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Walkup Aquatic Center Birthday Celebration April 25

on April 5, 2018 - 3:32pm

State Democratic Platform Supports Methods That Could Triple Solar Jobs

on April 5, 2018 - 3:29pm
DPNM News:
 
According to a study released by the University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research, New Mexico has the capacity to triple solar energy jobs using many of the mechanisms included in the Democratic Party of New Mexico’s (DPNM) 2018 Platform.
 
The study specifically points to utilizing technology developed at the state’s national labs in entrepreneurial endeavors to provide quality jobs while diversifying New Mexico’s economy - principles supported by the DPNM Platform.
 
The New Mexico Democratic Party’s forward-looking platform states that New Mexico

Heinrich Highlights Economic Opportunity For Local Small Businesses And Labs In New Mexico

on April 5, 2018 - 9:50am
U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich
 
U.S. SENATE News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich (D-N.M.) convened a roundtable at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce to highlight opportunities for local small businesses to work with national labs in New Mexico.
 
The roundtable included Hispano Chamber President Ernie C’deBaca, Sandia National Labs Director Steve Younger, U.S. Small Business Association New Mexico District Director John Garcia, and the heads of Applied Technology Associates, Real Time Solutions, Ambitions Consulting Group, Sparkle Maintenance, and TEAM technologies.
 

ProcessQM Offers Nuclear Quality Assurance Training In Los Alamos May 7-9

on April 5, 2018 - 9:45am

Norman P. Moreau

BUSINESS News:

  • The NQA-1 workshop will take place in Los Alamos

ProcessQM LLC, a quality management company based in Northern New Mexico, announced it is hosting an “Understanding and Implementing ASME NQA-1” workshop this May in partnership with Theseus Professional Services.

Instructor Norman P. Moreau, PE, CSQE, CQA, ASME Fellow, will cover topics including regulatory requirements within the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and the U.S.

World Futures: Education, Training, Learning And Knowledge: Part 5

on April 5, 2018 - 8:32am

By ANDY ANDEWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In the previous columns of this series a bubble model was introduced with individual models bouncing around in a fluid of information and knowledge.

Bubbles can unite with other bubbles to form bigger bubbles such as families, companies, government entities, and other groups of bubbles and even countries. In so doing, the individual bubbles and amalgams must communicate with other bubbles, adapt and contribute.

The rules for interaction, which defines how the bubbles  all get along or not, defines the culture of a bubble, whatever its size.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Patrick Sullivan At LACDC

on April 4, 2018 - 3:33pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is Executive Director Patrick Sullivan at the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation at 190 Central Park Square. Sullivan worked for the LACDC for seven years, spent four years working elsewhere and returned to the LACDC 3.5 years ago as executive director. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: Lisa Scott At LANB

on April 3, 2018 - 12:53pm

On the job in Los Alamos this morning is Customer Service Representative Lisa Scott at Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr., where she has been employed for 19 years. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Petree Garden Center Grand Opening April 7

on April 3, 2018 - 12:34pm

Investment Seminar 'Retirement: Making Your Money Last' – Considerations For Retiring Employees April 13

on April 3, 2018 - 12:33pm
EDWARD JONES News:
 
The Los Alamos National Security contract renewal is quickly approaching, and you may be considering when you should retire, and if you are financially ready to retire.
 
To assist long-term employees nearing retirement, Shelly Wiemann, Financial Advisor at Edward Jones, is holding a retirement planning seminar in a small-group setting. 
 
This seminar will be held at 3 p.m. Friday April 13.
 
More information about the seminar can be found at https://www.edwardjones.com/shelly-wiemann
 
RSVP's ARE REQUIRED. Call 505.661.9754 to register.

Job Fair At UNM-Los Alamos 1-4 p.m. Today!

on April 3, 2018 - 7:45am
Employers, like these recruiters in the foreground from Lowe’s home improvement store in Espanola, look to attract the best local talent to their companies at the UNM-LA Job Fair in 2017. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
By BARBARA E. COHEN
UNM-Los Alamos Office of Student Services
 
On a bright spring morning last year, Human Resource Manager Baby Matousek packed her recruitment kit and a list of current job postings for Zia Credit Union, along with an array of engaging gift items, small candy bars and pens designed to attract suitable applicants, as well as snacks to help her remain

Dave Fox Congratulates Petree Garden Center GM

on April 2, 2018 - 5:48pm

Former Pajarito Greenhouse owner Dave Fox congratulates Petree Garden Center General Manager Laural Hardin Monday morning on the upcoming grand opening of the business. ‘The transition could not have been anything better from Pajarito Greenhouse to Petree Garden Center; especially Laural, who couldn’t be better at what she does,’ Fox said. ‘Laural is purely and simply a gift to Los Alamos.’ Petree Garden Center will hold its grand opening at 9 a.m. Saturday at the new garden center at 2470 East Road, in the building that was formerly the DeColores Restaurant.

