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August 2018

HFC Board Member's community service honored with proclamation
Houston First Board Member Paul Puente was honored with a proclamation from City Council Member Karla Cisneros for his work and dedication to the Houston community through Houston Gulf Coast Building & Construction Trades Council. 

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The 3rd annual My UH, My Houston Event Hosted at the George R. Brown Convention Center
Houston First hosted the 3rd annual My UH, My Houston event at the George R. Brown Convention Center during University of Houston’s Weeks of Welcome. My UH, My Houston is a partnership between the University of Houston, Houston First Corporation, and Metro that features an exciting and interactive experience that ...

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Being Sustainable is in the Bag
Protecting and decreasing the carbon footprint at the Houston First Corporation, means coming up with innovative ideas around being more sustainable. The sustainability team notice that the vendors were disposing of their bags after each show held at the GRB. We have been creative in partnering with the Houston Food ...

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Houston Insider Program Launched
The Houston Insider program was launched on April 30th. Houston Insider is an online training course designed to educate, engage and excite all Houstonians about their city. After all, who knows their city best than those who live here? The new program is open to anyone who is passionate about ...

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Houston Freedman's Town
Houston First participates in regularly scheduled committee meetings to support the newly formed Houston Freedman’s Town Historic District in an effort to gain UNESCO World Heritage Designation, increase research and outreach to raise awareness of the District’s rich heritage and to better market Freedman’s Town and its historical assets. In ...

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Houston First is proud sponsor of Indo American Chamber of Commerce Event
Houston First is proud of our commitment to diversity and recently supported the Indo American Chamber of Commerce 19th Annual Gala. The gala took place at the Hilton Americas Hotel in downtown Houston. The keynote speaker for the evening was Governor Greg Abbott who was introduced by the Honorable Dr ...

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Sister Cities 2018 Young Artists and Authors Showcase: The Art of Diplomacy Artist and Educator Celebration
The Young Artists and Authors Showcase (YAAS) is an annual contest that encourages youth from around the globe to express the mission of Sister Cities International through original artwork, literature, film and photography. Submissions are inspired by an annual theme and judged based on originality, composition, and theme interpretation. This ...

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