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Venue 24 invites the public to Grand Opening

Venue 24 invites the public to Grand Opening

Venue 24 is excited to announce the Grand Opening of their new event center.  On August 18, 2016 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...

07/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
The Chamber of Commerce welcomes Chapman's Florist and Greenhouse

The Chamber of Commerce welcomes Chapman's Florist and Greenhouse

Chapman’s Florist and Greenhouse recently purchased by Chris and Roxanne Jefferson joined the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce last week. Chapman’s Florist is a long standing ole fashion floral shop located at 1811 Pine Bluff St., in Paris, TX. They have flowers and plants for all...

07/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
OMG Designs joins the Chamber of Commerce family

OMG Designs joins the Chamber of Commerce family

On Friday, July 22, 2016 OMG Designs owned and operated by Hollie Bailey cut the ribbon to join the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce family. OMG Designs is a trendy classic funky chic lifestyle boutique to suit all budgets and is a one stop shop for those with a keen eye for style, design and...

07/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Small-business owners must protect their futures

Small-business owners must protect their futures

Stephen Gerald, AAMSFinancial Advisor,Edward Jones If you’re a small-business owner, you think a lot about today. your cash flow sufficient…today? Are your products and services competitive…today?  Are you confident in your marketing and advertising efforts…today?  And because you are...

07/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Lamar National announces Clement to Board

Lamar National announces Clement to Board

Lamar National Bank is pleased to announce the addition of Eddie Clement to its Board of Directors.  Clement grew up in Duncanville and attended University of Texas at Arlington where he graduated with BBA in Management.  He married married Monica Homer in 1994 and entered into family Sonic...

07/24/2016 by eparisextra.com
Divine Designs cuts the red ribbon

Divine Designs cuts the red ribbon

Divine Designs is one of the new business joining the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce this summer. Divine Designs is owned by Hollie and Brad Barrentine. The Barrentine’s are the new owners of the store . “We carry sizes from small to 3 XL and we also have new prices. We have...

07/22/2016 by eparisextra.com
What Does Brexit Mean For Your Investment Strategy?

What Does Brexit Mean For Your Investment Strategy?

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) following a referendum known as “Brexit,” was the latest test for investment markets worldwide. The immediate market reaction was decidedly negative, but soon after markets started to rebound, more so in the U.S. than...

07/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
Why Consumer Spending Matters to the Economy

Why Consumer Spending Matters to the Economy

There are a variety of factors that determine the strength of the U.S. economy, including government spending levels, imports versus exports and currency values. Yet, the biggest factor in determining the health of the economy is based on consumer spending, which is the case in most developed...

07/10/2016 by eparisextra.com
PEDC calls for special board meeting today

PEDC calls for special board meeting today

The Paris Economic Development Corp. will hold a special meeting today, June 30, 2016 at 5:15 p.m. The meeting will be held at the PEDC’s boardroom located at 1125 Bonham St.  The meeting is being held to discuss and possibly approve starting the Request for Bids process on the build...

06/30/2016 by eparisextra.com
Guaranty Bank & Trust opens third location in Bryan-College Station

Guaranty Bank & Trust opens third location in Bryan-College Station

Guaranty Bank & Trust announces the opening of its third full-service location in the Bryan-College Station market.  The new location at 2700 Earl Rudder Freeway, Suite 1000 in the Crystal Park Plaza, College Station, is expected to open in the third quarter of 2016. Guaranty’s other...

06/27/2016 by eparisextra.com
International investing can expand your horizons

International investing can expand your horizons

If you don’t mind slow trips, you can go around the world in 80 days.  But it takes almost no time to become a global investor.  So, should you look abroad for good investments? You may not have thought about it.  And that may not be all that surprising, because when Americans check market...

06/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
Liberty National Bank to participate in federal home loan program

Liberty National Bank to participate in federal home loan program

Liberty National Bank is currently participating in the Homebuyer Equity Partnership (HELP) program. The HELP program assists low-income-qualified, first time homebuyers with down payment assistance and closing costs to purchase their primary home. Participants must be a first time homebuyer,...

06/21/2016 by eparisextra.com
Bullying in the workplace - are you a victim?

Bullying in the workplace - are you a victim?

During the past few years, we’ve heard the word bully, or bullying quite often.  So much so that there are national education campaigns in place to try and assist those who are being bullied at school or in their neighborhoods   But what about being bullied at work?  This, we really...

06/20/2016 by eparisextra.com
6 facts you might not know about Medicare

6 facts you might not know about Medicare

More than 50 years ago, the federal government established programs designed to help Americans afford health care services, called Medicare and Medicaid. Since both of these programs involve many variables, they can be somewhat complex. To provide insight into how the coverage works, here are...

06/18/2016 by eparisextra.com
Campbell Soup to add new bottling facility

Campbell Soup to add new bottling facility

Campbell Soup Supply Company has begun construction on a  new bottling facility at the Campbell Soup plant in Paris, TX. The new facility will bottle V8 Juice which is already being produced at Campbell Soup.  The hopes of the new facility will create additional jobs at the plant and for the...

06/17/2016 by eparisextra.com
Leadership Lamar County Class Members Selected 2016-17

Leadership Lamar County Class Members Selected 2016-17

The 2016-17 Leadership Lamar County class members have been selected. The class will include the following members:  Andy Cobb, Caleb Brewer, Charley Lewis, Chase Lewis, Chastiti Briggle, Collin Whitley, Josh Besteman, Julia Trigg Crawford, Katy Seay, Kelsey Doty, Steve Smith, Tabitha...

06/13/2016 by eparisextra.com
Take steps so prevent identity theft

Take steps so prevent identity theft

Identify theft is a big problem  How big? Consider this: In 2015, about 13 million Americans were victimized, with a total fraud amount of $15 billion, according to Javelin Strategy & Research. That’s a lot of victims, and a lot of money.  How can you protect yourself from becoming a...

06/12/2016 by eparisextra.com
First Federal Community Bank to host community wide shred day

First Federal Community Bank to host community wide shred day

On Saturday, June 4, 2016, First Federal Community Bank will hold a community wide shred day. The event is free to the public.  Hours are 10 a.m. – 2 p.m at the Paris Loop Banking Center located at 3010 N.E. Loop 286. #firstfederal #gogreen   ...

06/02/2016 by eparisextra.com
Do you really

Do you really "Like" us?

I’ve been in the media business for a very long time.  I’ve worked in radio, daily newspapers, published monthly publications and now my husband and I own eParisExtra.com.  I managed to survive the digital boom in 2008 while in the newspaper industry and now I embrace this electronic age...

05/26/2016 by eparisextra.com
The Financial Side of Being a Caregiver

The Financial Side of Being a Caregiver

Caring for a family member is complex. While deeply meaningful, it can be emotionally taxing and often presents unexpected challenges, often financial ones. If you may need to step into a caregiving role, it’s a good idea to plan a financial strategy today, before it becomes an added...

05/22/2016 by eparisextra.com