New Year, New Client

Happy World Cup year! We are very excited to start this new year with lots of soccer and big plans on the horizon. Not only will we be celebrating two years of operations on February 3rd but we are starting the year of with a new client! Soccer continues to grow in the USA and it’s exciting for us to be part of the action in one of the fastest growing leagues, the National Premiere Soccer League (NPSL). Our newest client is Houston Regals SCA, the oldest semi-pro team in Houston and a member of the NPSL’s Lone Star Conference. We are excited to work with them this 2018 Season and manage their marketing, sponsorship and event operations.

On February 24th, Houston Regals SCA will be hosting their Final Tryout in preparation for the 2018 NPSL season. We’re looking for local talent to fill the few remaining roster spots and therefore encourage all players 16 years and older to register here.


For information on sponsorship and other partnership opportunities, please contact Maria Duran at




It’s not every day you get to see a Tweet from former US Men’s National Team (USMNT) member and Houston native , Stuart Holden, develop into a full blown celebrity soccer match.


However, I had the pleasure of working with Stu for many years when he started his professional soccer career at the Houston Dynamo and Kick In for Houston showcases the incredible and caring individual he is. Stu always volunteered for the community events and made sure to stay until everyone had their picture or autograph.


(L-R) Houston Dynamo players Mike Chabala, Eddie Robinson & Stuart Holden celebrating the 2006 MLS Cup Championship with Maria Duran

Thanks to the support from fans and community partners, Stu has rounded up some of the biggest names in sports including World Series champ Alex Bregman of the Houston Astros, USMNT member Landon Donovan, USWNT member Mia Hamm, NFL star Chad Ochocinco and NBA great Steve Nash to participate in the action packed fundraiser. This celebrity match co-hosted by Dynamo Charities takes place this Saturday, December 16th at BBVA Compass Stadium and it’s one you don’t want to miss.

There are many ways to support the fundraising efforts:

  1. Purchase a ticket for yourself OR donate a ticket to a Hurricane Harvey victim, tickets to the game start at $30
  2. Make a donation to one of your favorite players which will directly benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund
  3. Spread the word and get others involved

Net proceeds from the game will benefit the Hurricane Harvey Relief Fund. Fans everywhere can tune into the match broadcast on FS1 or Fox Deportes.


Hurricane Harvey took a big toll on the Greater Houston Area dumping 51 inches of rain and causing damages estimated to reach $75 Billion. Many celebrities have stepped up over the last couple of months including local athletes like JJ Watt & professional teams like the Houston Astros but this is a long recovery and help is still needed across the area. Please consider donating your time, talents and/or funds to certified charities doing work in the community.




#CEDHou: 2.10.18 @GRB

My junior year of high school my mom took me to Career and Education Day (CED) at the GRB Convention Center. We had heard it was a good event to get information about college but I had no idea it would open my eyes to the possibilities beyond graduation. I talked to a lot of people that day and years later, as an undergrad at UH, I returned with my sorority to host the College 101 panel. I’ve always been fond of the Houston Hispanic Forum (HHF) because I know the impact CED has on a student first hand. Over the years I’ve volunteered with the organization in different ways but today I come full circle as I’ll be executing the event operations for CED 2018.  I invite everyone to attend with their middle or high school age kid(s) and learn about the countless opportunities available for students.      ~MDuran

32nd Annual Career and Education Day!

The possibilities are endless at Career and Education Day! On Saturday, February 10, 2018 you will have the chance to talk to career experts of your choice. You are the driver of your own career path, we just want to show you how.


This FREE event gives you the opportunity to meet with career professionals and learn about the steps they took to succeed. Talk to career profressionals from any of the five endorsement paths:

  • Arts and Humanities
  • Business/ Industry
  • Multidisciplinary Studies
  • Public Service
  • STEM

Want to be part of the exploration? Reserve your booth TODAY!


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Giving Tuesday is a global day of giving fueled by the power of social media and collaboration. After people around the world participate in shopping events like Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is centered around charity and donating to your favorite cause.

On Tuesday, November 28th we invite you to join the movement and support our client Pan American Round Table of Houston

For over 76 years PART Houston has been offering scholarships, promoting cultural exchange programs, participating in member projects and developing a network of community leaders in the Greater Houston Area. Please support their mission by donating on Tuesday and helping them continue to serve the community for many more decades to come.


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Chivas Guadalajara is coming to Houston!

Soccer is the world’s sport and we couldn’t be more thrilled to be an integral part of the match coming up on September 4th between Chivas de Guadalajara and the Houston Dynamo.
You can be a part of it too…sponsorship opportunities are still available, for more information email us at

Boletos ya estan a la venta! No te pierdas este partido el domingo 4 de septiembre en BBVA Compass Stadium. ‪#‎ChulySports‬


What motivates Duran Concepts?

What motivates us? Positive energy, goals, persistence, drive, creativity, challenging the norms & collaboration. Today we had two meetings that included all of these qualities. The first was with a very talented & young designer looking to build his brand and the second was with a local non-profit that wants to challenge the status quo.
There is this energetic, inventive entrepreneurial vibe in the city but you have to be open to the possibilities or you will completely miss out on opportunities. We love what our friends are doing so look for future posts showcasing their ventures over the course of the year.
‪#‎CreateYourOwnPath‬ ‪#‎DuranConcepts‬ ‪#‎MyHouston‬

What is your vision?

Having a vision is to aspire to accomplish something over the course of time but to achieve it you must conceive, shape and place abstract ideas into an action plan.
Duran Concepts vision is to redefine all things marketing and all things sports by serving and emphasizing the wonderfully diverse & multicultural elements of Houston.
LIKE our page on Facebook and follow our journey ‪#‎DuranConcepts‬