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Enterprise Bank & Trust Hosts Reception For Seven Scholarship Recipients And Their Families

on June 24, 2019 - 1:49pm
Gathered for a special reception honoring scholarship recipients Thursday, from left, Enterprise Private Banker Elizabeth Bailey, Enterprise President - Los Alamos Region Liddie Martinez, EVHS students Amadeo Suazo and student Ryan Trujillo, PVHS student Haley Perez, LAHS students Phoenix Dendera and Anna Lemke and PVHS student Estrella Torres. Not pictured is McCurdy Charter School student Isaiah Trujillo. Courtesy photo
 
Enterprise Bank & Trust News:
 
The 2019 Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholars gathered Thursday, June 20 with their families and the Enterprise Bank & Trust Scholarship Selection

Los Alamos Makerspace Launches New Training, Collaboration And Hiring (MaTCH) Pilot

on June 24, 2019 - 11:59am

Alexandra De Lucia, a gifted LANL post-baccalaureate intern, learning how to solder and taking a stab at building hardware at the local makerspace. De Lucia researches machine learning-based monitoring tools on the LANL High Performance Computing Design team. She has been a seasonal volunteer with Los Alamos Makers since the summer of 2017. At that time, she mentored teens during the summer Coder Dojo. She has come back this year and led a weekly Python Club for teens and adults.

NMFA Development Finance Programs June 26

on June 24, 2019 - 9:52am
NMED News:
 
The NMFA is an economic engine for New Mexico. Join a discussion with the organization and learn about financing opportunities for economic development and infrastructure projects, 10-11:30 a.m., Wednesday, June 26. Register here.
 
NMFA experts will use the discussion to deep dive into their programs including: New Markets Tax Credits, Local Government Planning, Public Project Revolving Loan Fund, Drinking Water State Revolving Loan Fund and the Water Project Fund.
 
This is your chance to ask your questions and learn from the experts!

NMED Launches Technology Transfer Assistance Grants

on June 24, 2019 - 9:47am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE The New Mexico Economic Development Department is launching a new grant program to help facilitate the transfer of technology developed in the laboratory to businesses seeking to improve existing products or business procedures.
 
The New Mexico Technology Transfer Assistance Grants (NM-TAG) are aimed to assist in the transfer and commercialization of technologies developed in New Mexico to business startups.
 
“There is a substantial amount of research being done at the National Laboratories and Universities in New Mexico that can be commercialized,” said

Construction Underway At Century Bank In Los Alamos

on June 24, 2019 - 7:20am

Rendering of Century Bank’s Los Alamos branch expected to open in late summer at 751 Trinity Dr. Suite 301 in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center. Courtesy image

Century Bank News:

Century Bank recently began construction on its first Los Alamos branch. The branch, at 751 Trinity Dr. Suite 301 in the Smith’s Marketplace Shopping Center, is expected to open in late summer.

The office will have an urban, modern feeling to it and feature Universal Bankers for personalized client needs.

State Pays Down $100 Million In Film Credit Backlog

on June 23, 2019 - 8:16am
NMED News:
 
SANTA FE By the end of last week, the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department had paid out nearly $100 million in backlogged film credits for about 100 film and television shows produced in the state over the past several years that were allowed to build up by the prior state administration.
 
Another $95 million is available to be paid out over the coming fiscal year to productions that have completed filming as part of the new administration’s efforts to clear the backlog and ensure sound footing for the film and television industry in the state into the future.
 

Los Alamos ChamberFest Winners Announced

on June 21, 2019 - 4:37pm

Chamberfest BINGO grand prize winner Natalie Mateju, center, with third place winner Chelsea Nguyen, left, and Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Courtesy/Chamber

 

Chamberfest BINGO second place winner Sveta Kuksova. Courtesy/Chamber

 

CHAMBER News:

 

Downtown Los Alamos hosted ChamberFest June 8 during which attendees played ChamberFest BINGO and now the winners have been drawn.

 

Three winners were selected from among 200 BINGO cards completed and returned to the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce.

 

The grand prize winner is Natalie Mateju, who won $100 in Chamber Checks, as well as a

Rotary Club Inducts Dan Maes And Keith Lewis

on June 21, 2019 - 7:42am

At the podium from left, Rotarian Membership Committee's Steve Ciddio and Rotary Club President Vincent Chiravalle recently welcomed the Club's newest members: Century Bank Vice President Dan Maes and United Church Pastor for Congregation and Youth Keith Lewis. Maes was sponsored for membership by Karen Easton; Lewis by Nina Thayer. Rotary is the oldest service organization in the world with more than 1.2 million members in more than 230 countries. Focus areas include basic education and literacy; clean water and sanitation; disease prevention (especially the eradication of polio); economic

NMSURF And San Ildefonso Pueblo Partner To Deliver Gigabit Broadband Internet To San Ildefonso

on June 21, 2019 - 6:28am

BUSINESS News:

SANTA FE - NMSURF Internet has partnered with San Ildefonso Pueblo to increase connectivity and bring high-speed gigabit Internet services to the San Ildefonso Pueblo.

