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November/December 2009

FAN CLUB The FAN club takes place the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

November 18, 2009 NM Women in Business Ruby K's 1789 Central Avenue Ste 2 Los Alamos, NM December 16, 2009 Big Brothers Big Sisters 109 Central Park Square Los Alamos, NM January 20, 2009 Hope Pregnancy Center 1183 Diamond Drive Los Alamos, NM

BUSINESS BREAKFAST 1st Thursday of every month at UNM-LA

Call Katy Korkos to suggest or schedule a Business Breakfast.

WHAT'S INSIDE:

LACDC

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SBDC

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CHAMBER

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MAINSTREET

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LAMVB

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Event Photos page

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SBDC Success Client of the Year Cyndi Wells was growing frustrated by being forced to drive to Santa Fe to purchase dog food after the pet store in Los Alamos closed. She thought the community deserved a local pet store that carries quality supplies and nutritious foods, has good prices, and is a fun, clean place to shop with friendly, knowledgeable staff. So, the process of conceiving of Pet Pangaea and making the store a reality began in September 2004. She first visited with a counselor at the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center in October of 2004 to make sure she had all of the correct paperwork for forming the company. She planned the store from the perspective of what would make her happy as the customer. Also, she holds a strong belief that, as a member of the community, the store must support local organizations that promote adoption and responsible pet ownership. And, when Pet Pangaea chooses which products to offer, finding products that are ecologically friendly and made in the U.S.A. is an important priority. Moving quickly, Cyndi was able to open her doors on February 19th, 2005. Pet Pangaea has experienced tremendous growth over its five years in Los Alamos. Revenue has increased by 280% from year one to year five. Pet Pangaea employs 5 employees and has undergone several expansions. Initially offering 1,000 products, Pet Pangaea now carries over 6,000 items to choose from. Next year, Pet Pangaea, plans to expand again, increasing its retail footprint from 900 square feet to over 4,000 square feet. This major expansion will include seveal exciting new offerings including a new aquatics department, dog self wash stations, and an underwater treadmill for doggy fitness. When asked about her involvement with the UNM-LA Small Business Development Center, Cyndi was very excited about her recognition and said: Continued on Page 4


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LACDC News Los Alamos Creative Culture District Steering Committee

Trinity on The Hill Kelley Hall

Dr. Li Acupuncture

A new committee of Los Alamos MainStreet is forming to guide the initiation and development of Los Alamos' newly designated Arts & Cultural District. The Los Alamos Creative Cultural District (LACCD) received State designation in August. A requirement of the designation is the creation of a plan for the district during 2010. Los Alamos MainStreet was awarded a $35,000 State grant in September to provide resources for the planning effort. You can read more about the LACCD concept in the application that was made to receive the designation. There is a link to the application at http://LACCD.blogspot.com. Partners in the successful application were the Los Alamos Arts Council, the Art Center at Fuller Lodge, Los Alamos County, the Fuller Lodge/Historic District Board, and the Chamber. The LACCD is conceived to extend from Knecht Street to the Historic District along Central Avenue. The steering committee will work on developing an agenda and action plan for implementing the LACCD, and then pursuing implementation of the plan. The goal will be to share the unique historical, cultural, and creative heritage of our community while developing a more vibrant pedestrian core to our downtown. Individuals and organizations interested in getting involved in the steering committee should contact Audrey Garduno, Steering Committee Coordinator, at 661-4886, audrey@losalamos.org.

Twitter Site Exceeds 1000 Followers

United Way

The Los Alamos Chamber's Twitter site, www.twitter.com/losalamos has surpassed the 1000 follower mark. The site is a micro blog that regularly promotes activities and events in Los Alamos that are drawn from the calendars maintained by the Chamber and LAMVB. Anyone may suggest events for inclusion on the calendar using the online form at www.fyiLA.com.

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LACDC News LACDC Welcomes Oliver Funsten to the Team Oliver Funsten is a senior at Los Alamos High School was born and raised in Los Alamos. His love for sports is apparent as he competes on three varsity teams. He is a captain of Boys soccer, plays hockey and in the spring competes in track and field. Oliver is an avid member of many clubs and organizations’ including Los Alamos Youth Leadership, Juvenile Justice Advisory Board, is the Vice President of both DECA (an international association of high school and college students studying business) and the high school environmental club. Last year he qualified and competed at the DECA International Conference in Anaheim. He thoroughly enjoys backpacking, climbing and fishing, as he spent his summer in Grand Teton national Park. Oliver’s goals for the future are to attend college, play Division I college soccer and eventually get an MBA. We welcome Oliver and look forward to what he will bring to LACDC.

