May 17th, 2013

By Stacie Allen

As most of you know, the Conquistadores are the good-will ambassadors for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. You see us around town each month at ribbon cuttings and groundbreakings as well as charity and special events. We are an extension of the chamber, and we advocate for the business community as well. We volunteer our time to help members maximize their benefits and get involved with the chamber’s goals and initiatives. Each one of us is not only a Conquistadore, but we are chamber members as well. We believe in the mission of the chamber and know ... Continue Reading

May 16th, 2013
Advertising done right – from Facebook to television

1441 MESA AVE. • 541-3328 • WWW.THELNGCOMPANY.COM By Rachel Christiansen Who would have dreamed 15 years ago online media would have the global stature it has today? Now, businesses big and small use the Internet for a multitude of marketing pur­poses every single day. Chris Lang may not have known then, either, but it was around that time he real­ized he wanted to help people and business­es find their “voice.” Mainly through creative advertising strategies, the Oklahoma native began to learn the ins and outs of what works to get the word out to people ... Continue Reading

May 15th, 2013

More than just numbers

3791 E. LOHMAN AVE.; 300 E. FOSTER ROAD; 3105 DEL REY BLVD. • 526-4401 • WWW.FIRSTLIGHTFCU.ORG By Rachel Christiansen If you didn’t go to school for accounting, the banking world can seem like a mythical place filled with scary numbers and acronyms. That’s why the folks at FirstLight Federal Credit Union want to make it clear they are not a typical bank – actually, they’re not a bank at all. Instead of having customers, a credit union has members, and each of FirstLight’s 112,000 members in the Las Cruces and El Paso areas are part owners in the ... Continue Reading

May 3rd, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor

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A article from Free Enterprise talks about the new Health Care Law is Stopping Small Businesses from Hiring according to recent data which goes along with the latest U.S. Chamber Small Business Outlook Survey that 71% of small businesses say the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (PPACA) makes it harder to hire people. How do you feel it is impacting us in business here locally?

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May 2nd, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
WSMR pumps more than $2.3 million into the economy each day.

By Brig. Gen. Gwen Bingham

I continue to laud the incred­ible efforts of the men and women who comprise the ranks of Team White Sands Missile Range. New to the “test and evalua­tion” community before my arrival eight months ago, I have come to know and appreciate the phenom­enal work Team WSMR does for our great nation. To that end, I will continually say, “We cannot do what we do inside our gates without the full support and partnership of those outside our gates.” From my vantage point, this is great news. WSMR ... Continue Reading