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Quality New Mexico Accepting Applications for 2012 NM Performance Excellence Awards

on May 29, 2012 - 9:52pm

QUALITY NEW MEXICO News

Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the 2012 NM Performance Excellence Awards. The awards, which will be awarded next spring, include:

  • Piñon Recognition, commitmentto performance excellence
  • Roadrunner Recognition, progress toward performance excellence
  • Zia Award for Performance Excellence, best-in-class results

Organizations wishing to participate in the awards program must send in an intent to apply form by June 15. It can be obtained at  www.qualitynewmexico.org. 

Applications are due on July 20. 

The New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards,

Branding Expert Shares Secrets with Local Entrepreneurs

on May 29, 2012 - 9:05am

Branding, marketing and media expert Jim Glover of The Idea Group speaks to entrepreneurs gathered at The Hive in White Rock Thursday evening. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

“Small businesses and entrepreneurs fail for many reasons," Jim Glover said. "One of the leading causes is lack of attention to marketing."

Glover is a founding partner of The Idea Group of Santa Fe, LLC, one of the top strategic marketing and media companies in New Mexico.

Over the last 10 years, he has worked with many New Mexico clients to develop strategic plans and branding initiatives.

He recently

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Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of May 13-19, 2012

on May 24, 2012 - 9:51am
OTOWI STATION BOOKSTORE News
 
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of May 13-19, 2012
  1. Baby Peekaboo! Dawn Sirett
  2. Steps of Courage, Bettina Hoerlin
  3. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  4. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  5. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  6. Shaping Destiny, Destiny Allison*
  7. Fifty Shades of Grey, E. L. James
  8. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  9. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  10. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
*local or regional author
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Quality New Mexico Accepting Examiner Applications

on May 23, 2012 - 9:13pm

QUALITY NEW MEXICO News:

Quality New Mexico is accepting applications for the Board of Examiners through May 31.

Examiners are volunteers who, working in teams, review applications submitted to the New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards program, administered by Quality New Mexico.

The awards program recognizes New Mexico business, government, education, health care and nonprofit organizations for their commitment, progress, or achievement in performance excellence.

The program is modeled after the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award, using the same Baldrige Criteria for

Rumors of Smith's Demise Seem Greatly Exaggerated...

on May 23, 2012 - 3:05pm

Corporate officials state that Smith's Food & Drug in White Rock will remain open for business despite rumors to the contrary. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

Rumors that Smith's in White Rock is closing down have escalated considerably over the last two weeks among customers and employees alike.

The panic seemed to reach a fever pitch Thursday with some customers vowing to circulate petitions asking everyone living in White Rock to boycott the Los Alamos store in protest.

Smith's Public Affairs Vice President Marsha Gilford set the record straight on Tuesday –

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Bilingual Montessori Students Given 'Undeniable Advantage'

on May 23, 2012 - 10:09am

Courtesy/Montessori

By Kirsten Laskey

The Bilingual Montessori School is on a roll. Since opening its doors in 2008, enrollment has escalated, the location has changed and expanded and Owner Odalys González Fernández has earned a Success Client Award from the Small Business Development Center in 2008

Just what are the secrets behind the school’s success?

“We are known for having a welcoming, friendly atmosphere and nurturing environment," Fernández said. "What we give parents foremost is peace of mind. We work with parent's needs, wants, fears and desires. We operate very professionally.

'EVERYTHING Matters' Talk is Thursday at The Hive

on May 21, 2012 - 8:05am

 

THE HIVE News:

James Glover will present at talk at 6:30 p.m. at The Hive in White Rock.

Glover is the founding partner of The Idea Group and is a branding, marketing and media expert.

Over the past 10 years, Glover has worked with many New Mexico clients to develop strategic plans and branding initiatives. He recently launched “Once a Day Marketing,” his daily video blog featured on SantaFe.com to provide knowledge, strategy and inspiration for companies to market every day.

When it comes to branding, everything matters.

In today’s competitive world, a brand matters even more as

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Youth Set Record for Business Grant Applications

on May 19, 2012 - 10:42am

LACDC News:

Youth interested in starting a summer business this year have set a record for the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation's annual Youth Business Grant Program (YBGP.)

This year, 25 youth have submitted applications to the program, including 14 applicants from Los Alamos, nine from Espanola and two from Pojoaque.

