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Isaac Chao

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Isaac Chao   School: Heights High School   Subject: World Geography & Debate       Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc…   Coach and judge debate, play video games, read current events/philosophy/fantasy   Give us an idea of your [...]

2020-08-28T03:27:39+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Pat Coley

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Pat Coley School: Houston Heights High School Subject: physics   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc… I like to play candy crush and shuffle cats rummy, card game, on my phone.   To help you feel better what do you [...]

2020-08-28T03:26:18+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Ashley Chavez

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name:  Ashley Chavez School: Marshall Middle School Subject: 8th Grade Science    Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc… I’ve been teaching for six years at Marshall Middle School, which happens to be the middle school my mom went to!  Before I [...]

2020-09-02T04:38:49+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Suzanne Thiem

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Suzanne Thiem School: Heights High School Subject: English IV   This will be my 25th year and I have been at Heights since 1999. My undergraduate is in Literature with a minor in theater. Some things I am interested in for my students is the purchase of an [...]

2020-08-28T03:30:48+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Joe-Nez Harlan

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Joe-Nez Harlan School: Heights High School Subject: Anatomy & Physiology   Tell us a little bit about you? Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am usually out and about doing community service-learning projects, feeding the homeless, spending quality time with the elderly at Sparrow Assisted Living, [...]

2020-08-28T03:28:58+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Linsey Brewster

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Linsey Brewster School: Marshall Middle School Subject: Social Worker   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc… I enjoy traveling and spending time with my kids. I have 7 kids. They are all actively involved in sports and attending their sporting games and [...]

2020-08-28T03:29:36+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Mireya Delgado

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Mireya Delgado School: Marshall Middle School Subject: Skills for Living and Learning 6th, 7th and 8th   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc… I am a SLL teacher and a mother of a senior in high school and a 4th [...]

2020-08-28T03:31:27+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Lizbeth Duran

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Lizbeth Duran School: Marshall Middle School Subject: ELAR   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc… There’s quite a few things I enjoy doing outside of work, but among my top favorite thrift shopping is one of them. I purchase use items and [...]

2020-08-28T03:32:29+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Norberto Gracia

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Norberto Gracia School: Marshall Middle Academy of Fine Arts Subject: SPANISH   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc… I love outdoors activities, love to bake and photography. I am very close to my family and even though this pandemic is an [...]

2020-08-28T03:34:10+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Marta Priego Alquezar

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Marta Priego Alquezar School: Marshall Middle Academy of Fine Arts Subject: School Counselor   Tell us a little bit about you? Things you like outside of school, etc… In my spare time, I like to hike Texas State parks, I play tennis, swimming, Pilates, yoga. I love going to the [...]

2020-08-28T03:36:00+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Timothy R. Pyles

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Timothy R. Pyles School: Marshall Middle School: Academy of Fine Arts Subject: Art   Tell us a little bit about you? Things you like outside of school, etc… I am an avid creator, from children’s book illustrations to video editing, I am constantly working on art. I have [...]

2020-08-28T03:37:25+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Sheera Winn

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Sheera Winn School: Marshall Middle School Subject: 7th Grade English Language Arts (Reading)   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc… The things that I like outside of school is I do a lot of professional development and self-development. I love learning [...]

2020-08-28T03:40:07+00:00August 21st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Adopt a Teacher

Support for teachers is more important this school year than ever before as our local teachers are working in stressful and ever-changing conditions. The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and its Education Committee are sponsoring an Adopt a Teacher program for the 2020-2021 year as part of a continued effort to show support and [...]

2020-09-22T05:48:42+00:00August 21st, 2020|Education|

Marshall Middle School

Linsey Brewster: Social Worker Ashley Chavez:  8th Grade Science Mireya Delgado: Skills for Living, 6th, 7th, 8th Grades Lizbeth Duran: English, Language Arts and Reading Norberto Gracia: Spanish Teacher Marta Priego-Alquezar: School Counselor Timothy Pyles: Art Teacher Sheera Winn: 7th Grade Reading Ulysses Morales: HISTORY

2020-09-04T03:26:20+00:00August 20th, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Chamber Introduces “Adopt a Teacher” Program

Recognizing that continuing education online, in the classroom, or even both, represents a cause for growing concern among teachers whom must adapt to extraordinary teaching conditions. To aid teachers with much needed support in the midst of pandemic times, the GHACC is establishing an “Adopt a Teacher” program. The online program will pair up teachers, [...]

