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Dr. Paul Roth

Decades of Service: UNM Health System CEO and Chamber Board Member Dr. Paul Roth Announces Retirement

After more than 40 years at the University of New Mexico — including more than 25 years as the dean of the medical school and nearly 15 years as Health Sciences Chancellor — Dr. Paul Roth announced his retirement last week. The Chamber offers its congratulations and gratitude for everything Dr. Roth has contributed to …

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2020 State Budget Outlook and Early Childhood Fund

2020 State Budget Outlook and Early Childhood Fund: Chamber Board Hosts DFA Secretary Olivia Padilla-Jackson and Thornburg Foundation Early Childhood Policy Expert Michael Weinberg

Department of Finance and Administration Secretary Olivia Padilla-Jackson presents to the Chamber’s Board on the state’s budget projections With the 2020 legislative session fast approaching, the Chamber’s October Board meeting featured a pair of speakers who addressed key topics likely to be addressed by legislators, including a new permanent fund to support the programs of …

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ABQ Voters

2019 Election Results: Chamber-Backed City Projects Broadly Supported By Albuquerque Voters, Democracy Dollars Narrowly Defeated

Albuquerque went to the polls last week to vote on a wide variety of bond questions and candidates for City Council and the APS school board, and Chamber-backed funding for important infrastructure, community development, and public safety projects in Albuquerque – none of which will raise taxes and all of which benefit the city and …

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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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