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Honorable Tom Puaken Met with Local Leaders Friday

Honorable Tom Puaken Met with Local Leaders Friday

The Honorable Tom Pauken, Chairman of the Texas Workforce Commission, met with and addressed community civic and business people on Friday as part of the kick off for the Red River Region Manufacturing Alliance.  This Alliance is one of the products of an initiative started by the Paris...

12/06/2011 by eParisExtra
Intro to Quick Books Class

Intro to Quick Books Class

The Red River Region Business Incubator  will be hosting an Introduction to QuickBooks class  on Thursday, December 8th from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m. This introductory class will offer the participant: Basic overview of QuickBooks capabilities and functions Basics of management measurements and...

12/01/2011 by eParisExtra
FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN

FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR WOMEN

Women are no longer just a powerful force in today’s economy. It is estimated over 60% of the nation’s wealth is controlled by women. Some may have inherited wealth and may or may not be employed. Some are corporate executives, entrepreneurs or middle management. They may be single, married...

11/23/2011 by eParisExtra
Texas Workforce Commission Chair to Address Civic Leaders

Texas Workforce Commission Chair to Address Civic Leaders

Paris Economic Development Corporation is pleased to welcome Tom Pauken, Chairman of Texas Workforce Commission, as he leads a briefing for our Civic Stewards and Leaders on the recently launched Red River Regional Manufacturing Alliance.  This brief and informative session will be held on...

11/18/2011 by eParisExtra
Small Business Development Center December Calendar of Events

Small Business Development Center December Calendar of Events

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

11/17/2011 by eParisExtra
Local Manufacturer Exhibits at International Trade Show

Local Manufacturer Exhibits at International Trade Show

  The Specialty Equipment Market Association—one of the largest trade associations in the world—just held its annual ‘SEMA Show’ in Las Vegas November 1-4. Northeast Texas was well represented as one of our very own local manufacturers, Bodyguard Truck Accessories, exhibited at...

11/08/2011 by eParisExtra
Weekly Market Snapshot

Weekly Market Snapshot

  November 4, 2011 Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist Europe was remained an on-again-off again issue for the financial markets. The European Central Bank, with a new man at the helm, surprised the markets by cutting rates. The Federal Reserve made no change to...

11/07/2011 by eParisExtra
Four Lane Focus

Four Lane Focus

By Jeff Parish The final piece of the Texas 24 puzzle is nearly ready for completion, but there is still a potential roadblock – about $4.4 million needed to get all the funding in place. The Sulphur Regional Mobility Authority (SuRRMA) plans to apply for a loan to get that piece in place,...

11/07/2011 by eParisExtra
Maximum Elevation's Hadley Turns Hobby into Successful Career

Maximum Elevation's Hadley Turns Hobby into Successful Career

By Jeff Parish   It’s been said clothes make the man. Or, as Collin Hadley likes to put it, they certainly help make the individual. And what clothes do for the individual, Hadley’s Maximum Elevation does for your vehicles. “Once you see something start out as what we call...

11/05/2011 by eParisExtra
Todd Staples On Hand as PEDC Unveils Roadmap to Sustainable Manufacturing

Todd Staples On Hand as PEDC Unveils Roadmap to Sustainable Manufacturing

A town hall meeting was held Thursday at the Love Civic Center to layout out a sustainable manufacturing road map and implementation plan. Well over 00 business and civic leaders were on hand to listen to the keynote speaker Todd Staples, the Texas Commissioner of Agriculture, talk about the...

10/28/2011 by eParisExtra
Lamar National Bank Completes Renovations

Lamar National Bank Completes Renovations

By Jeff Parish Lamar National Bank is sporting a new look these days. Like most makeovers, it took some time, but the finishing touches were recently completed. “We feel like it has attracted a lot of new customers,” Executive Vice President Dick Severson said. “Some of our customers were...

10/24/2011 by eParisExtra
PEDC Report

PEDC Report

At Monday’s Paris Economic Development Board Meeting, executive director Steve Gilbert presented a copy of the letter of support issued by the PEDC for the Keystone XL pipeline project following the open forum held several weeks ago.  The PEDC board reflected support for the project...

10/19/2011 by eParisExtra
Financial Market Commentary

Financial Market Commentary

October 14, 2011Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist Receding fears of near-term recession, along with expectations that European leaders will finally do something concrete to address the crisis there, boosted equities and sent bond yields up off the lows....

10/14/2011 by eParisExtra
How to Select A Financial Advisor

How to Select A Financial Advisor

Thomas Callaway, Raymond James Financial Advisor What is the best way to go about finding a financial advisor? Many individuals are looking for someone that has an accounting background and who has familiarity with income and estate taxation. Many consumers are concerned about the inherent...

10/06/2011 by eParisExtra
Whitewater Arrives Downtown

Whitewater Arrives Downtown

The growth continues in downtown and the adventure continues with the newest addition Big River Kayaks.  Owner Brad Weemes and his wife Robin recently purchased the building formerly home to Paris Framing & Design where they are relocating Robin’s very successful kids boutique Itsy Bitsy...

10/01/2011 by eParisExtra
TransCanada Pipeline Addresses Public About New Pipeline Through Lamar County

TransCanada Pipeline Addresses Public About New Pipeline Through Lamar County

Thursday afternoon, Mayor AJ Hashmi, County Judge Chuck Superville, PEDC Executive Director Steve Gilbert, and members of the community including landowners and environmental activists attended a public forum regarding the proposed TransCanada Pipeline, the 2nd major pipeline in recent years to...

09/30/2011 by eParisExtra
Town Hall Meeting featuring Todd Staples

Town Hall Meeting featuring Todd Staples

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09/28/2011 by eParisExtra
The Long or Short of It

The Long or Short of It

James Callaway, Raymond James Financial Advisor Consider Fred and Wilma. They are anxious to become the owners of a prestigious house. Naturally, they are both positively bubbling over with excitement. Wilma, in particular, can barely restrain her enthusiasm for the home of her dreams....

09/26/2011 by eParisExtra
Red Rive Valley HR Association Annual Seminar Thursday Sept. 22

Red Rive Valley HR Association Annual Seminar Thursday Sept. 22

Robin Kennedy, Cheryl Perry and Melanie Hatcher. Robin and Cheryl are both past presidents of the association and Melanie is the current president. The Red River Valley HR Association is hosting its annual seminar to educate area business and human resources professionals with current updates...

09/16/2011 by eParisExtra
R3bi Director Addresses Returning Texas National Guard Unit

R3bi Director Addresses Returning Texas National Guard Unit

R3bi director, Fred Green participated of a full day of presentations to the 176th Engineering Brigade of the Texas National Guard.  Approximately 90% of the unit is from the Dallas Ft. worth metroplex.  The event was sponsored by the Texas Military Family Yellow Ribbon Program at the Crown...

09/13/2011 by eParisExtra