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Memorial Hermann Health System Earns 2019 ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award

HOUSTON (June 10, 2019) – Memorial Hermann Health System is proud to announce that it has once again received the ENERGY STAR® Partner of the Year – Sustained Excellence Award for continued leadership and superior contributions to ENERGY STAR. This is the sixth time Memorial Hermann has been recognized with this award. “I applaud the [...]

2019-06-10T12:27:55-05:00June 10th, 2019|Chamber News|

New Feature: Chamber Connections!

A primary benefit of being a member of the Chamber is the opportunity to build business and personal relationships through attendance at events and effective networking.  These benefits can translate into business for each, referrals for each, and similar beneficial activities.  This new feature will incorporate comments and suggestions from members for inclusion in the [...]

2019-05-07T13:33:15-05:00May 6th, 2019|Chamber News|

Memorial Hermann opens new Urgent Care Center in Greater Heights

Residents of Greater Heights, Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Lazybrook, Timbergrove, Woodland Heights and surrounding communities in need of after-hours care for non-life-threatening illnesses and minor injuries now have a new option for immediate diagnosis and treatment – Memorial Hermann Urgent Care Greater Heights. Staffed by board-certified family medicine physicians, Memorial Hermann Urgent Care Greater Heights [...]

2018-10-09T11:56:01-05:00October 9th, 2018|General News|

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Earns Top Recognition

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital was ranked as No. 6 among the state’s top hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2018-2019. Memorial Hermann Greater Heights also ranked at No. 4 among the hospitals in Houston. “This prestigious ranking highlights the hard work our employees and affiliated physicians put in [...]

2018-08-20T12:30:36-05:00August 20th, 2018|General News|

Memorial Hermann Announces New CEO for Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital

Memorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce Paul O’Sullivan as SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. O’Sullivan will also continue to serve as SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. O’Sullivan succeeds SVP and CEO Susan Jadlowski who, after 11 years with Memorial Hermann, will be leaving the organization in [...]

2018-08-20T09:24:19-05:00August 20th, 2018|General News|

August 2018

This year the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating 30 years of service to the community and it partners. The annual social event’s theme for celebrating this occasion is “Diamonds & Denim,” and it promises to bring a variety of events for members and guests to enjoy on September 21.

2018-08-06T09:44:38-05:00August 6th, 2018|LINKED|

May 2018

The Chamber Education luncheon and scholarship award ceremony is coming up soon. Jim (Mattress Mack) McIngvale will be the featured speaker. Students who will be the recipients of scholarships and other students entering the military will be recognized. American Legion Post 360 Commander, Richard Voorhees will emphasize the importance of serving in the military.

2018-05-08T09:14:28-05:00May 8th, 2018|LINKED|

Tejas Office Products Acquires Red Tag Business Products, LLC & Office Edge

Tejas Office Products, one of the largest independently owned office product dealerships in Texas, is excited to announce that in the first quarter of 2018, they have acquired two independent office supply companies – Red Tag Business Products, LLC, a Houston based company and Office Edge, an Austin based company. This is the third acquisition [...]

2018-04-23T13:47:32-05:00April 23rd, 2018|General News|

Spotlight on Non-Profit-The Houston Zombie Walk

The Houston Zombie Walk is a Halloween themed 501 (c) charity with a primary mission of raising money for their selected scholarships and charity partners.  By supporting college education, they seek to support education paths that may not always have the biggest support financially. All proceeds benefit their ‘Too Ghoul for School’ scholarship fund at [...]

2018-03-21T09:47:35-05:00March 21st, 2018|General News|

Familiar Faces – Phil Stewart

Phil Stewart is our featured member for March and his varied and colorful background accomplishments could fill all 20 pages of this publication,, however, we have attempted to hit the highlights and there have been many!  He made his debut on Christmas Day in Houston; yes he was a Christmas baby and a wonderful gift [...]

2018-03-21T09:45:48-05:00March 21st, 2018|General News|

Memorial Hermann Expands Video Consultation Capabilities with Virtual Clinic

Memorial Hermann today launched Virtual Clinic, an innovative program designed to help patients access medical care from the comfort of their homes, offices, schools or wherever they may be. “Health care is our business, but so is technology,” said David Bradshaw, executive vice president and chief marketing and strategy officer at Memorial Hermann.  “In the [...]

