This year marks the 30th anniversary of our Chamber. For three decades we have helped grow and shepherd the business community of the Greater Heights Area. There have been ups and downs. Membership has waxed and waned, as has the Chamber’s influence. But through it all, the good and the bad, the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce has consistently done its best to provide value to its members, strength to its community, and vision for the future of our not so little corner of Houston.
On September 21st we will gather at the Chamber’s annual Gala Fundraiser. As always it will be a good time; there will be excellent food, a casino, live and silent auctions, music, a wine pull, dancing, and a friendly crowd. But this year there will be a slightly different energy in the room – one of reflection and history. Whether you are a founding member or the ink is still wet on your application I encourage you to be there with us as we mark the occasion, and feel the strength of this wonderful organization you are a part of.
The Heights is a mentality. A value set. It is not a mere collection of lines on a map. It is a sense of independence, a stubborn perseverance, and a willingness to extend a hand to a neighbor. It is a refusal to be steamrolled and a demand to be heard, either in City Council or State Legislature. It is an appreciation of the past as we plan for the future and a “come and get me” attitude for the realities of the present. Come to the Gala and you will see all these things in the room, just as you will see them all in the Chamber. And I know we will see them in you in turn.
Your Chamber President