Events for September 2012
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce
Aug 31 - Sep 2    2012 Central Texas State Fair
Central Texas is blasting with performers this year and we've got a few to entertain you at the Fair.  Along with the exciting PBR performances, many of  these entertainers will perform outdoor concerts.  They are top entertainers and crowd pleasers.  Hang on to your hats while you're laughing, dancing around, and singing along. Come on out and get a taste of what the Central Texas State Fair has to offer you!! Our Carnival will feature daily armband specials to ride all day until midnight.  All active duty military with valid military ID will be admitted free on Friday.  Carnival Friday 5pm-midnight, Saturday and Sunday noon-midnight.  Mechanical Bull, Petting Zoo,Rock Wall Climbing, Mark Riggs Show, United Freestyle Bicycle Stunt Team and all the Commercial and Food Vendors.  
Date: August 31, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 12:00 PM
Website: http://www.centraltexasstatefair.com/index.html
Location:
1. Head east on US-190 BUS E toward N 8th St 407 ft 2. Take the 2nd right onto S 10th St 0.4 mi 3. S 10th St turns slightly left and becomes W Trimmier Rd 1.2 mi 4. Turn left onto E Central Texas Expy 0.4 mi 5. Take the ramp on the left to Stan Schlueter Loop/Farm-To-Market Road 3470 0.2 mi 6. Merge onto US-190 E 14.7 mi 7. Take the exit toward TX-121 Loop/Bell County/Expo Center 0.2 mi 8. Merge onto US-190 Frontage Rd E 0.1 mi 9. Turn right onto TX-121 Loop S 1.9 mi 10. Turn right onto IH 35 0.3 mi 11. Turn right 0.1 mi 12. Turn right 207ft.


From Dallas: From Austin:
Take exit 292 from I-35 South and turn right on West Loop 121. Look to the left for the Expo Center dome. Take exit 292 from I-35 North and turn left on West Loop 121. Cross over I-35. Look to the left for the Expo Center dome.
Contact: 1-866-EXPO FAIR or (254) 933-5353
Date/Time Details:

DAILY ATTRACTIONS September 2,3, 4

  • Reed Exposition Midway Carnival with armband specials Friday through Sunday to ride all day
  • Double Point Livestock Shows
  • Mechanical Bull
  • Petting Zoo
  • Mark Riggs Show
  • United Freestyle Bicycle Stunt Team
  • Rock Climbing Wall
  • Commercial and Food Vendors
  • August 31 - Stoney LaRue-10pm-11:55pm-
  • September 1 - Aaron Watson-10pm-11:55pm
  • September 2 -Casey Donahew Band-10pm-11:55pm
Fees/Admission:

Daily Fairground Admission

  • Adults - $8.00 5p.m., Children 12 & under - FREE
  • Adults - $8.00  Children 12 & under - FREE
  • Friday - All Military admitted FREE with valid Active Duty Military ID
  • ALL MAIN ARENA TICKETS INCLUDE FAIRGROUND ADMISSION
  • Concert Tickets $8.00
Sep 2    Armed Forces Natural Hair & Health Expo
Armed Forces Natural Hair & Health Expo is an organization dedicated to supporting the growth and awareness of natural hair and optimal health. We cater to military, government officials, their families and civilians living in the vicinity of military installations. Our mission is to educate, inform, and support everyone who has natural (coily, kinky or curly) hair as well as those transitioning to their natural hair or is interested in learning about natural hair care and healthy living.
Date: September 2, 2012
Time: 11:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.armedforcesnaturalhairandhealthexpo.com
Location: Norris Conference Center
4522 Fredericksburg Rd., San Antonio, TX 78201
Contact: Luvina Sabree
EMail: afnhhe@earthlink.net
Date/Time Details: 11am-7pm
Fees/Admission: $15 advance $20 door
Sep 3    Labor Day-Chamber Closed
Date: September 3, 2012
Sep 4 - Sep 29    Third Annual Exhibition of Artwork by Texas Veterans with Disabilities.
Artwork is on display by a dozen men and women who provided military service to our country and are now wounded warriors or veterans with disabilities. Some of their artwork addresses imagery from the service, while other pieces are beautiful sculptures, jewelry or drawings that reflect how they spend their time as civilians.
Date: September 4, 2012
Location: The exhibit is next on view at the Lampasas County Higher Education Center, 208 East Avenue B, Lampasas, Texas 76550 from September 4 – 29, 2012. The exhibit, sponsored by the Lampasas Association for the Arts, will include a reception to be held on Saturday, September 15, from 2-6 pm at the Center.
Contact: Brenda Melder Lampasas Association for the Arts - 512-556-6997
EMail: info@lafta.org
Date/Time Details: September 4 – 29, 2012
The exhibit is on view during regular business hours of 9-5 M-F. Extended evening and weekend hours will be announced.
Sep 4    SARSS SARSS-1 80hr Operator?s Training

Students will learn to utilize current regulatory guidance, management principles, shared subject matter expert’s experiences, and automation assets to perform daily tasks. They will also receive an overview of SARSS daily procedures to include reports, receipt, storage and issue, and personnel utilization.

