Los Alamos Chamber News: Week Of Jan. 24

Los Alamos Chamber Of Commerce Upcoming Events:

Atomic City Entrepreneurial Round-Robin
“Speed-Dating for Business Resources”
5:30-7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7 at project Y Cowork Los Alamos, 150 Central Park Square

Free Networking event for entrepreneurs, startups, and small businesses looking for funding, advice and general guidance. Register in advance.

Chamber Business Breakfast: Los Alamos Tourism & Ambassador Program

Featuring Liz Martineau (Los Alamos Ambassador Program), Kelly Stewart (Los Alamos County Tourism) and Melanie Peña (Los Alamos & White Rock Visitor Centers).

Learn how your business can engage with Los Alamos tourism initiatives.

7:30-9 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 9 at SALA Los Alamos Event Center, 2551 Central Ave.
Please pre-register HERE. Chamber members only.

Grand Re-Opening: Rose Chocolatier
3 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 14;
149 Central Park Square.

Save the Date: Los Alamos Spring Job Fair
Thursday, March 2;
Registration information coming soon.

Funding & Grant Opportunities

NMSBA Call for Leveraged Projects

NMSBA allows Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories to apply their unique expertise and capabilities to help for-profit, New Mexico small businesses solve critical challenges. Technical assistance is provided at no cost to the businesses and is rendered in the form of laboratory staff time and incidental materials. Qualifying businesses are eligible to receive laboratory technical assistance equivalent to $10K (Bernalillo County) and $20K (outside Bernalillo County) annually per business. 

Deadline: Feb. 9.

The Amber Grant 

WomensNet awards a $10,000 grant on a monthly basis to women-owned businesses. They also have an end-of-the-year $25,000 grant award. There is a $15 application fee.

Deadline: Jan. 31. Offered monthly.

Webinars & Training

WESST Free Online January 2023 Workshops 

Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC) Programs

Los Alamos Newcomers Meetup
First Monday of the Month (except holidays)

New to Los Alamos? Know someone who is? Join us at 5:15 p.m. every first Monday at project Y cowork Los Alamos (150 Central Park Square) to get insider information from locals about living, working, and playing in Los Alamos. This event is sponsored by Zia Credit Union, hosted by project Y cowork Los Alamos and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce, and we usually end this casual conversation at Bathtub Row Brewing Co-Op. The first drink is on us!

The dates for the rest of the year are as follows: Feb. 6, Mar. 6, Apr. 3, May 1, June 5, July 10, Aug. 7, Sep. 11, Oct. 2, Nov. 6, and Dec. 4.

Promotional Opportunities

Chamber & MainStreet Valentine’s Day Promotion

Are you a local business with something special to promote for Valentine’s Day?

Please send us your info and we will help spread the word!

Email what you would like to promote to Sam at sam@losalamos.org by Friday, Jan. 27!

Oppenheimer/ScienceFest Business Specials

Christopher Nolan’s highly anticipated film “Oppenheimer”, set to release July 21, 2023, was filmed in part in Los Alamos in the spring of 2022, utilizing original Manhattan Project locations, including Historic Fuller Lodge, the Women’s Dorm, Oppenheimer’s House, and the United Church – to name a few.

The film is based off the book American Prometheus and is being promoted as the “story of American scientist J. Robert Oppenheimer and his role in the development of the atomic bomb.”

The film cast includes several A-list actors, including Cillian Murphy, Emily Blunt, Matt Damon, Robert Downey Jr., Florence Pugh, Gary Oldman, Kenneth Branagh, Rami Malek and many more.

Watch trailer here: Oppenheimer Trailer 12/22

As we do for ScienceFest every year, we would like to promote your unique experiences, products, programming, or attractions. This year we will promote anything with an “Oppenheimer” twist! This can be as simple as a menu item, t-shirt design, or a one-time Oppie-themed Trivia Night, to an on-going tour or art program. But instead of just doing this for ScienceFest, we will promote these specials for a longer period of time. The plan is to announce these specials on Oppenheimer’s birthday April 22 and then continue to build the offerings as this “Year of Oppenheimer” moves along. So, please send us your “Oppenheimer” offerings, with a photo if possible, to Sam at sam@losalamos.org. Contact us if you have questions!

Advertise at SALA Event Center

SALA Event Center advertising is a great way to reach viewers in a captive setting. SALA receives hundreds of visits per month and your message can be featured in lobby areas and on-screen in pre-show promotions.

Deliver your message to receptive audiences waiting to see a movie, show, or participate in an event.

Most people arrive early to buy a ticket, purchase concessions, and find a seat and get comfortable, and that’s when they view the ads. Ad options include common :15 and :30 second videos. Advertisers may alternatively run a static image with music or voiceover for the entire spot.

Video Ad Specifications:

  • Dimensions: 1920px W x 1080pxH (all text/logos should be contained within 80 percent of total video or 1536 x 864 pixels)
  • Format: MP4 or JPEG2000
  • Length: :15 or :30 seconds
  • Audio: All on-screen ads must contain audio (voiceover, licensed music, etc.)
  • Deadline: Thursday prior to scheduled ad run
  • Recommended Videographers:
    ○ PAC-8, Jean Gindreau, 662.7228, pac8@losalamos.com
    ○ Main Gate Media, Brian Clayton, 660.8672, brian@maingatenm.com
    ○ If you choose to use a different videographer or self-produce, please consult with us well in advance to preclude issues.
  • Ad Rates (30 second ads):
    ○ Monthly Rates – 5 percent discount for six month commitment; 10 percent discount for 12 month
    commitment; 15 second ads will be 60 percent of the standard rate
  • On-screen pre-show promotion – $TBD per month
  • Screen advertising in lobby areas – $TBD per month
  • Social media streams – included in all packages
  • Combination offer (on-screen and, lobby areas) – $TBD per month
  • Limited slots available – scheduled placements are on a first-come,
    first-served basis

Special Start-up Promotion: SALA Event Center is waiving advertising fees during our start-up period until April 15, 2023. Schedule an ad and get us the video and we will play it for free during the promotional period.

Email sala@losalamos.com to schedule. We plan to set regular rates in early April.

Los Alamos County

Community Services hosts public meetings to share Integrated Master Plan 

Los Alamos County Community Services Department (CSD) will be hosting three public meetings Jan. 25 and 26, to share the results from the development of the new Community Services Integrated Master Plan (IMP). Berry Dunn, the professional consulting service that assisted in the development of the IMP will be onsite to present the recommended action plan and answer any questions. These meetings are in person and have Zoom access.

The IMP was developed to assess existing programs, services, and facilities, as well as identify gaps and potential future needs. Key inputs into the recommendations are the CSD survey, focus group meetings, condition assessment, level of service atlas, maintenance practices and the American with Disabilities (ADA) Audit and Transition Plan. The findings are integrated into an actionable plan among the CSD divisions of Parks, Cultural Services, Social Services, Recreation, Open Space (including the trail network), and the Public Library System.

“This seven to ten-year road map allows CSD to systematically invest and improve programs and services, establish best practices, and prioritize the needs of the community to continuously develop the department, divisions, and quality of life in our community,” commented CSD Director Cory Styron, “and we look forward to sharing the recommendations with the community.”

The three public meetings will be held both on-site at Fuller Lodge and in the Golf Course Community Room, and via Zoom as listed below:

  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. today, Jan. 25, Fuller Lodge
    Zoom Link to join Webinar;
  • 2:30-4 p.m. Jan. 26, Fuller Lodge
    Zoom Link to join Webinar;
  • 5:30-7:30 p.m. Jan. 26, Golf Course Community Room
    Zoom Link to join Webinar.

COVID-19 Community Newsletter for January 20, 2023

Check out the COVID-19 Community Newsletter for Jan. 20, and learn more about at-home rapid tests, the new XBB.1.5 variant, and find links to all your local vaccination, treatment, and testing resources.

Click HERE.

Chamber Member News

Del Norte LOV Foundation

The Del Norte LOV Foundation has announced that their 2023 Scholarship Program applications are open through Feb. 23!

Click here to access our Scholarship Program webpage and online application portal.

The 2023 Program offers a total of $16,000 in scholarship awards that includes: 7 awards at $1,000 each with a minimum 2.5 grade point average (GPA) or its equivalent and 3 awards at $3,000 with a minimum 3.5 GPA or its equivalent.

New Mexican high school seniors who will graduate in May, equivalent GED recipients, and home school recipients are eligible.

SALA: Happening This Week

  • After School: 1-5 p.m. Wednesday;
  • The Chosen: 3 p.m. Saturday;
  • Backcountry Film Festival: 6 p.m. Thursday (see below for more details);
  • Puss in Boots: The Last Wish: 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wed-Sun. Jan. 13-26. (3 p.m. Matinee $10, 6 p.m. $15 Adult, $13 Kids, $12 Senior)
  • A Man Called Otto: Jan 27 – Feb 3 (3 p.m. Matinee $10, 6pm $15 Adult, $13 Kids, $12 Senior)
  • Los Alamos Golf & Games: 1-8 p.m. Wednesdays – Sundays;
  • PJ’s & Cartoons: 9-11 a.m. Saturdays;
  • Classics: 6 p.m. Saturdays

PEEC & SALA Los Alamos Event Center present: Backcountry Film Festival
This Thursday, January 26 @ SALA, 2551 Central Avenue
Doors open 6:30 p.m., films start 7p.m., $15

The first BCFF in three years! PEEC and SALA proudly present this year’s Backcountry Film Festival sponsored by Century Bank. Beer and wine will be sold by Pajarito Brewpub the lobby. Raffle prizes include lift tickets, skis, a snowboard, local gift cards, and more!

Jemez Mountain Brewhouse presents: Open MicNight
Every Monday evening
Music Comedy Poetry
17691 NM4 Jemez Springs, NM
Contact Person: Kent Taylor: 505-321-9677

Los Alamos Rotary Club

Rotary Club of Los Alamos is hosting the 14th Annual Fundraising Dinner and Live Auction Saturday, 5:30-7 p.m. Feb. 25. It will be held at the Knights of Columbus Building- 104 DP Road, Los Alamos.
Menu contains: Salad, 6oz Ribeye steak, unlimited jumbo prawns, baked potato, and chocolate cake.

Go to http://app.galabid.com/surfandturf2023 for tickets.

Call for community organizations to participate in the 2023 Northern New Mexico Data Sprint
Los Alamos National Laboratory is looking for community partner organizations to participate in the third annual Northern New Mexico Community Data Sprint this summer.

This week-long event gives organizations the chance to solve their data-related problems by collaborating with a small team of LANL data scientists. There is no charge for organizations to participate, however they should have their own data, a related question or problem they would like to answer or solve, and at least one representative willing to participate. The Data Sprint is sponsored by LANL’s Information Science & Technology Institute and Community Partnerships Office.

Interested organizations should visit the Data Sprint website for eligibility and more information and consider attending an information session Feb. 7 to learn more. The application deadline is Feb. 22, 2023. Please direct any questions related to the Data Sprint to datasprint2023@lanl.gov.


Family Strengths Network
Executive Director
30 to 40 hours weekly

FSN is seeking a dynamic, community-centered Executive Director to lead the organization. Emphasis is placed on participative management and collaboration. This individual should subscribe to FSN values: responsibility, families, diversity, inclusivity, community, empowerment, relationships, trust, partnerships, safety, education, resources, and growth.

FSN serves families of all shapes and sizes. Programming is designed to help parents, children from 0–18 years old, grandparents, and caregivers to empower their families. Though programs are offered for all ages, there is a special emphasis on early childhood-focused topics.

Learn More

Los Alamos Arts Council
Los Alamos Arts Council is hiring!
Learn more or to apply, click on the link Education Programs Application.

Los Alamos Public Schools

Looking for a new career in the new year? LAPS is hiring for several positions including bus drivers, bus assistants, instructional assistants, and custodians. There are also coaching positions available. Los Alamos High School is also looking for a school counseling department secretary. LAPS is also hiring substitute bus drivers, substitute bus assistants, substitutes instructional assistants, substitute teachers and substitute custodians.

LAPS employees are eligible for PTO, medical, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, YMCA membership and a retirement plan. In addition, there are opportunities for continuing education and advancement. Substitutes are not eligible for benefits. For more information, call (505).663.2222 or go to http://laschools.net/careers/ for more information and to apply.

GS-11 Archeologist

Bandelier National Monument is hiring a permanent GS-11 Archeologist. The incumbent serves as a cultural resources specialist for one or more parks where archeological resources comprise a major part of the park story. Learn more and apply on USAJobs. Applications will be accepted through Feb. 2, or until 50 applications have been received, whichever happens first. Questions? Contact Jamie Civitello at Jamie_Civitello@nps.gov.

National Park Service Fire Ecology Program Internship

The Pueblo and Four Winds Fire Ecology Program is seeking motivated and hardworking individuals interested in ecology, fire ecology, GIS, and botany to serve as crew members on their fire ecology field crew. Please see the attached internship announcement to learn more about these positions and how to apply. Applications are due Feb. 24. Questions? Contact Laura Trader at Laura_Trader@nps.gov

How can the Chamber of Commerce help you?

Don’t forget about the many benefits available to you as a Chamber Member.

Benefits such as:

Advocacy – The Chamber is always on the lookout for issues that could affect Los Alamos businesses and our community in a positive or negative way. We advocate for Los Alamos business and tourism interests. The Chamber engages in dialogue with representatives at all levels of government – federal, state, and county on economic issues that affect the business community. The Chamber provides information and feedback to help promote increased understanding of our member’s concerns. Let us know how we can be more helpful to you.

Ryn Herrmann, Chamber of Commerce Director, 505.661.4807 ryn@losalamos.org
Sam McRae, Chamber Member Services Manager, 505.661.4816 sam@losalamos.org


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