Induction Dinner FAQ

INDUCTION DINNER
Frequently Asked Questions

For any additional events-related questions, please contact the TBHF Office.
Phone:  713-960-1820
Email:  rthompson@texasbusiness.org


When is the event?

Thursday, November 3, 2022


Where is the event?

Hilton Americas
Grand Ballroom
1600 Lamar Street
Houston, TX 77010
location and directions


Is there a room block at the hotel?

Yes. To secure your room, please click here to reserve online. You can also call (800) 236-2905 to book via phone. The group code is 1ES.


COVID Protocols for Induction Dinner

  • All TBHF team members and contractors are fully vaccinated.
  • Additionally, TBHF may request that only fully-vaccinated guests accept the invitation to attend the dinner.
  • TBHF may limit the traditional capacity of this ballroom to allow for greater spacing between tables.

Where can find all the details?

For additional details about this year’s event, please visit the Induction Dinner page.  Information about the venue and hotel accommodations is also accessible under this page.


Who attends?

TBHF Legend Inductees, Scholar & Veteran Award Recipients, TBHF current Legends, Directors, Alumni, and Past Scholars, along with their family and friends.  Business and community partners of the incoming Inductees attend to celebrate and show their support, as well as other community and business leaders from around the state.


Are there Sponsorship Opportunities?

Yes.  Please visit the Sponsorship page for more information.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact the TBHF Office.


What is the schedule of events?

A reception for all guests begins at 6:00 pm followed by Dinner and the Induction Ceremony at 7:00 pm.


Where do I park?  Is valet available and what is the cost?

Self and Valet parking available. Additional information to be provided closer to the event date (hotel personnel and signage will help direct guests). For valet and ride-share service drop off/pick-up please use this address: 1600 Lamar Street, Houston, Texas 77010.
Hotel Parking Information


What is the attire for the event?

For men, black-tie. For ladies, cocktail.


How do I reserve my table(s)?

Please secure your table online or click here to download and mail your completed contribution form with payment to the TBHF Office (as indicated on the form).  In order to create extra space between tables and to accommodate socially-distanced seating, we may have a smaller event capacity than usual, and may sell out quickly.


How many guests per table?

Tables are set for 10, however adjustments for one more or less can be made. There is no minimum number of guests required at a table, and we understand if you prefer to have fewer people at your table to allow for additional social distancing.


What if I do not have 10 guests?

Then TBHF will be pleased to fill the remaining seats at your table, with your approval or request.


When do I need to turn in the names of my guests? / How do I submit them?

Please submit as many names as you have as soon as possible. All names must be received one month prior to the event. Guest lists can be updated or changed up to 2 weeks prior to the event. Names can be submitted by email to lgirdner@texasbusiness.org.


Can I pay with a Credit Card?

You can pay with credit card online when you complete the online table reservation. For credit card payments not tied to an online reservation form, please contact the TBHF office to request a personal payment link. For payments via check, please make payable to “TBHF” or to “Texas Business Hall of Fame” and mail to the TBHF Office.


When will I receive the tickets? / How do I know which is my table?

No tickets will be issued or sent in advance.  When you and your guests arrive for the Reception, please visit the Hostess Table and provide your name. Table numbers and locations will be provided at the event.


Can I purchase tickets at the event?

No, tickets are not available for purchase at the door. While last minute changes to guest lists do occur, all tickets should be reserved as early as possible, prior to the event.


Can I pay for a reserved ticket at the event?

For any additions made to your reservation in advance, payment may be provided at the Dinner.  Mailing a check or submitting your payment online in advance is preferred.


If one of my guests is unable to attend, can I invite someone else at the last minute?

Yes, please take advantage of your full reservation. If you have confirmed the number of guests in your party, and have not confirmed the name, the reservation will be listed as “Guest of [Your Name].”  You may instruct your guests to inform the Hostess that they are a late addition or a change from another listed guest.   Changes to the final guest list will stop being made the day prior to the event.


Does every guest need to check in at the event?

No.  Once someone in your party has confirmed your table number with the Hostess, you may share that among your guests. If you have more than 10 in your party, or if you are a mixed group, then it is recommended everyone check in to confirm each person has the correct table location.