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projectY Assists Entrepreneurs

on November 24, 2017 - 12:19pm
LANL Chief Technology Officer Duncan McBranch speaks at projectY cowork Los Alamos about startup companies working with the laboratory. Courtesy photo


projectY cowork is a unique organization that strives to nurture and assist aspiring entrepreneurs.

Director Laura McDaniel said projectY cowork has operated for 1.5 years; it opened in June 2016.

“projectY cowork is a unique private-public collaboration between Los Alamos Commerce & Development Corporation (LACDC), the County of Los Alamos, the Los Alamos National Laboratory Feynman Center for Innovation, the Regional Development


PEEC Gift Shop Provides Bounty To Nature Lovers

on November 24, 2017 - 12:14pm
PEEC volunteers are all set for Small Business Saturday. Courtesy photo


Since 2000, Pajarito Environmental Education Center (PEEC) has offered a multitude of programs to help Los Alamos residents get outside to explore and learn about the natural world around them.

Marketing Manager Sandra West said, “A dozen citizens with a dream to share the wonders of nature with their community started PEEC in 2000, but it wasn’t until 2005 that PEEC was able to operate out of a central space in an old LAPS building.

Vintage Hair Company Beautifies Local Residents

on November 24, 2017 - 12:13pm
Vintage Hair Company Owner Chelsea Bartlett works on a customer’s hair. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


For the past two years, Chelsea Bartlett’s hair salon, Vintage Hair Company, has helped Los Alamos residents look their best.

“When I moved to Los Alamos in 2015 I quickly saw the need for a customer service based salon with high quality products,” Bartlett said. “Once I saw this was achievable, I built by client base and opened Vintage Hair Company.”

Vintage Hair Company offers men, women, and children cuts and color, facial waxing services, Brazilian Blowouts and

Float Los Alamos Ready For Small Business Saturday

on November 24, 2017 - 12:09pm
loat Los Alamos co-owner Linda Caisas gets ready for Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Float Los Alamos has a lot to celebrate. Not only is the local business participating in Small Business Saturday on Nov. 25, it will also mark its third year in business Friday.

Float Los Alamos offers Floatation Therapy as well as sells hemp cannabinoid oil or CBD oil.

Co-owner Linda Casias said they are “providing a service that was unavailable here and changing people’s lives.”

She added, “Our biggest accomplishments are introducing Float therapy and

Los Alamos Makers Supports Local Projects

on November 24, 2017 - 12:07pm
The Makerspace at 3540 Orange St., Suite LV1, is open 2:30-8 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday; 2:30-5 p.m. Thursday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Friday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday. For more information, contact or visit


There is a place in Los Alamos where participants can do anything from 3D printing to basic genetic testing.

This place is made available by Los Alamos Makers. Prisca Tiasse, a member of Los Alamos Makers, said the organization operated Makerspace for almost a year and a half.

She explained, “We brought a group of

Fusion Multisport Helps Locals Get Out Of Doors

on November 24, 2017 - 12:05pm
Fusion Multisport is open 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday as well as 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday. It is located at 106 Central Park Square. For more information, call 505.662.5000. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/


Brad and Rose Nyenhuis bring a lot of expertise to their business, Fusion Multisport.

They opened the story four years ago, Nov. 21, 2013. Rose said, “We were living in the Chicago area but were looking for a business opportunity that would enable us to live near mountains. We found this town…there are so many athletes and there wasn’t a sports store.

Twenty Six Things To Do Small Business Saturday

on November 24, 2017 - 11:34am


Spending your money at local businesses improves the local economy.

So it’s not just about supporting a business — you’re supporting your community, too.

Here are 26 things to do on Small Business Saturday:

  • Look and feel your best with a new holiday hairdo. Support your local beauty shop instead of fixing your own hair – you’ll love the way you look. And get a manicure or a pedicure at your local nail salon.
  • Is your home in disarray after that big Thanksgiving dinner? No worries.