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Will the Election Impact Markets and Investments?

Will the Election Impact Markets and Investments?

What drives the stock market? Quite often, it is fundamental factors such as the strength of the economy and its impact on corporate profits. At other times it is affected, at least in the short term, by external factors that can upend investor expectations and drive markets in a positive or...

09/25/2016 by eparisextra.com
Pynes Auto Sales joins the Lamar County Chamber

Pynes Auto Sales joins the Lamar County Chamber

Pynes Auto Sales recently joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and celebrated their ribbon cutting. Pynes Auto Sales is located at 3330 N.E. Loop 286 and open 9 a.m. until 5:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Open 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Saturday.  Closed on Sunday. Pynes is owned and...

09/23/2016 by eparisextra.com
Elite Dance Academy celebrates ribbon cutting at new location

Elite Dance Academy celebrates ribbon cutting at new location

Elite Dance Academy of Paris recently cut the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce ribbon in celebration of their new location at 201 N. Collegiate Dr, Suite 375, Paris, TX. Elite Dance is a nationally recognized and certified next generation studio owned and operated by Danielle McKee. McKee has...

09/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
Volunteers needed for Reading to the Future

Volunteers needed for Reading to the Future

The Lamar County Coalition of Education, Business and Industry is looking for volunteers to read to second grade students. Beginning its eighth year, the Reading to the Future program will start in October. Individuals or groups of people can adopt a classroom and read aloud to them each week,...

09/19/2016 by eparisextra.com
Should You Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Early?

Should You Pay Off Your Home Mortgage Early?

Many people who carry a home mortgage dream of the day when they will no longer face the burden of a monthly house bill. They want the financial freedom – and the satisfaction – of owning their home outright. Does that mean you should make paying off your mortgage early a priority? The...

09/18/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar National Names McNeal BSA Officer

Lamar National Names McNeal BSA Officer

Lamar National Bank is pleased to announce Hilary McNeal has been named its Bank Secrecy Act Officer. McNeal joined the bank in 2010 and has work as a teller, in new accounts and in bookkeeping.  She succeeded Linda Belcher, who will be retiring at year end. The Bank Secrecy Act came into...

09/14/2016 by eparisextra.com
Do you still believe in shop local?

Do you still believe in shop local?

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce will soon be launching their newest Shop Local Campaign for the holidays, but with a twist this year. “This year we have two programs.  The first drawing for $10,000.00, has not changed from previous years.  The second is a social media campaign...

09/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Use “Open Enrollment” to help improve your financial outlook

Use “Open Enrollment” to help improve your financial outlook

It’s Open Enrollment Season, so if you work for a medium- or large-sized company, you will need to make some choices regarding your employee benefits — and these choices can have a big impact on your financial situation. Depending on your employer, your benefits package may include various...

09/11/2016 by eparisextra.com
New shopping center coming to Paris in 2018

New shopping center coming to Paris in 2018

A new shopping center is on its way to Paris, TX. said Ken Higdon President and CEO of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. Though the details of the center are not public as of yet, Higdon did tell eParisExtra that the “developer has letters of intent from 3 big anchors, and the rest of...

09/09/2016 by eparisextra.com
Peoples Bank partners with the City of Paris to expand recycling program

Peoples Bank partners with the City of Paris to expand recycling program

Recyclers take note, there’s another blue bin in town!  Thanks to the overwhelming support of recycling in this community, Peoples Bank is partnering with the City of Paris to provide an additional bin for the program. Not only is Peoples Bank helping underwrite the cost of the bin, but they...

09/03/2016 by eparisextra.com
Prepare for these milestones as retirement approaches

Prepare for these milestones as retirement approaches

Over a two-decade span ranging from ages 50 to 70-1/2, investors will face multiple milestone decisions that will likely impact their retirement savings and portfolio. As you navigate through each decision, you’ll need to be aware of how rules governing Social Security, Medicare and your...

08/28/2016 by eparisextra.com
Stephen Gerrald of Edward Jones Receives CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (tm) Certification

Stephen Gerrald of Edward Jones Receives CERTIFIED FINANCIAL PLANNER (tm) Certification

Stephen Gerrald of the financial services firm Edward Jones in Paris has been authorized by the Certified Financial Planner Board of Standards (CFP Board) to use the certification mark CFP®. Gerrald successfully completed CFP Board’s initial certification requirements, which include...

08/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
SkateZone Ribbon Cutting

SkateZone Ribbon Cutting

On Wednesday August 17, 2016 SkateZone joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce. SkateZone is located at the 2625 Spur 139 in Paris and is a safe, family friendly event center where kids can enjoy roller skating, batting cages, miniature golf and arcade. The business is now owned by Joey...

08/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
PEDC to deliberate bids for spec building in special meeting this week

PEDC to deliberate bids for spec building in special meeting this week

This week the Paris Economic Development Corporation had its normal monthly meeting. During the meeting sealed bids for the construction of a spec building in Industrial Park were read. The bids are for the construction of a spec building on land the PEDC owns.  The building will be a 38,360...

08/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Consider All Aspects of College Savings Options

Consider All Aspects of College Savings Options

It’s almost back-to-school time. If you have young children going to public schools, your biggest expenditures may be on pens, pencils and notebooks. But if you want those same kids to go to college someday, you’ll eventually face considerably larger costs – so you may want to start...

08/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Venue 24 ribbon Cutting

Venue 24 ribbon Cutting

Venue 24 located at 925 Hwy. 24 joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce this week and cut the red ribbon for its Grand Opening. “Venue 24 is a new option venue for weddings, receptions, birthday parties, reunions, meetings, baby or wedding showers, and other special events in...

08/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
After overwhelming donations for recent fire victims - Elite Dance Academy to still hold open house today

After overwhelming donations for recent fire victims - Elite Dance Academy to still hold open house today

Elite Dance Academy will still hold its open house today from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. This week Elite Dance Academy jumped into action when learning of the devastating fire at the Garden Apartments.  The dance center quickly partnered with the Paris Chapter of the American Red Cross as a...

08/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
Venue 24 Grand Opening tonight

Venue 24 Grand Opening tonight

Venue 24 is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new event center tonight. They would like to invite everyone to come and spend the evening touring their facility and meeting vendors. The new event center has many amazing features including a large concrete and gravel parking lot,...

08/18/2016 by eparisextra.com
Tots 2 Teens cuts chamber ribbon

Tots 2 Teens cuts chamber ribbon

Last week the consignment shop Tots 2 Teens joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce and cut the ribbon on their new and expanded location. The shop is located on 1247 Clarksville St., Paris, TX.  Tots 2 Teens carries name brands for children and teenagers such as Old Navy, Gap, Gymboree...

08/16/2016 by eparisextra.com
Extra Extra - eParisExtra.com rolls out new products for readers and advertisers

Extra Extra - eParisExtra.com rolls out new products for readers and advertisers

At eParisExtra.com our goal is to continually be innovating new ideas to our site, our content and our products.  Over the past few months you may have noticed some subtle as well as major changes to the site and ads.  You can view the changes more easily on the desktop...

08/15/2016 by eparisextra.com