For registration please contact:
Sammie Hodges at sammie.hodges@mclaneat.com
OR
Brandy Lanns at brandy.lanns@mclaneat.com

Date: September 4, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.mclaneat.com/sarss
Location: McLane Advanced Technologies
4001 Central Pointe Parkway
Temple TX 76504
Contact: 1-800-988-5428
EMail: brandy.lanns@mclaneat.com
Sep 4    BUSINESS WORKSHOP Being Your Own Boss

This workshop will discuss the general fundamentals of starting your own business and how to prepare for self-employment.  A review of the required licenses and permits will also be included.

Date: September 4, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.centexbrc.org
Location:
Central Texas Business Resource Center (inside the Killeen Workforce Center), 300 Cheyenne, Killeen TX  76542.
Contact: Central Texas Business Resource Center, Phone (254) 200-2001.
EMail: dianed@workforcelink.com
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday, September 4, 2012 * 5:30pm-7:00pm
Fees/Admission:
Offered at no cost, but must reserve a seat at least one day in advance by calling (254) 200-2001.
Sep 5    Social Media Breakfast Killeen at Jason's Deli (FREE TO ATTEND)
Come join us for our monthly Social Media Breakfast meeting for business.

Social Media Breakfast meetings bring together people who are interested in teaching, sharing, and learning about trends, case studies, and best practices in social media. This educational focus is critical for moving your business or organization forward using social media. Anyone interested in social media is invited to attend. The program information is different each meeting.

We will have a projector and computer with Internet access available for your use. Please feel free to bring your own laptop and share.

This event is free to attend, but attendees will have to pay for their own food and drink.
Date: September 5, 2012
Time: 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Website: http://www.facebook.com/smbkilleen
Location:
Jason’s Deli, 3213 E Central Texas Expy #200, Killeen, TX 76543
Contact: For more information call the BRC at (254) 200-2001
EMail: dianed@workforcelink.com
Date/Time Details:
Wednesday, September 5, 2012 * 7:30am-8:30am
Fees/Admission:
Event is free to attend, and breakfast will be available for purchase on your own
Sep 6    $2.99 Guest Appreciation Day at CiCi's Pizza
Come Celebrate with CiC's Pizza our 20 year anniversary for  $2.99 buffet. on Guest Appreciation Day, all day Thursday Septembery 6th
Date: September 6, 2012
Location: 832 S. Fort Hood Road
Killeen, TX 76542
Contact: Oona Villarrea
EMail: oona@suddenlink.net
Date/Time Details: 9/6/2012 All day
Sep 7    2012 Texas A&M-Central Texas Welcome Back Picnic

On September 7th Texas A&M University - Central Texas is hosting our annual Welcome Back Picnic; an afternoon during which the university celebrates the beginning of a new academic year and invites the entire TAMUCT community (students, faculty, staff, family members and the surrounding community). The event has become a university tradition and those in attendance enjoy music, Texas style barbeque, carnival games, inflatable jousting, a moon bounce and an outdoor movie later that night, all at no charge.  We are especially excited about this year as the festivities move to our beautiful new campus! 

