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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

These Changing Times WHAT WE ARE SEEING IS A PARADIGM SHIFT PRECIPITATED BY MANY FACTORS INCLUDING TECHNOLOGY, MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS, TRADE AGREEMENTS, THE TIME FAMINE, GENERATIONAL VALUES AND OTHER FACTORS. THE FACT IS THAT THE WORLD HAS CHANGED. This paradigm shi has been well documented. Two of the books that we have studied at the chamber to figure out the way ahead are The End of Membership As We Know It: Building the Fortune Flipping Must-Have Association of the Next Century and Road to Relevance: 5 Strategies for Competitive Associations. I recommend them to you. On the business side, The Age of the Customer: Prepare for the Moment of Relevance speaks to the shi as well. Jim Blasingame explains that, “As technology merges time and space, information is delivered faster, knowledge happens quicker, and … customer expectations, and what they consider to be relevant to them, are changing, sometimes overnight.” He defines the paradigm shi, correctly I believe, as a movement om the Age of the Seller to the Age of the Buyer all expressed in the flow of information. During the Age of the Seller, it was the seller who controlled information. If a buyer wanted information, they had to go to a seller to get it. That put the seller in charge of the transaction. Now, information is everywhere, all the time. Because of this, the buyer is now in charge of the transaction. This is a powerful change and it is a change that has produced what is called the Sharing Economy. Our chamber is in the process of changing as we figure out how to deliver value in this new economy. We are not changing because we want to change. We are changing because we have to change to survive. Many organizations, in fact most organizations, are in the same situation. Maybe yours is as well. There are several components to the change we are seeking to implement at our chamber. A core tenant is relationship building. For us, the goal is not a single purchase of a product or service. The goal is to create exclusive audiences and lifetime customers. This will help us retain members as we discover their wants and needs. Retention, or reducing the churn, is paramount. There are many ways to build relationships. One is to provide valuable content, defined as information that informs, entertains and inspires. The goal is to quit talking to people about what is important to us and provide them with information that is valuable to them.

Chamber Leadership Chairman of the Board ABDUL SUBHANI Centex Technologies

Sector Chair Communications TANEIKA DRIVERMOULTRIE City of Killeen

GKCC President/CEO JOHN CRUTCHFIELD, III

Guest Contributers MG (RET) KENDALL COX HOTDA

ABDUL SUBHANI Centex Technologies

Editor JENNIFER HETZEL

Design LESLEY ROCQUE

Printing DAVIS BROTHERS PRINTING

We need to listen better. In an age of high tech, we need to be practitioners of high touch. High touch puts us into position to listen. When we listen, we get to know our members, and prospective members, inside and out. Segmenting our members into groups who have common interests and similar challenges accelerates results. If we ask how we can help, it is reasonable to expect that they will tell us. Our leadership and business councils are a way to segment members.

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We have to become innovative. The wants and needs of those who invest in us will change over time. We have to change our products and services to meet those wants and needs, to help them solve the problems they face. If we do, we will become indispensable. The test is simple. Are they willing to pay for it?

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Chamber of Commerce, please visit the following websites:

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All the wishing and hoping and praying that things will go back to the way they were is not going to change things. The environment in which we live is different. It will continue to change.

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I hope you are developing survival strategies for your business or organization. As my dad used to say, “You have to swim in the water in which you fall.” Another way to say it is, “The best way to predict the future is to invent it.”

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That is the bottom line … in these changing times.

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AUTHOR JOHN CRUTCHFIELD President, Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce

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Contents SPECIAL FEATURES

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MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT

Our region’s long history of supporting the Army.

These Changing Times

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PUBLIC POLICY

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CENTRAL TEXAS BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER AN INVALUABLE RESOURCE FOR LOCAL BUSINESSES

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28 THE CHANGING NATURE OF CYBERSECURITY How cybersecurity can affect you personally and professionally.

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THE PROCESS OF RETAIL DEVELOPMENT The critical role the Killeen Chamber plays in recruiting new retail to our community.

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RIBBON CUTTING PHOTOS

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CALENDAR OF EVENTS

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MEMBER PROFILES

RESTAURANT & CATERING GUIDE

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KILLEEN CHAMBER EVENT PHOTOS

A comprehensive list of all of our restaurant and catering members.

The BRC is helping transform the local business community.

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHTS

KILLEEN CHAMBER

First Texas Bank City of Killeen

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: How government rules and regulations affect your business.

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LOCAL PARTNERSHIPS INVALUABLE TO MILITARY SUCCESS

FLAVORS OF CENTRAL TEXAS The area’s premiere food event.

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DINING ETIQUETTE Local restaurants share how to be a better diner.

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HOW DO THEY MAKE THAT? Our members share some of their most popular recipes.

ON THE COVER Dining Etiquette Few general guidelines that will make us better diners.

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WHERE THE RUBBER MEETS THE ROAD JOHN CRUTCHFIELD III President & CEO, Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce

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n article titled “Regulation Run Amok – And How to Fight Back” written by Charles Murray appeared in the May 11, 2015 issue of The Wall Street Journal. It should be stated at the outset that Mr. Murray’s article was limited to laws and regulations implemented at the federal level. It did not address city and state laws and regulations.

“Laws are just the beginning. In 2013, the Code of Federal Regulations numbered over 175,000 pages. Only a action of those pages involved regulations based on something spelled out in legislation.” In effect, Congress and our courts are leaving it to the regulators to make up the rules they think serve their goals.

He said, “The number of federal crimes you could commit as of 2007 (the last year they were tallied) was about 4,450, a 50% increase since just 1980.” He also said, “the laws setting out these crimes are oen so complicated that only lawyers, working in teams, know everything the law requires. Everyone knows how to obey the laws against robbery. No individual can know how to obey laws such as Sarbanes-Oxley (30,470 words), the Affordable Care Act (400,038 words) or Dodd-Frank (377,491 words).”

The situation is compounded by the fact that, if a regulatory agency comes aer you, you will not be dealing with a court of law or the legal principles with which we are all familiar. You will deal with an administrative court run by the regulatory agency itself. The analogy Mr. Murray uses is that “it is as if the police department could make up its own laws and then employ its own prosecutors, judges and courts of appeal.” There is not much fair about this process.

Just recently, the Department of Labor issued new rules on overtime. Those rules will affect your business. It is important that you understand what is required so that you can comply with the new requirements. Here are a few of the key details on the new rule. The rule radically increases the salary threshold under which most employees will be automatically eligible for overtime pay. The current salary level requirement for exemption is $455 a week ($23,660 annually), which was last updated in 200⒋ The new exemption threshold is $913 a week ($47,476 annually). The compliance deadline is December 1, 20⒗ The change in the salary threshold includes an automatic adjustment every three years. The adjustment is tied to the 40th percentile of full time salaried workers in the lowest wage region of the country (currently, the Southeast). So, you will have to be on your toes to stay current.

The great virtue of a free market system is that it does not care what color people are; it does not care what their religion is; it only cares whether they can produce something you want to buy. It is the most effective system we have discovered to enable people who hate one another to deal with one another and help one another. - MILTON FRIEDMAN

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PUBLIC POLICY COUNCIL Here is the practical aspect of rules such as this. Excessive rules and regulations make running your business more complex. This rule will not result in a large amount of overtime pay winding up in the pockets of employees because it presumes employers will continue to run their business as they always have despite the penalty. They will not. The slow learner will pay fines to the federal government in the beginning. But all, some sooner, some later, will place stricter controls on overtime in their businesses. What will result will not be more overtime pay in the pockets of employees. Rather, there will be less time worked and less pay in those same pockets. It is a fact that you cannot force employers to spend money that they do not have.

GUIDING PRINCIPLES The Public Policy Council will have the authority to establish positions and act on legislative issues as outlined in the legislative agenda and as long as they are consistent with these Guiding Principles. If an issue arises, that does not meet these criteria, the Chamber’s Executive Committee can review and approve any issues or recommendation arising in the event action must be taken prior to the next scheduled Board of Directors meeting. • GKCC supports and will promote the continued development of the region’s key economic sectors including Fort Hood, military and defense, health care, hospitality, manufacturing, real estate, construction, knowledge-based and service industries. • GKCC supports a comprehensively planned, constructed, and well-maintained infrastructure as a key to long-term economic development.

It is no coincidence that survey aer survey om around the U.S. indicates that investors in chambers of commerce expect us to advocate on their behalf especially in the public policy arena. There are a number of ways in which we strive to do so.

• GKCC will support collaborative, cost-effective solutions to regional infrastructure challenges.

One way is to push back against excessive, unproductive regulation and legislation before it is enacted. We work with allies wherever we find them to kill excessive rules and legislation before it is created. Laws are easier to kill than rules enacted by, in some cases, mostly unaccountable bureaucrats.

• GKCC will support the free-enterprise system.

Another way is to work with allies to overturn excessive rules by passing legislation. In the case of overtime rules, we are working with others to support the Protecting Workplace Advancement and Opportunity Act (S2707 and HR4773). This law, when it is passed, will cancel the overtime regulation.

• GKCC will encourage that business-minded individuals, knowledgeable of the community’s needs, be elected to office and we will encourage business-minded citizens to volunteer for community service.

• GKCC will support economic development initiatives which enhance the competitiveness of new and existing businesses. • GKCC will support equity in tax and fee structures, regulations and administrative procedures that produce positive economic growth in the region. • GKCC will support a public education system, working in partnership with the business community, to prepare all students to be successful in the workplace or in post-secondary education. • GKCC will support creative and adequate funding methods to ensure that our region’s public school systems and institutions of higher learning can remain effective in their quest for excellence.

