Oct 24th, 2016

Here's 20% off your next visit to Cafe A Go Go


Oct 24th, 2016

Properly training managers and ensuring that your staff follows prescribed food safety procedures is a serious obligation. It’s also your primary defense in reducing the risk of a foodborne illness outbreak in order to protect your customers and business from significant harm. The National Restaurant Association’s (NRA) ServSafe® programs have been the acknowledged leader for nearly 40 years. Give your business, your brand and your customers the best protection possible.

 

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Oct 17th, 2016


Oct 13th, 2016

Temple Beth-El’s Fourth Annual Matzo Ball Open at Red Hawk Golf Club Sunday, Oct. 23, 2016 benefiting Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity.

9 a.m. Registration 10 a.m. Shotgun Start Tee-Off $100 per player

Temple Beth-El is hosting its fourth annual golf tournament, the Matzo Ball Open on Sunday, October 23, 2016, at Red Hawk Golf Club in Las Cruces.

Registration will start at 9 a.m. at the clubhouse and range balls will be available. The format will be a four-person best ball team scramble, which means each player gets to take a shot from their team's previous best shot.

We will have a $10,000 hole-in-one contest, longest drive ... Continue Reading

Oct 13th, 2016

  135 W. Palace Ave. Ste 300                                                Santa Fe, NM 87501

Email: edtinsley@thg-llc.com 

 

 

Press Release

Contact:     Jessica Banister @ 575-218-8113   - Ed Tinsley @ 575-644-6396            

For Immediate Release    October 12, 2016

K-BOB’S New Mexico Beef & Homegrown Produce Launch The 50th Anniversary: K-BOB’S Steakhouse is proudly celebrating its 50th anniversary! With the time honored tradition and a Mission Statement of “Church, School, Family … then KBOB’S” which is always at K-BOB’S core values, KBOB’S has thrived through the years and thanks the communities it serves for these 50 years! Join ... Continue Reading

Sep 27th, 2016


Sep 26th, 2016

Eat for Pete Homecoming 2016

During homecoming week, you have the opportunity to give back to NMSU by dining at these local restaurants. All donations will go to the NMSU Foundation for student scholarships and the Aggie Cupboard Food Bank.

Monday, September 26, 2016

Eat for Pete - Buffalo Wild Wings 2750 Mall Drive, Suite 600, Las Cruces, NM 88011(map) 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 a.m. (open - close) Present (ticket) to your server and Buffalo Wild Wings will donate 10% of your total bill to the NMSU Foundation for student schloarships and the Aggie Cupboard Food Bank.

Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Eat for Pete - Jason's Deli 4:00 p.m. - ... Continue Reading

Sep 26th, 2016


Sep 26th, 2016

DO YOU KNOW A CHAMPION FOR CHILDREN? Jardin de los Niños is searching for them? A champion for children is someone who has worked to make a positive difference in the lives of our community’s children. Searching for champions who have performed service to: Elementary children •  Middle School children • High School children • Collegiate/faculty member serving all aged children • Business person serving children • Religious individual serving children • Non-profit member serving children Community volunteer serving children • Youth serving other children To nominate an individual go to www.jardinlc.org, and complete the nomination form. Nominations are due Friday, October 28, 2016. Selection will be made, and Champions will be recognized at ... Continue Reading

Sep 26th, 2016

Registration is Open for Annual Spaceport America Drone Summit in New Mexico November 11-13, 2016

Drone Racing, R/C Fixed Wing Aircraft and Cinematography Pilots, Spectators, Speakers, Vendors and Sponsors Gather for Three Action-Packed Days of Racing, Workshops, Demos, and the Aerial Cinematography Challenge at the Futurist Spaceport America in New Mexico

PRNEWSWIRE – Spaceport America, NM – September 20, 2016 – Spaceport America, the world’s first purpose-built commercial spaceport located in southern New Mexico in the USA has partnered with the New Mexico Filmmakers Give Back, the International Cinematographers Guild and the AMA – Academy of Model Aeronautics to bring together drone enthusiasts from across the USA and beyond to ... Continue Reading

Sep 18th, 2016

2016 Employment Law Update September 30, 2016 Hotel Encanto, 705 S. Telshor Blvd HR GONE WILD IT’S A JUNGLE OUT HERE! •    Changes to Overtime Exemption Rules •    Open Carry Update •    Federal & State Case Law Update •    and More Get your questions answered! Register TODAY!     www.snmshrm.org Sponsorship & exhibitor opportunities are available For questions or more information, contact Eldelisa Nava at 575-571-5716 or snmshrmelu@gmail.com

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Sep 12th, 2016

Spaceport America is holding its next Open House on Saturday October 1, 2016! The day is divided into two sessions, morning (9:00am – 12:00pm MT) and afternoon (12:00pm – 3:00pm MT). Attendance is free to the public, but capacity is limited, so RSVP slots are restricted to the first 400 personal vehicles. Register at http://spaceportamerica.com/openhouse/


Sep 12th, 2016

The Alzheimer's Association Walk to End Alzheimer’s® is the world’s largest event to raise awareness and funds for Alzheimer’s care, support and research. This inspiring event calls on participants of all ages and abilities to reclaim the future for millions! The Las Cruces Walk will be help Sept. 24 at Young Park starting at 8:00am.

When you participate in Walk, your fundraising dollars fuel our mission, and your participation in the event helps to change the level of Alzheimer’s awareness in your community. The Alzheimer’s Association provides free, easy-to-use tools and staff support to help participants reach their fundraising goal. While ... Continue Reading

Sep 6th, 2016

Media Contact: April Anaya aanaya@nmsu.edu (575) 646-3642 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Las Cruces, NM. On September 21, 2016, representatives from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) will visit New Mexico State University to present a one day seminar to assist students, educators, entrepreneurs, inventors and the general public in learning more about patents and trademarks. The free program, scheduled from 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in Milton Hall, room 85, will guide participants through a training and overview on the resources available for innovators and entrepreneurs. Participants interested in attending must register through Eventbrite at http://bit.ly/2bPjcyJ and receive an NMSU visitor parking ... Continue Reading

Sep 6th, 2016

Austin Jewelry Pro Football Saturday

Saturday, September 10th

11:00 am - 5:30 pm

Bob Talamini (offensive guard)has a Superbowl ring from the Jets game in 1969 (1968 season), a championship ring from the first AFL championship game in 1960 while playing with the Houston Oilers and a Kentucky pro football hall of fame ring Charley Johnson (quarterback) has a Hall Of Fame ring for his time with the Denver Broncos, a 1959-1960 back to back championship when the NMSU Aggies won the Sun Bowl championship 2 years in a row and a Sun Bowl Legends ring he was awarded in 1994. Roy Gerela (place kicker) ... Continue Reading

Aug 22nd, 2016

Mindfulness in Business is a growing topic. Companies all over the world are incorporating Mindful Practices into their company systems and culture. Being Mindful is the art of being present and aware of what is going on at that moment.

Mindfulness in Business has shown to -Reduce Employee Stress -Reduce Employee Turnover -Improve Job Satisfaction -Increase Productivity

The benefits of mindfulness in business do not stop here. When employees are happier at work this translates to their personal lives. Parents can be more engaged, present, and mindful at home. Creating a stronger home life and building a successful future for all generations.

Join us on September 1st ... Continue Reading

Aug 22nd, 2016

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Aug 22nd, 2016

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Aug 15th, 2016

We are proud of our partnership with Bank of America Charitable Foundation and what it allows us to do! Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity is proud to announce that an $18,000 contribution is being made by Bank of America as part of their Charitable Foundation program! These funds will help bring one family closer to achieving the dream of homeownership. We would like to invite you, as well as our community, to join us for the presentation of their support. The presentation will take place on Wednesday, August 17th at 1:30 p.m. at our offices located at 720 N. Santa Fe St., ... Continue Reading

Aug 15th, 2016

Spread the word!

 

Main Street Bistro & Ale House now open on Mondays for lunch 11am-3pm. Were will be helping cure the Monday blues with fresh quick lunch menu items and delicious cold NM craft beers!! Our quick lunch menu is available on our website http://www.lcmainstreetbistro.com/


Jul 26th, 2016


Jul 26th, 2016
IT’S JUST GOOD BUSINESS

Energy Efficiency 2016 Summer Lunch & Learn TOPICS TO INCLUDE: Lighting Technology Lighting Controls Refrigerated AC HVAC Controls EPE Energy Efficiency Incentives Hosted by El Paso Electric’s Energy Efficiency Team Lunch Provided • No Cost • Bring a Guest Wednesday, August 31, 2016 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Workforce Development Center Room #123 2345 E. Nevada Ave Las Cruces, NM 88001 Please RSVP: 575-523-3533 or Crystal.Enoch@epelectric.com

 

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Jul 26th, 2016


Jul 5th, 2016

To all individuals/companies interested in helping the children attending public school at WSMR. Just in case everyone does not know, here at WSMR we have a public school that is part of the Las Cruces School District. Every year prior to school starting we have an event called the First Day of School Holiday. (see flyer attached from 2015) This year it will be on Thursday August 11th, 2016. At this event all kids and parents are able to meet the teachers, get information, receive school supplies etc. Our goal is to give every kid a back pack and all the supplies they will need for school. For any company that donates ... Continue Reading

Jun 27th, 2016

To all chamber members,

My name is Eric Schalk, and I am a 22 year old Realtor who has been in the industry just over two years. I have developed a passion for commercial real estate, but have experience in residential and some agricultural real estate as well. I am currently growing my own invest-ment portfolio, as well as my sales clientele. I am looking forward to getting to know and working with as many of you as I can. More im-portantly, I am looking forward to learning from the successful busi-nesspeople of this great community. Your business, referrals, but espe-cially ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2016

An open letter to our community: As you may know, La Casa, Inc. is the only provider of comprehensive domestic violence services and support in Doña Ana County.  We have been providing vital services to victims and families for over 35 years. Although we receive some funding from state, federal, and local sources we also must rely on the community to continue our mission to eliminate domestic violence and abuse in all forms.   Last year La Casa, Inc. was in a critical financial state that was so dire, there was a possibility of having to drastically cut services. Not ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2016

The New Mexico OSHA Occupational Safety and Health Consultation (OSHCON) Program is coordinating with the New Mexico Workers’ Compensation Administration (NM WCA), New Mexico State University (NMSU), and the local section of the American Society of Safety Engineers to host a FREE Small Business Safety and Health Workshop on June 22, 2016. This workshop is designed to provide basic information about OSHA, NM WCA and some of the free resources available for employers to improve safety and health within their businesses. I have attached a flyer, and the following links will take you to the electronic registration option on the ... Continue Reading

Jun 13th, 2016

Restaurants For Rescues with Salud de Mesilla, Thursday, June 16  - Click here for event flyer.

LuLu Loves APA event, Thursday, June 16 - Click here for event flyer.


Jun 6th, 2016
AAA New Mexico Employment Opportunities (Las Cruces Branch)

Insurance Agent (Will train right Candidate)

Starting at $40,00 with benefits

(Average after training $75,000 - $95,000)

Senior Insurance Representative

$32,000 with benefits

Part-time member service specialist

$13.00 per hour, 24-28 hours per week

Please contact Lynn Guest, Insurance Business & Branch Manager

(575)532-2458 (Direct line)

Guest-Diaz.Lynn@AAA-New Mexico.com

3991 East Lohman Ave., Ste.A

Las Cruces, NM 88011

EEOC  

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May 31st, 2016

SL Start still has room for employers and businesses interested in recruiting at their upcoming Spring Career Expo in Anthony, NM, August 11, 2016 from 1 pm – 3 pm. 

See below flyer for date, time, and location.  Interested employers/businesses should fill out the attached employer invitation form and return it to Corina Andrews at cinfante@slstart.com by August 1, 2016.  

For event flyer click here.

 


May 31st, 2016

The Las Cruces Chapter of the NAACP and the New Mexico Workforce Connection will be hosting a 2016 Summer Youth Job Fair on Friday, June 17, 2016 from 10 am – 2 pm at the Rio Grande Preparatory Institute- 2355 Avenida de Mesilla, Las Cruces, NM. 

Interested businesses and employers who would like to participate and hire youth in the community should fill out the employer registration form and submit it to Marietta Valdez at marietta.valdez@state.nm.us. 

Registration is FREE, each business/employer will be provided one table and two chairs.  Also, see click here for marketing flyer for youth ... Continue Reading

May 23rd, 2016

60 Minutes will air a segment featuring 98-year-old Ben Skardon's journey from the Bataan Death March to completing 8.5 miles at the 27th Annual Bataan Memorial Death March at WSMR. The segment will air on both 60 Minutes and the 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime. Usually, the sports program doesn't air anything until three years after the original air date on 60 Minutes, but they made an exception for the first time ever for this story. The segment is scheduled to air June 7 on 60 Minutes Sports on Showtime and will continue to air for the month of June. CBS ... Continue Reading

May 16th, 2016

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May 10th, 2016

Join us for this exciting event!

Get in the swing of things with Aflac. Come view the FedExCup Trophy and put your golf skills to the test!

Date: May 12th/ Time: 12:00-4:00 PM

Location: Aflac Regional office Of Jeff Clack

Address: 505 South Main Street- Suite 150

Click here for event flyer.

Aflac provides supplemental insurance for individuals and groups to help pay benefits your major medical insurance doesn't cover.


May 10th, 2016

May 5, 2016 AARON D. CRISWELL JOINS ADAMS RADIO OF LAS CRUCES Lakeville, Minnesota: Aaron D. Criswell has been named Director of Sales for Adams Radio of Las Cruces. Adams owns and operates KGRT FM (Country), KSNM FM (Classic Hits), KHQT FM (Hot 103), and KWML AM (Fox Sports) in Las Cruces.

Criswell began his career in Broadcast Media in 2000. He comes to Adams Radio from CBS Radio in Sacramento where he most recently served as a Senior Account Manager. In addition to CBS Radio, Criswell served as an Account Manager for KFOG in San Francisco. From 2009 until 2015, Criswell was VP/Market Manager for Mapleton Communications ... Continue Reading

May 10th, 2016

  National Miniature Golf Day PUTTS FOR MUTTS May 14 – 12PM to 3PM Join us for a 9 Hole Mini Golf Tournament and Great Food and Drink Specials at Red Hawk Golf Course. $6 for 9 holes or play all day for $10. Sponsored by:   Bring a receipt from Pic Quik and receive a BOGO Special. Proceeds Benefit ACTion Programs for Animals. For additional information contact Rich at 575 373-0159 or fishyankees@sbcglobal.net

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Apr 18th, 2016

Forge futures for military members who are in transition. Find a military fellow fit for your organization. Develop them into an asset. Finish by transitioning into the workplace.

For more information click here or Contact:

Carla Miller cmiller@uschamber.com 915-487-3592 hiringourheros.org
Apr 18th, 2016

Free Rides for Veterans

DAV Chapter 38 and the Department of Veterans Affaris provide FREE early morning rides to select VA Health Care locations in New Mexico and Texas.

For more information on rides or if you would like to volunteer to be a driver please give us a call at 575-640-8865 or click here for our brochure.


Apr 4th, 2016

TAKE THE NEXT STEP TO STARTING A BUSINESS AFTER YOUR MILITARY SERVICE IS SMALL BUSINESS OWNERSHIP FOR YOU?

Entrepreneurship and small business ownership is a key opportunity for transitioning service members and veterans as they transition to civilian life. Veterans are natural entrepreneurs, possessing the skills, experience and leadership to start businesses and create jobs. According to the most recent U.S. Census Data, veteran-owned firms represent 9 percent of all U.S. firms. If you have a passion and the drive to start a business, this intensive training workshop is a perfect fit for you! WORKSHOP OVERVIEW This two-day Transition Assistance Program (TAP) Self- Employment Intensive ... Continue Reading

Apr 4th, 2016
Mesilla Valley Christian Schools Golf Tournament at Red Hawk Golf Club (sponsored by the sophomore class)   Saturday April 23 Registration begins at 8:00 am/ 9:00 am shotgun start/ Lunch Included   Individual:  $100                         4-person team $400      Cart Sponsor:  $100 Corporate or individual name on golf cart Hole Sponsor:  $200 Corporate or individual name on sign at tee box Sponsorships Still Available!   Blue: $500   Includes  One 4-man team and Hole Sponsor Gold: $1000  Includes Two 4-man teams, Hole Sponsor,  & Small Banner at Tournament Blazer:  $2000  Includes Three 4-man teams, Hole Sponsor, Cart Sponsor,  1 personal Caddy, & Medium Banner at Tournament Platinum:  $5000   Includes Four 4-man teams, 2 Hole Sponsors, 2 Cart Sponsors, ... Continue Reading
Mar 21st, 2016

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Mar 16th, 2016

The Board of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it  has named Debbi Moore as its new president and CEO.

Moore, who has more than 30 years experience with various chambers and nonprofits in Texas and New Mexico, including the chambers in Hobbs and Albuquerque, joined the Rio Rancho organization in May 2002, one of 65 applicants for the job. She previously worked three years with the American Diabetes Association and before that, several years with the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. She was with the Hobbs chamber from 1989 to 1997. Russell Allen, chairman of the ... Continue Reading
Mar 7th, 2016

Greetings Community, Business and Education partners,   On Friday, April 1, 2016 New Mexico State University in Partnership with America’s Promise Alliance, AT&T and Bravo Dealerships will present the “New Mexico State University GradNation Community Summit”. This Community Summit is one of 100 Summits taking place throughout the country and is part of the larger GradNation campaign, and initiative of America’s Promise Alliance. GradNation is a national movement of dedicated individuals, organizations, and communities working together to raise the national high school graduation rate to 90 percent by 2020 and increase postsecondary enrollment and completion.   This summit will engage representatives from many sectors: ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2016
Open House Day

Spaceport America is holding its second Open House Day on Saturday April 2, 2016! The day is divided into two sessions, morning (9:00am – 12:00pm MT) and afternoon (1:00pm – 4:00pm MT). Attendance is free to the public, but capacity is limited, so RSVP slots are restricted to the first 400 personal vehicles to RSVP below for each session.

If you were on the wait list from the October event you will be automatically added to this list at the same time slot.

For more information and to register click here.

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Mar 7th, 2016

 

Las Cruces, NM (Feb. 25, 2016) – Memorial Medical Center Wound Care Center physicians, leaders and clinicians gathered today to celebrate the Center of Distinction Award, which was given to MMC Wound Care Center by Healogics, the nation’s largest provider of advanced wound care services. The Center achieved outstanding clinical outcomes for twelve consecutive months, including patient satisfaction higher than 92 percent, and a minimum wound healing rate of at least 91 percent within 30 median days to heal. There were 512 Centers eligible for the Center of Distinction award, but only 221 achieved the honor. “This award distinguishes our Wound ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2016

St Paddy's Day at Dublin's


Mar 7th, 2016

  The Good Samaritan’s Annual Garage and Book Sale Saturday March 5th 8am to 1pm Our Sale will Feature: Furniture-Applianes-Collectibles-Glassware-Artwork Books-Electronics and Household Items! Proceeds to purchase new van to transport residents to their medical appointments 3011 Buena Vida Circle, Las Cruces, NM  88011


Mar 2nd, 2016

WHO:    Potential home health patients or families and friends of individuals who might benefit from home health WHAT:    are invited to attend an open house and ribbon cutting WHEN:    at 12:00 pm on Wednesday, March 30 WHERE:    at Gentiva Home Health-Las Cruces’ new location, 505 South Main Street, Suite 132 B, just off Lohman Avenue. WHY:    Gentiva Home Health-Las Cruces new offices provide a more centrally located base of operations from which to deliver its home health services. Gentiva serves the Las Cruces community by bringing high-quality health care – from skilled nursing to therapy to help with daily living activities – to the ... Continue Reading

Mar 1st, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

(LAS CRUCES) The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce has been awarded with 4-Star Accreditation by the United States Chamber of Commerce, according to Troy Tudor, Interim President and CEO, Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.

