• Say 'Cheers' to a Gift Everyone Will Love with Wine

     
    POSTED November 14, 2017
     

It isn’t easy to find the perfect gift, but Austin-based Personal Wine may have cracked the code. From highend Champagne to budget-friendly Pinot Grigio, these gifts are sure to please. And don’t forget to check out the miniature bottles of prosecco with striped straws! “For the past 18 years, Personal Wine has exemplified the meaning of giving the ‘perfect gift,” says Alex Andrawes, founder and chairman of Personal Wine. “What sets our company apart from other wine gift companies is that our product is a two-part gift: high-end wine and Champagne with an exceptional taste, along with a beautifully designed custom bottle that will serve as a timeless memory.”

All Personal Wine bottles can be customized with labels featuring images and text, so corporate or event branding is a breeze. To top it off, engraved wooden boxes or wine glasses are also available to accompany personalized wine bottles. Corporate gift-givers will love the ability to knock out an entire client list at once. Personal Wine will ship personalized gifts individually, and dates can even be set far in advance. 

 

League City CVB manager Stephanie Polk shares her career journey.

Originally from Kentwood, Louisiana, Stephanie Polk, TDM, CTE, first made her mark on the travel and tourism industry as director of marketing for the Beaumont Convention & Visitors Bureau. There, she helped to elevate the city as a destination for recreation travelers and business groups. Wowed by her accomplishments, in 2020, League City brought her on board to lead its marketing efforts. She shares with us highlights and advice from her experience in the industry. 

 

The CDC defines close contact as within six feet or less, for 15 minutes or more with someone who tests positive for COVID-19. At gatherings of many kinds, contact tracing is used to trace the people that someone has come into contact with, before they learn that they have tested positive. This allows the people that the sick person came into contact with to be aware of the situation, and to make health-informed choices. 

 

In 2020, Houston First Corp. (HFC) reported that the city was slated to host 252 meetings and 611,000 room nights. By March 14, the Bayou City had already hosted 115 conventions and 137,400 room nights. Then the pandemic hit, and meetings and events across the country came to a screeching halt.

We asked Michael Heckman, acting president and CEO of Houston First Corp. (HFC) how the health crisis has influenced the organization’s business model moving forward.