Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast


     Friday Blast
               March 16, 2012
    Your Chamber,
Working for you…
Please look below for our new SPOTLIGHT on  business… This is available to all members.
Contact the Chamber office to get your information in the Blast!
The Wednesday Membership
was full of great information and excellent food!
Thanks Saul Araque of Workforce Connection for all of the great hints and resources!  Thanks Linda Thomas and Martha Eden for a fabulous luncheon.  Next month  we’re having Chicken Pot Pie and salad.  Don’t miss it!
A big thank you to Patrick, Raymond and Stuart Seagers of Seagers Construction
for hosting our Mixer last night at the Model Home.  Beautiful construction and great ideas, even if you already own your home and just want a remodel.  Very talented company!  The pot of beans and veges that Stuart made was great, as well. 
And we have to thank all of the wonderful people who spoke in panels or made presentations at our Leadership Edgewood 2012 meeting yesterday.  The theme was
Art, Entertainment, and History.
Jo White, you were wonderful as always…and we learned where to stand on a stage and how to put on a toga.   That was scary.Frank Cullen, you are a master wordcrafter.  We enjoyed learning about the history of Vaudeville, watching a few clips, and learning that all of your very successful work is happening right here in Edgewood…albiet on the internet… and that anyone can work internationally and still live right here!

Johnny Meier, we got some great ideas about the history of, and ideas for us to become part of the great people pleaser that is Route 66.  So many people follow the route every year, and will stop if we give them a reason. 
Saul Araque, thanks so much for bringing in
speakers from ACCION, The Small Business Administration, and WESST who gave us a huge number of ideas about the ways we can get funding for our businesses.
And Martha Eden…your segment today, covering the history of the Estancia Valley was a treasure.  Speakers, Mike Anaya and his wife, Howard Calkins, Patsy Swole, and Dan Swole and his wife gave us a remarkable insight into the beginnings of our area…and it shows us how far we have come.
Home-Based Business Expo 
Saturday March 24  Masonic Lodge  10am-3pm
Don’t miss all of the local businesses who operate from their homes.  You can find your favorite products all in one place.  No admission.   Just take a minute, and support our local community!
See next Wednesday’s
Independent for details!      
    Area Happenings
This Friday Blast Section is reserved for your events or happenings in the area!  If you have an upcoming event or a special happening that you would like to see in the Blast, please email it to the office by Wednesday. Approved information will be reviewed and inserted in the Blast on the following Friday.
 Edgewood Yarns offering
March Classes
Saturday March 17 1-3pm
Knit a scarf and then weave a fashion scarf through the button holes that you made.
Very clever. $20
Saturday March 31 1-3 
Summer Poncho
A little chill chaser for cool New Mexico evenings. $20


5 Linnie Court off Route 66
Edgewood Mon/Sat 10-6
NEW THRIFT STORE HOURS for Bethel Community Storehouse
Monday – Saturday from
10am to 5pm!
                WE’VE GOT A ZOO…
         at Wildlife West Nature Park 
Winter Clearance Sale $5 off sweatshirts!
Summer hours NOW 
  10am to 6pm.
Upcoming Zoo Keeper Day Camps
June 25-29   and July 9-13!
         For more information call 281-7655.
US Army Jazz Ambassadors Band to perform at Moriarty High School Performing Arts Center
at 7pm on April 5!
The US Army Jazz Band tours nationally and internationally, and we are on this year’s tour. 
 In addition several members of the Moriarty High School Jazz Band will be featured as guest performers for one song with the band!
Tickets may be obtained by contacting the superintendent’s office (limiting 4 per request).  We anticipate that this concert will be sold out, so request your tickets as soon as possible.
The Moriarty Edgewood School District office number for tickets is 505.832.5801!
Hours of operation 6am to 6pm. 
Accepting Infants to Preschool age children.
87 Saddle Spur Trail, Edgewood NM 87015
Call Mary Dammann 286-4749
The East Mountain Guide, an online magazine about the people who live, work, play or visit the East Mountain area has launched.
Anne Rich has been building and promoting  online businesses since 1999, and started working on the the East Mountain Guide in 2009. 
“I’ve specialized in reaching new customers online for over a decade so I know how to use my skills to help local businesses, organizations, and individuals get their message out.
I grew up working for our family business and understand the need for reaching new customers while still running your business.  Businesses understand they should ‘get online’, but most hang a website, post on facebook or Craig’s List and then call it quits. Online marketing is proven to work for local business when done correctly,
but the time, learning curve and expense makes doing it successfully difficult for many businesses.
The East Mountain Guide is structured as a magazine to showcase our partners, but it is much more than a website, it is a way for local businesses to  stay within their budget, and reach their targeted audience while using my skills and experience!”
The East Mountain Guide is offering Edgewood Chamber members a FREE three month business listing.  Please go to
http://www.eastmountainguide.com/pages/chamber and follow the directions.
If you would like further information or need help, call Anne Rich at 926-1294.
About Us 
Hours of Operation:
9:00am – 3:30pm

95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico
Phone Numbers:

info@ edgewoodchambernm.com
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Edgewood Chamber of Commerce
Executive Director:
Madeline Heitzman
Board of Directors
     Chris Hopper                   2013
Vice President:
      Misty Miller                     2013
      Patrick Thompson         2013
       Robin Markley                2013
Board Members at Large:


Ray Seagers                          2013
Saul Araque                           2013
Howard Calkins                    2012
Gary Birkman                        2012




Membership:  Howard Calkins


Marketing:              Misty Miller


Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers


Education:                  Lisa Vigil
Programs:      Brenda Murray
Luncheons:     Linda Thomas
April Edgewood
Chamber Dates  
ECOC Board Meeting
April 9 at 6:15 pm at the Chamber Offices.
Membership Luncheon
April 11 at 11:30am at Edgewood Community Center.  Speaker is
Roger Alink from Wildlife West Nature Park.
ECOC Mixer
Thursday April 19 at 5:30. 
Our host is JP 4 Your Health, Linda Thomas.

Town of Edgewood
Town Council
will meet on the 21st
 meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center Planning & Zoningmeets First and ThirdMondays of the month at6:00pmEdgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month at
11:30am.  Call 281-1999 or
Moriarty Chamber meets
at noon the third Tuesday of the month at the Moriarty Civic Center.  Call 832-4087
Mountainair Chamber meets the first Tuesday of the month at 11:30am at the Shaffer Hotel. 847-2975 or
 Things you must do every day to build your business:
Plan for the future a few minutes every day.
You may not have time to implement all plans but it’s amazing how many great ideas begin to happen when it’s part of your pattern.
 Work on your marketing in some aspect every day to get new customers.
If your prospective new customers don’t know about you, they won’t buy from you. Work on getting your message out every day.
We have more… stay tuned for next week!
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PO Box 457 Edgewood NM 8701

PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

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