“This represents our high level of commitment to our members and the community as well as the professional standards and hard work of our chamber staff,” said 2016 GLCCC Board Chair Russell Allen.   We’re thrilled to once again receive a 4-Star Accreditation and also very proud to be the only accredited chamber in the state of New Mexico and ranked among the top chambers across ... Continue Reading

Feb 22nd, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor
Financial Education Training Offered in Conjunction with Money Smart Week Southern New Mexico 2016

The FDIC and Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas, El Paso Branch will offer four financial education Train-the-Trainer sessions in Las Cruces in preparation for Money Smart Week 2016. The two English sessions, two hours each in length, will be identical and feature one hour instruction on using FDIC Money Smart and one hour instruction on using the Federal Reserve's Building Wealth.  The two Spanish sessions, two hours in length, will be identical and feature instruction on using the Federal Reserve’s Building Wealth only.  However, the Spanish version ... Continue Reading

Feb 22nd, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

Desert Roots after hours music night in the Cafe Friday, February 26, 7 pm- 9 pm 1001 S. Solano


Feb 22nd, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

Doña Ana County Clerk’s Office will be holding a Voter Registration Agent (VRA) Training session on March 26, 2016 at 10 am.  The training will be located at the Doña Ana County Government building Room 113. If you have any interest in becoming a VRA or are a current VRA and would like a refresher on the policies and procedures please attend this event. I have also attached a flyer for the event so that you may distribute the information as you see fit. If you have any questions, please contact Rose Ann Vasquez at 575.647.7428 ext. 5968 or at ... Continue Reading

Feb 22nd, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

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Feb 16th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor


Feb 16th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor


Jan 25th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

Mesilla Valley Christian Schools Campus Visitor’s Night February 8 at 6:00 PM   •        This is a night for parents and prospective students (K2-12th) for the 2016-17 school year  to learn about our curriculum and Christian school philosophy and tour the campus.   •       Accredited by Association of Christian Schools International and NCA/AdvancED. •       Pre-kinder and kindergarten classes are available. •        MVCS offers FFA, Fine Arts & Award  Winning Athletics. •        For more information please call 525-8515.   Open enrollment begins in March. 3850 Stern Drive Las Cruces, NM 88001 www.mvcsonline.com/ 525-8515

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Jan 11th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor
Spaceport America moving full speed ahead, legislative assistance needed -

Spaceport America is the first purpose-­‐built commercial spaceport in the world. The FAA-­‐licensed launch complex, situated on 18,000 acres adjacent to the U.S. Army White Sands Missile Range in southern New Mexico, boasts 6,000 mi2 of restricted airspace, low population density, a 12,000-­‐ foot spaceway, and 340+ days of sunshine. Two of the most respected companies in the commercial space industry are tenants at Spaceport America; Virgin Galactic and SpaceX.

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Jan 11th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

White Sands Missile Range, N.M., Jan. 11, 2016 –As of Jan. 11, 2016, the New Mexico driver’s license or issued identification card are not in compliance with the Federal REAL ID Act. The result is that they are no longer a valid single form of identification that can be used to gain access to White Sands Missile Range.

The REAL ID Act of 2005 establishes minimum standards for the production and issuance of state-issued driver’s licenses and identification cards. This Act prohibits federal agencies from accepting for official use driver licenses and identity cards from states unless the Department of Homeland ... Continue Reading

Jan 6th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is seeking providers for the "2016 Good Morning & Good Evening Las Cruces"  events.  The Good Morning Las Cruces events are to take place on one Wednesday in March and September. The morning meetings are to begin at 7:00 a.m. and last until about 10:00 a.m. Registration is to begin at 6:30 a.m. with room set-up available by 6:00 a.m. The Good Evening Las Cruces events are to take place on a Wednesdays in June and November. The evening meetings are to begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until about 8:30 p.m. Registration ... Continue Reading

Jan 6th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

The tournament is to be one full afternoon flight. Registration is to begin at 11:30 a.m. and tee‐time at 1:00 p.m.  A box lunch is to be provided to participants at registration.  An awards ceremony and supper are to be conducted post tournament.   The 2016 Chamber Golf Classic Tournament will be scheduled for a Friday in May. You are hereby offered the opportunity to submit a proposal on this event within the following specifications: •    Green fee, carts, and range balls for a total of maximum 32 teams (4 players per team). •    Driving range available for tournament use. Opportunity for sponsor to ... Continue Reading

Jan 6th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is seeking providers for the "2016 Update Luncheon Series.”  Registration and meal service are to begin at 11:30 a.m. The program is to start at 12:00 p.m. and last until about 1:30 p.m. We require the room to be available for set up by 10:00 a.m.  Depending on speaker availability, a limited number of these events may be a breakfast in lieu of a luncheon with a 7:30 a.m. registration and program from 8:00-9:30 a.m. We need to be able to set up no later than 7 a.m. The Update Luncheons are tentatively ... Continue Reading

Jan 4th, 2016 By: E. Troy Tudor

Join us for a positive evening. We will be making an exciting announcement at the event—we want you to hear it first! One drink ticket and appetizers will be provided. RSVP by January 11,2016. Bring a friend who is interested in going solar and receive an extra drink ticket! Fun prizes and giveaways throughout the evening. We look forward to seeing you! WHEN Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 5:30 PM to 7:30 PM (MST) WHERE Azul Ultralounge - 705 S Telshor Blvd Las Cruces, NM 88011 -- Alexis Duprey Marketing Coordinator Cell: 575-491-7895 Alexis@PositiveEnergySolar.com www.PositiveEnergySolar.com

 

  Refer a Friend and receive $500 when they get solar from us!

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Dec 21st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

New club offers low prices, brand name equipment, unlimited fitness training and more Join right now for just $1 down and $10 a month at either Las Cruces locations! LAS CRUCES, NM (DECEMBER 14, 2015) – Planet Fitness, the innovative health club franchise known for its Judgement Free Zone® and affordable prices, today announced the opening of a new club in Las Cruces at 1100 N Telshor. Additionally, now through January 14, you can join for just $1 down and then $10 a month at both Las Cruces locations. Planet Fitness prides itself on offering extremely affordable memberships and a unique Judgement Free ... Continue Reading

Dec 14th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces 2016 New Years Eve Party December 31, 2015 7pm – 1am A PERFECT BLEND of 1950’s and 2016 1950’s era The Original Coasters Remember Then Steppin Up *$116 Single •  *$199 Couple • *$116 Sleeping Room Includes Full 3 Course Dinner at 7 pm • Dessert Bar at Midnight Champagne at Midnight • Access to all stages 5 7 5 . 5 2 2 .4 3 0 0 • a r o b e r t s @ h h a n d r. c o m

Dec 14th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

There is nothing more painful to hear, than when a potential customer tells you they “Googled You”, and will not be coming into your business because of a few negative reviews that they read about you online. Did you know that according to business week, potential customers consult reviews or ratings 70% of the time before visiting a local business? 70%! Do you know what kinds of reviews are appearing across the internet for your business? Stand by for more information on how to receive a free report explaining your current status. Here’s a scenario. Let’s say that someone finds out about your business.  ... Continue Reading

Dec 7th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The Dona Ana County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in partnership with Woodmen of the World (WOW) Chapter 233 is proud to announce the 2016 MLK Essay or Poem Contest.  The writing contest encourages Dona Ana County students in the grades 9-12, to read or listen to Dr. King’s speech, reflect on its significant impact, then write an essay or poem describing your dream for a better America.

For contest details click here.

The NAACP and WOW invite all school administrators and teachers to attend and support participating students during this event.  For ... Continue Reading

Dec 7th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Did you know that New Mexico has the nation's second highest percentage of people living in poverty? Although we can't help everyone in New Mexico, we want to help the Las Cruces community in this very happy holiday! With a little helping hand, we can go a LONG way! We are searching for those families that have a hard time during these holidays and can't afford much. Whether it’s a gift, a dinner or a paid rent our utility bill, we want to make them shine a little brighter this holiday!

EXIT Realty Horizons will DOUBLE the money that is raised for ... Continue Reading

Dec 1st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce CEO Bill Allen announced he will be leaving Las Cruces at the end of this year and moving back to his home state of Michigan taking on a new position as CEO of Midland Future – a combined chamber of commerce and economic development organization.

  “I will be forever grateful to the Las Cruces community for all the incredible experiences, friendships and success that I’ve had.  This is a tremendous opportunity that I could not pass up, but I know that the Chamber is headed in the right direction with the vision of the board ... Continue Reading

Nov 23rd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

We invite all employers, human resource, and employee benefit coordinators who want to learn about preventative healthcare for their employees! Join us on December 2nd, from 11:30 AM – 1 PM. Lunch will be served.

Please RSVP by Wednesday, November 25th to Stacie Allen at stacie.allen@lpnt.net or 575-532-4453


Nov 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

PHCC has just launched a “Limited Seasonal Membership” where new Members receive: Receive 3 months (90 consecutive days) of unlimited golf, access to 4 golf practice facilities, pickle ball and tennis courts, dining, and full calendar of social events.

3 months, $1100

Don't miss this fantastic offer!

It's a short chip shot to a Full Golf Membership

For more information or to enroll into membership please contact Membership Director Megan Gerdes mgerdes@picachohillscc.com , 575.523.8641 ext 31

6861 Via Campestre

Las Cruces, NM 88007

 


Nov 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Aprendamos Intervention Team Biad Chili Ltd. Co - Mesilla Blueline Rental CEMEX Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico Daddy O's Car Wash David Dean and Associates, Inc, Diersen Charities, Inc Dona Ana County Humane Society Dyslexia Institute of Southern NM, Inc. Econo Pro Painters, LLC Fiesta Motors Inc. Guzman Sport Karate Kickboxing, Inc. Holiday Inn Express - Las Cruces North Jardin de los Ninos Kemp Smith LLP Las Cruces Winlectric Co. Olam West Coast, Inc. Pecan Grill & Brewery Presbyterian Health Plan Sam's Club Sisbarro Buick/GMC Trucks Southwestern Eye Center State Farm Insurance - Gus Gandara Jr. State Farm Insurance - Kent Byers Walmart Supercenter - Valley Drive WestStar Bank White Sands Missile Range (FMWR) Zia Natural Gas Company

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Nov 6th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

An Austin's Fine Jewelry supplier, Stuller, created a contest to repurppose their old catalog. Jennifer McManus, a Austin's Fine Jewelry employee, submitted an art pieace using a paper techinique called Quilling that has been an artistic medium since the middle ages.

The entry deadline was the 31st, and the winner will be annouced in mid November. The grand prize winner will get $500 in credit to Stuller. The piece will be on display at Austin's Fine Jewelry.

 

230 E Idaho Ave

(575) 525-3340

www.austinsjewelers.com

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Nov 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Group raises money for breast cancer research

Mission: NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink is a volunteer group raising breast cancer awareness and funds on behalf of Cowboys for Cancer Research, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Purpose: We lead a diverse group of community leaders, business owners and dedicated volunteers who work collaboratively with New Mexico State University administration and athletics to organize community events and an annual NMSU NCAA football game. Through a series of fundraising efforts and events, we generate cash and in-kind contributions that we proudly present to our ... Continue Reading

Nov 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

This November, there is an election here in Las Cruces that will decide three City Council seats and who will be our Mayor. As promised, the Chamber embarked on the process of actively advocating for pro-business policies and candidates. To that end, the Chamber distributed questionnaires to all candidates and have interviewed the candidates that returned our questionnaire and participated to determine whom we, as a chamber, will endorse.

As someone who has run for public office, I want to thank each of the candidates who have put themselves forward to run for the four open positions in this ... Continue Reading

Nov 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

You’re invited to join the challenge of creating a business in 54 hours at Startup Weekend Las Cruces on November 13-15th at NMSU’s Arrowhead Park, 4605 Research Park Circle in Las Cruces.

On Friday night you’ll have a chance to “pitch” an idea for a product or service. Teams will form based on votes for the best ideas. Your team will have 54 hours to take an idea and develop it into a minimum viable product that will be judged by a panel of professionals on Sunday afternoon. The winning team will be eligible to compete at the state level for ... Continue Reading

Oct 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Most citizens know how dependent we are on the federal government for both money and jobs. Those same citizens understand that, in general, federal spending on things like the military is on the decline.

In other words, we cannot count on Washington, D.C. to grow our economy any longer — nor should we.

So, it is up to us.

It is also important to understand that people that have come to our city — no matter if it was 30 years ago or 30 days ago — have invested their hard-earned money to open a business and have done ... Continue Reading

Oct 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

1007 S. Solano | 575-524-1430 | www.lastrancaslc.com

Serving traditional Mexican food to Las Cruces

The idea of this family restaurant began in the north part of our beautiful state of New Mexico — the small but culturally rich town of Espanola.

It was 1990 when the mother of the restaurant owner, Ramiro Alcala, began this journey. After having to overcome the many barriers and obstacles that any first-generation immigrant has to endure, she decided it was time to become a business owner. At the beginning of this quest, their family thought of giving up many times. It was ... Continue Reading

Oct 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

American Classifieds Barnett's Las Cruces Harley-Davidson Clifford,  Ross,  & Cooper, LLC Comfort Suites Denny's Denny's Estrada Law, P.C. Eugene Gant Everett & Boetticher, P.C. First Assembly of God Las Cruces First Mortgage Company Gents Barber Spa Henry S. Miller Brokerage KTSM Television Las Cruces Civic Concert Association Las Cruces Sleep Center, The Lori D. Allen, Financial Advisor, Edward Jones New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau Price's Creameries Savers SCORE Las Cruces Chapter 397 Sodexo Campus Dining at New Mexico State University Taylor Precision Products The Bean Cafe of Mesilla, LLC The Dickerson Group The Law Office of Eric B. Darnell Tom Mascitelli Auto Repair Warren Construction, Inc. Wooten Construction Company

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Oct 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Rachel Courtney, Marketing director, Horse N Hound Feed N Supply

By Beth Sitzler

Raised in Las Cruces, Horse N Hound Feed N Supply Marketing Director Rachel Courtney is doing her part to better the City of the Crosses.

Courtney, a New Mexico State University alum, is not one to shy away from a challenge. She graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis in advertising and a supplementary major in linguistics.

While working for the Las Cruces Bulletin, Courtney moved up the newspaper ladder from graphic designer to production manager. In her position, ... Continue Reading

Oct 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Quality and Specialized services for Medical, Dental,and Professional Offices Bonded and Insured Routine Cleaning Services, Strip/Wax, Carpet Cleaning Free Estimates 575.644.9529 lujancommercialcleaning.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Oct 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

At Pioneer Bank, our community is our livelihood.  We are a true community bank and we believe in giving back in many different ways.  Pioneer Bank at 3831 E. Lohman Ave.in Las Cruces is hosting a canned food drive to benefit the Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program until the beginning of December. They have a beautiful display up that will "will make you want to go home and have a bowl of soup and warm a heart when you donate too!!!" according to Darlene Stalder, Pioneer HPC Captain.

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Oct 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

When: October 25, 2015, Noon Where Picacho Hills Country Club Cost: $100 per golfer, teams of four $400 in advance. $110 per golfer or $440 for four at the door Remember, registration includes cart fees, pregolf coffee, and dinner. With this purchase you will also receive a free round of golf to play at a later date! There will also be raffles and prizes given. Please call 575-524-3380 for more information or to register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Oct 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The New Mexico State University Library announces the release of its 2016 calendar, “Chiles: Red or Green?” With fall in the Mesilla Valley bringing the aroma of roasting chiles, bring home some local flavor to your yearly calendar collection with the new 2016 chile-infused NMSU Library calendar. The vivid photos have a variety of sources: from the NMSU Library’s own Dave DeWitt Collection, shot by our own NMSU Librarian Cindy Watkins, and supplied from the NMSU University Archives photo collection. Each month will also feature a highlighted recipe from the Dave DeWitt Cookbook Collection housed in NMSU Library’s Archives and Special ... Continue Reading

Oct 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

3590 W. PICACHO AVE. • 575-524-2835 • WWW.M-V-T.COM

Company delivers quality service throughout country, borders

Located in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and in El Paso, Texas, MVT Mesilla Valley Transportation began in 1981 hauling primarily refrigerated/perishable goods, as a small, independent fleet in the Southwest. During a period of controlled growth through the 1980s and early 1990s, the MVT service area encompassed the 48 United States and Canada. Even then, MVT was recognized as a leader in quality service.

In 1991, MVT brought its knowledge of time-sensitive, reliable transportation to the U.S./Mexico border in service of the ... Continue Reading

Oct 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Without private sector, growth and support for business, Las Cruces’ future will change forever

The November election is a critical moment for our community. Las Cruces has been mired in a state of low growth and job loss for a number of years while other communities have risen from the recession - and we need a City Council that shares our vision for the future. Anything less than wholesale, drastic change in Las Cruces city government will most certainly change our community forever.

Please be aware that we live in a time and a place where a practical, common sense ... Continue Reading

Oct 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Saturday, October 24th – 10:00AM to 12:00PM

Come support the Las Cruces community with the annual Homecoming Parade. Bring your family and friends and be a part of the tradition by coming out and supporting the organizations in the community. There will all kinds of floats and banners showing various aspects of the community of Las Cruces and representing the theme for this year ‘Discover the Cure’.

Click here for more information.

 

 


Oct 12th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

DATE: Revised October 8, 2015 CONTACT: Michael Weiss - Foundation for Las Cruces Museums         PHONE: (575) 532-1051 EMAIL:mikeweiss65@gmail.com

October 23 & 24, 2015 The Foundation for Las Cruces Museum is sponsoring the 2nd annual Navajo Rug Auction to benefit Navajo weavers and the Las Cruces museum system. Items to be auctioned will consist of contemporary and vintage authentic handmade Navajo rugs and baskets.

The auction and weaving demonstrations will be held Saturday, October 24 at the Branigan Cultural Center, 501 North Main Street. All auction items will be available for preview 9am – 11:30am, with the auction beginning at noon.

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Oct 5th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Rockin 4 Bar provides three different equine programs here in Las Cruces; 1.    A children’s riding academy supported by qualifying scholarships. 2.    Placing service horses for our military heroes suffering PTSD 3.    Providing land and facilities for Equine- Assisted Psycho Therapy All programs are funded with private donations. Our location in Mesilla is private, secure, and discreet. Our riding academy is for children whose families may not have resources for a horse. Our brochure points out the positives children receive when involved with horses. Confidence, leadership, respect, and communication skills are results of the learning experience. The conclusion of the twelve week program gives each student the ... Continue Reading

Sep 29th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Chamber members,

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber Of Commerce is seeking a provider for food service and table linens/decorations for the “2016 Chamber Choice Awards and Gala.  The event will be conducted on Friday, January 22, 2016, at the Las Cruces Convention Center with cocktails from 6:00 to 6:45 p.m. and Dinner and Program from 6:45 to 11:00 p.m.

You are hereby offered the opportunity to submit a proposal within the following specifications:  

Plated Dinner to include salad, main entrée, dessert and drink. All bids should be presented on a per guest basis, including all taxes, gratuity, set-up and other fees based on ... Continue Reading
Sep 28th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

FREE BOOTHS FOR LAS CRUCES CHAMBER MEMBERS! The Details: •    October 17, 4:00pm – 7:00pm •    Monte Vista Elementary School, 4675 Peachtree Hills Rd, Las Cruces NM 88012 •    Historical Attendance: Year 1: 400-600, Year 2: 600-800 •    Expected attendance: 800-1000. Your business will be noticed! •    Fliers sent home to Monte Vista parents with business names. •    Banners posted around school with business names and logos. •    Announcements on MVTV. The best advertising you may do all year! All you need to do:   •    Business provides game for families to play and prizes for them to win. That’s it. •    If business is unable to staff a booth at the ... Continue Reading

Sep 28th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Fifth Annual Disability Employment Jong Fair

Sponsored by New Mexico Division of Vocational Rehabilitation

WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 7, 2015 8:00AM-2:00PM LAS CRUCES CONVENTION CENTER 680 E. UNIVERSITY AVE.

Door Prizes (Optional) Please return Registration form By September 25, 2015 Fax to: (575) 524-6139 Or mail to: Division of Vocational Rehabilitation        3381 Del Rey Blvd.                Las Cruces, NM 88012 

Inquiries about the job fair can be directed to Camille Garduno at (575) 524-6135 ext. 101      

E-Mail to: camille.garduno@state.nm.us

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Sep 28th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

On Aug. 21, 2015, The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce 2015 Leadership Las Cruces team participated in a fun and fact-filled day focusing on the impact the military has on the area economy. Doña Ana Community College provided a training session for these community leaders focusing on team effectiveness. A video commemorating the service of our present-day military and those that served in the past was shown to emphasize our respect and gratitude to those who protect and have protected our freedom.

The group’s first stop after DACC was at the National Guard Armory/Aviation unit west of Las ... Continue Reading

Sep 21st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

3050 Knox St.  Las Cruces, NM 88003 | 575-646-6414 | www.nmspacegrant.com

NMSGC engages leaders in emerging space indusry

Mission: History: NMSGC is the lead agency of coordination and cooperation to engage New Mexicans in space-related diffusion-oriented, often referred to applied technology, research and development. NMSGC acts an agent for change, coordination, and cooperation in space-related growth of technical education, enhancement of applied research development capability and related infrastructure development. NMSGC promotes lifelong learning in the areas of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). NMSGC acts as an agent to engage leaders in the state, industry and at ... Continue Reading

Sep 21st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

What did I do wrong? The answer is nothing.

No child ever chooses to be one of the 600+ homeless children in Doña Ana County. At Jardin de los Niños, we create new possibilities for homeless and near homeless children and their families through loving childcare, education, and the use of community resources. Show the children they did “nothing wrong” by helping Jardin raise $300,000 within six months to help the children move from homelessness. Giving is easy Visit www.jardinlc.org, or our Go Fund Me page on Facebook. Jardin de los Niños 575.522.2111

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Sep 21st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

By Troy Tudor

I am sure you have heard by now that the Doña Ana County’s FY2015-2016 Final Budget was passed and submitted to the state in the final hour before the deadline. The new budget calls for $134,668,683 million in revenues and $149,950,987 million in expenditures, which is a $15,282,304 deficit.

