Jul 20th, 2013
Intricacies of ‘Obamacare’ explained at luncheon

To raise awareness about the Affordable Care Act – commonly called “Obamacare” – the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is hosting an Affordable Care Act Briefing Luncheon from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16, at Ramada Palms de Las Cruces, 201 E. University Ave. The briefing luncheon will feature Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections. New Mexico Health Connections is the state’s new nonprofit, consumer-oriented and operated health plan, focused on serving individuals and small businesses. New Mexico Health Connections is chartered by the Affordable Care Act to provide a ... Continue Reading

Jul 19th, 2013
Service with style brings loyalty and recognition to area hotel

705 S. TELSHOR BLVD. • 575-522-4300 • WWW.HOTELENCANTO.COM Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces is a full-service luxury hotel, offer­ing sophisticated living steeped in the grandeur of Spanish Colonial style. The hotel originally opened in 1986 as the Hilton Las Cruces. In 1994, the Hilton was purchased by the New Mexico-based American Property Management Company (APMC). In 2005, APMC became Heritage Hotels and Resorts Inc., with the goal of developing inde­pendent hotels that preserve New Mexico’s rich cultural tradition and draw upon the Southwest’s unique and colorful heritage. In October 2006, ... Continue Reading

Jul 17th, 2013

By Stacie Allen

The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce consistently works toward meeting the needs of its members. A few of these efforts include a new tiered dues structure to pro­vide more benefits, restructuring the Small Business Workshops to be an innovative learning tool, a work force development pro­gram called Skill-Ready Doña Ana, a discount prescription drug card program, enhanced networking events and the cre­ation of a Membership Advisory Committee to keep its members connected to the mission. The Chamber hasn’t stopped there. Over the past two years, we have committed to preserv­ing a valuable piece of Doña Ana County’s history ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2013

On Thursday, June 20, more than 200 leaders from the business community gath­ered at the Las Cruces Convention Center for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s annual Medical Update Luncheon. Paul Herzog, CEO of Memorial Medical Center, and Denten Park, CEO of MountainView Regional Medical Center, shared the stage. Herzog called the changes currently tak­ing place in the health care field “transfor­mational.” He used electronic medical re­cords as an example. “While it sounds like a good idea and sounds like a simple idea, it requires a tre­mendous amount of work,” he said. Herzog said Memorial Medical Center certified last year for “Meaningful Use” ... Continue Reading

Jun 19th, 2013

By Stacie Allen

As most of you know, the Conquistadores are the good-will ambassadors for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. We are an extension of the chamber, serving as hosts and greeters at ribbon cut­tings, business openings, as well as charity and special events. Conquistadores give back above and beyond to Doña Ana County on a daily basis – and so can you. Become part of that support. Give yourself and our community the very best of GIFTS: G Group involvement I Interaction with business lead­ers, new businesses and the community F Fun relationships and activities T Talented people to network with ... Continue Reading