Chamber nurtured early Clovis growth

Don McAlavy A lot of people in Clovis today may not remember Bob Spencer. He was manager of the Chamber of Commerce for 25 years, from 1957 to 1982. We have a file of his notes of the history of the chamber, donated to the High Plains Historical Society by his wife Helen in 1983. […]

Water on the minds of area officials

Freedom Newspapers Water is the most pressing issue on the minds of eastern New Mexico business and government leaders who attended a Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce breakfast on Friday. About 50 area leaders participated in the Clovis Issues Roundtable Breakfast at the Holiday Inn. “We will see several (legislative) bills on the issue, some […]

Committee of 50 dates back to 1948

By Don McAlavy Toward the end of 2003, Doc Stewart was recognized for his many years of dedicated and faithful service to the community of Clovis, Cannon Air Force Base and the Committee of 50. He deserved all the applause and thanks he received. The Committee of 50 was organized before Stewart arrived in Clovis, […]

Ag group to host breakfast

By Jack King: CNJ staff writer In the spirit of Clovis’ successful Committee of 50, the recently organized Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico aims to work for the best interests of agricultural producers and the community, the group’s Chairman Blake Curtis said Wednesday. Ag 50 will hold a breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Friday at […]

Festivities set for 4th

By Emilie Hornak: CNJ CORRESPONDENT Gearing up for four days of fun, fireworks and food, the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce is setting final plans for this year’s Fourth of July festivities, dubbed “2004 Cannon and Clovis Salute to Freedom.” “We’re calling the celebration the ‘Salute to Freedom’ because we’re welcoming home about 200 of […]

Chamber of commerce seeking grant for bigger, better building

By Eric Butler: CNJ CORRESPONDENT If the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce gets its way, a future ribbon cutting will be for its own move into a bigger building. The chamber is seeking a $900,000 economic development grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce to establish a Business Enterprise Center. Such a center would serve […]

Ag 50 strong in first meeting

By Glen Seeber: CNJ staff writer Ag 50 of Eastern New Mexico, a lobbying group for agriculture, held its organizational meeting last Tuesday, according to Blake Curtis, who was elected chairman. “We had good attendance,” he told directors of the Clovis-Curry County Chamber on Wednesday. The organization’s bylaws call for no more than 59 members, […]

Business Digest 4/20

Chamber seeks development grant Clovis-Curry County Chamber officials hope to land a grant that will allow them to open a business incubator to help grow local businesses, directors learned at their monthly meeting Wednesday. Chase Gentry, executive director of the Clovis Industrial Development Corp., said the chamber has been allocated $275,000 from the state legislature, […]

St. Patrick’s Day national holiday back in Ireland

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Trudi and Alan McEntee mix up a batch of Irish stew to serve today to the Clovis-Curry County Chamber of Commerce board of directors. CNJ Staff Photo: Eric Kluth By Michelle Seeber Today is St. Patrick’s Day. That means Mass, international parades, games and other exciting festivities are being held in Ireland. That’s according to […]

Cheese plant to be 10th in employee numbers

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Soutwest Chees hard hats await major participants int he groundbreaking cermony for the new cheese plant Friday afternoon. CNJ staff photo: Glen Seeber. CNJ STAFF When the Southwest Cheese Plant gets into full production, with an employment of 220, it will rank at 10th place among Clovis’ major employers. The top employer is Cannon Air […]

Use for $3,800 studied

By Glen Seeber Money raised during an impromptu auction Friday night will be used to improve the lives of local residents who are going through difficult times, Catherine Johnson said Wednesday. The executive director of the Hartley House shelter for domestic violence accepted checks totaling $3,800 Wednesday during the monthly board meeting of the Clovis/Curry […]

Hartley House, namesake win big at banquet

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2004 Clovis/Curry Chamber of Commerce President Jay Neff holds the rudder from 2003 President Blake Curtis during the passing of the rudder Friday at the 2004 Clovis/Curry Chamber banquet at Cannon Air Force Base. CNJ staff photo: Eric Kluth. By Glen Seeber Mary Carol Hartley, a community leader who died Oct. 16, 2003, was still […]

Local officials have wish list for Santa Fe

By David Arkin If lawmakers say yes, Clovis residents could soon be driving on a much-improved West Seventh Street. However, it’s anyone’s guess if lawmakers will provide the needed $800,000 for the major Clovis street. The Legislature, which starts its 30-day session on Tuesday, will be faced with a variety of tough issues, including numerous […]

Tickets still available for chamber banquet

CNJ STAFF Tickets are still available for the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet, but time is running out to reserve them, according to a news release. The banquet will be Friday at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base, with social hour at 6:30 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Deadline to purchase […]

Hester named Rotary citizen of year

CNJ Staff Melrose Mayor Ray Hester was named Rotary Club Citizen of the Year on Monday at the annual Melrose Chamber of Commerce banquet. “He does everything,” Chamber of Commerce member Hank Jordan said of Hester. “He’s all over the place.” Other award winners on Monday included the American Heritage Bank, which was selected Business […]

Business Digest 1/6

Tickets are available for “Cruise Into 2004,” this year’s Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce banquet. The banquet is scheduled for Jan. 16 at The Landing at Cannon Air Force Base. A social hour will be held at 6:30 p.m. followed by dinner at 7 p.m., chamber officials said. The banquet’s highlight will be the presentation […]

Aggressive county improvement list drawn up at legislative breakfast

By Darrell Todd Maurina Nearly 80 local business leaders turned out Friday morning for the annual Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce legislative breakfast to hear state senators and state representatives from the area and present local views on what should be done at the upcoming legislative session. “Our county is very, very unique in that […]

Local community leader honored

By Jack King Mayor David Lansford and the Clovis City Commission will declare Friday “Doc Stewart Day” at the City Commission meeting at 5:15 p.m. today in the North Annex of Carver-Curry Public Library. Gov. Bill Richardson plans to attend the commission meeting to recognize Stewart’s many efforts on behalf of the community, his office […]

Business Briefs 11/18

Local provider offers new technology ENMR-Plateau, a regional telecommunications provider, is providing some area customers with “fiber-to-the-home (FTTH) technologies,” according to a company news release. The Pleasant Hill Exchange, which incorporates the Brettana and San Vincente residential sub-divisions in Clovis, will be the first residential community in New Mexico to have access to this “groundbreaking […]

Portales forum discusses golf course, truck stop

By Tony Parra PORTALES — The development of a truck stop and golf course are two objectives that residents at Thursday’s economic development forum follow-up determined to be important goals for Portales. The truck stop idea was brought up during an economic forum on Oct. 2 because U.S. Highway 70 is now four lanes and […]