LANL Foundation Call For Applications: Scholarships Available For Nontraditional Students & Native American Students Seeking Business Degrees

on April 2, 2018 - 7:47am
LANLF News:
 
The LANL Foundation, through the Los Alamos Employees’ Scholarship Fund, is accepting applications starting April 2 for Northern New Mexico Tribal Business Scholarships and Regional College/Returning Student Scholarships.
 
This year, both one-time awards increased from $1000 to $1500 to better serve the needs of local students.
 
Tribal Business Scholarships are awarded to qualified applicants pursuing undergraduate degrees in business-related fields such as accounting, finance and business information systems from an accredited post-secondary educational institution, in

Senior Scam Jam At Betty Ehart Senior Center May 3

on April 2, 2018 - 7:33am
MSW News:
 
In April, Money Smart Week partner organizations will host Money Smart Week (MSW) Northern New Mexico, featuring a series of events designed to help consumers better manage their personal finances.
 
Money Smart Week runs April 21-28 throughout Northern New Mexico, but Los Alamos is participating by offering the Senior Scam Jam 1-3 p.m., May 3 at Betty Ehart Senior Center at 1101 Bathtub Row.
 
Get armed with new information and resources that allow older adults and their caregivers to make comprehensive financial decisions with confidence.

Scenes From 2017 Entrepreneur Of The Year Feyzi Fatehi Talk At ProjectY Cowork Los Alamos

on March 30, 2018 - 8:40am
Feyzi Fatehi speaking at projectY cowork. Courtesy photo

Courtesy photo
 
projectY News:
 
projectY cowork Los Alamos hosted a talk by Feyzi Fatehi, Tuesday, March 27 at 150 Central Park Square. Fatehi is a visiting entrepreneur from California, the CEO of Corent, and was recently named “2017 Entrepreneur of the Year” by the Orange County Business Journal.
 
Audience members had the opportunity to meet a world-class entrepreneur and learn about current trends in Cloud technology, Software as a Service (SaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS) and other innovations, such as:
  • Disruptive

Udall, Heinrich Warn CFPB Against Repealing Rule To Crack Down On Predatory Payday Lending Schemes

on March 30, 2018 - 8:03am
U.S. SENATE News:
 
WASHINGTON, D.C.  U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich sent a letter to Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Acting Director Leandra English and Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Mick Mulvaney urging them to end any efforts to undermine and repeal the CFPB’s payday lending rule, which would help rein in predatory business practices by payday lenders nationwide that are designed to exploit the financial hardships facing millions of hardworking families.
 
“We understand that the CFPB is delaying the rule by granting waivers to companies who

Education, Training, Learning, Knowledge: Part 4

on March 30, 2018 - 7:41am

By ANDY ANDEWS
Los Alamos World Futures Institute

In last week’s column, we ended by saying that education and training involves knowledge, information and beliefs. Albert Einstein said (or wrote) that “the value of education is not the learning of many facts but the training of the mind to think.” Allegedly, he also said “Never memorize what you can look up in books.”

Knowledge is continually debated by philosophers in the field of epistemology. According to a classical definition, statement is considered knowledge if it is justified, true, and believed. But it is still debated.

TopNotch Pilates Expands With New Location And Equipment

on March 29, 2018 - 5:01pm
Bill and Lynn Godwin on the reformer. TopNotch Pilates specializes in duet sessions as well as private one-on-one sessions. Courtesy photo
 
Scott Backhaus demonstrating the beginning of a hanging pull-up on the Cadillac Trapeze Table. Courtesy photo
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

TopNotch Pilates has a new home at 166 East Gate Dr. in Los Alamos. The new space is three times the size of the old in order to accommodate new equipment and growing clientele, owner and teacher Sabrina Svard said.

Svard has a loyal following of clients.

