Making a gift to the Hobbs Chamber can be done by anyone at any time. We’re not only a local business association, we’re a community institution that must persist. Your gift will ensure our sustainability.
Mission: State-line Welcome Center & Hobbs Chamber Offices
The Hobbs Chamber of Commerce serves as the community’s – indeed the state’s – visitor and newcomer center for Hobbs from its location at 400 N. Marland Blvd. (U.S. Hwy 62/180), and it desires to transform the first impression visitors and new residents receive when they cross the state line. As it relates to traffic entering New Mexico on 62/180, the Hobbs Chamber would be much more effective as the “welcome mat” if:
• its building was on the same side of the road as westbound traffic;
• it were housed at a location preceding the major Navajo bypass and imminent southeast bybass, as well as the Bender, Sanger and Marland arterials; and
• there were adequate parking, as well as access and egress, for those with trucks and recreational vehicles.
The Hobbs Chamber’s longevity hinges on its relevance and its value. The Hobbs Chamber, in its role of promoting commerce, community and character, is more valuable to Hobbs if it is located where it will enhance community development and provide visitors and newcomers with a more satisfying experience. We believe there is no better location than a three-acre tract east of the K.L. Towle Rest Area Park and on the north side of U.S. Hwy 62/180. These three acres have been donated by VMJ Inc., a family-owned business of the children of Vernon "Cowboy" and Marcella (Lloyd) Jones.
A capital campaign is underway to raise $2 million for the construction of a facility that will serve the members of the Hobbs Chamber of Commerce, but especially that will adequately serve the many westward motorists entering our great state.