Development center holds Cove workshop

The Small Business Development Center, which is part of the Small Business Administration, is conducting a workshop from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at Copperas Cove Economic Development offices, 210 S. First St.

The workshop will provide insight for operating a small business and include a question-and-answer session.

Call 254-547-7874.

Resource Center gives team-building course

The Central Texas Business Resource Center is providing a Developing Your Small Business Team program for interested entrepreneurs from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Cheyenne, Killeen.

A business must have competent employees, management and leadership, stated a news release from the center. Tuesday’s workshop will discuss best practices, information on the laws and suggested procedures for hiring employees from the small-business owners’ perspective.

Cost is $25 per person, payable at the door. Reserve a seat at least one day in advance by calling 254-200-2001

Harker Heights chamber board meets Wednesday

Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce will hold a board of directors meeting at noon Wednesday at the chamber, 552 E. Farm-to-Market 2410.

Texas Tan joining Heights chamber

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce will hold a ribbon-cutting for Texas Tan from 11 a.m. to noon Wednesday at 905 Mountain Lion Circle, suite 700, Harker Heights. Learn more about the business at

Professionals graduate from Leadership Killeen

Carlyle Walton, CEO of Metroplex, will speak to the 2014 graduating class of Leadership Killeen, a group of business professionals who are learning about the community, during a graduation ceremony Wednesday.

The group’s last meeting is from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday at Texas A&M University-Central Texas, 1001 Leadership Place, Killeen. The 2014 class will complete its project presentations to end the nine-month course.

Killeen chamber welcomes Emancipet Wednesday

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is holding a ribbon-cutting ceremony for Emancipet from 6 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, at 208 W. Avenue B, Killeen.

Emancipet is a low-cost spay and neuter clinic. Learn more about the Austin-based group at

Killeen chamber offers business builder academy

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is holding a Business Builder Academy about creating a positive customer service experience from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday at One Santa Fe Plaza, Killeen.

The academy course will suggest ways to create positive customer experiences that could result in increased consumer satisfaction, loyalty and revenue.

Teresa Chavez, director of continuing education at Central Texas College, will lead the course.

The course includes lunch and is free for Business Builder, Leadership and Killeen 2.0 Investors members. It is open to all other chamber members and nonmembers for $20.

Register in advance by calling Katie Rutecki at 254-526-9551. opens new south Killeen location

After eight years of operation, opened a second location in Killeen.

The T-shirt design business started in 2006 and went into its first physical location in 2008.

The second store is at 1300 W. Stan Schlueter Loop, suite 100.

The store offers a variety of shirt styles and will print single shirts up to orders of 10,000-plus. It also does custom T-shirts and hats, personalized photo T-shirts, digital full-color shirt printing and make-your-own saying T-shirts. Call at 254-690-8500.

El Chico Café Killeen supports local churches

El Chico will be offering church-goers a 10 percent discount on their day-of-service bill, if they provide a church bulletin starting June 1.

Additionally the TexMex restaurant will give 10 percent of the customer’s check to churches who participate in the program.

“We are grateful for all of the customers we have regardless of whether or not they are church oriented, but we feel that by being a part of the community it is our obligation to give back to the community as well as our guests,” stated a news release from the company.

To get a church registered with the program, pastors should call the restaurant at 254-634-0501.

Allstate, Brand Financial host Cove chamber mixer

The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce is holding a mixer at Allstate and Brand Financial from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday at 2312 E. U.S. Highway 190, Copperas Cove.

The mixer is a networking opportunity for business owners, professionals and community owners.

Group meets to discuss social media Thursday

The Central Texas Business Resource Center will host a Social Media Breakfast from 7 to 9 a.m. Thursday at Taqueria Guadalajara, 1200 Willow Springs, Killeen. The event is a networking and information meeting for professionals to discuss social media trends and topics.

Fort Hood Realtors hosting casino night

Viva Las Vegas Casino Night will be at 7 p.m. Saturday at Killeen Civic and Conference Center, 3601 South W.S. Young Drive.

The night is a fundraiser for Texas Real Estate Political Action Committee.

Tickets can be purchased through RAMCO $45 each. Contact Andrea Thompson 254-291-3685.

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

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