Marita: Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits

Greetings!

As is often the case, this week I had to decide between three different story ideas for my column. Al Gore and his suggestion that climate change skeptics be punished certainly had appeal—but many others were addressing that, giving it plenty of coverage. The Obama administration’s federal-lands fracking announcement was also considered—but it made headlines and garnered the ire of Speaker Boehner and therefore didn’t need me to draw attention to the issue. I settled on the under-reported topic that allowed me to tie several stories together as I am fond of doing: Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits (attached and pasted-in-below). I used Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritizker’s WSJ op-ed as my launching point and tied it throughout Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits.

I am pleased with how Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits penciled out (or keyed out). I hope you are too! Please post, pass on, and/or personally enjoy!
Thanks for your interest!

Marita Noon
Executive Director, Energy Makes America Great, inc.
PO Box 52103, Albuquerque, NM 8718

Marita: Oil and gas exports—one policy change, many benefits
“Businesses that sell to foreign markets put more people to work in high-quality jobs, offering more Americans the chance to earn a decent wage,” claimed the Obama administration’s Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker in a March 18 Wall Street Journal (WSJ) opinion piece.

She makes a strong case for U.S. exports: “jobs in export-intensive industries pay up to 18% more than jobs not related to exports.” Her premise is: “The U.S. economy ended 2014 on the uptick, and exports added to the momentum.” Noticeably absent is any mention of the potential for “high-quality jobs” and economic “uptick” that would come from the export of America’s abundant oil-and-natural gas resources—something an executive order could expedite; something her office could champion.

Pritzker states: “From large enterprises and multinational corporations to small startups and local manufacturers, an increasing number of businesses are realizing that their customer base is no longer around the corner, but around the world. They understand that 95% of the world’s customers live outside the U.S., and to succeed in the 21st century, they must find a way to reach consumers in ever-expanding markets.” Penny, this is especially true for American energy!

Due to the modern technologies of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing—developed and refined within our borders—the U.S. is producing more oil and natural gas than in decades. So much that we are nearly out of places to store it. We know how to produce it safely and cheaply. But, unlike the airplanes Pritkzer’s co-author Jim McNerney, CEO of Boeing Co., builds, the oil-and-gas industry is prevented from sending its abundance to “foreign markets”—including our allies in Europe who are dependent on energy from a source that uses it as a weapon against them.

The same day WSJ published Pritzker’s piece, it featured a news story announcing: “some of the world’s biggest oil companies are starting to give up” on “hydraulic fracturing wildcatting in Europe, Russia and China.” This, despite the fact: “Eastern European officials who were eager to wean their nations off of Russian gas welcomed the explorers.” It explains: “Wells in Poland and China can cost up to $25 million each, while American wells on average cost about $5 million”—resulting in overseas costs to produce a barrel of shale oil that are higher than what it can be sold for with the current world-wide low prices.

In trade negotiations, the U.S., according to the New York Times (NYT), “typically argues that countries with excess supplies should export them.” We have excess supplies of both crude oil and natural gas that has driven down prices—resulting in “trouble for an industry that has done much to keep the national economy afloat in recent years.” We “should export them”—but we aren’t.

“Why can’t we export crude oil and natural gas?” you might ask—especially when the U.S. can export refined petroleum products such as gasoline, diesel, and jet fuel. The NYT explains: “In 2011, the country pivoted from being the world’s largest importer of petroleum products to becoming one of the leading exporters.” At that point, for the first time in 21 years, refined petroleum became our number one export product—though Pritzker never mentioned that.

The “energy world changed.” But, as NYT points out, exports could soak up the excess production, “but there are still political hurdles.”

For crude oil, the problem is energy policy enacted before the “energy world changed.” Signed into law in 1975, after the 1973 Arab oil embargo shook the U.S. with high oil prices, the goal of the Energy Policy and Conservation Act, according to the International Business Times, was “to stifle the impact of future oil embargos by foreign oil producing countries.” The result was a ban on most U.S. oil exports—though some exceptions can be made and the Commerce Department has recently given export licenses to two companies for particular types of oil. The WSJ reports: “Ten companies have applied for similar ruling to export oil.”

