DECEMBER CHAMBER BUSINESS LUNCHEON
Thank you for your feedback on the Chamber’s selection of topics to help impact your business by offering solutions to assist you in your day-to-day decision-making and with cost-savings ideas.
Thank you Bryan Vincent for sharing your knowledge and insight with us at our last Business Chamber Luncheon, “Healthcare Issues for Small Businesses.” Many questions were answered while some discussion left the audience with food for thought for decisions we make as small business owners. Thank you Hiway Grill for a hot savory and delicious lunch!
Mark your calendar for our final Chamber Business Lunch, Thursday, December 18 when Mayor Sally Burbridge recaps, “Aztec – A Year in Review.” You won’t want to miss this. All businesses in the Four Corners are invited to attend. Visit our website to learn more: www.aztecchamber.com.
Registration begins at 11:30 am. Come early for networking opportunities and don’t forget those business cards. Networking at the Chamber’s luncheons opens the door to a multitude of opportunities for making new contacts, building relationships, and forging strategic partnerships in a casual setting while offering new ideas. Lunch is $10 per person.
· 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.
If you’ve visited our website or are an avid reader of the Chat, you have read about the new EMV payment process for credit and debit cards. By now as businesses this may have you shaking in your shoes or you may fear the liability switch from the long awaited change from strip credit and debit cards to the new chip embedded cards. Then there is the new technology and equipment that must be purchased for this form of payment. To top it off, all must be in place by October 2015.
The Aztec Chamber of Commerce is here to help all businesses in the Four Corners as we hold the first-ever credit and debit card technology workshop, January 28 OR January 29 at the Microtel Inn & Suites in Aztec. Registration forms will be available on the Aztec Chamber of Commerce website beginning December 1, 2014. Seating is on a first-come basis to reserve your spot. The workshop will begin at 9 am and end at 2 pm. Lunch will be included. Price of the workshop for chamber members is $25; nonmembers are $35.
You can read the latest informational articles on EMV changes here:
Seating will be limited and reservations will be accepted beginning December 1, 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.
There are probably 1,000 reasons you should join the Aztec Chamber of Commerce, but here are our Top 10!
Do you like what you see? Contact us today to renew your membership. Our membership directory deadline is November 15. Interested in meeting and making new friends? Sign up to help out with one of our Chamber Task Forces: Networking/ Membership, Events, IT, or ATOS (Aztec Trails & Open Spaces).
There is a lot going on and it’s all for YOU but we know there is more that the Aztec Chamber of Commerce can do to help you grow. So what is that? What topics would be of interest to you as a business owner? Where do you need the most help or answers? Are you aware of the many membership benefits available to you included in your membership dues?
Written by Vangie Garza Neil
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)
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