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January 2016

Paul Allison to head Houston First philanthropy efforts
Houston First Corporation has hired veteran fundraiser Paul K. Allison to help develop philanthropic collaboration and resources to fund new initiatives. "Paul has more than 20 years of experience in this area and will be a big asset for us," said Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First. "In ...

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2015 a Record Year for Houston in Convention Sales, Web and Tourism
HOUSTON (January 27, 2016) – Houston First Corporation booked a record number of room nights tied to conventions and meetings last year, just as the organization reached new heights in website visitation and tourism-related room nights.The record successes came in the first full year of the alignment between Houston ...

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Houston First Awards $250,000 in Marketing Funds to New Tourism Projects
HOUSTON (Jan. 21, 2016) - Fourteen newly formed tourism initiatives will receive a total of $250,000 in grant funding from Houston First Corporation as part of its renewed commitment to grow leisure travel to the city and surrounding region. Organizations as varied as the Alley Theatre, the Children's Museum ...

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Houston First News - 01/15/16
Houston First News - 01/15/16
NEWLY NAMED MOSBACHER BRIDGE TAKES ITS PLACE IN THEATER DISTRICT
HOUSTON – Preston Street Bridge – once the main artery over Buffalo Bayou that early farmers used to bring produce and other wares into a bustling young city more than 150 years ago – was renamed in honor of the late Robert A. Mosbacher Sr. Wednesday in a ceremony next to Wortham Theater ...

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