2020-08-20T09:45:31+00:00August 20th, 2020|Chamber News|

Heights High School

Isaac Chao: World Geography and Debate  Pat Coley:Physics Andrea Hudson:  9th Grade Counselor Larry Langlois: Health Science Technology Joe-Nez Harlan: Anatomy & Physiology Suzanne Thiem:  English IV Ms. Shani Foster: Biology/Environmental Science Dawn Moses: Special Education            

2020-09-02T04:33:50+00:00August 18th, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

April Petronella

Where to start with this member profile? Well, how about we start with her name, April? More specifically, April Petronella of PetroFox Education. Her name is of Latin origin, and the meaning of April is to “open and blossom.” And she has certainly done that as a dedicated and respected Chamber member. Active in the [...]

2020-08-25T09:58:01+00:00August 18th, 2020|Member Spotlight|

Information Regarding School Re-openings

The advent of Covid-19 has clouded plans and operations for the 2020-2021 school year and with the beginning of school re-openings now scheduled, many questions have arisen. Governing the state’s educational system is the Texas Education Agency (TEA). On July 17, TEA released public health planning guidelines for the 2020-2021 year in order to prepare [...]

2020-07-20T12:04:30+00:00July 20th, 2020|Chamber News, Education|

Byron Rusk

This month we profile a man who is only one of two individuals in the entire state of Texas to have been named as an “Accredited Master Automotive Manager” by the national Automotive Management Institute. Give up? It is Byron Rusk, owner of Master Car Care & Collison and RMS Automotive. We might add, a [...]

2020-07-13T13:24:04+00:00July 13th, 2020|Member Spotlight|

Kelly Simon

Corpus Christi, Texas was the starting point for this month’s member spotlight, Kelly Simon. Although born there, she grew up in Spring, Texas and began her academic studies at Klein High School. It’s hard to believe that Kelly did not really know what she wanted to do when she grew up, but boy-o-boy did she [...]

2020-05-28T13:14:56+00:00May 28th, 2020|Member Spotlight|

Business Building Relationship Skills

We hope that you have been able to schedule time to participate in the weekly Thursday Zoom meetings being conducted by the Chamber. These have been instrumental in helping to foster communications among members, finding answers or shared solutions to difficult questions, and maintaining the “family-like” hallmark of this Chamber. Certainly, these unusual circumstances and [...]

2020-06-12T10:20:14+00:00May 26th, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

Harris County Precinct 4 Commissioner’s Office Donated Face Masks

Elizabeth Stinsman, Director of Community Assistance Department, and representing County Commissioner, Jack Cagle, has graciously donated 3,000 face masks to the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce for distribution to schools, businesses, and the community. The Chamber was recognized for its incredible outreach in providing responses to the COVID-19 pandemic. Stinsman stated: “It is because [...]

2020-05-19T10:02:56+00:00May 18th, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

In Memory of Norma Skowronek

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce extends its sympathies to the family of Norma Skowronek, a former member of the board of directors. Norma passed away on March 18, 2020 in the company of her loved ones. She was a true local community person, growing up in Houston, attended Waltrip High School, and recently [...]

2020-05-05T13:39:38+00:00May 5th, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

Former Chamber President Passes

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of commerce board of directors and staff mourn the passing of former president David Santana. David was elected as GHACC President and took office on March 17, 2008. When the announcement was made in the Chamber newsletter, LINKED, he said: “I look forward to working with the Chamber’s Board of Directors, [...]

2020-04-29T12:43:12+00:00April 29th, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

Coronavirus Update

Dear Chamber Members. With the uncertainty surrounding the on-going impact of the Coronavirus, your Chamber has been compelled to make decisions regarding pending and upcoming events, activities and administrative operations. The result of our decision, a decision shared with our fellow Chambers, is that for the next 4-weeks, all events will be cancelled. This decision [...]

2020-03-16T15:16:45+00:00March 16th, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

GHACC Annual Crawfish Festival

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce’s annual Crawfish Festival in the Heights was held on March 7th at 411 West 20th street. Cooler than expected weather greeted festival attendees, but the crawfish, corn and potatoes were in abundance. Mudbug eaters along with those that favored hot dogs and sausage on a stick enjoyed the [...]

