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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

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Avoid Expensive Errors When Paying for College

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Avoid Expensive Errors When Paying for College

Stephen Gerrald,Edward JonesFinancial Advisor It’s just about Back-to-School time again. If you have young children, you might be hustling them to the store for backpacks and binders. But if you fast-forward a few years, you can envision driving your kids a little farther — to their college...

07/31/2014 by eParisExtra

Council receives investigation report, PEDC chair urges care in releasing to public

Council receives investigation report, PEDC chair urges care in releasing to public

Stephen Grubbs PEDC Chairman Stephen Grubbs hand-delivered a copy of the Paris Economic Development Corp. investigation report to the City Council meeting Monday, carrying it in a box used for a case of copy paper. He also delivered some advice: Be careful in releasing the report to the...

07/29/2014 by Jeff Parish

'Conflict Resolution' by Ayesha Shafiq

'Conflict Resolution' by Ayesha Shafiq

“Bringing a problem to resolution and closure through continued discussion and compromise is an honorable act as it shows respect for the needs of both partners.”   – Lynne Namka. Ayesha Shafiq, eParisExtra columnist Conflict is a situation created in almost everyday life. Not all...

07/26/2014 by Josh Allen

PEDC expects report this week; Lancaster files request for 'all information' sent to investigators

PEDC expects report this week; Lancaster files request for 'all information' sent to investigators

Paris Economic Development Corp. hopes to have the investigation report from Defenbaugh & Associates by Friday, but at least one council member is unwilling to wait that long. Councilwoman Sue Lancaster has filed an open records request for “any and all information sent to Defenbaugh...

07/22/2014 by Jeff Parish

Nationally Recognized Speaker Glenn Shepard to Hold Business Seminar on Wednesday

Nationally Recognized Speaker Glenn Shepard to Hold Business Seminar on Wednesday

Glenn Shepard The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Business Seminar for titled “How to Supervise People and Lead a Team” with Glenn Shepard. Glenn Shepard is a nationally recognized speaker. Ron Sargent, the CEO of Staples, said “Glenn’s messages resonate...

07/19/2014 by eParisExtra

PEDC to crack down on incentive, abatement compliance

PEDC to crack down on incentive, abatement compliance

Recipients of tax abatements and incentives could soon be put on notice. The Paris Economic Development Corp. board of directors plans to review the current incentive and abatement agreements to see who has complied with the information requirements. So far, it appears not many. The information...

07/17/2014 by Jeff Parish

Invoice shows about a third of PEDC investigation spent on financials

Invoice shows about a third of PEDC investigation spent on financials

The investigation into Paris Economic Development Corp. was initially described as a forensic audit looking into PEDC’s financials. So how much time has been spent on those financial records? If the investigator’s invoices are any indication, not much. Defenbaugh & Associates has...

07/17/2014 by Jeff Parish

PEDC vacancy draws dozens of applicants

PEDC vacancy draws dozens of applicants

PEDC Chariman Stephen Grubbs rests his arm on a stack of resumes received for the executive director position. (eParis Extra photo by Jeff Parish) The search for a new Paris Economic Development Corp. executive director has attracted quite a bit of attention. A total of 78 people have expressed...

07/16/2014 by Jeff Parish

PEDC wants investigation report next week

PEDC wants investigation report next week

The Depot, 1135 Bonham Paris Economic Development Corp. wants the final report on the investigation by Defenbaugh & Associates by July 22. That’s nearly a week earlier than the July 28 deadline the City Council gave earlier this month. “The contract said the work was going to be done by...

07/16/2014 by Jeff Parish

Grubbs named chairman of PEDC board

Grubbs named chairman of PEDC board

John Brockman, left, and Don Wilson are sworn in as new members of the PEDC board of directors. (eParis Extra photo by Jeff Parish) Stephen Grubbs is the new chairman of the Paris Economic Development Corp. board of directors. He is part of a new slate of officers that includes John Brockman as...

07/15/2014 by Jeff Parish

Wilson, Brockman named to PEDC board

Wilson, Brockman named to PEDC board

The Paris Economic Development Corp. now has a full board of directors. A split City Council placed Don Wilson and John Brockman in the available seats Monday, completing a process that started June 23 when council members deadlocked on every nomination for PEDC while filling vacancies on 11...

07/15/2014 by Jeff Parish

Council approves Aldi site plan for old Hastings building

Council approves Aldi site plan for old Hastings building

Paris’ newest grocery store could be open for business by the first of the year. Paris City Council members approved a site plan Monday for Aldi’s proposed store in the old Hastings building in Paris Town Center. “I don’t have an exact date yet,” said Bryan Burger, civil engineer for...

07/15/2014 by Jeff Parish

PEDC chair says charges of inconsistency are 'false'

PEDC chair says charges of inconsistency are 'false'

  PEDC Chair Rebecca Clifford updating city council on forensic investigation onJune 3, 2014 PEDC Chair Rebecca Clifford has said the mayor’s allegation of inconsistencies in her reporting about the investigation into Paris Economic Development Corp. is false. “There were no...

07/14/2014 by Jeff Parish