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NMSBA Leveraged Projects: Call For Proposals

on January 29, 2015 - 9:44am

NMSBA News:

The New Mexico Small Business Assistance (NMSBA) program is accepting proposals for 2015 leveraged projects.

NMSBA leveraged projects allow multiple small businesses that share technical challenges to request assistance collectively for a project funded in the range of $20,000 to $100,000 (the sum of the assistance for which each participating company is eligible). Leveraged projects must be completed by the end of calendar year 2015.

Interested small businesses may submit proposals for 2015 leveraged projects by midnight, Feb.

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Rose Chocolatier Art Show Reception Friday

on January 29, 2015 - 7:47am

Tahini truffles from Rose Chocolatier. Courtesy photo

ART News:

Rose Chocolatier at 991 Central Ave. is hosting an Art Show and Reception 5-7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30.

This new show features work by Ward Zaelke, which will be on display through February on an art wall at the chocolate shop.

Rose Chocolatier also is starting to gather books from local authors to feature in its Book Corner. This section will display resident authors' books.

"We are excited to showcase these authors and highlight some of the many talented people living here in Los Alamos," owner Marguerite McClay said.

IRS Commissioner: Bad Bet Hiding Money Offshore

on January 28, 2015 - 12:25pm

IRS Commissioner John Koskinen

IRS News:

PHOENIX – The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) today said avoiding taxes by hiding money or assets in unreported offshore accounts remains on its annual list of tax scams known as the “Dirty Dozen” for the 2015 filing season.

"The recent string of successful enforcement actions against offshore tax cheats and the financial organizations that help them shows that it’s a bad bet to hide money and income offshore,” IRS Commissioner John Koskinen said.

A-Maes-Ing Carpet Cleaning Returns To Los Alamos

on January 27, 2015 - 6:55am

A-Maes-Ing Carpet Cleaning is returning Feb. 4 to Los Alamos . Courtesy photo

BUSINESS News:

After a brief hiatus, Nathan King, owner of A-Maes-Ing Carpet Cleaning, is returning his carpet, tile and upholstery cleaning service to Los Alamos.

A-Maesing-Carpet Cleaning is a locally-owned and operated business with a history of strong commitment to the community and customers of Los Alamos.

A-Maesing-Carpet will retain its former local phone number, 505.662.0844, which will be operational Feb. 4. Customers desiring appointment scheduling before Feb. 4, may call 505.695.5580.

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Los Alamos High School Graduate Appointed President And Chief Operating Officer Of Starbucks

on January 26, 2015 - 2:39pm

LAHS graduate Kevin Johnson is new president of Starbucks. Courtesy/Starbucks

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos High School graduate Kevin Johnson has been appointed president and chief operating officer of Starbucks Corporation.

Starbucks made the announcement Thursday with Starbucks Chairman Howard Schultz saying that as a member of the board of directors, Johnson has worked closely with him for the past six years as a sounding board and collaborator on many of the strategies the organization is now pursuing.

“Kevin’s deep management experience and technology

Heinrich Applauds Approval Of SunZia Southwest

on January 26, 2015 - 6:41am

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich

STATE News:

ALBUQUERQUE U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich, D-N.M., joined U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment Katherine Hammack, U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján, and senior Bureau of Land Management officials Saturday to announce the approval of the SunZia Southwest Transmission Line in New Mexico.

U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell

The $2 billion infrastructure project will connect and deliver electricity generated in New Mexico and Arizona to population centers across the

Yang: Scapegoat and Messiah

on January 26, 2015 - 6:29am
Scapegoat and Messiah
 
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

A friend of mine once said, “My goal is to make my position irrelevant.” She was at the time a semi-reluctant VP in a 15,000-employee organization, and she thought all the functions of her cohort were trite.

Further, she has always believed that a good manager would ultimately render his/her position unnecessary. I sympathized with her philosophy, akin to Lao Zi’s Zen teaching, but always teased her that she was born in the wrong era, though I wouldn’t know what the right era would be. 

One of my favorite quotes from Lao Zi (perhaps

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