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  1. HYP Committee Meeting

    December 17 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Education Committee Meeting

    December 19 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
  3. Santa’s Coming to Houston Highway Credit Union

    December 22 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Ribbon Cutting for Pokeology

    January 2, 2019 @ 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.”

Testimonials

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

“One of the benefits of being a part of the Heights Chamber is the opportunity to promote and highlight my business in a cost-effective way to fellow members. I have found that sponsoring an event brings with it an additional emphasis on my business and recognition of me and my services. I know that members do business with fellow members and getting them to know me and my capabilities better, leads to future business and referrals.”

Dana Mowe
Houston Furniture Rental & Sales

Here’s why I put Noontime Networking on my Calendar Every Time.

“I know the Chamber monthly Breakfast Connection is a good networking opportunity but, as a working mom, early mornings can be hectic for me. The bi-monthly Noontime Networking sessions fit my schedule perfectly. I can have lunch, learn about a member’s business, and effectively network all in the course of time I would normally spend just going to lunch. Thanks to the Chamber for serving my needs.”

 

Danielle Stewart
Historic Heights Living Magazine

Here’s why I Sponsor a Chamber Event!

“One of the benefits of being a part of the Heights Chamber is the opportunity to promote and highlight my business in a cost-effective way to fellow members. I have found that sponsoring an event brings with it an additional emphasis on my business and recognition of me and my services. I know that members do business with fellow members and getting them to know me and my capabilities better, leads to future business and referrals.”

Jason Cantrelle
Jason Cantrelle State Farm Agency

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 News

Crawfish Festival 2019

November 28th, 2018|

Ready to warm up after a chilly winter?  The Chamber has just the event to do that as we kick off the popular Crawfish Festival, right in the heart of the Heights, at the usual site, [...]

Economic Forecast Luncheon

November 28th, 2018|

Please join us for Houston’s premiere annual business event!  Reserve your table and invite your clients to this valuable luncheon.  Dr. Luis Torres  will discuss business, employment, interest rates, energy, and real estate.  This is [...]

Member Spotlight

Hector Castellanos

This month we feature Hector Castellanos with Allegiance Bank.  Hector was born in Guatemala City, Guatemala.  He spent his younger years growing up in Thousand Oaks, California next to the Dallas Cowboys training camp in Moorpark at the time.  His high school years took place in Arvada, Colorado, a small suburb west of Denver.

Hector is a big, no make that a huge sports fan whether playing or watching.  His High School Powerlifting team took first place, 3 years in a row, from 1995-1997 at the AAU Junior Olympics.  He personally took first place in the 1995 and 1997 for his weight class and 4th place in 1996.

Hector attended Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado, where his accomplishments included earning a B.S. in Psychology, a B.A. in Sociology with a concentration in Criminology and a minor in Political Science.  Hector moved to Houston in September of 2002 and began his banking career with Wells Fargo as a Personal Banker in 2004.

In 2005, he moved over to Chase Bank and worked out of the Downtown Office in the old Texas Commerce building.  He moved to the Heights location as a Relationship Manager in 2011 and worked there until October 2017.  He recently joined the Allegiance Bank team in the Heights Office in October of 2017 as a Commercial Lender.  Hector recently commented that it has been a very rewarding experience being a part of the Allegiance Bank team.

He joined the Chamber in 2011 and has become an active member, served on numerous committees as well as being a member of the Chamber Board. The Castellanos family includes wife Julia, their beautiful 2-year old daughter Mackenzie and their 9-year old dog, Luna.  Building friendships and taking on tough projects is easy for Hector. His engaging personality has allowed him to stand out in his career and as a valued Chamber member and volunteer. Congratulations Hector, we greatly respect you and your many accomplishments.

The Chamber member profiled every month is drawn from the business cards of those attending the Breakfast Connection or Noontime Networking.

Members in the Community