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Nurses get meducational

Nurses get meducational

See a need, fill a need – it’s the entrepreneur’s mantra. Debbie VanDerWilt and Jenci Wright saw the need they wanted to fill about a year ago. “We were driving back from some continuing ed classes in San Antonio at 2 in the morning, and we were wondering, ‘Why can’t...

07/23/2012 by Jeff Parish
Capital One getting ready to shutter downtown operations

Capital One getting ready to shutter downtown operations

The downtown branches of Capital One Bank will shut their doors for good in October. The bank at 104 Bonham St. and drive-up branch at the corner of 3rd Street Northwest and Price will cease operation Oct. 7. The branch at 2800 Lamar Ave. is scheduled to remain open. “This was a difficult...

07/16/2012 by Jeff Parish
PEDC negotiating with bio-pharmaceutical manufacturer

PEDC negotiating with bio-pharmaceutical manufacturer

Paris Economic Development Corp.’s latest project is a real jewel. The PEDC board Tuesday voted to spend up to $250,000 on “Project Jewel,” a bio-pharmaceutical manufacturing company that will produce an animal milk replacer for the dairy and beef industry. The project is expected to...

07/10/2012 by Jeff Parish
New PEDC board members sworn in, officers elected

New PEDC board members sworn in, officers elected

After a decade of service to Paris Economic Development Corp., Pike Burkhart has chaired his last meeting. Burkhart said his primary goal was to see the PEDC’s business plan set in motion, and that was adopted earlier this year. “I’ve been at this for about 10 years,” he said....

07/10/2012 by Jeff Parish
Minding other people's business

Minding other people's business

For the last year, Fred Green has made it his business to mind other people’s business. It’s what the Red River Region Business Incubator is all about. “We’ve come a long way – not as far as I wanted to. We’re meeting our objectives on a limited scale. We’ve...

07/02/2012 by eParisExtra
PEDC elects to pay cash for Highway 24 project instead of loan

PEDC elects to pay cash for Highway 24 project instead of loan

Rather than get entangled in the transportation department’s requirements for a loan to widen Highway 24, the Paris Economic Development Corp. has elected to pay its $1.45 million share in cash. “Should we just pay the $1.45 million to TxDOT and not have any obligation and get them out...

06/29/2012 by eParisExtra
R3bi contest, boot camp to help jump start business ideas

R3bi contest, boot camp to help jump start business ideas

Every new business idea could use a little cash to help it along. Get your plan together and you could win $10,000 – although you may want to go to boot camp first. Fred Green “The purpose is to find an entrepreneur with a good concept and kick start his business,” said Fred Green,...

06/27/2012 by eParisExtra
PRMC expansion causing some relocations

PRMC expansion causing some relocations

Paris Regional Medical Center’s expansion at the north campus is starting to look a real building. But it’s also causing some temporary relocations. “Although these are exciting times for us, we ask that the community bear with us during the next few months as we continue to see...

06/25/2012 by eParisExtra
The 10 best job markets U.S. college grads face - www.onlinecolleges.net

The 10 best job markets U.S. college grads face - www.onlinecolleges.net

Here is an article from Staff Writers for OnlineColleges.net about the best and most beneficial job markets that United States college graduates have faced. The site has a lot of resources for students looking for online courses, as well as career resources for the students that have completed...

06/23/2012 by eParisExtra
The prescription for a long, happy life

The prescription for a long, happy life

By JEFF PARISH eParisExtra! After 50 years in the same job, most people might think about retiring. And while Pharmacist James Miears has slowed down a little in the last few years, he certainly hasn’t stopped. “I’m blessed with good health, and I still enjoy seeing the old...

06/21/2012 by eParisExtra
R3bi Brown Bag on Secrets of a Successful Website This Thursday

R3bi Brown Bag on Secrets of a Successful Website This Thursday

Spend your lunch hour with us on Thursday, June 21st! Learn from a pro how to get the most from your website! What makes a website successful? What makes your website customer-oriented? How can you get visitors to your site and invite them to come back? What common mistakes should you...

06/19/2012 by eParisExtra
PEDC business plan unfolding

PEDC business plan unfolding

Paris Economic Development Corp. has had six months to work with its business plan – and work they have. “If we have a business plan and we’ve implemented it, the role of staff is to stay focused on these activities. The role of the board is to hold us accountable,” PEDC Director...

06/17/2012 by eParisExtra
Discussion continues over PEDC sales tax vote

Discussion continues over PEDC sales tax vote

Voters may get a chance to change how the Paris Economic Development Corp. is funded this year. If they do, it will mean changes for the organization. Bruce Carr “If the A/B thing comes to fruition, I’m not saying it’s right or wrong, but that would reduce the amount of money we...

06/16/2012 by eParisExtra
PEDC adopts $1.5 million budget

PEDC adopts $1.5 million budget

By JEFF PARISH eParisExtra! Paris Economic Development Corp. has a budget for the 2012-2013 fiscal year, although it didn’t come without a great deal of discussion. “I don’t know how we can keep doing budgets like this,” said board member Kenny Dority, the lone dissenting vote...

06/16/2012 by eParisExtra
PEDC approves 'new' old tax abatement policy

PEDC approves 'new' old tax abatement policy

By JEFF PARISH eParisExtra! Paris had a few requests for tax abatements on projects at local businesses, but first the city has to adopt a policy to establish one. “We’re required to renew these policies every couple of years. We’re behind current, I guess you could say,” PEDC...

06/12/2012 by eParisExtra
Williams Brothers keeping us rollin'

Williams Brothers keeping us rollin'

From North Main Street, Williams Brothers Auto Salvage doesn’t look like much — a long, plain brown metal building with few windows or doors. But it’s got a long history of serving the do-it-yourself drivers of Lamar County. “The yard itself has been here over 60 years,” Manager...

06/01/2012 by eParisExtra
Small Business Development Center sets schedule for June

Small Business Development Center sets schedule for June

The Small Business Development Center at Paris Junior College will offer a free seminar as well as free counseling for current and prospective small business owners in the Paris area during the month of June, according to Director Bradley Gottshalk. Create Your Own Job – Start Your Own...

05/23/2012 by eParisExtra
Hayden Makes Historic Gift to Lamar National

Hayden Makes Historic Gift to Lamar National

Pictured accepting one of the Land Grants are Sr. Vice President Debbie Lewis (right) and Greg Wilson of Lamar National Bank, and Elizabeth Hayden (left).   Original Texas land grants bearing the signatures of Sam Houston, first President of the Republic of Texas, Mirabeau B. Lamar, the...

05/23/2012 by eParisExtra
R3bi Press Release

R3bi Press Release

 Business Incubator Announces Streamlined Pre-Application Process May 23, 2012 Paris, Texas Effective immediately, the Red River Region Business Incubator is implementing a new application process intended to accelerate the acceptance procedure and provide enhanced service to startup and...

05/22/2012 by eParisExtra
Brown Bag is Back!

Brown Bag is Back!

R3bi’s Brown Bag Seminar is back! Come to a FREE seminar on Thursday, May 17th 12:00 to 1:00 at the incubator – 1445 Clarksville Street PRICING FOR PROFIT Are you focused on making sales or making money? Does your profit meet your projections? Do you have cash flow issues in your...

05/14/2012 by eParisExtra