Written by Phil Cerroni
The owner of three clubs in Irving, ClubCorp hosted its annual “Savor the View - for a Good Cause” dinner and silent auction at the La Cima Club on Sep. 13.
Perched 26 stories above Williams Square, the La Cima Club offered a vantage point from which ClubCorp members could look out upon Irving’s financial might as they wandered between stations, set up by local restaurants, that paired one of the restaurant’s signature dishes with wine provided by the club - Rodizio Grill, the Ranch and La Madeline all made appearances.
It would be a disservice, however, to focus only on the outward trappings at the expense of the spirit of the evening. This year, the local ClubCorp subsidiaries put their chips on three charities: one local, one internal and one national.
Last year, in hopes of attracting more decision-makers to move their personal and business lives to Irving, the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber of Commerce assembled an elite team of business and community leaders to deduce the most effective way to impress perspective residents.
The result was One Irving. Its mission: to improve Irving’s schools and better market the city to the business community.
“We decided the business leaders of Irving wanted to put together something to support the city. They wanted to support education; they wanted to support the children and students of the city,” said Joy Goodrum, the Chamber’s Director of Education and Workforce Development.