Business center hosting trademark seminar

The Central Texas Business Resource Center hosts a seminar on business structure, trademarks and copyrights Wednesday for new and existing business owners.

Meredith A. Armstrong, an attorney and president of M.A. Armstrong Law Firm, will conduct the free seminar, which will address choosing a business structure, maintaining business entity status, trademarks and copyrights.

Armstrong also will discuss the tax benefits of filing as an S corporation, quarterly taxes and employment taxes, the importance of the company agreement and bylaws, business partnerships, using no-disclosure agreements, data privacy programs and contracts with third parties.

The seminar is for educational purposes and is not legal advice. The program is from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne Drive. RSVP at 254-200-2001 or

Killeen marketing business earns state certificate

Topsarge Business Solutions received certification by the Texas comptroller as a Historically Underutilized Business.

“We are excited about our HUB designation, which will allow (Topsarge) to offer new and existing partners a fully qualified subcontractor with high quality services and great rates,” said Dan Elder, owner of the company.

The business designation for certain veteran-owned businesses was approved after Texas House Bill 194 was passed this year.

It is defined as being 51 percent owned by an Asian Pacific American, black American, Hispanic American, native American, American woman or service disabled veteran.

Each state agency is required by the Legislature to make an effort to increase business awards to such businesses.

Copperas Cove chamber plans banquet Saturday

The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce’s annual banquet is from 6:30 to 11 p.m. Saturday at the Copperas Cove Civic Center. Call the chamber at 254-547-7571.

Workshop for child care facilities set for Tuesday

The Central Texas Business Resource Center hosts a workshop on how to start a child care business from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Cheyenne in Killeen. Professionals will discuss the fundamentals and requirements involved in starting a new child day care business.

The cost to attend the program is $25 per person.

Call Aimee Nesee at 254-200-2001.

Heights chamber hosts retirement reception for its president

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce hosts a retirement reception for its president, Bill Kozlik, from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at St. Paul Chong Hasang Church Parish Hall, 1000 E. Farm-to-Market 2410, in Harker Heights.

Kozlik has served as president for 15 years.

Call the chamber at 254-699-4999.

Chambers of commerce closed for MLK Day

The Killeen, Harker Heights and the Copperas Cove chambers of commerce are closed Monday for Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Cove chamber mixer set for Thursday

The Copperas Cove Education Foundation and the First National Bank of Texas will host a Copperas Cove chamber mixer from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at First National Bank Texas, 107 W. U.S. Highway 190, Copperas Cove.

SBA backs 326 loans in area through December

FORT WORTH — The U.S. Small Business Administration, Dallas/Fort Worth District Office approved 326 loan guarantees for a value of $160 million from October to December.

The figure is a decrease of 9.4 percent and 21.7 percent respectively in units and dollars for the same period last year.

For more information about SBA programs for small businesses, go to

Contact Mason W. Canales at ​ or (254) 501-7474

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