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Construction to begin on Irving’s new Convention Center Hotel

Construction is slated to begin on the Westin Irving Convention Center hotel this month, which will be the first step in bringing this long-awaited project to fruition. The Westin Hotels & Resorts flag will operate the hotel, which is expected to open in early 2018. The convention center hotel will be the headquarters hotel for the Irving Convention… Keep Reading »

LPGA Shootout qualifier set for Las Colinas Country Club

Some of the top high school and college female golfers will competed in a one-day shootout Wednesday at Las Colinas Country Club in Irving to earn a spot in the Volunteers of America Texas Shootout on April 26-30. The top two finishers in the high school and college divisions win an exemption into the LPGA event Tour… Keep Reading »

HMS Holdings acquires patient engagement company Eliza Health

Irving, Texas-based HMS Holdings, which owns a number of subsidiaries that offer software tools for payers, has acquired health engagement platform provider Eliza Corporation for a cash purchase price of $170 million. Eliza offers a SaaS engagement platform to employers, providers, health plans, hospitals, pharmacies and clinics to help them establish the best method and… Keep Reading »

Fluor Announces Executive Transition Plan

Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced that Peter Oosterveer, Fluor’s chief operating officer, will retire from the company effective March 31, 2017. In addition, the company announced that Biggs Porter, chief financial officer, has elected to retire by year-end. Oosterveer leaves the company after 28 years of service in a variety of roles. Prior to being named… Keep Reading »

City of Irving Revenue Opportunities

The following revenue opportunities are available from the City of Irving: 113D-17 – Tower Services 106M-17 – Concession Services 114D-17F – Street Lighting & Conduit for Las Colinas Blvd. & Fuller Drive 115D-17F – Engineering Design Services for Nursery Road Paving and Utility Improvements and Hike/Bike Trail System. For additional information on any of these… Keep Reading »

Irving’s Road to the Future

Irving has officially launched its new program, “Road to the Future: $100 Million in 5 Years,” supporting road reconstruction and rehabilitation across the city. Resident surveys consistently have  shown road maintenance and improvement is the highest ranked priority throughout the city. In response, the current Five-Year Capital Improvement Plan (CIP) incorporates the proposed Long-Term Financial Plan recommendation to… Keep Reading »

How Dallas-Fort Worth Became a Top U.S. Headquarter Wrangling Region

Dallas-Fort Worth has been known as a U.S. corporate magnet since the 1960s and 1970s — with 21 of the 51 Fortune 500 Texas headquarters located in the region — but the Big D has come into its own, says one researcher. The region was recently ranked as the No. 4 highest-ranking headquarters metro behind… Keep Reading »

Dent Zone’s Snowden Awarded Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 International Mobile Tech Expo

Jeff Snowden, one of the early advocates of paintless dent repair (PDR) and a longtime employee of Dent Zone, was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award at the International Mobile Tech Expo in Orlando recently. Snowden was recognized for his more than 25 years of service and leadership in the PDR industry. “The ability to start… Keep Reading »

Irving Ranks High for Tech Employment, Salaries and One-Bedroom Rent

Another ranking has the Dallas area inching toward the top tier of U.S. tech cities.  The study from the apartment search company ABODO looked at cities across the country by their tech employment opportunities, median tech salary, and median one-bedroom rent. The Dallas-Plano-Irving region registered a median tech salary of $84,160 with average one-bedroom rent… Keep Reading »

Book Lovers Take over Irving for North Texas Teen Book Festival

In 2011, Kristin Treviño, who worked in teen services at the Irving Public Library, hosted the library’s first author visit for teenagers. Treviño didn’t know how many teens to expect, nor did she have her hopes set high. So when almost 80 teenagers arrived to hear Stephanie Perkins speak about her young adult novels, she… Keep Reading »