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Business Workshops to Gain that Edge

on April 13, 2012 - 3:01pm

HR Basics for Small Business Owners
4/17/12 Thursday 1-3:30 p.m.
Small Business Center Fee: $25
When you hire that first employee, it takes your business to a whole different level. Hiring, training, managing, and firing employees can keep you up at night wondering if you are putting yourself and your business at risk. This workshop can help you figure out what you need to know and when you should ask for help. Come prepared with your own questions—there will be lots of time for answers!
The workshop will include:
•Keeping personnel records that meet compliance requirements
•Setting up and

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KRSN Radio to lunch with Donny Osmond and Bob Uecker in Las Vegas

on April 12, 2012 - 11:35am

From top left to bottom right, David Sutton with News 13 cameraman during the Las Conchas Fire, Donny Osmond, Nancy Coombs and Gillian Sutton in the KRSN studios, Bob Uecker. Courtesy

Los Alamos radio station KRSN AM 1490 is a finalist for the National Association of Broadcasters' Crystal Radio Awards for the station's coverage of the Las Conchas Fire.  Crystal Radio Award finalists are chosen by a panel of judges representing broadcasting, community service organizations and public relations firms.

Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 3-9

on April 11, 2012 - 7:43pm
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of April 3-9
 
  1. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  2. Oh, the Places You'll Go! Dr. Seuss
  3. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai
  4. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  5. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  6. Property, Valerie Martin
  7. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  8. Los Alamos: Beginning of an Era, LANL*
  9. Los Alamos Trails, Craig Martin*
  10. The Proper Care and Feeding of Husbands, Laura Schlessinger
*local or regional author
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Patent Attorney to Speak at The Hive

on April 10, 2012 - 8:07am

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Attorney Rod D. Baker will give a presentation regarding intellectual property and the ongoing major changes in U.S. patent law to the Los Alamos Entrepreneurs’ Network at 6 p.m., April 26 at The Hive.

Baker was born and raised in Los Alamos and still considers himself a “Hilltopper.”

He has 24 years experience in the law and for the last 20 years, his practice has been limited to patents, trademarks, trade secrets, copyrights, and related matters. 

Baker’s experience includes the successful prosecution of hundreds of patent applications in a variety of technological

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Chamber Business Breakfast to Focus on Broadband Thursday

on April 7, 2012 - 9:25pm

Chamber News:

Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce is hosting a business breakfast at 8 a.m. Thursday at UNM-Los Alamos.

The breakfast meeting will focus on the plan to bring community-wide broadband to Los Alamos.

Broadband planners John Jones and Estevan Gonzales will visit with business owners at the event to both show them the plan and also to get input on business needs for the new infrastructure.

The breakfast is free to all businesspeople, Chamber members and prospective Chamber members.

Agenda:

  • 8-9 a.m. presentation and Q & A session
  • 9-10 a.m. focus groups - small group discussion

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Last Week's Top Book Picks @ Otowi Station

on April 5, 2012 - 9:06am
Bestsellers at Otowi Station Bookstore the week of March 27-April 2:
  1. Frankenstein, Mary Shelley
  2. The Grapes of Wrath, John Steinbeck
  3. Wonder, R. J. Palacio
  4. Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress, Sijie Dai
  5. The Hunger Games, Suzanne Collins
  6. The Making of the Atomic Bomb, Richard Rhodes
  7. 109 East Palace, Jennet Conant
  8. Property, Valerie Martin
  9. Catching Fire, Suzanne Collins
  10. Mockingjay, Suzanne CollinsTop Book Picks

‘Dixie Girl’ Restaurant Opening Downtown

on April 1, 2012 - 12:07pm

Denise Lane to open Dixie Girl in May. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

By Carol A. Clark

In a few weeks time the space occupied by Central Avenue Grill, which closed Saturday night, will be transformed into a cool, urban edgy styled eatery called the Dixie Girl.

Local business leader Denise Lane began formulating the idea for her new restaurant three years ago and today assumes ownership of the property at 1801 Central Ave. Her goal is to open the Dixie Girl for lunch on Memorial Day, May 28.

She is required to wait 100 days before she can implement her liquor license so she’ll

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