Lastly, we want to provide you with information to help you comply, when necessary, so you can avoid unnecessary or inadvertent penalties. Information will help you make informed decisions to limit the impact of excessive rules and regulations on your business.

• GKCC will support high quality, cost-effective government services offered in a manner conducive to the growth of competitive businesses.

To help guide our efforts, our Public Policy Council and our Board of Directors have adopted a set of Guiding Principles. These principles clearly state what we will defend. I hope you will take the time to read them. If these are principles with which you agree, join us. We need all the help we can get.

• GKCC will support reasonable actions that protect and conserve the environment.

• GKCC will support the privatization and consolidation of services throughout the region when these actions are in the best interest of the public.

• GKCC will support market-based changes to the health care system to produce competitiveness without sacrificing quality of care. • GKCC will support equal opportunity for all citizens of the region.

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BUSINESS SERVICES

Central Texas Business Resource Center

an Invaluable Resource for Local Businesses The Central Texas Business Resource Center (BRC) is a collaboration of the Workforce Solutions of Central Texas (WSCT), Central Texas College (CTC), and the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce (GKCC). Originally started by the Texas Center for Women’s Business Enterprise on March 1, 2000, the fledgling office provided basic individual counseling in an effort to combat the rapid opening and closing of local businesses. The local economy was struggling at that time and there were many empty buildings around town. The Texas Center for Women’s Business also struggled with funding and was close to closing until March 2002, when WSCT, CTC, and GKCC formed a joint venture to keep this unique resource open to the community.

THE CENTRAL TEXAS BUSINESS RESOURCE CENTER HAS WON AWARDS FOR BEST COMMUNITY PROGRAM & EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY OF LIFE PARTNERSHIPS. The BRC mission and vision is to support local job seekers in their efforts to become small business owners. The BRC recognizes that every individual client is different with unique ideas and goals for their business. The staff are dedicated, mature individuals who have owned several businesses in their own right. Their broad range of experience enables them to provide high-quality individual counseling, business classes, workshops and administrative assistance,

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such as Notary services, to potential and existing small business owners. This nonmembership, non-profit program is dedicated to providing ee businesses services to all individuals who need assistance in the Central Texas region. The BRC is the only office of its kind in the state of Texas. While some universities, colleges, communities and other organizations may provide some access to


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information resources, none are performing at the level of the BRC nor are they providing these services for ee. The BRC works hard to create professional relationships with existing businesses, civic organizations and government entities for mutual support and recognition of their programs and activities. They also work closely with other resources serving the small business community, such as Central Texas College ENACTUS Program. The BRC provides mutual support to the U.S. Small Business Agency in Fort Worth, the Cross Timbers Procurement Technical Assistance Center at the University of Texas at Arlington and McClennan College’s Small Business Development Center in Temple. Recently, the BRC hosted a visit by the Small Business Administration (SBA) Southwest Regional Administrator, Yolanda Olivares, and the HUBZone Program Director at SBA Headquarters in Washington D.C., Mariana Pardo.

The BRC has strong relationships with the U.S. Army and Fort Hood. They partner with the Fort Hood Soldier for Life Transition Assistance Program to offer business workshops twice monthly ee of charge to soldiers transitioning out of the military. The BRC has a similar program with the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center’s Warrior in Transition Unit, which provides additional career options for soldiers being medically separated. Workforce Solutions of Central Texas provides space for the BRC in the Workforce Center in Killeen TX. Additional workshops are offered here. Most workshops are provided at no charge, however some may have a low fee when food is provided.

Confidential counseling is available by walk in or appointment Monday- Friday 8am – 5pm, at our offices located at 300 Cheyenne Drive, Killeen, TX 76542. Please visit centexbrc. com for additional information regarding workshop topics, dates, and times. centexbrc.com

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The Changing Nature of

Cybersecurity

CYBERSECURITY. IT’S A RECENT ADDITION TO OUR LEXICON, ONE THAT IS OFTEN MISUNDERSTOOD AND UNDERRATED. The Oxford English Dictionary defines cybersecurity as “security relating to computer systems or the Internet, especially that intended to protect against viruses or fraud.” The need to protect against viruses and fraud has increased at a staggering rate. The demand for technicians trained to meet that need has also increased rapidly. February 2015 saw a heist of 7⒏8 million records at Blue Cross Blue Shield Anthem, followed by intrusions at Premera and other BCBS companies. “In more recent months, financially-motivated crooks have barraged medical centers, like Hollywood Presbyterian Hospital, with malicious “ransomware” programs that encrypt data and trigger messages demanding money in exchange for a decryption code,” reported Nextgov. While stories about massive cybersecurity hacks against companies like Target and Sony have captured recent news attention, cybersecurity attacks also affect individual users and local small businesses. Centex Technologies has seen a major increase in cyberattacks against its clients in recent months. Just paying bills online without checking to make sure you are on a secure network or accessing a secure page on your bank’s website can be a problem. According to a 2015 study by Cisco, there are more than 1 million cybersecurity job openings worldwide. This number is expected to increase to 6 million by 2019, with a projected shortfall of ⒈5 million, according to Michael Brown, CEO at Symantec. This is due to a shortage of qualified workers, as well as an increase in the number and effectiveness of cyberattacks. As a result, “the sophistication of the technology and tactics used by criminals has outpaced the ability of IT and security professionals to address these threats.” Burning Glass Technologies, a Bostonbased job-matching company, reported that

• Cybersecurity jobs are in demand and growing across the economy • Positions calling for financial skills or a security clearance are even harder to fill than other cybersecurity jobs • Cybersecurity positions are more likely to require certifications than other IT jobs • Cybersecurity employers demand a highly educated, highly experienced workforce • Geographically, cybersecurity jobs are concentrated in government and defense hubs, but are growing most quickly in secondary markets Widespread misconceptions about security risks among businesses and individuals exacerbate the increasingly challenging problem of online security. Many believe they have taken the correct precautions to protect against threats, when in fact they are ineffective or out of date. Conversely, many do not even realize what threats exist or the actions they can take to protect their online presence.

Cybersecurity is a complex field that has grown and continues to change quickly. The threats we face today could not have been imagined 50, 20, or even 5 years ago. The threats we will face tomorrow and in years to come will likely be unlike anything we can imagine, yet somehow we must prepare for them. This will only be possible with an informed population and a trained workforce.

President & CEO Centex Technologies and author of Stay Safe! A Basic Guide to Information Technology Security (Fall 2016)

SOURCES:

peninsulapress.com/2015/03/31/cybersecurity-jobs-growth burning-glass.com/research/cybersecurity/

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To address these shortfalls, the Department of Homeland Security has started a campaign called Stop.Think.Connect. to inform the public about cybersecurity threats and how to practice safe online behavior. The campaign is “aimed at increasing the understanding of cyber threats and empowering the American public to be safer and more secure online.” This public-private partnership emphasizes that internet safety is a shared responsibility, and that the federal government cannot address it alone-individual citizens and the business community must also participate.

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forbes.com/sites/stevemorgan/2016/01/02/one-millioncybersecurity-job-openings-in-2016/#1e25d8f17d27 cisco.com/c/dam/en/us/products/collateral/security/cybersecuritytalent.pdf

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cybersecurity job postings have grown three times as fast as postings for all IT jobs. High demand means high pay: cybersecurity workers can make up to $6,500 per year (9%) more than other IT workers. The report lists several key trends in cybersecurity jobs:

burning-glass.com/research/digital-skills-gap/ dhs.gov/about-stopthinkconnect

nextgov.com/cybersecurity/2016/05/centers-medicare-andmedicaid-services-hack-spawns-data-guardian-volunteercorps/128501/?oref=govexec_today_nl


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ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT

THE PROCESS OF RETAIL DEVELOPMENT THE CITY OF KILLEEN CONTRACTS WITH THE GREATER KILLEEN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE TO PROVIDE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT SERVICES. ONE OF THOSE SERVICES IS RETAIL DEVELOPMENT. Retail development is important for two reasons. First, sales taxes are paid on retail sales. Those sales taxes are an important component of city and county budgets. Second, citizens of our community are also consumers of retail products. The availability of retail products impacts the quality of life here. A significant amount of the retail growth in the greater Killeen area is recruited. It is important that recruitment be strategic. Recruitment is focused on products where there is unmet consumer demand. We use a retail gap analysis to determine consumer demand. The retail gap analysis reveals to us how much leakage is occurring in the market by product category. Leakage is defined as the difference between purchasing power in the market and the amount of that purchasing power being exercised in the market. Consumers leave the market to buy products that are not available in the market. This is leakage. When we know specifics about the leakage we are experiencing, we can focus

recruitment efforts specifically on retailers who will address that leakage. The gap analysis does two things. It provides valuable information to investors as to the risk of investing in a market. Obviously, they want to invest in markets where there is an unmet demand for the product they will offer. It also allows community leaders to shape recruitment efforts to address leakage and, at the same time, avoid cannibalization of existing retailers in a market. If demand for a product is being met, you do not want to encourage an increase in the supply of that product. Once we know leakage levels by product, there are a number of marketing activities in which we engage to get information in the hands of retail investors. In May of each year, there is a retail trade show hosted by the International Council of Shopping Centers (ICSC). Attendance at the show ranges om 25,000 to 40,000

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people. Attendees and exhibitors include municipalities, retailers, developers, site selection consultants and retail service providers. Our staff markets and promotes our retail trade area as an exhibitor during the ICSC conference. We also exhibit at the ICSC Texas Deal Making tradeshow and were recently the exclusive municipal exhibitor at Retail Live!, a retail trade show in Austin. As an exhibitor, there are opportunities to market to other exhibitors but to also capture the attention of attendees who peruse the tradeshow floor looking for information and deals. Some of the tools used to promote the retail trade area are aerial maps, housing maps, demographic data, and marketing fliers. Killeen is considered a secondary market. When national retailers enter the Texas market, they typically open in metropolitan markets because the risk is perceived to be lower in metropolitan areas due to large populations. Then, they move into secondary markets.

