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Small businesses not sure what to expect in 2021

Small businesses are uncertain about the rest of 2021, weary of spending money, increasing marketing expenditures or adding new employees to the payroll. Even still, these business owners are optimistic that customers and revenue will grow. Those are the key findings from a survey of 124 small businesses that are clients of McElvy Partners, a [...]

2021-03-12T06:26:08-06:00March 12th, 2021|Chamber News|

Enormous PPP changes for self-employed; some left behind

The Small Business Administration and U.S. Treasury have made another major change to the government’s stimulus plan for small businesses: the PPP changes for self-employed will allow a much bigger forgivable loan. In a clarification to PPP, called an “Interim Final Rule,” Treasury changed the way available loans can be calculated for any business that [...]

2021-03-09T10:13:18-06:00March 9th, 2021|Chamber News|

Play Local: Loft 18

Check out our Play Local series for Buy Local Heights. Today we feature Loft 18. EAT. DRINK. GOLF! "Interactive sports bar & lounge” - featuring 5 Full Swing golf & multi-sport simulators, All American style Dishes, Bar, dining, lounge areas, biggest indoor TV screen, games & more!

2021-03-04T04:50:26-06:00March 4th, 2021|Chamber News|

Your Heights Chamber of Commerce in the Community

As part of our community initiative, we have tools to help in the workplace and community. From self-care for employers,  mental health, and etiquette in the workplace we have literature available for you to share with your staff and customers. Bloom Where You're Planted COVID-19 and Mental Health Healthy Heights Mental Health Self Care Tips [...]

2021-02-12T07:04:49-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Chamber News|

Love Local: Federal American Grill

Don't miss our Love Local series for Buy Local Heights. The Federal American Grill is a modern dining experience featuring fresh, locally sourced food and genuine service. Their restaurant features a modern American menu comprised of local organic meat and produce, locally-sourced fish and seafood, and an extensive cured meat and charcuterie program, all served [...]

2021-02-03T10:18:47-06:00February 3rd, 2021|Chamber News|

Eat Local: Preslee’s – Southern Good Eatery

Check out our Eat Local series for Buy Local Heights. Preslee's - Southern Good Eatery is a restaurant & bar with a back patio & playground for kiddos, friendly pets, & fire pit lovers. If you're looking for a place that serves your favorite drinks, tasty southern food, entertainment for your family, or a space to [...]

2021-01-22T04:39:13-06:00January 22nd, 2021|Chamber News|

Eat Local: Tony’s Mexican Restaurant

Check out our Eat Local series for Buy Local Heights. Tony's Mexican Restaurant was established by owner Tony Vega with the first location opened in 1992 in the Heights area of Houston (Ella & 23rd), and recently opened the West location in Katy (I-10 & Barker Cypress). Both locations instantly hit it off, and are [...]

2021-01-19T13:13:19-06:00January 13th, 2021|Chamber News|

Eat Local: Clean Juice Heights

Check out our Eat Local series for Buy Local Heights. Clean Juice Heights is a locally owned, certified organic juice and smoothie bar providing quick access to organic, healthy food. The specialize in fresh juices, smoothies protein smoothies, acai bowls, avocado toast and organic, cold-pressed juice and juice cleanses. Organic is non-negotiable for them and [...]

2021-01-07T05:02:19-06:00January 7th, 2021|Chamber News|

A Year End Message from the President

For many of us, 2020 will be remembered as a year we’d just as soon forget.   COVID-19, a worldwide pandemic which continues to torment us to this day, will be a new subject in history books that our children’s children will learn from.   I recently thought “how can I ask our members to renew their [...]

2020-12-27T09:49:25-06:00December 27th, 2020|Chamber News|

Get More Exposure by Sponsoring an Event

Event sponsorships are the backbone of events and initiatives that your Heights Chamber of Commerce has each year. Our sponsors routinely say that they appreciate that they appreciate the exposure that their business or organization receives as a sponsor.  From our large community events like our annual Crawfish Festival in March to our Monthly Business [...]

2020-12-01T10:25:07-06:00December 1st, 2020|Chamber News|

“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, [...]

2020-10-11T10:42:12-05:00October 11th, 2020|Chamber News|

Angela Fernandez

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Angela Fernandez School: K. Smith Elementary Subject: ELA   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I like to be outdoors and spend time with my family. I love to read. I enjoy going to museums, art galleries, testing my creative [...]

2020-10-02T03:55:31-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Felicia Johnson

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Felicia Johnson School: K. Smith Elementary Subject: Math & Science   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… My name is Felicia Johnson.  I’m a Michigan native who loves all things outdoors and all types of sports, especially biking and running.  [...]

2020-10-02T03:50:25-05:00October 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Britni Matthews

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Britni Matthews School: K. Smith Elementary Subject: PreK   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… My name is Britni Matthews, and I am a wife, mother of 3 kids ages 4, 5, and 7. I have been teaching Prek for [...]

2020-09-30T12:27:29-05:00September 30th, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Donations Needed for Katherine Smith Elementary

We have partnered with Katherine Smith Elementary for donations to give to families at a pop-a-trunk event on October 10, 2020. Katherine Smith Elementary is a Title 1 school for low income students. They are seeking donations of Walmart, HEB, Kroger or Target gift cards in increments of $10 and $20. Any assistance is appreciated. Donations [...]

2020-11-03T10:52:47-06:00September 23rd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

2020-2021 Board of Directors

  As we start our new fiscal year, we would like to introduce you to your new board of directors. The Board of Directors governs the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce and is responsible for all policy-making decisions. Board members often serve as liaisons to each of the committees. We would also like to thank [...]

