Upcoming Events

SAFE TREATS!

It's that time again for our little ones to have a great Halloween in Aztec as they enjoy "Safe Treats!"  Businesses will be able to download and post a Safe Treats flier on their window to let you know they are in on the fun too! There will be lots of treats for everyone! 

Open the black and white flyer and print on orange paper.    

Open the color flyer and print on white paper.

 

RIBBON CUTTING - NORTH MAIN PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE

The Aztec Chamber of Commerce would like to invite you to the Ribbon Cutting hosted by the City of Aztec and Aztec Ruins National Monument for the N. Main Pedestrian Bridge on Saturday 1 November 2014 at 12:00 noon. 
The Ribbon Cutting will be held at the center of the new pedestrian bridge. 
Please mark your calendars and be present as we celebrate the official loop that connects early civilization (Aztec Ruins) to new civilization (Aztec Downtown). 
You can access the new trail leading up to the bridge via Martinez lane or via the N. Main extension. 
Come on come all as we celebrate the many partnerships that allowed this project to come to fruition for our community.
Please don't hesitate to forward this to friends and family and bring them along with you.
We look forward to seeing you there!

 

NOVEMBER CHAMBER BUSINESS LUNCHEON

Thanks to everyone who came out for our October Luncheon as T. Ryan Lane PC, Attorney at Law shared his expertise on Small Business Legal Pitfalls. Additionally, thank you Sunshine Delil for a delicious lunch!

November's featured speaker is Bryan Vincent. Ryan who is the Practice Administrator for Durango & Aztec Urgent Care. His topic will be "Healthcare Issues for Small Businesses", November 20. RSVP today at 334-7646 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Mark your calendar for this informative presentation as well as the team of professionals listed below waiting to assist you in your business!

·         December Business Luncheon: Thursday, December 18 – 2014 End of Year Report – City of Aztec & 2015 Overview Who:  City of Aztec, Mayor, Sally Burbridge

·         January Business Luncheon: Thursday, January 15 - Insurance: “Supplemental Benefits for Employees” Who: Exclusive Agent/Business Owner, Kelly Berhost,  Allstate Insurance

·         February Business Luncheon: Thursday, February 19 - How to Use the Chamber To Be More Effective? Who: A panel of four experts in the areas of Facebook, Advertising, Public Relations, & Business After Hours/Business Luncheons. This question and answer opportunity will help you learn how to increase your reach with new clients by using Aztec Chamber services.

Now through the end of December 2014 all non-member businesses and interested individuals may attend Aztec Chamber Luncheons for the same $10 per person fee as Members. We invite all non-members to attend and learn about what the Aztec  Chamber of Commerce is doing and how we can include your business. Beginning January 2015 the attendance fee for all non-members will increase to $15 per person. 

 

AZTEC SPARKLES

Are you ready to see Main Avenue glowing with more than 10,000 lights? Are you looking for a place to shop for Christmas presents, while enjoying great arts and crafts, entertainment, food, Santa, and the annual light parade plus loads of fun? Get ready for Aztec Sparkles Christmas Festival, Saturday, December 13! There will be activities for everyone! Plans are underway to make this event one you won't want to miss! Watch for details in “Let’s Get...Down to Business” the Chamber’s weekly newsletter or email Angela at   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  to get involved!

Both Commercial and Craft vendors are welcome on a first come, first served basis. Vendors will be placed in vacant or non-retail Main Ave. buildings and will most likely share the building with multiple vendors depending upon available space. Additional information is included in the below vendor forms. Booth Fee MUST accompany your vendor form. Spaces are limited - You will be notified by November 15th as to whether you have a booth space or not. Please do not call to check on your space prior to the 15th. If we are unable to accommodate your booth due to lack of available space, the Aztec chamber of Commerce will notify you by November 15th and your un-cashed check will be available for pickup.

Vendor Information          Vendor Form

A Baker's Dozen of Ideas Aztec Businesses can use to get involved:

  1. Offer a special sale of existing merchandise or offer a special item just for Aztec Sparkles;
  2. Offer Cross-Promotions with fellow businesses - buy something here, get a free items or discount there (or vice-versa);
  3. Offer Gift Certificate Purchases (with specific expiration dates);
  4. Use Aztec Sparkles branded flyer to promote your special as a poster and electronically online or via social media;
  5. Purchase ad space in TALON's Holiday Shopping Guide to promote your special;
  6. If space allows, host a craft vendor in your business;
  7. If space allows, host Santa during Aztec Sparkles;
  8. Offer refreshments for caroling groups during Aztec Sparkles;
  9. Donate an item for Santa's Gift Bag - Aztec First, Buy Local promotion (single purchase receipts of $50 or more at any Aztec business make person eligible for drawing);
  10. Don't have a Main Ave., or retail business? Sponsor an activity during Aztec Sparkles Christmas Festival to get your business name out in front of shoppers (hay rides, gift wrapping or other planned activities);
  11. Hand out fliers to your Customers about Santa's Gift Bag & Aztec Sparkles (fliers will be available for download at www.AztecChamber.com closer to the events);
  12. Use taglines for Santa's Gift Bag & Aztec Sparkles in your other Holiday promotional efforts;
  13. Coordinate your activities & specials with the Chamber so that your events may be included in schedules and event maps!

The ways to participate in Aztec Sparkles are limited only by creativity and imagination - no matter what you do, take advantage of this opportunity to promote your business during the Holiday Season. It may just make an impression that lasts all year long!

Holiday Marketing Articles and Ideas:

 

THE CHANGE TO CHIP CREDIT CARDS

As merchants, could there be liability when you make the switch to the new credit and debit cards that contain a chip? There very well could be. Along with the purchase and installation of new equipment to read the new chip cards, there is much that has to be put into place before October 2015 to accept credit and debit cards for payment.

The Aztec Chamber of Commerce will hold a workshop, Wednesday, January 28th and Thursday, January 29 for all businesses   interested in learning more about EMV (Europay, MasterCard and Visa), the new credit and debit card payment process that will go into affect October 2015. This process includes all credit and debit cards (AmEX, MC, Visa, Discover, etc.) Financial institutions are preparing for the new payment process as the United States becomes the last country in the world to transition to the utilization of the chip to reduce fraud. Speakers from Four Corners Community Bank and Citizens Bank will present valuable information.

You can read the latest informational articles on EMV changes here: 

Seating will be limited and reservations will be accepted beginning December 15, 2014.  Stay tuned to learn more. This workshop is open to all businesses and you do not have to be a chamber member to attend.

A special thank you to all our members for your continued support! Dont forget toShop Local!

Written by Vangie Garza Neil

Vice-President/Secretary

Aztec Chamber of Commerce

 

As a reminder, the Chamber is not part of the City. The Chamber does not receive funding from the City of Aztec. 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.

Aztec Chamber of Commerce
110 N. Ash
Aztec, NM 87410
(505) 334-7648 (fax)

Chamber of Commerce:
(505) 334-7646
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City of Aztec Visitor Center:
(505) 334-9551

 

 

 

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