BREAKING NEW GROUND | North Texas GLBT Chamber of Commerce President Tony Vedda and Chairman Derrick Brown participated in groundbreaking ceremonies for the new Dallas Convention Center hotel, held this week. The hotel will be operated by the Omni Hotels chain, which earlier this year agreed to offer domestic partner benefits to employees of the hotel. The GLBT Chamber backed the plan to build the hotel, scheduled for completion in 2012, before a referendum vote last May. Pictured are, from left, Brown, Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, Dallas Convention & Visitors Bureau President and CEO Phillip Jones and Vedda. (DAMON FRAZIER/Frazier Photography and Video)
This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition September 18, 2009.