Register now for 23rd annual Corporate Challenge


Registration is now underway for our 23rd annual Corporate Challenge. Area businesses and organizations are invited to field teams of four to six members (co-ed) to compete in six different light athletic events, including dodge ball, soccer, a basketball shooting event and our regionally-famous briefcase relay.

It's a fun day of networking and team building, all while raising money for the Westchase District Community Fund (WDCF). Since its beginning, the Corporate Challenge has raised more than $280,000 for area charities, including Quillian Center's summer day camps. The money is distributed by the WDCF.

We keep our sponsor fees low so that any Westchase District business of any size can participate. You can register a team for $400, become an event host at the $200 or $400 level, or be an event sponsor for $950.

We're particularly grateful to our friends at Lockwood, Andrews and Newnam who have signed on our Title Sponsor for the second year in a row.

So far, 16 teams have already registered to participate. Our event usually sells out by the end of February, so nab your spot for the years' best friendly outdoor competition today.

REGISTER TODAY



Register for Real Estate Forum; Save 10%


Phillips 66 CEO Greg Garland will offer the keynote address at Westchase District's first ever real estate forum: Westchase Today & Tomorrow. 

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
8 am to 10:30 am
Houston Marriott Westchase
2900 Briarpark Drive

In addition to hearing from this icon in business and leadership, some of the top names in commercial real estate will discuss the Westchase District real estate market and trends for 2020:

Philip Schneidau, Woodbranch Management
Michelle Wogan, Transwestern
Stacy Hunt, Greystar
Swapnil Agarwal, Nitya Capital
Kelly Hall, Harvey Builders

Also, Westchase District staff will present updates on the various projects underway in the area, including the reconstruction of Walnut Bend Lane, improvements to Westheimer Road and two parks that are currently under development.

Visit our website to purchase a ticket and learn about sponsorship opportunities.  
Use the code TENOFF to save 10% on your $35 ticket.

VIDEO: 2019 Community Impact Award Recipients

Beverly Okosun

Gerry Ross
Gwyn Buzzini
Congratulations to Beverly Okosun, Gerry Ross and Gwyn Buzzini, recipients of the 2019 Westchase District Community Impact Awards. 

Each year, members of our community are recognized by the Westchase District Advisory Board for exemplifying the best attributes of our community. The winners are pictured above with Tom Gaden, incoming chair of the advisory board.

READ MORE or watch the video about the recipients that was shown at the award luncheon on January 9.




  Thursdays @ 3 p.m.  *Rain or shine* St. Cyril of Alexandria Catholic Church
10503 Westheimer, Houston, TX 77042 (at Rogerdale, just west of Beltway 8)


'Tis the season for FRESH strawberries

Whether you like them in smoothies, on salads, in daiquiris or piled on top of shortcake, strawberries are not just delicious, they're good for you!

According to Medical News Today, strawberries offer health-boosting antioxidants, but they do not rapidly boost a person's blood sugar, making them an ideal food choice for those who have diabetes.

Plus, consuming strawberries can boost your body's defenses against a variety of diseases, including heart disease, stroke and cancer. 

Our friends at PEAS Farm have been growing strawberries since the fall to bring them to market during Houston's winter season. Stop by early and pick up some before they sell out!
 
Winter Strawberries

Charter Schools Offer Educational Alternatives

T he number of tuition-free public charter schools has grown in recent years as parents demand more accountability and flexibility from their local school districts.

Westchase District is now home to two charter schools and registration is underway for the 2020-2021 academic year.

Westchase Classical Academy currently serves kindergarten and first grade students, but will be adding additional grades next year (PreK, 2nd, 5th and 6th). Westchase Classical Academy will host an open house for prospective families on Saturday, January 25 from 9 am to 12 pm.

The School of Science & Technology Advancement serves Pre-K through eighth grade.  SST is accepting applications through March 15.


Westchase COO to chair Chamber Board of Directors
Dave Gilkeson receives the ceremonial gavel from outgoing HWCOC board chair Sarah Cain.


Congratulations to our chief operating officer Dave Gilkeson who was recently elected chair of the Houston West Chamber of Commerce board of directors. Dave has been involved in the Chamber for more than 15 of its 35 years, having previously served as board secretary and member of the executive committee. He has also served for more than 10 years on the Chamber's Government Affairs Committee and the Salute to Veterans Committee.

Dave grew up in Pennsylvania, but (as they say) came to Texas as fast as he could. After earning his Bachelor's Degree in Hotel Administration from Cornell University, Dave moved to Houston to work for Marriott Hotels. He earned his MBA from University of Houston and has been part of the leadership team at Westchase District since 1999.

The Chamber will certainly benefit from his leadership skills and business acumen.


About Westchase District
Westchase District is a municipal management district funded by local property owners in a 4.2 square-mile area centered on Sam Houston Tollway between I-10 and US-59 on the west side of Houston, Texas. 

The district promotes growth by enhancing: 
  • Mobility
  • Beautification 
  • Public Safety
  • Planning and Development

 

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