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. We envision a community where businesses can grow and where people want to raise their families. The Angel Fire Chamber represents over 200 members who employ approximately 1,000 workers. These workers 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 news about our region 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 in 2011. It has, over the past 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.i
The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire says,
" I Know Jo, do you?"
by Jo Mixon
Staff of The Bakery & Cafe @ Angel Fire pictured left to right:
Coleen Perea, Sandra Franco, J.P. Prichard, Suzy Valenzuela, Desiree James,
Jo (Chamber of Commerce), Pat Sorey, and owner Stan Samuels.
Stan Samuels has been a member of the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce for twenty-four years plus he owns six businesses that are all Chamber members. His newest Chamber member business is his bakery/cafe. He had leased his bakery building out for a several years. When the manager cut her lease short and left town last December, Stan decided not to lease it out again. This time he would run it himself. He changed the name, hired a manager, got lots of help from his North Country staff and did just that!
The Bakery & Café @ Angel Fire is now open seven days a week serving breakfast and lunch. The pastries are freshly baked, the coffee hot and the service is attentive. The same highly qualified staff remains, including the cooks, so you can expect the same great full breakfast and lunch menus with a few delicious tweaks here and there. The best change I've heard is, they will serve breakfast all day! I don't know how many times I've gone to a café hungry for breakfast, only to be told they only serve breakfast until 11:00 and it is 11:15. Breakfast at lunch, yeah! They will also feature specials three times a week and random specials throughout the week on face book.
Stan got serious and asked his customers, "How can we make this a better restaurant?" He received several answers and has started making changes. Not only has he listened to his customer's suggestions about making the food even more satisfying, he is also remodeling the décor.
He has added a window to the back dining room, with another one soon to be fitted. The patio is receiving an update that will make it fully functional this summer. Plans to have live music on the patio are underway. You will then have the choice to dine inside or dine outside. Stan and his staff want to make the bakery/café, "A place where the locals meet and greet," as stated in the Sangre de Cristo Chronicle by manager James Prichard. A place where everyone will feel comfortable to stay awhile. Bring your board games, computers, or cards. You will be welcomed with a smile, homemade food, fresh bakery items and free Wi-Fi. Make it a priority to check them out!
The Bakery & Café @ Angel Fire, 3420 Mountain View Blvd., Angel Fire, NM