What a BASH!

The New Mexico Business Coalition (NMBC) Post Legislative BASH (Business and Social Hour) was a huge success! Held last night at the Albuquerque Country Club, it was packed with 200 business leaders, elected and appointed officials, and members of our community. Those who attended were energized by the comments of Robert Aragon, business owner and attorney, and Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson. The social/networking opportunities provided quality, face-to-face time with pro-business political leaders who work hard to keep New Mexico moving in the right direction. These officials understand that prosperity, jobs and improved quality of life comes from private sector, not government growth.

The NMBC thanks the following probusiness elected/appointed officials who attended the BASH:

Senator Craig Brandt Senator Lee Cotter Senator George Munoz Rep Alonzo Baldonado Rep Kelly Fajardo Rep Jimmie Hall Rep Sandra Jeff Rep Larry Larranaga Rep Paul Pacheco Rep James Smith Rep Monica Youngblood Bernalillo County Commissioner Wayne Johnson Tijeras Village Councilor Don Johnson Tijeras Village Councilor Maxine Wilson State Fair Commissioner Larry Kennedy Former Rep Bennie Aragon Former Rep Robert Aragon Former Rep Andy Nunez Former Public Saftey Director Nick Bakus

Special Thanks to our BASH Sponsors: Aragon Law Firm, PC – Robert Aragon NM American Fire and Sprinkler Association – David Wilson Americans for Prosperity -AFP

Become a member of this great association and join our effort to make New Mexico a prosperous place for businesses and individuals.

Minimum Wage Increase Considered for Bernalillo County: The Bernalillo County Commission has scheduled a minimum wage hearing for April 23, at 5:00 pm, in the Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Government, Vincent E. Griego Chambers, Concourse Level II. Commissioners will consider raising the minimum wage to $8.50/hour and indexing it to inflation (where it will increase automatically but never adjust downward in times of recession.)

Plan now to attend and speak at this meeting. You can also let the Commissioners know that raising the minimum wage is bad for our economy by signing a statewide, online ‘Petition for Business Owners Opposed to Raising the Minimum Wage’ here or sending your message to them at Commission@bernco.gov.

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