Business

Taxing Thoughts: Donating a car to charity – don't make a costly...
Donating a car to charity can be a big deduction on your tax return, but the value of your deduction can depend on the organization you donate your car to and how they use...
Taxing Thoughts: Don't make these common tax-time mistakes
As taxpayers scramble to complete their tax paperwork and get it in by the upcoming April deadline, the Texas Society of CPAs offers these do’s and don’ts that will help...
BBB warns about W-2 scam targeting businesses
The IRS has issued an urgent warning about an old scam which has come back with a new twist. The W-2 phishing scam started out targeting large corporations, but has now...
There’s No Such Thing as a Free Lunch. Warning Signs of an...
As becoming financially stable interests most, scammers are quick to take advantage with free-meal seminars. It’s important to understand that the ultimate goal of free...
Taxing Thoughts: Planning by the numbers - updates for 2017
Are you in the midst of your 2017 tax planning? Here are the numbers to use to take full advantage of retirement and other tax-advantaged savings. • If you’re under full...
Site work underway on new Family Dollar
The city of Jacksonville is growing rapidly – and soon, the western portion of Jacksonville will see a brand new Family Dollar store Dirt work is underway at the site of...
Taxing Thoughts: When business travel insurance makes sense
There are many things that come in pairs because they make sense – peanut butter and jelly, salt and pepper, shoes – the list goes on and on. Travel insurance for business...
BBB announces Awards for Excellence winners and Students of...
The 2017 BBB Awards Ceremony took place on Tuesday, Feb. 7 at Green Acres Baptist Church Crosswalk Center in Tyler from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. BBB presented the BBB Awards...
Sign up now for the 2017 Rusk Leadership Institute Program
Sign-up and be a part of the Rusk Leadership Institute Program for 2017. Learn the ins and outs and go “behind the scenes” of businesses and organizations around Rusk,...
Taxing Thoughts: Cures Act authorizes new breed of small employer HRAs
The 21st Century Cures Act, a new law signed late in 2016 that helps fund medical research, also provides a cure for the health insurance woes of small employers. Under...
Taxing Thoughts: Have you created an emergency records binder?
With weather-related disasters making the news these days, emergency preparedness may be front of mind. You probably have tools to cope with a flat tire, or a hurricane...
Austin Bank welcomes new Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief...
John F. Ory has joined Austin Bank as Executive Vice President and Deputy Chief Operations Officer. Ory will have an office at 3400 W. Marshall in...


Rusk Chamber of Commerce newest member Graves Bail Bonds
Graves Bail Bonds located at 1400 W. 6th Street in the Cherokee Shopping Center, is the newest member of the Rusk Chamber of Commerce. For more...


Taxing Thoughts: Like NASCAR races, stock market needs pit stops
NASCAR races will see drivers make anywhere between 5 and 8 pit stops during each race. There is simply no way drivers can push their cars to those extreme levels for an...
Taxing Thoughts: Start 2017 with a review of your insurance coverage
Do you have the right insurance for your business? Here’s a list of policies to consider. Liability insurance covers damages and defense for bodily injury, personal injury...