Friday, June 26, 2015

GHWCC Member Restaurant Spotlight: Bella Compagnia

Upscale Catering and Personal Chef Service, LLC

Beatrice Keller is an internationally trained Chef from Switzerland and the owner of Bella Compagnia, an upscale catering  & personal chef service company specializing in intimate fine dining. She has been preparing gourmet cuisine for over 30 years.
Bella Compagnia is an upscale Catering and Personal Chef Service.  We bring the luxury and service of a fine dining restaurant to the privacy and comfort of your home. We deliver you the ultimate personalized experience.
We design a menu just for your special event
from 2 - 200 guests
It’s a unique way to put on a truly personal private dinner with your loved ones and friends on your terms with little effort.Let the chef do the shopping,preparing, cooking, serving and clean up your kitchen so you can relax and enjoy your guests and be the perfect host.It’s more fun to share good food with friends and enjoy a delicious 4 or 5 course dinner and split the cost. For larger gatherings, we design assorted warm and cold hors d’oeuvres, entrees and sweets.

Phone: 281 397 6336  | Call us today to reserve your date.  

Thursday, June 25, 2015

10 Tips for Better Summer Skin

By Darra McMullen,
Women’s Health Network Writer/Researcher

With summer upon us, we begin to take a more relaxed, carefree attitude toward life, and we begin thinking thoughts of various outdoor activities to pursue. Relaxation, vacations, and family fun are very important aspects of life, but let’s not forget to protect our skin while we kick back and play.

Tip #1:  Be sure to drink plenty of plain water.  Our skins look best and are at their healthiest when well hydrated.  Always offset the consumption of skin drying substances, such as caffeine, certain prescription drugs, or excess sodium or sugar with some extra water.  Your skin (and body in general) will thank you.

Tip #2:  Wear sunscreen to prevent the possibility of sunburn (in susceptible people) and to prevent sun damage to the skin (in anyone).  The more regularly you use sunscreens, the lower your risk of skin cancers as well.

Tip #3:  Use moisturizers and other cosmetic products with shorter and more recognizable ingredient lists.  Generally, the fewer the number of ingredients, the less likely you are to encounter something to which you are allergic.  Simple, recognizable ingredients, often naturally occurring ones, are usually better for your health than substances with long, complicated chemical names.

Monday, June 15, 2015

SPARK, Igniting Young Leaders Launch Event

The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosted the SPARK, Igniting Young Leaders launch event at Brooklyn Athletic Club. Over 45 young leaders from different industries in Houston attended the launch event that featured lite bites, drinks, and Bocce ball games. Samieka Goodwin, CenterPoint Energy and Shay Bolton, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank chaired the exciting event.

Samieka Goodwin, CenterPoint Energy and Shay Bolton, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank
SPARK, Igniting Young Leaders Co-Chairs

Noell Myska, Mary Jane Kuhnen, Courtney Taylor, Jenny Seckinger, Kaitlin Hartman, Priti Vakil

View Photos Here

Are you a young professional and want to get involved? Contact us at 
or call 713-782-3777.

Friday, June 12, 2015

GHWCC Annual Conference Speaker Wins Europe's First Breakthrough Trade Award

Jurga Zilinskien√©, CEO of Today Translations Ltd. and recently a featured presenter on the Corporate Council for Women in Commerce panel of the 2015 Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce No Limits: Greater Houston Conference for Women, has been presented with one of the two first-ever ‘Make Europe Work!®‘ business awards from the COBCOE.

Ms. Zilinskien√© brought a delegation of leading business women from the UK to Texas and attended the Chamber’s seventh annual conference. She used the full day event as an opportunity to make additional contacts with GHWCC Board members, attending Houston-area women business leaders, and other conference presenters. With active support from the GHWCC, she is now working to establish Britain’s first Corporate Council for Women in Commerce, which will unite and connect women across Europe and beyond, with a mission to grow GDP.

According to Ms. Zilinskien√©, “Receiving the COBCOE award is recognition of what our company has achieved and is an honor of which we are justly proud. The support we are receiving from the GHWCC is equally an honor and is recognition of what I believe we can do to build on our accomplishments and achieve for the future of both our company and our growing community of women business leaders in the UK and Eurozone.”

COBCOE, the Council of British Chambers of Commerce in Europe, made the award as recognition for Today Translations’ remarkable success in helping British businesses to overcome language barriers and boost trade, their introduction of new secure services to protect language supply chains from fraud and cyber-crime, and their dramatic increase in sales within the EU market.

Today Translations and Business Services Ltd. is a UK-registered company that has been in the language business for over 14 years. The first specialized language firm to be granted ISO:27001 certification for its global systems – the international standard for information security assurance, the firm has grown to become one of the UK's leading language companies. Uniquely, it has done this through self-funded, organic growth, investment in people and development of a revolutionary workflow software called QCS+ that Ms. Zilinskiene, a talented software coder pioneered.

For more information, visit

Jurga Zilinskiene, CEO of Today Translations (left), is presented with the award by Andrew Austin, Senior Executive Officer at The Keswick Enterprises Group and David Crackett, COBCOE Vice Chairman

Thursday, June 4, 2015

GHWCC Member Restaurant Spotlight: Smith and Wollensky

Smith & Wollensky

About Smith & Wollensky

Situated in Houston’s affluent Highland Village, our traditional green-and-white steakhouse is more than a neighborhood icon, but one of the most desirable destinations in the Houston social scene. Seating up to 350 guests, indoors or on our outdoor patio is a perfect complement to the upscale shopping retail district, it’s the ultimate atmosphere for luxury dining and drinking.

Visit for more information.

Dine with Smith & Wollensky

·  4007 Westheimer  
    Highland Village
    Houston, TX 77027

· 713.621.7555

· Mon-Wed: 11:30 AM – 11 PM
 11:30 AM – 1 AM
Sun: 11:30 AM – 10 PM

· Complimentary valet parking