2018-01-25T15:10:29-06:00January 25th, 2018|General News|

Familiar Faces: Gaye Jackson

Gaye Jackson, owner of Gaye Jackson’s Flowers in the Heights, grew up in Spring Branch, graduated and set out for Texas A & M University where she majored in Psychology. Beginning her ultimate floral career, she first worked at a friend’s flower show and totally enjoyed the experience. Following college, Gaye spent some time doing [...]

2018-01-18T16:38:37-06:00January 2nd, 2018|General News|

Spotlight on Non-Profit: The Periwinkle Foundation

This month we are spotlighting The Periwinkle Foundation, one of our newer Chamber members and a local pediatric cancer non-profit. Periwinkle is a Community of Healing through camps, arts and survivor programs, which are provided at no cost to children and families affected by cancer and other life-threatening illnesses who are cared for at Texas [...]

2018-01-18T16:39:33-06:00January 2nd, 2018|General News|

August 2017

Read about The Chamber's Night at the Oscars Celebration.  What could be more appropriate than a vintage theater and a Heights historic landmark as the site for musical entertainment, a wine pull, live and silent auctions, our achievement awards presentations, new board member recognition and much more?

2018-03-21T09:20:54-05:00August 7th, 2017|LINKED|

April 2017

The annual Crawfish Festival in the Heights took place on March 4 at 411 West 20th Street. Despite an occasional visit from rain drops, everyone including mudbug eaters, volunteers, vendors, and performers enjoyed the activities. The spirit of the 13th annual Crawfish Festival was intact and it continued to provide fun, food, festivities, events, and [...]

2017-06-27T13:17:49-05:00June 27th, 2017|LINKED|

March 2017

On April 29, as part of its commitment to the community enrichment programs, the Chamber will put its emphasis on Fashion. Looking at it from another perspective, it will be educational in nature for young women. The first-ever career fashion show will feature professional attire and will take place at the University of St. Thomas [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:17-05:00March 16th, 2017|LINKED|

December/January 2016-17

January 26th brings one of the most highly valued Chamber events of the year – The Economic Forecast Luncheon. Continuing in the same vein as previous events, once again we will learn about the economy, trends, and get other valuable planning information from Dr. Bill Gilmer. Dr. Gilmer is Director of the Institute for Regional [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:17-05:00January 31st, 2017|LINKED|

November 2016

The Chamber is pleased to offer a Health & Wellness Luncheon that will take place on December 7 at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel from 11:00 – 1:30 p.m. Certainly this a concern for all of us and the Health & Wellness Luncheon was developed to provide the opportunity for exploring and expanding the knowledge [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00November 4th, 2016|LINKED|

April 2016

This month we recognize a very prominent member of the community, Alli Jarrett. Alli renovated the former clothing store, “Harold’s in the Heights” on 19th street which now serves the community with a Southern Creole restaurant known as Harold’s Restaurant, Bar & Terrace and Alli’s Pizzaria. The original Harold’s store was an institution in the [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00April 1st, 2016|LINKED|

March 2016

No doubt you have seen a rather tall gentleman at a Breakfast Connection, ribbon cutting or some other Chamber luncheon or event. Wonder no more, because he is Cody Holder a Community Aide in Commissioner Jack Cagle’s Precinct 4 office. Cody was born in Lake Jackson, grew up in Angleton and finished his early education [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00March 1st, 2016|LINKED|

February 2016

Phil Stewart is our featured member for February and his varied and colorful background accomplishments could fill all 20 pages of this publication and more, however, we have attempted to hit the highlights and there have been many!  He made his debut on Christmas Day in Houston; yes he was a Christmas baby and a [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00February 1st, 2016|LINKED|

January 2016

A familiar face you have been seeing recently at most Chamber events belongs to Tanner Touchstone. Tanner has approached his membership with the goal of getting known, and becoming a valuable source for individuals, families and small businesses who are choosing their health benefits. A West Texas native, he grew up in Lubbock and took [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00January 1st, 2016|LINKED|

December 2015

Welcome is certainly an appropriate word for this month’s featured member, Tiffany Salinas of Welcome Wagon International. This native Houstonian grew up in “Big H” and attended St. Pius X High School. From there it was onto the University of Incarnate Word where she studied fashion merchandising and added a minor in business marketing. Beginning [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00December 1st, 2015|LINKED|

