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Quality New Mexico Accepting Examiner Applications

QUALITY NEW MEXICO News:

Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the Board of Examiners through May 31.

Examiners are volunteers who, working in teams, review applications submitted to the New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards program, administered by Quality New Mexico.

The awards program recognizes New Mexico business, government, education, health care and nonprofit organizations for their commitment, progress, or achievement in performance excellence.

The program is modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, using the same Baldrige Criteria for


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Rumors of Smith’s Demise Seem Greatly Exaggerated…

Corporate officials state that Smith’s Food & Drug in White Rock will remain open for business despite rumors to the contrary. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Rumors that Smith’s in White Rock is closing down have escalated considerably over the last two weeks among customers and employees alike.

The panic seemed to reach a fever pitch Thursday with some customers vowing to circulate petitions asking everyone living in White Rock to boycott the Los Alamos store in protest.

Smith’s Public Affairs Vice President Marsha Gilford set the record


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Bilingual Montessori Students Given ‘Undeniable Advantage’

Courtesy/Montessori

By Kirsten Laskey

The Bilingual Montessori School is on a roll. Since opening its doors in 2008, enrollment has escalated, the location has changed and expanded and Owner Odalys González Fernández has earned a Success Client Award from the Small Business Development Center in 2008

Just what are the secrets behind the school’s success?

“We are known for having a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and nurturing environment,” Fernández said. “What we give parents foremost is peace of mind. We work with parent’s needs, wants, fears and desires. We operate


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‘EVERYTHING Matters’ Talk is Thursday at The Hive

 

THE HIVE News:

James Glover will present at talk at 6:30 p.m. at The Hive in White Rock.

Glover is the founding partner of The Idea Group and is a branding, marketing and media expert.

Over the past 10 years, Glover has worked with many New Mexico clients to develop strategic plans and branding initiatives. He recently launched “Once a Day Marketing,” his daily video blog featured on SantaFe.com to provide knowledge, strategy and inspiration for companies to market every day.

When it comes to branding, everything matters.

In today’s competitive world, a brand matters even more as consumers


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Youth Set Record for Business Grant Applications

LACDC News:

Youth interested in starting a summer business this year have set a record for the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s annual Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP.)

This year, 25 youth have submitted applications to the program, including 14 applicants from Los Alamos, nine from Espanola and two from Pojoaque.

The YBGP provides grants of up to $400 to youth, ages 13-19, who want to experience the rewards of starting a summer business.

The program has provided more than 240 young entrepreneurs with grants since 1985.

Past participants report learning valuable


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Legendary Black Hole is Liquidating Inventory

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The Black Hole of Los Alamos is holding a liquidation sale. The legendary enterprise has the world’s most diverse stock of used scientific equipment, electronics, lab supplies, nuclear by-products, surplus items and materials.

Located at 4015 Arkansas St., the Black Hole has more than 17,000-square-feet of pre-owned test equipment and laboratory supplies.

The Black Hole has provided materials to more than 500 Universities and Research Institutions around the world as well as technical props for eight major motion pictures.

Average Annual Sales the past


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Youth Entrepreneur Program Seeks Mentors

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) in conjunction with UNM-LA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is providing a unique opportunity to youth in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque to experience the rewards of starting a business.

The Youth Business Grant Program will provide up to $400 to enterprising young business people, ages 13-19, who want to start a business this summer.

Will You Support the Youth Business Grant Program? This program relies on the support of local business people. We are seeking volunteers to support


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Pilates Helps Local Woman Eliminate Pain

Photo by Minesh Bacrania

By Mandy Marksteiner

Gloria Cordova was rear-ended while driving her car, giving her whiplash. Every morning since the accident, she has suffered from a severe headache and pain radiating from the back of her head, down her neck and into her back.

Although the soreness usually dissipated by the middle of the day, she would experience vertigo whenever she looked up or down, and she could never fully relax. 

“When I was at rest I would realize that my neck was killing me and my headache was still there,” she said. “It really did affect my entire day.”

Cordova, 73, was afraid


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Players Compete in Chamber’s Charity Tournament

The gross first place foursome was that of Raichert, Binger, Rodriguez and Quartieri in this year’s Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament held Friday at Black Mesa. Proceeds from the event go to support United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Katy Korkos
 
Golf scores indicate some skilled players participated in Friday’s charitable tournament. Photo by Katy Korkos
Second place in the tournament went to the team of Bouman, Fox, Howze and Montoya. Photo by Katy Korkos
Linda Deck won a prize for “closest to the pin” on hole number 8 and E. Maez got closest

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Pajarito Brewpub & Grill to Open in Mari-Mac!

Exterior rendering of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill opening later this year in the former Blockbuster space in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Courtesy/PB&G

By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Jemez Mountains are the inspiration for a new restaurant coming to the Mari-Mac Shopping Center that is designed to blend the rustic and rugged outdoors with a clean modern edge.

Patrick Mockler-Wood and Catherine Mockler have partnered with Pawel and Dorota Listwan, all local entrepreneurs, to establish the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in the former Blockbuster space at 614 Trinity Dr.


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