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10/17 President's Newsletter

10/02/2017 3:46 PM | Nancy Carpenter

Dear East Mountain Chamber Members and Friends,


October is here, and we are getting ready for a fantastic Event on the 21st. A Taste of the East Mountains promises to be a fun-filled day in the beautiful East Mountains during the prettiest time of year. We have dance teams, local musicians, great restaurants giving out samples of their fare, and a terrific variety of vendors selling their wares.  This is a great opportunity to get your Christmas shopping done early. As well, there will be local businesses on hand giving out coupons and information about their products and services.

The public will attend for free, and we plan to "WOW" everyone, especially those who aren't yet familiar with all our community has to offer. Listen for our radio ads on KXNM X-88.7 FM throughout the days until the Event, watch for our segment on KOB News Channel 4's Good Day New Mexico (scheduled to air the week of October 9th), and please, tell all of your friends, relatives, business associates, neighbors...spread the word about the great day we have planned!

Our Membership has grown significantly in recent months, and we are so excited to be able to support so many great businesses in our own backyard as well as throughout the region, including some new businesses and some well-established long time organizations. The diversity of our group grows richer by the day, and it is a joy to look forward to each Monthly Luncheon meeting to welcome all of our member Investors and guests.

Speaking of which, this Thursday is our First Thursday Luncheon Meeting, which will be held at Los Vecinos Community Center, featuring Member Presenter PNM, who will be presenting awards to those who have made the biggest difference in terms of energy usage and conservation. Lunch will be provided by our member Subway in Tijeras.

Also, during the month of October, we are asking for nominations from the general membership for the 2018 Board so this is your chance to call on those you believe have the best leadership skills to head our thriving Chamber. The Board consists of a President, a Vice President, Treasurer, Secretary, and three Members at Large.  On November 1st, the Board will verify with the nominees if they will accept the nomination and then on November 2, an email ballot will be emailed to the primary Chamber contact of your business for them to vote for the 2018 Board.  One vote per business Chamber member/investor.  Then in the November Board meeting, the 2018 Board members will vote for which offices the Board candidates will best fit. We invite new perspectives, innovative ideas and fresh blood to keep us growing at the rapid rate we've been enjoying over the past year plus!

I have also been researching demographics for the East Mountains, and will be sharing that with our Members/Investors in our November 2017 newsletter. There is so much to be excited about here in the East Mountains, and we are thrilled to be a part of it along with those who support our efforts to make this the best place to work, play and live. Happy Fall to all!



Nancy Carpenter, President

East Mountain Chamber of Commerce

Below is 10/17 Members of the Month:

Covell Consultants, LLC.

Precision Garage Door

Robert’s Flooring

Below are new members sorted by date joined:

9/02 - Young Living Essential Oils and World Global Network

9/06 - Western Trails Veterinary Hospital

9/17 - Here or There LLC (d/b/a Cedar Crest Mobile Food)

9/19 - Space Analysis LLC

9/21 - Sunrun Solar, Inc.

9/21 - Pampered Chef

9/22 - Farmers Insurance Olivia Wright Agency

9/27 - Natalie Fallbach Mortgage

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