Resource center plans business seminars

The Central Texas Business Resource Center plans the following workshops in October:

BUSINESS PLAN BASICS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday. This workshop covers a thorough overview of business planning and will discuss specific techniques to use in order to write a persuasive business plan. A workbook for preparing a business plan is included. Cost is $25.

DESIGNING A PROMOTIONAL CAMPAIGN: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 15. Learn how to create a successful campaign for your small business by learning a proven process. Cost is $25.

BANKROLLING YOUR BUSINESS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 22. This workshop covers information about funding sources available for businesses including grants, loans, and other sources, and how to qualify for funding. Cost is $25.

FACEBOOK 101 FOR BUSINESS: 5:30 to 7 p.m. Oct. 29. Facebook is an effective networking and marketing tool that can create awareness and connect your business or organization with your community. This session will cover the basics, statistics and trends. Cost is $25.

Reserve your seat at least one day in advance. Call 254-200-2001 or email All classes are conducted at the Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne, Killeen.

Deb Moore

Heights chamber announces upcoming scheduled events

• Ribbon-cutting for So Natural Organic Restaurant and Market, 2 to 3 p.m. Monday, 706G Edwards Drive, Harker Heights.

• Coffee Connection, hosted by the Courtyard by Marriott, 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, 1721 E. Central Texas Expressway, Killeen.

• Business After-Hours Mixer, hosted by the Courtyard by Marriott, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday, 1721 Central Texas Expressway, Killeen.

Ribbon-cutting for Pure Fit Foods, 10 a.m. Oct. 17, 1103 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd., No. 107, Killeen.

Ribbon-cutting for Memorial Christian Academy, 12:30 p.m. Oct. 22, 4001 Trimmier Road, Killeen.

For more information on events, call 254-699-4999.

Deb Moore

Closed national parks adds visitors to state parks

SALT LAKE CITY — The partial shutdown of the federal government has shuttered Utah’s five national parks, but the closures have brought floods of visitors to state parks, officials said. Utah’s 43 state parks often are overshadowed by their national counterparts, including the iconic Arches National Park. But tourists wanting to take in the state’s natural beauty are now flocking to places like Dead Horse Point State Park, and park officials are reporting record numbers of visitors.

The Associated Press

Samsung reports record-high profit for 3rd quarter

SEOUL, South Korea — Operating profit at Samsung Electronics hit another record high in the July-September quarter, likely driven by robust sales of its cheaper mid-range smartphones in developing countries.

The maker of Galaxy smartphones said Friday that its third-quarter operating income rose 25 percent over a year earlier to $9.4 billion. The result was slightly better than the market expectation of $9.3 billion, according to FactSet.

The Associated Press

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