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  1. Chamber Orientation Zoom

    May 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Ribbon Cutting for ProvisHR( Cancelled)

    May 28 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  3. Ribbon Cutting for Jambrina CPA (Cancelled)

    June 3 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  4. Ambassadors Committee Meeting

    June 8 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Members Helping Members!

Has looking over the SBA loan options, the CARES Act, and the constant barrage of information about COVID-19 left you overwhelmed or frustrated?  Here at the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce, we can help!  Check out our Membership Directory to find the business professional that best fits your needs!

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

Remembering Memorial Day

May 25th, 2020|

Memorial Day was officially proclaimed on May 5, 1868 by General John Logan, national commander of the Grand Army of the Republic, and flowers were placed on the graves of Union and Confederate soldiers at Arlington National Cemetery. In 1971, Congress declared Memorial Day a national holiday. Originally called Decoration Day, Memorial Day will be observed on May 25 this year.   The acknowledgement of Memorial Day is easy to see in the Heights.  The Heights World War II Memorial Plaza and Freedom Walk are located at the corner of Heights Boulevard and 11th street. The Memorial has the names of 224 deceased veterans inscribed on the five-sided center pylon, and 2,549 names or survivors shown [...]

Chamber Education Committee Update

May 21st, 2020|

In light of the coronavirus and the scrambling from all educators as well as the rest of society, this spring, The Education Committee focused on the annual scholarships and have plans to try and honor all teachers in the fall upon their return to schools.  The students entering the military also had to be put on a different type of recognition as the recruiters and counselors did not have up to date information.  This recognition is also planned for end of school, early summer.  It will be generic as we do not have names.  So, instead of having a partial list of teacher honorees displayed earlier, it was felt that working for an end of school [...]

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner’s Office Donated Face Masks

May 18th, 2020|

Elizabeth Stinsman, Director of Community Assistance Department, and representing County Commissioner, Jack Cagle, has graciously donated 3,000 face masks to the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce for distribution to schools, businesses, and the community. The Chamber was recognized for its incredible outreach in providing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stinsman stated: “It is because of your hard work and dedication to those we mutually serve that our community will persevere. The Commissioners office is pleased to play a small part in your important role of providing and serving, not only the constituents of Precinct 4, but also the residents of Harris County.” The masks were delivered by Precinct 4 workers, Peggy Peyton and Patti Parks. [...]

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

Here is an unusual new business contact made at a recent ribbon cutting.  Ambassador Jordan Bailey of Sabo Tax & Accounting Services was speaking with Danielle Stewart of Historic Heights Living magazine. Jordan was holding the new member plaque for Daniel Wood Floors, which he was going to present later. Danielle saw the name on the plaque, wrote it down and said that she was looking for a flooring company. Truly a networking contact success and the Chamber at work.

Always good to hear from Jack Van Pelt, our resident jeweler. Jack proudly reports that Byron Rusk and the staff at Master Car Care have always helped him with his car repairs. In return, Byron has made purchases at JVP Jewelry.

Jan Stephenson of Jan M. Stephenson Designs has designed business cards for Jack Van Pelt as well as being a customer of his.

Tommie Vaughn Ford, long term member of the Chamber has provided Jack Van Pelt with so much automotive buying and vehicle servicing benefits he can’t even remember them all.

If you have a good example of members doing business with each other and would like to see it on the Chamber website, just email a short note with the details to communications@heightschamber.org.

Welcome New Members!

Chick’n Cone

Cruises by Toni

Florida Career College

Globe Life

Grafton Funding

Heritage Chase Corley

Houston Contemporary Dance Company

Houston Squeegue Pro

Institute of Contemporary Dance

Ipadel

Oak Fitness

Oaks Point Pediatric Dentistry

Post Oak Title

Pure Barre Heights

Revive Rx Pharmacy

Sears

Selective Search

Smith Insurance and Financial Services

Terry Bryant

The Greenhouse Day Spa

The Whimsy Artisan Boutique

Vanguard Spine and Support

Vey’s Painting and Refinishing

Vida Family Medicine

Ward Creative Communications

 

Testimonials

“Being a member of the Chamber has been so helpful to me in getting to know member’s businesses and services for both professional and personal needs. The opportunity to learn and build relationships with fellow members is so valuable. I’ve used many Chamber member’s services and many have secured mine as well. One I would like to recognize is the Hampton Inn and Suites on I-10. We reserved a block of rooms for our family and friends coming in from out of town for my daughter’s wedding. Thanks to fellow member Paige Cassel, they were so organized and on top of the reservations and welcoming. In fact, when the guests arrived, they received a welcome gift. Hampton Inn & Suites provided excellent service, and everyone was very happy with their stay there.”

 

Jan Stephenson
Jan M. Stephenson Designs

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

Member Spotlight

Jordan Bailey

This month we are pleased to profile Jordan Bailey. He grew up in Rockford, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Everyone has an early life goal, and Jordan’s was to be a professional golfer. It was here that he began prepping for a future in golf. During high school, he began at the bottom of the golfing ladder so to speak. This saw him becoming a service attendant. What do they do? Easy answer, he took care of the bag room and golf carts plus shagged golf balls on the driving range.

Moving on, he heard the “Buckeye’s calling. By that we mean, he attended The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio, where he studied business management. Of course, they are known as the Ohio State “Buckeyes!” At the age of 18, Jordan moved to South Florida to pursue his dream. In these times he worked at golfing organizations in Florida, Iowa and Texas. Even serving as a golf instructor at a golf resort in Jupiter, Florida. While holding a variety of business-related positions, he accumulated a wealth of business experience that would serve him well in his future.

It was on to Houston in 2016 where he held sales management positions at Blackhorse Golf Club and as Director of Operations at Sweetwater County Club. His present position is serving as a Business Development Executive for Sabo Accounting & Tax Service, P.C. and Payroll Vault, a proud Chamber member. Serving as their Chamber representative, Jordan says he joined to: “Develop relationships with local business and not only help my company flourish but help others succeed as well.”

A member of several Chambers and a networking organization, Jordan emphasizes the significance Chambers have served in his career. According to him, the single most important aspect of these associations is; “That they have taught me how important it is to build quality/long lasting relationships.” He cites the fact that Chambers are the best way to build these relationships. Our Chamber is fortunate to have Jordan Bailey, as an Ambassador Committee member and a member that truly knows how to find and create value in relationships among his fellow Chamber members.

In his limited spare time, Jordan appreciates spending time with his many friends, family and of course playing golf. Residing with his fiancé (Jennifer) and Allison (14) and Kaden (11), he enjoys grilling for his family. The Chamber appreciates members like Jordan Bailey, who are always willing to lend a helping hand and help not only his business but others succeed as well.