Mar 3rd, 2014

Driving east on Lohman Avenue, you may have noticed the wood buttressing on the walls of the Armijo house. This is exciting to see because it is the first step in the process of restoring and repurposing the old home to a brand new use, the locationof the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. This property is of special importance to the Chamber because it was purchased and renovated in 1877 by Nestor Armijo, an early pioneer in the Mesilla Valley who also became a prominent businessman. Eventually, six generations of his family lived in the home. We at the Chamber understand ... Continue Reading

Feb 7th, 2014

FREE SOFTWARE WEBINAR:    “The Office of the Future” – February 11th, 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST WHEN:             Tuesday, FEBRUARY 11TH, 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST WHERE:           Online, via GoToWebinar *see bottom of email for details* FOR:                Business Owners, Department Heads, Supervisors, HR Managers TOPIC:             “The Office of the Future” – a look at the evolving landscape of technology and software in the office. PRESENTER:    Chip Reaves,  Founder and President of Bigger Brains.  Chip has been interviewed by ABC News, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times on major media topics related to small business technology and entrepreneurship.   His company publishes online training courses covering ... Continue Reading

Jan 23rd, 2014

As part of our ongoing service to our members, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce keeps you up-to-date on laws or actions being proposed that could have a serious impact on employers and the job climate in Las Cruces and Doña Ana County.

The Chamber has always favored protecting the Organ Mountains, but based on concerns that have not been addressed we are in opposition to the over-reaching S. 1805 Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks Conservation Act which will sequester 25% of Doña Ana County’s lands under a permanent, non-reversible monument status. Additionally, much of the land proposed for the monument is ... Continue Reading

Jan 20th, 2014

Most of us in business spend many many hours just tending to the details of our business! We don’t have time to “fight every battle” when it comes to proposed regulations or issues that could affect our businesses.

I joined the chamber simply because a friend of mine asked me to. Hardly a noble reason, but what it did is open up a world where I got to meet not only the leaders of our community, but also other businessmen who have the same obstacles and who also don’t necessarily have the time to research and address issues that are brewing  ... Continue Reading

Jan 14th, 2014

Given the general state of our economy, I am still looking forward to 2014 and what it could bring southern New Mexico. We weathered the storm of the recent recession better than some places. That isn’t to say there weren’t people and businesses impacted during it, there were. Thanks to MVEDA, there continues to be activity in Las Cruces and the county. It’s great to see construction projects under way as it is a source of gross receipts tax revenue and a sign outside businesses see the area as an attractive place to locate. There are two major projects coming on line ... Continue Reading