Sep 16th, 2014

Investment leads to economic growth

In New Mexico, upgrading our aging infrastructure is a major issue facing the folks in Santa Fe. With limited financial resources, we need to be smart about how we allocate our funds. The governor has made water a priority, and rightfully so.This speech given by U.S. Chamber of Commerce Chairman Tamara Lundgren Aug. 4 in Portland, Ore., shows that the infrastructure issue is a nationwide problem that needs addressing.

Here and across America, much of our infrastructure is unsafe, inefficient and a drag on our economy. This needs to change.

It’s not a choice. It’s an economic and ... Continue Reading

Sep 15th, 2014

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce does a terrific job of providing networking opportunities.

With more than 50 events each year, there is always a chance to meet your next customer or make sure that you stay in touch with a current client. Networking is truly one of the linchpins of the Chamber’s program of work.

However, instead of using “networking,” I prefer to call it “building business relationships.” That is what we are really helping to facilitate.

Last week, the New Mexico Chamber Executives Association held its summer conference in Ruidoso. It was an opportunity for Troy and me to build ... Continue Reading

Sep 15th, 2014

Annual YARD SALE One Day Only!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Doors open at 8 am


RTD Hardware Locally owned and operated since 1986

4501 N Valley Drive Las Cruces, NM (575)525-2446

M-F 7:30am – 6:00pm *** Sat 8:00am – 5:00pm

The Biggest Little Hardware Store in the Valley!!  

Sep 15th, 2014


Helping the business community grow

Dreams come true at the Arrowhead Executive Office Center

Many have the dream or goal to open their own business one day, but different factors prevent them, such as a lack of funds, experience or guidance. Fortunately, help, such as the Arrowhead Executive Office Center (AEOC), is out there for entrepreneurs.

The center opened in October 2012 in the Arrowhead Research Park. AEOC offers a company a prestigious image without the hassle, expense or commitment associated with a traditional long-term lease. A company benefits by pooling the cost of ... Continue Reading

Sep 8th, 2014

LA CASA BOUTIQUE Shop for a Cause! 1st Annual Sale Saturday, September 13, 2014 at The Historic Amador Hotel Join us September 13th and shop for quality, gently-used items to benefit La Casa, Inc. domestic violence services! Held at The Historic Amador Hotel, 108 Amador Ave. (behind My Brother’s Place restaurant) Throughout the day, free tours of this historic building by the Amador Foundation. Private shopping time for only $15 includes refreshments, entertainment and other surprises from 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm event is FREE and open to the public. Tickets for the Private Sale are available at La Casa, 800 S. ... Continue Reading