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First News Summer 2005

Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico

   Small town life and beautiful scenery are what brought many newcomers to Southern Colorado and Northern New Mexico. And that’s why most natives don’t stray too far, or if they do, they often return to retire. While most of us living here would agree that the benefits of living in a small town far outweigh the negatives, there is one frustration common to natives and newcomers alike – where to find good, reliable workers. The Trinidad Business Group (TBG) was formed to help consumers unearth this dying breed. Most of us have heard someone say: “Why don’t businesses return my phone call? After all, I’m just trying to keep my money in the community! And why is it that they cannot call to tell me they’re running late, if they even come at all?” These kinds of incidents prompted four local business owners (see photo caption) to create the Trinidad Business Group in early 2005. The 28 current members are very comfortable referring fellow members because of the expectations spelled out in the group’s mission statement, which in part states that each local business admitted into the group must agree to deal with their customers ethically and professionally. And if they don’t, the group wants to hear about it so that corrective measures can be taken!

Founders of the Trinidad Business Group: Ed Trommeter/Town & Country Real Estate, Tim Crisler/Nationwide Floor & Window Coverings, Bill Gordon/Gordon Inspections, Pam Martin/G&P Pure Air & Water, at The Main Street Bakery with owner and member, Steve Violante.

   So, if you’re looking for a handyman, seamless gutters, or a massage therapist, to name a few, then call the Trinidad Business Group at 845-0000. They are also currently accepting applications for businesses not yet represented, and while only one member is accepted for any given business category, they also keep a waiting list, should a vacancy occur. The TBG meets at El Capitan Restaurant every other Thursday from 7:30 to 9:00 a.m. In August, meetings will occur on the 11th and 25th.

   As a consumer, your worries about finding a reputable company are finally over. Call us for a referral on any type of business — we’ll steer you in the right direction. You can be assured that your needs will be addressed in a professional and timely manner.


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