Follow us on Twitter     and Facebook       Sign up for Email Updates:


HOUSTON – What do a reverend, a principal and the largest public school system in the state have in common? They’re all among the 2008 Houston’s Greatest Award winners! The Greater Houston Partnership’s annual Houston’s Greatest Award, to be held January 27th at the Hobby Center, is the premier event honoring area leaders and businesses that advance the Houston region as a business magnet.

Join us in recognizing the following outstanding figures. They are helping position Houston as the number one place to live, work, play and invest!

Lifetime Achievement Award Winner
The Rev. William A. Lawson

Emerging Leader Award Winner
Jarrett Reid Whitaker, Principal, Port Houston Elementary, HISD

Houston’s Greatest Charitable Non-Profit Organization
Memorial Hermann Healthcare System

Houston’s Greatest Non-Profit Business Organization
Houston Independent School District

Houston’s Greatest Economic Development Ally
The Rice Alliance for Technology & Entrepreneurship

Join us in also recognizing your “People’s Choice Award” picks. The “People’s Choice Award” recognizes corporate honorees from each size category. Vote online through January 26, 2009 at for this year’s “People’s Choice” winners in each of the following categories:


Bocci Engineering, LLC

Gospel Truth News

Headworks, Inc.

Precision Task Group

Rottet Studio


3131 Properties, Ltd.

Burnett Staffing Specialists

Houston Rockets

Klotz Associates

Linbeck Group, LLC


CB Richard Ellis

Hilton Americas-Houston

Maximus Coffee Group, LP

The Menninger Clinic

Wells Fargo Bank, N.A.

WHO: Greater Houston Partnership

WHAT: Houston’s Greatest Awards

WHEN: January 27, 2009

6 to 9 p.m.

WHERE: Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
800 Bagby St.
Houston, TX

Seating is limited. Working media please RSVP to Christina Garza at or 713-844-3641.

The Greater Houston Partnership is the primary advocate of the Houston-area business community and is dedicated to building regional economic prosperity. It represents 10 counties: Austin, Brazoria, Chambers, Fort Bend, Galveston, Harris, Liberty, Montgomery, San Jacinto and Waller. With about 2,000 Member organizations, the Partnership represents approximately one-fifth of the region’s work force. Visit the Greater Houston Partnership on the World Wide Web at

Vote for your favorite company at! Deadline is Monday, Jan. 26, 2009.

This entry was posted in News Room. Bookmark the permalink. Both comments and trackbacks are currently closed.