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Workshop points small businesses toward government contracts

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The federal government is the world’s biggest customer and a major driver in New Mexico’s economy.

While only a fraction of the $8.2 billion that Uncle Sam spent in New Mexico in fiscal year 2017 benefitted local companies, advisers at the state’s four Procurement Technical Assistance Centers work to increase the...

Business incubation: A model that works

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The Santa Fe Business Incubator (SFBI) has plenty to show for its 20 years of existence: More than 145 companies have taken flight from the ever-expanding facility at 3900 Paseo del Sol in Santa Fe, and 1,000 new jobs have been created, 49 of them in the last fiscal year.

Paying attention to the business climate and adapting to opportunities explain SFBI’s longevity, according to president and CEO Marie Longserre. SFBI is “an environment that celebrates entrepreneurship, relationships and connections,” she said. “We reduce barriers and create networks.”

Community support, reliable funding sources and collaborative partnerships with economic development organizations sustain...

Madame G guide to the stars WEEK OF MARCH 23

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What goes up must come down – but don’t let that get you down. It’s not up to you to decide what you can appreciate and what you should ignore. Life is all about the compromise of letting go and allowing new and better things into your life. Madame G recommends that you spend some time with yourself this week. Take care of yourself and more importantly, learn to forgive.

 

Aries (March 21-April 19)

You’re heading down an interesting path. You don’t know what’s heading your way, but it’s important to prepare yourself. Dwell in possibilities! Now is the time to let loose and learn all you can. You’re not weak for trying new things or for wanting a different path than...

Letter to the editor: Protecting children’s lives is worth the extra cost

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In response to the recent article taking steps to improve school security in our area. Recently I was at the Bluewater Elementary School my last week of service assigned by Sheriff Tony Mace to give schools extra security due to the recent incident in Florida.

I was upset to see cameras in the school had not worked in three years, and the he person responsible for damaging them had nothing done to him. I was also told the fire alarm at San Rafael Elementary was not working, and because cell phone service in that area often does not work a fire radio was giving to the school in case of an emergency.  I was also told the doors at San Rafael had to be left open with the locks engaged so...

Secretariat: The horse that built a community

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Secretariat is considered the greatest racehorse in American history. In his book, author Lawrence Scanlan called Secretariat The Horse God Built. Indeed, if you haven’t seen Disney’s Secretariat I highly recommend this powerful and enjoyable movie.  However, as a matter of practice I tend to look for the hidden elements in stories that apply to the lives we live here in Gallup and our surrounding communities.

If you are familiar with the story of Secretariat then you’ve probably heard of his jockey, Ron Turcotte, Lucien Laurin, the famous trainer and Penny Chenery, Secretariat’s owner, but have you ever heard of Eddy Sweat? I’ll come back to Eddy Sweat in just a moment but...

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