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Coffee & Connections At Rose Chocolatier At 10 a.m.!

on January 29, 2019 - 7:42am

NNMC President Rick Bailey Named Person Of The Year; College Named Business Of The Year At EVCC Gala

on January 29, 2019 - 7:05am

Northern New Mexico College is honored as Business of the Year and its President Dr. Richard J. Bailey, Jr is honored as Person of the Year at the Española Valley Chamber of Commerce 2018 State of the Chamber and Recognition Dinner Friday night at Ohkay Convention Center in Española. The annual event is an opportunity to celebrate the contributions local businesses bring to the Española Valley. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

NNMC President Dr. Richard J. Bailey, Jr, here with his wife Diane, is honored as Person of the Year and the college as Business of the Year at the Española

Scenes From Second Annual Leadership Los Alamos FOCUS Session Thursday Night At UNM-Los Alamos

on January 28, 2019 - 10:20am

Leadership Los Alamos hosted its second annual FOCUS Session Thursday evening at UNM-Los Alamos with Keynote Speaker Haydn Shaw who presented a talk on Resolving Generational Differences in the Workplace. Shaw is noted as a renowned speaker and author hailed as a 'leadership guru' by the Washington Post. He has helped managers and organizations for more than 25 years raise their generational IQ so they can deal with the multigenerational workforce.

‘Tesla Bill’ Offers NM Motorists New Choice

on January 27, 2019 - 12:40pm
Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino
By Sen. Gerald Ortiz y Pino
Sponsor of Senate Bill 243
The sale and service of vehicles is not a very exciting topic but it is an important one.
Many motorists have bought a car from a dealership. There are more than 110 new-car dealerships in New Mexico that employ some 7,000 people. Some dealerships have occupied the corners of your towns for decades, and while there has been a consolidation in car dealerships resulting in out-of-state ownerships, many will continue to thrive for decades to come.
I have introduced Senate Bill 243, Motor Vehicle

Finance New Mexico: WESST Helps Businesses Find Online Marketing Success

on January 27, 2019 - 9:38am
Finance New Mexico
The social media community is a lot like a real-world neighborhood where people ask their friends for referrals to a hair stylist or mechanic or roofer. But businesses can use social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram proactively to market products and services in dynamic, interactive ways to the people who want them.
In that sense, social media is more potent than a website where people can learn about a business but can’t interact with the owners or other customers. Websites are a lot like online brochures, and they’re just as static.

Air Force Selects Prime Contractor For NTS-3

on January 27, 2019 - 9:08am
KAFB News:
KIRTLAND AIR FORCE BASEM The Air Force Research Laboratory and the Space and Missile Systems Center has selected Harris Corporation as the prime contractor to build Navigation Technology Satellite-3, the next-generation experimental Position, Navigation and Timing spacecraft.
The satellite, called NTS-3, is expected to launch in 2022.
As a unique testbed in geosynchronous orbit, NTS-3 will integrate several advanced technologies to demonstrate resiliency and new concepts of operation to include experimental antennas, flexible and secure signals, increased automation, and use

Chamber Of Commerce Business Page

on January 27, 2019 - 7:56am

Home Security Technology: Keep Ahead Of Burglars

on January 26, 2019 - 12:54pm

The Jemez Agency

Back in the early days of home security “systems,” around the end of World War I, it was common for homeowners to hire “door shakers”—night watchmen who would literally walk around and check doors to make sure they were locked.

The most advanced product at the time, according to the Electronic Security Association, was an alarm system that used electromagnetic contacts on doors and windows and rang a bell if disturbed.

Things are just a little bit different now, thanks to expanding technology and decreasing costs.

DNCU Offers Government Furloughed Employees Taco Tuesday Meal At El Parasol

on January 26, 2019 - 12:08pm

DNCU News:

SANTA FE – Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, has been assisting member-owners affected by the government shutdown since early January.

DNCU has provided personalized financial assistance to dozens of its members by creating flexible payment plans that are customized to meet the needs of every situation.