OF THE SECONDARY MARKETS, THE KILLEEN RETAIL TRADE AREA IS OFTEN OF HIGH INTEREST BY RETAILERS DUE TO OUR POPULATION GROWTH.

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Of the secondary markets, the Killeen retail trade area is oen of high interest by retailers due to our population growth. Retailers evaluate success in a secondary market, such as Waco or College Station, before deciding to open in a similar market. What does that mean for Killeen? Here is an example. Smokey Bones BBQ, in Waco, is a subsidiary of the Darden Corporation. Darden owns a number of restaurant brands including Red Lobster. Darden had intentions of opening a barbecue restaurant in Killeen. The concept failed in Waco. This caused Darden to cancel their plans for Killeen. A positive example is In ‘N Out Burger. The corporation opened in Killeen, did very well here and, as a result, now has opened a store in Waco. Working with retail developers is more complex that working on individual stores. It is time intensive but, oen, produces more retail volume than single store projects. An example of this is The Retail Connection, the developer who is creating La Cascata Retail Village. The project consists of approximately forty acres with over 360,000 sf of retail space. This project will consist of many retailers and will include dining and entertainment venues. The capital investment is approximately $65 million. When built out, the project will provide more than eleven hundred jobs. Developers understand the value that their project will bring to a community. They expect to share in the wealth they are creating. We do this through the development of a Master Development Agreement. The Agreement contains the requirements that the developer will have to meet to receive incentives, and defines and describes those incentives in detail. Everything is performance based. In other words, the developer has to build the project to receive incentives. Phase One of The La Cascata Retail Village will break ground this year. Leasing of space in Phase One has gone well. So well, in fact, that since the Master Development Agreement was signed, The Retail Connection has acquired an additional thirty acres to expand the project. Our staff is working with the company to complete plans for Phase Two. There are a number of other multi-acre developments with whom our staff is working in the community. It should be remembered that we cannot stop any retailer om entering the market. However, through the strategic use of the tools we have available to us, we can shape the retail market so that those who choose to live here will have far more choices in the years ahead and, hopefully, a higher quality of life.

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M I L I TA R Y R E L AT I O N S

Local Partnerships Invaluable to Military Success STRONG AND HEALTHY PARTNERSHIPS ARE CRITICAL TO SUCCESS IN NEARLY EVERY ASPECT OF LIFE. The cities of Central Texas surrounding Fort Hood are no exception. These communities provide support for Soldiers and their Families, forming lasting relationships that truly make the Fort Hood region “The Great Place.” The American Heritage Dictionary defines partnership as “a relationship between individuals or groups that is characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility, as for the achievement of a specified goal.” Cooperation is the key word in this definition, one that is apparent in the truly unique existing partnership between the cities surrounding Fort Hood. When I returned to Fort Hood in summer of 2014 to serve as the Deputy Commanding General of III Corps and Fort Hood, I was extremely pleased to see the wonderful changes that had occurred since my departure in 200⒌ During those nine years away, the growth in the region, as well as improvements on Fort Hood, were simply amazing, and one of the primary reasons my family and I made the decision to retire here. The close working relationships between Fort Hood leadership, Soldiers and their Families with the communities in Central Texas was unlike any other I had witnessed in 36 years of service. There is a prevailing belief within the cities and counties surrounding Fort Hood that the success of the post, the Soldiers-who work tirelessly to defend our country and its eedoms-and their Families is contingent upon these communities providing the best they can offer. This will also ultimately

improve the communities and the region as a whole. This partnership, between multiple entities with a shared responsibility to achieve a specified goal, has resulted in numerous improvements throughout the region, which serve as evidence of the success of this partnership. Fort Hood is currently engaging in an Army Community Partnership program sponsored by the Office of the Assistant Chief of Staff for Installation Management. This program is designed to look at ways to develop partnerships with local communities to create efficiencies and generate much needed savings for Fort Hood, while creating revenue opportunities for the communities. The program is modeled aer other successful partnership efforts that deserve mentioning, including: • Fort Hood worked with the Texas A&M University System to provide 672 acres to build the Texas A&M UniversityCentral Texas campus. This resulted in the development of an upper-level university right here in Central Texas that works closely with Central Texas College and Killeen Independent School District

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to provide a full range of educational opportunities for Soldiers, Family members, and other residents of the region. • Community leaders worked hard with federally elected officials in DC (Congressmen Chet Edwards and John Carter) to obtain funding for the new Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center (CRDAMC) on Fort Hood. This state-ofthe-art facility opened in April 2016 and greatly enhances the already tremendous medical care provided to all who live in and around Fort Hood. • Significant improvements have been made to the transportation network throughout the region that have enhanced the power projection capability of Fort Hood to transport equipment to the


ports of Beaumont and Corpus Christi for deployment. This was a result of extensive partnering between the local communities, Fort Hood, the Central Texas Council of Governments (CTCOG), the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDoT), and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway Coalition. Together, these organizations brought well over $400 million in road network improvements to the region, which has increased safety, distribution, and economic opportunities. Earlier this year it was announced that US Highway 190 will soon be designated I-14, a major success for the area with unlimited opportunities in the future.

the Governor’s office, recently provided $30 million dollars to support 9 different projects throughout the State, one of which was here at Fort Hood/Killeen. The City of Killeen is the sponsor and the project is to renovate and repair the existing Army Radar Approach Control (ARAC) facility on Fort Hood at the Joint Use Fort Hood - Killeen Regional Airport. This facility is responsible for all of the airspace within a 60 mile radius of the airport and also essential for the controlling of all live fire operations on Fort Hood. Without this facility the Soldiers could not train on Fort Hood, military aircra could not land or take off om Fort Hood, and rotary wing

THE RELATIONSHIPS AND PARTNERSHIPS THAT EXIST BETWEEN FORT HOOD AND THE SURROUNDING COMMUNITIES IS LIKE NO OTHER ... • Current ongoing studies (the Joint Land Use Study - JLUS and the Force Reduction Assessment - FRA) were the result of grants provided by the Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) and in direct coordination with Fort Hood. The JLUS, at the request of Fort Hood, is being sponsored by the City of Killeen and is designed to ensure any current or future development or encroachment outside the limits of Fort Hood will not impede or impact current or future training as Soldiers prepare for operational missions. The FRA, also sponsored by the City of Killeen, is designed to provide the region with a detailed look at potential impacts to the region based on the pending reductions on Fort Hood (3,350 positions) associated with the Army’s reduction om 490,000 to 450,000 Soldiers. Both of these will help Fort Hood and the region better prepare for any future decisions made by the Army or Department of Defense in terms of force structure or training requirements, while helping the communities continue to find ways to better support Fort Hood and enhance their own economic opportunities. • The most recent successful partnership for the region was the awarding of a Defense Economic Adjustment Assistance Grant (DEAAG) om the State of Texas. This program, sponsored by the Texas Military Preparedness Commission (TMPC) of

aircra and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) would not be able to fly. This would have a significant impact on Fort Hood’s ability to train and deploy their Soldiers and ultimately cost the Army and government hundreds of millions of dollars to do this elsewhere. The City of Killeen, working closely with Fort Hood and other members of the region, was able to win a DEAAG award for $⒊475 million dollars. When coupled with funds om Fort Hood, the Killeen Economic Development Corporation, and in-kind services om the City of Killeen, this will result in this facility being fully renovated and repaired to current standards to support today’s training and airport operations. These are just a few examples of the power of partnerships that. When attempted alone, most of these accomplishments likely would not have been achieved. The relationships and partnerships that exist between Fort Hood and the surrounding communities are like no other, and it is these relationships and partnerships that will ensure continued success and growth for both Fort Hood and the Central Texas region in the years to come.

MG (RET) KENDALL COX Executive Director, Heart of Texas Defense Alliance

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BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT

FIRST TEXAS BANK FIRST TEXAS BANK HAS SERVED THE GREATER KILLEEN AREA SINCE 1963. We pride ourselves on being an independent community bank, locally owned with headquarters in Killeen, Texas. Our mission is to provide complete, convenient financial coverage and service by fostering uncompromising customer delight in each community, delivered by a team of dedicated, friendly, and caring professionals.

Our bank offers a full range of services, including commercial and real estate lending, deposit services, cash management and ACH process. We know convenience is important to our customers, which is why we have six branches, three located in Killeen, and over 25 ATMs in the Central Texas area to serve your banking needs. We understand that our customers do not want problems – they want solutions. At First Texas Bank, you will find we are both high tech and high touch. We offer the very best in customer service – skilled bankers who are concerned about you and who will answer your questions. Our dedicated bankers are here to provide you with solutions to meet your financial needs. To further enhance your banking experience at First Texas Bank, we offer ee online banking, bill pay, and a 24-hour account information line.

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Our employees are dedicated to both our customers and our community, which is why our employees are avid volunteers in multiple organizations throughout our community. Some of the organizations where our employees make an impact include the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce, Heart of Texas Defense Alliance, Association of the United States Army, Armed Services YMCA, Killeen Education Foundation, Law Enforcement Assistance Fund, Fort Hood Area Habitat for Humanity, Greater Killeen Young Professionals, Killeen Food Care Center, Killeen Heights Rotary Club, Killeen Economic Development Corporation, Killeen Industrial Foundation, and the Killeen Business League. We consider ourselves to be the best financial institution in Central Texas and we invite you to make it your mission to make First Texas Bank YOUR bank.

