A battle is brewing in Washington, D.C., between the Department of Defense and the Department of the Interior over the proposed SunZia transmission line project.
One side, including some of our local and federal elected officials, sees no issue with the line bisecting a part of the northern extension area of White Sands Missile Range (WSMR); the other side sees that route as a possible game changer for the missions at WSMR.
The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, along with the Greater El Paso Chamber of Commerce, the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce and ... Continue Reading
2013 started out with a bang, saw a few challenges
The change in direction of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce to become a more advocacy-centric organization has been chronicled many times during 2013. As the year has drawn to a close, it is important to take a look back and review the topics that were tackled.
The year started with a bang as the Chamber saw its efforts come to fruition with the unanimous passage of the expanded informed consent legislation designed to allow Spaceport America to compete on an even playing field with other like entities around 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
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
FREE SOFTWARE WEBINAR: “The Office of the Future” – February 11th, 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
WHEN: Tuesday, FEBRUARY 11TH, 11:00am PST / 2:00pm EST
WHERE: Online, via GoToWebinar *see bottom of email for details*
FOR: Business Owners, Department Heads, Supervisors, HR Managers
TOPIC: “The Office of the Future” – a look at the evolving landscape of technology and software in the office.
PRESENTER: Chip Reaves, Founder and President of Bigger Brains. Chip has been interviewed by ABC News, the Wall Street
Journal and the New York Times on major media topics related to small business technology and entrepreneurship.
His company publishes online training courses covering ... Continue Reading