March 21, 2018

A Letter From The Chairman Of The Board of Directors

Greetings & Welcome!

On behalf of the Board of Directors, I welcome you to our beautiful community of Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley. You won’t find a better place to live and work!

As your chairman, I’m committed to every business to confirm we work together with the Village and Resort to ensure victory for all. Our Chamber supports Angel Fire and businesses in the Moreno Valley – and there are so many opportunities for us to connect and build each other up.

Our success is made possible by the dedication and commitment of our members. We oblige to shop locally, when possible, and share ideas to grow our local businesses. When one of our shops succeed – we all do. We welcome new members with new philosophies and designs to help us continue to thrive and provide all the services and goods we can for Angel Fire and the Moreno Valley.

Thank you to all our current members – new and old – we look forward to serving you!

Dr. Jennifer Fitch

Angel Fire Chamber Quarterly Membership Breakfast Meeting

Enjoy coffee and burritos and bring your business cards for a chance to win a door prize. Joe Kendall has stepped down from the Board of Directors, we wish him well in his next position!

New Board Member will be seated at this meeting. Please join us!

When: Tuesday, February 27, 2018 from 8:00 am to 9:00 am

Where: Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce (In the foyer)

3407 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Happy 2018 From The Chamber

Dear Chamber Members,

To every level of membership at the Chamber, we want to say thank you for your continued support. May 2018 be successful for everyone!

Thank you also for all of the cards and flowers and phone calls I have received congratulating me for achieving IOM.

I also want to thank the New Mexico Chamber Executives Association for providing me with full scholarship money to pay for all four years of my studies! Although the Angel Fire Chamber Board of Directors voted in 2013 to send me to school, adding value to our Chamber, the scholarship money awarded me from NMCEA made it possible not to use funding from the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.

Happy happy 2018!

Jo Mixon IOM
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

A Special Meeting Of Friends

A Special Meeting of Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks to determine re-scheduling the Ice Fishing Tournament and other business:

January 22, 2018 at 3:00 pm
Golden Eagle RV Park Rec Room
540 West Therma Drive
Eagle Nest, NM 87718

You are also invited to participate in the following meetings:

Eagle Nest Dam Centennial Committee Meeting
January 29, 2018 at 6:00 pm
Eagle Nest Village Hall
151 Willow Creek Drive
Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Annual Meeting & Potluck for Friends of Eagle Nest Lake and Cimarron Canyon State Parks to elect four Board Members and conduct other business.
February 7, 2018 5:30 pm
Eagle Nest Lake State Park Visitor Center
42 Marina Lane
Eagle Nest, NM 87718

Friends will provide BBQ Brisket and Turkey, Ice Tea, Coffee, Paper Plates & cups, and plasticware. Please bring a side dish or dessert to share

The four Board Positions that are up for election are currently held by: Janet Alton, JB Joubert, Barbara Berry and Barbara Thorne. Barbara Thorne will be out of town and unable to attend the February 7 meeting and Barbara has notified Friends that she is not seeking re-election to the Board. Thanks!

Local Chamber Executive Earns International Designation

The Board of Directors of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce would like you to join us in congratulations to our President and CEO Jo Mixon per the press release below!

Press Release: January 8, 2018

Jo Mixon, IOM, President and CEO of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Graduates from Institute for Organization Management

WASHINGTON, D.C – Institute for Organization Management. the professional development program of the U.S. Clamber of Commerce Foundation, is pleased to announce that Jo Mixon, IOM, President and CEO, of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce has graduated from the program and has earned the recognition of IOM. This is accomplished by completing the Institute for Organizational Management, an executive level program of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation. It is a 4-year program with four mandatory week-long sessions, one per year, at various Universities through-out the United States. University professors, industry experts and leading practitioners deliver the professional development curriculum. Topics focus on leadership, community and economic development, best practices, governance, and much more. It is the premier nonprofit professional development program for association and chamber professionals, fostering individual growth through interactive learning and networking opportunities.