This is after the recently implemented, largest ever, gross receipts tax increase which will generate an estimated $12.3 million dollars this year. The shortfall will be made up with a drawdown of restricted/ designated funds, and $3,210,670 will come out of the county’s reserves to make it ... Continue Reading

Sep 18th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Dona Ana Medical Supply Please come join us! OPEN HOUSE Thursday, October 1, 2015 2:00 – 6:00 pm RIBBON CUTTING CEREMONY 2:30 pm Food, Music, and Fun! Dona Ana Medical Supply 3851 East Lohman Avenue Suite 4 Las Cruces, NM 88011 R.S.V.P. by September 25, 2015 (575)522-5931


Sep 17th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Election Calendar Offices up for election are City Council Districts 1,2,4 currently held by Miguel Silva, Greg Smith and Nathan Small, respectively. The position of Mayor, now occupied by Ken Miyagishima will also be on the ballot, as will the one for Presiding Municipal Judge Division 1, currently occupied by Melissa Miller-Byrnes

Important dates:

September 22 Candidate Filing Day September 29 Candidate Certification & drawing for positions (5 p.m.) October 6 Last day to Register to vote in 2015 Municipal Election. You can vote between 8:00 am and 5:00 pm Monday thru Friday at the Bureau of Elections located in the Doña Ana County Government Center, ... Continue Reading
Sep 14th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The Doña Ana County Legislative Coalition (DACLC) — made up of the City of Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces Public Schools, Hatch Valley Public Schools, Gadsden School District, Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico and the Hispanicand Greater Las Cruces Chambers of Commerce — has been meeting for several months now in preparation for New Mexico’s 30-day Legislative Session that begins at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

For those of you that attended Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe this year you will most certainly recall the ... Continue Reading

Sep 14th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

1441 Mesa Ave Las Cruces, New Mexico 88001 | 575-541-3328 | www.theLNGcompany.com

Company adds creativity to Las Cruces

Business focuses on helping other businesses reach their marketing goals

The LNG Company was founded in 2011 to help small businesses with their online presence. Today, they are a full-service creative advertising and marketing firm serving clients across the world.

LNG was started to help businesses transition from the traditional age of marketing into the digital age. Their mission statement states, “To create inspiring and dynamic campaigns that connect each client with their audience.”

The LNG Company believes a ... Continue Reading

Sep 14th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Media Contact: April Anaya aanaya@nmsu.edu (575) 646-1508 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Las Cruces, NM. NMSU Library Project Funded for El Diario de Juárez Microfilming The New Mexico State University Library has received notification of a project award in the amount of $20,255 from the Center for Research Libraries-Latin American Materials Project (LAMP) for microfilming of El Diario de Juárez newspaper issues from 2011 to 2013. The project funding was announced by Molly Molloy, Border & Latin American Studies Librarian, who co-leads the project and represented the Library at the annual meeting of LAMP in June at Princeton University. El Diario de Juárez is the major daily newspaper ... Continue Reading

Sep 11th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Chamber members, show your support and wear PINK on Fridays!

Take a picture of your staff and post on social media with the hashtag #GLCChamber and #TETWP

www.pinkaggie.com

NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink is a volunteer group dedicated to raising breast cancer awareness and raising funds on behalf of Cowboys for Cancer Research, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation in Las Cruces, NM.

Modeled after the famous “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” rodeo events sponsored by Wrangler, our event is now in its 9th year. With institutional support from New Mexico State University, our annual “Tough Enough to Wear Pink” college football ... Continue Reading

Sep 11th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Saturday, September 26, 2015   Doors open at 8 am sharp! FREE COFFEE & DONUTS FOR EARLYBIRDS 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 8th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

In July, our special projects committee person Karissa Doan from Pioneer Bank worked hard by putting together our annual summer quarterly at Rick and Karen Altamirano’s house. Rick works at First Light Federal Credit Union and Karen works at Steinborn Realty. I would like to give a huge “thank you” to Karissa, Karen and Rick. Rick and Karen opened their home and their pool. Rick cooked a delicious steak, hot dogs and hamburgers and others brought side dishes. This year the Red Team won, but being part of the Green Team, I still took a little piece of steak, ... Continue Reading

Sep 8th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Election cycle will be 1st for Chamber endorsing candidates

As the stewards of a strong Las Cruces business climate, we believe it is the responsibility of  the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce to ensure that the interests of business are being represented in the political decisions of our community leaders.

For this reason, in November 2014, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber Board of Directors unanimously approved authorizing endorsements of candidates and issues that have local implications.

The first election cycle in which the Chamber will actively endorse and/or support pro-business candidates for a better Las Cruces will be ... Continue Reading

Sep 8th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Company strives to help local community

In 1969, founder, David Steinborn and Al Socolofsky formed a real estate company in Las Cruces, and later joined the franchise of Better Homes and Gardens, which became GMAC Real Estate.

In early 2006, David formed a partnership with John Hummer, developer and CEO of Mountain View Regional Medical Center. John has more than 18 years of senior executive experience leading and developing hospitals across the country. David believed the partnership would “add tremendous value to the team of REALTORS and consumers and help grow and develop the company well into the ... Continue Reading

Sep 4th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Adventure Travel & Cruise Center/Vacation.com American Medical Response Arbors of Del Rey Bank of the Southwest - Water Street Branch Bowlin Travel Centers, Inc. Bradbury Stamm Construction Caliche's Frozen Custard Comet 1 Hour Cleaners and Laundry - Utah Ave Consolidated Solar Technologies, LLC Convergys Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Cupit & Company Inc. Farm Bureau Financial Services - Telshor Blvd. Branch Fiesta Motors Inc. FIG Publications, LLC Flair Homes, Inc. Go-Direct Mailing Services Guzman Sport Karate Kickboxing, Inc. IHOP Insta-Copy Imaging Jason's Deli L & M Limousine, LLC Las Cruces Convention Center Las Cruces Public Schools Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation Las Cruces Shuttle Las Cruces Winnelson Lithia Dodge of Las Cruces Mainstream Boutique Mary Beth Reinhart Mattress Firm - Lohman Ave McDonald's Restaurant Mesilla Valley Hospital Mesilla Valley Insurance Group Mundy Appraisal Services MVT ... Continue Reading

Aug 31st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Shenandoah

Friday, September 11

Doors open at 7:00pm

Pricing: $20 a ticket.

NMSU students $15

Discount: Active or Retired Military and First Respponders (Fire/EMS/Police) $15

Tickets can be purchased at Red Hawk Golf Club

7502 Red Hawk Road, Las Cruces NM 88012

575-373-8100

www.golflascruces.com

Outside Event. Opening band will be annouced at a later date.

 


Aug 31st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Las Cruces, New Mexico - ARCA Space Corporation, a for-profit US corporation, announced today that it has appointed Chris Lang as chief operating officer. Lang has been a board member since March of 2015, and will now take a central operating role effectively immediately.

“I first met Chris Lang seven months ago, while working on a media promotion project for ARCA,” stated Dumitru Popescu, Founder/CEO of ARCA Space Corporation. “I’m myself am passionate about media production and we both noticed an immediate compatibility. His passion, love for detail, hard work, and commitment are exactly the qualities that make the ARCA team work. I knew quickly that Chris would be ... Continue Reading

Aug 31st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

By Troy Tudor

In our ever-changing world, a tried-and-true method may no longer necessarily apply to accomplishing the goals we have for our future. What may have worked for decades may simply no longer be effective or even relative to today. What made us successful personally, professionally and even as a community yesterday may need to be rethought, retooled or replaced today.

Being creatures of habit and sometimes reluctant to change, we fail to acknowledge that often what we are doing, no matter how good our intent, how passionate our desire or how diligently we work, it just is ... Continue Reading

Aug 27th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

By Renee Brown | Published August 27, 2015 August 26, 2015, by Steven Romero, Development Officer, via email Bill Allen, President and CEO of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, returned to speak with College of Business Ambassadors on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He last came to visit the Ambassadors this past spring semester. Allen spoke to the Ambassadors about Leadership Las Cruces, a professional development program sponsored by the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Las Cruces program begins with a two-day leadership skill-building session in March, followed by seven additional one-day sessions over the course of eight months. Demand for ... Continue Reading

Aug 24th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

As Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity prepares to begin construction on four homes for low- and moderate-income families in the region, Bank of America announces it's support by contributing $15,000 as part of their Charitable foundation program. These funds will help bring one family closer to achieving the American dream of homeownership. “We are delighted to receive this generous grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation,” said Maria Vasquez, Executive Director of Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity. “While we continue to work with people to provide affordable housing, Bank of America’s investment in our organization will allow us to expand our ... Continue Reading

Aug 24th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Over 100,000 4” x 4’” Hand Painted Talavera Tiles In stock now!! 99¢ ea. To $1.50 ea. While Supplies Last. Visit our showroom at Casa Mexicana Tile 5603 S. Main Mesilla Park, NM (3 miles South of Las Cruces) 575-523-2777 www.casamexicana.com

 

 

 

 

 


Aug 17th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Win a FREE Wine Weekend Getaway with Hotel Encanto! To enter the raffle all you have to do is take a selfie with the EXIT van and tag us on Facebook @ExitRealtyLasCruces or on Twitter @exithorizons and don’t forget to hash tag #SpotheXvan!!   The Wine Weekend Getaway includes: -Deluxe Room -Bottle of NM Wine -Fruit & Cheese platter -Tour and wine tasting at Rio Grande Winery -Hot Breakfast for two at Garduno’s Restaurant   The van will be loose September 1st-14th! Make sure to catch it!   **Restrictions may apply


Aug 17th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

High school students test rockets at WSMR

By Miriam U. Rodriquez Missile Ranger Editor

Students from five Texas area high schools had an opportunity to experience the life of a rocket scientist during the Student Rocket Launch, held July 6-8 at White Sands Missile Range.

Four students from Marble Falls High School were the first to attempt to launch their 450-pound rocket. Eight students at the school were involved in building and designing the 18-foot rocket as part of the SystemsGo program. Students were hoping their rocket would go up to 100,000 feet.

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Aug 17th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Burger Time High School All Activities Golf Tournament | 3231 N Main St | (575) 526-4976 | www.burgertimegolf.com

Organization raises money for local schools

Mission:

The Burger Time Foundation is a 501c3 not-for-profit organization based in Las Cruces, New Mexico. It was created in 1993 to raise funds to support Las Cruces, Mayfield and Oñate high school football in Las Cruces through the annual Burger Time Golf Tournament.

When the initial Foundation endowment was fully funded in 2007, efforts were expanded to provide similar support to any and all high school booster clubs or extra-curricular activities that ... Continue Reading

Aug 10th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

A Bite of Belgium BANK 34 Ben Archer Health Center Burn Construction Co., Inc. Carrillo Law Firm PC Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program Cavill & Company Century 21 Haggerty Co. - Brian Burds Charles Black Jr. & Associates Charles Schwab Independent Branch - Las Cruces Cruces Trophy & Awards Center, Inc. Decorating Den Interiors Edward Jones - Michael Mravetz, Financial Advisor Electrical Contracting Services EXIT Realty Horizons - Monique Kelley Fillmore Eye Clinic Framed, LLC Hakes Brothers, LLC Hampton Inn & Suites Hilton Garden Inn Indelible Enterprises, LLC Jurney Construction Las Cruces Rio Grande Rotary Foundation Las Cruces Winlectric Co. Las Trancas Restaurant Main Street Bistro & Ale House March of Dimes Mesilla Valley Christian Schools Mesilla Valley Maze, LLC Mesilla Valley Public Housing Authority Metropolitan Deli & Grill New ... Continue Reading

Aug 10th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

1203 N. Main St, Las Cruces NM, 88001 | 575-644-9083 or 575-647-(KICK)5425 | www.guzmandojo.com

Business prospers to help the community

Guzman Sport Karate Kickboxing’s mission states, “To motivate, build, and develop strong and positive kids and adults. We strive to prepare you for today’s society while instilling the traditional values of respect, discipline, and self-confidence. Our combination of Karate, Muay Thai Kickboxing, and grappling develop self-defense training skills that are necessary for today’s world. We offer a professional, safe, and clean family environment.”

The business first opened in June of 2001 on Mesquite Street.

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Aug 10th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

August 7, 2015

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL

Chamber members,

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber Of Commerce is seeking a provider for the “2015 Thanks Team WSMR T-Shirts.”  The date for the event is October 8, 2015, from 3-7 p.m., at White Sands Missile Range. 

You are hereby offered the opportunity to submit a proposal within the following specifications:  

•    100% cotton T-Shirt •    Solid color T-Shirt not black or white •    Logo on the front, sponsors on the back – color black •    Following sizes: S-5, M-25, L-45, XL-40, 2XL-5 •    All bids should be presented on a per shirt basis, including all taxes, gratuity, set-up and other fees ... Continue Reading

Aug 10th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

As an organization, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce works diligently with a couple of things in mind. To our membership and the business community, we need to be relevant and we want to provide a return on their investment in the Chamber.

The direction we have taken over the last few years comes from many conversations with the business community on what they expect from a Chamber of Commerce and what is important to aid them as they grow a business in our community. The Chamber strives to be the Chamber that our community needs. While we ... Continue Reading

Aug 10th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

City of Las Cruces

Las Cruces City Hall 700 N. Main Las Cruces, NM  88007 pio@las-cruces.org

 

NEWS RELEASE Contact: Gary Camarano, Economic Development Coordinator Phone: 575/541-2286                                                                      August 3, 2015 gcamarano@las-cruces.org                                                  City of Las Cruces Launches Online Tool to Boost Business Success Free local business intelligence tool helps businesses grow, compete in Las Cruces

Las Cruces, NM (August 3, 2015) — The City of Las Cruces’ Economic Development Office today launched a free online tool designed to help local businesses grow by making smarter decisions through data analysis. SizeUp for Local Business Intelligence can be found on the City of Las Cruces’ web site at ... Continue Reading

Aug 6th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor
College earns five-year approval from national board

By Damien Willis, Las Cruces Sun News

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LAS CRUCES >> President Renay Scott announced Wednesday that Doña Ana Community College's nursing program has been re-accredited by the Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing. The news means the 11 students who graduated from the program in May are considered to have graduated from a nationally accredited program. The accreditation is good for five years.

Scott called the news a "significant step" for the college and the program.

"This is a momentous occasion," Scott said Wednesday at DACC's Central Campus, where the program is ... Continue Reading

Aug 3rd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

2255 S Main St, Las Cruces, NM 88005, | (575) 541-5550 | www.empereonmarketing.com

Business expands in Las Cruces

CEO’s roots inspires business expansion

Empereon Marketing, LLC mission statement states, “To provide the full array of “contact to contact” services for our client partners. We deliver “end to end” customer interaction solutions for a full range of consumer products and services across multiple industries always delivering quality service to our client partners.

Almost two decades ago, a young entrepreneurial minded CEO, Travis Bowley took a leap of faith and created Empereon Marketing. The business evolved from a small ... Continue Reading

Aug 3rd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Keynote speaker is Celina Bussey

The Aug. 27 Membership Update Luncheon on Education will feature New Mexico Secretary of Workforce Solutions Celina Bussey as the keynote speaker.

Realizing that our workforce is one of the key areas that will facilitate controlled growth in southern New Mexico it seemed only natural that we ask our state’s expert in that area to share her thoughts on the current status of our workforce.

We also hope to hear her plans to improve that area to enable the attraction of companies that will bring the higher-paying jobs our state needs to offset the ... Continue Reading

Jul 27th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

That special moment

As a Conquistadore, there are those special moments that I will never forget. We had a ribbon cutting and anopen house at Desert Peak Assisted Living. Our very own Conquistadore Dan Duggan, also a veteran himself, was presenting awards to those who serviced our country in WWII and other wars. As the plaques were given out, the smiles of those men and women grew wider — some sitting in wheelchairs holding an American flag. I looked around and found people cheering and some with tears of joy.

I decided to stay and there was music ... Continue Reading

Jul 27th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

2220 N. Telshor | 575-532-4700 | www.nmflb.org

Mission:   New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau is a free, independent, nongovernmental and voluntary organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing agricultural problems and formulating action to achieve educational awareness and social advancement, and thereby, to promote the national well-being. Farm Bureau is non-partisan and is local, statewide, national and international in its scope and influence.

Purpose: The many programs and services provided by New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau are designed to strengthen agriculture and rural New Mexico. The true strength of Farm Bureau however, comes from its ... Continue Reading

Jul 27th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

8th Annual Cactus Scramble Golf Tournament August 22, 2015 Sonoma Ranch Golf Course The mission of the U. S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. Last year over 4,000 children were served in our community thanks to your donations!! ALL PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT THE LAS CRUCES TOYS FOR TOTS CHAPTER

 

Click here to download the application.

Hosted by Pat Campbell Insurance Please contact Debbie Hixon at 575-556-8580 ... Continue Reading

Jul 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

CITY OF LAS CRUCES NEWS RELEASE Contact: Gary Camarano, Economic Development Coordinator Phone: 575/541-2286                                                                         July 13, 2015 gcamarano@las-cruces.org

ARCA Space Lands in Las Cruces ARCA Space Corp., a manufacturer of unmanned aerial vehicle systems (UAVS), announced it will locate its headquarters and U.S. production facility at Las Cruces International Airport. In a joint announcement held at Las Cruces International Airport today, New Mexico Governor Susana Martinez and Las Cruces Mayor Ken Miyagishima welcomed ARCA Space Corp. to Las Cruces and reiterated that New Mexico and Las Cruces are open for business, and that aerospace will be an industry slated for further attraction efforts. ARCA Space was ... Continue Reading

Jul 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Aaron Perez, Keller Williams Realty

Aaron Perez, associate broker at Keller Williams Realty in Las Cruces is a 13-year real estate industry veteran and has represented large users of residential and office space in a wide array of real-estate transactions. Perez has built a solid foundation of clients through his professional services.

Perez has a long record of successfully guiding local and national clients with their real estate acquisitions, asset repositions and dispositions. He specializes in applying his expertise and market knowledge to consistently exceed the investment goals of his clients and ensuring their success through honesty and hard ... Continue Reading

Jul 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

THE SPIRIT OF 45 As we celebrate the 70th Anniversary of the end of WWII And pay tribute to the GREATEST GENERATION The WWII Veterans & those on the home front supporting them August 14th 7pm Dine and Dance under the stars Downtown Las Cruces – Main Street No host bar Live Music – Big Band on the Rio Grande Performances by: LCHS’ Andrews Sisters & Jazz Band Jitterbug Instruction & Dance Contest Rosie the Riveter Look-a-Like Contest Join the Nationwide KISS IN RAFFLES: Norman Rockwell’s Rosie the Riveter The Kiss Statue - Bronzed Dinner tickets:  $25 Call Debra Melcher @ 575 202-6366 or Karen Ray @ 575 525-1572 for tickets

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Jul 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Restaurant thrives in Downtown Las Cruces

Mother/son team strives to provide fresh offerings

Joanne Ray and her son, Nick, actively started looking to own a restaurant together in 2009. They shopped fora quick-service franchise first and then looked at privately owned quick-service restaurants after that — without much success. The opportunity of taking on the bistro was dropped into their lap unexpectedly by a mutual business acquaintance, and after a brief review of the location and its up and coming growth, they decided to wrap it up and call it their own.

Main Street Bistro & Ale House’s ... Continue Reading

Jul 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Businesses are the backbone of the community. They are vital to the health of any community for several reasons.

Today, let’s focus on one primary issue of importance in relation to businesses: the creation of jobs. When businesses thrive, the number of jobs and the wages paid to employees increase. We saw this recently in our own state with the rise in oil prices. Job opportunities and wages, across many sectors, increased in those areas impacted.

We see this in communities that are expanding economically across the country as well. Previous articles have mentioned Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and ... Continue Reading

Jul 15th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

July 15, 2015, Las Cruces, NM--The 2015 Education Membership Update Luncheon will be conducted Aug. 27, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. at the Las Cruces Convention Center.  Keynote speaker for the event will be the Workforce Solutions Cabinet Secretary, Celina Bussey, who will talk about state workforce issues and initiatives.  Local education leaders also will give updates from their institutions.

Registration fee for members is $25; charge for non-member attendees is $50. For more information contact the Chamber at 575-524-1968 or visit our website at www.lascruces.org

The mission of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is to provide valuable services for our members, ... Continue Reading

Jul 13th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

To thank the millions of people who have courageously defended our country and everyone’s personal freedom to ride, Harley-Davidson is offering a FREE H-D Riding Academy New Rider Course for all current and former U.S. military personnel.  This offer  is available now through September 13, 2015 at Barnett’s Las Cruces H-D.  All we need is to see your DD214  and a completed form found at https://ridefree.harley-davidson.com/militarylearntoride/ and we will take care of the rest.  You can also find more by visiting www.barnettslascruceshd.com, emailing riding_academy@barnettharley.com, or calling our Riding Academy Manager at 575-496-7625.    

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Jul 13th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

4901 McLeod NE, Albuquerque NM, 87109, (505) 828-9491, www.geraldmartin.com

Builder offers full range of services for tailored construction

Business backs its people with professional development

Gerald A. Martin Ltd. was established in 1974, but its construction history dates back to the 1940s. Founder Gerald “Jerry” Martin has cultivated the expertise and resources needed to successfully deliver numerous project types, including educational, industrial, hospitality and healthcare.

