Kicking O.J. out of restaurant good business move

By Freedom Newspapers Jeff Ruby’s restaurants are the kinds of places people go to spend an evening with friends and sometimes bump into someone famous. Ruby, a longtime Cincinnati restaurateur, works hard to maintain his company’s reputation for fine steaks and seafood and providing a great place for customers to relax and enjoy themselves. So […]

It’s their business: Signature Cosmetics

By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Name: Signature Cosmetics Location: 3620 N. Prince St., Suite E What they do: Custom facial skin care and custom glamour cosmetics Who’s in charge: Rebecca Reid-Carlyle is the owner. Employees: Four Contact: (800) 980-9464 or 762-9313, www.signaturecosmetics.com and e-mail sales@signaturecosmetics.com How long in business: Since 2004 Of note: Clovis […]

McClure tapped to head state business group

By Freedom Newspapers Former Clovis Community College president Beverlee J. McClure has been appointed president and CEO of the Association of Commerce and Industry following a national search, according to a news release from the statewide business group. McClure has served as the first cabinet secretary of higher education since the Higher Education Department was […]

Everybody’s Business: Disaster planning necessary evil

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist Two words that should become part of every business owner’s regular vocabulary are, What if? The “what if” factor is the beginning stage of preplanning to prevent or minimize the damage of a catastrophe. According to David Russell, author of “Insuring the Bottom Line,” a business owner’s obligation is to […]

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 […]

It’s Their Business

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Staff photo: Tony Bullocks CNJ staff Name: Clovis Cutz Location: 1010 West 21st St. What they do: Barber haircuts, some women’s chemical services such as permanents, color and highlighting. They plan to start pedicures and manicures late this year. Who’s in charge: Christina Vasko is the owner. Employees: Three. How long in business: Since November […]

Bottom line doesn’t measure dreams

By Grant McGee: Local columnist “For Rent” read the sign taped to the big plate glass window of an empty store in Clovis. It’s one of a number of empty stores around town. Some have “For Rent” signs, others are just empty, lifeless. This particular storefront caught my eye because not too long ago it […]

Business Feature: Store owner regroups after tornado hits

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CNJ File Photo The Car Quest location on First Street was hit hard by the March 23 tornado, but the business owners have recovered by having their location on Seventh Street absorb its business. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer In his 35 years in the automotive parts business, Frank Aucutt has expanded and contracted […]

It’s their business: Smith RV & Marine

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CNJ staff photo: Jean Verlich Smith RV & Marine, located at 920 E. First St., sells RVs, boats and accessories. By Jean Verlich: CNJ News Editor Name: Smith RV & Marine Location: 920 East First St. What they do: Sell and service RVs and boats; and sell a complete line of RV accessories from appliances […]

FEMA disaster application deadline set for June 1

CNJ staff Curry and Quay county residents and business owners who sustained damage related to the March 23 tornadoes have until June 1 to apply for disaster assistance. Loan applications to the U.S. Small Business Administration for disaster-related losses to real and personal property must also be submitted by that date. There are two ways […]