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  1. HYP Committee Meeting

    March 25 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  2. Ribbon Cutting for Pure Prosthodontics

    March 26 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Ribbon Cutting for Floyds 99 Barbershop

    March 27 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Ribbon Cutting for Apparel Up

    March 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

Annual Education Luncheon May 21st!

March 6th, 2019|

Our annual Education Luncheon honors high school seniors who have been awarded Chamber scholarships as well as those area seniors who are entering the military.  We will also honor the Teacher of the Year, Staff [...]

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

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

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

Donna Torres

In this profile we introduce you to Donna Torres. She hails from Jennings, Oklahoma, a small, (no, make that a tiny town in Pawnee County). What makes it small? Well in 1905 the town boasted of a “quiet and orderly” saloon, two broom factories and ten stone buildings. By the time of the 2010 Census count there were 363 residents. Attending local schools, Donna points out that she graduated in a high school class of only 18!

With no apparent future there, Donna made her way to Texas in 1996 and where she earned her BBA Finance & MBA degrees from Sam Houston State University in Huntsville. She is the first in her family to attend and graduate from college. Today she operates Greater Heights Business Solutions which provides Accounting, Bookkeeping and Tax services. Before starting her business Donna held a variety of positions with local companies serving in various accounting and finance roles. One of which saw her at Shell Oil Company for over 10 years, as well as stints at Coldwell Banker United, Travel Leaders and Sonair USA.

Donna joined the Chamber in 2018 and has been involved in various roles almost immediately. Today she serves as an Ambassador, on several additional committees and volunteers in many other ways. In joining the Chamber, her intent was “To expand my network and get to know local business owners.” There is no doubt that she had achieved that goal many times over.

What keeps her busy outside of work? There is an easy answer to that, her 2 year-old twin daughters, Gemma and Grace. Donna values staying fit and healthy and her “me time” is spent in working out especially in high intensity group workouts. She and her husband will celebrate their 5 year anniversary in May. Say hello to Donna at a Chamber event, she will greet you with an always ready friendly smile.

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