Jun 8th, 2015

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

Jul 20th, 2015

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

Aug 3rd, 2015

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

Sep 8th, 2015

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 17th, 2015

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