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  1. Ribbon Cutting for Mt Sinai Baptist Church

    February 20 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  2. Business AfterHours

    February 21 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
  3. Idol of the Heights Semi-Finals

    February 22 @ 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  4. Ribbon Cutting for ActionCOACH

    February 26 @ 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

Crawfish Bucks are Here!

February 7th, 2019|

Buy $100 in Crawfish Bucks Now and Get a Bonus 20 Crawfish Bucks   The Chamber’s Crawfish Festival and Parade will be held on March 2 at 411 West 20th Street. Crawfish Bucks are now [...]

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

Donna Torres
Greater Heights Business Solutions

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

Member Spotlight

Richard Mikeska

Our featured member, Richard Mikeska, was born in Spokane, Washington but grew up in the Houston Heights area. Local Hamilton and Waltrip schools provided his early education and then it was on to Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches.

An early stint with the Real Estate Department at Houston’s Bank of the Southwest served as his foundation for later building a distinguished career in the financial services arena. During his ascent into his chosen field, he has been employed as: A Business Banker, Relationship Banker, Private Banking, Middle Market Commercial Lender and as a Senior Underwriter.

It is interesting to note that at one point, he aspired to be a writer. Unfortunately this 3-year hiatus only resulted in his taking odd jobs and working in construction. Of his construction experiences, Richard painfully points out, “That his hammer and thumb became close friends.” “Epiphany – back to banking!”

Today he is the Houston Market Business Development Officer and Commercial Lending expert for Resource One Credit Union. Building his career was not without hardships, however, he is a Cancer Survivor for 8 ½ years. Did Cancer slow him down? Not for long because he ran his first Marathon at the age of 52, and he has completed 11 more (26.2mile) marathons in places like New York City, Boston and Chicago plus a 50K which is 31 miles!!

Richard is active in many organizations devoted to business, fine arts, running associations and even the Houston Zoo. When not on the track he enjoys hiking, camping, travel, music, all types of outdoor activities, and of course, working out and training. He is a strong supporter of the Chamber, always ready with a beaming smile and a friendly handshake, we encourage members to get know Richard Mikeska in person at Chamber events.

Members in the Community