Heights chamber announces events

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce has the following events this week:

  • Texas Top Ladies of Distinction ribbon-cutting, 11:30 a.m. Wednesday, chamber offices.
  • Workshop Anxiety Free Zone in the Workplace, 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, chamber boardroom, sponsored by Emotional Self-Sufficiency, Barbara Worley Crawford.

For more information, call Jennifer Ciffra at (254) 699-4999.

— Deb Moore

Resource center offering workshops

The Central Texas Business Resource Center is offering the following workshop:

Starting a Child Day Care, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. This workshop will discuss the fundamentals and requirements involved in starting a new child day care business; cost is $25 per person

Reserve your seat at least one day in advance. Call (254) 200-2001 or email dianed@workforcelink.com

All classes are conducted at the Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne, Killeen.

— Deb Moore

AAF-Central Texas talks baseball Friday

Ready for baseball season? AAF-Central Texas is. Get ready for the Boys of Summer with speaker Henry Green, senior vice president of sales with the Round Rock Express. He'll have the Express Street Team and their mascot Spike with him when AAF-Central Texas meets at 11:45 a.m. Friday at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.

The cost is $15 for members and $25 for nonmembers. RSVP by 5 p.m. Wednesday to aafcentex@gmail.com.

— M. Clare Haefner

Volkswagen earnings up 41 percent in 2012

BERLIN — German automaker Volkswagen AG said Friday its net profit increased 41 percent for 2012, but earnings fell a little short of analysts’ expectations and the company issued a cautious forecast for this year.

Earnings were boosted last year in part by an accounting boost from the complex deal that made Porsche one of Volkswagen’s 12 brands.

Revenues were up 21 percent. The number of vehicles delivered worldwide last year by the group topped 9 million for the first time, rising 12.2 percent to nearly 9.3 million as growing demand in North America and Asia offset more sluggish sales in Europe, where many countries are in recession.

— The Associated Press


Have items to include in the briefcase? Email news@kdhnews.com by 5 p.m. Wednesday. Items run as space allows.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.