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  1. Ribbon Cutting for La Petite Academy

    September 24 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Chamber Orientation

    September 25 @ 11:45 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Ribbon Cutting for Washington Office Co.

    September 26 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Ribbon Cutting for The Chicken and Rice Guys

    September 30 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Welcome to the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce (GHACC) is a member-focused organization through which members can effectively develop their business and themselves. Since its founding in 1988, the hallmark of the Chamber has, and continues to be: “People do business with people they know, like, and trust.” Relationships developed in the Chamber become part of one’s business infrastructure. New friends can be found in the Chamber and some of those friendships will last a lifetime. Members can learn how to grow their markets, supply their business, mentor associates or even find a special mentor. GHACC works diligently to provide benefit to all members, be they new, or long-term.

This growing Chamber provides a forum into which its members’ businesses can fit together in an atmosphere of mutual benefit. Active participation provides multiple benefits including access to the entrepreneurs and management of business and organizations with differing viewpoints and methods that work. An abundance of activities provide networking occasions to create new business opportunities, obtain business referrals, join committees, have fun and enjoy a camaraderie unique to Heights Chamber members.

Just as the “Heights” is known for its uniqueness and historical Houston significance, the GHACC blends businesses, promotes “Buy Local First,” and has often been described as a “not so well kept secret for successfully serving its members.”

Chamber News

Fun Alert: Don’t Miss the “Chamber54” Chairman’s Gala

September 10th, 2019|

  No there won’t be fireworks, but “Chamber54” is the exciting theme for this year’s Gala. Members and guests are encouraged to bring the theme to life with fun clothing and accessories that take us back to the “Disco” days of the 70’s!   By the late 1970’s, most major U.S. cities had thriving disco club scenes and one of the most famous was the renowned Studio 54 in New York City. Extravagant and sexy fashions were the popular choice of celebrities as they danced to music by the Bee Gees, KC and the Sunshine Band, the Village People, Michael Jackson and more. The evening of September 20 at the Junior League Building brings a revival of [...]

Pre-Gala Party Showed Off Fashions

August 22nd, 2019|

 Chamber members, staffers, Yellow Rose Derby Girls and professional models all took part in the Gala Pre-Party held on Tuesday, August 20 at Eureka Brewery. Donning period costumes and clothing from the disco (1970’s era) it truly was a return to that Disco era, complete with bell-bottoms, peace signs, tie-dye, wigs, and capes. It all tied-in nicely with the Chamber’s upcoming Gala themed “Chamber54” which will be held on September 20 at The Junior League. Clothing and accessories were on hand from Chamber member The Fashion Time Machine and many of those items were on sale and displayed on the runway. Thank you, Mary Keene, for all your assistance. April Petronella, of Petro Fox Education, coordinated [...]

2019-2020 Chamber Board

August 8th, 2019|

In accordance with the by-laws, a nominating committee was appointed in June by the Board of Directors.  The committee presented nominees for Board approval in July. The slate of nomicees will be presented to the membership at the annual member meeting on September 12th which is the Breakfast Connection.  All members are invited to attend. Board members who are continuing to serve include:  Tony Allman, PrimeWay Credit Union, Craig Atkinson, Houston Highway Credit Union, Dee Farino, Third Coast Impressions, Brian Gilbert, Members Trust of the Southwest Federal Credit Union, Jessica Leone, Frost Bank, Jack Van Pelt, JVP Jewelers, Amy Ritter, Allegiance Bank, and Taylor Woodard, Raymond James. Board members returning to the Board for three year [...]

Membership

Member Benefits

Why join the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce? If you own a business or are involved in the Houston Heights, being a member of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce brings you numerous benefits.  Invest in your organization’s future and join the over 500 members that already are reaping the benefits.  To begin learning about membership benefits, attend a monthly Member Orientation Luncheon and begin to realize them immediately.

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Chamber Connections

Megan F. Salch of Tell Your Tale Marketing met team members of HITS Theatre at a ribbon cutting two years ago. Fast forward, Tell Your Tale Marketing designed the new mobile-friendly website for HITS at https://hitstheatre.org/ and provides ongoing maintenance. HITS Theatre is an educational organization, offering classes in singing, dancing and acting for children in kindergarten through high school.

When some friends asked Megan where to meet for dinner and drinks, Megan said, “Let’s head to Harold’s on 19th Street. Alli Jarrett, owner of Harold’s in the Heights is great.” Alli graciously welcomed the group and kindly spent time guiding the friends on the menu.

In fact, Tell Your Tale Marketing even hired our lead web designer Israel based on the solid recommendation of (retired) Chamber member Wayne Sandlin of Photography by Design.

