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Archives for March 2011

Senior Center Re-opening April 4

The Eagle Nest Senior Center will be re-opening on Monday, April 4, 2011. Please join us for a delicious lunch and entertainment provided by southwestern fiddler, Tom Perry.

  • Seniors – $1.65
  • Non-Seniors – $7.00

Make your reservation through Village Hall by calling 575-377-2486.

Help Wanted

Member employers, do you have any job openings? Let us know and we’ll share them!

Shuter Library

  • 2 part-time assistants, 25 hrs/week. Must be computer proficient, customer service oriented and ability to work w/o supervision. Contact Director @ 575-377-6755.

Angel Fire Resort

  • Computer Programmer – B.S. in Computer Science or related field required. Send resume and cover letter to Rosalie Sanchez, Angel Fire Resort LLC, 10 Miller Lane, Angel Fire, NM 87710 or

Goodnight Satellite

  • Geeks wanted. Satellite TV, low voltage, home electronics or computer repair experience. Hourly and contract work. Apply at



Peter was telling a friend that he had just lost his job.

“Why did the foreman fire you?” the friend asked in surprise.

“Oh,” Peter said, “you know how foreman are. They stand around with their hands in their pockets watching everybody else work.”

“We all know that,” replied his friend. “But why did he let you go?”

“Jealousy,” answered Peter. “All the other workers thought I was the foreman.”

Copy, Scan & Fax Services

Did you know that the Chamber can produce large volume copies (color or black/white) for you?

We can help with:

  • Posters
  • Invitations
  • Announcements
  • Reports
  • Maps
  • Brochures
  • Menus
  • Business Cards
  • And More!

Our prices are very reasonable and best of all, we’re close by! Save yourself a trip to Taos and let us help you with your copy needs.

We are also able to scan documents up to 11 x 17 and offer fax in/out services.

For more information please call 575-377-6661 or 800-446-8117. Thanks!

Save Money On Ink Cartridges

Help us raise funds through recycling.

  • It’s fun
  • It’s easy
  • It helps the environment

Recycle your empty inkjet cartridges and old cell phones today.

Drop your off today!

For more information check out the Planet Green Recycle Web site.

Take Pride In Your Village!

Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce License Plate Frames
– Only $10 Each

Perfect for gifts, stocking stuffers, giveaways, promotional items and more!

Available in 2 color styles. Ask about our multiple purchase discounts!

Retailers, Realtors & Business Owner Special!

Quantities of 10 or more are available at a discount rate for resale in your place of business.

Call 575-377-6661 for details.

Host A Business After Hours Party

Business After Hours

  • Having a sale?
  • Offering new products or services?
  • Grand opening or anniversary?
  • Just looking for a reason to throw a party?

As a member in good standing you are eligible to host this event that will introduce both the Chamber and local communities to your business.

Business After Hours events are highly attended and entertaining.

Call to book it now!

Get on the schedule for 2011! Reserve your space now, call 575-377-6661.

Business Brief

NLRB Ruling Warns Against Disciplining Employees Who Gripe
March 16, 2011 by Jim Giuliano

Suppose a disruptive employee comes to you and makes wild accusations and complaints over pay or benefits. Be careful how you respond.

In the case of Parexel International, LLC, the company fired the employee; and ran afoul of the National Labor Relations Board, which ruled that the company violated labor laws.

The NLRB already grants all employees, unionized or not, the right to engage in protected “concerted activity” and prohibits employers from discriminating against or disciplining employees who engage in such activity. Included in “concerted activity” is the right for employees to talk with one another about their wages, hours and working conditions and that an employer may not discipline or discriminate against employees who engage in such discussions.

In the Parexel case, an employee was fired after complaining to her supervisor about a perceived wage disparity. Even though she never discussed the issue with other employees, she complained that the firing went against the concerted-activity principle. In a 2-1 vote, the NLRB upheld the complaint and ruled the employer had unjustly fired the employee.

How is it possible?

Why? Here’s the board’s explanation from the ruling:

It is beyond dispute that an employer violates Section 8(a)(1) by threatening to terminate an employee in order to prevent her from exercising her … rights, for example, by discussing wages with co-workers. It follows that an employer similarly violates Section 8(a)(1) by simply terminating the employee in order to be certain that she does not exercise her … rights. Indeed, the Board has often held that an employer violates the Act when it acts to prevent future protected activity.

The dissenting member of the board described the majority’s finding as “unprecedented” and stated that he had “serious reservations” about the “potential breadth of its application in future cases.”

The lesson from the ruling: Be careful about disciplining or firing employees who complain to a supervisor about pay or working conditions. Such action on the part of an employer could leave the company open to a lawsuit or adverse ruling from the NLRB.

Check out the NLRB’s full ruling.

Current Events

The Angel Fire Wellness Fair will be on June 18 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm at the Community Center. We will be having blood donation this year, and need 40 people to commit to giving. If you want to donate, please call the clinic at 575-377-3301 and we will set you up.

The chamber has five nominees for our Chamber of Commerce Board of Director positions. The names are:

  • Don Borgeson – Angel Fire Real Estate Research
  • Maren Smith – Angel Fire Resort
  • Samantha Weeks – Pioneer Title
  • Tulima Mauga – Kokopelli Property Management
  • Kyle Eby – Angel Fire Homes Property Management

Ballots went out in the mail Friday, March 18, 2011 and are due back at the Chamber by Friday, April 1, 2011.

New Restaurant Hours

Please note the restaurant hour changes below:

  • Stonewood and Elements – Hours of operations will remain the same throughout the Spring.
  • Legends Grill – Call first to verify hours of operation.
  • The Coffee House – Open daily from 7:30 am to 4:00 pm.
  • The Village Haus and Summit Haus – Closed.
  • The Roasted Clove – Open through Monday, March 28 for the last burger night of the season. We will be closed from March 29 and reopening on May 20. We will not be serving Mother’s Day brunch as we have in years past.
  • Angel Fired Pizza – Closed from March 27 through May 5.
  • Early Bird Cafe & Bakery – Open Monday to Friday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm, Saturday from 7:00 am to 11:00 pm and closed Sunday.
  • Pizza Stop – Closed March 25 through April 1. Open on weekends, Friday and Saturdays after that.
  • Zeb’s – Open Tuesday to Sunday from 8:00 am to 9:00 pm and Monday from 11:00 am to 9:00 pm.