Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Small Town Connection

As a chamber member, you can take advantage of myriad ways to connect with other chamber members and the community and get a big bang of advertising for a small amount of buck.

Monthly Membership Luncheon

The monthly luncheon, held the last Thursday of each month, meets at the Keene Senior Center, 207 E. First Street. Be sure to make a reservation at the chamber office. The luncheon is open to anyone who wants to attend. The lunch and presentation are $12 for those who RSVP and $15 for unreserved walkups.

Chamber members can sponsor a monthly luncheon for $150. A sponsor receives five minutes at the beginning of the program to promote and tell about your business. You may also bring items to place on tables. Call the chamber office at 817-556-2995 if you would like to sponsor.

For $750 a chamber member may sponsor the luncheon meal. All fees collected that day will go towards special projects of the chamber such as the U.S. flag program, the annual Fourth of July Parade, the annual Christmas Light Parade and Fireworks Show, and gifts for children of needy families at Christmas. You will receive special recognition in printed and electronic media available to the chamber, as well as at the luncheon.

Business Expo

The 15th annual Business Expo, Health Fair and Job Fair is held Sunday, February 25, at the Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University. Presented by the Keene Business Development Corporation and the Keene Economic Development Corporation, known as the Type A and Type B boards, the event is a business expo, health fair and job fair as we team up with the Southwestern's School of Nursing to provide health screenings and the Texas WorkForce to provide a job search information. There are activities for kids and college students, as well. This event will provide a great way to showcase your business to our community. Booth spaces can be reserved by calling the Keene chamber office at 817-556-2995.

Fourth of July Parade

The parade begins at 9 a.m. on July 4, unless otherwise announced. Entrance is free and it's another way you can advertise your business by providing an entry.

Annual Membership Banquet

The 23rd annual Keene Chamber of Commerce banquet will be 6 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27 at the Committee of 100 Cafeteria at Southwestern Adventist University. The banquet recognizes achievement in business, education and citizenship through the presentation of seven awards: Community Improvement Award; Community Service Award; Pioneer Award; Young Entrepreneur Award; Phillip Sparks Helping Hands Award; eight Educator of the Year awards and Citizen of the Year Award.

The banquet also features quality Christian entertainment. In 2015, comedian/songwriter Aaron Wilburn made his third appearance at the banquet. Previous guests have included Taylor Mason, Jeff Allen and Dr. Dennis Swanberg.

All members and anyone interested in the business of Keene is invited to attend. Businesses may purchase tables of 6 and provide their own unique centerpiece. Lots of great door prizes are given away by area businesses each year. Sponsorship opportunities are available for this event.

Christmas Light Contest

Prizes are given for the best Christmas light display in Keene in three categories, residential, business exterior and business interior. You can enter yourself or nominate someone at the chamber office by mid-December each year.

The winners are received yard-sign recognition and are honored at the January membership luncheon.

Christmas Light Parade and Fireworks

Scheduled for 6:30 p.m. the first Sunday of December, the Christmas Light Parade features anything that rolls or walks as long as it is lighted. The parade entry fee is canned goods that support a local food pantry.

After the parade, the chamber-sponsored fireworks at Callicott Park can be enjoyed by spectators and participants. Once again, this is another way you can share your business name with the community through a parade entry or fireworks sponsorship.

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Contact Us
Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
Upcoming Events
Buesiness Expo and Health Fair is Feb. 24
December 14, 2018 at 10 a.m.
Political poster exhibit at SWAU
February 07, 2019 at Tuesday and Thursday

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