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Chamber Celebrates New SMSI Location

on November 13, 2019 - 6:52pm

CHAMBER News:

 

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is celebrating the new location of Strategic Management Solutions, LLC, (SMSI) with a ribbon cutting 4-7 p.m., on Thursday, Nov. 21, the actual ribbon cutting at 5 p.m. at 176 Central Park Square.

 

SMSI is a small business that began operations in 2000 in Los Alamos and has grown to more 150 professionals across the US serving Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL), the DOE/NNSA enterprise, various National Laboratories and industrial clients.

 

SMSI supports TRIAD National Security, LLC, through Merrick-SMSI, JV, one of TRIAD’s three

Catch Of The Week: Small Business Cyber Updates

on November 13, 2019 - 7:11am
By BECKY RUTHERFORD
Los Alamos
 
Cisco Small Business Router Vulnerabilities
 
Security researchers at SEC Consult/IoT Inspector found numerous security issues for the Cisco RV320 and RV325 Dual Gigabit WAN VPN router series.
 
Issues included hardcoded password hashes and static X.509 certificates with corresponding public/private key pairs and one static Secure Shell (SSH) host key.
 
Cisco stated that this was an oversight by their developers, and the certificates and keys were never intended to be shipped with the products.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Workers Remove LANB Sign From Enterprise Bank & Trust Building Today

on November 12, 2019 - 4:52pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon are workers removing the former Los Alamos National Bank sign in preparation for installing a new Enterprise Bank & Trust sign on the bank building at 1200 Trinity Dr.  #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by John McHale/losalamosdailypost.com

Workers have now removed the former Los Alamos National Bank sign on the Trinity Drive side of the building at 1200 Trinity Dr. in preparation for installing a new Enterprise Bank & Trust sign. Photo by Carol A. Clark/losalamosdailypost.com

Workers have moved over to the north side of the Enterprise

LAHS Students Train At Rose Chocolatier

on November 12, 2019 - 3:09pm

LAHS student Hannah Stafford assists with making cupcakes. She and her classmates learn valuable job skills by training at businesses like Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS teachers Robyn Collom, left, and Analicia Ronquillo work the register at Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy/LAPS 

From left, LAHS students Kristin Valdez, Fred Martinez, Dominique Trujillo, Micah McCown and Gabriel Cournoyer in front of Rose Chocolatier during a training session. Courtesy/LAPS

LAHS News:

Los Alamos High School students from the classes of Robyn Collom and Analicia Ronquillo experience new work-based

Self Help Begins Annual Bell-Ringing Fundraiser

on November 11, 2019 - 5:00pm

Morrie Pongratz of Los Alamos is a bell-ringer in 2018. Courtesy/Self Help

SELF HELP News:

Did you know?

Los Alamos County has its very own Salvation Army outpost—Self Help, Inc, a longstanding local nonprofit serving people in need.

The Salvation Army contracts with Self Help to implement an emergency assistance program for Los Alamos County. This means that all Salvation Army funds raised locally stay local, and are used by Self Help to help people in Los Alamos County who are struggling with needs such as food and shelter!

Red-clad Salvation Army bell-ringers raising money for those

100+ Women Who Care Donates To First Born Program

on November 10, 2019 - 9:20am

First Born Program® of Los Alamos Executive Director Ellen Ben-Naim addresses the quarterly gathering of 100+ Women Who Care - Los Alamos Thursday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens. The women raised $3,725 for the First Born Program® to help purchase baby items for new mothers in need. Centerra Los Alamos and Manager Lennie Upshaw sponsored the dinner for the charitable group. Centerra handles protective force responsibilities at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Photo by Carol A Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the quarterly gathering of 100+ Women Who Care - Los Alamos Thursday evening at

Heinrich Calls For Forward-Looking Legislation To Advance America’s Energy Industry And Workforce

on November 10, 2019 - 8:12am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C. U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.), the Ranking Member on the Senate Energy Subcommittee, delivered opening remarks Thursday on legislative efforts to modernize America’s electric grid, boost innovations through technology transfer programs with national laboratories, and create energy workforce development opportunities across the country.
 
Assistant Secretary of Energy Daniel Simons testified on eleven separate bills.
 

Del Norte Credit Union Challenges Team Members To Shave For A Good Cause

on November 10, 2019 - 7:35am

DNCU Movember participants Dave Weidauer, Kristi Salazar, Anthony Lopez, Brian Lee Gonzalez, Diego Muñoz, Anthony Mitchell, Jesus Perez and Kevin Southwick. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

  • As part of Movember, a campaign to bring awareness to men’s health issues, DNCU pledges a $1,000 donation to a men’s health organization

SANTA FE — Del Norte Credit Union, Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial institution, challenged its team to a Movember shave that will bring awareness to several men’s health issues.

