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  • 02/27/2017 11:22 AM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    Letter from the President


    Dear Friends and Members,

     

    As we await the coming of Spring, we look forward to our March First Thursday Monthly Lunch Meeting on 3/2/17. This meeting will be held at the beautiful Edgewood Campus of The Legacy Church, and will begin at 11:30 a.m.  Food will be provided by the East Mountain Grill.  RSVP by email to info@eastmountainchamber.com or by phone to 505-281-1999 to reserve your seat. Admission is $10 per person at the door, which includes your lunch. 

    Please bring a guest or two, and a supply of business cards for networking. As well, we are always happy to collect brochures or other materials to include in our New Member Packets and Relocation Packets to help promote your business.  We are nearly finished with the Packets, and look forward to spreading the word to see that our Member Businesses are recognized throughout the East Mountain Communities. We want to thank Members Jan McNelis of The UPS Store for putting them together this year and One Stop Office for doing so last year.


    Our New Member Speaker will be Richard Patnaud, MA, LPCC, of Eastern Slope Counseling and Consulting.  We are also proud to present Special Guest Speaker Ted Reiff of the Reuse People, who will be discussing the benefits of building materials salvage, historic preservation and adaptive reuse though the process known as deconstruction.

     

    Additionally, we would like to commend our valued Member MAGS Indoor Shooting Range for their generous donation to the Moriarty Police Department. The owner of MAGS, David Tixier, along with his wife, Marcy, honored the Department at MAGS by donating $2,000 worth of ammunition on Friday, 2/17/17. Police Chief Bobby Garcia graciously accepted the donation.  He spoke of how Moriarty police officers are members of MAGS, and how they are able to maintain their expertise in shooting handguns by training and practicing their skills at MAGS. Present at the ceremony, in addition to the Tixiers and Chief Garcia, were employees Mike Nelson, Manager, and "Chief" Mike Cruz, Assistant Manager, along with Rick Kennedy, who is the gunsmith at MAGS.

     

    Mags Donation to Moriarty Police


    Remember to volunteer a bit of time to be involved in a Committee or two, such as Membership, Social Media, and Events. This is a way to put our heads together, make your suggestions known, and create the perfect environment to promote the great things that are happening here thanks to our community residents and businesses.


    ANNOUNCEMENT!!!  Please read below.  

    We don't want anyone to be left out so tell everyone.


    The East Mountain Chamber of Commerce is excited to announce a series of educational in person and online workshops coming your way the next few months. According to a recent article in Entrepreneur Magazine, the internet is the first place consumers of all ages go to find information about businesses. Many people search the internet and social media sites to find or research products and services before they order online or physically go to a store front. Your business does not exist to millions of potential clients if you do not have an online presence.


    We will be teaching Members why they need an online presence, how to know with certainty if your website is "working" or not, and how to intelligently know where your website is "broken" so you don't waste time and money doing the wrong things to fix it. We will also be teaching Members how to use Social Media to communicatecollaborategenerate leads, grow their brand, and increase their sales.  This training alone is worth your membership fees.

     

    We will be putting training videos and materials in a private forum on our East Mountain Chamber website for your convenience to review as many times as you like so please respond to this email to make sure you have an East Mountain Chamber website account to log into.  Usually the username log in is the email you registered with.  If you want training for multiple employees from your business, please respond to this email with each employee's email and name.

     

    After we get our membership educated, we will be holding Online Scavenger Hunts to get members in our community and beyond to learn about our member products and services so don't miss out on this opportunity to learn how to use technology to do more with less.  We want all our member businesses to succeed.

     

    Technology has changed the way many of us do business and that trend is only going to increase over the next few years. More details to come. Stay involved, stay connected, and we look forward to seeing you all soon!


     

    Sincerely,

     

    Nancy Carpenter, President

    East Mountain Chamber of Commerce

    Automated Systems, Inc.

    Support@AutomatedSystemsInc.net

    505-281-2393



  • 01/31/2017 12:38 PM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    Letter from the President


    Dear Friends and Members,

     

    We are looking forward to a great turnout at our upcoming February Luncheon Meeting on 2/2/17 at 11:30, which will be held in Moriarty at Mags Indoor Shooting Range. David Tixier, owner of Mags and a Member of our Board of Directors, will be speaking. A tour of the facility will be available as well, and we thank all at Mags for hosting us.

     

    We will also have a presentation by guest speaker Jalayne Wineland of Staffing Solutions to discuss how to find temporary and temp to hire employees, as well as other vital information regarding the job market.

