It was great to see all the first-time participants at Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe, especially the newer Conquistadores. Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe would not be possible without the support we receive from the Conquistadores. Because we had a good number of “less tenured” folks take time out of their busy schedules to be there, it bodes well for the long-term future of the event. Nor would the event be possible without our sponsors – Las Cruces organizations such as MountainView Regional Medical Center, City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico State University, Comcast, US Bank, Las Cruces Bulletin, Las Cruces Public Schools, American Document Services, Dickerson Group, Enterprise Car Rental, Marron & Associates, Walmart, Roberto’s Mexican Food, Coca-Cola Bottling Co. of Santa Fe, Domino’s Pizza and Pecos Valley Pizza.
We obviously had to make some changes to this year’s event, changing up the day of the governor’s residence visit and planning for the Super Bowl to name just a couple – but all of the things under our control worked very smoothly. We are fortunate to have secured the Eldorado Hotel & Spa for another two years.
I am not overlooking the contributions of the “veteran” Conquistadores. Their knowledge and history is extremely important to this event that has basically turned into a year-round activity.
The committee has already completed the debriefing from 2014 Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe and has a number of ideas to make 2015 more memorable. If you have any suggestions, contact me at the Chamber offices so I can take your input as well.
Thanks again to all that participated. We realize that this is an investment of money and time on your part.
At the same time, I think that you all realize that 250 Las Crucens singing out of the same hymnbook carries weight and helps to make southern New Mexico stronger and a great place to live.
Bill Allen, President/CEO Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce