Apr 23rd, 2014

Start-up business benefits from Chamber connection

Every quarter, the Council of Conquistadores, the goodwill ambassa­dors for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce, selects a new business to be awarded with the New Small & Minority Business Scholarship. The council selects applicants and engages them in a mentor­ship program, which will provide guidance and assistance through Chamber resources. The first quarter, the Conquistadores awarded OneEighty, a start-up company, with the scholarship. OneEighty provides free memberships to the Las Cruces com­munity to access discounted offers from lo­cal merchants. At its website, http://for180. com, customers can customize what offers they would like to ... Continue Reading

Apr 24th, 2014

Gifts Baskets By G Personalizing gifts to create smiles



Sending a gift to a loved one or a friend just to show you care is what Gift Baskets By G enjoys doing. With many differ­ent ways to show your appreciation, a gift basket is a unique way to include different gifts someone might enjoy. Gift Baskets By G opened in 2009 when owner Georgia Lane retired from a career in education. Giving gifts to students and co-workers was always something she said she liked doing, so she decided to convert her ... Continue Reading

Apr 29th, 2014

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – Small, nonfarm businesses in eight New Mexico counties are now eligible to apply for low-interest federal disaster loans from the U. S. Small Business Administration (SBA).  “These loans offset economic losses because of reduced revenues caused by the drought that began on February 25, 2014, in the  primary county of Sierra,” announced Tanya N. Garfield, Director of SBA’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West. SBA disaster assistance is now available in the New Mexico counties of Catron, Dona Ana, Grant, Lincoln, Luna, Otero, Sierra and Socorro. “SBA eligibility covers both the economic impacts on businesses dependent on farmers and ranchers that ... Continue Reading