     

    Lunch will be provided by our newest Member, Pizza 9 in Moriarty.  We wish to welcome them to the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce family.  Remember to contact Gail at 281-1999 for if you have any food restrictions.

     

    As of the first of the year, we have concentrated not only on growing our Membership, but on forming Committees to help facilitate community outreach, including event planning and a social media presence.

     

    We have always stressed the importance of your participation as a Member of the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce. We all have busy lives, especially as business owners, but an investment of as little as an hour or two per month makes a huge difference, and will provide a great return in opportunities to brainstorm, network, and give each of our members a greater foothold in the East Mountains. Please contact Gail, our Executive Director, to get involved. We will be reaching out individually as well to request your input.

     

    Below is a checklist of education, networking, promotions, referrals and event opportunities that the East Mountain Chamber provides to its membership.  You are not maximizing your membership if you are not participating in all opportunities.  Together we can do more than individually.

    • ·        Participate in First Thursday Luncheons to Learn and Network.
    • ·        Participate in educational workshops, seminars, business mixers and ribbon cutting ceremonies.
    • ·        Participate in events so you can increase the community’s awareness of your business.
    • ·        Present and Promote your Business to the East Mountain Business Community.
    • ·        Read monthly newsletter with events and useful announcements to keep your business in the know.
    • ·        Post and communicate on www.EastMountainChamber.com website.
    • ·        Advertise in East Mountain Newsletter.
    • ·        Advertise in Membership Packets.
    • ·        Advertise in Residential Packets.
    • ·        Advertise in Searchable East Mountain Chamber Directory.
    • ·        Advertise in East Mountain Chamber Ads.
    • ·        Advertise your Events and Ground Breaking Announcements in East Mountain Chamber Calendar website and affiliated advertising with East Mountain Living, Biz Buzz with The Independent, social media, etc.
    • ·        Advanced Member Advertising on the East Mountain Chamber website Banner.
    • ·        Advanced Member Monthly E-mail Blast to East Mountain Chamber friends and members.

    As always, we look forward to seeing you all on our First Thursday lunch meetings, and to working with you to make a difference for your business, the economic climate throughout the East Mountains, and to achieve our mutual goals of enjoying a cohesive, prosperous and exciting place to live, work and play.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Nancy Carpenter, President

    East Mountain Chamber of Commerce


  • 01/03/2017 12:41 PM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    Letter from the President


    Dear Friends and Members,


    As another year draws to a close, we are excited to welcome 2017 with bright visions for a fabulous new year. In addition to introducing our new Board Members, we will be varying the venue for our monthly luncheon meetings once per quarter to add convenience for our Members in all the Communities throughout the East Mountains which includes Moriarty, Edgewood, and Tijeras. Thank you MAGS Indoor Shooting Range and Legacy Church Edgewood who volunteered to open their doors to our Membership for this purpose.


    We are planning some great networking events throughout the coming year, and will keep you up to date as plans solidify, including some joint efforts with the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce. We have been maintaining a dialogue with the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce in order to facilitate such events. We look forward to announcing further details for a joint event in February focused on Jobs.  There will be staffing experts on hand to discuss many great options to get help and offer employment to those in our Communities and surrounding areas.  We also have a high school mentorship program to help our business members and to grow the youth in our communities.


    As always, we are here to serve you, our Members, and we always welcome your suggestions, feedback, thoughts and participation! We are listening! We strongly encourage you to invest an hour per month to serve on at least one Committee in the name of teamwork, to help us help YOU and your business! This is your Chamber, and with the same vision and goals in mind, we can accomplish grand things going forward.


    We have the following committees that need to be filled.  Please respond to this email or call at 281-1999 if you would like to join any of the following committees to help run and influence your Chamber.  We will then email everyone who is on the committees along with everyone’s contact information so you can start meeting.


    1.    The Events Committee focuses on brainstorming and implementing events that will benefit member businesses and/or local residents.



    2.    The Membership Committee focuses on inviting local businesses to chamber meetings/events and then orienting them after they join.



    3.    The Social Media Committee focuses on overseeing all social media including the website to make sure all information is accurate and up to date including but not limited to current by-laws, current events, correct and updated membership information and any other information pertaining to the website, Facebook, Twitter, etc.



    4.    The Cedar Crest Committee focuses on Cedar Crest/Tijeras interests and events.  They will help set up/clean up the meeting room and any events in Cedar Crest/Tijeras.



