Productively Working from Home

Productively Working from Home

Working remotely from home has become the "new normal" for many American workers. This paradigm shift has been challenging and takes a special kind of discipline and flexibility. These challenges rise proportionately when your spouse also works from home or your children are out of school. Since working from home will continue indefinitely, let’s take a look at some of the ways productivity can be increased. Avoid working in bed It can be tempting to…..Read More

Westchase District Creates Trail Discovery Games

Westchase District Creates Trail Discovery Games

Westchase District's Library Loop Trail was completed in 2013 as the first leg in what is now a 5-mile system of trails. Since then, the tree canopy has grown and new amenities have been added, making the trail a premier walking and cycling experience for Houston residents and overnight guests in Westchase District. As businesses are shuttered and families are quarantined, the trail system offers a welcome opportunity to walk, hike, ride your bike, spot…..Read More

HREDA, GHP Spur Into Action to Promote SBA Resources

HREDA, GHP Spur Into Action to Promote SBA Resources

Westchase District continues to find helpful information to share with small business during the COVID-19 crisis. As the Small Business Administration offers guidance, economic development organizations are diligently getting the word out. The Houston Region Economic Development Alliance (HREDA) and Greater Houston Partnership have held weekly meetings focused on SBA resources as thousands of Paycheck Protection Program applications for loans are being processed. While lending institutions like Frost Bank are only serving existing clients, other…..Read More

23rd annual Corporate Challenge KO’d by  Coronavirus

23rd annual Corporate Challenge KO’d by Coronavirus

For the first time in its 23 year history, the Westchase District's Corporate Challenge has been cancelled. "We'd originally hoped to simply postpone it to a later day," said Sherry Fox, organizer of the event. "But as Harris County and the City of Houston looked to extend their guidelines against large gatherings, it became obvious that we could not reschedule. Doing an outdoor event of this magnitude in Houston's summer temperatures isn't practical or safe.…..Read More

Feeling Cooped Up Lately? Hit the Trails

Feeling Cooped Up Lately? Hit the Trails

Now is an important time to stretch, relax and discover while you reconnect with nature and fitness. Westchase District’s trail system offers a welcome remedy where you can walk, hike, ride your bike, spot nature, view art and enjoy the weather and fresh air. From dawn to dusk, joggers, cyclists, dog walkers and pedestrians regularly use the District’s trail system. Residents and people who work in offices along the trail are attracted to many of…..Read More

Aldi Arrives in Westchase

Aldi Arrives in Westchase

You’ll find ALDI in cities, suburbs and rural areas. And, now you’ll also find it in Westchase District. One of the newest ALDI stores in Houston opened at 9525 Westheimer Road in October. ALDI’s entry increases grocery options in Westchase District. Randalls and Kroger are within a mile of the store on Westheimer. Whole Foods Market is 2.4 miles away. At 18,900 square-feet of space in Tanglewilde Center, the ALDI Westchase location is one of…..Read More

Sacred Heart Coffee for a Cause at Grace Presbyterian

Sacred Heart Coffee for a Cause at Grace Presbyterian

Something brewing in Grace Presbyterian Church has coffee lovers rejoicing. That's because Sacred Heart Coffee is now open for business inside Grace's Welcome Center at 10221 Ella Lee Lane. Open to the public, the café operates Monday to Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sundays 8 a.m. until 1 p.m. Upon entering the Welcome Center, patrons will find a warm ambiance of tables, chairs and sofas that provide a relaxing and inviting place…..Read More

‘A Great Decision’ – Leading Industry CEO Describes Corporate Headquarters in Westchase

‘A Great Decision’ – Leading Industry CEO Describes Corporate Headquarters in Westchase

In the four years since Phillips 66 placed its future in Westchase District by establishing headquarters at 2331 CityWest Boulevard, CEO Greg Garland couldn’t be happier. “We choose to call Houston, Texas and Westchase our home,” said Garland. “A lot of thought went into that. Westchase was a great location for us and our employees. We love Westchase. It was a great decision,” said Garland speaking before a large audience at the Westchase Today &…..Read More

Go-to grocer for food from Japan, Daido returns

Go-to grocer for food from Japan, Daido returns

  Even a brief closure late last fall didn’t keep Daido Market Houston from topping the Houston Chronicle’s latest list of ethnic grocery stores in Houston. The beloved store reopened in December after store manager Toyo Hagiwara enlisted help from investors. Ensuring that the city’s first major Japanese grocer didn’t close forever has thrilled loyal customers, and new ones. Daido serves one of the most diverse cultural cities in the U.S. and is a local…..Read More

Public Safety Alliance Hosts HPD Homeless Outreach Team

Public Safety Alliance Hosts HPD Homeless Outreach Team

The City of Houston is striving to create solutions for people experiencing homelessness. It's estimated that there are 4,400 sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons in Harris County, Fort Bend County and Montgomery County combined. Westchase District is not immune from the situation as more homeless encampments pop up in our area. To better understand the issue, Don McKinney, vice president of public safety for Westchase District, hosted a presentation by the Houston Police Department Homeless…..Read More

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