Bringing a faster, more reliable connection to the pueblo will provide needed Internet services to the government, the citizens of the Pueblo, and the surrounding areas with this new small wireless facility site.

In time, the new infrastructure being built also will provide 5G services to the Pueblo and 50Mbps for residences and businesses.

NMSURF said it is honored to bring broadband Internet to rural,

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Del Norte Credit Union Celebrates 65th Anniversary!

on June 20, 2019 - 9:26am
DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti at the 65th anniversary community-wide celebration Thursday at the Los Alamos Branch at 1000 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post
 
Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU) is celebrating its 65th Anniversary in Los Alamos.

DNCU is a member-owned, not-for-profit financial institution with six locations in Northern New Mexico including Los Alamos, White Rock, Española, Cerrillos Road, DeVargas North and Santa Fe.

Since DNCU is a not for profit financial cooperative with the mission

Trinity Urgent Care Focuses On Patient Convenience

on June 20, 2019 - 9:22am

Trinity Urgent Care Founder Dr. Robert McClees inside the practice at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite A&B with staff members from left, Cynthia Miramontes, Magdalena Maahs and Jerica Martines. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Robert McClees, MD, MA, opened Trinity Urgent Care nearly four years ago at 1460 Trinity Dr. Suite A & B. He recently sat down with the Los Alamos Daily Post to discuss his practice, which has expanded since 2015 to include two doctors, a physician’s assistant and staff of 10.

“We offer minor emergency

Boese Brothers Brewery Opening In Los Alamos

on June 20, 2019 - 9:15am

Sam Boese, co-owner and brewmaster of Boese Brothers Brewery in front of the new establishment Tuesday at 145 Central Park Square. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Update: Boese Brothers Brewery reported this morning that due to unexpected delays, the brewery is now anticipating an August opening rather than July.

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

bjgordon@ladailypost.com

Who hasn’t sat around with a friend or family member and a couple of beers, talking about opening your own brewery, club or bar?

Well the Boese brothers didn’t just talk.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Enterprise Bank Officials, Chamber Director Discuss Local Business Needs

on June 20, 2019 - 9:02am

On the job in Los Alamos, from left, Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann with Enterprise Bank & Trust officials President - Los Alamos Region & Director of Community Engagement Liddie Martinez and President Scott R. Goodman discussing the local business climate during lunch Wednesday at Blue Window Bistro. Goodman explained that one of the things Enterprise Bank & Trust does very well is help small and medium size businesses. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UNM-LA Community Internship Collaboration Seeks Business Mentors For Fall 2019 Semester

on June 20, 2019 - 8:24am
A previous Community Internship Collaboration graduation event with mentors Laura Loy and Ken Holmes. Photo by Nancy Coombs/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA partners with local businesses in the Community Internship Collaboration to provide meaningful work experiences for students while developing a future skilled workforce for the region. Courtesy/UNM-LA
 
UNM-LA News:
 
The University of New Mexico-Los Alamos (UNM-LA) announces the continuation of the Community Internship Collaboration (CIC) program in the Fall 2019 semester.
 
UNM-LA is seeking local business partners to expand the range of

This Week At Los Alamos Farmers Market

on June 20, 2019 - 7:38am
Featured vendor Pat Montoya of Pat Montoya Apples. Courtesy/LAFM
 
LAFM News:
 
What's at the Farmers Market today:
 
Cherries are in!
 
Tomatoes, Cucumbers, Radishes, Onions, Fresh Garlic, Daikon radishes, Arugula, Salad Mixes, Spinach, Heads of Romaine Lettuce, Bok Choi, Chard-Kale, Salsa, Apple Cider, Composted worm castings, Compost, Apples, Asparagus, Dried Beans, Chile, Chicos, Shell Peas, Fresh Herbs, Carrots, Spinach, Jams- Jellies, Vinegars, Broths, Radishes, Chicken, Turkey, Tortillas, Pork, Eggs, Lamb, Beef, Yak-Bison, Vegan body products, Lavender body products, Goat milk

Infinity Wellness In Los Alamos Welcomes New Operations Manager Angela Love-Storkan

on June 20, 2019 - 7:21am
Infinity Wellness owner Dr. Carmen Solano, left, and Operations Manager Angela Love-Storkan. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com
 
By KIRSTEN LASKEY
Los Alamos Daily Post

Angela Love-Storkan brings her experience as a business owner and knowledge of holistic medicine to her new position as operations manager at Infinity Wellness at 1460 Trinity Dr., Suite 8 in Los Alamos.