“Pilates breaks

U.S. SBA Administrator Linda McMahon Honors Top New Mexico Small Business Owners

on March 29, 2018 - 11:42am
Jasper Riddle
 
SBA News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE  Administrator Linda McMahon, the head of the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), announced this year’s Small Business Person of the Year winners from the 50 states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico. 
 
Jasper Riddle, President of Noisy Water Winery in Ruidoso was named the SBA New Mexico Small Business Person of the Year. 
 
Riddle will join all other winners to attend ceremonies in Washington, D.C on April 29-30 where they will be honored with their individual award along with special recognition of the three runners-up and

Link Correction To Vote For Los Alamos Main Street In National Contest

on March 29, 2018 - 10:34am

Los Alamos Main Street News:

 

Los Alamos Main Street is competing in the third annual America’s Main Streets contest for a $25,000 cash prize. The correct link to cast your vote is: https://mainstreetcontest.com/profile/95

 

For details about the contest and how Los Alamos Main Street would use the cash prize toward the mission of building a vibrant community, click here.

Los Alamos County Developing Tourism Economy

on March 29, 2018 - 8:18am
Los Alamos County Planning Assistant Anita Barela, left, and her daughter, Leia Roach, take part in the public meeting regarding the County's tourism strategic plan last year at UNM-LA. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com 
 
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
In January 2017, the Los Alamos County Council identified building the local tourism economy as a priority. Council accepted a tourism strategic plan during its Feb. 27 meeting; and as a result the wheels are now in motion toward achieving this goal.
 
Although tourists have visited Los

Attorney Emma Weber Joins Philip J. Dabney P.C.

on March 29, 2018 - 8:06am

Attorneys Philip J. Dabney, left, and Emma D. B. Weber Tuesday at Philip J. Dabney P.C. on Oppenheimer Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

Attorney Emma D. B. Weber in her new office Tuesday at Philip J. Dabney P.C. Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 

Attorney Emma D. B. Weber has joined the law firm of Philip J. Dabney P.C. in Los Alamos.

“I started working here March 13 so I’m in my third week and I just love,” Weber said during an interview Tuesday in her new office.

Petree Garden Center Grand Opening April 7

on March 29, 2018 - 8:05am
General Manager Laurel Hardin shows off the birdhouses at the new Petree Garden Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Planters, fountains and indoor plants at Petree Garden Center. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

Petree Garden Center is opening just in time for Spring. Located in the former De Colores Restaurant at 2470 East Road, the Garden Center will hold its grand opening 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, April 7.

“We’re now bringing in trees and cold hard plants,” General Manager Laurel Hardin

LACDC Selects Lauren McDaniel Main Street Director

on March 28, 2018 - 5:17pm
Lauren McDaniel

LACDC News:

The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced today Lauren McDaniel, LACDC employee and Director of projectY cowork Los Alamos, is the new Los Alamos Main Street Director.

As Main Street director, McDaniel will continue to oversee projectY cowork and a new full-time Community & Marketing Manager, in addition to the Creative District.

McDaniel first joined LACDC in 2016 as director of projectY cowork, whose mission is to strengthen the local economy by providing convenient and affordable work spaces for entrepreneurs, remote workers,

State Leaders Honored At Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner May 4

on March 28, 2018 - 8:54am

U.S. Bank New Mexico Regional President Paul DiPaola

LEADERSHIP NEW MEXICO News:

ALBUQUERQUE — Paul DiPaola and Phil Bryson will be recognized for their outstanding leadership and dedication to the state of New Mexico at the 2018 Leadership New Mexico Annual Awards Dinner Friday, May 4 in Albuquerque.

DiPaola is the recipient of this year's Distinguished Alumnus Award. He is the New Mexico Regional President of U.S. Bank as well as a Leadership New Mexico Core Program graduate, class of 2000, and Lifetime Member.

Los Alamos MainStreet Vies For $25,000 Cash Prize In National Contest

on March 27, 2018 - 4:08pm
LACDC News:
 
On Feb. 26, Independent We Stand, the national small business movement, kicked-off its third annual America’s Main Streets contest to help consumers, small business owners and Main Street organizations reward a deserving Main Street with $25,000 in cash and sponsor-related prizes. Los Alamos MainStreet is among this year’s nominees.
 
America’s Main Streets play an important role in the long-term success of communities and help build a sense of place reinforcing this year’s theme: “Local Memories. Lasting Impact.”
 
“Our Independent We Stand America’s Main Streets

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