Houston Happenings: Something for Everyone

by | Dec 1, 2008 | Community Circle

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving and didn’t over indulge too much!  There are many things going on at the Greater Houston Partnership in the coming weeks and months that I would like to make you aware of.  From getting involved in a committee as a member to networking luncheons, there is something for everyone.  The GHP is one of the best organizations in Houston to be involved with as they have touches in all facets of Houston’s economy.  Below is a list of all that is coming up for the GHP.  If you have any questions about any event on the list, visit www.houston.org for more information.

Houston Happenings: Something for Everyone!

Choosing the Right Committee For You
Thursday, December 04, 2008
With over 60 active committees at the Partnership, where do you start? Take the next step and learn how to Choose the Right Committee for You. Getting plugged into a committee can greatly improve your networking opportunities and allow you to actively participate in the Partnership’s initiatives.
Maximizing Your Membership
Thursday, December 11, 2008
How do you know your company is getting the most out of your Partnership membership? We want to be sure you are benefitting fully.
2009 Annual Meeting
Thursday, January 08, 2009
Traditionally known as “Houston’s first business meeting of the year,” the Partnership’s Annual Meeting brings together over 1,600 business professionals to hear about our accomplishments of the previous year and learn of our priorities for the upcoming year. Did you know the 20th anniversary of the Greater Houston Partnership is in 2009? Help the Partnership turn 20!

State of the Airports
Monday, December 08, 2008
Please join us as the Partnership welcomes Rick Vacar, Director of the Houston Airport System for the Fourth Annual State of the Airports Address. Hear more about the rapid growth of the fourth-largest multi-airport system in the United States!
Annual Elected Officials Reception
Thursday, December 11, 2008
Don’t miss this end-of-year reception honoring the Houston region’s local, state and federal elected officials, in recognition of their public service throughout 2008.
State of the City Address
Thursday, January 15, 2009
Considered one of the Partnership’s premiere events for networking with key local decision makers, join us for this annual forum with City of Houston mayor, Bill White, as he comments on the year in review in his final State of the City Address.

An Audience with Malcom Gladwell
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Staff writer for The New Yorker since 1996, Malcom Gladwell is best known as the author of the books The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (2000) and Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking (2005). Join the Greater Houston Partnership on January 21st and don’t miss this trend-setting speaker as he previews his newest book sensation that looks at how, and why, some people succeed far beyond their talents merit in Outliers: The Story of Success!

2008 Houston’s Greatest Awards Dinner
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
“Houston’s Greatest” Award is the premier annual event honoring regional leaders who have advanced the greater Houston region as a business magnet. And now is also the time to cast your vote for this year’s People’s Choice winner in each of the categories!

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