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New Mexico Workforce Connection is hosting a Monday Hiring Event from 9 a.m.-noon today at 501 Mountain NE. Participating employers are: American Custom Injection Molding, Alorica, Bernalillo County, Church’s Chicken, Double Tree by Hilton @ ACC, Express Employment Pros, Firehouse Subs, Goodwill Industries of New Mexico, Great Livin’ LLC, International Protective Services, Kelly Services (hiring for Ethicon), Kumba Coffee, Mechanical Control Solutions, National Opinion Research Center, RivenRock Staffing, S&P Data, Santa Ana Star Casino, Top Form Data and We Care Agency. For additional information, call 505-843-1900 or visit

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Resource Center at ABQid presents the free seminar SBIR 101 from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Thursday at the ABQid office, 302 Central SE. The SBIR program is one of the nation’s best sources for technology startup funding. During the seminar, participants will learn the basic skills to be successful in winning SBIR funding. Admission is free. Space is limited: advance registration is required. To register or for additional information, contact SBIR coach Barbara Stoller by calling 505-235-5789.


White’s Detailing has opened at 1909 4th NW in Albuquerque. Owners Craig White, Kristi White, Tami White and Todd White offer automotive detailing services for cars, trucks, SUVs and motorcycles. The family-owned and -operated business does all cleaning by hand, including buffing, polishing, washing, waxing, extreme interior cleaning, animal hair removal and more. Hours of operation are from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Mondays-Fridays and from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Saturdays. For additional information, call 505-508-0338 or visit them on Facebook at


Family Friendly New Mexico, a nonprofit program that recognizes New Mexico businesses with family-friendly policies, has announced that seven companies have earned the highest recognition for having policies that help workers balance work and family. The distinction means the employers recognized have four or more policies in the areas of paid leave, health support, work schedules and economic support. Companies recognized as a Gold Level Awardees are: Betty’s Bath and Day Spa, Brindle Foundation, Horizon Auto Glass & Tint, Hospital Services Corp., Molzen Corbin, Prosperity Works and Self Service.

Bill Wadt
Bill Wadt

Bill Wadt, past president of the LANL Foundation board of directors, has received the Don Chalmers Passion for Excellence Award from Quality New Mexico. Wadt will receive the award during the Quality New Mexico’s New Mexico Performance Excellence Awards ceremony on April 19 at Isleta Resort.

Two student teams from the Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico have earned first-place honors at the 2017 National Small Business Institute Conference held in San Diego. The Anderson students came in first after competing against more than 75 SBI teams from across the nation at the graduate level in the Small Business Institute Project of the Year competition.

The first of two winning UNM teams include student members Kathleen Morgans, Ronald Olivas and Amy Slater, guided by associate professor Dimitri Kapelianis, and took first place honors in the Graduate/Specialized category for their strategic marketing plan for Amrak Enterprises.

The second winning UNM student team includes Tim Becker, Hayley Johnson, Drew Lovelace, Sabra Medina and Raphael Pacheco, guided by adjunct professor Holly Hitzemann, and took first-place honors in the Graduate/Comprehensive category for their strategic business plan for Broken Trail Spirits and Brew.

Stephine Poston
Stephanie Poston

Stephanie Poston, president and CEO of Poston and Associates in Bernalillo, has received the 2017 Native Woman Business Owner of the Year Award from the National Center for American Indian Enterprise and Development. Poston received the award during the National Reservation Economic Summit held in mid-March in Las Vegas, Nev. Poston founded Poston and Associates in 2002 and is also the co-author of the recently released “Indigenous Women Entrepreneurs in New Mexico: Surpassing Barriers and Stereotypes.”


Ries Robinson, M.D., has joined Presbyterian Healthcare Services as senior vice president and chief innovation officer. Robinson has 20 years’ experience in transitioning ideas and concepts into operational systems. He has a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Stanford University and a medical degree from UNM.

Deborah Korbitz, FNP-BC
Deborah Korbitz, FNP-BC

Deborah Korbitz, FNP-BC, has joined the Lovelace Medical Group as a family nurse practitioner at the Lovelace Downtown campus at 715 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. NE. Korbitz has 30 years’ experience in the field, including geriatric/disabled adult care, pain management, case management, podiatry, and family and internal medicine. She has a bachelor’s degree in nursing from Oral Roberts University and a master’s degree in nursing from Metropolitan State University.


Lt. Gov. John Sanchez
Lt. Gov. John Sanchez

New Mexico Lt. Gov. John Sanchez has been elected to the position of vice chairman of the National Aerospace States Association. The Association is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization made up of lieutenant governors and governor-appointed delegates, and was formed to support educational outreach, foster economic development and promote state-based perspectives in federal aerospace policy.

Beef producer Bill King of Moriarty, has been elected to the executive committee of the Cattlemen’s Beef Promotion & Research Board. King has owned the Bill King Ranch for 45 years and was nominated to the Cattlemen’s Beef Board by the New Mexico Cattle Growers organization.

The Institute of American Indian Arts (IAIA) has four new trustees. They are Barbara Jeanne Ells, Princess Daazhraii Johnson, Beverly Wright Morris and C. Matthew Snipp, Ph.D.

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