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									From the Director’s Desk Hello and Welcome to Summer! There are several exciting things going on now that I’m finally settling into my new position: --The Chamber is going to be functioning as a Welcoming Committee to new residents of Socorro, beginning in July. For retailers, merchants and service providers this is an exciting opportunity for you to market your businesses. The Chamber will be working with major institutions in town to find our newest residents (including Tech students) and we will give them welcome packages that will contain your business information. Please bring to the Chamber whatever you would like to include in these packages. Ideas include: brochures, pamphlets, signature freebies, coupons for a free product, service or meal, etc. If you are unclear about what your business can contribute please call the Chamber and we can brainstorm. --Another service the Chamber is happy to offer to its members is free advertising space in our monthly newsletter. Your business information can be disseminated to our 200 members in the form of a flyer. If you bring your flyer to the Chamber by the last Monday of each month, we will be happy to mail it as an insert in the Newsletter. This is an excellent free tool for you to keep your colleagues informed of new happenings, special events or products that pertain to you. It’s all about supporting each other! --Keep in mind the First Annual Chamber “Fun”raiser Golf Tournament AUGUST 4th. We have different levels of sponsorships, so anyone can afford to be a sponsor. If sponsorship isn’t for you, we are welcoming all prizes (big and small) to be given away to the players. The Chamber needs your support. All the funds raised are to be used to promote Socorro businesses through advertising and marketing. We’re here to work for you! Welcome to New Chamber Members! The Chamber has welcomed one new business in May. A huge Welcome and Best Wishes! Home Away--New Mexican Vacation Rentals The contact person is Aimee D. Faulkner. E-mail is or Home-Away advertises vacation rental homes, condos, cabins and villas for private individuals in New Mexico. Their website can be viewed at June Artists On the Chamber Art Wall Maureen Wilks June 2007 June 1-3 - Beta Sigma Phi State Convention - Macey Center June 3-9 - Socorro Springs Open Golf Tournament NM Tech Golf Course June 8 - Socorro Community Theater Presents "The Mousetrap" Garcia Opera House - 7:30 pm - call 835-2564 or visit June 9 - Socorro Community Theater Presents "The Mousetrap" Garcia Opera House - 7:30 pm June 9 - Spring Fiesta at El Camino Real Heritage Center - 11am-4pm-854-3600 June 10 -Socorro Community Theater Presents "The Mousetrap" Garcia Opera Hours - 3:00 pm June 10 - Julie Cottom's Dance Recital - Macey Center - 2:30 pm $8.00 Adults, $7.00 Seniors, Students and Children 2 an over. June 16 - Duke City Youth Performance - Macey Center - 835-5342 June 22 - NM/WTX IPMA-HR - Announces Conflect Resolution Skills Training Seminar - 9am to 4pm- Best Western - Wendy Ruiz 650-2858 June 30 - Good Samaritan Village Fundraiser - 835-2724

Free Workshop by Insure New Mexico Insure New Mexico has health coverage solutions for small businesses! Solutions also for uninsured individuals! Please come and learn what affordable possibilities exist in health coverage for you! For more information call the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce at 505-835-0424 Tuesday, June 26, 2007 Socorro Public Library Meeting Room Brought to you by the Socorro County Chamber of Commerce Socorro Community Theater Presents: “The Mousetrap” By Agatha Christie Garcia Opera House: June 8, 9, & 10 Tickets Adults $8, Students and Seniors $6 Mousetrap Synopsis: The story is about a young couple, Mollie and Giles Ralston, who have started up a new hotel in the converted Monkswell Manor. They are snowed in together with four guests and an additional traveler, who ran his car into a snowdrift. Detective Sergeant Trotter arrives on skis to inform the group that he believes a murderer is on his way to the hotel, following the death of Miss Maureen Lyon in London. When one of the guests – Mrs. Boyle – is killed, they realize that the murderer is already there. Although the suspicion falls first on Christopher Wren, an erratic young man who fits the description of the supposed murderer, it quickly transpires that the killer could be any one of the guests, or even the hosts themselves. In the end, Sergeant Trotter assembles everyone in the dining room with the plan to set a trap for one of the suspects. Chamber Seeking Summer Interns The Socorro County Chamber of Commerce is seeking high school age volunteers to assist in business activities this summer and beyond. Possible activities include greeting out-of-town and local visitors at the Chamber of Commerce’s Plaza office, preparing for and participating in business training and special events in Socorro and elsewhere, and assisting with general office management. Help and learn about your community while learning business skills! Hours are flexible. For more information, please contact Chamber Executive Director Colleen Guengerich at 835-0424 or Conflict Resolution Workshop NM/WTX IPMA is pleased to announce an all-day training opportunity on Friday, June 22, 2007 9:00 am – 4:00 PM at the Socorro Best Western Hotel, Socorro New Mexico for Human Resources Professionals and anyone who is in a supervisory or management position. This training will educate attendees on real cases of work-related conflict, causes of conflicts, road signs – body language, methods for handling and coping with conflict, and hands-on training will engage the participants in situational conflict issues techniques that you can take back to your workplaces and put into immediate practice. Ed Townley, a former Human Resources Officer, Labor and Employee Relations Chief, and a Mediator, who retired from Federal Service in March 1998. As a trained Mediator, in 1996, he established one of the first fully staffed Dispute Resolution and Mediation Centers in the Department of Army at White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico. The luncheon presentation by Kathe Stark, MS, SPHR of 2K Compliance & Training is entitled “Diversity or Why Can’t Everyone Be Like Me”. Attendees will explore diversity in the workplace and its impact on communications and conflict. Registration $119.00 until June 15, 2007. For registration agenda and fee information contact or Vicki Lusk 525-5886 Wendy Ruiz 650-2858 Final registration deadline June 15, 2007.

JUNE HIGHLIGHTS: Spring Festival at El Camino Real International Heritage Center El Camino Real International Heritage Center will have its 2nd Annual Spring Fiesta, a celebration of New Mexico’s environment, natural resources, and wildlife. Informational booths and hands-on activities will be available for visitors of all ages from 11 am – 4pm. Guests will include ZOO TO YOU VAN (courtesy of Rio Grande Zoo, City of Albuquerque), NM State Parks, and SITEWATCH Archeological Group. The New Mexico Astronomy Club from NM Tech will also be at the Center to provide visitors an opportunity to safely view the Sun with solar telescopes. The Fiesta will conclude with a special guest lecture by Dr. Eliseo “Cheo” Torres, professor at the University of New Mexico. His slide presentation will concentrate on “curanderismo,” traditional folk healing methods using native plants found in the American Southwest and northern Mexico. Books by the author will be available at El Camino Real Gift Shop. Free admission for visitors ages 16 and younger. WHEN: Saturday, June 9, 2007, 11 am - 4 pm WHERE: El Camino Real International Heritage Center, 300 East County Road 1598, San Antonio, NM 87832. Located on I-25 between Socorro and T or C, Exit 115. COST: Event free with paid Monument admission. 16 & under free. Free admission for MNM and ECRIHC Foundation members. Single adult visit, $5. FOR MORE INFORMATION: *Claudia Gallardo, 505-854-3600, or visit Business After Hours & Open House Good Sam’s Mariachi Fiesta featuring music by: !Adelentei of El Paso June 30, 2007, This is also a fundraiser for Good Sam. Come and show your support! Refreshments, Prizes and Fun! RSVP 835-0424

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