22Sep, 2022

Education Committee September 2022

By |

Education Committee

September 2022

Great first meeting of the Greater Heights Chamber Education Committee!  Thank you all who came, and we look forward to building those partnerships and showcasing the remarkable work the schools are doing and the fantastic businesses that are stepping up to the plate to bring about the community’s future.  So, to let you know each month we have the meetings on the third Wednesday of the month at 10 am—via Zoom! So, everyone can come and miss their work responsibilities, limit virus and enhance safety.  This is a great way to get your message out.  For the schools, we have lots of opportunities with festivals and fundraising events for this fall and we have opportunities for sharing our careers, interests with students of all ages.  So, here we go!

Our Savior Lutheran, Pre-K-8th grade, will have their Fall Festival Oct 30 and Eagle Evening in Jan.  They need live and silent auction items! 

Hamilton Middle is having their Hispanic Heritage Festival October 6 and they need help in setting up and their STEM Block Party on October 22 and want vendors, businesses to come and have a booth!  They are wanting to put speakers and programs into the school!

Lutheran North Academy, 6th-12th grade, is new in some respects with the addition of the middle school and are ready to let the community see what they are all about.

Helms Elementary is having their Hispanic Heritage Sept 24th!  And their big fundraiser fun on October 15—need silent auction and live auction items—go to the website and click PTA tab.

Waltrip had a great opening and are adding programs for the students: Girls Connect and Chick fila Leadership Academy—both are wanting speakers from the business community and avenues to help in the community.

BEAR has underwear and necessity packets for schools.  They need help for their BEARing Gifts holiday program (Community Service hours will be given).

HEB has opportunities to help with school events

Center Point wants to offer the fun of having their Trucks come to the school to show students of all ages all they do.

Hope Lutheran Church is community driven and has built seven book stations for students in the area and want to collaborate with the schools.

The Heights storage,  will offer free things for charity events.

Oscar with Harvest Financial can help educators with planning for needs and he wants to come talk at career days at all school levels

Courtyard Marriot-Heights,  is raising food to distribute for area schools

Flourishing Way,,  is a great mental health agency in the area who can help students and adults as well as come to the schools to talk—give teachers things to look for as well as students!

Taylor Scott with Greater Heights Memorial Hermann Hospital,  is our health care link; their wellness focus can help everyone –they can come to you and talk and you may be the place for a focus on health.

Send Out Cards,  SendOutCards is willing to give free greeting card and a free E-book on how to address our promptings. To give away the free book, log into that account, click on GS Pro, then web links, and e book.

The Chamber interns have projects to help address kinship care education, foster care, resources, diversity along with the food/clothing and serving area school events.  The Chamber wants all educators to attend the after work fun with our business after hours and young professionals after hours (young at heart works too).

The Education committee will have the monthly recognition program for educators, staff and students to be recognized and then promoted with our social media.  We want to showcase how great the partnerships and education is and as we work together this next year, we can celebrate our efforts. See you October 19 at 10 am Zoom!  Reminder will be sent out with Zoom link—it is the same link each month.


21Sep, 2022

Heights Business Spotlight for Executive Motorsports

By |

Executive Motorsports are the local window tinting service experts. They provide their customers with the highest quality of window tint installation and customer service on a daily basis.

Their goal goes beyond window tinting, but improving the performance and functionality of your windows. Did you know that when they install window film it helps keep your car cool, intact and can even prevent damage to skin?

With their certified technicians and being a BlackMax car tint film and 3M Crystalline Authorized Dealer you will leave our shop, not only with your new tint windows looking great, but with them capable of blocking UV Rays, glare and heat.

Executive Motorsports
2521 North Durham Dr
Houston, TX 77008


14Sep, 2022

Heights Business Spotlight for Helping Handler

By |

Lori Medrano is a Virtual Assistant dedicated to assisting clients with their workload. She understands how daily tasks may cause overload, so she takes satisfaction in being one phone call away to help ease the burden!

Lori also understands how stressful it feels to be overworked. So, her motto is: “Let her helping hand help you get things done!”

She is trustworthy and honest, and strives to ensure she complete tasks in a timely manner while maintaining client satisfaction.

Lori starts by listening and understanding exactly what her clients need in order to alleviate their pain points. Then she develops a plan of action to help them run their lives and business more efficiently.

As long as she is your helping handler, you won’t have to face your challenges alone. She will be with you every step of the way!

Lori Medrano


7Sep, 2022

Heights Business Spotlight for McGrath Pest Control

By |

McGrath Pest Control is a family owned and operated business founded in 1974 by Douglas McGrath, until his son Scott McGrath took the reins in 2016. With over 22 years invested in the company, not only does Scott embody the core values of knowledge, dedication and professionalism, he also brings the power of the digital age.

