Houston area still a great place to work Annually, The Greater Houston Partnership accepts nominations from the community for area businesses who exemplify what Houston stands for and serve as a shining example of why other businesses should consider moving their headquarters to the area. One of the businesses recently honored was the Memorial Hermann Healthcare System, which received the Houston’s Greatest Award in the category of charitable nonprofit business organization. “I don’t know any other company that is a better neighbor or cares more for its neighborhood,” said Tom Broad, spokesman for Memorial Hermann Northeast. He cited his company’s work in the Humble area through a new community health center, providing services to those without health insurance, and their senior health care program, which provides thousands of seniors with health screenings and flu shots. “We are lucky to have two vibrant, exciting facilities close by. Memorial Hermann continues to be a major sponsor in the area’s efforts to support ‘Relay for Life,’ the ‘In the Pink Luncheon’ and the ‘Greater Lake Houston Heart Walk.’ These are programs that raise awareness and funds for the American Cancer Association and the American Heart Association,” he said. Christina Garza, media relations manager for the Greater Houston Partnership, said the Partnership has been hosting the awards for five years to honor those who represent the region well. She said they ask the community if they know a business, or if they work for a business, that is doing great things in the area. Garza noted the area has a rich and diverse economy, with business in every industry possible, including space exploration. She said this area is home to the world’s largest medical system and is the birthplace of nano-technology. Garza said the Houston area houses 26 Fortune 500 companies and 90 foreign consulates. “This is a great place to live, work, play and invest. We encourage other businesses to consider relocating to the area by showcasing the low cost of living, sense of community and cultural activities the area has to offer,” said Garza. For more information, visit www.houston.org. Photo: Memorial Hermann Healthcare System was recently honored at the Hobby Center for their contributions to the area. From left are Co-chair Rod Nelson; Dan Wolterman, president and CEO of Memorial Healthcare Systems; and Lynne Liberaton, co-chair of the Houston’s Greatest Awards. The event is sponsored by the Greater Houston Partnership.

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