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Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce News April 20

Chamber To Host Ribbon Cutting for BeeHive Homes on Thursday, March 15

CHAMBER News:

The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the grand opening of BeeHive Homes of White Rock. Please join us to welcome BeeHive Homes 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Thursday, March 15,  at 110 Longview Drive in White Rock. Light refreshments will be served.

Based out of Albuquerque, BeeHive Homes are assisted living facilities that provide quality senior care in home-like residential settings. There are other BeeHive Homes located in Albuquerque, Bernalillo, Rio Rancho, Santa Fe and Gallup. For more information visit BeeHiveHomesNM.com or call 505.591.7024. Please RSVP for the grand opening to 505.322.9916.

Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, please visit losalamoschamber.com or call Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, the Los Alamos Meeting & Visitors Bureau, Los Alamos Small Business Center, project Y Cowork Los Alamos, Launch Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.

Business Breakfast Features County Planning Manager Tamara Baer

Planning Manager Tamara Baer

CHAMBER News:

The next Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast will take place 7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, March 15 at UNM-LA. Tamara Baer, Planning Manager in the Community Development Department in Los Alamos County, will present the County’s new proposed Sign Code, with a focus on how it may affect the business community.

Revisions to the County Sign Code were prompted by a 2015 U.S. Supreme Court decision clarifying the requirement for content neutrality in the regulation of speech, including signage. The new sign code complies with this requirement, while still regulating the size, material, time, place, and manner of display of signage. The main structural difference, as proposed, is that signs will now be separated into Permanent and Temporary signs. Regulation will continue to be based on “Sign Areas” as currently exist.

Overall, the revisions simplify the organization and the specifics of sign regulation, as well as simplifying the permitting process. Removal of many of the previously regulated sign categories, which were content specific, deletion of outdated graphics, and removal of much of the former content that legally may not be regulated, has resulted in a significantly shorter and simpler sign code.

The Chamber Business Breakfast is from 7:30 – 9 a.m. at UNM-LA, 4000 University Drive, building 2, room 230. The Business Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL CPO’s office and attendance at the breakfasts is a benefit of Chamber Membership. Members may register on the Chamber website events page www.losalamoschamber.com/events.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.

ADV Insurance Hosts Business After Hours Today

ADV Insurance will host Business After Hours 5:30-7:30 p.m. today. Courtesy photo

 

CHAMBER News:

The Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the Grand Reopening of the new ADV Insurance Agency offices

The community is invited to join the celebration 5:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at the new offices located at 1475 Central Ave., Suite 150. Light refreshments will be served.

 

Business After Hours receptions are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, please visit losalamoschamber.com or contact Ryn Herrmann at 505.661.4807 or Ufemia Bernal Rios at 505.661.4616.

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, the Los Alamos Meeting & Visitors Bureau, Los Alamos Small Business Center, project Y Cowork Los Alamos, Launch Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.

 

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.

 

 

 

 

 

Chamber To Host Ribbon Cutting For Samantha D'Anna Photography Thursday

The community is invited to a ribbon cutting for Samantha D'Anna Photography 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday at 2101 Trinity Dr. Suite S. Courtesy photo

CHAMBER News:

The Chamber of Commerce is helping to celebrate the opening of Samantha D’Anna Photography. Please join in to welcome D'Anna 4:30-7:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22 at 2101 Trinity Dr., Suite S. Light refreshments will be served.

D’Anna has been a professional photographer for six years, specializing in natural light portrait photography and weddings. She has taken photographs for many couples, including engagement, save the date and weddings; maternity and senior portraits; family and head shots. D'Anna will also photograph pets. She also really enjoys the art of Boudoir photography. D’Anna loves the outdoors and is always willing to do location photo shoots.  Her goal is to make her clients comfortable and ensure they have fun. She wants everyone to walk away from a photo session confident and happy with lasting memories. D'Anna graduated from Los Alamos High School in 2010 the studied photography while attending UNM. 

As part of the celebration there will be a drawing for 1- 30 minute photo session for new clients. In addition, a 20 percent discount is being offered on photo sessions booked during the open house  (excludes weddings and Boudoir marathons). 

The studio is located at 2101 Trinity Drive, Suite S across Ashley Pond behind Blue Sky Pilates and next to Windgate Healing Arts and the Los Alamos Public Schools offices. Look for the gold balloons. D'Anna can be reached at http://www.samanthadannaphotography.com/ or 505.670.1853

Ribbon cuttings are a benefit of being a Los Alamos Chamber Member. For more information about Chamber membership, please visit losalamoschamber.com or call Ryn Herrmann at 505.661-.807.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, the Los Alamos Meeting & Visitors Bureau, Los Alamos Small Business Center, project Y Cowork Los Alamos, Launch Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Research Park.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.

 

Chamber Breakfast To Feature Jim Glover and Marianne Tenenbaum of  The Idea Group of Santa Fe

CHAMBER News:

The Business Breakfast will be held at 7:30 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 15 in Room 230 located in UNM-LA's Building 2 on 4000 University Dr. Presenters Jim Glover and Marianne Tenenbaum of  The Idea Group of Santa Fe will provide information about how to use the community branding at your business. The Business Breakfasts are presented with the generous support of the LANL Community Parterships Office. Secret City Kitchen will cater the February Breakfast so please register on the Chamber website events page: http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/ The Busines Breakfast is presented by the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Chamber Breakfast To Feature Mandy Marksteiner

CHAMBER News:

Please join us on Wednesday, November 8, from 7:30 - 9:00 am at UNM-LA, 4000 University Dr., building 2, room 230 for the Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast featuring Mandy Marksteiner. Marksteiner is a local Direct Response Copywriter and will discuss a wide variety of marketing topics.

Marksteiner is an AWAI trained direct response copywriter who offers emails, sales letters, ebooks, blog posts and articles, case studies and white papers. She opened her copywriting business in 2008 and has a broad range of experience writing for several markets, including financial, health, fine art, music, fine dining, wine, small business, entrepreneurship, crowd funding, politics, non-profit fundraising, parenting, science and education. Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from a local expert!                                                                            Mandy Marksteiner

The Chamber Business Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL CPO’s office and attendance at the breakfasts is a benefit of Chamber Membership. Secret City Kitchen will cater the breakfast. Please register on the Chamber website events page: http://www.losalamoschamber.com/events

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.

Cruiser's Custom Embroidery Celebrates Grand Opening

County Councilors James Chrobocinski, left, and Antonio Maggiore, right, help Mike Luna, owner of Cruiser's Custom Embroidery, middle, cut the ceremonial red ribbon on his new business Tuesday. Courtesy photo

LACDC News: 

Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery celebrated opening its new location Tuesday with a ribbon-cutting attended by County Counselors and fellow business owners.  Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery has been in business for more than 10 years, and in August, owner Mike Luna decided he needed more space to handle the large embroidery orders he’s been delivering to local organizations, clubs and teams.

“I specialize in large orders,” Luna said.  “I just finished more than 350 pieces for the Los Alamos Middle School and High School bands! For the past 10 or so years, I’ve been working out of a spare room and needed more space to handle my orders.  Being a business owner and paying rent is a big risk, but I grew up in a small business family, so I know what it takes and how to ride the waves.”  Luna continued.

 

Cruiser’s Custom Embroidery is located at 3500 Trinity, Suite A-2, and Luna can be reached on his personal cell phone at 505.412.0488.

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation; a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983.  LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, the Los Alamos Meeting & Visitors Bureau, Los Alamos Small Business Center and the Los Alamos Research Park.

 

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development.  LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to business using its broad portfolio of programs and initatives.

 

Cruiser's Custom Embroidery Owner Michael Luna. Courtesy photo

 

The community turns out for the grand opening of Cruiser's Custom Embroidery. Courtesy photo

Take Out Talk On Friday

CHAMBER News: 

Jessica Chapira of Anthem Financial will present the Take Out Talk "Weathering the Slow Month" Friday at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

Chipera, MBA, will introduce the public to a tool that highly successful entrepreneurs like Walt Disney and JC Penny have used to fund their businesses during slow months. If the economy is bad and sales are low or if you want to expand and you can't get a loan or an investor, you'll stress a lot less after attending this talk. Only 15 seats are available. Register to attend at http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/take-out-talk-oct-2017-214

Chamber Breakfast Wednesday 

CHAMBER News:

Join the County and the Tourism Strategic Plan team for a discussion of the future of how tourism will be handled in Los Alamos Wednesday. Breakfast and networking will begin at 7:30 a.m. followed by the presentation at 8 a.m. in the Lecture Hall in Building 2 at UNM-LA at 4000 University Dr. This is a catered breakfast so please register http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/chamber-breakfast-oct-2017-221

Small Business Saturday Commercial In Production 
Kate O'Donnell of the Reel Deal Movie Theater, left, and Jean Gindreau of PAC 8 filmed Thursday at Rose Chocolatier to promote Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo
 
Filming for a commerical to promote Small Business Saturday began Thursday. Courtesy Photo
​Chamber News: 

Production is underway on a local commercial promoting the businesses participating in Small Business Saturday in Los Alamos. Filming started Thursday, Sept. 21, at several of the retailers who have already signed up to be involved in the popular activity which encourages consumers to shop local on the Saturday after Thanksgiving.

Jean Gindreau of PAC-8 and Kate O’Donnell of Real Deal Advertising started early Thursday with their camera at Rose Chocolatier, filming actresses, locals and shop owner Marguerite McClay. Filming was scheduled to take place during the day at Pet Pangaea, Boomerang, Bennett’s Fine Jewelry, and CB Fox. Metzger’s Do-it- Best Hardware is among the businesses on the production schedule for next week.

The commercial will air at the Real Deal theater in late October and November when the holiday block buster movies are scheduled for release.

Businesses can still sign up to be part of Small Business Saturday. The Small Business Saturday

Committee needs businesses to sign up early this year because a scavenger hunt app game will include every single business that signs up. It’s free to sign up to participate and gives the business substantial promotion. Additional opportunities to leverage participation with optional additional advertising will be available.

To sign up call Ufemia Bernal-Rios at 505-661-4816 or email Ufemia@losalamos.org.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.

Work Is Underway For Small Business Saturday

CHAMBER News:

It takes a lot of time and effort to plan for the holidays. 

That’s why the Small Business Saturday Committee has already started working on the biggest holiday shopping day of the year – the Saturday after Thanksgiving – which is Nov. 25 this year. Businesses are invited to sign up to participate in the county-wide event that increases awareness of the variety of stores located in our community and encourages residents to shop local.

It costs nothing to register to participate. The benefits include being listed on the Small Business Saturday map, listed on the SBS website, mentioned in SBS social media posts, potentially being the focus of a SBS feature article, potentially being included as a challenge in the SBS Goosechase game, and receiving SBS swag to decorate your store for Small Business Saturday. To sign up, contact Ufemia Bernal Rios at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce at 661.4816 or ufemia@losalamos.org. Chamber membership is not required to participate; the Chamber of Commerce just assists in organizing the event.

A SBS tradition in Los Alamos is for the participating businesses to donate a portion of their proceeds from Small Business Saturday to the nonprofit of their choice. This sets Los Alamos apart from all other communities that observe American Express’ Small Business Saturday and gives it a unique nature that makes it more about community. Businesses select what percentage or flat dollar amount they want to donate, and they select the nonprofit – which can be local, statewide, national or international, animal or people focused. Anything goes, including choosing not to participate in the tradition.

The SBS committee includes Chamber staff, businesses, nonprofits, and local media. If you have some ideas for SBS and would like to serve on the committee contact Chamber Director Nancy Partridge at 505.661.4872 or nancy@losalamos.org.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives.

 

2018 Healthcare Benefit Plans Topic of Chamber Breakfast

CHAMBER News:

Business owners and human resource managers will find the Wednesday, Sept 13 Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast particularly informative. Anne Sperling, President and CEO of Vanguard Resources, will discuss the healthcare benefit options for 2018.

The Chamber Business Breakfasts are sponsored by the LANL CPO’s office and attendance at the breakfasts is a benefit of Chamber Membership.

Sperling’s presentation will include correctly setting up and implementing benefit plans, issues with the State of New Mexico’s premiums for large groups and premium tax audits, issues with the health exchange, New Mexico Health Connections, Medicaid, and the state of the ACA and where things were left in Washington, D.C.

Sperling has more than 33 years of employee benefit experience. She was the national chair of the Professional Development Committee for the National Association of Health Underwriters for five years. As chair, Sperling personally authored and delivered certification courses for employee benefit specialists across the nation. She received numerous awards for her distinguished service to her profession and to her community including the prestigious New Mexico Woman of Influence Award, Santa Fe Business Woman of the Year, Santa Fe Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year, highest-level lifetime achievement Leading Producer Roundtable Designation, and NMAHU’s “Anne Sperling Award.”

The Chamber Business Breakfast will be from 7:30-9 a.m.  Wednesday, Sept. 13, at UNM-LA, 4000 University Drive, building 2, room 230. Breakfast is catered so please register on the Chamber website events page www.losalamoschamber.com/events.

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, Discover Los Alamos, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation’s mission is to build a vibrant community through a thriving economy by leveraging public and private sector investment to achieve sustainable economic development. LACDC works to drive economic progress by providing services to businesses using its broad portfolio of programs and initiatives

 

Chamber Take Out Talk To Feature Representatives From SunPower By Positive Energy Solar

 

CHAMBER News: 

 

Karen Paramanandam
 
Join Karen Paramanandam and Emma Starrett from SunPower by Positive Energy Solar to learn more about how you can take control of your electric cost by going solar at the Chamber Take out Talk from noon to 1 p.m. Sept. 8 in the Chamber Conference room. Bring your lunch to eat while you learn. You will have the opportunity to ask questions about the cost of solar, working with local permitting or your HOA, available incentives and how this technology works in Los Alamos County. Seating is limited to the first 15 attendees so please register http://losalamoschamber.chambermaster.com/events/details/take-out- talk-sep- 2017-213.
 
Paramanandam is the Business Development Manager at SunPower by Positive Energy Solar. As an Employee Owner and Technical Sales Advisor, Paramanandam has helped home and business owners in Northern New Mexico take control of their electric costs by going solar for more than six years. Paramanandam is committed to sustainability and is very involved with various civic and professional organizations in New Mexico that strive to do business better.
 
Paramanandam is the local coordinator for the Los Alamos Sustainable Energy Network (LASE) and sits on the Board of the Santa Fe Green Chamber of Commerce. Los Alamos has been her home for the past four years and she enjoys exploring all that the community has to offer.
 
​Emma Starett
Starrett is a residential PV Designer who has made White Rock her home for the past four years. She draws on her experience working as a structural engineer in the construction industry and in product development for a solar PV racking manufacturer to design and specify the optimum solar installations for individual properties. She enjoys spending time outdoors with her family and rock climbing. Committed to encouraging the growth of solar, she is excited to be part of the movement to provide distributed power generation in the community her two young children will grow up.
 
Chamber Take out Talks are held from noon to 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of every month. Chamber Members present educational information about a variety of topics for the benefit of other Chamber Members and, if there is room, the general public. Seating priority is always given to Chamber Members first.
 
The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is a program of the Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation, a private, not-for-profit economic and community development organization serving the Los Alamos area since 1983. LACDC serves as the umbrella organization for the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, Los Alamos MainStreet, the Los Alamos Meeting & Visitors Bureau, Los Alamos Small Business Center, Los Alamos Research Park and projectY cowork Los Alamos.