From left, Tom Creek of Texas Star Bank, Darrell Story of Sterling My Credit Card, Robert Rodriguez of Lead Axis and Finni Dirr of Texas Human Heroes talk Tuesday at the Heights Chamber of Commerce Coffee Connection.

The Harker Heights Chamber of Commerce teamed up with Eastern Hills Middle School to host the latest Chamber Coffee Connection Tuesday at the middle school.

The Coffee Connection is the second Tuesday of each month and gives business leaders a chance to make new connections, exchange business cards and share details about their services.

Principal Jamie Blassingam welcomed the chamber members and described some of the highlights of the school, which has 750 students on campus led by a staff of 50 classroom teachers and administrators.

“Our motto is ‘Student Success is our North Star’ which emphasizes the stability that we hope the kids will carry into the future,” Blassingham said.

Eastern Hills is the only middle school in Killeen Independent School District that still offers industrial technology at the campus. The school also sponsors a high school-level manufacturing class, the principal said.

Campus Instructional Specialist Robert Burns thanked Gina Spence, chamber membership director, for her support and promotion of the recent Career Awareness Fair held at the Killeen ISD Career Center.

The fair served 2,600 eighth-graders and plans are already under way for next year’s fair.

“This was our first time to attempt a project like this and we were thrilled that 89 businesses participated in the event,” Burns said.

Other chamber events this month include a ribbon-cutting and grand opening of Graphic Concepts’ second location at Fort Hood today, a credit repair workshop Feb. 19, and a workshop on anxiety-free zones in the workplace Feb. 28.

The next Coffee Connection will be from 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. March 12 at the Armed Forces YMCA sponsored by the Medical Aesthetic FACE Clinic Skin Care Program.

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