At many different levels, the businesses located on the Addison Airport and in the surrounding Metrocrest Chamber of Commerce communities of Addison, Carrollton, and Farmers Branch work to shared economic goals. To put faces with these companies, the airport and chamber invited business leaders to an open house at the Cavanaugh Flight Museum on November 29.
Approximately 170 people attended this inaugural event, which started at 5:30 p.m. Fueled by hearty appetizers catered by a local Mexican restaurant, members of the two business communities merged into heterogeneous conversation groups. New associations were forged by the exchange of business cards, and a good number were still deep in conversation when the event concluded at 7:30 p.m.
Throughout the evening the members of different conversations changed as they moved about the museum, admiring the historic aircraft in its collection. Judging from overheard conversations, it was an opportunity for those in aviation businesses to share knowledge about a variety of airborne subjects, including how the airport connects with and serves the surrounding communities in often unseen ways.
Community business leaders reinforced the connection with examples past and present, and others delved into future possibilities. Given the success of this event, its organizers hope to hold more of them in the future, and the participants appeared eager to receive these invitation.