For natural gas exports, the problem is two-fold. Exporting natural gas is not prohibited, but it is not encouraged or made easy. In order to export natural gas, it must be converted into Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)—which is done at multibillion-dollar facilities with long lead times for permitting and construction that require purchase contracts to back up financing. Many potential customers for U.S. LNG are non-Free Trade Agreement (FTA) countries. Currently, Breaking Energy (BE) reports, “the Department of Energy (DOE) has issued five final and four conditional approvals for LNG export to non-FTA countries.” The Financial Times says about two dozen U.S. LNG export facilities have been proposed with four “already under construction, which have contracts to back up their financing.” Last month, according to Reuters, looking to reduce dependence on supplies from Russia, Lithuania signed an agreement to purchase LNG from the U.S.’s first export terminal: Cheniere Energy Inc.’s Sabine Pass, which is expected to send its first cargoes by the end of this year.

Fortunately, as I predicted in November, there are fixes in the works that, as energy historian Daniel Yergin said, symbolize “a new era in U.S. energy and U.S. energy relations with the rest of the world.”

In January, Senators John Barrasso (R-WY) and Martin Heinrich (D-NM) introduced the LNG Permitting Certainty and Transparency Act to expedite DOE decisions on LNG export applications. It specifically requires a decision on any LNG export application within 45 days after the environmental review document for the project is published. Currently, applications to export natural gas to non-FTA countries require the Secretary of Energy to make a public interest determination which includes a public comment period. Not surprisingly, “environmental groups are lobbying the Obama Administration to veto the bill.” BE states: “The bipartisan bill could garner enough votes to gain a filibuster-proof majority in the Senate.”

A month later, Representative Joe Barton (R-TX), along with 14 co-sponsors, introduced a bill to end the crude oil export ban: HR 702. On March 25, the House Foreign Affairs Committee will meet to debate and vote on the bill—though its passage is not as optimistic as the LNG bill. Bloomberg sees that lawmakers on both sides of the aisle are weary, fearing “that they’d be blamed if gasoline prices climb after the ban is lifted.” Oil producers support lifting the ban, while refiners oppose it.

In October, David Goldwyn, the State Department’s coordinator for international energy affairs in the first Obama administration, said: “The politics are hard.” He added: “When the economics become overwhelming the politics will shift.” The NYT stated: The telltale sign of a glut will be a collapse in the West Texas Intermediate (WTI) price, the principal American oil benchmark, which is currently [October 2014] about $3 below the world Brent price.” It continues, “If the spread cracks open, the economic arguments for free export of domestic crude will probably win the day.”

That day may have come. On March 13, the WSJ editorial board announced: “WTI now trades 20% below the world market price.” Holman Jenkins, who writes the Business World column for the WSJ, says: “Oil producers are already being denied a premium of $12 a barrel by not being allowed to export this oil.” Thomas Tunstall, research director at the University of Texas at San Antonio’s Institute for Economic Development, reported: “Before the rapid increase in U.S. oil and gas production, WTI historically sold at a slight premium to Brent, typically about $1-$3 per barrel.”

“U.S. pump prices are mainly tied to the price of Brent crude, which is freely traded on the world market and is higher than it might otherwise be because of the ban on U.S. exports,” explains the WSJ. “If U.S. producers were allowed to compete globally, prices of Brent and WTI would converge over time, and U.S. gasoline prices would come down, all things being equal.”

Now, the “industry that has done much to keep the national economy afloat” is in trouble. There have been some 74,000 layoffs in the U.S. oil patch since November.

If Congress could muster up the political will to lift the arcane oil export ban, the U.S. could emerge as a major world exporter, which according to the NYT, would result in the “return to a status that helped make the country a great power in the first half of the 20th century.” Yergin adds: “Economically, it means that money that was flowing out of the United States into sovereign wealth funds and treasuries around the world will now stay in the U.S. and be invested in the U.S., creating jobs. It doesn’t change everything, but it certainly provides a new dimension to U.S. influence in the world.”