New technology mixed with decades of experience has allowed McGrath to service customers faster and easier. During the past four decades McGrath Pest Control has built a reputation for excellence, performance and dependability. This was achieved by becoming thoroughly familiar with Houston’s seemingly endless array of pests, and what they respond to. They created individual pest control plans for their clients and applied the right treatments at the right times.

They religiously follow up and create a relationship of trust with their customers. They applied state of the art concepts to these attributes…streamlining and fine-tuning…to make McGrath Pest Control more efficient and effective than ever. Their professionally trained employees take yearly ongoing state certification training to further enhance their product knowledge and customer service skills.

Their staff knows you have questions and it is their duty to not only answer those questions, but make sure any and all of your problems are COMPLETELY resolved. They know that without their customers there would not be a McGrath Pest Control, thus they treat your family the same way they treat their own family.

Scott McGrath knows there are many options out there for his customers and is very appreciative and humbled to have earned their confidence.

McGrath Pest Control


31Aug, 2022

Heights Business Spotlight for Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Greater Heights

By |

Kelsey-Seybold Clinic – Greater Heights offers comprehensive primary care and specialty services for adults, conveniently located off 610 North Loop near the intersection with U.S. Highway 290.

Patients have access to several on-site services as well as primary care providers and specialists with an extensive referral network for Kelsey-Seybold specialists at neighboring clinics, including River Oaks, Tanglewood, and Memorial City.

On-site services include:
• Immunizations
• Laboratory
• X-ray
• Ultrasound
• 3D digital mammography
• Echocardiogram
• Kelsey Pharmacy and bone density testing

Kelsey-Seybold Greater Heights
1900 North Loop West, Suite 400
Houston, TX 77018


25Aug, 2022

Heights Business Spotlight for Spot On

By |

SpotOn is committed to supporting businesses at the heart of their communities with the software and payment solutions they need, supported by local and personal service, delivered at a fair price, and designed to help them compete and win.

SpotOn believes that business is personal and their clients—big or small, national or local—should never be on their own. They are right beside them, delivering the future technology they need, today and every day.

James “HUTCH” Hutchison

16Aug, 2022

Heights Business Spotlight for Morningstar Storage of The Heights

By |

Morningstar Storage of The Heights is offering 2 months free on their storage units.

The company Morningstar Storage started in 1981 with the Founder Stephen Benson in North Carolina. He has built a company from ground up and now has over 80 stores nationwide and seven more coming this year. The company has helped find storage for the community as residential, commercial and Charity units.

Richelle Loewenstein, Property Manager will get you signed up. 

Morningstar Storage of The Heights
Richelle Loewenstein
4495 Katy FWY
Houston, TX 77007

13Aug, 2022

School Uniform Drive

By |


The Houston Heights Woman’s Club is seeking new or gently used uniforms to benefit Heights area elementary and middle schools.


10Aug, 2022

Heights Business Spotlight for The Hive Styling Bar & Salon

By |

The Hive is a luxury full service salon located in the Heights. They offer blowouts and make up services.

They pledge to create a comfortable and luxurious atmosphere to enhance beauty by using innovative practices and superior products. They do have availability from 7am-9am but by appointment only. You may call the salon during normal salon hours or book online.

The Hive Styling Bar & Salon
3004 Yale St.
Suite 300

5Aug, 2022

$20 million available for diverse Houston-area small businesses, non-profits

By |

A major thanks to Board Members Cindy Reibenstein and Lindsey Pollack for sharing this with us!

(As published by Fox 26 News Houston – To view article please visit: HERE)

Diverse Houston-area small businesses and non-profit organizations have an opportunity to apply for grants thanks to a new portal.

This week, the City of Houston announced the launch of the Open For Business grant portal, which will distribute $20 million in grants to an estimated 500 small businesses.

“We are providing access to much-needed funds for Houston’s small businesses of color and non-profits that focus on leveling the playing field. It will empower their work, allow them to thrive, extend their reach, and support innovation,” said Mayor Sylvester Turner, who joined the Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity and Wells Fargo to announce the portal.


Business owners will have the opportunity to apply for grants ranging between $10,000 and $65,000.

The Houston Fund for Social Justice and Economic Equity will distribute the funding in the form of grants over a three-year period towards the purchase of property, equipment, and other tangible assets, supporting economic development in underserved communities.

Who qualifies for the Open For Business grants?

  • Applicant’s business or 501c3 non-profit must be located in the Houston-area
  • Must consist of 50 employees or fewer
  • Must be led by people of color
  • Must have been established by December 31, 2021

How do you apply?

Qualifying business owners can go to the electronic portal link by visiting

The grant portal opens on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 9 a.m. and closes on Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 11:59 p.m. CST.

RELATED: Houston mayor fires back against allegations of environmental racism

Where is the funding from?

The $20 million in grants comes from Wells Fargo’s Open for Business Fund, a roughly $420 million national small business recovery effort with a “focus on racially and ethnically diverse small business owners, who have been disproportionately affected by the pandemic.”