Visit or call one of our three Killeen locations: 3514 S. WS Young Dr. | 254-634-2132 716 N. 8th St. | 254-634-6090 2200 W. Centex Expy. | 254-526-7778

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CITY OF KILLEEN SERVING UP GOOD NEWS! HAVE YOU BEEN CRAVING SOME GOOD NEWS FOR A CHANGE? The City of Killeen has a new initiative that should hit the spot! Good News Killeen is the city’s multi-faceted approach to communicating directly with the public it serves and sharing all of the positive stories that traditional media often overlooks.

Celebrate Killeen 2016

National research shows that newspaper, television and radio media are all experiencing a continuous audience loss. The advent of digital and social media is certainly part of the equation having changed the way people consume information. Now more than ever, the City of Killeen has the opportunity to be part of the information smorgasbord. And while traditional media is finding its place in the new social environment, technology has given our city the tools to join the conversation directly. While print may seem passé, it remains an essential way to convey information. Killeen utilizes its monthly water bills to put newsletters, like City Insight, or informational flyers in 44,000 households and businesses every month of the year. While designed for print, these publications take on a digital life when they are incorporated into the City’s online outlets, making them even more widely available. KilleenTexas.gov is the City’s most infinite and far-reaching resource and has secured its place as a 24-hour city hall. With more than 200 pages and ⒈2 million hits per year, the website is the hub for information about city government. Users can find standard information like locations, hours and contacts; more in depth content like meeting agendas, budgets and master plans; and interactive features like bill payment, work

order submission and online registration. City news releases and media questions and responses are also a key feature. KilleenTexas. gov is the central link to other City web and social media sites. Video is a compelling medium and one that the City of Killeen is increasingly utilizing. With an internal production studio, Killeen’s government channel reaches far beyond meeting recordings and bulletin slides. We now produce program videos, documentarystyle short films and commercials. Our most recent addition to the line-up is a bi-weekly program called Good News Killeen! that highlights exciting and essential information. All of our videos are produced with the digital audience in mind so they can be utilized across mediums to achieve maximum reach. Social media is one of our newest and most powerful platforms. National research shows that nearly three-quarters of adults are on Facebook and that 70% of those same adults use it daily. Quite simply, social media is where the people are, and the City of Killeen wants to be there with them. Killeen’s Facebook page has more than 10,400 likes and is growing daily. New content, pictures and videos create an ever-changing environment that keeps the city esh in audience news feeds. The ability for fans to like and share our posts has produced huge

City Hall 101 N. College St. 254-501-7600 Connect with Killeen KilleenTexas.gov Facebook.com/KilleenTexas Youtube.com/CityofKilleenTX Time Warner Cable Channel 10

results in engagement and exposure, but it is the two-way communication that makes this medium dynamic. Our residents now have an online outlet to ask questions and provide feedback, which has created a true dialogue. By delivering traditional information to people in modern ways, we are changing the way the City of Killeen and its residents communicate. So the next time you wonder what’s cookin’ in Killeen, head straight to the source where we’ll be serving up good news!

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Restaurant and catering Guide RESTAURANT LISTINGS BY CATEGORY

Asian

Latin Cuisine

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20 22

Taiwan Dragon

Bakeries 20 24 26 27

Cove Custom Cakes Pink Tulips Cakery Sweet Eats Bakery Works of Art Cakes

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Big Hoss Bar-B-Que & Catering Bones Cracked Rib Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Rudy’s Country Store & BarB-Que Sticky Bones BBQ & Catering

Burgers 21 21 24 27

Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers Fuddruckers McDonald’s Wayback Burgers

Coffee/Tea 20 22 26

Dream Teas K-Town Coffee Bean Starbucks Coffee Company

Diners/Deli’s 18 22 22 23 25

Pizza 19 20

Bite the Bagel Deli Cafe Jason’s Deli Jersey Mike’s Subs McAlister’s Deli of Killeen Schlotzsky’s Sandwich Shop

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Krab Kingz

Island 18 22

C&H Hawaiian Grill Island Spice Restaurant

Italian 22 23 24

Italian Cuisine Little Italy Olive Garden

Let Us Do The Cooking Mama’s Soul

Sports Bar & Grill 21 24

Harv’s Sports Bar and Grill at Holiday Inn MJ’s Bar & Grill

Steakhouse 23 27

Logan’s Roadhouse Texas Land & Cattle Co.

Traditional Fare 18 18 19 19 19 19 19 20 21 24 24 25 25

Food Truck 23

Cici’s Killeen Domino’s

Southern

BBQ 18

El Chico Restaurant Hierba Fresca Restaurant

Akira’s Scratch Elevated Bistro and Bar Buffalo Wild Wings Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen Chick-fil-A Killeen CJ’s Catering Classic Events Catering and Rentals Club Hood DoubleSky Catering Glendora’s, LLC PureFit Foods R&M Smith Designs Ravenous Shilo Inn Suites Hotel & Shilo Restaurant

Vegetarian/Vegan 26

So Natural Organic Restaurant & Market

Wine/Pubs 26 27

Stillhouse Wine Room Tyku Wine Bar and Lounge

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AKIRA’S SCRATCH ELEVATED BISTRO AND BAR

BIG HOSS BAR-B-QUE & CATERING

BITE THE BAGEL DELI CAFE

254.702.8243 Hours: Fri 4-9 pm, Sat 11 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-7 pm bighossbbq.com 426 Soukup Ln. Killeen TX 76542 254.213.1569

We are Historic Downtown Killeen’s casual fine dining experience.

We’re a Texas barbeque catering company offering the best uniquely blended Bar-B-Que sauce, brisket, chicken, ribs, along with all the fixings. We provide service for corporate luncheons and parties, military functions, receptions, outdoor events, and more. We offer 3 methods of delivery: Catered, served buffet style in casual setting with big down home heavy duty plastic plates people; DropOff Delivery; and Pick-Up Orders.

BONES CRACKED RIB

BUFFALO WILD WINGS

Hours: Mon-Thur 8 am-4 pm, Fri & Sat 8 am-Midnight, Sun 8 am-2 pm Facebook: Akira’s Scratch Elevated Bistro 224 E Ave. D Killeen 76541

254.699.1502 Hours: Mon-Fri 6 am-3 pm, Sat 7 am-3 pm, Sun 8 am-3 pm Facebook: Bite the Bagel Deli Cafe 480 FM 2410 # 300 Harker Heights 76548 Bite the Bagel Deli Café is a unique, quality oriented bakery-deli focused on providing affordable, fresh baked products; quality and health conscious sandwiches, salads, desserts and coffee.

C&H HAWAIIAN GRILL

254.213.4750 Hours: Mon-Sat 11 am-9 pm, Sun 11 am-7 pm bonescrackedribsbbq.com 3401 W. Stan Schlueter Lp. Killeen 76549

254-690-1523 Hours: Sun-Thur 11 am-midnight, Fri & Sat 11 am-2 am 2401 E. Centex Expy. Killeen TX 76543

254.554.7755 Hours: Mon-Sat 10:30 am-7:30 pm chhawaiiangrill.com 903 E. Rancier Ave. Killeen 76541

buffalowildwings.com Whether from Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, Louisiana, or the Carolinas, southern BBQ is the sweetest and sultriest taste around. Complete with all the fixin’s, our southern comfort food is sure to satisfy any appetite. We have served Central Texas for over 5 years. You’ll never forget your first time – you’ll be back for more! Voted Best BBQ in Central Texas.

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All you need to know about us is these three things: Wings. Beer. Sports.™ Why do those three things matter to us so much? Because that’s what our fans want, and that’s what we’re all about—making our fans happy. Buffalo Wild Wings® is the ultimate place to get together with your friends, watch sports, drink beer and eat wings.

C & H Hawaiian Grill is dedicated to bringing you the best Hawaiian dining experience by serving a delicious selection of plate lunch foods and American cuisine, with exceptional service in a beautiful and comfortable atmosphere. We believe in serving large portions of high quality food at reasonable low price. “Ono” means “delicious” in Hawaiian, and our food says it all!


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CHEDDAR’S SCRATCH KITCHEN

CHICK-FIL-A KILLEEN

CICI’S KILLEEN

254.680.5473

254.242.3400

Hours: Mon-Sat 6 am-10 pm, Sun Closed

Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-10 pm, Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-10 pm

254.519.1200

cfakilleen.com

cicis.com

Hours: Mon-Thur 11 am-11 pm, Fri-Sat 11 am-Midnight, Sun 10:30 am-10 pm

1402 W. Central Texas Expy. Killeen 76542

832 South Fort Hood St. Killeen TX 76541

Our chicken is 100% breast meat, with no fillers or additives. We hand-bread each filet in our kitchens, and our product doesn’t arrive as a pre-formed patty or nugget. Our salads are freshly prepared and hand chopped, our lemonade is freshly squeezed, our tea is brewed fresh and our biscuits are hand rolled and cut. All with some of the best hospitality in town!

Cici’s has what you want – the rules of eating out no longer apply! Welcome to the place where individuality rules and flavors run free. Explore the wide variety of our traditional, deep dish, stuffed crust and flatbread pizzas, but save room for our fresh, crisp flavors on the salad bar, or spice it up with some wings. Then finish off your meal with delectable dessert pizzas or gooey cinnamon rolls.

CLASSIC EVENTS CATERING AND RENTALS

CLUB HOOD

cheddars.com 201 E Central Texas Expy. Ste. 100 Harker Heights 76548 Come out and join us for a fresh, prepared from scratch meal served with smile in a polished atmosphere!

