Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Our Organization
The Keene Chamber of Commerce was formed on July 1, 1993, when 25 people met at the old Keene Diner at the corner of Hillcrest and Old Betsy Road and founded the Keene Chamber of Commerce.
  • We are a dues-supported membership-based organization
  • Operated by a volunteer board of community business leaders
  • Supported by a staff of dedicated volunteers.
  • We provide a platform for our members to promote their businesses in the community and surrounding Johnson County
  • We are actively engaged in promoting the Keene, Texas, area to visitors, newcomers, and new businesses.
Mission Statement

To support local business by building strong community relationships that support business growth of the community.


The Elisa Carver Park is located in the heart of Keene and includes softball, soccer and tee ball fields, volleyball and basketball courts, a three-quarters-of-a-mile walking trail, playground, and a picnic area, as well as a nine hole disc golf course.

  • Keene Adventist Elementary School
  • Keene Elementary School
  • Keene Junior High school
  • Wanda R. Smith High School
  • Chisholm Trail Academy
  • Southwestern Adventist University
As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,003 people, 1,651 households, and 1,147 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,783.2 people per square mile (687.4/km²). There were 1,772 housing units at an average density of 631.6/sq mi (243.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 74.46% White, 7.06% African American, 0.76% Native American, 2.44% Asian, 2.60% Pacific Islander, 9.33% from other races, and 3.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 25.84% of the population.

There were 1,651 households out of which 35.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.5% were non-families. 22.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.29. In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 19.0% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 15.3% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 28 years. For every 100 females there were 89.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,676, and the median income for a family was $42,269. Males had a median income of $27,625 versus $23,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,809. About 6.0% of families and 10.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.2% of those under age 18 and 17.8% of those age 65 or over.

In addition to the Fort Worth-Dallas media, news related to the city of Keene is covered by the Cleburne Times-Review which covers the nearby county seat of Cleburne and other surrounding cities. Radio stations that offer Keene news are KHFX, which has a country music format, and KJRN, the listener-supported, Christian radio station of Southwestern Adventist University.

Keene is located at 32°23′34″N 97°19′39″W (32.392860, -97.327501)[3]. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2), of which 99.65% of it is land and 0.35% is water.
Chamber office needs volunteer help

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.

Contact Us
Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
Upcoming Events
Keene's Comprehensive Plan discussed at Feb. 14 open meeting
February 14, 2017 at 6 p.m.
Julie Alexander to speak at Feb. 23 luncheon
February 23, 2017 at 11:30 a.m.

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