Business Digest: Harley-Davidson collects award

By Kevin Wilson: CNJ staff writer

High Plains Harley-Davidson of Clovis was awarded the company’s 2007 model year Bronze Bar and Shield Circle of Achievement Award.
The award is based on levels in motorcycle and related product sales, customer service and satisfaction, the facility, the staff’s skill level and other operational measures.
Located at 4400 Mabry Dr., High Plains-Harley Davidson has been in business in Clovis since 1986.

Farmers Union marks centennial
The Rocky Mountain Farmers Union celebrated its centennial Thursday in Clovis.
The Union, founded in Colorado in 1907, held its celebration dinner at K-Bob’s Steakhouse.
“Our philosophy is to protect farmers’ and ranchers’ rights as landowners,” said Dale Petty, a state lobbyist for RMFU. “Basically, we’ve always been for trying to keep price supports up on farm commodities.”
The union works on state and federal legislation to support the farming population, as approximately 2 million U.S. farmers are meeting higher food demands than 10 million farmers did early in the 20th century.
The union has been in New Mexico for more than 50 years, Petty said, and first came to Clovis in 1965. Petty estimated there are more than 100 members in the Clovis/Curry County area, along with other members in Roosevelt, Lea and Quay.

Speaker to address international issues
Matt Woodlee, director of International Trade for New Mexico, will speak today at 9 a.m. in the conference room of the New Mexico Workforce Connection Building, 111 N. Main St.
He will speak on how to do business with foreign countries and some on how to acquire government contracts. He will be available for two hours afterwards for questions.
Information: 762-7714.

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ staff writer Kevin Wilson. He can be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail:
kevin_wilson@link.freedom.com