By Jo Mixon, Executive Director
Happy 31st Birthday to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce!
We ate, we drank and we were merry! We opened gifts, we blew bubbles and we had water gun wars! We had dancing girls, we laughed, we played games and we acted quite silly! I assure you it was all for a great cause! (Cause we wanted to have fun!!) It was a full house as we celebrated the Chamber’s 31st Birthday. Our present Board of Directors were asked to stand when the cake was brought out. Next all past board members were asked to stand with them. It was a very impressive group of people! We sang Happy Birthday, all past ans present board members blew out the candles on our cake. It was a night to remember!
The State Corporation Commission of New Mexico issued the Certification of Incorporation to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce on January 28, 1982. The official name on that document was the Angel Fire Resort Association. The original Board of Directors who organized this chamber and signed the Certification of Incorporation were: Ronald B. May, Eunice Loving, David Ambrose, Jeanine Neal, Ray Lisk and Herbert Kofler of Angel Fire and Bert Clemons of Eagle Nest. These seven people had the vision to incorporate the businesses of the Moreno Valley to strengthen their credibility and work together for the good of all.
Fifteen years later on February 26, 1997 an amendment to the Articles of Incorporation was adopted by unanimous vote of the general membership of this nonprofit organization to change the name to Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce.
At our last Board meeting a new mission statement for the Chamber was adopted;
Our mission is to strengthen the local economy through the promotion, support and encouragement of diverse economic development and to represent our membership in community affairs.
Thank- you and Happy Birthday to all of our members! We are looking forward to the next 31 years. May it continue to get more and more positive as we grow into the future!
If you are not a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce, please give us a call at 575-377-6353; we’d love to add you to our tremendously valuable group of members! Visit our website or our new Facebook page!
More photos and videos of the Chamber 31 Birthday Bash can be viewed on the Angel Fire App IN THE NEWS section.
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