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Welcome to the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce.

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce (GHACC) is a member-focused organization through which members can effectively develop their business and themselves. Since its founding in 1988, the hallmark of the Chamber has, and continues to be: “People do business with people they know, like, and trust.” Relationships developed in the Chamber become part of one’s business infrastructure. New friends can be found in the Chamber and some of those friendships will last a lifetime. Members can learn how to grow their markets, supply their business, mentor associates or even find a special mentor. GHACC works diligently to provide benefit to all members, be they new, or long-term.

This growing Chamber provides a forum into which its members’ businesses can fit together in an atmosphere of mutual benefit. Active participation provides multiple benefits including access to the entrepreneurs and management of business and organizations with differing viewpoints and methods that work. An abundance of activities provide networking occasions to create new business opportunities, obtain business referrals, join committees, have fun and enjoy a camaraderie unique to Heights Chamber members.

Just as the “Heights” is known for its uniqueness and historical Houston significance, the GHACC blends businesses, promotes “Buy Local First,” and has often been described as a “not so well kept secret for successfully serving its members.”

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Chamber News

School Uniform Drive

August 13th, 2022|

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

Heights Business Spotlight for Daniel Real Estate

August 10th, 2022|

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 300 713-485-4150 Thehiveheights@gmail.com https://youtu.be/L5Kz2zyC18E

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

August 5th, 2022|

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) HOUSTON - 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 [...]

GHACC Board Nominations for 2022-2023

August 5th, 2022|

We had previously shared, both via e-mail and on our website, our search for new Members to serve on our Board.  The following names have been approved by our Nominating Committee:  David Shapiro, Donna Torres, John Frels, Liz Perez, and Michelle Briggs The deadline in which to submit nominations was June 30, 2022.  Per Section 3.13.3 of our Bylaws, “Additional names of the candidates for directors can be nominated by petition bearing the genuine signatures of at least (10) qualified members of the Corporation”.  (The “Corporation”, in this instance, being Active Members of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce.) Anyone who wishes to nominate a candidate via the aforementioned petition process, may submit his/her petition [...]

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Member Spotlight

Donna Torres

Owner
Greater Heights Business Solutions

I am originally from rural Oklahoma, but I moved to Texas shortly after graduating from high school. I attended and graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2000 with a degree in Finance.

After graduating I started my career and spent the next 10 years at Shell Pipeline working in various roles in accounting and financial analysis. I also obtained my MBA from SHSU in 2003 while working at Shell.

I left Shell and the finance field briefly to explore another passion of mine – real estate.   Although I decided, ultimately, not to pursue real estate as a career, I have maintained my real estate license as a means of managing my rental properties that I own.

After leaving real estate, I went back into the finance field in 2014 working for a travel agency as their finance manager.

After I had my beautiful twin daughters in 2016. I decided I wanted to be more present for them while they were small, so I created Greater Heights Business Solutions – a virtual bookkeeping business. This business has given me the opportunity to build and grow a business from scratch all while having the flexibility to be hands on with my daughters.

I love serving my small business owners as they start and/or grow their businesses. I love the details, cleaning up messes, figuring out solutions to problems, delivering a clean set financials and advice that helps them understand and grow their businesses.

I joined the chamber in 2018 shortly after I started my business. I am very active in the chamber, and I serve or have served on multiple committees – Gala, Crawfish Festival, Ambassador, and Membership Engagement – chair/co-chair as well as a few others when asked.

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Membership

Member Benefits

Why join the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce? If you own a business or are involved in the Houston Heights, being a member of the Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce brings you numerous benefits.  Invest in your organization's future and join the over 500 members that already are reaping the benefits.  To begin learning about membership benefits, attend a monthly Member Orientation Luncheon and begin to realize them immediately.

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Testimonials

Donna Torres

Here’s why being on a Chamber Committee expands my business connections.

“Joining other Chamber members on a committee establishes recognition of me for my business and service capabilities. With an opportunity to provide new ideas or input in the planning and staging of Chamber events, I have the occasion to meet and interact with fellow members in different fields. Working together provides an arena for me to expand my skills in areas where I may not have been involved before. Equally important is learning how vital collaboration can be to my future success. The Chamber offers a variety of committees, so there are many looking to grow and add new talent.”

 

Donna Torres
Greater Heights Business Solutions

Danielle Stewart

Here’s why I put Noontime Networking on my Calendar Every Time.

“I know the Chamber monthly Breakfast Connection is a good networking opportunity but, as a working mom, early mornings can be hectic for me. The bi-monthly Noontime Networking sessions fit my schedule perfectly. I can have lunch, learn about a member’s business, and effectively network all in the course of time I would normally spend just going to lunch. Thanks to the Chamber for serving my needs.”

 

Danielle Stewart
Historic Heights Living Magazine

Jason Cantrelle

Here’s why I Sponsor a Chamber Event!

“One of the benefits of being a part of the Heights Chamber is the opportunity to promote and highlight my business in a cost-effective way to fellow members. I have found that sponsoring an event brings with it an additional emphasis on my business and recognition of me and my services. I know that members do business with fellow members and getting them to know me and my capabilities better, leads to future business and referrals.”

Jason Cantrelle
Jason Cantrelle State Farm Agency

Members Helping Members!

Our chamber is unique in that our members really do want to see other members succeed.  If you are looking for guidance or information for your business, try reaching out to one of our members.  Our online directory is a great tool to find the business professional that best fits your needs.

Chamber Contact Info

The Greater Heights Area Chamber of Commerce is here for you!
Call us at 713.861.6735
Email us at president@heightschamber.org

Follow us on Facebook and look for our weekly E-blast on Tuesday!
If you need to meet with us, please contact us via email to schedule an appointment.
Helping you take your business to Greater Heights!