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McQuiston: Things To Consider When Starting A Home-Based Business

on April 29, 2019 - 9:17am

The Jemez Agency

Starting a home based business might sound appealing (working in your PJ’s, setting your own hours, no boss!!). However, you need to make sure that your business is properly insured.

Here are some questions to ask yourself about your endeavor:

  • Will merchandise be stored in your home?
  • Will you have office equipment?
  • Will there be customers on your property? What if a customer slipped on a wet floor or an icy sidewalk?
  • Are you selling a product? What if a customer is injured by your product?
  • Are you providing a service?

SF Harley-Davidson/KTM Cinco de Mayo Fiesta May 5

on April 29, 2019 - 9:06am
SFH News:
SANTA FE  Locally owned and operated business, Santa Fe Harley-Davidson & KTM is hosting a Cinco de Mayo fiesta at the shop.
Free to the public and fun for the whole family noon to 5 p.m., the first 200 through the door will be treated to a Nachos Bar.
At 1 p.m., the big wheel and bike games begin and at 2 p.m., los ninos can take a swing at our giant pinata. All makes, models, and abilities welcome. Take a test ride on the “Jump Start” ride simulator and feel the rumble of a real Harley, no license or helmet required.
Additionally, there will be a “Best Dip”

2019 Chamber Business Awards Voting Opens

on April 29, 2019 - 8:40am
Nominations for 2019 Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Awards closed April 22. The top 5 nominated businesses in each category have now moved on to the voting phase.
To vote for your favorite Los Alamos Chamber businesses, visit Voting is open to the public, but only Chamber members in good standing were eligible for nomination or to win.
Award categories and nominees:
Retail Business of the Year Award Nominees:
C.B. FOX, Flowers by Gillian, Metzger’s Do It Best Hardware, Petree Garden Center and Pet Pangaea LLC

Why Free Coffee All Day Every Day At Fleur de Lys?

on April 28, 2019 - 10:49am
By Stephanie and Marcel Remillieux
Owners of Fleur de Lys

Free espresso and americano in Los Alamos? Yes, really!

You might have heard that our French café, Fleur de Lys, has recently started a campaign of free coffee, all day, every day. We are not talking about watered down drip coffee but about an espresso shot, this Italian delicacy that has to be extracted from fresh beans with clockwork precision to taste right: at 192F, under 9 bars of pressure, for about 20 to 25s to be more precise.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Allure Salon

on April 26, 2019 - 10:28am

On the job in Los Alamos is cosmetologist Sarafina Aguino working Thursday at Allure Salon, 148 Central Park Square. She has been a cosmetologist for 10 years and began working April 16 at Allure Salon, providing cuts, coloring and deep moisturizing treatments and will offer manicures, pedicures and waxing within the next couple of weeks. Aguino can be reached for an appointment at 505.557.0621. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

On the job in Los Alamos, from left, cosmetologist Sarafina Aguino, manager Kim Chase and owner/operator Shelley Jankowski working Thursday at Allure Salon.

Reminder: Farmer’s Market Begin Operations May 2

on April 25, 2019 - 5:01pm


The County is reminding people that the Farmer's Market will begin operations in the Mesa Public Library overflow lot 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.,  beginning Thursday, May 2 and continuing each Thursday through October.

Motorists are asked to use caution in this busy and congested area of downtown Central Avenue Thursday mornings and watch for traffic and pedestrians in and around the parking lot and Ashley Pond Park.

As a reminder, there is no overnight parking allowed in the Library lot between Wednesday evening and Thursday mornings once the market gets underway, in order to keep the

Zero Waste Team Helps Reduce Food Waste

on April 25, 2019 - 2:42pm
Los Alamos Daily Post
What’s the best tool for saving the environment? Education. And currently, a team of Zero Waste Team members are spreading the word about food waste reduction to local restaurants.
According to a report presented during a recent Environmental Sustainability Board meeting, the team visited 13 of the 26 local eateries on how they can reduce waste.
Jody Benson, a member of the team, told the Los Alamos Daily Post, “Our goal initially was to tell them that waste reduction is good for the bottom line.”
She added

This Week At The Reel Deal Theater

on April 25, 2019 - 2:41pm

Scenes From Chamber Business After Hours At LANB

on April 25, 2019 - 8:11am

Enterprise Bank & Trust Vice President of Operations Kenny Hitt talks about LANB's role in the community and the importance of community service during the Chamber Business After Hours event Wednesday at LANB at 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by John McHale/

From left, Los Alamos Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann, LANB - Los Alamos Market President Lidia Martinez and Enterprise Bank & Trust Vice President of Operations Kenny Hitt at the Chamber after Hours event Wednesday at LANB. Photo by John McHale/

Scene from the Chamber Business After Hours event attended by

Beauty Chem & Co. Salon Opens On Deacon Street

on April 25, 2019 - 7:57am

New Beauty Chem & Co. owner Megan Martinez Tuesday in her Deacon Street salon. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

New Beauty Chem & Co. salon owner Megan Martinez, left, and former Cortex and Co. owner Krystal Davidson take care of clients at the shampoo station inside the salon Tuesday at 1910 Deacon St. The salon officially changes hands Friday. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Beauty Chem & Co. salon officially opens Friday at 1910 Deacon St., formerly occupied by Cortex and Co.

