Business Advocate February 2012



Business Advocate February 2012
The Santa Fe Chamber
of Commerce
A special paid supplement to The Santa Fe New Mexican Business Section • FEBRUARY 2012
Michael Cerletti
Remembered As
A Friend Of The
Business Community
Attendees have a delightful time at the Chamber’s Legislative Reception on January 23rd.
Simon prepares to welcome the crowd at the Legislative Reception.
thank you to our 2012
annual legislative reception sponsors
“Hooked on Books”
Campaign Needs
Your Support!
The Alliance for Literacy, a partnership of schools,
businesses and community organizations, has come
up with a campaign this year to get kids excited
about reading. Students created the title – “Hooked
on Books.” It uses positive peer pressure from students to get their friends excited about reading.
One of the prime motivations for kids to get involved in “Hooked on Books” is doing contests with
prizes. The first contest challenged students to come
up with ideas to get their friends hooked on reading, and an iPad, a BMX bike and a Kindle were
offered as prizes. Program participation has greatly
exceeded expectations, and kids are enthusiastic
about choosing books they really want to read and
can keep.
To find out how you can support the program, contact Rayna Dineen at (505) 438-8585 or [email protected]
Choices Program
Recruiting Volunteers
The Chamber’s CHOICES program, designed to
prevent dropouts among seventh and eighth graders in the public schools, is recruiting volunteers
to go into middle school classrooms this school
year to engage the students in a presentation involving interactive, real-life financial and quality
of life situations they will encounter if they make
the choice to drop out. The program requires a
brief training and a two-hour commitment. It is
financed by Thornburg Investment Management
and Century Bank. For more information on the
presentation call David Sidebottom, program
Congressman Ben Ray Lujan visits with Chamber President Simon
leader (955-1251 or [email protected] and business leaders at a breakfast hosted at the Chamber
in January.
Los Alamos National Laboratory
General Construction Services
At this conference LANB will discuss requirements for the
solicitation and award of Master Task Order Agreements in
2012. The ceiling amount of these awards is estimated at $200
million over five years. All area businesses desiring to apply
are urged to attend this conference.
Date: February 9, 2012
Time: 7:45 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Buffalo Thunder Convention Center
Santa Fe, New Mexico 87506
For more information contact: (505) 667-4419
Want to Make More Money?
Stay in School!
Show Up for Work On Time!
Dress Appropriately!
Be Sober!
Don’t Text at Work!
Be a Team Player!
Learn Customer Service Skills –
And Smile!
Trade Mission
May, 2012
The Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce presents
Discover Cuba
Itinerary includes:
Roundtrip airfare direct from Miami • 8 nights in a deluxe hotel
Tour guides & meals
A limited number of spaces left! Don’t miss this exciting opportunity!
Contact Bridget Dixson Today!
[email protected] or 505-988-3279, ext 16
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At this time the Chamber wants to call to mind the
accomplishments of Michael Cerletti, longtime friend
and supporter of the Chamber, who died in early
January. Cerletti served as Chair of the Chamber
Board from 1983-1985. He was an exemplary promoter of the tourism industry, serving as the first Cabinet Secretary of Tourism when that department was
established in 1991 and filling that position again
from 2004-2010. He also had a distinguished career
as an area businessman. He was a strong backer and
partner of the Chamber in many endeavors, and his
presence in the community will be missed.
“The event was very helpful
to me as a new business. I
appreciated the great booth
location. There were lots of
networking opportunities and
I got some good leads. So
thanks again. Great work!”
Polly White
Santa Fe Business Resources
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