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June 2019

Houston First supports the Transportation Advocacy Group State of Mobility
Houston First supported the Transportation Advocacy Group (TAG) State of Mobility on June 25, 2019 where Mayor Turner addressed the need for additional options than individual commuting to handle the deluge of new residents in the future.  The Metropolitan Transit Authority is expected to ask voters for approval of ...

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Houston First hosts The Texas Tribune
Houston First Corporation hosted The Texas Tribune: Houston & The 86th Legislature session that was livestreamed from the George R. Brown Convention Center on June 19, 2019.  HFC welcomed The Texas Tribune to Houston as they tour the state with a series of post-session events recapping major policy debates ...

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Houston First celebrates the Indo American Chamber 20th Anniversary
Houston First Corporation (HFC) supported the Indo American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Houston’s 20th Anniversary Gala on Saturday, June 15, 2019.  Houston First Board Member, Bobby Singh received a plaque on behalf of HFC in recognition of annual support. HFC Chairman of the Board, David Mincberg was also ...

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Houston First supports the Houston Area Urban League Equal Opportunity Gala
Houston First Corporation (HFC) was on hand to support the 51st Annual Houston Area Urban League Equal Opportunity Gala on June 15, 2019.  The “Ain’t no Stopping Us Now” gala announced that the 2020 National Urban League conference will be held in Houston.  The mistress of ceremonies, Rehema ...

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Houston First making a difference for the vision impaired
Houston First Corporation has joined the network of businesses and public institutions offering free access to Aira, an app and optional wearable device to aid blind and low-vision people conduct tasks and navigate public spaces with enhanced ease and independence. In an effort to increase accessibility, Houston First has partnered ...

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Hotel Lodging Association of Greater Houston features Houston First
Houston First had a captive audience at the Hotel Lodging Association of Greater Houston monthly luncheon on June 11, 2019, where Jorge Franz, Senior Vice President of Tourism served as the keynote speaker.  Franz spoke to members about why travel matters and encouraged members to take advantage of the ...

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Houston First supports 2nd Tuesdays with the GHBC Chamber
Houston First supported 2nd Tuesdays with the Greater Houston Black Chamber on June 11, 2019, where Council Member Amanda Edwards served as the keynote speaker. Council Member Edwards encouraged guests to “be the solution” and play an active role in making a difference. Roger Harris, our Diversity Specialist Manager addressed ...

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Houston First makes WBEA “Epic”
Houston First Corporation helped make the Women’s Business Enterprise Alliance Business Conference and Matchmaking “Epic” by supporting their annual conference in the George R. Brown Convention Center on June 6, 2019.  Our very own Carolyn Campbell, Director of Communications was the Mistress of Ceremonies for the Awards Luncheon where ...

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Celebrating Pride Month
Houston Public Media and Houston First are paying tribute to the diversity in our region by spotlighting Houstonians from various communities in conjunction with national awareness months. LORIN "LO" ROBERTSPresident & CEO | Pride Houston Lorin Roberts is a pediatric nurse, mother of two children, and the President & CEO of Pride Houston. Lo ...

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