Welcoming 2013 in Houston

Written by: Rachel Evans, GACC South Houston Membership & Events Coordinator

This year’s annual Houston New Year’s Reception, held on January 24th at the German Language School in Midtown, was a great success. The weather was perfect. The warm but gentle breeze was enjoyed by nearly 80 business representatives of the German American Community in Houston. Among the honored guests in attendance were the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Klaus-Jochen Gühlcke, Deputy Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Clemens Kroll, and GACC South President & CEO Martina Stegmeier.

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Consul General Gühlcke shares a toast to the year ahead.

It was a memorable evening with champagne, hors d’oeuvres from Charivari & Epicure Café, music and bidding in the highly-anticipated Silent Auction. A special thanks from Managing Director Julia Zimmermann went to our long-term members, Jones Gill LLP, American Shipping & Chartering, Neumann & Esser, and Herbert Buergermeister who have been members with the Chamber for 35 and 20 years respectively.

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Guests share smiles and best wishes for 2013.

Having this New Year’s event hosted in the classrooms at the German Language School, made this New Year’s Reception unforgettable.

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