Business & Education Partnership Luncheon

The Houston West Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce the 27th Annual Business and Education Partnership Luncheon to be held on Friday, May 12, 2017 from 11:00 am - 1:00 pm at the OMNI Hotels Houston – Westside.

We are honored to be joined by an exceptional representative of NASA, Johnson Space Center and this year’s Keynote Speaker, Dr. Bernard A. Harris Jr., Former Astronaut and President of the Harris Foundation. Dr. Harris worked at NASA for ten years, where he conducted research in musculoskeletal physiology and disuse osteoporosis.  Dr. Harris is currently Chief Executive Officer and Managing Partner of Vesalius Ventures, Inc., a venture capital firm, that invests in early to mid-stage Healthcare technologies and companies.  

Learn how everyone benefits from Dr. Harris Jr. and how he is a pillar of the community and has an extensive background in STEM as an astronaut for NASA and his active investment in the Houston educational landscape!

  • Join 300+ small businesses, school districts and private school leaders celebrating the businesses that empower students and the best teachers in our community’s schools.
  • Procurement buyers from private and public schools will be in attendance to meet and discuss procurement opportunities for businesses with their institutions.
  • Meet the people you need to know to do business with schools our area!

 Affordable sponsorships are available now! Please click here more event details and review the benefits associated with each level of support.

Seats are going fast! See who’s joining us now…
Texas Children's Hospital - West Campus | West Houston Medical Center | Houston Community College | First Community Credit Union | Fusion Academy - Galleria | Alief Independent School District | Spring Branch Independent School District | Houston Independent School District | | Ice at the Galleria | Harris County Department of Education | Butler Business Products, LLC | Red Frog Promotions | Lone Star College | Consolidated Communications | Coalition for the Homeless | Earth Engineering, Inc. and more!

Again, we thank you for your commitment to education and local businesses in West Houston! We look forward to you joining us as we explore “The Power of Partnerships” between schools and business and how we can help our youth grow “From the Classroom to the Boardroom”!

 Contact Stephanie White, 713.785.4922 |  | 10370 Richmond Ave., Ste. 125, Houston, TX 77042  

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Since its inception in 1990, The Houston West Chamber of Commerce has been proud to host the annual Business & Education Partnership Luncheon, which recognizes the teachers and businesses that mentor the youth in our community. This luncheon honors outstanding local teachers from Elementary (K - 5th Grade), Secondary (6th - 12th Grade), Post-Secondary (Colleges and Universities) as well as private schools who have shown excellence in spirit, energy, enthusiasm and love of learning. Teachers from the Houston, Spring Branch, Katy and Alief School Districts are nominated, as well as private schools and post-secondary teachers from colleges in the West Houston area.

In 2004 the Houston West Chamber of Commerce added the Educational Partnership Awards as a way to recognize businesses (& non-profits) who give so generously of their time and talent to mentor, provide internships and program support (non-cash support).

Former keynote speakers at this event include Senator Dan Patrick, Larry Dierker, Dr. Rod Paige, Dr. John Eliot, Oliver Luck, Hilton Koch and Scott McClelland. Typically garnering approximately 400-500 attendees, this luncheon is consistently a huge success in celebration of our educators.

The teachers in our community are giving the gift of knowledge to our children, our leaders of tomorrow. They care about the success of our children, as do our business partners. It is an honor to pay tribute to these educators and community supporters.



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