Chamber Chat ~ September 2016
"Encourage to Excel, Prepare to Succeed"

Renewing Members ~ August 1-31,  2016
Alamogordo Evenings Lions Club
Alamogordo Home Care-Hospice
Alamogordo Public Schools
Bee Hive Homes of Alamogordo
Benchmark Business Solutions
Boot Hill RV Resort, LLC
Brown Bag Deli
CCI - Cablevision Communications, Inc.
Children In Need of Services (C.H.I.N.S)
Coble Constructors, LLC
Domino's Holloman
Dr. George Straface
First National Bank
Fort Stanton, Inc. 
Home Depot
Lawman Bar-B-Q
Lenora Stevens
New Mexico State University Alamogordo
New Mexico Workforce Solutions Otero County
Oliver Lee Memorial State Park
Otero County Youth Soccer League
Overstreet & Aossociates PC
Phil Stevens
Pioneer Bank
Vision Ford Lincoln Hyundai
Washington Federal
We Deliver Alamo
Wells Fargo Bank
X-Ray Associates

Stop by these businesses and thank them for supporting Alamogordo!
Welcome,  New Members! ~ August 2016
Loyal Order Moose Lodge #2016
Junkyard Dog
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Visitor Information

August 2016 
Visitor Totals
(July): 479
Website hits:  708,688
Relocation packets: 19

Aubrey Dunn Visitor's
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Hours of Operation
Mon - Fri: 8:30-5:00
Sat - Sun: 9:00 - 5:00
Weekly Business

August Four Points
August 25, 2016

Chamber Board Meeting

Chamber Chat ~ August 2016
Building Economic Diversity: Overcoming State Budget Revenue Shortfalls

The Current Situation
The state budget is in difficult circumstances due to a significant loss of revenue from the decline in both the price and amount of oil and gas produced in the state. This decline precipitated the loss of 6,500 jobs and, consequentially, the loss of income and gross receipts tax revenues. Other jobs dependent on oil and gas production have likewise been adversely affected.
The estimated shortfall for the current budget year, FY17, is $457 million. The state concluded the last fiscal year, FY16, about $348 million below estimated revenues. The Governor plans to call the Legislature into special session at the end of September in order to address this issue.

State general fund revenues flowing directly from energy production comprise about 15% of the state general fund (in good years this figure is about 25%). This is about $1 billion of the approximate $6 billion general fund. In addition, this economic sector contributes substantially to gross receipts and income tax revenues. In the energy producing counties, for example, gross receipts taxes are down significantly: Eddy by 39.2%, Lea by 24.7% and San Juan by 4.9%, comparing FY15 to FY 16. Moreover, royalties and other taxes and fees support the state's two permanent funds, which, in turn, support education and capital improvement projects. Likewise, revenue has fallen to these funds.

Upcoming Chamber Events
Cottonwood Festival ~ September 2 - 4, 2016
Alameda Park

26th Annual Cottonwood Festival
At Alameda Park
THIS Labor Day Weekend!

Friday, September 2 ~ 3:00 pm-10:00 pm
Beer Garden ~ 3:00 pm-9:00 pm

Saturday, September 3 ~ 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Beer Garden ~ 12:00 pm-9:00 pm

  Sunday, September 4 ~ 10:00 am-6:00 pm

Entertainment Line Up

Friday, September 2:
3:00 pm-3:30 pm ~ DJ
4:30 pm-6:30 pm ~ Bo Rivers
 7:00 pm-10:00 pm ~ Seeking the Soul
Saturday, September 3:
10:00 am-10:45 am ~ Zumba with Terra
11:00 am-11:30 am ~ Opening Ceremony
11:30 am-12:00 pm ~ Chaparral & AHS Cheer Perform,  Miss Alamogordo & Miss Otero Perform
12:00 pm-2:00 pm ~ Loud Boy Timmy
2:00 pm-2:30 pm ~ Mix Fit with Priscilla Weber
2:30 pm-6:00 pm  ~ 53 Across
6:00 pm-7:00 pm ~ DJ
7:00 pm-10:00 pm ~ Slippery Jack
Sunday, September 4:
10:00 am-11:00 am ~ Grace United Methodist Church Praise Team
11:30 am-1:00 pm ~ Rudy Wood
1:30 pm-3:00 pm ~ Tularosa Basin Musicians Union
3:00 pm-5:00 pm ~ Flickinger House Band

Join us Sunday,
September 11th

As we honor and remember the tragic attacks on 9/11, we will host an educational exhibit in the Chamber of Commerce parking lot (1301 N. White Sands). 

*Look for the Firetruck*

Sunday Sept. 11 from 12-3pm

White Sands Burgers & Brew ~ September 16 - 17, 2016
Otero County Fairgrounds


Food And Networking (FAN) Club

Business After Hours (BAH)
Monthly Membership Class
Tuesday, September 13th
Chamber Conference Room
Monthly Membership Class
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FREE Prescription Drug Card, Compliments of
the Alamogordo Chamber of Commerce

Leadership Otero Alumni

Leadership Otero Logo

The 2016 Leadership Otero class invites you to be a part of their legacy project as they renovate the southern entrance to Tiger Drive. 

Health Fair Info

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Food And Networking (FAN) Club
Business After Hours

Friday, August 12th
Zia Therapy ~ Zack Track 
Sponsored by the Edge of Texas
Thursday, August 18th
RPC CPAs + Consultants
Ribbon Cuttings - CONGRATULATIONS!

State Farm Insurance - Amy Tillotson ~ 1018 Vermont Ave.
August 5th
Collision Pros ~ 104 Railroad Ave.
August 11th

Otero County Fairgrounds New Pavilion  ~ Fairgrounds Rd.
August 12th
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