Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2012 New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards.
The New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards, modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, provide participating organizations with feedback on their strengths and their opportunities for improvement.
This feedback is based on the time-tested Baldrige Criteria for Performance Excellence, which provides an assessment framework to gauge organizational performance.
The awards, which will be awarded next spring, include:
- Piñon Recognition, commitmentto performance
Lou Santoro, left, is honored by Agency Field Executive James Medina on behalf of State Farm for his 35 years of service and leadership. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
Los Alamos businessman Lou Santoro was honored by State Farm Insurance recently for his years of leadership and service.
Agency Field Executive James Medina traveled to Santoro’s downtown Los Alamos office April 20 to personally thank him and present him with a special plaque for his 35 years of exemplary service with the worldwide organization.
“Lou is a leader within State
Tammy Larson. Courtesy/LVNS
Tammy Larson of Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service has been honored as the Texas & New Mexico Finance/Billing Person of the Year.
Larson is a lifelong resident of Los Alamos and has been active in the medical field the majority of her working life.
LVNS: “Tammy is a dedicated employee who always has our patient’s best interest at heart.”
- Oh, the Places You’ll Go! Dr. Seuss
- Travels, Michael Crichton
- Fire Gate Poems: a Journey of Spiritual Healing, Henry C. Finney*
- The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
- Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
- Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
- The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
- Remarkable, Elizabeth Foley
- Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
- The Things They Carried, Tim O’Brien
That familiar face behind the plants and flowers is longtime business leader Dave Fox preparing for the opening of his Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
Pajarito Greenhouse in White Rock is open 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday.
The 3,600 square feet of display area at the greenhouse is stocked to the brim with flor and fauna and ready for business.
Kathy Anderson checking out a plant. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
For 17 years, the greenhouse has provided the community with well-rooted, hardy plants in pots,
Courtesy/Los Alamos County
By Carol A. Clark
Work is underway on making contacts and seeking interest from potential additional retail tenants for the Trinity Site Revitalization Project to complement the Smith’s Marketplace store.
“It remains a somewhat difficult retail environment owing to the continuing effects of the 2008 recession, but we do have the positive of the Smith’s Marketplace desire to expand into Trinity,” said Bob Feinberg of Grubb & Ellis New Mexico.
Feinberg is leading the retail recruitment effort for the Trinity Site developer, North American Development
A presentation by distinguished patent attorney Rod D. Baker takes place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.
Baker’s presentation, “Changes to Patent Law and What It Might Mean to You” is sponsored by the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network and is open to the public.
Baker attended Los Alamos High School and has 24 years of experience in the law.
For the past 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights and related matters.
His experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications
Seven Los Alamos Historical Society staff and board members, from left, Rafi Andonian, Kathy Ankeny, Sharon Snyder, Ron Wilkins, Heather McClenahan, Judith Stauber and Schnitzel wear creative hats in support of the Los Alamos Creative District. Well, Schnitzel forgot his, but they let him be in the photo anyway. Courtesy Photo
David Yeamans put on an especially creative hat to support the Los Alamos Creative District plan. Courtesy Photo
Steve Romero dons a sporty hat in support of the Creative Distrct and his 18-month-old son Donovan Romero joins in with a colorfully artistic shirt. Courtesy
Arts County Business
Jeff Favorite models his creative hat in support of adoption of the Creative District Plan to be considered by the Los Alamos County Council Tuesday night. Learn more about this initiative on the web at www.creativenm.org. You too can support the Creative District. Send in a photo of you or your family and friends wearing your creative hats to email@example.com, and we’ll publish it in an upcoming edition of the Los Alamos Daily Post! Photo by Katy Korkos