Tidbits from the Chamber

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September 05, 2018
Steward Health Care, the largest private for-profit hospital operator in the US, is moving many of its top brass from Boston to Dallas. Outside of downtown Dallas, they’ll be taking up 135K sq ft of within four buildings at Galatyn Commons in a lease.

The infrastructure consortium EdgeCore Internet Real Estate is planning to build a $1 billion data center in Richardson in a 900K sq ft building on 33 acres at Shiloh Rd. and George Bush.

Leadership Richardson had a record number of applications this year, making for tough decisions for the committee. See a list of the new class members here.

Mike Skelton (left) from the Mayor’s Office of International Business at the Chamber has moved to a part-time schedule and enjoying a step toward retirement. He is still ably representing our international efforts and new staff member, Beth Kolman, is picking up some of his responsibilities.

New ambassadors who have earned their blue jackets recently include: Amy Martin – Go Gourmet Catering, Judy Fishpaw – SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Steve Rolandelli – IRI Consulting and Thy Phan – Brightway Insurance (right).

The Richardson Police Department presented a plaque recognizing the Chamber’s work in putting on the remembrance and honor event for police and fire heroes from the tragic event in February. Ten officers and two firefighter/paramedics honored. See Chamber news story.
 
10K Richardson ISD students will experience a new curriculum this year as the district rolls out Year 1 of its STEM For All program. In May, RISD announced a partnership with the Texas Instruments Foundation and Educate Texas that will integrate Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, curriculum at all grade levels in the Berkner High School attendance zone. The intent is to reshape teaching and learning of these subjects to prepare students for postsecondary and workforce success. Read the story in Community Impact.

Installation of the new high-tech art piece on 75 south of EastSide and north of Collins has visibly made an appearance.

Also, the new public safety campus on Greenville north of Beltline is forming and confirming its size. The site will feature the redesign, renovation and replacement of facilities including Fire Station 1 and the Police Station, as well as the installation of public art pieces. The site is expected to be completed in fall 2019.
 
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Amy Alexander, Director, Marketing and Communications
(972) 792-2812