Aztec Chamber Chat: New logo, new board member and sparkling plans for December in Aztec

Vangie Neil
Aztec Chamber of Commerce


The Aztec Chamber of Commerce unveiled a new logo at their annual banquet, “Meet Me at the Diner,” Saturday, Sept. 30.

The Chamber is experiencing a resurgence in increased former and new Chamber Members. That, as well as the release of a new benefit’s package, an appreciation of a “one-on-one” orientation with members, and an evolving board of business professionals, the board moved to adopt a new logo to represent its newness and rebirth.  All Chamber Members will receive a decal to post on their window door or for display.

The new Aztec Chamber of Commerce logo was released in late September at the chamber's "Meet me at the Diner" annual dinner event.


San Juan Regional Medical Center’s Community Relations and Marketing Coordinator Tina Pacheco-White is the Chamber’s newest board member. She represents the hospital at the Aztec Chamber of Commerce and is excited to be considered to be part of the Board because of the important role the chamber plays in supporting businesses. Tina appreciates the challenges businesses face. Prior to working at the hospital she and her mother owned an interior decorating business in the community for ten years. In her current role, she works to communicate to Chamber members the services and commitment San Juan Regional Medical Center has to the health and wellbeing of the community.

Tina Pacheco-White

Tina grew up in Farmington, graduated from Farmington High School, and attended the University of New Mexico where she received a bachelor’s degree in political science with a minor in history. She moved away from the area and worked for a large software company before returning to the Four Corners in 2000 to be closer to family and start a family of her own.

Tina and her husband Brian have two boys, ages 9 and 14. They enjoy hiking and the outdoors, and participating in their son’s sports activities. Tina is very involved in the community and serves on the Board of Directors for The First Tee of San Juan County, the Foundation for Educational Excellence, The Volunteer Incentive Program, and is a Cub Scout Den Leader.

Welcome aboard Tina!


There was much applause to be heard along with standing ovations for this year’s heroes nominated for Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year, and Educator of the Year. The Lil Aztec Flower Shop with owner Susan Aguirre received the prestigious award for Business of the Year; Herb Stinson and Randy Hodge tied for the top honors of Citizen of the Year; and Bliss B Schleuter as Educator of the Year. Thank you for helping to make Aztec great!

We are already underway planning your next banquet, scheduled for Oct. 20 with a Halloween Theme. In fact, you can even to go to the chamber website at and download the form to nominate a Business of the Year, Citizen of the Year and Educator of the Year for 2018. Don’t worry about the year because we know the heroes you will nominate are already doing great work now!


We understand that running a business leaves no time to learn about what the chamber has to offer along with new benefits identified for you to help you prosper, thrive and grow. 

The Aztec Chamber of Commerce will hold “Coffee, Cookies, and You and Me” orientations, Nov. 17 at the HUB to orient  Chamber Members of their new benefits package. Each session is approximately one hour. The benefit’s package also includes two tickets to play golf at the Aztec Municipal Golf Course and two complimentary passes to a Chamber business luncheon or breakfast. Call the Chamber at (505) 334.7646 to schedule your one hour session while enjoying cookies and coffee on us. You can also send us an email at with your time preference. Session times include: 8 – 9 am; 10 – 11 am; 1 – 2 pm; or 3 – 4 pm.


The holiday season is quickly approaching and there will be many events taking place beginning Dec. 7 through Dec. 9. From vendors down Main Street and the surrounding area for your holiday shopping, to festivals, arts and craft fairs, hayrides, luminarias and more, you can be a part of this year’s Aztec Sparkles, the Four Corners Christmas destination in Aztec, New Mexico.  Planning is still underway and volunteers are needed as well as a call out to vendors seeking to sell their wares. Call (505) 947- 4143 for information, to volunteer or to become a vendor for this great fun-filled event.


• Nov. 8: Guest Speaker, Dr. Summer Graham, Aztec Chiropractic Center. Lunch will be held at the at the Aztec Municipal Golf Course, 29 Road 3025 in Aztec. Networking begins at 11:30 am with lunch and guest speaker at Noon. The event is open to the public. Cost is $10 for Chamber Members and $15 for Non-Members.  Please call the Chamber at (505) 334-7646 to register or email the Chamber at

• Dec. 20 – TBA

A great time was had by all at the Chamber’s recent Speed Networking Luncheon in October. Chamber Members walked away with new customers, new business and new friends. 


• Nov. 16 - Finish Line Graphics, 5 - 7pm  

• December - TBA