Dallas Regional Chamber Annual Meeting


As posted on Business Wire, January 26, 2012. To read the original article, click here.

Dallas Regional Chamber Annual Meeting
New member video, mobile site and board members to be unveiled

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Dallas Regional Chamber's Annual Meeting will review 2011 accomplishments, unveil a video montage interviewing national, local and global executives on why they moved to Dallas, and launch its new mobile website on Thursday, January 26 at the Fairmont Hotel (1717 N. Akard Street, Dallas). The event, held from noon—1 p.m. in the Regency Ballroom, will also announce new board members.

The behind-the-scenes footage, entitled "You Belong Here", features interviews with Texas state Rep. Rafael Anchia (D); Vinnie Mitz, President of Copart; Gabriella Draney, Co-founder and Managing Partner of Tech Wildcatters; and Milton De La Paz, Regional Manager for Qantas Airlines, on why they have relocated or expanded their operations in the Dallas region. The video also features Chiji Offor, Associate for Jones Day and Mike Cheyney, National Accounts Manager, Rolland Safe and Lock Company.

“Together we have made great strides towards our five year goals, laid out last year in our strategic plan - Blueprint for Economic Prosperity. Our video montage demonstrates what makes Dallas such a desirable location to work and live through the eyes of a few of our members,” said Amb. James C. Oberwetter, President and CEO of the Dallas Regional Chamber. “The six stories featured in the video are just a part of the tremendous efforts our members engaged in this past year. We are a membership-driven organization and are focused on working together to achieve our goals.”

The Dallas Regional Chamber will also launch its new mobile website at the luncheon. Available at web.dallaschamber.org/mobile, the mobile website allows members and the public to register for events, search the Chamber’s member directory, view coupons and browse news articles.

Speakers will include W. Mike Baggett, Chairman Emeritus of Winstead PC and 2011 Chairman of the Chamber Board; Stephen L. Mansfield, PhD, FACHE, President and CEO of Methodist Health System and a Member of the Chamber’s Board; Amb. James C. Oberwetter, President and CEO of the Chamber; and Clint D. McDonnough, Dallas Office Managing Partner of Ernst & Young LLP and 2012 Chairman of the Board. The 2011 Chairman’s Award honoree is David Corrigan with Corrigan Investments.

He is being recognized for his work on behalf of the Chamber related to regional initiatives and for his drive behind the building of the Museum of Nature and Science. The Chamber will also announce new Dallas Regional Chamber board members.

The event was put together thanks to the contributions of the Dallas Regional Chamber’s sponsors, including:

Presenting Sponsor: Methodist Health System

Silver Sponsors: AT&T, Atmos Energy Corporation, Bank of America, Capital One Bank, Hunt Consolidated, Inc., Lockheed Martin, MV Transportation, Inc. Raytheon Company, Texas Instruments, TM Advertising and Union Bank

Bronze Sponsors: Ernst & Young, Fulbright & Jaworski L.L.P., Holmes Murphy and Associates, ONCOR, Reliant Energy, Research In Motion, Texas Health Resources, Warrior Group, Inc.

About the Dallas Regional Chamber

The Dallas Regional Chamber is the area’s leading membership-driven business organization committed to promoting economic prosperity by leading economic development, driving improvements in public education, influencing public policy, and catalyzing and advocating for regional partnerships. The Chamber works to ensure the Dallas region will become the most economically prosperous region - and the most desirable place to live and work - in the United States. The Chamber is a not-for-profit organization comprised of businesses, which represent all facets of the North Texas business community. For more information, please contact the Dallas Regional Chamber at (214) 746-6600 or visit www.dallaschamber.org.