Business seminars being offered

CNJ staff About four years ago, staff at Clovis Community College’s Small Business Development Center took appointments to talk about business startups. “It would be two or three weeks before people could get an appointment with us,” Director Sandra Taylor-Sawyer said. “They just needed the basic information. We found we were meeting with people and […]

Business licenses — Dec. 13

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in November: • Curry County Cats Spirit SquadType: ClubOwner: Mytrice WilliamsLocation: 1319 S. Lea • CubeconomyType: Money operated machinesOwner: Eric DelsonLocation: 1719 S. Ave. M • Cash 4 GoldType: Gold/silverOwner: Mohammad MahmudLocation: 1603 Prince • Three Wiseman Type: CollectablesOwner: Alaa HelalLocation: North Plains Mall […]

Postal service holding meeting on mail processing consolidation

CNJ staff The U.S. Postal Service will hold a public input meeting 6 p.m. Dec. 15 at the Clovis Civic Center. The purpose of the meeting is to discuss a feasibility study that supports a business case for consolidating Clovis mail processing to Lubbock. The study estimates a savings of $611,387 without a change in […]

Club notes

Encanto Garden Club Vice President Marcella Roy presided at the November meeting of Encanto Garden Club. Refreshments were served by Jane Rybolt as the business meeting began. A lively discussion of feasible holiday projects followed. Encanto will sponsor Two Angels at Cannon Air Force Base in support of our local service men and women’s families. […]

Thanking God should be part of holiday

We use thank you in many ways. We teach our children to say thank you. I recently received a credit card offer that gave thank you points for every purchase made with the card. Then there was a promotional from a business offering a half price sale to say thank you to all their faithful […]

Everybody’s business: Customer service can distinguish business

Attention business owners: Are we ready for the prime season of the year? Now is a good time to tune up the customer service engine. A customers’ perception of how they are treated has a dramatic effect on net profits. In this struggling economy, many businesses have cut back on employees to reduce costs, but […]

Business licenses — Nov. 8

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in October: • Nathan’s Hom3 Child Car3Type: Child Care/BabysittingOwner: Charles Nathaniel BrownLocation: 1720 Sheldon • JL Board ShopType: Sporting GoodsOwner: David LeonLocation: 120 Main • Horizon Mechanical Inc.Type: MechanicalOwner: William PittsLocation: 1811 Copper Loop • Jessi’s Housekeeping Type: CleaningOwner: Jessica GarciaLocation: 1205 Connelly • […]

Board’s radical plan criticized

The Defense Business Board’s proposal to shift the military to a cheaper “contributory” retirement plan is “radical” and was released publicly without due regard for the impact it would have on troop morale in wartime. That was the charge leveled last week by Rep. Joe Wilson, R-S.C., chairman of the House armed services’ subcommittee on […]

Curio shops tough business

“I think I’ll go inside and see if I can buy a rubber tommy-hawk,” I told my wife as we made a bathroom stop on a recent trip up Interstate 40 to Albuquerque. We had pulled in to one of those roadside businesses with 20 miles of billboards hyping everything from snakeskin boots and Indian […]

Monday morning briefing: Air Force business and books for cheap

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Business notes Brush up on doing business with the Air Force. A Doing Business with Air Force Special Operations presentation is 9 a.m. Thursday at the Portales/Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce. Registration in free. Information: chamber@portales.com or 356-8541. Book bargains The Friends of the […]

Business licenses — Oct. 18

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of September: • Life Changes Counseling & ConsultingType: CounselingOwner: Sandra TurnerLocation: 2300 Main, Suite 29 • KC Hannah ConstructionType: General ContractorOwner: R.L. SmithLocation: 3201 Axtell St. • Rusty’s GrillType: Mobile FoodOwner: Grace FinkeyLocation: 325 Prairieview • Eagle Carports Inc. Type: CarportsOwner: […]

Business digest —

CCC receives grant from Xcel Clovis Community College has received $4,000 in grant money from the Xcel Energy Foundation. The money is part the foundation’s arts and culture focus cycle. The total award of $41,500 was spread to 13 nonprofit groups promoting the arts in eastern and southeastern New Mexico The other cycles are education, […]

Club notes — Oct. 16

Pilot Club The Pilot Club of Clovis held their monthly business meeting at Muffley’s Backdoor Room. A report was given on a workshop in Denver by President Sue Rutter. Also attending the workshop were Pilot members Janet Barnhart and Rosie Cox. The Club recently completed their fund raising of selling nuts. Nuts will still be […]

Satan’s Slogan: “It’s Not Personal; It’s Business!”

“It’s not personal; it’s business.” I first heard that cold phrase in the 1972 movie The Godfather. Mafia hoodlums would assure the fellow they’re about to “off” that he should feel better about being “whacked” since the aforementioned whacking is “not personal; it’s business.” I’m told that business tycoon Donald Trump uses the phrase on […]

Everybody’s Business: Difference between employees, contractors can mean hundreds of dollars

What is the difference between an independent contractor and an employee? This is one question that does not get asked often, but should. The choice can mean a difference of hundreds of dollars to the business owner. And the answer is … it depends. According to the Internal Revenue Service, there are three categories that […]

Business digest — Oct. 4

Civic center hosting business event The Clovis Civic Center will be the site of a Thursday event for businesses. Included in the 10 a.m.-2 p.m. event are opportunities to talk to commercial lenders, workshops for businesses, access to business consultants, and other support services. The event is come-and-go, and door prizes are available. There are […]

It's their business: Tarpley Music Company

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Tarpleys Music Company sells and repairs musical instrument such as guitars. The store also offers rentals of school band instruments, according to manager Tony Eisenbraun. • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. weekdays and 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Saturdays. • Location: 1713 w. 21st st., Clovis • Manager: Tony Eisenbraun […]

Business digest — Sept. 27

Clovis man elected to board The American Seed Trade Association elected Blake Curtis of Clovis as first vice chairman of its Board of Directors for the 2011-12 fiscal year. Curtis is senior vice-president of Curtis and Curtis, Inc., a family-owned agricultural business in eastern New Mexico. The business was established in 1956 to supply native […]

Monday morning briefing: Business women, fun and games and a candidates debate

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Monday briefing. Women in business There’s a seminar for women who own small businesses Tuesday from 1:30 p.m. to 4 p.m. The PTAP Woman Owned Small Business Seminar is at the Business Enterprise Center Board Room in the Clovis Curry Chamber of Commerce building. Information: 935-7827 […]

It's their business: Sports Connection

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Sports Connection owner Dee Madrid said she offers her merchandise tax-free for military personnel in addition to a military discount as a show of gratitude for their service. Sports Connection • Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Saturday • Location: 1700 N. Prince St., Clovis • Owner: Dee Madrid […]