The YBGP provides grants of up to $400 to youth, ages 13-19, who want to experience the rewards of starting a summer business.

The program has provided more than 240 young entrepreneurs with grants since 1985.

Past participants report learning valuable

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Legendary Black Hole is Liquidating Inventory

on May 16, 2012 - 1:52pm

The Black Hole/Courtesy

The Black Hole of Los Alamos is holding a liquidation sale. The legendary enterprise has the world's most diverse stock of used scientific equipment, electronics, lab supplies, nuclear by-products, surplus items and materials.

Located at 4015 Arkansas St., the Black Hole has more than 17,000-square-feet of pre-owned test equipment and laboratory supplies.

The Black Hole has provided materials to more than 500 Universities and Research Institutions around the world as well as technical props for eight major motion pictures.

Average Annual Sales the past three

Youth Entrepreneur Program Seeks Mentors

on May 16, 2012 - 7:24am

LACDC News:

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) in conjunction with UNM-LA Small Business Development Center (SBDC) is providing a unique opportunity to youth in the communities of Los Alamos, Jemez Springs, Espanola and Pojoaque to experience the rewards of starting a business.

The Youth Business Grant Program will provide up to $400 to enterprising young business people, ages 13-19, who want to start a business this summer.

Will You Support the Youth Business Grant Program? This program relies on the support of local business people.

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Pilates Helps Local Woman Eliminate Pain

on May 13, 2012 - 10:15am

Photo by Minesh Bacrania

By Mandy Marksteiner

Gloria Cordova was rear-ended while driving her car, giving her whiplash. Every morning since the accident, she has suffered from a severe headache and pain radiating from the back of her head, down her neck and into her back.

Although the soreness usually dissipated by the middle of the day, she would experience vertigo whenever she looked up or down, and she could never fully relax. 

“When I was at rest I would realize that my neck was killing me and my headache was still there,” she said. “It really did affect my entire day.”

Cordova, 73,
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Players Compete in Chamber's Charity Tournament

on May 13, 2012 - 8:44am
The gross first place foursome was that of Raichert, Binger, Rodriguez and Quartieri in this year's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Golf Tournament held Friday at Black Mesa. Proceeds from the event go to support United Way of Northern New Mexico. Photo by Katy Korkos
 
Golf scores indicate some skilled players participated in Friday's charitable tournament. Photo by Katy Korkos
Second place in the tournament went to the team of Bouman, Fox, Howze and Montoya. Photo by Katy Korkos
Linda Deck won a prize for "closest to the pin" on hole number 8 and E.

Pajarito Brewpub & Grill to Open in Mari-Mac!

on May 12, 2012 - 10:06pm

Exterior rendering of the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill opening later this year in the former Blockbuster space in Mari-Mac Shopping Center. Courtesy/PB&G
By Carol A. Clark
Los Alamos Daily Post

The Jemez Mountains are the inspiration for a new restaurant coming to the Mari-Mac Shopping Center that is designed to blend the rustic and rugged outdoors with a clean modern edge.

Patrick Mockler-Wood and Catherine Mockler have partnered with Pawel and Dorota Listwan, all local entrepreneurs, to establish the Pajarito Brewpub & Grill in the former Blockbuster space at 614 Trinity Dr.

“In a town

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Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 29-May 5, 2012

on May 10, 2012 - 9:11pm
 
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 29-May 5, 2012
 
  1. Crow, Barbara Wright*
  2. Enigma and Light, David Mutschlecner*
  3. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  4. Mockingjay, Suzanne Collins
  5. Tracks, Scats, and Signs of the Southern Rocky Mountains, James C. Halfpenny
  6. Wildflowers of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Janis Lindsey Huggins
  7. Butterflies of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Ronald Wauer
  8. Birds of the Southern Rocky Mountains, Greg R. Homel
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
*local or regional author
 
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Planning and Zoning Approves Site Plan for Bandelier Shuttle Service Facility

on May 9, 2012 - 10:05pm

Site Plan for a shuttle service facility for a shuttle to Bandelier National Monument. Source: Los Alamos County.

The Los Alamos County Planning and Zoning Commission has approved a site plan for a shuttle service facility for shuttles to Bandelier National Monument. The shuttle service facility will be located at the corner of State Road 4 and Rover across the street from the White Rock Visitor's Center and Conoco gas station, on what is now a vacant lot. Areas for up to two food vendors will be reserved on the commercial zoned lot at 40 Rover Blvd.

