Shilo Inn to host Killeen chamber mixer Thursday

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce will have its monthly member mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the Shilo Inn, this month’s host.

Members can meet and mingle. There will be gumbo, jambalaya and a cash bar. No RSVP is required.

The Shilo Inn is at 3701 S. W.S. Young Drive in Killeen.

Call 254-526-9551.

Young professionals hold luncheon Thursday

The Greater Killeen Young Professionals will have their monthly business luncheon at the Workforce Solutions of Central Texas, 300 Cheyenne Drive in Killeen, from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday.

It provides young professionals an opportunity to connect with and learn from area business and civic leaders while meeting and networking with each other.

No RSVP is required. It’s free for members of the young professionals and $5 for nonmembers.

Contact Jenna at

Chamber holds reception for upcoming changes

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is rolling out changes within its organization and asking members to learn more about them over breakfast at Fuddrucker’s, 2301 E. Central Texas Expressway, Suite 106, from 7:30 to 9 a.m. Wednesday.

Call Kathi Masonheimer at 254-526-9551.

Business Resource Center conducts summit

The Central Texas Business Resource Center is hosting a resource summit for community businesses and entrepreneurs at its office.

It will provide entrepreneurs the opportunity to interact with bankers, marketers, lawyers, accountants, insurance agents and other resources necessary to start or grow their businesses.

The summit will be at 300 Cheyenne Drive in Killeen from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday.

Contact 254-200-2001 or

Vista College offers its first online bachelor’s degree

Vista College announced last week an additional online bachelor’s degree in business management — the first bachelor’s degree offered through the institution.

Enrollment began Nov. 8 for classes, which start Jan. 6.

The program will provide students with knowledge of the fundamental disciplines of management, accounting, economics, finance, project management, computer information systems and marketing.

Vista College offers a wide variety of career training programs throughout Texas and New Mexico and online.

Go to or call 877-294-8583.

Heights chamber plans Christmas drive

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce is participating in the Santa Pal Program, which provides Christmas meals and toys for children.

Residents can drop off donations at the chamber, 552 E. Farm-to-Market 2410, Suite B.

Heights chamber cuts ribbon for design business

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Protocol for Design LLC at 2 p.m. Friday at 552 E. Farm-to-Market 2410, Suite B.

Small business workshop in Cove

The Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation and the Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce will host a small business workshop from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday at the Copperas Cove Public Library, 501 S. Main St.

Members of the McLennan Small Business Development Center will conduct the workshop on the basics of starting a business. A question-and-answer session will follow the workshop. Call 254-547-7874 to sign up.

AAF-Central Texas gift exchange set for Dec. 6 at Taiwan Dragon

The annual AAF-Central Texas Gift Exchange and Public Service Drive is Dec. 6 at Taiwan Dragon in Killeen. To participate, bring a wrapped surprise (under $15). Ideas include lottery tickets, games, gift cards and holiday decor.

Help this year’s chosen charity, Camo Santa. Bring a new, unwrapped gift for children ages 9-17.

The meeting is from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Taiwan Dragon, 308 E. Avenue G in downtown Killeen.

Cost: $15 for members and students, $25 for nonmembers.

RSVP by 5 p.m. Dec. 4 to Seating is limited.

National company gives recognition to area Realtor

EXIT Realty Corp. International recognized J’Neka Morrison, an agent with EXIT Homevets Realty in Killeen, with a Bronze Award earlier this month. The award was given in recognition of achieving 25 plus closing transactions from July 1, 2012, to June 30. EXIT Realty has very high standards for award recipients and regardless of the economy the business is increasing the number of its award winners based on sales, said Tami Bonnell, said CEO of EXIT Realty Corp. International.

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

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