Date: September 7, 2012
Time: 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Location: 1001 Leadership Place (New campus on the corner of 195 and 201)
Fees/Admission: Free!
Sep 8 - Sep 9    Lone Star Gun Show
Come on out and join in on the Lone Star Gun Show.  All kinds of guns to meet every ones needs. 
Date: September 8, 2012
Location: 3601 S. WS Young Drive
Killeen, TX  76542
Contact: Killeen Civic and Conference- 501-3888
EMail: info@lonestargunshows.com
Date/Time Details: September 08 - 9, 2012
Sat 9-5 Sun 10-4
Fees/Admission: Adults $6 - under 12 Free
Sep 8    Breaking the Chains Across Texas
Come on out and help break the Chains all across Texas.  Escorted Ride & Party.  All proceeds going to B.A.C.A.  Bikers Against Child Abuse.  This money will go to the Kids Camp out in 2013.  It's all about the kids!!!  Come on out and help us help them.  This is all non profit for the kids. Free Sausage Wraps and Hot Dogs, Bikini Bike Wash!  Silent Auction and Much More......
Date: September 8, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location: Registration is @Cowboys Alamo City Harley with Free Breakfast.  Out destination is Cowboy Harley Austin.
Contact: 512-448-4294
Date/Time Details: Saturday, September 8, 2013.  Registration is 8am-10am.  Kick Stands up 10:30am.
Party at Cowboy Harley Austn form 12-4pm. 
Fees/Admission: Pre-Register today for $10.00 Passender, $5.00 Backseat.  Day of Ride is $15.00 Passenger, $10.00 Backseat. 
Sep 10    Fort Hood OWC Bowling League
Date: September 10, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Phantom Warrior Lanes
Clear Creek Road, BLDG. 49010
Fort Hood, TX 76544
Contact: Sue Hall 312-213-1166 or Ursula Adam 254-289-5557
EMail: suehall72@hot.rr.com
Date/Time Details: Monday September 10, 2012
There will be an introductory meeting and establish teams at 8:45am
Bowling begins at 9:15am
Fees/Admission: This event is for: All officers' wives and enlisted wives
E-7 and above.
Sep 11    Freedom Walk
Killeen Independent School District invites the community to join us in honoring the lives of those who were lost on September 11, 2001 and to honor our local First Responders and Fort Hood Soldiers.  All the KISD schools will be doing something in honor of 9/11. 
Date: September 11, 2012
Location: Contact each individual school to see what is on their agenda. 
Contact: KISD-336-0000
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, September 11, 2012, 8am-4pm
Sep 11    BUSINESS WORKSHOP Writing a Successful Business Plan

This course will discuss specific techniques to use in order to write a persuasive business plan. A workbook for preparing a business plan is included.

Cost is $25/person, payable at the door.  Please reserve a seat at least one day in advance.
Date: September 11, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.centexbrc.org
Location:
Central Texas Business Resource Center (inside the Killeen Workforce Center), 300 Cheyenne, Killeen TX  76542.
Contact: Call (254) 200-2001 to reserve a seat
EMail: dianed@workforcelink.com
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 * 5:30-7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:
Cost is $25/person, must reserve a seat at least one day in advance.
Sep 12    Deadline Leadership Killeen Applications 2013
Applications are now being accepted for Leadership Killeen 2013. Leadership Killeen is The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce’s definitive program specifically designed to help build our community leaders of the future.

Leadership Killeen is designed to enhance community leadership through shared knowledge and skill building. The course is designed to engage local leaders with organization leaders to produce a shared vision of the future, and the opportunity to make it happen.

Leadership Killeen meets one day each month beginning September 19, 2012. The class will endure curriculum involving Fort Hood, Education, Quality of life as well as Healthcare, Business & Economic development and both Local and State government. The sessions will combine information, problem solving and leadership development. 

Since 1986, the program has been a great opportunity to become involved in the Killeen community. 


Deadline to submit Leadership Killeen Applications for the 2012-2013 Class


Class size limited to 20 participants


Date: September 12, 2012
Contact: Tammy Nickles 254-526-9551
EMail: tnickles@gkcc.com
Date/Time Details: Deadline September 12, 2012

Orientation September 19, 2012 8:30am to 5:00 pm.

Fees/Admission: LK Application


GKCC Members $ 475.00

Non-GKCC Members $525.00  (this includes a 1 year individual membership)
Sep 12    EFMP Support Group
Come Join us this on Wednesday February 8, 2012 for our Monthly Support
Group Meetings.  We have one for you early birds and another in the evenings
for those of you who cannot make it to the morning group session. Many exciting topics will be
discussed throughout the year. The Resource Connection replaces our former
support group meetings; however, topics on Autism, Down Syndrome and
Attention Deficit Disorder will also be discussed. 
 
Date: September 12, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Website: http://hoodmwr.com/acs/efmp.html
Location: EFMP Support Group “Resource Connection II” meets off post on the 2nd
Wednesday of the month from 1830-1930 at Education Connection, 2207 Jasper
Road in Killeen.
 The morning class meets Spiritual Fitness Center, Bldg 12012 on the
corner of 31st Street and Battalion Avenue. Many exciting topics will be
discussed throughout the year.
Contact: The Exceptional Family Member Program @254-287-6070
EMail: leslie.a.gallagher3.ctr@mail.mil
Date/Time Details: EFMP Support Group “Resource Connection I” meets the 2nd Wednesday of the
month.
Fees/Admission: Free
Sep 12    RC- Scott & White Urgent Care NEW DATE
Open House & Ribbon Cutting for Scott & White Urgent Care - Killeen
This is a date rescheduled from  August 21
Date: September 12, 2012
Time: 4:00 PM - 4:30 PM
Location: 5702 Central Texas Expressway
Killeen
Located on the eastbound service road of Central Texas Expressway, about .9 mile past Stan Schlueter Rd.
Contact: Christipher Payne & Tiffani Jenkins 245-680-7300
Date/Time Details: Ribbon cutting around 4 p.m. There are several speakers on the program. Event will continue until 6 pm.
Sep 13    Launching Your Entrepreneurial Future Workshop
Do you have a great idea for a new business?
Participate in this workshop for those who have lost their jobs or are seriously considering entrepreneurship
In this three hour workshop you will address business startup concerns and fears and learn to move forward with a mind set conducive to seizing the opportunity to create a new future as an entrepreneur.
 
You will be introduced to entrepreneurship under current economic conditions and begin the entrepreneurial planning process by identifying potential business ideas and determine the research needed for business viability.
 
For those who choose to continue toward starting a new business, this program will provide a head start and strong foundation for the business planning process ahead.
 
 
Date: September 13, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Website: http://www.centexbrc.org
Location:
Central Texas Business Resource Center (Inside the Killeen Workforce Center) 300 Cheyenne, Killeen TX  76542
Contact: Call to reserve a seat at least one day in advance at (254) 200-2001 or e-mail dianed@workforcelink.com
EMail: dianed@workforcelink.com
Date/Time Details:
Thursday, September 13, 2012 * 9:00AM-12:00PM
Fees/Admission:
No cost to attend, but must register at least one day in advance
Sep 13    RC- KNCT TV & FM Ribbon Cutting
Ribbon Cutting for this Chamber Member
Date: September 13, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Location: 6200 W. Central Texas Expressway
On the campus of Central Texas College
Building 109
Contact: Pat McCray 254-526-1272
Date/Time Details: Thursday
September 13
3 p.m.
Sep 14    PEC AAS Meeting
PLEASE RSVP
 
Monthly PEC - Adopt-A-School Committee Meeting
 
 
This month’s focus will be on Groundhog Job Shadow Day

 Please RSVP by using the "Click Here for More Information" at the bottom of this invitation, then "register on-line".

Date: September 14, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Location: GKCC Board Room
Contact: Heather Nusbaum
EMail: hnusbaum@gkcc.com
Sep 15    Ride for Veterans Wreaths
2nd Annual Ride for Veterans Wreaths will benefit the Friends of Central Texas State Veterans Cemtery Holiday Wreath Project which provides a wreath for each gravesite at the Veterans Cemetery in Killeen. The ride starts at 10 AM at Horny Toad Harley Davidson in Temple and the route travels to the cemeter for a brief ceremony and then back to Horny Toad for all day food, fun, music & more. Call 690-4321 or email marketing@shineteam.com for more info. Register online at www.wreathsforvets.org
Date: September 15, 2012
Website: http://www.wreathsforvets.org
Location: Horny Toad Harley Davidson, 7454 S General Bruce Drive, Temple, TX 76502
EMail: marketing@shineteam.com
Date/Time Details: Saturday, September 15 - registration starts at 8, ride starts at 10, music & food starts at 1
Fees/Admission: $15/20 registration for ride - includes t-shirt. No admission to day long events at Horny Toad.
Sep 15 - Sep 16    20th Annual Four Winds Pow Wow
Details: Contest Divisions: (All Dance Categories from Tiny Tots through Golden Age) Men's & Youth Boy's: Southern Straight � Northern Traditional � Grass � Fancy Women's & Youth Girl's: Southern Cloth � Buckskin � Fancy Shawl � Jingle Tiny Tots': All dance styles will be combined. All Judges Decisions are Final (Point System in Effect) Emcee: Tim Tallchief Head Gourd: Dennis Begay Head Man: J R Lonelodge Head Lady: Angela Butler Arena Director: Bill Takes Horse Head Scorekeeper: Gwen Takes Horse Northern Drum: Eagle Point Singers Southern Drum: AC Woodland Singers F.W.I.S. reserves the right to combine categories if there are less than six contestants and there must be at least five contestants for first and second prize payouts. ZERO TOLERANCE / NO alcohol, drugs, firearms, weapons or pets. Service dogs welcome. NOT responsible for accidents or loss of property. This project is supported in part by the funds from the City of Killeen, Texas Municipal Hotel Occupancy Tax Revenue
Date: September 15, 2012
Location: Killeen Civic and Conference Center 3601 S. WS Young Drive, Killeen , TX 76541 USA
Contact: Paula Crutsinger 254-493-6236
EMail: ynxt_1610@yahoo.com
Date/Time Details:

When: September 15 - 16, 2012 ~ Saturday – 11 A.M. To 10 P.M. / Sunday – 11 A.M. To 5 P.M.
Sunday - 12:00 P.M.Gourd Dancing: Saturday - 12:00 P.M

Grand Entries: Saturday - 1:00 P.M. & 7:00 P.M.