LAMVB Works State Fair and Balloon Fiesta Crowds

Once again this year LAMVB partnered with the New Mexico Department of Tourism to promote visiting our area at the State Fair and Balloon Fiesta. Staff and volunteers talked to hundreds of interested people over the multiple days that we worked the events. Visitor Guides and Jemez Adventure Maps were popular handouts. Are you interested in joining us to work these and other events in the coming year? Please let Chelo Rojas know (661-4817, chelo@losalamos.org). The next planned event to work is the Legislative Reception in January.

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UNM-LA SMALL BUSINESS  DEVELOPMENT CENTER SBDC Success Client of the Year Continued from Page 1

"The SBDC has been extremely helpful to the success of my business. As a small business owner, getting bogged down in the day-to-day activities of the store is easy to do. I love the great classes offered by the SBDC because, not only do I always take away new ideas and ways to improve my business from the classes, but I am reminded to step back and concentrate on important business issues." Cindy Wells

Pet Pangaea’s mission is to contribute to the well-being of the pets in the Los Alamos area; it wants all pets in the community to be happy, healthy, and safe pets. More information can be found at the store’s website www. petpangaea.com. Also, be sure to follow Pet Pangaea on Twitter at http://twitter.com/PetPangaea Pet Pangaea – Cyndi Wells 505.661.1010 158 Central Park Square Los Alamos, NM

November Workshops Not-for-Profit Workshop 3 Donor Management Systems 101 11/03/09 Tuesday 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Small Business Center Fee: FREE Donors are a vital ingredient for success for non-profits. In order to keep your donors for long term, developing a relationship with them is essential. Utilizing a donor management system can help you accomplish this efficiently and in an organized manner. A donor management system helps you manage relationships with donors and prospective donors by keeping records of correspondence, archiving your relationship's history, tracking deadlines, and producing reports as well as other functions to help you achieve your mission. Come learn about the basics of a good donor management system and the level of system you should be working with for the best outcomes for your organization. Speaker: Rubina Cohen, Firefly Santa Fe

Get Organized Time Management for the Small Business Owner 11/12/09 Thursday 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. Small Business Center Fee: $25.00 Disorganization and poor time management skills cause needless stress, loss of sales and added expense in a small business. Through the use of lecture and group participation, attendees will leave this presentation with tools, techniques and strategies to dramatically improve time management and organizational skills and become much more profitable! Speaker: Rosanne M. Roberts, R.M. Roberts and Associates

How to register for SBDC workshops! Please visit the Los Alamos Chamber of Commerce www.losalamoschamber.com Click on calendar of events ….then the date of the workshop. You can complete registration and pay by credit card. Any questions? Call or email Heather Campbell at 505-661-4803 heather@losalamos.org

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CHAMBER BUSINESS SPOTLIGHT Los Alamos Historical Society Museum Shop The Los Alamos Historical Society’s Museum Shop is a local asset known to perhaps as many visitors as locals, since the museum gets about 34, 000 visitors each year. The Los Alamos Historical society has published dozens of books, mainly by local authors. In addition to their own publications, the shop carries a large selection of other books pertaining to Manhattan Project history and New Mexico history. The Los Alamos Historical Society has been pursuing its mission to “keep alive the unique cultural, scientific and historical legacy of Los Alamos and related regions” by operating the museum and shop, sponsoring lectures, maintaining extensive archives, helping with research and maintaining historic structures for many years. The Museum shop was completely remodeled in October of ’08, and now is bright and airy, but also able to accommodate more unique gift items along with books and souvenirs. The historic photos from the Historical Society’s collection are the source for many of the cards and bookmarks sold in the shop. “These are things you won’t find anywhere else,” museum director Hedy Dunn says. The shop carries lots of games, books and educational toys for children along with their more serious offerings. They have lovely holiday cards depicting Fuller Lodge in the snow, and also postcards and souvenir patches. Historical Society membership, at a cost of $35 per year for seniors, $40 for individuals, and $50 for family membership, entitles people to a 10 percent discount in the shope, along with many other benefits. Located at 1050 Bathtub Row, the Museum and its shop are open Monday through Saturday from 10 to 4, and Sundays from 1 to 4. For more information, go to the Historical Society’s website: www.losalamoshistory.org

