Aug 31st, 2015

Las Cruces, New Mexico - ARCA Space Corporation, a for-profit US corporation, announced today that it has appointed Chris Lang as chief operating officer. Lang has been a board member since March of 2015, and will now take a central operating role effectively immediately.

“I first met Chris Lang seven months ago, while working on a media promotion project for ARCA,” stated Dumitru Popescu, Founder/CEO of ARCA Space Corporation. “I’m myself am passionate about media production and we both noticed an immediate compatibility. His passion, love for detail, hard work, and commitment are exactly the qualities that make the ARCA team work. I knew quickly that Chris would be ... Continue Reading

Jan 8th, 2014

The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions recently released a report on the state of the workforce.

“Over the year, we’ve seen…. 1,700 jobs.”

That’s Joy Forehand, Deputy Cabinet Secretary at the organization. Job growth at 0.2 percent is above some states in the nation, but at the bottom among Southwestern states.

“New Mexico lags in economic trends…some thought that we may be rebounding…same way in economic decline.”

Bill Allen, CEO of the Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce echoes her statement.

“I think in our area, we were late to get into the recession and as a result I think we were coming out of ... Continue Reading

Aug 2nd, 2013

Chamber holds Affordable Care Act Briefing Luncheon

Las Cruces business leaders gathered for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s Affordable Care Act Briefing Luncheon Tuesday, July 16, at the Ramada Hotel and Conference Center. The lun­cheon featured Dr. Martin Hickey, CEO of New Mexico Health Connections, and Jose “Abe” Howard-Gonzalez, attorney with Kemp Smith Attorneys at Law. “Health care is a business and has to be run like a business,” Hickey said. “The rate of growth in expenditures on hospital care and physician and clinical services is remarkable. While that rate of growth has been on a steep upward curve ... Continue Reading

Dec 1st, 2015

Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce CEO Bill Allen announced he will be leaving Las Cruces at the end of this year and moving back to his home state of Michigan taking on a new position as CEO of Midland Future – a combined chamber of commerce and economic development organization.

  “I will be forever grateful to the Las Cruces community for all the incredible experiences, friendships and success that I’ve had.  This is a tremendous opportunity that I could not pass up, but I know that the Chamber is headed in the right direction with the vision of the board ... Continue Reading

Dec 7th, 2015

The Dona Ana County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) in partnership with Woodmen of the World (WOW) Chapter 233 is proud to announce the 2016 MLK Essay or Poem Contest.  The writing contest encourages Dona Ana County students in the grades 9-12, to read or listen to Dr. King’s speech, reflect on its significant impact, then write an essay or poem describing your dream for a better America.

For contest details click here.

The NAACP and WOW invite all school administrators and teachers to attend and support participating students during this event.  For ... Continue Reading