The AT&T Byron Nelson tournament was cancelled last year, but resumed strong in 2021.

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AT&T Byron Nelson Generates $5.5 Million for Momentous Institute

Plus: Boutique hotel Indigo breaks ground in Irving; Navy Federal Credit Union expands DFW footprint; and more.

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The Salesmanship Club Charitable Golf of Dallas today announced the 2021 AT&T Byron Nelson raised $5.5 million for Momentous Institute in its inaugural year at TPC Craig Ranch in McKinney. While attendance was limited due to the pandemic, tickets to the event sold out in April.

Since 1968, the tournament has raised $172.5 million for Momentous Institute, making it the most financially successful charity event on the PGA Tour. Preparations have already begun for the 2022 AT&T Byron Nelson, held May 9–15 at TPC Craig Ranch.

Navy Federal Credit Union Expands DFW Footprint

Navy Federal Credit Union has already opened new branch locations in Burleson and Mesquite this year. Now, it’s planning to add three more DFW locations, scheduled to open later this year and in 2022.

Navy Federal’s new Mesquite branch.

The Mesquite branch is part of the SERVE design program, which Navy Federal is piloting at some of its new or renovated locations nationwide. The SERVE program utilizes innovative branch designs designed to improve one-on-one member service. For example, these branches use teller pods rather than traditional windows. Other features include modular furnishings that keep locations flexible and the use of environmentally friendly materials, lighting, and paint throughout the location.

Navy Federal’s growth is part of its national strategy to expand to places where service members, veterans, and their families are asking for in-person services. It now has 10 branches and 269,118 members in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, home to more than 340,000 veterans.

Dallas Steakhouse Dakotas Will Reopen

Dakotas will reopen next month after closing its doors in May 2020. At the time, the closure was announced as permanent, but now, the restaurant The brand will reopen under new owners Meredith McEneny, who took over the restaurant in January 2021.

McEneny has redone the dining room with Italian marble, dark-wood paneling, and gas lamps, according to recent news. The chef behind downtown hit Sloane’s Corner, Chef Ji Kang, will anchor Dakota’s kitchen.

AECOM Relocates Headquarters to Dallas

Los Angeles infrastructure consulting firm AECOM will move its headquarters to Dallas beginning in October. AECOM CEO Troy Rudd and other corporate leaders will join the more than 1,200 AECOM professionals based at the company’s existing Dallas office on Noel Road.

North Texas provides AECOM additional benefits as a corporate hub and talent magnet for the engineering and consulting industry. Still, the California market also remains core to the company’s growth strategy.

Boutique Hotel Indigo Breaks Ground in Irving

Hotel Indigo is among other new hotel brands flocking to DFW.

Type Six Design & Development joined development partner Shreem Capital, IHG Hotels & Resorts, and local leaders to break ground on a new Hotel Indigo in Irving last week.

Hotel Indigo is an upscale boutique hotel brand from IHG Hotels & Resorts, with 128 hotels now open worldwide and an additional 110 under development.

Upon completion, Hotel Indigo by IHG will be a six-story, 150-room hotel with canal views and a 90-seat, full-service restaurant. The local design includes 3,300 square feet of meeting space, a full-service restaurant and bar, an infinity-edge swimming pool, and a fitness center.

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