Pritzker brags that the Commerce Department has “worked with the private sector to help businesses reach customers overseas; … to open new markets for U.S. goods and services; to reform the export-control process; and to overcome barriers to entry.” For U.S. oil-and-gas producers the biggest barrier to reaching customers overseas and opening up new markets is our own energy policy—something the administration and Congress have taken steps to fix. According to Bloomberg, if they knew the public was with them, lawmakers could easily save American jobs and investment, lower gasoline prices, help balance our trade deficit, aid our allies, and increase U.S. influence in the world.

The author of Energy Freedom, Marita Noon serves as the executive director for Energy Makes America Great Inc. and the companion educational organization, the Citizens’ Alliance for Responsible Energy (CARE). She hosts a weekly radio program: America’s Voice for Energy—which expands on the content of her weekly column.

Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 6.13.14

  Friday Blast
    June13 , 2014
The Edgewood Chamber
…working for you!

 

 

DON’T MISS OUR JUNE
Mixer

Thursday June 19
Hosted by Sigala’s
Martial Arts
at George Court
(to the back on the right)
Begins at 5:30 to 7pm.
Welcome our almost newest Chamber members, who had their Ribbon Cutting
last Saturday, June 7.

They put on a very entertaining show.
Don’t miss the mixer…and please bring your cards!


 Economic Development

Edgewood residents and businesses are filling out the Economic needs study!  Thank you to all who have taken a few minutes to fill out this important study for the future of our community! If you haven’t done it yet, please 

 

Click below:

Economic Development Survey

 

Tell folks you know that the survey is available on the Edgewood Chamber website, and on the Town of Edgewood Website under Economic Development as well as here.

Deadline for the survey information
June 30.

After the data is gathered, we will prepare an Economic Impact Preparation Recommendation Report which will be used by our committee and leaders to help determine what’s next for Edgewood!

 

Leadership Edgewood

 

Our last class for the year will be held in June, with Arts, History and the IRS.

Graduation will take place on July 18
at the beautiful home of

Peggy and Skip Mead.

We’re hoping to announce our very special guest speaker next week.

LEADERSHIP EDGEWOOD 2015
BEGINS IN JANUARY 2015!

 

 

Coming Soon!
Chamber decals for members to place in your windows to announce that you are serious about your business and have joined the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce!

 

 

 

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     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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Calling people of all ages who love to have fun

while doing something worthwhile!

On June 14,

Kingdom Krafters
is hosting their very first

Make It & Take It Craft Day

Join the fun from 1-4pm
at the pavilion & soccer fields
located off 344 in Edgewood.

We’re going to raise money for

Rivers of Mercy Orphanage

in Juarez, Mexico!

Pay $3 per person or $10 per family to make quality crafts
you can take home.
(Think painted ceramics and other unusual handmade items…
Not your typical pipe cleaner &
cotton ball event!)

Crafting not your thing?
Take part in our mega raffle
to appreciate what someone else has made!
Whether you’re looking for the perfect
Father’s Day gift
or just need a way to relax, you’re bound to find something you love among our
unique raffle items.
For fun refreshments,
visit our concession stand.

Just follow the signs and keep your eyes open
for fields of people having fun!

Find out more from our website or Facebook page!

www.kingdomkrafters.org
https://www.facebook.com/events/760603517303800/?ref=22

Or call (616)916-1757. Ask for Rachel or Jeremy! 

 

 

The Bethel Community Storehouse

is in need of volunteers.

Many positions are available in the

food pantry, thrift store, donation intake and sorting areas.

Volunteer orientation is held every Thursday at 10 am for ages 14 and up.

You choose the day, time and project.

Bring a friend, or come and make new friends.

Call 832-6642 for more info.

 

 

 

 Wildlife West Nature Park

   Begins our Saturday Night
Chuckwagon BBQ

this Saturday evening at 6pm at
Wildlife West!

Live Cowboy Band,  BBQ Feast,
Live Raptor Show
now through August 30!

Covered seating rain or shine!

Adults $15

Seniors $23

Age: 5-11 $12

Under 5 FREE
Call for Group Rates

Wonderful way to entertain your summer visitors!

Make reservations by 2pm day of show.

