Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce: 1982-2016 Building Business One Member at a Time

 

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Our mission is to strengthen the local economy through the promotion, support, and encouragement of positive business growth and to represent our membership in community affairs

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Welcome to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce and our mountain paradise!

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 and our member businesses in the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce's exclusive "I Know Jo" Campaign. This campaign started as a way for our President/CEO, 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. 

    
Red River Ski and Summer Area says,
"I Know Jo, do you?"
by Jo Mixon

 
Me and Karen Kelly, Director of Marketing and Guest Services
 @ Red River Ski & Summer Area


Can you spell fun with a capital F-U-N? Well that is exactly what we experienced when we were invited over to play on four summer adventure features at Red River Ski & Summer Area. First we visited Bob and Casey at the Pioneer Flyer. They strapped us into this two person chair and pulled us backwards up 70 feet over the pond and Pioneer Rd. to a tower on the face. We lingered there for a bit enjoying the scenery, then went flying back to the base at about 35 m.p.h. We screamed and laughed all the way down. It was great!


Pioneer Flyer


View from the top


Next we went for summer mountain tubing.  It's like snow tubing but on a fast track instead of snow. It's a blast! We rode the Gold chairlift up and raced down the two 800 foot trails. I have to admit it was crazy fun! It went much faster than I had anticipated and my tube went round and round and round until I was laughing hysterically. We'd get to the bottom, grab our tubes and head back up the chairlift. It seems we all brought our inner child with us!


Gold Chair to Summer Mountain Tubing

 


 

The Hidden Treasures Aerial Ropes Course was next. It has three sections. The first is 20 feet off of the ground,
2nd level is 40 feet off of the ground and the top and hardest level is 60 feet off of the ground.  First there was
"Ropes Course 101" as we geared up and snuggled into the harnesses that were to be our safety devices. The
 crew made sure we were all tightly wrapped and sturdy with a hard hat upon our heads. Then off we trekked
for this adventure. 

I have to be honest....at the moment I stepped off of the steady secure base of this course, onto the wobbly small wood-footing, reaching for the first rope, I began talking to my 61 year old self, "Self, what were you thinking?!?" I understood immediately why they call this a Challenge by Choice. It is challenging, you do push yourself to limits you might not normally go and it is completely your own choice to take that first step! I also now understand why it can be used as a team building exercise. The comradery of all of us on the course became instant and bonding! We cheered for each other when one would accomplish a section at a time, as did the crew. We encouraged each other, we laughed and struggled and even showed fear together as we challenged ourselves to finish. And once we did finish, we all high fived with excessive jubilance! We did it! I cannot express how awesome that feeling was! You just need to go challenge yourself!





Team One: Gabrielle Nelson, me, and Wende Woolley

 

Team Two: Harley Farris, Kimber Glover, John Hail, 
Greg Langham (my grandson), me,
and Karen Kelly (Director of Marketing and Guest Services at Red River Ski & Summer Area)



Proper Footwear for the aerial park!

 



 

 
 Yes, we are 60 feet in the air! 




 

 
Zipping to the end!



Some of the Awesome crew at Hidden Treasures


Karen Kelly has been at Red River Ski & Summer Area going on four years. She is so excited about all of the new and fun features. She invited us because she wanted us to experience the actual hands-on activities. We talked about the team spirit of the ropes course as we lunched together. Karen agreed and said the UNM Lobos Skiteam does the course as well as many corporate boards and company staffs. And for us, we felt like family when it was completed because we shared a common success!  I learned that Red River Ski Area was born in the 1950's. There were a few owners prior to, but in 1988, Drew Judycki, a young skier from Massachuetts became sole owner. He had been with the Red River Ski Area for three decades. He put his heart and soul and muscle into the business! After Drew's untimely passing in 2008, it continues as a family-owned and operatedbusiness, managed by a senior management team that includes Drew's son Linton, daughter Lauren, and his brother Denny. The Red River Ski & Summer Area is focused on exceeding the expectations of each guest. They are working on expansions and improvements and continue to retain their small ski village charm that was its trademark when the doors opened 50 years ago. We ended our day in Red River with a nice serene ride up the chairlift to the top of the mountain. There were manytrails to wander and hike. They are building a new quad that we watched from a distance. After a refreshing drink at the The Lift Restaurant, we slowly and pleasantly rode back down to end a perfect day of adventure in Red River! 
 
 
Scenic summer view of Red River from the chairlift



 

Thank you

 to these

new members

June/July 2016

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Hodge Podge

 Box 

 

Angel Fire

 Hot Tub 

 

 Best Care

 Pharmacy

 

Om Asian

Kitchen

 

Tri-Point

Acupuncture

 

Land and

Home Services 

 

and

 

Big Brothers

Big Sisters

Mountain

Region

 

 

Thank you
to  these 

businesses 

who continue to

support us by

re-newing their

 memberships in

June & July 2016

 

Monte Verde

RV Park &

Campground

member since1989

 

United Church

of Angel Fire

member since 1994

 

Bobcat Pass

Wilderness

Adventures

member since 1995

 

Sierra Bonita

Cabins &

RV Park

member since 1998

 

Far Flung

Adventures

member since 1999

 

Flamingo Roads

Shops &

Storage

member since 2005

 

Janet Shuey

Inc.

member since 2005

 

Almost Home

 Condo

member since 2006

 

Michael &

Johnese Turri

member since 2006

  

Dave & Sue

Huettner

member since 2004

 

Angel Fire

Family Dentistry

member since 2007

 

Center for

Physical Health

member since 2007

 

Sangre de Cristo

Homebuilders

Assoc.

member since 20011

 

Keller Williams

Realty

 Angel Fire

The Power

of Teamwork

member since 2011

 

Angel Fire

Appraisers

member since 2011

 

Wheeler Peak

 Cowboy

Fellowship

member since 2012

 

Kit Carson

Energy

member since 2012

 

Angel Fire

Computer Guy

member since 2013

 

Mountain Sports

of Angel Fire

member since 2013

 

BMWS

Investors LTD

member since 2014

 

Moreno Valley

Pest Control

member since 2014

 

Jennifer Cavan

member since 2015

 

 

We appreciate

our members!