Businesses, individuals honored at United Way banquet

CMI staff photo: Alisa Boswell Hoyt Skabelund of Plains Regional Medical Center speaks at the United Way of Eastern New Mexico’s annual banquet Tuesday night, telling his audience that the time they give volunteering in the community is the most precious commodity. “To me, what we’re gathered here for today is very real and personal,” […]

Business digest — March 13

Finance authority accepting applications The New Mexico Finance Authority (NMFA) is accepting applications through March 30 for awarding low-interest loans for businesses in qualified low-income areas throughout New Mexico. New Markets Tax Credits can provide low cost gap financing to fund projects and business expansions that are more than $5 million. Benefits include lower cost […]

Local business owners say Christmas sales up

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CNJ staff photo: Benna Sayyed Bob Morgan of Bob Morgan Photography frames Clovis High School 2012 senior class pictures. Benna Sayyed Christmas sales at a variety of Clovis businesses have shot up this year, according to local merchants. Laura Ellis, co-owner of 2 Shabby Divas in downtown Clovis, attributes her prosperous Christmas season to local […]

Portales businesses upbeat on liquor sale approval

Alisa Boswell With Sunday liquor sales approved by voters on Dec. 13, businesses serving alcoholic beverages are already in the process of turning in their applications for Sunday liquor licenses, according to Portales City Clerk Joan Martinez-Terry. “We called them all to make sure they all got the same information,” Martinez-Terry said. “The Bureau of […]

Make holiday shopping local affair

Saturday, Nov. 26, is Small Business Shopping Day. Be that as it may, why not allow every day, especially during Christmas shopping season, to be the day to shop locally, the day to patronize and support local businesses rather than the megastores? It’s no joke, and no accident, that those businesses are often either locally […]

Financier invested wealth in education

Freedom New Mexico Education reforms come and go, usually with little impact. But one person who made a difference for the better was Ted Forstmann, who died Nov. 20 in New York City at age 71. Forstmann made a fortune through investment firms and other businesses. He also criticized junk bonds as too risky. And […]

Fishing report — Oct. 27

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River — The flow is 270 cfs. The river is reported as […]

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 […]

Everybody’s Business: Businesses need disaster plan

Every business is faced with situations involving employees, products, services, customers, supplies, etc. and all these take up valuable time. Planning for events that may or may not happen continues to be delayed. Such as what happens when and if there is a natural disaster. Of course with the recent earthquake in Washington. D.C., the […]

Business digest — Aug. 9

Clovis business awarded top 50 status Elliott Marketing has been named one of New Mexico Business Weekly’s top 50 women-owned businesses for 2011. The award recognizes the top earning women-owned businesses in New Mexico during 2010. Elliott Marketing was established in 2002 by Kathy Elliott. A native New Yorker, Elliott moved to Clovis in 1990 […]

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 […]

Disaster loans available for small, non-farm businesses

CNJ staff Small, non-farm businesses in Curry, Roosevelt and Quay counties can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, according to a news release from the SBA. Small non-farm businesses, small agricultural cooperatives and most private, non-profit organizations may qualify for Economic Injury Disaster Loans of up to $2 million. The […]

Letters to the editor: Housing plan should be put to vote

Housing plan should be put to vote The Affordable Housing Act is an innocuous-sounding program that introduces more dependency into our community. Builders and affiliated businesses — assessors, title companies, Realtors and materials suppliers — benefit by using tax credits and outright grants, free land, free buildings, free infrastructure, waived licensing fees, and whatever else […]

NM fishing report — June 2

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and thefishphone.com, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities. Northwest Animas River — The flow is 2,930 cfs. Fishing is reported […]

Fishing report – May 17

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.

Businesses get upswing in traffic during graduation season

Kevin Wilson Whenever “Pomp and Circumstance” is playing, there’s no doubt a proud parent or grandparent. Or a student relieved that everything’s over with. Or a speaker talking innocuously about the “next step.” Somewhere off in the distance, there’s also a cash register working, and a business working overtime. While graduation season isn’t the busiest […]

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, […]

Businesses lack confidence to start hiring

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama’s overture to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce was received politely, even if it doesn’t lead to any change. Obama gave a speech Monday to the Chamber, defending his tax-gobbling policies and asking business leaders to gobble up their own assets. In doing so, he revealed a lack of understanding […]

Our people: Web guru

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Liliana Castillo: Freedom New Mexico As an Internet marketer, Linda Wilhite is able to work from any location with her netbook, headset and cell phone. Clovis resident Linda Wilhite is an Internet marketer. What that means is she represents a variety of businesses and products online. Wilhite was chosen as the Clovis High Plains Rotary […]

Fishing report — Feb. 1

This fishing report, provided by the Department of Game and Fish and The Fish Phone, has been generated from the best information available from area officers, anglers, guides and local businesses. Conditions may vary as stream, lake and weather conditions alter fish and angler activities.