Gerald A. Martin Ltd. is one of New Mexico’s most diverse builders. They continue to offer a full range of delivery methods tailored to meet their clients’ needs, including Design-Build and Construction ... Continue Reading

Jul 13th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Chamber President, Bill Allen will be onsite for a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate our 15 year anniversary. The event features a Job Fair followed by an Employee BBQ. WHO:     Bill Allen, Chamber President, Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Travis Bowley, Chief Executive Officer, Empereon-Constar Don K. Christiano, Senior Vice President of Operations, Empereon-Constar Yvonne Torrijos, Chief Marketing Officer, Empereon-Constar Empereon-Constar employees WHAT:    

15th Anniversary Celebration

Official Ceremony and Photo Opportunities Job Fair And Facility Tour Complimentary Food And Beverages Employee BBQ and Giveaways

WHEN:      Tuesday, July 21st,  2015 Job fair starts at 9:00 AM Ribbon cutting ceremony and photo opportunities begin at 10:00 AM WHERE:      Empereon Marketing, LLC 2255 S Main St. Las ... Continue Reading

Jul 13th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

FirstLight Federal Credit Union Wins National Award June 12, 2015 FirstLight Federal Credit Union, an El Paso/Las Cruces-based consumer financial institution for sixty years, was recently recognized by the Defense Credit Union Council (DCUC) as the 2014 Army Credit Union of the Year. This is the second time FirstLight Federal Credit Union has won since 2006. At a ceremony during the 2015 annual DCUC conference August 16 in Las Vegas, Nevada, FirstLight will be given the award based on several criteria, including service above and beyond normal requirements, community support, and actions taken against predatory lending practices.

Karl Murphy, President and ... Continue Reading

Jul 10th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The need to balance the short term (delight your customers, keep expenses down and make sure your employees are satisfied) with the long term (making sure that the business environment we are in is conducive to growth) is a daunting task. The Chamber aims to assist businesses on both fronts. From the short-term perspective, our events that help connect businesses to one another number almost 100 each year. In addition, our training component, much of which are free to members, is growing all the time. Most recently, our social media class taught by a Doña Ana Community College instructor, ... Continue Reading

Jul 6th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Governor Susana Martinez Announces Third Year of Record-Breaking Tourism Growth More People Visiting NM Than Ever Before, Tourism Jobs and Day Trips Up As Well   Santa Fe, NM – Today, Governor Susana Martinez announced yet another record-breaking year for tourism in New Mexico, with more people visiting the state than ever before. In 2014, half a million more people visited New Mexico than in 2013, bringing the total number for the year to 32.7 million – an all-time high.   “Tourism is such a crucial part of our efforts to diversify the economy in communities large and small throughout the state,” said Governor Martinez. ... Continue Reading

Jul 1st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Renewing Members ACTion Programs for Animals Amazing Computer Service At Your Service, Inc. Pest Solutions AT&T Mobility Services LLC Atrium Physical Therapy, Inc. Beasley, Mitchell  Co., LLP Big Brothers Big Sisters Mountain Region Bohannan Huston, Inc. Border Pest Control Bravo  Chevrolet -  Cadillac Buffalo Wild Wings CA Skin and Body Clinic Century 21 Haggerty Co. - Beulah Gatlin Century Bank Chisholm's LLC Community Options Connor, Dolores Dave Hooker Delta Dental Plan of New Mexico Denton Holmes Directory Plus Dona Ana Community College Customized Training Program Dona Ana County Farm & Livestock Bureau Dona Ana Title Company Donald G. Buck Ed Helsel Enchanted Sun Realty, LLC Ernesto Uranga Facilities Connection First Savings Bank FirstLight Federal Credit Union Fluorescent Signs, Inc. Foundation For Las Cruces Museums Haciendas at Grace Village Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces Independent Electrical Contractors, ... Continue Reading

Jun 29th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

FIRE DETACHMENTS CONDUCT DRILLS AT HOLLOMAN HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, N.M. - Members of the 702nd, 582nd, 306th and 907th Fire Detachments from the state of Washington will be here Wednesday, June 24, to Sunday, June 28, for a Mission Readiness Exercise. The training will be held at the Holloman Fire Emergency Services training area and will consist of structural drills, search and rescue and aircraft rescue firefighting. The four firefighting detachments will be training here to prepare for an upcoming deployment. They are using the FES training area to fulfill training requirements in one area to reduce travel time and costs. Please be ... Continue Reading

Jun 22nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

THE LNG COMPANY SELECTED A WINNER IN THE 36th ANNUAL TELLY AWARDS

Las Cruces, New Mexico – June 15, 2015 – The Telly Awards has named The LNG Company as a winner in the 36th Annual Telly Awards for their piece titled Doña Ana County Legislative Coalition (DACLC) 2015 Legislative Priorities. With nearly 12,000 entries from all 50 states and numerous countries, this is truly an honor.

Doña Ana County Legislative Coalition (DACLC) is a partnership of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, the City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico State University, ... Continue Reading

Jun 22nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

I realized that when I started my agency nine years ago, I needed to be thinking about a road map. Since many of us are going on summer vacation, we all need a plan. Many of us old folks used a paper map on how to get to our destination. We prepare ourselves for the trip. My destination is retirement and traveling. The first thing is to find a place, put the sign in front of your door, and hire employees. I did that and now what? I have done my homework and back in 2006 there were 146 ... Continue Reading

Jun 22nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Effective July 1, 2015, the City of Las Cruces Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) rate will increase from 7.9375% to 8.3125%. The Town of Mesilla’s Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) rate will increase from 7.8125% to 8.1875%. This increase is due to Dona Ana County increasing its portion of the Gross Receipts Tax imposed within the Town of Mesilla by 3/8 of a percent. This was passed by Dona Ana County Commission on March 24, 2015. For any questions, please contact Cynthia Stoehner-Hernandez, Dona Ana County Clerk/Treasurer at (575) 524-3262 x 105, e-mail cynthias-h@mesillanm.gov or the City Clerk's office at (575) 541-2115.

 
Jun 22nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Summer Sizzle! As a means of demonstrating our continued gratefulness for your support, please join us for our annual Summer Sizzle ice cream social. We will be dedicating the Charles Redman Friendship Garden, enjoying ice cream and treats, and hear our children sing! Thursday, July 9, 2015, 4:00 p.m. Jardin de los Niños 999 West Amador We know that the summer is heating up, but we want you to cool off at our ice cream social, take a tour, and enjoy our garden.


Jun 22nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor


Jun 22nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Now Available to all businesses in Las Cruces, Deming, and Silver City, New Mexico With the Comcast Business Class Triple Play, you get three great services. Bundled together on a single, easy-to-manage bill. With savings you’ll see each and every month! 8x’s faster than dsl and T-1 Service!  HUGE Savings on our PRI T-1’s! 1 month FREE service (ask me how) FREE In state and State to State Long Distance FREE voice features (caller id, 3 way calling, etc) Internet, Voice & TV just $94.85 per month! FREE Account Analysis! Betty Lindsey,  Comcast Business Account Executive, BAE2, Serving all of Southern NM T:  575 526 0733  |  M:  575 915 6939  |  F:  ... Continue Reading

Jun 22nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Mission:

The Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce (LCHCC) provides leadership for the advancement of economic prosperity for our diverse membership, business community, and region.

Purpose:

The purpose of the LCHCC is to provide business programs and services that will expand and mature investments, job opportunities, education, community service, wellness, and activity in Las Cruces.

Key goals:

It is the goal of the LCHCC to serve our members, community, and region. We do that by supporting educational and workforce development initiatives, advocating for a business-friendly community, helping facilitate foreign investment opportunities, supporting economic development initiatives, and serving as ... Continue Reading

Jun 15th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Couple has grown companyin past seven years

Brooks Photography opened for business in September 2007.The studio is owned and operated husband-and-wife team Michael Ancir CPP, and Kathy Brooks. The business has grown in the last seven years and is now in its third studio location.

Brooks Photography’s mission states: “To provide our clients with an unsurpassed professional portrait experience and hand crafted wall portraits.”

What inspired the couple to go into business was that they saw a large gap in the market locally. They wanted to provide people in Las Cruces with something that did not exist and would ... Continue Reading

Jun 15th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

By Miriam U. Rodriguez

Missile Ranger Editor The 2nd Engineer Battalion said farewell to White Sands Missile Range during a casing of the colors ceremony April 30 at the 2E Parade Field.

Soldiers with the 2nd Engineer Battalion made their final formation as they prepare to depart WSMR.

Following the casing of the colors, the commander of the 3rd Brigade, Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Col. Chip Daniels, thanked members of the Las Cruces community for coming out.

“Thank you for taking care of this battalion for so long,” he said.

“This battalion is all about teamwork,” Daniels said.

Jun 15th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

JARDIN SEEKS ARTISTS Las Cruces, NM—Jardin de los Niños is searching for Las Cruces artists from a variety of mediums to participate in the center's expanded Holiday Card campaign. Jardin's Executive Director, Audrey Hartley, says that the center’s annual Holiday Card campaign will be taking a new—and bigger—turn.  “We are expanding this program to a year-round format, says Hartley.  In addition, Hartley says they are seeking new types of media for the subject matter.  “We are certainly searching for paintings and photographs.  However, we are now inviting artists who use fiber, clay, and any other medium.  Projects can be one-two- or ... Continue Reading

Jun 8th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Because We Care Lemonade + Bake Sale Please join the after school and pre-k classes of Jardin de los Ninos as we raise funds for our friends at La Casa. Our lemonade stand and bake sale will be open June 17 from 10:30 to 12:30. Please stop by Jardin at 999 West Amador to purchase refreshments. $1 per glass of lemonade, $1 per cookie. We hope you will join us!


Jun 8th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Dealership eyes future growth

Family-owned business has been involved for 33 years

The Vescovo family moved to Las Cruces in 1982 after Paul and Susan Vescovo purchased Las Cruces Toyota. George Vescovo, their son, managed this dealership from 1999 to 2009. In 2009, George left the car business to attend law school. However, in 2012, he quickly jumped at the opportunity to come back to the dealership as the dealer principal.

Upon his return, George changed the dealership name from Las Cruces Toyota to Vescovo Toyota of Las Cruces. Since then, the dealership has grown rapidly. In 2014, ... Continue Reading

Jun 8th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Chamber non-partisan event open to all parties

As part of its ongoing outreach to different segments of the Las Cruces community, since 2011 the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce has offered nonpartisan training for prospective candidates for city, county and state political office. The most recent training session took place Saturday, May 9 and was attended by more than 40 individuals.

Because the Chamber, by definition, takes a pro-business stance on local political matters, people automatically think the training we make available is slanted or partisan, but that’s simply not the case.

Our training – training is not ... Continue Reading

Jun 4th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

In collaboration with the Branigan Cultural Center, the New Mexico State University Library will be displaying originals and reproductions from its Clyde Tombaugh Collection at the Center’s new exhibit titled “Beyond Pluto”. Famous for his discovery of Pluto at the at age of 24, Clyde Tombaugh’s entire career will be highlighted at the Branigan Cultural Center and the Las Cruces Museum of Nature & Science. A reception for the exhibit will be held at the Branigan Cultural Center on Friday, June 5, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. during the First Friday Downtown Arts Ramble. The exhibit will run until Saturday, ... Continue Reading

Jun 1st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

AUSA 5th Annual Adopt a Soldier Golf Scramble White Sands Missile Range Chapter

Thursday, June 11, 2015

07:00 Registration

08:00 Shotgun Start

12:00 Lunch by Chef Javier Reyes

Women and Women Service Members encouraged

Picacho Hills Country Club 6861 Via CampestreLas Cruces, NM 88007, 575-523-8641

FORMAT:                                                                                                                                                                           

Three Player teams + a WSMR/Ft Bliss Soldier Selected by WSMR CSM  

COST:                                                                                                                                                                                               

$80 for individual green fee, cart, lunch, prizes & soldier sponsor fee                                                                 

$400 - Hole & 4 person team                                                                                                                                        

$100 - Hole                                                                                                                                                                     

Cash or check payable to AUSA on June 11  

Last day to register is: June 5, 2015

Bogey is your Buddy Pick up at Bogey                                                                                                                       

Dress Code:Soft spikes/Spikeless                                                                                                                                 

No denim, tank tops or ... Continue Reading

Jun 1st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Calling all Leadership Las Cruces Alumni!!

Find your classmates and form a team to enter Canstruction at the Southern New Mexico Fairgrounds, Oct. 1!! Challenge other Leadership Las Cruces classes to create the finest structure and help Casa de Peregrinos.

Please carefully read the attached letter of invitation and flyer. Deadline for team sign-up is June 8.

This is a great opportunity to reconnect with your Leadership Las Cruces class and help Casa de Peregrinos with their mission of fighting hunger in our community.

For more information about the competition, contact Canstruction Las Cruces at 575-523-5542 or canstruction.lascruces@yahoo.com If you need assistance in finding ... Continue Reading

Jun 1st, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Much has already been written on the how the Chamber is moving into the political waters, but another area in our three-year strategic plan is our goal to be more industry specific. Our first venture into that arena culminated with our recent luncheon targeted to the medical community where New Mexico Secretary of Health and Human Services, Brent Earnest, spoke about how the changes in Medicare are impacting the state. While at face value this event might sound similar to our Annual Healthcare Luncheon, the content delivered by Earnest was more pointed at those in the medical industry. He discussed how ... Continue Reading

May 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Mission: Casa de Peregrinos, an emergency food program, provides free supplemental groceries to individuals and families at risk of hunger in Las Cruces and Doa Ana County. Our mission is to serve as a safety link for those unable to purchase nutritious food due to an emergency or unforeseen personal crisis. As part of that mission, we also commit ourselves to promote public awareness of hunger in Doa Ana County and to secure broad-based support for hunger prevention and relief in the county. Purpose: Casa de Peregrinos is Doa Ana County’s largest and longest running food pantry. Fore more than 35 ... Continue Reading

May 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Just 23 mile East of Las Cruces, Off Hwy. 70. Bring your Driver’s License, vehicle registration and proof of insurance for a Required security inspection. four or more Special $20, 18-hole, green fee and cart Bring four or more players and this ad, each player receive 18-hole green fee and cart for $20.00 per person

Tuesday - Friday 0830-1130 Must have Tee times Call 575-678-1759


May 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

It was a pleasure to represent the interest of our community and the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce in our nation’s capital last month. This was my second year joining the Chamber team and meeting with our federal delegation in Washington, D.C., on many key issues that impact our community well-being and future. Additionally, we continued our work to preserve and expand the capabilities and mission of White Sands Missile Range, which is vital to our local economy. It was sad to see our elected officials once again make a decision that negatively impacts business growth in our community. Not passing ... Continue Reading

May 18th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

DATE: Wednesday, May 27, 2015 TIME: 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm PLACE: Arrowhead Center at New Mexico State University (NMSU) Genesis C 3655 Research Drive, Genesis C, Las Cruces, NM 88003 575.646.6120 Map and Directions NMSU one-day free parking permit RSVP: Sharon Evans at 505.845.9671 or sfevans@sandia.gov by Friday, May 22, 2015 If you know someone else who might benefit from NMSBA, please forward this invitation. Award Celebration Be a part of a special award presentation to recognize the success of a Southern New Mexico small business that received assistance from NMSBA. The Information Session will offer: •    A time for small businesses, local economic development representatives, andcommunity leaders to ... Continue Reading

May 18th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Success starts with preparedness of business Company helps families plan for, reach their financial goals

Paul Bridgers is in his 19th year as a financial advisor with Merrill Lynch. Prior to this career, he was a teacher and a swimming coach at the public high school and university levels. Matthew Mossburg is in his third year as a financial advisor at Merrill Lynch and has been in the financial services industry since 2008. Tina Avelar has been a client associate with Merrill Lynch for 28 years. She is also the resident director’s assistant. The Bridgers Group Merrill Lynch mission statement says, “To guide families ... Continue Reading

May 18th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

By Erin Dorrance White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs A field trip to a missile launch, a robotbuilding class and a gym class on the golf course, are all typical educational activities at White Sands School on White Sands Missile Range. The school, which is part of Las Cruces Public Schools, offers kindergarten through eighth-grade students tremendous opportunities and individualized attention. Any student can enroll in the school. White Sands School is a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics)-focused school with class sizes often smaller than average. The attendance of 300 students is rapidly dropping to about 225 students by August because of ... Continue Reading

May 11th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

June 5th 2015 New Mexico State University Golf Course

ABOUT THE NEW MEXICO ALLIANCE FOR HISPANIC EDUCATION

The New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization established in 1993 with the sole purpose of providing financial support to Hispanic college students in the state of New Mexico. The New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education works closely with the Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) and is considered one of New Mexico's largest Hispanic fundraising organizations.

The Vision: The New Mexico Alliance for Hispanic Education exists for one simple reason: to give New Mexico's Hispanic students the opportunity to seek a higher level ... Continue Reading

May 11th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

From humble beginnings to national recognition

Comcast strives to meet customer needs with advanced technology

Ralph J. Roberts founded Comcast Corp. with the purchase of a 1,200-subscriber cable television system in Tupelo, Miss., in 1963. From Comcast’s humble roots, Roberts went on to create a company that is the nation’s largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand.

Today, more than 435 Comcast employees call New Mexico home. Each year, Comcast continues to enhance its products and services to better serve more than 162,000 customers across the state.

Comcast’s mission states, “Comcast strives to create the best content ... Continue Reading

May 11th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Is your organization based outside of Albuquerque? Well AFP-NM is coming to YOU! Join us for our new Brown bag networking luncheons to learn more about AFP-NM and all the opportunities it offers for fundraisers statewide. Meet with AFP- NM Board members and committee members to discuss exciting new initiatives to expand our reach in New Mexico. Click here to register for this FREE networking opportunity. Learn about: AFP membership benefits, educational programs, National Philanthropy Day 2015, and how to get involved with AFP-NM.

AFP Southern New Mexico Networking Brown Bag Wednesday, May 27, 2015 12:00 – 1:00 pm Community Foundation ... Continue Reading

May 11th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Annual trip opens lines of communication in the Capitol

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s annual visit to our nation’s Capitol was a success. Here’s a brief recap of our visits: The team discussed small business policy, homeland security and immigration with subject matter experts at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This group does a fly-in program that allows member visitors to select relevant topics on which to be briefed. As far as the Department of Defense goes, the majority of the meetings took place at the Pentagon. The history chronicled on the walls of the building is tremendous. Just walking ... Continue Reading

May 4th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

SW Pathways Conference

May 28-29, 2015 / Scottsdale, AZ / ASU SkySong

Innovate+Educate is pleased to partner with the Global Pathways Institute to present the first annual Southwest Pathways Conference.  This exciting event will bring together thought leaders from Colorado, Utah, Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona to explore solutions to the challenge of equipping all young adults in the SW, especially Hispanic and Native American youth, with the skills they need to achieve economic success. Click Here for conference information, registration & hotel reservations.


May 4th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Advanced Hearing Care Allstate Insurance Company - Mary Iadicicco Insurance Agency, LLC Angel Care of New Mexico, Inc. Applebee's Grill & Bar - Hickory Loop Applebee's Grill & Bar - Lohman Attorney at Law - Melissa J. Reeves, P.C. Bank of the West Casa Bandera Apartments Comcast Cable Cordova, Kathleen D.D.S. Corner Bakery Cafe Cowboys For Cancer Research, Inc. Days Inn Del Valle Physical Therapy EnrichTheKids, Inc. Family Eye Care Fox Auto Group Golden Corral Restaurant Hakes Brothers, LLC Hoop-T-Dudes Custom Embroidery Inspection Masters Kelly Services KVIA - TV 7 Las Cruces Real Estate Leavitt Group Southwest, Inc. Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant - Pan Am Mesilla Valley Habitat for Humanity Motel 6 - La Posada Ln New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau NRC Business Services Painted Skies Dental Center Pioneer Bank Principal Financial Property ... Continue Reading

May 4th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Braden Tidwell

Born and raised in Las Cruces, Braden Tidwell has seen his share of growth and development in the city he calls home. Certain things come to mind that he enjoys in Mesilla Valley, which includes the food, people and best majestic scenery in the Southwest.

He is a proud Mayfield High School graduate, playing soccer and running track as well as being involved in the Business and Fine Arts Academy. He attended New Mexico State University, studying criminal justice and computer science.

In 1999, he began his career in banking and, from 2000-03, he has received numerous customer service awards. In ... Continue Reading

Apr 27th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

 

By Troy Tudor

One of the privileges I have had in my time with the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce was to launch the Las Cruces Young Professionals organization.

The launch came about after one-on-one conversations with nearly 100 young professionals in our community, and has led to conversations with countless more since its beginning. There are now nearly 400 individuals participating in the group and nearly 800 interacting on social media.

One of the major concerns of this demographic is the opportunity to succeed in their careers. For some, it is establishing a career; for some, it is growing a career; ... Continue Reading

Apr 27th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Local Dentist Marianne Day is creating great smiles and helping the children of Jardin de los Niños at the same time. Day is a Crown Council member—an alliance of leading-edge dental teams committed to charitable work. March through June, Day and her staff will professionally whiten teeth to raise money for Jardin de los Niños. Day is working via the Smiles for Life Charity to bring whiter smiles to members of the community, and to help homeless and near homeless children and their families.

