sending a special thanks to our sponsors 

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NWA – (NeighborWorks America) is an organization that cares deeply about community development and the people who benefit from them. Their safety and wellbeing is why we come to work in the morning and why we put in long hours and years of service. The NeighborWorks Network is comprised of more than 240 of the nation’s best community development organizations. for over 35 years we have enhanced the skills, supplement the resources and amplify the reach of these organizations so they can empower more individuals and transform more communities. 

Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses is an investment to help entrepreneurs create jobs and economic opportunity by providing access to education, capital and business support services.  To date, more than 10,000 business owners have graduated from the program across all 50 states in the US, Puerto Rico and Washington, D.C.

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Joseph Oliver (Area Supervisor) and Stephanie Oliver- Parish (Owner/Operator)maintained the family Business after Carroll Oliver’s untimely death. Joe has been involved with the business for 37 years, starting as a crew personnel and excelling to his current position. Joe has won numerous awards and recognitions at the local regional and national levels. Joe currently supervises the I-10 East/Lockwood and Crosstimbers locations since 2004. The family has continued the tradition of generously giving back to the 5th Ward Community.

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The Astros Foundation is the official 501(c)(3) team charity of the Houston Astros. We seek to harness the passion of our fans to support youth sports and education programs, the recognition/honor of our nation's military, childhood cancer and domestic violence awareness and efforts to reduce homelessness. The Astros Foundation is proud to support local 501(c)(3) nonprofits and their causes through fundraising events. We support organizations whose efforts benefit Youth Baseball/Softball, Education/Literacy, Childhood Cancer, Military and Quality of Life.

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Energy Material Consultants is a professional company that specializes in maximizing sales proceeds of surplus material and equipment for our clients.  We utilize our experience in the “Prime” tubular business to connect our sellers with top tier buyers that are currently unavailable to most Oil and Gas Operators.   In addition to our experience, we have made great investment developing technology that enhances our seller's ability to make better decisions when it comes to selling surplus.  Give us a call and find out how our professionals and our technology can help you achieve better results.

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We build remarkable places that enrich people's lives. Midway is a full-service real estate investment, development, leasing, and management firm focused on reinventing, reimaging, and redefining places with bold, innovative ideas.

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Believing the power of research, science and innovation. Each of us at Ferring contribute to providing innovative solutions to help people live better lives. We devote significant research and development investment to new therapeutics, life cycle management and next generation healthcare solutions.

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ECMS, Inc. (ECMS) has provided Environmental and Engineering and Construction Support  Services in the Houston and surrounding area for 27 years. We provide Value Engineering tailored to Project monitoring, Budget controls and Cost benefit analysis. We institute a strategic systematic approach with each program that enables ECMS to integrate it's resources with the client. ECMS' services include Project Engineering and Management, Construction Plan Review and Project Controls, Environmental Site Assessments, Infrastructure Surveys, Property Condition Assessments, and Forensic Investigations and Project Safety Policy Development and Implementation.

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Saint Arnold Brewing Company, located in Houston, is Texas' Oldest Craft Brewery. Our goal is to brew world class beers and deliver them to our customers as fresh as possible making them the best beers in Texas and Louisiana. Our customers are beer lovers - people that appreciate great, full-flavored beers. Our small crew does everything at the brewery: brew the beer, filter the beer, keg the beer, bottle the beer, sell the beer and drink the beer. For us, this is a passion, not a job. We believe that this comes through in the beers we make. Our beers have soul.

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Photographer and Journalist - North Channel Region of Texas 

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FWCRC (Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation) , Organized in 1989, seeks to enhance the quality of life for individuals and families, eliminate blight, attract investment and resources, encourage commercial and business development, coordinate government, and public service, and offer a sense of destination and creative place-making. The finished product is a healthy and vibrant community for residents and visitors alike. As the organization continues with home building and commercial development, the Lyons Avenue Renaissance is truly an invitation to join a progressive journey to the 5th Ward’s next level, a multi-million dollar development strategy designed to sustain, invite and celebrate 5th Ward as we approach this rebuilding.

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EPSI engages workforce professionals, connecting ambitions to the needs of organizations nationwide. The passionate and innovative people-oriented approach of EPSI staff ensures the growth and success of all parties concerned. EPSI'S commitment to providing expertise and personal service with integrity has resulted in long-standing relationships of trust with both candidates and clients. 

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Attorney & Former Candidate for the US Senate & Houston City Council Member At Large and Graduate Texas Harvard Law School. In light of the challenges we have faced as a community during the pandemic, Amanda launched " Be The Solution: Community Empowerment Organization.” Be The Solution seeks to engage, encourage, educate, equip and empower residents to “be the solution” in their respective communities. From the “Empowered You: Texas Senior Citizens Conference” to “An Evening of Women’s Empowerment,” Be The Solution seeks to provide opportunities for community members to thrive, grow and address the challenges they face.

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BROUSSARD REAL ESTATE INVESTMENT LLC for more than 30 years has been dedicated to serving area estate needs throughout the Houston area. Wilfred Broussard Jr. has a vast knowledge of all aspec. s of real estate transactions. He has worked with residential sales, commercial sales, estates and property management.

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Olivier Incorporated provides superior project solutions inclusive of project controls, staff augmentation, administrative support, and management strategies to industry partners that add value to programs, projects, and professional endeavors. We afford professional opportunities to people seeking developmental career paths and an opportunity to demonstrate competency. Our commitment to embodying professional standards cultivate high performing individuals that are knowledgeable, principled, and precise in all tasks. Olivier Incorporated exceeds client expectations through empowered people guided by shared values underpinning the Olivier Incorporated brand as the project controls resource in served industries.

