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New Mexico Workforce Connection is hosting a Job Fair for the Silver Street Market from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. on Monday at the New Mexico Workforce Connection, 501 Mountain NE. Positions include meat market manager, bakery/deli manager, closing manager, produce manager, baggers (3), bakery/deli staff (6), cashiers (10), meat market helper, produce helper and stockers (2). To apply for Silver Street Market positions, applicants should: 1) pick up a paper application at either the Silver Street Market, 205 Silver SW, or at the NM Workforce Connection, 501 Mountain NE; and 2) bring the completed application (applicants may also submit a résumé with the application) to the job fair. For additional information, visit www.jobs.state.nm.us or call 505-843-1900.

The Sandoval County Bernalillo Office of the Small Business Development Center is sponsoring the seminar Creating Your Own Small Business Plan from 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday at 282 Camino del Pueblo in Bernalillo. The seminar is designed to introduce participants to the basics of planning a successful business by creating a business plan, including a current or pro forma balance sheet, income statement and a cash flow analysis. Admission is $10. For advance registration or additional information, call 505-867-5066.

The State Bar of New Mexico presents the free Family Law Clinic from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. on Wednesday at the 2nd 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 who pre-register. For advance registration or additional information, call 877-266-9861.

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 Tania Armenta, president and CEO of Visit Albuquerque, discussing Tourism: A Bright Spot for the Albuquerque Economy and One of Our Best Economic Development Strategies. Advanced reservations are required. For registration or additional information, visit www.northi25.org.

ABQ Grow Now meets from 8-9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Verge Building, 317 Commercial NE. Cosponsored by ABQid, Bank of the West and boomtime. The event moderators are Jeffrey Candelaria and Ric Romero . The featured speakers are Nicole Tobiassen and Tripp Steele. Admission is free; advance reservations are required. For reservations or additional information, visit http://tiny.cc/ABQGrow.

New Mexico Workforce Connection is sponsoring a Job Fair for the Silver Street Market from 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. on Thursday at the Albuquerque Hispano Chamber of Commerce, 1309 4th SW. Positions include meat market manager, bakery/deli manager, closing manager, produce manager, baggers (3), bakery/deli staff (6), cashiers (10), meat market helper, produce helper and stockers (2). To apply for Silver Street Market positions, applicants should: 1) pick up a paper application at either the Silver Street Market, 205 Silver SW, or at the NM Workforce Connection, 501 Mountain NE; and 2) bring the completed application (applicants may also submit a résumé with the application) to the job fair. For additional information, visit www.jobs.state.nm.us or call 505-843-1900.

The New Mexico Coalition of Educational Leaders (NMCEL) presents Equity & Access Through Leadership, the NMCEL summer conference, on Friday and Saturday at Embassy Suites, 1000 Woodward NE. The annual conference will feature more than 30 breakout sessions on topics pertinent to districts and schools. The conference fee is $225. For additional information or advance registration, visit www.nmcel.org or call 505-277-6986.

The N.M. Department of Veterans Services (NMDVS) is hosting a Veterans Benefits & Resources Fair from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday in the VMV Ballroom at the New Mexico Military Institute in Roswell, 101 W. College Blvd. Military veterans, National Guard/Reserve and transitioning active-duty military personnel are invited to attend and meet representatives from the NMDVS and other local, state and federal agencies. For additional information, email Josetta Rodriguez at josetta.rodriguez@state.nm.us.

The New Mexico chapter of the Commercial Real Estate Development Association (NAIOP) presents Business Regulations and Government by Ken Salazar, a partner at WilmerHale, from 11:30 a.m.-1:15 p.m. on July 25 at the Albuquerque Marriott, 2101 Louisiana NE. Tickets are $35 for members and $45 for others. To register, visit www.naiopnm.org or call 505-345-6976.

Startups

Engineers Inc. and Occam/EC Consulting Engineers have merged and created a new company, Occam Engineers Inc. The newly combined firm will have its corporate headquarters in Albuquerque, with additional offices in Las Cruces, Roswell, Santa Fe, Silver City, Tucumcari and Houston, Texas.