Call 505-281-7655, or 1 877 981 WILD

 

New Mexico Horse Rescue at
Walkin n circles Ranch
in celebration of the year of the horse

FOURTH ANNUAL
CHUCK WAGON DINNER

SATURDAY JUNE 21, 2014
Gates open at 4pm
Dinner 5:30
Dancing 7-10

Authentic Chuck Wagon Dinner
Dancing to the Pat Reyes Band
Silent Auction and Ranch Tours
Live Chain Saw Carving by Mark Chavez
Natural Horsemanship Training Demos

Tickets $35 per person
Sponsor table for 8 $400
Children 6-12 $15
under 6 FREE

CALL 505-286-0779 for Reservations

 

 

 

 

-Bear Barn Art Gallery

is open daily 10-5:30 every day except Tuesdays.

Stop by and help support our local artists. Located at Wildlife West Nature Park and Rescued Wildlife Zoo in Edgewood, 87 North Frontage Road past Hunter Building Materials.

Contact Gayle Bone at; 610-8073. gogobone59@copper.net


 

RETRO 66 Meetings:

-RETRO; 18 June, 2014, 1-2:30 PM at Moriarty Civic  Center; 202 S. Broadway

-RETRO; 16 July, 2014, 1-2:30 PM at Edgewood Community Center; 27 N. Frontage Rd just East of Dairy Queen

 

Light Pole Banners

If you are interested in a banner advertising your business along Route 66 or State Road 344 in Edgewood, you can still order yours!

 If there is a vacant spot or if the Town occupies a spot you wish to occupy along Route 66 and 344, you  

can order through the town office,
only $90.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

                     

We welcome re-posting of the Friday Blast,with the understanding that the Edgewood Chamber is an independent organization of local business members.

Statements and beliefs on other sites may not be construed as views or positions to which we adhere or agree.
  

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Board Meeting

Monday July 7 at 6:15pm
Chamber office

 

Luncheon

Thursday July 10

11:30 am
Edgewood

Community Center
Come celebrate
Mayor Howard Calkin’s 90th Birthday.
We will hold a surprise reception,
honors and perhaps even a roast for him
from 1 to 3 after the regular luncheon at the Community Center.
Please don’t tell him… (he isn’t online, and won’t see this).

 

Mixer

Thursday June 19
Hosted by Sigala’s
Martial Arts

 

Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2014

RICH Ford Edgewood
EPCOR Water
Wal-Mart
The Independent
SASS

 

Executive Director:

         Madeline Heitzman


Board of Directors

President:
Chris Hopper       2015

Vice President
Robin Markely      2014
Secretary:
Babara Ormand   2015

Treasurer:
Martha Eden          2014   

 

Board Members at Large:

Ray Seagers                  2015

Saul Araque                   2015

Howard Calkins              2014
Tom Torres                    2014

Julie Bassett                  2015

Committees:
Economic Development:

Tom Torres – Jim Bouton

Ambassadors:

                   Howard Calkins

Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers

Events:         Robin Markley

Education:   Julie Bassett
Programs:    Staff/Committee
Luncheon:     Martha Eden
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges

RETRO Route 66:  

               Madeline Heitzman

Town of Edgewood
Meetings:

meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
  Planning & Zoning meets First and Third Tuesdays of the month at 6:00pm Edgewood Community Center.

Other Chambers:
East Mountain Chamber meets
the first Thursday of the month  Call 281-1999 or

info@eastmountainchamber.com

 

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. 847-2975  or
mcc@mountainairchamber.com

 

About Us 
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Thursday
       9am – 5pm

Fridays by appointment.
Since we’re a one person office, when we have other meetings or members to visit, we’re not here. Call 850-2523  and we’ll be sure to meet you!

Location:

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

Phone Number

     505-286-2577
e-mail:

info@
edgewoodchambernm.com

 

 

 

 

 

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.

2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved Address:PO Box 457 Edgewood

PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USA

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Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast 1/17/14

Sorry about the display.  We are working to resolve the issues which are going from bad to worse.