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EHCEC exists to improve the quality of life through innovative, sustainable programs and services that empower men, women, and youth to achieve their full potential. We connect families and individuals to life-changing resources and opportunities, help people to achieve their full potential and live a happy and healthy life and educate and engage people to be better versions of themselves.

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We are a general contracting business specializing in various aspects of residential and commercial property construction. PAYING IT FORWARD BY BUILDING HOMES AND DREAMS! We strive to add value to the communities we serve in the Greater Houston area by providing safe and affordable housing.

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The mission for 1 - On - 1 Art, Inc. is to provide teenagers and young adults who have special needs a professional mainstream art experience, emphasizing personal growth and self expression. Through artistic and community dialogue, the students in this art program will gain training, exposure and employment opportunities in the visual arts as the mission's fulfillment. The advancement of teenagers and young adults with Special Needs in the professional mainstream art environment.

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OMS Educational Consultants offers training tailored to meet your individual campus needs by reviewing assessment data, instructional strategies and curriculum. We use assessment data and the findings to design workshops that enhance student achievement. Curriculum Integration includes cutting edge strategies that implement state and national standards while promoting innovative  ideas  leading to increased student retention. We provide strategies that promote higher order thinking skills. 

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PARRA DESIGN GROUP, LTD. was founded in 1998 by Camilo Parra who is currently president of the company. We design, build, and develop projects. Our mission is to improve the quality of life in the community by enhancing its aesthetic environment. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of satisfaction to our customers through the design and construction of exceptional residential and commercial buildings.  

 

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Bates & Coleman, PC (“Bates and Coleman” or the “Firm”) is a professional corporation that was established on October 30, 1981, by Willie H. Coleman, Jr. and William “Randy” Bates, Jr. These two lawyers quickly established a culture of integrity, professionalism and service that has continued for 30 years.  The firm began as a General Practice law firm and expanded its practice to include the area of Municipal Finance in 2002.  Since that time, the firm has evolved into a boutique Public Finance Firm.

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The doors of Ross Mortuary opened to serve the public in the Fall of 1938, located at its present address, 3618 Lyons Avenue, under the leadership of Burnett and Helene Ross. Today, owners Edward & Burnell (Ross) Loche, has seen even more growth and widespread progress as Ross Mortuary, Inc., employs over 40 full time and part time employees, Ross Mortuary, Inc. and its staff services over 350 families each year and maintains its reputation of being a family owned and operated business. Although there have been changes throughout the years, one thing remains constant, our dedication to our clients, our community, our employees, and our 77 year old motto, "Service of Distinction.”

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MYSTIC LYON Specializes in art and Recreational Aesthetics is located on the corner of Lyons Avenue and Mystic Street in Houston's historic Fifth Ward neighborhood. Mystic Lyon is owned and operated by Emily Sloan. In addition to public art installations, Mystic Lyon hosts artist-led workshops, film screenings, salon- style pot- lucks, and weekly organic food deliveries. It also plays host to the Fifth Ward Badminton Club, Root Lock Sessions and is a founder and sponsoring host of the Fifth Ward Chamber of Commerce

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Terrain Solutions, Inc. (TSI) staff professionals have more than 40 years of combined experience providing environmental and geologic services to both the public and private sectors in the Houston Metropolitan Area, as well as across Texas and the Upper Gulf Coast. TSI’s environmental services include Phase I, II, and III Environmental Site Assessments (ESA), oil and gas field ESAs, spill prevention and countermeasure control, underground storage tank assessments, remedial investigations and feasibility studies and site remediation. Our geologic services include surface fault investigations, groundwater impact studies for construction projects, expansive soil investigations, and slope and stream bank stability studies as well as the siting of critical and major facilities. 

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East River is where culture and commerce thrive together. In collaboration with the Fifth Ward Community Redevelopment Corporation, East River will serve as a new gateway enriching the lives of an already deeply historic and proud community. Situated within multiple historic neighborhoods, East River reconnects the urban fabric to over 6,000 feet of water frontage along Buffalo Bayou.

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One of the few independent, black-owned funeral homes in the community, Mabrie Memorial Mortuary is dedicated to providing families throughout greater Houston, Texas, traditional and customized funeral services. Many factors are involved when choosing the type of service to honor your loved one. We are here to present you with traditional and unique possibilities and guide you through this process.

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The Chic Collective Group is a Houston-based business that provides quality professional management services for non-profit organizations and celebrities; along with specialized event management services for businesses. ​We are committed to bringing non-profit organizations, businesses and celebrities together to endeavor and support their charitable causes.  We provide management solutions for businesses and organizations that promote various causes, raise funds for non-profit organizations and achieve our client’s charitable goals.

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I am a communications professional with more than 15 years of experience in both; public relations and television journalism. My expertise includes the ability to write effectively, coordinate projects and maintain excellent organization skills.
My experience of working in television newsrooms provides me with first-hand knowledge of how various media organizations operate and process information. I am capable of completing time sensitive projects on time and within budget. 
Specialties: Public and community relations, media relations, event media, social media and content marketing. Planning and coordinating events

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Allie Broussard is a creative producer from Houston, Texas. She got her first start as a senior sports photographer for her college newspaper, The Houstonian at Sam Houston State University, where she earned her Bachelor's Degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Broadcast Production and later earned her Master's Degree in Digital Media. In the meantime, Allie is enjoying life through her lens. Check out her website and please comment. Allie is always looking for feedback. For any business inquiries please contact Allie by email, Thank you! ​"I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me."

-Phillipians 4:13