Feb. 13, 2007 It’s Their Business

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Bishop’s Men & Boy’s is located on Mitchell St. in downtown Clovis. (CNJ Staff Photo: Andy DeLisle) Name: Bishop’s Men’s & Boy’s Formal, Casual & Urban Wear What they do: Sell clothing for toddlers, boys and men including suits, formal and everyday wear, conservative and high fashion, and shoes. Who’s in charge: K. Bernard Shaw […]

Government unheralded customer

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer: Everybody’s Business Business owners should always keep an eye on new product or client markets. The government — federal, state and local — is a common market, perhaps overlooked at times. Government entities have a need for products and services small businesses produce. However, selling products and services to the federal government […]

Feb. 13, 2007 Business Digest

Manager: New steakhouse opening by March at latest A Clovis steakhouse featuring certified angus beef on Lexington Road just east of North Prince Street is expected to open late this month or early March, according to the eatery’s manager. Dakota’s Steakhouse is the second Clovis dining establishment by Jim Clark, owner of the Golden Corral […]

It’s their business: The New You

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Name: The New You What they do: Cut, color and style hair, manicures and pedicures. Who’s in charge: Lyndi Austin, owner. How long in business: October 2005. How many employees: Three Location: The salon is at 316 N. Main St. in downtown Clovis. Hours of business: 9 a.m. to […]

Business Digest: Companies form joint venture

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Engineering firm ARES Corp. and Blue Sun Biodiesel have formed a joint venture to improve biodiesel processing technology and to build biodiesel production facilities in North America, according to a press release. The new company — ARES Blue Sun Development — has already selected a site in Clovis to […]

Ag Sense: Organic peanut production flourishes

Naveen Puppala: Ag Sense Consumer preference has changed, and more and more people are buying organic products from the grocery stores. In the United States, only 2 percent of the food supply is grown using organic methods. The reward for organic production can be high for those who make the effort. Valencia peanut growers earn […]

Jan. 30, 2007 Business Digest

Commission on Women taking award nominations The New Mexico Commission on Women is accepting applications for the 22nd annual Governor’s Award for Outstanding New Mexico Women, according to a Commission news release. The award honors extraordinary women who give of themselves to make their communities and New Mexico a better place to live. This year’s […]

December 2006 Business Licenses

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in December: • Link Enterprizes Type: Internet Wholesale Owner: Gary Skinner and Beverly Gowing Location: 2916 Harrison Ave. • Lambda Theta Phi Type: Nursery/garden center Owner: Diego Espinoza Location: Seventh and Prince • Philos Media Corp Type: Consultant Owner: Brian Cook Location: 4013 Eagle […]

It’s their business: The Hat Barn

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By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor Business: The Hat Barn What they do: They sell men’s hats, make custom caps, and crease and reshape all types of hats. Who’s in charge: Rod Dickinson is the owner. How long in business: They opened in 1991. How many employees: One Contact information: The store is at 1600 […]

Business Digest: Grant writing workshop scheduled

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A grant writing workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 6 at the Holiday Inn, according to the organizer. Author and educator Don Myers will hold the workshop. Myers is author of “The Joy of Writing Grants” and heads RCS Grant Writing Systems, a […]

Jan. 16, 2007 Business Digest

Associate broker lands district vice president role Sharon Hicks, an associate broker with Re/Max First Place Realtors in Clovis, has been re-elected Southeast District vice president of the Realtors Association of New Mexico, according to an RANM news release. Hicks represents the Clovis-Portales area as well as Hobbs, Roswell and Carlsbad, she said. A past […]

Business Digest: Holiday Inn Express going up in Clovis

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor A Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites is planned to open in Clovis during the fourth quarter this year, according to a company spokesperson. InterContinental Hotels Group’s Monica Smith said the Clovis hotel will have 100 rooms, including suites. The hotel will be located on the east side of […]

Everybody’s Business: Gauge success with financial ratios

By Sandra Taylor-Sawyer Last month’s column included discussion of important financial statements owners of small businesses can use to analyze the financial condition of their business. This column continues the discussion with information about another important financial ratio: debt to equity. A balance sheet is needed to obtain the information to compute the debt-to-equity ratio. […]

Ag Sense: Center tracks wind energy potential

By Rex Kiksey Wind is a proven, cost-effective and environmentally friendly source of power. The most important factor to consider in the development of a wind energy facility is the site’s wind resource. Regional wind maps, which provide guidelines to an area’s general suitability, indicate that large portions of eastern New Mexico are favorable for […]

Lawmakers brace for busy 30 days

By Deborah Baker and Barry Massey SANTA FE — Gov. Bill Richardson called on the Legislature Tuesday to phase in an increase in the state’s minimum wage to $7.50 an hour and repeal a tax on nursing home beds. In a state of the state speech on the opening day of the Legislature’s 30-day session, […]