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Roswell Chamber of Commerce anticipates even more success in new year

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The chamber staff at the Eastern New Mexico State Fair. From left beginning with front row, Liz Taylor, administrative director; Candace Lewis, executive director; Nayeli Sanchez, intern; Dee Garcia, membership coordinator; Todd Verciglio, social media and marketing director; and Mercedes Fox, administrative assistant. (Submitted Photo)

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Did you know that according to research studies, up to 88 percent of consumers are more likely to purchase goods and services from a business if they are an active member of their local chamber of commerce?

Members like you allow us, the Roswell Chamber of Commerce, to provide a sustainable business community, fostering growth and positive change within our city.

This year your Roswell Chamber of Commerce has:

• Answered thousands of phone inquiries about what our community has to offer.

• Provided guidance to prospective relocations, visiting tourists and retirees.

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• Promoted tourism activities and events in Chaves County in coordination with the city of Roswell, MainStreet Roswell, the International UFO Museum and Research Center, the Roswell Hispano Chamber of Commerce, the Roswell-Chaves County Economic Development Corp. and the Roswell Tourism Council.

The chamber has hosted network events including:

• Twelve business after hours.

• Monthly forums with Mayor Kintigh called “Mornings with the Mayor.”

• More than 40 ribbon cuttings and grand openings with our Roswell Chamber of Commerce Redcoats.

• Monthly power lunches with motivational speaker Walter Nusbaum.

• Quarterly “Lunch & Learns” with various Roswell businesses.

• Developed and participated in numerous events assisting local charities and veterans.

• Provided support to our local legislative and congressional members and their statewide interests, along with including our local agriculture and law enforcement.

• Organized monthly receptions for the International Law Enforcement Academy (ILEA) showcasing Roswell and Chaves County’s hospitality and ensuring a warm welcome to our foreign delegates.

The chamber’s Leadership Roswell committee facilitated a series of leadership courses emphasizing professional training in skill sets such as: communication skills, goal setting, overcoming failure and the power of a positive attitude.

Over the last few months, the Roswell chamber has undergone several new developments that will benefit chamber members in utilizing their membership benefits more effectively and efficiently. We are consistently updating our website with events and local happenings in Roswell and Chaves County. For an updated calendar and list of things to do in Roswell, visit roswellnm.org.

The staff at the chamber is looking forward to the many events already lined up for 2018. In January, we will be accompanying our Leadership Roswell class to Santa Fe for the annual legislative reception, as well as AgFest 2018 hosted by New Mexico Farm & Livestock Bureau.

We hope you will wake up early on March 15 for our annual Rise with Roswell breakfast. The guest speaker with Amberley Snyder, a rodeo champion who returned to the saddle after she was paralyzed below the waist following a horrific truck accident.

Are you wanting to become a member of the chamber of commerce or are you already a member and would like to know more about what the chamber can do for your business or how you can get more involved?

Then join us on Feb. 21 for our new “Membership 101 Breakfast.” We are excited for everything the New Year has to offer and look forward to working closely with you and your needs for a prosperous and successful business.

The Roswell Chamber of Commerce is the front door of our community and the staff is always available to greet visitors, distribute information and refer its local businesses to prospective customers. Everyone is made to feel welcome here and is always encouraged to come in and visit with us at the chamber, so stop by and see Candace Lewis, Liz Taylor, Todd Verciglio, Dee Garcia, Mercedes Fox, Nayeli Sanchez or Victoria Vasquez.

We want to give a huge thank you to our sponsors, our community, our chamber members and, most importantly, our board of directors. The success of this chamber is a team effort. We are honored to work alongside as we strive to make Roswell a great place visit and live.

We wish you all a blessed and prosperous 2018.

This article was submitted by the Roswell Chamber of Commerce. The chamber is located at 131 W. Second St. For more information, call 575-623-5695.

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