New Mexico Department Of Workforce Solutions Receives 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award From IDG

ALBUQUERQUE The New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) has been named an honoree of a 2020 FutureEdge 50 Award from IDG’s CIO.
This prestigious honor is bestowed upon organizations pushing the edge with new technologies to advance their business for the future. NMDWS will accept this award at the AGENDA20 Conference taking place in March 2020.
The Department was selected for the 2020 FutureEdge 50 award for the technological advancements achieved with the newly launched “My Workforce Connection,” an innovative, personalized citizen self-service


LACDC Staff Gather For Annual Holiday Party

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation staff gather this evening for their annual holiday party, which included a white elephant gift exchange and ugly sweater contest. projectY cowork Community and Marketing Manager Christina McCormick won the ugliest sweater contest and the ugly sweaters tied for second place were worn by Los Alamos MainStreet Director Lauren McDaniel and Tiffany Harding from accounting. Courtesy photo 


On The Job In Los Alamos: At ProjectY Cowork

On the job in Los Alamos Monday is projectY cowork Community and Marketing Manager Christina McCormick. McCormick has been at projectY since early October and has a new membership opportunity for non-profit organizations. The ‘Hornig’ is a specialized plan designed for non-profits that includes full membership for $75 per month, access to space 15 days per month, seven hours of conference room use and mail service in which the member can use projectY cowork as their business address. projectY cowork is a coworking space at 150 Central Park Square that serves as a hub for startups, freelancers


EDD: Innovation Research (NMSBIR) Grants Awarded To Three New Mexico Technology Companies

EDD News:
SANTA FE Economic Development Secretary Alicia J. Keyes announced that three New Mexico companies will receive New Mexico Small Business Innovation Research (NMSBIR) Grants to help their businesses grow.
The NMSBIR Grant Program provides recipients additional resources to commercialize the technology developed using Federal SBIR funding. NMSBIR is designed to support local science and technology companies in achieving these goals.
The grant program was revamped in 2019 with a more technical and expert review of the business proposals. The initial


State Electronic Signature Contract Reached

DoIT Secretary Vincent Martinez, left, and the GSD announce the implementation of technology to allow for electronic signatures on state government documents. Courtesy/DoIT
DoIT News:
SANTA FE The Department of Information Technology (DoIT), in collaboration with General Services Department, is implementing technology to allow for electronic signatures on state government documents, DoIT Secretary Vincent Martinez and GSD Secretary Ken Ortiz have announced.
The benefits of e-signature technology include improved government efficiency and reduced paper


Alire Christmas Trees For Sale At K Of C Parking Lot

After the recent announcement in the Los Alamos Daily Post that Alire Christmas Trees wouldn’t be selling trees this year, owner Andrew Alire said he was inundated with requests to reconsider. Carson National Forest, El Rito District, had announced commercial permits for cutting Christmas trees would not be issued this year due to the potential threat to the Mexican spotted owl, which is listed under the Endangered Species Act. So, after so many requests, Alire decided to travel to Moriarty to try his luck obtaining trees. His venture proved successful, and he has set up his Christmas


NM Department Of Workforce Solutions Signs Career Pathway Agreement With The U.S. Forest Service

James Duran (left), and Secretary Bill McCamley. Courtesy photo
TAOS, NM Dec. 11, 2019, the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) signed an agreement with the U.S. Forest Service in Taos to provide a career pathway program for participants in the Rocky Mountain Youth Corps (RMYC).
RMYC is an AmeriCorps program where participants gain valuable experience in the skills that employers, like the U.S. Forest Service, need by maintaining public lands.
The program will involve staff from Carson National Forest Service, NMDWS, and RMYC working together to provide training


Nambe Drugs Offers Local Allergy Remedy AllerPops

AllerPops inventor Cliff Han, center left, with Nambe Drugs co-owner Tom Lovett and staff holding boxes of AllerPops at the pharmacy at 111 Central Park Square. Courtesy photo
Nambe Drugs, a family-owned pharmacy in Los Alamos and Santa Fe, is now carrying AllerPops, a natural allergy remedy that corrects the underlying cause of allergies instead of masking the symptoms.
“I think it’s going to be a very effective product. The people who suffer from allergies should give it a shot,” said Tom Lovett, a registered pharmacist and co-owner of Nambe Drugs. “Anyti


New Mexico Economic Development Department Outdoor Recreation Division Launches Website

Photo by Jay Hemphill


SANTA FE – The New Mexico Economic Development Department (EDD) Outdoor Recreation Division (ORD) launched Friday, Dec. 6 an independent website.

The new ORD site will be a valuable resource for outdoor recreation companies looking to expand or relocate, as well as nonprofits and government agencies looking to get involved with the division’s work.

Additionally, the website offers information including a full list of the ORD Advisory Committee as well as opportunities for volunteers.

“The Outdoor Recreation Division’s website and social platforms are


Spotlight On EB&T’s Uriah Cachora And Her Community Outreach Efforts

Assistant Vice President for Community Outreach Uriah Cachora at the Los Alamos Daily Post recently discussing her work at EB&T. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Uriah Cachora recently moved into a newly created position at Enterprise Bank and Trust. Her title is Assistant Vice President for Community Development and her mission is community outreach and education.

“This position was created for a person with ties to Northern New Mexico and who understood the market,” Cachora said. “It was a good fit because I was