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I, CoBot -- Automation Offers Opportunities For New Mexico Businesses And Workers

on March 13, 2019 - 2:10pm
During the tour of Build With Robots at Albuquerque’s FUSE Makerspace on Manufacturing Day 2018. Photo by Jane Phillips
 
By CLAUDIA INFANTE,
Special Projects Coordinator
New Mexico MEP
 
The way they see it at Albuquerque’s Build With Robots LLC (BWR), automation and human labor can exist side by side, even in small and medium-sized businesses, without the dystopian consequences imagined by many futurists and science fiction writers.
 
The New Mexico company works with manufacturers and other businesses to enhance their productivity and competitive advantage by incorporating

Businesses Invited To Participate In UNM-LA Job Fair

on March 13, 2019 - 9:40am
Community members of all ages are welcome at the UNM-LA Job Fair April 2 in Building 2. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) invites regional businesses to participate in the 6th Annual UNM-LA Job Fair 1-4 p.m., Tuesday, April 2 in Building 2.
 
Businesses have the opportunity to meet and interview potential applicants for current and upcoming job openings at this event, and distribute information about other employment opportunities such as seasonal work or internships.
 
UNM-LA students, local high school students, and the

Chamber Business Breakfast At UNM-LA March 14

on March 13, 2019 - 9:02am

Governor: House Bill 7 Will Drive Innovation, Job Creation And Business Development

on March 10, 2019 - 6:30am
New Mexico Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham
 
From the Office of the Governor:
 
SANTA FE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham issued the following statement Friday after the New Mexico Senate overwhelmingly approved House Bill 7, bipartisan legislation that will create Centers of Excellence at four institutions of higher learning, transforming our universities into genuine economic engines that will grow industries and create jobs across the state. The House overwhelmingly approved the bipartisan legislation March 1.
 
“We need to pave the way to exciting career opportunities in cutting-edge

Plateau Property Donates $2,500 To Self Help Inc.

on March 9, 2019 - 10:53am

In demonstrating its ongoing support for local charitable organizations that keep the community strong, Plateau Property Management presented a check for $2,500 to Self Help Inc. of Los Alamos, a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting those in need in northern New Mexico. Self Help Executive Director Maura Taylor, left, accepts the generous donation Thursday from Plateau Property Management Operations Manager Karen Smith. Courtesy photo

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Seeking Chameleon

on March 9, 2019 - 8:24am

On the job Friday is owner Catherine Richmond welcoming patrons to Seeking Chameleon at 35H Rover Blvd., in the White Rock Commercial Center. Seeking Chameleon carries antiques, beads, art, glass jewelry, vintage treasure and unusual art supplies. Richmond also buys and resells antiques, fine jewelry and exceptional handmade items. Seeking Chameleon is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday. Richmond can be reached at 505.412.0933 and seekingchameleon@gmail.com. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

Los Alamos MainStreet And Creative District Partner With Local Eateries To Host NM Restaurant Week 2019

on March 8, 2019 - 8:34pm

Los Alamos MainStreet And Creative District News:

Los Alamos MainStreet and Creative District are teaming up with local restaurants to participate in the 10th anniversary of New Mexico Restaurant Week.

This is the first year that Los Alamos will be involved in this event and it will run Sunday, March 10 to Sunday, March 17.

Restaurant Week introduces diners and travelers to the vast array of restaurants and accommodations throughout New Mexico. It is an eight day-long celebration of some of Los Alamos tastiest restaurants.

Participating restaurants will be offering specialized

On The Job In Los Alamos: Buddy Laird At Preventech

on March 8, 2019 - 10:01am

On the Job in Los Alamos Thursday morning is Buddy Laird inside his large shop at Preventech Automotive Service & Repair at 272 B DP Road. Buddy and his wife Beth Laird have owned Preventech since April 1, 1992. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Buddy Laird maintains a full line of modern tools and accessories to provide his customers with complete automotive repair in his shop at Preventech at 272 B DP Road. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Chef Laurence Peña Promoted To Assistant Director Of Chartwells Food Services In Los Alamos

on March 8, 2019 - 8:54am
Chef Laurence Peña, center, has been promoted to assistant director of Chartwells Food Services. He is married to Discover Los Alamos Director Melanie Peña. Chef Laurence Peña's family from left, Christian, Taylor, Emelia, Melanie, Chef Peña and Christian. Courtesy photo
 
COMMUNITY News:
 
Chef Laurence Peña has been promoted to the position of, assist director of dining services for Chartwells K12 in Los Alamos.
 
