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LACDC Hires Patrick Sullivan As New Executive Director

on October 24, 2014 - 6:37pm

Patrick Sullivan

LACDC News:

The Board of Directors of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation (LACDC) announced today the hiring of Patrick Sullivan as the executive director of LACDC effective Nov. 10.

“The board conducted an exhaustive and thorough nationwide search and chose a solid, local candidate to be the Director,” said Board Member Katherine Chartrand who led the search committee, “Patrick stood out in a strong field because he knows the community and LACDC, and knows how the organization can be effective.”

The search committee ran a unique search effort that

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Los Alamos Co+op Market Increases Wages

on October 23, 2014 - 12:24pm
Front-end Clerk Cody Ulibarri serves a customer at the Co+op Market. Courtesy/LACM
 
By WHITNEY SPIVEY
LACM

When employees of the Los Alamos Cooperative Market opened their paystubs Thursday, they found, on average, a $0.54 wage increase in their hourly rates. For a clerk who works 35 hours per week, that ads up to an extra $75 per month, or about $900 per year.

“It’s incredibly important because it keeps moral up and it gives us peace of mind,” Front-end Clerk Cody Ulibarri said.

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Elizabeth Grant Opens Los Alamos Psychotherapy Practice

on October 23, 2014 - 11:48am

Elizabeth Grant

BUSINESS News:

Elizabeth Grant is opening her new psychotherapy practice Nov. 3 at 1505 15th St. in Los Alamos, adjacent to the Los Alamos Family Council.  

Grant has a master’s degree in counseling from Southwestern College in Santa Fe with a specialty in grief and trauma. She spent her internship working with adults at Santa Fe Recovery Center and continued her work with substance abuse at Hoy Recovery. 

She also has worked extensively with children and teenagers at TeamBuilders, YouthWorks and Presbyterian Medical Services in Santa Fe.

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Co+op Fest Big Success

on October 23, 2014 - 10:49am
A child enjoys the bouncy house at Co+op Fest. Courtesy photo

CO+OP News:

Last weekend, the Los Alamos Co+op Market celebrated their first annual Co+op Fest, as a part of National Co-op Month.

Parents enjoyed deli samples and shopping and while their children searched for clues to the scavenger hunt and jumped in the bouncy house donated by Little Forest Playschool.

The Co+op featured items from 17 different cooperative businesses, including ones using internationally sourced ingredients.

Ben & Jerry's Ben Cohen Coming To Santa Fe And He's Bringing Ice Cream

on October 23, 2014 - 10:43am

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerrys

SFGCC News:

Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben and Jerry's, will speak 6:30-8:30 p.m. Nov. 15 at the Santa Fe Convention Center.

His presentation will be followed by Chunky Monkey, Cherry Garcia and other tantalizing Ben and Jerry's classic and new flavors of ice cream for all who attend.    

"When one thinks of an entrepreneur and business man who exemplifies social and environmental responsibility in the way they conduct business, Ben Cohen certainly is one that comes to mind immediately," said Glenn Schiffbauer, executive director of Santa Fe's Green

Small Business Saturday Meeting Set For Tuesday

on October 23, 2014 - 10:01am

BUSINESS News:

Do you own or run a small business in Los Alamos? Are you interested in making Small Business Saturday great for the community?

Small Business Saturday is fast approaching on Nov. 29. Pet Pangaea LLC would like to invite all local, independent small business owners or managers to a meeting 6:30-8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 159 Central Park Square. We’ll watch a video packed with fantastic ideas on the use of social media for Small Business Saturday and then brainstorm ideas.

If possible, please RSVP to here so that we may plan adequate supplies for the meeting.

Venture Acceleration Fund Wins National Entrepreneurship Award

on October 23, 2014 - 9:12am
RDC News:
 

The Venture Acceleration Fund (VAF) created by Los Alamos National Security, LLC (LANS) and administered by the Regional Development Corporation received the 2014 entrepreneurship award from the International Economic Development Council (IEDC). The award was presented at IEDC's annual conference this week in Fort Worth, Texas.

 

The IEDC annually recognizes the world's best economic development programs and partnerships, marketing materials and most influential leaders. The VAF program was one of 34 recognized by the IEDC.

Los Alamos First Co-Op Brewery Seeks 300 Member-Owners In Order To Open

on October 22, 2014 - 10:46am

 

LABC News:

Los Alamos, New Mexico will soon be among only a handful of cities in the country to open the first cooperative craft brewery, and is brewing up several rich and tasty incentives to attract 300 new member/owners and investors to make that happen. Without more capital, the brewery will have to delay opening.

