Former President George W. Bush to speak at annual Richardson Chamber of Commerce meeting

Former President George W. Bush will speak at the Feb. 21 event. (Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center)
Former President George W. Bush will speak at the Feb. 21 event. (Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center)

Former President George W. Bush will speak at the Feb. 21 event. (Courtesy George W. Bush Presidential Center)

The Richardson Chamber of Commerce has snagged a high-profile guest for its annual meeting.

Former President George W. Bush will be the keynote speaker at the Feb. 21 event, according to the chamber website. This is not the first time Bush has been tapped for the event; the former president also appeared at the 1994 annual meeting while running for governor of Texas.

Bush, who served as the nation's 43rd president from 2001 to 2009, now lives in Dallas. He is the namesake for the presidential library and museum at Southern Methodist University.

In addition to the featured speaker, the chamber's annual meeting provides guests with an overview of chamber accomplishments and honors the Richardson Citizen of the Year.

Due to the anticipated high demand for tickets, the chamber is selling only tables at this time. Each table seats 10 people. Costs range between $2,500 and $12,500 depending on the level purchased, according to the chamber website.


Individual tickets may be available closer to the event. Those interested in purchasing a single ticket should check the chamber's website in early February, according to a spokesperson.

Guests should prepare for heightened security at this year's meeting. Upon registering, each guest will be asked to provide additional information. Any registered attendee who has not provided the information will not be allowed entry into the event, according to the chamber's website. No walk-ins will be accepted on the day of the event, the website stated.

Check-in for the event at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel begins at 10 a.m. Ballroom doors will close when the event begins promptly at 11 a.m.

More information can be found here.
By Olivia Lueckemeyer
Olivia Lueckemeyer graduated in 2013 from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in journalism. She joined Community Impact Newspaper in October 2016 as reporter for the Southwest Austin edition before her promotion to editor in March 2017. In July 2018 she returned home to the Dallas area and became editor of the Richardson edition.


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