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New Partnership Members in August

Published Sep 11, 2023 by Madelyn Wilson

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The Greater Houston Partnership welcomed 6 new member companies in the month of August. The Partnership works to connect companies with resources, information and networking opportunities to help increase business while also providing a platform to influence the direction of the region.

New members joining in the month of August include:

Arete Public Affairs: Arete Public Affairs is a full-service public and government affairs firm that excels in authentic relationship development with the Texas Education Agency, and senior leadership in school districts, as well as federal, state, and local government entities. Website.

BAMKO: For over two decades, BAMKO has been partnering with world-renowned companies to increase ROI on every product, project, program and campaign. Website.

Endeavor Management: Endeavor Management’s team of experienced management consultants work collaboratively with you to merge market insights and industry expertise to design and implement practical strategies. Website. 

Entera: The Most Advanced Residential Real Estate Investing Platform enabling investors to find, buy, and operate single-family homes at scale. Website. 

Tecnicas Reunidas: International general contractor, engaging in engineering, design and construction of various types of industrial facilities for a broad spectrum of customers throughout the world. Website. 

Tolunay-Wong Engineers Inc.: A full service geosciences consulting firm offering a complete range of services for geotechnical engineering, environmental services, construction materials testing, and deep foundations testing. Website. 

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