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October 2016

Houston First finds its voice in Super Bowl literacy effort
Houston First and the Houston Super Bowl Host Committee and the Barbara Bush Foundation for Family Literacy read in a unified voice Friday to kick off 100 days until the 2017 Super Bowl. Houston First’s very own Wanda Adams and Arcy Muñoz were featured as reading captains for the event ...

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Houston First named Client of the Year by local SMPS chapter
Houston First Corporation was named Client of the Year by the Society for Marketing Professional Services at the local chapter’s annual awards gala on October 21 at the Astorian events venue.  The award is given to an individual, private company or entity in the Houston region that has commissioned architecture ...

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Houston First opens new downtown building Partnership Tower
HFC also honors outgoing chairman Ric CampoHOUSTON - Houston First Corporation this week officially unveiled its new offices in the recently completed Partnership Tower. Houston First is responsible for  construction of the 127,000-square-foot office tower adjacent to the George R. Brown Convention Center Downtown. Located at 701 Avenida de las ...

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Houston First makes the scene at Scenic Houston gala
Houston First Corporation played a supporting role in the annual Scenic Houston Dinner on October 26 at Houston Country Club. Larry D. Johnson, president and CEO of The Johnson Development Corporation, was named the 2016 Scenic Visionary in recognition of his vital role in improving Houston’s appearance and image. Houston ...

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HFC plays platinum role at minority business expo
A major player in community investments, Houston First Corporation is a member of the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council and was recognized as a platinum-level sponsor at the council’s Business Expo on October 5-6 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. Houston First’s procurement team hosted a booth in an ...

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Congressman discusses cybersecurity at Partnership Tower
Breakfast meeting is first public event held at HFC's new office building U.S. Congressman Michael McCaul, chair of the House Homeland Security Committee, spoke on “Cybersecurity: Corporate Governance and Risk Management,” at a breakfast meeting hosted by the Greater Houston Partnership and held in Houston First's ...

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Ex-Mayor Lee Brown honored by Museum of African American Culture
Bernard, Shirley Kinsey also recognized in HFC-supported, star-studded gala Houston First Corporation provided support for the Houston Museum of African American Culture at the organization’s annual gala on October 14 at the Citadel, a special events venue.    This year the Inaugural Lee P. Brown Outstanding Excellence Award was ...

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Houston First, Hispanic Chamber discuss business
HHCC members learn about doing business with HFC The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce was the site of a business seminar featuring Houston First Corporation on October 21.Over 80 HHCC members attended the event to learn about doing business with Houston First, its supplier diversity program and other accomplishments ...

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Houston First sponsors AAMA's Taco Y Tacones
Gala is Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans' major fundraiser Houston First Corporation linked arms with the Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans as a sponsor for the Tacos y Tacones Gala on October 22 at the Royal Sonesta Houston Galleria hotel. Tacos y Tacones is AAMA’s signature ...

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HFC links arms with business, education partners
Houston First Named Community Champion by Asian Chamber of CommerceHouston First Corporation has an ambitious goal to make our town one of the leading destination cities in the world by 2025.  Other global cities have enjoyed a head start in brand development over the youthful Houston.Houston First is ...

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Houston First News - 10/07/16
Houston First News - 10/07/16
Brian Stonesifer Wins First Terry Beutler Award
 Visit Houston client services manager honored for spirit of volunteerism  ă€€Houston, TX – October 4, 2016 –  Brian Stonesifer, client services manager for Houston First Corporation’s sales and marketing brand Visit Houston, is the first recipient of the Terry Beutler Award for volunteerism.Mike Waterman, president of the Greater ...

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Annette Goldberg Named HFC Employee of the Year
 Houston First awards top honor to customer service-oriented vice president   ă€€Houston, TX – October 4, 2016 – Annette Goldberg, Houston First’s vice president of human resources, has been named the local-government corporation’s  Employee of the YearHouston First CEO Dawn Ullrich made the announcement at the corporation’s Employee Service Awards ...

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