North Dallas Care Manager Hope Self teamed up with Creekview High School Principal Joe LaPuma to host an Economic Development Day for the Chamber of Commerce on March 4, 2016. Hope and Principal LaPuma planned the event as members of Leadership Metrocrest – a special Chamber program designed to increase the community knowledge and leadership skills of community leaders. Hope is pictured below with Chamber President Erin Carney.

Metrocrest HS and Chamber President Erin Carney

The day began at Carrollton City Hall with a Panel Discussion of area Economic Development Directors. A presentation by David Weekley Homes followed, focusing on the impact of new developments in Carrollton. Participants enjoyed lunch on the rooftop ‘Skyvue’ of the Fiori, pictured below.  Tom Lamberth, VP of Development at the UDR Corporation, gave insights into this upscale, multi-family, retail and commercial development in Addison.

Metrocrest Lunch at Skyvue'

After lunch, the Metrocrest group visited the Addison Treehouse. Founded by the Town of Addison and the Dallas Entrepreneur Center (aka The DEC), the Treehouse is a resource center for aspiring entrepreneurs. The afternoon concluded with a music/dance presentation by a new and innovative local business in Carrollton, 410 Line Dancers.