Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Keene ISD Supt. Dr. Ricky Stephens speaks at chamber luncheon Sept. 24
September 04, 2020

Keene ISD Supt. Dr. Ricky Stephens is guest speaker at the Keene Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon Thursday, Sept. 24, at Keene Community Center, 1000 N. Old Betsy Road in Keene.        

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. The meal will be catered by Massey's BBQ and the Member Spotlight falls on Senior Planning Services, now open at 300 S. Old Betsy Road. 

Admission is $15 per person for those who RSVP by noon Tuesday, Sept. 22. However, attendance is limited to the first 80 who RSVP by calling 817-556-2995.

As per guidelines from the office of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, the Keene Community Center can accommodate 80 attendees sitting four per table at tables placed eight feet apart.

Attendees must wear a mask.

Hand sanitizer will be available and all tables and chairs will be disinfected 30 minutes prior to opening.

Starting his eighth year as superintendent at Keene ISD, Stephens has been instrumental in Keene ISD’s mission of meeting “Every Child, Every Need, Every Day.” Whether it be creating the Keene ISD Police Department, protecting the schools with the

Guardian/Marshal program, providing free meals to each child, surviving the mumps outbreak of 2016, or now being one of the very first districts in the state to reopen its doors to in-person learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, Keene ISD has been on the

front lines and has become a leader on how to educate the whole child.

Note: For the past seven years the Keene chamber has held its September luncheon at BB's Venue. However, the meeting area at BB's will not accommodate the expected attendance under the guidelines of social distancing. Therefore, this year we will meet in the air-conditioned comfort of the Keene Community Center. 

Keene Chamber hosts Keene mayoral and City Council candidates "meet and greet" Thursday, Sept. 17
September 03, 2020

Keene residents can "meet & greet"  the three mayoral and eight candidates for seats on the Keene City Council all on one evening.

The "meet and greet" opportunity is 6-8 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 17, at the Keene Community Center, 1000 N. Old Betsy Road. 

There is no admission charge. Drawings for $25 gift cards will be held every 15 minutes. Only Keene residents who are registered voters are eligible for drawing prizes.

Attendees can meet the candidates one-on-one and discuss issues and concerns. 

The candidates for mayor are Samantha Gillin, incumbent Gary Heinrich and Kevin Romanelli.

The candidates for Council seats are:

Ward II, incumbent Gwen Beeson and Thomas Gutwa

Place I, incumbent Lisa Parris, Gilbert Perez II and Cheryl Schram

Place III, incumbent James Belz, Phillip Jackson and Ray Johnson.

In-person early voting is Oct. 13 through Oct. 30.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 3. 

Ribbon cutting ceremony held at Keene Dental
September 01, 2020

Keene Dental is the newest member of the Keene Chamber of Commerce.

A membership plaque was presented to Dr. Mona Agarwal at the Aug. 27 luncheon, after which a ribbon cutting ceremony was held at the new office, 115 S. Old Betsy Road next to Dollar General.

Keene Dental (817-645-0053) has a modern office where medicaid and CHIP is accepted. 

In the photo below, Dr. Rohit Narayan cuts the ribbon while staff associates look on. Holding the ribbon are Paul Gnadt, left, and Dean Waterman of the Keene Chamber. 

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Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
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Keene City Council candidates "Meet & Greet"
September 03, 2020 at 6-8 p.m.
Keene ISD Supt. Dr. Ricky Stephens speaks at luncheon Sept. 24
September 04, 2020 at Noon
Welcome to Keene, Texas

Keene offers visitors and residents the charm and warm hospitality of small-town life at its best combined with easily available modern conveniences and amenities. Located 30 minutes south of Fort Worth, Keene has it all: a mild four-season climate, recreational opportunities, a large University, award-winning schools, myriad of cultural and social activities, affordable cost-of-living, and a thriving and prosperous business community.

The Keene Chamber of Commerce has been serving Keene since 1993. We strive to partner with local businesses, government and education to support a favorable economic environment. The Chamber represents business, organization, and individual members who depend on the Chamber for member services including networking events, community and business development, ribbon cuttings, growth opportunity reports, economic data gathering, business referrals, business seminars, relocation packets, and being an advocate with governmental and regulatory bodies. These are among the many services we provide to our members.

The Keene Chamber's objective is to provide a platform from which our members can enhance their business or organization through networking and programs designed to improve their bottom-line and to make available the tools necessary to excel as the economy improves. Our mandate is to pursue opportunities in the areas of retail development and education. We will work diligently to ensure that our local economy is strong and vibrant.

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