  Friday Blast
            January 17, 2014

    Your Chamber,
Working for you…
Congratulations
to the winners of
the Edgewood Chamber of Commerce
Special business awards:
New Business:
Domino’s Pizza
Unsung Hero:
Sherry Abraham
Non-profit:
Wildlife West
Hardest Working Board Member:
Martha Eden

Circle of Excellence:
EPCOR Water

The awards were presented at our
Annual Banquet
last Saturday evening at
Chili Hills.
A huge Thank You to Wes and Debbie Goss, owners of Chile Hills for hosting us at
your restaurant. It was an elegant and delicious evening.
Another big thank you to
Stuart Seagers for organizing our very successful bucket auction.
Thanks to all who donated to the auction, and those who attended our successful and pleasant evening.
 

 
LEADERSHIP EDGEWOOD 2014 
Our Third Leadership Class started this week with a successful and
informative first day!
Brenda Murray
Thank you for your excellent information on goal setting
and class building!
Martha Eden made a fabulous breakfast and lunch for
class attendees and our guests.
Saul Araque presented a thorough segment on the
who’s 
and where’sof our State and National legislators,
with a great deal of important information on how
to best contact them.
Mayor Brad Hill spent a
delightful and informative session
discussing the
workings of the Town, including Economic Development, Zoning, Section 16 plans,
and our intent to help keep Edgewood Elementary in our community.  The class enjoyed his information and commitment to our community.
Town Administrator Kay Davis McGill and staff
gave us a thorough tour of the Town Offices
and good information on how to best work with
the various departments.
Plans for the class to attend a day at the
Roundhouse in Santa Fe later this month.

RICH Ford, SASS, Wal-Mart,
The Independent,
and EPCOR Water
are sponsors for 2014.


 
 

Teacher Star Awards
Every month we honor a local teacher for doing
an excellent job in the classroom.
Nominations can come from students,
parents, other staff, and the community.
We are looking for nominations for the month ofJanuary!
Please take a moment to nominate
a teacher anywhere in the
East Mountains who has made an
impact on a child you know. These acknowledgements are
a strong show of support from the business community to those who are responsible for the success of our next generation.
 Stop by Mail and Copy or the Chamber Office to get a nomination form. We are also accepting$50 sponsors for the monthly awards.
Presenting sponsor for 2013-14 is
Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union.
Annual sponsor is The Independent
       

    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.
  
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

 


 
 
Light Pole Banners
If you are interested in a banner advertising your business along Route 66 or State Road 344 in Edgewood, you can still order yours!
 If there is a vacant spot or if the Town occupies a spot you wish to occupy along Route 66 and 344, you  
can order through the town office,
only $90.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
                     

 

  
 Edgewood Chamber
Join us on Facebook
Board Meeting
Monday February 10 at 6:15pm
Chamber office
Luncheon
Thursday Feb. 13
11:30 am
Edgewood
Community Center
 
Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2014
RICH Ford Edgewood
SASS
EPCOR Water
Wal-Mart
The Independent
Executive Director:
         Madeline Heitzman

Board of Directors

 
President:
Chris Hopper       2015
Vice President
Robin Markely      2014
Secretary:
Babara Ormand   2014
Treasurer:
Martha Eden
          2014   
Board Members at Large:
Ray Seagers                   2015
Saul Araque                   2015
Howard Calkins              2014
Tom Torres                     2014
 
Committees:
Economic Development:

Tom Torres – Jim Bouton
Membership:
                Howard Calkins
Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers
Events:        Robin Markley
Education:   Saul Araque
Programs:     Staff/Committee
Luncheon:     Martha Eden
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges
RETRO Route 66:  
                Madeline Heitzman

   Town of Edgewood
Meetings:

 meets First and Third Wednesdays of the month
at 6:30pm
Edgewood Community Center
 Planning & Zoningmeets First and Third Tuesdays 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. 847-2975  or
mcc@mountainairchamber.com
About Us 
Hours of Operation:
We are running all of the time, so call
850-2523  and we’ll be sure to meet you!

