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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

First Canned Beer Makes Debut In 1935

on January 25, 2015 - 3:05pm

Canned beer debuts Jan. 24, 1935. Courtesy/history.com

BUSINESS News:

Canned beer made its debut Jan. 24, 1935. In partnership with the American Can Company, the Gottfried Krueger Brewing Company delivered 2,000 cans of Krueger's Finest Beer and Krueger's Cream Ale to faithful Krueger drinkers in Richmond, Va.

Ninety-one percent of the drinkers approved of the canned beer, driving Krueger to give the green light to further production. By the late 19th century, cans were instrumental in the mass distribution of foodstuffs, but it wasn't until 1909 that the American Can Company made its

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Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes & Properties

on January 25, 2015 - 11:38am
 
 
One of Zia Realty Group's Featured Homes
 
293 Connie Ave.  $194,900
Listing Agent Carrie Montoya-Pegg
 
Click HERE to learn more.

Tour This Weekend's Top Open Houses!

on January 24, 2015 - 9:45am

REAL ESTATE News:

Tour the top open houses scheduled for this weekend throughout the area!

The Los Alamos Daily Post features a weekly section highlighting the 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 homes. Print out a copy of the map before heading out to tour the open houses 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

Officials Predict Brighter Future For LANB

on January 23, 2015 - 2:57pm

LANB CEO and TCC President John Gulas presents details on the bank during Thursday's shareholders meeting at Duane Smith Auditorium. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

TCC Chairman Jerry Kindsfather addresses shareholders Thursday at Smith Auditorium. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

UPDATE: Note corrected information depicted by asterisks.

By BONNIE J. GORDON
Los Alamos Daily Post

The four-year fog surrounding Los Alamos National Bank and Trinity Capital Corporation (TCC), which owns the bank, seemed to lift during Thursday's shareholders meeting at Duane Smith Auditorium.

SBDC At UNM-LA Offers Social Media For Small Business Workshop

on January 23, 2015 - 12:35pm

UNM-LA News:

The Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at UNM-LA will be conducting a workshop for small business owners who want to leverage the power of social media to promote their businesses.

The workshop is 9 a.m. to noon, Thursday, Feb. 5, in room 306 on the UNM-LA campus. Workshop attendees will learn to engage their customers online and grow their business by using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and WordPress.

Los Alamos marketing consultant and copywriter, Mandy Marksteiner, will lead the workshop.

Letter to the Editor: Frankly, Kahlstorf, Good Riddance!

on January 20, 2015 - 4:41pm
By HEATHER HUGHES
Los Alamos

In response to the offensive remark made by New Mexico Airlines CEO Greg Kahlstorf in the story published Sunday in the Los Alamos Daily Post:

How dare Kahlstorf call Los Alamos a "s---hole". I understand the frustrations that could arise from a contract termination; however, his inability to remain professional speaks volumes about how he conducts business. Kahlstorf further proved with his comments that Los Alamos County made the correct decision terminating their contract with New Mexico Airlines.

To insult an entire hard-working community because of one

Trail Of Turbulence Follows New Mexico Airlines

on January 18, 2015 - 2:18pm

New Mexico Airlines CEO Greg Kahlstorf 

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

In an email to his customer service manager Wednesday, New Mexico Airlines CEO Greg Kahlstorf calls Los Alamos a "s---hole". 

"I have no interest in discussing Los Alamos with the press. I'm trying to end service to that s---hole effective tomorrow, and they can make their own assumptions about why," Kahlstorf stated in the email to Cheryl Leong, which he copied to NMA President Gabriel Kimbrell as well as Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess.

In another email obtained by the Los Alamos Daily Post through a

LANB's Anne Kain Among 'Women of Influence'

on January 18, 2015 - 12:23pm

Anne Kain

 

By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post  
 
Out of a highly competitive pool of more than 450 nominees, Los Alamos National Bank's Anne Kain has been chosen as one of 30 honorees in the 2015 Women of Influence.

Albuquerque Business First asked the public to nominate women who are leaders, innovators, mentors and role models.

Video: County Manager Presents Highlights Of 2014

on January 18, 2015 - 11:06am

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess presents of 2014 Thursday at UNM-LA. Courtesy/LAC

STAFF REPORT:

Los Alamos County Manager Harry Burgess presented the highlights of County activity in 2014 during Thursday's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast at UNM-LA.

Click here to watch a video of his presentation, taped by PAC 8 Executive Director Jean E. Gindreau.

Burgess also unveiled the print and online versions of the “Los Alamos County 2014 Annual Report” at Thursday's breakfast. To review the County's 2014 Annual Report, click here. To read more about the Council's goals

'Float Los Alamos' Business Launching In 2015!

on January 18, 2015 - 9:31am
Los Alamos entrepreneur Carlos Casias, left, with Nik Seet of LAVA. Photo by Mandy Marksteiner
 
By MANDY MARKSTEINER
Los Alamos

Do you need to get away from life’s stresses? Do you suffer from chronic pain, fatigue or arthritis? Are you having trouble sleeping or feeling anxious or depressed? Are you pregnant and uncomfortable?

Carlos Casias is a Los Alamos entrepreneur who intends to open Float Los Alamos in 2015. His float studio will have at least two float tanks.

What is a float tank? 

