Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Ken Shelter speaks at Feb. 22 luncheon about transportation challenges

Ken Shetter, vice chair of the Greater Johnson County Transportation Coalition, is the guest speaker at the monthly luncheon of the Keene Chamber of Commerce at noon Thursday, Feb. 22, at the Keene Church Annex (formerly Keene Senior Center), 201 E 1st St. in Keene.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. 

The meal is catered by Olivia’s Cafe in Keene. The cost is $12 per person for those who RSVP by 5 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19. The non-RSVP cost at the door is $15.

The membership spotlight will fall on Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace Judge Johnny Bekkelund, who is sponsoring the luncheon.

Shetter will talk about transportation challenges facing Johnson County and the Metroplex.

Shetter is also mayor of Burleson, elected in 2004, and is president of One Safe Place, a nonprofit corporation focused on preventing crime and violence.

Business Expo, Health Fair and Job Fair is Sunday, Feb. 25

Forty-nine local businesses are represented at the 15th annual Keene Chamber of Commerce Business Expo/Health Fair/Job Fair from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 25, at the Leiske-Pultar Gymnasium on the campus of Southwestern Adventist University. 

Admission is free.

The chamber, along with the Keene Economic Development Corp. and the Keene Business Development Corp. is teaming with Southwestern’s Department of Nursing and the North Central Texas WorkForce Solutions for the event.

There will also be a food court and free bounce houses and balloon animals. 

There are free seminars on social security, basic finances, wills and trusts, vegetarian cooking and end of life planning.

Exhibitors are:

Arts Unlimited Southwest, Benke Ear Nose & Throat (hearing van in parking lot), Children’s Advocacy Center, Chisholm Trail Academy, Christy's Pets, City of Keene, Cleburne Ford, Community Hospice of Texas, County Clerk Becky Ivey, Court Appointed Special Advocates, Crosier Pearson Funeral Home, Crossroad Fellowship Adventist Church, David Kerchevel, candidate for commissioner Prec. 4, Gillin Energy, Gillin Reality, Hearts & Flowers, Heart to Heart Hospice, Hill College, Hopps Automotive, Jeremy Owens Paint & Body, Johnny Bekkelund Precinct 4 Justice of the Peace, KJRN, The Journey, Keene Adventist Church, Keene Chamber of Commerce, Keene Adventist Elementary School, Keene Family Dental, Keene Futbol Club, Keene Independent School District, Keller Williams Paige Hensley, Larry Woolley Commissioner Precinct 4, Louis Vuitton, Mertz Family Dentistry, Moncrief Cancer Institute UT Southwest, Norwex, Ooh Waa Waa Gourmet Popcorn, Pinnacle Bank, Quality Brakes and Alignment, Read-Billingsley Real Estate, Rooted Life Montessori, Rosser Funeral Home, Seredan Design, Southwestern Adventist University, Texas Adventist Book & Vegetarian Food Center, Texas Health Resource Mobile Health Unit, Texas WorkForce Solutions, The pH Station, Timeout Massage, Total Health, Physical Medicine and Stem Cell Therapy and Town Hall Estates.

The free seminar schedule is:

11:00 a.m. - Social Security by Gregg Gammon of Gammon Financial

11:30 a.m. - Wills and Trusts by Attorney Christopher Tharp

Noon - End of Life Planning by Amanda Park of Rosser Funeral Home

1:00 p.m. - Investment Basics by Gregg Gammon

2:00 p.m. - Vegetarian Cooking 

Sponsors for the Business Expo, Health Fair and Job Fair are: 

Southwestern Adventist University, Keene Business Development Corporation, Keene Economic Development Corporation, Crossroad Fellowship Adventist Church, Pinnacle Bank, Mertz Family Dentistry, Ideals Design and Architecture, Louis Vuitton, Quality Brakes & Alignment, Town Hall Estates, General Insurance Service and Cleburne Ford

Keene at a Glance

Keene offers visitors and residents the charm and warm hospitality of small-town life at its best combined with easily available modern conveniences and amenities. Located 30 minutes south of Fort Worth, Keene has it all: a mild four-season climate, recreational opportunities, a large University, award-winning schools, myriad of cultural and social activities, affordable cost-of-living, and a thriving and prosperous business community.

The Keene Chamber of Commerce has been serving Keene since 1993. We strive to partner with local businesses, government and education to support a favorable economic environment. The Chamber represents business, organization, and individual members who depend on the Chamber for member services including networking events, community and business development, ribbon cuttings, growth opportunity reports, economic data gathering, business referrals, business seminars, relocation packets, and being an advocate with governmental and regulatory bodies. These are among the many services we provide to our members.

The Keene Chamber's objective is to provide a platform from which our members can enhance their business or organization through networking and programs designed to improve their bottom-line and to make available the tools necessary to excel as the economy improves. Our mandate is to pursue opportunities in the areas of retail development and education. We will work diligently to ensure that our local economy is strong and vibrant.

History of Keene
Educational Institutions
  • Keene Adventist Elementary School
  • Keene Elementary School
  • Keene Junior High school
  • Wanda R. Smith High School
  • Chisolm Trail Academy
  • Southwestern Adventist University.
Governmental Offices
Things to Do


  • 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.
Major Employers
Visitors Information
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Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
Upcoming Events
Monthly Luncheon
February 22, 2018 at 11:30 a.m.
Business Expo, Health Fair and Job Fair
February 25, 2018 at 10 a.m.

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