Receiving a proclamation from the city of Houston declaring Oct. 13 as Wayside Investment Group Day are, from left, Samir Patel, Wayside’s chairman; Shiv Patel, director of operations; Ashish Patel, vice president for construction; Miraj Patel, president; Saajan Patel, vice president for development; and Dev Patel, analyst.

Wayside Investment Group of Houston has had its day. Specifically, the city of Houston has declared Oct. 13 to be Wayside Investment Group Day.

Wayside, led by Miraj Patel as president, received the proclamation, signed by Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, in recognition of the company’s efforts to motivate city residents to participate in the U.S. Census. Patel and his colleagues participated in a census event and provided 1,000 meals to city residents.

The Wayside Investment Group Day proclamation was delivered by Houston City Councilman Edward Pollard, left, and Councilman Robert Gallegos, second from right, with Wayside’s Saajan Patel, Ashish Patel, Miraj Patel, Samir Patel, and Dev Patel.

“Today’s ceremony represents more than a proclamation, this special day represents our people, and values, and our families hard work and sacrifices that brought us to this point” said Patel. “This city is our home and we are truly blessed to give back in a way where it can help shape the future of the city”

Houston District J Councilman Edward Pollard and District I Councilman Robert Gallegos presented the proclamation to the Wayside team on Tuesday outside city hall.

Wayside recently took on management of the Holiday Inn Express & Suites in Katy, Texas, in collaboration with Southwest Hospitality Management. The hotel will undergo a complete Formula Blue multimillion-dollar renovation.