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The Sandoval Economic Alliance

is sponsoring Exit Strategies Series, a four-session series, from 8:30-10:30 a.m. on Tuesdays, March 15, April 19, May 17 and June 21, at Moss Adams, 6565 Americas Pkwy. NE, Suite 600. The sessions are:

  • 3/15 – Business Sales Process by Dennis Houston.
  • 4/19 – Acquiring a Business by Dennis Houston.
  • 5/17 – Employee Stock Options by Dennis Houston.
  • 6/21 – Using Succession as an Exit Strategy by Michael Podolny.

Individual sessions cost $49. The complete series cost is $199. Space is limited. For reservations or additional information, call 505-891-4305.

Santa Fe Forward presents Green Prosperity: How Clean Energy Policies Can Fight Poverty and Raise Living Standards, a free community conversation with Robert Pollin, author of “Greening the Global Economy,” James Jimenez of N.M. Voices for Children and Santa Fe Mayor Javier Gonzales at 6 p.m. on Tuesday at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design, 1600 St. Michael’s Drive in Santa Fe. Admission is free.

SCORE is sponsoring the free workshop Ten HR Traps for Small Businesses from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at The Epicenter, 191 Broadway NE, in the second-floor training room. The workshop will be led by a human resources professional from Paychex. Workshop topics include:

• Worker Classification. Find out how new, demanding government regulations may affect how you classify your employees.

• Anti-Discrimination Regulations. Learn how to stay compliant with federal anti-discrimination laws.

• IRS Form Documentation. Keep your documents within the strict IRS guidelines.

• Employee Handbooks. Protect yourself and your company from potential employee lawsuits.

• Employee Discipline and Termination.

Admission is free. To register or for additional information, visit

The State Bar of New Mexico is sponsoring a Family Law Clinic from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the Second Judicial District Court, 400 Lomas NW. Attorneys will be on hand to provide free legal advice on family law issues, including divorce, child support, custody, visitation, mediation, paternity, kinship/guardianship, domestic violence, adoption and settlement facilitation. Attendance is limited to the first 25 people to pre-register. For advance registration or additional information, call the Volunteer Attorney Program at 877-266-9861.

New Mexico Workforce Connection presents a Health Care Career Fair from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Wednesday at New Mexico Workforce Connection, 501 Mountain NE. Participating employers include Aerotek, Ambercare, Comfort Keepers, Desert Hills, Eye Associates of N.M., Footprints Home Care Inc., Fresenius Medical Care, Genesis Healthcare, Haverland Carter Lifestyle Group, Heritage Home Healthcare & Hospice, Home Instead, Homecare Assistance of N.M., Kelly Services, Lovelace Health Systems, Lovelace Women’s Hospital, N.M. Direct Caregivers Coalition, OnPointe, Options Home Care, Presbyterian Healthcare, Retreat at Home, Right at Home, Sandoval Regional Medical Center and Walgreens Pharmacy. For additional information on jobs through the New Mexico Workforce Connection, call 505-843-1900 or visit

The North I-25 Business Association monthly luncheon will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Nativo Lodge, 6000 Pan American Fwy. NE. The featured speaker will be Jay Czar, president of the board directors at the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, discussing What’s Up with Balloons Balloon Economics and More . Advance reservations are required by Tuesday. For registration or additional information, visit

The New Mexico chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) presents Residential Trends – Including Senior Living, Mixed Use, Urban And Multi-Family And Single Family by Peter Verdicchio of SEC Land Planning in Austin, Texas, from 11:15 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on March 21 at the Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana NE. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for others. To register, visit or call 505-345-6976.


Ediberto Ramos has been promoted by GranCor Enterprises to vice president of the environmental division. Ramos will oversee a diverse range of environmental projects in the Southwest region. He joined the company in 2004.


Marsha Adams has joined Sotheby’s International Realty Inc. in Santa Fe. Adams has 15 years’ experience in the real estate industry in Albuquerque and Santa Fe, specializing in distinctive properties.

Attorney Twila B. Larkin has joined New Mexico Legal Group P.C. as a member of the divorce and family law division. Larkin has 19 years’ experience in the legal profession, is a certified family law specialist and a member of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers. She has a law degree from the University of New Mexico.

OsteoStrong Center Albuquerque and Westside has hired two new staff members. They are:

Karen Wine, who has joined the NE Heights location as marketing manager. Wine has 25 years’ experience in marketing and sales.

Ken Resse, who has joined the West Side location as marketing manager. Reese previously worked as a health educator at St. Martin’s Hospitality and St. the St. Joseph Community Health Program. He has a bachelor’s degree from Lewis University.

