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Cable TV Pioneers honor New Mexico state director for Comcast and long time Chamber member and supporter John Christopher for his contributions to the cable television industry by inducting him along with 18 other members of the cable industry into the 2013 Class of Cable Pioneers on June 9 in Washington, D.C
In January, he celebrated 40 years of service with the company. Previously, John served as vice president and general manager for the southern and northern New Mexico areas.
In addition to his role with Comcast, Christopher also works with local community groups.
He has served on our board here at The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce as well as on the board for United Way and New Mexico State University. He is currently a board member for New Mexico First, and the president-elect of the Southwest Cable Communications Association.
Way to go John!
The Team Citizenship Award is given annually to a team of dedicated individuals who have taken extraordinary action that resulted in a positive impact on education with children and/or adults.
Recipients of this award are nominated based on the criteria set forth by the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Education Committee. The awards will be given at the Chamber’s Annual Education Update Luncheon on August 29, 2013.
Please use the following criteria in developing a nomination narrative:
1. Describe how the “team” organized themselves to address educational issues outside the prescribed responsibilities of their job.
2. How did the results of the team’s effort make a significant impact in the lives of others?
3. How has the team’s effort contributed to providing educational opportunities for children or adults in the community?
To be considered, all three criteria must be completed.
Please include a narrative of how the team exemplifies the criteria. Nominations will not be considered complete unless all criteria have been addressed.
Please limit the narrative to four pages. While not required, two additional pages of supplementary materials may be attached to the application narrative.
Send the application and optional materials to Liz Banegas, 760 W. Picacho, Las Cruces, NM 88005 or email to email@example.com by Monday, April 8, 2013 at 4:00 p.m.
Application for 2013 TEAM CITIZENSHIP AWARD
Names of Nominees on the Team: _______________________________________________________
Contact information: Phone:_____________Email:____________________________________________
Nominated by: ________________________________________________________
Relationship to Nominee: _________________________________________________
Phone: ___________Email: ________________________________________________
DEADLINE: 4:00 P.M. MONDAY, April 8, 2013
The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce's Membership Update Luncheon series will kick off with the annual Medical Update Luncheon sponsored by Comcast from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 17, at the Ramada Palms de Las Cruces, 201 E. University Ave.
Speakers for the event include Kevin Burgess, CEO of Mesilla Valley Hospital; Suzanne Quillen, CEO of Advanced Care Hospital of Southern New Mexico; and Pamela Schultz, RN, Interim Director of the New Mexico State University School of Nursing, all of which will talk about the current issues facing the medical community. Dr. Catherine Torres, recently nominated New Mexico Secretary of Health, has been invited to serve as keynote speaker.
Torres is a practicing pediatrician at the Rio Grande Medical Group in Las Cruces.In addition, Dr. Torres has served on both the U.S. - Mexico Border Health Commission and the New Mexico - Sonora Commission. Torres also served on the Medical Advisory Committee of the Doña Ana County Detention Center and chaired the New Mexico Border Health Advisory Committee. She earned her B.S. and M.D. from the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque.
The Membership Update Luncheon series consists of six luncheons on key sectors of the Las Cruces economy throughout the year. Other luncheons in the series will cover education, military, city and county government and an address from the governor. The next in the series will be the Spaceport Update Luncheon on April 21.
The Medical Update Luncheon is sponsored by Comcast, Memorial Medical Center, Mesilla Valley Hospital and Good Samaritan Society - Las Cruces. Media sponsors are Las Cruces Bulletin and Las Cruces Sun-News. Other sponsorship opportunities are still available for the event. For more information on sponsorships, contact Alesia Dutton, Chamber Revenue Development Director, at 524-1968 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tickets to the Medical Update Luncheon are $20 for members or $40 for non-members. For reservations, contact the Chamber office at 524-1968 or email@example.com or register online at www.lascruces.org.
Bill Allen has accepted the position of CEO/President of the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. Allen most recently served as the executive director of the chamber of commerce in Royal Oak, Mich., a suburb outside of Detroit.
"Bill has experience with a chamber similar to ours and numerous successes in growing that chamber and expanding the offerings to the membership, which were very intriguing to the Board of Directors," said Kiel Hoffman, chair of the Chamber Board of Directors.
"I'm looking forward to coming to a community that has economic diversity and is growing at the same time," Allen said. "I'm also looking forward to enjoying the Mesilla Valley's wonderful climate and beautiful environment."
The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce is the third largest in the state of New Mexico with nearly 1,000 members. The Chamber focuses on business advocacy with state and local elected officials, business education and networking for members.
"I'm excited to work with the already established Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce and help it continue to grow," Allen said. "I plan to help the Chamber grow its membership and look for opportunities to add more value to a business's membership in the chamber of commerce."
Allen holds a master's degree in business administration and a bachelor's degree accounting from Northwood University in Midland, Mich. He has a diverse experience in both small and large private industries, including a strong financial background.
Hoffman added that Allen came from a wide field of great applicants with a great amount of experience. "We feel that Bill is a part of the future of Las Cruces, and we are excited to have him join us in that journey," he said.
Allen will join the Chamber staff in November. Meetings with members of the community will be scheduled following his arrival in Las Cruces.
The Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors' voted unanimously to re-confirm its prior position on SB 1689 (available here); especially as it pertains to homeland security. A review of the legislation, by the Chamber Board, was conducted following Senator Bingaman's recent modifications to the legislation. His modifications were made after a field hearing of the United States Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee was held in Las Cruces this past February.
Kiel Hoffman, Chairman, states, "While the Chamber commends the Senator for listening to concerns raised by the public and making modifications, we remain concerned that complete border security and law enforcement access are being denied unencumbered access by this legislation."
We commend the Las Cruces Sun News Editorial Board, which stated, on June 27th, the following: "We urge Senator Bingaman to go as far as necessary to ensure that the Border Patrol will have complete and unfettered access to all areas along the border before putting the bill (SB 1689) up for final action." Complete and unfettered access means zero conditions. Unfortunately, SB 1689 still has conditions placed upon border security.
We strongly encourage the Senator to further modify the language that removes any and all barriers to entry, in all protected lands in Doña Ana County, for routine surveillance by our United States Border Patrol, United States Armed Forces and any local, state or federal law enforcement agency. Anything short of removing all conditions and barriers only serves to increase risks to our citizens and further create a negative image for those considering relocation to Doña Ana County to live, work and/or retire.
We further encourage the consideration of designating the Potrillos Mountain Complex as a National Conservation Area, still prohibiting development, versus Wilderness Designation. Attached is copy of stated position on all other aspects of SB 1689.
We know that other organizations in our community have taken an opposite view. We respect all viewpoints; however, we are deeply troubled by one local organization's apparent acceptance of significant funds from special interests groups to promote their position without full disclosure of doing so to its members. For the record, the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce has not taken any money from any special interest groups to promote our position.