9/27 Business Digest

Certification program open to companies
The New Mexico Economic Development Department is accepting applications for the Albuquerque 2006 class of the New Mexico 9000 program.

The purpose of this program is to provide small businesses in New Mexico with technical assistance to achieve ISO 9001:2000 compliance/certification at an affordable cost. Costs incurred in becoming ISO certified are tax-deductible.

An ISO certification is the highest award a laboratory or factory can achieve. It even surpasses the strict standards of pharmaceutical manufacturing.

New Mexico 9000 provides coursework, facilities and ISO-certified lead auditors to work with participating individuals in the implementation of an ISO 9001:2000 quality management system in their companies. This assistance is provided in a classroom environment where both instruction and consulting services are available to all participants.

For information, go to www.goNM.biz or contact Ken Manicki, program manager at the New Mexico Economic Development Department at 827-0563.

Chamber hosting roundtable discussion
The Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce, along with The Association of Commerce and Industry of New Mexico, is hosting a roundtable discussion from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
on Oct. 4 at the chamber office.
The public is invited to attend and have their opinions heard on legislative issues affecting their business and community.

Admission is $8 per person and pre-registration is required.
Please RSVP to the Chamber of Commerce at 763-3435 or fax 763-7266 or by e-mail at nick@clovisnm.org.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Tonya Garner. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: tonya_garner@link.freedom.com