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Refresh Your Knowledge of Partner Benefits at Partner Orientation

Refresh your knowledge about all the opportunities you have as a Visit Albuquerque Partner at Partner Orientation. Partners are welcome to learn how to make the most of your benefits. Partner Orientations will occur every third Wednesday of the month. Light refreshments will be provided. Don’t forget to bring your laptop with you for a live Partner Plaza demonstration!

When: Wednesday, June 21, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Visit Albuquerque Office (20 First Plaza NW, Suite 601, Albuquerque, NM 87102)

To reserve your spot, register here.

Become a Social Media Pro at Our Visit Albuquerque Educational Session

Want to make your business shine on social media? Attend our Visit Albuquerque Educational Session on social media best practices and strategies that you can apply to your own social media accounts. Hear from Visit Albuquerque’s Social Media Specialist Lara Brockway and select Partners who are taking the social media game to the next level. Light refreshments will be provided. RSVP is limited, so register now!

When: Monday, July 10, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Where: Visit Albuquerque Office (20 First Plaza NW, Suite 601, Albuquerque, NM 87102)

ACE Your Team’s Customer Service Skills and Knowledge of Albuquerque

Visit Albuquerque’s Albuquerque Community Experience (ACE) training program is designed to brush up your employees’ customer service skills and strengthen their knowledge about the city. Graduates of the program can answer guests’ questions about things to do and places to visit. The program also provides training on topics such as first impressions, effective communication and handling conflict.

Don’t miss your chance to attend an upcoming class:

July 12, 2023
Embassy Suites
1000 Woodward Pl. NE
9 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Aug. 9, 2023
JC’s New York Pizza Department
215 Central Ave. NW
8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

The cost is $25 per person for Partner businesses and $40 per person for non-Partners. Snacks will be provided along with water and coffee. To register, call Trish Hathoot at 505-908-8178 or send an email to
Graduates will be recognized as Albuquerque Community Experience professionals and will receive a complimentary Community Experience pass that allows each of them and one guest to visit attractions throughout the Albuquerque area. The value of each ACE experience pass is more than $500!
Seating is limited, so register your employees now!


Partner Kudos

Rude Boy Cookies Founder Represents Small Businesses in Washington, D.C.

Rude Boy Cookies founder and co-owner Michael Silva traveled to Washington, D.C., last month to represent small businesses in the Facebook Meta Boost Leaders Network. He was one of just 100 people invited. Mike met with Senators Ben Ray Lujan and Martin Heinrich and discussed what it’s like to own a small business.

Canteen Brewhouse Wins World Beer Cup Award

Canteen Brewhouse’s “Work of Heart” beer secured second place in the World Beer Cup Awards in the Sweet Stout or Cream Stout category. It was just one of four New Mexico beers to be recognized across all award categories. Congratulations!

AT&SF 2926 Locomotive Moves Under its Own Power for the First Time Since Restoration

In early May, the recently refurbished AT&SF 2926 Locomotive moved under its own power for the first time in decades. The train moved about half a mile to Tractor Brewing and back to its current home on 8th Street. Volunteers with the New Mexico Steam Locomotive and Railroad Historical Society have been working on the train for 20 years to get it running again.

The AT&SF 2926 locomotive moves under its own power

New Nuevo Opens New Location

New Nuevo, a gift shop featuring curated local goods, recently moved to a new location in Old Town. It opened last month. Congratulations!

Los Poblanos’ Gin Named 2023 Top Craft Gin

Los Poblanos’ Botanical Spirits gin was named the No. 4 Best Craft Gin for 2023 in the USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. The gin uses botanicals grown on Los Poblanos’ organic farm in Albuquerque. Congratulations!

Visit Albuquerque Partners Nominated for USA Today 10Best Awards

Two Visit Albuquerque Partners were nominated for USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards. Eldora Chocolate is up for best chocolate shop, and Rude Boy Cookies is competing for best cookie shop. You can vote daily for these businesses through June 26. Sawmill Market is up for best food hall. Vote daily in this competition through July 3.

Flyby Provisions Celebrates One Year

Flyby Provisions is celebrating its first birthday this month. The gift shop opened its brick and mortar location Downtown on June 3, 2022. Congratulations!

12th Street Tavern Celebrates One Year

12th Street Tavern is celebrating its first birthday this month. The restaurant hosted a special celebration last weekend to mark the occasion. Congratulations!



