Organization moves into LBJ Freeway space 2.5 years after 2019 tornado
The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce has a new home.
The new building, found at 5710 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway in suite 100, replaces the old facility destroyed by a tornado on Oct. 20, 2019. The old building was in use for just a year and a half.
The NDCC has “risen from the rubble,” CEO Ken Malcolmson declared as the organization celebrated the grand opening on June 9, seven weeks after the staff settled into the facility. “We are moving quickly and capitalizing on this space.”
In the seven weeks leading up to the ribbon-cutting ceremony, 27 meetings were held in the new space.
“This is our new home, and the thing that’s so special about the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce is we have engaging conversations, we care about our community, and we bring our members and civic leaders together to have those terrific conversations,” said Dev Rastogi, NDCC board chair.
When the old building was damaged, the team shifted to remote working (pre-pandemic style), then, following research and consideration, sold the building’s remnants. Since then, the group entered a lease agreement for a first-floor space at the Block 57 complex to have a space for members to connect and build their business.
NDCC has been around since 1954 with the intent of making Dallas the best place to live, work, build a business, and raise a family by supporting Dallas area companies, advocating for businesses, and offering opportunities to network, manage brands, and develop leadership.
City Councilmember Gay Donnell Willis, representing District 13, where the building is located, is a Chamber of Commerce member.
“If you’re a member of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce,” Willis said, “you’re going to always be in a room full of people who you know care about the community, who have something to offer you, and who want to learn about you and you will learn something good about them and also about the content of the programs.”