May 8th, 2014

We are bombarded by so much information these days, it’s difficult to determine if our decisions are fact based or made as a result of information we get in sound bites. I really like my smartphone – most of the time. I get so distracted by beeps and pings, at times I don’t give a piece of information the time it deserves. I wonder if we all don’t fall into that pattern. For example, do you favor protecting the Organ Mountains? I trust the majority of responses would be “yes.” I recently toured the Potrillo Mountains, bombing range and New Mexico-Mexico ... Continue Reading

May 12th, 2014

Continuing the family insurance business

555 S. TELSHOR BLVD., SUITE 100B LAS CRUCES, NM 88011 • 575-915-2461 • HTTP://AGENTS.ALLSTATE.COM/HESTER-AGENCY-LAS-CRUCES-NM.HTML

Insurance is a necessity in everyone’s lives. With a variety of insurance compa­nies to choose from, customers select an agency that can best meet their needs and budget. Allstate-Hester Agency of Las Cruces is making its way to the top as a customer favorite. Hester Agency of Las Cruces first opened in 2009. Owner Ricky Hester first began working with Allstate at its cor­porate office in 1969 and retired after 30 years. He then began opening agencies in ... Continue Reading

May 12th, 2014

Serving the local and military community LOCATED IN DOÑA ANA AND EL PASO COUNTIES • 800-351-1670 • WWW.FIRSTLIGHTFCU.ORG Banking institutions are a very impor­tant part of a community. Large corpora­tions, small business and members of the community all use their services. All banks have a target market, some focusing on a larger demographics while others narrowing in on a smaller group. FirstLight Federal Credit Union is a local institution well known in Las Cruces for serving El Paso and Doña Ana communities. FirstLight Federal Credit Union’s es­tablishment goes back to 1955. It was formed as cooperative when a group of nine individuals, ... Continue Reading

May 14th, 2014

Foreign-born workers help broaden tax base

Editor’s note: This article is based on a speech given by David Chavern, president of the U.S. Chamber’s Center for Advanced Technology & Innovation, at an #iCodeImmigration event in San Francisco, hosted by the Partnership for a New American Economy and FWD.us. Immigration reform is the top public policy priority for the tech community – and it’s been a leading issue at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce for more than two decades. The business community has kept up the fight for reform because it’s right for our so­ciety, for our economy, for our work ... Continue Reading

May 18th, 2014

3265 ARROWHEAD ROAD, SUITE 200, LAS CRUCES, NM 88011 • 575-522-3763 • PORTAL.CLUBRUNNER.CA/8183 Mission: Provide service to others, promote integrity and advance world understanding, goodwill and peace through our fellowship of business, professional and community leaders. Rotary Four-Way Test (of the things we think, say or do): 1. Is it the truth? 2. Is it fair to all concerned? 3. Will it build goodwill and better friendships? 4. Will it be beneficial to all concerned? The LCRGRC has added No. 5: Is it fun? Purpose: “Service Above Self ” – professionals joining together to use skills and passion to make a difference in communities and ... Continue Reading