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LAHS 5th Annual Career Fair Wednesday

on October 23, 2017 - 5:32am

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School will host its 5th Annual Career Fair noon to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 25 in the Auxiliary Gymnasium. 

Los Alamos community members representing a variety of careers have committed to attend this year’s event and share their experiences with students. Representatives from UNM-LA, Northern New Mexico College and Santa Fe Community College, as well as Workforce Solutions and the military also are participating in the career fair.

Students can enter drawings for prizes by attending and meeting with the career representatives.

Ingram Spark Director Robin Cutler Speaks Oct. 27

on October 23, 2017 - 5:08am
Robin Cutler
 
NMBC News:
 
Robin Cutler, director of Ingram Spark, will speak to the New Mexico Book Co-op on Ingram Spark and other book related questions and trends.
 
Ingram is the world’s largest book distributor. The lunch is Friday, Oct. 27, at Golden Corral on San Mateo in Albuquerque.
 
The meeting starts at noon but people come as early as 11 a.m. to network and have lunch. Each attendee pays for their own lunch and is expected to pay and partake of the lunch bar. The lunch is open to the public and beginners in the book business are encouraged to attend.
 
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McQuiston: Importance Of Equipment Breakdown Coverage

on October 22, 2017 - 5:48am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency
 
One insurance coverage that is extremely important to property owners – and is sometimes overlooked – is Equipment Breakdown Coverage.
 
Equipment Breakdown insurance has been available for commercial property owners for quite a while, but it is now commonly available as an endorsement to homeowner and rental dwelling policies.
 
This valuable line of protection typically covers three types of losses:
  • Electrical breakdown
  • Mechanical breakdown
  • Rupture, bursting, bulging, implosion, or steam explosion
And this definition leads to a couple of commonly

Equifax Breach Follow-Up: How Vulnerable Is NM?

on October 21, 2017 - 10:36am
WALLETHUB News:
 
With Equifax losing its $7 million anti-fraud contract with the IRS after a major data breach at the credit bureau exposed the confidential information of more than 145 million American consumers, the free credit-monitoring website WalletHub today released its in-depth analysis identifying 2017’s States Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft & Fraud.

To determine where Americans are most susceptible to such crimes, WalletHub’s analysts compared the 50 states and the District of Columbia across eight key metrics.

Speakers, Topics Announced For 50 Communication Hacks In Santa Fe – A WriterGal Event Nov. 3

on October 21, 2017 - 8:07am
50 Communication Hacks educational business communication forum is Nov. 3. Courtesy photo
 
WRITER GAL News:
 
SANTA FE  Speakers and topics have been announced for the Nov. 3 WriterGal Network, LLC, event, 50 Communication Hacks.
 
50 Communication Hacks is a fast-paced, educational business communication forum featuring insider tips, tricks and unique approaches for successful branding, promotion, marketing and more.

New Mexico House Republicans To Jeff Bezos: We Stand Ready To Partner With Amazon!

on October 20, 2017 - 6:05pm

Minority Floor Leader Nate Gentry

NM HOUSE GOP News:

SANTA FE – Nineteen New Mexico House Republican representatives sent a letter today to Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos to promote Albuquerque’s bid to host Am

azon’s new North American headquarters.

In their letter, the representatives cited New Mexico’s location, cultural and recreational opportunities, and the presence of two national laboratories as key assets. They also pledged their willingness to work on business-friendly policies, including tax reform, as well as continued support for important state incentive programs such as the Local

LANB Employees Evacuate Due To Burning Odor

on October 20, 2017 - 4:33pm

A line of Los Alamos National Bank employees wait in the bank parking lot this afternoon while Los Alamos Firefighters check out a burning electrical odor permeating inside the building at 1200 Trinity Dr. Los Alamos Market President Liddie Martinez explained the burning electrical odor set off the building's alarm around 1:10 p.m. and the fire department immediately responded to the scene. Martinez said the fire department did a full sweep of the building but the smell was concentrated to the second floor.

Letter To The Editor: Thank You Cheryl Sowder!

on October 20, 2017 - 10:47am
By Cheryl and Morrie Pongratz
Los Alamos

Congratulations to Cheryl Sowder for her 38 years of successful ownership of The Finishing Touch—but it’s no surprise!

Every project Finishing Touch has completed for us has been professionally executed and thoroughly delightful—even the last one that required Cheryl to pursue for a full year to finally get satisfaction on a product complaint on our behalf. She incurred considerable business expense but didn’t give up until the customer was satisfied.

This is the kind of service Los Alamos has received at The Finishing Touch.