Chartwells is the food service provider for Los Alamos Public Schools and provides food services for all seven sites.

projectY cowork’s Member Moments To Feature Layne Kalbfleisch Of 2E Consults LLC March 13

on March 8, 2019 - 8:36am
 
projectY cowork News:
 
Join projectY cowork Los Alamos for its next 'Member Moments,' featuring Layne Kalbfleisch of 2E Consults LLC at 5:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 13. Each month, projectY cowork highlights a member and his or her current ventures.
 
Kalbfleisch, M.Ed., Ph.D., owns 2E Consults ® LLC, a practice providing assessment and coaching services for families and children, and organizations who work on behalf of families and children.

LANB / Enterprise Merger Complete

on March 8, 2019 - 6:46am
It’s official ...Trinity Capital Corporation (Los Alamos National Bank’s holding company) has merged with Enterprise Financial Services Corp, the parent company of Enterprise Bank & Trust. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
 
By JIM LALLY
President & CEO, Enterprise Financial Services Corp
 
I am honored to inform you that today, Trinity Capital Corporation (Los Alamos National Bank’s holding company) merged with Enterprise Financial Services Corp, the parent company of Enterprise Bank & Trust.
 
With this merger, New Mexico becomes Enterprise Bank & Trust’s second-largest market, which

Winds Of Change Are Blowing...

on March 7, 2019 - 4:54pm

Visitors and residents are welcomed to Los Alamos Sunday morning by the stone sign at the entrance to town. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
caclark@/ladailypost.com

The leaders at the helm of at least 11 local organizations have retired or moved on in the last few months.

Longtime residents say this exodus definitely sets a record.

“My husband and I have lived here for nearly 50 years and have never seen so many changes in a short period of time like this,” Terry Foxx told the Los Alamos Daily Post.

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on March 7, 2019 - 4:24pm

On The Job In Los Alamos: Incoming And Outgoing CEOs With Executive Team At Zia Credit Union

on March 7, 2019 - 4:00pm

Gathered together this morning for an executive team meeting at Zia Credit Union in downtown Los Alamos, from left, Vice President of Lending and Member Services Robert Valerio, newly appointed CEO Paul Johnson, outgoing CEO David Woodruff who has accepted a position with a credit union in Maryland, and Executive Vice President/Chief Lending Officer Annitte Lujan.

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union Receives National Recognition For Mobile Branch Program

on March 6, 2019 - 7:14pm

Darel Madrid, left, of Pinon Elementary School with Los Alamos Schools Credit Union CEO Matt Schmidt. Courtesy/LASCU

LASCU CEO Matt Schmidt with Los Alamos Middle School teacher Ellie Simons. Courtesy/LASCU

Pinon teacher Jodi Hughes and LASCU CEO Matt Schmidt. Courtesy/LASCU

LASCU News:

  • Los Alamos Schools CU, serving area educators, innovates new way to deliver financial services to members

A local financial institution that provides financial services to educators and their families has received a 1st place national award for a “mobile branch” program that delivers the teller window

BSMA And Century Bank Partner To Provide STEM Education Grants To Teachers In Northern New Mexico

on March 6, 2019 - 1:23pm

Century Bank Vice President/Branch Manager Karen Easton, right, presented a check recently to Bradbury Science Museum Association President Ryn Herrmann and BSMA Past President Andy Trottier in support of STEM education grants for teachers in northern New Mexico. Courtesy/BSMA

BSMA News:

The Bradbury Science Museum Association (BSMA) and Century Bank have partnered to award Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) education grants to 10 certified K-12 teachers in northern New Mexico.

The grants are up to $100 each and intended to fund STEM learning activities that teachers

Senate Panel Favors Smaller Minimum Wage Hike

on March 6, 2019 - 12:47pm
Rep. Miguel Garcia, D-Bernalillo County
 
By ANDREW OXFORD
 
A Senate committee on Tuesday snubbed Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham's call to raise New Mexico's minimum wage to $12 an hour over the next several years, advancing instead a more modest bill backed by business groups.
 
Dueling proposals for increasing the wages of New Mexico's lowest-paid workers collided in a packed hearing of the Senate Corporations and Transportation Committee.

White Rock Artist Market Registration Now Open

on March 6, 2019 - 7:18am
LACDC News:
 
The Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) and Discover Los Alamos are soliciting applications for this summer’s 7th Annual White Rock Artist Markets.
 
The markets are 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. the first Saturday of the month, June 1 to Sept. 7 on the lawn outside the White Rock Visitor Center at 115 N.M. 4 in White Rock.
 
