Everybody’s Business: Managing bottom line balancing act

Managing the bottom line of a company is a constant balancing act. You either increase revenue or decrease cost. There are many avenues that impact these elements and one is to expand the market. Expanding a company’s market includes offering a new product line, offering different variations to the product, or a geographic expansion. A […]

Business digest — July 12

New operations manager at Western Dairy Transport Marty Lewis is the new operations manager in New Mexico for Western Dairy Transport LLC, according to a news release from WDT. Lewis, who has worked for the company for 17 years, came from the position of assistant terminal manager after holding several other supervisory roles with WDT. […]

Tuesday morning briefing: Business interests and local growth

Good morning and welcome to the Freedom New Mexico Tuesday briefing. Website of the day Interested in the business world of Roosevelt County? The Roosevelt County Chamber of Commerce newsletter, “Communiqu

Press release: Federal help available for local business

In an effort to combat the high unemployment rate and frozen credit markets, President Obama signed into law the Small Business Jobs Act late last year. The federal government has distributed several million dollars to Small Business Development Centers across all fifty states to help small business begin exporting and increase sales overseas. In New […]

It's their business: Pet Care

Cannon Connections: Alisa Boswell Alice McMath, a groomer for Pet Care in Clovis, trims a Shih Tzu named Shelby. McMath said she has been in the dog grooming business for more than 20 years. Pet Care • Hours: Monday through Saturday • Location: 2216 W. 7th St., Clovis • Type of business: Pet grooming service […]

Business digest — July 4

Wheatfields holding preopening celebration Wheatfields Senior Living Community is holding a preopening celebration 11 a.m.-4 p.m. July 24. The event will include tours of the senior living community, music from the Johnny Mulhair band, food and door prizes. Information: Charles Irwin, 762-8700. Business Digest is compiled by Kevin Wilson. He can be contacted at 763-3431, […]

Businesses move out of downtown

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Clovis’ Brown Shoe Fit Co. Manager Scott Crowley said moving the company’s two shoe stores from Main Street in downtown Clovis to North Prince Street will allow them to consolidate both stores under one roof andwhile gaining increased customer traffic. Sharna Johnson After 40 years doing shoe business in downtown […]

Only God can judge with eternal perspective

I read a cartoon this past week. In the cartoon, there were two men in business suits. One man was pointing to another and was saying” “Here let me help you get that speck out of your eye.” The man pointing to the man with the speck in his eye had a three foot log […]

Officials: Bank consolidation should mean job gain

CNJ staff Officials for US Bank said their plan to consolidate two branches in Clovis should result in a small gain of jobs. Following the close of business July 15, the branch located at 801 Pile Street will close. On July 18, services will resume at the bank’s location at 2501 N. Prince Street. US […]

It's their business: The New You

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte The New You beauty salon offers services including hair waxing, hair coloring and perms. The New You • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays, 9 a.m. to noon on Saturdays • Location: 609 Ave. A, Farwell, Texas • Type of business: Beauty salon • What they offer: Hair […]

Everybody’s business: Managing people is an art

Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-relational skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with the founder […]

Business digest — June 14

Bank vice president appointed to nonprofit A Clovis bank vice president is among four appointments to New Mexico Partnership, according to a release from Gov. Susana Martinez’ office. Lisa Dunagan of Clovis is the vice president of First Community Bank, a subsidiary of U.S. Bank. She also served as senior vice president of Wells Fargo […]

Business licenses —

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of May: • E.C. Tucker Electric, LLC.Type: ElectricianOwner: Ethan TuckerLocation: 335 Exchange Drive • Top Line ConcreteType: ConcreteOwner: Gilbert ValenzuelaLocation: 402 W. Seventh St. • Lopez Probation ServicesType: Probation OfficerOwner: Christopher R. LopezLocation: 221 Pile • Ed Perales Construction IIType: Building […]

It's their business: Clovis Cutz

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Clovis Cutz owner Sam Martinez says he offers lowered prices for children’s haircuts on Tuesdays. Clovis Cutz • Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays through Fridays; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturdays. • Location: 1010 W. 21st. St. • Type of business: Barber shop • What they offer: Men’s […]

It's their business: Rembrandt’s Auto Body

Rembrandt’s Auto Body • Hours: 6:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays • Location: 3101 W. Seventh St. • Type of business: Auto repair • What they offer: Collision repair, auto glass and restorations • Specialty: Collision repair. • Owner:George Songer • Open since: 1999 • Information: 763-1434

It's their business: Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping celebrated its 67th anniversary on May 15, according to owner Charles Guthals. The nursery offers landscaping design and installation services and contains a full stock of plants for traditional or xeriscape gardens. Guthal’s Nursery and Landscaping • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. • […]

Government not in business of parenting

Except for one new wrinkle, Destin, Fla., resident Barbara Warburton’s complaint about the television show “Family Guy” is no different from complaints that have dogged certain TV shows for decades, from the Smothers Brothers’ variety show in the ’60s to “South Park” today. She thinks “Family Guy” is offensive and un-Christian and will corrupt viewers. […]

It's their business: Al’s Pets

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Al’s Pets pet store offers tropical fish and reptiles as well as supplies for maintaining a fish tank, according to shop owner Albert Lewis. Al’s Pets • Hours: Noon to 5:30 p.m. Mondays; 10 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Fridays; 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday • Location: 522 W. […]

Business licenses —

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of April:

Everybody’s Business: Planning important in restaurant field

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Why would anyone want to open a restaurant? Ask any person who owns, has owned, or has worked in a restaurant; most will tell you it’s not a good idea to start another one. Then why is one of the most popular new business ideas seen by Small Business Development Centers nationwide […]