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Adjusting Your Money Mindset

Adjusting Your Money Mindset

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 emotions and behaviors.  For these reasons, if you’re serious about improving...

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

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 savings for the future. The key is finding a balance between immediate gratification...

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

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 in our daily lives. It affects opportunities in the job market, drives the stock...

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

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 Sacramento, CA. Her first day at PRMC...

08/01/2014 by eParisExtra
FINANCIAL FOCUS: Avoid Expensive Errors When Paying for College

FINANCIAL FOCUS: Avoid Expensive Errors When Paying for College

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 dorms. And when that day comes, you’ll...

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

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 public. “There may...

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. Conflict is a situation created in almost everyday life. Not all people are alike and not every...

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

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 with my...

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

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 an interest in the position, yielding a stack of resumes several inches thick. “We’re looking for the right leader,” Chairman Stephen...

07/16/2014 by Jeff Parish
PEDC wants investigation report next week

PEDC wants investigation report next week

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 the end of May, and...

07/16/2014 by Jeff Parish
Grubbs named chairman of PEDC board

Grubbs named chairman of PEDC board

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 vice-chair and outgoing Chair Rebecca Clifford as secretary/treasurer. The PEDC board selected new officers Tuesday after...

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