Heights chamber closed for July 4

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce will be closed Thursday and Friday in observance of Independence Day.

A ribbon-cutting for NV Fitness Women’s Circuit Training is set for 11 a.m. July 8 at 323 Indian Trail, Harker Heights.

Coffee Connection, hosted by Vista College Salon, is from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. July 9 at 1001 S. Fort Hood St., with a complimentary manicure or pedicure for all guests.

The July Business After Hours Mixer Hosted by Central Texas College is from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 11 at the Anderson Campus Center, 6200 W. Central Texas in Killeen.

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

BRC plans seminars throughout July

The Business Resource Center in Killeen plans several seminars in July:

BUSINESS Q&A FORUM: Starting a New Business, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday — This free general forum will help potential and existing entrepreneurs and current business managers learn more about the BRC program and the many other small-business community resources available.

WRITING A SUCCESSFUL BUSINESS PLAN, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 9 — This workshop will discuss the basics of a business plan and review specific techniques to use in order to write a persuasive business plan. A workbook for preparing a business plan is included. Cost: $25.

THE ART OF SHOWING OFF! Exhibit at a Trade Show Event, 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 16 — This special workshop will cover practical tips for businesses that exhibit in trade shows, conventions, conferences, festivals, etc. Tips and best practices will be shared on how to make your experience as stress-free and profitable as possible. Cost: $25.

STARTING A CHILD DAY CARE, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 30 — This workshop will discuss the fundamentals and requirements involved in starting a new child day care business. Cost: $25.

Reserve a seat for any workshop at least one day in advance. Call (254) 200-2001 or email marcusc@workforcelink.com. Classes are at the Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne, unless otherwise noted.

H-E-B donates $400,000 to West

HOUSTON — H-E-B donated more than $400,000 to the American Red Cross last week as a result of an in-store campaign for customers to support the community of West in the wake of the recent fertilizer plant explosion.

In addition to launching the statewide checkstand donation campaign,

H-E-B donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross in response to the devastation.

“We are committed to providing continued assistance during this heart wrenching time of crisis as many of our neighbors face loss and uncertainty due to the explosion,” said Winell Herron, H-E-B group vice president of public affairs, diversity and environmental affairs. “H-E-B’s donations, along with our loyal customers’ support, helped to meet the immediate needs of our displaced neighbors while also aiding larger relief efforts with the American Red Cross.”

Contact M. Clare Haefner at chaefner@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7551.

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