The Smiles for Life Foundation is the children’s charity arm of the Crown Council. Ultradent (makers of ... Continue Reading

Apr 27th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

2840 N. TELSHOR BLVD. • 575-523-2627 • WWW.MARCHOFDIMES.ORG/NEWMEXICO • FACEBOOK: MARCH OF DIMES-NEW MEXICO CHAPTER • TWITTER: MARCHOFDIMESLC

Mission:

Reduce the incidence of premature birth, birth defects and infant mortality through research, public and professional education, community services and advocacy programs.

Purpose:

To ensure healthy pregnancies and healthy babies and prevent preterm birth.

Also to provide resources and comfort to families whose baby is or has been in a Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, or for families who have lost a baby.

Key goals:

• Reduce the rate of premature birth in New Mexico to 9.6 percent by the year 2020. Current rate is 11.6 percent of ... Continue Reading

Apr 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Beautiful April weather is with us, and there is nothing to complain about here in Las Cruces, especially for someone who was born and raised New Jersey.

I was thinking about what exactly would motivate a Conquistadore to wake up 4 o’clock in the morning to help with Bataan Memorial Death March as well as other Conquistadore events. One response I received from fellow Conquistadores is they love being part of the community.

There are Conquistadores who moved to Las Cruces from other parts of the country, and they would like to know different parts of the business community and getting together ... Continue Reading

Apr 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Hundreds of parents, students, staff and community volunteers will be part of the Comcast Cares Day event when they paint, clean and beautify Jornada Elementary School, 3400 Elks Drive on Saturday, April 25. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m. and the campus cleanup will continue throughout the morning, said Brigitte Zigelhofer, LCPS community outreach liaison. Community volunteers are needed and can give any amount of time to the beautification effort, she said.

“This partnership with Comcast in Las Cruces has brought tremendous support to our schools and to the LCPS Foundation,” Zigelhofer said. “Based on the number of registered volunteers, there will ... Continue Reading

Apr 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Picacho Hills Country Club 6861 Via Compestre April 29 Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 Episode #4 “Your secret fountain of youth” May 20 Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 Episode #5 “Nature’s Pharmacy” June 17 Wednesday 5:30 - 7:30 Episode #6 “Clean foods and the cancer free diet”

Mountain View Senior Circle Center 3948 E Lohman May 18 Monday 2:00 - 3:30 Episode #3 “Eliminate these “Dirty Dozen” to prevent cancer” June 15 Monday 2:00 - 3:30 Episode #4 “Your secret fountain of youth”

Presenter - Laura Smart 425-233-9082 lauralsmart@comcast.net  


Apr 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Providing unique services for Las Cruces

Las Cruces Real Estate works to be a cutting-edge, tech-savvy local company

Las Cruces Real Estate is a newer office, opening in February 2013. It recently moved to its new location and hired a new marketing company, which are both proving to be excellent decisions.

Its mission statement is “Provide honest and reliable real estate services to the greater Las Cruces community, as well as to those coming to Las Cruces.”

Las Cruces Real Estate opened its office after local Realtors saw a need for an agent-centric brokerage in Las Cruces. The office’s purpose is to create ... Continue Reading

Apr 14th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The ground breaking ceremony for Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine (BCOM) will take place next Monday, April 27th. The significance of this event and its importance to Las Cruces, Doña Ana County and Southern New Mexico should not be overlooked.     The total (direct, indirect and induced) economic impact during the start-up period (2014-16) is expected to be $87.3 million (over the start-up period of two and a half years) and create more than 390 new jobs (360 construction, 35 BCOM operations). Upon full operation, the new medical school will support 350 jobs in the region and generate more than $77.7M ... Continue Reading

Apr 13th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Serving its customers, from large to small Satisfaction is key to bank’s growth since 1904

Pioneer Bank was established in 1901 and today is one of the oldest financial institutions in New Mexico, providing financial services in Las Cruces for 40 years.

Pioneer Bank’s mission is, “To provide financial services to our customers throughout southern New Mexico and west Texas.”

Helping people is what inspired staff members of the bank to go into business.

When asked what was unique about Pioneer Bank, President Kiel Hoffman said, “Our business truly is based on providing excellent customer service. Since most banks today offer many of the ... Continue Reading

Apr 13th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Yappy Hour Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 6:00:00 PM Description: Join us for Yappy Hour at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, from 6-8 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. These will be music, games, prizes and free treats for the pooches, Food, including beer and wine, are available from the St. Clair menu. Seating is on the lawn and on the outdoor patio. $5 admission, benefits the Dona Ana County Humane Society and Spay/Neuter Action Program. Call (575) 642-2648 for information.  


Apr 13th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce members who attended the Legislative Update Luncheon in November 2014 were warned about the possibility of “Washington, D.C.-like gridlock” by state Sen. Joseph Cervantes, and that is exactly what happened. It is unfortunate that so little came out of the session to help propel New Mexico forward.

Highlights from the 60-day session, which ended Saturday, March 21, include:

• FY16 budget being passed

• All proposals to increase taxes failed

• LEDA funding was increased

• Teacher’s merit pay passed

• Secretary Hanna Skandera confirmed

• Economic development electric rates were passed on to the governor Low points include:

- Capital outlay ... Continue Reading

Apr 10th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Local success earns honor

By Brook Stockberger

Las Cruces Bulletin

When his alarm clock rings at 4:30 a.m., Rick Jackson is already awake.

“I beat the alarm each morning,” the Las Cruces businessman said.

Jackson, 62, cannot wait to get to the office and the warehouse. He might even be found working on one of the company’s 15 vehicles.

The hard work has paid off.

Not only has he grown his company, American Documents Services, from a staff of one part-time worker in 2001 to 18 employees, he has been named the 2015 New Mexico Small Business Person of the Year by the Small Business Development Centers.

He’ll ... Continue Reading

Apr 6th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Tesoro Integrative Health Center is hosting a Grand Opening Party on Friday, April 17th between 5:30 pm and 7:30 pm. Ribbon Cutting Ceremony with the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Conquistadors will begin at 5:30pm. Raffles for free and discounted services starts at 6:00pm. Live music featuring the Muddy Hands Blues Band starts at 6:30. The public is invited to an evening of fun, food, music ,laughter and free give-aways.

Tesoro Integrative Health Center is a New Mexico nonprofit that offers Las Cruces the largest variety of complementary,holistic and alternative healthcare services in one location. Services include massage therapy, yoga therapy, reflexology, movement alignment, acudetox, midwifery/well ... Continue Reading

Apr 6th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Comic conventions attract huge crowds of all ages and incomes. Las Cruces Comic Con is no different. Last year the estimated attendance was over 6,000 individuals. Last year was the first year EVER for Las Cruces Comic Con, or any type of pop culture convention for the city of Las Cruces. It was run completely from our personal savings. We are looking to make the convention bigger and better each year. In order to accomplish this goal we need sponsors. You can sponsor a celebrity, an event, or any part of the Con. Imagine the visibility your business will receive ... Continue Reading

Apr 6th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Alzheimer's Association Armando Lopez Architect Ashley Furniture HomeStore Billy the Kid Boys & Girls Clubs of Las Cruces Builders Source, Inc. Caliber Collision Company Name Covenant Clinics, LLC Crescent Electric Supply Crown Building Maintenance, Inc. David D. Warren, DDS, PA Do It Best Sun Valley Hardware Farley's Food, Fun & Pub FirstLight Federal Credit Union Gary Sandler Inc., Realtors Hester Agency of Las Cruces Hillrise Dental Holguin Insurance Agency, Inc. Hub International of Texas Kosh Solutions La Casa Inc. La Clinica de Familia - Early Headstart Home Base Program La Pinon Sexual Assault and Recovery Services Las Cruces Tower, LLP LegalShield Mesilla Valley Dental Care Mesilla Valley Hospice NAACP - Dona Ana County Branch North Main Family Health Center, PC Oasis LP Inc. Planet Development Design/Build Roberto's Mexican Food Roto-Rooter RTD Hardware Servpro of Las ... Continue Reading

Apr 6th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

La Casa will be holding its annual Parking Lot Sale on Saturday, April 11 from 8:00am to 1:30pm at La Casa, 800 S. Walnut

 


Mar 30th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Las Cruces has obtained a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO), making it the first in New Mexico and one of only 97 communities nationwide, to achieve the top ranking. The rating is based on a scale of 1 – 10 with 1 being the highest. The rating could result in lower insurance premiums for residential and commercial policy holders.

ISO provides reliable, up-to-date information about a community’s fire-protection services to help establish appropriate fire insurance premiums for residential and commercial properties. ISO provides that information through the Public Protection Classification (PPC™) program.

This most recent PPC classification ... Continue Reading

Mar 30th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Contact: Janet Acosta, Community Relations, Business Development & Marketing Interim Director Phone: 575.636.3606 Email: janet.acosta@mountainviewregional.com

Healer. Detective. Adviser. Confidante. Comforter. These are among the many roles that doctors fulfill each day as they care for patients and their families. Whether it is in a hospital, a clinic, or a long-term care facility, doctors work tirelessly to make sure patients get the care they need.

On March 30, healthcare organizations will celebrate National Doctors’ Day. First observed in Winder, Georgia in 1933, Doctors’ Day honors the contributions physicians make to communities across the country. We, at MountainView, are proud to honor the work of more ... Continue Reading

Mar 30th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

On the heels of Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe, during which almost 200 business people traveled north to advocate for probusiness issues important to southern New Mexico, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce needs to keep the pressure on the state Legislature to make certain our voice is heard. All of our “asks” are designed to help the community move forward and to improve the quality of life in southern New Mexico. What is interesting, in light of the lower available money due to the downturn in oil prices, is that our capital requests are less than ... Continue Reading

Mar 30th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

We have been talking about the need to diversify our economy to become less dependent on federal dollars. An article in the Albuquerque Journal substantiates the fact via a report from wallethub.com that lists New Mexico as No. 1 among states that rely on federal spending. An increase in private sector businesses not only means less reliance on federal dollars, but opens up opportunities for higher wage jobs.   

For the entire article, please click here.


Mar 23rd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village NONPROFIT OF THE MONTH - MARCH 2015

3025 TERRACE DRIVE, LAS CRUCES, NM 88011, 575-522-1362, WWW.GOOD-SAM.COM/LASCRUCES

Mission: To create an environment where people are loved, valued and at peace. Purpose: Good Samaritan Society – Las Cruces Village provides a continuum of housing and care services to seniors, including housing with services apartments, assisted living, short-term rehabilitation care, long-term nursing care, memory care, outpatient physical and occupational therapy and home health services. Key goals: To serve our residents and the community utilizing the following eight traits of the Good Samaritan Way: Compassion, honesty, perseverance, joy, humility, ... Continue Reading

Mar 23rd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

We are now taking registrations for the March 23 and 24 financial education curricula trainings that cover the FDIC Money Smart and Federal Reserve’s Building Wealth curricula.

You have the choice to attend one of the three sessions. You do not need to attend any more than one session; they are all the same. The one exception is that the training in Spanish on March 24 will have only a brief introduction to the FDIC Money Smart curricula because we do not have a Spanish speaking instructor. Even if you are teaching in Spanish during Money Smart Week, you can attend ... Continue Reading

Mar 20th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

 

Interviewing Users: How to Uncover Essential Insights to Win More Business Tuesday, March 31, 2015 from 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM Arrowhead Center, Genesis C, 3655 Research Drive, Las Cruces, NM

Interviewing is a foundational user research tool that people assume they already possess. Everyone can ask questions, right? Unfortunately, that's not the case. Come gain an actionable guide to learning what your users want and how they make decisions. We will discuss how to uncover essential market insights and test assumptions to develop meaningful products and services and align your marketing strategies to win more business.

Join us for this month's Speaker ... Continue Reading

Mar 17th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Arianna Parsons is a Missouri native who located to Las Cruces in 2012. Prior to her move to the Southwest, she studied business management at the College of New Jersey and opened a small cafin a nearby township. She later moved to Los Angeles where she held positions in outreach and communications and as a youth development specialist at the Koreatown Youth & Community Center. Parsons has also worked with film festival outreach, political campaigns, she has lobbied at a national level for CARE International and has dabbled in app design. Today, Parsons is serving as the interim executive director ... Continue Reading

Mar 16th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

700 S. TELSHOR BLVD., LAS CRUCES, NM 88005 • 575-522-1001 • WWW.MESILLAVALLEYMALL.COM

City’s shopping destination Mall opens doors to community events

The Mesilla Valley Mall first opened in 1981 and was completely remodeled in 2006.

The shopping center is the home to 83 stores and is one of the leading shopping locations in Las Cruces.

Its mission statement is “To make Mesilla Valley Mall the premier shopping destination for Southern New Mexico.”

Mesilla Valley Mall’s purpose is to host retailers that will provide the latest fashions and trends, plus entertainment and eateries to consumers in Las Cruces and southern New Mexico.

The shopping center opened ... Continue Reading

Mar 16th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The finish line is in sight, if you have good eyes. A good portion of the renovation work has been completed. We are working to finalize the subcontractors so we can finish some of the inner workings of the building – plumbing, HVAC, electrical, roof, etc. – before we go back with the more cosmetic touches.

That said, the building was more challenged than we anticipated, utilizing three different engineering studies available to us. Along with those challenges came more costs. We are still very much in a fundraising mode, and need as much support from the community that we can ... Continue Reading

Mar 16th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program is celebrating it's newest program with a ribbon cutting and open house on Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at 4:30 P.M. at their flagship pantry at 999 W. Amador Avenue Suite F in the Community of Hope campus.

The Food Rescue Program is their latest endeavor and it's success has benefited many needy families in Las Cruces. With their partners, Walmart, Target, Mountain View Market, Los Altos Ranch Market, Nature's Grocers and White Sands Missile Range Commissary and additional 247,000 pounds of food were distributed to the families CdP serves. This year alone 83,000 pounds have ... Continue Reading

Mar 16th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Advocare Independent Distributor American Linen Supply of NM ASA Architects Comfort Suites Cornerstone Christian Academy Dona Ana Community College El Paso Outlet Centers LLC. EXIT Realty Horizons - Joseph Arnone First American Bank in Las Cruces Home Kare Inc. of Dona Ana Jack Key Kia Jack Key Motor Co. La Posta de Mesilla Restaurant Las Cruces Machine, Manufacturing & Engineering Mainstream Boutique New Mexico State University - Conference Services Peak Behavioral Health Services Protection 1 Southwestern Eye Center Steinborn & Associates Real Estate - Cecelia Levatino Steinborn & Associates Real Estate - John Hummer Trust Properties / FRILC LLC Wells Fargo N.A. - Telshor Branch Western Heritage Alliance White Sands Missile Range (DMWR)  

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Mar 16th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

We are two months into 2015 and two months into the first phase of a new minimum wage in the city of Las Cruces. So, what is the impact so far? According to Mayor Ken Miyagishima at a recent City Council work session, all must be OK because he hasn’t heard from the business community. Really? I have been accumulating various bits of information to share with the council before it decides on the next phase of increases. I have examples of changes in store hours, price increases and changes in workforce hours – all attributable to the increase in ... Continue Reading

Mar 13th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Date: 04/15/2015 Time: 6:00:00 PM Description: Join us for Yappy Hour at St. Clair Winery & Bistro, 1720 Avenida de Mesilla, from 6-8 p.m., the third Wednesday of each month. Well-behaved, leashed dogs are welcome. These will be music, games, prizes and free treats for the pooches, Food, including beer and wine, are available from the St. Clair menu. Seating is on the lawn and on the outdoor patio. $5 admission, benefits the Dona Ana County Humane Society and Spay/Neuter Action Program. Call (575) 642-2648 for information.  


Mar 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Color Dash 5K Family Fun Run April 11,2015 NMSU Tailgate Area Register at 8:30am Race: 9:00am Register now at: www.caasnm.org


Mar 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

3751 DEL REY BLVD., LAS CRUCES, NM 88012, 575-382-3500, WWW.MESILLAVALLEYHOSPITAL.COM

Providing behavioral health care for community

Hospital specializes in quality service

Mesilla Valley Hospital has been in Las Cruces for more than 25 years. Its parent company, Universal Health Services, celebrated its 45th anniversary last year and is the largest behavioral health hospital company in the country.

The hospital was originally started by a physician group that saw the need to provide inpatient hospitalization for the members of the community. Over the years, services have evolved to incorporate specialized programming for specific populations. This includes evidence-based treatment models for its geriatric unit, its ... Continue Reading

Mar 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

One possible area of agreement, no matter what side of the aisle or fence you might sit on, is that our local economy is not flourishing.

Although we have seen some positive signs, southern New Mexico was late coming out of the recession and some say we are still in it. Our dependence on the federal government for money and jobs makes us beholden to a group that we have little influence, and even less control, over.

We sit at a crossroads where we either accept what is given to us by Washington, D.C., or we look to ourselves, here locally, to ... Continue Reading

Mar 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Old issues of Wind and Sand are still needed

By Adriana Salas

Missile Ranger Staff Writer

Nearly 40 years of White Sands Missile Range’s rich history is now encapsulated on a website for the public to view, free of charge.

The website, www.wsmrhistoric.com, holds newspaper issues of the Wind and Sand from 1950-90. The Directorate of Public Works Environmental Division’s Cultural Resource Program spearheaded the project.

“It’s complete. We invite you to take some time and enjoy the rich past of White Sands Missile Range, found in this tremendous resource,” said Bill Godby, WSMR Stewardship archeologist and project lead.

The project took more than two ... Continue Reading

Mar 4th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Chamber members,

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber Of Commerce is seeking a provider for the 2015 Golf Classic polo shirts. Delivery of these shirts required no later than May 1, 2015 for the May 8 golf tournament to be conducted at Red Hawk Golf Club.

You are hereby offered the opportunity to submit a proposal within the following specifications:

• Lightweight polo shirt, cotton or blend • Solid color shirt, not black or white • Embroidered logo on the front and left sleeve • All bids should be presented on a per shirt basis, including all taxes, set-up and other fees based on a minimum guarantee ... Continue Reading

Mar 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Local design firm Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) is donating its prize money after winning the 2015 Jeff Harnar Award for the design of Centennial High School in Las Cruces. The firm received $5,000 for the design, which will be given to the Las Cruces Public Schools Foundation to establish a scholarship fund for Las Cruces Public School students who study at UNM School of Architecture and Planning.

“We are very excited and honored to receive the Harnar Award for Contemporary Architecture,” said Bill Sabatini, Principal at D/P/S and lead designer of Centennial High School, and we’re even more excited to support the next ... Continue Reading

Mar 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Brandi Johnston, a performance artist, teacher and business owner, joins the Las Cruces Arts Association as guest presenter, Sunday, March 22, at 2:00 p.m. following a brief members meeting,  125 N. Main Street at the LCAA Art on Easels Gallery. Next to the Downtown Bistro.  

Free and the public is invited. Johnston's interactive presentation will center around the art principle of elegance in which curves attract, amuse, enthrall, seduce.  Casual attire is suggested. Johnston is the originator of !OYE! Celebrating Visions of the Future, a 30-hour view of the future, planned for Main Street, October 10 and 11.  A graduate of New ... Continue Reading

Feb 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Mesilla Valley Christian Schools invites you to our Campus Visitor’s Night on Monday, March 9th at 6:00 p.m.  This is a night for parents with prospective (K-12th grade) students for the Fall 2015 to learn about our curriculum and Christian school philosophy.   Come see what MVCS is all about!   3850 Stern Drive.  For more information, please call 525-8515.


Feb 23rd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

By Todd G. Dickson The Las Cruces Bulletiin On Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe, Monday, Feb. 2, state Rep. Terry McMillan, R-Las Cruces, was made honorary speaker of the House as he introduced visiting members of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. The day ended with Las Crucens visiting the governor’s residence attended by Gov. Susana Martinez herself, wrapping up a weekend that gave Chamber members insight to the current 60-day session in which Republicans have control of the House for the first time in more than 60 years. This early in the session, water appears to be an area of ... Continue Reading

Feb 23rd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

  LAS CRUCES, NM - The Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau is currently soliciting vendors for the upcoming Las Cruces Country Music Festival April 24-26, 2015.   There are several pricing categories for vendor booths, beginning at $150.  Current Las Cruces Farmers Market vendors are eligible for a discounted rate of $75 if registered before March 1, 2015.  Registration for food trucks and food vendors is $300.         This year's Country Music Festival will include a New Mexico True area.  Vendors who are promoting a New Mexico True product or experience are eligible for free registration in the New MexiMarch co True area.  ... Continue Reading

Feb 23rd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

American Document Services Sapphire Energy El Paso Electric Company Rehabilitation Hospital of Southern New Mexico Landmark Real Estate and Investment Inc. Allied Burglar & Fire Alarms, Inc. Cervantes Enterprises, Inc. PNM-Public Service Company of New Mexico Enchantment Land Certified Development Company Las Cruces Orthopaedic Associates Olam West Coast, Inc. Parkhill, Smith & Cooper, Inc Alaska Structures, Inc. Sher-Wood Fine Wood Designs, Inc. Positive Energy Solar First National Rio Grande - Water St. Branch High Range Village Apartments Ikard's, Inc. Hacienda RV Resort McGinley Construction, Inc. Verizon Wireless Home Instead Senior Care All Aboard America Southwest Hazard Control, Inc.

