Long-term Chamber Member Antonio “Tony” Vega Passed Away

Antonio Vega, known to a multitude of Chamber members as “Tony,” and the owner and founder of Tony’s Mexican Restaurant, passed away in early July. His “Heights-Institution” restaurant opened in 1992 and became a valuable Chamber member in 2000. His restaurant is family owned and operated, and he will be sorely missed in the Heights [...]

2020-07-06T14:09:11+00:00July 6th, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

Board Nominations

Chamber Seeks Nominations for Board of Directors The GHACC is now accepting applications and nominations for its Board of Directors. If you are interested, or know of someone who would be a good Board Member, please submit your resume to President@heightschamber.org A standard Director’s term is 3 years, although occasionally there is an introductory 1 [...]

2020-06-23T11:40:05+00:00June 23rd, 2020|Chamber News, General News|

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|

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.  [...]

2020-02-25T12:51:54+00:00February 24th, 2020|Chamber News, Education, 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|

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|

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|

Memorial Hermann Health System Named One of Nation’s “Most Wired” Health Systems for the 14th Consecutive Year

 (December 5, 2018) – Memorial Hermann Health System once again earned a spot on the HealthCares’ Most Wired list, achieving the recognition for the 14th consecutive year based on a survey of hospitals across the nation. The list, compiled from a survey conducted by the College of Healthcare Information Management Executives (CHIME), annually recognizes hospitals and other healthcare [...]

2018-12-06T13:44:20+00:00December 6th, 2018|General News|

Economic Forecast Luncheon

Please join us for Houston’s premiere annual business event!  Reserve your table and invite your clients to this valuable luncheon.  Dr. Luis Torres  will discuss business, employment, interest rates, energy, and real estate.  This is a critical event for all business leaders and will help you prepare for 2019 and beyond. Dr. Torres is an [...]

2018-11-28T13:50:26+00:00November 28th, 2018|Chamber News, General News|

Memorial Assistance Ministries Acquires Literacy Advance of Houston

  For 55 years Literacy Advance of Houston has humbly taught adults to speak, read and write English. And for 35 years Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM) has provided a network of services to support families in poverty stay housed, obtain regular employment, manage their finances and become more financially stable. On Friday, Nov. 9th the [...]

2018-11-30T14:38:16+00:00November 20th, 2018|General News|

Memorial Hermann opens new Urgent Care Center in Greater Heights

Residents of Greater Heights, Oak Forest, Garden Oaks, Lazybrook, Timbergrove, Woodland Heights and surrounding communities in need of after-hours care for non-life-threatening illnesses and minor injuries now have a new option for immediate diagnosis and treatment – Memorial Hermann Urgent Care Greater Heights. Staffed by board-certified family medicine physicians, Memorial Hermann Urgent Care Greater Heights [...]

2018-10-09T11:56:01+00:00October 9th, 2018|General News|

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Earns Top Recognition

Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital was ranked as No. 6 among the state’s top hospitals according to U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospital rankings for 2018-2019. Memorial Hermann Greater Heights also ranked at No. 4 among the hospitals in Houston. “This prestigious ranking highlights the hard work our employees and affiliated physicians put in [...]

2018-08-20T12:30:36+00:00August 20th, 2018|General News|

Memorial Hermann Announces New CEO for Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital

Memorial Hermann Health System is pleased to announce Paul O’Sullivan as SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Greater Heights Hospital. O’Sullivan will also continue to serve as SVP and CEO of Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center. O’Sullivan succeeds SVP and CEO Susan Jadlowski who, after 11 years with Memorial Hermann, will be leaving the organization in [...]

2018-08-20T09:24:19+00:00August 20th, 2018|General News|

Tejas Office Products Acquires Red Tag Business Products, LLC & Office Edge

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 [...]

2018-04-23T13:47:32+00:00April 23rd, 2018|General News|

Spotlight on Non-Profit-The Houston Zombie Walk

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 [...]

2018-03-21T09:47:35+00:00March 21st, 2018|General News|

Familiar Faces – Phil Stewart

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 [...]

2018-03-21T09:45:48+00:00March 21st, 2018|General News|

Memorial Hermann Expands Video Consultation Capabilities with Virtual Clinic

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 [...]

2018-01-25T15:10:29+00:00January 25th, 2018|General News|

Familiar Faces: Gaye Jackson

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 [...]

2018-01-18T16:38:37+00:00January 2nd, 2018|General News|

Spotlight on Non-Profit: The Periwinkle Foundation

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 [...]

2018-01-18T16:39:33+00:00January 2nd, 2018|General News|