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Restaurants Respond - Recovery and Rebuilding Industry Educational Seminar

The Greater Houston Restaurant Association hosted a recovery seminar for the Houston restaurants after the largest disaster in Texas history. 


Thank you to all who attended our Recovery and Rebuilding Industry Educational Seminar on Tuesday, September 19th. Jonathan Horowitz, President of the GHRA and CEO of Legacy Restaurant Group lead the recovery and rebuilding discussion. Thank you to our panelists for sharing their best practices, stories, and resources from the recent natural disaster. Please feel free to contact our speakers with any additional questions, their contact information is listed below. 


Melissa Stewart, Executive Director of the GHRA
www.ghra.com
Jonathan Horowitz, GHRA President, CEO Legacy Restaurant Group
www.legacyrestaurants.com/
Richie Jackson, CEO Texas Restaurant Association
www.txrestaurant.org/

                                        

Recovery Panel

FEMA - Federal Emergency Management Agency Representatives
Larry Fordham, National Flood Insurance Program  
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Brian Bartley, National Flood Insurance Program  
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Small Business Administration Office of Disaster Assistance
Darla Booker, Public Information Officer
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Wortham Insurance
James L. Gleaves, Managing Director
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Texas Workforce Commission
Sammy L. Carolina, Unemployment Specialist
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Waterman Steele Real Estate Advisors
Emily Durham, Partner and Director of Hospitality Services
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Guest Speakers

Mike Waterman, President of the Greater Houston Convention and Visitors Bureau
https://www.visithoustontexas.com/


Children of Restaurant Employees  
https://www.coregives.org/


Thomas Nguyen, Chief Marketing Officer and Partner, Peli Peli
http://www.pelipeli.com/ 



Town Hall Meeting

Lead by: Reggie Martin, GHRA Past President, Lemond Catering
www.lemondevents.com/home


A special thanks to all speakers and panelist, along with our meeting host The Merrill House and GR8 Plate Hospitality.

Houston Hospitality Employee Relief Fund

In response, we have partnered with Visit Houston and the Hotel & Lodging Association. We have created an emergency employee relief fund. The Houston Hospitality Employee Relief Fund will be used to assist hospitality and tourism related employees impacted by Hurricane Harvey and those who perform services of any nature within the industry including restaurants.

More information on the Houston Hospitality Employee Relief Fund is available here: https://www.visithoustontexas.com/relieffund/.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Questions? Contact Melissa Stewart by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone at 713.802.1200