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Smith: No more one size fits all: Consumers demand customized products

Once upon a time when businesses wanted to reach customers, their method was quite simple. Cast a broad net and bring in as many people as possible. After all, back then people were people.

February 23, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


South Hall coalition meeting Thursday

The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce South Hall Business Coalition will meet 8 a.m. Thursday at Oakwood City Hall. The meeting will focus on educational issues and discussion, including updates on new programs and new school construction. Will Schofield, superintendent of the Hall County school system, will be guest speaker at the event.

February 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Newsmakers in business

Gram receives Benham Award

February 21, 2008 | | Business


Infant play yards recalled after child’s death

In cooperation with the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, Kolcraft Enterprises Inc., of Chicago is voluntarily recalling about 425,000 infant play yards following the death of a child.

February 21, 2008 | | Business


Economic forecast: Hall retail may rebound

An erosion of retail dominance in Hall County began with the opening of Gwinnett Place Mall in 1984.

February 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Kitchen inspections, Nov. 16-19

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 16-19 by the Hall County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale, with 85 and above considered passing. Kitchens are inspected at least every six months and are required to post their score sheets in public. A new establishment that has never served food must score a 100 to receive an initial report. When a restaurant changes ownership, another inspection is required. The establishment must score a 94 or higher to receive a new permit. To register a complaint against a restaurant, call the health department at ...

February 21, 2008 | | Business


Kitchen inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Jan. 16-25 by the Hall County Environmental Health Department. New rules and regulations for food service began on Dec. 1. 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. The frequency of a restaurant's inspections will be based on risk categorization, based on the menu items served, the food preparation processed performed and the previous food safety history in the food service establishment.

February 21, 2008 | Bianca Bruno | Business


SBDC announces February classes

The University of Georgia Small Business Development Center is offering classes on topics related to new business enterprises.

February 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Region's jobless rate unchanged; Hall's is up a bit

The Georgia Department of Labor reports that the unemployment rate in the Georgia Mountains area remained unchanged at 3.9 percent from September to October. However, the rate for Hall County rose to 3.7 percent in October, up 0.1 percent from 3.6 percent in September.

February 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Georgia's newspapers posting public notices online

The Georgia Press Association has announced that public notices from all 159 counties are now available online at www.GeorgiaPublicNotice.com.

February 21, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Letting love bloom

For florists, Valentine's Day is the biggest day of the year.

February 21, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Skaggs:Landscapers: Certification to be offered

With the ongoing drought in Georgia and the current water restrictions, green industry businesses statewide are struggling to make ends meet.

February 18, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | Business


Farm bureau celebrates affordability of food in US

Though grocery items may cost more these days, compared to other countries, food in the U.S. is still a bargain, the Georgia Farm Bureau reported Thursday.

February 17, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Smith: Business takes common sense

Common sense.

February 16, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


Newsmakers in business

Short announces new location for accounting practice

February 14, 2008 | | Business


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