Local Shoppers Win Big During Los Alamos And White Rock Small Business Saturday

From left, Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, Dave Volk of CB FOX receiving a $1,000 check for being the merchant that sold the Blue Bucks grand prize raffle ticket, Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez, and the grand prize winner of the EB&T Blue Bucks drawing is Dave Fuehne. Courtesy/Chamber

Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann with the Grinch aka Dave Fuehne. Courtesy/Chamber


The holiday shopping season kicked off  Nov. 30 in Los Alamos and White Rock with Small Business Saturday.

This year, a few lucky shoppers also won big in the Enterprise Bank


On The Job In Los Alamos: At Gadgets Inside BSM

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon at Gadgets inside the Bradbury Science Museum at 15th Street and Central Avenue are volunteer Ronaele Freestone, left, and Gadgets Store Manager Shari Foley. The one-of-a-kind store is stocked full of unique products for holiday shoppers including Manhattan Project era books, t-shirts and vests with LANL logos like the one Foley is wearing in sizes up to 3X, stuffed animals, coffee cups. Christmas tree ornaments and much more. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Rotary: Scientist Ryan Toma Shares Viome Research

At the Dec. 3 Rotary Club meeting, research scientist Ryan Toma of Viome described the three-year-old company’s research and success as it uses a systems biology approach, an individual’s microbiome (‘gut’) and metabolism, to reduce and prevent chronic disease, which now accounts for roughly 90 percent of today’s healthcare services. Viome is a spin-off from Los Alamos National Laboratory; its testing leads to personalized recommendations for nutrition and lifestyle. Viome offers tests in gut intelligence, food sensitivity, gene expression intelligence and saliva intelligence,


Santa Claus Makes Annual Visit To CB FOX

To ensure Santa knows exactly what he wants for the holidays, Calvin Priedhorsky shares his book with him. Santa, aka Dave Fox, met with youngsters Saturday morning at CB FOX. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

A line of families wait their turn to visit with Santa. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Griffin McCable has a chat with Santa. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


New Mexico First Issues Data For Decision-Making

NMF News:
ALBUQUERQUE New Mexico First, a nonpartisan organization committed to engaging New Mexicans in public policy and civic life, has released a report on Building a New Mexico Infrastructure for Data-Informed Decision-Making.
It is important to recognize there is not a “one-size-fits-all” strategy.
If data are to contribute meaningfully to decision-making in New Mexico’s diverse communities, they need to be responsive to a variety of contexts, concerns, methodologies and requirements. Interviews with eight New Mexican data centers, housed variously


ABBA Technologies Cuts Ribbon On New Location

ABBA Technologies Manager Ed Jimenez cuts the ribbon Thursday to celebrate the new ABBA location at 102 Central Park Square. Courtesy/Chamber

ABBA Technologies CEO Andrew Baca welcomes guests to the Chamber of Commerce ribbon cutting event at company’s new location at 102 Central Park Square. Courtesy/Chamber


New Mexico Partnership Unveils New Website Features To Showcase Available Commercial Land And Property

EDD News:
SANTA FE The New Mexico Partnership in conjunction with the State Economic Development Department has launched two new pages on its website that bring together commercial properties available for companies looking to grow or expand in New Mexico.
These web pages will help to promote properties and provide a consolidated space for potential buyers or tenants to preview availability in all 33 New Mexico counties.
“The new website will help out of town businesses and other clients not familiar with New Mexico to search our available property inventory and make


Final ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up Sale At YMCA Saturday

Scene from ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up Sale on Small Business Saturday in the gymnasium at The Family YMCA. Courtesy/YMCA
Scene from ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up Sale on Small Business Saturday in the gymnasium at The Family YMCA. Courtesy/YMCA
YMCA News:
This Saturday, Dec. 7, will be the last day of Los Alamos “Little Shops” Pop-Up Sale, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., in The Family YMCA’s gymnasium, 1450 Iris St.
Food vendors also will be selling items throughout the day and before the electric light parade from the Y’s parking lot, with offerings that include tacos, popcorn and coffee.


Karen Wray Gallery Holiday Exhibition Opens Friday

The Karen Wray Gallery is ready to usher in the Holidays by gathering the works of all their artists for the Annual Holiday Exhibition. Among the works featured is this cactus flower by Robert Murray. It’s a festive time of year and the show will reflect that. Since for many this is a time for gift giving there’ll be much to choose from including small charming pieces of pottery to delight the recipient to incredible works by incredible painters. The opening is 4-6 p.m. Friday, Dec. 6 at the Gallery. Food and wine will be served. Everyone is invited. The Gallery is at 1247 Central Ave., next door to the