Tyler sees retail, restaurant boom Video

TYLER (KYTX) -- Tyler is home to dozens of new stores and eateries, and the boom shows no sign of slowing down. In 2015 alone, 32 new retailers and 12 new restaurants have opened or will open. The development comes as welcome news to people like Cathrine Hougnon, who has spent most of her life in Tyler. “It was pretty woody in the first part of me living here,” Hougnon said.…

Fiat Chrysler settlement could prove costly Video

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler could be required to lay out hundreds of millions of dollars to get potentially defective Ram pickups and older Jeeps off the road under a deal with safety regulators to settle claims that the automaker mishandled nearly two dozen recalls. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration is requiring the company to offer to buy back certain Ram pickup trucks and Dodge and Chrysler SUVs with defective steering parts that can cause drivers to lose control.

The risks of not investing

You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another one. And it is certainly true that all investments do involve some form of risk. But what about not investing? Isn’t there some risk associated with that,

Cicada killer wasp: Buzz is worse than their bite

The cicada killer is a wasp that some may see in and around the landscape. Their size can be alarming to homeowners. These wasps fall into the solitary wasp species. The cicada killer wasp, Sphecius speciosus, is a large wasp reaching up to 1.5 to 2 inches long. Theses wasps have a rusty red head and

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Tyler sees retail, restaurant boom Video

TYLER (KYTX) -- Tyler is home to dozens of new stores and eateries, and the boom shows no sign of slowing down.…

28 July 2015 [09:22 AM]
The risks of not investing

You’ve no doubt heard about the risks associated with investing. This investment carries this type of risk, while that investment carries another…

26 July 2015 [09:50 PM]
Cherokee County hay producers prepare for annual show, sale

A break in this year’s heavy rainfall allowed many Cherokee County farmers to bail hay across the area a few weeks ago. Cherokee County Extension Agent Aaron Low and his staff also are preparing for the Annual Hay Show and…

26 July 2015 [09:33 PM]
Gas stocks decrease, diesel fuel costs lower

Crude oil inventories in the U.S. increased last week, creating a decrease in oil prices. Meanwhile, gasoline stocks decreased as travelers took to the highways, and, for the first time in nine years, diesel fuel prices averaged less than gasoline…

26 July 2015 [09:31 PM]
Hiring tips for a competitive market

Even with the current job shortage, many small- to mid-sized businesses are still facing the age-old problem of finding good people to add to their teams. The Washington Post reports that “60 percent of small business owners and managers say…

26 July 2015 [08:36 PM]
Building Permits 7-27

New Construction Residential Vic Thompson Home will build a $360,000, 4,681 square-foot home at 1210 Cambridge Bend. The Scate Group will build a $393,000, 4,106 square-foot home at 7272 Lake Pointe Cove. Commercial Custom Wood Crafters will build…

26 July 2015 [08:31 PM]
Business Notes 7-27

UNDERWRITERS Cynthia Swanson, Kim Braly, Kathy Rainwater, Scott Ward, Erin Brogoitti, Joe Phifer and Judith Robinson, members of the East Texas Association of Health Underwriters, attended the National Association of Health Underwriters Annual Convention and Exhibition in New Orleans recently.…

26 July 2015 [08:20 PM]
Choose your child care carefully

One of the hardest and most important choices working parents can make is deciding who will care for their children while they’re…

25 July 2015 [11:33 PM]
2015 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course to begin Aug. 3

The 2015 Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course will be held Monday, Aug. 3 to Wednesday, Aug. 5 in College Station on the campus of Texas A&M University. The Texas A&M Beef Cattle Short Course is the largest beef educational…

19 July 2015 [09:31 PM]
Effective promotion leads to success

In over 25 years of managing and consulting organizations of all sizes, business owners have shared with me a multitude of the…

19 July 2015 [09:30 PM]
Business Notes 7-20

NAMED Krista Wallace has been named Executive Director of the Christian Women’s Job Corps of Tyler. Wallace earned her Bachelor of Science…

19 July 2015 [09:28 PM]
Texas oil industry continues to grow

While crude oil production in the U.S. seems to have leveled off, oil production in Texas continues to move forward at a brisk pace. The Energy Information Administration (EIA) said U.S. oil production declined slightly by 0.5 percent or 50,000…

12 July 2015 [10:15 PM]
Entry dates for 2015 Hay Show set Aug. 13 and 14

Time is quickly approaching for Smith County forage producers to enter samples into the 2015 hay show that is held in conjunction with the East Texas State Fair. The Hay Show is an educational event for area forage growers and…

12 July 2015 [09:46 PM]
Small businesses vulnerable to hackers

Online banking has made it easier and more convenient to manage business finances, but it also provides an opportunity for hackers to…

12 July 2015 [09:17 PM]
Prime Time Business Expo on this week's show

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, the Chamber’s Henry Bell talks about the Prime Time Business Expo for all recent Chamber members on Aug. 3 at Harvey Convention Center in Tyler. Learn more online at tylertexas.com. Listen…

12 July 2015 [09:14 PM]
Business Notes 7-13

RECOGNIZED Dr. Li-Yu Mitchell, ETMC First Physician, received the Fit City Tyler Inspiration Award for her commitment to the Walk with a…

12 July 2015 [09:12 PM]
Sam's Club in Tyler closed for maintenance issues

Sam's Club in Tyler remains closed Friday afternoon for some maintenance issues, the store manager said in a phone interview. Steve Stepps, manager for the Tyler location, said a crew began some work early Friday and they did not have…

10 July 2015 [12:49 PM]
Peaches remain popular crop in backyards

In Texas, it is estimated that there are more than one million peach trees planted statewide. The demand for high-quality, locally-produced peaches…

05 July 2015 [09:14 PM]
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