Chief Development Officer, Beth Bowman, receives her CCE

The Chamber would like to congratulate Beth Bowman, Chief Development Officer, for earning a national certification for chamber professionals. CCE signifies the highest quality of performance in chamber management. The CCE program is designed to assess the applicant’s knowledge of the four core chamber management areas – Management, Planning and Development, Membership and Communications, and… Keep Reading »

Irving hires new manager of Animal Services

Irving reports that after an exhaustive national search, Sandy Grambort has been selected for the position of manager of Animal Services. Grambort has been employed as acting manager for Animal Services for eight months. “There’s a good relationship between the Irving Animal Care Center and DFW Humane Society, and I am proud to be a part of it,” Grambort said in a… Keep Reading »

Irving City Council passes Entertainment Center plan by razor-thin margin

A divided and exhausted City Council passed — just barely — a $165 million deal early Friday morning to build an entertainment complex in Irving’s stagnant urban center. In a series of mostly 5-4 votes, the city partnered with the ARK Group to build the concert hall and restaurant complex on an empty field beside… Keep Reading »

Irving-based Foundation Will Donate $500,000 to Pancreatic Cancer Research

The Sandler-Kenner Foundation, an Irving-based organization dedicated to supporting pancreatic cancer research, has announced it will donate $500,000 over several years to a Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist. Suresh Chari, who also serves on the foundation’s scientific advisory board, will use the grant to support his work in finding a strategy for early detection of pancreatic cancer… Keep Reading »

Irving ISD has high participation in Junior Achievement

The Irving ISD announced that Junior Achievement of Dallas recognized the district as having the highest percentage of participation of students involved in JA programs in Dallas County. More than 10,000 students participated this past year, which is about 29 percent of the district. One major JA program is held every year at Barton Elementary. American Airlines employees descend upon… Keep Reading »

Arden Group buys a Las Colinas office building

Arden Real Estate Partners I, a fund of Philadelphia-based Arden Group, a Las Colinas office building — for an undisclosed sum. The fund acquired 243,109-square-foot office building 1320 Greenway Drive in Las Colinas from Capmark Financial.The property fit in with Arden Group’s overall strategy to expand its real estate investment in the Dallas market, President and CEO Craig… Keep Reading »

University of Dallas included in ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014’

The University of Dallas has been included in the “Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014,” making it the only Catholic college or university to receive such an honor in the southwestern U.S. This is the sixth consecutive year the university has been recognized by the Fiske Guide as a university that offers one of the best… Keep Reading »

Dallas suburbs dominate list of best Texas cities for job seekers

A recent study of the best Texas towns for job seekers shows that Dallas-Fort Worth is booming for those looking for work. The study conducted by consumer finance website NerdWallet.com, found that half of the 10 best cities for finding jobs are right here in town. To devise the rankings, Nerdwallet used information from the U.S. Census and the Bureau… Keep Reading »

Irving Firm Inks New Las Colinas headquarters deal

An Irving company that’s enjoying increased business is moving its headquarters to Las Colinas. New Leaf Service Contracts has rented more than 10,500 square feet in the Tower on Lake Carolyn office building in the Las Colinas Urban Center. The company, which provides service contracts for appliances, equipment and other items, previously had its office… Keep Reading »

DART Orange Line to Irving turns 1; extension to D/FW Airport is coming next year

One year after DART’s Orange Line to Irving opened, the rail line is on track, transit officials say. First-year ridership figures have met expectations, according to DART. And plans to extend the Orange Line to Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport by December 2014 are on schedule.  The line’s 2,300 daily riders confirm that Dallas Area Rapid… Keep Reading »