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

May 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

In recognition of the energy-efficient design and construction of Spaceport America, the New Mexico Spaceport Authority (NMSA) received Gold status from the U.S Green Building Council (USGBC) this month. The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification was awarded to the 110,000 sq.-ft. “Gateway to Space” terminal hangar building at Spaceport America, now under a 20-year lease to Virgin Galactic, the world’s first commercial spaceline.   The LEED is the USGBC’s rating system for design and construction of energy-efficient and high-performing buildings. The Virgin Galactic “Gateway to Space” building was designed by the team of Foster + Partners and URS, and ... Continue Reading

May 29th, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

White Sands Test Faclity (WSTF) to issue a Request for Proposal (RFP) for commercial Food Services to supply meals at the NASA EXCHANGE FOOD SERVICES location at WSTF. For more deatails and information on submitting a proposal click here


May 22nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

ALBUQUERQUE, NM – Dekker/Perich/Sabatini (D/P/S) is honored to be named as a 2014 Top Design Firm by ENR Southwest, which ranks D/P/S as the number one Architecture firm in the market sector subcategory.  The annual list from Engineering News Record (ENR), a national publication, considers architecture, engineering, and other design firms located in New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona. Rankings are based on revenue from the prior year. “We’re thrilled to be recognized as the top architecture firm in the Southwest,” said Steven J. Perich, Senior Principal at D/P/S. “We have a long history in the region, since 1959, and ... Continue Reading

Jun 2nd, 2014 By: E. Troy Tudor

CenturyLink employees, communities to participate in national food drive CenturyLink Foundation to support efforts with up to $1 million match LAS CRUCES, N.M. – CenturyLink, Inc. (NYSE: CTL) will hold its annual CenturyLink Backpack Buddies Feed the Children Food Drive June 2-13 in hundreds of company locations across the country. As part of this effort, CenturyLink is inviting local community members to join employees in supporting Casa de Peregrinos Emergency Food Program, La Cruces’ largest and longest running food pantry. Community members who want to help support the drive can bring canned food, non-perishable items and/or monetary donations to Walmart on ... Continue Reading