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The Greater East Dallas Chamber of Commerce(GEDCC) will host its 15th Annual Economic Summit on Tuesday, October 15th, 2019 from 9:00 am to 1:30 pm at the Doubletree by Hilton Campbell Centre (8250 N. Central Expressway, Dallas, TX 75206). The Chamber, comprised of East Dallas community leaders and advocates, is thrilled to announce that this year’s Keynote Speaker will be well-known Entrepreneurial Power Couple – Alexa Conomos and Bradley Anderson. Bringing years of experience and dedication to their careers and the business community, Alexa & Bradley will focus their conversation on their background, entrepreneurial journey, the transition/balance of having a “day job” and an “entrepreneurial endeavor,” plus maybe a few inside secrets on their life together. 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 “East Dallas Works…” 

Other featured speakers are Councilmembers David Blewett, Adam Bazaldua, Paula Blackmon and Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough include Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor of The Dallas Morning News and Pia Orrenius, VP/Senior Economist, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. They will speak on topics surrounding the economic vitality of the Greater East Dallas community and this year’s theme.   

CC Young is this year’s Presenting Sponsor and Hillside Tavern is the Keynote Sponsor.  Oncor and Comerica Bank are confirmed as a Gold Sponsor.  Additional Sponsors include Veritex Community Bank and Frost Bank as a Silver Sponsor and Bishop Lynch High School and Times Ten Cellars as a Bronze Sponsor. and Advocate are Media Sponsors.   

Registration begins at 9:00am, and the program begins promptly at 9:30am. The morning will include a continental breakfast during Registration, followed by speaker introductions and Q&A sessions. Throughout the summit, participants will hear from event sponsors and have the opportunity to network and visit various Committee tables in the hall. 

The 2019 Economic Summit Co-Chairs include Richard Moore with Lakewood Title and Darlene Ellison with Veritex Community Bank

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

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

Advance sales of individual tickets are $65 and can be purchased online at or by calling 214-328-4100. Checks should be mailed to GEDCC at 9543 Losa Drive, Suite 118 – Dallas, TX 75218.  

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

Program for the Summit
9:00       Check-in and Registration
9:30       Councilmember David Blewett  
               Councilmember Adam Bazaldua
               Councilmember Paula Blackmon
               Deputy Mayor Pro Tem Adam McGough
10:20     Steve Brown, The Dallas Morning News
11:10     Pia Orrenius, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas
11:50     Break
12:20     Lunch
12:45     Keynote Speakers: Alexa Conomos & Bradley Anderson           
1:25       Program ends


About Keynote Speakers, Alexa Conomos & Bradley Anderson

Alexa Conomos has been proud to call North Texas home for almost 20 years.  Alexa came to Dallas in 2001 to grow her career in television journalism at WFAA-TV Channel 8, where she recently wrapped up her broadcast career as the anchor of News 8 Daybreak.  She continues to work as a multi-media Journalist, including podcast producing and hosting, media coaching, and content creation.  She recently partnered with her former WFAA Co-Anchor Ron Corning to launch the podcast show, “Morning After with Ron and Alexa.”  Alexa is also a licensed realtor in the luxury real estate market and integrates her journalism background by producing and hosting compelling video stories to sell her clients’ homes.  A mother of three, she is especially passionate about social issues that affect children and their families.   

Bradley Anderson’s grand-mere’s (Nellyquita) love of all things culinary was instrumental in the food and wine path that he decided to pursue. After receiving a B.A. in French at the University of Texas in Austin and spending a year studying at the Universite de Paris X Nanterre, he went on to receive a J.D. at the University of Houston Law Center. Although Bradley continues to practice law, his true intent remains all things food and wine. Bradley co-owns Veritas Wine Room, Boulevardier, Rapscallion, and Hillside Tavern with his brother Brooks.

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