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2nd Round of Economic Impact Payments Already Being Distributed
Dec30

2nd Round of Economic Impact Payments Already Being Distributed

Some US residents will begin 2021 with money in the bank. The Internal Revenue Service Tuesday night reported a second round of Economic Impact Payments are already going out to taxpayers across the country. Authorized by the newly enacted Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act as part of the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2021, the second round of payments or “EIP 2,” is generally $600 for singles and...

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Head Start CARES Act Spending Plan, 3 Personnel Changes Approved By SSISD Trustees
Nov10

Head Start CARES Act Spending Plan, 3 Personnel Changes Approved By SSISD Trustees

Sulphur Springs ISD Board of Trustees made quick work of the regular portion of the November agenda Monday, including appointment of representatives to the Civic Center and Appraisal District Boards, an agreement with the Country Club and a Head Start CARES Act spending plan. Three personnel items were also approved following an executive session. SSISD Board of Trustees and administrators continue practicing social distancing, with...

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CARES Funding For Qualifying Small Businesses Being Distributed By City
Oct27

CARES Funding For Qualifying Small Businesses Being Distributed By City

CARES funding to help qualifying small businesses has finally come through. The checks for $2,500 were being distributed Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020 by the City of Sulphur Springs to 28 qualifying small businesses impacted by COVID-19 pandemic. This City of Sulphur Springs COVID-19 Small Business Assistance Program is made possible by the CARES Act-Coronavirus Relief Fund. The funding is passed through to the city from the state of...

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City Offering Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Qualified Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19
Jul16

City Offering Grants Of Up To $2,500 To Qualified Small Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

Only 31 Applications Received So Far For City’s Small Business Assistance Program Applications were still available Thursday for eligible Sulphur Springs businesses interested in applying for the City of Sulphur Springs’ small business assistance grant program. The city proposed the planned program, which gained approval, at last Tuesday’s regular City Council meeting to provide a small amount of assistance to...

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COVID-19 Financial Impact On Hopkins County Estimated At $1 Million
May14

COVID-19 Financial Impact On Hopkins County Estimated At $1 Million

Business shutdowns and other measures in place due to the COVID-19 have impacted everyone, including local city and county governments. Hopkins County officials estimate a current COVID-19 financial impact of about $1 million less in revenues. “I talked with our auditor. We are down about $1 million,” Hopkins County Judge Robert Newsom said. “Sales taxes will be down. Fees and fines are going to be down due to a lot...

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Paris SBDC Webinars Offer Small Business Survival Tips
Aug10

Paris SBDC Webinars Offer Small Business Survival Tips

The Paris Small Business Development Center continues webinar presentations from author, entrepreneur, and USA Today columnist Rhonda Abrams (author, entrepreneur, and USA Today columnist) for a five-part online webinar.  Widely recognized as one of the nation’s foremost experts on small business, entrepreneurship, and business planning, Abrams has helped millions of entrepreneurs launch and grow their own businesses. In these...

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SBDC Holding Virtual Sessions on Social Media Strategy
Jul13

SBDC Holding Virtual Sessions on Social Media Strategy

Over the next two weeks, each Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., the Paris Small Business Development Center will hold training sessions on social media strategy.  The first session on Tuesday, July 13 covers “Facebook and Instagram Ads.” The second session on Thursday, July 15 is “Eight Tips to Blogging Success.” “How to Add Video to Your Marketing Mix,” will be held Tuesday, July 20. On Thursday, July 22, the final...

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SBDC Presents Two Sessions on How to Grow Business Online
Jul13

SBDC Presents Two Sessions on How to Grow Business Online

The Paris Small Business Development Center will present two Lunch-N-Learn marketing sessions on Wednesday, July 14 in Greenville and Thursday, July 15 in Sulphur Springs,  Presenting at the free sessions will be “Technology Evangelist” Eric Spellmann. Attendees are encouraged to bring a brown bag lunch as learn how to grow a business online. Following each presentation, individual appointments will be offered with...

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Paris SBDC Holding Seven Management / Leadership Training Sessions
Jul08

Paris SBDC Holding Seven Management / Leadership Training Sessions

The Paris Small Business Development Center is holding a seven-session online training on management and leadership from Lorna Kibbey Leadership Solutions. The sessions, running from July 12 through August 23 each Monday from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m., are designed to help businesses struggling with employee retention, hiring, and attracting employees. Paris SBDC invited Lorna Kibbey Leadership Solutions to mentor local business owners on...

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City Of Sulphur Springs Establishes Small Business Assistance Program In Response To COVID-19
Jul07

City Of Sulphur Springs Establishes Small Business Assistance Program In Response To COVID-19

Applications Available Online And Will Be Accepted Beginning At 8 a.m. July 8 Sulphur Springs City Council Tuesday night authorized the establishment of a small business assistance program in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Qualifying small Sulphur Springs businesses can download the application starting Tuesday evening from the COVID-19 Business Resources menu on the City of Sulphur Springs’ website to seek up to $2,500 in...

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