Taste Regional Flavors with New Mexico Wine Tours

on May 9, 2012 - 1:15pm

Ponderosa Landscape. Courtesy/NMWT

By Bonnie J. Gordon

Get a sip of New Mexico with one of the special tours offered by New Mexico Wine Tours. New Mexico is the oldest wine making region in the country, with more than 40 wineries and tasting rooms.

“We often combine wine tasting with scenic tours or recreational events” said Cindy Capelli, owner and operator of New Mexico Wine Tours. “I tailor the tour to what the guests want to do.”

Some dedicated wine tasters choose to visit up to six wineries, while others choose to combine wine tasting at two or three wineries with an afternoon

From Nazi Germany to the Manhattan Project: A Love Story

on May 8, 2012 - 10:56pm

In a chilling story of her parents’ escape from Hitler’s reign of terror, Bettina Hoerlin reveals the depth and breadth of Nazism in pre-war Germany at a reading and signing at Otowi Station Bookstore on Saturday, May 12, at 3 p.m.

Hoerlin’s book, Steps of Courage, is a unique blend of historical and personal facts that documents how her parents overcome obstacles to their romance, one between an Aryan and Jew, and fight the nazification of culture, science and mountaineering.

Co-op Rocks!

on May 8, 2012 - 10:45pm

LOS ALAMOS COOPERATIVE MARKET News

Co-opRocks! is brought to you by the Los Alamos Co-op as part of their outreach program to young adults (high school and college age). The program is intended to provide young adults a venue to express their interests (music, art, theater, etc.) in a fun and safe atmosphere. General Manager, Steve Watts said, "We strive to share our cooperative values through this venue by sourcing local talent and encouraging young adults and the community to come support each other at Co-opRocks!"

The 5 hours will be filled with a variety of activities, which reflect

Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program

on May 8, 2012 - 11:32am

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) Program — a joint partnership of Los Alamos and Sandia national laboratories and the state of New Mexico — provides technical assistance from national laboratory scientists and engineers to New Mexico small businesses at no cost.  While individual businesses can request assistance at any time, NMSBA annually considers leveraged projects involving multiple businesses with a shared problem that is too large or complex to be solved during an individual project. Leveraged project proposals for 2013 will be accepted from May 4th through June 8th,
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Chamber FAN Club Features DALA Dancers

on May 7, 2012 - 8:19pm

Dancers perform during the Chamber of Commerce FAN Club at Dance Arts Los Alamos Wednesday evening in White Rock. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

The Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce monthly after hours Food & Networking (FAN Club) event showcased the world-class training underway for students enrolled at Dance Arts Los Alamos.

Dance Arts Los Alamos is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that is dedicated to promoting dance in Los Alamos and Northern New Mexico by providing safe, professional instruction and quality performances.

Dance Arts Los Alamos is now in its 20th year and

Canyon Bar Breaks from the Norm

on May 7, 2012 - 7:18pm

Canyon Bar and Grill in Central Park Square has been painted a dark charcoal color and stands out from all the other tan colored businesses in the area. The Canyon Bar also intends to install a new sign soon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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Tulips Bloom at the Best Western

on May 6, 2012 - 11:43pm

Colorful tulips fill a flowerbed at the Best Western Hilltop House Hotel near Central Avenue. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
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New Pharmacy Coming to General Area

on May 6, 2012 - 10:54am

AREA News:

A new CVS/pharmacy is under construction on Riverside Drive Saturday in Espanola. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailynews.com
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Styles N’ Smiles Opens in Downtown Los Alamos

on May 4, 2012 - 8:37am

Hair Stylist Susan Williams and Master Barber Trinidad Montaño welcome new clients to the Styles N’ Smiles Beauty Salon now open at 991 Central Ave., in Central Park Square. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By Mandy Marksteiner

A new beauty salon - with a twist - has come to town.

“The first salon that I worked at was right next to the beach,” said Susan Williams, a hairstylist originally from San Diego, Calif. “People came in wearing flip-flops and bathing suits. I got to head to the beach after lunch. It was an awesome job.”

Williams brings her casual and fun style to the newest salon in Los

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