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Finance New Mexico: Even A Small Management Team Is Essential To Startup Success

on November 26, 2018 - 3:32pm
Business collaboration. Courtesy/rawpixel
 
By SANDY NELSON
Finance New Mexico

While it’s normal for the owner of a new business to go the do-it-yourself route, either for lack of money or sparse human resources, no one individual can perform every task associated with nurturing a startup and do all of them well.

The person who sets the idea in motion might not have a clue how to keep books and end up avoiding this essential skill in pursuit of more interesting or gratifying activities, such as networking and prototype creation.

For that reason, an aspiring entrepreneur should undertake

Udall, Heinrich, Luján Welcome New Pricing Preferences For Northern NM Businesses Contracting With LANL

on November 25, 2018 - 7:06am

Los Alamos National Laboratory. Courtesy/LANL

From the Office of U.S. Sen. Martin Heinrich:

WASHINGTON, D.C.—U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich, and U.S. Rep. Ben Ray Luján welcomed a new agreement for procurement opportunities for northern New Mexico businesses contracting with Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL).

Under LANL’s new management and operating (M&O) contract between Triad National Security, LLC and the U.S. Department of Energy's National Nuclear Security Administration, that went into effect Nov.

Scenes From 2018 Affordable Art Show

on November 25, 2018 - 7:05am
Scene from the 2018 Affordable Art show held Friday and Saturday at the Fuller Lodge Art Center. The Affordable Arts show has become a shopping tradition here in Los Alamos. With so many local and regional artists on display, shoppers will find beautiful, unique gifts. This holiday season, the Art Center will be open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Saturday and 1-3 p.m. Sundays; Exceptions: Dec. 8, open until 6 p.m.; closing at 1 p.m. on Christmas eve and New Year eve; closed on Christmas and New Year Days. Photo by Ken Hanson
 
Scene from the Affordable Art show. Photo by Ken Hanson
 

Scenes From 2018 Small Business Saturday

on November 25, 2018 - 7:04am

Petree Gardens gets into the holiday spirit during the 2018 Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

From left, Petree Garden staff Satchel Smith, General Manager Laural Hardin, Jeremy Smith and Ocean Smith greet customers to the garden center during Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Village Arts Employee Alicia Gore rings up a purchase for Brandi Engeman and her daughter Romilly during Small Business Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Fuller Lodge Art Center Gallery Manager Lauren Sherwood takes part in Small Business

Delancey Street Christmas Tree Lot Now Open

on November 25, 2018 - 7:03am

Delancey Street is selling Christmas Trees in the lot adjacent to the Los Alamos Elks Lodge 2083 at 16th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Delancey Street Christmas Trees on sale in the lot adjacent to the Los Alamos Elks Lodge 2083 at 16th Street and Trinity Drive. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Cars spotted Saturday topped with Christmas Trees in front of Boomerang at 1247-A Central Ave. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

On The Job In Los Alamos: Greg McWilliams At Smith’s

on November 25, 2018 - 7:00am

On the job in Los Alamos is Pharmacist Greg McWilliams serving a customer Friday afternoon at Smith’s Marketplace. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Today Is The Day To Shop Small In Los Alamos!

on November 24, 2018 - 12:46pm

Small Business Saturday is in full swing throughout Los Alamos and White Rock and an opportunity for the community to show its support for local small businesses. Courtesy photo

Thanks to New Mexico Bank & Trust, shoppers are invited to stop by the Chamber of Commerce today at 109 Central Park Square for Small Business Saturday cookies and cocoa with Chamber Director Ryn Herrmann. Courtesy photo

Small Business Saturday shoppers support Fuller Lodge Art Center. Courtesy photo

A variety of small businesses without storefronts show off their products and services for Small Business Saturday

On The Job In Los Alamos: Letter Carrier John Duran

on November 24, 2018 - 9:08am
On the job in Los Alamos is John Duran of the Los Alamos Post Office delivering mail Wednesday afternoon to the Los Alamos Daily Post on Central Avenue. Duran has been on the job for the USPS for 15 years. Photo by Bonnie J. Gordon/ladailypost.com

Thieves Break Into Three Businesses Thanksgiving Night

on November 23, 2018 - 6:12pm

Plywood now covers the windows of three Los Alamos businesses thieves broke into Thanksgiving evening at 2101 Trinity Dr.  From left, D'Anna Photography, Windgate Healing Arts and Vista Control Systems. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

LAPS owns the building that houses the three businesses and had Assistant Facilities Coordinator Scott Johnson board up the broken windows. Courtesy photo
 
By CAROL A. CLARK
Los Alamos Daily Post

Thieves broke the front windows of three adjacent businesses to gain access Thanksgiving night at 2101 Trinity Dr.

