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Over 300 Companies At NTX Job Fair Looking to fill 10k Positions

Over 300 businesses are at the Irving Convention Center in Las Colinas looking to fill over 10,000 job positions. Congresswoman Beth Van Duyne said she wanted to host this job fair after speaking with many businesses in the area who have said it’s been hard to hire employees and get back to normal. “This pandemic […]

Irving-Las Colinas Among Best Cities for First-Time Homebuyers

Historically, first-time homebuyers have made up about 40% of all homebuyers in the U.S. However, over the past decade, the share of first-time homebuyers has fallen below that norm, hovering around in the mid-thirties according to data from the National Association of Realtors. In fact, it dipped still further over the past year – falling […]

Chuck E. Cheese Partners with KIB for Juneteenth Project; Group Gives Back at Running Bear Park

Irving-based CEC Entertainment, the nationally recognized leader in family entertainment and dining with its Chuck E. Cheese, Peter Piper Pizza, and delivery-only Pasqually’s Pizza & Wings brands, recently reached out to Keep Irving Beautiful (KIB) to help facilitate a day of service for their Irving-based corporate employees in a park popular with African American families […]

Irving Alcohol Sales Are Up 83% Since Texas Reopened

With people spending more time — and more money — at restaurants and bars than they did during the COVID-19 pandemic, alcohol sales are continuing to skyrocket during the summer. More than $5 million was spent at Irving bars and restaurants in May, an 83% increase over February, when they reported a little over $3 […]

North Texas Wants $60M for Road Projects, Including State Highway 183

Last week, the Regional Transportation Council voted unanimously to submit three North Texas projects to the U.S. Department of Transportation for infrastructure grants totaling $60.2 million. The projects were submitted to the Rebuilding American Infrastructure with Sustainability and Equity (RAISE) grant fund, which was introduced in April by the federal department of transportation. It replaces […]

The SBA’s PPP and RRF Are Done. Here Are Five Other Grant Programs for Small Businesses.

The Small Business Administration officially closed its Paycheck Protection Program to new loan applications at the end of May, and subsequently closed its Restaurant Revitalization Fund grant program in early July, leaving small business owners with dwindling options for relief. But there are still some grant programs across the government that are still open, providing […]