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Agent Owner: Tracy Kitts Located At 1789 Central Ave. Suite 4 Los Alamos, NM 87544

(505) 661-2554

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Digital Scanning Archiving Various Document Production

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Copiers Printers Multifunction Fax Machines Wide Format Engineering Machines

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Chamber News

Member opportunities CommunityMatters Initiative The response to a new year of CommunityMatters has been overwhelmingly positive. Only two of last year’s participants have declined to participate for the new year, and we’ve added several new members. This initiative was designed to strengthen the ties between our members and the community, and to that end, we’ve been able to facilitate a wide range of projects. Projects include a coupon booklet that goes out to visitors and new hires, a series of ads at the Reel Deal that highlight “think Los Alamos and White Rock first,” a community assessment project that will have long-reaching effects and supporting Assets in Action. A new feature of CommunityMatters is the 3/50 Initiative, where people are encouraged to choose three local businesses they would not want to live without, and spend $50 in each establishment. To promote the initiative, and also to get people to take advantage of our great business directory and calendar on fyiLA.com, we’re offering a contest with a

reward of three $50 Chamber checks. Check out fyiLA.com for more information on the 3/50 initiative and the contest. The most notable achievement of the CommunityMatters initiative has been the production of “the Essence of Los Alamos and White Rock.” A new volume of “the Essence” will begin in December, with a renewed focus on telling the stories of our community in such a way that people will see the value of supporting local business. Those who have signed up will be seeing a publication schedule with ad specifications arriving in your mailboxes during the last week of October, and the ads will be due in mid-November for a December-January publication. Keep an eye out for CommunityMatters projects and programs in the coming year- we’re always open to suggestions about how to strengthen the ties between our members and the community.

CommunityMatters 3/50 Feature Added to CommunityMatters Think of local businesses that you would hate to discover were not in existence any longer. They could be merchants, restaurants, or snack places. They could also be service businesses that help you take care of your home, your car, your body, or your peace of mind. Make a mental list. Now, think about three of the businesses on your mental list that you have not visited or interacted with recently. This consciousness-raising exercise is at the core of the 3/50 Project, a grass-roots initiative aimed at supporting local economies … three businesses at a time. The “50” part of the 3/50 name suggests spending $50 a month with each of the three businesses to support them and help to sustain them. Making a conscious effort to support local businesses can pay significant dividends for our community’s economy as well. In our community, $50 in expenditures by 50% of the people who work in our community results in $450,000 in revenues, a very significant number. 6

The Chamber, as part of CommunityMatters, will be promoting the 3/50 project locally through a variety of methods including articles in The Essence, promotional materials at member businesses, flyers distributed at events, and a drawing for Chamber Checks. The project depends on community awareness and consciousness-raising, so its success will depend in large part on collective effort to get the word out. Will you display or distribute promotional materials at your place of business? This could entail putting up a poster, placing tent cards on tables or at the cash register, giving handbills to customers, or putting information in your newsletter. Posters, tent cards, and handbills are available upon request from the Chamber. Contact Claire Roybal at 661-4836, claire@losalamos.org to request materials.

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WELCOME NEW MEMBERS! Business Name

DeNuke Services Holiday Inn Express at Entrada Growth Unlimited Veenis Graphics Holman's, Inc. JonTom Appliance Repair BNC Nutrition

Address

190 Central Park Square Suite 207 LA, NM 87544 60 Entrada LA, NM 87544 505 Oppenheimer Dr. 1302 LA, NM 87544 84 Camino Chupadero Santa Fe, NM 87506 6201 Jefferson St NE Albuquerque, NM 87109 685 Aster St LA, NM 87544 100 Grand Canyon LA,NM 87544

Contact Name

Richard Krett Agatha Marquez Toni Rogers Shirley Veenis Tonja McMullan John Frary David & Alida Van Etten

Phone

505-715-7139 505-231-4172 505-982-4487 505-343-3534 505-412-3781 505-500-4147

Type of Business

Technical Services & Technology Lodging Communication Services Technical Services & Technology Home Services Fitness

Chamber Member Anniversaries November

Business Name

CB FOX Pro2Serve Professional Project Services, Inc. Yeamans Machine Shop, Inc. Los Alamos Visiting Nurse Service,, Inc. Cook'n In Style/Tea World Los Alamos Signs & Sound Bandelier Grill Mark the Electrician Los Alamos Properties Alion Science and Technology

