Jun 24th, 2014

What are you waiting for? “Why do it today when you can wait till tomorrow?” That’s the easy way out.

Being a member of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is not only an honor, but it is also an asset that is not well used by its members. The Chamber offers numerous ways to get the name of your business out and numerous op­portunities for networking, advertising and workshops – just to name a few – that will help build a solid bottom line. These opportunities are there for you, however, you need to take the first step and the ... Continue Reading

Jul 22nd, 2014

Test networking abilities

Networking, have you ever given it a lot of thought? How big is your network? How does it work? What good is it? Who does it benefit? How can I do it better? Why is it important to me? I could go on with the questions but I think you get my point. I recently attended a conference where Harvey Mackay was a keynote speak­er. Mr. Mackay is known for his network­building skills and has six New York Times No. 1 Best Sellers: “Swim With The Sharks Without Being Eaten Alive” and “Dig Your Well Before You’re Thirsty” ... Continue Reading

Mar 20th, 2013

By Stacie Allen

It is time to spring into action. But first, I am pleased to congratulate two amazing Conquistadores who are always springing into action. During the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet held Feb. 1, Leslie Martinez and Bruce Drum were recognized for going above and beyond. Martinez was awarded the 2012 Conquistador of the Year award. She is very involved with the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, is a member of the Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe and Retention committees and a leader on the Conquistadore Executive Council. Martinez is always smiling and willing to ... Continue Reading

Oct 6th, 2014

The importance of professionalism As I look down the Conquistadore roster and see all the names from different businesses and different backgrounds, one thing I do see they all have in common is that they are all professionals. It defines a profession as “a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive academic preparation.” These definitions imply that professionalism encompasses a number of different attributes. Together these attributes identify and define a professional. First and foremost, professionals are known for their specialized knowledge. They have made a deep, personal commitment to develop and improve their skills, where appropriate, and they have the degrees ... Continue Reading

Apr 18th, 2013

By Stacie Allen

History was honored Sunday, March 17, during the annual Bataan Memorial Death March. A group of Conquistadores and FirstLight Federal Credit Union employees met before the sun came up and ventured over to White Sands Missile Range to volunteer their time and show support to the local individuals and the many who have traveled across the county to be part of this event. We have manned water station No. 2 for many years. Again this year, we cut up thousands of oranges and bananas and poured thousands of cups of Gatorade – which we handed out to more than ... Continue Reading