laboratory expertise can seek assistance from scientists or engineers at Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories. Such projects include testing, design consultation, and access to special equipment. Rebecca Coel-Roback, (505) 667-1710, email@example.com
Santa Fe Institute – (505) 984-8800, www.santafe.edu The Santa Fe Institute is a private, nonprofit, independent research and education center founded in 1984 for multidisciplinary collaborations in the physical, biological, computational and social sciences. Understanding of complex adaptive systems is critical to addressing key environmental, technological, biological, economic and political challenges. The institute is devoted to creating a new kind of scientific research community emphasizing multidisciplinary collaboration in pursuit of understanding the common themes that arise in natural, artificial and social systems.
National Center for Genome Resources (NCGR)
(505) 983-5314, www.ncgr.org Since its inception in 1994, NCGR, a nonprofit, bio-informatics research center, has devoted itself to pursuing research in the scientific community and catalyzing collaborative projects that contribute to improvements in agriculture, health and quality of life.
Sandia National Laboratories – http://www.sandia.gov/working_
The Small Business Assistance Program (NMSBAP) – is specifically for New Mexico small business and it provides up to $10,000 worth of technical assistance annually per business in rural New Mexico and $5,000 in Bernalillo County at no charge for the work of a scientist or engineer at Sandia. Sandia’s Mentor/ Protégé Program matches volunteer mentors with small business protégés to create an advisory relationship focused on business development goals, i.e, effective
presentation, training, competitive process workshops and more.
Three interstate highways intersect the state – Interstate 40 (eastwest), Interstate 10 (east-west), and Interstate 25 (north-south).
The New Mexico Rail Runner Express began commuter rail service from Albuquerque to Santa Fe in December 2008. www.nmrailrunner. com. The Amtrak Southwest Chief runs daily between Chicago and Los Angeles. The closest Amtrak station to Santa Fe is Lamy (18 miles). www.amtrak.com/southwest-chief-train
Albuquerque, NM 54 Dallas, TX 698 Denver, CO 322 El Paso, TX 305 Houston, TX 894 Las Vegas, NV 585 Lubbock, TX 310 Midland/ Odessa, TX 400 Oklahoma City, OK 525 Phoenix, AZ 515 Salt Lake City, UT 540 Topeka, KS 657 Tucson, AZ 575
Albuquerque International Airport (one hour south of Santa Fe via Interstate 25) is served by 11 major carriers and offers nonstop service to 28 cities http://www.abqsunport.com/.
Santa Fe Municipal Airport offers daily commercial flights to Denver
and Dallas that connect to and from anywhere in the world. http:// www.santafenm.gov/airport. The airport is also home to nearly 200 based general aviation aircraft and 11 military fixed and rotorwing aircraft (NM Air National Guard).
American Airlines – nonstop jet service from Dallas/ Ft. Worth
United Airlines – nonstop jet service from Denver, (800) 864-8331
CHAMBER PARTNER PROGRAMS
MIX Santa Fe mixsantafe.com – is a structure for interaction and collaboration among inspired individuals, entrepreneurs, innovators, businesses and organizations. Through monthly events that showcase talent and local resources, MIX provides an avenue for personal contact and networking. Through innovative web tools, social media and microstimulus, MIX provides a mechanism for the development of ideas, businesses and projects with corollary opportunities for promotion, recognition and start-up funding.
Leadership Santa Fe – leadershipsantafe.org - Leadership Santa Fe’s array of programs are designed to enhance leadership resources for the community of Santa Fe. We accomplish this by giving civic-minded people a vehicle for their community-oriented energies, and providing access to community leaders and policymakers by offering two programs — The Adult Program and the Youth Leadership Santa Fe Program.
In the Adult Program, 30 Leadership Santa Fe participants will, over the course of eight months, attend workshops focused on building leadership skills and sessions dedicated to various civic awareness
topics. Participants meet with established leaders in county and city governments, business, education, human services and the arts, and explore ways to meet the challenges of Santa Fe’s future.
The Youth Program ( started fall of 2014) provides 30 9th, 10th and 11th graders the opportunity to enroll in the Santa Fe Community College and earn up to three college credits and one dual highschool credit ( school dependent) for nine Saturdays that will focus on civic and community issues, a ropes challenge course, and leadership development.
This integrated form of leadership building ensures that individuals identify their strengths as leaders in the community, learn how to work with others to find sustainable solutions and cultivate a network of community leaders.
Leadership Santa Fe is a program of the Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce.
Bienvenidos was chartered in 1961 as the Women’s Division of the Chamber of Commerce; it was renamed Bienvenidos in 1995. The primary function of Bienvenidos is to serve the thousands of visitors from all over the world who come to Santa Fe. From early May through the second week in October, members operate the Plaza Tourist Information Booth. Bienvenidos functions with generous support from the Chamber of Commerce, local banks and businesses. Monthly luncheon meetings with speakers are held from February through December, excluding June and July. The speakers, from various businesses and organizations in Santa Fe, provide valuable information, which volunteers use while working in the Information Booth. Bienvenidos has nearly 100 members and is truly one of Santa Fe’s premier volunteer organizations.
For more information, contact: Joella Mortillaro, (505) 695-0160, firstname.lastname@example.org.