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 and at the same time making it a valuable part of our community’s future. By partnering with both private and public sectors to rebuild the Nestor Armijo House, the chamber will expand its future home to better serve the community and preserve the legacy of an early businessman who impacted what Doña Ana County is today. Each year, as the Goodwill Ambassadors for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, the Conquistadores raise awareness and funding to give back to the business community. The Conquistadores are proud supporters of the Heritage Foundation capital campaign, “Our Future is Our History.”
To date, we have committed $15,000 to this campaign. We know that we are helping to leave a legacy in the honor of our business community, as well as past and present Conquistadores who have given back to the community. More importantly, we are building a stronger foundation for our future.
It is important that we all – as business owners, employees and community members – support this campaign and be part of rebuilding the Armijo House.
For more information or to find out how you can become part of the Chamber’s future, contact the Chamber at 524-1968 or visit www.lascuces.org.
Stacie Allen, Chair of the Council of Conquistadores 2013