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Community Impact & Outreach

Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Annual Luncheon and Business Expo
Houston First took part in the annual Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Luncheon and Business Expo. One of the Chamber’s premier events, the Annual Luncheon & Business Expo features more than 1,500+ business leaders, elected officials, entrepreneurs, and job seekers. The luncheon features remarks from local and national leaders ...

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Helping our Neighbors in Need
When you stand behind the George R. Brown Convention Center you cannot help but notice Houston’s Homeless across I69. According to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) we have approximately 5,351 homeless persons in our area. Many of our homeless population sleep on the streets ...

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Partnership Luncheon Features New Economy Series
Houston First supported the Greater Houston Partnership’s Global Economy luncheon at the Hyatt Regency. The luncheon featured the new Economy Series, Houston's Global Economy where the Partnership provided an analysis of global business and economic trends and their impact on our local market. This year, Scott Kirby (pictured), President ...

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Houston First's Luther Villagomez earns an iconic honor
Meeting Professionals International Houston Area Chapter recognized Luther Villagomez, chief operating officer and administrator of the George R. Brown Convention Center as the 2018 Industry Icon at their awards celebration, A Night Among the Stars. The event was held at the Marriott Marquis Houston on May 17. MPI honors an ...

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Houston First supports the Houston Symphony Ball
Houston first was a proud supporter of the Houston Symphony Ball on Saturday, May 12, 2018 at the Post Oak at Uptown Houston. The Ball was a black-tie evening reminiscent of the 1940’s and 50’s, featuring a seated dinner and silent auction that included one-of-a-kind luxury items, exceptional experiences and ...

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Latin Women’s Initiative Luncheon & Fashion Show
Houston First supported Latin Women’s Initiative Luncheon & Fashion Show on May 11 at the Hilton Americas-Houston. The event featured a market place of top local designers where a portion of the proceeds were donated towards the charitable organizations who were selected to receive the annual grants. This year the ...

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Piñatas on the Esplanade
Piñatafest 2018 is a free community event in the East End Cultural District coinciding with Cinco de Mayo. The afternoon celebrates the ancient cultural tradition of piñata-making and its long-lived presence throughout Houston's 2nd Ward. During the event this year, there were performances by local mariachis and folklorico dance ...

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Houston First teams up to serve Mentor Program
Houston First Corporation, the City of Houston, Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, Houston Independent School District, Port Houston, and Houston Community College, teamed together for the Interagency Mentor Protégé Program (IMPP). IMPP exists to strengthen effective working relationships and fosters long term stability between established companies and local agencies ...

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Greater Houston Partnership State of the City
Houston First was a sponsor of the Greater Houston Partnership’s annual State of the City luncheon on May 1 at the Hilton Americas. The event featured City of Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner. Mayor Turner shared, in a fireside chat with Scott McClelland, President of H-E-B, an overview of the most pressing ...

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