Candice Rodriguez of Natural Care Cleaning Service and Natural Care Pest Control signed up for Send out Cards with Willie Diefenbach Jones about 2 months ago and has LOVED it! I am able to quickly send my client’s personal touches from my cell phone. I am also able to send clients and people I meet special treats. It’s made a huge different in my business and I am so glad we joined!

Welcome New Members!

Advantage Pro Services

Aflac – Susan Schulz

Allstate – Chrissa Moore Insurance Agency

Alsarrj Textile Company

Artisan Living

Bank of Texas

Bespoke Vision

Biehl & Company Texas

Chicken & Rice Guys

Citadel

Clean Juice Heights

Edward Jones – Eric Fontenot

EPC Group

Fast Squeeze

Glo Nail Lounge

Guaranty Bank & Trust

Heights Speech and Language

HISD

HTX FightCamp

Houston Heights Tattoo

IMG Financial Group

Jambrina CPA

Keller Williams Memorial – Natalie Murgia

Keller Williams Metropolitan – Bobby Speer

Locknology

Merlin Cavallin CPA PC

McClenny Mosely & Assoc. PLLC

NXT: Gen Financial Planning

Oak Forest Academy

Pearle Vision

Petro-Fox Education

Pinspiration

Reme Homes

Shell Shack

ShineMD MedSpa

Stellar International Commercial Real Estate

Texas Central

Truth Tribe

The Fashion Time Machine

The Pink Swan Shop

The Primrose School

Us Health Advisors

Wesley Community Center

Testimonials

Here’s why Heights Young Professionals (HYP) Give me new Networking Opportunities!

“As a young professional, the Chamber’s HYP meetings offer me access to other individuals that may be new graduates or in the early years of building their careers. The social environment leads to creating, sharing, and fostering productive relationships that can be beneficial to my practice. Staged as an after-hours event, HYP meets my busy schedule and always leads to new connections.” The Chamber website (heightschamber.org.) has dates for HYP. May I recommend you give HYP a try? I don’t think you will be disappointed!”

 

Brittanie Waldon
SignatureCare Emergency Center-The Heights

Here’s why being on a Chamber Committee expands my business connections.

“Joining other Chamber members on a committee establishes recognition of me for my business and service capabilities. With an opportunity to provide new ideas or input in the planning and staging of Chamber events, I have the occasion to meet and interact with fellow members in different fields. Working together provides an arena for me to expand my skills in areas where I may not have been involved before. Equally important is learning how vital collaboration can be to my future success. The Chamber offers a variety of committees, so there are many looking to grow and add new talent.”

 

Donna Torres
Greater Heights Business Solutions

Here’s why I take time to come to a Ribbon Cutting even when it’s not mine!

 

“Sure, ribbon cuttings are a celebration on behalf of new members, but it is also an opportunity to expand my business. Getting to know a fellow member in person, at their business or work environment, is helpful in building a future relationship for business or referrals. Often times the other attendees are members I don’t know so it lets me introduce myself during the event. The Chamber website keeps me up-to-date on events and ribbon cuttings. If you have not used this networking method, I encourage you to attend some when you can.”

 

Dana Mowe
Houston Furniture Rental & Sales

Member Spotlight

Candice Rodriguez

Our featured member profile this time belongs to Candice Rodriguez. Hailing from the Alamo City originally, (San Antonio for the uninitiated), Candice said “I came to Houston shortly after I was born!” She grew up in Houston and attended local schools plus doing her college work at Lone Star, Texas A&M and Houston Community College. With initial work and a goal of working into the field of criminal justice, this took a detour as she shifted into business and earned her cosmetology license. Her horizon shifted once again when she ran a successful social media company which saw her working with businesses to create personal content that gets attention and builds future clients.

Today Candice is the operations and owner of NaturalCare Cleaning and NaturalCare Pest Control which was founded in 2017. She takes great pride in her business and balances that with an ongoing determination of being a “good mom.” Her definition of a good mom is for her children to go out into the world and become nice, loving people that do good for the world.” Emphatically she says, “In addition, they are expected “to recycle – they better recycle!”

Well, she is not only a good mom, because she and her husband have adopted in 2017 and again in 2019. Currently she has 12, 9, 4, and 2 year old children. Fostering is so important that she plans to continue after her kids are in school.

So, business owner, wife, and mom to 4 children, one would think that Candice’s time is pretty limited. Not so. She enjoys reading about home improvement, self-betterment and ways to improve her management skills. This outgoing “social butterfly” joined in 2008 and is an Ambassador and Chair of the Chamber’s HYP committee. In only a short while she has established many new business relationships. She joined the Chamber “to grow her business and create referrals for her clients;” and of course, she is a true advocate for small businesses.

The Chamber is proud to have dynamic and motivated members like Candice who “jump in with both feet” Thank you Candice for being a valued member and “Exceptional Mom!”

Members in the Community