Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce: 1982-2015 Building Business One Member at a Time


        3407 Mountain View Blvd. Angel Fire, NM 87710  


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Our mission is to strengthen the local economy through the promotion, support, and encouragement of positive business growth and to represent our membership in community affairs

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Welcome to the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce

Since 1982, the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce's mission of strengthening, promoting and serving its member businesses has positively benefited the entire region and local quality of life. We envision a community where businesses can grow and where people want to raise their families. The Angel Fire Chamber represents over 200 members who employ approximately 1,000 workers. These workers account for millions of dollars in economic impact in Angel Fire and the surrounding areas of Northern New Mexico. This is accomplished without tax dollars, as the Angel Fire Chamber is supported strictly by membership revenues. Serving as a unified voice, the Chamber advocates for pro-business issues affecting member businesses on the local, state, and national levels.

We are proud to feature news about our region or one of our member businesses in the Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce's exclusive "I Know Jo" Campaign. This campaign started as a way for our Executive Director, Jo Mixon, to get to know the membership in 2011. It has, over the past years, become one of the favorite news/advertising events in Angel Fire. The catch phrase being, "I Know Jo, do you?" She visits a different Chamber member to learn about their business. She then shares information in a story she writes for our Weekly Chamber Monday Memo e-Blast.

This e-Blast is sent out to thousands of people on our mailing list. She also posts the story on our Face Book page.i



Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone who volunteered their time and muscle and all of those who participated in helping to make Habla Tamale

Cook-off Festival 2015 a tremendous success. We do apologize that we ran out of tamales by 1:30 pm, but we never imagined we would sell 1215 tamale

tasting tickets by that time! Next year we promise to come prepared for a larger crowd!  The response to this event has been incredible. We’ve had positive feedback from our cooks and vendors and have heard from people all over the state of New Mexico as well as several other states.


Thank you first to our tamale cook-off contestants: Kathy Serna/ H2 Uptown from Angel Fire, New Mexico, Annette Duran/ Rouge Traditional Tamales from

 Santa Fe, New Mexico, Wendy Hail/Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue and More from Angel Fire, New Mexico and Guillermo and Cecilia Solano/ Yaquis Hot Dogs & More from Belen, New Mexico. As the judges said, these were the best of the best and all of their tamales were delicious! Huge applauds and Congratulations

 to the winners: 1st Place for Traditional Tamales; Annette Duran/ Rogue Traditional Tamales of Santa Fe, New Mexico. 1st Place for Gourmet Tamales; Wende Hail/Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue and More, Angel Fire New Mexico for her Young Guns Green Chili Cheese Tamales. And People’s Choice Award also went to Wendy Hail/Hail’s Holy Smoked BarBQue and More for her Young Guns Green Chili Chicken Tamales.


Thank you again to all of these people who volunteered at the event. Those who helped set-up, move tables and chairs, collect trash during the event and

 break down: Darrell Failing, Brenda Johnson, Michael & Johnese Turri, D.J. Geoffroy, Ted & Dorothy Thrasher, Larry Laydon, Dominic & Daniel Serna and their crew (and Daisy), Nancy & Martin Leinneweber, Adam Muery, Michael Dean, Dave King, Rogers Lanon, Vicki Lanon, and Leland & Lysa Hopson.


Thank you to Leland and Lysa Hopson for the use of their trailer and the table benches for the tamale eating contest. Thank you to Larry Layden for the use of

his P.A. system.


Thank you to Dominic Serna for offering his commercial kitchen to an out of town tamale contestant that needed to use it.


Thank you to the tamale cook-off judges: Margarita Howard, Chico Howard, David Hayduk, and Eric Hoffman. Thank you to those who helped with the judging contest and in the voting booth: D. J. Geoffroy, Nancy Leinneweber, Johnese Turri, Abigail Hoffman, Wende Woolley, Joe Sterling, and Mike Liddle. And to Mountain Home Services/Vicki and Rogers Lanon for sponsoring it.


Thank you to those who volunteered in the Kids Zone: Adam Muery, Michelle Duregger, Bailey Driskill, Layna Harvey, D.J. Geoffroy, Simone Mills, the young visiting Geoffroy girls who picked up and bagged pine cones for one of the workshops, and to Wheeler Peak Press for sponsoring the Kids Corner.


Thank you to those who volunteered in the ticket booth: Dolly Gilcrease, Sandy Jones, and Lauren and Matt Dean. Thank you to the Angel Fire Fire Department

 for donating Mountain Dew and samples of Tom’s toothpaste to give away. And thank you to ReMax Mountain Realty for sponsoring the ticket booth.


Thank you to Dorothy Thrasher and Johnese Turri for painting and designing the Molly and Wally Tamale thrones and creating their crowns and to Alpine

Lumber for sponsoring Wally & Molly Tamale. Congratulations to Kevin and Diane Doherty reigning Molly & Wally Tamale 2015!


Thank you to these people for volunteering at the Tamale Eating Contest: Elle Hover, KKTC Radio personality for hosting, back-ups to the contestants Mike

Liddle, Lauren Dean, Wende Woolley, Johnese Turri and Brenda Johnson and to Adam Muery, Andrew Gonzales, Bubba Davis, (all from Angel Fire), Dylan

Whited from Texas, Len from New Jersey, and John Nerbetski also from New Jersey for entering. Congratulations to Len from New Jersey for eating 18 Pedro’s Tamales in 3 minutes eat his way to victory. And thank you to Lowe’s Market for sponsoring the Tamale Eating Contest.


Thank you to Shamrock Foods and  Wanda Lucero State Farm Insurance for sponsoring the community eating area and the entertainment. Thank you to the Moreno Valley Community Church, Wheeler Peak Press and Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship for donating the tables and chairs. Thank you to Marty Tipton,

the Oklahoma Kid and Ry Taylor for performing. Thank you Hound Dog Events/Rough Riders 200 for renting us the tents, Acorn Graphics for the banners, and thank you to Janet Sailor for designing and donating the Habla Tamale Logo and for taking photos at the event.


Thank you to Johnese Turri for making phone calls and always offering encouragement to see this venture through!


And last but not least, thank you to all of the vendors who set up and sold their wares. You all made Habla Tamale  successful!


If I have forgotten anyone, please forgive me….and call me so you’ll not go unthanked!


Jo Mixon

Executive Director Angel Fire Chamber of Commerce



The Angel Fire

Chamber of


wants to welcome

New Members

July  2015



Angel Fire Real Estate Research



to these Members

who renewed

 their support

July 2015


Moreno Valley Arts Council

member since 1990


Sierra Bonita Cabins & Campgrounds

member since 1998


Far Flung Adventures

member since 1999


Title Services, Inc.

member since 2001


John LeVeque

Appliance & Hot Tub Repair

member since 2005


Michael & Johnese Turri

member since 2006


Angel Fire Garden Club

member since 2011


Wheeler Peak Cowboy Fellowship

member since 2012


Lynn & Cliff Teinert

member since 2013


Carol Rupp

member since 2013


Golden Eagle

RV Park & Store

member since 2013


H2 Uptown

member since 2013


Cafe Expresso

member since 2013


The Retreat

at Angel Fire

member since 2014


BMWS Investors

member since 2014