The Italy-America Chamber of Commerce was thrilled by the turnout at its most recent happy hour, the first to held since Hurricane Harvey struck southeast Texas. The event had originally been planed for Tuesday, August 29 and had to be cancelled because of the storm.
Co-presented by Houston law firm and chamber member Bohorquez-Hoefker, the gathering featured wines from Campania and the paintings of Houston-based artist Chu Okoli, who will soon be heading to Italy where he has been asked to exhibit his works in the Florence Biennale.
As guests sipped delicious wines from the volcanic soils of Campania and enjoyed Italian- and Mexican-inspired small bites, they had the opportunity to interact with the celebrated painter and view his most recent canvases.
All but one of the chambers’ members were open for business the week following the storm. And the one member who remained closed had opened its doors again by the weekend following the hurricane.
Even though the city and many of its residents still face challenges during recovery, the city is most definitely open for business and back on its feet.
It was great to see so many of our members and enjoy some great wines, great food, and spectacular art together this week.