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Community Impact & Outreach

Houston Gateway Bridge Project Claims Another Award
The temporary color installations spanning the I-69 bridges have received another award. SWA Group, the firm working with Houston First on the project, received the Honor Award for its efforts In April at American Society of Landscape Architects conference. You might not know a lot about the Houston Gateway Project ...

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HFC Sponsors Jaworski Leadership Awards
Houston First Corporation sponsored the American Leadership Forum's Joseph Jaworski Leadership Award dinner on April 26 at the Houstonian. This year Leticia and Stephen Trauber were recognized with the Joseph Jaworski Leadership Award and Jim Crane with the ALF Public Service Award.  The honorary chairs were Andrea and Bill White ...

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Asian Chamber of Commerce Host Business Conference
The Asian Chamber of Commerce hosted the annual Business Conference on April 25, 2018 at the Briar Club. This years conference focused on doing business in the digital age. The conference brought together experts and innovators at the forefront of digital technologies to provide insight into the dynamic changes affecting business ...

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Houston First Hosts Dawson High School Students
On Monday, April 23, Houston First hosted students from Dawson High School’s Principals of Hospitality & Toursim, Intro to Culinary Arts Hotel & Resturant Managment class. The students were eager to learn about Houston First from Arcy Munoz. They also learned from Tommy Murray how it markets through Visit Houston ...

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Houston First sponsors Kinder Luncheon
Houston First sponsored the 2018 Kinder Institute Luncheon on April 23, 2108. The annual event featured Dr. Stephen Klineberg’s summary of the 37th Kinder Houston Area Survey, offering a unique glimpse into Houston’s evolution and historical perspectives. This year’s luncheon honored Angela Blanchard, long-time leader of BakerRipley, with the 2018 ...

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Greater Houston Partnership’s annual State of the Senate
Houston First was a proud supporter of the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual State of the Senate on April 20. This year U.S. Senator John Cornyn was the featured guest. Senator Cornyn provided an overview of the most pressing federal issues impacting the greater Houston region.

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Houston Plays Host to the Texas Association of Museums
The Texas Association of Museums held their Annual Meeting in Houston, April 18 - 21, 2018 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown. Houston First Corporation was one of the many sponsors of this conference that brought approximately 500 museum professionals from all over the state for three days of networking, workshops, talks ...

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Parking Manager Serves as Guide and Presenter for TPTA Tour
The Texas Parking & Transportation Association (TPTA) was in town March 26-29, 2018 for their annual conference and tradeshow. The association is comprised of other cities, hospitals, universities, airports and other parking authorities across the State. The conference gathers them all to discuss the latest trends in parking service and ...

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Houston First Supports Arts Learning for Youth Organization
Houston First was one of the sponsors for the Young Audiences Arts for Learning gala on Tuesday, April 10 at the Junior League of Houston. The mission of Young Audiences is to educate and inspire children through the arts, to make the arts an integral part of the school curriculum, and ...

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Theater District Lighting
Houston First is working on the Mayor’s initiative to enhance the west side of Downtown.  As part of this initiative, we have hired designers and contractors to install enhancement lighting along Bagby St. and Texas Ave to make the areas feel safer and more walkable.  The project includes uplighting of ...

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Houston Arts Alliance: An Intimate Evening on Broadway
Honorary chairs Karen and Roland Garcia hosted an evening of songs, stories, and laughter as they celebrated their 5th annual dinner: “Divas! Darlings! And Ingénues! An Intimate Evening on Broadway.” Broadway stars Christine Pedi and Seth Rudetsky brought the Great White Way to Houston as they featured some Broadway classics. This ...

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Houston First Recognized for a Commitment to Diversity
Houston First was recognized recently at the Mayor's Diversity Month Kick-off Reception. The reception was hosted by Mayor Sylvester Turner and the Office of New Americans and Immigrants on Tuesday, April 3. Houston First President and CEO Brenda Bazan was on hand to accept the certificate of recognition. Houston ...

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