Jo began her journey in 2014 and graduated from the program at the University of Arizona, in Tucson, Saturday. January 6th, 2018. She expressed, “The Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce believes continued professional development strengthens the performance of organizations and communities and prides itself on providing high level professional excellence. The opportunity to complete this program has advanced my understanding on how to help achieve this for my community.

“Institute graduates are recognized across the country as leaders in their industries and organization,” said Rayniond P. Towle. IOM, CAE, the U.S. Chamber Foundation’s vice president of Institute for Organization Management. “These individuals have the knowledge, skill, and dedication necessary to achieve professional and organizational success in the dynamic association and chamber industries. Since its commencement in 1921, the Institute program has been educating tens of thousands of association, chamber, and other nonprofit leaders on how to build stronger organizations, better serve their members and become strong business advocates.

12 Days Of Christmas Grand Prize Winner

Congratulations to Johnese Turri!

We at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce would like to express our sincere appreciation for all those who joined in our 12 Days of Christmas Countdown Raffle. It was much more fun and successful than we had imagined from the onset. Thank you to everyone in the community and elsewhere who bought over 560 raffle tickets and thank you to all of the businesses who donated the awesome gifts we had the honor to give away. The smiles and laughter we encountered on a daily basis was priceless! It is always fun to play the role of Santa! We had a lot of fun broadcasting the drawings live for 12 days, too. Thank you to everyone who participated in the drawings and in our live mannequin challenge.

Thank you to Mike Woolley and ReMax Mountain Realty for donating the grand prize of $500.00 cash. For a listing of all the sponsors, the gifts they donated and the winners please visit our Angel Fire Chamber Facebook page.

The success of this raffle paved the way for us to continue it as an Annual Event, so look forward to it in 2018!

The Angel Fire Chamber Of Commerce Annual Dinner

Art Up NNM Presents Robert Mirabal @ The Angel Fire Chamber Annual Dinner

Plated Prime Rib Dinner, Performance, Silent Auction

When: Saturday, January 20, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Where: Elements Fine Dining @ Angel Fire Country Club

Cost: $60 Per Person

Just back from his December 1st performance at Carnegie Hall in NYC to benefit the Natural Resources Defense Council & The Way of the Rain, Robert brings together special guests, the Mirabal sisters, Aspen, Kona and Masa, along with world class Native dancer Evan Trujillo.

The performance will also include an all star band and together you will experience a unique collaboration of song, story and dance. Not to be missed, this iconic show, is sure to captivate.

  • Composer, Songwriter, Musician
  • 2 Time Native American Artist of the Year
  • 3 Time Songwriter of the Year
  • 2006 Grammy Award
  • 2008 Grammy Award
  • Featured in the PBS Special: Music From a Painted Cave

Portrayed Tony Lujan (Taos Pueblo), the famed husband of Mabel Dodge Lujan, in the movie Georgia O’Keefe, with three-time Academy Award nominee, Joan Allen. Filming now with Robert Redford.

12 Days Of Christmas Sponsors & Winners

12 Days Of Christmas Sponsors & Winners To Date

Congratulations to our grand prize winner of $500 in cash to Johnese Turri! Also, thank you to ReMax Mountain Realty, Mike Woolley and ReMax agents for sponsoring and donating the Grand Prize!

Merry Christmas from the staff and Board of Directors at Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce:

Jo Mixon, Jessica Credeur, Ricky Howard, Kathy Davis, Dr. Jennifer Fitch, Daniel Serna, Johnese Turri, Cindy Ward, John Hail, Cathe Moon, Wende Woolley, Joe Kendall & Chuck Howe

Listed In Alphabetical Order:

24/7 Automotive Performance/ Chris Chase
*(2) Oil Change, Labor & Inspection
Value = $50.00 each
Winner: Dr. Jennifer Fitch
Lois Drury

Affordable Auto/ Phil Brooks
*Oil Change & Tire Rotation
Value = $75.00
Winner: Gordon Cox

Alpine Gifts/Judy Fefer
$50.00 Gift Certificate
Value= $50.00
Winner: Kate Theisen

