Killeen chamber to host power hour

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce hosts its Networking Power Hour from 7:45 to 9 a.m. Monday at One Santa Fe Plaza in Killeen.

Networking Power Hour has been compared to speed dating for businesses and is designed to introduce attendees to 15 new business contacts in 60 minutes.

All participants will have the chance to introduce themselves, talk about their businesses and hand out marketing materials to other local professionals.

The event is free for chamber members, $20 for nonmembers. Breakfast is provided.

Attendees must register at least one day in advance at or 254-526-9551.

Young professionals offer casino night

The Greater Killeen Young Professionals Club hosts its Rock the Foundation Casino Night from 8 to 11:30 p.m. Friday in the Grand Ballroom at the Courtyard by Marriott in Killeen.

Attendees can purchase poker chips for Las Vegas-style casino games. At the end of the night, they can turn in their chips for raffle tickets and a chance to win one of the door prizes.

Drinks also will be available for purchase.

Purchase discounted chip tickets in advance at

The program raises money for Friends of the Texas A&M University-Central Texas Scholarship Fund. Since 2010, the event has raised more than $60,000.

Contact Jenna at or 254-526-9551.

Young Professionals network over dinner

The Greater Killeen Young Professionals will celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Thursday’s monthly networking social.

The group will be at Tilted Kilt from 6:30 to 8 p.m. Thursday. The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers. Email

Killeen chamber to welcome behavioral clinic

Connell & Associates will celebrate a grand opening with the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at the clinic’s offices 3106 S. W.S. Young Drive, Suite B.

Connell & Associates offers behavioral assessment and treatment services to children, adolescents and adults. The assessments assist in diagnosing learning disabilities and behavioral health issues, including ADHD, depression, and anxiety.

Learn more about Connell & Associates at

IHOP teams with Shiners for National Pancake Day

IHOPs in Killeen and Harker Heights will celebrate National Pancake Day on Tuesday, with donations to area Shiners.

The free pancake fundraiser will benefit Shriners Hospitals for Children in the Waco area.

Resource center offers counseling session

A Central Texas Business Resource Center staff person will be available to provide small-business counseling at no cost to potential and existing small-business owners from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday at the Belton Economic Development Corporation office, 2180 N. Main St., Suite C1.

During the counseling session, the center will provide information about financial resources, business planning tools and training, marketing, financial reporting assistance, business structures and tax responsibilities, employee hiring and government contracting.

For appointments, contact the center at 254-200-2001 or

Heights chamber to cut ribbon for title company

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Netco Title Company at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday.

The ceremony will take place at the business’ offices, 902 Mountain Lion Circle, Harker Heights.

Find out more about Netco at

Complete Health Massage conducting Easter food drive

Complete Health Message is conducting an Easter food drive, which ends April 8.

The business’ objective is to obtain 1,000 pounds of food.

All proceeds will go to the Killeen Food Care Center.

Residents can donate:

Baby formula, cereals, fruits and vegetables.

Canned meats: tuna, beef, chicken, spam, meat spreads.

Canned vegetables: beans, corn, peas, potatoes, peanut butter.

Canned fruits: peaches, pears, fruit cocktail, apple sauce.

Canned stews and soups: chili , beef stew, beans and franks.

Spaghetti, ravioli, soups.

Grains, boxed pasta and sauces, cereals, oatmeal, macaroni and cheese.

Drop off items at the message clinic, 2201 S. W.S. Young Drive, Suite 110, Killeen.

Advertising federation hosts author Friday

The American Advertising Federation-Central Texas will welcome Beverly Ingle, founder of Resilient By Design and author of “Design Thinking for Entrepreneurs an Small Businesses” at its 11:45 a.m. Friday meeting at the Bell County Expo Center in Belton.

Ingle will have copies of the book available for purchase.

The event costs $15 for members and $25 for non-members. RSVP by 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Realtor earns military relocation certification

Andrea Thompson with Realty Executives of Killeen earned a nationally recognized Military Relocation Professional Certification.

Realtors who earn this certification know how to work with active-duty military and veteran buyers and sellers, stated a news release from the National Association of Realtors.

The certification helps the Realtor find housing solutions that best meet service members’ needs and allows them to take full advantage of military benefits, the release stated.

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

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