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While the Women's Business Alliance hosts a series of events throughout the year, the program's signature annual gathering is Rise to the Top. This unique event features compelling, candid conversations from outstanding female executives discussing the challenges and triumphs of succeeding as a woman in today's business environment. 
The annual Rise to the Top event features prominent women leading Houston's business community.

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Three Years After Harvey, a Look at Resiliency

9/16/20
Three years on and Texas is still working to recover from Hurricane Harvey. Harris County and the Texas General Land office host regular calls and issue ongoing reports to lay out the status of recovery and mitigation projects. As of early September, 50 housing assistance projects are still under review within Harris County, awaiting a potential $8.7 million in disbursements. As recently as the week of August 14, 2020, 18 checks were sent to homeowners in Harris County for Harvey damages. The General Land Office is now taking applications for $5 billion in flood mitigation project grants from federal funds issued after Harvey. A second round of applications will be due in 2021, nearly four years after the storm. The pace of progress on these projects is often frustrating, but understandable considering the government process. The multiple governmental layers [local, state and federal] and jurisdictions require studies, public hearings and comment periods to ensure opportunities for citizens to weigh in, application processes and reviews, rules to ensure program equity, oversight to ensure tax dollars are spent wisely, and more. All of that is in addition to the engineering studies and construction of the project, which can itself take years. Harris County is working with FEMA to develop new flood maps for the region by 2023, which could provide improved insights for flood mitigation projects.  The Partnership worked hard with officials at every level of government to help secure flood recovery and mitigation assistance. Although Hurricane Harvey may be three years past, flooding remains a long-term threat to the quality of life and economic vitality of the Houston region. The Houston region must stay focused on the addressing the issues that Hurricane Harvey exposed three years ago. 
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New Partnership Members in August

9/13/20
The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed 14 new member companies in the month of August. The Partnership works to connect companies with resources, information and networking opportunities to help increase business while also providing a platform to influence the direction of the region. New members joining in the month of August include: Penflex Corporation: Penflex is a leading manufacturer of corrugated and interlocked metal hose, braid products, and stainless-steel metal bellows and expansion joints. Website  Center for Urban Transformation: Led by the two anchors, a collaboration of Houston organizations and institutions established the Center for Urban Transformation in the 5thWard to provide community members a better continuum of services, bridge gaps, drive innovative cross-sector programming, and expand resident capacity to lead change. Website   Leadership ISD: Leadership ISD is an independent 501c3 organization built on the belief that every child deserves access to high-quality public education and that a successful school system is closely tied to a strong community and corporate support. Website   HAZA Foods: Haza Foods, LLC. is located in Sugar Land, TX, United States, and is part of the Fast-Food & Quick-Service Restaurants Industry. Website   Oleon: Oleon brings you a natural chemistry. Their specialty lies in converting natural fats and oils into a wide range of oleochemical products, such as fatty acids, glycerin, esters, dimers, technical oils, specialty oleochemicals, and biodiesel. Website   Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP: Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP is one of the world's leading international law firms. Website   Botello Builders Corporation: Botello Builders Corporation performs Commercial Concrete services for a variety of industries. Services include Concrete Foundations, Paving, Tilt-Up Panels, Piers, and Retaining Walls. Website   CustomerFirst Renewables: CustomerFirst Renewables (CFR) is a trusted energy advisor that helps impact-oriented businesses and institutions move confidently towards a renewable energy future. Website   Smart City Media, LLC: Smart City’s mission is to make cities smarter, safer and better connected for the benefit of citizens and tourists alike. They merge interactive Smart Signs with our mobile application in order to deliver helpful location-based media in real-time. Website  Pena Property Management: Pena Property Management provides exceptional commercial property management services to businesses throughout Texas. Website Lennar Multifamily Communities: Lennar Multifamily Communities is a multifamily management company that develops, builds, and manages Class A midrise and high-rise communities across the United States. Lennar Multifamily Communities is making their mark in Houston by opening two Class A communities located in The Heights and River Oaks and looking to offer exceptional apartment living in the greatest neighborhoods Houston has to offer. Website   WGU Texas And South Region: WGU is an accredited, nonprofit university offering online bachelor’s and master’s degree programs. Website  Brigade Fire Solutions, LLC: Brigade Fire Solutions, LLC works on fire sprinkler design and installation, providing the most comprehensive fire protection solutions to homes and offices in Houston, Texas and surrounding areas. Website  Endurance Builders, LLC: General Contractor and Construction Manager proudly serving Houston, Texas. Website  Click here to see the Partnership's Membership Directory. To learn more about membership with the Greater Houston Partnership click here, or contact membership@houston.org.
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The Greater Houston Partnership's Golf Classic is Houston's premiere business golf tournament and the ultimate client relations event. This executive-level tournament is an excellent opportunity to nurture business…

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"With one of the largest databases of members, [the Partnership] is a wonderful networking resource for me."


Neal Talmadge
BizJournals

"The quality of the programs are top-notched, and because of that, the attendees are top-notched as well. Quality networking is great!"


Anthony Pabillano
PwC

"Businesses who want to get their name out and sales professionals who want to increase their sphere of influence won't find a better organization to connect than GHP."


Lisa Bogany
Workforce Solutions
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