What’s in a name?
Harvey Nexus has been built against the odds. We have created a sustainable model of recruitment and business incubation designed expressly to do things differently, to redefine what community-minded recruitment can be, and to draw attention to what makes Texas genuinely great – our people.
We founded our organization in the middle of the pandemic. We knew it was going to be hard to build something new when people needed continuity and familiarity, especially around something as important as career handling, finding a new job or sourcing talent. We knew our business plan, approach and methodology of recruitment, funding, partnerships and non-profit approach had to be easy to understand, accessible and informative. We knew our branding had to be perfect.
When it came to the important decision of choosing a name, we wanted it to embody what we do, who we are and where we come from: we needed to create a name that incorporated our corporate and non-profit aims and stand out.
We also wanted to invoke a real sense of community mindedness. We’re born and bred Houstonians, and we’re proud of our city, state and place in the country.
Harvey Nexus is two ideas, forged into one identity.
Nexus means a connection or series of connections linking two or more things. It can also mean a central, or focal point. A single word couldn’t summarize our company mantra and approach to helping our community and connecting workers with great companies better.
We are aiming to be one of the most agile incubators of startup and growth orientated businesses in Texas, but we also want to be a hub of mentorship, ideas, help and love for our community, helping those most in need, and who have been most affected by the huge shifts in our communities and workplaces over the last year. We are a Nexus for our community.
Harvey represents something more personal to us – in 2017, Houstonians banded together to repair our amazing city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. It was our first experience of what true community care and support can mean to everyone, from business owners, to workers, emergency services and the people trying to make a living in the midst of chaos.
Although we haven’t named our company for that specific climatic event, Harvey represents something more than a singular disaster – it represents hope, and help, and love for our city, and it honors the Houstonians who rallied together in the wake of that hurricane. It seems like the least we could do in honor of our neighbors who helped us put our city back together.
Harvey Nexus embodies everything we are, and everything we want to be. To all of our supporters to date, thank you for joining us, and to everyone who has browsed our site, spoken to our consultants or volunteered your time or money to aid our mission: you are appreciated and we can’t wait to see what the rest of 2021 has in store for us!
Harvey Nexus is a non-profit recruitment organization, committed to helping communities, business leaders and workers in Texas and beyond through, recruitment, career coaching, jobs networking, business incubation and acceleration.
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