CJ’S CATERING

254.778.8100 Hours: By appointment classiccateringandrentals.com 512.930.2200

802 S. 47th St. Temple 76504

Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am- 5 pm

Classic Events Catering and Rentals is a full service catering facility and party rental supplier located in Temple, Texas, serving the greater Central Texas area from Waco to Austin. We have over 30 years of foodservice and catering experience combined with wedding and decorating expertise. Our combined talents and commitment to ensuring that that the smallest details are not overlooked, will make certain that you have an enjoyable and memorable event.

cjseventcatering.com 1010 N. Austin Ave. Georgetown 78626 CJ’s Catering offers custom menus at reasonable rates and specializes in non-profit catering. We’ve been delivering scrumptious home cooked food since 2009 and named the best caterer in Georgetown the last 4 years.

254.532.5073 Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-4:30 pm hoodmwr.com/club_hood 24th St. & Wainwright Dr. Bldg. 5764 Fort Hood 76544 Club Hood provides new and innovative high quality products, event planning and customer service for Fort Hood and the surrounding communities. The mission of Club Hood is to provide a superior quality event planning, catering and conference facility-and service-in the most courteous, timely and cost effective manner, while providing opportunities for personal and professional growth for staff.

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COVE CUSTOM CAKES

DICKEY’S BARBECUE PIT

DOMINO’S

254.526.9446 Hours: Delivery Sun-Thur 10 ammidnight, Fri & Sat 10 am-1 am, Carryout Sun-Sat 10 am-9:45 pm dominos.com 254.212.4520

901 N. 10th St. Killeen 76541

Hours: Mon-Sun 11 am-9 pm

Our BBQ chain eatery features house-smoked meats, stuffed baked potatoes & classic sides. A family-owned restaurant chain established by Travis Dickey in 1941, the restaurant is the largest barbecue franchise in the United States today.

Founded in 1960, Domino’s is the recognized world leader in pizza delivery operating a network of company-owned and franchiseowned stores in the United States and international markets. Domino’s Vision illustrates a company of exceptional people on a mission to be the best pizza delivery company in the world. We’re committed to providing Killeen’s best pizza delivery experience, so give us a call and we’ll show you why.

DREAM TEAS

EL CHICO RESTAURANT

dickeys.com 254.702.5451

1100 Lowes Blvd. Ste. 400 Killeen TX 76541

Hours: By Appoint Only covecustomcakes.com We specialize in custom cakes and cupcakes for any occasion. All of our sweet creations are made-to-order from scratch.

DOUBLESKY CATERING

254.634.0501 Hours: Sun-Thur 11 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm 281.543.3414 Hours: By request of catering function doubleskycatering.com

elchico.com 832.294.4518 Hours: Mon-Sat 9 am-5 pm dreamtea.com

We bring our kitchen to you! Using our full-service mobile kitchen, we cook all food on-site to ensure it is fresh on every plate whether your event is for 50 or 450+ people. We will help walk you through the process of selecting what works best for your venue, and within your budget. Contact us now to discuss your catering needs!

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1701 E Central Texas Expy. Killeen 76541

Dream Teas are fresh loose leaf black teas grown from the ground. We provide different flavor variations such as pineapple rum, mango strawberry, chocolate banana sweet and unsweet. Contact us for your event needs!

A Mexican food tradition since 1940 has grown into more than 75 restaurants, including more than 25 franchise locations. The El Chico story began when Adelaida Cuellar’s homemade tamales drew huge crowds at a small county fair in 1926. Her sons opened a cafe in Dallas, following their mother’s recipes for enchiladas with chile con carne sauce. Today, El Chico is still serving top-quality Mexican food favorites with fresh new specialties of today.


Restaurant and Catering Guide RESTAURANT LISTING

FREDDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD AND STEAKBURGERS

FUDDRUCKERS

GLENDORA’S, LLC

254.699.7700 Hours: Mon-Fri 9 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm fuddsburger.com 2301 E. Central Texas Expy. Ste. 106 Killeen 76543 254.501.4506 Hours: Sun-Thur 10:30 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 10:30 am-11 pm freddysusa.com 3811 Clear Creek Rd. Killeen 76549

Fuddruckers is an expert at catering parties, meetings, weddings, anniversaries and other special events in their great big party rooms or at a location of your choosing. Talk to the manager to customize your menu for boxed lunches, party platters and Build Your Own Burger parties.

254.458.5907 Hours: Mon-Sat 11 am-9 pm & Sun 11 am-5 pm glendoraskilleen.com 715 West Veterans Memorial Blvd. Killeen TX 76540 We are a Guyanese, Caribbean, and American Restaurant. Come try us out!

From sandwiches to sundaes, Freddy’s makes food fresh after you ask for it because that’s the kind of quality you deserve!

HARV’S SPORTS BAR AND GRILL AT HOLIDAY INN

254.690.5511 Hours: Breakfast Mon-Fri 6-9:30 am, Dinner Mon-Sat 5-10 pm forthoodhotel.com 300 E Central Texas Expy. Killeen 76541 Stop by Harv’s for an early breakfast buffet, sizzling Southwest specialties, classic American fare and a full bar to satisfy any craving. Don’t want to miss the big game? Six oversized flat-screens are positioned throughout our cozy bar and lounge area. Room Service is also available from 6:30-9:30 am and 5-10 pm. We welcome you with a relaxed environment, fortifying menu and total convenience.

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HIERBA FRESCA RESTAURANT

ISLAND SPICE RESTAURANT

ITALIAN CUISINE

254.768.2142 254.383.2036 Hours: Closed Sun & Mon, Tues-Wed 11 am-7 pm, Thur-Sat 11 am-8 pm Facebook: Hierba Fresca Restaurant 615 N. 2nd Street Killeen TX 76541 Come to Hierba Fresca to enjoy authentic Puerto Rican and international cuisine! Flavor is our language. Sit, relax and enjoy!

JASON’S DELI

254.680.4066

Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-8 pm, Closed Sun

Hours: Mon-Fri 10 am–7 pm, Sat 10 am–5 pm

italiancuisine.us

Facebook: Island Spice Restaurant

5201 Clear Creek Rd. Ste. B Killeen TX 76549

809 N. 2nd St. Killeen TX 76541 A new Jamaican Restaurant in Killeen, Texas serving up the best and most authentic Jamaican dishes!

Let us cook for you the same way you would cook for yourself at home. We offer a wide range of fine Italian food that we would be honored to prepare for you!

JERSEY MIKE’S SUBS

K-TOWN COFFEE BEAN

254.781.7268 254.690.7888 Hours: Everyday 8 am-10 pm

Hours: Mon-Sat 6 am-4 pm, Closed Sun

jasonsdeli.com

Facebook: K-Town Coffee Bean

3213 E Central Texas Expy. Ste. 200 Killeen 76543

254.699.1510 Hours: Everyday 10 am-9 pm

Jason’s Deli stands for three simple concepts: PEOPLE, FOOD and CHOICE. We serve fresh food, premium and more natural ingredients, and we’re the first major restaurant concept to ban artificial trans fats in the U.S. and the first to eliminate high fructose corn syrup. If you’d rather have the deli deliver or you have a big event planned, contact our Killeen deli.

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jerseymikes.com 3007 E. Central Texas Expy. Ste. 103 Killeen TX 76543 New Jersey-based counter-serve sandwich chain serving jumbo subs filled with cold cuts & toppings.

110 S. Fort Hood St. Killeen TX 76541 Our family-owned and operated business specializes in Italian-roasted espresso, homemade pastries and kolaches. We offer meeting and event space for the community, host comedy and open mic nights, and feature a different artist each month by displaying their artwork. Enjoy complimentary Wi-Fi and military discounts. We look forward to serving you!


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KRAB KINGZ

LET US DO THE COOKING

LITTLE ITALY

254.554.COOK (2665) Hours: By appointment letusdothecooking.com

254.458.1542 Facebook: Krab Kingz Krab Kingz offers Southern-style garlic seafood plates for lunch and dinner. We have a variety of snow crab and shrimp plates with potatoes, sausage, corn on the cobb and egg!

We are Killeen’s full service catering company ready to accommodate any group or event. Whether you’re hosting 10 people at your home or 2,000 at the lake, we’ve got you covered. Our experienced staff will make sure that you and your guests are able to relax and enjoy every aspect of your event. Whether that’s for a BBQ or a Black Tie Affair, “Let Us” take care of it for you. We look forward to serving YOU very soon!

254.526.5163 Hours: Sun-Thur 11 am-9:30 pm, FriSat 11 am-10:30 pm Facebook: Little Italy 1218 S. Fort Hood St. Killeen TX 76542 Come to Little Italy to enjoy fine Italian cuisine!

LOGAN’S ROADHOUSE

MAMA’S SOUL

MCALISTER’S DELI OF KILLEEN

254.699.5724

254.319.8547

254.519.3354

Hours: Sun-Thur 11 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm

Hours: Mon-Fri 7:30 am-10:00 pm, Saturday & Sunday by appointment only

Hours: Sun-Thur 10:30 am-9:30 pm, Fri & Sat 10:30 am-10 pm

logansroadhouse.com 3100 E. Central Texas Expy. Killeen 76542 We grill up sizzling Southern-inspired flavor using time-honored recipes we’ve collected and perfected over time. From the inviting aromas of our wood-fired grilled steaks to our delicious from-scratch dishes with seasonings you can see, we know how to bring out food’s true flavor. And when you pair our food with an ice-cold beer or our handcrafted Roadhouse Tea, you’ll understand why Logan’s Roadhouse is much more than a restaurant.

mamasoulcatering.com Mama’s Soul provides high quality southern style catering with full service concessions and event consulting. Established in 2005, we are a veteran-run business with a vast knowledge of the practice and understanding of planning, organizing, supervising and managing. We serve small and medium size catering venues throughout Central Texas. We’ll make your next event special by providing the most delicious food and exceptional service. Nobody does it better.

mcalistersdeli.com 1908 E Central Texas Expy. Killeen 76541 Founded in 1898, Ridgeland, Mississippi-based McAlister’s Deli is a quick-casual restaurant chain known for its sandwiches, spuds, soups, salads, desserts and McAlister’s Famous Sweet Tea. In addition to dine-in and take-out service, McAlister’s also offers casual catering, with a selection of deli and sandwich trays, vegetable, cheese and fruit trays, breakfast trays, box lunches and desserts.

