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  1. Ribbon Cutting for Clean Juice

    August 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Ribbon Cutting for HTX Fight Camp

    August 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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

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 [...]

The Leader – “Readers’ Choice 2019” Chamber Members Honored

July 24th, 2019|

Once again it is time to highlight our members who were selected by the public as winners in multiple categories of business, entertainment, restaurants and much more. The top three were publicized in the Leader’s edition of Saturday, July 20. We salute these fine Chamber members and are sure they are deserving of their honor. These are winners in the various categories: Best Automotive Service/Products – First, Liberty Hoefpl Garage; Best Auto Dealer – First, Tommie Vaughn Ford; Best Oil Change – First, Liberty Hoepfl Garage; Best Bookstore – First, The Book Scene – Best Children’s’ Clothing Store, First, The Pure Parenting Shop; Best Gift Shop – First, Darlene’s Florist and Gifts; Best Grocery Store – [...]

Remembering Chairman’s Galas of the Past

July 2nd, 2019|

The annual Chairman's Gala is a rich tradition that has brought fun, excitement, a noteworthy dinner, silent and live auction prizes and much more to members and guests. It has been a looked-forward to event for members in the fall as they enjoyed all the festivities plus discovering the winners of prestigious Chamber awards. Differing venues have hosted the events and they range from hotels, to the Heights Theater to the Junior League. Boasting an abundance of themes throughout the years, attendees take active parts by dressing to the occasion, sometime even to extremes, but always in good taste. Receptions prior to the Gala, added in recent years, offer mix and mingle opportunities to view excellent [...]

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

HITS Theatre storage units will gain the expertise of Space and Serenity’s Tiffany Mensing as she provides her organizational skills after they connected while attending the Education Committee meeting.

Neil McGlone of LegalShield treats his dog to the quality dog food provided by Pet Wants Heights, while Stephen Minton of PetWants Heights enjoys the ID Shield service provided by Neil.

Oh my aching back! That’s what Natalie Coyle of Shooting Star Promotions said to massage therapist Tricia Gernand of TriGer Massage Therapy. Tricia provided relief and increased mobility for Natalie.

Garden Oaks Montessori students will benefit from learning about finance free this summer because they connected with Houston Highway Credit Union for their KASH KAMP.  Your school or organization can learn, just talk with Cindy Reibenstein.

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