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New Partnership Members in May

Published Jul 09, 2021 by David Ruiz

Downtown Houston

The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed 29 new member companies in the month of May. 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 May include:

World Cinema, Inc.: World Cinema provides a wide range of video, advanced connectivity and professional services to hospitality, commercial, healthcare and enterprise properties. Website

Solugen: Solugen is a venture-backed biotech startup that produces high-performance chemicals from plant-derived substitutes. Website

Increase Financial: Increase Financial is a full-service financial firm committed to helping people pursue their financial goals. They offer a wide range of financial products and services to individuals and business owners. Website

Palace Social: Palace Social will provide a new experience to eat, play, drink, and game. Their 27,000 square-foot space will include eight bowling lanes, an arcade, multi-sport simulators, high-energy attractions, event spaces available for meetings, birthdays, and karaoke, an e-sports lounge, a full-service bar, and an American fare restaurant and lounge. Website

Iridium Pharmacy: They are a local pharmacy here to serve the community by providing services promoting health and wellness, holistic alternatives, vitamins and supplements, and any health aid needed in a professional manner! Website

Immensa Additive Manufacturing: Immensa AM is the region’s foremost experts in Additive Manufacturing and leading providers of consulting, engineering, and production of additive manufacturing services. Website

Expense Reduction Analysts: ERA goes great lengths to analyze current expenses, understand key requirements and source solutions to meet business goals. They specialize in saving money for businesses in categories like freight, packages, employee benefits, and many more. Website

WPNT COMMUNICATIONS: WPNT COMMUNICATIONS (WPNT), focuses squarely on making our clients better communicators. They help develop communication strategies and offer skills training programs to ensure success. Website

Pronto Pay: Pronto Pay is a software provider that operates exclusively in the Earned Wage Access space. They are looking to eliminate the cycle of predatory lending practices by providing fair, honest and transparent access to earned wages. They enable your employees to gain access to their accrued pay through seamless integration with your payroll process. Website

Alta River Oaks: Alta River Oaks is a brand new mid rise luxury apartment community in the heart of River Oaks. Website

American Leadership Forum Houston/Gulf Coast Chapter: The American Leadership Forum (ALF) is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to join and strengthen diverse leaders to serve the common good. ALF strengthens Fellows’ capacity to address public issues collaboratively and builds a strong leadership network to work for positive change in the community. Website

Locust Street Group: Locust Street delivers integrated communications and public affairs campaigns for leading corporations and associations in Texas and across the U.S. Website

Cognite: Cognite is an industrial software company serving oil & gas, power & utilities, manufacturing, and other heavy-asset industries. They make industrial data do more than anyone thought it could by liberating it and contextualizing it. Website

Apollo RCM LLC: Apollo RCM LLC provides high quality medical billing service. Website

Dana Wells & Associates: Dana Wells & Associates develops human capital, organization design, and change management solutions to help companies implement new growth strategies and produce faster business results. Website

Powerful Pioneers: Powerful Pioneers are a resource center that empowers you to care for your health while increasing your wealth. Website

Imperial Utilities & Sustainability, Inc.: Imperial Utilities & Sustainability, Inc. specializes in electricity and gas brokerage, utility costs-analysis, utility optimization, project cost-benefit analysis, and rebate analysis and procurement. Website

Amazing Spaces Storage Centers: Amazing Spaces Storage Centers is a leading provider of personal storage, business storage, wine storage, moving supplies, and truck rental services for discerning individuals and businesses. Website

Memorial Assistance Ministries: Since 1983, Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) has helped families have the means to meet their basic needs. Services include emergency financial assistance and other services for families and individuals who find themselves in temporary crisis and in need of assistance to avoid homelessness and attain self-sufficiency. Website

World Youth Foundation, Inc.: WYF plants seeds of opportunities that brings to fruition youth development and health and wellness that offers nutritional meals and teaches healthy habits and healthy living. Website

Honeywell: Honeywell is a Fortune 100 technology company that delivers industry-specific solutions that include aerospace products and services; control technologies for buildings and industry; and performance materials globally. Website

Green Worldwide Shipping LLC: Green Worldwide Shipping is a technology-forward provider of international supply chain logistics. Website

AN PHAT INTERNATIONAL, INC.: An Phat Holdings is currently the leading group operating in the field of high-tech and environmentally friendly plastic production in Southeast Asia. Website

American Diabetes Association: ADA is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected through research, education, advocacy and patient services. Website

The Multifamily Group: The Multifamily Group (TMG) is a commercial real estate brokerage focused exclusively on the marketing and sale of multi-housing assets. Website

Tech Fest Live: Tech Fest Live is a non-profit organization committed to creating a level playing field for the Black community by offering resourceful knowledge and information about the opportunities in technology through our year-round STEM programs and initiatives. Website

USI Southwest: USI has served more than 150,000 clients nationwide, meeting their property & casualty, employee benefit, personal risk, and retirement insurance needs. Their goal is to use cutting-edge technology, best-in-class resources, and market leverage to provide solutions with bottom line financial impact. Website

The Rustic Brush Galleria: The Rustic Brush offers unique instructor-led workshops perfect for team building, birthdays, date nights, or girls night out. Website

Headdy Mulroy Advisor Group, LLC: Headdy Mulroy Advisor Group, LLC specializes in advising clients and partner CPAs on government-sponsored Credits and Incentive tax services that provide clients with a dollar-for-dollar cash benefit through the reduction of tax liability. Website

Click here to see the Partnership's Membership Directory.

To learn more about membership with the Greater Houston Partnership click here, or contact

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