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Small Business Development Center February Calendar

Small Business Development Center February Calendar

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 February, according to Director Bradley Gottshalk. The workshops will be held at the Bobby...

01/14/2012 by eParisExtra
Weekly Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary

January 6, 2012 Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist James Callaway, Raymond James Financial Advisor The economic data were generally better. The ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indices each picked up in December, although levels remained consistent with only...

01/11/2012 by eParisExtra
Bizshare: Facebook for Small Businesses

Bizshare: Facebook for Small Businesses

Every small business owner knows you can’t have too many resources to guide you to success, especially FREE resources.  Workforce Solutions Northeast Texas offers just that in its new small business networking website Bizshare. Bizshare is a free service that allows any member to set...

01/10/2012 by eParisExtra
Weekly Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary

January 6, 2012 Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist The economic data were generally better. The ISM manufacturing and non-manufacturing indices each picked up in December, although levels remained consistent with only moderate economic growth. The December...

01/10/2012 by eParisExtra
Red River Region Business Incubator releases Entrepreneurial Resource Guide

Red River Region Business Incubator releases Entrepreneurial Resource Guide

The R3bi has published a guide that defines the process of creating or buying a business.  The guide lists the requirements and resources available for six counties in Northeast Texas and one county in Oklahoma. The guide contains information on business licensing and permit requirements,...

01/05/2012 by eParisExtra
eParis Extra! Enters Second Year

eParis Extra! Enters Second Year

In 2008 downtown enthusiasts Gary Brown and Greg Wilson got together and hired local web designer James Wallace to create a community directory of businesses, services and information called eParisTexas.com.  Brown and Wilson didn’t know exactly where the site was headed but they knew that...

01/02/2012 by eParisExtra
Weekly Market Commentary

Weekly Market Commentary

December 16, 2011 Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist The economic data were mixed, but stock market participants were generally willing to embrace the good news and ignore the bad. Retail sales rose less than expected in November, but previous figures were revised...

12/18/2011 by eParisExtra
Weekly Market Snapshot

Weekly Market Snapshot

    December 9, 2011 Market Commentary by Scott J. Brown, Ph.D., Chief Economist The focus remained on Europe, as leaders struggled to come up with a fiscal compact. Results were mixed, with the euro zone economies reaching some agreement, but the United Kingdom opted out. That may...

12/12/2011 by eParisExtra
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