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Membership & Meetings

New Mexico IDEA Winter Quarterly Meeting

January 24 & 25, 2016

Eldorado Hotel, Santa Fe NM

January 24, 2016 – Informal Reception at 6:00 p.m. Agave Lounge at Eldorado Hotel

Free event, please RSVP to Therese Varela at therese.varela@state.nm.us

Room block of $99/night for January 24th – 26th; discounted parking for hotel guests at $10.00; discounted parking for non-hotel guests at $12.00. Book now as rooms are selling quickly due to all of the events.

Click here for room reservations, booking link and other info.
Group/Call-in Code:  5075
Reservations:  (505) 995-4500


January 25, 2016 - Lunch at 12:00 p.m. in La Capilla de Oro room

1:30 – 4:00: IDEA Meeting in La Capilla de Oro room

  1. Welcome, Mayor Javier Gonzales and/or Simon Brackley, SF Chamber of Commerce (tentative)

  2. Committee Reports & Updates

    1. Approval of Minutes from Annual Meeting (November 13, 2015 in Las Cruces)

    2. Finance – Richard Anklam

    3. Technology/Marketing - TBA

    4. Membership –Deborah Breitfeld

    5. Professional Development – Steve Vierck

  3. NMIDEA Legislative Agenda/Priorities – Eric Montgomery, Deirdre Firth & Carol Radosovich

    1. LEDA

    2. JTIP

    3. NM Partnership

    4. Staff Augmentation

    5. ED Marketing

    6. MainStreet

    7. Rapid Workforce

    8. Commercial Real Estate Inventory

    9. Broadband

    10. IRB’s

  4. Partner Updates

    1. City of Santa Fe

    2. NM Partnership

    3. NMEDD

  5. Good of the Order / Community Updates / Prospects / Announcements

  6. Adjourn


Note… the Rural Economic Development Council will be holding its meeting from 9:00 to 11:45 in the La Capilla de Oro room as well.  All are invited for a joint networking lunch from 12:00 to 1:15.

Following both meetings, please attend the SF Chamber of Commerce 2016 Legislative Reception - Santa Fe Convention Center 

Monday, January 25, 2016 5:00 PM - 7:30 PM

The 2016 Chamber Legislative Reception will connect business professionals with governmental policy makers.

This is the largest legislative networking event of the year. Chambers of commerce, business advocacy organizations and community partners are welcome to register for booths at the event.

Guests from all over New Mexico will gather to enjoy hors d'oeuvres from Santa Fe's finest restaurants while networking, connecting and advocating for New Mexico business. All New Mexico legislators, Governor Martinez and Cabinet Secretaries are invited. The event is open to the public.

Companies and Restaurants sponsoring this event will see their logos here. Interested? Contact Bridget Dixon at 988-3279 or email to bridget@santafechamber.com.




NM IDEA advances the profession of economic development in New Mexico by:

- Providing a forum for the interchange of ideas and stimulating  cooperation among its members
- Disseminating information on the most recent practices and techniques in economic development
- Establishing, maintaining and communicating a code of ethics
- Assisting the NM Legislature as well as local governments with formulating a economic development policy
- Upgrading skills and knowledge needed for success in the economic development field
- Furthering the economic growth of the state of New Mexico by cooperating with all public agencies and organizations

Thank you NM IDEA Supporters!