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CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

Pierson & Fendley Insurance || CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

Although they have gone through several names since first opening our doors: from 1935-1984 they were known as Price & Mackey, 1954-1981 they were known as Mackey & Pierson Insurance, and 1981-1984 they were known as Mackey, Pierson & Fendley Insurance. Their name was changed one more time in 1984 to Pierson & Fendley Insurance …

April 4, 2019

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Lamar Electric Cooperative || CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

Lamar Electric Cooperative has been serving Lamar County for the past 80-years and services 2,400 miles of line not only in Lamar County but neighboring counties also. “A general misconception that many have is that we only serve Lamar County,” said CEO and General Manager, Jerry Williams. “Our lines reach out into all of our neighboring …

January 16, 2019

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Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home || CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

Fry-Gibbs Funeral Home has been a member of the Lamar County Chamber of Commerce for 70 years. I had the chance to sit down with Jackie McQueen, the managing director, who started in the funeral business at the age of 20-years-old and has 44-years experience. The house where Fry-Gibbs is located was built in 1858 …

January 16, 2019

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The Collegiate Shoppe || CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

The Collegiate Shoppe is celebrating their 82nd anniversary this year. Bailey Gant, son of Jean Gant, currently owns and operates the downtown location on the south side of the plaza in downtown Paris. Ms. Gant’s father, George Serur, founded the shop in 1936 along with 11 other locations throughout Texas. Today, Paris is the only …

January 16, 2019

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The Lamar County Genealogical Society || CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

The Chamber is continuing its monthly series in recognizing our non-profits in Lamar County. Chamber President, Paul Allen visited with The Lamar County Genealogical Society recently who has been serving Lamar County for the past 37 years. The program began at Paris Junior College with the help of Dwight Cheney and use of the library. The

January 16, 2019

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Paris Community Theatre || CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce continues its Nods to Non-Profits with the Paris Community Theatre in the Spotlight. We are honored to showcase this amazing organization that has a major impact in our community. PCT employs one, but depends on over 100 volunteers a year to operate. Those who direct, design, act, or even …

January 16, 2019

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Paris Regional Medical Center || CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is continuing to spotlight their long-standing businesses that are making a difference in our community. Paris Regional Medical Center is not the hospital they once were. They have intentionally invested resources into additional training and technological innovation to ensure delivery of the highest

January 16, 2019

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McClanahan and Holmes, LLP || CHAMBER SPOTLIGHT

The Lamar County Chamber of Commerce is continuing to spotlight their long-standing businesses that are making a difference in our community. Over 66 years ago, Irwin McClanahan returned to his hometown of Paris to venture into the world of business ownership. Irwin founded McClanahan and Holmes, a single office accounting practice, on

January 16, 2019

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