According to the official Movember campaign, men die on average six years younger than

New Mexico State Auditor Brian Colón Recognized As 2019 Diverse Business Leader

on November 10, 2019 - 7:10am
State Auditor Brian S. Colón
 
STATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE State Auditor Brian S. Colón was recognized Thursday as a 2019 Diverse Business Leader by Albuquerque Business First for his demonstrated commitment to go above and beyond to bolster equity and promote authentic diversity and inclusion in the workplace.
 
“I am a proud advocate and ally for underrepresented populations and communities without a voice or seat at the table,” Colón said. “I am grateful and humbled to be included in this group of stellar honorees for this year’s awards.

New Video Highlights Local Small Business Saturday

on November 9, 2019 - 8:44am

View Small Business Saturday commercial now showing at the Reel Deal Theater, click here. Courtesy/Chamber

CHAMBER News:

Small Business Saturday, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Nov. 30, is an opportunity for community members to show support and appreciation for local small businesses.

View Small Business Saturday commercial now showing at the Reel Deal Theater, click here.

How to be a part of Small Business Saturday

You can participate in as much or as little of Small Business Saturday as you like!

SIGN UP

Register NOW for FREE to participate in Los Alamos & White Rock Small Business Saturday

UI Operations Center Closed Veterans Day

on November 9, 2019 - 5:59am
NMDWS News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE All New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions’ offices, including the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center, will be closed Monday, Nov. 11 in observance of Veterans Day.
 
The department urges claimants to plan accordingly.
 
The Unemployment Insurance Tax & Claims System (www.jobs.state.nm.us) will remain available Monday. Customer Service Agents in the Unemployment Insurance Operations Center will be available when normal business hours resume at 8 a.m., Tuesday, Nov.

‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up Discussed At Chamber Breakfast

on November 8, 2019 - 9:11am
During the Chamber Breakfast this morning at UNM-LA, Diana Martinez of the Family YMCA explains how the ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up idea came together. ‘Little Shops’ Pop-Up is a connected gathering place for small-business startups, hobbyists and food vendors to sell products and services under one roof with flexible options for renting small-enclosed spaces, stalls, booths or tables. Martinez said the idea is to not only give the public a place to congregate and socialize but also to offer small business owners an affordable space to rent.

BLM Quarterly Oil & Gas Lease Sale Nets $18,394,059

on November 8, 2019 - 9:01am
BLM News:
 
SANTA FE — The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) New Mexico raised $18,394,059 Thursday in its quarterly oil and gas lease sale.
 
Nearly 50 percent of the revenue from the sale will go to the states where the oil and gas activity occurs—in this case New Mexico and Oklahoma—while the rest will go to the U.S. Treasury.  
 
For this sale, the BLM offered leases on 16 parcels totaling 7,619.46 acres. The highest bid per acre was $18,501 sold to Federal Abstract Company for 40 acres in Lea County, New Mexico.

McQuiston: Best Reasons To Consider Purchasing Umbrella Insurance Policy

on November 7, 2019 - 8:07am
By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

1. Consider umbrella insurance if …  you have assets – like a home, car or savings – you want to protect.

You probably already have insurance for some of your assets, like your house or car, but don’t forget your other investments, as well as checking, savings and retirement accounts. Are they protected in the event of a liability suit? Your existing insurance policies, like your car insurance or home insurance, include liability coverage, but generally that coverage is limited.

UbiQD Earns 2019 New Product Innovation Award From Frost & Sullivan For Quantum Dot-Enabled UbiGro™ Greenhouse Film

on November 6, 2019 - 6:24pm

UbiQD’s quantum dot-enabled retrofit greenhouse film, UbiGro™, deployed above a row of tomatoes in a commercial greenhouse in New Mexico. Courtesy/UbiQD, Inc.

