News about Four Corners Economic Development!
New Mexico Gas Company has awarded Four Corners Economic Development a $40,000 grant to continue to help economic growth in the Four Corners.
“Four Corners Economic Development (4CED) is excited that New Mexico Gas Company has chosen to partner with us in advancing the economic opportunities in San Juan County, New Mexico,” said Warren Unsicker, CEO of 4CED. “With a 7.9% unemployment rate for November 2016, we are focused on projects and initiatives that will not only grow the job market and increase business activity but also on long-term initiatives that will grow new sectors in our economy for future generations.”
The grant from New Mexico Gas Company was made possible by its parent company Emera, Inc. As part of their purchase of the New Mexico Gas Company, Emera, Inc., made a commitment to contribute $5 million dollars within five years to economic development initiatives throughout the State of New Mexico. This is just a small part of that generous commitment.
Welcome Emera and thank you New Mexico Gas Company!
“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” - Quincy Adams.
The definition of a hero is a person who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities. Heroes have many wonderful qualities. The Aztec Community knows that the heroes the Chamber seeks are so low-key and humble, they do not even imagine that the title of hero is one they would wear. That is why we need your help.
Educator of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Business of the Year: Teachers, indeed, possess a great power to influence, and as studies show, they can clearly shape America’s future. They can impact how much students will ultimately earn, or prepare the next great mind to change the world. Citizens, those who work long and selfless hours for others surely don’t seek to make a name for themselves as heroes. What of businesses? We know that our economy and families have been impacted by the decline of the oil and gas/energy industry. Companies are struggling and doing everything in their power to keep their doors open and provide for their employees and their families and subsequently, provide for those living in the community.
Of the many heroes that work and live in Aztec, who is your hero? Whom have you been rooting for? Who places others before him or herself? The time has come to help them shine, to be recognized for reaching out to your child at school, for the time spent working in the neighborhood helping a senior citizen with their day-to-day, or the business that commits their time and resources to the community to a service project.
Go to aztechamber.com and download the nomination form and vote for your 2017 Educator of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Business of the Year. All nominees will receive a complimentary ticket to the event and the Heroes in each category will be announced at the banquet. Help make a difference in someone’s life by paying it forward and nominating someone who has done the same.
Chamber Member Board Orientation
As members, when was the last time you used your member benefits, or even remember what they were or how to use them? Did you join and then ask yourself, “Now what?”
The Aztec Chamber of Commerce is in the process of a rebranding the organization and in need of a new logo. If you have artistic talent and intereste
d in submitting your design, join the Chamber’s, “Who Will It Be” Logo Contest. The logo will be unveiled at the chamber’s annual banquet, the evening of April 29. The winner will receive two complimentary tickets to the banquet dinner, a special plaque, and acknowledgement on the Chamber’s Facebook Page and Website for a period of one year.
Do you have a talent for decorating, planning and/or staging events, or do you have an abundance of volunteer talent? Our Annual Banquet meetings will take place at the HUB, 119 S. Church Ave. Refreshments will be provided. Stay tuned for a meeting schedule, but you can call the Chamber at (505) 334-7646 to let us know of your interest. Don’t forget to also invite your friends and family and have fun in the process.
Welcome new members Cedar Point Vista, LLC and Lil Ole Flower Shop to the Aztec Chamber of Commerce. Jan Williams and her staff of Cedar Point Vista, LLC., provide cords of firewood to many, and the winter season is not going anywhere anytime soon. In fact, it is said to be one of the coldest in 2017. Gear up and order your wood now. Contact Jan and her team at (505) 334-1765.
The Lil Aztec Flower Shop, located on Main Street in downtown Aztec is prepared to meet all your floral needs, from mums for homecoming, upcoming Valentine’s Day, celebrating Mom on Mother’s Day, or any other holiday. Susan Aguirre, owner and floral designer is the best at what she does. Pay her a visit or call (505) 334-7208 and place your Valentine’s Day order now!
Written by Vangie Garza Neil
Writer/Neil Agency Auctioneers
Vice President, Aztec Chamber of Commerce
The Aztec Chamber of Commerce is not part of the City of Aztec. The Chamber does not receive funding from the City of Aztec with the exception of their annual membership. The work we do and its support is based solely on your chamber membership dues and the Chamber’s fundraising events. We felt it was important for you to know that as our role is to be your voice in so many levels.