Mar 10th, 2014

Minimum wage hike’s inconvenient truth

Report confirms raising it could cost jobs

There has been a lot of discussion re­cently at all levels – federally, statewide and locally – about the minimum wage. Questions that arise due to this discus­sion include: Should it be raised? If so, by how much? What is it intended purpose? What impacts will we experience if it is raised? A new report was released by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) in February indicates increasing the minimum wage would have two principal effects on low-wage workers. Most of them would receive higher pay that would increase their ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2014

If you missed Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe (LCDSF) this year, you missed an oppor­tunity to network, display your profession in the Rotunda, go down on the Senate floor, listen to important decisions being made, breakfast and lunch with great speakers, a fabulous Super Bowl party, trip to the governor’s man­sion and, most important, the op­portunity to speak with legislators from all over the state about the 2014 Legislative initiatives. Las Cruces was represented by more than 235 citizens, business owners and represen­tatives speaking about issues that directly affect Las Cruces and Doña Ana County. The Doña Ana County Legislative ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2014

It was great to see all the first-time participants at Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe, especially the newer Conquistadores. Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe would not be possible without the support we receive from the Conquistadores. Because we had a good number of “less tenured” folks take time out of their busy schedules to be there, it bodes well for the long-term future of the event. Nor would the event be possible without our sponsors – Las Cruces organizations such as MountainView Regional Medical Center, City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico State University, Comcast, US ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2014

Several action items get funding during the legislative session

The most important part of the Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe event, Feb. 1-3, was the discussions and visits with state legislators. Each year, the Doña Ana County Legislative Coalition (DACLC) establishes the priorities that the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce take north and advocate for during the trip. DACLC participants include New Mexico State University, Doña Ana Community College, City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, The Bridge of Southern of New Mexico and the Chamber. Every year, DACLC does a better job of ... Continue Reading

Mar 3rd, 2014

LUBBOCK, Texas – Benchmark Business Solutions (Benchmark) is pleased to announce it has been named the number one Xerox sales agency in the United States for 2013.

In 2009, Benchmark was named the #1 Agency in North America and maintained the title in 2010, 2012 and 2013.  To date, Benchmark is the only agency to have more than two years at this level. 2013 marks the 4th time in the past 5 years, for Benchmark to be #1.

“We strive for excellence in everything we do. I can’t express how proud I am that Benchmark continues to be an industry leader, and ... Continue Reading