    5.    The Edgewood Committee focuses on Edgewood interests and events.  They will help set up/clean up the meeting room and any events in Edgewood.



    6.    The Moriarty Committee focuses on Moriarty interests and events.  They will help set up/clean up the meeting room and any events in Moriarty.

    Please enjoy the pics we took just before Christmas, when we presented the wonderful staff of Los Vecinos Community Center with a holiday gift basket of goodies, beautifully put together for us by member business Triangle Grocery in Cedar Crest. These wonderful young men and women are always anxious to help with a smile, and they contribute so much to our luncheon meetings and other Community events. 


    For our luncheon tomorrow on Thursday, 1/05/17, member businesses Jim Stundon of Hug a Horse and Walkin' n' Circles Ranch and Genevieve Barrett of Talking Talons will be speaking about their organizations and how they benefit our communities.  Luncheon of pizza and salad will be provided by another one of our members Trail Rider Pizza.  Please call us at 281-1999 if we need to make special food arrangements for you.


    Sincerely,

    Nancy Carpenter, President

    East Mountain Chamber of Commerce


  • 12/27/2016 3:00 PM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    Fuzzy Horse Fun Show
    at Walkin In Circles Ranch

    FUZZY HORSE FUN SHOW

    Saturday February 18, 2017

    9am - 4 pm

    Edgewood Equestrian Arena

    91 W Frontage Road

    Edgewood, NM 87015

     

    Open Horse Show to Benefit the

    NM Horse Rescue at Walkin N Circles Ranch

     

    Register at www.wncr.org

    horse-desert.jpg

    East Mountain Chamber of Commerce | 505-281-1999|info@eastmountainchamber.com| www.eastmountainchamber.com


  • 12/09/2016 9:59 AM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    Sandia Ranger District – December 9, 2016 – The Hondo Planned Ignition is now in the finishing stages.

    Assistant Fire Management Officer, Sunbear Vierra stated, “Smoke will continue rising in the Hondo Burn area. Duff is smoldering and will most likely continue to smolder and create smoke for several days.

    Please DO NOT CALL 911 as firefighters will be monitoring the area over the weekend and into next week.”

    Prescribed fires are planned in coordination with the New Mexico Department of Environmental Quality.
    Smoke sensitive individuals are encouraged to take precautionary measures.
    Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health website at https://nmtracking.org/fire

    For additional information, please contact the Sandia Ranger District at 505-281-3304.

     

     

    Nancy A Peterson<><

    Forestry Tech-Recreation

    US Forest Service

    Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands

    Sandia Ranger District

    11776 Hwy. 337

    Tijeras, NM 87059

    p: 505-281-3304 x 118

    f: 505-281-1176
    nancypeterson@fs.fed.us

    www.fs.fed.us


  • 12/08/2016 10:22 AM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    PLANNED IGNITION IN HONDO AREA TODAY - Tuesday, December 6, 2016 and Thursday, December 8, 2016.

     

    Smoke is drifting west and north into the wilderness and is not impacting residential areas. Conditions are good for this type of burn.

     

    Sandia Ranger District Fire Management Team is on the 'Go' today, Tuesday, Dec 6th and Thursday, Dec 8th.

     

    Ignitions of slash piles will end around 2:30 to pm this afternoon and the same for Thursday.

     

    The Hondo site is located approximately 1 mile west/southwest of Sandia Park.


    Prescribed fires are planned in coordination with the New Mexico Department of Environmental Quality http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/aqb/ and every effort is made to minimize smoke impacts; however, smoke from prescribed fires is inevitable. Smoke sensitive individuals are encouraged to take precautionary measures. Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health website at https://nmtracking.org/fire

    For additional information, please contact the Sandia Ranger District at 505-281-3304.

     

     

     

    Nancy A Peterson<><

    Forestry Tech-Recreation

    US Forest Service

    Cibola National Forest & National Grasslands

    Sandia Ranger District

    11776 Hwy. 337

    Tijeras, NM 87059

    p: 505-281-3304 x 118

    f: 505-281-1176
    nancypeterson@fs.fed.us


  • 12/01/2016 3:12 PM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    East Mountain Chamber

     December 2016 Board Meeting

     Minutes by Tamne Robinson, Secretary

     

    Meeting Called to Order at 1305 hours By Nancy Carpenter, Thursday, 1 December, 2016 at Los Vecinos Community Center.