Sunday - 1:00 P.M.. & 6:00 P.M.

Fees/Admission: $3.00 or 3 can goods Students: (Ages 6 - 18): $2.00 or 2 can goods Children under 5: Free
Sep 16    Rollins Brook Community Hospital Charity Golf Classic
The 13th Annual Rollins Brook Community Hospital Charity Golf Classic will benefit this nonprofit hospital.  All proceeds will go toward the new digital mammography machine. 

A team of 3 is $255 which includes:  continental breakfast, lunch, cart rental, green fees, players prize package (a team Eagle Hole, 2 Mulligans and a door prize ticket for each golfer), goody bag, contest holes.  Tickets can be purchased for great raffle and door prize items.  Each golfer/$85.

Please call Metroplex Health System Foundation at 254-519-8307 to reserve your team or register as an individual golfer.  Thank you for your support!!
Date: September 16, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Website: http://www.mplex.org
Location: Hancocl Municipal Park Golf Course, Lampasas TX
Contact: Daphne Meade-254-519-8307 at Metroplex Health System Foundation
EMail: daphne.meade@ahss.org
Date/Time Details: Sunday, September 16, 2012. 8AM Registration and 9AM Scramble
Fees/Admission: $85 per golfer
Sep 17 - Sep 28    PBUSE (Property Book & Unit Level Training)

McLane Advanced Technologies is providing PBUSE (Property Book & Unit Level Training) classes from September 17-28, 2012. For registration, please contact Brandy Lanns at brandy.lanns@mclaneat.com/ 254-771-6451 or Sammie Hodges at sammie.hodges@mclaneat.com/254-289-6147. Please visit http://www.mclaneat.com/pbuse-training for more detailed information.

Date: September 17, 2012
Time: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.mclaneat.com/pbuse-training
Location: McLane Advanced Technologies
4001 Central Pointe Parkway
Temple TX 76504
Contact: Brandy Lanns brandy.lanns@mclaneat.com 254-771-6451 Sammie Hodges sammie.hodges@mclaneat.com 254-289-6147
EMail: brandy.lanns@mclaneat.com
Date/Time Details: Monday through Friday ? 8 AM to 5 PM
Fees/Admission: Registration
Sep 18    Sustain-A-Biz Clinic

The Cooperative Extension Program’s Community & Economic Development Specialist from Prairie View A&M University are making an impact on small business owners and budding entrepreneurs.

Whether you’re STARTING a small business or EXPANDING your business, there are things you need to know to STAY in business. The founders and creators of the Big Boom Business Plan Institute are bringing you the SUSTAIN-A-BIZ Clinic.

To sustain a business means having more money coming in then going out. If your product or service is in demand, consumers must buy it from someone; why not make sure that it’s YOU. The key is to be informed and stay ahead of the competition.

The mission of this one-day clinic is to prepare you to be Educated, so you’re Motivated to be Dedicated to sustaining your business. 

You will learn from industry experts about:

            Choosing the right legal structure

            Building the right team

            Preparing a business plan for Lenders and Investors

To register:  http://sabc-bell-county.eventbrite.com/

Date: September 18, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://sabc-bell-county.eventbrite.com/
Location: Central Texas Business Rseource Center
Contact: Sheryl Austin, (254) 933-5305
EMail: slaustin@ag.tamu.edu
Date/Time Details: Sept. 18, 2012, 10:00 AM-5:00 PM
Fees/Admission: Free! (includes lunch)
Sep 18    Sustain-A-Biz Clinic
The mission of this one-day clinic is to prepare you to be EDUCATED, so you are MOTIVATED to be DEDICATED to sustaining your business.  This is free and includes lunch.

Meredith Viguers, owner of Let Us Do the Cooking will be the keynote speaker for this event.  Come and support her.

