Business Digest: Veterinary hospital accredited

By Sarah Meyer: CNJ staff writer

Clovis Veterinary Hospital has again received accreditation following a comprehensive evaluation by the American Animal Hospital Association, according to a news release.
The evaluation includes a quality assessment review of the hospital’s facility, medical equipment, practice methods and pet health care management.
Only 15 percent of all small animal veterinary practices in the U.S. have achieved accreditation by the AAHA.
Clovis Veterinary Hospital has been an accredited member of the association since 1984.

CHS grad named finalist in nationwide contest
A company belonging to a Clovis High School graduate is one of five semifinalists in a contest sponsored by the company that produces Quickbooks software, according to Intuit’s Web site.
Martin Sprague, a 1995 CHS graduate, started a Web-based company called www.melodiesaboutme.com, said his wife, Suzanne Sprague.
Sprague attended the Naval Academy and is now serving on a submarine stationed in Bremerton, Wash.
The business sells CDs with children’s songs such as “Rubber Ducky,” the pirate song and “Dooby Dooby” with the name of a child inserted in the song, personalizing it for them, Suzanne Sprague said.
In this stage of the competition, the winner will be chosen by popular vote. The semifinalist with the highest number of votes by Jan. 31 will win the $50,000 grand prize.
On the web: www.iwilljuststart.com

Goodwill seeks services award nominees
Goodwill Industries of New Mexico is seeking nominations for its second annual Edgar Awards in Human Services, according to a news release.
The awards recognize New Mexico residents in the field of human services and those who support human services.
The award categories are:
Human services executive of the year
Human services employee of the year
Human service volunteer of the year
Human service legislator of the year
Youth leader in human services
Lifetime achievement award
The awards are named after Edgar Helms, founder of Goodwill Industries.
Deadline for nominations is Feb. 29. The awards will be presented March 29 in Albuquerque.
Nomination forms and guidelines: 881-6401, ext. 1879 or www.goodwillnm.org

Small business owners meeting in Santa Fe
Small business owners from around New Mexico will meet beginning at 7:30 a.m. Jan. 29 at the Inn of the Governors in Santa Fe to discuss and refine their legislative agenda, according to a news release.
The NFIB/New Mexico Small-Business Day at the Capitol is open to all small-business owners and costs $10. It begins with a 7:30 a.m. breakfast with state legislators.
A tour of the state capitol and more meetings with lawmakers begin at 11 a.m.
Information: www.nfib.com/NM or tyler.nifong@nfib.org or (303) 831-6099.

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