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Briefcase: Applause for New Mexico companies

PNM, New Mexico’s largest energy provider, announced today the 42 winners of the 2020 Business Energy Efficiency Star Awards who saved a cumulative of 34.7 million kWh of energy this past year. The winning businesses completed upgrades to lighting, heating and cooling systems and appliances.

The top New Mexico energy savers are: Alamogordo Public Schools – Sunset Hills Elementary School; Desert Sun Motors; Imago Dei Academy; Las Ventana’s Apartments; Garcia Honda; PepsiCo; Academy Terrace Apartments; Greystar Property Management Co.; Marabella Apartments; Manzano Mesa Apartments; Wagner Equipment Co.; University of New Mexico – PAIS Building; Sandia Resort & Casino; MCI Metro Access Transmission Services – Verizon Communications; Pay and Save Inc. – Lowe’s Market; Belen Consolidated Schools – Belen Middle School Gym; T&T Super Mart; Mimbres Memorial Hospital; D.H. Lescombes Winery & Tasting Room; Deming Public Schools – Hofacket High School; All-Terrain Transmissions; Hidalgo County Court House; Saucedo’s Supermarket Inc.; Village of Los Lunas – Street Dept.; Los Lunas Apartment Investors – Casa De Chavez Apartments; Melloy Brothers Enterprises; Loma Colorado Main Library; Overeaters Anonymous; Mountain Run Partners, Limited – Defined Fitness; Rio Rancho Public Schools – Shining Stars Pre School; Intel Corp.; Rio Rancho Public Schools – multiple locations; RR Summit LLC – Summit Building; Cortez Gas Co. – Conoco Store #65; Ruidoso Mountain Inn; Pay and Save Inc. – Quality Inn & Suites; Octane Buick GMC; Alliance Residential Builders, LLC – Broadstone; Capital Flats LLC – Capital Flats; Lithia Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram Fiat of Santa Fe; Santa Fe County – Community Services Department; and State of New Mexico – Multi-Family HVAC.

For more information on PNM Business Energy Efficiency Awards, visit


Family Friendly New Mexico, a statewide nonprofit initiative that awards businesses that implement family friendly workplace policies, has announced the awardees earning the Family Friendly Business Award distinction through March 18, 2021. They are:

Platinum level: Center for Civic Policy, Centinel Bank of Taos, Deloitte Consulting LLP, EXHIB-IT!, First Financial Credit Union, Flow Science Inc., HB Construction, LoPour & Associates DDS Family & Cosmetic Dentistry, Presbyterian Healthcare Services, Rebellis Development Group, LLC, Rio Rancho Regional Chamber of Commerce, Sandia National Laboratories, Taos Ski Valley Inc., Three Sisters Kitchen, Top Tier Service Inc.

Gold level: 814 Solutions, LLC, Albuquerque Business First, Aprendamos Intervention Team, Aspen Ridge Lodge Assisted Living Community, Atkinson & Kelsey, P.A., Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico, Bohannan Huston Inc., Bookworks, Bradbury Stamm Construction Inc., Bueno Foods, Cardea LLC, Casa Arena Blanca Nursing Center, Casey Optical Co., Center of Southwest Culture Inc., Centro Savila, Contract Associates, E2RC, LLC, Fiore Industries Inc., Girl Scouts of New Mexico Trails, High Water Mark, LLC, Homewise Inc., Horizon Auto Glass & Tint, Indian Pueblo Cultural Center/Indian Pueblos Marketing Inc., Lakeview Christian Home of the Southwest Inc., Los Alamos National Laboratory Foundation, Mama’s Minerals Inc., New Mexico Health Care Association, New Mexico Real Estate Advisors Inc. dba Colliers International, New Mexico Restaurant Association, Office of the NM Secretary of State, RingIR Inc., Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Hotel, Siarza Social Digital, SMPC Architects, Sombrillo Nursing and Rehabilitation, The Garrity Group Public Relations, The New Mexican Inc., The Noel Co. Inc., Turning Point Recovery Center, Ultramain Systems Inc., United Way of Central New Mexico, Vintage Trailer Supply Inc., and Youth Development Inc.

Silver level: 505 Fitness & Wellness, Great Southwest Council, BSA.

Items for consideration for Applause should be typed and sent to Business Outlook, P.O. Drawer J, Albuquerque, N.M. 87103. They can also be e-mailed to

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