The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce plans several events this week:

Chamber Coffee Connection from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the ASYMCA at 100 E. Beeline in Harker Heights. For more information, call Bill Kozlik at (254) 699-4999.

Marketing on a Budget Workshop from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Wednesday at I-HOP in Harker Heights

Business After Hours Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Union State Bank in Harker Heights.

The 18th annual golf tournament tees off at 8 a.m. Saturday at Stonetree Golf Course in Killeen.

For more information about upcoming events, call (254) 699-4999 or go to

- Krista M. Madkins

Tax amnesty period begins Tuesday

Texas Comptroller Susan Combs is reminding businesses they can soon begin clearing up their tax records without penalty and interest when the state's Fresh Start tax amnesty period begins Tuesday.

Businesses can file missing tax reports and pay the overdue taxes, or amend and pay previous reports in which they had incorrectly stated a lower amount than was due. The amnesty does not apply to underpaid tax returns (tax that was reported but not paid) or filing periods that businesses have in audit.

The amnesty runs through Aug. 17. For more information, go to or call (800) 252-1390.

- Krista M. Madkins

Killeen chamber plans two events

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce plans two events this week:

A ribbon-cutting for New Horizons Computer Learning Center at 10 a.m. Wednesday at 3106 S. W.S. Young Drive, Suite #A-103.

The third annual Central Texas Young Professionals Field Day from 3 to 7 p.m. Saturday at Stillhouse Lake Park.

For more information, go to or call (254) 526-9551.

- Krista M. Madkins

BRC plans several workshops in June

The Central Texas Business Resource Center plans several workshops this month:

Home-Based Business Basics: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday -This course will discuss the fundamentals and requirements involved in starting a home-based business. Cost is $25 per person, payable at the door.

Starting a Child Day Care: 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 19 -This course will discuss the fundamentals and requirements involved in starting a child day care business. Information about licensing and permits will be shared. Cost is $25 per person payable at the door.

The Art of Showing Off!: 5:30 to 7 p.m. June 26 - This special workshop for trade show exhibitors will cover practical tips for businesses that exhibit in trade shows, conventions, conferences, festivals, etc. The workshop will show you how to make your experience as stress-free and profitable as possible. Cost is $25 per person.

Please reserve your seat at least one day in advance by phone at (254) 200- 2001 or email All classes above include all materials and are conducted at the Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne in Killeen.

- Krista M. Madkins

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