Oct 26th, 2015

Rachel Courtney, Marketing director, Horse N Hound Feed N Supply

By Beth Sitzler

Raised in Las Cruces, Horse N Hound Feed N Supply Marketing Director Rachel Courtney is doing her part to better the City of the Crosses.

Courtney, a New Mexico State University alum, is not one to shy away from a challenge. She graduated in 2003 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communications with an emphasis in advertising and a supplementary major in linguistics.

While working for the Las Cruces Bulletin, Courtney moved up the newspaper ladder from graphic designer to production manager. In her position, ... Continue Reading

Nov 2nd, 2015

This November, there is an election here in Las Cruces that will decide three City Council seats and who will be our Mayor. As promised, the Chamber embarked on the process of actively advocating for pro-business policies and candidates. To that end, the Chamber distributed questionnaires to all candidates and have interviewed the candidates that returned our questionnaire and participated to determine whom we, as a chamber, will endorse.

As someone who has run for public office, I want to thank each of the candidates who have put themselves forward to run for the four open positions in this ... Continue Reading

Nov 2nd, 2015

Group raises money for breast cancer research

Mission: NMSU Aggies are Tough Enough to Wear Pink is a volunteer group raising breast cancer awareness and funds on behalf of Cowboys for Cancer Research, a 501(c)3 not-for-profit corporation in Las Cruces, New Mexico.

Purpose: We lead a diverse group of community leaders, business owners and dedicated volunteers who work collaboratively with New Mexico State University administration and athletics to organize community events and an annual NMSU NCAA football game. Through a series of fundraising efforts and events, we generate cash and in-kind contributions that we proudly present to our ... 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

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