Women in Business 2016: Irving’s ‘Top Most Influential North Texas Woman in Business’

Beth A. Bowman, President and CEO of the 5-Star Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce and the Irving Economic Development Partnership was named one of 24 most influential Women in Business.  Maura Gast, Executive Director of the Irving Convention and Visitors Bureau, was honored as one of the top Women in Tourism in North Texas…. Keep Reading »

U.S. Chamber welcomes 10 new members to Chamber of Commerce committee of 100

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today welcomed 10 new executives to its Chamber of Commerce Committee of 100 (CCC100). These experienced leaders advise the U.S. Chamber’s board of directors, enhance lobbying and coalition work, recommend programming, and strengthen outreach to the business and chamber communities. “The CCC100 has a long-standing reputation as one of the… Keep Reading »

Irving-based Michaels names chief financial officer

As part of the company’s previously announced CFO succession plan, The Michaels Companies, Inc. (NASDAQ:MIK) today named Denise Paulonis Executive Vice President – Chief Financial Officer, effective August 29, 2016. Ms. Paulonis, currently Senior Vice President – Finance, succeeds Chuck Sonsteby, Vice Chairman and Chief Financial Officer. Mr. Sonsteby will continue to serve as Vice… Keep Reading »

University of Dallas student-focused building to become campus’ new ‘front door’

The University of Dallas officially broke ground on a $15 million student services and administration building that will become the campus’ new “front door.” The new student-focused building is the university’s most recent capital project and is part of a greater institutional effort to transform the Irving campus. Construction is expected to be complete in… Keep Reading »

Tax Ratification election for Irving Independent School District

The Irving ISD Board of Trustees is asking voters to consider a penny exchange which could generate an additional $10 million of state funding, while still maintaining the overall same total tax rate as last year. Early Voting for the Tax Ratification Election (TRE) begins Wednesday, August 24, and continues through Tuesday, September 6. Early… Keep Reading »

Irving ISD welcomes more than 34,000 students first week of school

Monday was the first day of school in Irving ISD, and more than 34,000 students reported to class for the 2015-2016 school year. Photos from the first day of school can be found here and on the district’s various social media channels searching the hashtag #IrvingISD1stday. Irving ISD is the public PreK-12 school district of… Keep Reading »

Homeland Security students net top 3 finishes at State Competition

Students in the Homeland Security program and the Law Enforcement program at Singley Academy earned four top three finishes at the Texas Law Enforcement Explorer Advisor Association State Competition held July 28 through July 31 at the University of Texas at Arlington. Students competed in teams of four against more than 40 teams from across Texas and… Keep Reading »

Irving convention center hotel investor raises $225 million

Dallas-based Preston Hollow Capital, which focuses on specialty financing deals with cities, has closed on a $225 million capital boost. The funding comes from global investment giant HarbourVest, which has about $42 billion in assets under management. Preston Hollow now has a total of $650 million in committed equity capital after the deal announced Wednesday…. Keep Reading »

Verizon sells Irving office campus in one of D-FW’s biggest real estate deals of the year

Telecom giant Verizon has sold its more than 1 million-square-foot office campus in Irving for $344 million — one of the largest real estate deals in North Texas this year. Verizon sold its 51-acre campus on Hidden Ridge Drive near State Highway 114 to Chicago-based Mesirow Financial. Verizon agreed to rent the offices for at… Keep Reading »

Irving Transportation Investment Summit

Leaders gathered at the Irving Convention Center to talk about the future of mobility at the Transportation Investment Summit.