Date: September 18, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://sabc-bell-county.eventbrite.com
Location: Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
300 Cheyenne Dr.
Killeen, TX
Contact: Sheryl Austin - 254-933-5305
EMail: slaustin@ag.tamu.edu
Date/Time Details: September 18, 2012
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Fees/Admission: Free to attend and includes lunch, must register ahead of time.

http://sabc-bell-county.eventbrite.com/

 
Sep 18    BUSINESS WORKSHOP Starting a Child Day Care

This course will discuss the fundamentals and requirements involved in starting a child day care business. Information about licensing and permits will also be shared.

 
Please call to reserve a seat at least one day in advance to (254) 200-2001.
Date: September 18, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.centexbrc.org
Location:
Central Texas Business Resource Center (inside the Killeen Workforce Center), 300 Cheyenne, Killeen TX  76542.
Contact: Central Texas Business Resource Center, Phone (254) 200-2001.
EMail: dianed@workforcelink.com
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday, September 18, 2012 * 5:30-7:00 PM
Fees/Admission:
Cost is $25/person payable at the door. Please reserve a seat at least one day in advance.
Sep 19    Leadership Killeen Orientation Day
 
Course Introduction
 Team building
Personal Assessment
Course roadmap
Personal Assessment Discussion
Date: September 19, 2012
Time: 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Website: http://www.killeenchamber.com
Location:
Peaceable Kingdom
19051 FM 2484
Killeen, TX 76542
Contact: Tammy Nickles
EMail: tnickles@gkcc.com
Date/Time Details:
8:30am to 5pm
Wednesday September 19, 2012
Fees/Admission: Non GKCC Members $ 475.00 Till August 15, 2012
Non GKCC Members $525.00 August 16 to September 12, 2012 (this includes a 1 year individual membership.)
Sep 20    Young Professionals Business Luncheon
Join the Greater Killeen Young Professionals for their Monthly Business Luncheon. These lunches give the area's 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.

Along with the networking opportunity and a delicious lunch, each luncheon will feature a different business or civic leader giving a presentation specifically designed for young professionals. 

No RSVP is required, free for GKYP members, just $5 for non-members and lunch is provided. For more info contact Jenna at jenna@killeenchamber.com
Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 11:45 AM - 12:45 PM
Website: http://www.gkyp.org
Location: Workforce Solutions of Central Texas
300 Cheyenne Drive
Killeen, TX
Contact: Jenna, 254-526-9551
EMail: jenna@killeenchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Third Thursday of every month
11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fees/Admission:
Free for GKYP members, $5 for non-members
Sep 20    September Third Thursday Mixer- The Annual Union State Bank Fish Fry
Our Longest Running Third Thursday Mixer!

Come on out and join us under the big white tent for networking and lots of catfish with all the fixins.  This is always one of the favorite mixers with good food, great people and the chance to win the Killeen Green Jackpot. 
Date: September 20, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM
Location:
Union State Bank at 120 N. Gray in downtown Killeen
Contact: Thad Byars-254-526-9551
EMail: tbyars@gkcc.com
Date/Time Details:
Thursday, September 20, 2012
5:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Sep 22    Hometown Hustle

You have seen the popular television show, now you have the chance to compete in this wacky race around your hometown on Saturday, September 22, 2012.  A series of fun clues will lead you and your teammate around Killeen testing your mental and physical strength along the way.  Entry fee is $40/two person team.  Register your team at the Killeen Community Center, 2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd., on or before September 14, 2012.  Awards will be given to the first three teams to cross the finish line.  Does your team have what it takes to find finish line first?  For more information call 254-501-8889 or email swolfe@killeentexas.gov.

Date: September 22, 2012
Website: http://www.killeentexas.gov
Location: Around Killeen
Contact: 254-501-8889
EMail: swolfe@killeentexas.gov
Date/Time Details: Check-In at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday, September 16
Fees/Admission: $40/two person team
Sep 22    3rd Annual Hometown Hustle
Killeen City Library System and the Killeen Parks and Recreation Presents the 3rd. Annual Hometown Hustle.  A serious of fun clues will lead you and your teammate around town testing your mental and physical strengths along the way.  See if your team can be first ones across the finish line!!  There will be awards given for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. places.
Date: September 22, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Location: Killeen Community Center
2201 S. WS Young Drive
Killeen, TX  76541
Contact: Killeen Parks and Recreation-254-501-8889
EMail: swolfe@ci.killeen.tx.us
Date/Time Details: Registration begins July 16, 2012 
Event is Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 10am.  Check in is at 9:30am at Family Recreation Center. 
Fees/Admission: Two person team-$40.00  Limited Spaces Available
Sep 22    Fish Fry @ Southwest Bell County VFD

Southwest Bell County Fish Fry

3pm-8pm

Adults $9.00, 10 and under $5.00

Kids UNDER the age of 4 EAT FREE

Raffle, 50/50 Raffle

Baylor Football ticket, Woman's Basket Ball Tickets

Massages Certificates, and Special Edition SWBCVFD Coffee cup.

