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No Brown Bag Seminar at the R3bi in April due to SBECON

No Brown Bag Seminar at the R3bi in April due to SBECON

Due to the Small Business Entrepreneurs Conference (SBECON) on April 10, there will not be a Brown Bag Seminar at the incubator. Instead, come to SBECON next Tuesday, April 10th from 8:30 t0 1:30 at Texas A & M  Commerce. Learn how the entrepreneurial mindset is part of our economic...

04/04/2012 by eParisExtra
Small Business Development Center's Calendar of Workshops for April

Small Business Development Center's Calendar of Workshops for April

The Small Business Development Center at Paris Junior College will offer workshops as well as free counseling for current and prospective small business owners in the Paris area during the month of April, according to Director Bradley Gottshalk. The workshops will be held at the Bobby Walters...

03/20/2012 by eParisExtra
Local Instructor Ranks Top 10 in the World

Local Instructor Ranks Top 10 in the World

Local martial arts instructor, Clayton Watkins, is a man who wears many hats.  Not only does own and operate Clayton Family Martial Arts Academy, where he teaches around 120 students the craft of martial arts, he also is a world-ranking competitor and national tournament promoter. Recently he...

03/15/2012 by eParisExtra
Employers Wanted for Upcoming Job Fair

Employers Wanted for Upcoming Job Fair

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas is teaming up with area businesses and organizations to host the Paris Career & Community Resources Fair on Thursday, March 22.  The event will be held from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Paris/Lamar County Fairgrounds Event Center, 1875 Fitzhugh Street in...

03/14/2012 by eParisExtra
Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference

Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference

Do you have a vision for your future? Does that vision include owning your own successful business venture and being your own boss? If that thought describes your vision then come spend a few hours with other like minded entrepreneurs at the Small Business Entrepreneurship Conference (SBECON)...

03/13/2012 by eParisExtra
Business Assessment Matrix Seminar to Grow Your Business

Business Assessment Matrix Seminar to Grow Your Business

Are you ready to move your business forward?  If you are starting a new venture or want to take your business to the next level, there is a simple assessment tool that will help you understand your operation and the constraints that impact your profitability. This high energy, hands-on,...

03/07/2012 by eParisExtra
Paris Optical Welcomes New Owners with Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Paris Optical Welcomes New Owners with Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Paris Optical had their ribbon cutting at 11:30 am today, March 3, 2012, with the Chamber of Commerce to welcome the new owners, Colton & Katie Wicks, to the Downtown family.  The Wicks are excited to be back in their hometown area.  Visit the Paris Optical Official Website for more...

03/02/2012 by eParisExtra
Young Title - Making the Complicated Easy

Young Title - Making the Complicated Easy

A house is not only the biggest investment most people will ever make, it’s also one of the most complicated. And that’s where a good title company comes in. “A title company is protection for most people in the biggest investment they’re going to make, whether it’s a...

02/26/2012 by eParisExtra
TxDOT Honors Employees for Safety Records

TxDOT Honors Employees for Safety Records

PARIS, TX-The Paris District of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) held its 28th annual safety banquet on February 8th at the Love Civic Center in Paris.  A total of 196 Paris District employees were recognized by TxDOT for their accomplishments in driving and working safely...

02/19/2012 by eParisExtra
PEDC Announces Formation of Venture Development Sub Committee

PEDC Announces Formation of Venture Development Sub Committee

Tuesday, February 14th, the Paris Economic Development Corporation confirmed a slate of nominees to act as the Venture Development Sub Committee (VDSC).  This committe is a sub set of a steering committee appointed by the board to oversee and advise on the implementation of the three year...

02/15/2012 by eParisExtra
Historic Downtown Paris has Hi Teck Computers

Historic Downtown Paris has Hi Teck Computers

Downtown Paris is home to several shops and antique stores. And it’s also gone Hi Teck. Hi Teck Computers has been in business for seven years. David M. Stewart originally started his business across the street but moved to his current site about three years ago. His address is certainly...

