As the last stop of our day focused on Irving’s hospitality industry, we visited the Texas Musicians Museum located downtown on Irving Blvd. Thanks to TMM founder Thomas Christian and our very knowledgeable tour guide, Riley.

The Future Leaders had a great time learning about ICTN, meeting the legendary Cathy Whiteman and seeing the effects of the green screen.


Toured Toyota Music Factory. The rain stopped so we could walk around. Twenty-five restaurants, farmers market, movies, live music, a great destination. The bulk of shops and restaurants should be open in April.

Hospitality Day wouldn’t be complete without a tour of the Irving Convention Center at Las Colinas.

We began the day by hearing from Mayor Rick Stopfer. Great opportunity to meet him!

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Future Leaders of Irving was registering to vote.
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There are now 12 NEW registered FLI voters!

Future Leaders learning about the Irving Fire Department and emergency management and the waaay cool Mobile Command Unit.

FLI touring the Irving Arts Center’s photographic exhibit from the civil rights years.

At City of Irving, Texas - City Hall listening to City Manager Chris Hillman and City Council member David Palmer.

Government Day for FLI. At Irving Police Dept. listening to Chief Jeff Spivey talk about leadership. Irving Police Department

Looking down on the Irving developments.

At DFW Humane Society for one of our favorite visits.

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It’s Nonprofit and Volunteerism Day for FLI. First stop, Irving Cares. Thank you Teddie Story and Kyle Taylor.

Lunch at Cimarron Rec Center and presentation on financial aid by Jennifer Todd, Irving Independent School District

Next stop, Chamberlain College of Nursing where we saw how simulation is being used for training. Rooms set up like hospital rooms—ED, peds, patient rooms—with lifelike patients programmed to act like real humans.