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Fall is definitely in the air. Mornings are crisp and evenings are cool.

Our Growers Market is in full swing. Come to Bishop Park from 4 to 6 p.m. every Thursday for a wide variety of produce, locally made honey and even fresh frybread. The Growers Market will continue until the first freeze. Fresh veggies and frybread — life does not get much better than that!

Come by and see us at the chamber. We have been working hard to get a more aesthetically pleasing interior and exterior. We have definitely been under construction, but are about to have this project wrapped up. Stop in and check us out — we would love to show you our “new” digs.

Don’t forget that the city of Bloomfield, the Bloomfield Police Department, the Bloomfield Fire Department and the chamber all have Facebook pages that list press releases, current events and much more interesting information. Our goal is to provide the community with timely and accurate information.

Our thanks go out to the city of Bloomfield and all the great things that they have accomplished for our citizens and the many projects that are on-going.

The chamber and the city work so closely, and together we accomplish great things for our community.

Personally, I know we at the chamber could not do our job without all of the fine outstanding folks from City Hall, to the Police Department, to the Parks Department to the Fire Department. They are all an integral part of the chamber and are all wonderful ambassadors for our city. Thank you so much for all you do on the job, as well as volunteering many hours for the special events that we have throughout the year in Bloomfield.

Speaking of the city and City Council, at their September meeting, they had a ceremony to honor their volunteers for 2016. The volunteers that were honored included William B. Thomas with the Parks Department; Travis Andrews, Greg McCarty, Ryan Mosely, Craig Stock, Chase McDonald and Jake Thomason with the Reserve Police Officers; Jane Barker and Kristina Priddy with the Police Department; Larry Valdez, George Baker, Donna Johnson and Linda Riley with the Senior Center; Eleanor Carter, Shirley Curtis, Mary Foust, Kathy Foyt, Rhonda Hensley, Karen Ransom, Molly Renner, John Renner, Bev Robinson, Misty York, Marlene Dugger, Phyllis Lasater, Natalia Martin, Katrina Martin and Carley Hensley with the Aquatic Center; and CJ Barker, Tyler Barker, Alec Eckstein, Sean Eckstein, Chris Garcia, Eldon Hacket, Ethan Martin, Kevin Mauzy, Janie McCoy, Steve Miller, Brandon Milton, Adana Mohler, Eric Mohler, Angel Norton, David Rader, Ron Reisner, Troy Rightmire, Mario Salazar, Rudy Vigil and Julian Fleming with the Fire Department.  Thank you so much for your dedication and hard work. We could not have the wonderful city that we have without you!

One of the events at the chamber that is coming up is our Feed the Families program. We are accepting non-perishable food items, as well as cash donations. In the past, we have been able to not only feed 20 to 25 families with a Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner, but we also provide a week’s worth of groceries. If this is something that you would like to learn more about, please call Amy at the Chamber at 505-632-0880 or you can deliver your donations to 224 W. Broadway Ave.

Just a reminder that the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce does have a regularly scheduled meeting at 11:30 a.m. on the second Wednesday of every month at the Multicultural Center. We have a guest speaker, and the cost is $10, which includes lunch. We would love to see you there. For more information or to RSVP, please call Amy at 505-632-0880. Also if you would like to have a business after or before hours, are interested in becoming a member or would like to schedule a ribbon cutting, just let us know and we will come and visit with you.

Janet Mackey is the Bloomfield Chamber of Commerce board president.

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