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    Friday, March 05, 2021
    Washington, D.C. ­– Today, U.S. Senator Ben Ray Luján (D-N.M.) met with the New Mexico Chamber Executives Association to discuss COVID-19 relief for local economies, support for workers and small businesses, and much-needed investments to bridge the digital divide. More than 25 Chambers of Commerce were represented in the virtual meeting.   “It was a pleasure meeting with Chambers of Commerce ...read more
    Categories: Business news, Community, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, March 05, 2021
      EDD is hosting USDA to discuss The Rural Energy for America Program (REAP)March 10, 1:30-2:30pm    REAP provides guaranteed loan financing and grant funding to agricultural producers and rural small businesses for renewable energy systems or in order to make energy efficiency improvements. Agricultural producers may also apply for new energy efficient equipment and new system ...read more
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    Thursday, March 04, 2021
    This Saturday March 6, the New Mexico Department of Health will be hosting a COVID-19 vaccination event in Portales. They expect to administer 500 doses to people whom have registered on the NMDOH Vaccine Portales https://cvvaccine.nmhealth.org/and are eligible for the current round of vaccines. Following registration on the NMDOH Vaccine Portal, you will be sent a text/email with instructions ...read more
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    Wednesday, March 03, 2021
    March 3, 2021  Gov. authorizes expanded business loan program,tax relief for businesses and $600 rebate for individuals  SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Wednesday signed Senate Bill 1 and Senate Bill 3 into law, a pair of economic measures that earned broad bipartisan support in the Legislature and will deliver additional stimulus and relief for businesses and individuals across New ...read more
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    Friday, February 26, 2021
          Register for our Public Health Order Q&A   Today at 3:00 pm (MT), New Mexico Tourism Department will be joined by representatives from the Governor's Office to host a Q&A about the new public health order that went into effect on Feb. 24. If you have any questions about the new public health order, revisions to the state's "Red to Green" framework, ...read more
    Categories: Community, Human Interest, Community, General News Article, Newsletter
    Friday, February 26, 2021
    SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday signed House Bill 11 into law, delivering $200 million in grants to support New Mexico businesses to ease the hiring or rehiring of employees.  “New Mexico will continue to get meaningful financial assistance out the door to businesses all across the state,” said Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham. “Our economy will bounce back. And businesses will get ...read more
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    Friday, February 26, 2021
    SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham on Friday signed Senate Bill 10 into law, repealing a 1969 state statute that criminalized abortion.  “A woman has the right to make decisions about her own body,” said Gov. Lujan Grisham. “Anyone who seeks to violate bodily integrity, or to criminalize womanhood, is in the business of dehumanization. New Mexico is not in that business – not any more. Our ...read more
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    Friday, February 26, 2021
    PORTALES, NM – The Roosevelt County Board of Commissioners declared an extreme drought and fire danger emergency within the unincorporated areas of Roosevelt County during their regular Commission meeting Nov. 9, 2020. This resolution was renewed on Feb. 22, 2021, with agricultural burning permitted. This was based upon current drought indices published by the U.S. Drought Monitor Report, lack ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Community, Press Release
    Friday, February 26, 2021
    On Monday, February 22, President Biden announced the following changes to SBA's coronavirus relief programs to ensure equity:Specifically, on Wednesday, February 24, 2021 at 9 am ET, SBA will establish a 14-day, exclusive PPP loan application period for businesses and nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees. This will give lenders and community partners more time to work with the smallest ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    NEWS RELEASE  Contact: Ashley EspinozaPublic Relations Coordinator, Human Services Departmentashley.espinoza2@state.nm.us  February 24, 2021  New counseling program to help New Mexicans cope with COVID-19Anyone seeking free and confidential counseling can call: 505-954-1057  SANTA FE – New Mexico Human Services Department has launched a statewide mental health support line to help New Mexicans ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Newsletter, Community, Human Interest
    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
