There has been a Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce since November 15, 1892; however, it has been known as the Eddy Club, the Union Club, the Commercial Club and finally the Chamber of Commerce in 1928. Our Chamber was also designated a State of New Mexico Visitor Information Center in July 2009.
The community of Carlsbad has been a part of the southeastern New Mexico landscape since 1888, when it was established as the Town of Eddy - a name given in honor of Charles B. Eddy, a prominent force in the founding of the city we know today. With the enhancement of area mineral springs, and their beneficial medicinal uses, the settlement's moniker was ultimately changed to Carlsbad, after the famed European spa, "Karlsbad." Carlsbad was designated as a city in 1918. The monumental discoveries of the region's caverns and the establishment of the Carlsbad Caverns National Park in 1930 led to worldwide appreciation of the Carlsbad community. Many historical pictures and facts on Carlsbad may be found at www.nearlovingsbend.net.
We have a long history with our local tourist attractions and businesses. In fact, the Chamber played a big role in President Calvin Coolidge’s Proclamation on October 25, 1923 which set aside the Carlsbad Cave National Monument and again in 1929 to change the designation to a National Park. The Carlsbad Chamber of Commerce is a strong supporter of the potash industry, the Waste Isolation Pilot Project, and the oil and gas industry.
We’re located at 302 S. Canal Street --- where US Highways 62/180 and 285 meet; also known as the corner of Greene and Canal Streets. Our office hours are Monday from 9 am to 5 pm and Tuesday through Friday from 8 am to 5 pm. Our main entrance is on the south side of the building (near Wendy's). Please come see us!