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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 communicate, collaborate, generate 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!
Nancy Carpenter, President
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce
Automated Systems, Inc.