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April 2019

A Big Year for Houston, A Big Year for Houston First
This has been a busy and productive year for Houston First Corporation (HFC) and Brenda Bazan, President and CEO. After taking the reins of Houston’s official destination and marketing organization a little over a year ago, Bazan has taken impressive steps to more strategically position HFC to meet its goals ...

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Houston First and Outfront Media Partner Again to Celebrate Art, Artists and Houston
HOUSTON (April 5, 2019) – Houston First Corporation (HFC) and OUTFRONT Media have again teamed up to present “Sky Art,” to showcase Houston through the eyes of local artists. This is the second year of the collaboration which utilizes unsold outdoor billboards to feature custom designs that authentically celebrate ...

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Houston First Supports Hermann Park Conservancy's Annual Gala
Houston First supported Hermann Park Conservancy's annual gala, Evening in the Park, on Thursday, April 25, 2019. The annual spring event raised funds that help the Conservancy continue to improve and maintain Hermann Park through daily volunteer and stewardship programs. The event began with cocktails along the Jones Reflection ...

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HFC Supports African American Mayors Association Annual Conference
“Houston First supported the African American Mayors Association Annual Conference, April 24-26, 2019 in Houston, Texas. The 5th Anniversary conference was held outside the Washington, D.C. area for the first time ever and honored Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner as the Conference Chairman.  There were several elected officials from ...

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The Mayor's Art Scholarship Exhibition
The Mayor's Art Scholarship competition fosters collaboration among Houston area high school fine arts departments and recognizes excellence in student art, which expresses cultural identities and features life in Houston area neighborhoods. The program is a partnership among the Mayor's Office of Cultural Affairs, Houston Arts Partners and ...

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Wortham's rebirth praised by Houston Business Journal
The Wortham Theater Center has not had an easy time since Hurricane Harvey thundered over Houston in 2017. Still, its remarkable recovery and rebirth one year later caught people's attention and earned headlines. So did all the hard work to make that happen. The Houston Business Journal recently revealed its admiration by giving the ...

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HF hosts HCC at Launch
Houston First hosted Houston Community College Fashion Design & Merchandising program April 5, 2019 on Avenida Houston.  Sydney Dao, HFC Director of Retail spoke to students about corporate retail operations and led the students on behind the scenes tours of LAUNCH, Flight and the Hilton Americas gift shop. The ...

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