On The Job In Los Alamos: At Bennett’s Fine Jewelry

on November 23, 2018 - 6:11pm

On the job in Los Alamos this afternoon is Alison Bennett, AJP, of Bennett's Fine Jewelry and Gifts at 107 Central Park Square. She is all prepared for shoppers during tomorrow's Small Business Saturday event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

Bennett's Fine Jewelry and Gifts at 107 Central Park Square is well stocked and ready for shoppers during tomorrow's Small Business Saturday event. Photo by Carol A. Clark/ladailypost.com

DNCU Launches Annual Season Of Giving Activities

on November 23, 2018 - 9:06am

Del Norte Credit Union employees have launched their annual season of giving, participating this week in a whirlwind of charitable activities including distributing complete Thanksgiving meals to firefighters working Thursday at each of the fire stations in Los Alamos and White Rock. Courtesy/DNCU

To thank local firefighters for their service to the community, DNCU Enterprise & Risk Manager Anne Kain, right, presents complete Thanksgiving meals to those firefighters on duty Thursday in Los Alamos and White Rock. Courtesy/DNCU

In an effort to brighten their day, Anne Kain, right, and other

Are You Ready For ​Small Business Saturday

on November 23, 2018 - 8:04am

CHAMBER News:

Are you ready for ​Small Business Saturday Nov. 24? It's the annual opportunity to celebrate the small businesses in Los Alamos.

Gov. Susana Martinez just announced the first ever Small Business Saturday tax holiday. Businesses with 10 employees or less, and franchises, can sell goods without charging Gross Receipts Tax. She signed the tax holiday into law in March.

“I’m proud to announce the first-ever tax-free Small Business Saturday, in New Mexico,” Martinez said.

A Tribute To Los Alamos Small Businesses

on November 21, 2018 - 5:58pm

Click on the image to read our Special Section dedicated to local small businesses.

Finance New Mexico: Innovation Vouchers Help NM Technology Businesses Thrive

on November 19, 2018 - 7:20am
Teeniors is a company that puts tech-savvy teens and young adults in place to help senior citizens learn technology through one-on-one coaching. Courtesy/Finance New Mexico
 
By JASON GIBBS
Finance New Mexico

Early-stage science and technology companies in New Mexico occasionally need a little boost, and the state's Innovation Vouchers program, first launched in 2017, is there to lend a hand.

Managed by the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s (EDD) Office of Science and Technology, the program offers competitive grants of small amounts — $2,000 per individual per award — to

Scenes From LAAC 2018 Arts And Crafts Fair

on November 18, 2018 - 9:59am

Fabric artist Sara Griego owner of Kala, which creates plant dyed natural textiles, took part in the Los Alamos Arts Council's Northern New Mexico Arts and Crafts Fair Saturday at Los Alamos Middle School. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Angelo McHorse, who along with his wife, Jacquelene, operate Bison Star Naturals. The business manufactures all natural soaps and lotions. The McHorses took part in the Los Alamos Arts Council fair for the first time Saturday. Photo by Kirsten Laskey/ladailypost.com

Carlos Lopez of Good Morning Goat Milk. The business is based out of Mora.

Governor: Fortune 500 Company Cummins Expands

on November 18, 2018 - 8:32am
Gov. Susana Martinez
 
STATE News:
 
CLOVIS Gov. Susana Martinez has announced that Cummins Inc. (NYSE: CMI) a global power leader that has a natural gas engine upfit and assembly facility in Clovis is expanding and creating 10 new high-wage manufacturing jobs.
 
The expansion is being supported by New Mexico's closing fund, LEDA and a City of Clovis Economic Incentive Board (EIB) grant.
 
"When we lower taxes, cut through bureaucratic red tape and strengthen our incentives, companies choose New Mexico," Martinez said. "Cummins is staying and growing in New Mexico.

Mountain Elementary School PTA Says THANK YOU!

on November 17, 2018 - 4:47pm

Mountain PTA members Mhairi McKay-Smith, Kristy Ortega, Ramey Sallaz and Chris Jordan. Courtesy photo

MOUNTAIN PTA News:

During this time of giving thanks, the Mountain Elementary School PTA would like to thank the teachers, staff, families, community businesses and sponsors who supported our fall fundraising drive and school events.

