Please join us for the Chamber's Pearls of Wisdom Ladies' Luncheon on July 27 at the Junior League. The luncheon will feature a Sip & Shop vendor area, guest speaker Zenovia Andrews, raffle, plated lunch and cash bar. Please visit our Events page for more information on the luncheon and how to purchase tickets. We [...]
The Gala committee has started preparations for our annual event celebrating you! Every year Chamber members come together to celebrate the year with great food, live entertainment, and award presentations at our Chairman’s Gala. This year’s Gala theme, Diamonds and Denim, will be held at the Junior League of Houston. The event space is guaranteed [...]
"Courage: Making the Better Choice"Education Luncheon was held May 21 with Jim (Mattress Mack) McIngvale as the featured speaker. The Chamber awarded 17 scholarships to deserving area high school students who will use them to pursue their goals and dreams. Special recognition was given to Educators of the Year as well as Teachers of the [...]
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.
Celebrating the entrepreneurial spirit Meet the alumni: Alli Jarrett, Harold's Why did you apply to the program? After two years of owning my own business I decided I needed to get out more and meet people to work on business development, thus I joined the National Association of Women Business Owners. I did not get [...]
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 [...]
You might want to warm up your taste buds as the Chamber readies itself to present Food Truck Festival in the Heights...
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Food Truck Festival to Offer Great Food and Shopping Bonanzas
Crawfish Festival and Parade to Take Center Stage on March 3rd!
Idol of the Heights Contestants to Compete for Top Prize of $1500
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Chamber makes an office move and looks forward to the Economic Forecast Luncheon in January.
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. [...]
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?
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 [...]
Read the wrap-up of the Chamber's first ever Food Truck Festival and learn more about the Annual Gateway to Government Luncheon scheduled for August 3.
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 [...]
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 [...]
Waste Management Inc. is hiring for a Heavy Equipment Operator II in Baytown. Minimum 4 years relevant work experience and valid driver's license. Apply today at www.wm.com/careers Please call 844-969-6754 or text "WASTE" to 51893 for more information.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]