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February 2018

Brenda Bazan confirmed by City Council as President & CEO of Houston First
HOUSTON (February 21, 2018) – Today Houston City Council unanimously approved the appointment of Brenda Bazan as the new president and CEO of the Houston First Corporation (HFC). Bazan will assume responsibilities as the new leader of Houston First, effective immediately. Bazan is no stranger to Houston First, having been ...

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Houston Sets New Convention Sales Record for Third Straight Year
HOUSTON (February 5, 2018) – The City of Houston experienced another record-setting year in convention sales. Houston First Corporation announced today for the third straight year, an unprecedented number of room nights tied to future conventions were booked in 2017. The sales team booked 429 conventions and meetings in 2017 ...

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Houston First sponsors Houston's Favorite Poems
On Thursday, January 18, 2018, over 100 guests attended the book launch for Houston's Favorite Poems: A Houston Poet Laureate Project Anthology. The launch took place in Julia Ideson Building Auditorium at the Downtown Public Library and included remarks by the editor, as well as readings from various contributors ...

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HLAGH Monthly Membership Luncheon- "Focus and Direction for Houston in 2018" Featuring Mike Waterman
GHCVB President, Mike Waterman presented at the HLAGH Monthly Membership Luncheon with a focus on the Direction of Houston in 2018. Mr. Waterman presented to a full house at the Hilton Houston Post Oak by The Galleria on Wednesday, Jan. 31.                

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