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MCDONALD’S

MJ’S BAR & GRILL

OLIVE GARDEN

254.200.0650

254.554.7008

254.699.2709

Hours: Open 24 Hours

Hours: Mon-Fri 1 pm-2 am, Sat 3 pm-2 am, Sun 11 am-2 am

Hours: Sun-Thur 11 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm

Facebook: MJ’s Bar & Grill

olivegarden.com

1310 S. Fort Hood St. Killeen TX 76542

2811 E. Central Texas Expy. Killeen 76543

Located in the heart of bustling Killeen, MJ’s Bar & Grill is a vibrant dive bar with a relaxed atmosphere spotlighting popular sporting events and sizzling karaoke. Enjoy our fingerlicking bar fare varying from saucy wings to homemade yakimandu. We’re the perfect place for group gatherings and making new friends!

From heartwarming Italian classics, to Lighter Italian Fare, to our unlimited soup, salad and breadsticks, we serve our guests delicious food that feeds everyone’s appetite. We invite you to pull up a chair and let the sharing, the passing, and the laughter begin. Because, like Italians, we believe that things like joy, laughter, and love, have no limits.

PUREFIT FOODS

R&M SMITH DESIGNS

mcstate.com/35878 4622 S. Ft. Hood St. Killeen 76542 Since 1955, McDonald’s has been proud to serve the world some of its favorite food. And along the way, we’ve managed not just to live history, but create it: from drive-thru restaurants to Chicken McNuggets to college credits from Hamburger U and more. It’s been quite the journey, and we promise this is just the beginning-we’ve got our hearts set on making more history, with you, right here in Killeen.

PINK TULIPS CAKERY

254.699.0334 Hours: Mon-Fri 7 am-8 pm, Sat 9 am-6 pm & Sun 10am-6pm purefitfoods.com 254.338.5318

1103 W. Veterans Memorial Blvd. Killeen, TX 76541

Hours: By Appointment Only pinktulipscaker.com Satisfying the taste buds of Central Texans with delicious and beautifully created custom cakes and treats.

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At Purefit Foods, our goal is to make delicious yet healthy perfectly portioned meals possible. For this reason we focus on all natural ingredients, just the way they were intended. We make healthy meals easily available to ensure your success!

254.630.3620 Hours: By Appointment Only Facebook: R&M Smith Designs We offer event planning, catering and party rentals. With over 25 years of experience, we service weddings and provide food for all occasions.


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RAVENOUS

RUDY’S COUNTRY STORE & BAR-B-QUE

SCHLOTZSKY’S SANDWICH SHOP

Hours: Tue-Thur 8 am- 9 pm, Fri & Sat 8 am – 10 pm, Sun 8 am- 9 pm, Closed Mon

254.953.0081

254.554.5550

Hours: Mon- Thur 7 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 7 am-10:30 pm, Sun 7 am-10 pm

Hours: Mon-Sun 10 am-10 pm

Facebook: Ravenous Killeen

rudysbbq.com

1914 E. Veteran’s Memorial Blvd. Killeen TX 76541

5621 E Central Texas Expy. Killeen 76543

This restaurant offers breakfast, lunch and dinner. We also have a full bar and offer catering services for parties and special events. We have a full menu of mixed beverages, so you can enjoy a mimosa or Bellini with your breakfast dining experience.

Rudy’s prides itself on bringing you fresh, quality Texas BBQ without skimping on the flavor. We offer the best in brisket, sausage, turkey, ribs, chicken, and pork-loin, and an assortment of gift baskets and famous sauce to provide a BBQ experience Texas residents trust. We have locations scattered throughout the southwest and an online store, so you can enjoy Texas barbeque anywhere! Free Shipping on Orders over $125!

2016 flavors winner BEST APPETIZER BEST ENTREE

254.833.5132

SHILO INN SUITES HOTEL & SHILO RESTAURANT

schlotzskys.com 902 W Central Texas Expy. Killeen 76541 Schlotzsky’s uses the highest quality ingredients to make the world’s best sandwich. You can also enjoy fresh baked bread, delicious hot sandwiches, Artisan flatbreads, specialty pizzas, toasted wraps, freshly tossed salads, gourmet soups, and the one of a kind Cinnabon® Classic Roll! From sandwich trays to box lunches, we make serving any size crowd fast and easy with delivery always being free! Schlotzsky’s. Every Bite Lotz Better!

254.699.0999 Hours: Lunch Daily 11 am-3 pm; Dinner: 5-9 pm Daily; Bar: Sun-Thur 3-10 pm, Fri & Sat 3-11 pm; Cigar Bar: Sun-Thur 3-10 pm, Fri & Sat 3-11 pm shiloinns.com 3701 S. WS Young Dr. Killeen 76542 There is nothing better than the combination of great food, excellent service and convenience! The Shilo Restaurant, full service bar and Killeen’s only Cigar Bar are all located in the East wing of the hotel. We serve a variety of Texas favorites and a wide selection of classic American dishes. Walk-ins are always welcome, but feel free to make a reservation or opt for room service delivery by dialing extension 370 from your in-room phone.

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SO NATURAL ORGANIC RESTAURANT & MARKET

STARBUCKS COFFEE COMPANY

STICKY BONES BBQ & CATERING

254.245.8571 Hours: Mon-Thur, Sat 11 am-8 pm, Closed Fri & Sun will open for private parties

254.630.8647 254.634.6434

sonaturalmarket.com

Hours: Sun-Thur 5 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 5 am-11 pm

Hours: Mon-Wed 11:30 am-2 pm, Thurs-Sat 11:30 am-7 pm, Sun noon5 pm

706 Edwards Dr. Ste. G Harker Heights 76548

starbucks.com

Facebook: Sticky Bones BBQ

1033 S. Fort Hood St. Killeen 76541 We are a veteran and family owned restaurant. Our goal is to provide the highest quality organic and natural foods, and we specialize in GMO free, comfort foods, paleo diet, gluten free options, vegetarian/vegan options, juice & smoothie bars, healthy meals on the go and more. We also offer a market consisting of hard-to-find packaged goods. Catering and delivery available. Come check out our recently renovated restaurant, as seen on the Food Network’s Restaurant Impossible!

Coffee lovers everywhere insist on Starbucks because they know they can count on genuine service, an inviting atmosphere and a superb cup of expertly roasted and richly brewed coffee every time. We’re a neighborhood gathering place, a part of the daily routine – and we couldn’t be happier about it. Get to know us and you’ll see: we are so much more than what we brew.

STILLHOUSE WINE ROOM

SWEET EATS BAKERY

1100 E FM 2410 Rd. Harker Heights, TX 76548 At Sticky Bones BBQ, we pride ourselves in bringing you the ultimate barbecue experience. Our recipes are all homemade, passed down through generations and steeped with love and flavors that show our deep Southern roots. Our attention to detail and quality is evident in every event we cater regardless of size because at Sticky Bones, we prepare our food as if you are family!

TAIWAN DRAGON

2016 flavors winner 254.681.9463

BEST DESSERT

Hours: Tues-Thur 4-10 pm (or later), Fri & Sat 4 pm-12 am (or later)

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stillhousewineroom.com

254.628.0497

403 E. Stan Schlueter Lp. Ste. 308 Killeen TX 76542

Hours: By Appointment Only

Stillhouse Wine Room is a Central Texas Wine Room & Beer Pub also serving Hors D’Oeuvres. Once you have experienced Stillhouse Wine Room’s delightful menu, the warm, friendly staff, and world-class wine selections, you will know why we have become one of the most popular meetings destinations in Central Texas. Let Stillhouse Wine Room show you the way the world of wine should be with New World attitude and Old World style.

1010 W. Jasper Dr. Ste. 12 Killeen 76542

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Facebook: Sweet Eats Bakery

We’re baking for the love of it! Sweet Eats Bakery is home to your favorite custom designed cakes for any occasion. We specialize in building customizable cakes and baked dessert options for weddings, birthdays, and company functions. Give us 3-to-4 weeks and we’ll give you the cake you’ve been dreaming about slicing into.

Hours: Mon-Fri 11 am-9 pm taiwandragon.com 308 E Ave. G Killeen 76541 We are one of Killeen’s oldest family owned and operated Chinese restaurants! For more than 30 years we’ve perfected our large menu of unique yet familiar Sichuan and Hunanstyle cuisine. Located in the heart of the new downtown Killeen, it is here that we’ve built a legacy that lives in the hearts and minds of the Fort Hood community. Dine in or take out with us. Jackson Huang and the Taiwan Dragon family welcomes you!


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TEXAS LAND & CATTLE CO.

TYKU WINE BAR AND LOUNGE

254.699.8524 Hours: Mon-Thur 11 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 11 am-11 pm, Sun 11 am-10 pm texaslandandcattle.com 3403 E. Central Texas Expy. Killeen TX 76543

(254) 554 8452 Hours: Wed-Fri 4 pm- midnight, Sat 5 pm-1 am Facebook Tyku Wine Bar

At Texas Land & Cattle our work is our passion. We believe in bringing it all to the table and creating a dining experience that makes each meal special and every taste inspired. From sourcing local Texas ingredients to adding a twist to familiar favorites, the difference you’ll find here is craft. The craft of caring as much about the doing as the done. That’s Texas Craft Dining. We hope you enjoy.

