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Skaggs: Landscape professionals to learn cost estimating and job bidding

In recent months, the landscape industry has been at the center of many news stories - primarily as it relates to the drought and its effect on business. However, with recent rains and the loosening of some water restrictions, many in the Green Industry are hopefully optimistic about their futures.

March 16, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Computer care: The right GPS will help you find your way

This column usually deals with computing tips, but allow me to deviate somewhat from that course for the moment. And that is exactly what I want to discuss: deviating from the course, or trying not to with the aid of GPS or Global Positioning System devices.

March 15, 2008 | By Arthur Glazer arthur@glazerthepctech.com | Business


Kitchen Inspections, week of Nov. 1-8

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 1-8 by the Hall County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale, with 85 and above considered passing.

March 13, 2008 | | Business


Getting impatient to start those impatiens?

Question: When should I start my impatiens and petunias?

March 12, 2008 | | Business


Feeling short-winded about business closures?

In your quest for fitness, you wake up early, put on your exercise wear and head off to your local gym.

March 12, 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 12, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Smith: Take a clue from the railroad industry — keep your business relevant

Recently while visiting a friend's home, I admired a 4-by-8 feet model train layout that occupied space on the den floor. An HO scale model train configuration sits in my basement. The fascination of trains, their aura and history offers valuable lessons to business owners.

March 11, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Smith: When spending money on advertising, speak the customer’s language

There seems to be no end to it. It seems to multiply faster than past copies of National Geographic. At every turn, we all see and hear it. Though we may try to tune it out, it stills makes its presence known subliminally.

March 11, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


State unemployment rate rises sharply

The Georgia Department of Labor reported Thursday the state's unemployment rate rose to 5.2 percent in January, up 0.6 percent from 4.6 percent in December. The January increase brings the rise over the past two months to a full percentage point.

March 10, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Smith: Take a tip from Sgt. Joe Friday — get the facts about your customers

In the 1950s and 1960s, one of the more successful television programs was "Dragnet." Even today, television stations that feature yesteryear reruns often show this police drama of Sgt. Joe Friday and Officer Bill Gannon solving crimes.

March 07, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Kitchen Inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 29- Feb. 7 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 06, 2008 | | Business


Pruning woody plants now helps them grow later

Late winter is the time to prune many woody landscape plants. Pruning during the dormant season allows you to better see branch structure and encourages a flush of vigorous new growth in spring. By waiting until the coldest winter weather has passed, you minimize damage to tissue around pruning cuts.

March 05, 2008 | | 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 05, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


A bunch of rising stars

A private child care center in Gainesville has become one of the first in Northeast Georgia to be named a Center of Distinction by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning's "Bright from the Start" program.

March 05, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Chamber seeks nominations for Leadership Hall

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce is accepting applications for the 2008-09 class of Leadership Hall.

March 04, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


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Newsmakers in business, Oct. 19

Wood joins Lakeside OB/GYN

October 19, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


Trio of businessmen open Gainesville’s first growler beer bar

Local craft beer lovers now have a way to take bottles of their favorite brew home.

October 12, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Business


Georgia Chair marks 100th year with Saudi Arabian deal

October 11, 2014 | Kristen Oliver | Business


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