April 21, 2014

Shop Angel Fire First

As we head into the hustle and bustle of Christmas fast approaching, we at the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce want to encourage you to Shop Local! When we support our local businesses, we support ourselves. Shopping locally owned businesses generates a premium in enhanced economic impact to the village and to our tax base. Plus I agree with the statement made by Richard Moe, President of the National Historic Preservation Trust when he said, “Where we shop, where we eat and have fun — all of it makes our community home. Our one-of-a-kind businesses are an integral part of the distinctive character of this place. Our tourism businesses also benefit. “When people go on vacation they generally seek out destinations that offer them the sense of being someplace, not just anyplace.”

It is a fact that independently owned local businesses are the largest employer in our village, they provide the most jobs to our residents, and they are the livelihood of our existence. I include many places in the entire Enchanted Circle as ‘local’, as we have many loyal Chamber members in Eagle Nest, Red River, Taos, Cimarron, and on the way to Mora. May we suggest you visit www.angelfirechamber.org for the complete list of members you could patronize.

This season and throughout the new year, shop local first. Support our non-profit organizations and invest in our community. Think Local, Buy Local, Be Local.

Jo Mixon
Executive Director
Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Shop Angel Fire First!

Shop LocalHow nice it would be if all our businesses would beautify their store-fronts to make a good first impression on our visitors. To help with that idea, Chamber member Pacheco’s Landscaping is offering 15% discount to local businesses on flowers/plants/supplies.

Many other businesses in the area offer a locals discount too – you might want to ask as you ‘Shop Angel Fire First’!

Shop Local!

Shop LocalWinter is over so let’s get your community out from behind their computer, out of the house and spending downtown.

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.

  1. Shopping local creates jobs. Shops in your town create local employment and self-employment. These people in turn spend in the local economy.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Shopping locally saves you time and money. You travel less, saving on time and fuel.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Mission – To increase and keep business local and to encourage businesses to offer specials to other member businesses and community members.

Product – Reusable tote bag made from 100% recycled materials. Available in 4 colors; line green, hunter green, royal blue and navy blue. Phone orders accepted at 575-377-6255.

Participating Businesses

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • Studio 434
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee House
  • Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
  • Resort Properties
  • Aldura
  • The Pizza Stop

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Mission – To increase and keep business local and to encourage businesses to offer specials to other member businesses and community members.

Product – Reusable tote bag made from 100% recycled materials. Available in 4 colors; line green, hunter green, royal blue and navy blue. Phone orders accepted at 575-377-6255.

Participating Businesses

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • Studio 434
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee House
  • Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
  • Resort Properties
  • Aldura
  • The Pizza Stop

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Mission – To increase and keep business local and to encourage businesses to offer specials to other member businesses and community members.

Product – Reusable tote bag made from 100% recycled materials. Available in 4 colors; line green, hunter green, royal blue and navy blue. Phone orders accepted at 575-377-6255..

Participating Businesses

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • Studio 434
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee House
  • Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
  • Resort Properties
  • Aldura
  • The Pizza Stop

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Mission – To increase and keep business local and to encourage businesses to offer specials to other member businesses and community members.

Product – Reusable tote bag made from 100% recycled materials. Available in 4 colors; line green, hunter green, royal blue and navy blue. Phone orders accepted at 575-377-6255..

Participating Businesses

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • Studio 434
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee House
  • Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce
  • Resort Properties
  • Aldura
  • The Pizza Stop

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Participating Businesses Offering Discounts

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee Shop
  • The Pizza Stop
  • Aldura
  • Resort Properties

Check out our Facebook page for more information.

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Participating Businesses Offering Discounts

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee Shop
  • The Pizza Stop
  • Aldura
  • Resort Properties

Shop Angel Fire First

Keep our dollars local while promoting sustainability. With our reusable tote bag you will receive discounts and special offers when you present your bag at participating businesses. Only $5 each. One free to each Chamber member!

Participating Businesses Offering Discounts

  • Leisure Time Products
  • Music From Angel Fire
  • Angel Fire ArtSpace
  • Valley Auto Parts
  • Angel Fired Pizza
  • Experience Snow Boards
  • The Roasted Clove
  • The Valley Market
  • Kathy Dunbar Body Mechanics
  • RBS True Value
  • Early Bird Cafe and Bakery
  • The Trailhead
  • All About Design
  • Cottam’s Angel Fire
  • Enchanted Circle Pottery
  • CooperSoft
  • The Coffee Shop
  • The Pizza Stop
  • Aldura
  • Resort Properties