Manage Your Reputation on Social Media

Responding to negative online reviews or feedback about your business can build trust with customers. Learn how to better manage your social media reputation in a way that upholds your brand values and makes customers feel heard.


Partner Opportunities

Promote Your Business to Balloon Fiesta Visitors

After its popularity last year, Visit Albuquerque is publishing a City Guide that will include coupons, a full calendar of events and helpful information about things to do and see in Albuquerque. The special booklet will be distributed to more than 30,000 visitors during Balloon Fiesta. Including a coupon in this City Guide is a great way to introduce your business to new visitors and drive increased business. In order to be included in the booklet, please fill out this submission form no later than July 31, 2023. There is no charge to include your coupon! If you have any questions please contact or 505-222-4314.
You also can purchase a half-page or full-page ad in the City Guide to boost your business even more during Balloon Fiesta. For more details on prices, take a look at the City Guide Rate Card. To secure your place in the City Guide, contact before July 31.

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Advertise on Visit Albuquerque’s Website with DTN

It’s easy to get more exposure for your business on Visit Albuquerque’s website. In partnership with DTN, Visit Albuquerque offers seamless ads that integrate with our website’s content to make your ad feel natural. With a variety of paid advertising opportunities throughout our website, we have options fit for businesses of every size, scope, and scale to capitalize on the fantastic visitor traffic that Visit Albuquerque is bringing to our market.

If you’re interested, contact DTN at or (855) 801-5905. For more information, click here.

Submit Your Current Coupons 

Coupons can be a great way to drive traffic to your business. If you have a current coupon or special running, please submit it to us so we can list it on our highly visited and shared Specials & Coupons page. We also promote these specials and coupons during special events, meetings and conventions being hosted in Albuquerque.

Click here to submit your current coupons and specials. 

Submit Your Events to the ABQ365 Events Calendar 

Visit Albuquerque’s ABQ365 Events Calendar offers a great opportunity to promote your events! The one-stop, all-ABQ encompassing calendar features primarily arts, entertainment and culture-focused events, appealing to both locals and visitors. 

Event listings offer a great opportunity for additional exposure and promotion, and can help keep your business top-of-mind – for free! 

Click here to get started.

Tell Us What’s New

We want to help you share your new initiatives. If you are offering a new type of service or concept, a new product, or have anything else exciting or new going on, we want to hear about it! Send anything and everything to


Visit Albuquerque Staff Spotlight

Ceela McElveny, Vice President of Marketing & Communications

Ceela McElveny is the Vice President of Marketing & Communications at Visit Albuquerque. Her favorite part of the job is working on creative marketing and advertising campaigns that raise awareness of Albuquerque. “I’m proud to help shine a spotlight on my hometown and showcase its cultural vibrancy, scenic beauty and rich history,” Ceela said. She believes the most successful marketing and communications professionals are interested in anything and curious about everything. “Connections are everywhere, and you never know what will inspire your next idea,” Ceela said. “Being well-rounded, instead of narrowing your interests to one specialty, will make you a better professional and a better person.” Ceela is excited about the progress being made in Albuquerque, particularly the city becoming a tech sector leader and a film production hub.

Headshot of Vice President of Marketing and Communications Ceela McElveny


Featured Partners

Print Your Graphics at FastSigns

FASTSIGNS Albuquerque Northwest is your signage, graphics and visual communications partner. Visit Albuquerque Partners get a special 10% discount and free local delivery on orders of $150 or more. Call today to secure your deal!  

9664 Eagle Ranch Rd.
Ste. 6
Albuquerque, NM 87114  




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Unbelievable Pass

Calling local breweries, entertainment and restaurant businesses to participate in a digital passport program developed to help local businesses with no cost to participate. The Unbelievable Pass will be the premier deals pass for Albuquerque and the perfect cure for cabin fever.

Email for more information.


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Thank You Visit Albuquerque Partners

Thank you to our Visit Albuquerque Partners for helping make the June Business Exchange a success!

People network at the June 2023 Visit Albuquerque Business Exchange


New & Renewing Partners 

Thanks To Our New And Renewing Partners  

Visit Albuquerque’s Partners help support our mission to market the city as a top-choice destination for leisure travel, meetings and sporting events. Our thanks to the following Partners that recently joined or renewed their partnership with Visit Albuquerque. We appreciate your commitment to making Albuquerque a great place to live and to visit!

New Partners

Renewing Partners