The Board of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce that it has named Debbi Moore as its new president and CEO.Moore, who has more than 30 years experience with various chambers and nonprofits in Texas and New Mexico, including the chambers in Hobbs and Albuquerque, joined the Rio Rancho organization in May 2002, one of 65 applicants for the job. She previously worked three years with the American Diabetes Association and before that, several years with the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce. She was with the Hobbs chamber from 1989 to 1997. Russell Allen, chairman of the ... Continue Reading
I am honored to write my first Bottom Line column as 2014 board chairman for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.
We are so fortunate to have had such positive leadership from outgoing Chair Leslie Cervantes and those who have paved the way before her. Her skills across many areas, as well as the staff ’s dedication, have helped the Chamber to be the important influence it is today in local and regional policy-making.
As an owner of a small business, I understand the hurdles we in business must face just to keep our doors open. My focus will be ... Continue Reading
Most of us in business spend many many hours just tending to the details of our business! We don’t have time to “fight every battle” when it comes to proposed regulations or issues that could affect our businesses.
I joined the chamber simply because a friend of mine asked me to. Hardly a noble reason, but what it did is open up a world where I got to meet not only the leaders of our community, but also other businessmen who have the same obstacles and who also don’t necessarily have the time to research and address issues that are brewing ... Continue Reading
Driving east on Lohman Avenue, you may have noticed the wood buttressing on the walls of the Armijo house. This is exciting to see because it is the first step in the process of restoring and repurposing the old home to a brand new use, the locationof the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce.
This property is of special importance to the Chamber because it was purchased and renovated in 1877 by Nestor Armijo, an early pioneer in the Mesilla Valley who also became a prominent businessman. Eventually, six generations of his family lived in the home.
We at the Chamber understand ... Continue Reading
Why do we go into business?
It seems everyone has his or her own reason or story. Sometimes it’s simply for profit. Sometimes it’s a matter of necessity – to create a source of income when all other options are exhausted. For some, it is a lifestyle choice – to be able to set your own hours and to know that the work you put in is for you and your family. Others may be driven by wanting to do something they are good at or just love to do. Still others want to feel like they have a purpose and ... Continue Reading