Aug 14th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
Las Cruces Young Professionals launches in September

This year is one of growth in the area of programs the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is offering the business community. The Chamber strives to be aware as new needs arise and relevant with solutions that make an impact on business in southern New Mexico. With that in mind, it announced the launch of Las Cruces Young Professionals. Business done the way of the past does not always match up with the reality of business today. It’s more electronic, and more global and as a result, it’s more com­petitive than ever ... Continue Reading

Aug 16th, 2013 By: E. Troy Tudor
Participants get firsthand look at services, challenges

In July, Leadership Las Cruces looked at local government, a day planned by Tiffani Bradley, Ana Henke, Mellow Honek and Jay Sundheimer.

The day started with an overview of the City of Las Cruces and the interworking of its departments and programs.

From there, the class traveled to the main fire station where Chief Travis Brown gave the class insights into the day-to-day work­ings of the fire department and how the department coordinates with other emer­gency services to provide the highest level of service possible. Brown also discussed some of the challenges they may ... Continue Reading

Mar 19th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Successful business people not only have a mission and vision statement, they also have a business plan and a budget to analyze, manage and direct their business. That is all a part of a process to help ensure their success and a return on their investment. It should not be surprising to anyone when we the business community apply similar logic to other issues that impact our lives.

This discussion is not just about protecting some land that we value. This discussion is about our future and the best choices for our community. We would be derelict in our duty not ... Continue Reading

May 2nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

Many of you have noticed that the Chamber has been heavily involved in the minimum wage increase discussion that has been going on here in Las Cruces. The direction of the discussion has tended toward the emotional side while neglecting those who would have this wage increase mandated upon them-  you the local business community. There seems to be a consensus that our local business community has plenty of extra cash and they just need to be willing to share it.  

Another ploy used by those in support of a minimum wage increase is to dismiss the concerns of the ... Continue Reading