President/CEO Chris Wallace announces departure from Irving Chamber, will become president of state Chamber

Chris Wallace, president and CEO of the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, announced he will be leaving the Chamber at the end of his contract term of May 1 to accept the position of president of the Texas Association of Business (TAB), the chamber of commerce of Texas. Wallace will report to Bill Hammond,… Keep Reading »

Young Professionals of Irving-Las Colinas and Chamber charity golf tournament postponed until March 12

The Four Seasons Resort and Club at Las Colinas has postponed the Feb. 26 golf tournament due to inclement weather.  The tournament has been rescheduled for March 12. The Young Professionals of Irving-Las Colinas, in partnership with the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, will host the annual charity golf tournament on Wednesday, March 12 at the TPC… Keep Reading »

State Representative Linda Harper-Brown Named “Champion for Free Enterprise” by Texas Association of Business

On February 20, 2014, State Representative Linda Harper-Brown was presented with the “Champion For Free Enterprise” award by the Texas Association of Business (TAB). Representative Harper-Brown received this award – TAB’s highest honor – based on her voting record and support for key business issues during the 83rd Regular Session and special sessions of the… Keep Reading »

Irving City Council postpones vote on tennis team

Avi Selk reports that the Irving City Council postponed a Thursday vote that could decide the fate of its fledgling tennis team. The city spent $400,000 last year to lure a World Team Tennis franchise from Kansas City. But the Texas Wild lost money its first season in Irving after failing to find enough sponsors…. Keep Reading »

Free virtual business card….GO GREEN TODAY!

We are literally giving away Free Virtual Business Card to anyone and grow your customer base at the same time! Here’s how it works… Text the word FREE, followed by a space, then L395479 to short code 55255 and send…. Now every time you share your virtual business card you are building your database… we… Keep Reading »

SBA Loan Fee Reductions Help Small Businesses and Veteran-Owned Businesses

The 7(a) Loan Program is the SBA’s primary program to help start-up and existing small businesses obtain financing when they may not be eligible for conventional business loans.  In just three months after its implementation, fee elimination on loans $150,000 and under have saved small businesses nationwide more than $5 million. A small business obtaining… Keep Reading »

Texas Legislature asks Texans to take transportation survey, earn $50 to participate

Interested in the state’s troubled roadway funding – and want to make $50? The Texas Legislature has asked Texas A&M University’s Transportation Institute to study how the state’s transportation financing is communicated to Texans. TTI plans to conduct focus groups throughout the state. If you’re interested, take this survey. Participants will be given educational materials… Keep Reading »

Irving Cares earns 4-star rating

Irving Cares’ sound fiscal management practices and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. It’s the 7th time in the last 10 years that the nonprofit has earned this rating. Since 2002, using data-driven analysis, Charity Navigator has awarded only the most fiscally… Keep Reading »

Irving launches road construction web site

Residents can learn about road construction projects and detours through a new feature and email notification program now available on the city’s website. The feature includes information for state, regional and city projects, as well as detour maps. Residents can also sign up for email updates regarding road construction and detours. On cityofirving.org, users should… Keep Reading »

Dallas – Fort Worth area ranks in top 10 U.S. market for home sellers

Home sellers could make out like bandits this year in Dallas-Fort Worth, as the region ranked No. 7 on ZipRealty’s Top 10 Best Cities for Home Sellers. The study — which is based on housing market trends in 24 metro areas in the United States — ranked the markets based on the performance of median… Keep Reading »