Day: September 23, 2019

The Albuquerque City Council voted Monday night to ban the provision of single-use plastic bags by some businesses

Mixed Results on Plastic Bag Ban: Albuquerque City Council Softens Measure After Businesses Voice Concerns, But Bag Ban Ordinance Advances and is Signed by Mayor Keller

Last week, the Albuquerque City Council revisited the issue of banning businesses in the city from providing so-called single-use plastic bags, straws, and take-out containers, ultimately passing an amended version of the original ordinance after the Chamber and other local businesses voiced concerns. The final version of the ordinance, which passed 5-3 and was signed …

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Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham addresses nearly 250 Chamber members and community leaders during a reception at the Sandia Golf Club Event Center last week

‘A Strong Partnership’: Chamber Hosts Reception with Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham To Discuss Economic Development, Education, and More

Earlier this week, the Chamber hosted a reception to hear from Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham on a range of topics, including fiscal and economic development updates stemming from her first legislative session as Governor and her vision for health care, education, and public safety in New Mexico. Governor Lujan Grisham’s speech was followed by a question …

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The 2018-2019 Leadership Albuquerque cohort took the tram to a still-snowy Sandia Peak to view the new restaurant under construction and receive a briefing on additional plans/attractions on the mountain as part of the Tourism, Culture, and Quality of Life programming day

‘Tourism, Culture, and Quality of Life’: Leadership ABQ Crosses City to Visit Iconic Hotspot Attractions for Residents and Visitors

Last week, the Chamber’s Leadership Albuquerque cohort visited a variety of exciting locations across the city to hear from business and community leaders striving to keep Albuquerque packed with destinations and activities for lifelong residents and overnight tourists alike. Participants traveled from the peak of the Sandias to the dugout of the Albuquerque Isotopes ballpark before heading …

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From left to right, San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón, Chamber Board member and KOB 4 Vice President and General Manager Michelle Donaldson, and Bernalillo County District Attorney Raúl Torrez at the national Symposium on Intelligence-Driven Prosecution in Albuquerque last week

‘The Cutting Edge of Public Safety’: Chamber Joins D.A. Raúl Torrez as Albuquerque Hosts National Crime Strategies Conference

Last week, Albuquerque hosted a national convention of law enforcement officials and prosecutors on the forefront of using data to improve public safety — less than a year after the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s office established the first Crime Strategies Unit in the state, with strong support from the Chamber. Chamber Board member and Vice President and …

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The first of a series of social media postings regarding the lack of approvals of pre-trial detention requests made by the Bernalillo County District Attorney's Office

‘Deeply Concerning’: Chamber Voices Concerns About Judicial Denials of District Attorney’s Pre-Trial Detention Requests

Last week, Chamber President and CEO Terri Cole raised concerns about the denials by local judges of pre-trial detention requests made by the Bernalillo County District Attorney’s Office. The comments came in the wake of a deadly shooting in Albuquerque and news reports indicating that the suspects in the case had been arrested just a few months ago …

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Chamber President & CEO Terri Cole addresses the media alongside State Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith Nakamura at a press conference announcing a new online dispute resolution program

“Sensibility and Efficiency”: Chamber Backs Technology-Based Court Reform To Speed Up Resolutions to Simple Civil Cases, Allow Focus on More Serious and Complicated

Earlier this week, Chamber President and CEO Terri Cole joined New Mexico Supreme Court Chief Justice Judith Nakamura to announce the launch of a new online dispute resolution tool that could substantially ease the backlog of civil cases in the state’s court system.  Launching in counties across the state — Bernalillo County and Metro Courts, …

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