Promotions

Jessica Monta ño has been promoted by the New Mexico Association of School Business Officials (NMASBO) to the position of deputy director. Montaño previously was a marketing and technology specialist for NMASBO and has 7 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector. She has a master’s degree in marketing from the University of New Mexico.

Change of address

Dennis R. Kennedy, CPA, PC, has moved to 11930 Menaul Blvd. NE, Suite 110 . For additional information, call 505-293-7338 or email Kennedydr@aol.com .

Applause

The New Mexico Association of Commerce and Industry (NMACI) has recognized Steven J. Perich and Danny W. Jarrett with Outstanding Service Awards for their “leadership, loyalty and exemplary service to ACI.”

Perich is a founding partner and architect at Dekker/Perich/Sabatini. Jarrett is office managing principal of the Albuquerque office of Jackson Lewis PC.

The New Mexico Foundation for Open Government (NMFOG) has selected four New Mexicans to receive NMFOG’s Dixon First Amendment Award . The award is in memory of FOG co-founder and longtime board member William S. Dixon, who was an Albuquerque attorney and leading defender of the First Amendment and the state’s sunshine laws.

This year’s recipients of Dixon First Amendment Awards are Terri Cole – president and CEO of the Greater Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce, business; Steve Terrell – a reporter for 29 years at the Santa Fe New Mexican, journalism; Marie Rodriguez, Ph.D. – an instructor at Northern New Mexico Community College and Santa Fe Community College, education; and Norm Gaume – a citizen activist from Albuquerque, citizen.

The Albuquerque Chamber of Commerce has recognized Pizza 9 with the Small Business Member of the Year Award . The award is given annually to a small business that has overcome obstacles and achieved greatness. Pizza 9 opened its first location in 2008, and has opened an additional 19 stores with plans for four more new stores. Pizza 9 was also recently named One of the Top 200 Franchises by Franchise Business Review .

Armin Doerry, a researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, has been named a Fellow of the Society for Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers.

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Sandoval Economic Alliance (SEA) has elected a new board chair and three new board members.

Tom Novak, CEO of Klinger Constructors, has been elected board chair . Novak has been a member of the SEA board since the organization’s inception in 2014.

New board members elected are Richard Bruce, Rio Rancho Public Schools; Mark Goodwin, Mark Goodwin & Associates; and Manuel Quintana, PNM.

Federal contracts (Announced July 7)

Creamland Dairies LLC, Albuquerque, won a $31,476.88 federal contract from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs for the supply of milk and dairy products.

(Announced July 8)

MCT Industries Inc., Bernalillo, won a $28,360.80 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for hand cranks.

Ioscani Martinez Castaneda, Albuquerque, won a $90,000 federal contract set-aside for small business from the U.S. Customs and Border Protection for untrained detector canines for the Canine Center El Paso, Texas.

(Announced July 9)

Galactic Network Integrators Inc., Albuquerque, won a $456,775.24 federal contract from the New Mexico Army National Guard for case management services.

Ideals Inc., Las Cruces, won a $425,152.81 federal contract set-aside for woman-owned small business from the U.S. Air Force Special Operations Command for the mitigation of toxic and hazardous substances.

Honeywell International Inc., Albuquerque, won a $55,673.20 federal contract from the Defense Logistics Agency for aircraft keyboard assemblies.

Tiis Ya Toh Inc., La Plata, won a $171,044.61 federal contract set-aside for small business from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs for asbestos abatement services.

Weil Construction Inc., Albuquerque, won a $138,513.43 sole-source federal contract set-aside for 8(a) small businesses from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for the construction of showers; and repair of rooms. The place of performance will be at Building 66048 at Kirtland Air Force Base, Albuquerque.

Ecosystem Management Inc., Albuquerque, won a $44,206.55 federal contract set aside for Native American small business from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs for stand exam analysis.

Ecosystem Management Inc., Albuquerque, won an $11,801.20 federal contract set-aside for Native American small business from the U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Indian Affairs for forest inventory analysis at the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.

Samson Equipment Inc., Las Cruces, won a $6,482 federal contract set-aside for small business from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration for custom urethane engraved dumbbells for the physical education program and athletics weight room of the U.S. Merchant Marine Academy’s Athletic Department, Kings Point, N.Y.

 

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