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  1. Education Committee Meeting via Zoom

    January 20 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am
  2. Heights Chamber Virtual BINGO

    January 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  3. Chamber Orientation January 2021

    January 27 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  4. ZOOM CHAMBER: Speed Networking

    February 3 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 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

Eat Local: Tony’s Mexican Restaurant

January 13th, 2021|

Check out our Eat Local series for Buy Local Heights. Tony's Mexican Restaurant was established by owner Tony Vega with the first location opened in 1992 in the Heights area of Houston (Ella & 23rd), and recently opened the West location in Katy (I-10 & Barker Cypress). Both locations instantly hit it off, and are now very successful businesses with their family friendly atmosphere, classic and flavorful TexMex cuisine, and not to mention we have the best margaritas in town! Place your online order here: http://ow.ly/jdbZ30rssEf   

Eat Local: Clean Juice Heights

January 7th, 2021|

Check out our Eat Local series for Buy Local Heights. Clean Juice Heights is a locally owned, certified organic juice and smoothie bar providing quick access to organic, healthy food. The specialize in fresh juices, smoothies protein smoothies, acai bowls, avocado toast and organic, cold-pressed juice and juice cleanses. Organic is non-negotiable for them and they pride themselves on making a truly health product in a timely manner. Learn more here: http://ow.ly/ZBxk30rrDu9  

A Year End Message from the President

December 27th, 2020|

For many of us, 2020 will be remembered as a year we’d just as soon forget.   COVID-19, a worldwide pandemic which continues to torment us to this day, will be a new subject in history books that our children’s children will learn from.   I recently thought “how can I ask our members to renew their membership while the pandemic has devastated our economy?” The answer is clear, “how can I not?” My confidence in the value of membership is unwavering.  We are at the fore front of helping members to survive and move forward.  The Staff and Board of Directors remain focused on advocating for our members and our community.   I was recently asked if I [...]

Member Spotlight

Belinda Rossiter

I was born in a rural area of north-west England, near Manchester. I was actually born in the geriatric wing of the local hospital, because the maternity ward was being redecorated at the time. I grew up in the same village and then eventually went to university in Cambridge. The trip from home to college each term (semester) involved a complicated journey of five trains if I wanted to go “directly,” or only three trains if I was also willing to cross London on the subway mid-way. Total distance by road? Just 162 miles.

It seemed clear from an early age that I would be some sort of scientist. I studied biochemistry first, followed by a PhD in molecular biology. Then, through a fortunate opportunity related to my husband’s job I found myself uprooted to Houston and researching medical genetics at Baylor College of Medicine. The move to Houston in 1987 was supposed to be for just two years but somehow we are still here more than 30 years later! In the meantime we have become USA citizens and produced two sons who are now adults living in other cities. At home, the human children have been replaced with one elderly dog and two rambunctious cats.

I left medical research in the 1990s to raise children and never returned. Once domestic life settled a bit, I was able to more actively follow my other passion, music. The beauty of music is that you can participate your entire life, alone or with others, without it ever being your professional career. After a lifetime of playing various instruments, I decided to give singing a go and joined Houston Show Choir in 2005. I was attracted to the fun repertoire and the challenge of singing and dancing at the same time. It didn’t take long before my analytical and organizational skills were recognized and put to work as well, and in 2010 I became their executive director.

Houston Show Choir is a community nonprofit organization with volunteer singers that rehearses in the Heights. We may not be a business in the typical sense, but networking, promotion, engagement, and relationships are just as important for the health of our organization. We have been able to learn business skills from others, generate interest in our performances and educational activities, and assist the chamber with fundraising activities. We were advised early on that we would get out of the chamber in proportion to what we were willing to put in, and we have found that to be true.

In my spare time I like to spend time in nature – favorite places are my own “native” garden, the Houston Arboretum, and the Nature Discovery Center in Bellaire – and read books in several genres. I’m also a volunteer usher at the Hobby Center (if they can ever get back to hosting live performances), which allows me to see just about every musical theater show that comes to Houston. My most recent favorite is “Come From Away” and I’m a long-time fan of “The Lion King”.

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 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

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!