Resource center offers business plan basics class

The Central Texas Business Resource Center is holding a workshop session for local entrepreneurs on business plan basics from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne Drive.

This workshop covers a thorough overview of business planning, with a questions and answers session. Workbooks are included.

Attendees should reserve seats at least one day in advance by calling 254-200-2001 or emailing

Let Us Do the Cooking hosts Killeen chamber mixer

Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce members are invited to the monthly Third Thursday Mixer from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at Let Us Do The Cooking, 203 W. Jasper Drive, Killeen. Food and beverages will be served. No RSVP is required.

Call the chamber at 254-526-9551.

Young professionals hold business luncheon

The Greater Killeen Young Professionals will have its monthly business luncheon from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday at Killeen Workforce Center, 300 Cheyenne Drive.

The lunch gives area young professionals the opportunity to connect with and learn from our community’s current business and civic leaders while meeting and networking with each other. No RSVP is required. The event is free for members and $5 for nonmembers.

Heights chamber cuts ribbon for Southern Eye Associates

The Harker Heights Chamber of the Commerce is holding a ribbon cutting ceremony for Southern Eye Associates from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. Thursday at 300 E. Farm-to-Market Road 2410, Suite 109. Southern Eye Associates was formerly Eye City.

Copperas Cove Chamber prepares for annual banquet

The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce is taking reservations for its annual banquet Jan. 25 at the Copperas Cove Civic Center, 1206 W. Avenue B. The event features dinner and entertainment. Dress is Texas casual or western. Call the Cove chamber at 254-547-7571.

SBA offers disaster webinar

U.S. Small Business Administration and Agility Recovery will have a webinar from 3 to 4 p.m. Tuesday to take a look at how small- and large-scale disasters in 2013 caused business interruptions and the lessons to be learned from them.

Topics will include:

A retrospective of 2013’s major events causing business interruptions.

The latest trends in business continuity planning.

Steps and tools your organization needs in order to be prepared.

Actionable ideas that can be applied today to increase your organization’s preparedness.

The webinar is free, but space is limited. Register at

The SBA provides disaster recovery assistance in the form of low-interest loans to homeowners, renters, private nonprofits and businesses of all sizes.

American Advertising Awards taking nominations

Entries for the American Advertising Awards will be taken through Jan. 22 without late fees and through Jan. 29 with late fees.

Contact Andrea Howard at for assistance.

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

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