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 […]

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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 […]

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. […]

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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 […]

Business digest — May 3

Stripes stores raise money for charity Stripes convenience stores raised $618,429 for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals during its March 7-April 3 fundraising campaign, according to a release from the company. Stripes has locations in Clovis, Portales, Texico and Muleshoe. Stripes raised funds by asking customers to purchase a $1 Miracle Balloon icon or donate spare […]

Business digest: Railroad employee honored

A Clovis employee of BNSF Railway was recognized as one of the company’s Safety Employees of 2010. Locomotive Engineer Rick Spears, who has been part of the Clovis site safety team for more than 10 years, was honored at an April 6 awards ceremony in Fort Worth, Texas. He serves as chairman and facilitator for […]

Professional Business Women of New Mexico looking to expand

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Leticia Zarate sets up for today’s Professional Business Women of New Mexico meeting. The meeting is free and open to the public. CNJ staff The Professional Business Women of New Mexico is looking at expanding its ranks to Clovis. An information meeting will be held from 11 a.m. to noon […]

Sponsorships good for business

Have you noticed? Everybody seems to have a sponsor these days. Before, it was mainly the race car people, but now it’s becoming ubiquitous. Sporting events — like football bowl games — now carry the name of a sponsor. The Sugar Bowl has become the Allstate Sugar Bowl while the Cotton Bow in Texas is […]

Everybody’s Business: Watching for new markets key to success

Business owners should always keep an eye on new markets. The federal, state, and local governments are markets that may be overlooked. Government entities have a need for products and services that small businesses provide. There are several methods government entities use to purchase products and services; including the use of solicitations for individual jobs/bids, […]

Business licenses — April 12

The following business licenses were obtained from the City of Clovis in the month of March: • Hunt Electric Corp.Type: ElectricianOwner: Mike HamsonLocation: 7100 Broadway #7 B • Randy’s Boot and Saddle RepairType: Saddle and Tack RepairOwner: Randy HudsonLocation: 310 Main • Richard’s Lawn ServiceType: Lawn CareOwner: Richard P. GonzalesLocation: 1821 Bob Jay • Jumpin […]

Cannon squadron hosting industry day

CNJ staff The 27th Special Operations Contracting Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base will host its second annual industry day April 29, according to a news release. The event will be held 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Landing Zone. United States Small Business Administration District Director John Woosley will present how his organization […]

Hall of Honor inductees remember time at Clovis High

Liliana Castillo Each year, the Clovis Municipal Schools Foundation and Alumni Association chooses five people to induct into the Hall of Honor. The awards go to Clovis High School graduates based on achievement in their realm of business. Graduates are chosen because their strengths of character and citizenship serve as models to inspire and challenge […]

New Mexico MainStreet planning marketing, business development seminar

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexco MainStreet Institute is holding a seminar May 13 for targeted business development and marketing. The seminar will be held 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Plaza Hotel and Event Center in Las Vegas, N.M. Seminars will be conducted separately for economic positioning and promotion in the morning and […]

Business digest — March 29

Food drive being held Curves of Clovis is sponsoring a food drive to collect non-perishable items and cash to support the local food bank during the month of April. From April 4-17, Curves will waive the membership fee for new members who donate $30 or the equivalent, according to a press release. Existing gym members […]

Recognize, mind your business

“Mind your own business” used to be the American way. Or at least, the openly-proclaimed preferred way to live. Sure, there have always been gossips and nosey folk; the meddlesome neighbors and busybodies who can’t seem to mind their own business, who therefore feel the need to direct your life “for your own good” (the […]

Clovis man arrested for possession of burglary tools

CNJ staff A Clovis man was arrested for possession of burglary tools early Tuesday morning in Portales, according to Portales police. Deputy Chief Lonnie Berry said an officer found a Suburban sitting outside a business on U.S. 70 about 2:50 a.m. Tuesday. The officer thought he saw someone get out of the car. When the […]

Everybody’s business: Outstanding clients of year selected

The Small Business Development Center at Clovis Community College has named Darrin and Julie Burns outstanding clients of the year. Mr. and Mrs. Burns, owners of Fort Sumner Processing, were honored in a special ceremony in February at the sate capital. In 2003, Darrin Burns discussed plans for a slaughter/meat processing business with me at […]

Small business development center selects state director

Freedom New Mexico The New Mexico Small Business Development Center network has selected Michael Rivera as the new state director, according to a news release. The NMSBDC operates 20 statewide centers which serve small business owners and those attempting to start small businesses. Rivera, outgoing Chief of Staff of the New Mexico Public Regulation Commission, […]

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Hotel awarded by franchisor The Comfort Inn & Suites hotel in Clovis was awarded 2010 Gold Hospitality Award from its franchisor, Choice Hotels International, Inc. The hotel is one of only seven hotels within the state, and one of 94 hotels within the Comfort brand to receive “Gold Award” status. The award is given to […]