Vigil and Memorial Fund for Irving Family

Three Irving ISD students lost their lives after their family was involved in a car accident over the weekend.  There is a vigil planned and a memorial fund set up for 13 year old Diana, 12 year old Maria and 6 year old Jesus Gonzalez.  Their 10 year old sister is still in critical condition…. Keep Reading »

The Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon honoring the City of Irving

The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce hosted a luncheon honoring the City of Irving, a 2012 Baldrige Award recipient, featuring special guest, Dr. Harry Hertz, director of the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award program. A number of Irving business leaders, along with Baldrige Award recipients Lockheed Martin (2012) and Freese and Nichols (2010), attended… Keep Reading »

TAB Statement on the Governor’s State of the State

Following the Governor’s State of the State address, Bill Hammond, President and CEO of the Texas Association of Business shared the statement below. “Governor Perry set a course for this state in his address that will keep Texas moving in the right direction economically and will keep the Texas business climate the strongest in the… Keep Reading »

Irving Convention & Visitors Bureau Receives Three Gold Adrian Awards

The Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) has recognized the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau with three additional Gold Adrian Awards for compelling advertising, public relations and marketing campaigns in the 56th annual Adrian Awards Competition, the largest and most prestigious travel marketing competition globally. The ICVB was recognized for its work on attendance-building initiatives for consumer events held at the Irving… Keep Reading »

Elevating Employee Engagement at the Chamber

Elevating Employee Engagement (Business Treat Research, Book Synopsis, Best-Practices) at the Greater Irving Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce will be on February 22, 2013. The agenda follows: 7:30 – 8:00 am  Registration/Networking/Breakfast Buffet/Attendee Introductions (Catered by Chick-fil-a) 8:00 – 8:45 am  Background/Purpose of Program – Results of Research on Top Threats Facing Business in DFW University of… Keep Reading »

Health care hiring: Christus creates Irving jobs

North Texas’ newest hospital system is in the midst of a massive hiring wave that promises to bring roughly 1,000 jobs to Irving by midyear. Christus Health, a $5 billion Catholic nonprofit system with more than 50 acute and long-term acute care hospitals in the United States and Mexico, began consolidating its headquarters in Irving… Keep Reading »

How big was the building boom in 2012?

Almost 1,000 commercial and multifamily building permits with a value of $500,000 or greater were issued in Dallas, Tarrant, Denton and Collin counties in 2012. Literally, almost 1,000 — 999 to be exact. That outpaces 2011, which saw 851 issued, and represents more than $3 billion of construction work. Find details on your city’s 2012… Keep Reading »

Irving’s City Council voted to relax the restrictions on the sale of alcohol

Irving’s City Council voted to relax the restrictions on the sale of alcohol. The ratio of food revenue to that of alcoholic beverages will now be split 50/50. Las Colinas is an exception, where alcoholic beverage revenue can be as high as 70-percent. Supporters say it will bring more businesses to Irving. Opponents worry it… Keep Reading »

Stage 1 Watering Restrictions Now in Effect for the City of Irving

The City of Irving has returned to its standard water management plan with the adoption of voluntary Stage 1 irrigation restrictions. Effective immediately, Irving water customers are encouraged to conserve water by adhering to the following Stage 1 watering restrictions: Irrigate landscaped areas no more than twice-weekly and not between the hours of 10 a.m.and… Keep Reading »

Griff’s hamburgers in Irving getting a new building, but iconic sign will remain

For the first time in 50 years, the sizzle is silent at Griff’s Hamburgers on Irving Boulevard.  The iconic burger joint, which opened in the A-frame building in 1963, closed its doors for a rebuild on Jan. 1. The fast-food restaurant will be demolished soon to make way for a drive-thru on a more modernized… Keep Reading »