Chamber Gives Event Moderator The Old Heave-Ho

Now I know what it’s like to be rejected by the rope-line guy. After being asked to moderate a panel discussion at noon today for the Dallas Regional Chamber’s International Business Achievement Awards –and spending many hours doing research and pre-interviewing the panelists for it–I was unceremoniously given the boot yesterday afternoon around 5. Seems “someone” at the chamber didn’t like my tough-love editorial in the new issue of D CEO magazine, which criticized the business group for failing to publicly support embattled DISD Superintendant Michael Hinojosa. My feeling: We applaud and support the chamber when it’s right–as in helping with the International Business program–and take it to task when it’s wrong. So, if you attend today’s luncheon at the Fairmont and hear how yours truly couldn’t show because of an “unavoidable conflict”–that’s the reason they’ll be serving up–you now know what the “conflict” was all about.

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9 responses to “Chamber Gives Event Moderator The Old Heave-Ho”

  1. Sean says:

    They probably didn’t like being called wusses. But screw them. Way to be GH.

  2. yeah,right says:

    all dressed up and no where to go. Tough love from the Chamber.

  3. LakeWWWooder says:

    Jan Hart Black is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson I believe..maybe their alums aren’t as supportive as they are at Woodrow(once a Wildcat, always a Wildcat).

    I’m not happy with the administration and the RIFs but you are right, there has been a general lack of support for the entire district by the business community since desegregation — now what conclusions can be reached with that information?

  4. yhc says:

    their loss…..sorry you were “unavoidably detained with a conflict”…..Saying what you feel is so right on glenn, so don’t stop.

  5. Mark C. says:

    The Chamber of Commerce is where you work when you can’t find a real job. A “leaderless” committee.

  6. r says:

    Maybe they are aligning themselves with Willie Nelson.

  7. I wonder if they had to change the topic? “How to nuke a relationship.”

  8. Daniel says:

    Fascist dogs!

  9. Actually says:

    …nobody noticed and nobody cared.