The Los Alamos Beer Co-op (LABC) estimates that the future brewery will open its new location early in 2015. With 300 more memberships in the next few months, the Co-op hopes to hire a professional brewer and eventually produce four varieties of beer, along with root beer

Los Alamos Merchants Present Vendor Blender

on October 22, 2014 - 10:25am

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Nominations Open For Los Alamos County Business Recycler Of The Year Award

on October 22, 2014 - 9:09am

COUNTY News:

Do you know of a local business that goes above and beyond when it comes to recycling?

Los Alamos County Environmental Services is calling for nominations for the second annual Business Recycler of the Year Award. The contest is open to Los Alamos County businesses of all sizes. Nominate your own businesses, your employer, or your favorite local sustainable retailer/restaurant. Send the business name and a brief description explaining the nomination to angelica.gurule@lacnm.us

Recycling is a big step businesses can take to create a more sustainable operation, but it can take a

KJM Auto Body And Glass Open For Business

on October 21, 2014 - 9:33am
James and Kellie Michel with their team. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Los Alamos natives Kellie and James Michel opened KJM Auto Body and Glass, LLC in August at 195 Knecht St.

They employ four mechanics and average 10 repairs per week ranging from small fender benders to full collision repairs. In addition to body work, services include glass repair, window replacement and pit repair, paintless dent repair, headlight restoration, water spot removal from paint and glass and spray-in bed liners.

James and Kellie Michel

“I like cars …

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Yang: Conceptual Foundation For Understanding Power Differentials: Social Comparison And Dynamic Conservatism – Part II

on October 20, 2014 - 3:13pm
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

Action, interaction, reaction, and inaction are all important factors to weigh in understanding the dynamics of interactions among individuals and groups. Characters and qualities of personality acquire meanings through all those (___) actions. 

When I first moved to this part of the world, I was more or less an unknown to others. Gradually, friends and colleagues built a store of descriptors of me, some probably are always true; others are couched in certain contexts, and a few I probably would never know about. In our social being, we often rely on others as our

DNCU Presents Art Of Filmmaker Lester Berman

on October 20, 2014 - 8:31am

Art of Filmmaker Lester Berman. Courtesy/DNCU

DNCU News:

SANTA FE—Del Norte Credit Union (DNCU), Northern New Mexico’s hometown financial cooperative, is proud to announce a partnership with Canyon Road Contemporary Art, bringing a new installation to the DNCU Cordova  branch.

Art of Filmmaker Lester Berman. Courtesy/DNCU

The exhibit features works by Lester Berman, a contemporary, abstract artist whose exuberant works feature vivid colors and playful composition.

DNCU is pleased to showcase Berman’s works at the Cordova branch under the DNCU North Star Artist program, launched in

Holiday Arts And Crafts Fair Draws Shoppers

on October 18, 2014 - 4:39pm
Arts and Crafts Fair shoppers check out items on display today at Crossroads Bible Church. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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Angels and crosses. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Knitted shawls in bright colors. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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Steel Garden sells posies outside the Arts and Crafts Fair. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Warm and fuzzy. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Treasure boxes. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com
 
Mother and son sell wooden bowls. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost
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Check Out This Weekend's Featured Open House!

on October 18, 2014 - 11:39am

REAL ESTATE News:

This weekend is a great time to tour the top open house in the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting open houses throughout Los Alamos, White Rock, Jemez Springs and Santa Fe.

Photographs, details and a map depicting the location of each open house are included in this weekly section.

Click on the map to read details about the featured home. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open house or pull up the map on a smart phone or ipad from the road!

Click on the Real Estate Section "red button" near the top of this

Officials Break Ground On First 'Fiber Meet Point'

on October 18, 2014 - 10:12am

Friday's REDI Net 'meet point site' ceremony on N.M. 4 near Bonnie View, from left, County Administrator Harry Burgess, Chief Information Officer Laura Gonzales, REDI Net General Manager Duncan Sill, LABi President Andy Andrews, Councilor David Izraelevitz, Councilor Rick Reiss, Economic Vitality Administrator Greg Fisher, Council Chair Geoff Rodgers, Councilor Fran Berting, Attack Research CFO Tadeusz Raven, LABi Vice President Ralph Chapman and Attack Research  staff member Mark Lorinc, partner David Sayre and CEO Anthony Clark. Attack Research is a computer security business on Bonnie View

Letter to the Editor: County Provides Infrastructure – Business Thrives

on October 18, 2014 - 9:06am
By RICK REISS
Los Alamos County Councilor

With the volatile business and economic climate we now live in, the communities that will succeed and prosper are those that find a way to stimulate the efforts of their local business community with strategic support from local government entities to get the ball rolling.

