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Food Truck Festival Attracted a Hungry Crowd

Chamber members and community residents certainly enjoyed the first ever Food Truck Festival in the Heights. It was a fun event with a wide variety of food truck offerings that ranged from BBQ to Lobster to Juice, to Italian Ices, to Crepes, Hot Dogs and more. Complementing the tasty convoy were merchandise trucks selling and promoting [...]

2017-06-20T10:10:33+00:00 May 23rd, 2017|Chamber News|

“Making A Difference” Education Luncheon Honors Students And Educators

Congratulations to our scholarship recipients, students entering the armed forces, and our outstanding educators in the area!  The program included opening remarks by Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez, recognition of veterans by Richard Voorhees, Commander of the American Legion Post 360, a word from HISD by Anna Eastman, HISD Board Trustee and closing remarks by [...]

2017-05-23T13:52:50+00:00 May 19th, 2017|Chamber News|

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|

“Making a Difference” Education Luncheon

Our annual Education Luncheon honors high school seniors who have been awarded Chamber scholarships as well as those area seniors who are entering the military.  We will also honor the Teacher of the Year, Staff Person of the Year, and Educator of the Year.  And we welcome Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez who will emcee the event. [...]

2017-05-02T10:06:01+00:00 April 13th, 2017|Chamber News|

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|

Gold Patron Profile

Adams Insurance Service was founded in 1947 by Maurice Griffin Adams (M.G.) in a one room office on North Shepherd.  M.G. served his family, friends, and neighbors with dedication and commitment offering "Complete Coverage" for virtually all insurance needs.  Indeed, every renewal was delivered in person!  Integrity, loyalty, service, and wisdom were never common virtues, [...]

2017-05-02T10:14:52+00:00 March 6th, 2017|Chamber News|

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|

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+00:00 March 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+00:00 February 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+00:00 January 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+00:00 December 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+00:00 September 1st, 2014|LINKED|

August 2014

This month we recognize a business planning professional with a creative bent for the arts. Larry Bell was born in Abilene, Texas, grew up in Dallas and graduated from Highland Park High School. Starting what was to ultimately be his career in business; he took the 245 mile trip south to Houston in the fall [...]

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