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R3bi Announces Business of the Month

R3bi Announces Business of the Month

from left to right: Bob Haschke – General Manager of East Texas Broadcasting; Carla Maxwell winner of $500 contest; Tyler Bowden – Tony’s son; Tony Bowden; Hank Betke – R3bi Director and Zeke Zander – KOYN morning show...

02/06/2013 by eParisExtra
Paris Fitness & Aquatics announce expansion and remodel

Paris Fitness & Aquatics announce expansion and remodel

A Lot of changes have taken place at Paris Fitness and Aquatics since the new ownership group took the reigns in 2008. True to their initial vision, they announce a $300,000 expansion and remodel slated to be completed by the fall of 2013. Soon PFA will occupy all of the square footage at the...

02/03/2013 by Josh Allen
Colortyme sees new ownership; re-grand opening

Colortyme sees new ownership; re-grand opening

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce welcomed Colortyme’s new ownership this past Friday by holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the store’s re-grand opening. After working for owner George Fisher for 25 years, Chris Vickers decided to purchase the rent-to-own franchise from his...

02/03/2013 by eParisExtra
Time Flies receives Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Time Flies receives Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Time Flies, an American pub located in downtown Paris, received its ribbon-cutting ceremony as it officially became a member of the Chamber of Commerce this past Thursday. The upscale bar, which was opened by business owners B.A. Sessums and Chris Stephens in 2011, features the largest...

02/02/2013 by eParisExtra
Schlotzsky's coming back to Paris this summer

Schlotzsky's coming back to Paris this summer

A Dallas-based franchise partner with Schlotzsky’s restaurant has signed an agreement to open a new location in Paris, according to Schlotzsky’s Communications Manager Amanda Palm. Photo from www.Schlotzskys.wordpress.com The contract for the franchise was signed last December,...

02/02/2013 by eParisExtra
R3bi's latest business bringing jobs to Paris

R3bi's latest business bringing jobs to Paris

R3bi Director Hank Betke, left, and Administrative Assistant Jane Adams, right, welcome President Diana Rose and General Manager William Rose of Eclipse Professional Services. Red River Region Business Incubator’s latest client is bringing jobs to Paris. Eclipse Professional...

02/01/2013 by Jeff Parish
PEDC schedules board planning workshop session Monday at R3bi on Clarksville Street

PEDC schedules board planning workshop session Monday at R3bi on Clarksville Street

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02/01/2013 by Charles Richards
Premier Hospice offers a 'Special Kind of Care' -- Pediatric Hospice

Premier Hospice offers a 'Special Kind of Care' -- Pediatric Hospice

– A Special Kind of Care –  Pediatric Hospice provides care to infants, children and to adolescents who have life-limiting conditions.  Since each child will respond differently to illness and treatment, a unique care plan will be developed for each child. Hospice does not mean...

01/27/2013 by Josh Allen
Terry Shannon named R3bi's special projects coordinator

Terry Shannon named R3bi's special projects coordinator

Local businessman, civic leader and community activist Terry Shannon has been named special projects coordinator for the Red River Region Business Incubator. A Paris native and well known member of the the community, Shannon is a perfect fit for such a high profile position, said R3bi Director...

01/21/2013 by Jeff Parish
Free Seminar on Starting a Business at R3bi Wednesday

Free Seminar on Starting a Business at R3bi Wednesday

If you have ever considered starting business or have just started a new business, you will not want to miss this free seminar at the Red River Region Business Incubator on Wednesday at Noon. Bring a lunch at listen to R3bi Executive Director Hank Bettke present an outstanding seminar on how...

01/15/2013 by eParisExtra
Paris Regional Medical Center CEO resigns

Paris Regional Medical Center CEO resigns

Former PRMC CEO, Bill Porter Paris Regional Medical Center CEO, Bill Porter, has officially resigned today. RegionalCare Hospital Partners and PRMC will begin a search for a replacement. PRMC Public Relations Officer Carolyn Hicks could not be reached for comments at the time. More information...

01/09/2013 by Josh Allen
10 Guiding Principles for Start-up Businesses - Free R3bi 'Brown Bag' Seminar

10 Guiding Principles for Start-up Businesses - Free R3bi 'Brown Bag' Seminar

Have a New Year’s Resolution to start your own business?? Come over to the Red River Region Business Incubator on Wednesday, January 16th at Noon for a FREE seminar entitled 10 Guiding Principles for Start-Ups.  Enjoy the wisdom of incubator director Hank Betke and learn basic...

01/09/2013 by Josh Allen
A Mike of all trades

A Mike of all trades

Mike’s Custom Paint and Body is a full-service shop with equipment such as a spray booth, alignment machinery and an electronic frame measuring machine. Which is like most other local major body shops. It’s the Mike behind it all that really makes the difference. “What sets us...

01/03/2013 by Jeff Parish
Lamar National Bank Promotes Lewis to Chief Operations Officer

Lamar National Bank Promotes Lewis to Chief Operations Officer

As Lamar National Bank rings in the New Year, it is pleased to announce that Sr. Vice President Debbie Lewis has been promoted to the role of Chief Operations Officer.  Her in-depth knowledge of all aspects of the bank’s operations has been invaluable, and this promotion is a testament to...

01/02/2013 by eParisExtra
Incubator loan encourages job, company growth

Incubator loan encourages job, company growth

R3bi board member Greg Wilson, left, and Director Hank Betke, back, present a $15,000 check to Eric and Melissa Taylor of TMPS from the incubator’s revolving loan fund. Also pictured are the Taylors’ children, Ethan, Braxton and Preston. Taylor Mechanical & Piping Solutions LLC...

12/31/2012 by Jeff Parish
Paris Main St. hosts Free 'Visual Merchandising' seminar

Paris Main St. hosts Free 'Visual Merchandising' seminar

All small business owners are invited to this free seminar on visual merchandising and how to increase your number of customers, improve your overall look, and more!  It is completely FREE of charge. Below is a flyer for a the special class that is being offered.  Paris Main Street Design...

12/28/2012 by Josh Allen
LMS Restoration appears on episode of

LMS Restoration appears on episode of "Extreme Makeover: Home Edition"

Jeff Gordon and Mike Lane of LMS Restoration unload dehumidifiers and generators to be used in the construction of a home for an episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition.” If you were one of the millions of people who watched the popular ABC television show “Extreme Makeover: Home...

12/11/2012 by Josh Allen
Chamber welcomes Paris Tan & Spa Co. with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Chamber welcomes Paris Tan & Spa Co. with Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

The Chamber of Commerce recently welcomed their new members — Paris Tan & Spa Co. — with a ribbon cutting ceremony last week. Chamber ambassadors welcomed the new business with speeches and discussion on the benefits offered by the Chamber of Commerce to their members. Owners,...

12/02/2012 by Josh Allen
Last Call: Window Decorating Contest

Last Call: Window Decorating Contest

The window judging is coming up soon.  Get your displays ready.  CASH PRIZES for the first three places! ...

12/01/2012 by Josh Allen
Paris Tan & Spa Co. offer all day specials for Grand Opening & Chamber Ribbon Cutting on Thursday

Paris Tan & Spa Co. offer all day specials for Grand Opening & Chamber Ribbon Cutting on Thursday

Although Paris Tan & Spa Co. officially opened their doors on November 1, they will celebrate their GRAND OPENING and a Chamber of Commerce Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on Thursday, November 29, at 1pm. Their hours tomorrow will be 8am-8pm, in which they will offer special discounted prices ALL...

11/28/2012 by Josh Allen