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Paris Regional Medical Center announces Emergency Department consolidation

Paris Regional Medical Center announces Emergency Department consolidation

Changes Will Bring Additional Services, Larger Emergency Room Officials at Paris Regional Medical Center (PRMC) said today that the hospital will consolidate the emergency departments from the two campuses into one location effective October 12, 2012. The Emergency Department on PRMC South...

09/17/2012 by Josh Allen
Local Collision Facility featured in Industry Magazine

Local Collision Facility featured in Industry Magazine

When Scott and Kristi Hearne moved their business, Scott’s Collision Repair, to it’s new location, they knew they wanted to build something they could be proud of. Not only in regards the technology and equipment upgrade, but to the overall look of the facility and comfort of it’s...

09/13/2012 by Josh Allen
Workforce Solutions presents annual awards

Workforce Solutions presents annual awards

Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas recognized an area employer and Board member for their contributions to the Northeast Texas workforce system during the organization’s Workforce Summit on September 12 at Texas A&M University – Texarkana. Priefert Manufacturing was recognized as the...

09/13/2012 by Josh Allen
THIS WEEK: September Brown Bag seminar

THIS WEEK: September Brown Bag seminar

Remember, this week, Thursday, September 13, is the free R3Bi Brown Bag seminar.  Bring your lunch and learn the secrets of productivity — TIME MANAGEMENT. Time is life.  Time is irreversible and irreplaceable.  To use time inefficiently is to waste your life, but to master time is...

09/11/2012 by Josh Allen
R3bi business contest garners 16 entries

R3bi business contest garners 16 entries

Submissions for the Red River Region Business Incubator’s $10,000 business plan competition are now in the hands of the judges. “We have 14 entries and two student entries that were accepted,” R3bi Director Fred Green said. “We had some from outside our area. I got one from New...

09/10/2012 by Jeff Parish
8.1% Unemployment is Actually Worse Than It Appears

8.1% Unemployment is Actually Worse Than It Appears

On the first Friday of each month at 7:30am, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases information on the workforce in America.  This is often referred to as the “Unemployment Number”.  Because of the upcoming policital elections, much has been made of the level of...

09/07/2012 by eParisExtra
Capital One continues sponsorship of R3bi

Capital One continues sponsorship of R3bi

(L to R) Fred Green, Greg Wilson, Shannon Jones and Hank Betke of R3bi receive check from Capital One’s Erik Roddy Erik Roddy, City President for Capital One Bank in Paris, presented Red River Regional Business Incubator (R3bi) Director Fred Green with a check for $3,000 matching the...

09/06/2012 by eParisExtra
Free 'Brown Bag' lunch seminar in September to discuss the Secret of Productivity

Free 'Brown Bag' lunch seminar in September to discuss the Secret of Productivity

Bring your lunch and get ready to learn the secrets of time, and how to master its management for ultimate productivity. Time is life.  Time is irreversible and irreplaceable.  To use time inefficiently is to waste your life, but to master time is to master your life and make the most of...

09/06/2012 by Josh Allen
Ground Breaking: Chamber welcomes Guaranty Bond Bank's new location

Ground Breaking: Chamber welcomes Guaranty Bond Bank's new location

Chamber Chairman, Jon Landers, Guaranty Board Members, Brad Drake, George Young and Josh Bray, and Paris Branch President, Kenny Dority, ‘break ground’ with golden shovels on Wednesday in celebration of Guaranty Bond Bank’s new location on the loop.  The Chamber of...

08/30/2012 by Josh Allen
Triton: Big ideas from a little plant

Triton: Big ideas from a little plant

Dr. Jason Pyle It’s hard to say just when ground will break for Triton’s manufacturing center but when it does, Paris will be home to some cutting-edge biotechnology. “It looks real positive. It’s a big opportunity,” Paris Economic Development Corp. Director Steve Gilbert told a small...

08/24/2012 by Jeff Parish
Texas EDC president addresses Lamar County Chamber of Commerce on 4A and 4B structure

Texas EDC president addresses Lamar County Chamber of Commerce on 4A and 4B structure

On Thursday at the quarterly Lamar County Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon at the Love Civic Center, Carlton Schwab was the keynote speaker.   Carlton Schwab, president and chief executive officer of the Texas Economic Development Corporation, gave a primer Thursday...

08/16/2012 by eParisExtra
Retail forum addresses keeping your business relevant

Retail forum addresses keeping your business relevant

Consumer buying habits have changed, but has your approach to doing business kept up with those changes? Marc Willson, a nationally renowned expert on consumer buying habits, will help answer that question in a free retail/restaurant workshop set for 8:30 a.m. Monday at the Red River Region...

08/16/2012 by Jeff Parish
Public forum scheduled to meet new manufacturer

Public forum scheduled to meet new manufacturer

The public is invited to come and meet Paris’ newest manufacturer in a community forum set for Tuesday at Love Civic Center. “Project Jewel” founders from Triton Corp. will discuss their scientific discoveries and the products that the company will begin to produce, process, package...

08/16/2012 by Jeff Parish
PEDC approves Bodyguard incentive agreement

PEDC approves Bodyguard incentive agreement

Bodyguard Truck Accessories is moving from Tigertown to Paris, and the Paris Economic Development Corp. plans to help. PEDC approved an economic incentive agreement with Bodyguard during a board meeting earlier this week. “The PEDC Board and staff has been working with Bodyguard for...

08/16/2012 by Jeff Parish
PEDC recommends approval for tax abatement on $150M Kimberly-Clark investment

PEDC recommends approval for tax abatement on $150M Kimberly-Clark investment

Paris Economic Development Corp. has recommended approval of a tax abatement for Kimberly-Clark’s plans to invest $150 million at the local plant over the next five years. “It’s a vote of confidence for Paris,” PEDC Director Steve Gilbert said at Tuesday’s meeting. The...

08/14/2012 by Jeff Parish
Only three weeks left in R3bi's business plan competition

Only three weeks left in R3bi's business plan competition

Could you use $10,000 for your small business? Better hurry. There’s only three weeks left in the Red River Region Business Incubator’s business plan competition. The chance to submit ends Sept. 5. The competition will close on September 5, 2012. Five finalists will be announced...

08/14/2012 by Jeff Parish
Do you feel that your Restaurant or Retail store could be doing a lot better?

Do you feel that your Restaurant or Retail store could be doing a lot better?

Let business consultant Marc Willson evaluate your business to give you the edge needed in today’s economy. In this workshop on Monday, August 20th from 8:30am to 10:30 am we will focus on the changes taking place with consumers and the economy.  Topics include: What customers want in...

08/13/2012 by Josh Allen
PEDC seeking new incubator director

PEDC seeking new incubator director

The Red River Region Business Incubator could well have a new director by this fall. Paris Economic Development Corp. has advertised for a new head for R3bi. “I am not going away, just passing the baton for day to day incubator operations,” said Fred Green, the current director. The new...

08/09/2012 by Jeff Parish
R3bi boot camp readies entrepreneurs for economic battle

R3bi boot camp readies entrepreneurs for economic battle

Dozens of entrepreneurs converged on Texas A&M University-Commerce last weekend to learn what it takes to make it in the trenches of the business world “You are the lifeblood of our country,” Sue Malone, director of marketing for Superior Financial Group, the top provider of SBA loans...

08/06/2012 by Jeff Parish
Highway 24 widening inches forward

Highway 24 widening inches forward

The process to widen Highway 24 continues to grind forward. The Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority approved the local project advance funding agreement Thursday.The agreement between SuRRMA and the state of Texas is the local complement of the overarching master advance funding...

08/02/2012 by Jeff Parish