This year the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce is proud to be celebrating 30 years of service to the community and it partners. The annual social event’s theme for celebrating this occasion is “Diamonds & Denim,” and it promises to bring a variety of events for members and guests to enjoy on September 21.
The Chamber Education luncheon and scholarship award ceremony is coming up soon. Jim (Mattress Mack) McIngvale will be the featured speaker. Students who will be the recipients of scholarships and other students entering the military will be recognized. American Legion Post 360 Commander, Richard Voorhees will emphasize the importance of serving in the military.
You might want to warm up your taste buds as the Chamber readies itself to present Food Truck Festival in the Heights...
Food Truck Festival to Offer Great Food and Shopping Bonanzas
Crawfish Festival and Parade to Take Center Stage on March 3rd!
Idol of the Heights Contestants to Compete for Top Prize of $1500
Chamber makes an office move and looks forward to the Economic Forecast Luncheon in January.
Read about The Chamber's Night at the Oscars Celebration. What could be more appropriate than a vintage theater and a Heights historic landmark as the site for musical entertainment, a wine pull, live and silent auctions, our achievement awards presentations, new board member recognition and much more?
Read the wrap-up of the Chamber's first ever Food Truck Festival and learn more about the Annual Gateway to Government Luncheon scheduled for August 3.
The annual Crawfish Festival in the Heights took place on March 4 at 411 West 20th Street. Despite an occasional visit from rain drops, everyone including mudbug eaters, volunteers, vendors, and performers enjoyed the activities. The spirit of the 13th annual Crawfish Festival was intact and it continued to provide fun, food, festivities, events, and [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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, [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]