Date: September 22, 2012
Time: 3:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Website: http://www.swbcvfd.org
Location: 258 Triple 7 Trl Killeen, texas 76542
Contact: Bill Cave 254-526-4500
EMail: b.cave@swbcvfd.org
Date/Time Details: 9/22/2012 1500-2000
Fees/Admission: Adults $9.00, 10 and under $5.00, Kids UNDER the age of 4 EAT FREE
Sep 24 - Sep 28    SAMS-1E-Operators Training

Students will receive a SAMS-1E system overview; learn system utilities and interfaces, processes for personnel, supply, equipment, and maintenance; create reports and ad hoc reports; and learn AMSS procedures. Students are taught to manage the SAMS-1E system based on system functional logic, local policies, procedures, and regulatory guidance. SAMS-1E trainings are also recognized as Continuous Education Units by Temple College (Temple, Texas).

For registration please contact:

brandy.lanns@mclaneat.com
OR
sammie.hodges@mclaneat.com
 

Date: September 24, 2012
Website: http://www.mclaneat.com/sams-1e
Location: McLane Advanced Technologies
4001 Central Pointe Parkway
Temple, TX 76504
Contact: 1-800-988-5428
EMail: brandy.lanns@mclaneat.com
Sep 25    Employment Law Meeting

The Texas Association of Business- Central Texas Chapter
along with the
Belton, Greater Killeen and Temple Chambers of Commerce

invite you to join us for an
Employment Law Meeting

This meeting will focus on the priorities and timelines for business leaders, as well as labor issues from the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB).

Speaker
Michael DePonte
Partner and Litigation Manager at JacksonLewis
"Update From the Capitols - Federal & State Enforcement Initiatives Impacting Business."

Tuesday, September 25th 
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

(Registration begins at 11 A.M.)
Lunch will be served,
Cost: $25

Harris Community Center
401 N. Alexander Street, Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5860

Register with Pat Watson, Belton Area Chamber of Commerce
Email completed form to: pat@beltonchamber.com
Fax to: 254-939-1061 or Mail to: P.O. Box 659, Belton, TX 76513

Questions? Stephanie O'Banion at stephanie@beltonchamber.com or 254-939-3551







 

Date: September 25, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
Location:

Harris Community Center
401 N. Alexander Street, Belton, TX 76513
(254) 933-5860

 







 

Contact: Pat Watson, 254-939-3551
EMail: pat@beltonchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Tuesday, September 25
11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
(Registration begins at 11:00 A.M.)
Fees/Admission: $25 - Reservations not canceled 48 hours prior to the meeting will be charged. 
Sep 25    BUSINESS WORKSHOP Facebook 101 For Business

Facebook is not just for individuals to keep in touch with friends. It’s a very effective networking and marketing tool that can create awareness and connect your business or organization with your community. This session will cover: intro, stats & trends, basics.

Date: September 25, 2012
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Website: http://www.centexbrc.org
Location:
Central Texas Business Resource Center (Inside Killeen Workforce Center) 300 Cheyenne, Killeen TX  76542
Contact: To reserve a seat call Diane Drussell at (254) 200-2001
EMail: dianed@workforcelink.com
Date/Time Details:
Tuesday, September 25, 2012 * 5:30 - 7:00 pm
Fees/Admission:

Cost is $25 per person, payable at the door. You must register at least one day in advance.

Sep 27    FREE Entrepreneurship Boot Camp for Veterans
A program offered at no cost for returning Afghanistan & Iraq Veterans or other Veterans with a DD214 (Required)

Come learn about management and marketing for start-ups and newly established businesses. Also get information about money resources that are available.
Lunch is provided!

TO REGISTER CONTACT Jim Reid at (214) 773-4663 or e-mail jreid@momentumtexas.org. YOU MUST pre-register by the close of business on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.

CONDUCTED AT The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, One Santa Fe Plaza, Killeen TX 76540.