220 East Ave. D Killeen TX 76541

WAYBACK BURGERS

WORKS OF ART CAKES

Tyku Wine Bar offers sophistication and leisure in a venue that Central Texas has never seen before – one where wine enthusiast and music lovers can mingle and lounge in a unique Asian décor. Come see all that Tyku Wine Bar and Lounge has to offer. Curiosity will draw you in, the experience will keep you.

2016 flavors winner BEST DECORATED BOOTH

254.554.2011 Hours: Mon-Thur 7 am-10 pm, Fri & Sat 7 am-11 pm, Sun 8 am-10 pm http://waybackburgers.com/ 3404 W. Stan Schlueter Lp. Killeen TX 76549 Go Wayback to delicious. Go Wayback to fresh. Go Wayback to the best burgers, milkshakes, fries and sides in town. Wayback Burgers is all about creating great memories that stand the test of time. That’s why our restaurants are warm and inviting - comfy places where you can hook up with good friends, put your elbows on the table, and simply be yourself.

254.554.8500 Hours: Tue-Fri 12-6 pm, Sat 10 am-3 pm, closed on Sun and Mon worksofartcakes.com 308 N. Fort Hood St. Killeen TX 76541 We offer one of a kind specialty cakes for every occasion: birthdays, baptisms, promotions, retirements, weddings and many more. If you can dream it, we can Cake It! ¡Se habla Español!

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he 8th Annual Flavors of Central Texas was in August and we were excited to see all of our food related members! Flavors is always the food event of the season and this year’s event hosted more than 800 guests and 46 local vendors. Flavors is designed to please the palates of all who attend and offer fun and food in bite sized abundance! Restaurants, caterers and bakers set up beautifully decorated booths and offer samples of their finest foods. Many other non-food vendors also participate by setting up booths to showcase what their business has to offer. This year’s event included cooking demonstrations from many different restaurants and chefs; a Top Chef competition where professional chefs had one hour to prepare three different meals using secret ingredients they only learned about that day (judged on stage by local celebrities); Chopped for Kids, a brand new kids cooking competition allowed kids who can cook a chance to shine; and two big competitions including the “Fullest Fan.” All of this resulted in eight different awards, fun around every corner, and everyone getting #stuffedatflavors! Be sure to check out the Flavors of Central Texas Facebook page to see exciting photos from the event and updates for next year! This is the community’s chance to find a new favorite dive, try something fresh and original, and above all get #stuffedatflavors!

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Dining Etiquette WHEN VISITING A RESTAURANT, WE NATURALLY HAVE EXPECTATIONS OF THE VENUES WE CHOOSE TO EAT. We expect restaurants to have friendly staff, timely service, a clean establishment, good food and an enjoyable atmosphere to make the experience as gratifying as possible. Customer service is a key ingredient to any quality dining-out experience, but customer behavior is just as important. We rightfully expect to receive good customer service, but we should also think about how our actions, words and attitudes can make us better customers. Being a considerate customer will make for a more enjoyable experience for everyone, and ultimately, help the facility serve us better.

• BE MINDFUL OF THE TIME

Here are a few general guidelines that will make us better diners:

• TIP FOR GOOD SERVICE The

• KNOW BEFORE YOU GO When ordering at the counter, know what you want (or have a general idea) before walking up to order. The same goes for call-in orders. Asking the order taker—and the customers behind you—to wait while you leisurely peruse the menu is inconsiderate and slows down the line. That’s not to say you can’t ask questions, but if you need more time to decide, step aside and let others go ahead of you.

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Do not go into a restaurant 10 minutes before they close. Yes, they are expected to serve customers up until the posted closing time, but out of consideration for the employees, reain om starting a new order so close to closing time.

general rule is 15-20% before discounts, but if service was exceptional, tip more. If math isn’t your strong suit, just double the tax. The local tax rate is ⒏25% so this trick guarantees at least a ⒗5% tip (adjust for discounts and location). Most servers make less than minimum wage, so they depend on tips to make a living wage.

• DON'T LINGER If there is a line of people waiting to be seated, finish your meal and leave as quickly as possible. Other customers will appreciate the shorter wait time, just as you would if

you were waiting. Yes, a great part of the dining experience is being able to take your time and relax, but being mindful of others will help everyone have an enjoyable meal.

• QUIET PLEASE! Speak at an appropriate volume. Remember that you are in a public place and those around you are trying to have conversations, so do not raise your voice. We asked a few local restaurant managers to share some dining etiquette suggestions based on their experiences. Here’s what they had to say: Joseph Enueshike, Owner/Operator of Dickey’s Barbecue Pit We love when our customers give us feedback. So oen, people will give us praise in person at the restaurant, but it is very helpful for them to share their experience online on Yelp or our Facebook page. Customers who give feedback are good customers. All types of feedback will help us become a better restaurant.


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We would also like for our customers to tell us of any dietary needs or restrictions that they have. We work with our corporate office to provide us with dietary details on our in-store menu board for meal items that are gluten ee, vegetarian and so forth, but having customers tell us what they need is always helpful. Our guests are the cornerstone to our business. We love to make our customers feel welcome and we train our staff to accommodate them in any way possible. In the end, we are simply happy to have the customer there. There are no rules here!

CUSTOMER SERVICE IS A KEY INGREDIENT TO ANY QUALITY DININGOUT EXPERIENCE, BUT CUSTOMER BEHAVIOR IS JUST AS IMPORTANT.

Steven Perrault, General Manager of Texas Land & Cattle Steak House Customers, please read the menu thoroughly. In order to provide our customers with the best service and to help them make the best choices, this is very important. At Texas Land & Cattle, we pride ourselves on having local Texas products with quality service. Our servers have a limit of 3 tables at a time to allow our customers to feel as assisted as possible. We want our guests to have a good time and enjoy a great meal when they visit us.

Ashley Norman, General Manager at Cheddar’s Scratch Kitchen We encourage parents to reach out to us more and ask for help if their child is being challenging at the table. I have trained my servers to offer the child a side, a drink or something ee of charge to help calm the situation. I know that the parents just want to enjoy a meal as a family and sometimes little kids are understandably hungry and don’t understand that they have to be patient until the food arrives. When they say that it takes a village to raise a child, we want to be part of their village. At my restaurant we encourage our customers to reach out for help. Also, it is important for customers to mindful of servers’ wages and to tip accordingly to the service that they provide. It is not common knowledge that in Texas servers make at minimum $⒉13/hour, so tips go a long way.

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HOW DO THEY MAKE THAT? We’ve got the inside scoop! We asked some of our members to share recipes for their most popular dishes. Make these at home and share your photos with us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

Turkey Aldrete PureFit Foods

INGREDIENTS: ground turkey 93% lean 7% fat lemon juice Purefit Secret Seasoning light chilli powder parboiled rice lemon asparagus

DIRECTIONS: Slow cook turkey for 5 minutes, add seasonings. Remain on low heat until turkey starts changing color, once this happens add lemon juice. Constantly stir to keep it from hardening, keep on low heat until lemon juice evaporates. Turkey should change color. Rice can be cooked in a rice cooker, boil water then boil rice for 3 mins, put lemon garnish on top.

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Chicken Salad Croissant DoubleSky Catering

INGREDIENTS: 1-8 oz chicken breast (use fresh grilled chicken breast) 1 hard-boiled egg dill pickle (dice the pickle fresh) 1 oz red bell pepper real mayo (add mayo to texture you prefer) 1.5 oz chopped onion 1/2 tsp cayenne pepper 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp pepper garlic powder to taste

DIRECTIONS: Cook and dice chicken, then add all ingredients in bowl and stir with fork. Add more seasoning if desired. Try serving in a baked open-cut croissant along with a fresh spring mix topped with fresh cut strawberries and raspberry dressing on the side. It’s also nice to add in a deviled egg!

Dark Chocolate Truffles Works of Art Cakes

INGREDIENTS:

DIRECTIONS:

7 oz heavy cream

Cut Chocolate into small pieces and place into a large bowl. Heat heavy cream, butter and vanilla extract on medium high until it comes to a boil. Remove from heat and immediately pour cream over chocolate and stir until completely mixed and glossy. Allow ganache to cool and set until firm. Using a melon baller, scoop the ganache out into equal portions and with warm hands shape into ball form. Roll the ball in cocoa powder, set into serving cup and allow to cool. Variations: You can roll in toasted almonds, coconut, or confectioner’s sugar.

