News & Updates

Business Spotlight
Railyard Rebel

Railyard Rebel is a unique shopping experience in the heart of  Chama, New Mexico. The building housing Railyard Rebel is called Sterling & Sage which is situated just outside of the Cumbres & Toltec train station, in downtown Chama. We embrace our New Mexican cultures bringing truly authentic apparel and gifts that our visitors will find unique. The shop carries a variety of products for all ages. Railyard Rebel offers a blend of western style and bohemian design that creates a one-of-a-kind of look. We are proud to feature a gorgeous selection of clothing, jewelry, accessories, hats, t-shirts, and New Mexico inspired gifts. Browse our selection of clothing and gifts that the rebel in us all. Come and visit soon! For more information call 505-980-6791 or email Visit the store today in downtown Chama at 534 Terrace Avenue, Chama, NM, 87520.


November 2022_Newsletter
Board Meeting Agenda

December 13, 2022

  • Call to Order: President, Roseann Talamante
  • Approval of Agenda: President, Roseann Talamante
  • Approval of November 14, 2022, Minutes: President, Roseanne Talamante
  • Financial Report: Treasurer, Anna Pobar 
  • Village of Chama Representative
  • CTSRR Representative: Abigail Martinez
  • Committee Reports

Welcome Center Update: Kim Smith-Casford

Membership Committee: Karlee Phippen

Office Report: Leah Phone 

  • Old Business:

Business After HoursDecember 22, 2022, at Down Home Lodge

NYE Dance

Snowmobile Poker Run

Back Office usage for Sheriff’s Department

  • New Business:

Coat Drive

Rotary Membership

Friends of the Library Membership

  • Motion to Adjourn: Next Meeting, January 10, 2023

Board Meeting Updates

December 2022

The Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce had its December meeting on Tuesday, December 13th, at 5:30 pm at the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center. We voted in three new members to the Chamber and would like to welcome them publicly!

1. Land of Enchantment Guides

2. Rotary Club of the Chama Valley

3. Friends of the Chama Library

We are beginning to see an increase in winter travelers at the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center. We are looking forward to the upcoming snow, so these winter travelers will be more compelled to stay here in Chama! We are still looking for volunteers to help greet and interact with travelers at the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center! If you enjoy talking with new people, are friendly and knowledgeable about the area, and are interested in volunteering, we would love to have you help out. If you are interested or have any questions, please call 575-756-2306.

The Chamber is excited to have our Snowmobile Poker Run coming up soon! The Chamber is hosting this fundraiser for the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center the first weekend in March. We are looking for sponsors and donations. All of the proceeds go towards the continued operation of the welcome center. If you would like to donate a raffle or silent auction prize or be a donor for the event, please contact Leah Phone at 575-756-2306.

We want to help promote your business! If you have brochures or business cards that you would like displayed, please drop them off at the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center Tuesdays thru Saturdays from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. Did you know we also have digital advertising opportunities in the welcome center? We have four televisions dedicated to digital advertising for members and non-members. You can also advertise your business, events, etc., in our newsletter. If you want to learn more about advertising with us, call Leah Phone at 575-756-2306 or email 

With a rise in Covid cases, don’t forget that the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center has take-home Covid-19 tests for FREE! Stop by during business hours and get the tests you need for you and your family. 

Our next board meeting will be on Tuesday, January 10th, at 5:30 pm. The meeting will be at the Northern New Mexico Welcome Center, but please let us know if you would like to host one of our board meetings at your business. If a Zoom meeting is necessary, we will post the link on our social media pages for those who would like to attend. Everyone is welcome to attend our Chamber meetings, member or not. If there is an item you would like included on the agenda, please get in touch with Leah Phone at 575-756-2306 or by Friday, January 6th. Any changes to the meeting, including the agenda, will be posted on our social media pages. Follow and like the Chama Valley Chamber of Commerce and Welcome Center on Facebook and visitchamanm on Instagram!


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