SPONSORED BY: Central Texas Business Resource Center, Momentum Texas, Texas Workforce, and First National Bank Texas.
Date: September 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Website: http://www.MomentumTexas.org
Location: Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, One Santa Fe Plaza, Killeen TX 76540
Contact: TO REGISTER CONTACT Jim Reid at (214) 773-4663 or e-mail jreid@momentumtexas.org
EMail: jreid@momentumtexas.org
Date/Time Details:
Thursday, September 27, 2012 * 10:00a - 3:00p
Fees/Admission: No cost to attend but YOU MUST pre-register by the close of business on Tuesday, September 25, 2012.
TO REGISTER CONTACT Jim Reid at (214) 773-4663 or e-mail jreid@momentumtexas.org
Sep 27    GKCC Annual Banquet
The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce invites all of our membership to the 79th Annual Membership Banquet.
Date: September 27, 2012
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Killeen Civic and Conference Center
Contact: Jenna Weynand, jenna@killeenchamber.com, 254-526-9551
EMail: jenna@killeenchamber.com
Date/Time Details: Thursday, September 12th, 2013
6:00pm-9:00pm
Fees/Admission: $60 per individual ticket
$500 Silver Sponsorships
$600 Gold Sponsorships
Please contact Jenna Weynand for table reservations
Sep 28 - Sep 30    The Vineyard at Florence Harvest Celebration Weekend
FRIDAY - SEPTEMBER 28TH LIVE MUSIC FROM 6 - 8 PM.  FOOD AND WINE ALL DAY.

SATURDAY - SEPTEMBER 29TH STONE CARVING AND ART FESTIVAL - FREE

SATURDAY - 5:30  PM - HARVEST DINNER.  CALL FOR TICKETS

SUNDAY - SEPTEMBER 30TH - 11 - 4 PM. STONE CARVING COMPETITION. FREE

SUNDAY - WINE EDUCATION CLASS AND GRAND TASTING.  CALL FOR DETAILS.
Date: September 28, 2012
Website: http://www.thevineyardatflorence.com
Contact: brittney
EMail: brittney@thevineyardatlforence.com
Date/Time Details: The Vineyard at Florence
Fees/Admission: FREE Admission except to dinner and class.
Sep 28    GA Luncheon with Speaker Joe Straus

The GKCC Government Affairs Committee

would like to invite you to a luncheon with    

TX House of Representatives
Speaker Joe Straus



 


Friday September 28, 2012  from 11:30am to 1:00pm
at Central Texas College Anderson Hall
Building 156 Room(s) 214-217
Cost: $25.00 per person

 You must RSVP for this event

RSVP must be received by September 21, 2012.
Seating is limited.
 
Date: September 28, 2012
Time: 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Location: Central Texas College Anderson Hall
6200 W. Central TX Expressway
Building 156 Room(s) 214-217
Killeen, TX 76549


Contact: Tammy Nickles 254-526-9551
EMail: tnickles@gkcc.com
Date/Time Details:

Friday September 28, 2012  11:30am to 1:00pm

RSVP MUST BE RECEIVED BY Friday September 21, 2012

Seating is limited.
Fees/Admission:

Cost for this event $25.00

Cancelations received after September 21, 2012  will be charged the $25.00 event fee.

No show reservations will also be assessed an $25.00 event fee.


Thank you to our Sponsor:
First National Bank Texas
Sep 29    50th Anniversary United Way Fund Raiser, Recovery Month Yard Sale
Reserve Your Space and Join the Fun

Contact: Monica (254) 690-4455 or email psstemple@hot.rr.com

Company Sponsorship $50.00 & Up                        Vendor Space Fee: $25.00
    · Includes Space                                                                         10 x 15
    · Business listing on all event Advertising


Event will have Inflatable Bounce House for children, Community Resource Information, Music, Food, Mcgruff the Crime Dog. Don’t miss out – come join the fun and help raise funds for the United Way. Book your spaces and make a difference in someone’s life.


Date: September 29, 2012
Time: 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location: 4520 E Central Texas Expressway
Killeen, Texas 76543 Parking lot of Plaza II
Contact: Monica @ 254-690-4455
EMail: progservspec@hot.rr.com
Date/Time Details: 9/29/12 @ 9AM to 2PM
Fees/Admission: donations
Sep 29    Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month
Come experience different instructors from several of the Hispanic nations, showing off their unique styles through ZUMBA! The person who brings the most male participants will win a Zumba Party in Pink T-shirt. This is a FREE event and open to the public.
Date: September 29, 2012
Time: 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location: Killeen Community Center
2201 E. Veterans Memorial Blvd. 
Killeen, TX  76541
Contact: Killeen Parks and Recreation-254-501-8889
Date/Time Details: Saturday, September 29, 2012  12pm-2pm
Fees/Admission: Free