Business digest — Sept. 20

Owner receives Ronald Award John Snowberger, who owns McDonald’s restaurants in Clovis, Portales, Tucumcari and Roswell, was given the Ronald Award, an annual honor for the top owner/operator in each region for the fast-food restaurant. Snowberger is part of the Greater Southwest Region, which includes parts of Oklahoma, Arkansas, Texas and New Mexico. He was […]

Managing our national resources

By Glenda Price: New Mexico columnist Years ago (after the 1950s drought broke him) my father had a business helping other ranchers get rid of invasive saguaro cactus. It was set up so the government helped with the cost, although I don’t know the details. He had two tractors and other equipment. They dug the […]

Business licenses — Sept. 13

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in August: • The Sierra Pet Hotel and SpaType: Kennels/boardingOwner: David HudsonLocation: 813 Norris St. • Shooke PhotographyType: Photography/film developerOwner: Summer HookeLocation: 113 Westerfield Rd. • Pro RestorationType: Furniture RepairOwner: Brian FajardoLocation: 113 S. Globe St. • Leon’s Auto Repair Curry County Custom Type: […]

Everybody’s Business: Businesses need disaster plan

Every business is faced with situations involving employees, products, services, customers, supplies, etc. and all these take up valuable time. Planning for events that may or may not happen continues to be delayed. Such as what happens when and if there is a natural disaster. Of course with the recent earthquake in Washington. D.C., the […]

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Clovis dairy evaluated A Clovis dairy business has received Expert in Animal Health and Verified Premium Plus designations from the Iowa-based Dairy Quality Center. Dutch Valley Farms received an on-site review from a licensed veterinarian for the DQC. The biosecurity evaluation looks at vaccination schedules, bulk tank milk tests, employee training and milk quality scores. […]

It's their business: Twin Cronnies

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Twin Cronnies kitchen staff member Cherry Anaya prepares a Twin Cronnie sandwich. The restaurant has been open since 1952. Twin Cronnies • Hours: 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. weekdays; 7 a.m. to10 p.m. weekends • Location: 709 Commerce Way, Clovis • Type of business: Drive-in restaurant • What they offer: Burgers, […]

It's their business: McDaniel’s Furniture

Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte McDaniel’s Furniture has multiple locations in Clovis. McDaniel’s Furniture • Hours: 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays • Location: 1020 Main, Clovis; 417 Main discount furniture; 1013 Mitchell, floor covering store • Owner/manager: Ben McDaniel • Type of business: Furniture store • What they offer: Home furnishings, appliances, floor […]

Business digest — Aug. 16

Sunland receives certification Sunland Inc. has received a certification demonstrating exceptional quality control, food safety and food tracking methodology, according to a news release from the Portales peanut processing company. Silliker Global Certification Services issued the SQF 2000 Level 3 certification, the highest achievable, according to the release. Sunland Inc., with headquarters in Portales, was […]

Business digest — Aug. 9

Clovis business awarded top 50 status Elliott Marketing has been named one of New Mexico Business Weekly’s top 50 women-owned businesses for 2011. The award recognizes the top earning women-owned businesses in New Mexico during 2010. Elliott Marketing was established in 2002 by Kathy Elliott. A native New Yorker, Elliott moved to Clovis in 1990 […]

Everybody’s business: Banker talks business loans

A great management tool for business owners is to have current and relevant information in order to make good business decisions. The decisions to expand, hire additional employees, or to introduce a new product or service requires planning and usually capital infusion. This holds true for starting a new business as well. An interview about […]

Business licenses — Aug. 9

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in July: • Cool StuffType: General Merchandise Owner: Meredith EngerLocation: 316 N. Main St. • New Orleans Snow Type: Concession StandOwner: Larry GulleyLocation: Farwell • Sunshine Plumbing Type: PlumbingOwner: Joseph Santangelo Jr.Location: 257 Juan Tabo NE, Albuquerque • Diamonds EvermoreType: JewelersOwner: Gail TarsonLocation: 1407 […]

It's their business: Blacklock’s Auto Service

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Blacklock’s Auto Service owner Ronnie Blacklock said he offers free auto diagnostics to military dependents. He said 60 percent of his business comes from Cannon Air Force Base. Blacklock’s Auto Service • Hours: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Saturdays by appointment. • Location: 220 W. Seventh St. • […]

Quay residents plan protest of start of pipeline project

By Thomas Garcia: Freedom New Mexico Residents, business owners and public officials are using the social network Facebook to organize a protest against the start of Phase 1 of the Eastern New Mexico Rural Water System’s Ute Pipeline Project. The groundbreaking for the ENMRWS project is set for 11:30 a.m. Aug. 11 along the south […]

Business digest — Aug. 2

Procurement advisor appointed Jonnie Loadwick has been appointed procurement advisor for the Procurement Technical Assistance Program with the New Mexico Small Business Development Center. Serving clients in Curry, Roosevelt, De Baca, Quay, Guadalupe, Harding and Union counties, PTAP assists small businesses in discovering government procurement opportunities and provides a wide range of procurement counseling, training […]

All business: Small Business Program director acts as liaison

Courtesy photo Cherri Duval is getting the word out about contracts for Air Force Special Operations Command at both Hurlburt, Fla., and Cannon Air Force Base. Liliana Castillo Air Force Special Operations Command has a new face for small businesses to meet and discuss prime and subcontracting opportunities. Cherri Duval, who works out of Hurlburt […]

It's their business: Thai Bamboo

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Cannon Connections photo: Gabriel Monte Open since 2009, Thai Bamboo restaurant offers cuisine from Thailand and China. Thai Bamboo • Hours: 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday through Thursday, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Friday through Saturday. • Location: 221 N. Prince St., Clovis • Type of business: Thai restaurant • What they offer: Thai […]

Parking limit signs installed on Main Street

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CNJ staff photo: Tony Bullocks A recently installed two hour parking sign on Main Street has at least one business owner in an uproar. The signs were placed in numerous locations Tuesday along Main Street. Sharna Johnson Some downtown business owners were surprised to discover new 2-hour parking limit signs being installed along the seven […]

Letters to the editor: Hotel Clovis has historical value

Hotel Clovis has historical value We can all benefit from having such an historical treasure and local landmark as Hotel Clovis. Its value includes its rich history. At the time of its construction in 1931, it was the tallest building between Albuquerque and Dallas. It was also the host in its elegant ballroom to some […]

It's their business: Blanca’s Bridal and Floral

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Cannon Connections: Gabriel Monte Blanca’s Bridal and Floral owner Blanca Rios said she has decorated more than 1,000 weddings and can show clients photos of her work. Blanca’s Bridal and Floral • Hours: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays • Location: 1401 N. Main Street., Clovis • Type of business: Bridal and floral […]

Business licenses — July 12

The following business licenses were obtained from the city of Clovis in the month of June: • Southwestern ConceptsType: Building Contractor Owner: Gary DosherLocation: 2100 Black Hills Rd. • Kiss My Grass Type: Lawn CareOwner: B. Cloward and B. JohnsonLocation: 720 W. 17th St. • Rio Fashion, Inc. Type: ShoesOwner: Kim PoLocation: Napa Auto Parts […]