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Smith: A few thoughts on business

There are no guarantees that a business will always be successful.

January 13, 2008 | J.C. Smith The Times | Business


Smith: Technology shouldn’t get in the way of good communication skills

You are the grandparents of two "Generation X" children. One is Dick, age 14, and the other is Jane, who is 16 years old.

January 13, 2008 | J.C. Smith | Business


The turkey is still on

Darrell Wiley has seen it happen many times. Folks who don't spend a lot of time in the kitchen will find their way to one of his supermarkets.

"People who bake only once a year will show up and are wandering around the aisles, asking 'Where do we find sage?' and 'What do you do with this turkey?'" Wiley said.

January 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Shoppers' delight: Kohl's opens in Flowery Branch

Kohl's, the Wisconsin-based department store chain, held the grand opening Wednesday for its second Hall County store.

January 13, 2008 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Skaggs: As area farmers endure drought, let’s give thanks

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect on the many blessings we have received throughout our lives.

January 13, 2008 | Billy Skaggs | 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.

January 03, 2008 | From staff reports | Business


Georgia Consumer: It takes a long time to thaw a big turkey

Question: What is the safest way to thaw a frozen turkey?

January 03, 2008 | | Business


Georgia consumer: Christmas decor recalled because of lead paint

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, in cooperation with The Home Depot, announces a voluntary recall of 64,000 holiday figurines made in Hong Kong by Creative Design. Surface paint on the plastic snowmen and bears contains lead. Consumers should immediately stop using the holiday figurines and return them to any Home Depot store for a full refund. The figurines were sold exclusively at Home Depot stores in October and November for between $10 and $20.

December 27, 2007 | | Business


Kitchen inspections

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Nov. 28-29 by the Hall County Health Department. The department scores on a 100-percentile scale, with 85 and above considered passing.

December 27, 2007 | | Business


Smith: Now is the time to put a new year’s blueprint on paper for your business

It is truly interesting to see how we condition ourselves to react a certain way at different times of the year. At this time of the year, most of us are fattening up ourselves as well as our credit card accounts.

There are those other times, too. As April 15 draws near, anxiety levels grow because of the Internal Revenue Service.

December 15, 2007 | J.C. Smith | Business


Kitchen Inspections, week of Oct. 26-31

The following are among the food service establishments inspected from Oct. 26-31 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.

November 24, 2007 | | Business


Scientific Atlanta plans to expand

Scientific Atlanta is seeking a special-use permit from Gwinnett County to build a sixth building on its nearly 280-acre campus.

November 22, 2007 | The Associated Press | Business


David vs. Goliath: How do small pharmacies compete?

A customer has been given a liquid prescription that must be taken in precise doses and pharmacist Jennifer Stowe is concerned about the customer's ability to measure the amount.

November 14, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Seasons on Lanier developer files for bankruptcy

Levitt and Sons LLC announced Friday that the company and 37 of its subsidiaries have filed voluntary petitions under Chapter 11 of the U.S. Bankruptcy Code.

The filings were made in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Southern District of Florida in Fort Lauderdale.

November 14, 2007 | Harris Blackwood | Business


Skaggs: Ag tourism booming in Georgia

From working dairies where kids meet cows to a bed-and-breakfast on a Mennonite farm, Georgians are finding that agriculture and tourism can go together like biscuits and gravy.

November 14, 2007 | Billy Skaggs | Business


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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


Agribiz: Melon crop for 2014 looks good

Tradition in the South is important, and of all the summertime traditions like beach vacations, family reunions and going to the farmers' market, finding the perfect watermelon is a real treat for most of us.

July 17, 2014 | Michael Wheeler | Business


Newsmakers in business: July 13, 2014

Felton joins Norton Agency realty group

July 13, 2014 | Times staff reports | Business


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