Feb 9th, 2015

First I would like to thank former board chair Mike Beckett for his leadership this past year. The business community had many challenges in 2014. Under his guidance, the Chamber boldly engaged and worked on many difficult issues. The Chamber delivered on its promise to be the Voice of Business in Southern New Mexico.

I am honored to be the next chair of this organization. This year, the Chamber will be starting the first year of a new threeyear strategic plan. This plan, unanimously approved by the board, sets in motion an expansion of the Chamber’s role in our community. It ... Continue Reading

Aug 5th, 2013

I can’t believe it’s August already – as we watch the fields full of gorgeous chile peppers bloom and smell the sweet aroma that arises over our valley. August is the kick-off month for farmers to reap the benefits of a long spring and summer. These last months have been filled with hard work in the fields, fertilizing and watering to see a bountiful harvest – hopefully. I am married to a local chile farmer and producer. Our agriculture industry is under intense pressure, as it battles the drought and cost increases and does everything to keep the water – our precious ... Continue Reading

Mar 16th, 2016

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
Jan 20th, 2014

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