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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+00:00 March 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+00:00 March 21st, 2018|General News|

March Reflection

The School Year is underway and lots of activities going on with each one: festivals, fun runs and the prom is coming up.  Can you help a guy or a girl with a tux, a dress, shoes, accessories etc.?  If so, let us know and we can coordinate with you and help students enjoy this [...]

2018-03-21T09:34:28+00:00 March 21st, 2018|Education|

Please Join Us For Our 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival!

We're excited to announce our 2nd Annual Food Truck Festival in the Heights!  Lots of mouth-watering options to choose from:  burgers, tacos, Asian, fusion cuisine and desserts...there's something for everyone!  Advance purchase tickets are available for $5; $10 the day of the event.  Come join us for some of the tastiest food in the Heights!  [...]

2018-03-20T09:21:29+00:00 March 20th, 2018|Chamber News, General News|

Crawfish Festival & Parade Was Fun For All

The annual Chamber Crawfish Festival  got started with an array of school bands, musicians, and other participants proudly marching through the heart of the Heights.  Thank you to our Grand Marshal, Jim "Mattress Mack" McIngvale of Gallery Furniture!  Plenty of steaming crawfish plates were served along with pizza from Papa Murphy's, hot dogs from Good [...]

2018-03-05T14:42:24+00:00 March 5th, 2018|Chamber News, General News|

February Reflection

A Big Thank You to Baptist Temple for hosting our monthly Education meetings; come the second Thursday of the month to the Heritage Room and you will find many schools and businesses ready to partner and help each other.  HITS Theatre has field trips available to their Miller Outdoor productions this Spring and a Raffle [...]

2018-02-15T12:41:03+00:00 February 14th, 2018|Education|

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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 January 2nd, 2018|General News|

November/December Reflection

A Goal of the Education Committee is to build partnerships among the businesses and schools! This year we are emphasizing more education with ways to make it mutually beneficial for both parties. Businesses—you have a marketing opportunity with the PTO, events hosted by the schools that gets your name associated with parents, teachers and kids [...]

2017-11-29T14:28:40+00:00 November 29th, 2017|Education|

October Reflection

The Education Committee consistently attends to the needs of the schools and businesses and it is through building those partnerships that each finds success. Houston Highway Credit Union begins their financial curriculum instruction at Sinclair Elementary and many other schools are exploring their calendars so they can have the financial reality experience for their students.  [...]

2017-10-06T11:57:32+00:00 October 6th, 2017|Education|

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+00:00 August 7th, 2017|LINKED|

August Reflection

Well, we are off to another great year for the Education Committee! Our first meeting for this academic year will be Thursday, August 10, 2017 at 10 am at the Chamber office. Come check this committee out. Great connections for businesses and schools and we have great opportunities for each group, schools and businesses, to [...]

2017-08-03T14:15:56+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|Education|

June/July Reflection

Another academic year in the books... This year the Education Committee continued to grow in business participation and schools joining the Chamber!  The Goddard School is our newest addition!  We are sad to see Kate Adams, Principal at Arabic Immersion Magnet take a new position but we look forward to a new leader at the [...]

2017-07-03T10:19:37+00:00 July 3rd, 2017|Education|

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+00:00 June 27th, 2017|LINKED|

May Reflection

We met two great businesses and a new school joined our group! These two businesses have the passion in helping our students and educators.  So say hi to Brannon Lloyd of The College Money Guys; he can help elementary parents in preparing for furthering the education of their children and ways to help not only [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:17+00:00 May 1st, 2017|Education|

April Reflection

The Catwalk to Success Fashion Show is April 29 so let’s see which school wins the prize for the most attendees and let’s also see which business wins for their support!  In reviewing the end of the school year we all acknowledge that testing is here! Need a job—call April Petronella at Kumon!   Waltrip has [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:17+00:00 March 30th, 2017|Education|

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+00:00 March 16th, 2017|LINKED|

March Reflection

The Crawfish Festival enjoyed the students from all over the area involved in the parade to the entertainment!  We also thank many of the students who volunteered their time to help with the set-up and clean-up! Thank you… it means a lot!  So off we go to the next phase of the school year as [...]

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

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+00:00 January 31st, 2017|LINKED|

February Reflection

Please remember that there are so many ways businesses can partner with our schools. Businesses can sponsor events and there are many other opportunities as well. Upcoming events include: Waltrip Montessori has a Service Day to be done in the spring, and service will be a culture of the school. Gateway Academy needs businesses to [...]

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

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+00:00 November 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+00:00 April 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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 November 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+00:00 October 1st, 2015|LINKED|

September Reflection

The school year has started and we are on the road to address the needs of the education arena including the student’s health; areas we are highlighting this year will be finances and health of the student and health includes physical, mental, emotional and social health.  If you or your business has an interest in one [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:18+00:00 September 30th, 2015|Education|

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+00:00 September 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+00:00 August 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+00:00 July 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+00:00 June 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+00:00 May 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+00:00 April 1st, 2015|LINKED|

March Reflection

This past month we had a great exchange of ideas and events that are coming up that can benefit many of the schools and businesses that are partnering with the schools for some of their events as well.  Houston Heights has increased enrollment and they are seeing more community engagement.  Garden Oaks Montessori is part [...]

2017-05-02T09:55:42+00:00 March 5th, 2015|Education|