Wiemann: Put Retirement Week Lessons To Work

on October 20, 2017 - 8:06am
Information provided by
Shelly A. Wiemann
Edward Jones

To raise public awareness about the importance of saving for retirement, Congress has designated the third week of October as National Save for Retirement Week. What lessons can you learn from this event?

First of all, save early – and save often. Too many people put off saving for retirement until they are in their late 40s – and even their 50s.

Secret City Kitchen Serves Up Tasty Fare

on October 20, 2017 - 8:05am

Jeremy Varela, owner of Secret City Kitchen, serves up a meal at the restaurant. Photo by Serenity Maestas/ladailypost.com

By SERENITY MAESTAS
Los Alamos Daily Post
Student Intern

Secret City Kitchen is one of Los Alamos’ secret restaurants and it's located in Building 2 on the University of New Mexico-Los Alamos campus.

High school and college students of Los Alamos consider this one of the best places to go to for lunch, since their location is convenient and their prices are affordable.

Secret City Kitchen opened in September 2015. Jeremy Varela is the owner.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Animal Clinic of Los Alamos

on October 19, 2017 - 4:12pm

On the job in Los Alamos are Julie Kliesch DVM and Veterinary Technician Will Finn during a wellness checkup with 9-year-old Yorkshire Terrier Tyrone today at the Animal Clinic of Los Alamos at 127-B Eastgate Dr. Tyrone is the well known newshound associated with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LASCU Celebrates International Credit Union Day

on October 19, 2017 - 3:52pm

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union staff serves a barbecue lunch to members today at their 1900 Diamond Dr. location in celebration of International Credit Union Day. From left, CEO Matt Schmidt, Loan Officer Bethany Hayward, Member Service Representative Robin Desjardins and Executive Vice President Diane Smith. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

LASCU Executive Vice President Diane Smith chats with credit members during today's barbecue lunch. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com

A crowd begins to gather for a barbecue lunch served by Matt Schmidt and Bethany Hayward today at Los

Homewise Receives $15 Million In Federal Bonds

on October 19, 2017 - 6:17am
NMH News:
 
New Mexico’s Homewise, Inc., a home ownership non-profit, has received a $15 million bond loan to finance and refinance affordable single-family mortgages for New Mexicans. 

The U.S. Department of Treasury issued two guarantees totaling $245 million under the Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) Bond Guarantee Program.
 
The guarantees were issued on behalf of nine Eligible CDFIs under the fiscal year 2017 round of the program. The CDFI Bond Guarantee Program provides long-term, fixed-rate capital for projects in low-income urban, rural, and Native communities. 

SFCC School Of Business Open House Nov. 2

on October 19, 2017 - 5:34am
SFCC News:
 
Santa Fe Community College hosts School of Business Open House 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 2 in Room LL322. 
 
Meet the faculty, learn about the degrees and certificates offered and get on-the-spot advisement for the Spring semester.
 
For more information, contact Chair of the Business Department Kathleen Finn-Brown, 428.1745 or kathleen.finnbrown@sfcc.edu.

Los Alamos Medical Center PINKS IT OUT For October Breast Cancer Awareness Month!

on October 18, 2017 - 6:48pm

Be Bold. Be Fearless. Be Brave. Los Alamos Medical Center staff PINKS IT OUT for October Breast Cancer Awareness Month as they support the fighters, celebrate the survivors and honor those who have lost their lives. Every Tuesday during the month of October, LAMC staff wears pink in honor of the men and women who have or have had breast cancer and to remind everyone that early detection is the best protection.

Cruiser's Custom Embroidery Celebrates Grand Opening

on October 18, 2017 - 5:27pm

County Councilors James Chrobocinski, left, and Antonio Maggiore, right, help Mike Luna, owner of Cruiser's Custom Embroidery, middle, cut the ceremonial red ribbon on his new business Tuesday. Courtesy photo

LACDC News: 

Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery celebrated opening its new location Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting attended by County Councilors and fellow business owners.

EM Manager Doug Hintze Briefs RCLC Board

on October 18, 2017 - 11:11am

Doug Hintze, head of Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office addresses Regional Coalition of LANL Communities board members Friday at their quarterly meeting in Espanola. Photo by Maire O'Neill/ladailypost.com
 
By MAIRE O’NEILL
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Topping the list of main priorities for Fiscal Year 2017 is enhancing oversight and maintaining focus on safety, efficiency and transparency, said Doug Hintze, manager of the Department of Energy’s Environmental Management at the Los Alamos Field Office.

