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Greetings!

Spring is coming I can feel it.  People are starting to get outside and do more. Spring Break was just last week. And before you know it summer will be here.  Fun, Fun, Fun!

The chamber, with the help of The Daily Times, is currently working on the 2017/2018 Farmington Relocation Magazine and it is going to be a great one.  Each month the chamber sends out more than a dozen copies of the Relocation Magazine to anyone who is looking to move or visit Farmington. If you are interested in receiving one of these magazines please call the chamber we would be more than happy to get you a copy.

In February the chamber’s Board of Directors held a Strategic Planning Session and came up with a three-year plan for the chamber.  The chamber will be focusing on three areas, membership, advocacy and maintaining and growing strong presence in community.  With membership we are looking to create a membership committee, grow membership and offer more benefits to our members.

Advocacy is something that chambers should also be focusing on, and so, with this in mind, the Farmington chamber wants to make sure we are meeting the needs of the business community.  We will be putting together town hall meetings with our local officials and creating a “Buy Local” campaign for our members.  We will to continue to build closer relationships, working with our community partners like the Four Corners Economic Development, Farmington Convention and Visitors Bureau, the city of Farmington, and the Aztec and Bloomfield chambers.

The Farmington chamber was lucky enough to be a part of the Four Corners Day at the New Mexico legislative session on March 10.  Dr. Eugene Schmidt with Farmington Municipal Schools organized this day which also included Aztec, Bloomfield and Kirtland Schools and cities, the Farmington Convention and Visitor Bureau, San Juan County and San Juan Regional Medical Center.  It was a great day with the reading of the Education Proclamation on the House and Senate floor, a presentation from each organization regarding economic development and an opportunity to share with visitors all the wonderful things the Four Corners has to offer.

Remember you can always stop by the chamber office for all the latest news that is happening in the community or give us a call. Our office is located at 100 W. Broadway and our phone number is 505-325-0279. We would love to see you. The Farmington chamber is organized for the purpose of serving and advancing the civic and business interest of the city of Farmington and the Four Corners region.

Best Regards.

Audra Winters is the Farmington Chamber of Commerce president and CEO.

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