Hawkins family business makes organic bath products Video

Stephanie McNeely started making soap years ago. After having a baby, she decided to make a business out of it. They call it Moon Rivers Naturals. "The inspiration is definitely my son. We named our property after him and we wanted to continue that with our business, she said." They're a crafty bunch.…

UPDATE: Facebook's Messenger app adding more ways to connect Video

(UPDATED March 25, 2015 at 2:24 pm CT) -- SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Facebook is trying to mold its Messenger app into a more versatile communications channel as smartphones create new ways for people to connect with friends and businesses beyond the walls of the company's ubiquitous social network.

HJ Heinz buying Kraft and building a $28 billion food giant

H.J. Heinz Co. is buying Kraft Foods, creating one of the largest food and beverage companies in the world with annual revenue of about $28 billion. The Kraft Heinz Co. will own Kraft, Heinz, Oscar Mayer, Ore-Ida and large stable of other brands. Eight of those brands have annual sales of $1

Healthy-living grocery to open Tuesday

A new healthy-living grocery and natural products store will open its doors on Tuesday, March 31. Natural Grocers is located in the building formerly occupied by Bed, Bath & Beyond at 4820 S. Broadway Ave. “We are excited to become the newest neighbor in a community such as Tyler, which is very active and food- and health-oriented,”

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Meadow Lake sold in bankruptcy auction

Tyler’s Meadow Lake continuing care retirement community has been sold to Evergreen Senior Living Properties LLC (ESLP). Capital One Bank has provided a $15.5 million loan to finance the acquisition. The 95-acre community opened in 2011, and has 117 independent…

24 March 2015 [10:36 PM]
Healthy-living grocery to open Tuesday

A new healthy-living grocery and natural products store will open its doors on Tuesday, March 31. Natural Grocers is located in the…

24 March 2015 [10:33 PM]
ET energy summit set for Monday

Tickets are still available for the 2015 Tyler Area Energy Summit, scheduled for 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Monday, March 30, at the Ornelas Activity Center at the University of Texas at Tyler. “We’ve sold about 75 percent of…

23 March 2015 [11:43 AM]
Azalea & Spring Flower Trail featured this week

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce Radio, Tyler Area Convention & Visitors Bureau’s Susan Travis will talk about the 2015 Azalea & Spring Flower Trail. Eddie Fowler, owner of the Dogwood Hills Gun Club will talk about his…

22 March 2015 [11:52 PM]
Business Notes 3-23

EARNED Ms. Kristi Pinkney of Greenbrier Nursing & Rehabilitation recently earned the Certified Dietary Manager, Certified Food Protection Professional credential, according to the Texas-based Creative Solutions in Healthcare announced. CDM, CFPPs work together with registered dieticians to provide quality nutritional…

22 March 2015 [11:51 PM]
After five years, Stretford condo sales begin again

Sales at The Stretford at the Cascades are underway for the first time in five years, with condominium homes priced from the mid-$200,000s. According to a release from The Stretford, a new partnership was formed to repair and improve the…

22 March 2015 [11:45 PM]
New generations, new locations

Through five locations, five generations and 120 years of service to East Texas, Swann’s Furniture & Design has kept the focus on…

22 March 2015 [11:38 PM]
Future of fossil fuel is assured

The Wall Street Journal ran an exceptional column March 14 titled “Fossil Fuels Will Save the World” by Matt Ridley, a member of the British House of Lords and author of “The Rational Optimist: How Prosperity Evolves.” Ridley accurately states…

22 March 2015 [11:33 PM]
Oil and gas drilling report, March 22

Results from March 8-14 DEVELOPMENTAL County; Operator; Lease/Well; Field; Survey; Type; Depth; Location Harrison; East Texas Exploration LLC; Baldwin 2A; Bethany (Travis Peak Cons.); Williams, W./757; Oil/Gas; 6,550; 10 Miles SE Marshall Harrison; BP America Production Co.; Juble D. Griffis…

22 March 2015 [12:00 AM]
Natural gas, wind to take place of coal

Electricity generation will face revolutionary changes in 2015 and beyond as wind and natural gas will replace much of the old, traditional source: coal. Implementation of EPA’s new air emission regulations, Mercury and Air Toxic Standards (MATS), will cause nearly…

15 March 2015 [11:45 PM]
Slim Chickens is 'fast-casual,' but comfortable, too

It’s a new term to many — “fast-casual.” At the new Slim Chickens, it means the convenience of fast food but with a comfortable dining room and an atmosphere of Southern hospitality. “The industry is headed to fast-casuals,” explains Sam…

15 March 2015 [11:38 PM]
Fidelis Concierge Physicians owner featured

On this week’s Tyler Area Chamber of Commerce radio, Henry Bell talks about the 2015 Energy Summit, coming up on March 30. Dr. Mark McDonald, owner and physician, will talk about Fidelis Concierge Physicians. “You can see one of our…

15 March 2015 [11:36 PM]
Studio Movie Grill set to open April 16

Tyler’s new Studio Movie Grill has set its opening day for April 16, and is now hiring more than 200 workers, the company has announced. “We are excited to be opening our first East Texas location in Tyler and look…

15 March 2015 [11:34 PM]
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