October 2016 Newsletter

Events & Promotional Opportunities

Bustin’ Clays – Fall Fun Classic – at Founders Ranch. This Sporting Clays shoot, open to the public, is a fundraiser to support Chamber-led job skills training seminars for local youth (how to apply, how to dress/interview, good job skills to practice) and 2017 Regional Job Fair. SPONSORSHIP ($50) – your ad or coupon in flyers to participants/listed sponsor on signage at event. DOOR PRIZES (valued $25+) – get you business listed in flyer.


Help spread the word (hang flyer in your business; share our Facebook post).

Cooperative Advertising – Get your ad space NOW for Nov/Dec “Outside the Box” holiday shopping guide full of local gift ideas (ex: oil change, pet grooming, specialty soap, flea market finds, etc). Deadlines: Oct. 20 (for Nov) and Nov 17 (for Dec). Ad spots: small ($50), medium ($75), large ($100).  Together, member ads make a strong impact in local media and on Chamber website. Reserve your spot at director@EdgewoodChamberNM.com.

Halloween Block Party – Oct. 31 (4-7pm) located at/organized by Marietta Court businesses. Features:  Entertainment, Games, and Costume Contest (6pm), and Candy. Free Hot Dogs & Water, too. Want to get your business involved/set up a game booth? Join this event by contacting Chamber member Debbie Saitta of Simple Abundance Consignment Store at (505) 886-3009. Donation of $10 toward expenses and bags of candy are requested.

Networking & Member Opportunities

3rd Thursday Lunch Meetings – October’s meeting is at Pizza Barn (11:30am-1pm). Working Lunch: Network and Hear the Latest Info/Promo Opps. to support your business. Cost w/lunch: $10/pp.

NEW Membership Benefits & Levels – Throughout 4th quarter, we are transitioning to NEW Membership Benefits that officially begin January 2017. New ECoC website will offer many promo options: logo listings, spotlight articles, and even video listings!. We’ve already added online renewal and budget-friendly options (discounted annual renewal -or- membership subscription with automatic monthly payments). You’ll soon receive details on how to upgrade to these new benefits.

Board Nominations OPEN – Get more involved, help build prosperity and opportunity for our community. Board members provide direction for ECoC through active, hands-on support (special events, marketing & promotions, government interface, and membership support). Per Chamber Bylaws, nominations are being accepted through October 30; Election in December. Sub-committee positions also available. Contact director@EdgewoodChamberNM.com.

Discounts for Active Duty Military — Know someone who’s active duty military? Did you know Rich Ford Edgewood offers a $500 discount for military members? More details here.

Share Your Good News! — Do you have news to share with fellow members and the community? Let ECoC help promote your business successes through our website and Facebook page. Contact director@EdgewoodChamberNM.com.


Congrats & Appreciation

Congratulations to The Independent, our local Edgewood newspaper, was recently recognized by New Mexico Press Association, receiving First Place-Headline Writing; and Second Place-Website (built with the help of James Reader of Computer Shack). The Independent’s editor, Leota Harriman, was also elected to serve in 2017 as Second Vice President of the NM Press Association.

MANY Thanks to Hug-a-Horse Thrift Shop for providing refreshments and hosting last week’s ECoC Autumn Mixer in their newly-expanded showroom. Nearly 40 members and prospective members attended. We also thank Simple Abundance Consignment Store, whose custom Chamber-logo mugs were a big hit as door prizes (Debbie can do your logo or design too). And, more thanks to RE/MAX Western Heritage, SASS, PM2 Marketing, Sandia Laboratory Federal Credit Union, and Computer Shack for providing additional refreshments.

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