Keene Chamber of Commerce  
Pinnacle Bank welcomes two new tellers
March 18, 2019

The Keene Branch of Pinnacle Bank has two new tellers.

Shelby Charles and Phillip Vasquez are now greeting customers at the teller windows in the lobby and at the drive-thru.

Charles is a graduate of Joshua High School, attend Hill College and resides in Joshua.

Vasquez is a graduate of Cleburne High School and resides in Cleburne. He graduated from Sam Houston State University in 2016 with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree focusing on finance. 

"We invite everyone to stop by a meet Shelby and Phillip," Branch President Amy Lingo said. 

Pinnacle Bank is a charter member of the Keene Chamber of Commerce.

Coin counting machine open at Pinnacle Bank
March 14, 2019

The Keene branch of Pinnacle Bank has a machine you can count on.

A self-service coin-counting machine is now open in the bank's entrance. The machine counts coins and produces a receipt that customers present to a teller for paper currency.

"The machine is fun and saves time," Branch President Amy Lingo said. "Previously, our tellers had to leave their station to count coins at a different machine."

A small container is available for machine users to sort through their coins, making sure there are no objects such as paper clips, nails or foreign coins,  Lingo said.  

The coin machine is free for customers. Non-customers pay a transaction fee equal to 10 percent of the total.

In the photo below, Lingo prepares to pour a bucket of coins in the machine.

The machine is available during the bank's lobby hours: 9 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday and until 6 p.m. Thursday. 

Pinnacle Bank is a charter member of the Keene Chamber of Commerce.

Keene Pharmacy will take back drugs
March 14, 2019

A local business that sells drugs now takes them back.

Keene Pharmacy is participating the Oinmar Consumer Drug Take-Back program.

Keene residents can bring unused or expired prescription medication (including Schedule II-V controlled substances) to the pharmacy for deposit in a large-safe-type receptacle.

Also accepted are unused or expired over-the-counter medications and pet medications.

Drugs and medications that cannot be accepted are Schedule I controlled substances and illegal drugs.

The Consumer Drug Take-Back receptacle is open during pharmacy hours, 9 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and until 5 p.m. Friday. 

In the photo below, Keene Pharmacy Technician Jenny Brown deposits prescription drugs in the take-back container.

Keene Pharmacy, 114 S. Old Betsy Road (817-558-3341) is a longtime member of the Keene Chamber of Commerce.

Crystal Sparkman joins General Insurance Service
March 12, 2019

Crystal Sparkman has joined General Insurance Service as professional administrative assistant.

The announcement was made by GIS owner Richard Bothe. General Insurance Service, 100 S. Old Betsy Road in Keene, is a charter member of the Keene Chamber of Commerce.

Sparkman returns to GIS after working there from 1999-2000. She left to join the Farmers Insurance office of George Williams, her brother, for 16 years. 

A graduate of Cleburne High School and resident of Godley, Sparkman has two adult children, two grandchildren and one on the way.

Sparkman fills the vacancy created by the unexpected Jan. 27 death of Maylene Jeffress, who was entering her 37th year with GIS.

Kelli Jamison will continue to serve in the GIS office on a part-time basis.  

John Junker, Cleburne Railroaders owner/president, speaks to chamber March 28
March 07, 2019

John Junker, the new owner and president of the Cleburne Railroaders Baseball Team, is guest speaker at the Keene Chamber of Commerce luncheon at noon, Thursday, March 28, at the new Keene Community Center, 1000 N. Old Betsy Road.

Doors open at 11:30 a.m. and serving begins at 11:45 a.m.

Junker, a Cleburne resident, purchased the team in late October from the NelTex Group. 

Reservations can be made after March 20. The cost is $15 per person for those who RSVP by 5 p.m. Monday, March 25. After that, the cost is $18 per person.

The Railroaders first home game at The Depot is May 16. 

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Keene Chamber of Commerce
110 S. Old Betsy Road
Keene, Texas 76059
(817) 556-2995
 
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