02/14/2012 by eParisExtra
Ameriprise Financial - Financial Advising with Trust Through Close Customer Relationships

Ameriprise Financial - Financial Advising with Trust Through Close Customer Relationships

Meet the new financial advisors, same as the old financial advisors. Brothers James Callaway and Thomas Callaway have served their clients from the same office at 2219 Lamar Ave. since the mid 1990s. They’re still doing so, although the name has changed a bit. “We were with Raymond...

02/06/2012 by eParisExtra
Managing Cash Flow - Brown Bag Seminar by Red River Region Business Incubator

Managing Cash Flow - Brown Bag Seminar by Red River Region Business Incubator

Have you ever determined what bills you could pay today by checking your bank balance? IF you have, you are like most entrepreneurs.  You are not managing your cash flow, it is managing you! Spend your lunch hour with us on Thursday and learn how to project and manage the cash in your...

02/06/2012 by eParisExtra
Work Begins on $196,000.00 Contract to Repair Loop 286

Work Begins on $196,000.00 Contract to Repair Loop 286

Highway construction will begin next week on the northern portion of Loop 286 from US 82 West to US 271 South.  The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) recently awarded a full depth concrete slab repair contract to Winding Road Construction, Inc. for $196,005.68.  This section of Loop...

02/06/2012 by eParisExtra
Rachel Young, Newest Jazzercise Instructor, To Teach Local Dance-Fitness Classes

Rachel Young, Newest Jazzercise Instructor, To Teach Local Dance-Fitness Classes

Paris, Texas – Rachel Young, a newly certified Jazzercise instructor, has begun offering classes in Paris at Jazzercise Paris Fitness Center, located at 2750 East Price. Young earned the right to teach Jazzercise by completing an intense three-day workshop and performing a letter-perfect...

02/03/2012 by eParisExtra
Big Ambitions for Small Business at the Paris Small Business Development Center

Big Ambitions for Small Business at the Paris Small Business Development Center

Brad Gottshalk Heads Up Small Business Development Center A new vision is emerging at the Paris Small Business Development Center on assisting local businesses improve their bottom line. “I’m thrilled to be in this position and looking forward to helping small businesses in the...

02/02/2012 by eParisExtra
On Time Van Service: Never Arrive Late Again

On Time Van Service: Never Arrive Late Again

It seems some people are always driving – the ones who take friends and family places, the ones who get “volunteered” to sit behind the wheel on trips – and they usually do it with a smile. Hilda Perkins is one of those. In fact, she created her own business based on it: On Time Van...

01/26/2012 by eParisExtra
Personal Finance for Women Workshop

Personal Finance for Women Workshop

The Paris Public Library will sponsor a free workshop on personal finance for women on Tuesday, February 7 from 5:30 to 8 pm in the Library Gallery meeting room.   The program FINDING YOUR WEALTH will be conducted by Corinne S. Johnson, MBA and Sharon Schneider, CMSRN, MS of OPES, INC of...

01/24/2012 by eParisExtra
Edward Jones Ranks No. 5 on FORTUNE Magazine's Best Companies to Work For List

Edward Jones Ranks No. 5 on FORTUNE Magazine's Best Companies to Work For List

Financial-services firm makes list for 13th year Financial-services firm Edward Jones ranked No. 5 on FORTUNE magazine’s “100 Best Companies to Work For 2012″ list in its 13th appearance on the prestigious list, according to four Edward Jones financial advisors in Paris,...

01/23/2012 by eParisExtra
Wilson Joins Lamar National, Lewis Promoted

Wilson Joins Lamar National, Lewis Promoted

Mr. Greg Wilson has joined Lamar National Bank as a Business Development Officer.  He is currently being processed through the bank’s executive development program which will result in a comprehensive understanding of all facets of bank operations. Michael Rhodes, President and CEO states,...

01/22/2012 by eParisExtra