     James Reader President of Edgewood Chamber of Commerce and Linda Burke, Administrator of the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce attended Board meeting to discuss the possibility of the Chambers uniting to form a single Chamber in the East Mountains and Estancia valley.


     They suggested a “Tri-County” Chamber as an umbrella organization with chapters in Moriarty, Edgewood and Tijeras/Cedar Crest.


     Other suggestions were: To have council meetings where the two boards would come together to work together on different events.


     It was decided that the president and Administrator of the East Mountain Chamber would attend the Edgewood board meeting to introduce themselves and the EMCC to the Edgewood board and discuss their thoughts on combining.


     Ultimately - both boards would like to come up with lists of pros and cons about combining and then have a combined board meeting to discuss these pros and cons and to decide if combining would be beneficial – if so to begin a plan of action on combining chambers.


     Bob Jones suggested that the decision should go to the memberships and they should have the final say in consolidating. The plan would be to being the list of pros and cons to the combined board meeting. Then to come up with suggestions on combining Chambers and then to present to each memberships the pros and cons list and the suggested plans of actions for each membership to decide on.


     Edgewood Board meeting will be either the 12th or the 13th of December at 6:00pm Edgewood is having a Winter Chamber Mixer December 15th, 2016 5-7pm at the Church Street Market. Free event but they would like RSVPs.


     EMCC Board Meeting: It was suggested that the EMCC Chamber needs to help Nancy with an Open House in order to help save her business. EMCC will have to have another board meeting as the board ran out of time to address the following items: The EMCC Winter networking Chamber event in January. May is Teacher Appreciation month – should have an event then to appreciate teachers.


     Final item on agenda was Gail wanted approval to purchase a Holiday fruit gift basket for the Los Vecinos staff for taking care of the Chamber as well as they do. The approved the purchase.


     Meeting adjourned at 14:05 hours by Nancy Carpenter , President 

    Minutes respectfully submitted by Tamne Robinson, Secretary

  • 12/01/2016 9:23 AM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    12/16 Letter from the President


    Dear Members and Friends,

     

    We hope you all had a glorious Thanksgiving, and would like to be among the first to wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous Holiday Season and upcoming New Year! We are looking forward to ringing in the month of December at our luncheon meeting scheduled for Thursday, 12/1/16 at the Los Vecinos Community Center at 11:30 a.m.


    Please don't forget to RSVP and let us know any special dietary needs at least 24 hours in advance. Food will be provided by new East Mountain Chamber of Commerce member Chili Hills in Edgewood (with a second location in Moriarty), and promises to be a bountiful feast!


    We are happy to announce that our Guest Speaker will be Peter Mikelson of SCORE Albuquerque, who will introduce the invaluable services and workshops provided by this great group of volunteer coaches and mentors, who are so gracious in offering their experience, wisdom and input to assist in the success of your business.


    We will also be welcoming and announcing the following 2017 Board of Directors:


    Nancy Carpenter of Automated Systems, Inc. - President


    Mary Dammann of Hard Water Solutions Plus - Vice President


    Bob Jones of Sandia Mountain Lions Club - Treasurer


    Barbara Johnstad of Burger Boy - Secretary


    Tim Carter of Legacy Church Edgewood - Member at Large


    David Tixier of Mags Indoor Shooting - Member at Large


    Elizabeth Elizabeth Morantes of Bank of the West - Member at Large


    Bob Brittain of Creative Award Concepts - Ex Officio Member at Large


    The coming year promises to be filled with excitement, renewed energy and terrific opportunities.  We plan to start rotating our first Thursday of the month luncheon meetings between Cedar Crest, Edgewood, and Moriarty respectively in the hopes that other members will be able to attend and participate.  We will have the new schedule of meetings and events in the January 2017 newsletter.


    Tamne Robinson of One Stop Office has decided to step down so that we could invite Tim Carter of Legacy Church Edgewood to be on the board since Legacy Church Edgewood will be hosting our Edgewood meeting place. Additionally, Sarah Egdell of Sandia Park Self Storage has decided to retire and moved out of state so we invited Barbara Johnstad of Burger Boy to join the 2017 Board.  We did not need to vote again since our By Laws, Section 4, states that "the Board of Directors shall nominate a member of the Chamber to fill the unexpired term of the office in which the vacancy exists".


    We would like to start the formation and scheduling of committees (remember, one hour per month of your time has the potential to provide exponential returns) and continuing to grow our family of Members throughout the East Mountain Communities. We strongly encourage and appreciate your participation. You are always invited to reach out with your suggestions, thoughts and ideas to help us all grow, prosper, have fun and move forward toward our mutual goals.