Location:

95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico
Phone Number
     505-850-2523

e-mail:
 

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.
2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved
Address:
PO Box 457 Edgewood

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Need A Little Inspiration … Then Follow Dean’s Example

Do you find yourself wanting to try a new hobby, skill or vocation, but the doubt creeps in to stall your beginning:  so much so, you put the desire away in your “chest of desires,” never to bring them out to the light of day.

Take a look at Dean and bring out your dream … don’t forget to pray to the other part of the team:

He And His Kind

English: A cotton field in Texas, USA

English: A cotton field in Texas, USA (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

  Why A Picture Of Cotton — They Raise A Lot Of It In The Texas Panhandle

If you were a country kid living in cotton country before the advent of mechanical pickers, you probably picked cotton AND chopped it, hoed it and verbally blasted it as the hot sun beat down on your head  chapping your lips and burning what skin you exposed.

I grew up in New Mexico cotton country located in the Southeast quadrant, just 18 miles south of Roswell in Dexter.  Most of us in the area had a simple and uncomplicated lifestyle.  Those young folk who found work off of farms and ranches felt they were fortunate and that is why I was elated when Jim Grassie hired me to work in his full-service gas station.  What great work for a boy and what a great boss.  That’s where I first washed and changed oil in a New Mexico State Police unit.  Perhaps at 14 or 15 some of the character of the unit rubbed off on me and from that point I was destined to become one of the black and gray.  My story has no real connection to the folks you’ll see and hear in the video.  I’m just sharing enough to let you know that I am able to understand why and how He And His Kind have done things that were not altogether mundane.

When you hear and/or see the words shown in the title, you start looking for bad people such as robbers, murderers and crooked politicians

You would be unwise to look for such in the video shown below.  What you can expect to see is a man and his wife of the type found in abundance once-upon-a-time.  Their type still exist … at least for a vwhile.

Pray for these folks and others like them and thank the LORD for them;  and, pray there will be more in this nation — eventually.

Thanks to the Texas Country Reporter for a great batch of memories and recollections:

Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast (5/10/13)

  Friday Blast
             May 10, 2013

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    Your Chamber,
Working for you…
 How would you spend
$2,000.00?
COW A BUNGA  IS SCHEDULED FOR MAY 18 AT RICH FORD!
WIN UP TO $2000*
if Ethel the real Cow
leaves a “present” in your square.
Only 500 squares will be sold…
Enjoy Cow Patty Bingo with a twist!
Tickets are only $10 for your chance at up to $2000 CASH!
Get your ticket from any Chamber Board member, Mail and Copy,
Or call 850-2523.
* based on all 500 tickets sold.
 
Route 66 Revitalization is Happening!

Get your business listed on one of the
light pole banners along Route 66
or State Road 344
for only $90.00.
Banner locations can be chosen, and locked in when you pay.Stop at the Town of Edgewood Offices  to reserve your banner location.

Banners must be purchased by June 30.
Your business logo and phone number or address will be big enough to read.  Keep it short so it can be read.
 
Teacher Star Awards:
Thanks to sponsors for April
Lisa Vigil of Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, The Independent,
 and
Michaela Allen Handcrafts.  
May  Nomination
forms at
Sandia Labs Federal Credit Union
Edgewood Office.    

    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.

  

 
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Get a $20,000 car for
 just $260 per month
 with financing from
Sandia Laboratory
Federal Credit Union!

SLFCU is offering no payments or interest for  90 days on auto loans through
August 31, 2013.
And rates as low as 2.39%apr apply to
all of our loan terms, including our longest
term of 84 months for new or
almost new vehicles.
If you’re not in the market for a new car,
refinance your auto loan from another
lender to take advantage of this offer.
Apply online,  call 505-293-0500, or ask for
SLFCU financing at the dealership. If you’re  not already a member of SLFCU, talk to us about
how you can join. Members of Entranosa
Water & Wastewater Association and Central New Mexico Electric Cooperative are eligible.
Learn more online call
800-947-5328, or stop by the Edgewood
branch at 150 State Road 344, Suite B.
For offer details go to

https://www.slfcu.org/Auto_Loans_39.html

Support YOUR Community Storehouse
Bethel needs help!!!
We need help with food distribution Tues-Fri 12-4, food pantry Wed & Fri and sorting donations on Wednesdays. Volunteer orientation is every Thursday at 10 am or call to schedule another time at 832-6642

Summer is around the corner and
AVON SSS BUG GUARD is back!

