Chamber Accepting Applications for 2020 Scholarship Program-Deadline is March 15th

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce is currently accepting applications for the 2020 Scholarship Program for deserving high school students in the area. Each year, the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce awards scholarships to  outstanding high school seniors  in the area.  Those students are honored at a luncheon to be held in May.  [...]

2020-01-24T14:51:22+00:00January 24th, 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|

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 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|

Clifton Middle School Food Pantry

We are starting up our Food Pantry (in partnership with the Houston Food Bank) next week. All the information is on the attached poster, please share with your community. I am also looking for student and adult volunteers (Adults must be VIPS approved) to help with the distribution. High school students will be able to [...]

2019-11-12T11:16:28+00:00November 12th, 2019|Education|

Annual Education Luncheon May 21st!

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 are pleased to welcome Jonathan Horton, two-time Olympic Gymnastics Champion [...]

2019-03-21T16:27:37+00:00March 6th, 2019|Chamber News, Education, 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+00:00March 21st, 2018|Education|

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+00:00February 14th, 2018|Education|

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+00:00November 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+00:00October 6th, 2017|Education|

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+00:00August 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+00:00July 3rd, 2017|Education|

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+00:00May 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+00:00March 30th, 2017|Education|

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

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

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+00:00September 30th, 2015|Education|

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+00:00March 5th, 2015|Education|