Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Chamber office needs volunteer assistance
June 09, 2016The Keene Chamber of Commerce is an all-volunteer organization. All members of the board of directors serve as volunteers, as do the personnel who staff the chamber office at 110 S. Old Betsy Road. The chamber needs volunteers to assist in the office. We're looking for energetic and personable people to give one half-day per week, either from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m. Current volunteers are Eva Campbell, Ruth Haller, Carol Herrell, Cheryl Schram and... Read More
Meals On Wheels needs drivers in Keene
May 03, 2016Meals-on-Wheels is growing in Keene.  MOW is asking chamber members to shar in the opportunity to serve. Currently, MOW is serving three routes and is needing to start fourth route as soon as possible.  Before MOW can start the route, it needs to have five volunteers who are able to serve Monday-Friday. Volunteers meet at General Insurance Service at Old Betsy and Hillcrest at 11 a.m. and are finished serving by noon.  Interested volunteers can email MOW at gro.cejwom@ofni or call 817-558-2840.... Read More
14th annual Business Expo and Health Fair is April 2
April 02, 2016Booth space is still available for the Business Expo, Health Fair and Job Fair.The Keene Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Keene Business Development Corporation and the Keene Economic Development Corporation, is joining with major sponsor Southwestern Adventist University and the North Central Texas WorkForce for the 14th annual chamber Business Expo, Health Fair and Job Fair scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium on the Southwestern... Read More
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Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
 
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Upcoming Events
Julie Alexander to speak at Feb. 23 luncheon
February 23, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.
Southwestern at the Meyerson
February 26, 2017 at 7:30 p.m.
Business Expo and Health Fair
April 02, 2017 at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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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Chamber office needs volunteer assistance

The Keene Chamber of Commerce is an all-voilunteer organization. All members of the board of directors serve as volunteers, as do the personnel who staff the chamber office at 110 S. Old Betsy Road.

The chamber needs volunteers to assist in the office. We're looking for energetic and personable people to give one half-day per week, either from 9 a.m.-noon or 1-4 p.m.

Current volunteers are Eva Campbell, Ruth Haller, Carol Herrell, Cheryl Schram and T'resa Weaver.

Responsibilities include greeting visitors to the office, answering the phone regarding myriad inquiries about Keene, paperwork on future projects such as monthly luncheons, and contacting members regarding luncheon RSVPs and other details.

There is a training session and a policy and procedures book to help.

If you can assist, contact Eva Campbell, volunteer coordinator, or Cheryl Schram, board of directors secretary, at the chamber office at 817-556-2995.

Julie Alexander to speak at Feb. 23 luncheon

Popular motivational speaker Julie Alexander is the guest at the monthly luncheon of the Keene Chamber of Commerce at noon Thursday, Feb. 23 at the Keene Senior Center, 203 E 1st St. in Keene. Doors open at 11:30 a.m.

The meal will be catered by 360 Restaurant in Keene.

The cost is $12 per person for those who RSVP be 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 23, by calling the chamber at 817-556-2995, or paying in advance on line via the link on this page.

Alexander is a sought-after speaker, author, and consultant who works with organizations to create dynamic, productive workplaces and to move people from "OK" to "Awesome"! For more than 20 years, she has served clients from a variety of industries, including healthcare, education, manufacturing, government, technology, energy, legal and financial services.

Her company, Great Teams-Great Results, is located in the Dallas area. Julie believ

es that great people create great teams which create great results. She is passionate about helping people learn the skills and cultivate the attitudes necessary to achieve happier, healthier lives and successful business outcomes.

Julie holds a Bachelor's degree from Texas Christian University and a Master's degree from Southern Methodist University. She is the author of three books – Great Days: 50 Ways to Add Energy, Enthusiasm & Enjoyment to Your Life, Make Life Count! 50 Ways to Great Days, and More Great Days: Inspiration and Ideas to Energize and Enrich Your Life and publishes a monthly newsletter, Great Days™ e-Tips.

Business Expo and Health Fair is April 2

Booth space is still available for the Business Expo, Health Fair and Job Fair.

