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Virgin America Celebrates Seven Years

Virgin America Celebrates Seven Years

Virgin America, the California-based airline known for its upscale service and low fares, is celebrating its seventh anniversary and seventh straight year as the Top Domestic Airline in Travel + Leisure World’s Best Awards with help from the San Francisco Giants and San Francisco Mayor Edwin M. Lee who named August 8, 2014 Virgin America Day. As a thank [...]

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Awardee Visualase Acquired by Medtronic

Texas Emerging Technology Fund Awardee Visualase Acquired by Medtronic

Medtronic Inc. today announced it has completed the acquisition of Texas Emerging Technology Fund (TETF) awardee Visualase Inc. The TETF invested $750,000 in Visualase in 2007 for the development and marketing of a range of innovative minimally invasive neurosurgery products. “Acquisitions like this are a prime example of the Texas Emerging Technology Fund’s goal of [...]

CrowdSource Purchases Savor Dallas

CrowdSource Purchases Savor Dallas

CrowdSource, the events company of The Dallas Morning News, today announced it purchased Savor Dallas, a premier annual food, wine and cultural festival. “Over the last decade, Savor Dallas has become one of the great festivals of its kind in the country, and we look forward to growing the event and its strong foundation,” said [...]

CBRE Arranges sale of 1700 Pacific

CBRE Arranges sale of 1700 Pacific

CBRE announces the sale of 1700 Pacific, a Class A office tower in the Dallas Central Business District. Quebec, Canada-based Olymbec Group acquired the asset for an undisclosed price. The 49-story office tower has 1.3 million square feet, three levels of on-site parking and an off-site parking garage connected via enclosed sky bridges. The property also includes concourse-level [...]

Choice and Empowerment Unlock Productivity in the Workplace CBRE Research Fin

Choice and Empowerment Unlock Productivity in the Workplace CBRE Research Fin

DSN Newswire A balance of different types of workspaces within an office environment is the key to improving worker productivity, according to a new research report from CBRE Group, Inc. When a company provides a variety of workspaces that employees can select from, CBRE says satisfaction levels increase 10-15%. Companies are also supporting the way employees [...]

Aided by $8.6 Million TEF Grant, Active Network Relocates Company Headquarters to Dallas

Aided by $8.6 Million TEF Grant, Active Network Relocates Company Headquarters to Dallas

DSN Newswire Gov. Rick Perry has announced a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) investment of $8.6 million in Active Network, LLC, which is relocating its headquarters from San Diego, California to Dallas, creating 1,000 jobs and $13 million in capital investment. “Texas’ strong job creation climate has allowed our economy to grow, attracting high tech companies, [...]

Women lead in social media usage

Women lead in social media usage

Ever since 2004, when Facebook was introduced, social media has become a growing  part of business, technology and society. According to a Business Insider study social media is now the top internet activity, and more than 60 percent of that activity is on mobile devices. Americans are spending an average of 37 minutes daily on social [...]

Lowe Recognized by Federal Executive Board

Lowe Recognized by Federal Executive Board

DSN Newswire Alan Lowe, the director of the George W. Bush Presidential Library and Museum was presented Thursday, with a Special Public Service Award by the Dallas-Fort Worth Federal Executive Board. Lowe was selected by a committee of federal leaders for his exemplary service while serving as the director of the new George W. Bush [...]

The “New West Dallas”

The “New West Dallas”

By Willis Johnson Recently my wife and I had dinner a Amber Jax Fish Market Grille in “Trinity Groves” and it was great food and a good atmosphere (a little loud), but a very pleasant experience . As we sat and talk at “date night” I couldn’t help but think about, former city council woman, [...]

Neiman Marcus Sold: Will Tradition Remain?

Neiman Marcus Sold: Will Tradition Remain?

by Avery Stefan  In September, the owners of Neiman Marcus agreed to sell the luxury retail chain to a privately-owned group led by Ares Management and a Canadian pension plan in a deal worth $6 billion. While employees and certain customers are confident that Neiman Marcus will continue to provide high-end merchandise and quality customer [...]

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