Bank fees will trickle down to consumers

Freedom New Mexico President Barack Obama is said to be considering a special tax (or fee or levy, as some might prefer to disguise it) on financial institutions, though the calculated leaks from the White House suggest the details are still up for grabs. Before he gets much farther it would be a good idea […]

Police investigating business burglaries

Freedom New Mexico Police are investigating a series of burglaries at businesses in north Clovis and Curry County. Clovis Police Chief Steve Sanders said Wednesday morning his department received at least four reports of businesses broken into overnight in north Clovis. Curry County Undersheriff Wesley Waller said his office has received several reports of burglaries […]

Excellent customer service win-win option for businesses

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s business Several years ago, I purchased an item, and within a matter of weeks, it malfunctioned. Upon contacting the business, the item was serviced but malfunctioned again. This scenario of repair-malfunction continued for weeks. Most folks who know me will say I am a patient person; it takes a lot to […]

Private, public partnership needed

By Beverlee McClure: Guest columnist When the Legislature meets in special session on Saturday, the state will address issues shared with many private businesses in New Mexico — declining revenues and increased costs in a challenging economic climate. The state’s shortfall has been caused not only by declining revenues as is the case for many […]

Business Feature: Retailers say business steady

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CNJ file photo North Plains Mall Manager Cindy Banister said the mall is showing economic gain in spite of the recession. Monday, economists announced the recession is nearing an end. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer While economists are declaring the recession nearly over, many Clovis businesses say they never felt it and the city’s […]

Businesses feel pinch after loss of overpass

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Tommy Gonzales, a shop technician with Tijerina Trucking in Clovis, does some work on a semi Wednesday afternoon. Gonzales said it’s been a struggle getting to work and getting auto parts for the job since the Hull Street overpass was closed last year. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer With […]

New Mexico House delegation votes to strengthen small businesses, create jobs and rebuild economy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Today, New Mexico Representatives Martin Heinrich, Ben Ray Luj

Overpass closure isolates businesses, residents

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CNJ staff photo: Kevin Wilson Residents living and working south of the Hull Street Overpass said they feel somewhat isolated from the north side of Clovis since the overpass has been out. By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer On the south side of Clovis, a road leads up to the former — and future — […]

May 3 Letters to the Editor

Main Street businesses needed I was glad to see the plans for the Hotel Clovis. (“Hotel proposal raises hopes,” Sunday’s CNJ). Perhaps if it contains apartment dwellers it will attract some necessary businesses to “Historic Main Street” that residents can patronize. One of the problems with “Historic Main Street” projects is

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Businesses see shoplifting spike

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Fuzhou’s Chinese Buffet Manager Fang Pin Huang was injured and has bandages on her head and hands after she chased a group of teens who ran out without paying last Monday. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer She was frustrated and angry when she grabbed onto the car door. She […]

Small businesses finding ways to survive

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Twin Cronnies employee Jennifer Chavez checks an order before running drinks out to a waiting customer. The Twin Cronnies is one of several regional businesses making changes to cope with the recession. By Gabriel Monte and Liliana Castillo: CNJ Staff Despite having to increase his prices, cut staff and shorten […]

Businesses anticipate busy Super Bowl Sunday

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Abbie Potts draws a beer for a customer at Pizza Hut on north Prince Street. Pizza Hut is one of the area restaurants that is expecting to have a busy Super Bowl Sunday because of Sunday alcohol sales. By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Area restaurants are gearing up for […]

Jan. 29 Letters to the Editor

Money wasted on big businesses Our government wants to spend $825 billion in taxpayers’ money to “jump start” our lagging economy. I could fill three pages of this paper with stuff I have learned recently about this “bailout, jump start, job creating” plan our Congress and President Obama are trying to force down our collective […]

Businesses sharing space

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks Modesta Garza of Clovis helps Juan Ornelas and his fiancee Carolyn Solorzano-Ornelas of Portales select some T-shirts on Monday at the vendor’s lot on Prince Street. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer

Doing business differently should become norm

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Business columnist As America begins a new chapter after the historical election of Barack Obama, doing business differently is not an option but the norm. A regular review of financial data, keeping abreast of changes in the industry, economy, and local environment will be a necessary task for business owners. The support […]

Business feature: Hull Street overpass closure affects businesses

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CNJ Staff Photo: Tony Bullocks Lovita Frusher, owner of One Stop feed and Supply on Hull Street, helps Len Allemand of Clovis Monday with some research on an item. By Gabriel Monte: CNJ Staff Writer The sign in front of Lovita Frusher’s feed store on the south end of the Hull Street overpass reads, “Still […]

Subsidizing businesses a risky path

Freedom New Mexico While the nation’s attention was focused last week on the financial crisis, the $700 billion granted to Treasury Secretary Henry Paulson, and the Dow Jones industrial average, Congress quietly passed a budget measure that included $25 billion in subsidized loans for the auto industry. It may seem like peanuts compared with the […]

Business feature: Residents, businesses prepare for area code switch

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer Eastern New Mexico residents and businesses are running out of time before the official switch from the 505 to the 575 area code. The grace period to make the switch is Sunday. David Rael of City Printing in Clovis has been reminding his customers about the switch over the […]

Retailers anticipate busy tax-free weekend

By Liliana Castillo: CNJ staff writer High gas prices have local businesses expecting a busy tax-free weekend in Clovis and Portales. New Mexico’s fourth annual three-day gross receipts tax holiday begins today. Many school supplies, computers up to $1,000, clothes and shoes up to $100 will be tax free. A national survey finds the average […]