2013 Steps & Strides Benefiting “Family Promise” of Irving

5K, 10K, 1 Mile Fun Run & Wellness Expo All proceeds to benefit Family Promise of Irving. Family Promise of Irving is a faith-based non-profit organization that supports families who are experiencing homeless-ness as they search for new jobs, undergo job training, and obtain permanent housing. Location: Hackberry Creek Church, 2000 Kinwest Parkway,  Irving 75063 Schedule:… Keep Reading »

Heritage House Tours/Display Sunday, Sept. 1

In honor of the 1936 wedding of Charles and Catherine Schulze, Catherine’s wedding gown and bridesmaids’ dresses will be featured in the bridal gown display during the monthly Heritage House tour on Sept 1st.  The Irving Heritage House will be open for tours Sunday, Sept. 1 from 3pm-5pm with docent led tours at 3pm and… Keep Reading »

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Business

Affordable Care Act 101 Webinars for Small Business SBA and Small Business Majority have teamed up for a free webinar series where small business owners can learn the basics of the Affordable Care Act and what it means for their business and employees. Webinar content will generally be the same each week. Thursday, September 5 at 2:00… Keep Reading »

Back to School Reminders and Tips

The following tips and information are being posted as a reminder to all and to re-emphasize the importance we all place on the safety of our children. Please take a few minutes and review this information and share reminders with your children so that together we can all do our part to avoid preventable accidents… Keep Reading »

ADT volunteers plant trees at Irving’s tree farm

In far south Irving, the first phase of Irving’s tree farm took root Saturday morning. About 100 volunteers from ADT , a home security company, showed up bright and early to plant 185 trees for the first of a six-phase tree farm. “We’ve been working on this project for about two years,” said Mike Griffith, Parks Superintendent and City… Keep Reading »

Irving Rotary recognizes Clint Howard, presents check to Future Leaders Program

Future Leaders of Irving just received some funding from the Irving-Las Colinas Rotary Club. At a recent Rotary meeting, club members Don Jensen and Doug Foxpresented $4,000 to Jill Martinez on behalf of Al Zapanta, a founder of Future Leaders. Started as a youth version of the chamber’s Leadership Irving program,Future Leaders of Irving aims to inspire high school seniors to become civic and business leaders. The… Keep Reading »

Irving-based Cheddar’s unveils new look, new food

The Cheddar’s in Irving looks different. It’s more modern, with a new sign, stone walls, new wooden features and most importantly, new food. The company’s flagship restaurant in Irving celebrated these changes with a grand re-opening Monday. Chef Robert Pesch described some of the food changes as guests sampled Asian salad, grilled baja chicken and a strawberry cheesecake mini. Verdict:… Keep Reading »

Las Colinas office campus purchased by investor Chambers Street Properties

Two Las Colinas office buildings have sold to a New Jersey-based investor. Chambers Street Properties said Wednesday that it bought the Carpenter Corporate Center I and II, a 226,822 square foot office campus in Irving. The buildings are at 2001 W. John Carpenter Freeway and are fully leased. They were built in 2008 and 2009. “This was… Keep Reading »

Fluor donates $5,000 to Irving dental center

Irving-based Fluor has made a donation of $5,000 to the Irving Dental Center, a service offered at Parkland’sIrving Health Center. Since 2007, Fluor has donated $48,500 in support of charity dental care in Irving. The company has been a long-time supporter of the mission and vision of the Irving Healthcare Foundation, which supports the Dental Center along with the Irving… Keep Reading »

Irving Healthcare Foundation presents check to YMCA

The Irving Healthcare Foundation recently presented a check for $32,648.59 to the Irving YMCA for its program, Salsa, Sabor y Salud, which aims to reduce family obesity. Executive director Doug Foxaccepted the check. The funds came in part from the inaugural Brandel Chamblee Irving Charity Golf Tournament, which raised funds for four charities: the Irving Healthcare Foundation, Irving Schools Foundation, YMCAand Irving-Las Colinas… Keep Reading »