Because of you, we’ve been able to host our Family Breakfast, a Halloween Carnival for the community, and FUNd Run and Silent Auction for our teachers, students, and families.

So many thanks to be given - to all our Mountain families and friends, volunteers,

Los Alamos Chamber Business Page

on November 17, 2018 - 9:54am

Wiemann: Share Financial Abundance With Family

on November 17, 2018 - 9:54am

By SHELLY A. WIEMANN
Financial Advisor
Edward Jones

Thanksgiving is almost here. Ideally, this holiday should be about more than turkey, football, Black Friday and Cyber Monday.

After all, the idea behind Thanksgiving is to share what we have with our loved ones. But if you want your family to take part in your abundance, you will want to look beyond one day in November.

To help ensure you leave the type of legacy you desire, you will need to follow a detailed plan of action, including these steps:

Review your estate plans.

McQuiston: Strengthen Your Home Insurance Protection Against An Unseen Danger

on November 17, 2018 - 9:39am

By ALLEN MCQUISTON
The Jemez Agency

 Most – if not all – homeowner insurance policies in the marketplace contain limitations or exclusions in them for fungi, wet or dry rot, and bacteria.

On the surface this might not seem like a big deal; however, should a slow water leak in your home lead to mold that isn’t detected for quite some time, this can be a real concern.

The vast majority of the standard/preferred insurance policies I’ve dealt with address this type of peril by capping coverage for two types of situations:

Type I: Damaged property at the residence premises due to the presence of

Los Alamos Schools Credit Union Wins National Award

on November 17, 2018 - 9:18am
CUANM News:
 
ALBUQUERQUE Los Alamos Schools Credit Union is among several New Mexico credit unions that have won national awards for community service, member service and financial education at both statewide and national levels.
 
Los Alamos Schools Credit Union won 1st place in The Louise Herring Award in the less-than-$50 million category for its internal programs and services that benefit membership.
 
"Credit union professionals from across the nation judged New Mexico's credit unions the best in their size categories, and we couldn't be more proud.

Scenes From LA Tan And More Open House

on November 16, 2018 - 5:06pm

Roberta Rivera, owner of LA Tan and More, gives Andrea Simons a manicure during an open house Thursday at 975 Central Ave., just a few doors down from the DMV. Rivera has operated LA Tan and More for 31 years but her business is offering a number of new services including massage, Reiki and Tarot card readings. She continues to offer manicures and pedictures as well as tannings and waxings. Regarding the open house, Riveria said, 'I feel amazing.

TechSource To Match Online Donations To LAPS Foundation Including New Text-To-Give Feature

on November 16, 2018 - 3:13pm

Donations to the LAPS Foundation foster innovation and growth in Los Alamos Public Schools, including three new 3D printers such as this one at LAMS last spring. Courtesy/LAPSF

 

LAPS FOUNDATION News:

TechSource Inc., a locally-headquartered, science and engineering small business and subcontractor of Triad National Security, LLC, has announced that it will match all online donations to the Los Alamos Public Schools Foundation (LAPS Foundation), up to $5,000, through Dec. 31, 2018.

This includes the LAPS Foundation’s new text-to-give feature, which makes it easy to contribute by texting

Tax Holiday On Small Business Saturday Nov. 24!

on November 16, 2018 - 2:47pm

CHAMBER News:

The 2018 New Mexico Legislature passed a law authorizing a one-day tax holiday that will remove state gross receipts taxes from a variety of retail products on Small Business Saturday, the Saturday after Thanksgiving, in 2018 and 2019.

The 24-hour consumer tax relief measure applies to small businesses of 10 or fewer employees only; franchises, no matter how small, are exempted. It covers a wide range of products, including clothing, sporting goods, artworks, musical instruments, and furniture – as long as the cost of any individual product doesn’t exceed $500.

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LifePoint And RCCH Merger Now Complete

on November 16, 2018 - 9:46am
By JOHN WHITESIDE
LAMC CEO

LifePoint Health and RCCH HealthCare Partners have completed their merger and will now begin operating as one, united company under the LifePoint Health name.

As part of the LifePoint network, Los Alamos Medical Center is now connected to an even stronger network of community hospitals, regional health systems, physician practices, outpatient centers and post-acute facilities that spans 30 states. This will give us new opportunities to grow and thrive in the rapidly evolving, competitive healthcare landscape.

While there are great opportunities ahead, much about

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