The North Dallas Chamber of Commerce building was damaged during the tornado. Photo courtesy of NDCC.

Ken Malcolmson, president and CEO of the North Dallas Chamber of Commerce sent this update about the tornado damage:

1. There were 105 commercial buildings destroyed and another 354 damaged, he says. The NDCC building was one of them. “While we don’t have the final report back from our adjusters and structural engineer, we may be faced with a complete rebuild of our building,” Malcolmson says.

2.  In addition, many homes along the tornado’s path were damaged or destroyed including NDCC Chief Operating Officer Jeff Kitner’s. Kitner and his family have been displaced and have been living in three places while waiting for an apartment to open up in their desired location. They expect it will be at least six months before they will be back in their home.

3. Employees have been working from home and in other locations until the NDCC building is repaired. Office phones have been forwarded to mobile devices and mail is being forwarded to a P.O. Box.

4. Twenty-four events, committee meetings, forums, and briefings are scheduled between Oct. 21 and Dec. 20.
Here are upcoming events: Annual Aviation Breakfast, Ogletree and Deakins HR Professional of the Year Award celebration, Economic Outlook and Real Estate Conference and the Transportation Crossroads Conference are all happening in the next six weeks. Find the calendar here.

NDCC’s Jeff Kitner has been working in offices about the city since the tornado damaged the NDCC building. He worked in Council member Adam McGough’s office last week. Kitner will post pictures of the offices he visits using #NDCCRoadShow. Photo courtesy of NDCC.

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