My wife is responsible for giving the best facials in the city. My name is Santosh Desai and I am owner of Beauty and Beyond. Together, with my wife, we have a customer base of more than 8,000. We are located in the Montrose area and unfortunately due to street repairs, our customers could not conveniently get to the salon. I visited with the Chamber to talk about marketing. In the course of our discussion, we were told about an opportunity to set up an additional business in a hotel that had a spa for rent on the main floor. Beauty and Beyond was able to negotiate a contract with the General Manager, so now we are growing a second location. I would never had known about this opportunity if I had not been for the Chamber’s commitment to connecting their members to each other.
Membership in the Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce has not only opened my eyes to the opportunities here in Houston but exposed me to vast opportunities that exist on a global scale. More importantly membership has shown me the value of making connections to become connected. I’m proud to be a part of the diverse HMCC family where there is a wealth of knowledge, experience and resources. Moving forward I’m proud to be a member of The Houston Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce and excited to see where it’s members take this City.
I have been in business for 5 years starting from scratch. When the hurricane hit last August, my business traffic completely stopped. I was frozen with the fear afraid my young business would fold, and I would be a statistic. It was at a Ribbon Cutting at University Dental, when I realized, I had a partner in the Houston Metropolitan Chamber. They encouraged me to keep going, helped me come up with some marketing strategies, introduced me to key potential clients and now I am back. My membership investment was one of the best investments in my business I could make.