Programs

Programs are driven mostly by our councils and provide and excellent way for members to be involved in various activities which are based in:  education, networking, or leadership development.

Annual Banquet


                    

This is our area's most prestigious gathering of the business community and our opportunity to celebrate our members. Guests include chamber members, business executives, and Fort Hood, government and community VIPs. The evening begins at 6:00 p.m. with a cocktail hour, then a delicious dinner is served, the annual awards are presented, and the event concludes with an exciting speaker.  Individual tickets are $60 and reserved tables are $550. Advanced registration is required.

Chamber Networking & News - CNN

                    

CNN meets on the first Wednesday of every quarter and offers a premium opportunity for members and non-members to network with a group and one on one. Lunch is provided and cost is only $5 for Chamber investors and $10 for non-members.  Advanced registeration requested, but not required.

Greater Killeen Young Professionals - GKYP 

                    

 

The Greater Killeen Young Professionals were started in 2008 to give young professionals access to events and programs that would allow them to grow professionally and help grow the community.  Currently, GKYP has monthly opportunities for: Networking, Professional Development and Community Service.  Annual membership are only $60 and Corporate Sponsorship begin at $250 and include 5 memberships.  Non-members are always welcome.  The first GKYP event is free, then only $5 to attend afterward.



High School Career Day

                    

The purpose of Regional High School Career Day is to give high school students the opportunity to interact with educators and a variety of business professionals to find out how they ended up where they are professionally, and what they would have done differently or the same with the experience they have now.  In 2017, Central Texas College's Anderson Hall hosted approximately 400 students from regional high schools and roughly 70 business professionals who participated in the 5th annual Regional High School Career Day.

 

Leadercast

          

Leadercast Live focuses on the leadership issues most relevant to today's time-starved leader.  It is a place of inspiring messages coupled with rich interaction between fellow leaders that want to be intentional about raising their standard of leadership...all delivered with a creative, energetic and memorable approach.  Leaders across all industries and various levels of their career are able to leave this event better equipped to take on their next challenge.  Leadercast Killeen is held the first Friday in May.  Individual and group tickets are available.

Leadership Killeen

                    

Leadership Killeen provides participants unparalleled leadership training and opportunities to learn about and become more involved in the local community. The purpose of the program is to engage emerging leaders with current business and community leaders to produce a shared vision for our community’s future.  In addition to developing leadership skills, Leadership Killeen also gives participants the opportunity to make a difference in our community by identifying an area of need through a group project. Five projects were completed in 2017 with a focus on education, quality of life, health or the military. Chamber staff partnered with Jim Bondi, Chief of Plans, Analysis, & Integration at US Army Garrison, Fort Hood, to conduct the monthly classes. Classes begin in September and meet once a month through May. Tuition starts at $450. Applications are currently being accepted and may be obtained here or by calling the Chamber office.  

Non-Profit Expo

     
          

The Expo provides opportunities to learn what various Non-Profits in Killeen and the Ft. Hood areas are doing and how YOU can help Make a Difference. The Non-Profit Expo is hosted every year in April and is free and open to the public.

Mentoring Program

                 

 

Third Thursday Mixers

          

Members and Non-members alike gather to network and enjoy a Chamber Host's incredible hospitality. This is an opportunity for Chamber members and those interested in joining the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce to network and meet other business professionals in a casual atmosphere. Third Thursday Mixers are held every month on the third Thursday from 5:30 - 7:00 p.m. and are free and open to the public.  

Wooden Nickel Program

                              

The Store Where Involvement Buys Everything! The Wooden Nickel Store’s primary function is to assist with the basic needs of KISD students to allow them to focus primarily on their studies and to get parents and caretakers involved with the education process. This project is a long standing program that allows students, parents, and caretakers the opportunity to earn items they may not be able to otherwise purchase. Each designated school has a program that allows both parents and/or students to earn wooden nickels to buy items in the Wooden Nickel Store. Purchases can only be made with wooden nickels earned at the participating schools. The purpose of this program is to promote volunteerism by parents and students alike. In one school wooden nickels can be earned as follows:
  • Participating in a parent workshop (10 nickels per hour)
  • Being a parent volunteer (5 nickels per hour)
  • Attending a PTA meeting (2 nickels per meeting)
  • Reading to a classroom (3 nickels per week)
  • Eating lunch with your child (1 nickel per time)
  • Obtain perfect attendance for a 6-week period (6 nickels)
Wish List items for each school and drop-off locations for donated items can be downloaded here. Sponsorships to support a new school are always welcome. Information regarding sponsoring an elementary school may be obtained on our Sponsorships page.