Killeen conducts home buyer assistance program

Killeen’s Community Development Division’s Home Program and Mazen Diab, with Chase Bank, will conduct a first-time home buyer seminar from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday.

The seminar will be at the Killeen Arts and Activities Center, 802 St., Building E, in the Community Development Training Room.

Attendees will learn the pros and cons of homeownership, budgeting, goal setting, credit ratings, pre-approval and how to choose a mortgage lender and realtor, home inspections and warranties, making an offer on a home, the closing process and the responsibilities of home ownership.

Reservations are accepted until 5 p.m. Friday. Reserve space at the class by calling 254-501-7842.

Resource center hosts customer service workshop

The Central Texas Business Resource Center hosts a workshop on ways to provide excellent customer service from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at 300 Cheyenne Drive in Killeen.

Workshop attendees will discuss the business rationale and economics of delivering outstanding customer service in small businesses. Registration for the class is ongoing. The cost is $25 per person.

Cove EDC to hear program about business laws

The Copperas Cove Economic Development Corporation will hear a presentation by attorney Meredith A. Armstrong, president of M.A. Armstrong Law Firm, at noon Friday at 210 S. First St.

Armstrong will discuss laws affecting businesses and how to convert an operation from doing business as a limited liability corporation.

Attendees also will learn how to maintain business entity status, protect valuable proprietary information and protect a brand.

Call 254-547-7874.

Fitness facility sponsors Heights Coffee Connection

Heritage Park Fitness hosts the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce’s Coffee Connection from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday at the gym, 903 Mountain Lion Trail, Suite 100, Harker Heights.

Coffee Connection is a morning networking opportunity for local business owners and professionals.

Armed Services YMCA hosts Heights chamber mixer

The Armed Services YMCA teen center will host the Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Mixer, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Thursday at 100 E. Beeline Lane, Harker Heights.

The mixer is a evening networking opportunity for local business owners and professionals.

Killeen chamber welcomes Angelic Couture to city

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is hosting a ribbon cutting ceremony for Angelic Couture at 2 p.m. Friday at 1206 West Jasper Road, Suite F, Killeen.

Killeen chamber offers builder academy

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce will host a Business Builder Academy from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at the Chamber, One Santa Fe Plaza, Killeen.

A Human Resources Boot Camp will be featured. Sonja Havens, executive vice president of human resources for First National Bank Texas, will discuss a number of human resource topics including payroll, employment taxes, appropriate interview questions, overtime and unemployment claims.

The academy is free for chamber business builders, leadership and Killeen 2.0 Investors. It is open to the public for $50. Lunch will be provided.

Contact Katie at 254-526-9551 or

SBA and Yelp host engagement webinar

The U.S. Small Business Administration and Yelp will present a two-part webinar series on engaging online reviewers and managing online reputation Tuesday and Feb. 25.

The webinars will help small-business owners adapt to the new realities and challenges of online “word-of-mouth” reviews and capitalize on opportunities to address them.

The first webinar will be at 3 p.m. Tuesday.

The second webinar will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 25.

Go to to register for Tuesday’s webinar, which will feature a home service industry business adept at building a strong online reputation.

Go to to register for the Feb. 25 webinar, which will feature a food-based business adept at building a strong online reputation.

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

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