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Bug Guard Expedition is great for daytime or anytime protection.

Bug Guard Picardin is perfect for protection at dusk.

Bug Guard REPELS and LASTS up to 8 hours and does not need to be washed off.

Bug Guard is water resistant up to 80 minutes.

Bug Guard contains Vitamin E and SPF 30 sunscreen.

Bug Guard is offering Bonus sizes and Travel sizes and Packets of Wipes and Bug Guard Itch Relief for after the fact.

Bug Guard Gentle Breeze Lotion with Vitamin E and Bug Guard Cool ‘N Fabulous with Vitamin E and Aloe are non-greasy.

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Edgewood Civitan Club
meets first and third Tuesdays at the
Edgewood Chamber of Commerce at 6pm.
                     
About Us 
Hours of Operation:
We are in the office and around town meeting members every day. If you want to see Madeline, or would like an appointment, please call 850-2523.  We would hate to miss you!Location:

95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico
Phone Numbers:
505-850-2523

e-mail:
Join us on Facebook
Executive Director:
Madeline Heitzman
Board of Directors
 
President:
  Robin Markley                  2014
Vice President:
  Saul Araque                      2013
Treasurer:
  Martha Eden                    2014
Secretary:
   Lisa Vigil                         2014
Board Members at Large:
Patrick Thompson               2013
Ray Seagers                       2013
Misty Miller                        2013
Howard Calkins                 2014
Chris Hopper                      2013
Committees:

Ambassadors:
Chris Hopper /  Howard Calkins
Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers
Events:               Committees
Education:          Lisa Vigil
Programs:         Brenda Murray
Luncheons:       Martha Eden
/Linda Thomas
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges
Route 66:  
                  Madeline Heitzman
  
       
Edgewood Chamber

Board Meeting
Monday June 10 6:15pm
Chamber Offices
Luncheon
Wednesday JUNE 12 11:30am
Edgewood Community Center
 
Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2013:

Rich Ford
SASS
 
WalMartEPCOR Water

   Town of Edgewood
Meetings:

 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
mcc@mountainairchamber.com
 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.
2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved
Address:
PO Box 457 Edgewood NM 8701
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Edgewood Chamber Friday Blast (3/8/13)

  Friday Blast
             March 8, 2013
    Your Chamber,
Working for you…
Membership Luncheon
Wednesday March 13
11:30am
Edgewood Community Center
Luncheon
by Martha/Linda
Mac and Cheese on Steroids
Green Salad
Homemade Bread
Lime Chiffon Pie

Speaker:
Vicki Voyles and R. Aragon
CERTS
Helping Police and fire during
emergencies.
 
2013 RELOCATION GUIDE
advertising sales
for the second year of our glossy wirebound Relocation Guide.
Please call Madeline if you are interested in this professional piece that goes out to all those who are interested in relocating to our area, CVB’s and Chambers in the New Mexico area, and to Real Estate members who give copies of this directory and information piece to their new closings.
RETRO  Relive The ROute 66
We are working hard to revitalize
our Route 66.  The committee
has been meeting regularly and great plans are underway to create a strong local p
resence in our neighborhood.
Next committee meeting will be this Wednesday at 1:30 at the Edgewood Community Center…(immediately following our ECOC Membership luncheon.
And stay tuned for our Town Hall meeting
on Saturday April 6 from 10am to Noon at the Edgewood Elementary auditorium.
This is something you can get involved with that will make a big difference in our community’s growth!
 
 
Teacher Star Awards:
Our February winner
is Leslie Cordier
from Moriarty Middle School
 Congratulations and thank you for
your appreciated hard work.
Applications for March are available at the Chamber office and The Sandia Laboratory Credit Union.
Help to honor a local teacher who is deserving of recognition!
Teachers in Moriarty, Edgewood, and East Mountain area are all elegible.
Call the office 850-2523 with any questions. Deadline for March’s nomination is Friday March 22. Take your completed form to  Sandia Laboratory Credit Union Edgewood Branch, or your local chamber office.
    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.
 
