Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce: 1982-2014 Building Business One Member at a Time

 

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Welcome to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Since 1982, the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce's mission of strengthening, promoting and serving its member businesses has positively benefited the entire region and local quality of life. The Angel Fire Chamber represents over 200 members who employ approximately 1,000 workers who account for millions of dollars in economic impact in Angel Fire and the surrounding areas of Northern New Mexico. This is accomplished without tax dollars, as the Angel Fire Chamber is supported strictly by membership revenues. Serving as a unified voice, the Chamber advocates for pro-business issues affecting member businesses on the local, state, and national levels.

We are proud to feature a news or one of our member businesses in the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce's exclusive "I Know Jo" Campaign. This campaign started as a way for our Executive Director, Jo Mixon, to get to know the membership. It has, over the past three years, become one of the favorite news/advertising events in Angel Fire. The catch phrase being, "I Know Jo, do you?" She visits a different Chamber member to learn about their business. She then shares information in a story she writes for our Weekly Chamber Monday Memo e-Blast. This e-Blast is sent out to thousands of people on our mailing list. She also posts the story on our Face Book page, it is picked up weekly by AngeFireNewMexico.com and we feature it here on the homepage of our website.i

Title Services Inc,  says,

"I Know Jo, do you?"

by Jo Mixon

 

 

Kathy Harris, Jo Mixon, and Bob Harris

 

 

 

 

Title Services, Inc. has been a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for eighteen years plus they are celebrating fifty years of doing business in New Mexico. Bob's dad, Bill Harris, bought the company on August 20, 1964. When Bill retired in 1981, Bob took the helm. I went to visit them in Raton last week. Walking back to Bob's office, I pasted through a "hall of history". Housed there is a complete set of every document you'd find at the county clerk's office and much more. Many years ago when First National Bank moved and sold the building across the street from Title Services, they allowed Bill to go through their records and keep whatever he wanted. In those records were many of the original Maxwell Grant documents and papers. The walls are decorated with maps dating back to 1925. They even have an original Cimarron surveyor cornerstone! And Bob is open to sharing his knowledge of Colfax County and New Mexico history.

 

As a title service company, they give property owners knowledge and peace of mind. They insure that, when you buy a property, you will own as much of that property as you possibly can. They work to make sure there are no surprises during or after closing. For buyers, title insurance is a one-time fee when you close on the property and it stays in effect until you again sell that property. Title Services will do the research for you. They will make sure the property you are purchasing has no other liens against it and the person selling it actually owns it.

 

All of their records have been computerized since 1985. They receive county records on a weekly basis. These include liens, mortgages, deeds, judgments easements, etc. from the county clerk's office. The records are then loaded into their software and indexed. As another service to the public, Title Services also offer an online title search service. For a small fee you may have access to research on your own. Find it at  www.etitlesearch.com. 

 

Title Services six highly qualified employees making it possible to do all of their work for you as a buyer, in house. A few years ago, Bob Harris was the recipient of the PC Templeton Lifetime Achievement Award from the New Mexico Title Association.

I was interviewing both Bob and Kathy Harris, so I turned to her and asked if she had also worked there since the 1980's. She smiled and said, "Oh, no!" She in fact had a career in the health care field for 29 years. But in 2009, one of Bob's key employees had to move on. Kathy agreed to come into the office and help out for two to three months...the rest is history! The Harris' have been married twenty three years. Kathy told me they were married on Leap Year. Bob laughed and said he thought it would get him out of lots of anniversaries, but in fact it just doubled them. Because now, in the non-leap year years, by Kathy's calculations, he says they celebrate on the day before and the day after! By the broad smile on Kathy's face, I could see he was not exaggerating!

 

When you are in need of abstracts, title insurance, escrow closings, or USGS maps visit Bob and Kathy Harris and their employees at 112 N. 2nd Street in Raton, NM. Call them at 575-445-3603. Or visit their web page www.TSIRaton.com















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The Angel Fire

Chamber of

Commerce

wants to welcome

new Members

Thomas

and

Leslie

Manning

and

Thank-you

to these Members

who renewed

 their support

August  2014

 

member since 1997

 

member since 2002

member since 2004

Janet Shuey. Inc.

member since 2005

member since 2010

member since 2011

Lisa Sutton

Real Estate

member since 2012

member since 2008

Goodnight

Electronics, LLC

Choice Wireless

member since 2013