Upcoming Events

NMBC Bash - July 15, 2021
NEW TIMES: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
NEW VENUE: The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History

Great news! It’s time for an in-person BASH (Business and Social Hour). This event will feature Job Interviews for Albuquerque Mayor, and you can enjoy The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History for FREE, before or after the BASH. 

Want to be a part of the hiring committee for Albuquerque Mayor? Join us for a Candidate Job Interview BASH (Business and Social Hour).

Join us on 07/15/21 from 5:00 – 7:00 pm at The National Museum of Nuclear Science & History. Enjoy great food from Tomasita’s, and FREE entrance into the museum. As part of this great venue, BASH attendees can enjoy the museum before or after the BASH!

Candidates will not be given questions in advance, will be limited in time on their responses, can only talk about themselves and must answer the question asked. No debate, no one talking over anyone – only one candidate will be in the room at a time.

  • Confirmed: Current Bernalillo County & candidate Sheriff Manny Gonzales
  • Confirmed: Current ABQ Mayor, and candidate Tim Keller

With high crime rates, poor performing schools, the state of our economy as we recover from the pandemic and the state’s shutdown. Plus, with our homeless problem, and police and judicial reform all on the table you won’t want to miss the opportunity to hear what the plan is from the current Mayor and from the current Bernalillo County Sheriff who both want voters to place them in the job as ABQ Mayor!

NMBC will also provide an update on its statewide work in support of sound business policy and elected accountability.  Great Mexican food will be provided by Tomasita’s Restaurant. Space is limited and registration is encouraged by clicking here. NMBC encourages you to invite others to this event who might want more information on upcoming elections and important issues impacting the quality of life in New Mexico.

Thank you to our BASH sponsors: Greater Albuquerque Association of Realtors (GAAR), Commercial Association of Realtors of New Mexico, (CARNM), Tomasita’s Restaurant, New Mexico Restaurant Association, Aragon Law Firm, Greetings Etc.,  and New Mexico Stockman Magazine. Additional sponsorships are still available. Contact NMBC at (505) 836-4223 or nmbiz@nmbizcoalition.org for options. We love our sponsors!

Past Events

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The Department of Energy’s Deputy Secretary, Mark W. Menezes will be joining NMBC here in Albuquerque for a discussion with local energy and manufacturing leaders as well as elected officials. Deputy Secretary Menezes will be speaking about New Mexico’s critical role in America’s energy independence and the future of NM’s energy industry. 

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Event hosted by Jeffrey Candelaria and New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC), this BIZBRIEF & B2B Konnection Networking Event was held at Chello Grill on September 16, 2019.

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The Albuquerque Job Interview BASH (Business and Social Hour) moderated by ABQ Business First President & Publisher Candace Beeke, was held on November 9th.

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The NMBC BASH (Business and Social Hour) themed ‘Engaging the Community in Energy’ featured keynote speaker Tim Dunn, businessman extraordinaire, philanthropist and founding board member of Citizens for Self Governance, along with everything else you know and love in a BASH.

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First Business and Social Hour of 2017, held at the Albuquerque Country Club on January 12.

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Event discussing New Mexico being at the frontier of a new industry that will strengthen the economy now and in the future. Held at the Albuquerque Convention Center on April 14.

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