12/13 Business Digest

First State Bank to change name
Access Bank of Clovis, acquired by First State Bancorporation in the summer, will soon change its name to First Community Bank, officials said.

A company official said customers should not expect any major changes in service, but “a few” employees in the accounting department may lose their jobs.

“We are making every effort to accommodate any employees who will be affected negatively,” said Mike Stanford, the bank’s chief executive officer. “We plan to move them to other positions if necessary.”

Plateau honored for ad campaign
The Rural Cellular Association (RCA) has honored Plateau Wireless as the best of 2005 for its “You Ought to Be in Pictures” marketing and ad campaign.

According to a press release, RCA annually recognizes outstanding efforts by rural cellular companies at its yearly convention. Plateau has been chosen for the honor two out of the last three years.

Pollution program in works for business
The New Mexico Environment Department has partnered with Kiwanis Clubs across the state to bring a pollution prevention program to small businesses.

NMED’s new program is called P2, and was designed to explain to small business owners how they can improve their budget and the environment by reducing waste and implementing a pollution prevention program.

Recently the group met with El Desayuno Kiwanis Club of Clovis to promote the program.

For information on the program, business owners may visit: www.nmenv.state.nm.us/P2 Web on the Internet.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Tonya Garner. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:
tonya_garner@link.freedom.com