|LUNCHEON SERIES 2017- 2018|
Spirit of Entrepreneurship Sponsor
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Owner and Operator of Events gifts
As the owner of Houston’s iconic Events gifts in River Oaks Shopping Center, Regina Garcia’s retail career spans over four decades and is built on the principles of philanthropy, community connections and superior customer service. Born into an entrepreneurial family in Bay City, Texas, Garcia was raised in the environment of her family owned-and-operated restaurant, since 1944, ingraining in her the blueprint for her own success. There she learned the value of excellent customer service and quality of merchandise. Graduating from The Art Institute of Dallas with a degree in fashion merchandising and design, Garcia went on to hone her retail skills while working for Marshall Field’s stores across the country and rounded out her department store retail career as the VP, General Manager of multiple Macy’s locations—Macy’s The Woodlands, Deerbrook, West Oaks and Downtown Houston.
Garcia continues to expand her retail vision, providing her customers at Events Gifts with a luxurious store filled with specialty hand-picked gifts, as well as custom high-end stationery, an extensive bridal registry, and the largest collection of fine china and crystal in the State.
Garcia is and always has been passionate about education, the arts, and the environment and dedicates much of her time to the benefit of all three. She serves on the boards of multiple organizations as a director and/or a trustee including: Houston Arts Alliance; The Women’s Fund; United Way Women’s Alexis de Coquille Platinum Group, Houston; and the Downtown Redevelopment Authority (TIRZ3). She is also a longtime supporter of The Houston Ballet’s annual Nutcracker Market.
As owner and operator of Events gifts, Garcia was recognized with the Emerging Hispanic Business of the Year award in 2014 from The Houston Hispanic Chamber of Commerce.