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Long-Term Care Planning: Then and Now

Long-Term Care Planning: Then and Now

When you think about long-term care, what is the first thing that comes to mind? For many, it may be nursing homes or something associated with aging and increasing medical needs. In a broad sense this is appropriate, but much has changed in the last decade or two in regards to long-term care...

10/18/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Agrees to Compensation for Investigatory Documents

PEDC Agrees to Compensation for Investigatory Documents

PEDC Chair Steve Grubbs Tuesday afternoon, the PEDC voted unanimously to pay an outstanding balance of $6, 882.50 to Defenbaugh and Associates for work regarding an investigation into past PEDC activities.  The PEDC has attempted several times to contact Danny Defenbaugh, and according to...

10/15/2014 by eParisExtra
What Does an Unstable World Mean for the Markets?

What Does an Unstable World Mean for the Markets?

The past few months have seen a number of troubling situations develop around the world. Russia’s involvement in the Ukrainian conflict has continued, and recently airstrikes began against the Islamic state extremist group in Syria. The growing list of global concerns may add to a sense of...

10/08/2014 by eParisExtra
A stay in the luxurious past...with gourmet breakfast!

A stay in the luxurious past...with gourmet breakfast!

The 1871 Old Magnolia House Bed and Breakfast is located at 731 Clarksville Street, Paris, Texas. (eParisExtra photo by josh Allen) Can you imagine lounging in the evening before going upstairs to bed in a house that’s over 140 years old, built in 1871? That dream could come true at the...

10/04/2014 by Josh Allen
PEDC Announces that J. Skinner Satisfied all Obligations on Bridge Loan

PEDC Announces that J. Skinner Satisfied all Obligations on Bridge Loan

The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) announced yesterday that as of August 15, 2014 J. Skinner Baking has satisfied all obligations with respect to a $2M bridge loan. The bridge loan was originally provided to J. Skinner Baking, Paris Texas Plant, by the PEDC in September...

10/03/2014 by eParisExtra
Open Enrollment: A Great Time to Review Your Retirement Plan

Open Enrollment: A Great Time to Review Your Retirement Plan

If you work for a medium-to-large company, you may now be entering the “open enrollment” period — that time of year when you get to make changes to your employee benefits. Your benefit package can be a big piece of your overall financial picture, so you’ll want to make the right moves...

10/02/2014 by eParisExtra
Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for A Texas Locksmith

Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening for A Texas Locksmith

Last Thursday, September 18th, the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for new member, A Texas Locksmith. The Ribbon Cutting and Grand Opening was catered by Casa Del Mare and sweets provided  by Chocolate Kettle. There were door prizes as well as product and tool...

09/23/2014 by eParisExtra
5 Retirement Planning Activities for Small Business Owners

5 Retirement Planning Activities for Small Business Owners

Thomas A. Callaway, CRPC®Financial Advisor |Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. As a small business owner, you’ve worked hard to create a successful enterprise. While it can feel challenging to set aside money for retirement while running a successful business, when you reach the golden...

09/19/2014 by eParisExtra
LifeSynergy Coaching and Counseling Ribbon Cutting

LifeSynergy Coaching and Counseling Ribbon Cutting

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce held a Ribbon Cutting for LifeSynergy Coaching and Counseling. Members of the Chamber  welcomed new Chamber Members and  Co-Owners Carla Moffitt and Wendy McNeal of LifeSynergyCoaching and Counseling. The new counseling center, located in the Chisum...

09/18/2014 by eParisExtra
PEDC Recommends No Further Action on Investigatory Report

PEDC Recommends No Further Action on Investigatory Report

In a joint session Monday night between the Paris City Council and the Paris Economic Development Corporation, Mayor Matt Frierson called the meeting to order at 5:00 p.m. at the City Council Chamber. With the only agenda item being to discuss and receive a report from PEDC on the competed...

