Jan. 16, 2007 Business Digest

Associate broker lands district vice president role Sharon Hicks, an associate broker with Re/Max First Place Realtors in Clovis, has been re-elected Southeast District vice president of the Realtors Association of New Mexico, according to an RANM news release. Hicks represents the Clovis-Portales area as well as Hobbs, Roswell and Carlsbad, she said. A past […]

Business Digest: Holiday Inn Express going up in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is planned to open in Clovis during the fourth quarter this year, according to a company spokesperson. InterContinental Hotels Group’s Monica Smith said the Clovis hotel will have 100 rooms, including suites. The hotel will be located on the east side of […]

Everybody’s Business: Gauge success with financial ratios

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Last month’s column included discussion of important financial statements owners of small businesses can use to analyze the financial condition of their business. This column continues the discussion with information about another important financial ratio: debt to equity. A balance sheet is needed to obtain the information to compute the debt-to-equity ratio. […]

Ag Sense: Center tracks wind energy potential

By Rex Kiksey Wind is a proven, cost-effective and environmentally friendly source of power. The most important factor to consider in the development of a wind energy facility is the site’s wind resource. Regional wind maps, which provide guidelines to an area’s general suitability, indicate that large portions of eastern New Mexico are favorable for […]

Lawmakers brace for busy 30 days

By Deborah Baker and Barry Massey SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson called on the Legislature Tuesday to phase in an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $7.50 an hour and repeal a tax on nursing home beds. In a state of the state speech on the opening day of the Legislature’s 30-day session, […]