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.
Every week we are proud to feature 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 two years, become one of the favorite weekly events in Angel Fire. The catch phrase being, "I Know Jo, do you?" Each week 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.
This week's feature is:
Discover Angel Fire Central Reservations says,
"I know Jo, do you?"
Pictured with me are the smiles behind the voices:
Paula Gunnerson, Micki Wedel, & Laura Holbrook
Discover Angel Fire Central Reservation referral service has been in business since 1996. Seven years ago, Micki Wedel took the helm.
This very personalized service is akin to an Angel Fire travel agency. They work with a large pool of rental units for vacation travelers. They have access to almost 300 properties in Angel Fire and Eagle Nest. They offer condos, cabins, and premium chalets. Working closely with other property management companies, as well as individual home owners, the ladies at Discover Angel Fire Central Reservations communicate one-on-one with callers. They question and listen attentively to each separate caller, then strive to match each guest, family and group with the lodging best suited to meet their vacation needs. And there is no extra charge to guests for this service.
Micki has been in the hospitality business since she was 16 years old.Growing up, her parents owned a truck stop in the mid-west. Because of her background, she has always chosen employment in customer service based businesses. As an adult Micki lived in the San Luis Valley of Colorado before moving back to the mid-west. But her love for the mountains remained. Eleven years ago she made the decision to permanently move back and Eagle Nest became her home. When the opportunity for her to buy in at Discover Angel Fire arose, it was a natural fit. She told me that Nadine, a prior owner, had molded the business into a very personalized experience for their guests and she continues using that same business model. When you call Discover Angel Fire, you will always speak to a person, not a machine. Their main goal is to provide hassle free vacations for their guests. They also work with two of the local ski and snowboard rental businesses offering discounts on equipment rentals.You can reserve your rentals at the same time you book lodging.
Laura, who works full time for Micki, says they met when she was running the Eagle Nest Chamber of Commerce. Micki was a willing volunteer. She also told me that Micki's devotion to buying and promoting local businesses was inspirational to those around her. She not only talks the talk, she walks the walk!
If you are a private owner and want to place your home or condo on the rental program, call Micki at 575-377-6062. She stressed they are not a caretaker business, they are a referral/reservation business.
To view pictures and pricing visit www.discoverangelfire.com and to make your reservations call toll free 800-323-5793. Their winter hours are: November thru March, Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 6:00 pm and Saturday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Summers hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.