November 2015

Rosemary Lengefeld is Community Executive Director for the Harriet and Joe Foster Family YMCA located at 1234 West 34th Street and our featured member for November. Starting life many miles from Houston, Rosemary was born in Lewiston, Idaho which is on the West side of the state adjacent to the Washington State border. She came [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00November 1st, 2015|LINKED|

October 2015

This month we go international with our member profile and recognize Shuchi (Sue) Sharma who was born and grew up in India. Her education was extensive and included obtaining a post graduate diploma in marketing management and her MBA in information systems & international business from California State University, East Bay. Sue began her business [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00October 1st, 2015|LINKED|

September 2015

Kim Hanley is the Marketing Manager, Corporate Healthcare Manager and Women of Wellness (WOW) Program Coordinator at St. Joseph Medical Center. Her early years were spent in Oregon, Ohio which is a suburb of Toledo. She did her undergraduate work at Youngstown State University and graduate work at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The results [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00September 1st, 2015|LINKED|

August 2015

Where do we begin on this human dynamo because she lives by a mantra that states: “being a go-giver as well as a go-getter?” With that philosophy Terry doesn’t miss a minute in her personal or professional life. She was born in Houston and matriculated at Bellaire High School. Getting a running start on participation [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00August 1st, 2015|LINKED|

July 2015

David Maldonado brings impressive credentials and experience to the Chamber and has made many friends among members in a short time. A native of Dallas, David has outstanding academic achievements including St. Marks School of Law, Princeton University, the University of Texas School of Law and IMD International Business School in Lausanne, Switzerland. Besides being [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18-05:00July 1st, 2015|LINKED|

June 2015

This month we recognize Justin Lasiewicz who joined the Chamber after a referral from Mr. Rick Ross a SCORE Small  Business Mentor. Why did Justin choose the Heights Chamber? In his words, “I chose the Heights because of its cool  sophistication and artistic appreciation.” Justin was born in Chicago and grew up between Telluride, Colorado [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42-05:00June 1st, 2015|LINKED|

May 2015

Where to start on this talented and experienced attorney? How about the beginning? Teri Walter was born in Des Moines, Iowa which often times has been referred to as “Desperate Moans!” She grew up in Marion, Iowa and spent time in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Schaumberg, Illinois. Finishing High School in Des Moines, she attended [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42-05:00May 1st, 2015|LINKED|

April 2015

One of our members has a special fondness for coffee. Yes, it is true because otherwise why would her company be named Saccone Bean? This month we feature Kathy Saccone of Saccone Bean and invite you to get to know her better. She was born in Upland, Indiana and graduated from Eastbrook High School. The [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42-05:00April 1st, 2015|LINKED|

March 2015

Wow! Where do we start in familiarizing you with the many skills, talents and experience bundled inside Bonnie Sheeren? This lady is an independent patient advocate who helps people navigate the world of health care to achieve the best medical care possible at a reasonable cost. She is a fourth generation Texan, born in Baytown, [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42-05:00March 1st, 2015|LINKED|

February 2015

There is a gentleman you may have seen at one of the Breakfast Connections and he has an outstanding hair styling. There is a good reason for that because Parrish Warren became a hair stylist in 1995, and today is an educator for Schwartzkopf Professional. Holding forth at Salon in the Heights, Parrish became a [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42-05:00February 1st, 2015|LINKED|

January 2015

The Waltrip Alumni Association was formed on October 16, 2010 during the 50th Anniversary Celebration of Waltrip High School in Houston, Texas. By a standing vote of those alumni who attended a special program commemorating 50 years of Waltrip High School's existence, the association was so formed. Our alumni association represents 21,050 alumni of S.P. [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42-05:00January 1st, 2015|LINKED|

December 2014

Our featured member for this month was born, grew up and attended local schools in Galveston. For his higher education, Paul chose Stephen F. Austin State University where he earned a BBA degree in Accounting. Next it was on to the University of Houston at Clear Lake for his MBA. Beginning work, he joined Browning-Ferris [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42-05:00December 1st, 2014|LINKED|

September 2014

Getting to know Crystal Ruiz, our featured member this month, revealed a woman on the move.This native Houstonian grew up in “Big H” as well as in April Sound at Conroe, and attended schools in the Aldine district and Reagan High School. Beginning work early at age 15, she worked in her mom’s salon and [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42-05:00September 1st, 2014|LINKED|