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Exeter Finance Appoints Company Veteran Brad Nall as New Chief Financial Officer

Exeter Finance Corp., a specialty auto finance company in Irving, Texas, announced today the appointment of company veteran Brad Nall to Chief Financial Officer, effective February 1, 2017. Nall joined Exeter Finance Corp. in July 2012 and has over 25 years of experience in the consumer finance industry. He has held numerous senior roles during his career within budgeting and strategic planning,… Keep Reading »

FelCor Lodging Names New CEO

Thirty-three-year hospitality veteran Steve Goldman has been named chief executive officer of FelCor Lodging Trust Inc. Goldman takes over the position and a board seat at FelCor (NYSE: FCH) effective March 1. Prior to being hired to the Irving company’s top post, he served as president of SH Group, an affiliate of Starwood Capital Group that oversees the… Keep Reading »

Linda McMahon Confirmed by Senate as SBA Administrator

The U.S. Senate confirmed on Tuesday President Donald Trump’s nomination of Linda E. McMahon as the 25th Administrator of the U.S. Small Business Administration. “Small businesses are the engine of our national economy,” McMahon said upon her confirmation. “I will work to revitalize a spirit of entrepreneurship in America.  Small businesses want to feel they… Keep Reading »

Two North Texas Credit Unions to Merge

One of the largest credit unions In North Texas, Arlington-based Texas Trust, has agreed to merge with Las Colinas’ Qualtrust Credit Union, the Dallas Business Journal has learned. Texas Trust, which had recently reached $1 billion in assets, will add Qualtrust’s roughly $200 million in assets, and bring their combined members to more than 105,000. The companies made pre-merger filings… Keep Reading »

Irving Housing Prices Continue their Steady Climb

The new year came roaring into the North Texas housing market, shattering records both old and new. Even the decade-old record for number of homes sold in the month was surpassed by nearly eight percent, according to the new market report released by the MetroTex Association of REALTORS. “Traditionally January is our slowest month of… Keep Reading »

Southern Junction Offers Unique Steakhouse Twist in Irving

A longtime honky-tonk in the east is taking a big step west. Southern Junction Nightclub and Steakhouse, a steakhouse and country nightclub in Royse City, is opening a second branch in the centrally located city of Irving. Southern Junction will bring along all of its honky-tonk essentials including live music, dancing, and even a mechanical bull…. Keep Reading »

Irving #12 Best City for Millennials

After graduating, many young adults spend some time living at home in order to find their first full time job or save up some money. While this is definitely a beneficial move for a limited amount of time, the inevitable will eventually come knocking…mom and dad saying it’s time to move out. When deciding where to go… Keep Reading »

LPGA Texas Shootout returning to Irving in April


The LPGA Volunteers of America Texas Shootout is returning for its fifth season April 27-30 at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving. The event is offering a special discount on tickets for one week only, Jan. 27 through Feb. 3. The discounts are $5 off daily admission tickets and weekly badges. Regular prices are $25… Keep Reading »

British Swim School Ready to Make a Big Splash in Las Colinas

Child Water Safety and Survival School to Bring Life-Saving Program to Local Families in Need British Swim School, the pioneer of gentle, non-traditional infant water safety programs, will soon get a new home in the Las Colinas area. The international swim school recently signed a deal with entrepreneur Jason Reichard to bring a needed service… Keep Reading »

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to add refrigeration facilities to serve cargo customers

Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will install a cold chain facility that will allow cargo and logistics customers to ship perishable items through one of the world’s biggest international gateways. The cold chain facility will be operated by AirLogistix USA, and is expected to be operational this summer. It will give DFW Airport the ability to… Keep Reading »