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Growing Community Green Spaces

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on August 31, 2022 at 8:11 AM

Enhancing green spaces can significantly increase access to exercise, introduce different sports, and lead to better health indicators for an entire community. Port Houston is a community ally, engaged in supporting the communities near the Houston Ship Channel through partnerships and positive impact.

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Topics: community, environmental, environment, sustainability

Interns Excel at Port Houston

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on August 31, 2022 at 8:04 AM

Caption: 2022 Interns gather with Port Houston Executive Director Roger Guenther after a Port Commission Meeting.

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Topics: jobs, intern, employees

Warehousing Frenzy in Houston

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on August 31, 2022 at 8:01 AM

With a big boom in demand, the Houston region is seeing a steady push in distribution centers and refrigerated cargo warehousing. Large corporations like Target, Ross Dress for Less, Floor & Décor, Maersk and more are investing heavily in the Houston area.

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Topics: FTZ, economy, cargo, refrigerated cargo, real estate, economic development

History of the Sam Houston Tour Boat

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on July 29, 2022 at 9:00 AM

The Sam Houston II Tour Boat officially turns 64 on July 30th, 2022. The Sam Houston II provides a unique tour along the Houston Ship Channel and has been bringing joy to visitors of all ages. Unlike most boat tours, this is a completely free 90-minute ride that gives visitors a first-hand look at the Port of Houston and the maritime industry.

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Topics: community, tour, history, Sam Houston

Careers Progress for Port Houston Employees

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on July 28, 2022 at 12:20 PM

Port Houston employees have made everything possible this year even as the supply chain continues to see record high demand. Port Houston knows the value of its people and continues to make investments into their futures with training, succession planning, organizational development and more. In this blog, we highlight some of longest tenured employees to see how they have progressed in their careers and why they enjoy working at Port Houston.

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Topics: workforce, careers, people, inclusion, diversity, equity, development, employees

It’s Official – Project 11 Dredging is Underway

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on July 28, 2022 at 12:18 PM

Caption: Bipartisanship and collaboration were on full display at the Project 11 Dredge Kick-Off Celebration event on June 1st, with the Port Commission, and Congressional, State, and Local delegations, leading the way.

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Topics: Coast Guard, dredging, governance, business development, Houston Ship Channel, expansion, sustainability, project 11

Port Houston Celebrating Diversity: All About LGBTQ+ Pride Month

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on June 10, 2022 at 9:25 AM

Written by: Caitlin Perry, Internal Communications Specialist at Port Houston

Pride Month is important at Port Houston because it honors the historical and ongoing fight for LGBTQ+ rights, recognizes the humanity and validity of the LGBTQ+ community, and demonstrates the power and importance of being your authentic self. We recognize that Houston has the largest LGBTQ+ population of any city in the state of Texas, and it is essential for Port Houston to create an environment of acceptance for LGBTQ+ people in our workforce and community.

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Topics: people, inclusion, diversity, equity, DEI

Appreciation For S/MWBEs

Posted by Chris Virk-Brown on May 18, 2022 at 5:41 PM

For many years, small, minority-owned, and woman-owned businesses (S/MWBEs) around the U.S. have helped us grow as a nation. Just look at some of your favorite stores like Apple, Microsoft, Amazon, and Walmart. All four of these large corporations started as small businesses and worked their way to the top. Today small businesses face unique challenges, but continue to play a vital role in building our nation’s economy. The Port Houston Business Equity team knows this, and their program is designed to help S/MWBEs thrive in this country. Port Houston is honored to recognize and work with more than 1,400 S/MWBEs across the Greater Houston region.

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Topics: business development, small business, business equity, business opportunity, inclusion, diversity, equity

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