 
The Edgewood Lions sponsoring the
Melodrama Masters
will be holding try outs for the up coming
 production of
Hagar the Horrible –  the musical. 
 It is a free program for all kids from ages 10 to 18.
 Jo White is a certified drama teacher and feeds the kids pizza, hot dogs, hamburgers, and fried chicken and tofu if necessary.  We have been performing
for 22 years and our motto is,
 “22 YEARS OF BEING BOOED.”
 The play will be performed at Wildlife West,
Saturday and Sunday April 27 and 28. 
There will be two show in the afternoon.  It is a serious commitment with a comedy melodrama company.  Team work, individual effort and lots of fun are part of the program. 
Try outs are Fridays * March 8th. & 15th * (7 to 9pm) at the Edgewood Community center.
 For further information call 281-2428 Jo White.

.  

FAMILIES:  
 MARCH 24
THE TOWN OF EDGEWOOD’S
SECOND ANNUAL EASTER EGG HUNT
AT THE ATHLETIC FIELD (Soccer Field)
Volunteers, Stuffed Animals, Plastic Eggs and candy
would be greatly appreciated. 
Please contact Traci at the Edgewood Police Department for more information or to help! 281-5717
 This event was a huge success last year,
and the Edgewood Chamber supports
this wonderful family event.
 
April 6
First Annual
“Notorious Nick” Durant
Memorial Shotgun Match
will be held at SASS
Founder’s Ranch   Proceeds will benefit the
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.
If you would like to sponsor part of the match,
or for more information, please
call 505-934-2533 or
Support YOUR Community Storehouse
Help Bethel
restock for Spring

Donate!!!

We need clean, useable items to share with others Tax receipts are available Call 832-6642 to schedule a furniture pickup today Donation hours are Monday thru Friday 9-4:30, Saturday 10-4:30

Edgewood Civitan Club
meets first and third Tuesdays at the
Edgewood Chamber of Commerce at 6pm.
 
The East Mountain Toastmasters Club meets every Thursday
from 6 to 7:30 at the Edgewood Chamber offices.
                     
About Us 
Hours of Operation:
We are in the office and around town meeting members every day. If you want to see Madeline, or
would like an appointment, please call 850-2523.  We would hate to miss you!
Location:
95 State Road 344 Ste 3
(Library/Chamber Bldg)
Edgewood, New Mexico
Phone Numbers:
505-850-2523

e-mail:
info@ edgewoodchambernm.com
Join us on Facebook
Executive Director:
Madeline Heitzman
Board of Directors
 
President:
     Robin Markley                  2014
Vice President:
     Saul Araque                      2013
Treasurer:
      Martha Eden                    2014
Secretary:
       Lisa Vigil                         2014
Board Members at Large:
Patrick Thompson                 2013
Ray Seagers                          2013
Misty Miller Moonshine      2013
Howard Calkins                    2014
Chris Hopper                        2013
Committees:

Ambassadors:
Chris Hopper /  Howard Calkins
Political Affairs & By Laws:
Ray Seagers
Events:               Committees
Education:          Lisa Vigil
Programs:         Brenda Murray
Luncheons:       Martha Eden
/Linda Thomas
Leadership Alumni Group
Kathy Courreges
Route 66:    Madeline Heitzman
  
       
Edgewood Chamber

Board Meeting
Monday March 11
6:15pm
Chamber Offices
Luncheon
Wednesday March 13
11:30am
Edgewood Community Center
 

 
Mixer
Thursday March 21
5:30 -7:30

Triple Crown Corporate Partners for 2013:

Rich Ford
SASS
 
WalMartEPCOR Water

Town of Edgewood
Meetings:

 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
mcc@mountainairchamber.com
 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.
2012 Edgewood Chamber of Commerce – All rights reserved
Address:
PO Box 457 Edgewood NM 8701
PO Box 457, Edgewood, NM 87015, USAUnsubscribe | Change Subscriber Options