UbiQD News:

  • The company completed several successful commercial plant trials with its UbiGro™ greenhouse film, highlighted in a new white paper and recognized by Frost & Sullivan as a first-of-its-kind product

UbiQD, Inc., a Los Alamos-based advanced materials company, announced today it has been awarded the Frost & Sullivan New Product Innovation Award 2019 for its UbiGro™ luminescent greenhouse film, cited by the market research

Fall Vendor Blender Nov. 9

on November 6, 2019 - 2:56pm

Scenes From DNCU Annual Coat Drive Pickup

on November 6, 2019 - 11:42am

Del Norte Credit Union staff gathered Tuesday for the first pick up of the annual Coat Drive at DNCU in Los Alamos, from left, Tera Adams, Lisa Zuhn of Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, Anne Kain, Mandi George and Linda Martinez. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Mandi George of DNCU gathers coats for pickup. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Linda Martinez and Lisa Zuh, display a tiny coat donated to help keep a child warm. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com

Celebrate Small Business Saturday Locally Nov. 30

on November 6, 2019 - 10:21am

CHAMBER & MainStreet News:

Small Business Saturday is Nov. 30 and the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is encouraging the community to support this endeavor by shopping locally.

How to participate in Small Business Saturday:

You can participate in as much or as little of Small Business Saturday as you like!

SIGN UP
Register NOW for FREE to participate in Los Alamos and White Rock Small Business Saturday Nov.

Close Knit Yarn Celebrates First Anniversary

on November 6, 2019 - 9:57am
Close Knit Yarn Cooperative celebrates its first anniversary Saturday with treats and knitting. The business took over from Warm Hearts Yarn and is housed with Atomic City Quilts at 1246 Central Ave., next to the Los Alamos Daily Post world headquarters. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
In addition to yarn and knitting supplies, Close Knit sells creations by local artists such as these felted pumpkins by free-form crochet artist Samuel Buelow. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

LANL Major Subcontractors Consortium Honors Donors

on November 5, 2019 - 11:12am

LANL MSC President Graig Newell welcomes the crowd as LANL Director Thom Mason, left, and Hacienda Home Center owner Joseph Sanchez look on at the Oct. 10 gathering at the Rio Chama in Santa Fe. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LANL MSC Vice President and Enterprise Bank & Trust Regional President Liddie Martinez addresses the crowd and introduces the premiere of a video that showcases three of the grant recipient projects that the MSC has funded. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 
LANL Director Thom Mason addresses the crowd. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By

Physical Therapy Plus Changes Ownership

on November 4, 2019 - 1:52pm

Physical Therapy Plus, Inc., new owner Petra Pirc, left, celebrates the change in ownership with former owner Annette Weyrauch Friday at the clinic at 1350 Central Ave., Suite 105. Weyrauch founded Physical Therapy Plus 31 years ago. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

After 31 years of owning and operating Physical Therapy Plus, Inc., Annette Weyrauch decided to pass the keys and ownership onto Petra Pirc.

Petra Pirc began working in August 2018 as a physical therapist at Physical Therapy Plus.

Cypress Inc. Concedes Grazing Lease Cancellation

on November 3, 2019 - 7:09am
Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard
 
State Land Office News:
 
SANTA FE Cypress Inc., a corporation associated with Jeffrey Epstein, has conceded the State Land Office’s cancellation of two livestock grazing leases.
 
Land Commissioner Stephanie Garcia Richard sent a cancellation letter in early September giving Cypress 30 days’ notice of her intent to cancel the leases. Cypress, through an Albuquerque law firm, filed a contest of the cancellation and a petition in First Judicial District Court to immediately block the cancelation. 
 
The court did not grant Cypress’

EB&T And LACF Sign Endowment Fund Agreement

on November 1, 2019 - 5:11pm

Enterprise Bank & Trust Senior Vice President of Strategic Alliances & Inclusion Robyn Heidger and Los Alamos Community Foundation Board President David Izraelevitz sign the official Enterprise Endowment Fund matching campaign agreement. The bank pledged a total commitment of up to $150,000 ($50,000 per year for three years). Gathered for the signing ceremony this morning at EB&T in Los Alamos, from left, LACF Board Member Linda Daly, Outreach Specialist Uriah Cachora, Heidger, and Izraelevitz, EB&T Regional President Liddie Martinez and LACF Board Member Don Cobb. ‘We are so happy to partner

On The Job In Los Alamos: Creature Greeting Visitors

on November 1, 2019 - 6:41am

On the job in Los Alamos is a creature with a pumpkin head and octopus-like lower extremities greeting visitors Thursday at First National of Santa Fe Bank at Deacon and 20th Street in Los Alamos. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Courtesy photo

Chamber Director Works Herself To The Bone

on October 31, 2019 - 8:44pm

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann has apparently worked herself to the bone ... she appears to be sitting alone today in the Chamber office staring into space while holding a small pumpkin. Courtesy photo

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