Space is limited and registrations are accepted until all slots are filled, others will be put on a waiting list. There is a fee of $25 per market registration.
 
“The White Rock Artist Markets offers a significant opportunity for artists

Trinity Shareholders Approve Merger Of Trinity Capital Corp With And Into Enterprise Financial Services Corp

on March 5, 2019 - 4:57pm

TCC/LANB CEO John Gulas addresses shareholders gathered this morning to vote on the merger with Enterprise Financial Services at Crossroads Bible Church in Los Alamos as TCC Board Chairman Jim Goodwin looks on at right. Shareholders approved the merger by 83 percent. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com 

TCC/LANB CEO John Gulas addresses shareholders gathered this morning to vote on the merger with Enterprise Financial Services. Shareholders approved the merger by 83 percent. Gulas explained that the plan is that at midnight Thursday LANB will cease to exist and Enterprise will assume

SBA’s Emerging Leaders Initiative To Help Growing Entrepreneurs Opens For 2019 Recruitment

on March 5, 2019 - 7:46am
 SBA News:
 
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) New Mexico District announces the launch of the 2019 Emerging Leaders Initiative for executives of small businesses poised for growth in emerging markets.
 
Recruitment for the 2019 training cycle is ongoing and will close March 27.
 
Interested small business owners can learn more regarding eligibility, how to apply, class schedules, and location at www.sba.gov/emergingleaders, or by contacting SBA New Mexico District Office Deputy District Director, Ivan Corrales, at ivan.corrales@sba.gov or 505.248.8227.
 
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CB FOX Partners With Big Brothers Big Sisters For Fundraiser March 15-30

on March 4, 2019 - 11:23am

Big Brothers Big Sisters Los Alamos County Board Co-Chair Kelly Meyers, left, CB FOX Manager Andy Fox and Physical Therapist Cindy Lawton show their support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico. From 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, March 16, at CB FOX, Lawton will be in the store to give mattress shoppers tips about sleeping and choosing the proper mattress. Also, CB FOX will donate $100 per mattress sold over $1,000 from March 16-30, to Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Mexico. Courtesy photo

LANB Helps 28 Students Visit Bradbury Museum

on March 4, 2019 - 10:40am

During an engineering challenge Friday, Bradbury Museum Educator Pam Dresher places a stuffed toy on top of card towers to see which will hold the toy for 10 seconds. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

LANB Market President Liddie Martinez and LANB Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey watch as Mora 4th graders work on their tower engineering challenge during their visit Friday to the Bradbury Museum. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com
 
By KayLinda Crawford
Los Alamos Daily Post

A group of 28 Mora Elementary School 4th graders participated in a field trip to the Bradbury

Small Biz Tax Credit Passes House Floor Unanimously

on March 4, 2019 - 9:46am

House Dist. 43 Rep. Christine Chandler (D-Los Alamos)

STATE News:

SANTA FE – House Bill 526, the bipartisan Laboratory Contract with Small Business Tax Credit, Sunday passed the House Floor unanimously. Representatives Christine Chandler (D-Los Alamos), Abbas Akhil (D-Albuquerque), Jason Harper (R-Rio Rancho) and Joseph Sanchez (D-Alcalde) introduced the bill.

House Bill 526 increases the maximum tax credit amounts for Los Alamos National Laboratory and Sandia National Laboratories for contracting with New Mexico small businesses through the New Mexico Small Business Assistant Act (NMSBA).

Game Store Opens In White Rock Tuesday

on March 4, 2019 - 9:30am

White Rock Toys and Collectibles opens at 1 p.m. Tuesday at 106 Longview Dr., in White Rock. Courtesy photo

White Rock Toys and Collectibles owners James and Beverly Nelson, at left, with members Trisha Javernick and Lupe Salazar of the Food Is Mobile team, which the Nelson's also operate. Courtesy photo
 
By BERNADETTE LAURITZAN
Los Alamos

Our children often get us into new endeavors and James and Beverly Nelson have taken that to a whole new level.

When they discovered that their son’s gaming group had trouble finding space to play large table games and others had the same problem, it

House Passes Safety Measure For Hotel Employees

on March 3, 2019 - 7:50am
HOUSE DEMOCRATS News:
 
SANTA FE Thursday, the House of Representatives passed House Bill 139/a sponsored by Rep. Elizabeth “Liz” Thomson (D-Albuquerque) to protect hotel employees from violence, sexual harassment, or other emergencies by providing a panic button for employees who work alone.
 
“This is a common-sense measure that is an industry best practice. A panic button is a tool for hotel employees that work alone to keep themselves safe while doing their job.

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