Economic Summit presents ‘Onward Dallas’

By Deborah Brown

The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce (GEDCC) will host its 16th  Annual Economic Summit – a virtual experience- on Tuesday, October 20th, 2020 from 7:30 am to 10:30 am. CC Young is this year’s Presenting Sponsor.

Photos courtesy of the GEDCC

The Chamber, comprised of East Dallas community leaders and advocates, is thrilled to announce that this year’s Keynote Speaker will be well-known Dallas businessman and philanthropist – Trammell S. Crow. Bringing years of experience and dedication to his career and the Dallas community, Crow (pictured) will focus his discussion on his background, his career and EARTHx. Lynn McBee, Chairman of the Board for EARTHx, will be interviewing Trammell.

Combining the East Dallas community’s dedication to education, growth, the work force and development, this year’s Economic Summit will center around the theme “Onward Dallas.”

Hear from East Dallas City Councilmembers and various speakers on topics surrounding the economic vitality of the Greater East Dallas community and this year’s theme.

Lynn McBee

Additional Sponsors at print date include:

Atmos Energy as a Gold Sponsor

Comerica as a Gold Sponsor

Advocate Magazine as a Silver Sponsor

Frost Bank as a Silver Sponsor

Veritex Community Bank – Lakewood as a Silver Sponsor

Featured Speakers include:

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor of The Dallas Morning News

Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough and Dallas City Council Members Paula Blackmon, Adam Bazaldua and David Blewett.

Online login begins at 7:30am, and the program begins promptly at 8:00 am. The morning will include welcoming attendees to this unique event, speaker introductions and online Q&A sessions. Throughout the summit, participants will hear from event sponsors and have the opportunity to participate and ask questions from the panelists, all from the comfort of their own home.

The 2020 Economic Summit Chair is Jacob Elliff with Elliff CPA, PLLC.

Sponsorship Levels range from $500 $1,500, $2,500, and $5,000.

To secure sponsorships online, visit, call 214-328-4100, or e-mail

This year’s attendance fees have been generously covered by our sponsors. Please register for your spot to attend this event by visiting the chamber website or by calling 214-328-4100.

For more information about this year’s event, please call 214-328-4100 or visit Economic Summit.