NM Small Businessman Participates in Senate Steering Committee

SonicSEO President Arvind Raichur participates with U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, D-N.M., at a Steering Committee meeting July 18 on Capitol Hill. Courtesy photo

WASHINGTON – At the invitation of U.S. Sen. Tom Udall, New Mexico small business owner Arvind Raichur atttended a Democratic Steering Committee meeting on Capitol Hill July 18 and shared his personal experience creating jobs.
Raichur is president and founder of SonicSEO, an Albuquerque-based company that offers online marketing services to businesses throughout North America.
At the meeting, Democratic senators
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Entrepreneurs Turnout for Bradbury Science Museum Event

President Andy Andrews of the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs Network at his booth during the Bradbury Science Museum’s event featuring local entrepreneurs Friday night. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Dr. Merry McIntyre D.C., of Reunion Chiropractic & Wellness talks about her business services during entrepreneurs night Friday at the Bradbury Science Museum. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Owner John Battles, right, of Mountain Storm Instruments LLC discusses his company during Friday’s entrepreneur event at the Bradbury Science Museum. Battles is Read More

Worker Repairs Smith’s Sign

A worker repairs the sign at Smith’s on Central Avenue Friday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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Bradbury Hosts Entrepreneur Night 5-9 p.m. Today


Entrepreneur’s will be at the Bradbury Science Museum from 5-9 p.m., today to network and share details of their business ventures.

Members of the Los Alamos Entrepreneur’s Network (LAEN) will be out in force.

The event is free and open to the public and part of the museum’s “Friday Nights @ the Museum” in which the Museum remains open until 9 p.m. Fridays during June and July offering different movies, speakers and demos free of charge to the public. Read More

LAMC Partners with Emergency Medicine Physician Group

Los Alamos Medical Center. Courtesy photo

LAMC News:

Following the completion of an extensive RFP process, which vetted five emergency physician group providers, and with input from members of the Los Alamos Medical Center medical staff, LAMC  announced today that they will be partnering with the EmCare Emergency Physicians Group to provide emergency medical care for patients beginning Thursday, Aug. 16. 

EmCare is a part of Emergency Medical Services Corporation, the leading provider of emergency medical services in the United States. 

EmCare will be following the Read More

Kristy Ortega Tapped to Lead Local United Way

Photo: Kristy Ortega

By Carol A. Clark

Her new role as executive director of United Way feels like coming home for Kristy Ortega. The 30-year-old began working in the heart of the community at 18.

She spent seven years with the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation where she interacted with local businesses, nonprofits and Los Alamos County personnel.

In 2007, Ortega joined the Hilltop House Hotel as marketing and sales director where she coordinated public events.

Ortega left her community oriented career path four years ago to take a job as an operations specialist at Los Alamos Read More

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore July 8-14

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore for the week of July 8-14, 2012:

  1. Beowulf: a New Verse Translation, Seamus Heaney
  2. Othello, William Shakespeare
  3. Hiroshima, John Hersey
  4. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  5. Mini Weapons of Mass Destruction, John Austin
  6. Brain Rules for Baby, John Medina
  7. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  8. Dinosaurs Before Dark, Mary Pope Osborne
  9. American Prometheus, Kai Bird and Martin Sherwin
  10. Seraphina, Rachel Hartman
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Workers Check Roof of El Parasol

Workers prepare a tall ladder, which they used to climb onto the roof of El Parasol Tuesday afternoon. Everything appeared to be in order and they climbed back down after a few minutes. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Photo by Carol A. Clark/

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University, Industry Experts Recommend Steps to “Invigorate” U.S. Manufacturing


A new report by a national committee of U.S. industry and university leaders details 16 recommendations “aimed at reinventing manufacturing in a way that ensures U.S. competitiveness, feeds into the nation’s innovation economy, and invigorates the domestic manufacturing base.”


The report was prepared by the 18-member steering committee of the Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (AMP) that was launched by President Obama in June 2011 and co-chaired by Susan Hockfield, now president emerita of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and Andrew Liveris, president, Read More

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