If you are a DNCU member that was affected by the government shutdown and would like to speak with one of DNCU’s member solutions representatives, call 505.455.5330 to make an appointment.

THD Procedure Reduces Pain And Recovery Time

on January 26, 2019 - 10:52am

Dr. Salim Amrani

Los Alamos Surgical Associates News:

Dr. Salim Amrani, MD offers a non-excisional surgical technique for the treatment of internal hemorrhoids.

Transanal hemorrhoidal dearterialization (THD) is a minimally invasive surgery that does not require incisions or removal of the hemorrhoidal tissue. For most patients, the procedure is done on an outpatient basis and normal activities can be resumed two to three days post-operatively.

What Are Hemorrhoids?

Hemorrhoids are necessary, normal, vascular veins found in the anal canal.

Tribal Yoga & Wellness Open House 3-5 p.m. Today

on January 26, 2019 - 8:47am

RE/MAX First Organizes Aid For Furloughed Workers

on January 25, 2019 - 12:00pm

RE/MAX First News:

RE/MAX First has been collecting funds in their office at 116 Central Park Square, to assist in the purchase of Smith’s gift cards for furloughed government employees. 

“In doing so, we realized that we could have more impact if we invited other community members to contribute,” RE/MAX First owner Chris Ortega said. “RE/MAX First is collecting funds through Sunday, Jan. 26. We will take all funds raised to purchase $50 gift cards at Smith's. The RE/MAX First office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. to receive contributions and 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.”


On The Job In Los Alamos: Lab Director Thom Mason

on January 25, 2019 - 11:41am

On the job in Los Alamos is LANL Director Thom Mason who met in his office Thursday with the Los Alamos Daily Post. Mason discussed his initial impressions after being on the job since Nov. 1, 2018. Read the full story in the Jan. 31 print edition of the Post. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Courtesy/LANL

County Manager Harry Burgess Delivers Annual ‘State Of The County’ Address At Chamber Business Breakfast

on January 25, 2019 - 9:13am
County Manager Harry Burgess delivers his annual ‘State of the County’ address Thursday at UNM-LA. Photo by Bonnie J.Gordon/
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess presented the annual “State of the County” address at the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos.

His talk comes in conjunction with the release of the County’s 2018 Annual Report.

Burgess called 2018 “an eventful year”. Nervousness over the fate of gross receipts taxes from Los Alamos National Laboratory if

Community Asset Award Nominees Announced

on January 24, 2019 - 8:02am
From left, Jerry Gregory, Rich Ronquillo and David Martinez standing Wednesday in front of a hand crafted art piece, made for a local veteran at Ruch Welding, LLC. Ronquillo donates the Spirit of the West Award, named for former County Councilor Jim West. Sixty nominees will be celebrated Saturday and one will receive the Spirit of the West Award for their contributions to the community. Courtesy photo
Champions of Youth Ambitions

Richard Ronquillo is the type of man that himself should be nominated for a Community Asset Award.

Tourism Benefits All New Mexicans

on January 24, 2019 - 7:13am
By RANDY RANDALL, Executive Director, Tourism Santa Fe
TANIA ARMENTA, CEO, Visit Albuquerque
TONYA STINSON, Executive Director, Farmington Convention & Visitors Bureau
PHILIP SAN FILIPPO, Economic Development Director, Las Cruces
Tourism is one of the largest employment and revenue sectors for the state - employing over 100,000 people, bringing in $6.6 billion in revenue and paying in $660 million in state and local taxes.
Whether someone is making the decision to move to or retire in New Mexico, buy a vacation home, or open a business in our state, the first point of entry for

Democrat Bills Aim To Boost State’s Minimum Wage

on January 23, 2019 - 6:53am
Jennifer Marquez steams milk at the Plaza Cafe on Tuesday afternoon, when the New Mexico House Labor, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee was discussing House Bill 31, which would increase the state's minimum wage and eliminate the lower minimum wage for tipped workers. The committee advanced the measure. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican
How high will the statewide minimum wage go?
Or will it go at all?
For many business owners, that is a key looming question during the 60-day legislative session.
The minimum wage in New

