Feb 22nd, 2013
Ever-changing industry keeps owner on his toes 575-373-9292

• 210 S. NEVAREZ ST. • WWW.AMERICOMONLINE.NET By Rachel Christiansen Think about a typical workday for many people. What would it be like without the ability to instantly check email, voice mails, text messages or news online? Definitely not the 21st century we’ve come to know and expect. Or what the weekend would be like without cable television or gaming systems to babysit the kids? Disastrous. For Justin Pelayo, President and CEO of AmeriCom Automation Services Inc., what powers these modern-day conveniences is what keeps him wired. New Mexico was the original home to both Pelayo and ... Continue Reading

Feb 19th, 2013

By Stacie Allen

What an amazing way to kick off 2013, and I must say, I am blessed to be part of such an active, supportive and growing community. The Conquistadores were busy welcoming 14 businesses to the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce by hosting individual ribbon cuttings for each. I would like to welcome two new Conquistadores to our group, Bruce Ball from Consolidated Solar Technologies and Kayla Bassing from Hester Allstate Agency. It is great to see the goodwill ambassadors grow and have new community leaders supporting our efforts. We wrapped up the month by hosting one of the best Las ... Continue Reading

Feb 18th, 2013

Mission: To tackle some of the nation’s most difficult challenges through collaboration, data-driven action and systemic solutions. Focus on closing the U.S. skills gap for the future of our global competitiveness. Purpose: To promote industry-driven transformation of employment in the United States, using data to isolate real workforce needs as experienced from the employer perspective, developing original solutions to meet those needs and supporting industry in its partnerships with education and government. Innovate+Educate inspires action as a “think and do” organization and drives systemic transformation across the entire education-to-economy pipeline by partnering with industry, government and education leaders in communities across the ... Continue Reading

Feb 1st, 2013

Keller Williams Realty New take on industry

3780 FOOTHILLS ROAD • 575-635-3773

By Rachel Christiansen


Real estate is something Laura Szalay has known her whole life, being the third generation of trusted names in the business in Doña Ana County, from her grandfather Al Socolofsky, to her mother Elaine Szalay and now Laura, who helped open a fran­chise of Keller Williams Realty in 2010.

“The most rewarding aspect for me is helping families get to where they want to be with what their goals are,” Szalay said. “It’s an emotional process, and it’s great when people feel they can rely and trust ... Continue Reading