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November 2016

67-foot mobile greets convention-goers, Avenida Houston visitors
Commissioned artwork gives George R. Brown pleasing new aesthetic Artist Ed Wilson, above, is flanked from left to right by HFC's Christine West, Houston Art Alliance's Sara Kellner and lighting designer Christina Gianelli. HOUSTON -- Ed Wilson’s Soaring In The Clouds, an artwork commissioned by Houston First Corporation for ...

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Avenida Houston improvements earn Innovation Award
Houston First Corporation was the recipient of the Innovation Award at the Mayor’s Outstanding Proud Partners Awards. The 32nd annual luncheon was presented by the Keep Houston Beautiful organization on November 7 at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel. Houston First was recognized for its ongoing improvements to the Avenida Houston convention ...

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HFC board member Katy Caldwell honored
Houston First board member Katy Caldwell was one of 10 women in Houston named to the Class of 2016 for the Texas Executive Women (TEW)/Women on the Move award.  Caldwell and the others were recognized November 15 at the Bayou Center Event Center. Caldwell is the executive director ...

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Houston First News - 11/17/16
Houston First News - 11/17/16
HFC's Mincberg co-chairs museum awards luncheon
Houston First board chairman David Mincberg was an event co-chairman for the Houston Museum of Natural Science’s Excellence in Science and Math Luncheon on November 9 at The Briar Club. The big awards presented were the Wilhelmina C. Robertson Teaching Excellence Awards in Science and Math and the Evelyn S ...

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Houston First backs Children's Charity event
Houston First lent its support to the Houston Children’s Charity’s 20th annual gala November 5 at the Hyatt Regency. Houston Astros star Carlos Correa was the honorary chairman of the event and local news anchor Dave Ward was the master of ceremonies.

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Mayor, Dave Ward feted at HFC-sponsored gala
Mayor Sylvester Turner and record-setting news anchorman Dave Ward were the men of the hour when Houston First sponsored for the annual Crime Stoppers of  Houston Annual Gala October 27 at the downtown Hyatt Regency. The mayor was saluted for his long track record of promoting public safety.  Ward ...

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HFC supports NAACP Freedom Fund gala
Houston First turned out in numbers to support the NAACP Houston Branch Freedom Fund Advocacy & Awards Gala  on October 28 at the Hilton Americas-Houston.The coveted Mickey Leland Humanitarian Award was presented to three individuals who have served individually and collectively as beacons of civil and social justice: Archbishop ...

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Bobby V.P. Singh takes seat on HFC board of directors
HOUSTON – Longtime community liaison and Houston businessman Bobby V.P. Singh has been appointed to the board of directors of Houston First Corporation. Mayor Sylvester Turner nominated Singh to the post and City Council confirmed the appointment on November 9. Singh succeeds Cecil C. “C.C.” Conner Jr ...

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Houston First, GRB host 2016 Consular Ball
Houston First Corporation was a major underwriter for the 2016 Consular Ball “Houston: Champions in the Global Arena.” The city’s consular corps and many city dignitaries and stakeholders turned out in force for the annual gala October 15 at the George R. Brown Convention Center.  Mayor Sylvester Turner wrote ...

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