X

News

January 2018

Houston First Receives the Southwest Showcase Most Exciting Destination Change Award
Houston First received the Southwest Showcase's Most Exciting Destination Change Award for the GRB Renovation and Avenida Houston. The Southwest Showcase Most Exciting Meeting Destination Change award recognizes any city, bureau, organization, group or company that has made a significant change to a destination of interest to the event ...

read more

URBAN LAND INSTITUTE HOUSTON ANNOUNCES 2018 DEVELOPMENT OF DISTINCTION WINNER: Avenida Houston
Houston’s most compelling and innovative real estate projects were recognized by the Houston District Council of the Urban Land Institute (ULI) at the annual Development of Distinction Awards presented by Winstead. Close to 300 guests gathered for the cocktail event at The Astorian which was emceed by KPRC Channel ...

read more

Golden Fork Awards Gala
Houston First supported the Greater Houston Restaurant Association, Golden Fork Awards Gala that took place Saturday, January 13, 2018 at The Ballroom at Bayou Place. The event brought together 400 industry leaders to raise funds for the Texas Restaurant Association Education Foundation, the ProStart culinary curriculum, local scholarship fund, and ...

read more

Houston First Announces the 2018 Tourism Incentive Program Recipients
HOUSTON (January 24, 2018) – Houston First Corporation (HFC) is awarding $275,000 in marketing incentives to promote 21 tourism projects. Each of the projects represent a partnership that include a total of 83 participating organizations from the greater Houston region as part of the 2018 Tourism Incentive Program (TIP ...

read more

30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast
Houston First supported the Greater Houston Frontier Club, 30th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Scholarship Breakfast at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The event brought together thousands of people for the birthday celebration and great fundraising event. The Greater Houston Frontiers Club, Inc. is dedicated to providing educational ...

read more

2018 Tourism Incentive Program (TIP)
On January 24, 2018, the 2018 Tourism Incentive Program (TIP), managed by Tourism, awarded $275,000 in marketing incentives to 21 tourism projects. Each of the projects represent a partnership that include a total of 83 participating organizations from the greater Houston region. Among the organizations that received 2018 TIP ...

read more

Houston First hosts CHIME
This week, Houston First hosted CHIME, Central Houston’s Young professional group, http://centralhouston.org/young-professionals/ in the Partnership Tower.  CHIME members learned about the mission and the many aspects of Houston Frist Corporation and concluded with a tour of our Partnership Tower. Central Houston, Inc. Millennial Enterprise (CHIME) is ...

read more

Houston First president sees convention center as Houston's front door
Not everyone has heard of Houston First or knows what the organization does, but Dawn Ullrich, president and CEO of Houston First, is changing that.  The Houston Chronicle recently published an interview with Dawn. She fields all sorts of questions ranging from why does Houston First exist to how the corporation helps attract visitors to Houston.       Click ...

read more