Desiree Martinez has joined Southwest Capital Bank as an electronic banking coordinator at the bank’s main location in Albuquerque. Martinez will oversee electronic payments, including direct deposit and automatic debit. She has 13 years’ experience in retail management.

Change of address

Intuitive Essentials has moved to 1751 Bellamah NW, Suite 1109, in the Artisan at Sawmill Lofts next to Mama’s Minerals. For additional information, call 505-203-5410 or visit


Sandia National Laboratories scientists Ali Pinar and Cynthia “Cindy” Phillips have been selected as Distinguished Members of the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM).

Pinar, principal member of the technical staff, centers his work on applying graph algorithms to real-world problems.

Phillips, a senior scientist in Sandia’s Center for Computing Research, conducts research in combinatorial optimization, algorithm design, and analysis and parallel computation.

Chatterbox Speech Therapy, a speech and language therapy clinic owned and operated by Tanya Friend Salazar and Lisa McDermit, has been named a recipient of the Star Client Award from the New Mexico Small Business Development Center (NMSBDC) at Central New Mexico Community College (CNM). The award recognizes a client of the NMSBDC that has demonstrated extraordinary commitment to the success of its business, as well as its community. Chatterbox Speech Therapy has seen exponential growth since opening three years ago.

Lone Mountain Contracting Inc. (LMC), located in Bosque Farms, has received the Outstanding Single-Field Facility of the Year Award for its Santa Fe High School Ivan Head Stadium in Santa Fe from the American Sports Builders Association (ASBA). The renovation to Ivan Head Stadium involved removal of the existing grass field and installation of a new synthetic turf soccer/football combination field. The project included earthwork, drainage, goals, fencing and repairs to the Trilock block retaining wall system throughout the facility.


The School for Advanced Research (SAR) has appointed two new members to its board of directors . They are:

Douglas L. Nelson, CPA, PFS, an investment adviser at TCI Wealth Advisors in Santa Fe. Nelson is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants’ Personal Financial Planning Division; the New Mexico Society of Certified Public Accountants; the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council; and the Rotary Club of Santa Fe. He is also the treasurer for New Mexico Lawyers for the Arts.

Julie S. Rivers, J.D., an attorney with the Santa Fe firm of Gerber and Bateman. Rivers serves on the MCLE Commission Board at the New Mexico Bar Association; as a board member for the Santa Fe Estate Planning Council; and is a member of both the Rotary Club of Santa Fe and the Trusted Advisors Network.

The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta has announced the 2016 board of director officers . They are Jay Czar, president; Ty Young, vice president; Matt Guthrie, secretary; and Richard W. Rice, treasurer.

New patents

(Awarded March 4)

Hewlett-Packard Development, Houston, has been assigned a patent ( 9,275,484 ) developed by two co-inventors for “goodness of fit based on error calculation and fit type.” The co-inventors are Timothy James Wessman, Fort Collins, Colo., and Gregory Thorn Springer, Santa Fe. (Filed April 30, 2013)

(Awarded March 10)

Ortiz and Associates Consulting, Albuquerque, has been assigned a patent ( 9,282,364 ) developed by two co-inventors for “systems and methods for enabling simultaneous second screen video segment replay during ongoing primary screen programming.” The co-inventors are Isabella V. Ortiz, Albuquerque, and Luis M. Ortiz, Albuquerque. (Filed July 22, 2014)

Array Technologies, Albuquerque, has been assigned a patent ( 9,281,778 ) developed by three co-inventors for “mounting bracket assemblies and methods.” The co-inventors are Ronald P. Corio, Albuquerque, John N. Williamson, Albuquerque, and Kaleb W. McLane, Albuquerque. (Filed Oct. 2, 2013)

Knowm Tech, Santa Fe, has been assigned a patent ( 9,280,748 ) developed by Alex Nugent, Sante Fe, for “methods and systems for Anti-Hebbian and Hebbian (AHaH) feature extraction of surface manifolds using.” (Filed Sept. 13, 2012)

Sandia, Albuquerque, has been assigned a patent ( 9,279,188 ) developed by four co-inventors for “hybrid metal oxide cycle water splitting.” The co-inventors are Richard B. Diver Jr., Albuquerque, Robert D. Palumbo, Valparaiso, Ind., Nathan P. Siegel, Lewisburg, Pa., and James E. Miller, Albuquerque. (Filed July 29, 2011)

Federal contracts

(Announced March 8)

Honeywell International Inc., Albuquerque, won a $46,750 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency, Richmond, Va., for aircraft component assemblies.