In your opinion, what sets the Chamber apart from other business organizations in the area?

The Chamber is rooted in the community and uses its solid partnerships grown through time to advocate for and promote opportunities that foster a stronger, healthier Rio Rancho/Sandoval area community. Much of the Chamber’s success has been built through collaboration among its members, the area business community, and chamber allies, including non-profits, and local/state/federal government partners.

How has the Chamber helped you connect with other businesses and professionals in the community?

The Chamber organizes regular local events on a regular basis, such as special speaker luncheons, mentoring breakfasts, and evening socials. These forums allow Chamber members and businesses to connect and develop stronger partnerships. In fact, I can point to one good example last year where the Chamber organized a discussion about New Mexico’s pathway toward cleaner energy. Through this special luncheon event, PNM and area energy partners, including the New Mexico Gas Company, Chalmers Ford, and Waste Management, were able to engage with over a hundred Chamber members, and provide updates related to cleaner energy goals, electric vehicles and how businesses are utilizing technology to create efficiencies, while being mindful of affordability, resiliency, and the environment.