2020-03-11T09:21:08+00:00March 10th, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

Don’t Forget to Purchase Your Crawfish Bucks Before the March 1st Deadline!

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce has scheduled its annual Crawfish Festival in the Heights for March 7, 2020. The festival will be held at 411 West 20th Street, across from Heights Hospital and the hours are 10:30 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. This family fun event is one of the Chamber’s primary fund-raising projects [...]

2020-02-21T09:32:26+00:00February 20th, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

February Education Meeting Recap

Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Education Committee Meeting February 19, 2020 at Baptist Temple Today our meeting was filled with lots of success stories as our businesses and schools are partnering up and fulfilling the needs of students and their families. Tiffany Mensing with Space and Serenity helped to provide for family in need [...]

2020-02-20T14:29:31+00:00February 20th, 2020|Chamber News, Education, General News|

Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Education Meeting January 15, 2020

Wednesday, we had a full meeting with returning businesses and schools along with new businesses and schools. It is exciting to see our committee continue to grow and build partnerships. April Petronella is working with The Leader to gain more exposure for our committee and the school needs and she is going to work with [...]

2020-01-17T09:46:18+00:00January 17th, 2020|Chamber News, Education|

Louie Gill Becomes Chamber President

The Chamber Board of Directors and members have welcomed Louie Gill as the new president of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce. Gill brings extensive business and military credentials as he assumes the leadership of the more than 550-member Chamber. A native of Jacksonville, Florida, Louie holds a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and [...]

2020-01-15T15:30:41+00:00January 15th, 2020|Chamber News|

Education Committee Values Contributors, Cites Needs and Seeks Additional Partnerships

Great Partnerships are being forged through the Education Committee; Tiffany Mensing with Space and Serenity gathered the Christmas and holiday supplies to help make Heights High School Winter Holiday Festival spirited. In the past, Hermann and Sons donated uniforms to Waltrip Ladies Soccer and this one act has led to increased interest as well as [...]

2019-12-20T10:01:39+00:00December 20th, 2019|Chamber News, Education|

Chamber Annual “Economic Forecast” Luncheon on January 30

One of the most highly anticipated Chamber events takes place on January 30 and that is the Economic Forecast Luncheon. The presentation features Dr. Bill Gilmer, Director of Regional Forecasting at the University of Houston’s Bauer Commerce. Dr. Gilmer’s forecast and projections provide a guide for planning and business operations in 2020. His analyses factor [...]

2019-12-02T10:44:35+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Chamber News, General News|

Chamber Education Committee Blends Business and Education

The Chamber’s Education Committee, chaired by Cindy Reibenstein with co-chair Willie Diefenbach-Jones, has created a very successful union involving Chamber members and leaders from area schools. Monthly meetings bring out diverse groups whose collective emphasis is to assist, support, and provide much needed aid in multiple activity areas for school leaders, students, families and the [...]

2019-11-25T11:14:32+00:00November 25th, 2019|Chamber News, Education|

Front Desk/Sales Associate-Lash Lounge

Front Desk/ SALES Associate  Want to join a team of highly motivated individuals in the fastest-growing premier eyelash salon? The Lash Lounge at Yale Marketplace in Houston, TX is a is looking for a highly motivated and experienced Front Desk Sales Associate. Position Details: This will be a part-time position, focusing on front desk duties [...]

2019-11-18T16:15:21+00:00November 18th, 2019|Job Board|

Lash Stylist-Lash Lounge

Lash Stylist/ Licensed Cosmetologist Want to join a team of highly motivated individuals in the fastest-growing premier eyelash salon? The Lash Lounge at Yale Marketplace in Houston is a is looking for a highly motivated and professional Lash Stylist. Details: The stylist will provide a menu of services including lash extensions, lash tintings/perms, and eyebrow tinting/threading. The [...]

2019-11-18T16:14:16+00:00November 18th, 2019|Job Board|

Holiday Shopping Reminder

Yes, we know the turkey and pumpkin pie are memories, so many individuals have and will be turning their thoughts to gift buying. So, in the spirit of helping, we ask that you keep the local merchants in mind when shopping for products or services. The Chamber’s “Buy Local First” initiative promotes businesses many of [...]

2019-12-02T11:12:00+00:00November 12th, 2019|Chamber News|