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Feb 16th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

By Drew Hamilton White Sands Missile Range Public Affairs Office A rocket launched from White Sand Missile Range took new images of the sun during a scientific mission conducted Nov. 6. The rocket, a Black Brant IX sounding rocket launched from WSMRs sounding rocket complex at Launch Complex 36, carried a payload of various telescopes and spectrographs. Under the Rapid Acquisition Imaging Spectrograph Experiment, the rocket rapidly took about 1,500 images of the sun on its flight that took it to an altitude of near 281 kilometers above the earth. The collected images are high resolution spectral images that instead of showing what ... Continue Reading

Feb 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Doña Ana County commissioners will have a first-reading tomorrow, Tuesday February 10th, of a proposal to raise gross receipts tax rates countywide. This would be after voters voted down a tax increase for public transit last November and two other increases before that. However, this increase will not go before the voters, it will be decided by our county commissioners.  Gross receipts tax within the city coupled with this new county tax could mean as much as 3/4% in additional taxes for 2015 or approximately $24 million. Our local economy and our citizens cannot support the continued wave of increases that our ... Continue Reading

Feb 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

First I would like to thank former board chair Mike Beckett for his leadership this past year. The business community had many challenges in 2014. Under his guidance, the Chamber boldly engaged and worked on many difficult issues. The Chamber delivered on its promise to be the Voice of Business in Southern New Mexico.

I am honored to be the next chair of this organization. This year, the Chamber will be starting the first year of a new threeyear strategic plan. This plan, unanimously approved by the board, sets in motion an expansion of the Chamber’s role in our community. It ... Continue Reading

Feb 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Book your Valentine’s Day Package at the SpringHill Suites today! Package is valid 2/13/15 and 2/14/15 and includes a king suite, bottle of champagne, chocolate truffles, and a hot breakfast buffet! All of this, for a “suite” price! Only $109 plus taxes! Please call us at 575-541-8887 to book your package!  


Feb 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Spaceport America, NM – Spaceport America will host its first-ever Private Pilots Fly-in on Valentine’s Day, February 14th. This is the first time that the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) will open up the spaceport to this kind of event. The spaceport currently has over 5,000 annual visitors that see the spaceport by taking one of the weekly public bus tours. Holding a fly-in event like this was a result of the growing number of requests from private pilots to fly into the spaceport to take a tour.

This inaugural Private Pilots Fly-in Event will mark the start of a recurring opportunity for private pilots to land at Spaceport ... Continue Reading

Feb 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

You are cordially invited to our free On Stage Alaska event, which will be hosted FEBRUARY 4TH 6pm-8pm. at the Farm and Ranch Museum. Come and learn about Alaska and its culture from true Alaskans.

Please RSVP by calling Adventure Travel at 575-521-1400 or by emailing brianas@adventuretravelnm.com


Feb 2nd, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Every new year brings with it new challenges as well as new opportunities.

The Chamber’s new three-year strategic plan brings with it much of the same. With the support of the board of directors, we will be embarking into somewhat unfamiliar territory – but it is territory that we must go toward to provide the necessary support for the local business community.

There will be four seats open during this fall’s election – three from the City Council as well as the mayor’s position. For the first time the Chamber will be proactive in this area. We will be training and endorsing ... Continue Reading

Jan 30th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Washington, DC – January 2015 – Abel Covarrubias, MA, of Las Cruces, New Mexico was recently selected as a Fellow with the ZERO TO THREE Fellowship Program – a prestigious fellowship that engages, enriches, and inspires leaders who are dedicated to advancing the health, development, and well-being of infants and toddlers. Mr. Covarrubias is the chief executive officer for Aprendamos Intervention Team, an organization providing early intervention services in Dona Ana County. He brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the fellowship program from his leadership in Las Cruces to increase access to high quality early intervention services for ... Continue Reading

Jan 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Boost your investment IQ in only four sessions. We’ll start with the “why” of investing before moving into a discussion of where to invest your money. Join us for a free seminar, Fundamentals of investing.

When: January 14th, 2015, February 11th, 2015, March 11th, 2015, April 8th, 2015 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Where: Wells Fargo Advisors, Conference Room 505 S. Main St., Ste. 126 Las Cruces, NM 88001 Presented by: Sheryl Duran, AAMS® Financial Advisor Lunch will be provided.

Seating is very limited. To R.S.V.P., contact Sheryl Duran or Anna Marie Martinez at 575-523-2551 or Sheryl.duran@wfadvisors.com.

The event is educational in nature and will feature a general discussion ... Continue Reading

Jan 26th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Group of partners work to formulate requests By Bill Allen CEO/President After reading a comment about the Doña Ana Legislative Coalition recently, it spurred the need to provide some clarity as to the mission of the group. The group is made up of representatives from New Mexico State University, the Las Cruces Public Schools, the Gadsden School District, the Hatch Valley Public School, the City of Las Cruces, Doa Ana County, the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, the Las Cruces Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. The makeup of the group always leads to community related ... Continue Reading

Jan 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Las Cruces -- The Doña Ana Community College (DACC) advisory board has approved a countywide bond issue to benefit college and high school students in Doña Ana County. The bond election will be held on February 3, 2015. This bond issue will not raise taxes on county residents and will raise more than $20 million for needed capital and operating funds. 

The capital funding will be used to address safety and technology issues. For example crumbling infrastructure in the 40 year-old Central Campus Main Building ... Continue Reading

Jan 19th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Organization partners with American Express

The Chamber and American Express encouraged shoppers to spend their money locally during the annual Small Business Saturday help on Nov. 29. The day happens every year on the Saturday after Thanksgiving and encourages people to shop at the small businesses. This year there were more Neighborhood Champions than ever. Nearly 3,000 people in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. rallied their communities to Shop Small. We would like to thank all those, businesses and shoppers alike, that participated.  


Jan 12th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The Flying J Wranglers from Ruidoso are coming to Las Cruces for a one night performance at Mesilla Valley Christian Schools on Saturday, January 17th. This will be a great evening of family entertainment. Tickets are on sale now for $15 and can be purchased at MVCS located at 3850 Stern Drive. For more information call 525-8515.


Jan 12th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Mesilla Valley Christian Schools invites you to Kindergarten Information Night on Monday, January 12th at 6:30 p.m. This is a night for parents with prospective kindergarten students for the Fall 2015 to meet our teacher and learn about our curriculum and Christian school philosophy. Come see what MVCS is all about! 3850 Stern Drive. For more information, please call 525-8515.


Jan 12th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

Student group learns about Southern NM agriculture

Agriculture is one of the backbones of the Mesilla Valley’s economy, so it was a natural choice for November’s Junior Leadership topic of the day.

Our young leaders helped set the agenda for the day, which began at Big Sky Dairy in Mesquite. Dairy is New Mexico’s top cash commodity, and the kids witnessed the milking process, saw where the product is stored, and learned about the cattle’s nutrition and life cycle, as well as about industry regulations.

Our next stop was La Mesa, where the young leaders took a tour of family-owned Cervantes Enterprises. They ... Continue Reading

Jan 9th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is seeking providers for upcoming events in 2015. Click on the links below to view the available requests and requirements.

Deadline for submissions is January 15, 2015.

Membership Update Luncheons

Small & Minority Business Workshops 

Leadership Las Cruces Orientation 

Good Morning & Good Evening Las Cruces

Classic Golf Tournament

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Jan 5th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

The diversity and intelligence of my fellow board members has always amazed and impressed me. This community is fortunate to have such a spectrum of community leaders dedicate their time and energy working toward a better future.

Equally impressive is the dedication of many of the past chairs who still serve tirelessly on myriad committees that are well organized and on task.

Through the direction of the board, Bill Allen and his staff have carried out directives, sometimes with odds overwhelmingly against us, as well as continuing many legacy projects like the Armijo House and the leadership programs that will give back ... Continue Reading

Jan 5th, 2015 By: E. Troy Tudor

AAA New Mexico, LLC Accent Real Estate Allen Theatres, Inc. Aprendamos Intervention Team Austin's Fine Jewelry Batteries + Bulbs Best Buy #802 Best Western Mission Inn Casa Mexicana Tile Cash Express Charles Schwab Independent Branch - Las Cruces Citizens Bank of Las Cruces Coas Books, Inc D.E. Duggan Dona Ana Arts Council Dona Ana Community College Career Services Double Eagle Restaurant Elephant Butte Irrigation District Enterprise Rent-A-Car Executive Solutions All in One, LLC EXIT Realty Horizons - Elias Elizaldez EXIT Realty Horizons - Monique Kelly Featherlite Building Products First New Mexico Bank of Las Cruces Foreman, Harold (Chub) Gary Sandler Inc., Realtors GenCon Corporation General Mailing & Shipping Systems, Inc. Gents Barber Spa Golden West Trading Company Good Earth Real Estate, LLC Good Samaritan Society - Las Cruces Village Goodwill Hub International Insurance ... Continue Reading

Dec 29th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

December’s Junior Leadership day covered arts and community topics. Young leaders saw the humblest residences in Las Cruces, as well as the restoration of what was once one of the finest homes in town.

In between was a beautiful day strolling down Main Street, with several informative and educational stops along the way.

At the Community of Hope, the students learned about: Camp Hope, the tent city where many homeless live; Casa de Peregrinos, the food bank; Jardin de Los Nios, the day care center for children of homeless parents; St. Luke’s, a medical facility; and El Caldito, the soup kitchen.

From there, ... Continue Reading

Dec 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

This is the time of the year to reflect. If you have the time that is. It is also the time of the year to give thanks for all that we have. One thing I am eternally thankful for is the support the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce receives from our volunteers.As we prepped for our annual board retreat, we looked at a number of things that we do operationally, including the number of events we put on and the number of committee meetings that we hold. I was startled that that combined number is nearly 300! That is more ... Continue Reading

Dec 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

999 WEST AMADOR LAS CRUCES, NM 88001, 575-522-2111, WWW.JARDINLC.COM 

Mission:  Our mission at Jardin de los Nios is to create new possibilities for homeless and near homeless children and their families through loving childcare, education and the use of community resources. Purpose:  All services provided by Jardin de los Ninos focus on reducing the ill effects and negative impact of poverty, crisis and instability within the family unit and are vital to the long-term stabilization of the homeless and near-homeless child and his or her family. Key goals:  To provide the best possible day care services to our children, aged ... Continue Reading

Dec 12th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Applied Technology Associates Digital Solutions Directory Plus Estrada Law, P.C. First Mortgage Company Flowerama Go-Direct Mailing Services Heritage Assisted Living Jardin de los Ninos Kemp Smith LLP Las Cruces Security Services, Inc Lorenzo's Italian Restaurant - Pan Am Molzen-Corbin & Associates NAACP - Dona Ana County Branch New York Life Insurance Company Overhead Door Co. of Las Cruces, Inc. PC Automated Controls, Inc. Pioneer  Bank   Security Specialty Training State Farm Insurance - Kent Byers Taylor Precision Products Templeton Marketing The Bridge of Southern New Mexico TopView Leadership Value Place of Las Cruces Zia Engineering & Environmental - Civil Division

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Dec 12th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

While the Bean has been around for a while, if you have been by lately you will have noticed some changes. A lot of work both inside and out has been going on since January. Fresh coats of paint, repairs to the patio, new floor in the bathroom and a new heater installed just in time for the cooler weather in Las Cruces. There have been some changes to the menu as well, a few items added to the list of delicious baked goods as well as improvements and changes to the menu items.

Since January the Bean has been under new ... Continue Reading

Dec 9th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Request for Proposal        The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is seeking providers for the "2015 Update Luncheon Series". Registration and meal service will begin at 11:30 a.m. The program will start at 12:00 p.m. and last until approximately 1:30 p.m. We require the room to be available for set up by 10:00 a.m. The Update Luncheons are tentatively scheduled for February, April, June, August, October, and December .   You are hereby offered the opportunity to submit a proposal on these events within the following specifications: •    A room which will seat a minimum of 150   •    Two lunch buffets to include ... Continue Reading

Dec 9th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Request for Proposal   The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is seeking a provider for the "2015 Leadership Las Cruces Orientation" on March 13 and 14, 2015. You are hereby offered the opportunity to submit a proposal on this event with the following specifications:   Training Room (both days)   •    U-shaped seating with long tables for 28 and two long tables for presenters. •    Continental Breakfast with juice, coffee, tea and water available at 7:30 a.m. •    One table at the door for chamber staff for registration.   •    A screen and electrical outlets sufficient for laptops and projectors for Power Point presentations and other   presentations. ... Continue Reading

Dec 9th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Request for Proposal   The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is seeking providers for the "2015 Good Morning & Good Evening Las Cruces" The Good Morning; Las Cruces events will take place on Wednesdays, March and September. The morning meetings will begin at 7:00 a.m. and last until approximately 10:00 a.m. Registration will begin at 6:30 a.m. with room set-up available by 6:00 a.m. The Good Evening Las Cruces events will take place on Wednesdays, June and November . The evening meetings will begin at 5:30 p.m. and last until approximately 8:30 p.m. Registration will begin at 5:00 p.m. with room set-up available ... Continue Reading

Dec 9th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

REQUEST FOR PROPOSAL The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is seeking a provider for the 2014 “Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Golf Classic Tournament”. We plan for this tournament to be one full morning flight accepting the possibility of extending into an afternoon flight if demand dictates. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. and tee‐time at 9:00 a.m. Upon completion of the round a lunch and award reception will be held.  We would like registration to be available for set up the day before the tournament. The 2015 Chamber Golf Classic Tournament is scheduled for a Monday or Friday ... Continue Reading

Dec 8th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Business of the Month – Adams Radio Group Adams Radio Group is a medium to small market radio company focused on local radio operations and creating great marketing opportunities in the local communities.  Since purchasing Radio of Las Cruces, they have been making steady improvements to their equipment, studios as well as investing in the local community through partnerships.  One of which is with the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. Recently we joined forces on several spots airing on the impact of spending your money locally and its importance to the community as a great example of this. “We are heavily ... Continue Reading

Dec 8th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Outer Limits Car Wash Unlimited Monthly Car Wash Subscriptions! Free Vacuums! 2821 N. Telshor, Las Cruces, NM 88011 (between Sam’s Club and K-Mart in front of Telshor Cinemas.) Call 575-521-4774, 575-649-4235, or 575-644-6925 Open 24 hours, attendants on duty from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Touchless! Will not damage your car! Wash your vehicle as often as you like! One low monthly fee, no long term contract. Choose the wash package that best suits your vehicle. Stay in your vehicle; Car Wash turns on automatically, in an instant! We wash Hummers, Crew Cab, and Dually Pickups! Outerlimitscarwash.com  Like us on Facebook! (facebook logo)

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Dec 1st, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Shop in a stress free festive home for your last minute unique Christmas gifts on Sat. Dec. 13th from 1-5 p.m. Why pay retail? Arbonne’s gluten free, vegan, botanically based consumable healthy products need no dusting & are gifts that “disappear”. Products will be discounted 20-35%. Complete your shopping while sipping a cup of Arbonne’s detox herbal tea or drinking a glass of citrus surge energy fizz. Merry Christmas!

Laura Smart 425-233-9082

8043 Island Ct. 88007

Call for gate code.


Nov 24th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Join us

Holiday Bazaar

December 5,6, & 7

Las Cruces Convention Center

Unique Holiday Gifts for over 100 booths

 

Family Photos available at:

 Santa's Photo Booth

Friday 4-8pm

Saturday 9am-5pm

Sunday 9am-4pm

 

Admission Only $6

Children uder 12 Free

 

All Proceeds benefit La Casa Domestic Violence Service


Nov 24th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Learn how to talk investments Boost your investment IQ in only four sessions.  We’ll start with the “why” of investing before moving into a discussion of where to invest your money.

Join us for a free seminar, Fundamentals of investing.

When:            January 14th, 2015, February 11th, 2015, March 11th, 2015, April 8th, 2015                                 11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. Where:        Wells Fargo Advisors, Conference Room                                                                               505 S. Main St., Ste. 126                                                                                                     Las Cruces, NM  88001 Presented by:        Sheryl Duran                                                                                                             ... Continue Reading

Nov 24th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Cruise through the Holidays...

with the Barnett Harley-Davison Family

You are cordially invited to attend the

Barnett's Las Cruces Harley-Davison

15th Annual V.I.P Christmas Party

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

2600 Lakeside Dr

 

Please RSVP by Tuesday, December 2, 2014

or we'll run out of food!!

575-541-1440

Limit 2 guest per invitation

Casual or Biker attire

Invitation required at door

caterered by Roberto's

 

 

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Nov 17th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Redhead Express to Perform in Las Cruces, N.M. on November 18, 2014

The Redhead Express will deliver their bluegrass-tinged roots music on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 at 7:30 p.m.at the Rio Grande Theatre. Tickets are $20 at the door; students are admitted free with current student ID. Call 575-405-7429, or visit the Las Cruces Civic Concert Association at www.lascrucescca.org

The Four-sister act originally from Alaska, now hailing from Nashville, will soon cut their first album with Nashville renowned producer Paul Worley (Lady Antebellum, Martina McBride, Band Perry). The band is a self-contained unit; each sister is a vocalist and instrumentalist ... Continue Reading

Nov 17th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

November 21, 2014 6-8 p.m. 3000 East Lohman Avenue

You’re Invited To Mix & Mingle And Bring A Little Jingle The bank and several local charities have teamed up to kick off the holiday season by giving back to Las Cruces. We will auction off several beautifully decorated Christmas trees. Proceeds from the Giving Trees Auction will benefit local charities. Business casual attire & hors d’oeuvres.  


Nov 17th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

P.O. BOX 202, DOA ANA, NM 88032, 575-642-5696, 575-642-5693, WWW.C4CR.COM , WWW.COWBOYSFORCANCERRESEARCH.ORG

Mission:

Dedicated to raising money to support ongoing cancer research projects at New Mexico State University and University of New Mexico Cancer Center.

Purpose: Providing funding for cancer research at NMSU and UNM Cancer Center. Create awareness of the disease and the treatments available.

Key goals:

Cowboy for Caner Research goal is to promote and further research in the fight against cancer now.

The C4CR goal is to continue to be successful in educating others about the cancer research being done at NMSU and at the UNM Cancer Center and to educate others ... Continue Reading

Nov 17th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Every year as we begin a new Junior Leadership program, we get an opportunity to meet future leaders of our community. This year we have 29 juniors representing every high school in Las Cruces. After spending nearly an entire day with them during their orientation session, I think that we will have a terrific class of students who will engage in the process, learn a great deal and improve their leadership skills. The vast majority of the class already has a clear idea of what they want to do after graduating from their respective high schools. Our hope is that the exposure ... Continue Reading

Nov 10th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

380 ALLIANCE DRIVE LAS CRUCES NM 88001 • 575.524.1661 • HTTP://WWW.PREMIERDISTRIBUTING.COM

Committed to the community Premier Distributing Company supports charities, hires locally

Premier Distributing Company’s mission is to:

1. Serve the retailer. 2. Serve the employee 3. Increase productivity 4. Increase market share We provide Premier service and products to our customers, employees and community through quality and teamwork while maintaining profitability and gaining market share.

Premier Distributing Company was formed in 1982 by Dobbs Management Service (DMS) out of Memphis, Tenn. From the very beginning, DMS made the commitment that Premier Distributing would be a company firmly grounded in its community. The ... Continue Reading

Nov 10th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Governor continues to improve education and economy in New Mexico

By Bill Allen

Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce President

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce was honored to have Gov.

Susana Martinez as guest speaker at the annual Membership Update Luncheon on Friday, Oct. 24. Martinez’s passion for children is what has led her to succeed as a prosecutor and now as governor through the impacts she has made in New Mexico schools.

“Our children are the future leaders of New Mexico,” Martinez said. She also reviewed a variety of programs offered to schools, such as reading coaches. Schools that took advantage of ... Continue Reading

Nov 10th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

The "Critter Christmas" gala, where well-behaved, leashed dogs are always welcome, will be 6-9 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 4, at the Las Cruces Convention Center. Music, dancing, food, dog treat buffet, dog costume contest, live and silent auctions, photo booth, no-host bars and much more! Tickets are $50 each and are available at American Classifieds, Better Life Pet Foods, the DACHS/SNAP office at 2405 W. Picacho Ave., Ste. 103, or online at www.holdmyticket.com (type Critter Christmas into the search field.) Benefits the Animal Service Center of the Mesilla Valley, Doña Ana County Humane Society, and the Spay and Neuter Action ... Continue Reading

Nov 5th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Las Cruces Young Professional of the Month

Rebecca Bolton

Rebecca “Becky” Bolton is the general manager of the Las Cruces Convention Center.

Bolton grew up in Syracuse, N.Y., and went to school at the Florida State University, graduating with a degree in multinational business operations and marketing.

