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Ribbon Cut On SMSI Central Park Square Location

on November 21, 2019 - 6:26pm

A crowd gathers this evening for the official ribbon cutting on the new location of Strategic Management Solutions, LLC, (SMSI) at 176 Central Park Square. Front row from left, Nuclear Facility Operations Vice President David Post, Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Hermann, President David O’Flynn, PE, and Los Alamos Operations Vice President Rob Dunham. Photo by John McHale/

Los Alamos Operations Vice President Rob Dunham, right, serves the crowd during the grand opening reception this evenng of SMSI's new location in Central Park Square.

Sandia Pueblo Awards $2.5 Million Contract To Mick Rich Contractors To Build Vehicle Maintenance Facility

on November 21, 2019 - 7:28am
Rendering of a new vehicle maintenance facility awarded to Mick Rich Contractors. Courtesy/MRC
Sandia Pueblo in Albuquerque has awarded Mick Rich Contractors a $2.5 million contract to build a new vehicle maintenance facility. Work begins this month.
The 10,700 sq. ft. Sandia Public Works Storage Building, designed by SMPC Architects of Albuquerque, will contain a bridge crane and car wash to maintain equipment and vehicles, and serve as an auto workshop.

New Mexico Housing Market On Pace For Good Year

on November 21, 2019 - 7:25am
NMAR News:
The October New Mexico Housing Market continues to indicate 2019 will be a good year for the industry.


A total of 2,265 October sales were reported to the New Mexico Association of REALTORS (NMAR), bringing the 2019 year-to-date sales number to 21,407.

“This is the 11th year NMAR has collected statewide housing numbers and only 2018 numbers exceed those we are seeing this year,” NMAR President Paul Wilson said. “We expect to finish the year with over 26,000 sales.”
NMAR CEO M. Steven Anaya said, “Median prices, while higher for 2019 year-to-date than amounts

Pollo Real Certifies Organic Heritage Turkeys At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on November 21, 2019 - 7:21am

Chamber Ribbon Cutting Ceremony At SMSI Thursday

on November 20, 2019 - 6:33am

NM Supreme Court Rules Unfair Practices Act Does Not Allow Competitive Injury Claims Seeking Lost Profits

on November 18, 2019 - 3:56pm
NMSC News:
SANTA FE The state Supreme Court ruled today that one of the state’s consumer protection laws, the state’s Unfair Practices Act (UPA), does not permit a seller of services to bring a lawsuit against another seller for “competitive injury”.
The case involves a dispute between two Albuquerque firms that both provide railroad construction and repair services to BNSF Railway Company.
GandyDancer, LLC, sued to recover damages and asserted one of their claims under the UPA, contending that Rock House CGM, LLC, won BNSF contracts through unfair competition.

One More Reason To Shop Local On Small Business Saturday: Tax-Free Holiday!

on November 18, 2019 - 2:26pm



The 2018 New Mexico Legislature passed a law authorizing a one-day tax holiday that will remove state gross receipts taxes from a variety of retail products the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 30, also known as Small Business Saturday.


The tax-free shopping on this day applied to both 2018 and 2019.


"The 24-hour consumer tax relief measure applies to small businesses of 10 or fewer employees only; franchises, no matter how small, are exempted.

ProjectY Cowork Hosts Interactive Round-Robin Connecting Entrepreneurs With Local Experts Dec. 4

on November 17, 2019 - 5:33am
projectY cowork News:
projectY cowork Los Alamos will host a free Entrepreneurial Round-Robin event 5:30-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4 in Central Park Square.
This is a great opportunity for small businesses, startups and entrepreneurs to ask questions about resources available to them locally and statewide.
At the beginning of the event, each guest speaker will introduce themselves and explain what resources and benefits they have to offer small businesses.

Medical Associates Of Northern New Mexico Earns Echocardiography Re-Accreditation From IAC

on November 16, 2019 - 11:40am


Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico, 3917 West Road, Suite A in Los Alamos Medical Center, was granted an additional three-year term of accreditation by the Intersocietal Accreditation Commission (IAC) in Echocardiography in the areas of Adult Transthoracic.

This latest accreditation awarded to the Medical Associates of Northern New Mexico has undergone an intensive application and review process and is found to comply with the published Standards.

Comprised of a detailed self-evaluation followed by a thorough review by a panel of medical experts, the IAC accreditation

New Sign Installed At Cricket Window On Central

on November 16, 2019 - 11:25am

Cricket Window owner Rachel Hansen and her boyfriend Corey Pappas install a new sign Friday afternoon on the store at 1247 Central Ave., Suite 213, above the Karen Wray Gallery and Los Alamos Daily Post. Cricket Window is open 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday. The store offers antiques and artisan home décor goods. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/

Businesswomen Gather For eWomenNetwork Meeting

on November 15, 2019 - 6:54am

Local business women gather for a monthly eWomenNetwork meeting Thursday morning at the Los Alamos Daily Post. The women include from left, Exclusive Networks USA Sales Manager Jessica Taylor, Managing Director Michelle Harkey-Wilde of the Santa Fe Chapter of eWomenNetworkowner Stephanie Jagielski of Stephanie Jagielski Photography, Enterprise Bank & Trust Private Banking Officer Elizabeth Bailey, EB&T Regional President Liddie Martinez, Ginny Roemer of Cricket Window, owner Katie Behrens of Katie's Custom Clothing and Alterations and EB&T Regional Director of Marketing Jillian Bartley. The

First National 1870 Hires Another High-Profile, Longtime Banker In New Mexico

on November 15, 2019 - 6:42am
Pat Sanchez
FN1870 News:
ALBUQUERQUE First National 1870 has announced that Pat Sanchez, a New Mexico banking leader with more than 40 years of experience, has joined the bank as senior vice president.
The Bank continues to add top level banking talent to its team with Sanchez being the most recent hire. As credit development manager for First National 1870 in its Los Alamos, Santa Fe and Albuquerque markets, Sanchez has primary responsibility for credit review and approval of commercial lending services.
In addition, he will work closely with the Bank’s local teams to

Los Alamos Farmers Market Fuller Lodge Dec. 12 & 19

on November 15, 2019 - 6:37am

LAMC Honors Employees At Annual Anniversary Event

on November 14, 2019 - 7:31am
Los Alamos Medical Center CEO John Whiteside congratulates his longest serving employee Rosalie Maestas who has worked at LAMC for 48 years  Photo by Carol A. Clark/
LAMC Center CEO John Whiteside thanks his employees for their service. Photo by Carol A. Clark/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos Medical Center held its annual anniversary recognition dinner Monday evening at Cottonwood on the Greens.

Twenty seven longtime employees were honored at the special event.

Chamber Celebrates New SMSI Location

on November 13, 2019 - 6:52pm



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
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/

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/

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


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/

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
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
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


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!


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
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 ( 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.