Date Joined 1979 1995 1995 1998 2003 2004 2004 2005 2005 2006

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Business Name Plateau Property Management Pajarito Mountain Ski Area Friends of Mesa Public Library RE/MAX of Los Alamos J & B Data Services Bohannan Huston Adobe Manor Properties LA Shuttle Intermountain Training Associates New Mexico Women in Business

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Date Joined 1989 1990 1995 1995 2001 2002 2003 2006 2007 2008

Katy's Corner In the September/October edition of this newsletter, executive director Kevin Holsapple wrote about several of the issues we are involved in, advocating on behalf of the business community: working for better highway signage, for workable downtown streets standards, and continuing to provide input on the Trinity Site Revitalization project. These are by no means all of the issues we are involved with. The Los Alamos County Council asked that a committee be formed to map out a plan to site historic sculptures in the downtown area, beginning with a life-sized cast bronze sculpture of J. Robert Oppenheimer in 2010. The committee has come up with a set of criteria for these sculptures that includes placing them in their historical context, as well as in safe, visible locations, along a defined route. I’ve been serving on that committee, where I’m advocating to make sure that there is a connection between the sculpture sites and the business community. November/December 2009

I’ve also been a part of the White Rock Master Plan Implementation Steering Committee, which is looking at revitalizing White Rock. The plan to revitalize White Rock was approved by council in 2007, and the committee has worked ever since to bring capital improvement projects to the county and to brainstorm ideas for bringing White Rock back to life. An alignment study is already underway for SR4 as it goes through town, which we need before we can beautify the area. The old fire station on Rover Boulevard will be torn down soon- it couldn’t be saved and used for other businesses because of asbestos contamination. In the coming months the committee will be looking at helping to create the request for proposals for a new visitor center, and also reassessing the 2007 master plan in light of the current conditions. Your input is always welcome, either by contacting a member of the committee such as myself, by sending your comments to the Community Development Department, or by attending a public meeting. A full list of county projects can be found on the county’s website, www. losalamosnm.us/projects.

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MainStreet News For more information on the MainStreet Program please contact: Jeremy Varela. Phone: 505.661.4844 E-mail: jvarela@losalamos.org www.LAmainstreet.com

Los Alamos Farmers' Market The Los Alamos Farmers' Market is now a project of Los Alamos MainStreet. Market Manager Cindy Talamantes approached MainStreet this summer to express her interest in affiliating the market with LACDC and its MainStreet program. The market has had a long and successful history in Los Alamos but has never been formally affiliated with a Los Alamos community organization. Cindy has operated the market for the past several years as a sole proprietorship. On advice from the NM Farmer's Market Association, she began investigating affiliation earlier this year. LACDC's interest in the arrangement is to assist in ensuring continuation of a quality market and in seeing the market continue as a great downtown event. "The affiliation with MainStreet is a natural." says LACDC Executive Director Kevin Holsapple. "MainStreet is all about downtown vitality and the Farmers' Market is a great contributor to downtown vitality." The market complements a variety of events facilitated by MainStreet in the downtown each year including Next Big Idea, Fair & Rodeo Parade, Halloweekend, and WinterFest. MainStreet also facilitates small grant awards for a variety of other downtown events, activities, and promotions each year. Funding from a LACDC contract with Los Alamos County provides support for many MainStreet activities. Cindy Talamantes will continue to manage the market for MainStreet. An advisory committee consisting of vendor and community representatives will assist. As part of the process

of formalizing this affiliation, LACDC participated in a general meeting with market vendors to discuss the change and answer questions. "A take-away from the meeting was that the vendors are proud of the market, value their relationship with the community and their customers, and want to see the market continue to improve," says Holsapple. There will be monthly Winter Markets at Fuller Lodge this winter beginning on December 10th and continuing on the second Thursday of each month (8 am - noon) until the outdoor season begins again in May. For the winter season, the Cindy is looking for local artists and crafters interested in selling their wares at the markets. Email lacdc@losalamos.org if you are interested in more information about this opportunity or if you have ideas for how to increase the benefits of the market to a vibrant downtown.business district.

