Business Digest: Ground broken for cancer center

By Jean Verlich: CNJ news editor

A $90 million cancer treatment center at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque is expected to open in early 2009, according to a UNM news release.
The 190,000-square-foot University of New Mexico Cancer Treatment and Clinical Research Facility will provide comprehensive cancer care and access to world-class diagnosis and treatment for all New Mexicans, the release reads.
The new facility will have capacity for 200,000 patient visits per year, three surgery suites and a clinical laboratory.
The new facility will be located at 2001 Camino del Salud NE, near the corner of University Boulevard and Camino del Salud.

Vendors wanted for the Great Race
Vendors interested in participating in The Great Race are invited to contact the Clovis/Curry County Chamber of Commerce.
The event will be held 4-9 p.m. July 9 on Main Street.
The overnight stop of the vintage cars will be a communitywide celebration that is free to the public, according to a Chamber news release.
For information call Liz Eisenbraun at the Chamber at 763-3435.

Small business workshops planned
The New Mexico Small Business Development Center at Clovis has free seminars planned on starting a business and gross receipts taxes.
Three pre-venture seminars on basic instruction for potential entrepreneurs on business startup are scheduled for 2-4 p.m. May 30 and June 28, and 6-8 p.m. June 5.
The gross receipts workshop, which also covers workers compensation and IRS Schedule C, is set for 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. June 7.
The seminars are held at Clovis Community College.
To register, call 769-4136 or visit

Nominations sought for nursing awards
Nominations for the New Mexico Nursing Excellence Awards are being accepted until Aug. 22, according to a news release from the New Mexico Center for Nursing Excellence.
Guidelines and nomination forms are available on the NMCNE Web site at or by calling 604-6626.
Awards will be presented Oct. 27 in Albuquerque in 22 nursing practice specialties, including the New Mexico Distinguished Nurse of the Year Award, presented to an individual whose practice exemplifies the best of the nursing profession.
Nominations are open to registered nurses and licensed practical nurses in the state.

Campos to speak at utility meeting
Rep. Jose Campos, D-Santa Rosa, will speak at the New Mexico Utility Shareholders Alliance luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. June 6 at Xcel Energy’s office at 500 Pine St., according to an alliance news release.
Campos will discuss the New Mexico Renewable Energy Transmission Authority Act that was signed into law March 5. The renewable energy transmission authority is the nation’s first created to develop electric transmission with an emphasis on renewable energy development for export to out-of-state markets.
The luncheon is free to NMUSA members and their guests. The cost for nonmembers is $20.
Register by May 31 by calling 836-4223 or fax 836-4522 or e-mail

Business Digest is compiled by CNJ News Editor Jean Verlich. She may be contacted at 763-6991, or by e-mail: