New Mexico Legislature Recognizes Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper As 2014 Small Business Success

Legislators recognize the Los Alamos Daily Post and other small businesses from across the state during a ceremony Monday morning at the State Capital. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

At center, Sen. Richard Martinez congratulates Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark Monday morning in the House Chambers. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

STAFF REPORT:

SANTA FE—The Los Alamos Daily Post Newspaper and other small businesses from across the state were recognized last Sunday at a reception at the El Dorado Hotel in Santa Fe and Monday during a special ceremony and recognition by state legislators at the State Capital .

The two-day whirlwind of festivities was part of America’s Small Business Development Center New Mexico Network (NMSBDC) celebration marking 25 years of assisting New Mexico businesses grow, evolve and take charge of their future.

The Los Alamos Daily Post is owned and operated by Publisher/Editor Carol A. Clark, who launched the online newspaper Feb. 7, 2012 from her Los Alamos home. The newspaper now delivers “Los Alamos News at Lightning Speed” throughout New Mexico, across the nation and around the world from its headquarters at 1247 Central Ave., in downtown Los Alamos.

With Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon, Social Media Editor Chris Clark, writers Kirsten Laskey and KayLinda Crawford, photographers Sal Zapien and Leland Lehman, numerous columnist and contributors and assistance from a growing army of community volunteers, the Los Alamos Daily Post has expanded its readership into 129 countries.

“I thank our entire news team for their continued effort toward excellence every day and extend our appreciation to the community for the incredible support we have received since publishing our first edition,” Clark said. “I also want to thank the Los Alamos SBDC for providing the assistance necessary to establish and grow the Los Alamos Daily Post over the last three years. I encourage anyone thinking about starting a business or wishing to take their business to the next level to contact SBDC Director Ted Lopez at UNM-LA to discuss the variety of important resources available – most of which are provided at no charge.”

The NMSBDC is a national accredited network offering local, national and global business resources. The New Mexico SBDC program is the state’s largest small business assistance program offering no-cost consulting, low-cost training and market research for all types of business at all stages of business development.

“The New Mexico Small Business Development Center (NMSBDC) assists hundreds of New Mexico’s existing small businesses with the technical management expertise needed to succeed and grow,” State Director Russell Wyrick said. “When our small businesses grow, new jobs are created, jobs that are more likely to stay right here in New Mexico, because it’s home to the entrepreneurs who created them. NMSBDC is out to make a meaningful impact on the economic wellbeing of our clients and our state. For more than 25 years, the NMSBDC Network has made a meaningful difference in the lives of New Mexicans, and the communities we call home.”

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard recognizes the Los Alamos Daily Post on the floor of the House Chambers Monday in Santa Fe. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

During Monday’s recognition event at the State Capital in Santa Fe, from left, Los Alamos SBDC Director Ted Lopez, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and Los Alamos County Clerk Sharon Stover. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

In the House Chambers Monday, from left, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark and NMSBDC Director Julianna Barbee. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

The  Los Alamos Daily Post along with other small businesses across the state were honored Sunday evening at the El Dorado Hotel in Santa Fe during the 17th annual New Mexico Small Business Development Center celebration. From left, SFCC President Randy W. Grissom, Los Alamos Daily Post Social Media Editor Chris Clark, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard, Los Alamos Daily Post Publisher Carol A. Clark, Los Alamos Daily Post Lifestyles Editor Bonnie J. Gordon, UNM-LA Executive Director Wynn Goering, Los Alamos SBDC Director Ted Lopez and New Mexico SBDC State Director Russell Wyrick. Courtesy photo

SBA District Director John Woosley addresses dignitaries, small business owners and guests gathered Sunday evening at the El Dorado Hotel in Santa Fe. Courtesy photo

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