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Ribbon Cutting for the Aztec Municipal Golf Course Saturday, June 13!

The Aztec Municipal Golf Course has New Golf Carts available and improvements are being made throughout the property. Course is open 8 am to dusk. Food & drinks available at "Ruby's in the Valley" located in the club house.

 

 July Chamber Luncheon

July’s Chamber Luncheon looks to be an eye opener for many as we learn about the Business Resources available at the Aztec Public Library. An often overlooked resource for many businesses and soon-to-be entrepreneurs, your local Library offers a wealth of information and access to much more. Watch for details in next month’s Chat or check out our website www.aztecchamber.com for specifics. 


Thank you Kelly Eaves Webb of Farmers Insurance for helping us answer the question, “Are Your Really Covered?” during our June Luncheon.

 

Greetings & Happy Summertime!

We at the Aztec Chamber of Commerce have just finished up several annual events over the past couple of months, the most recent being our Fiesta Days celebration. This year’s Fiesta Days was a bit different and scaled back due to outside constraints, including the weather, but was still a successful celebration. Thank you to all of our participants in the Hot Spot Car Show and especially to our sponsors: Hi-country Chevrolet, TALON, Southern Mountain Portables, and Atlas Copco. We are generating new ideas for next year now, and would love your feedback about events and opportunities that can help us grow our community!

Looking to the future of the Aztec Chamber, we are reminded that Board Elections and Membership Renewals are upon us! There are currently four board seats up for election for two year terms plus one seat to be appointed to a one year term. This next year will potentially be a turning point for the Aztec Chamber of Commerce as we work with the San Juan College Business Incubator and the City of Aztec to bring a business resource center and business incubator to downtown Aztec. This could result in relocation of the Chamber offices as well as a change in function as we meld traditional Chamber resources and benefits with those of this new business “Hub”. These are exciting times for the Aztec community!

If you would like to be part of this potentially historical transformation of the Aztec Chamber of Commerce we encourage you to submit a letter of interest to serve on the Board of Directors to the current Chamber President, Teri Bailey at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Speaking of our website, we have had several comments from people that they have learned about programs or community events through our site. What exciting news! We update portions of our website weekly and add new information as it becomes available. Do you need information about entities that assist new start-up businesses? We have it! Need info about when and where trainings to help make your business better are? We have it! We also have a page with Chamber and Community events, Business resources, an online directory of businesses with their contact information, information about one of Aztec biggest upcoming projects – the East Aztec Arterial Route. We have all of that and much more on our website: www.aztecchamber.com. This website should be a go-to resource saved in your browser “favorites”. Check it out!

Since we mentioned the East Aztec Arterial Route in the last paragraph, the Aztec Chamber of Commerce would like to send out a huge THANK YOU to our Legislators for their work in the recent Special Legislative Session to approve the Capital Outlay Bill. Included in this bill is $1.5 M for the construction of this critical arterial roadway. The Chamber of Commerce chose this project as a top legislative priority as the impact of the roadway in alleviating traffic concerns on Main Ave will have far reaching positive results for the businesses located downtown and will open opportunities for increased pedestrian safety projects. You can find out more information about the East Aztec Arterial Route – you guessed it - on our website: www.aztecchamber.com. 

EMV  Credit/Debit Card October 2015 Deadline 

If you are a merchant that accepts credit cards and debit cards to sell your programs, products, and/or services, changes for this payment process are right around the corner. Are you familiar with the liability that may occur in the switch that is expected to take place October 2015? 

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

 

Have questions or comments, or need to contact the Aztec Chamber of Commerce? You can do so by calling 505-334-7646 or emailing us at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

 

Written by Sally Burbridge

Mayor, City of Aztec

Ex-Officio Board Member, 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.

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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