We found 2 dogs without collars. If they belong to you or you know their owners, please contact the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle at 575-377-2502. They will be housing the dogs overnight.
Archives for April 2011
Featuring Jimmy Stadler and sponsored by the Moreno Valley Education Foundation to benefit MVHS.
Door cover is $10. Get advanced tickets from Coldwell Banker. Raffle tickets are $5 to win an iPad!
This is an over 21 event. For further information or auction donations please contact Carrie at 575-377-1447 or Shay at 575-377-3865.
Q. What do you call a cow with no legs?
A. Ground beef.
Q. What’s a hindu?
A. Lays eggs.
Q. Why did the leper crash his car?
A. He left his foot on the accelerator.
Q. Why don’t cannibals eat clowns?
A. Because they taste funny.
- It’s fun
- It’s easy
- It helps the environment
Recycle your empty inkjet cartridges and old cell phones today.
Drop yours off today!
For more information check out the Planet Green Recycle Web site.
Are you guilty of creating a workplace where employees’ prime motivation is fear? In the past, we’ve discussed the negative impact fear-based leadership can have on staff. Today we offer these five classic signs employees operate out of a sense of fear … fear of consequences, fear of harsh (and often unnecessary) criticism, fear of micromanagement, fear of losing their jobs:
- They keep long hours. Do a lot of employees make it a point to get into the office before you and work until well after you leave? This may be due to the fact they feel more “focused” without you looking over their shoulders. Workplaces tend to be more relaxed in the early morning and late evening hours. In cases where employees feel they’re being micromanaged, these hours are perfect for getting things done without feeling like someone is constantly watching their every move.
- You’re always the last to know. If you’re the last to know when employees are quitting, unhappy or there’s something wrong, it’s a clear sign they view you as an outsider (aka “not one of them”). Managers who are well respected often have inside sources who share info with them. In fact, employees who respect their managers generally make it a point to meet with them before sharing work-related news with anyone else in the office.
- There are rules everywhere. While it’s good to have clear policies in place for employees to follow, managers who try to dictate how everything should be done do so at their own peril. This type of behavior makes employees feel like indentured servants with no sense of ownership over their department (or pride in their work). The result is a rigid workplace where no one dares to draw outside the lines — a situation that severely limits creativity and motivation.
- The most respected employees never stay long. Fear-based managers often feel threatened by employees with strong potential. As a result, these employees are often passed over for promotion by weaker candidates who the manager doesn’t perceive to be a risk. This type of philosophy only weakens the department over time, resulting in a lack of respect for both the manager and those who immediately report to him/her.
- Everything is a secret. Employees have no access to numbers, important files and other pertinent info. The manager keeps everything under lock and key and requires that employees request it directly, as well as explain their reasons for doing so. While some info is meant to be confidential, keeping the bulk of data locked away slows productivity, limits potential, and results in a department that moves at a snail’s pace. In addition, once an employee feels intimidated about requesting data, he/she will more than likely not do so again unless it’s completely necessary.
Based in part on “Ten Signs of a Fear-Based Workplace,” by Liz Ryan, Bloomberg Businessweek, 7/9/10.
Help businesses understand how important it is to post a “Buy Local” sign in their place of business or window.
A community needs to realize “THIS IS THEIR HOME” and their way of life depends on the support of its independent, locally owned businesses.
GIVE YOUR COMMUNITY A REASON TO SHOP LOCAL! Let’s transform your community into a retail destination, draw traffic and encourage sales.
Buying local is the right choice for your schools, your families and for your community. Keep your community strong. Invest in your locally owned businesses and keep your money in town!
- Spend $100 locally, $62 stays right in your community.
- Spend that same $100 in a national chain, only $42 stays in your community.
- Spend that same $100 on-line, $0 is returned to your community.
The Importance Of Buying Local
Let’s aim to improve the economic health of your neighborhoods, your localities and your shopping corridors.
- Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in your town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local economy.
- Local independent shops invest more in your communities. Local businesses are proportionally more generous in their support of local charities, schools, and community events. So supporting local shops means a financial contribution to your community.
- Local shops sell great products at affordable prices. Some people get out of the habit of shopping locally and are then surprised by the range of products available.
- Shopping locally saves you time and money. You travel less, saving on time and fuel.
- Shopping locally retains your communities. People don’t like losing shops and services in small towns but don’t equate this with how they spend their money.
- Shopping locally retains your distinctiveness. Independent shops create distinctive shopping experiences and stock different products. Local businesses respond more quickly to the needs of local customers, stocking products to meet changing population needs.
- Shopping locally saves the environment. Local shops often stock a high percentage of locally sourced goods that do not require long-distance transportation, helping to reduce our global footprint.
- Local shops are for everyone. Most people can get to their local shops easily. This is especially important for the elderly, young people and others who rely on public transportation.
- Local shops value you more. Evidence from numerous surveys show people receive better customer care and service locally. These businesses survive by their reputation and repeat business, which means you get a higher standard of service.
- Shopping local saves services. Private and public sector services cluster around shops. As shops disappear so do hairdressers, banks, restaurants and other businesses.
Consumers can pledge to Think, Shop, Buy, Local and commit to patronizing businesses near where they live and work. Local stores employ your neighbors, pay taxes that support your schools and improve your roads, and contribute to local non-profit groups.
Together we can strengthen relationships that improve our quality of life. So next time before you make a purchase, Think, Shop, Buy, Local.
- Best Retail
- Best Realtor
- Best Services
- Best Lodging
- Best Contractor
- Best Health & Beauty
- Best Non-Profit Organization
- Best Artist/Gallery/Graphic Designer
- Best Home Services/Suppliers
- Best Customer Services
- Best New Business
- Best Appearance
- Best Recreation
- Best Restaurant
Ballots have to be the original cut out from the newspaper, mailed or dropped off at the chamber. The ballots will be available April 27, 2011 and May 4, 2011 in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle. Ballots must be cast for Chamber Members listed in Ad. Copies, emails, non-member ballots and late entries will not be counted. Ballots must be received by May 13, 2011.
Winners will be announced at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner (open to all) on Thursday, May 19, 2011.
The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce is having its annual banquet on Thursday, May 19, 2011 starting at 6:00 pm. Cocktails will be served from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm and dinner will be served from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm along with the program. The program includes Secretary Monique Jacobson, NM of the Tourism Department as speaker and Best of Angel Fire Awards. The location is still to be determined. Cost is $40 per person. Please RSVP by Thursday, May 12, 2011. Limited seating, please call 575-377-6661 now to reserve your seat!
MVHS is currently running a “flower power” fundraiser to benefit the “Beyond the Valley” education foundation. This foundation supports the beginning of the year trips which benefits all students at MVHS. Flower bulbs and plants can be purchased from the catalog or online and delivered directly to your home address. All students have received the catalog and order form so you can order on paper or online.
To place an order, go to www.flowerpowerfundraising.com and click the green Shop Now button!
MVHS will receive 50% of all sales. Thank you!
Rotarian Lee Mills, Principal of Eagle Nest Schools has the program this week. His guest speaker, James Gallegos, Superintendent of Schools, will speak regarding the budget. This will be a great meeting to invite a guest. See you there!
When: April 21, 2011 at 12:00 Noon
Where: Zeb’s Restaurant
Please R.S.V.P to DonnaHolman@hotmail.com.