Mar 3rd, 2014

Driving east on Lohman Avenue, you may have noticed the wood buttressing on the walls of the Armijo house. This is exciting to see because it is the first step in the process of restoring and repurposing the old home to a brand new use, the locationof the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce. This property is of special importance to the Chamber because it was purchased and renovated in 1877 by Nestor Armijo, an early pioneer in the Mesilla Valley who also became a prominent businessman. Eventually, six generations of his family lived in the home. We at the Chamber understand ... Continue Reading

Jun 20th, 2013

On Thursday, June 20, more than 200 leaders from the business community gath­ered at the Las Cruces Convention Center for the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce’s annual Medical Update Luncheon. Paul Herzog, CEO of Memorial Medical Center, and Denten Park, CEO of MountainView Regional Medical Center, shared the stage. Herzog called the changes currently tak­ing place in the health care field “transfor­mational.” He used electronic medical re­cords as an example. “While it sounds like a good idea and sounds like a simple idea, it requires a tre­mendous amount of work,” he said. Herzog said Memorial Medical Center certified last year for “Meaningful Use” ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2014

Several action items get funding during the legislative session

The most important part of the Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe event, Feb. 1-3, was the discussions and visits with state legislators. Each year, the Doña Ana County Legislative Coalition (DACLC) establishes the priorities that the Greater Las Cruces Chamber of Commerce take north and advocate for during the trip. DACLC participants include New Mexico State University, Doña Ana Community College, City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, Mesilla Valley Economic Development Alliance, The Bridge of Southern of New Mexico and the Chamber. Every year, DACLC does a better job of ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2014

It was great to see all the first-time participants at Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe, especially the newer Conquistadores. Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe would not be possible without the support we receive from the Conquistadores. Because we had a good number of “less tenured” folks take time out of their busy schedules to be there, it bodes well for the long-term future of the event. Nor would the event be possible without our sponsors – Las Cruces organizations such as MountainView Regional Medical Center, City of Las Cruces, Doña Ana County, New Mexico State University, Comcast, US ... Continue Reading

Mar 7th, 2014

If you missed Las Cruces Day in Santa Fe (LCDSF) this year, you missed an oppor­tunity to network, display your profession in the Rotunda, go down on the Senate floor, listen to important decisions being made, breakfast and lunch with great speakers, a fabulous Super Bowl party, trip to the governor’s man­sion and, most important, the op­portunity to speak with legislators from all over the state about the 2014 Legislative initiatives. Las Cruces was represented by more than 235 citizens, business owners and represen­tatives speaking about issues that directly affect Las Cruces and Doña Ana County. The Doña Ana County Legislative ... Continue Reading