Angel Fire Appraisers/ Jeff & Samantha Weeks
*(2) $50.00 Gift Certificates to Zebs Restaurant & Bar
Value= $50.00 each
Winner: Lucy Humbert
Chuck Howe

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
*1 Year Free Standard Membership
to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
Value = $275.00
Winner: Kimberly Eppler

Angel Fire Chiropractic/ Dr. Jennifer Fitch
*3 packages: 1 exam & 3 adjustments
Value = $150.00 each
Winners: Chase Stagner
Sandra Saul
Karen Quinn

Angel Fire Computer Guy/ Kevin Robnett
*Computer Virus Cleaning Certificate
& 16 gb Flash Drive
Value = $80.00
Winner: Renetta Eppler

Angel Fire Garden Club
*Basket of Gardening
Value = $60.00
Winner: Casandra Koszarek

Angel Fire Hot Tub/ Matt & Corrina Hodge
*$50.00 Gift Certificate to Ojo Caliente & 2 Luxury
Angel Fire Hot Tub Towels
Value = $80.00
Winner: Jo Mixon

Angel Fire Mini Mart
*Gift Certificate(s) to Mini Mart
Value = $50.00
Winner: Bob & Betty Newell

Angel Fired Pizza/ Cat Adams
*Gift Certificate(s) to Angel Fired Pizza
Value = $50.00
Winner: Kathy Davis

Angel Fire Resort
*(2) Winter Ski Lift Tickets
Value: $198.00
Winner: Vicki Lanon
(2) Summer Lift Tickets
Value = $98.00
Winner: Gordon Cox
*(2) $50.00 Gift Certificates
to Elements Fine Dining
at the Angel Fire Resort Country Club
Value = $50.00 each
Winner: Kalyn Whitacre
Becky Jones

Binford-Bell Studio & Gallery
*Original Artwork by Jacqui Binford-Bell
Value = $90.00
Winner: Kellie Johnson

Bobcat Pass Wilderness Adventures
*Cowboy Dinner for 2
Value =$ 100.00
Winner: Joe Stehling

The Bump Coffee/Lisa Sutton
*Gift Basket from The Bump Coffee
Value = $30.00
International Bank
$50.0 Gift Card
Total Value = $80.00
Winner: Patrick Burke

Canyon City Landscaping/ Phil Bustos
*(2) Snowplows
Value = $65.00 each
Winner: Linda Hughes
Bev Colvin

Carla Callahan (Artist)
*Two Handmade Knit Christmas
Stockings Value =$60.00
Winner: Cyndie Nelson

Catherine Moon Real Estate
*$100.00 Amazon Gift Card
Winner: Renee Kuharski

Chisum Realty Group: Keller Williams of Angel Fire
*”One Hope” Gift Box of Wine & Coffee
Value = $75.00
Winner: Lisa Sutton

Creating My Choices/ Denise Janelle
*Two Gift Certificates for 30 minutes each
of Recreational Oxygen bar
Value = $60.00
Winner: Kimberly Eppler

El Monte Segrado
1 night stay in Luxary Suite
Value= $400.00
Winner: Mike Woolley

Enchanted Circle Brewery/ Steve & Shelley Larson
*Gift Certificate(s)
Value = $50.00
Winner: Lisa Sutton Office #15

Far Flung Adventures
*Middle Box Rafting Trip on the Rio Grande for 2
Value= $300.00
Winner: Mark Fitch

FNB New Mexico Bank
*(2) $50.00 Visa gift card & coin set
Value = $80.00 each
Winner: Samantha Weeks
Brenda Johnson

Golden Eagle RV Park and Store/
Bruce & Bridget Manakas
*Native American Jewelry
Value = $50.00 +
Winner: Cory Heikkila

Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & More/
John & Wendy Hail
*1 Smoked Turkey
Value =$50.00
Winner: Donna Holman

Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue & More/
John & Wendy Hail
*1 Smoked Ham Value =$50.00
Winner: Jo Carrol Leach

Jeanette Sanchez
* $25.00 Gift Certificate
to Jeanette’s Food Cart
$25.00 Gift Certificate
to Blue Dawg Furniture
Value =$50.00
Winner: Chuck Howe

