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March 2018

Houston First CEO honored for making history through service to the City of Houston
Houston First CEO and President Brenda Bazan was honored on Thursday, March 29 at the She Said.She Led.She Is. Extraordinary Women Making History event. She was recognized as one of a group of honorees as "making history by serving the City of Houston. The event featured Mayor Sylvester ...

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Center for Houston's Future luncheon supported by HF
Houston First sponsored the Center for Houston’s Future's 2018 Future of Leadership Luncheon! The luncheon honored civic leadership across the Houston region and also exploried resilience in the arts community with Dean Gladden, Managing Director of the Alley Theatre; Perryn Leech, Managing Director of Houston Grand Opera; and Hillary ...

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Celan Bouillet Welcomes Spring in the Partnership Tower Lobby
The third installation in the Partnership Tower Lobby greeted spring early with colorful and whimsical paintings by Houston-based artist Celan Bouillet. Her In the Bayou Botanist: 365 days in Houston's Gardens series explores man’s relationship with Houston's green spaces through a series of large-scale paintings and cut ...

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Arcy Munoz Serves as Panelist
Arcy Muñoz was selected to serve as a panelist for the Acceler8 program hosted by Graduate Growth Group at MassMutual Greater Houston this past weekend. Graduate Growth Group helps small businesses with turnaround and growth strategies.

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4th Annual Tourism Summit
Another Houston Tourism Summit is in the books, and with record attendance! The annual summit, hosted by Houston First, was held at the George R. Brown Convention Center on March 27. This year's 704 attendees surpassed last year's record number of 612, and that's good news for ...

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Mind the Heart!: A worldwide public art project in Houston
Mind the Heart! is a public art project by acclaimed Israeli artists Maya Gelfman and Roie Avidan that promotes mindfulness through site-specific street art, public actions, community events and lectures. It began in 2009 in Tel Aviv and has since reached more than 100 cities across 5 continents: from Sydney ...

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Houston Children's Charity raises $2.2 Million
Houston First was happy to provide support for the Houston Children's Charity Gala Honoring Penny & Paul Lloyd, Jr. on Friday, March 23 at The Post Oak. Houston Children’s Charity is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for Greater Houston’s underprivileged, abused and disabled ...

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Houston Film Commission Sponsors Two Film Texas Receptions
Houston Film Commission hosted two seperate Film Texas receptions.  The first was a reception during the 2018 Sundance Film Festival on January 19 in Park City, Utah. The second took place on March 10 at the filmmaker’s reception and BBQ during the South by Southwest Film Festival and Conference.

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Houston First Client Services serves the community through Celebrate Services Week
Houston First Client Services has participated in Celebrate Services Week since its inception. Client services along with other members of the hospitality community made 100 blankets and collected socks for donation to DePelchin Children’s Center.  5 years ago, ESPA (Event Services Professional Association) created National Celebrate Services Day and ...

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Houston Film Commission's First Thursday Short Film Series
The Houston Film Commission presented First Thursday Short film series and local industry networking event at Brasil on January 4, February 1 and March 1, 2018. The "first Thursdays" short film evening is a networking opportunity and a chance to meet new Houston filmmakers and creative people.

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