Tips for processing payments via mobile device

Many businesses and charities are making the move to process payments via mobile device. Implementing a mobile payment system requires little infrastructure or technical knowhow and is relatively inexpensive. However, as with any new payment innovation, hackers are always trying to access…

Business Notes 5-25

ANNOUNCED Aqueous Engineering has announced that Maegan Schneider has joined the firm. Ms. Schneider received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Texas Tech University and master’s from The University of Texas at Tyler.   SELECTED East Texas Copy Systems President Greg Walker was selected to be part of a four-man dealer panel

Advice for water or flood damage

Water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage, and we’ve had a lot of unwanted water in East Texas the past few weeks as severe thunderstorms have caused power outages, flooded roads and tornadoes. It’s important not to treat water damage lightly; not only can it ruin your furniture

Suddenlink purchased by Europe's Altice

NEW YORK (AP) — There's a new player in the U.S. cable dating game. European cable and mobile phone operator Altice, controlled by founder Patrick Drahi, is fixing its sights on the U.S. market starting with a $9.1 billion deal for St. Louis-based Suddenlink, which has operations in Tyler and East Texas.

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Business Notes 5-25

ANNOUNCED Aqueous Engineering has announced that Maegan Schneider has joined the firm. Ms. Schneider received her bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from…

24 May 2015 [07:58 PM]
Donating backpacks stuffed with school supplies on this week's show

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Christi Khalaf explains how companies can donate backpacks stuffed with school supplies this summer for students in need by joining the upcoming citywide “School is Cool.” Individuals and companies…

24 May 2015 [07:50 PM]
Yellow flowers in pasture can be toxic

Have you noticed yellow flowers growing in your pastures lately? There are several plants with yellow flowers but the Texas Groundsel (Senecio ampullaceus) and Buttercups (Ranunculus spp.) are the most abundant right now. The Texas Groundsel is a…

23 May 2015 [10:32 PM]
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Advice for water or flood damage

Water in unwanted places can cause a lot of damage, and we’ve had a lot of unwanted water in East Texas the…

23 May 2015 [10:31 PM]
States consider more tax breaks for seniors

If you’re a senior citizen living in Texas, you’ve already made an important tax-savvy choice. Other states, hoping to keep and even attract more senior citizens, are working to catch up to the Lone Star State’s tax advantages. Texas has…

17 May 2015 [08:48 PM]
Customer reviews are an important part of business

In this day and age, customer reviews are a very influential part of growing a business. While advertising is an important tool for creating business awareness, customer reviews are also a way to increase exposure and customer confidence through an…

17 May 2015 [08:41 PM]
Building Permits 5-18

New Construction Residential Socia Developments is building a $200,000 2,918 square-foot home at 1421 Everglades. C. Cooper Custom Homes is building a $200,000 3,093 square-foot home at 7751 Cherry Hull Dr. Dewayne Manning is building a $175,000 1988 square-foot home…

17 May 2015 [08:32 PM]
Chamber book featured this week

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell talks about the new hardback photo book showcasing Tyler and Smith County. “We did one about 15 years ago when Kevin Eltife was mayor,” Bell explained. “This…

17 May 2015 [08:25 PM]
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Business Notes 5-18

CONFERENCE Jerry Lee Travers and Lance A. Browning with Income Solutions Wealth Management recently attended the LPL Financial Masters 2015 conference, an…

17 May 2015 [08:23 PM]
Free senior planning seminar slated Tuesday

  A free seminar will be held on Tuesday to help families plan to care for aging parents. Presented by Lance A. Browning of Income Solutions Wealth Management, the seminar will have two sessions — a lunch session from 11:30…

17 May 2015 [08:21 PM]
Chamber to publish book on Tyler area

  The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce will publish a book next spring called “Tyler: A Natural Beauty,” featuring the work of local photographer Donna Cummings with narrative written by local writer Will Knous. The book will “offer a unique…

17 May 2015 [08:19 PM]
TCEQ: Air quality continues to improve

Great news from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality in that Texas air quality continues to improve. As a matter of fact, TCEQ’s web page proclaims that “2014 ozone levels were the best ever in much of the state.” “Texas’…

17 May 2015 [08:13 PM]
Inspect often for signs of termites

Termites are some of the most destructive insect pests of wood worldwide. They cause billions of dollars in damage each year. All termites feed on the cellulose found in wood and grasses. You should clearly understand the time required for…

16 May 2015 [11:04 PM]
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Checking up on pawnbrokers

A pawn shop is a business where a consumer may pledge personal property as collateral for a loan. The employee…

16 May 2015 [11:02 PM]
Membership Drive Featured This Week

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell explains how Chamber members can get involved in the city-wide membership drive coming up in June. Reagan Shanley, one of the owners of The Stretford at The…

10 May 2015 [08:45 PM]
Business Notes 5-11

MIXER Tyler4Tech will host a networking mixer from 5 to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday at Jake’s Tyler. LUNCHEON The Tyler Young Professionals will hold their Networking Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Friday at 100 Rice Road…

10 May 2015 [08:39 PM]
Student Internship and Jobs Fair set for Friday

Mike Terry’s first job was bagging groceries at his local Brookshire’s in Winnsboro. He started on his 16th birthday. He’s now the executive vice president of retail operations for the company. The skills he developed as a teenager — from…

10 May 2015 [08:38 PM]
Look out for EPA's form of justice

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will be trying to implement regulations soon that establishes a roadmap for integrating environmental justice into its programs, policies and activities. Did they mean to say “environmental justice?” What does “environmental justice” entail? The program…

10 May 2015 [08:14 PM]
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Be wary of online degree programs

BBB is warning consumers against online programs offering fast and easy high school diplomas or college degrees. As many struggle to find…

09 May 2015 [09:22 PM]
Nothing for sure in oil and gas industry outlook

"Crystal balls are notoriously hazy in this industry. One thing you know when you stick a forecast out there is it's going to be wrong -- it's just a question of how wrong." Bruce Bullock didn't hesitate to say two…

07 May 2015 [03:27 PM]
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