Support, in the form of infrastructure and essential services, benefits the bigger community and enhances our business climate. Providing this catalyst to local business then serves to provide better products and services to the residents of the community

I am happy to report that

Los Alamos Receives 2014 Google eCity of New Mexico Award

on October 17, 2014 - 5:51pm

U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich presents the Google 2014 eCity for New Mexico award to Los Alamos Commerce and Development Chair Bill Wadt on behalf of the community during a special event this morning at the Los Alamos Co+Op Market. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LACDC Chair Bill Wadt. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Co+Op General Manager Steve Watts. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

BUSINESS News:

The Los Alamos Co+op Market hosted an awards ceremony this morning for Google, which has named Los Alamos the 2014 Google eCity for New Mexico.

The eCity Awards recognize

Hilltop Spa Grand Opening Unveils Luxurious Amenities

on October 17, 2014 - 8:36am

Owner Tracy Maddox with her staff cut the ribbon on her new Hilltop Spa and Salon Thursday at 1789 Suite 6 Central Ave. The Hilltop Spa offers the community a superior level of expertise and professionalism that makes for an unforgettable experience, Maddox said. She invites everyone to experience the luxurious amenities her spa has to offer and the hair, makeup and nail service in her salon. For more information, call 505.662.1926. Photo by Carol A. Clarkladailypost.com
Scenes from Thursday's grand opening event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Letter to the Editor: Economic Development And The Health Of Los Alamos

on October 17, 2014 - 8:14am
By ANDY ANDREWS
President, LABi

Many factors contribute to the economic health and vitality of a community. Two of the most important are Commerce and Economic Development. You might believe that these two factors describe the same thing, but they do not.  o distinguish between them it is important to start with two other terms – community and county.

The community of Los Alamos is the group of people that reside within the boundaries of the legal entity called the county. You might want to include the daily commuters as part of the community, but this can confuse the discussion.

Los Alamos Subway Interior Decor Nears Completion

on October 17, 2014 - 6:35am

The interior decor at the new Los Alamos Subway near Central Avenue and 15th Street is close to completion Thursday night. The restaurant is scheduled to open 'very soon.' Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Hilltop Spa Grand Opening Today

on October 16, 2014 - 3:09pm

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Biodidact: A Scientific Playground With A Mission

on October 14, 2014 - 4:35pm

Biodidact owner Prisca Tiasse. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner

By MANDY MARKSTEINER

Prisca Tiasse won $500 at the Sept. 11 Los Alamos Venture Accelerator’s Elevator Pitch Competition.

After winning the “First-Timer” award, she is continuing to raise funds for her business. Her business, Biodidact, offers fun hands-on workshops that teach biotechnology concepts. The day after Tiasse won the award, she showed how fun it is to get creative with science with her “Extract your Own DNA” workshop during Los Alamos ScienceFest.

Yang: Conceptual Foundation For Understanding Power Differentials: Competing Multiple Realities Get Us Trapped – Part I

on October 14, 2014 - 4:08pm
By ELENA YANG
Los Alamos

How do you tell the difference between GM and Ford, as organizations? There may not be that many differences, but somehow we know. 

So, how do you tell the difference between different groups? Implied in my question is the answer that groups have identity, too, just like organizations and individuals. Hence, the cautionary principle for describing individuals applies also to groups: We should take care not to describe groups in static terms, as if their assigned characters were part of their permanent being. What do I mean?

Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet Set For Oct. 24

on October 14, 2014 - 2:21pm

MainStreet News:

Friday Oct. 24, 4-6:30 p.m., Los Alamos MainStreet hosts Trick-or-Treat on MainStreet in downtown Los Alamos.

Last year more than 3,000 people attended the event. Local businesses and organizations will open their doors and set up tables along Central Avenue to hand out treats to costumed trick-or-treaters.

A performance by Dance Arts Los Alamos will start at 5 p.m., followed at 5:15 p.m. by the High Flyers Gymnastics. The Hallowiener Parade will march down the street at 5:30 p.m. followed at 6 p.m. by a New Mexico Dance Theater performance.

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