Grants Available For Curb Appeal Projects One conclusion of the Chamber of Commerce’s community assessment presentation this Spring is that our community could benefit from improvement of business curb appeal. Los Alamos MainStreet agreed with this conclusion and was successful in pursuing funding from Los Alamos County to use for matching grants to downtown businesses that will work on improving their curb appeal, Los Alamos MainStreet is inviting applications for matching grants. A link to application instructions and forms is available online at www.LAMainStreet.com. Grants of up to $500 are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible projects will address curb appeal improvements such as signage, landscaping, sidewalk or façade improvements. The application materials include a curb appeal self-assessment, a resource listing, and a guide to container planting in Los

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Alamos County developed by the local New Mexico State University extension office. Contact Brian Farmer at LACDC, 661-4862 if you need assistance. You’ll see evidence around town of curb appeal work that has been done this summer by many individual shopkeepers and property owners, including the annual marigold planting by Central Park Square, the flowering basket displays and other features of the Los Alamos Central Avenue streetscape project, and the pedestrian wayfinding kiosks that have been installed along Central . The curb appeal grants are intended to provide additional incentive and assistance to these efforts.

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MainStreet Events For more information on the MainStreet Program please contact: Jeremy Varela Phone: 505.661.4844 E-mail: jvarela@losalamos.org www.LAmainstreet.com

The Holidays Begin At Home! We have 14 events activities that will be happening in our community. Most of the events are annual events we can count on year to year. The weekend gets kicked off with a nativity show “Crèches from around the world" and the first Performance of DALA's Nutcracker is at 7 pm December 4th. Saturday's festivities begin with the ever popular Kiwanis "Breakfast with Santa." The "Children's Christmas Bazaar" allows children to pick out and wrap gifts for parents as they wait in another room. Make sure you see the "Holiday Farmers' Market" and take in the “Earth Treasure Show." The "Affordable Art Sale" gets underway the weekend after Thanksgiving and runs through January 3rd. Don't miss the "Fuller Lodge Open House" which includes a day full of activities. After Santa is done with having breakfast with kids he is heading over to CB FOX and will be there every Saturday leading up to Christmas. Be sure to get to CB FOX by 5 pm, and have your chance at Thousands of dollars worth of giveaways. Once all the giveaways are given and pictures are taken with Santa come out to Central Avenue and take in MainStreet's Holiday Light Parade. The street lights are turned off, and businesses and organizations decorate floats in the theme of "Holidays Begin At Home" with lights. Make sure to follow Santa's float to Ashley Pond and join LA Parks & Recreation tree lighting ceremony. Free cookies and warm drinks will be available. Come dance the night away at a special Holiday Gordons' Concert featuring South by Southwest. MainStreet will provide free cookies and warm drinks. Please visit www.LAmainstreet.com for full schedule and to sign up for MainStreet's Holiday Light Parade.

Mark Your Calendars!

WinterFest December 4, 5, 6, 2009 Claire Roybal 505.661.4836 or claire@losalamos.com www.LAmainstreet.com to Sign Up

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CALENDAR OF  EVENTS

Go to fyiLA.com for a complete and detailed list of events.

November 2009

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2 PEEC Nature Center Lecture: Butterflies of Northern NM 4-6 WinterFest (see Schdule at www.LAmainstreet.com) 5 Kiwanis Breakfast with Santa 5 Trinity on the Hill: Annual Children's Christmas Bazaar 5 Los Alamos County: Fuller Lodge Open House 5 Los Alamos County Rec Division: North Pole Workshop 5 Los Alamos County: Ashley Pond Tree Lighting 5 MainStreet’s Holiday Light Parade 5 Special Holiday Gordons' Concert at Fuller Lodge 12 PEEC Nature Center Class: Holiday Eco-Crafts for Kids 13 Community Winds Concert: Christmas with the Winds 18 Los Alamos County Rec Division Movie at the Ice Rink: Elf 19-20 Los Alamos County Rec Division: Skate with Santa & his Elves 24 Los Alamos County Rec Division: Christmas Eve Luminaria Skate at the Ice Rink 31 Los Alamos County Rec Division: Skate in the New Year "Say Aloha to 2010" at the County Ice Rink

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PEEC Nature Center Workshop: Fly-Tying for Northern NM Pt. 1 Mesa Public Library FREE Film Series: Life is Sweet Lads of Enchantment Barbershop Quartet:Love Wonderful Love Los Alamos County Rec Division: Alabaster Cave Trip Los Alamos County: Employees' Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair Los Alamos Historical Society Lecture Series: Anne Hillerman and Don Strel talk about the works of author Tony Hillerman PEEC Nature Center Lecture: Bandelier Superintendent Jason Lott PEEC Nature Center Workshop: Fly-Tying for Northern NM Pt. 2 Los Alamos Arts Council: Holiday Arts and Crafts Festival LACounty Rec Division: Frozen Turkey Bowling at the Ice Rink Los Alamos County Rec Division: Buckman Cave Exploration Art Center at Fuller Lodge:Annual: Affordable Art Sale Opening

Volunteers Making a Difference...

