Work for $24,000 or Stay Unemployed and Make $27,900? Most everyone knows someone who is getting government assistance who could work, but they don’t want to because they would lose the ‘free’ money they are getting from the government. A recent study by the Cato Institute and commentary by Rob Nikolewski of the New Mexico Watchdog put things in perspective. Read the article HERE.

It’s time to take a stand New Mexico. Join with the New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) as we educate voters and empower New Mexican’s to say, “We are not going to take it anymore. We are going to take a stand and hold elected officials accountable!” Here are some upcoming events:

Join us in Farmington for a BASH: The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) will have a Farmington BASH (Business and Social Hour) on September 5, 2013! The BASH is hosted by T. Greg Merrion, at the Merrion Oil and Gas Headquarters.

Here are some of the elected officials who will be attending the BASH: Senator Steven Neville, Senator Bill Sharer, Rep Paul Bandy, Rep Chischilliage, Rep James Strickler, Rep Tom Taylor, Farmington City Councilors Dan Darnell and Gayla McCulloch, and San Juan County Assessor Clyde Ward. Thank You to Our Farmington BASH Sponsors: Merrion Oil & Gas, Conoco Phillips, Independent Community Bankers Association, Allen and Gayla McCulloch, Americans For Prosperity, Bayless Producer, LLC, Bill Hagler, Farmington Chamber of Commerce, The Howle Family, M & R Trucking, Print Mart, DJ Simmons

Honor New Mexico’s Heroes: The 2013 HEROES Luncheon, featuring keynote speaker Senator John Arthur Smith, will be on September 26, 2013, at the Albuquerque Country Club from 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM. Discounted Early-Bird tickets HERE. Last chance to nominate a HERO: The deadline to nominate a HERO for 2013 is August 30. Please reply to this email or contact NMBC HERE and include information on why he or she deserves the title of HERO. Thank you to our HEROES Luncheon Sponsors: Rebound New Mexico, Americans For Prosperity, Highway Supply, Aragon Law Firm, American Fire and Sprinkler Association, Klinger Constructors, LLC, Law Enforcement Training International, Inc, Menicucci Insurance Agency

Sponsorship opportunities for the Farmington BASH or the HEROES Luncheon are available; contact NMBC for details at nmbiz@nmbizcoalition.org or (505) 836-4223.

Need a VACATION? Buy a raffle ticket to win a 7 day, 7 night trip to any U.S. Wyndham or R.C.I. Resort. Live drawing will be held at the 2013 HEROES Luncheon on September 26, 2013. You do not have to be present to win. Tickets are $20 each, $50 for three, or the best value, $100 for ten and can be purchased HERE or by calling 505-836-4223. Don’t miss your opportunity to vacation in style!

Contact the New Mexico Business Coalition at (505) 836-4223 or nmbiz@nmbizcoalition.org for more information.