Hintze told board members at the Regional

Home Country: Successful Business

on October 18, 2017 - 7:34am
Home Country
By SLIM RANDLES
 
Ran into Herb Collins the other day down by the school. He volunteers there, from time to time, helping kids with their math homework, and trying to recruit future members of The Great World of Business.
 
He loved business, back in the days when he lived in the city and ran the pawn shop. For years now, ever since he hung up his jeweler’s loupe, he’s told us that there was an excitement to making the right deal.
 
“It has to be right for the customer and for me, or it isn’t right at all,” Herb always says.

Governor Susana Martinez, Raytheon Cut Ribbon On New Albuquerque Manufacturing Facility

on October 18, 2017 - 7:30am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Monday, Gov. Susana Martinez joined Raytheon for the ribbon-cutting ceremony on the company's new Albuquerque manufacturing facility.
 
The expanded operations will continue to support key missions for the U.S. military and coalition partners.
 
"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," Martinez said. "We will continue to make our state the best place to live, work and raise a family so that we can continue to create opportunities for New Mexicans."
 
The

New Mexico Ranks 34th On Tax Competitiveness

on October 17, 2017 - 11:58am
 
TAX FOUNDATION News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  New Mexico has the 34th most competitive tax code in the nation, according to the Tax Foundation’s newly-released 2018 State Business Tax Climate Index.
 
This annual report measures how well each state’s tax code is structured, analyzing over 100 tax variables in five different tax categories: corporate, individual income, sales, property, and unemployment insurance.
 
The breakdown of New Mexico’s 2018 ranking is as follows (1st is best, 50th worst):
  • Overall Tax Climate: 34
  • Corporate Tax Structure: 24
  • Individual Income Tax Structure: 35

Growing Quantum Dot Manufacturer, UbiQD, Named Breakout Labs Portfolio Company

on October 17, 2017 - 7:10am

Photo of the UbiQD team taken at its recent September board of directors meeting a short walk from the quantum dot company’s headquarters in Los Alamos. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD, Inc. News:

  • The Thiel Foundation is supporting development of UbiQD’s solar concentrator technology

UbiQD, Inc., a New Mexico-based quantum dot manufacturer, announced today that it has been recognized as one of the newest portfolio companies in Breakout Labs, a fund within the Thiel Foundation that finances and nurtures early-stage science-based companies.

DOE Awards Contract For Liquid Waste Services At Savannah River Site

on October 15, 2017 - 7:14am
DOE News:
 
CINCINNATI, Ohio The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Thursday announced the award of a contract to Savannah River EcoManagement, LLC for Savannah River Site Liquid Waste Services.
 
The contract is cost-plus-award-fee and includes an indefinite-delivery indefinite-quantity contract line item. The total estimated value of the contract is approximately $4.7 billion. The period of performance includes a base period of seven years (including a transition period of 90 days) and an option period of three years. Three proposals were received in response to the solicitation.
 

Halloweekend: Treat For Business And Family Alike!

on October 15, 2017 - 7:11am

LACDC News:
 
Downtown Los Alamos will become a pedestrian only frenzy of Trick-or-Treaters, 4-6 p.m., Friday, Oct. 27!
 
Last year, Los Alamos business owners saw more than 5,000 kids and adults swarm by their booths and store-fronts for hands-full of candy and a chance to grab fun promotional items.
 
To register your business to be included on the Halloweekend map and to participate in the Trick-or-Treating fun, sign up through www.losalamosmainstreet.com/ events/halloweekend by Friday, Oct. 20

Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on October 14, 2017 - 6:21am
A local mail delivery man enjoys a break to buy fresh produce at the Farmers Market in downtown Los Alamos. Courtesy Photo
 
Beautiful produce at Thursday's Farmers Market. Courtesy photo
 
Local farmers display their goods. Courtesy photo
 
Matt Romero, left, gives service with a smile. Courtesy photo
 
This pair sells roasted chile. Courtesy photo

Longest Yard Sale In New Mexico To Draw Bargain Shoppers And Leaf Peepers Oct. 21-22

on October 14, 2017 - 6:13am
 
JMTS News:
 
JEMEZ SPRINGS — The Jemez Mountain Trail Sale will draw more than 150 vendors and leaf peepers to the Jemez Valley 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., Oct. 21-22 to sell and buy new and used items and enjoy priceless views of the changing fall colors along the Jemez Mountain Trail Scenic Byway (N.M. 4).
 
The 14th annual Jemez Mountain Trail Sale – the longest yard sale in New Mexico – begins at San Ysidro near the intersection of N.M. 550 and N.M. 4 and continues 12 miles past Jemez Springs to La Cueva. The sale covers more than 30 miles.
 
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