Aug 8th, 2013
‘N Compass Group Company earns award for professional knowledge, client service

1161 MALL DRIVE, SUITE D • 575-647-0009 • WWW.NCOMPASSGROUP.COM ‘N Compass Group, led by Gilda Dorbandt, is a local independent broker and the largest health insurance agency in southern New Mexico. The group’s continued success is due to their commitment to service. Dorbandt started ‘N Compass Group in 2001 as a brokerage firm specializing in health insurance, employee benefits and voluntary benefits including additional life insurance, disability, accident, crit­ical illness and GAP coverage. The company works with businesses to determine the best coverage at the lowest cost. “When ... Continue Reading

Aug 7th, 2013

Bravo Mic Communications - Bringing clients into the digital age

101 PERKINS DRIVE • 575-527-1111 • WWW.BRAVOMIC.COM Bravo Mic Communications LLC was founded by Ned Bennett, Sandra Zane, Mike McKay, KC Counts and Michael Smith Jan. 7, 2005, with the company’s first station, KVLC 101 Gold. A second station, KXPZ The Rocket was added in 2006 and by October of the same year, they moved to a new, state-of-the-art broadcast fa­cility. Two additional stations, KMVR FM Magic 105 and KOBE AM The B, were purchased in 2007. In 2011, the company opened D2 Designs, a subsidiary to Bravo Mic ... Continue Reading

Aug 6th, 2013

I cannot believe this is already the August edition of The Bottom Line. It must be true, as my lovely wife has already accumulated the much-needed school supplies for the kids, and has plans to take them to go pick out their backpacks for the upcoming school year. This also means the second year of our Junior Leadership program is about to be rolled out in Las Cruces area schools. We were extremely happy with our first experience with Junior Leadership and are excited to build on it this year. What does this mean to you? Well, if you know of a soon-to-be high ... Continue Reading

Aug 5th, 2013

I can’t believe it’s August already – as we watch the fields full of gorgeous chile peppers bloom and smell the sweet aroma that arises over our valley. August is the kick-off month for farmers to reap the benefits of a long spring and summer. These last months have been filled with hard work in the fields, fertilizing and watering to see a bountiful harvest – hopefully. I am married to a local chile farmer and producer. Our agriculture industry is under intense pressure, as it battles the drought and cost increases and does everything to keep the water – our precious ... Continue Reading

Aug 2nd, 2013

Chamber holds Affordable Care Act Briefing Luncheon

Las Cruces business leaders gathered for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s Affordable Care Act Briefing Luncheon Tuesday, July 16, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center. The lun­cheon featured Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections, and Jose “Abe” Howard-Gonzalez, attorney with Kemp Smith Attorneys at Law. “Health care is a business and has to be run like a business,” Hickey said. “The rate of growth in expenditures on hospital care and physician and clinical services is remarkable. While that rate of growth has been on a steep upward curve ... Continue Reading