Business digest — May 8

Forum set for findings
on Clovis’ economy

The University of New Mexico’s Bureau of Business and Economic Research will present the findings of its assessment of Clovis’ economy at a public forum hosted by Clovis MainStreet, according to a Clovis MainStreet news release.

The forum will be from 10 a.m. to noon May 22 in the assembly room of the Bert Cabiness City Government Center at 321 Connelly St.
Findings presented will include Clovis’ economic strengths and weaknesses, how its economy stands in relation to neighboring communities and the state, local trends and demographic data.

Three workshops will follow in the afternoon for small business owners and managers to learn how to apply the findings to their operations:

• Retail-based businesses — 1-1:45 p.m.
• Restaurants — 2-3:15 p.m.
• Entertainment establishments (e.g., theaters) — 3:30-4:45 p.m.

For information, call Robyne Beaubien, Clovis MainStreet executive director, 309-8370.

Plateau superstore
opening near mall

Plateau will open a superstore later this year at 2701 North Prince Street adjacent to North Plains Mall in facilities that formerly housed Blockbuster Video, according to a Plateau news release.

“It will provide our customers the largest selection of new wireless phones and accessories at the best prices anywhere in the region,” said Plateau’s wireless division chief operating officer, Joel Drahman.

The 30,000-square-foot space was acquired to meet growing customer demand for the regional provider of telecommunications products and services, the release said.

“The large modern showroom will host the latest wireless devices along with Internet and data services,” Drahman said in the release.
The facility will be Plateau’s second Clovis store and one of 12 throughout its service area.

Cardiology clinics
begin in Tucumcari

Monthly cardiology clinics by the Presbyterian Heart Group will begin May 17 in Tucumcari, according to a Presbyterian news release.
The clinics by Dr. Donald Heine will be from 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. every third Thursday at the Dan C. Trigg Memorial Hospital campus.

Heine is accepting new patients.

The clinics provide testing for indicators of heart disease.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ News Editor Jean Verlich. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: