Dec 1st, 2015

Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce CEO Bill Allen announced he will be leaving Las Cruces at the end of this year and moving back to his home state of Michigan taking on a new position as CEO of Midland Future – a combined chamber of commerce and economic development organization.

  “I will be forever grateful to the Las Cruces community for all the incredible experiences, friendships and success that I’ve had.  This is a tremendous opportunity that I could not pass up, but I know that the Chamber is headed in the right direction with the vision of the board ... Continue Reading

Aug 6th, 2013

I cannot believe this is already the August edition of The Bottom Line. It must be true, as my lovely wife has already accumulated the much-needed school supplies for the kids, and has plans to take them to go pick out their backpacks for the upcoming school year. This also means the second year of our Junior Leadership program is about to be rolled out in Las Cruces area schools. We were extremely happy with our first experience with Junior Leadership and are excited to build on it this year. What does this mean to you? Well, if you know of a soon-to-be high ... Continue Reading

Jan 14th, 2014

Given the general state of our economy, I am still looking forward to 2014 and what it could bring southern New Mexico. We weathered the storm of the recent recession better than some places. That isn’t to say there weren’t people and businesses impacted during it, there were. Thanks to MVEDA, there continues to be activity in Las Cruces and the county. It’s great to see construction projects under way as it is a source of gross receipts tax revenue and a sign outside businesses see the area as an attractive place to locate. There are two major projects coming on line ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2014

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 ... Continue Reading

Apr 7th, 2014

Chamber visits Washington, D.C. WSMR one agenda item

Members of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce made an annual trip to Washington, D.C., in March. Despite losing almost an entire day to a late-winter snow storm, members were able to meet with seven high-level Pentagon officials, members of seven different federal delega­tions, one organization with military ties to the region and one company interested in lo­cating to Las Cruces, as well as attended three briefings at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. The group that represented Las Cruces consisted of board members Russell Allen of Allen Theatres, Savonne Griffin of FirstLight Federal Credit ... Continue Reading