A float tank is a light and sound free environment where you float atop a solution of about 10

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Look Before You Leap!

on January 17, 2015 - 12:21pm
By Mandy Marksteiner
Los Alamos

How A Business Plan Can Save Entrepreneurs From Costly Mistakes

This spring Nik Seet will teach “Intro to Entrepreneurship (Business Plan Development)” noon to 4 p.m. Fridays, Feb. 20 to May 1 in Room 625 at UNM-LA.

During the class, students will spend time creating a business plan. Many businesses make the mistake of not taking their business plan seriously, but then run into problems. During this interview, Seet explains what a difference a business plan can make.   

Marksteiner interviews Seet about the importance of a business plan:

What is the

Burgess Covers 2014 Highlights At Chamber Breakfast

on January 16, 2015 - 11:22am
County Manager Harry Burgess
 
By NANCY PARTRIDGE
Chamber of Commerce Manager

County Manager Harry Burgess unveiled the print and online “Los Alamos County 2014 Annual Report” and presented the highlights of County activity in 2014 at Thursday's Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce Business Breakfast. About two dozen people attended the Chamber’s regular monthly networking and business event.

Burgess kicked off his discussion of the year with the July ribbon cutting for Smith's Marketplace, noting the views from its deck. He also touched on the financially beneficial land deal with U.S.

LA Beer Co-Op Seeks Brewmaster And GM

on January 16, 2015 - 10:32am

LABC News:
  • LABC Seeks Brewmaster And GM in Hopes of Opening NM’s First Co-op Brewery by Spring

New Mexico’s first and only craft brew cooperative, Los Alamos Beer Co-Op (LABC), is one step closer to opening its first brewery; but first needs a professional brewer who can handcraft a product brimming with skill and passion, as well as a general manager.

“The LABC is looking for a brewmaster with the desire to craft a product that people love and who has the enterprising spirit to start something new,” said Amy Engle, an LABC Board Member and owner.

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Check Out This Weekend's Top Open House

on January 16, 2015 - 10:18am

REAL ESTATE News:

This weekend is a great time to tour the top open houses 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

New Mexico ACI, Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard Introduce Legislation For New Mexico Business

on January 15, 2015 - 2:32pm

Dr. Beverlee McClure

STATE News:

Today, The New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI) partnered with Dist. 43 Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard to introduce HB 130, a bill to strengthen the procurement process in New Mexico and modernize the state’s definition of small business.

ACI President and CEO Dr. Beverlee McClure praised Garcia Richard for working closely with ACI and ACI member businesses to develop this legislation. 

Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard 

“Rep. Garcia Richard’s bill takes much-needed steps to strengthen our state’s procurement process,” said McClure.

Ark Kids Get Creative At Smith's Marketplace

on January 15, 2015 - 12:06pm

A group of 3- and 4-year-old children from the Ark Child Development Center at First United Methodist Church of Los Alamos decorated cookies with their teacher Tammy Jones Tuesday at Smith's Marketplace. Kathryn Fulton of Smith's said the children were 'so cute and very well behaved.' Courtesy photo

Report: New Mexico 17th Highest In Unfair Tax System

on January 14, 2015 - 11:40am

Courtey/NMVC

NMVC News:

ALBUQUERQUE—A new study released today by the Institute on Taxation and Economic Policy (ITEP) ranks New Mexico 17th in the nation in terms of having an unfair state and local tax system.

This means that 33 states have tax systems that are considered more equitable than ours.

The study, Who Pays?, analyzes tax systems in all 50 states and factors in all major state and local taxes, including personal and corporate income taxes, property taxes, sales and other excise taxes.

Los Alamos County Terminates NM Airlines Contract

on January 13, 2015 - 5:31pm

COUNTY News:

 

First National Santa Fe Hires Maria Sturges As Vice President - Senior Trust Officer

on January 13, 2015 - 4:43pm

Maria Sturges

BUSINESS News:

SANTA FE – First National Santa Fe’s Wealth Management Group announced that Maria Sturges has been appointed Vice President - Senior Trust Officer.

Sturges has more than 20 years of trust and estate planning experience. She will be responsible for the administration and management of trusts, estate, agency and conservatorship accounts.

“We are thrilled to welcome Maria to First National Santa Fe,” said Bill Zaleski, senior managing director and chief fiduciary officer. “She has a tremendous breadth and depth of expertise working with trust clients.

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Yang: Chasing After A Pot Of Gold…Collectively, Creatively, With Discipline

on January 12, 2015 - 9:03am
Chasing After A Pot Of Gold…Collectively, Creatively, With Discipline
 
By ELANA YANG
Los Alamos

I am privileged to have known, and to know, many brilliant scientists, artists, writers, entrepreneurs, teachers…professionals across of a wide range of disciplines, and every single one of them has had to work really hard to achieve their status.  Behind every success and accolade are hours of passionate pursuit, with plenty of failures and efforts that just fizzled out; yet, to casual observers, these talented people seem to have it easy. 

Similarly, we collectively take technological

ACI Approves 2015 Legislative Agenda

on January 11, 2015 - 7:35am

ACI News:
  • New Mexico Business Leaders Meet to Discuss Priorities, Goals

ALBUQUERQUE – More than 70 business leaders from throughout New Mexico convened Thursday at the semi-annual board and membership meeting of the New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (ACI), the statewide business advocate. 

The group discussed the upcoming legislative session and voted on a detailed policy agenda that ACI will support during the upcoming legislative session. ACI’s President and CEO, Dr. Beverlee McClure, said she and ACI’s advocacy staff are ready to get to work. 

“Businesses join ACI because

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