As a banquet server during college, she became interested in the events industry and began to pursue a career in the field. After graduating, she started working for Global Spectrum, a subsidiary of Comcast. Bolton has held various positions in five convention centers including the Las Cruces Convention Cetner, most recently at the Duke Energy Convention Center ... Continue Reading

Nov 3rd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

AAA NAID Certification is the highest certification you can receive for destruction of confidential material. An independent auditor inspected and witnessed American Document Services process for picking up, transporting and the actual destruction of classified documents, computer hard drives, microfilm, microfiche and media tapes. The auditor also reviewed Policies and Procedures, the employee background checks, drug test results, results from a 66 question test that requires an 85% to pass and reviewed 90 days of recorded history of operations. American Document Services has more than 30 cameras recording 24/7 and keeps a recorded history on file. ADS also has GPS ... Continue Reading

Nov 3rd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Denten Park, CEO of MountainView Regional Medical Center, cordially invites you to the “Babies, Business and the Bottom Line” Brunch

Monday, November 17, 2014 MountainView Regional Medical Center Lobby 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Join other business leaders and learn more about a health issue that is critical to our businesses and to our families: premature birth. When a baby is born too soon, it affects the baby, the parents, the extended family and the workplace.

Space is limited. Please RSVP by November 12 to bhorner@marchofdimes.org or call 575-523-2627.  


Nov 3rd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

How busy is busy?

If you ever need to know the answer to “How busy is busy?” ask a Conquistadore with the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.

This summer was an example of busy. The Conquistadors have been honored to attend – now put this on your schedule and don’t forget that you also have a full-time job – the following events: four ground breakings, more than 40 ribbon cuttings, 20-plus Business of the Month presentations, five Business After Hours, a summer quarterly and, most recently, our fall quarterly.

If you are on a committee, you had more than 55 opportunities to ... Continue Reading

Nov 1st, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

American Document Services Arbors of Del Rey Barnett's Las Cruces Harley-Davidson Decorating Den Interiors Dona Ana Community College Customized Training Program DreamCatcher Inn B&B Electrical Contracting Services Everett & Boetticher, P.C. EXIT Realty Horizons - Wanda Arnold Facilities Connection Fiesta Motors Inc. First Assembly of God Las Cruces First National Bank of Rio Grande - Water St. Branch Foothills Medical Center Holiday Inn Express - Las Cruces North Jason's Deli Johnston's True Value Hardware Jose Hernandez MD Ken Miyagishima Las Cruces Machine, Manufacturing & Engineering Literacy Volunteers of Dona Ana County McCoy's Building Supply Mesilla Provisions, LLC Mundy Appraisal Services New York Life Insurance Company Northern Office Products Nutrishop Las Cruces Outer Limits Car Wash Positive Energy Solar Selling LC State Farm Insurance - Ben Trujillo State Farm Insurance - Jennifer ... Continue Reading

Oct 27th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

1832 W. AMADOR AVE., LAS CRUCES, NM 88005 • 523-9530 • WWW.BBBSOFSWNM.ORG

Mission:

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for

the better, forever.

Purpose:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern New Mexico is the only youth mentoring program serving at-risk youth ages 6 to 17 in New Mexico that follows the proven, evidence- based one-on-one service delivery model based on the 22 Standards of Excellence from Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. In addition, our program has been recognized nationally and locally as outstanding in its ... Continue Reading

Oct 27th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

More than 450 attend informative event

By Adriana Salas

Missile Ranger Staff Writer

The Army Substance Abuse Program held its first Resiliency Health Fair in an effort to provide the White Sands Missile Range community with the proper tools to lead a healthy mental and physical life Sept. 4 at the Professional Development Center at WSMR.

Several local health and behavioral health facilities were on hand to provide vital information and information about upcoming seminars.

Several vendors, such as Mountain View Co-Op and Sam’s Club, were also present to provide the overall health and wellness the resiliency campaign strives for individuals to obtain.

The events kicked ... Continue Reading

Oct 20th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Serving frozen treats, community involvement

Local business has three locations to help customers beat the heat

Everyone enjoys a scoop of delicious ice cream. In Las Cruces, Caliche’s has been a favorite for customers of all ages. No matter the season, customers always enjoy the treat.

In 1992, owners David and Dana Wortham first moved to Las Cruces. They started a car detailing business and made enough money to start the Caliche’s branch on Valley Drive on Oct. 27, 1996.

When they opened their first location, to their surprise, nobody knew what frozen custard was. It took about two and half years for them ... Continue Reading

Oct 13th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Please join us at a benefit for Progressive Residential Services, a non-profit organization serving adults with developmental disabilities.

Rio Grande Vineyard & Winery 5321 New Mexico 28 Las Cruces, NM 88005

Saturday, October 25th 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.

$25 A Ticket Wine Tasting, Appetizers & Silent Auction

Please RSVP at (575)523-8431 or malvarez@prs-nm.org http://www.prs-nm.org


Oct 13th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Are you a Business owner/manager or HR of a company that employee over 150 people? If so, Sam's Club has a benefit for you and your employees to reduce the annual membership fee. We will be hosting open house from 10/18-10/31 at your local Las Cruces Sam's Club. Any questions, please contact Ron @ 575-521-7867.


Oct 13th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

SonBlazer Community Concert Series presents Small Town America Tour with Christian rock bands Seventh Day Slumber, Nine Lashes, DaysEye, & Ilia. October 27th at 6:00 PM, Mesilla Valley Christian School Gym. Tickets are ONLY $10 and are available at 3850 Stern Drive or www.itickets.com. 525-8515.


Oct 12th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Incorporating the local culture Local hotel is now a partner with Virgin Galactic

The southern New Mexico culture can be seen throughout the Las Cruces area.

One business in particular has made its purpose to preserve the cultural heritage of the community and its surrounding areas. Inside the walls and exterior of Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces, the facility is flourishing with vibrant colors and unique features.

“To successfully provide a unique and culturally authentic experience for our guests,” is Hotel Encanto’s mission statement.

Hotel Encanto opened as the Hilton Las Cruces in October 1986 and operated as a Hilton until September 2006 when it ... Continue Reading

Oct 6th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

The importance of professionalism As I look down the Conquistadore roster and see all the names from different businesses and different backgrounds, one thing I do see they all have in common is that they are all professionals. It defines a profession as “a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation.” These definitions imply that professionalism encompasses a number of different attributes. Together these attributes identify and define a professional. First and foremost, professionals are known for their specialized knowledge. They have made a deep, personal commitment to develop and improve their skills, where appropriate, and they have the degrees ... Continue Reading

Sep 29th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Understanding Your Credit This session will teach you how to reads your credit report, how a FICO score is computer, starting credit and recovering from bad credit decisions. Tuesday, October 7th, 2014 9:30-11am Thomas Branigan Library- Roadrunner Room


Sep 29th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Habaneros to Perform in Las Cruces, N.M. on October 2, 2014

Live On Stage, Inc. and the Las Cruces Civic Concert Association announce Cuban String Quartet with Clarinet as part of their 2014 - 2015 Concert Season Habaneros is a quintet formed from the ranks of the National Symphony Orchestra of Cuba. They will perform a program of classic works, Cuban compositions and popular music at the Rio Grande Theatre on Thursday, October 2, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 at the door or online at www.lascrucescca.org; students admitted for free with current student ID.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, ... Continue Reading

Sep 26th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Damien Willis

Damien Willis is the program director for KHQT-FM (Hot 103) and is an entertainment columnist for Pulse.

He began his radio career in 2001, working overnight and weekend shifts for KGRT-FM. Within a month, he was asked to take over the afternoon drive-time shift on Hot 103 – a shift he has held consistently for the past

13 years. In 2002, he became the music director for Hot 103, and was promoted to program director in 2013. Willis received the 2004 New

Mexico Broadcasters Association award for Best DJ Personality.

Since 2004, Willis has written a weekly entertainment/pop culture column for the Las ... Continue Reading

Sep 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Class learns about military’s impact on local community

The day began early with a trip to White Sands Missile Range. On the bus, the class learned about ROTC at New Mexico State University. The bus ride also provided the opportunity to view some general videos about Fort Bliss and Holloman Air Force Base.

At White Sands Missile Range, the class heard from Brig. Gen.Timothy Coffin, who shared his vision for the mission and future of WSMR. Cammy Montoya provided an overview of the mission at WSMR in addition to all of her assistance in organizing the events.

When the class headed over to ... Continue Reading

Sep 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

2405 W. PICACHO AVE., SUITE. 103 • 575-647-4808 • WWW.DACHSLC.ORG

Mission: The Doa Ana County Humane Society’s mission is to serve as an advocate for animals and their people in Doa Ana County, and to maintain an environment of respect, responsibility and compassion through education, legislation and leadership.

The organization is committed to reducing animal overpopulation and defending the abused.

Purpose: To get pets out of the shelter and keep them healthy and at home with their families. To that end, we administer programs that fill the needs other animal welfare organizations do not.

Key goals: To continue growing our programs that help ... Continue Reading

Sep 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Dear Las Cruces Chamber Members,

I would like to hereby invite you to the Installation ceremony for the new Las Cruces Postmaster, Eddie C. Morgan, Jr. located at the Albert Johnson Memorial Park on 26th September, 2014 at 10:00 am.

It would be an honor to have you as our guest as we witness the installation of Las Cruces 37th Postmaster.

The Installation will take place at the Albert Johnson Memorial Park, located on the corner of Picacho and Main St. The park is in front of the Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, 200 E. Picacho Ave, Las Cruces NM 88001.

Please arrive early so ... Continue Reading

Sep 19th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Dear prospective printers,

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is seeking a provider for logo imprinted #10 window business envelopes.

You are hereby offered the opportunity to bid within the following specifications:

• #10 window business envelopes in the  amount of 1,000 • #10 business envelopes in the amount of 1,000

Your sealed bid must be provided to the Chamber office by September 25, 2014. The bid will be awarded on October 3rd. Please mark the outside of your sealed envelope with “2014 Chamber Envelopes”.

The chamber is a member supported non-profit organization and as such accepts partial donations goods and services in connection with ... Continue Reading

Sep 16th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

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 By: E. Troy Tudor

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 By: E. Troy Tudor

Annual YARD SALE One Day Only!!

Saturday, September 27, 2014 Doors open at 8 am

FREE COFFEE & DONUTS FOR EARLYBIRDS

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 By: E. Troy Tudor

4611 RESEARCH PARK CIRCLE • 575-556-2460 • WWW.ARROWHEADEXECUTIVE.COM

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 By: E. Troy Tudor

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

Sep 8th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

More work still needed on 150-year-old building

Work is ongoing at the Armijo House.

Many of you took the tour during our March Business After Hours and saw the inside of the building for the first time.

Due to where the sequencing of the work being done, much of it is going unnoticed.

The interior stabilization is almost complete and we will soon be calling in the electricians, plumbers, mechanical and phone/data folks to install conduit and begin pulling wires.

In addition, due to the rain that we have been experiencing, and who can really complain about that, some of the efforts on the outside ... Continue Reading

Sep 8th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Sitel

2100 SUMMIT COURT • 575-532-5264 • WWW.SITEL.COM

Communicating around the globe Sitel provides customers proactive support

Call centers around the world have made it easier for customers to communicate with different companies or services. In Las Cruces, Sitel has become the gateway of communication for two of its clients.

Sitel is privately held corporation headquartered in Tennessee. The corporation has 110 sites in 23 countries and utilizes 40 languages. It provides more than 56,000 jobs and focus on its global presence combined with its local knowledge. That allows it to respond quickly to local needs and market changes.

Sitel officials believe the greatest ... Continue Reading

Sep 5th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

EXIT Realty Horizons - Bruce Crichton Steinborn & Associates Real Estate - Joe Martin-Howell Steinborn & Associates Real Estate - Teresa 'Teri' Quitmeyer Southwest Sport & Spine Center, Inc. Hilton Garden Inn PTS Office Systems, Inc. Las Cruces Civic Concert Association Turning Point of Las Cruces Republican Party of Dona Ana County WESST Dave Hooker Safe Haven Animal Sanctuary Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program Mary Beth Reinhart Southern New Mexico SHRM Progressive Residential Services New Mexico Health Insurance Alliance Mesilla Valley Christian Schools Village Inn Pancake House - Telshor Applebee's Grill & Bar - Hickory Loop Applebee's Grill & Bar - Lohman New Mexico Educational Assistance Foundation The Bair Foundation Mundy Appraisal Services Bradbury Stamm Construction Horse N Hound Feed N Supply Warren Construction, Inc. Telstar ... Continue Reading

Sep 1st, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Did you know that 70% of parents with young children do not have a will? Estrada Law PC will show you how to “plan while you still can” and will take the time to consult with you on the very important issue of protecting you and your families assets. Do you ever wonder what would happen to you and your assets, if you become disabled? If you have ever wondered the answers to these questions don’t hesitate to educate yourself by attending one of Michele Ungvarsky “Protect Your Assets” – Workshops. Estrada Law PC’s Michele Ungvarsky will walk you through ... Continue Reading

Aug 25th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

DOVE HALL, ROOM 212, 1305 N. HORSESHOE DRIVE, P.O. BOX 3590, LAS CRUCES, NM 88003-3590 • 575-646-1613, 800-342-6678 • HTTP://FOUNDATION.NMSU.EDU

Mission:

The mission of the New Mexico State University Foundation Inc. is to foster personal and corporate philanthropy, to continually excel in its fundraising performance, to be a prudent and productive steward of its endowments, and honor its profound fiduciary responsibility to its donors all within its commitment to proudly serve and assist New Mexico State University in becoming one of the nation’s pre-eminent universities and leading land-grant universities.

Purpose:

The New Mexico State University Foundation, Inc.

is a private 501(C)3 organization, tasked with ... Continue Reading

Aug 25th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Leadership Las Cruces see ins and outs of city, county, state

As part of the July Leadership Las Cruces day, the team set up a tour of local and state government entities.

State Reps. Terry McMillan and Bill McCamley were part of the morning panel session during which the class engaged in a fluid question-and-answer session concerning the state legislature. The discussion included bills, committee assignment, elections and some of the unforeseen challenges each face at the legislature.

The second session of the day was held at City Hall. Assistant City Manager Brian Denmark and Utilities Director Jorge Garcia presented to the class. ... Continue Reading

Aug 25th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

#7 Fundraiser in Nation for 2014 Over 3 Million people participate in the event nationwide

Las Cruces, NM – Jeffrey Silva has been named the #7 fundraising walker in the country by the March of Dimes for his participation in the 2014 Las Cruces March for Babies walk. Silva raised $29,825 for the March of Dimes through the annual Team Zane Celebrity Waiter event in Las Cruces for 2014. Over 3 Million walkers and donors participated in 692 March for Babies events across the country this year. Silva will be formally recognized at the National March of Dimes Volunteer Leadership Conference in ... Continue Reading

Aug 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

First class to graduate in 2018

Las Cruces Public Schools (LCPS) an­nounced the opening of Arrowhead Park Medical Academy, the city’s newest early col­lege high school.

Under the direction of Principal Jennifer Amis and Dean of Students Marcy Oxford, the school opened its doors on July 1 to its first class of 61 ninth-grade students. Arrowhead Park Medical Academy will expand to ninth­and 10th-graders in 2015-16, and will have its first graduating class in 2018.

The vision of LCPS, as defined by the Board of Education and Superintendent Stan Rounds, states specifically that schools will exemplify a world-class educational system where all students ... Continue Reading

Aug 18th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

MountainView Regional Medical Center

4311 E. LOHMAN AVE. • 575-556-7600 • WWW.MOUNTAINVIEWREGIONAL.COM Health care excellence through national standards Health care is a necessity for every­one. One of the options for health care services in Las Cruces can be found at MountainView Regional Medical Center (MVRMC). MVRMC is a 168-bed acute care hospital offering a full-range of health care services including an accredited chest pain center, primary stroke certi­fied, total hip and joint certified ortho­pedics, emergency department with a 30-minutes-or-less ER wait time pledge, cardiology, cardiac and vascular surgery, obstetrics with a Level IIB nursery, neurology and neurosurgery, outpatient imaging and diagnostics, ... Continue Reading

Aug 18th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Architect & Principal Bobby George Leads New Phoenix Office

LAS CRUCES, NM – Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) is named “Architect of the Year” by the American Subcontractors Association of New Mexico (ASA-NM). The annual industry awards were announced at ASA-NM’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on July 25, 2014.

“This award comes from the trades and crafts people who literally construct the projects we design,” said Steven J. Perich, Senior Principal at D/P/S. “This is a real honor coming from industry leaders, and I can think of no greater compliment.”

Each year ASA-NM’s members, mostly subcontractors, nominate the best architects, general contractors, engineers and projects. ... Continue Reading

Aug 18th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

September 25-26th Las Cruces Convention Center Join us for presentations from Kemp Smith attorneys, Mt.View & MMC CEO's, and Dale Carnegie!   Topics include relevant employment law topics that are practical for HR Professionals and Business Leaders.   The Thursday evening session will focus on the Affordable Care Act with presentations from MountainView Regional Medical Center and Memorial Medical Center. On Friday, the attorneys of Kemp Smith will present on relevant employment law topics as:  Leave as Reasonable Accommodation, FMLA, ADA, Misunderstood Wage and Hour Issues, and other issues facing employers.      Early Bird Registration Ends August 30th Register Now and SAVE!   Register and pay online on the ... Continue Reading

Aug 18th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Achieving your financial goals begins with an in-depth discussion with a financial professional. Whether your goal is to have the retirement of your dreams, purchase a vacation home or fund your children’s or grandchildren’s education, a Morgan Stanley Financial Advisor can enhance your understanding of what it will take to accomplish your objectives and help you map a course to reach your destination. Please join us at our informative seminar to learn how our wealth management process can help you: • Frame your current financial situation • Create a customized strategy • Achieve your goals

Seminar: Breakfast at Tiffany's - Plan for Your Future. Make It Happen. Date: Tuesday, August ... Continue Reading

Aug 18th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Understanding customer needs is a priority

It’s warm outside and what better way to enjoy the summer than by grabbing a bite to eat?

There are many different options to dining out this summer and many Las Crucens can be seen outside enjoying a delicious hotdog at one of the popular Wienerschnitzels in the area.

The Wienerschnitzel franchise was first opened on July 3, 1961, in Wilmington, Calif., by John Galardi. The franchise has been in business for more than 53 years.

The first Wienerschnitzel in Las Cruces opened in 1974 on El Paseo Road, store No. 247. Wienerschnitzel has been a part of ... Continue Reading

Aug 18th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

WSMR welcomes Brig. Gen. Timothy Coffin

By Adriana Salas

Missile Ranger Staff Writer

White Sands Missile Range welcomed its 33rd com­manding general during an Assumption of Command Ceremony conducted behind the Frontier Club July 2. Brig. Gen. Timothy R. Coffin assumed responsibility from former WSMR Director Paul Mann.

Army Test and Evaluation Command Commander Maj. Gen. Peter Utley was the host for the event. During his speech, he took the opportunity to welcome Coffin to the installation. He spoke of Coffin’s profes­sional history and how his past leadership roles have made him the best leader to take over the role of com­mander of WSMR.

“It’s ... Continue Reading

Aug 15th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Mandy Leatherwood

Mandy Leatherwood works in the marketing depart­ment of Memorial Medical Center.

She started in 2007 as marketing specialist and was promoted to director of marketing in 2010. The hos­pital recently expanded the marketing department and Leatherwood has taken on a new role focused on com­munications and community outreach.

Leatherwood graduated from New Mexico State University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in communi­cation studies and journalism and mass communications. Through her work, Leatherwood has been involved in many community and fundraising events in Las Cruces. She also volunteers in her personal time. She is a board member of the Community Foundation ... Continue Reading

Aug 14th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Issue is impacting the entire country

 

By Sean P. Redmond

U.S. Chamber of Commerece Labor unions and their worker center allies have garnered a fair amount of at­tention in recent months, with made-for­media protests against large retailers and fast food companies in a quest for inflated wages and benefits.

In addition to harassing employers, or­ganized labor also has set about pressuring various local governments run by sympa­thetic politicians to impose artificially high minimum wage rates. In June, Seattle ac­quiesced to these demands and became the first major city to implement a $15 an hour minimum wage.

The tale of Seattle’s whopping 60 percent minimum ... Continue Reading

Aug 11th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Las Cruces (August 6, 2014)--The Commission on Cancer (CoC) of the American College of Surgeons (ACoS) has granted Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation to Memorial Medical Center and the Memorial Medical Center Cancer  Program(MMC Cancer Program).  To earn voluntary CoC accreditation, a cancer program must meet or exceed 34 CoC quality care standards, be evaluated every three years through a survey process, and maintain levels of excellence in the delivery of comprehensive patient-centered care.  Three-Year Accreditation with Commendation is only awarded to a facility that exceeds standard requirements at the time of its triennial survey.   Because it is a CoC-accredited center, ... Continue Reading

Aug 11th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Comcast Business Innovations for Entrepreneurs Tech Week kicks off August 11 with free daily online programs dedicated to helping entrepreneurs get the most from technology to improve the efficiency and profitability of their business. I4E Tech Week will feature prominent business leaders and technology experts. For more information go to cbcommunity.comcast.com.


Aug 11th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Boost your investment IQ in only three sessions. We’ll start with the “why” of investing before moving into a discussion of where to invest your money.

Join us for a free seminar, Fundamentals of investing.

When: August 13th, 2014, September 10th, 2014, October 8th, 2014, November 12th, 2014

11:45 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: Wells Fargo Advisors, Conference Room 505 S. Main St., Ste. 126 Las Cruces, NM 88001

Presented by: Sheryl Duran Financial Advisor

Lunch will be provided.

