CIDC director touting new “quality of life tax”

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer Economic development dollars are available to New Mexico communities for industrial plants that bring in new economies. Chase Gentry and others across the state want those dollars to enhance what’s already there, as well. Gentry has been touting a “quality of life tax” at recent public meetings. It would […]

Local Roundup: Motorcyclist killed after losing control

CNJ staff A 41-year-old Clovis man was killed early Sunday morning when he lost control of his motorcycle and struck a utility pole on Norris Street, police said. Just after midnight, Bruce Monroe was heading south around Third and Norris Streets when he hit a curb and veered across four lanes, striking the pole, a […]

Health care company eyes Clovis

CNJ staff American Medical Alert Corp. is interested in opening a call center in Clovis, according to company spokeswoman Randi Baldwin. A health care communications company based in Oceanside, N.Y., American Medical Alert provides after-hours answering service, appointment scheduling and other ancillary services for physicians, hospitals and home health care agencies, Baldwin said. Baldwin said […]

Plant aims to get fat on fuel production

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer Another multimillion-dollar renewable fuel company is poised to settle in Clovis. An $80 million facility that would turn animal by-products into fuel is likely to become the second tenant of the Clovis Industrial Park, Clovis Industrial Development Corp. officials announced Thursday. CIDC Executive Director Chase Gentry said he is […]

Officials: Guarded business dealings necessary

By Marlena Hartz: CNJ staff writer In the age of information, keeping secrets is standard business practice, according to some academic and business officials. A growing method of grapevine circumvention is the confidentiality agreement. Once signed, it legally binds individuals from divulging a wide range of information, from a food recipe to the identity of […]

Bilingual service company moving in

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ClientLogic employed an estimated 230 workers when it closed in January 2002 after 14 months. (Staff photo: Eric Kluth) By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer An Illinois-based customer service company signed a lease Wednesday to rent the old ClientLogic building. The company, SEI, is immediately looking to hire bilingual employees from the area for customer […]

3/22 Business Digest

Southwest Cheese to hold job fair Southwest Cheese will hold a career fair from noon to 7 p.m. March 31 at Clovis Community College. Potential candidates will be able to learn about the company, the plant and jobs becoming available in May. Computer terminals will be available for interested applicants to submit an application on […]

Overpass committee to seek cost estimates

CNJ staff City and county officials, Clovis Industrial Development Corp. leadership and concerned citizens met Monday to discuss the best way to approach an overpass project at Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. It was the first meeting held locally since the subject of an MLK overpass was broached last month in Santa Fe. “It was […]

Clovis praised for economic growth

By David Irvin: CNJ staff writer Clovis is one of five communities awarded the certified community distinction under the State’s Certified Community Initiative this year, a press release from the Economic Development Department shows. Economic development secretary Rick Homans was scheduled to make the announcement at a Tuesday morning breakfast in Clovis, but inclement weather […]

City Commission lauds local pastor

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A picture of Herbert Bergstrom and a thank you from the city of Clovis is projected on a screen as Mayor David Lansford reads from a proclamation Thursday at the city commission meeting naming today, “Dr. Herbert Bergstrom Day.” CNJ photo: Eric Kluth By Jack King The City Commission honored Herbert Bergstrom, a pastor who […]