“I’ve been working at

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Del Norte Credit Union

on April 24, 2019 - 1:06pm

On the job in Los Alamos are employees Michelle Trujillo, Justin Blea and Cindy Martinez recently at Del Norte Credit Union. Trujillo has worked at DNCU for 13 years, Blea for one year and Martinez for 10 years. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

LANL: Two New Mexico Small Businesses Win National Department Of Energy Awards

on April 24, 2019 - 11:19am
Charlie Smith, director of the DOE Office of Small Disadvantaged Business Utilization presents awards to Jennifer Barajas of RG Construction Services, left, and John Santoru of Holmans USA, right. Courtesy photo
LANL News:
Two New Mexico companies that work with Los Alamos National Laboratory received small business awards from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) at the 18th annual DOE Small Business Forum and Expo April 16 in Pittsburgh.
Albuquerque-based Holmans USA won the award for 8(a)/Small Disadvantaged Business of the Year, while RG Construction Services, based in Rio

Frances Chadwick Joins LACF Board Of Directors

on April 24, 2019 - 11:07am
Frances Chadwick
LACF News:
The Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Community Foundation is proud to welcome Frances Chadwick as its newest member.
She joins the current board consisting of Don Cobb, Linda Daly, David Izraelevitz, Jenny McCumber, Cindy Rooney and Pat Soran.
Chadwick is a member of the Triad National Security executive team, which assumed management of Los Alamos National Laboratory in November 2018.
Chadwick serves as the Laboratory’s staff director, managing the various offices that report into the Director’s Office.

N3B And County Team Up On Adopt-A-Trail

on April 24, 2019 - 9:47am
N3B President/Program Manager Glenn Morgan
Los Alamos County’s Open Space Division has announced that one of its most popular trails – School Canyon Rim Trail – will become the latest addition to its Adopt-a-Trail program, thanks to N3B volunteers wanting to make a difference in Los Alamos.
County Manager Harry Burgess
“We’re very excited to have N3B on board as part of the County’s Adopt-a-Trail program,” County Manager Harry Burgess said.

projectY cowork Member Moments Session April 25

on April 23, 2019 - 7:45am
projectY cowork News:
Join projectY cowork Los Alamos for its next 'Member Moments' featuring Layne Kalbfleisch of 2E Consults LLC, 5:30 p.m. Thursday, April 25. 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.

Zia Waste Owner Teaches Students At Mountain Elementary About Recycling, Compositing And Worms

on April 22, 2019 - 5:58pm

Zia Waste owner Tiffany Pegoda gives first graders at Mountain Elementary School an education on recycling and composting as well as vermiculture during an April 10 presentation. Students also were given the chance to play the Zia Waste Sort Game, which can be found at Courtesy photo

Zia Waste owner Tiffany Pegoda demonstrates to students at Mountain Elelmentary School the proper way to recycle. Courtesy photo

Students check out a container filled with 500 worms and vermicast and vermitea soil. Courtesy photo

Storkan Chiropractic Hosts 35th Anniversary Celebration

on April 22, 2019 - 12:14pm

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Rivera Funeral Home

on April 22, 2019 - 10:17am

On the job in Los Alamos is Damion Ebanks at Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations Tuesday at 1627 A Central Ave. Rivera Family Funerals & Cremations opened in Los Alamos in August 2018. The full-service provider has been serving New Mexico for more than 80 years and has facilities in Santa Fe, Espanola and Taos. The company also owns and operates the Rio Grande Crematory in Espanola and the Santa Fe Memorial Gardens in Santa Fe. For more information visit: #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jennifer Bartram/

Psychotherapist Michelle George Uses Body's Power To Heal ... Releasing Unresolved Stress, Trauma, Tension

on April 21, 2019 - 7:17am
Psychotherapist Michelle George
Los Alamos Daily Post

Psychotherapist Michelle George knows that talking is not always enough. George is a Licensed Mental Health Counselor (LMHC) with a Masters Degree in Mental Health Counseling. Her own experience of chronic body pain led her to explore the realms of Somatic Experiencing (SE) and Tension/Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE) where for the first time in years she found relief.

She is a trained Somatic Experiencing Educator and Certified Trauma Releasing Exercise Practitioner.

Barry Cooney Ph.D. Brings Transformative Coaching To Los Alamos

on April 21, 2019 - 7:16am
Barry Cooney Ph.D. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Barry Cooney, Ph.D., has many accomplishments. At age 29 he was appointed Clinical Instructor in Human Behavior at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia. He also co-produced a Chamber Orchestra in New York City. More recently, he served as director of UNM-Gallup. His experience working with veterans suffering from PTSD and observing the turmoil experienced by his students at UNM-Gallup led him to search for new methods of healing.

A trip to India to study

On The Job In Los Alamos: Zach Parliman At Smith's

on April 20, 2019 - 10:17am

On the job in Los Alamos is Zach Parliman at Smith's Marketplace where he has worked for four years. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

McQuiston: How Does Your Homeowner Policy Respond To Total Losses?

on April 19, 2019 - 11:17am

The Jemez Agency

While homeowner insurance covers individuals and families for many day-to-day claims involving water damage, roof damage, and the like, it is potentially there for you when the unthinkable happens and your house is completely destroyed.

Dozens of questions arise whenever a catastrophic circumstance occurs; however, there is one question you should ask yourself prior to such a situation: how will my homeowner insurance policy respond to the loss of my home?

Traditional homeowner policies have specific limits of insurance for the dwelling, detached

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Metzger’s On Central

on April 18, 2019 - 8:33am

On the job in Los Alamos are Inventory Specialist Rob Trujillo and Floor Sales Specialst Anita Byrd organizing newly arrived plants Tuesday at Metzger’s Do it Best Hardware, 1607 Central Ave. Trujillo has worked at Metzger’s for 22 years and Byrd has been employed for one month. Photo by Jenn Bartram/

Annual Spring Vendor Blender May 4

on April 16, 2019 - 5:32pm