Category Archives: Business

Chamber of Commerce president honored by state association for distinguished service

The Texas Chamber of Commerce Executives (TCCE), an association of more than 1,500 chamber professionals, annually honors one of its own with the Arthur A. Roberts Award for Distinguished Service. The 2017 Arthur A. Roberts Award for Distinguished Service recipient is Lynn McGinley, President & CEO of the Grand Prairie Chamber of Commerce.

IKEA to install 3 electric vehicle charging stations at future Grand Prairie store opening Fall 2017

IKEA, the world’s leading home furnishings retailer, today announced plans to install three Blink® electric vehicle (EV) charging stations at its future Grand Prairie, TX store opening Fall 2017 as second DFW-area IKEA store. This initiative reflects the continued partnership between IKEA and Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTC: CCGI), the owner of the Blink Network and Blink EV charging stations, and the largest owner/operator of EV charging services with thousands of public EV charging stations in 36 states and two countries. There currently are EV charging units at 29 U.S. IKEA stores.

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark to team with American Red Cross as training provider

Epic Waters Indoors Waterpark has selected the American Red Cross as the authorized training provider for the park’s lifeguarding program.

Epic Waters Indoor Waterpark will utilize Red Cross’ training, certification, and continuing education for the estimated 100 lifeguards and lifeguard staff managers who will be responsible for guest safety related to the park’s multiple water slides, attractions, and pools.

New Walmart Supercenter on Highway 161 opens

Walmart Store Manager Brandy Magana cuts the ribbon to open the new Walmart at 2650 S Highway 161. ©Bob Fitch – 2017

A new Walmart Supercenter opened at 2650 S Highway 161 in Grand Prairie on Wednesday morning bringing a broad assortment of fresh groceries and general merchandise at everyday low prices, a full-service pharmacy, fuel station and more.