HTC named AMA Houston Marketer of the Year Best in Category winner

Awards event to be held March 7 at the Alley Theatre

HOUSTON, TX – [2.3.11] –The Houston Technology Center, the largest technology incubator and accelerator in Texas, has been recognized as the top Technology Services marketer during 2010 by the American Marketing Association’s Houston Chapter.  The Marketer of the Year 2010 Best of Category winners were determined by a vote of AMA Houston members combined with votes from a distinguished panel of local marketing practitioners and educators.  Over 200 companies, organizations and institutions were nominated.

As winner in its category, the Houston Technology Center will compete against 41 other category winners in AMA Houston’s 2010 Marketer of the Year program.  A panel of marketing leaders from outside the Houston area will review information submitted by category winners to select Houston’s 2010 Marketer of the Year. The Best of Category winners will be honored at the Marketer of the Year event on March 7, 2011 at the Alley Theatre during which the 2010 Marketer of the Year will be revealed.

“As the hub for technology entrepreneurs in the region for over 10 years, providing a clear and consistent brand is important.  The brand refresh has allowed us to more clearly define who we are thus allowing us to fulfill our mission of creating jobs and promoting economic development in the greater Houston region,” stated Walter Ulrich, President and CEO of the Houston Technology Center.

This year’s Marketer of the Year keynote speaker is Matt Biespiel, senior director, Global Brand Development, McDonald’s Corporation, who will speak on How McDonald’s Builds and Leverages its Brand. The 2009 Marketer of the Year, Blinds.com, will be on hand to announce this year’s winner.  Prior winners include Kelsey-Seybold Clinic (2008), the Houston Zoo (2007), Weatherford International (2006) and the Houston Symphony (2005).  

About Houston Technology Center:
Named among Forbes’ top 10 “incubators changing the world,” The Houston Technology Center provides education, insight, and access to capital that entrepreneurs need for commercialization. The Houston Technology Center is a business accelerator and the largest technology business incubator in Texas, advancing the commercialization of emerging technology companies in the greater Houston area.  A 501(C)(3)nonprofit organization, HTC assists Houston-based entrepreneurs within several key sectors: energy, information technology, life sciences, nanotechnology and NASA/aerospace technologies.  For more information, visit www.HoustonTech.org.

About AMA          
AMA Houston is the area’s premier professional marketing organization and the nation’s second largest chapter. AMA Houston provides marketers the ability to remain competitive in today's business environment through networking events, special interest groups and real-world educational programs. Named Chapter of the Year five times in the last seven years by AMA’s international headquarters, AMA Houston serves 1,100 members with diverse marketing expertise from a variety of industries. For more information, visit www.amahouston.org.
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