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Community Impact & Outreach

LAUNCH Participates in the Houston Community College (HCC) Outreach Program.
Professor Diane DeLuca takes her HCC students to visit local and national fashion business throughout Houston. Since opening, LAUNCH has been one of her stops. They visit LAUNCH every semester to hear from Sydney Dao, director of retail at Houston First, and her team on LAUNCH’s concept and work with ...

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HSMAI Brings Hope to the Star of Hope for Homeless Families
The Hospitality Sales and Marketing Association International (HSMAI) held their annual convention recently at the George R. Brown Convention Center. During the convention, the attendees collected personal hygiene products, to be donated to The Star of Hope, to give back to the Houston community. HSMAI donated a total of 550 ...

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HFC spreads economic opportunities with forum
Houston First held its Strategic Economic Opportunities Forum in June 2018. The forum brings together Houston First, partners like the City of Houston, prime contractors and prospective subcontractors. It opens the door for Minority, Women, Disadvantaged Business Enterprises, also known as MWDBEs, to do business with Houston First and other public entities.   

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Texas Filmmaker's Showcase
The Houston Film Commission hosted a special screening event, “Texas Filmmaker’s Showcase” consisting of the best of Texas-made short films presented to industry professionals in the Hollywood film community. The Filmmakers whose projects were selected to participate were flown from Texas to Los Angeles and provided with one evening accommodations ...

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Opera Camps at the GRB
HGOco, the educational and outreach division of the Houston Grand Opera, held their annual children’s summer camps this month at the George R. Brown Convention Center (GRB). The summer camps usually take place at the Wortham Theater Center but with the Wortham still under reconstruction from the damages of Hurricane ...

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Flying High at the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston
Houston First supported the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston’s June luncheon at the Four Seasons which featured Mario C. Diaz, Director of Aviation, Houston Airport Systems who discussed the overall management of the Houston Airport System's three aviation facilities: George Bush Intercontinental Airport ( IAH), William P. Hobby ...

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Houston First Hosts Incarnate Word Academy UrbanPlan Summer Program
Houston First hosted students from Incarnate Word Academy, UrbanPlan Summer Program today, where sophomores, juniors and seniors learned about Houston First from Arcy Muñoz and Regional Product Development from Roksan Okan-Vick. The students were eager to learn about real life examples of urban planning and offered several great ideas that ...

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Houston First Sponsors the Women Business Enterprise Alliance Expo
Houston First sponsored the Women Business Enterprise Alliance Expo and luncheon on June 7th at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The WBEA Business EXPO links women business enterprises (WBEs) with corporate purchasers, governmental agencies, and other women-owned businesses for the primary purpose of creating connections and building strong business ...

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