Our LAMVB Volunteer Gary Shipley helps unload the new Los Alamos Visitor Guides which arrived at our storage unit on October 15th. We have 150,000 for distribution and have already sent them all over town and to all over New Mexico.Gary helps us out with the "heavy" stuff whenever we ask him. Thanks, Gary!

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The LAMVB, a program of the Los Alamos Commerce and Development Corporation, operates the Visitor Center in Los Alamos and the White Rock Tourist & Information Center (WRTIC). The LAMVB also produces and distributes advertising and marketing materials such as the Los Alamos Visitor Guide. We also maintain the online visitor guide at visit.losalamos.com.

LTAB Presents DDI Presentation On September 30, the Lodger's Tax Advisory Board (LTAB) got together to view the DVD of Destination Development Inc.'s (DDI) presentation at the Best Western Hilltop House. DDI was engaged by the Chamber of Commerce to perform a community assessment and gave the presentation to the public last spring resulting in an informative and entertaining presentation. Their research provides many ideas for actions to improve how our community is perceived by others, including improving our store front "Curb Appeal." This viewing of the DVD by the board members was also followed by discussion and ideas on how to utilize the information.

Gozaic Site Launched

The Los Alamos area has a new presence on the internet aimed at cultural and heritage travelers. Gozaic.com was launched in October at an event hosted by the National Heritage Preservation Trust in New York at the Four Seasons restaurant. Gozaic is a project of the National Trust that aims to be the definitive source of information for and place for social networking between heritage and cultural travelers. The site has a built-in communication channel with the National Trust's tens of thousands of members -people with a strong interest in history and culture. Los Alamos Meeting and Visitor Bureau (LAMVB) is a founding destination partner of Gozaic.com and has established an attractive presence to promote Los Alamos on the website. Visitors to the site may post reviews of places to see and things to do in Los Alamos as well as post pictures. Submissions that will help to show off our community will be very helpful. Go to www.gozaic.com and click on "Explore" to navigate to the Los Alamos site. Quarterly "Los Alamos Attractions" Meeting The LAMVB and Chamber convened representatives of "place-based" attractions for an information sharing meeting in late September. The forum provided an opportunitiy for sharing about the status and upcoming actvities of each place. The group plans to continue to meet on a quarterly basis. Attendees/topics included: LACDC (Chamber,MainStreet, LAMVB) - Discussed a signage improvement project being advocated with the County. State designation of a "Creative Cultural District" in Los Alamos. Upgrade to visit.losalamos.com to allow individual visitors to create a notebook of attractions, businesses, events, and coupons they are interested in. PEEC- Collaboration with Bandelier to put on a "Festival" in October (see calendar) PAJARITO MOUNTAIN - Good progress on increasing year-round activities and usage. Continuation of ski package collaborations with lodgers. Snow making anticipated next year. Discussion about desire for improving marketing efforts. BRADBURY MUSEUM - work with the Historical Museum to create a shared brochure. Survey work being accomplished. HISTORICAL MUSEUM - Romero Cabin renovations. Oppenheimer House future. Historic sculpture project. VALLES CALDERA NATIONAL PRESERVE - Aggressive schedule of winter events and activities. Trying to get sleigh rides back. Interested in exploring creating winter packages with local lodgers mdeled after ski package approach.. To learn more, contact Kevin Holsapple at 661-4806 or kevin@losalamos.org November/December 2009

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WHAT'S INSIDE: SBDC Success Client of the Year WinterFest Information Curb Appeal Grants Calendar of Events

Newsletter Managing Editor: Jeremy Varela- please call 661-4844 for comments and information. Contributions by: Venessa De Los Santos, Katy Korkos, Kevin Holsapple, Chelo Rojas, Claire Roybal, Jeremy Varela

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