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East Texas businesses can now apply for a grant to help them recover from impacts of the coronavirus pandemic. M. Roberts Media, the parent company of The Marshall News Messenger, has established a $1 million Community Marketing Fund to help local businesses get back to full strength by subs…

HALLSVILLE — Kayla McBride and her mother Traci Morgan spent their Friday evening standing in the pouring rain at Hallsville City Park to hand out bottles of free, hospital grade disinfectant cleaner to people wanting to protect against COVID-19, also known as the coronavirus pandemic.

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: If you’re an investor, you haven’t liked what you’ve seen in the financial markets recently. The effects of the coronavirus triggered a market “correction” – a decline of 10 percent or more – and more volatility is almost certainly on the way. But instead of f…

The first East Texas case of Coronavirus (COVID-19) has been confirmed in Gregg county and Better Business Bureau recommends preventive and proactive strategies to avoid workplace outbreaks. The COVID-19 virus is a respiratory illness transmittable through person-to-person exposure. Symptoms…

The wellness industry, or spa sector, is a booming economic giant. In 2017, it generated $93.6 billion in revenue and employed a professional workforce of 2.5 million people. According to the Global Wellness Institute, the wellness industry is worth $4.2 trillion and is rapidly expanding.

Better Business Bureau warns small business owners of recent ransomware attacks on East Texas agencies. Hackers encrypted files and denied access to computers demanding money for recovery rendering them inoperable. Ransomware is a type of malware which targets computer systems, essentially h…

Shreveport Aquarium will celebrate the second annual Paddlefish Day on Saturday, March 7 at the aquarium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. The aquarium, in partnership with Caddo Lake Institute has been rearing this threatened species for release into Caddo Lake. Come celebrate and learn all about thes…

Spring officially begins later this month, and as the temperatures get warmer, many door-to-door solicitors have begun hitting the pavement. Typically working through March to September, door to door salespeople market everything from alarm systems, magazine subscriptions, cleaning supplies,…

You save and invest to meet a variety of goals during your lifetime: college for your children, long vacations, a comfortable retirement, and so on. But you probably also want to leave something behind – to your loved ones and, possibly, to the charitable organizations you support. To do so,…

For some, Valentine’s Day is more than flowers and chocolate. For approximately 10 million people it means a ring and a life changing question. Wedding season is right around the corner and in 2019, more than 150,000 couples turned to Better Business Bureau for inquiries regarding their wedd…

Last fall, the Department of Labor (DOL) announced its final overtime rule which revises the overtime exemption regulations or the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). The rule focuses primarily on updating the compensation levels needed for executive, administrative, and professional (EAP) work…

JEFFERSON — Jefferson Salon Rouge and Spa owner Brooklynn LaFleur welcomed customers throughout the day on Friday as part of the grand opening event for her new boutique, LaFleur Couture Boutique which is housed inside her salon, Salon Rouge.

The Whataburger at 2010 Victory Dr. in Marshall hosted a grand reopening event Feb. 4 following full store renovations in 2019.

HomeServe USA (HomeServe), a leading provider of home emergency repair service plans, announced the expansion of its agreement with American Electric Power (AEP) with the launch of service to customers located in AEP’s operating unit Southwestern Electric Power Co.’s (SWEPCO) territory.

BBB serving Central East Texas advises businesses to be aware of Business Email Compromise (BEC) scams which have stolen sensitive employee information and cost businesses across the U.S. millions of dollars. The schemes typically involve phony or “spoofed” email instructions that appear to …

On Valentine’s Day, you can give your spouse or life partner a traditional gift such as candy or flowers. But once you’ve done that, why not think about something that can provide longer-lasting benefits for your loved one? Specifically, think about ways to provide a lifetime of financial pr…

“Today, many young Americans are struggling to save for the future while paying off their past,” said Tom Butch, managing director of retail distribution at TD Ameritrade. “Between paying down student loans, contributing to retirement and saving for their children’s college, they are strikin…

JEFFERSON — Jefferson Salon Rouge and Spa owner Brooklyn LaFleur is set to host a grand opening for her new boutique on Valentine’s Day and the product lines she sells will encourage you to show some love to yourself.

“Traditional” dating has become less common these days as more people go online to look for love. With an increasing number of people using dating apps, BBB has seen a rise of scammers targeting consumers by tricking them into falling in love with someone who doesn’t exist. The romance scam,…

It’s not uncommon for consumers to fall victim to email survey scams. Paid online surveys have become a haven for Internet scam artists who use the surveys to steal personal and financial information from their victims.While there are legitimate online survey companies, they generally do not…

HALLSVILLE — Hallsville residents on Wednesday braved cold and rainy East Texas weather for a chance to win free Dairy Queen food for a year during the grand re-opening of the Dairy Queen in Hallsville.

MARSHALL — Texas State Technical College’s Workforce Training department will host a continuing education class on solar energy from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 26, in the South Building on the Marshall campus.

LONDON (AP) — The British government has announced plans for special events on the night of Jan. 31 when the country officially leaves the European Union but the country’s treasury chief has admitted that some U.K. business sectors will suffer as a result.

PARIS (AP) — A French government minister warned that seditious groups bent on violence were hijacking the protest movement against pension reform that has gripped the country, after a fire Saturday damaged a renowned Paris restaurant patronized by President Emmanuel Macron.

HARLETON — Folks looking for a great mix of some of Texas’ most favorite foods can make a stop in Harleton’s lone downtown restaurant, Wright on Taco Shop, for their Lone Star fix.

As a business owner, you’re always thinking of what you need to do now. But you can’t forget about the future – yours and that of your business. So it may be a good idea to consider your personal retirement plan and business succession strategy.

Whataburger was recently recognized as number three on Newsweek’s 2020 list of America’s Best Customer Service brands in the Fast Food category.

Gift cards may be a popular holiday gift from family and friends, but don’t be tricked into believing they are a way to pay taxes.