Hot Off the Press!


Below are articles which feature the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce and events we are involved with.  Credit for these articles and images goes to various news affiliates. Please click on the link for the full story and appropriate credit.

Hot Off the Press!

First Starbucks in north Killeen holds grand opening
Posted on: 23 Feb, 2024
First Starbucks in north Killeen holds grand opening

The first and only Starbucks in north Killeen held its grand opening with the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.

Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce announces groundbreaking for new Goodwill store
Posted on: 23 Feb, 2024
Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce announces groundbreaking for new Goodwill store

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce is inviting the community to join them in celebrating the groundbreaking of the newest Goodwill store in Killeen.

Admiral discusses 1st Cavalry Division’s efforts in helping Army recruiting gap
Posted on: 14 Feb, 2024
Admiral discusses 1st Cavalry Division’s efforts in helping Army recruiting gap

By now, it is no secret that the Army is battling through a recruiting challenge and has for the last couple of years — especially since the start of the coronavirus pandemic. But, the 1st Cavalry Division is doing its part in helping bridge the gap, according to the division’s commander, Maj. Gen. Kevin Admiral.

1st Cav commander addresses upcoming deployments at chamber luncheon
Posted on: 09 Feb, 2024
1st Cav commander addresses upcoming deployments at chamber luncheon

In preparation for being a lethal fighting force if needed when it deploys to Europe this year, troopers with the 1st Cavalry Division are fielding and training on new vehicles and weapons systems.

Killeen chamber hosts State of the Region event
Posted on: 01 Feb, 2024
Killeen chamber hosts State of the Region event

At a luncheon meeting Wednesday, the top elected leaders of Bell County and Killeen addressed about 100 interested community members for the State of the Region address. Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce President Scott Connell welcomed everyone and introduced the speakers — Bell County Judge David Blackburn and Killeen Mayor Debbie Nash-King — as they stepped to the stage.

Killeen clinic invites community to 5-year anniversary
Posted on: 30 Jan, 2024
Killeen clinic invites community to 5-year anniversary

On Wednesday, the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce will be teaming up with SignatureCare Emergency Center to celebrate the center’s five-year anniversary. The emergency center will be hosting a ribbon-cutting ceremony and will include guest speakers from SignatureCare, tours of the 24-hour emergency room, networking opportunities to meet with staff and refreshments.

New Killeen bank hosts a ribbon-cutting
Posted on: 18 Jan, 2024
New Killeen bank hosts a ribbon-cutting

The Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce celebrated a new Killeen bank with a ribbon-cutting ceremony and small welcoming party on Wednesday.

Longtime Herald editor, Killeen historian, dies at age 93
Posted on: 18 Jan, 2024
Longtime Herald editor, Killeen historian, dies at age 93

Gerald “Skid” Skidmore Sr., who covered Killeen-area news for more than four decades and retired as the Killeen Daily Herald’s managing editor in 1997, died on Thursday. He was 93. Skidmore, who also worked with the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce for over a decade, died from natural causes at The Rosewood Retirement Community in Killeen, where he was a resident, according to his family.

Killeen ranks as the most affordable fast-growing city in nation
Posted on: 18 Jan, 2024
 Killeen ranks as the most affordable fast-growing city in nation

Although the cost of living and affordable housing are noticeably high for many Americans, a study focusing on fast-growing cities shows Killeen is the most affordable in the nation.

Killeen chemical plant planning $100 million expansion
Posted on: 17 Jan, 2024
Killeen chemical plant planning $100 million expansion

A Killeen chemical plant that makes super-pure hydrogen peroxide used in the semiconductor industry is planning a $100 million expansion, the Killeen Economic Development Corporation announced Wednesday.