2020-09-11T04:50:47-05:00September 11th, 2020|Chamber News|

Interim President, Dee Farino

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce (GHACC), it is my pleasure to announce our Interim President, Dee Farino. After Dee joined in 2005, she immediately became involved as an Ambassador, which eventually  led to joining and chairing numerous committees including Gala and Crawfish Festival.  Dee has [...]

2020-09-04T04:05:25-05:00September 4th, 2020|Chamber News|

Deborah Stokes

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Deborah Stokes School: Booker T. Washington High School Subject: English   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Reading various Newspapers and Periodicals Watching Informative, Arts, and Educational TV Programs   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you [...]

2020-09-02T04:59:27-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Aldrich D. Smith

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Aldrich D. Smith School: Booker T. Washington High School Subject: English Language Arts and Composition   Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I will be going into my third year of teaching and my third year as a resident of Houston, [...]

2020-09-02T04:56:18-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Ariam Espinosa

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Ariam Espinosa School: Booker T. Washington High School Subject: Spanish (LOTE) Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am a 32 y/o teacher with 5 years of experience as an official classroom teacher; did 4 prior years as a teacher [...]

2020-09-02T04:51:08-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Carona Burns

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Carona Burns School: Booker T. Washington High School Subject: Science Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I love gardening and being outside.   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us something of why you chose [...]

2020-09-02T04:46:03-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Ulysses Morales

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Ulysses Morales School: Marshall MS Subject: HISTORY Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I recently graduated from the University of Houston- Downtown, I have worked with high school students for serval years now, I was a Young Life Leader which [...]

2020-09-02T04:41:52-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Dawn Moses

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Dawn Moses School: Heights High School Subject: Special Education Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I enjoy educational and medical research, travel, and spending time with my grandchildren.   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell [...]

2020-09-02T04:33:13-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Ms. Shani Foster

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Ms. Shani Foster School: Heights High School Subject: Biology/Environmental Science Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am an avid cook and baker and a make a mean red velvet and macaroni and cheese. I am a sports fan I [...]

2020-09-02T04:29:36-05:00September 2nd, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Andrea Hudson

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Andrea Hudson School: Heights High School Subject: 9th Grade Counselor Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am a mother of two grown children and an empty nester. I am consumed by work but in a good way.  Outside of [...]

2020-09-01T14:55:02-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Elise Oupo

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Elise Oupo School: S.P. Waltrip High School Subject: Special Education Life Skills Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… My name is Elise Oupo and I graduated from DeVry Keller Graduate School of Management with a Master degree in Accounting and [...]

2020-09-01T14:51:00-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

C. Trevino

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: C. Trevino School: Northside High School Subject: Web Dev/Gaming Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… During my time off, I love to scuba dive. I frequently volunteer with Texas State University in San Marcos, the Meadows Center for Water and [...]

2020-09-01T14:47:50-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Jacquelyn Stowers

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Jacquelyn Stowers School: Northside High School Subject: French Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I like to spend time with my family, friends, and pets (one large dog and 5 cats).  I love going to restaurants, the theater and the [...]

2020-09-01T14:44:11-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Myriam Remond

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Myriam Remond School: Northside High School Subject: French 1, 2 Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I enjoy spending time with my family, swimming, running, hiking, reading novels, traveling (not during a pandemic), discovering new cultures and much more.   [...]

2020-09-01T14:40:36-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Patricia Perez-Abassi

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Patricia Perez-Abassi School: Northside High School Subject: Spanish 2 Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.…  I’m a Hispanic Muslim public high school teacher who likes talking to people, reading, cooking, gardening and volunteering in my community.   Give us an [...]

2020-09-01T14:37:48-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Gisela Tanaka

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Gisela Tanaka School: Northside High School Subject: Math (AP Calculus and Algebra 2) Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I am mother, wife, a teacher, and a recent grad school graduate. I have a 5-year-old daughter whom I adore. Lately, [...]

2020-09-01T14:32:27-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Pamela Kennard

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Pamela Kennard School: Northside High School Subject: AP World History Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I swim whenever I can! I also enjoy riding my bike and working in my flower beds   Give us an idea of your [...]

2020-09-01T14:28:24-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Juliette Giron

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Juliette Giron School: Northside High School Subject: Anatomy and Physiology, AP Environmental Science, Environmental Systems Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Love to camp and visit state and national parks.   Give us an idea of your education passion, can [...]

2020-09-01T14:25:50-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Maren Haenicke

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Maren Haenicke School: Northside High School Subject: Mathematics (Algebra 1 and Pre-Calculus) Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Walking, reading, traveling, and photography   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us something of why you [...]

2020-09-01T14:23:24-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Talia Camacho

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Talia Camacho School: Northside High School Subject: World Languages-Spanish Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… Coffee Dark Chocolate Cleaning supplies plants Candles, essential oils, fragrances (fruity/flowery/fresh scents)   Give us an idea of your education passion, can you tell us [...]

2020-09-01T14:20:50-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|

Jessica Bowdoin

ADOPT A TEACHER WISH LIST   Name: Jessica Bowdoin School: Northside High School (Formerly Jefferson Davis) Subject: English Tell us a little bit about you. Things you like outside of school, etc.… I’ve been an educator for the last 9 years, and my main passion and focus in English is poetry. I’m currently in graduate [...]

2020-09-01T14:17:26-05:00September 1st, 2020|Teacher Spotlight|