Maximize Your Membership
Join us at one of our upcoming events, stay up-to-date on what is happening in the Greater Heights area, and support your fellow neighborhood businesses.
Jun 6th @ 11:30 AM
Jun 7th @ 11:30 AM
Ribbon Cutting for Priority Printing SS
Jun 7th @ 4:00 PM
Jun 8th @ 7:00 AM
After Hours Networking with HAPEN
Jun 5th @ 6:00 PM
Houston Community College Community Day Open House
Jun 10th @ 9:00 AM
Featured Member Spotlight
Put your company in the spotlight and watch your business network grow!
Nicole Pepper of Steel Door Realty
Nicole Pepper grew up on the Florida beaches, where the salty breeze and the ocean air continue to be her happy place! Growing up in a smaller town, she knew she wanted to get out and explore, so by 21 she traded the Atlantic Ocean for the Pacific and over the next three years found a home in places like Santa Monica, Honolulu, and San Francisco before braving it all and moving to the desert! She chose Phoenix, Arizona to finish her degree in Dietetics. She would go on to work in the non-profit setting, managing volunteers and programs that improved the health and nutrition of her Phoenix community.
In 2019, Nicole and her family, which includes her wonderful husband Terry, and their two adorable boys, Cash and Jett, moved to Houston, to be closer to Terry’s family. Nicole fell in love with the proud and giving spirit that is the City of Houston and immediately immersed herself into her local Heights community. She volunteers and maintains advisory board positions with local organizations, including A 2nd Cup, BakerRipley, Kids Meals Inc., both of her kids’ PTO organizations, and of course the Heights Chamber as the Co-Chair of the Heights Young Professionals.
Moving away from the health and wellness world to the real estate profession was an easy transition for Nicole. She made a great connection with her Realtor and owner of Steel Door Realty, Rachel Hrncir, upon moving to Houston and realized she could help individuals and families in another way – helping them make their real estate goals a reality! She joined Steel Door Realty in 2020 and hasn’t looked back since. Her role as a Realtor has deepened her connection with her community and she has taken on a new role within the brokerage mentoring and coaching her colleagues. For Nicole, being a Realtor isn’t about competition, but collaboration, knowing that we can only improve ourselves by improving our community. Her giving spirit is made clear by her Selling Homes, Giving Back campaign, in which she donates a percentage of each sale to a local non-profit.
In addition to her volunteer and professional life, Nicole loves to play! You’ll find her and her family at Herkimer, Love, Lawrence, or Milroy Park any given day, running along the Hike and Bike Trail, or at the baseball field cheering on her oldest son. Nicole also leads a Heights book club made up of mostly moms that meets once a month. It has been a great way to connect and make new friends. The club is currently reading Remarkably Bright Creatures.
Joining the Chamber was a no-brainer for Nicole when she started her real estate business. The Heights Chamber has been such a welcoming presence in helping her build her business and stay connected to all of the new and exciting things that makes the Heights continue to be the best neighborhood in Houston!
Thank you to our Gold Patrons!
What Chamber Members Are Saying:
“The Chamber has played a pivotal role in my success. The key is to be involved. I noticed once I joined a few committees, my business recognition started to increase. I love going to all different types of Networking events, and I love the diversity of the events through the Heights Chamber.
On top of that, this chamber really makes you feel at home and welcomed. The line of work I am in, allows me to have a flexible schedule and pretty much work from anywhere with Wi-Fi. With that said, I live and work in Katy, but I drive to the Heights to network and meet new faces every day, because this chamber has been such a blessing for myself and my business.”
Elizabeth Perez, Loan Officer, CMG Financial – Katy
“The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce has been a great asset to our company. It is great to be involved in the community and meet new businesses at the ribbon cuttings. Our company has had the opportunity to sponsor multiple events which are great exposure to educate the community on what we do.
I have truly enjoyed our chamber membership and believe it has paid off ten-fold.”
Grace Medley, Restoration 1 of Central Houston
“I enjoy being a member of the Heights Chamber as it connects me to other likeminded people who want to promote local businesses.”
Douglas N. Burns, Douglas N Burns Photography/DNB Productions
“The Greater Heights Chamber is a powerful resource for Chamber members. I am so grateful this past year to have increased my involvement with the Chamber. The amazing events, guest speakers, ribbon cuttings, mixers and unlimited community involvement has led me to make amazing connections.
I also appreciate the new things I learn, skill sets I achieve, new Chamber customers and the friends that I have and continue to make . I look forward to the Chamber continuing to take my business to Greater Heights!“
Jennifer Hicks, Staples, Inc.