Digital signs popping up

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Coli Hunt programs a new digital sign for Joe’s Boot Shop on Mabry Drive. Hunt said the sign seems to be an attention-getter to passing traffic. Sharna Johnson A new breed of sign cropping up around town is downright moving. In recent months, several businesses — from banks to car […]

Everybody’s Business: Non-traditional businesses need licenses, tax ID

By Gordon Smith, business specialist and Sandra Taylor-Sawyer, director of the Small Business Development Center at Clovis Commu What does it take to register and license a new business that will not be a traditional “store-front” operation or located in a commercial area? Some examples of these can include home-based businesses, Internet businesses and mobile […]

More businesses donate toward Lighthouse homeless shelter

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Lighthouse Mission Executive Director Richard Gomez said workers are expected to break ground on a new homeless shelter sometime in the next week. Sharna Johnson Businesses and contractors continue to step forward and donate their services, bringing the Lighthouse Mission’s new homeless shelter closer to being a reality. Executive Director […]

Fishing report – Aug. 10

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. Northeast Cimarron River — The flows are 16 cfs below Eagle Nest […]

Gross receipts tax hampers state businesses

By Paul Gessing: Guest columnist In case you missed it, Clovis’ gross receipts tax rose to 7.5625 percent on July 1. This is due to the statewide .125 percent increase passed by the Legislature earlier this year to help close the state’s budget deficit. While the hike may seem innocuous enough (it’s only a fraction […]

Health reform hurts small businesses

Freedom New Mexico Before Congress rushed approval of the massive government overhaul of health care, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infamously said: “(W)e have to pass the bill so that you can find out what is in it.” The more we find out about the Obamacare “reform” that put the federal government in control of one-sixth […]

Shoutouts

Bella Vista pinewood derby On May 13 at 1 p.m., the Arts Academy at Bella Vista hosted the first annual pinebox derby car race. Nine students built one of a kind cars and competed against one another to identify the fastest car at Bella Vista. Each student spent two months creating, painting and decorating their […]

Metal businesses joining forces

CNJ staff A pair of longtime metal businesses are combining forces. Clovis Metal Buildings and Wilhite Construction are combining to form Consolidated Metal Builders. The business will work with clients to offer design assistance, engineering and consulting services through the execution of construction projects, according to press release. Jarod Wilhite, chief operating officer of CMB, […]

Local businesses offer recycling services

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Clarence Plank: Portales News-Tribune Kevin Loveday of Portales shreds tree branches on Friday at the Portales Convenience Centerr. The mulch he is making is free to the public . By Clarence Plank: Freedom New Mexico Where do you go if you want to recycle metal, cardboard or that old personal computer? Not too far if […]

Business feature: Local businesses expanding with economic recovery

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CNJ staff photo: Sharna Johnson Sonic Drive-in’s Area Manager Jim Howard said his company chose a lot on U.S. 60/84 as its third location because a demographics study pointed to the area as a solid investment. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer With the economy starting to turn the corner, local businesses are expanding and […]