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January 2017

Houston First backs Scholarship Soiree
Houston First Corporation made a financial investment in the city’s future leadership as a sponsor of the fourth annual Scholarship Soiree January 21 at the Hilton Americas-Houston hotel. Entitled Ninety Shades of Maroon & Grey, the event is presented by the Jesse H. Jones School of Business Alumni Chapter of ...

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HFC lends support to Partnership's annual meeting
HFC’s Wanda Adams and Roger Harris flank Houston Council Member Brenda Stardig at the event. (Photo by Richard Carson) Houston First Corporation supported its neighbors in Partnership Tower by attending the Greater Houston Partnership’s 2017 annual meeting. The big event took place across the street from Partnership Tower at the ...

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George R. Brown retains its LEED Silver status
Downtown Houston convention center maintains ‘green’ course    HOUSTON – With apologies to Kermit the Frog, it’s not easy being green.And when you’re a convention center that dwarfs the world’s largest ocean liner, the barriers to being environmentally sustainable only multiply.With 1.8 million square feet under roof and ...

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Emerging Houston Designers Prepare to Launch During Super Bowl
Pop-up shop aims to promote the creativity, diversity and innovation of luxury goods designed and produced locally HOUSTON (January 6, 2017) – Houston First Corporation (HFC) has partnered with seasoned fashion influencer Sydney Dao of Squid Inc. to create LAUNCH, an exclusive pop-up shop to showcase Houston’s growing and thriving ...

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HFC awards funds in second year of tourism matching grants
For the second year in a row  the Houston First Corporation is awarding matching grants for tourism-related programs developed by local and regional organizations through the Tourism Marketing Matching Grant Program (MGP). This initiative, designed to bring together tourism organizations in Greater Houston and surrounding areas, is part of a ...

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