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Poll: New Mexico Business Leaders Concerned About Ethical Behavior Of Elected Officials

on February 12, 2016 - 7:40am
CFED News:
ALBUQUERQUE  A poll of New Mexico business leaders  recently found widespread concern with the history of unethical behavior from New Mexico's elected officials, the impact that big campaign donors have on state government and how contracts are awarded in the state.
They believe that the campaign finance system needs significant reform and voiced support for proposals that increase transparency of lobbying, disclosure of contributions and spending in elections.

Wiemann's 'Investing For Women' Seminar Delivers Straight Answers; Boosts Confidence

on February 11, 2016 - 4:55pm

Shelly Wiemann


Los Alamos

Shelly Wiemann, a financial advisor for Edward Jones, hosted a seminar for female investors Feb. 4 at Cottonwood on the Green in Los Alamos.

“I’m interacting with a lot of female investors; women who are in charge of their own financial destiny,” Wiemann said. “We have the only female-run financial services office in Los Alamos. We want to encourage every woman in town to know that there is a resource for you.”

More than 40 women attended the seminar.

‘Good to Great’ Author Keynotes 2016 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit

on February 11, 2016 - 9:36am

Bill Wadt stopped by the Los Alamos Daily Post newsroom Tuesday to discuss the importance of the 2016 Quality New Mexico Learning Summit set for April 12-13 at Isleta Resort. Photo by Carol A. Clark/


Los Alamos Daily Post

Jim Collins, student and teacher of leadership and what “makes great companies tick,” will keynote Quality New Mexico’s Learning Summit “Excellence by Choice” April 12-13 at Isleta Resort. 

Collins has authored or co-authored six books that have sold in total more than 10 million copies worldwide.

Yang: Of Mice & Cheese, And Little People: Resistance, Action And Change

on February 11, 2016 - 9:34am
Los Alamos
Many years ago, when I was working in a diversity office, my manager excitedly asked me if I had read this wonderful little book “Who Moved My Cheese?
I was, and still am in general, very dubious about these popular trendy “how-to” books that pop up on the mass market. They can offer a few gems and some wisdom, but like motivational speeches, readers and listeners may feel “good” about certain messages ... for a little while. But passage of time would dilute the enthusiasm, unless there is follow-up with actions. 
Nevertheless, I felt obligated to read

LAEN Event: How To Create Successful High Tech Companies With The Lean Startup Method

on February 10, 2016 - 3:59pm

LAEN News:

The Los Alamos Entrepreneur Network welcomes Benson Garner, co-founder of the Innovation Principle who is well-known for his contributions to the Lean Startup business model.

He will be in Los Alamos today to discuss what it takes to identify great technologies, products and services and to find the right business models to support, scale and sustain them. Come learn about innovation processes and practices being utilized by high tech entrepreneurs to identify customers and market opportunity to quickly grow and scale their businesses. 

Date: Wednesday, Feb. 10
Time: 5:30-6:30 p.m.


Balderas Urges U.S. Senate To Pass HANGUP Act

on February 10, 2016 - 1:10pm
Attorney General Hector Balderas
NMAG News:
SANTA FE  Attorney General Hector Balderas is urging the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation to pass the ‘‘Help Americans Never Get Unwanted Phone Calls Act of 2015’’ or ‘‘HANGUP” Act. 
In the letter, Attorney General Balderas and 24 state attorneys general, called on the committee to pass the Act, which repeals a recent amendment to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) to allow debt-collection robocalls to consumers’ cell phones.
“While New Mexicans need to repay loan obligations that they have incurred, they should

Chamber Business Breakfast: 'Getting New Mexico On Level Playing Field'

on February 8, 2016 - 8:53am
Steve McKee


President and CEO Steve McKee of McKee Wallwork & Company is the speaker at this month's Chamber Business Breakfast 7:30-9 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 10 in room 230, building 2 at UNM-LA.

The topic will be One of Our 50 is Missing: Procurement, Real ID and GRT. Getting New Mexico on a level playing field. The Chamber Breakfast will held in room 230, building 2, UNM-LA, 4000 University Drive, Los Alamos.

McKee is a leading brand strategist with nearly three decades of experience. He authored the books When Growth Stalls and Power Branding, as well as a long-running