Commerce
KBG offers a way for people in the community to care for others and pay it forward

KBG Deli pays it forward with free meals

The KBG Deli, open since August 2021, started its Pay-It-Forward meal idea with a simple Facebook post over the holidays and it grew into a popular opportunity for customers who can’t afford a …

DG Market soft launches new location in Paris, generates excitement.

For residents living on the northern edge of Paris, shopping for groceries just became a whole lot easier. The cross-town crawl down High Street or Central Avenue to get to a grocery store is now a …
Dalbey Designs has new owners and new name

D21 is new business on the block

Changes are coming to the sports apparel and screen-printing business located on the east side of the Paris Square. After operating for many years, Dalbey Designs has a new owner and with that …

Harvest House relocating to serve bigger need

Paris and Edgar County offer some great services for those in need including a well-established food pantry, clothing store and even a shelter for homeless teens.  Harvest House is perhaps …

Local coffee shop highlights a cause close to its customer's heart

Wearing pink can be a fashion statement or a symbolic statement of support, especially in the month of October. Nationally recognized for nearly four decades, October is known as National Breast …

KBG Deli is fueled by food and family

The path to entrepreneurship can be a rocky road filled with detours and roadblocks, but for Paris resident and business owner Scott Dunn the motivation to continue hustling can be found in the same …

A manufacturer's day of thanks

October is manufacturing month, and Grain Systems Inc. (GSI) is letting its employees know their worth. “It is important for the employees to know they are valued,” said GSI …
Lot 50 expands its facility and launches an outdoor seating area

Great brews and the great outdoors

Since opening in 2018, Lot 50 Brewing has become a fan-favorite spot for patrons in Paris and beyond, offering local craft beers and a unique, upscale atmosphere. Now, Lot 50 is bringing another …

Coffee shop scoots into its second year serving Paris

The Paris Scooter’s Coffee store quietly celebrated its one-year anniversary in July. Most residents are familiar with the cozy little drive-through location on the corner of Jasper and …

Fresh ink comes to Paris

Mike Hambright, owner of House of 1000 Needles in Clinton, Ind., has opened his second shop, House of 2000 Needles, in Paris. “I was looking to expand and heard people from Paris saying it …

Paris Illinois plant hosts 40th Anniversary Celebration

North American Lighting, Inc.’s (NAL) Paris Plant and Corporate Headquarters celebrated 40 years of automotive lighting manufacturing this week. The first NAL facility was built in 1983 …

International spotlight shines on local realtor

For Zack Janis, the last thing on his mind was being on the cover of an international magazine. But sure enough, Janis, a local real estate agent, can be seen smiling ear-to-ear on the front of the …

White Sheet Metal is third generation business

The year was 1961, and around the world construction of the Berlin Wall was dividing East and West Germany. In the U.S., the top song on the Billboard charts was “Tossin and Turnin” by …
The restaurant business has become a family business

Restaurant plans to reopen

After overcoming tragedy, a family business is triumphantly re-opening its doors and returning to serve the community that has supported it for nearly 30 years. The Paris Family Restaurant …

New business is a dream come true

Hannah Fulford was looking for a way to earn some extra funds to pay for her upcoming wedding. The North Terre Haute, Indiana, resident decided to sell what she had lying around her home and turned …

Local woman gets crafty

Small business owner Krista Joy loves the flexibility of working from home and designing various items. Having two small sons ages 2 years and 6 months, this gives her a chance to manage a …

B.A.R. offers variety of services

B.A.R. Screen Printing & Embroidery is now open at 505 West Washington Street, Paris. Owner Lori McKinney first opened in 2011 as a home-based business but got tired of living in her shop …

Kayak rentals spice up Twin Lakes

The Old Glass Shop is expanding its business once again. Customers frequenting The Old Glass Shop for their fishing amenities, gaming and smash burgers now have an additional summer activity to enjoy …

Vadas Auto has new owner

After 46 years in the auto parts business, Jim Vadas sold the store to new owner, Darren Griffin. The transfer was completed May 4. Griffin is no stranger to the local business. He started …

Family revitalizes business corner

CHRISMAN – More than a year ago Chrisman resident Dylan Craig learned a friend was being laid off and decided to help by opening Route 1 & 36 Cycles in Chrisman. “He was losing …

Salon is new venture for stylist

Madison Englum decided to bring her hair styling experience to a new location on Jasper Street in Paris. Home Town Roots at 428 W. Jasper is Englum’s new venture and a culmination of her …

Hollingsworth named sales manager at Paris Diepholz

Zack Hollingsworth is the new sales manager at Diepholz Auto. He has been a Diepholz employee for 7 ½ years since the auto dealership opened in Paris and has worked in auto sales since …

A lifetime of cutting hair

Tom Willett has been cutting hair for more than 56 years. He graduated from the Decatur Barber School and began his career in 1967. The schooling was only nine months, but to get his license, …

Sweet new business

For Maddie Neiswinger, owner and founder of Frosted By Maddie, opening a bakery in Paris seems like more than a dream — it seems like her destiny. The young entrepreneur is now the proud owner …

SOUPer Bowl event supports SOUP-erb cause

For die-hard fans and commercial enthusiasts alike, all eyes will be on Glendale, Ariz., when Super Bowl LVII kicks off. While many will remain glued to their televisions hours before the game, …