Discovering Something New: e-piphany helps lights go on with varied classes

  What started as teaching preschool students basic computer skills has morphed into a second business for Paige Parker. Ms. Parker, 30, started e-piphany out of her home nearly three years ago, and on June 27, she opened Epiphany Learning Hub in The Market shopping center. She and several other teachers offer a variety of classes, including…

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Business Notes, July 28

The Tyler Young Professionals will hold Lunch & Learn from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Aug. 8 in the Genecov Room, at 315 N. Broadway Ave. The speaker will be Nan Moore with a topic of “Why United Way? Share…

28 July 2014 [12:18 AM]
Report shows 1 in 3 Texans chooses renewable energy options

A Texas Empowerment report released by Choose Energy shows that about one in three Texans choose renewably sourced energy options. That’s 100 percent more than any other state, said a spokeswoman for Choose Energy. “While Texans may have…

27 July 2014 [09:21 PM]
Business Sense: Bargain hunter turns skill into resale business

Tara Berry always has been a bargain hunter. When she was pregnant with her first child, she was introduced to Just Between Friends, a seasonal sales event where communities come together to buy and sell gently used children’s and maternity…

27 July 2014 [06:59 PM]
Holiday Inn South Broadway getting $500K in renovations

Holiday Inn South Broadway is undergoing $500,000 in renovations to its restaurant and lounge areas. Sandhu Management Inc., of Richmond, Virginia, filed the building permit for the remodel at 5701 S. Broadway Ave. RPR Construction is the contractor.…

27 July 2014 [05:55 PM]
Chamber of Commerce nominates 14 for board

The Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce’s Nominating Committee has nominated 14 people to serve on its Board of Directors beginning Oct. 1. Along with the annual survey, a ballot is being mailed to chamber members to select seven of the…

27 July 2014 [05:38 PM]
Hay Show entries sought

Time is quickly approaching for Smith County forage producers to enter samples into the 2014 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…

26 July 2014 [11:06 PM]
Increased production boots U.S.

Recent tragic events in the Middle East and Eastern Europe reinforce the importance of the United States becoming energy independent. While the U.S. may not be 100 percent free from imported oil today, the increase in crude oil and natural…

26 July 2014 [11:05 PM]
Medicare is here to stay

Medicare went into effect 48 years ago on July 1, 1966. Earlier that same year, Medicare workers went door to door trying to get seniors to sign up. Medicare was not the cornerstone then that it is today and people…

26 July 2014 [10:56 PM]
BBB: Tips to avoid overpayment scams

Running a successful business is tough enough without throwing fraud into the mix. According to the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, small businesses have a fraud rate of nearly 32 percent. BBB is warning businesses to be suspicious of customers…

26 July 2014 [10:56 PM]
McAlister's Deli holds sixth annual Free Tea Day Thursday

McAlister’s Deli is celebrating its sixth annual Free Tea Day on Thursday. The chain expects to give away more than 350,000 glasses of McAlister’s Famous Sweat Tea. Customers will receive a free 32-ounce glass at participating restaurants. In honor…

23 July 2014 [01:16 PM]
Made In East Texas: MP Industries Inc.

MAKER: MP Industries Inc. BACKGROUND: Monroe Mirsky and Phil Phelps began the business in Tyler in 1976, offering tools used in the production and transportation of oil. Customers span the United States and Canada. The company has sales representatives…

20 July 2014 [11:57 PM]
Work continues on South Broadway shell buildings

BHP Development Group LLC is constructing a 4,990-square-foot shell, Building 8 at Broadway Hills Plaza, 7925 S. Broadway Ave. for $448,750. Kessinger Development Group is the contractor. Also at Broadway Hills Plaza, Schambach Ministries International, of Flint, is…

20 July 2014 [05:52 PM]
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Green office park ahead of schedule

The Corporate Green Office Park started as a dream for Phil Burks four years ago. Walking around the site off Paluxy Drive,…

20 July 2014 [05:35 PM]
BBB: Advice on the layaway process

With back-to-school right around the corner, many families will be turning to alternate forms of payment, such as layaway services, to make ends meet. Layaway is an old fashioned concept that recently has made a comeback as consumers tighten their…

19 July 2014 [11:15 PM]
What makes tomato leaves twist or curl?

Many gardeners plant tomatoes in their gardens and flower beds. If the leaves of your tomato plants are twisted or curled, the problem could be environmental, chemical or even biological. There are five primary reasons that tomato leaves twist or…

19 July 2014 [11:00 PM]
Retirement is a big decision

If you believe in going all the way or not going at all, there’s a day to celebrate your extreme ways. Saturday is All or Nothing Day. Not a day for the undecided, All or Nothing Day is dedicated to…

19 July 2014 [10:59 PM]
Company planning to double workforce

VME Fabricators plans to double its Tyler workforce by year’s end and has surpassed goals set a year ago when the city and county agreed to tax abatements, representatives announced on Monday. VME Fabricators is a new operating division and…

14 July 2014 [10:48 PM]
Homes sales break records; up 26 percent

The Tyler area saw record-breaking home sales in June, skyrocketing by 26.27 percent over the same time a year ago. There were 423 houses sold last month, the most ever sold in the area for the month of June, according…

14 July 2014 [10:46 PM]
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Business Notes: July 14

Franklin Covey will be hosting a 170-city preview event Tuesday for “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People Signature Edition 4.0,” and…

13 July 2014 [10:41 PM]
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Freebirds opening its doors

Freebirds World Burrito opens in Tyler today. “Tyler has been an area we've been looking at for a long time,” Bree Blouin,…

13 July 2014 [06:28 PM]