12/16 Letter from the President
Dear Members and Friends,
We hope you all had a glorious Thanksgiving, and would like to be among the first to wish you a happy, healthy, prosperous Holiday Season and upcoming New Year! We are looking forward to ringing in the month of December at our luncheon meeting scheduled for Thursday, 12/1/16 at the Los Vecinos Community Center at 11:30 a.m.
Please don't forget to RSVP and let us know any special dietary needs at least 24 hours in advance. Food will be provided by new East Mountain Chamber of Commerce member Chili Hills in Edgewood (with a second location in Moriarty), and promises to be a bountiful feast!
We are happy to announce that our Guest Speaker will be Peter Mikelson of SCORE Albuquerque, who will introduce the invaluable services and workshops provided by this great group of volunteer coaches and mentors, who are so gracious in offering their experience, wisdom and input to assist in the success of your business.
We will also be welcoming and announcing the following 2017 Board of Directors:
Nancy Carpenter of Automated Systems, Inc. - President
Mary Dammann of Hard Water Solutions Plus - Vice President
Bob Jones of Sandia Mountain Lions Club - Treasurer
Barbara Johnstad of Burger Boy - Secretary
Tim Carter of Legacy Church Edgewood - Member at Large
David Tixier of Mags Indoor Shooting - Member at Large
Elizabeth Elizabeth Morantes of Bank of the West - Member at Large
Bob Brittain of Creative Award Concepts - Ex Officio Member at Large
The coming year promises to be filled with excitement, renewed energy and terrific opportunities. We plan to start rotating our first Thursday of the month luncheon meetings between Cedar Crest, Edgewood, and Moriarty respectively in the hopes that other members will be able to attend and participate. We will have the new schedule of meetings and events in the January 2017 newsletter.
Tamne Robinson of One Stop Office has decided to step down so that we could invite Tim Carter of Legacy Church Edgewood to be on the board since Legacy Church Edgewood will be hosting our Edgewood meeting place. Additionally, Sarah Egdell of Sandia Park Self Storage has decided to retire and moved out of state so we invited Barbara Johnstad of Burger Boy to join the 2017 Board. We did not need to vote again since our By Laws, Section 4, states that "the Board of Directors shall nominate a member of the Chamber to fill the unexpired term of the office in which the vacancy exists".
We would like to start the formation and scheduling of committees (remember, one hour per month of your time has the potential to provide exponential returns) and continuing to grow our family of Members throughout the East Mountain Communities. We strongly encourage and appreciate your participation. You are always invited to reach out with your suggestions, thoughts and ideas to help us all grow, prosper, have fun and move forward toward our mutual goals.
Nancy Carpenter, President
East Mountain Chamber of Commerce