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 […]

It's their business: So Cali Hookah Lounge

So Cali Hookah Lounge • Hours: 6 p.m. to 11 p.m. Mondays through Thursdays; 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. Fridays and Saturdays. • Location: 1904 N. Prince, Clovis • Type of business: Hookah lounge • What they offer: Flavored tobacco, Egyptian water pipe rentals, energy drinks, also sell hookah accessories. DJs on the weekends and […]

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 […]

It's their business: Main Street Barber Shop

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Main Street Barber Shop owner Lisa Holt gives a customer a hair cut. Holt said she offers razor fade designs and has been doing business since 2001. • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday • Location: 312 N. Main St., Clovis • […]

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 hosting Industry Day

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 supports firms […]

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 […]

It's their business: Bahama Babes

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Bahama Babes is a family-owned local business that offers around 90 flavors of snow cones. Bahama Babes • Hours: 1 p.m. to 8 p.m. daily • Location: On the corner of 14th and Mitchell streets. In the Lowe’s parking lot. • Owner: Wanda Sneller • Type of business: Snow cone shop […]

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 […]

It's their business: Pet Logic

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Pet Logic will celebrate its second anniversary on Saturday, according to owner Cindy Arnold. Pet Logic • Hours: Tuesday to Friday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. • Location: 1314 N. Main St. in Clovis • Owner: Cindy Arnold • Type of business: […]

It's their business: Scent Sensations

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Scent Sensations co-owner Jolene Fails said her store offers about 500 fragrances, which can be combined. Scent Sensations • Hours: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Mondays through Fridays and 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Saturdays • Location: 1614 N. Main St., Clovis • Owner: Richard and Jolene Fails • Type […]

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 […]

It's their business: No Hassle Auto Service

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte No Hassle technician Jason Romero, left, and co-owner John Kuchta use an electronic scan tool on an SUV. No Hassle Auto Service • Hours: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturdays by appointment. • Location: 1820 W. Seventh St. • Owner: Cliff and John Kuchta • Type of business: […]