Commercial Real Estate Forum Features Leading CEO
Wednesday, Feb. 12 at Houston Marriott Westchase

Phillips 66 Chairman & CEO Greg Garland will offer the keynote address at Westchase District's first ever real estate forum: Westchase Today & Tomorrow. Garland leads the Houston area's largest public company.

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8 am to 10:30 am
Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive

In addition to hearing from this icon in business and leadership, some of the top names in commercial real estate will discuss the Westchase District real estate market and trends for 2020 with engaging insights on office, corporate, retail and multi-family sectors:

Philip Schneidau, Woodbranch Management
Michelle Wogan, Transwestern
Eric Siegrist, Parkway Properties
Stacy Hunt, Greystar
Swapnil Agarwal, Nitya Capital
Kelly Hall, Harvey Builders

Also, Westchase District staff will present updates on the various projects underway in the area, including the reconstruction of Walnut Bend Lane, improvements to Westheimer Road and two parks that are currently under development.

Visit our website to purchase a ticket and learn about sponsorship opportunities.  
Use the code TENOFF to save 10% on your $35 ticket. Breakfast included with purchase.

23rd Annual Corporate Challenge Selling Fast

Registration is underway for our 23rd annual Corporate Challenge. So far eight major sponsors and 33 teams have registered to participate. 

Corporate Challenge is a fun day of networking and team building, all while raising money for the Westchase District Community Fund (WDCF). Since its beginning, the Corporate Challenge has raised more than $280,000 for area charities, including Quillian Center's summer day camps. The money is distributed by the WDCF.

Teams are made up of four to six members (co-ed) who compete in six different athletic events, including  dodge ball, soccer, a basketball shooting event and our regionally-famous briefcase relay.

Special thanks to our major sponsors:
We're particularly grateful to our friends at Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam who have signed on our Title Sponsor for the second year in a row.

Our event usually sells out by the end of February, so nab your spot for the year's best friendly outdoor competition today.


HCC Announces Community Learning Program Schedule,
Enrichment Courses Offered for Adults

The Spring schedule for the HCC/Alief ISD Community Learning Program at the Alief Center for Advanced Careers has been announced. HCC's program schedule features courses on automotive, construction, culinary skills, health, information technology and visual and performing arts.

Whether obtaining more 'how to' knowledge in the auto garage or honing creative baking skills, the program's courses, ranging from Fuel Systems & Service to Valentine Cookies, offer learning opportunities for adults. 

Those interested in building tech skills can enroll in Information Technology courses on Basic Operating System Utilities and Identity Theft Protection.  In addition, new class/workshop opportunities for March and April will be added. For more information, contact the HCC Community Learning Program at 713-718-2579. 

  Thursdays @ 3 p.m.  *Rain or shine* St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church
10503 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77042 (at Rogerdale, just west of Beltway 8)


Coming up on Friday, Feb. 14 th, Valentine's Day celebrates love and romance. Forgetting a gift on Valentine's Day will put you in the doghouse quicker than counting half a dozen roses. 

Our Farmers Market gift ideas offer plentiful ways to charm your significant other. Chocolate is the sweet of choice. 

That's why PEAS Farm is rolling out its beloved chocolate covered strawberries. Fresh, succulent and what every heart desires.

Giggles is Houston Winery's new flavored wine .

Daido Billed As One of City's Top International Grocers

Daido is Houston's top grocer for foods from Japan.
Even a brief closure late last fall didn't keep Daido Market Houston from topping the  Houston Chronicle's latest list of ethnic grocery stores in Houston.

The beloved store reopened in December after store manager Toyo Hagiwara enlisted help from investors. Ensuring that the city's first major Japanese grocer didn't close forever has thrilled loyal customers, and new ones. Located at 11146 Westheimer Road (at Wilcrest Drive), Daido serves one of the most diverse cultural cities in the U.S. and is a local Asian food market favorite. Since returning, Hagiwara's noticed more fresh faces at checkout. 

"Everyone is elated that we are back," said Hagiwara. "The break gave us a chance for a refresh. We upgraded our shelves for easier product navigation and added more authentic Japanese items." 

Harry Greenblatt Assumes Board Chairmanship,
Representing 4th Chair in Westchase District History
Harry Greenblatt, a renowned hospitality industry leader, is the newest board chairman for Westchase District.

On February 3, Harry Greenblatt officially lead Westchase District's first 2020 board meeting as the new chairman of the board of directors. Greenblatt is vice president, managing director of Houston Marriott Westchase. His election in December represents only the 4th time a new board chair has been chosen in Westchase District's 25-year history. 

He leads Westchase District as we enter an exciting new era of economic development and major campaign projects including Greenspace for Westchase, planning two community parks, and Westheimer Streetscapes beautification and improvements. Greenblatt succeeds  Philip Schneidau who served as chairman for five years. 
Greenblatt has 40-plus years of experience in the hospitality industry. He has held various management positions including resident manager, managing director/area manager, and general manager of both the Doubletree Hotel Allen Center and the Doubletree Hotel Post Oak more than 17 years. 

Greenblatt joined the Pyramid hospitality team in 2003 as vice president, managing director overseeing  a major renovation to convert the hotel from the Adam's Mark to the Houston Marriott Westchase. It is the largest full-service hotel in Westchase District. 

He is an active board member with the Hotel & Lodging Association of Greater Houston (HLAGH) and the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau for more than 20 years. 

About Westchase District
Westchase District is a municipal management district funded by local property owners in a 4.2 square-mile area centered on Sam Houston Tollway between I-10 and US-59 on the west side of Houston, Texas. 

The district promotes growth by enhancing: 
  • Mobility
  • Beautification 
  • Public Safety
  • Planning and Development


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