The Alamogordo Center of Commerce provides opportunities for focused networking and professional development every month.

Networking Events

VIBE @ 5
Formerly known as Business After Hours
Vibe @ 5 is one of the Center’s most effective networking opportunities. Typically held the third Thursday of each month, this event provides our members the opportunity to connect, develop new leads and strengthen partnerships. Attendees can expect to learn more about the hosting business, engage in conversation, exchange business cards and enjoy light bites and refreshments.

Coffee & Connections
Formerly known as Food & Networking Club
On the 2nd Friday of each month, this meetup averages 40 attendees and provides our hosting members the opportunity to give a 20-minute presentation. Following the presentation, attending members will be able to give a 30-second spotlight to introduce themselves or their business.

Business Impact / Government Relations (BIGR)
This committee meets monthly, on the 2nd Tuesday of each month, to explore issues, events, and activities that have or could influence living, working, and even playing in the Alamogordo-Holloman AFB area.

You may join this meeting In-person or online via Zoom. Refer to our calendar of events on for the Zoom Link.

Member Ribbon Cuttings
We encourage anyone to attend, whether their a member or not. Keep an eye out for upcoming ribbon cuttings in our weekly newsletters, our Facebook page, and the Calendar of Events on

If you are a new member of the Alamogordo Center of Commerce or a member who has moved to a new location, we encourage you to schedule a ribbon cutting with us. We are excited to celebrate and do our part to ensure you have a successful event.


Our premier ambassador committee focuses on membership retention and growth by serving as the liaison between potential, new, and existing members and the Alamogordo Center of Commerce. Our STARS are comprised of three sub-committees including Junior STARS, Community Relations, and Membership Sustainability.
Meeting Time: 2nd Wednesday of the Month, 3:30 p.m. at the Center and via ZOOM.
Contact: Trisha Roberts, Chairperson, 575.223.2727

MainGate United
Provides unconditional support for the missions at Holloman Air Force Base, White Sands Missle Range, and Fort Bliss. They are made of six permanent service teams including Education, ​​Healthcare, Community Liaison, Land/Air Resources, Protocol, and Quality of Life.
Meeting time: 1st Tuesday of the Month at the 19th Hole, Desert Lakes Golf Course
Contact: Dr. Jim Klump, Chairperson,

Leadership Otero
Leadership Otero provides participants with a forum for sharing ideas and engaging in discussions that will enhance their understanding of the major challenges and opportunities in Alamogordo and Otero County. Each year, Leadership Otero students select a Legacy Project. Legacy Projects are meant to have a lasting impact on Alamogordo and Otero County for years to come.
Staff Contact: Michelle Gill,
Operations Manager, 575.437.6120

2022 Leadership Otero Packet

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