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. There will be CPR classes for adults and door prizes.
Booth space is sold out. Confirmed exhibitors are: Adventist Book Center, Awards by Mastercraft, Bliss Family Chiorpractic, Children's Advocacy Center, City of Keene, Cleburne Ford, Cleburne Hyperbarics Clinic, Cleburne Railroaders Baseball Club, Community Hospice, Community Opportunities Inc., Crosier Pearson Cleburne Funeral Home, Crossroad Fellowship Church, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Hearts & Flowers, Henslee Group – Keller Williams, Hill College Johnson County Campus, Hopps Automotive, Hope Clinic, How Sweet It Is Bakery, Ideals Design, Jeremy Owens Paint & Body, Keene Adventist Elementary School, Keene Chamber of Commerce, Keene Family Dental, Keene Independent School District, Keene Seventh-day Adventist Church, Lake Whitney Ranch, Marshall Young Insurance, Mertz Family Dentistry, Mission Hospice, Norwex, Ooh Wa Wa Gourmet Popcorn, Pinnacle Bank, Quality Brakes & Alignment, Read-Billingsley Real Estate, Rosser Funeral Home, Seredan Design, Signs of Success, Southwestern Adventist University, Texas Adventist Book Center, Texas Health Harris Methocist Cleburne, Thurman Transportation, Time Out Massage, Town Hall Estates, Ulrich Barn Builders, Universal Windows Direct of DFW, and Workforce Solutions – Cleburne.
Entertainment features choirs from the Chisholm Trail Academy, Keene Adventist Elementary School, Keene High School, Keene Spanish Adventist Church, and the Heaven's Sound Quartet.
There will also be free seminars on wills and final plans by Christopher Tharp, attorney at law, and financial planning by Scott Darragh of Edward Jones Financial Services.