Gas Tax Hike Backers Say NM Roads Need Funding

on January 22, 2019 - 12:05pm
Craig Meadows of Denver fuels his GMC Yukon at the Allsup's gas pumps on North Guadalupe, where he paid $41.64 for a half tank Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. New Mexico's government has not raised the state tax on gasoline since 1993. A bill sponsored by Democrats in the state House of Representatives would raise the tax on gasoline by 10 cents a gallon. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican
Justin Lindsey of Santa Fe checked the oil in his car's engine while buying gas at the Allsup's station on North Guadalupe Monday, Jan. 21, 2019. Photo by Luis Sánchez Saturno/The New Mexican

New Mexico Unemployment Rate 4.7% In December

on January 20, 2019 - 9:31am
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions (NMDWS) report showing New Mexico’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate was 4.7 percent in December 2018, up from 4.6 percent in November and down from 6.0 percent a year ago.
The national unemployment rate in December was 3.9 percent, up from 3.7 percent in November and down from 4.1 percent in December 2017.
Total nonagricultural payroll employment grew by 20,400 jobs, or 2.4 percent, between December 2017 and December 2018. Most of the aggregate gains came from the private sector, which was up 19,000

On The Job In Los Alamos: Uber Driver Leora McMullan

on January 19, 2019 - 11:05am

On the job Friday afternoon is local Uber driver Leora McMullan in White Rock. Call McMullan to schedule a ride at 505.350.3660 or tap a button to get a ride by downloading the Uber app here. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

Shutdown Hurting Workers Outside Government

on January 19, 2019 - 9:12am

Peter Brill, president of Sarcon, looks at blueprints for the Spectra Hangars Thursday at his office. His plan to begin the construction in early January was halted by the government shutdown. Photo by Gabriela Campos/The New Mexican



Federal employees and contractors aren’t the only ones suffering because of the government's nearly monthlong partial shutdown.

A local construction company with an $8.4 million contract to build two new hangars for private aviation companies at the Santa Fe Airport is unable to begin work on the project because it needs

On The Job In Los Alamos: Clearing Parking Lot Ice

on January 18, 2019 - 8:46am

On the job in Los Alamos Thursday afternoon is Eric Duran the maintenance man for Shannon Corporation clearing away a buildup of ice from the parking lot outside the Los Alamos Daily Post World Headquarters on Central Avenue. #worklosalamos #wherediscoveriesaremade. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANB Announces Assistance For Furloughed Workers

on January 17, 2019 - 10:53am

Los Alamos National Bank at 1200 Trinity Dr. Photo by Carol A. Clark/

LANB News:

Los Alamos National Bank (LANB) wants to help furloughed customers during the federal government shutdown. Although the impact on individuals should be temporary, borrowers affected by the shutdown may face difficulties making payments on debts such as mortgages, student loans, car loans, business loans or credit cards.

 In an effort to assist their communities, LANB will provide options for individuals directly impacted by the government shutdown, including a 60-day payment forbearance on all

Scenes From Chamber Grand Re-Opening Underway

on January 16, 2019 - 5:55pm

Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) Executive Director Patrick Sullivan addresses those gathered at the Grand Re-Opening celebration of the new Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation offices, including the Chamber of Commerce, MainStreet and Creative District underway until 7 p.m. today at 190 Central Park Square, inside the Small Business Center, behind the Post Office. The event is open to the business community. Photo by KayLinda Crawford/
Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Director Ryn Herrmann cuts the ribbon moments ago at new chamber offices at

McQuiston: Don’t Be Fooled By Latest Phishing Scams

on January 16, 2019 - 5:54pm

The Jemez Agency

If you’re like me, you get more junk emails than you do legitimate ones and more phone calls from numbers you don’t recognize than from people you actually know.

If that’s the case, it should come as no surprise that nearly 55 percent of all emails are scam and over 10 billion phone calls made in 2017 were a scam. A phishing scam is an attempt to fraudulently obtain someone’s personal information by pretending to be someone else in order to steal their money, identity, or gain access to their computer.

Vishing scams are phishing scams done over the phone.