    More counties reach Yellow, Green LevelsOnly 4 counties at highest-risk Red Level, down from 14 two weeks past  SANTA FE – The state of New Mexico’s Red-Yellow-Green framework for aligning county-level requirements and guidelines with local virus risk has been modified to permit more day-to-day and commercial activities, reflecting the improving COVID-19 outlook across the state as New Mexicans ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 24, 2021
     FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:Contact: Jessica Mraz info@nmmainstreet.org(505) 365-3998  February 24, 2021Gov. Michelle Lujan GrishamCabinet Secretary Alicia J. KeyesDeputy Secretary Jon Clark New Mexico MainStreet’s Virtual Winter Conference Will Focus on “Creating a Climate of Confidence” in Districts, Business Community Conference on March 5 & 12, 2021 is Free and Open to the ...read more
    Categories: Community, General News Article, Newsletter, Community, Human Interest, Press Release
    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    NEW MEXICO BANK & TRUST COMPLETES ACQUISITION OF FNB NEW MEXICO  February 22, 2021 – Albuquerque, NM — New Mexico Bank & Trust, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Heartland Financial USA, Inc. (NASDAQ: HTLF), announced today that it completed its acquisition of FNB New Mexico at the close of business on Friday, February 19. FNB New Mexico is a wholly-owned subsidiary of FirstBank & Trust, headquartered ...read more
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    Tuesday, February 23, 2021
    NEWS RELEASE PRESS OFFICE Release Date: Feb 22, 2021  Release Number: 21-17    Contact: press_office@sba.gov, www.sba.gov/news Follow us on Twitter, Facebook, Blogs & Instagram   SBA Prioritizes Smallest of Small Businesses in the Paycheck Protection Program     Steps to Promote Equitable Relief for Mom-and-Pop Businesses  WASHINGTON – Building on a month of strong ...read more
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    Thursday, February 18, 2021
    STATE OF NEW MEXICOMichelle Lujan Grisham, GovernorDavid R. Scrase, M.D., SecretaryKari Armijo, Deputy Cabinet SecretaryAngela Medrano, Deputy Cabinet SecretaryNicole Comeaux, JD, MPH, Medicaid DirectorPUBLIC NOTICE  February 15, 2021  HSD to host virtual community forum to obtain input on services for Portales and Roosevelt County residents  Interested Parties:  The New Mexico Human ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
     Power plant operations across the central U.S. are still hampered by limited natural gas supplies, which could lead to additional controlled outages in multiple states and in Xcel Energy’s Texas-New Mexico service area on Wednesday. As for Tuesday evening, the Southwest Power Pool notified Xcel Energy around 8 p.m. it is moving the status back up a notch for the night to an Energy Emergency Alert ...read more
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    Wednesday, February 17, 2021
    Coalition identifies approximately 20 bills that will hinder economic recovery  Albuquerque, NM, February 17, 2021—Today, the New Mexico Chamber of Commerce and 21 business groups launched a new campaign to urge the New Mexico state legislature to refocus its efforts on economic recovery and expanding opportunities for workers and businesses. The campaign kicked off with a full-page ad running ...read more
    Categories: Business news, Community, Press Release, General News Article, Community
    Tuesday, February 16, 2021
    AMARILLO, Texas (7 a.m., Feb. 16, 2021) - Persistent deficiencies in natural gas supplies that fuel power plants in the central U.S., including Xcel Energy power plants in Texas and New Mexico, are threatening area utilities’ ability to meet customer demand.  To protect the regional grid and maintain reliability, Xcel Energy, along with area electric co-ops and municipal utilities ...read more
    Categories: Community, Community, General News Article, Press Release
    Friday, February 12, 2021
    New webform will ensure robust workplace safety practices in place, save employers time     In an effort to continue to ensure New Mexico workplaces are safe, to help businesses safely stay open during the COVID-19 pandemic, and to make it easier, more efficient and more accurate to report positive COVID-19 cases among employees, the New Mexico Environment Department (NMED) launched a new webform ...read more
    Categories: General News Article, Community, Business news, Community, Press Release
    Wednesday, February 10, 2021
    All counties improve; all but four counties see positivity rate below 10%Today, the New Mexico Department of Health announced the updated statewide COVID-19 map for the two-week period beginning Feb. 10, with 15 New Mexico counties at the Yellow Level and four at the Green Level, reflecting an improving overall COVID-19 outlook for the state.  Every county saw improvements in their average ...read more
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    Friday, February 05, 2021
    To read the Roosevelt County Chamber's newsletter Warm Heart News CLICK HERE
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    Wednesday, February 03, 2021
    To download a PDF of the Chamber's 2021 Legislative Priorities brochure CLICK HERE
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