6/17 Letter from the President
Dear East Mountain Chamber Members and Friends,
After a couple of unexpected bouts of wintry weather, Spring has finally arrived, and with it the renewal of colorful flowers, budding trees and lifted spirits. In keeping with the season, there are some great opportunities to get out there and network with the community while having a great time.
Wildlife West will be hosting a Chamber Mixer this coming Saturday evening on June 3rd between 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in their Bean Barn so bring your business cards to network. Wildlife West is inviting everyone to see their Chuckwagon Supper Show so we can all be referrals for Wildlife West. This event is not open to the general public, just members of local Chambers of Commerce. There is a limit of 2-3 attendees per business. It is a business mixer not intended for children. Please note that an RSVP is required so that they can have enough food for all! Please contact Gail ASAP at 281-1999. Let's show our support and appreciation while enjoying a free meal and entertainment by the Watermelon Mountain Jug Band this coming Saturday night!
As well, Walkin' N Circles Ranch will be presenting their annual Jamboree on Saturday, June 10th from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. This is a fundraiser to benefit horse rescue missions throughout the area. There will be a silent auction, vendors, displays, and other fun family festivities for the entire family, so come on out!
Our monthly Luncheon Meeting will be held at Legacy Church in Edgewood on Thursday, June 1, 2017, with great food to be provided by Advanced Member Shorty's Bar Be Cue, located in Moriarty.
As an added treat, Lions Club will be celebrating their 100th anniversary the following week, and will be providing mini-cupcakes to our group for dessert! Please help us congratulate the Lions, including our very own Gerry and Bob Jones.
In addition to the great food and sweet dessert treat, there will be special goodies for each and every Member present from Advanced Member Tiny Bubbles Lovable Soaps, presented by Alexandra Pinto Paniagua -- so be there!
We have door prizes to give away too, so remember to drop your business card in the pail when you register at the door.
The door prizes are a chocolate truffle filled East Mountain Chamber mug and a fresh bamboo body wash with its bath poof from Tiny Bubbles Lovable Soaps.
As of May 1, 2017, all East Mountain Chamber Members have a 10% Discount in purchases from www.TinyBubblesLovableSoaps.com - through the web or in person. You just have to use Discount Code EMCC10 at checkout.
Dress in Western Garb to celebrate Cowboy Days in the East Mountains. Our featured Speaker this month will be our very own Barbara Ormond of SASS, a/k/a Cat Ballou, and her husband Tex. They will be providing lots of info about their upcoming event, End of Trail, which brings so many visitors (and their business) to our Communities each year! Their presentation will be one you sure don't want to miss!
Additionally, a few members on the Social Media Committee Natalie Fallbach of Academy Mortgage and Alexandra Pinto Paniagua of Tiny Bubbles Lovable Soaps, LLC. will be reaching out to the East Mountain Chamber Membership to offer everyone an opportunity to get a FREE Two Minute Spotlight Video to promote their business and an offer to publicize events on Facebook and "Meetup" Group for free. More details to come in another email.
Looking forward into the Fall, we have begun to get the word out and solidify some details for our anticipated Taste of the East Mountains, to be held on Saturday, October 21st, from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. This will be a celebration showcasing our local restaurants, who will be offering samples of their food, and will be open to the general public for a nominal fee. Other Chamber Members will be on hand along with other local businesses to promote their products and services, and live music will be performed.
We are looking for sponsors who will get honorable mentions on our website, newsletters, our social media accounts, etc. from now until the event is held. We hope you will consider participating. Only Chamber Members will be offered an opportunity to set up a table at no charge, so reserve yours soon! The event will be hosted by the Legacy Church, Edgewood.
You will be hearing our Executive Director Gail Rossi's Public Service Announcement broadcast daily on in-kind Member KXNM radio, X88.7 FM, with monthly "teasers" offering more and more info as the date draws near! We will be promoting this event in a big way, so save the date, and plan on making your presence known and having fun, eating great food, networking, and listening to live music. There will be bouncy houses for the little ones so bring the family and be sure invite your friends!
Don't forget: This is YOUR Chamber, and we are here to support you -- our local businesses and residents. Please participate, and let your voice be heard! There are so many benefits to being a Member of the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce, so please, be sure to utilize them to the full extent! Questions, suggestions and constructive feedback are always welcome!
Nancy Carpenter, President
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce
Automated Systems, Inc.