CHRISTUS Health move to bring 650+ jobs to Irving

CHRISTUS Health recently announced to its’ Houston and San Antonio associates that the company is consolidating their corporate offices in Irving.    This exciting news comes in response to the great team effort put forth by our City partners: Mayor Van Duyne, City Manager Tommy Gonzalez, Jonathon Bazan, Max Duplant, Chamber staff and CB Richard… Keep Reading »

Vintage Valentine Tea – Feb. 12 – Irving Heritage House

The tea recipes are being checked, the silver polished and the Irving Heritage Society Sweetheart is secretly selected as the organization prepares for their annual Vintage Valentine Tea.  This event is a recreation of the 1914 Valentine housewarming party given by Mr. and Mrs. C. P. Schulze after the house was built in 1912.  The… Keep Reading »

Safety Message from Fire Chief Molina: Keep Your Clothing Dryer Lint Free

Did you know that the leading cause of home clothes dryer fires is failure to clean them? According the to the US Fire Administration, dryer vent fires cost more than $88 million, cause more than 400 injuries, and result in an average of 15 deaths annually. Also, dryer fires cause an average of 33 injuries… Keep Reading »

January is Board Appreciation Month

January 2012 is School Board Recognition Month–a great time to focus on the crucial role an elected board of trustees plays in our communities and schools. They are extraordinary people who voluntarily tackle the enormous job of governing school districts. Their actions and decisions affect the present and future lives of our children.   Recognizing… Keep Reading »

Exxon Mobil Sells Japan Refining Unit for $3.9B

Irving-based Exxon Mobil Corp. agreed to sell a stake in its Japanese refining and marketing business to TonenGeneral Sekiyu KK in a $3.9 billion deal as the world’s largest energy company shifts to the higher returns from pumping oil and gas. TonenGeneral will buy 99 percent of ExxonMobil Yugen Kaisha, a Japanese unit that mainly… Keep Reading »

Be Sweet to Your Heart, by Dr. J. Douglas Overbeck

There is only a 1 out of 30 risk of dying of breast cancer, yet it’s well-known that women over the age of 40 need an annual mammogram. A less-known fact is that 1 out of 3 women will die from some form of cardiovascular disease. Getting your mammogram is important, but screening for cardiovascular… Keep Reading »

New Spring Line of C-FB KIDS Cards!

It’s 2012! Check out the new Spring line of  C-FB Kids Cards at

U.S. Chamber and IPC Release Report on Critical Role of Immigrant Entrepreneurs to the U.S. Economy

Immigrant entrepreneurs create jobs and strengthen the economy, and the United States should tailor immigration laws and policies to encourage the best and the brightest to create businesses on U.S. soil, according to a new report we issued in conjunction with the Immigration Policy Center (IPC) of the American Immigration Council. This report is unique… Keep Reading »

HMS Sells “Jeans Week” Buttons to Benefit “Donate Life”

Each month, Irving-based HMS Helps sells “Jeans Week” buttons to employees, allowing them the privilege of wearing jeans to the office for one week. Proceeds are donated to a different local charity each month. In January, button sales totaled more than $2,000 and benefited “Donate Life,” a national organ, tissue, and donor registry.

Irving Convention Center Celebrates One Year Anniversary

On January 27, 2011, the doors of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas opened to welcome the State of the City Address and usher in a new era of extraordinary hospitality in Irving, Texas. In the year that has flown by, they have proudly welcomed: 241 events held 128,883 attendees $2.0 million net event income… Keep Reading »