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Lisa Gonzalez, President & CEO, Addresses Guests at The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership Luncheon

Posting Date: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Lisa Gonzalez, HARC’s President and CEO, was invited to speak at The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership ‘s (EDP) Quarterly Partner Luncheon recently. The event was held at The Woodlands Resort & Conference Center on Thursday, September 20, 2018, with over 100 partners and guests in attendance.

For the past twelve years, the EDP has held their luncheons for Partners to keep them informed of important issues facing businesses today. Past topics have included Economic Development, Regionalism, State of Education, Law Enforcement Update, Center for Houston’s Future Scenarios 2040, Anadarko’s Current and Future Projects, State Economic Development and Tourism, Banking Executives Update, Life Science Update, State of our Economy, Local Tourism and Healthcare.

Gil Staley, CEO of The Woodlands Area Economic Development Partnership, said, “It was a pleasure to hear from Lisa Gonzalez, President & CEO, of the Houston Advance Research Center (HARC). As the original research center in The Woodlands’ Research Forest area, HARC is a significant contributor to sustainable development across the U.S. We are fortunate that HARC calls The Woodlands home and we look forward to their contributions to our environment for many years.”

Partners in attendance at the luncheon were Abercrombie & Associates, adWhite marketing & design, Amegy Bank, Ameriprise Financial – Kristin L. Young, Matrix Technologies - Aqua Auto Wash Detail and Lube Center, BB&T, Caldwell Companies, Calvetti Ferguson, Cherry Creek Mortgage, CHI St. Luke’s Health The Woodlands Hospital, City of Oak Ridge North, Corporate Incentives, Cypressbrook Company, Efficient Wealth Management, Entergy Texas, First Financial Bank, Frost Bank, Gallagher Benefit Services - division of Arthur J. Gallagher, Haley Garcia Group, Independent Bank, Linscomb & Williams, Lone Star College, McKesson Specialty Health, Memorial Hermann The Woodlands Medical Center, Northwestern Mutual, Petroleum Wholesale, Richmond Realty Group - RE/MAX The Woodlands and Spring, Sam Houston State University, Soules Insurance, Spirit of Texas Bank, Stibbs & Co. Attorneys PC, Texas Children's Hospital The Woodlands, The Blair Law Firm, The Woodlands Christian Academy, The Woodlands Area Chamber of Commerce, The Woodlands Township, Tough Law Firm, United Way of Greater Houston, Waste Connections, Wells Fargo, Westwood Magnolia Parkway Improvement District, Woodlands Relo Group and Wright Business Technologies.