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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.”

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Chamber News

Crawfish Festival 2023

January 20th, 2023|

FREE ADMISSION! The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Crawfish Festival is Saturday, March 4th. Come out and support your community and shop local. Vendor booths, Kids World, live music byStep Rideau and The Zydeco Outlaws,Idol of the Heightscontest, cold beer and the best Crawfish in the Heights! Heights Chamber Crawfish Festival – Rain or Shine! Location:Resurrection MCC2025 W 11th Street, Houston, TX 77008 To become a vendorplease email crawfishfestvendor@gmail.com Business Booth: Member $150 / Non-Member $200 Marketplace Booth (must have tangible items to sell): $75 To become a sponsorplease email L'Rissa at lpadrezas@reynoldscpafirm.com Crawfish Festival Plate and Bucks are here! CLICK HERE FOR TICKETS Early Bird Tickets: Crawfish Plates: Buy 4, Get 1 FREE [...]

Heights Business Spotlight for Crust Pizza Co & Taproom

January 20th, 2023|

Crust Pizza Co. Houston Heights provides the ultimate pizza experience. Locally owned and operated, they believe in serving their customers exquisite and mouth-watering pizza bundled with care. Ideally located the corner of Shepherd and 19th Street in the heart of The Heights, Crust Pizza is surely your go-to dine-in or to-go choice. With a promise of delivering fresh yummy pizzas to their treasured guests, their signature crust is prepared from a scrumptious combination of the finest flour and organic olive oil. You can choose from our mouth-watering list of their specialty pizzas or maybe one of their signature pastas, subs, calzones, salads or desserts. They also have a full bar with craft cocktails, wine and [...]

Idol of the Heights 2023

January 20th, 2023|

Get ready for the popular Idol of the Heights vocal competition! Preliminary Round 1 is February 10th at Wakefield Crowbar. -- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Preliminary Round 2 is February 17th at McIntyre’s. -- CLICK HERE TO REGISTER Winners from the preliminary rounds will be invited to the Semi-Finals on February 24th at Eureka Heights Brew Co. There, the top 6 finalists will be selected to move on to the final competition to be held on stage at the Crawfish Festival on March 4th.  There is no charge to hear talented singers begin their quest as they compete for top prizes of $1,500, $700 and $300 prizes. The cost of pre-registration is $25; $40 at the door on the [...]

Greater Heights College or Vocational Scholarship Application 2023

January 16th, 2023|

GREATER HEIGHTS COLLEGE or VOCATIONAL SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION DEADLINE:  February 16, 2023 Eligibility: Any senior planning to attend college or vocational school in the fall. Be from one of the following area schools: Heights High, Waltrip, Northside, Washington, Scarborough, Lutheran North, St. Pius X, St. Thomas, YES (Central), KIPP (Central), Incarnate Word, Law Enforcement H.S., Memorial Hall, Houston Heights H.S., New Christian Heights Academy, Gateway Academy Process: Application review by March 3, 2023 and finalist notified by March 20, 2023 In person interview the by the end of March 2023 Winners and schools notified in early mid-April 2023 Winners and schools awarded at the Education Celebration, early May Winners must give the higher education financial aid address [...]

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Member Spotlight

Steve Baker

Loan Officer
Movement Mortgage 

Steve was born in Indianapolis and he lived there most of his life.  He graduated from Indiana University with a Bachelor’s in Business.  When he was younger, he wanted to be a doctor. 

Once he started college, Biology and Chemistry knocked that goal out.  Then Steve started mowing lawns, when he was in the sixth grade.  He worked his way up to about 8 lawns over the years.  When he turned 16, Steve took his first job at a neighborhood butcher shop/grocery. His job was to clean the meat trays and pans.  He also sacked groceries and helped customers to their cars with the bags. Every Saturday morning, he had to clean the meat cooler. As you can imagine, that was not a fun job.  The worst part of that job was cleaning the liver pan at the end of the day. 

Steve moved to Houston in December 2010 and he joined the Chamber to get to know people and businesses in the community. He is currently a Loan Officer at Movement Mortgage. He does residential mortgage loans. Movement Mortgage is a great company. They spend a great deal of their profits building charter schools.  The company plans to build 100 schools in the next 10 years. 

When Steve reads, he enjoys reading thrillers and crime books.  He also will read business books, but not for pleasure. Steve is the third of four children. His older brother lives in Clear Lake and he moved to Houston in 1977. He and his family have wanted me to Houston for quite some time.  I have 8 nieces and nephews.  They are all adults now. 

Steve enjoys eating at nice restaurants and drinking good whiskey and bourbon.   You will normally find him doing one or both in his free time.

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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

Donna Torres

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

Danielle Stewart

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

Jason Cantrelle

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!

Our chamber is unique in that our members really do want to see other members succeed.  If you are looking for guidance or information for your business, try reaching out to one of our members.  Our online directory is a great tool to find the business professional that best fits your needs.

Chamber Contact Info

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!
Call us at 713.861.6735
Email us at president@heightschamber.org

Follow us on Facebook and look for our weekly E-blast on Tuesday!
If you need to meet with us, please contact us via email to schedule an appointment.
Helping you take your business to Greater Heights!