FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY: Dallas Security Traders Association

In this first week of the New Year, Traders Magazine presents a FLASHBACK FRIDAY GALLERY from the Dallas STA Annual Conference eight years ago.

The event was held at the Four Seasons Hotel Las Colinas in Irving, Texas.

Here are some fun facts about Irving, Texas:

Irving was founded in 1903 by J.O. “Otto” Schulze and Otis Brown. It is believed literary author Washington Irving was a favorite of Netta Barcus Brown, and consequently the name of the town site, Irving, was chosen.

Irving began in 1889 as an area called Gorbit, and in 1894 the name changed to Kit.[10]Irving was incorporated April 14, 1914, with Otis Brown as the first mayor.

Several large businesses have headquarters in Irving, including Caliber Home Loans, Chuck E. Cheese’s, Cicis, Commercial Metals, Envoy Air (formerly American Eagle), ExxonMobil, Gruma, H.D. Vest, Kimberly-Clark, La Quinta Inns and Suites, Michaels Stores, 7-Eleven, Southern Star Concrete, Inc.,Stellar,a global contact center provider, Zale Corporation, Fluor Corporation, NCH Corporation, ITW Polymers Sealants North America,Celanese Corporation, a leading producer of specialty chemicals,and LXI Enterprise Storage.

The city is also home to the national headquarters of the Boy Scouts of America.