The Keene Chamber of Commerce, in association with the Keene Business Development Corporation and the Keene Economic Development Corporation, is joining with major sponsor Southwestern Adventist University and the North Central Texas WorkForce for the 14th annual chamber Business Expo, Health Fair and Job Fair scheduled for 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, April 2, at the Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium on the Southwestern campus.

Admission to the fair is free.

The Southwestern Department of Nursing will conduct comprehensive health screenings in the areas of blood pressure and blood sugar. It will also have booths featuring nutrition, children's health, environmental health, dental health and stroke and heart disease prevention.

The Texas Health Resources Mobile Health Unit will be on site from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide well-woman exams, mammograms and colon cancer screenings.
Appointments must be made in advance by calling 1-855-318-7696.

Women without insurance may qualify for sponsored screening. Women who have insurance will have their insurance directly billed.

The WorkForce will host a job fair and have its 13-work station mobile laboratory on hand to assist with employment applications.

Hot food prepared by local nonprofit organizations will be available.

For the children, there will be face painting, balloon animals and entertainment by acrobats.

There will be CPR classes for adults and door prizes.

As of Feb. 20, confirmed exhibitors are: Adventist Book Center, City of Keene, Cleburne Ford, Community Opportunities Inc., Crossroad Fellowship Church, Edenway Birth Center, LLC, Fun Town RV, Hearts & Flowers, Henslee Group – Keller Williams, How Sweet It Is Bakery, Ideals Design, Keene Adventist Elementary School, Keene Chamber of Commerce, Keene Family Dental, Keene Independent School District, Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lake Whitney Ranch, Lifeway Dental, Marshall Young Insurance, Mertz Family Dental, Mission Hospice, Quality Brakes & Alignment, Read-Billingsley Real Estate, Rosser Funeral Home, Seredan Design, Sonic Drive In, Southwestern Adventist University, That Catering Company, Time Out Massage, Town Hall Estates, Ulrich Barn Builders, Universal Windows Direct of DFW, and Workforce Solutions – Cleburne.

Expo booths cost $75 for Keene Chamber members and $100 for nonmembers.

To register for a booth or be a sponsor, contact the Keene Chamber of Commerce at 817-556-2995.

Southwestern at the Meyerson is Sunday night

Southwestern Adventist University will celebrate the 24th annual "A Night at the Meyerson" with a first.

The concert — scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26 at the world renowned Morton H. Meyerson Symphony Center in Dallas — will feature the world premiere of "I Believe," the newest composition by renowned Latvian composer Ēriks Ešenvalds.

The words to "I Believe" were found on the wall of a cellar in the concentration camp in Cologne after World War II. It is a profound testimony of faith, written by a prisoner who held fast to his belief in God in the midst of some of history's most appalling trials. Ešenvalds will be present for the premiere.

The concert is a collaboration of over 500 Southwestern Adventist University and high school student musicians and vocalists from all over the United States, including guest soloist Raehann Bryce-Davis, a native Texan from the DFW area. It will include performances by the University Singers, Southwestern's elite traveling choir, and the Symphony Orchestra.

Tickets for "A Night at the Meyerson" are $20 for Dress Circle and $30 for Orchestra and Orchestra Terrace.  Special discounts apply for students and large groups. For ticket sales, contact Southwestern's Office of University Advancement at 817-202-6231 or buy online at www.swau.edu/musicfestival.  Tickets will also be sold at the Meyerson box office starting at 6 p.m. on Feb. 26.

Ešenvalds is a much sought-after composer having received many awards for his work, including the Latvian Grand Music Award three times, first prize from the International Rostrum of Composers for his work "The Legend of the Walled-in Woman," the New-Composer Discovery of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and two CDs that were awarded Best Latvian Classical Album of the Year.

Featured soloist Bryce-Davis is the winner of the 2016 Richard F. Gold Career Grant, the 2015 9th International Hilder Zadek Competition at the Musikverein in Vienna, the 2015 Metropolitan Opera National Council Pittsburgh District, the 2015 Sedat Gürel - Güzin Gürel International Voice Competition in Istanbul, and is currently performing dynamic roles in Belgium as a part of the Opera Vlassnderen.


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