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  1. Ribbon Cutting for The Cage

    October 23 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. KIDTOBER with Houston Highway Credit Union

    October 26 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
  3. Ribbon Cutting for ShineMd Med Spa

    October 28 @ 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

Chamber Proudly Recognizes Member Anniversaries

October 16th, 2019|

Anniversaries are very special and the Chamber takes pride in recognizing an important date for our members. Whether it is your first or twenty-fifth, it signifies members that consistently value the benefits of being in a progressive organization. Your Chamber provides opportunity. The opportunity to build recognition among a network of fellow businesses that can use your services or products. In addition, your fellow members provide referrals to your business. Our appreciation goes to these members celebrating anniversaries:  12 years: Allegiance Bank Herring Construction 10 Years: Houston Show Choir 8 Years: Fidelity National Title 6 Years: J.G. Hollins Builder 5 Years: Sport Clips Haircuts Continental Tool & Supply Company 4 Years: Cesar Martinez of Blue Roof [...]

2020 Print Directory Advertising on Sale Now

October 1st, 2019|

The annual printed directory of members is a prime way to keep your advertising message before not only Chamber members, but the community as well. Published for more than 17 years, this pocket-sized directory is a reference guide for products and services offered by Chamber members. The directory has a 365-day life, so your ad is always there. For new businesses this is a low-cost way to reach members and present your capabilities. Placing an ad featuring your photo is an effective way to enhance your recognition among members. The directory features a membership roster section that enables users to quickly locate the name of a member contact and their business. The alphabetical business directory section [...]

Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon

September 30th, 2019|

Pearls of Wisdom Luncheon Focusing on Your Success Mark your calendars for Friday, November 8.  The Chamber presents its second annual “Pearls of Wisdom” Luncheon at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel 10 am – 2 pm. This much anticipated fall event offers something for everyone; a plated lunch followed by a sip & shop and notable national speaker, Zenovia Andrews. Focusing on career motivation, education and networking, “Pearls of Wisdom” will be inspirational and on-point. Tables of 8 are $550, ½ tables are $275 and single seats are $75. Reservations can be made on the Chamber website. Keynote and motivational Speaker, Zenovia Andrew is an author, life coach and business development strategist. Zenovia will be sharing [...]

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 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 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

Member Spotlight

Michael Smith

Our featured member this segment is a tall, gregarious man who since joining the Chamber in 2018, has been seen frequently at breakfast connections, business after hours, ribbon cuttings and more. Making friends and business contacts comes easy for Michael because he is a good networker. On joining the Chamber, he says “I joined the chamber to network with other businesses in the Heights community and to meet new people.

It all started in Michael’s case, when they said “go east young man, go east.” Well he did, but that was after being raised in Long Beach, California and attending local schools including Long Beach City College in Oxnard, California. In his early years, Michael, believe it or not, was a pizza delivery driver in high school and later even worked at a bed factory warehouse where he made kids beds and sofa beds. However, pizza and bed making were not his life goal and ambition which was to be a player in the National Basketball Association. But that was not to be, because Michael points out “That his first career was as a professional car transport driver for 18 years.” Moving into the medical field followed driving big rigs.

Indeed, he did go east, coming to Houston in 2000. Today he is the Director of Community Outreach for Robert Horry Sports Medicine. Robert Horry is best known for being a clutch player on the Championship Houston Rocket basketball team. With their love for “bball,” it must have been a natural attraction.

A man with many interests, Michael enjoys bowling, movies, sports and driving remote controlled cars. From a family standpoint, he proudly cites 25 years of marriage (that’s a silver anniversary), and they have 3 boys. The Chamber is pleased to have Michael Smith as a member dedicated to becoming better known from his networking skills and for generating patients for Robert Horry Sports Medicine.

 

Members in the Community