1/2 tsp vanilla extract 16 oz dark chocolate couverture 2 oz butter cocoa powder as needed

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Roasted Jerk Chicken with Garden Chimichurri So Natural Organic Restaurant & Market Recipe courtesy of Robert Irvine from Restaurant: Impossible

Total Time: 9 hr 35 min

Cook: 50 min

Prep: 45 min

Yield: 1 serving

Inactive: 8 hr

Level: Intermediate

INGREDIENTS:

Jerk Spice Rub:

Garden Chimichurri:

1 chicken leg (drumstick and thigh)

2 Tbsp ground coriander

3 Tbsp fresh cilantro, chopped

10 sprigs fresh thyme

2 Tbsp ground ginger

1 Tbsp fresh mint, chopped

1 shallot, diced

2 Tbsp light brown sugar

1 Tbsp fresh parsley, chopped

2 Tbsp Jerk Spice Rub, recipe follows

1 Tbsp cayenne powder

1 Tbsp red wine vinegar

1 Tbsp garlic powder

1 tsp olive oil

6 Tbsp grapeseed oil

1 Tbsp onion powder

1 tsp minced shallot

3 oz cauliflower florets

1 Tbsp kosher salt

1/3 tsp minced garlic

5 cherry tomatoes

2 Tbsp coarse black pepper

A large pinch of red pepper flakes

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

2 tsp dry thyme

Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

1/3 tsp fresh rosemary 1/3 tsp fresh tarragon 3 oz quinoa 2 Tbsp Garden Chimichurri, recipe follows

1 tsp ground allspice 1 tsp ground cinnamon 1 tsp ground cloves

Directions: Combine the coriander, ginger, brown sugar, cayenne, garlic powder, onion powder, salt, pepper, thyme, allspice, cinnamon and cloves in a small bowl. Yield: 1 cup

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Directions: Combine the cilantro, mint, parsley, vinegar, olive oil, shallot, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt and pepper to taste in a small bowl and refrigerate overnight. Yield: 1 cup


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DIRECTIONS: 1. Rub the chicken with the thyme, shallots and 2 tablespoons Jerk Spice Rub and refrigerate overnight in a baking dish. 2. Preheat oven to 3500 F. 3. Combine 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil and 2 Tbsp Jerk Spice Rub in a small bowl to make a wet sauce. 4. Heat 2 Tbsp grapeseed oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add chicken and sear to brown on all sides, 4 to 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and coat with the jerk wet sauce. Transfer to the oven and roast until the internal temperature is 1650 F. 5. Cook quinoa according to the package directions. 6. Heat 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil in a second skillet over medium-high heat. Add cauliflower and cook, without stirring, for 2 minutes. Then add cherry tomatoes and toss in the heat. Season with salt and pepper, then rosemary and tarragon. 7. Remove from the heat and splash with 1 Tbsp water to steam. Add remaining 1 Tbsp grapeseed oil to make sauce. 8. Put steamed quinoa and Garden Chimichurri on a plate. Add chicken. 9. Transfer cauliflower mixture to the skillet with the chicken drippings. Cook over high heat until thickened. Pour the vegetables over the chicken before serving.

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CONTACT THE KILLEEN CHAMBER AT 254.526.9551 TO SCHEDULE YOUR OWN RIBBON CUTTING.

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AMERICAN PARATUS SECURITY AGENCY, LLC 1010 W Jasper Dr. Killeen, TX 76542 254.212.2772 apsausa.com

ARMED SERVICES YMCA-WELLNESS CENTER 110 Mountain Lion Rd. Harker Heights, TX 76548 254.690.9622 asymca.net

BELEZA MEDSPA 3106 S. WS Young Dr. Killeen, TX 76542 254.213.5300 belezamedicalspa.com

CARLSON LAW FIRM 100 E. Central Texas Expy. Killeen, TX 76541 254.526.5688 craigcarlsonlawямБrm.com

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CENTRAL TEXAS COLLEGE MORTON HALL 6200 W. Central Texas Expy. Killeen, TX 76549 254.526.7161 ctcd.edu

CITY OF KILLEEN-COMMUNITY CENTER 2201 E Veterans Memorial Blvd. Killeen, TX 76543 254.501.8889 killeentexas.gov

CITY OF KILLEEN-CORNERSTONE BUILDING 101 E. Avenue D Killeen, TX 76541 254.634.2191 killeentexas.gov

COLDWELL BANKER UNITED, REALTORS 2710 S. Clear Creek Road Suite 115 Killeen, TX 76549 254.200.3806 coldwellbankerhomes.com

EMANCIPET 204 W. Avenue B Killeen, TX 76541 254.415.4950 emancipet.org

EXTRACO BANKS 1002 W. Central Texas Expy. Killeen, TX 76542 254.200.3600 extracobanks.com

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IMPERIAL RESORTS OF KILLEEN 5200 S. WS Young Dr. Killeen, TX 76543 254.760.0104

METROPLEX HEALTH SYSTEM-CENTER FOR WOUND CARE AND HYPERBARIC MEDICINE 5610 E. Central Texas Expy., Killeen, TX 76543 254.526.3483 mplex.org

MJ’S BAR AND GRILL 1310 S. Fort Hood St. Killeen, TX 76542 254.554.7008

PLAN A SIGNS, LLC 2916 S. Fort Hood St. Killeen, TX 76542 254.415.4393 planasigns.com

TRES UNIQUE BEAUTY LOUNGE 309 N. 8th St. Killeen, TX 76541 254.630.1331 tresuniquellc.com

WALMART NEIGHBORHOOD MARKET NO. 3450 2900 Clear Creek Rd. Killeen, TX 76549 254.669.6809 walmart.com

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Calendar of Events

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Chamber Networking & News

Young Professionals Monthly Social

Young Professionals Monthly Social

Young Professionals Monthly Social

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Military Relations Council Luncheon

Workshop: Protecting Against Data Breaches and Cyber Fraud

Third Thursday Mixer

Chamber Closed for Columbus Day

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Chamber Closed for Veteran’s Day

Third Thursday Mixer

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Third Thursday Mixer

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Young Professionals Monthly Business Luncheon

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Young Professionals Monthly Business Luncheon

Young Professionals Monthly Business Luncheon

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6 THURSDAY Young Professionals Monthly Social

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Workshop-Developing a High Performance Strategy

26 WEDNESDAY Annual Senior Command Teams Social

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Chamber Closed for Thanksgiving

25 FRIDAY Young Professionals Morning AMbitions Program

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Young Professionals Monthly Business Luncheon

Save the Date! MAY 5 2017 LEADERCAST

Young Professionals Industry Tour

Stay tuned for upcoming events: 2017 REGIONAL HIGH SCHOOL CAREER DAY

2017 KISD 8TH GRADE COLLEGE & CAREER EXPO

PUBLIC POLICY/PUBLIC EDUCATION COUNCIL LUNCHEON WITH TEXAS COMMISSIONER OF EDUCATION MIKE MORATH

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Luvinia and Jameel prepare some of their food for Robert Irvine to try.

SO NATURAL ORGANIC RESTAURANT & MARKET ACHIEVES THE (RESTAURANT) IMPOSSIBLE! NOTHING IS TRULY IMPOSSIBLE WHEN CHEF ROBERT IRVINE WITH FOOD NETWORK’S “RESTAURANT IMPOSSIBLE” SHOWS UP AT THE DOOR AND WANTS TO HELP A STRUGGLING RESTAURANT. Each restaurant faces its own unique challenges, and for So Natural Organic Restaurant & Market in Harker Heights, the challenge for owners Jameel and Luvina Sabree was maintaining a work-life balance. As soon as Luvina saw Chef Robert walk into the room, she knew immediately that So Natural would be making some positive changes. Their oldest daughter Ayana had sent the plea for help to Restaurant Impossible months ago. Her parents, passionate about healthy eating, had opened So Natural Organic Restaurant with hopes of making a difference in the community by offering local residents healthy food options. However, with no previous restaurant experience they quickly found that they were spending all of their time at the restaurant and diving deeper into debt. The whole family worked at the restaurant to help save money, but the kids were desperate for a break. Robert Irvine talks to Luvinia, Jameel, and two of their daughters.

Chef Robert took the impossible and made it remarkable! The crew of Restaurant Impossible showed up on Thursday, February 18th and by the next day completely transformed the restaurant, the menu and the family. Now So Natural offers “great tasting food that just happens to be healthy,” has hired new staff to help them stay balanced, and has an entirely esh and organic dining room to show off! When customers walk through the door, Luvina is proud to show off their new menu and the beautiful new decor in her restaurant. So Natural caters to a variety of diets, including gluten ee, paleo, vegan, low carb and vegetarian. Nearly everything is made om scratch daily. Don’t have time to sit down for a healthy lunch? They offer customizable Get Fit meals which offer a single serving of flavorful goodness and last for 5-7 days in the idge. Luvina says with a hearty laugh, “people should eat here because it’s good food and it’s good for you!” Becoming television stars hasn’t changed this wonderful family who cares so much about their community—it has just made them more passionate about healthy eating. They were given the opportunity of a life time with Restaurant Impossible and they are quite “naturally” making the most of it by serving platefuls of healthy goodness every day. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE RESTAURANT, VISIT THEM IN PERSON AT 706 G EDWARDS DR. IN HARKER HEIGHTS OR ONLINE AT SONATURALMARKET.COM.

Photo credit: Courtesy Food Network.

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OPERATION PHANTOM SUPPORT OPERATION PHANTOM SUPPORT (OPS) OPENED ITS DOORS IN HISTORIC DOWNTOWN KILLEEN IN 2014. OPS operates eight programs developed to assist those in need and was named the Best Killeen non-profit of 2015 and 2016 by GreatNonprofits.org. This military and veteran non-profit is the vision of CEO John Valentine.

CEO John Valentine

One of the many programs OPS offers is a food pantry. The pantry, started with the help of volunteers, has served more than 3,000,000 pounds of food since opening. This, along with reports that 1 in 4 active duty and 1 in 5 veteran families struggle with hunger, has encouraged OPS to develop a sustainable model to help not only the military families they serve, but the whole community. They are doing this by developing a garden to produce esh uits and vegetables year round. Currently they have land donated, but they are still in need of financial support. This multi-tiered program consists of soil based and aqua-ponic (water) gardening while providing volunteer and employment opportunities. In addition to providing pantries with esh, nutritious food, the garden will also be available to those who provide meals for the homeless and the needy. This opportunity for companies, individuals and families to donate on a regular basis and then receive a portion of harvests will be a significant step towards placing healthy foods where they are needed in our community. OPS looks forward to working in conjunction with businesses, civic leaders, churches, families, and individuals to address hunger in our community. Their pilot garden is near completion in their program for Special Needs Adults, Infinite Possibilities. FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT OPERATION PHANTOM SUPPORT PROGRAMS, TO BECOME A COMMUNITY MEMBER, OR TO DONATE, VISIT PHANTOMSUPPORT.ORG.

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