The Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce in partnership with Irving Independent School District hosted 750 educators and administrators at the 61st Annual Back-To-School Luncheon presented by Michaels.
The program was an opportunity for the business community to welcome teachers and administrators with a sponsored lunch and supply bags donated by Irving organizations.
Irving Independent School District Superintendent Dr. Jose Parra addressed his district’s new talent over lunch at Nimitz High School.
Irving Mayor Beth Van Duyne shared an update on an innovation center initiative the City, Irving ISD and the business community, through the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce, is developing. It will be a place for startups, entrepreneurs and small businesses providing a network and community of forward-thinking peers.
“Today, Irving is working with Microsoft to explore best practices for a successful center and potential technology opportunities,” Mayor Van Duyne said. “We want our students to get involved, encouraging a sense of innovation and helping grow our entrepreneur and business base in Irving.”
State Senator Don Huffines, State Representatives Rodney Anderson and Matt Rinaldi participated in the raffle of door prizes. Irving ISD Board of Trustees President Dr. Steven Jones provided the closing remarks.
Farine Elementary School teachers earned the coveted Annual Spirit Award.
We thank our sponsors for their support of the program and Irving ISD: