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  1. Business After Hours

    April 15 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
  2. Education Committee Meeting via Zoom

    April 21 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  3. ZOOM CHAMBER: Speed Networking

    April 21 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. Chamber Orientation

    April 28 @ 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

2021 Scholarship Winners

April 8th, 2021|

  Congratulations to our 2021 Scholarship Winners and Students preparing to serve our country and defend our freedom!  We wish you much success in your future endeavors. Thank you to our amazing sponsors: Primeway Federal Credit Union Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Adams Insurance Service Members Trust of the Southwest Credit Union SendOutCards Reynold and Assoc. Houston Highway Credit Union Rotary Club of Houston Heights Sons of Herman Tom and June Kimball Dr. Ann Vermillion    

Small business marketing always starts with content

April 5th, 2021|

Marketing a small business has never been harder than it is today. Survey after survey shows the cost and understanding of modern-day digital and social media marketing has consumed business owners unlike ever before. Why? Digital marketing used to be so easy. You posted to social media, had a decent website, and if you invested just a little time and money, you’d get more calls than you could handle. Here’s why: Google and Facebook are two of the richest companies in the world specifically because digital marketing used to be so easy. When businesses started having noticeable success reaching new customers (circa 2011-2017), every single small business rushed to try the same thing. There are no short-cuts to great marketing, regardless of [...]

Small business marketing costs more than ever

March 29th, 2021|

In Part 1 of this series on small business marketing, we laid out the evidence that easy marketing tools on digital and social media do not mean digital and social media marketing is easy. It’s not. Don’t believe a single person who tells you otherwise. Even when that 20-something down the street tells you social media is way easy, that person is way wrong. Look at any survey of small business owners – national all the way down to our own company’s recent Small Business Sentiment Survey – and you’ll find more and more companies begrudging the difficulty of this new era in marketing. Why is that? Three reasons. CLICK HERE TO READ MORE *In partnership with McElvy Partners

Tax Day for individuals extended to May 17: Treasury, IRS extend filing and payment deadline

March 23rd, 2021|

IR-2021-59, March 17, 2021 WASHINGTON — The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced today that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The IRS will be providing formal guidance in the coming days. “This continues to be a tough time for many people, and the IRS wants to continue to do everything possible to help taxpayers navigate the unusual circumstances related to the pandemic, while also working on important tax administration responsibilities,” said IRS Commissioner Chuck Rettig. “Even with the new deadline, we urge taxpayers to consider filing as soon as possible, especially those who are [...]

Member Spotlight

Alli Jarrett

I grew up in Kingstree, South Carolina, a small rural town about 40 miles from the beach. My family owned a wholesale company so I grew up working in our warehouse and retail store from the time I could hold a broom in my hands. We were in business for 52 years and very active in our community.  I have two younger brothers and I was raised that I could do anything I wanted to do if I worked hard enough and that included sports, education and ultimately my career.  While I played numerous sports in high school, basketball was my passion and I played on a national championship AAU team which was an incredible experience. After a knee injury I started playing golf and ended up making the golf team at the University of South Carolina and earned a scholarship my last 2 years of school.  Interestingly, both of my brothers also played college athletics – Tyler played football at Georgia Tech (on their 1990 national championship team) and Justin played baseball at Elon University.  I’m very close to my brothers and enjoy our competitive nature with each other even as adults!

Ultimately, it was golf that brought me to Houston. In 1999 I accepted a position with the United States Golf Association, and I was given the flexibility to choose somewhere in the central United States to live, as long as it had a large airport.  I chose Houston because it was a hot climate, and I could travel from here and get home to SC easily.

When I first moved here, I lived in The Woodlands and I’ve lived in the Heights for over 20 years now. I love this neighborhood and I’ve never felt like I live in a city of 4 million people especially coming from a town of 4,000.  After getting off of the road with the USGA, I wanted to get back to the roots of family business and that is when the dream of opening a neighborhood market and restaurant became a reality.  There are a lot of things about the Heights that are just like Kingstree…..sharing sugar with your neighbor, local shops, schools and pride in the community.  19th Street is just like Main St. in Kingstree, except it doesn’t have a courthouse!

Whether the wholesale business, golf or Harold’s Restaurant I am and will always be in the people business.  I love traveling and have been lucky enough to see amazing parts of the world through work and pleasure.  Scuba diving and breathing compressed air, where I am a tiny creature in the ocean, always allows me to see the view from a different lens.  I grew up volunteering at a young age, because that is what both of my grandmothers said I was to do. I’m glad, as I would not trade any of my volunteer moments including most recently having the opportunity to serve as Senior Warden at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, even during a pandemic. I love serving on The Spirit Golf Association and the Texas Golf Hall of Fame boards, as it keeps my toe dipped into the game of golf and now am super excited to be a new board member of the Texas Restaurant Association.

In addition to opening additional restaurants and being a job creator, I really want to make time to write a book! I enjoy being a part of the Greater Heights Chamber and this wonderful neighborhood, The Heights!

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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Testimonials

Taking care of business, community and businesses in the community!

Being a member of the Greater Heights Chamber allows us to participate and help in the community our business is located in, and we receive back manifolds in terms of networking and business from our fellow members!

There are multiple events and committees scheduled at various times of month so that there is something suitable for everyone’s calendar.

Being a chamber member keep us informed, gives access to local government agencies, affords effective networking all while building a strong and resilient community!

 

Sue Sharma
Sign-Ups and Banners

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 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

Members Helping Members!

Our chamber is unique in that our members really do want to see other members succeed.  If you are looking for guidance or information for your business, try reaching out to one of our members.  Our online directory is a great tool to find the business professional that best fits your needs.

Chamber Contact Info

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!
Call us at 713.861.6735
Email us at president@heightschamber.org

Follow us on Facebook and look for our weekly E-blast on Tuesday!
If you need to meet with us, please contact us via email to schedule an appointment.
Helping you take your business to Greater Heights!