09/16/2014 by NIck Murillo
What’s Ahead After “Quantitative Easing”

What’s Ahead After “Quantitative Easing”

Thomas A. Callaway, CRPC®Financial Advisor |Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. The financial headlines tell us that the nation’s central bank, the Federal Reserve (the Fed), is winding down its “quantitative easing” program. This was an unconventional strategy designed to help boost the...

09/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Adjusting Your Money Mindset

Adjusting Your Money Mindset

Thomas A. Callaway, CRPC®Financial Advisor |Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. Money is a powerful force in our lives. We’re required to think about money—how much we have, how much we want, how to get more of it— on a regular basis. Undoubtedly, how we think about money influences our...

08/24/2014 by eParisExtra
Xzact Therapy & Aquatics Opens in Paris

Xzact Therapy & Aquatics Opens in Paris

Xzact Physical Therapy & Aquatics is opening in Paris at 1675 NE Loop 286, next to Salas Minor Emergency. A Lamar County Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting is scheduled for Friday, August 22nd from 11:30am-noon. And there will be an Open House from noon until 6pm for the public to meet...

08/21/2014 by eParisExtra
Spend or invest? New thoughts on an age-old dilemma

Spend or invest? New thoughts on an age-old dilemma

Thomas A. Callaway, CRPC®Financial Advisor |Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. A familiar experience for many Americans is that as fast as money comes in, it goes out the door again in pursuit of the next “must have” purchase. Such spending habits can take a toll on plans to build up...

08/17/2014 by eParisExtra
Premier Home Care & Hospice occupies former R3bi building

Premier Home Care & Hospice occupies former R3bi building

A long-time business member of the Paris community has made the former R3bi building, which was vacant for only several months, their new headquarters of operations. “We love the facility and are so glad that we were able to obtain such a nice building,” CEO and owner, Jeanna Smith,...

08/08/2014 by Josh Allen
Lengthy PEDC Executive Session Yields No Action

Lengthy PEDC Executive Session Yields No Action

by Nick Murillo/eParisExtra.com The Paris Economic Development Corporation (PEDC) called a Special Meeting on Tuesday, August 5th at 4pm in the Community Room at the Depot, located at 1125 Bonham Street. On the agenda was a call to order followed by a closed Executive Session pursuant to...

08/06/2014 by eParisExtra
Signs of the Economic Times

Signs of the Economic Times

Thomas A. Callaway, CRPC®Financial Advisor |Ameriprise Financial Services, Inc. The health of the economy is often a big focus in news headlines, but why all the attention? The answer is both simple and complex. In our free enterprise system, the state of the economy can make a big difference...

08/05/2014 by eParisExtra
Paris Glam 2nd Annual BeYOUtiful Event

Paris Glam 2nd Annual BeYOUtiful Event

Paris Glam will be holding its 2nd Annual BeYOUtiful Event August 8-10th. They will extended hours on Friday, August 8th from 9:30am-6pm and Saturday, August 9th from 10am-6pm. And for the first time ever, Paris Glam will be open on a Sunday. On Sunday, August 10th, they will be open from...

08/04/2014 by eParisExtra
Belk Jeans Donation this Weekend

Belk Jeans Donation this Weekend

This weekend, from August 1- 3, customers can bring in one or more pairs of gently used jeans to Belks and receive a $5 coupon that can be used toward a new pair of junior jeans. Belk will then give all donated jeans United Way.  United Way will distribute the donated jeans to local students...

08/01/2014 by eParisExtra
Patti Monczewski Named Chief Operating Officer at PRMC

Patti Monczewski Named Chief Operating Officer at PRMC

Patti Monczewski,COO of PRMC PRMC CEO Stephen Grubbs, announced  yesterday that Patti Monczewski, MBA, has been named as Chief Operating Officer at Paris Regional Medical Center. Ms. Monczewski most recently served as Chief Operating Officer at 341-bed Mercy General Hospital in...

08/01/2014 by eParisExtra