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February 2019

Food at GRB gets second chance with Second Servings
Second Servings is Houston’s only prepared and perishable food rescue organization. They pick up unserved and unsold food from food businesses (distributors, retailers, hotels, sports venues, and others), and deliver it the same day to more than 60 approved charity sites (shelters, soup kitchens, low-income housing and others) serving over ...

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Houston First collaborates with Smithsonian
Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra at Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Monday, March 18, at 7:30 pm This special engagement is the first in a series of collaborative programs in Houston with the Smithsonian. Featuring The Smithsonian Jazz Masterworks Orchestra (SJMO), the 19-piece big band ...

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HFC visits Region 4
Arcy Muñoz, Community Relations Manager for Houston First Corporation visited Region 4 on February 22, 2019 and spoke to High School Counselors and Educators focused on the Hospitality and Tourism Career cluster regarding the many aspects of Houston First. Since the presentation we have received great feedback:   “Thank you ...

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HFC Supports Buffalo Soldiers Gala
Houston First supported the 19th Annual Buffalo Soldiers National Museum Gala on February 22, 2019. The sold out gala benefited STEM and featured a discussion with a panel of sports legends: Major Jones, Kenny Houston and Chester Pitts. The Buffalo Soldiers National Museum actively seeks out collaborations within the arts ...

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Arcy Muñoz’s community work recognized by Solo Mujeres Magazine
Arcy Muñoz is the face of Houston First when it comes to community involvement and sponsorships. Her efforts with community origanizations will be recognized by Solo Mujeres Magazine in its upcoming awards event on March 7.  Arcy is only one of two people who will take home an award ...

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33rd annual Hispanic Forum Career and Education Day
Houston First supported the 33rd annual Houston Hispanic Forum Career and Education Day that brought thousands of Houston area students to the GRB Convention Center on February 16, 2019. The free event empowered young Latino students and families while propelling them to achieve greater success. Over 100 college, universities, trade ...

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Houston First host CHIME
“Houston First hosted Central Houston Inc. Millennial Enterprise (CHIME) in the Wortham Theater Center on February 12, 2019. CHIME Members were excited to learn about the various aspects of Houston First Corporation, including the Houston Insiders program from Arcy Muñoz, Community Relations Manager.  Laine Twining, Sales & Marketing Manager ...

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HFC puts a focus on green initiatives
Jessica James, a graduate student at Texas Southern University, had the opportunity to recently shadow Wanda Adams, Sustainability Manager at Houston First Corporation. Miss James learned about corporate green initiatives such as the Houston First Recycling Program and the GRBees. "To know that we have such hard workers such as ...

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Houston First serves as Presenting Sponsor for Diversity Award Ceremony
The 6th Annual Champions of Diversity Awards Ceremony was held on Thursday, February 7, 2019, at the Grand Concourse C of the George R. Brown Convention Center. The event kicked off with a festive Pre-Reception at 6 p.m. The program followed at 7 p.m. with a Post-Reception immediately ...

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Houston First Celebrates African American History Month
Internally, Houston First has assembled some tools and features highlighting Black History Month in and around Houston and our state. Houston First actively supports diversity through business and educational programs and support to local organiztions. Below is some of the information shared with our employees. Hopefully you will find them ...

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Destination/Leisure
CNN Travel article, titled “The Top Nine Reasons to Visit Houston in 2019,” cites that “Houston has never been more ripe for exploration,” highlighting the 50th anniversary of the moon landing and the new lineup of options in the arts and culinary scenes. This story was syndicated to 13 different outlets ...

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