13Jan, 2021

Eat Local: Tony’s Mexican Restaurant

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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 now very successful businesses with their family friendly atmosphere, classic and flavorful TexMex cuisine, and not to mention they have the best margaritas in town! Place your online order here: 


7Jan, 2021

Eat Local: Clean Juice Heights

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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 they pride themselves on making a truly health product in a timely manner. Learn more here:


27Dec, 2020

A Year End Message from the President

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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 membership while the pandemic has devastated our economy?” The answer is clear, “how can I not?” My confidence in the value of membership is unwavering.  We are at the fore front of helping members to survive and move forward.  The Staff and Board of Directors remain focused on advocating for our members and our community.  

I was recently asked if I could discount membership fees.  My first thought was would that also be discounting the value of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce? Instead, we have adjusted to the needs of our members in different ways. 

While hurricanes are a yearly concern for us, nothing prepared us for the pandemic and the chaos it has caused to our families, businesses and community.  When the pandemic arrived, we witnessed nail salons and bars close, airlines and cruises cancelling our upcoming vacations and we were warned to stay home. With the cancellation of events, we thought of new ways to interact with our members and offer new networking ideas to help our members connect with one another.  We evolved with the circumstances we were given and continue to attract new members. We continue to grow and remain strong because of the value our members see in our chamber. 

I am optimistic about the future and about identifying new ways that we can make a positive impact on our community in 2021.  

I greatly appreciate your support and wish you and your loved ones a safe and happy holiday season as well as a bright new year.  

Dee Farino

12Dec, 2020

A Christmas message to our Members and Community

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This Christmas season let us remember the reason we all celebrate.  While we take time to remember the gifts, we are so thankful to receive, we should also take time to remember those less fortunate than us and take this opportunity to give back to our respective communities.

The coming year holds the promise of new opportunities, along with challenges, and we will face them together as a unified force to improve the lives of our Heights Community.

Thank you for your investment in the association and your commitment to growing the business climate of our region.

Without our members and community, there would be no Heights Chamber of Commerce.  There would be no consumer, audience, supporters, or residents with whom to connect. Thank you for your engagement and for making the Heights the location where you choose to work, to live, to support.

Wishing you all a joyful Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!


1Dec, 2020

Get More Exposure by Sponsoring an Event

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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 After Hours events, all our events have immediate and long-term benefits for our local businesses. We are proud to execute a great calendar each year and thrilled to ask your partnership in doing so. Whether you choose to make one commitment and become a gem partner or choose to make a la cart selections during the year, we love our sponsors!
On behalf of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors, Staff and Volunteers, Thank you for your consideration, we look forward to hearing from you!
Exposure and value – a return on investment that you can be proud of!


18Nov, 2020

Greater Heights College or Vocational Scholarship Application

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DEADLINE:  February 20, 2021


  1. Any senior planning to attend college or vocational school in the fall.
  2. Be from one of the following area schools: Heights High, Waltrip, Northside, Washington, Scarborough, Lutheran North, St. Pius X, St. Thomas, YES (Central), KIPP (Central), Incarnate Word, Law Enforcement H.S., Memorial Hall, Houston Heights H.S., New Christian Heights Academy, Gateway Academy


  1. Application review by March 8, 2021 and finalist notified by March 15, 2021
  2. In person interview the by the end of March 2021
  3. Winners and schools notified in early mid-April 2021
  4. Winners and schools awarded at the Education Celebration, early May
  5. Winners must give the higher education financial aid address and student ID by June to the chamber so monies can be sent.; if you notify us later we hope to have it filled for you by the fall semester; the earlier you give it to us, the
  6. You must attend the Education Celebration.

The scholarship check is made out to the institution upon verification of enrollment. Notification of the winner of the scholarship is in May and recipients are honored at the annual Education Celebration.