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?
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 much more. The festivities got underway with a terrific parade down 19th street. Scott McClelland, President of HEB was the parade Grand Marshall and rode in the famous “HEB 10 items or less” shopping cart.
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 Jones Hall from 10.00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The fee is $10 for adults and $5 for students. The information and clothing demonstrated at the show will help students look their very best for special occasions. For instance, being well-dressed for important occasions, such as job interviews, college interviews and meeting events may be critical to future success. Area high school female students are invited to participate in the show as models and will showcase a variety of apparel. The show will include attire in all clothing sizes.
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 Forecasting at the University’s Bauer College of Business and is one of the nation’s leading economists. He served as the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas for 23 years, retiring as a Senior Economist and Vice President. Channel 11, KHOU TV Anchor Len Cannon will emcee the luncheon. Make plans to attend and reserve your table as space will be limited. The event takes place at the Sheraton Houston Brookhollow Hotel, 3000 North Loop West. Registration opens at 11:00 and the event time is 11:30 p.m.
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 of where and whom to go to for help. The luncheon will feature tables with representatives for all groups involved in health & wellness.
The keynote speaker will be Harris Count Judge Ed Emmett whose official responsibilities also include being director of the Harris County’s Office of Homeland Security and Emergency Management. Harris County citizens are fortunate to have an experienced County Judge who has an enviable record of effectively anticipating, responding and managing sometimes unforeseen emergencies. Another significant speaker will be Allison Winnike. She is a Research Professor and Director of Research for the Health Law & Policy Institute at The University of Houston Law Center, where her teaching and research interests focus on public health law and health legislation and policy. Professor Winnike is the editor and contributing author to Control Measures and Public Health Emergencies: A Texas Bench Book and Preparing for a Pandemic: An Emergency Response Benchbook and Operational Guidebook for State Court Judges and Administrators.
This luncheon offers a one-on-one situation to meet, talk with and establish contacts useful for identifying prime health & wellness related resources one may need now or in the future. Recent news events have focused on consumers facing greatly increased medical cost coverages, so experienced industry professionals can offer advice and methods of dealing with organizations and individuals to get the best result.