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Nancy Carpenter, President

    East Mountain Chamber of Commerce


  • 11/30/2016 3:22 PM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    To our Residents and Interested Parties:

     

    The Sandia Ranger District will conduct the David Canyon Prescribed Fire if conditions are favorable the week of December 5.  This is a planned ignition that will be conducted under specific conditions to restore the fire dependent ecosystem.    Prescribed fires promote forest health by reducing forest fuels, recycling nutrients, and increasing habitat diversity.  They are managed with firefighter and public safety as the first priority.  

     

    Approximately 200 acres will be treated in David Canyon Prescribed Fire.  In addition to promoting forest health, this project will also enhance community protection.  This will be a broadcast burn, meaning that hand ignitions will be used to ignite ground fuels over a widespread area within a clearly defined perimeter.  This site is located approximately 6 miles south of Tijeras. 

     

    A closure order is in effect for roads, trails and the area surrounding the David Canyon burn area.  

     

    Prescribed fires are planned in coordination with the New Mexico Department of Environmental Quality http://www.nmenv.state.nm.us/aqb/ and every effort is made to minimize smoke impacts; however, smoke from prescribed fires is inevitable.  Smoke sensitive individuals are encouraged to take precautionary measures.  Information on air quality and protecting your health can be found on the New Mexico Department of Health website at https://nmtracking.org/fire  

     

    For additional information, please contact the Sandia Ranger District at 505-281-3304.

     

    Thank you


  • 11/02/2016 7:19 AM | Nancy Carpenter (Administrator)

    Letter from the President


    Dear Members and Friends,

     

    As we move rapidly toward the holidays and a new year, we look forward to voting in new candidates from our Membership to serve on the 2017 East Mountain Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors at our upcoming luncheon meeting on Thursday, 11/3/16. If you cannot make it to the meeting, we will be sending an email out to all our membership so you all can vote by responding to that email.  We will also be reviewing and voting on updated by-laws.

     

    Additionally, we will be discussing this past year in review as we head into 2017.  As always, we implore you to participate by sharing your ideas, utilizing the East Mountain Chamber website (if you need instruction as to how to do that, please speak up!) and being proactive in terms of the formation of Committees such as being the voice of the Chamber through social media, becoming ambassadors welcoming new Members, brainstorming to suggest new and exciting events, networking opportunities, etc. We cannot impress enough upon our valued Members that this is your Chamber, and we are here to support you, help promote you, advocate for you, and to enhance the quality of life and revenue in the East Mountains. In order to do this effectively, we need your input, your ideas and a bit of your time and energy to succeed! Please be proactive with us! We are always happy to hear your thoughts and suggestions.

     

    Along with bringing your business cards, please participate in our New Member Welcome Packet by providing us with flyers, brochures, coupons, and/or other literature you would like included for local businesses coming on board as new Chamber Members. This is not to be confused with the New Resident Packets, our realtor members are distributing to future residents. This welcome packet is to be given exclusively to those businesses that will be joining our Chamber. This is a great opportunity to promote your business by welcoming new members with "Member Only" coupons, discounts on merchandise/services or other specials as you see fit. Since we are growing at a healthy rate, please bring those items with you to Thursday's luncheon meeting so we can start promoting your business while welcoming those just starting out as Members!

     

    We look forward to a productive meeting. Burger Boy will be providing a wonderful lunch, and we will be honoring the terrific owners and staff for all of their generosity and assistance throughout the year.  

     

    We will also be welcoming new member speaker Mary Dammann of Hard Water Solutions Plus. We already know Mary as the Office Manager for member Re/Max Pros in Cedar Crest. Mary is an Independent Distributor with the GMX Corporation and most recently with Vulcan Water Products and has been in Business for 16 years. As an environmentally conscious individual, Mary was looking for a safe, effective, no salt product to treat the hard water problem in her East Mountain home. As she discovered a magnetic technology that worked in her home, her husband and her decided to share it with friends, family and the community.

     

    We will look forward to welcoming the coming season with a new Board of Directors, further growth, and a fabulous future for the East Mountain Chamber of Commerce. We will see you Thursday; don't forget to RSVP and let us know any special dietary requests at least 24 hours in advance of the luncheon meeting!

     

    Sincerely,

     

    Nancy Carpenter, President

    East Mountain Chamber of Commerce


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