health dean

July 27, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


Jobless rate up to 6.5 percent in metro Gainesville

Metro Gainesville's unemployment rate rose to 6.5 percent in June, the Georgia Department of Labor announced today.

July 24, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


Newsmakers in business, July 20

Whitworth to head Times' distribution

July 20, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


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