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Katy, TX News- Energy Grows Here and There: Local Businesses Plant Seeds of Support

Katy, TX News (April 11, 2014) – “Katy – Energy Grows Here” is taking on a literal meaning at the entrance of Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital. The hospital, a proud supporter of the Katy Area Economic Development Council’s place brand initiative, is one of the first area businesses to purchase a planter specific to the Katy brand.

Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, CEO, Scott Barbe, says he is looking forward to seeing the Katy brand develop throughout the area. “We feel this will further enhance greater Katy and are proud to showcase how ‘Energy Grows Here’.” The planters prominently display the brand logo along with the sponsoring business’ name. The hospital’s planter boasts a beautiful array of seasonal flowers and an ornamental tree.

Photo L-R: Scott Barbe, CEO, MH-Katy; Marsha Bourgeois, Physician Resources; John Kueven, Dir., Operations; Arlena Washington, Clinical Manager; Juan Hurtado, Engineering; Tianay Brown, Dir., Laboratory; Diana Schauer-Tran, Dir., Marketing; Dana Mersiovsky, Katy Area EDC; Lance LaCour, CEO, Katy Area EDC

For the past three years, the Katy Area Economic Development Council has been working on a major place-based branding project designed to capture and articulate the defining characteristics of Katy, as well as to provide a graphic platform for key city assets to have a cohesive look and feel.

The yellow and red base colors for the new Katy brand icon were used to portray energy, strength, and opportunity. The blended rich brownish color is a nod to Katy’s agricultural heritage, and the design is intended to be a leaf, a drop, a point, and a symbol of the oil industry all in one.

“We’re excited to see Memorial Hermann Katy Hospital, embrace and promote the Katy brand,” said Lance LaCour, president and CEO of the Katy Area Economic Development Council. “The enthusiasm for the ‘Energy Grows Here’ campaign is a testament to the success of the new branding effort and to the overwhelming sense of pride the business and residential communities have for Katy.”

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