The NMBC is a true grassroots operation that will educate individual voters about the candidates and issues in their district and motivate them to take that knowledge to the polls and vote.
It is the voter who will affect the change we need because educated voters will elect the best candidates when they understand the issues. Reaching those voters is where the NMBC will make a distinct difference in political races.
ABQ.FM & NM Stockman Magazine Rock!
Why Does the NMBC Care About Business? The work and success of the NMBC equates to a brighter future for all New Mexicans and local businesses. It gives all New Mexicans the opportunity for a better economy through private sector job growth. NMBC is proud to profile some hard working people and great businesses that provide the jobs, products and services that improve the quality of life for all New Mexicans.Business Highlight-Fox News ABQ.FM- 95.9 FM and AM 1600
Eddy Aragon is the CEO of Rock of Talk LLC, a media company comprised of two radio channels on Fox News ABQ.FM- 95.9 FM and AM 1600. It also has over 100 radio stations located at www.abq.fm and on the apps for Android and Apple mobile phones. The stations are locally owned and operated and have great advertising platforms to promote businesses and initiatives.
Eddy is an 11th Generation New Mexican, a graduate of the University of New Mexico with Bachelor’s Degrees in Political Science and Economics. He has worked in Washington D.C. for Jeff Bingaman and on several campaigns including those for Tom Udall and former Speaker of the House Raymond Sanchez.
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Is Better Leadership in NM Possible?
The reasons New Mexico has some of the highest unemployment, poverty and crime rates in the nation are complex. One thing stands out, however, and it points to the value of quality leadership.
It's not uncommon in New Mexico to hear of federal investigations and court actions to include oversight of an appointed 'Special Master' or 'Monitor' due to problems with how things have (or have not) been done. Regardless of the complexity of the issues, it's evident that leadership at many levels has an important role in where we are today and the ability of our state to improve as we go forward.
So the question is: "Can leaders improve, learn from others and be motivated to do better?" Fortunately, the answer is 'yes,' and the Global Leadership Summit (GLS) is coming up on August 11th and 12th to provide that opportunity. With five in-state locations to choose from, New Mexicans don't have to travel far to benefit from outstanding faculty of world-class teachers and speakers either. New Life New Mexico, at 2701 American Road SE, Rio Rancho, NM, 87124 is hosting the GLS for the second year in a row.
Job Interviews in Farmington: $124,000 + Benefits
Join NMBC, The Rock of Talk and the Farmington Chamber of Commerce on July 26, for a Candidate Job Interview BASH (Business and Social Hour): The Farmington BASH will be held Tuesday, July 26, from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Merrion Oil and Gas, 620 Reilly Ave, Farmington, NM 87401.
Candidate Job Interviews - Top Salary Offered (for NM Supreme Court Judge) is $124,000 a Year + Great Benefit Package! The candidates for New Mexico Supreme Court, incumbent Judge Judith Nakamura and her challenger, Judge Michael E. Vigil, have confirmed their job interviews. The New Mexico Supreme Court is the State's highest court and final court of review (court of last resort). In addition to reviewing decisions of lower courts, the Supreme Court, as the head of the Judicial Branch of Government, has general administrative and supervisory authority over all State courts and attorney regulation. The Court has authority to discipline attorneys and judges for professional misconduct and unethical behavior.
Jobs for NM or Entitlements & Politics as Usual?
New Mexicans Need JOBS - Legislators and Community Leaders Take a Tour of a $360 Million Project Offering Hundreds of High Paying Jobs: The Copper Flat Mine is a former open-pit copper mine that operated briefly in the early 1980’s. Now owned by NMCC, the mine is located 20 miles south of Truth or Consequences. NMBC recently organized a tour of the Copper Flat Mine for community leaders along with State Reps Yvette Herrell, Andy Nunez and Jim Townsend for a firsthand look at the operation that is awaiting state and federal permits to open. Also along was Mary Alice Murphy who profiled the tour in the Grant County Beat. Read More HERE.
Candidate Interviews in Farmington & NMBC and Other Job Openings
NM Supreme Court Job Interview BASH (Business and Social Hour) in Farmington on 7-26: The candidates for New Mexico Supreme Court, incumbent Judge Judith Nakamura and her challenger, Judge Michael E. Vigil, have confirmed their job interviews in Farmington to be held on July 26. Join with Co-Sponsor, Farmington Chamber of Commerce, and other community leaders for this informative and fun event: RSVP HERE. The Farmington BASH, will be held on 7-26 at Merrion Oil and Gas, 610 Reilly Ave, Farmington, NM, 87401 from 5 – 7pm. Light refreshments will be provided.
BASH Sold Out – New Mexico a Lobster Pot?
BASH Sold Out – Is New Mexico a Lobster Pot?
The Candidate Job Interview BASH on Thursday is going to be huge - with nearly all seats sold out! If you don’t already have a ticket, check availability HERE for limited remaining available tickets.
The following Candidates will be interviewed at the June 30 BASH: Secretary of State: Nora Espinoza, (Maggie Toulouse Oliver unable to attend); NM Supreme Court: Judith K. Nakamura and Michael E. Vigil; NM Court of Appeals: Stephen G. French and Julie J. Vargas; Senate District 9: John Sapien and Diego Espinoza; and Bernalillo County Commission District 2: Patricia Paiz, (Steven Michael Quezada unable to attend).
Thanks to NMBC BASH Partners: GAAR/CARNM; Edit House Productions, LLC - Ad House Advertising. and The ROCK of TALK: 95.9 FM & 1600 AM; And to NMBC Event Sponsors: New Mexico Restaurant Association, Bail Bond Agents of New Mexico, Farm Credit of New Mexico, Houston Wholesale Cars, LLC, New Mexico American Fire and Sprinkler, Association, New Mexico Stockman Magazine, Narrow Gate Security Agency Magazine, and Monroe's Restaurant.
Is New Mexico a Lobster Pot? Commentary by NMBC President, Carla Sonntag
Recently at a lunch with a friend we’ll call Susan (not her real name), we were discussing New Mexico and how we could make a difference. We were brainstorming about what it would take to move this state out of its ‘third world status’ and into true competition with all other states in the union.
Of course to effect change, you’ve got to first recognize the problem. . .
Susan said she thought the biggest problem we have in New Mexico is that our people act like lobsters in a lobster pot. How so? I asked.
Well, she said, if you ever watch lobsters in a pot, you’ll notice a few things. First of all, a lobster that is trying to get to the top, will step on the other lobsters to get there. And the other lobsters, noticing that one of them is trying to improve his lot in life, will pull him/her back down. The other lobsters will never allow ‘one of their own’ to do better than they are doing.