Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 9-21-12




  Friday Blast
              September 21,  2012
    Your Chamber,
Working for you…


September Mixer
last night at the Chamber office was hosted by
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union
Host Lisa Vigil, Branch Manager of the Edgewood location, and the Vice President and the manager for Business Services offered great advice for small business owners who attended.
The food was good, the company was fun.
Thanks to all who attended.
SLFCU is located here in Edgewood in the center at the corner of Dinkle and State Road 344.
They offer friendly local service, and complete support of our business community.
If you’re looking for a new business banking partner, stop in and have a talk with Lisa.

The Edgewood Chamber of Commerce
is conducting a program designed to
 honor and reward successful teachers in our Edgewood area schools. 
Each month one teacher will be selected to receive the award based on feedback from our community’s parents, students, staff, and the community.
This month a teacher from Edgewood Elementary will be selected. Beginning in October, all Edgewood schools will
be eligible.
Sponsor for September is
Robin Prudencio of
Farm Bureau Financial Services

at 1912 Old Hwy 66
Ongoing Sponsor is
The Independent Newspaper
Forms are in and the committee will select the winning teacher who will be awarded next Friday.
Watch this space to see who our first winner will be.


Christmas in Edgewood:
Hunt n Glow
Shopping, Scavenger Hunt, Parade,
and Hot Air Balloon Glow
December 15
Stay tuned for details coming soon!

Edgewood Chamber’s
21st Anniversary
Banquet, Dance, and Auction
has been scheduled for
Saturday January 19, 2013
Stay tuned for details, coming soon!
 Leadership Edgewood 2013
We are presently accepting applications for Leadership Edgewood 2013. Stop by the office to talk about it if you’re interested. Only 20 persons will be registered in the class, The 2013 session will begin in January



    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 Police Department’s
2nd Annual Community Block Party
September 22 2012
11am to 3pm
Edgewood Rich Ford
Free Family Fun Free Hot Dogs with donation of non perishable food item or gently used COATS
Rock Climbing, Car Seat Checkups
Silent Auction and Raffle to benefit the
Cops for the Holidays program for local families..
It’s fundraising time for the Edgewood Mobile Food Pantry.
Please consider…
you can give a family
50 lbs of food for only $5.00
Call Robin Prudencio

Renee Willes 506-4900
September is Food Action Month
Bethel Community Storehouse
non-perishable foods needed
Open Monday-Saturday for drop-off
Call 832-6642 for more information

Pencil Us In…
You won’t regret it!
Overcome your fear of speaking in a friendly supportive atmosphere!
Thursday September 27  6pm-7:30pm
East Mountain Toastmasters Club
El Comedor de Anayas restaurant
Route 66, Moriarty
for information, call Robin at 948-6963
or Linda at 463-2647
Valley View Christian Church
Annual Fall Carnival
Friday September 28th
5pm to 9pm
Free event for the community!
Games, prizes, giant slide, bounce house, bungee basketball, dunk tank, face painting, photo booth, music, kid’s characters, food Cake Walk and more.
State Road 344 and Christian Way
across from sports field at Edgewood Elementary.  Enjoy a wholesome family time!
A Torrance County Autumn
a Special Publication by The Independent
Celebrating the pleasures of the harvest season in Torrance County, featuring the Pinto Bean Fiesta and Punkin Chunkin
Coming October 2012
Deadline for ads is Sept 28 5pm
call 286-1212 or
email independent@lobo.net for details.
2nd Annual Craft Fair
September 29 9am-4pm
Locally made gifts for Christmas Holidays
Bee Hive Homes
102 Quail Trail, Edgewood
Hosted by The NM Big Horn Gun Club at their range:
4.4 miles East on route 66 from 344 to Lexico, turn right on Lexico, go 2.4 miles to Martinez Road.  Turn Right on Martinez, go 2.4 miles to County Park Road.
Turn left on County Park Road go up the hill, through the gate for 1 mile and you are at the
New Mexico Big Horn gun range.
Saturday September 29.
Registration starts at 8am
No Qualifying necessary. Target drawings at 10:30am, noon & 1:30pm
Cost: $5.00 per round of shooting
Each round includes 5 shots
Guns, ammo and targets provided.
Raffle Drawing at 2pm
Bring the Whole Family to shoot and win Gift Cards or Turkeys. Shooting age
is 12years and up
To raise money for:
Bro & Tracy Animal Welfare,
Wildlife West Nature Park
and Watermelon Mountain Ranch
Contact information:
Tony Cook 505-898-6884 or
Tom Luker 505-281-6075
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
Martha Eden                          2012

Membership:  Howard Calkins
Marketing:              Misty Miller
Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers
Events:                 Committees
Education:                  Lisa Vigil
Programs:      Brenda Murray
Luncheons:     Linda Thomas
Edgewood Chamber

Board Meeting
Monday October 8,
Chamber Offices
Wednesday October 10
Nicole Dray, Principal
Edgewood Elementary


Thursday October 18
Joint mixer with
East Mountain Chamber
TRYed by Fire Karaoke
from 5:30 to 7:30pm
George Court next to

Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2012:
Rich Ford




     Town of Edgewood

 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
How Creative Thinking Can make us More Successful:
Creativity can improve a person’s quality of life.  Here are five specific things creative thinking has the potential to do to change things for the better:
1. Creative thinking adds value to everything.
Creativity is being able to see what everybody else has seen and think what nobody else has thought so that you can do what nobody else has done.  It is seeing the world through sufficiently new eyes so that new solutions appear.

2. Creative Thinking Compounds.  Creative thinking is hard work, but creative thinking compounds, given enough time and focus. Perhaps more than any other kind of thinking, creative thinking builds on itself and increases the creativity of the thinker.

3. Creative thinking draws people to you and your ideas.  Creativity is intelligence having fun.  People admire intelligence, and they are always attracted to fun…so the combination is fascinating.  If you cultivate creativity, you will become more attractive to other people, and they will be drawn to you.
4. Creative thinking helps you learn more.
Author and creativity expert Ernie Zelinski says, “Creativity is the joy of not knowing it all.  The joy of not knowing it all refers to the realization that we seldom if ever have all the answers; we always have the ability to generate more solutions  to just about any problem.  Being creative is being able to see or imagine a great deal of opportunity to life’s problems.  Creativity is having options.”
5. Creative thinking challenges the status quo.  If we desire to improve our world, or even our own situation, then creativity will help.  The status quo and creativity are incompatible.  Think about it:  if Thomas Edison had valued the status quo over creativity, would he have invented the light bulb?
“The joy is in creating, not maintaining”  Vince Lombardi
 If you are a chamber member, you can leave your business cards, rack cards and flyers at the Visitors center inside the South door to the Library. Be sure to get your information over here. It’s part of your benefit as an Edgewood Chamber member!
Stop by the office to see Madeline if you have any questions , or call my cell 850-2523.
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PO Box 457 Edgewood NM 8701

PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA