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Smith's Fuel Center Opens Sans Sign

on October 10, 2012 - 10:20am

Katy Korkos of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce leads Smith's representatives in this morning's official ribbon cutting of the new Smith's Fuel Center on Trinity Drive at Knecht Street. Photo Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

A Smith's cashier trainer readies the fuel center for its first customers. Photo by Greg Kendall/ladailypost.com

This Oct. 5 photo shows the new Smith's Fuel Center sign installed. It was removed yesterday because of a sign code and traffic safety snafu in the sign permitting process.

'Beauty Row' Blossoms at Curves Ribbon Cutting

on October 10, 2012 - 8:51am

A crowd of friends, family, clients and area business owners gathered Tuesday evening as Jeanette Metzger-Thorp cut the ribbon to dedicate her new business "Curves for Women" at 967 Central Ave. Since taking over Curves, Metzger-Thorp has energized and engaged neighboring business owners in the 900 block of Central Avenue, which she's dubbed "Beauty Row." The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce sponsored Tuesday's ribbon cutting ceremony. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The women of LA Tan & More pose for a photo Tuesday outside their shop at 975 Central Ave., in "Beauty Row." From left,
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'Small Business Saturday' and United Way TEAM UP!

on October 10, 2012 - 7:52am
Courtesy/NNMUW
NNMUW News:
The United Way of Northern New Mexico is offering local businesses an opportunity to team with them in a local shopping initiative on Small Business Saturday, to be held Nov. 24.
Businesses who choose to participate will be promoted through local (Los Alamos and Espanola) media, and to all employees at Los Alamos National Laboratory through the employee giving campaign.
Businesses will be asked to contribute a minimum 5 percent of sales to the United Way on that busy shopping day.
Be aware that the deadline to have your business promoted through the United

What is Economic Development? – An Apolitical Discussion

on October 9, 2012 - 6:57am

By the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs' Network

On a personal level, economic development encompasses all that one does to enhance his or her potential to garner a greater flow of income.

This income is related to the value the individual delivers in return. But the term economic development is usually applied at the community level and refers to those activities the community collectively pursues for the greater economic vitality of the community.

This makes the application of economic development a more complex issue tied to the integrated collective ideas of the community.

Rephrasing the

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Column: The Hogwarts School of Management - Powers!

on October 8, 2012 - 7:10am

Column By Elena Yang

Part 1

I often find that good novel writers seem to have the innate ability to grasp complex aspects of human nature and render them in intricate and frequently gripping storytelling. 

Whereas social scientists, having spent much money and time conducting research (novel writers do research as well, albeit in much less sterile conditions), sifting through and analyzing mounds of data, participating in debates and discussions, then produce these dry-dry-dry research papers. 

Of course, it is not fair to compare two completely different genres, but it does make one

Smith's Gas Station Construction Nears Completion

on October 8, 2012 - 7:07am

Construction of the new Smith's Gas Station on Trinity Drive at Knecht Street is nearing completion. Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com

Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com

The cigarette racks at the new Smith's Gas Station are stocked. Photo by Leland S. Lehman/ladailypost.com
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El Rigobertos Opens in Central Park Square

on October 7, 2012 - 3:52pm

El Rigobertos Mexican Restaurant opened Saturday in the space formerly occupied by Pizza Hut in Central Park Square. The restaurant is a branch of El Rigobertos Mexican Food, 810 N Paseo De Onate in Espanola. Courtesy photo
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'Rover 1 Doggy Daycare' Opens on DP Road

on October 7, 2012 - 1:33pm

Owner Trish Lind cut the ribbon Friday for her new business "Rover 1 Doggy Daycare" at 212 DP Road. Lind is shown with friends, relatives, supporters and representatives of the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce and Small Business Development Center. She will care for smaller dogs daily, providing a true daycare experience for the dogs, with play time, quiet time, snacks and exercise. Photo by Cindy Capelli
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The 20/20 Campaign Recognizes Eight High Growth Companies in Northern New Mexico

on October 5, 2012 - 10:16pm

Eight companies were announced on Thursday, Oct. 4 at the Spirit of Innovation event in Santa Fe as part of the 20/20 Campaign to celebrate small businesses in Northern New Mexico. The event will be held at the Scottish Rite Temple from 6 to 8 p.m. The 20/20 Campaign aims to recognize and support 20 high-growth companies by the year 2020 that are becoming major employers in Northern New Mexico. Together the companies in the 2012 class employ around 270 people and have combined revenues of over $59 million.

Collaborating partners will select a handful of businesses each year.

New Creations Sewing & Alterations is Open For Business

on October 5, 2012 - 7:09am

Nancy King has launched a new business at 464 Central Ave. Suite #1 across from the Hilltop Conoco Station.

King specializes in creating one of a kind blankets for newborns as well as sewing and altering everything from wedding dresses to blue jeans.

Contact King at 505-310-0520.

 

 

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Otowi Station Bookstore Closing its Doors

on October 4, 2012 - 2:29pm

Otowi Station Bookstore and Museum Shop is closing its doors Oct. 19. Courtesy photo

Staff report

Otowi Station Bookstore and Museum Shop management posted the following statement on Facebook this afternoon that it is closing down:

"Otowi Station will be closing its doors for good on Friday, Oct. 19. Come in tomorrow for 25 percent off everything in the whole store! We have calendars, Buckyballs, Nanoblocks, maps and more! If you see something, snag it! No special orders. No out-of-print orders. Cash or credit cards only. Discounts are limited to the stock on hand.

RDC Receives Excellence in Economic Development Award

on October 4, 2012 - 11:27am

RDC News:

Regional Development Corporation received a Gold Excellence in Economic Development Award for their Accelerate - Technical Training and Job Placement program in the category of Partnerships with Educational Institutions for communities with populations of 200,000 - 500,000 from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC).

The honor was presented at an awards ceremony on Tuesday, October 2, during the IEDC Annual Conference, which is being held Sept. 30 – Oct. 3 in Houston, Texas.

“We recognize Regional Development Corporation for creating innovative and successful

Money IQ: Easy Access to Your Money When Traveling

on October 3, 2012 - 6:43am
Money IQ
By Missy Galle

Easy Access to Your Money When Traveling

Whether you spend the day shopping, take a road trip, or travel around the world, you expect to have access to your money when you need it.

In this week’s edition of Money IQ, I will provide you with a few tips that will ensure that you can easily access your funds at any time.

If you are planning to withdraw cash at ATMs while on travel, you will need to know your PIN.

It’s a good idea to verify the PIN a couple of weeks before you depart, so your bank can have a new PIN or a PIN reminder sent to you if you don’t know

Karen Wray Fine Art Opens at 15th and Central

on October 2, 2012 - 9:17am
Jean Uher and Karen Wray of Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery hang one of Wray's Oils in the new gallery space at 15th Street and Central Avenue. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
The new Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery has a dedicated space for Wray's easel in the studio area for conducting workshops. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
Karen Wray Fine Art Gallery officially opened today in its new location in the southwest corner of the Community Bank Building at 15th Street and Central Avenue in downtown Los Alamos. Photo by TK Thompson/ladailypost.com
 
 
 
 
 

LANB Adds Los Alamos Trust Officer

on October 1, 2012 - 6:38am

LANB News:

Dara L. McKinney has been promoted to Trust Officer at Los Alamos National Bank, and will work out of the Los Alamos office where she will be focusing on trust and probate administration, estate settlements and agency services. 

Prior to joining LANB in January 2009 as In-House Counsel in the Legal Department, McKinney was in private practice for 13 years with a focus on estate planning, probate and trust work. 

She spent her first years with Moore & Golden, P.A., and then practiced with P. Reid Griffith, P.A.

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Register for Ruby K's Halloweekend Yum Run

on October 1, 2012 - 6:11am

RUBY K'S News:

The eighth annual Ruby K’s Yum Run is Oct. 27 starting at 8 a.m. with a 5K run/walk and a 10K trail run/walk and at 9:30 a.m. with a 1K fun walk/run.

The event begins and ends at Ruby K’s Bagel Café at 20th Street and Central Avenue and all profits benefit LA Cares.  

This year’s run/walk is included in local MainStreet Halloweekend activities. Los Alamos Rotary Club, a supporter of LA Cares, is partnering to assist with the event. 

Entry fees are $15 per person for the 1K (or $35 per family); $30/person for the 5K AND 10K (or $90/family). 

Entry forms are available

'Flowers by Gillian' Opens at KRSN

on September 29, 2012 - 12:49pm

KRSN AM 1490 Station Co-owner Gillian Sutton designed all of the floral arrangements for the tables at the United Way Youth Team's "Taste the Sky" fundraiser at Los Alamos County Airport earlier this month.

Sutton was a local florist for more than 15 years before buying the radio station in 2005.

She recently placed a large floral cooler in the KRSN studio at Diamond Drive and Arkansas Street and launched "Flowers by Gillian."

Sutton now creates custom floral designs to order and delivers locally.

Contact Sutton at 663-0012, 663-1490 or flowersbygillian.net. Photo by Carol A.

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Pajarito Mountain Snow, Ullr Fest, Beer Co-op Debut

on September 28, 2012 - 7:44am

By Greg Kendall

Pajarito Mountain Snowmaking to be Limited

Snowmaking will be limited at Pajarito Mountain this season as last year’s water collection proved lack-luster with disappointing snowfall totals and low water density in the snowpack, said Pajarito Mountain's Clay Paris. 

The new water retention snowmaking pond at the top of the ski hill has been repaired, however, the pond remains at a low water storage level due to the lack of a good spring runoff, Pajarito Mountain General Manager Tom Long said. Long told the Los Alamos Daily Post that the snowmaking pond is “good to go” for

Science Education Solutions Awarded $2.6 Million Grant

on September 27, 2012 - 10:01am
Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján of New Mexico’s Third District announced Wednesday that Science Education Solutions of Los Alamos will receive a $2.6 million award from the National Science Foundation. 
 
Science Education Solutions, owned by Michelle Hall of Los Alamos, is active in a wide range of programs to help learners of all ages discover and understand the world through science, will use the funding to enhance science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education with high school students.
 
“Educating students in the STEM fields is vital to a stronger

JetBlue President to Speak at Quality New Mexico Learning Summit

on September 27, 2012 - 8:51am

QUALITY NEW MEXICO News:

The public is invited to attend the 19 annual Quality New Mexico Learning Summit April 22-23 at the Hyatt Hotel in downtown Albuquerque.

David Barger, president and CEO of JetBlue will be the keynote speaker at the event.

Barger founded JetBlue in August 1998 as president and chief operating officer and was named chief executive officer in May 2007. He assumed the additional role of president in June 2009.

JetBlue began operations in February 2000 from its base at New York’s John F.

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Workers Calculate Cement Bill

on September 27, 2012 - 7:27am

These workers were taking measurements Monday along 15th Street near Deacon to determine how much they will charge for laying cement on this apron and sidewalk during the summer. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Money IQ: Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

on September 26, 2012 - 11:18am
Money IQ
By Corrie Hanavan

Protect Yourself From Phishing Scams

As technology becomes more advanced, so does the importance of protecting your personal information. With the downturn in the economy, identity theft and fraudulent activity has increased significantly. 

There are many ways that scammers try to obtain the information necessary to either steal your identity or your account information.

One technique is by phishing, pronounced “fishing,” through emails. This column will help you learn ways to identify phishing scams and what to do if you are subjected to a scam.

Phishing is

Local Store Celebrates National Co-op Month

on September 26, 2012 - 9:43am

CO-OP News:

October is National Co-op Month and the Los Alamos Cooperative Market is marking the occasion by holding a Member Drive, Member Appreciation Day and partnering with local cooperative businesses.

The Co-op is encouraging the public to “Keep It Co-op.”

The Co-op is a member-owned business at which the public is always welcome to shop.

Hundreds of community members raised $1.1 million to fund construction of the Co-op store at 95 Entrada Dr., next to the Holiday Inn Express.

Membership dues provide additional capital needed for the Co-op to maintain and upgrade its facilities.

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Coca Cola CEO to Speak Thursday at Hive

on September 26, 2012 - 7:30am

LAEN News:

CEO John Rice of Coca Cola Bottling Company of Santa Fe, a New Mexico company founded 93 years ago, will speak at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 27 at The Hive, 134 N.M. 4 in White Rock.

The public is invited to attend Rice's presentation to the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs' Network (LAEN) in which he will speak on the process of building and exiting a company with the help and hindrance of outside investors: financing from venture capital and other sources, investment deal making: the management rewards and complications that follow in maturing a company with outside investors; and exit

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County's Economic Vitality Administrator Clarifies Downtown Redevelopment Incentives

on September 25, 2012 - 4:19pm

Los Alamos County Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher. Courtesy Photo

By Greg Kendall

After reading last week's Los Alamos Daily Post story, "County's Economic Vitality Administrator Discusses Trinity Site Lease Transfer,"  Cyndi Wells, owner of Pet Pangea asked:

"So, what are these millions in redevelopment incentives?  Who are they available to?" 

The Los Alamos Daily Post put the questions to Greg Fisher and what follows is his reply.

Businesses that are expanding and adding new jobs and capital investment. They could be new businesses or existing businesses.

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