The Copperas Cove Chamber of Commerce Ambassadors honored one of the chamber’s newer members, Crossfit Beyond Limits, as their September business of the month during a presentation Wednesday.
The gym will display the business of the month banner until the October business is chosen. It was presented with a certificate offering the business a free lunch or dinner at Chick-fil-A Cove for up to 10 employees.
“We chose Crossfit Beyond Limits because, even though they are new in Copperas Cove having recently relocated from Killeen, they have already done much more than many other businesses in town,” said Nicole Vess, chamber ambassador from The National Banks of Central Texas. “There are many businesses who do a lot, but for them being that new. ... They’ve already held a midnight fundraiser for the Cove House, (today) they have an event called ‘Friday Night Lights,’ which is an event held at crossfit gyms throughout the area to benefit local charities. This one will benefit the Rainbow Room.”
Although they have only been members of the chamber for three months, the business began by assisting with the chamber’s Summer Run to Fun 5k the end of June, less than a week after they joined, Vess added. The gym goes out of its way to be a part of the Cove community and support local charities.
For Crossfit Beyond Limits owner Ben Eseroma, being chosen as the business of the month was an unexpected honor.
“I just want to thank Copperas Cove and the chamber. Without the support of the community, we wouldn’t be here and we wouldn’t be who we are — we’d be just a bunch of fit people,” Eseroma said. “We try to take all that fitness and do something with it and show the younger generation that we can better the community with one little notion at a time. Whether it’s donating to the Rainbow Room, because nobody knows about them, or doing something for Cove House.
“This is amazing,” he added about business of the month. “We couldn’t have done it without (the chamber). They came to us and said, ‘We’ll do everything we can to get you going.’ I couldn’t do anything without them.”
The gym already has fundraisers planned to assist breast cancer and leukemia nonprofit organizations, he said.