Bank receives special recognition

Fort Hood National Bank recently received a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for providing exceptional service to the Fort Hood community and for earning a 10th Military Bank of the Year Award, a bank news release stated.

Greg Schannep, an aide to U.S. Rep. John Carter, visited the bank to present the award.

National business group honors Aegis

Aegis, a leading outsourcing services provider and part of the global Essar Group, has been named one of the Best and Brightest Companies to Work For program by the National Association for Business Resources.

The honor is awarded annually to companies “with the highest quality HR initiatives,” an Aegis news release stated.

The selected companies were featured in the Dec. 13 online edition of Corp magazine, the release stated.

Aegis Communications Group on North Twin Creek Drive in Killeen celebrated its second anniversary last June.

American Advertising Federation’s awards contest under way

Entries are being accepted for American Advertising Federation-Central Texas’ Big Top ADDYS.

The ADDY Awards Competition is a three-tiered national competition conducted annually by the American Advertising Federation.

A new software system is being used, according to AAF-Central Texas. First-time visitors at will need to register. Site users will find tools and tips on entering contest items, as well as the descriptions for the categories.

Through Jan. 8, the member entry fee is $60 per single entry and $70 for campaigns up to four items. The non-member entry fee is $75 per entry and $85 for campaigns.

All entries are subject to an additional $30 per entry Jan. 9-12.

All entries are subject to an additional $50 per entry fee Jan. 13-15.

Student entries are $30 each for single entries and campaign items.

The ADDY Awards banquet is Feb. 23.

Heights chamber office closing for the holidays

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce’s office is closed Monday, Tuesday, Dec. 31 and Jan. 1.

Open enrollment is ongoing for Vision XXI, starting in February.

For more information, call (254) 699-4999.

BRC to offer four January workshops

The Central Texas Business Resource Center is offering the following workshops in January:

Business Q&A Forum: Creating A New Business, 5:30 to 7 p.m., Jan. 8. The free forum will assist entrepreneurs, potential entrepreneurs and business managers learn more about BRC and the available community resources available. Discussion will revolve around what it takes to develop a business concept into a successful business venture.

Being Your Own Boss, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 15, cost is $25 per person. This workshop will discuss the fundamentals of starting your own business and how to prepare for self-employment. It includes a review of licenses and permits along with a Q&A session.

Writing a Successful Business Plan, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 22, cost is $25 per person. This workshop will discuss specific techniques to use in order to write a persuasive business plan. A workbook for preparing a business plan is included.

Basics of Opening a Restaurant, 5:30 to 7 p.m. Jan. 29, cost is $25 per person. This workshop will discuss the fundamentals and requirements involved in starting a new restaurant business venture.

Reserve your seat at least one day in advance by calling (254) 200-2001or by emailing

All classes are conducted at the Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne, Killeen.

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Contact Deb Moore at or (254) 501-7545

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