It’s their business: Simply Salads

Dianna Hernandez Name: Simply Salads Location: Hilltop Plaza, Suite D What they do: They offer a buffet that consists of salads, soups, baked potatoes, breads, desserts and on occasion, lasagna. Who’s in charge: Ruth Sena Employees: Eight How long in business: Three months Hours: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday and 11 a.m. […]

Management skills important

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Running a business and managing employees can appear as two separate and non-related skills. However, management is an integral role of owning a business. Some people do not like supervising; others have the knack and thoroughly enjoy it. Similar to other skills, managing people can be learned. Most small businesses start out with […]

Minimum wage going up Jan. 1

Sarah Meyer, CNJ News editor New Mexico employees working at minimum wage jobs will get a 65-cent per hour pay raise Tuesday, but local business owners say the increase is likely to cause more problems than it solves. The state minimum wage jumps to $6.50 an hour beginning Tuesday from the current federal minimum wage […]

Schools foster sexual abuse awareness

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CNJ staff photo: Liliana Castillo Clovis Municipal Schools has implemented a sexual abuse awareness program over the last five years following the unrelated arrests and convictions of two local teachers in sexual abuse cases. By Sharna Johnson: CNJ staff writer Education and open lines of communication are key to keeping children safe from sexual predators […]

Sept. 11, 2007 It’s Their Business

Name: Lavender and Lace Location: 3017 N. Prince, Suite 2 What they do: Sell silk and dry florals, oil paintings, gifts and home decor Who’s in charge: Anne McMath Employees: one How long in business: Previously owned and operated as Anne’s Creations in Portales for more than 10 years, now recently re-opened in Clovis Hours: […]

Commission rejects fire department pay increase

By Gabriel Monte: CNJ staff writer The Clovis City Commission voted down a proposed pay increase for city fire department employees. The plan called for using about $240,000 from five vacant firefighter positions to increase the pay of about 50 middle-range jobs, which includes paramedic, lieutenant and driver/operator posts. Commissioner Robert Sandoval, who voted against […]

It’s Their Business: Hacienda Home Center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Hacienda Home Center Location: 200 E. Brady Ave. What they do: Sell hardware, building materials, paint, lawn and garden supplies, farm and ranch items, and home decor. Who’s in charge: Danny Lucero is the manager. Employees: 20 How long in business: about 30 years Hours of business: 8 […]

Former DeBaca sheriff charged with embezzlement

CNJ Staff FORT SUMNER — A former De Baca County sheriff was arraigned Wednesday in a magistrate court on multiple counts of embezzlement, falsifying government documents and intimidation of a witness. Michael Chavez, 44, is accused of receiving kickbacks from county employees he hired to work overtime on road blocks and warrant service. Chavez added […]

It’s their business: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: Samon’s Do-It-Yourself Center Location: 108 N. Sycamore St. What they do: Sell products for do-it-yourselfers, including appliances, plumbing, electrical, cabinets, lighting, toilets, tubs and showers, and heating and air-conditioning equipment. Who’s in charge: Leroy Romero is the manager. Employees: Six plus the manager. How long in business: since […]

Paperwork significant staffing issue

Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business When a business begins to prosper, the need to hire and train staff is an important step toward growth. Employers are required to complete several steps before paying employees. This includes registering with federal and state agencies. The starting point is to obtain a federal number using Internal Revenue Service Form […]

Business Feature: Study: Teen job market tight

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CNJ staff photo: Andy DeLisle Tyler Marney washes a truck Saturday at Washpointe Auto. Marney has worked at Washpointe for almost a year. By Helena Rodriguez: CNJ staff writer A majority of teens want to work this summer to earn money and gain work experience, yet many businesses have become reluctant to hire teens under […]

It’s Their Business

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Staff photo: Tony Bullocks CNJ staff Name: Clovis Cutz Location: 1010 West 21st St. What they do: Barber haircuts, some women’s chemical services such as permanents, color and highlighting. They plan to start pedicures and manicures late this year. Who’s in charge: Christina Vasko is the owner. Employees: Three. How long in business: Since November […]

April 19, 1921

Car thieves were targeting a carnival in town. Cars were stolen on two successive nights. One was recovered, but had been stripped of parts. … As workers paved the north end of Main Street, The Clovis Journal encouraged business owners to do away with “unsightly awnings” in hopes of achieving a “metropolitan appearance.” … The […]

Call center ups capacity

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More than 100 employees at the SEI customer care center in Clovis provide technical support round-the-clock for such clients as McDonald’s. (Freedom Newspapers: Andy DeLise) By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Housed inside the 45,000-square-foot SEI call center is a replica of the computer system in a McDonald’s restaurant. It is capable of simulating an […]

Ag Expo going bilingual

By Casey Peacock: Freedom Newspapers The New Mexico Ag Expo is going bilingual. A three-hour dairy seminar presented in Spanish will focus on presenting information to dairy managers and workers as part of the first day of the 15th annual Expo Feb. 27-28 at the Roosevelt County Fairgrounds. The seminar features three presentations that will […]

Clovis Fire Department battles employee retention

By Sharna Johnson: CNJ Staff Writer City officials are evaluating an employee compensation plan proposed by the Clovis Fire Department in response to retention problems, according to Clovis City Manager Joe Thomas. On the cusp of receiving his paramedic’s registration — a three-year investment — firefighter Joel Gershon will receive a raise of 75 cents […]

Employer encourages staff to quit smoking

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Rebecca Holt of Clovis, co-chairman of the American Cancer Society Relay for Life, was challenged by Ronald Dickson, owner of R&D Truck Service Center, to quit smoking 17 years ago during the Great American Smokeout. (Staff photo: Tony Bullocks) By Tonya Fennell: CNJ staff writer Ronald Dickson will issue checks today to his employees at […]

Business exploring broadband options

By Marlena Hartz : CNJ staff writer Employees of a local telecommunications company are learning to use computers to talk on phones, according to a Clovis Community College press release. ENMR-Plateau Telecommunications employees are being trained in the new technology, called Voice over Internet Protocol, at Clovis Community College in preparation for customer use, according […]

Form regulation changes could rev up economy

By Freedom Newspapers While the movers and shakers in Congress, always with an eye to November elections, are deciding higher-profile matters, a small but significant reform that deserves support is wending its way through the committee process in Congress. HR5242 would give small-business owners a chance — for the first time — to correct unintentional […]

Letter to the Editor: Reader: Wal-Mart exploits communities

Once again Glenda Bly is spewing forth her rantings without doing her homework. I would like to clear up the misinformation she gave in last Sunday’s letter to the editor regarding Bill Richardson and Wal-Mart. Americans want good jobs, affordable health care and a better life for their families. Big, powerful corporations like Wal-Mart are […]