Seating is very limited. To R.S.V.P., contact Sheryl Duran at 575-523-2551 or via email at Sheryl.duran@wfadvisors.com.

The event is educational in nature and will feature a general discussion of ... Continue Reading

Aug 11th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

By the time this year comes to a close, we should see more than 1,000 new jobs generated in our area – most of which pay well over the state’s current minimum wage of $7.50 per hour. These jobs span different industries – from business services and manufacturing to advanced food processing. These jobs require different skills and skill levels. All of these jobs are in the private sector. Adding private-sector jobs is far more advantageous than public-sector jobs in that we are not subject to the budget changes made in Washington, D.C., something that has hurt the state ... Continue Reading

Aug 11th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Join Masterminds as we host a FREE personal development series to help you become more successful in both your personal and professional life. Participants will collectively process the information and engage in various activities as the group works through the chapters of the book, “How Full is Your Bucket?” Series will be held once per month. Homework will be given before each session. The book can be purchased at http://amzn.to/1q1g9nq or at Barnes and Noble. This series is FREE, but space is limited! For more info or to RSVP, contact us at info@mastermindsllc.com or 575-571-5716. Bring your book.  Bring your lunch.  Snacks will ... Continue Reading

Aug 6th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

It seems that every nonprofit community organization is out soliciting for funds right now. Many business owners are asked to contribute at a time when their own businesses are struggling. Local businesses contribute the lion’s share of funding for most of these organizations that in turn provide services many in our community depend on at some point. When local business does well, there is a reciprocal effect where money is not only reinvested locally, but the ability to donate to organizations and charities is increased. We at the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce are committed to being the leading voice in ... Continue Reading

Aug 4th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Advocare Independent Distributor American Medical Response AT&T Mobility Services LLC Ben Archer Health Center Benchmark Business Solutions/Xerox Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Mexico Blueline Rental Bohannan Huston, Inc. CEMEX Cowboys For Cancer Research, Inc. Cracker Barrel Old Country Store Cruces Trophy & Awards Center, Inc. De La Vega's Pecan Grill & Brewery Del Valle Design & Imaging Diersen Charities, Inc Dona Ana County Dyslexia Institute of Southern NM, Inc. El Paso Electric Company Electrical Contracting Services Enchanted Sun Realty, LLC Enchantment Land Certified Development Company FIG Publications, LLC Fillmore Eye Clinic First Savings Bank Flair Homes, Inc. HoyFox  Toyota -Lexus -Scion Insta-Copy Imaging Jurney Construction La Clinica de Familia - Administration Las Cruces Bulletin Las Cruces Homes and Land Las Cruces Public Schools Las Cruces Real Estate Las Cruces Rio Grande Rotary ... Continue Reading

Aug 4th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

A change in balance can lead to job loss in the area

By Bill Allen Chamber President/CEO Balance – business works in Las Cruces because there is a nice balance. There is a balance between big busi­nesses and small businesses. There is New Mexico State University, which just announced it is moving forward with a new medical school, and a number of locally owned businesses that have been here for a long time, some for multiple gen­erations. There is White Sands Missile Range – that big unknown on the other side of the mountain. There is tourism, which should be on the rise ... Continue Reading

Aug 1st, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

LAS CRUCES, NM – Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) is named “Architect of the Year” by the American Subcontractors Association of New Mexico (ASA-NM). The annual industry awards were announced at ASA-NM’s 40th Anniversary Celebration on July 25, 2014. “This award comes from the trades and crafts people who literally construct the projects we design,” said Steven J. Perich, Senior Principal at D/P/S. “This is a real honor coming from industry leaders, and I can think of no greater compliment.” Each year ASA-NM’s members, mostly subcontractors, nominate the best architects, general contractors, engineers and projects. Nominations are based on criteria demonstrating that firms ... Continue Reading

Jul 28th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

SCORE 505 S. MAIN ST. • 575-523-5627 • WWW.LASCRUCESSCORE.ORG The growth of businesses is very important in our community. Although starting a business is a dream for many, there are many barriers that one must overcome to start up a business. With the help of organizations like SCORE, entrepreneurs can move one step closer to opening their doors for business. SCORE is a nonprofit association dedicated to educating entrepreneurs and helping small businesses start, grow and succeed nationwide. SCORE is a resource partner with the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), and has been mentoring small business owners for more than forty ... Continue Reading

Jul 25th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Fourteen chosen out of 172 to study science, technology, engineering, mathematics

By Laura Almaraz Missile Ranger Staff Writer Fourteen interns will be working on a variety of science, technology, engineering and mathematics projects at White Sands Missile Range this summer. The STEM interns were welcomed at an orientation meeting followed by a luncheon at the Frontier Club June 2. The group was selected by TRAC out of 172 applicants. They will be working on seven projects, including moving target simulation and analysis, network operation, and cyber security exploitation. “Your energy and talent plus effective mentorship is all the program is about,” WSMR Commander ... Continue Reading

Jul 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Test networking abilities

Networking, have you ever given it a lot of thought? How big is your network? How does it work? What good is it? Who does it benefit? How can I do it better? Why is it important to me? I could go on with the questions but I think you get my point. I recently attended a conference where Harvey Mackay was a keynote speak­er. Mr. Mackay is known for his network­building skills and has six New York Times No. 1 Best Sellers: “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive” and “Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty” ... Continue Reading

Jul 21st, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Family owned business becomes go-to stop

575-647-0067 • 190 AVENIDA DE MESILLA

Breakfast is an essential meal to start the day. There are many different options to choose from, but two popular favorites are the classic donut and burrito. Bosa Donuts has become a go-to stop to pick up a morning meal for many Las Crucens.

Bosa Donuts & Burritos at 190 Avenida de Mesilla is family owned and first opened in 1984. After 12 years, the current owners took over the business in 1996.

Today Bosa serves a range of customers around Las Cruces. “We mainly serve to the blue collar workers such ... Continue Reading

Jul 21st, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

CenturyLink employees, communities raise 666,204 pounds of food and $767,219 in national food drive CenturyLink Foundation supports annual effort with $1 million match

LAS CRUCES, N.M. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) employees and the company’s local communities collected 666,204 pounds of food and $767,219 in the 2014 CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Feed the Children Food Drive, which took place June 2-13 in hundreds of company locations across the country.

To further support its employees’ efforts, the CenturyLink Clarke M. Williams Foundation contributed a $1 million match to local food bank beneficiaries through the drive. This is the fifth year for CenturyLink’s nationwide ... Continue Reading

Jul 17th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

John Ryan

John Ryan, sales manager for CST Solar on East Lohman Avenue in Las Cruces, originally hails from a small town in south­eastern Connecticut. A classically trained chef, Ryan decided to put his culi­nary career on hold to take part in a pilot program in sustainable technologies at the University of Hawaii’s, Maui College.

Upon completion of the pro­gram, he returned to the main­land and was named partner at the Mystic Energy Group where he managed the firm’s administration and business development.

In early spring of 2012, Mystic was acquired by AirWell Water Inc. and Ryan was retained as the product development ... Continue Reading

Jul 17th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

U.S. Chamber advocates for standards

With all of the effort that the Chamber is undertaking to help support local busi­ness in terms of workforce development, it is both comforting and scary to see that we are not alone.

The following information can be found on the US Chamber of Commerce’s website, www.uschamber.com, under “Issues” and “Education”: Nothing is more important to America’s economic future than the de­velopment of a workforce with the skills and knowledge required to compete in the global economy.

That development starts in the classroom and extends the length of a working person’s career.

The reality, however, is that America’s ... Continue Reading

Jul 16th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

There is a good deal of focus in the month’s issue of the Bottom Line on workforce readiness. Workforce readiness is not strictly related to people that might be interested in the large number of new jobs coming to town – it should be looked at by all of us.

I had the opportunity to talk with a colleague that just came back from a program at one of our nation’s most prestigious business schools. It was so refreshing to see how energized she was by her experience. Our conversation made me think about what I am doing to keep current, ... Continue Reading

Jul 14th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Eatery offers hospitable environment, friendly staff

1490 HICKORY DR. • 575-647-0067 • WWW.CRACKERBARREL.COM

With many different restaurants to choose from in Las Cruces, restaurants need to go above and beyond to attract cus­tomers.

What attracts customers? What about a location that let’s you travel back in time with great food and products.

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store first opened in 1968. Danny Evins knew way back that the folks traveling down the rela­tively new interstate highway would be trav­eling back in the other direction. He knew that if he offered good country cooking at a fair price with a side of genuine hospitality, they ... Continue Reading

Jul 14th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

In 1880s Las Cruces, most of the Republicans were the native New Mexicans and the Democrats were immigrants from Texas. These two cultures had very different ways of looking at the world and how things should be done. Th enewspapersatthat time were either Democrat or Republican and even reflected that fact in their names, like “The Rio Grande Republican” or “The Thirty-Four,” thirty­four referring to the 1878 or 1880 election where Democrats won by 34 votes. Your political leaning even dictated what side of Main Street you walked on.

Today we talk about political divides, but they truly are less defined ... Continue Reading

Jul 11th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

By Bill Allen

Chamber President/CEO

What a wonderful problem to have – new companies are coming to our region all bringing with them the kind of higher pay­ing jobs that we are looking for. Union Pacific, Certoplast, Franco Whole Foods and CN Wire have all either officially opened for busi­ness or announced their intentions to relocate to Doña Ana County.

With these organizations will come more than 1,000 jobs. How do we best fill those po­sitions?

Workforce readiness is a problem all over the country.

Thankfully, we have both short-term and long-term plans to deal with this issue.

Start with the Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance’s ... Continue Reading

Jul 7th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

NEWS RELEASE FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 8 June 2014 Benchmark Awarded U.S. Blue Ribbon Award Lubbock, TX— Number one U.S. Xerox sales agency, Benchmark Business Solutions, was awarded the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Blue Ribbon Award June 12, 2014 at the Small Business Summit in Washington, D.C.

Jeff Horn, president and CEO of Benchmark, said he attended the annual event to receive the award and show Benchmark’s gratitude.

“This is the second-straight year that Benchmark has received this award,” he said. “It’s an honor to be recognized nationally for our hard-work.”

As stated in the U.S. Chamber of Commerce release, Benchmark was recognized for dedication to the principles ... Continue Reading

Jul 7th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Alvarez, Brenda Community Options McGonigle Insurance Inc Denton Holmes Ed Helsel Eugene Gant Las Cruces Chamber Ballet Las Cruces Gospel Rescue Mission MCBE Partners Morgan Stanley Wealth Management The Ridge at Organ Vista Amped Electric KRWG -TV/FM, Public Television New Mexico State University  - Associated Students NRC Business Services Southwestern Abstract & Title Bernina Sewing & Design Century 21 Haggerty Co. - Beulah Gatlin Haciendas at Grace Village Sonoma Ranch Golf Course Chisholm's LLC Dona Ana Title Company Gentiva Home Health Newman Outdoor Advertising Roofcare of Las Cruces United Blood Services Gents Barber Spa Adventure Travel & Cruise Center/Vacation.com Kelly Services RE/MAX Classic Realty - Elaine Socolofsky Szalay Independent Electrical Contractors, Inc. Shelley Eye Center United Way of Southwest New Mexico White Sands Missile Range Historical Foundation Border Pest Control Big Brothers Big Sisters of ... Continue Reading

Jun 24th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

What are you waiting for? “Why do it today when you can wait till tomorrow?” That’s the easy way out.

Being a member of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is not only an honor, but it is also an asset that is not well used by its members. The Chamber offers numerous ways to get the name of your business out and numerous op­portunities for networking, advertising and workshops – just to name a few – that will help build a solid bottom line. These opportunities are there for you, however, you need to take the first step and the ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Stephanie Armitage

Stephanie Armitage, branch manager for First National Bank of the Rio Grande on Northrise Drive, is a native of Doña Ana County. She received her Bachelor of Business Administration from New Mexico State University in 2007. After graduating, she moved to South Korea to teach English as a sec­ond language for two years. When she returned to the United States, Armitage worked for Bank of the Rio Grande, advancing from part-time teller to branch supervisor in one year. She then went on to work for the Community Foundation of Southern New Mexico to help form the Coalition for ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

The focus of May’s Leadership Las Cruces class was to take a look at the many aspects of health care in the community. As the community grows, so do the health care needs. In the past that has meant the possibility of traveling to other communities for certain types of care. Leadership participants learned that this is no longer the case. Area health care continues to make advances in types and quality of the health care services provided. It is comforting to know that the continuum of health care in southern New Mexico boasts both cutting edge technologies as well ... Continue Reading

Jun 19th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

211 N. WATER ST. • 575-541-2444 • WWW.EXPLORELASCRUCES.COM

Mission: The Las Convention & Visitors Bureau serves as a catalyst for the area’s hospitality industry working in concert to build a year­round destination offering a quality visitors experience as well as sustainable economic and social growth for the local community. Toward this end, the Las Cruces Convention & Visitors Bureau plays a leading role in defining and branding Las Cruces as a desirable destination offering a variety of activities, attractions, and events now and in the future. Purpose: The Convention & Visitors Bureau’s primary purpose is to attract people from outside ... Continue Reading

Jun 18th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Foreign-national soldiers speak to Mayfield HS students

 

By Laura Almaraz

Missile Ranger Staff Writer

Four foreign-national soldiers participat­ing with Bold Quest at White Sands Missile Range spoke to Advanced Placement (AP) French and world history students at Mayfield High School Wednesday, May 14. The soldiers, one from Denmark and three from France, spoke about their jobs, culture and the importance of knowing more than one language. “If you travel, even if you speak a bro­ken language, it will totally change the re­lationship you have with people,” said Maj. Michel Pipier. He spoke about the French culture and encouraged students to travel and learn about different ... Continue Reading

Jun 18th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Many of you had the opportunity to tour the Armijo House during our March Business After Hours.  For those of you that missed it, I would be glad to take you through it so you can see what it takes to bring a 150 year old building back to life.  We are making terrific progress on renovating the building and expect to move into it by years end.  This is a big project and we are looking for help, especially  from those who have a tie with the Chamber.   We are really proud to have had almost 300 leaders go ... Continue Reading

Jun 17th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

One of the natural features of the Mesilla Valley that has always made me feel grounded is our river. Whenever it runs dry, something is missing, something is lost. I drive over the bridge on Picacho Avenue every day, and there isn’t a day that I am not brimming with anticipation to see the Rio Grande run again. In the last few days of this month, we will again see it flow, although only briefly. This region was settled because of our river, and it is still the life spring of our community. It brings the agriculture that has supported generations ... Continue Reading

Jun 16th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

As we prepare for another Change of Command ceremony at White Sands Missile Range (WSMR) and get ready to say “good-bye” to Maj. Gen. Gwen Bingham, we must make certain that we don’t take for granted the great relationship that exists between the groups on either side of the mountain. I clearly remember Bingham at her first Thanks Team WSMR event in 2012, saying she had never seen anything like what we do for the base in her 30-plus years of military service. The fact WSMR is a key driver of our economy has been chronicled in this publication numerous ... Continue Reading

Jun 16th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Staying on top of evolving technology 575-636-1946 OR 855-WALTREX • WWW.WALTREX.COM

With the evolution of technology, it seems like a new gadget enters the mar­ket every day. As technology changes, the need for information technology (IT) special­ists has also increased. Waltrex Corp. is a local business that has be­come the go-to for such needs. After the tech expansion in the late ’90s and seeing a high demand for tech services, owner Johnny Walter converted what he already did as a hobby into a business. “It made perfect sense to earn a living doing something I was already doing any­way,” he ... Continue Reading

Jun 13th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Many factors are preventing speedy economic growth By Sean Hackbarth U.S. Chamber of Commerce According to revised gross domestic product numbers, instead of being nearly flat, the economy actually shrank by 1 per­cent in the first quarter of 2014. Growth is expected to bounce back later in the year, but ever since the end of the Great Recession, the economy has struggled to produce enough economic growth to return to full employment. What’s holding back the economy from growing faster so it can produce more jobs and higher wages? John Dearie, executive vice presi­dent at the Financial Services Forum and co-author of “Where ... Continue Reading

Jun 11th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

July Update Luncheon will focus on the state of health care By Bill Allen Chamber President/CEO 

Considerable time and effort was spent last year to educate and inform Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce members, health care and non-health care alike, about the Affordable Care Act and its implications on large and small business. We feel that it is now time to move to the next phase of the plan and to begin convening sessions on subjects that health care professionals feel are important to their industry. The Chamber is in the process of gather­ing facts that will enable us to better ... Continue Reading

Jun 6th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Building New Mexico as it grows 1412 PORTLAND DRIVE, SUITE A • 505-345-8591 OR 575-526-6400 • WWW.JAYNESCORP.COM

With cities growing throughout New Mexico and the surrounding area, the de­mand for local construction companies is increasing. Whether it is a new hospital or new home, Jaynes Corp. has created a name for itself in the construction industry. The Jaynes Corp. headquarters is lo­cated in Albuquerque and it is the parent company of three commercial construction companies in the Southwest. Currently, it operates in Arizona, Colorado, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Utah. It focuses on the cultural value of its business with its ... Continue Reading

Jun 2nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

CenturyLink employees, communities to participate in national food drive CenturyLink Foundation to support efforts with up to $1 million match LAS CRUCES, N.M. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) will hold its annual CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Feed the Children Food Drive June 2-13 in hundreds of company locations across the country. As part of this effort, CenturyLink is inviting local community members to join employees in supporting Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program, La Cruces’ largest and longest running food pantry. Community members who want to help support the drive can bring canned food, non-perishable items and/or monetary donations to Walmart on ... Continue Reading

Jun 2nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Arroyo Medical Supply Atrium Physical Therapy, Inc. Buffalo Wild Wings CenturyLink Coas Books, Inc Congressman Steve Pearce Covenant Clinics, LLC Domino's Pizza Fairfield Inn by Marriott Golden Corral Restaurant Griffins Propane, Inc. Holiday Inn Express - Las Cruces North Jardin de los Ninos Leavitt Group Southwest, Inc. Lithia Dodge of Las Cruces Mesilla Valley Hospital Mesilla Valley Kitchen Millennium Health and Wellness Motel 6 - La Posada Ln Red Wing Shoes of Las Cruces Rosalie Burns RT Electric Inc. Schwan's Home Service Siesta RV Park Soledad Canyon Earth Builders Southwestern Eye Center Steinborn & Associates Real Estate - Steve Montanez Steinborn TCN Commercial Real Estate - Kary Bulsterbaum Sun-Tech Services, Inc. White Sands Missile Range (DMWR)

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May 29th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

White Sands Test Faclity (WSTF) to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for commercial Food Services to supply meals at the NASA EXCHANGE FOOD SERVICES location at WSTF. For more deatails and information on submitting a proposal click here


May 29th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Class focuses on economic development and small business On Good Friday, April 18, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce kicked off its Leadership Las Cruces Class by focusing on economic development and small business. The classmates in charge of organizing the event were Brant Adams of Jacobs Technology, Yosef Abraham of the Carrillo Law Firm, Reza Mansouri-Rad of El Paso Electric Co., Russell Blundell of White Sands Missile Range and facilitator from the Leadership Committee Savonne Griffin of FirstLight Federal Credit Union. The class made a trip to Santa Teresa, where they met with Southwest Steel Coil and were given a ... Continue Reading

May 27th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Services recognized on regional level

By Adriana Salas Missile Ranger Staff Writer The White Sands Missile Range Fire Department was recently awarded the Fire and Emergency Services Annual Central Region Award as the department of the year in the medium size category. This is the first year the department has been recognized at a regional level. “We were able to articulate our accomplishments better this year than in previous years,” WSMR Fire Chief Carlos Soto said. The department was recognized for excellence in areas such as customer service, awards received within the instal­lation, quality of life initiatives and health and safety ini­tiatives. Last year, ... Continue Reading

May 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

In recognition of the energy-efficient design and construction of Spaceport America, the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) received Gold status from the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) this month. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification was awarded to the 110,000 sq.-ft. “Gateway to Space” terminal hangar building at Spaceport America, now under a 20-year lease to Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline.   The LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for design and construction of energy-efficient and high-performing buildings. The Virgin Galactic “Gateway to Space” building was designed by the team of Foster + Partners and URS, and ... Continue Reading

May 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) is honored to be named as a 2014 Top Design Firm by ENR Southwest, which ranks D/P/S as the number one Architecture firm in the market sector subcategory.  The annual list from Engineering News Record (ENR), a national publication, considers architecture, engineering, and other design firms located in New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona. Rankings are based on revenue from the prior year. “We’re thrilled to be recognized as the top architecture firm in the Southwest,” said Steven J. Perich, Senior Principal at D/P/S. “We have a long history in the region, since 1959, and ... Continue Reading

May 20th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Pat Taylor and Richard Haas discuss options for ductwork in the Armijo house, the future home of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. So far, the floorboards have been pulled and work is under way for member contractors representing the HVAC, plumbing, electrical and communications trades to visit the site to review plans prior to submitting bids for the project.

 

 

 

Some of the 140-year-old adobe bricks are exposed and plans are made to rehab areas prior to stucco being reapplied. Much of this work is expected to be completed this summer as additional exterior stabilization on the building is being ... Continue Reading