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  1. Ribbon Cutting for Pet Wants Heights

    June 19 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Business AfterHours

    June 20 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Ribbon Cutting for Uncle Bean’s Coffee

    June 24 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Ribbon Cutting for BPL Plasma

    June 25 @ 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

Memorial Hermann Health System Earns 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

June 10th, 2019|

HOUSTON (June 10, 2019) – Memorial Hermann Health System is proud to announce that it has once again received the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is the sixth time Memorial Hermann has been recognized with this award. “I applaud the 2019 ENERGY STAR Award Winners,” said EPA Assistant Administrator for Air and Radiation Bill Wehrum. “Their innovation and leadership enhance America’s economic competitiveness. Reducing costly energy waste improves air quality and public health while protecting the environment.” The highest honor among ENERGY STAR Awards is the ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year—Sustained Excellence Award. EPA presents the Sustained Excellence Award to [...]

Board Nominations

May 30th, 2019|

The GHACC is now accepting applications and nominations for its Board of Directors. If you are interested please submit your resume to Jacob directly at president@heightschamber.org.  If you think a fellow Chamber member would be a good Board Member, you can recommend them by emailing Jacob. A standard Director’s term is 3 years, although occasionally there is an introductory 1 year term. All applicants must be members in good standing. The deadline for applications is June 30th.

2019 “Ingredient for Success” Scholarship Luncheon Highlights

May 28th, 2019|

Chamber members, teachers, parents, students, members of the military and others assembled in the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel on May 21 for the Chamber’s annual Education Luncheon held on behalf of the Community Fund. It was an inspirational event that featured former Olympic Gymnastic Medal Winner Jonathan Horton as the keynote speaker. He related his trials and tribulations in training, competition, and his intense desire to become an Olympic Champion. His enthusiastic presentation stressed dedication, commitment and a “sometimes you have to get back up off the canvas and back into the gym” (or life), to achieve your goals. Members of the military were recognized by Chamber member Naro Mak representing American Legion Garden Oaks Post [...]

New Feature: Chamber Connections!

May 6th, 2019|

A primary benefit of being a member of the Chamber is the opportunity to build business and personal relationships through attendance at events and effective networking.  These benefits can translate into business for each, referrals for each, and similar beneficial activities.  This new feature will incorporate comments and suggestions from members for inclusion in the section.  If you have an example of mutually buying or purchasing from another member, or obtaining a valuable referral from another member, please email a short summary to Larry Plasek at communications@heightschamber.org. Our goal is to demonstrate our watchword that our “Members do business with people they know, like and trust.”  Thank you for your support of this new web addition.

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

Dee Farino of Third Coast Impressions met Mary Wassef of Circa Real Estate and was immediately impressed by Mary’s knowledge and professionalism.  She has not only used her company’s services herself but refers anyone that needs Mary’s expertise.

Kathryn van der Pol of Adolf Hoepfl & Son Garage has met the automotive service needs for Jan and Robert Featherston of Featherston Sign Partners, and in return they have provided signage when Kathryn and Sybren needed it.

Neil McGlone of LegalShield shopped for a new automobile and consulted with member Steve Machann of Westside Lexus. Net result, a handsome Lexus that Neil proudly drives.

Kelly Simon of Kelly Simon Properties met Saul Obregon of LaMacro at a ribbon cutting. Finding out that Saul Obregon could provide his food truck for her event, she investigated the opportunity to have the food truck there. It pays to attend ribbon cuttings.

At the recent Chamber Food Truck Festival Amy Sullivan of Camp Bow Wow reported that she and the staff had obtained many referrals that could lead to future dog boarders selecting Camp Bow Wow.

Heather Chilivetis, of Chilivetis Fine Homes  hosted her ribbon cutting event at fellow member’s Kraftsmen Bakery and promoted her realtor capabilities to a large group of fellow members representing virtually everything including insurance, networking, financial planning, floor coverings, maid service, relationship marketing, banking and others.

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

Jennifer Johnson

 

WOW! Where do we start with learning about Jennifer Johnson? How about her growing up in Lake Jackson, Texas, Seoul, Korea, Midland, Michigan and Miami, Florida? The interesting point is that Jennifer, a native Houstonian, was born in Houston at Baptist Hospital, but her early education took place in all the previous geographical places. It all culminated in completing her higher education at Florida State University, Florida International University and at New York University.

Beginning with a BA in Liberal Arts degree, Jennifer saw television beckoning and met that urge by becoming an intern at NBC in New York. This was a stint that was to last 20 years.  Fresh from the glamour of TV, she embarked on corporate marketing positions in Atlanta, Dallas and finally in Houston. Her return to Houston in 2007 resulted in a job opportunity, and an even more important event – meeting her “sweet husband!”

A recognition of the mid-century mark compelled Jennifer to change her focus to Houston real estate. Today she is a Real Estate Agent and owner of JLJohnson Properties. Beginning at ground level, she needed contacts and solicited referrals. On joining the Chamber, she realized the beginning of a terrific relationship. According to Jennifer, “I was looking for a place to network, but in reality I found an organization that is full of wonderful supportive, fun people. The Chamber is full of people who really care about one another’s success and well-being.” Contributing to her success included memberships in the Greater Houston Partnership and the Women Helping Women 2 Network.

Amid all these impressive credentials, Jennifer is an excellent cook and loves hosting parties. Most impressive is her completion of a half marathon in January and the training for two more. Rounding out her endeavors calls for playing fun tennis and learning how to sew. She proudly remembers meeting Mark Salinas on eHarmony, and they will celebrate their 10th anniversary this summer!

We are humbled by her accomplishments and proud to have her as a valued Chamber member. She “dove in with both feet,” and generously serves as a member of various committees. Jennifer is outgoing, professional, and a person fellow members will like to know.

 

 

 

Members in the Community