Before working at Infinity Wellness, Storkan owned and operated Adamina Wellness for seven years.

McQuiston: How To Stop Targeted Ads On Facebook

on June 19, 2019 - 5:25pm

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

A little off the topic of insurance, but I thought you might find this helpful.

You probably already know that your Facebook news feed is full of advertisements. But have you ever been surprised to find advertisements for items you just searched for using your phone’s Internet browser?  Were you a little creeped out that Facebook could do that? Or maybe just curious about how they did it? Either way, here’s a little bit about how it works and how to turn it off (if you want to).

So what is a Facebook ad?

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Petree Garden Center

on June 17, 2019 - 11:11am

On the job in Los Alamos are Ethan Vincent and Kathy Wilson working Friday at Petree Garden Center & Florist at 2470 East Road. Vincent has worked at Petree Garden Center for two years and Wilson previously worked at Pajarito Greenhouse and now Petree for a combined five years. Petree Garden Center & Florist is open 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday and closed Monday. For more information, visit www.petreegardencenter.com. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Jenn Bartram/ladailypost.com

PMI 2019 Professional Development Day June 21

on June 17, 2019 - 7:33am

PMI News:

PMI Otowi Bridge Chapter and PMI Rio Grande Chapter are presenting a joint Professional Development Day.

This event 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 21, at Santa Fe Community College.

The costs is $75 for all Otowi Bridge and Rio Grande chapter members anytime before June 19.

5.5 PDUs will be available to attendees.

Register here.

On The Job In Los Alamos: Drive-By Watering Ops

on June 16, 2019 - 7:37am

On the job in Los Alamos are Los Alamos Landscaping & More crewmembers conducting a drive-by watering operation Friday afternoon on the hanging baskets that line Central Avenue. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

More Scenes From Farmers Market Thursday

on June 16, 2019 - 7:22am

Fresh vegetables were in big supply at the Los Alamos Farmers Market Thursday in the parking lot at Mesa Public Library. Los Alamos Farmers Market is open 7 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., every Thursday and is a Los Alamos MainStreet program, which is part of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Native posole. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Pinto beans. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Soaps and lotions. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

Peas and onions. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/ladailypost.com

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No Glass Ceiling Here ... eWomenNetwork To Promote Los Alamos And Santa Fe Businesswomen

on June 15, 2019 - 8:43pm

eWomenNetwork News:
  • New women’s business networking group declares: “The sky’s the limit” for women-owned businesses in Northern New Mexico.

New Managing Director Michelle Harkey-Wilde of Los Alamos has been appointed to lead the Santa Fe Chapter of eWomenNetwork to assist area women in building business relationships and finding new ways to turn networking interactions into new clients and increased sales transactions.

“According to the Small Business Association, women are starting businesses at three times the rate of men in Northern New Mexico and account for more than two-thirds of

NBCUniversal: Major Albuquerque Production Venture Projected To Generate $1.1B In Direct Economic Impact

on June 15, 2019 - 11:43am

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE – Gov. Michelle Lujan Grisham, Mayor Tim Keller and company executives announced Friday that NBCUniversal is entering into a 10-year venture with Garcia Realty and Development to redevelop an empty free-span warehouse in Albuquerque into a state-of-the-art television and film studio with two sound stages, offices and a mill.

Over the next 10 years, NBCUniversal will produce television and film projects at the Albuquerque facility, with the aim of reaching $500 million in direct production spending.

Scenes From DNCU 65th Anniversary Celebration

on June 14, 2019 - 8:37am

Celebrating the 65th anniversary of Del Norte Credit Union Thursday evening at 1000 Trinity Dr., from left, Los Alamos County Council Chair Sara Scott, DNCU President/CEO Chuck Valenti and Councilor David Izraelevitz, holding three of the Financial Institution of the year awards DNCU has received including in 2019. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DNCU Vice President Anne Kain of Business Services and Development with the history of Del Norte Credit Union logos. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Scene from the 65th anniversary celebration of DNCU Thursday evening at the Los

Analysis Of VISA Credit Card Fees At Smith’s Stores

on June 13, 2019 - 4:49pm
By DAVID TUBBS
Los Alamos

Kroger first banned VISA credit cards in 2018 at its Foods Co division in California. In expanding the ban to Smith’s, Kroger publicly claimed numerous offenses by VISA, the most emphasized of which is that VISA charges “excessive interchange and network fees.”

Contradicting Kroger’s public claims is tedious but straightforward.

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