Kathy Dunbar’s Body Mechanics
*1 hour Swedish Massage
Value =$80.00
Winner: Jennifer Fitch

Bob & Brenda Koester
*Free labor on a Service Call up to a $150.00
Value= $150.00
Winner: Betty Hodges

Land & Home Services/ Daniel Serna
*(2) Snowplows
Value =$65.00 each
Winner: Chase England
Barb Thiesen

The Leaf & Bean/ Donna Goss
*Tea & Scones Gift Basket
Value =$85.00
Winner: JJ Huddleston

Community Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Caroling, a visit from Santa Claus, hot chocolate and much more.

When: December 8, 2017 from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Where: Frontier Park / Angel Fire Visitors Center

3365 Mountain View Boulevard
Angel Fire, NM 87710

Angel Fire Chamber Board Of Directors 2018-2020

Help us welcome the four new board members you elected as they take the Oath Office to serve on the Angel Fire Chamber Board of Directors 2018-2020.


Dr. Jennifer Fitch – Angel Fire Chiropractic
(Re-elected 2nd term)

Dr. Jen Fitch is a chiropractor and owner of Angel Fire Chiropractic. She practices in Angel Fire and Red River. She has been a business owner for almost 3 years, and a member of the Chamber of Commerce for about as long. She’s currently served on the board for 3 years.

Dr. Jen is an Army Veteran who served for 6 years in the United States Army. She attended chiropractic school at Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, MO. She added post doctorate work by completing her Certified Chiropractic Sports Physician degree in 2015. She’s an active member of the United Church of Angel Fire, Eagle Nest PTA, and volunteers time to the Garden Club.

In her personal life, Dr. Jen is married to Officer Mark Fitch, who serves on our Angel Fire Police Department. They have two children Kaelyn, who’s 12 years old, and Jackson, who’s 7 years old. As a family, they love being a part of this community!


Wende Woolley – Wende Woolley Photography
(Re-elected 3rd term)

Wende is the sole proprietor of Wende Woolley Photography, a multi-faceted photo business she has owned since 1981. Wende specializes in portraits for families and individuals. With a great love for the scenic beauty of the mountains, she creates and sells images of the area. She also enjoys architectural photography and is able to do simple layout and designs for ads, brochures and books in Photoshop. And she spends her winter seasons as a ski instructor at the Angel Fire Resort Ski & Snowboard School.

She has been a pro-active member of the Chamber of Commerce serving two prior terms. Having sat out the mandatory one year time limit, she decided to run again. Wende also serves the community as a Director on the Board of Art Up Northern New Mexico and is a part of the worship team at Faith Mountain Church.

She and her husband Mike have lived in the Moreno Valley for sixteen years.


Cindy Ward – FNB New Mexico
(1st term)

Cindy Ward was born and raised in Northwest Oklahoma. She has lived in Angel Fire for the past 7 years. Her first 6 years in the Valley, she worked at Sunset Grille and now she is the head teller at FNB New Mexico.

Cindy has two children, Bailey and Emily. She is engaged to Benjamin Gulley, who works for the Village of Angel Fire.

She loves spending her free time outdoors hiking and camping!


Joe Kendall – Angel Fire Resort
(1st term)

Joe began his travel and hospitality career with American Express, over 20 years ago. He moved to New Mexico in the summer of 2005 to enjoy the Land of Enchantment. In May 2010, he joined the Angel Fire Resort team where he has overseen various hospitality departments and is now a member of the Property Management & Real Estate team as the Owner/Member Relationship Manger.

Joe is a Nebraska native and now enjoys the mountains of New Mexico. During his free time, Joe enjoys spending time with family & friends and being out in his yard, where he has learned a lot about northern New Mexico landscapes.

Continuing members of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors:

All three are term 2017-2019:

  • Daniel Serna
  • Catherine Moon
  • Johnese Turri

John Hail, Jr. – Past Chairman 2018
Chuck Howe – Director Ex-Officio