The Greater Artesia Chamber of Commerce is here to serve the business community in a variety of ways. You, our members, are our primary customer. We are actively working to make Artesia the best it can be for the benefit of our membership.
We are working to address community issues, such as housing, business expansion, retention and recruitment, tourism, and beautification. Every one of the topics we address is an economic development issue. Every effort we make is designed to impact the business community in a positive way.
We cannot do this work without your support. Your ideas, volunteer time, and, most of all, your commitment to us as a paying member help support the efforts we make on your behalf.
In return, we have designed a membership program that can benefit you. We want to market your business and the entire business community, supply you with networking opportunities and provide other means of support in every way we can. We want to be your voice. Share your ideas with us and hopefully together we can make the changes that will encourage the growth of your business and the community as a whole.
Below you will find a listing of the benefits we offer to every member. We hope you will find them as helpful to you as your membership and participation are to us!
Contact us, 575-746-2744, if you have any questions. To join the Chamber, please print and complete the Membership Application, and return it to us by fax, 575-746-2745, or by mail to 107 North First Street, Artesia, NM 88210.
Benefits of Membership
- Discounted Advertising in Chamber Publications
We offer discounted advertising in our Community Guide and other publications, as well as opportunities on envelopes we use to mail out relocation and visitor information.
- Free Flyer Insert in Chamber Newsletter
New members may include one free flyer insert in our newsletter, which is mailed to approximately 500 businesses and individuals. Flyers in subsequent newsletters are just $25.
- Business Listing on Chamber Website
We include your business information on our website.
- Multiple Listing in Community Guide
We list your business and contact information alphabetically and by service in the Community Guide. That means you have at least two listings in a publication that reaches thousands of potential customers every year.
- Display Space in Visitors’ Center
We invite you to display flyers, business cards and other information in the Visitors’ Center at no cost.
- Business Info in Relocation Packets and Welcome Wagon
You may include your flyer or business card in relocation packets we send out. We invite you to provide your materials in our welcome bags we provide to new families and individuals.
- Relocation Requests Contact Subscription
For a small annual subscription fee, you will receive the contact information of callers to the Chamber who request visitor or relocation information so that you may send your own direct-mail business information or promotional material.
- Member Mailing Labels
Upon request, receive one set of mailing labels addressed to our membership per year. You can use the mailing labels as a marketing tool to send out your own business information.
- Referral System
We are always glad to refer our member businesses to every caller requesting information about a business or service.
- Open Invitation to Networking Meetings
You are invited to market your business, network with other business owners and enjoy a meal for free.
- Committee Participation
Join a committee to work with other community leaders and address the issues that are of greatest concern to Artesia.
- Workshops and Training
Members are always invited free or at special pricing to any workshops or training offered by the Chamber.
- Board Room Access
Members may use the Chamber Board Room free of charge for business meetings and other business functions.
- Chamber Bucks
You may accept Chamber Bucks just like cash. It’s one way we can encourage the public to shop our members.
- Trailblazers Benefits
Receive the benefits offered by the Trailblazers, such as ribbon cuttings, Heritage Business recognition and more.
- Job Postings
Access to the Chamber web site to post job openings in your business.
Access to Information & Events
- Free Monthly Newsletter
You will receive our monthly newsletter that will give you information about the latest activity at the Chamber and in the business community.
- Chamber Chat
Receive a weekly update via email on upcoming events or other activities and points of interest community wide.
- Special Invitation and Pricing to Chamber Events
You are invited to attend, at reduced ticket prices, any Chamber function such as the annual Awards Banquet and the Legislative Reception.
Artesia Chamber of Commerce
The purpose of the Artesia Chamber of Commerce shall be to “promote and advance the overall and long-range civic, commercial, industrial and agricultural interests of the Artesia trade territory, and stimulation of public sentiment to these ends: to accumulate statistics and information and disseminate reliable information and publicity; to assist newcomers and potential investors in determining the suitability of the Artesia community as a place in which to locate; and to represent the locality in its relations with public officials and other communities in matters affecting the welfare of the community, the county, the State of New Mexico and the Nation.”
The mission of the Greater Artesia Chamber of Commerce is to improve the economic welfare and quality of life of Artesia by promoting tourism, encouraging the adoption of progressive public policy, and predicting an environment favorable to retention, expansion and recruitment of business.
Membership Investment Formula
|Number of Employees
|Financial Institutions $25.00 per million in deposits
|Service Clubs / Non-Profits
Trailblazers Ambassador Group
The Trailblazers are the Goodwill Ambassadors of the Greater Artesia Chamber of Commerce. The primary focus of the Trailblazers is to promote business and commerce and to assist in Chamber events.
The Trailblazers host ribbon cuttings for new and existing businesses, act as greeters at all Chamber functions and host the annual Firecracker Golf Scramble.
The Artesia Trailblazers are affiliated with the National Association of Chamber Ambassadors.
Anyone interested in becoming a Trailblazer can contact the Chamber of Commerce or any Trailblazer member.
Janice Southard Burk
Our Board of Directors
The Board of Directors is a policy-making body of the Chamber of Commerce. The Board consists of 16 directors, including the immediate past president. Five board positions are elected by the Chamber membership every year. Each director serves one three-year term.
The Executive Committee is comprised of five members of the Board of Directors: president, vice president, second vice president and treasurer. The Chamber director serves on the Executive Committee in an advisory capacity.
The Board meets on the last Tuesday of every month and the Executive Committee meets as needed.
Our Current Board of Directors
Zilda Brindeiro, president
Bill Rogers, vice president
Patricia Hopkins, second vice president
Michael Wadkins, treasurer
Sylvia Flores, immediate past president
Dr. Crit Caton