Aug 27th, 2015

By Renee Brown | Published August 27, 2015 August 26, 2015, by Steven Romero, Development Officer, via email Bill Allen, President and CEO of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, returned to speak with College of Business Ambassadors on Wednesday, August 26, 2015. He last came to visit the Ambassadors this past spring semester. Allen spoke to the Ambassadors about Leadership Las Cruces, a professional development program sponsored by the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. Leadership Las Cruces program begins with a two-day leadership skill-building session in March, followed by seven additional one-day sessions over the course of eight months. Demand for ... 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 14th, 2015

The Doña Ana County Legislative Coalition (DACLC) — made up of the City of Las Cruces, Dona Ana County, New Mexico State University, Las Cruces Public Schools, Hatch Valley Public Schools, Gadsden School District, Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, The Bridge of Southern New Mexico and the Hispanicand Greater Las Cruces Chambers of Commerce — has been meeting for several months now in preparation for New Mexico’s 30-day Legislative Session that begins at noon on Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016.

For those of you that attended Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe this year you will most certainly recall the ... Continue Reading

Oct 19th, 2015

Without private sector, growth and support for business, Las Cruces’ future will change forever

The November election is a critical moment for our community. Las Cruces has been mired in a state of low growth and job loss for a number of years while other communities have risen from the recession - and we need a City Council that shares our vision for the future. Anything less than wholesale, drastic change in Las Cruces city government will most certainly change our community forever.

Please be aware that we live in a time and a place where a practical, common sense ... Continue Reading

Oct 26th, 2015

Most citizens know how dependent we are on the federal government for both money and jobs. Those same citizens understand that, in general, federal spending on things like the military is on the decline.

In other words, we cannot count on Washington, D.C. to grow our economy any longer — nor should we.

So, it is up to us.

It is also important to understand that people that have come to our city — no matter if it was 30 years ago or 30 days ago — have invested their hard-earned money to open a business and have done ... Continue Reading