WESST BLOG

WESST Staff Volunteers with IRRVA

In December, WESST’s staff from across the state gathered in Albuquerque for our biannual 2-day Statewide Staff Meeting. The WESST team traditionally spends a segment of our winter Statewide Staff Meeting giving back to our community by volunteering with a local organization. On December 9, 2023, the WESST team spent a few hours at the Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque helping with cleaning and organization. The mission of the Immigrant and Refugee Resource Village of Albuquerque (IRRVA) is to promote empowerment and provide support to the most vulnerable immigrants, refugees, asylum seekers, and…

 
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Supporting the “Little Guys” – Thank You for 20 Years of Service, Kathy McCormick!

Kathy McCormick was born in a small Arizona cotton community. She was 6th grade valedictorian in her class of six, if that gives you an idea of how small it was! When Kathy’s dad got…

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How to Protect Your Accounts from Getting Hacked

You log in to your favorite social media site and notice a string of posts or messages definitely not posted by you. Or, you get a message that your account password has been changed, without your knowledge….

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WESST Pop-up Shop Spotlight: 3BlindMiceCrochet

After a two-year hiatus, WESST is excited to host the 5th annual pop-up shop  (Oct. 14th 11a-4p, 609 Broadway Blvd NE) where you can shop locally and find unique Made in New Mexico products and…

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20 Years of Support and Service – Thank You Julie Brown!

Longtime WESST donor and volunteer Julienne “Julie” Brown calls herself a “Jersey Girl,” but she’s lived all over! Julie went to school in New York City where she met her husband, John, and they’ve lived…

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WESST Pop-up Shop Spotlight: Minu Jewels

After a two-year hiatus, WESST is excited to host the 5th annual pop-up shop  (Oct. 14th 11a-4p, 609 Broadway Blvd NE) where you can shop locally and find unique Made in New Mexico products and…

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Announcing WESST’s “Beyond the Living Wall Fund”

WESST is proud to support the creative artists who make New Mexico a uniquely beautiful and vibrant place to live. We’re excited to launch WESST’s Beyond the Living Wall Fund, which will support WESST’s work…

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WESST Pop-up Shop Spotlight: Rio Refills

After a two-year hiatus, WESST is excited to host the 5th annual pop-up shop  (Oct. 14th 11a-4p, 609 Broadway Blvd NE) where you can shop locally and find unique Made in New Mexico products and…

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WESST Pop-Up Shop Spotlight: TinCan Fabric and Textile

After a two-year hiatus, WESST is excited to host the 5th annual pop-up shop  (Oct. 14th 11a-4p, 609 Broadway Blvd NE) where you can shop locally and find unique Made in New Mexico products and…

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WESST Pop-Up Shop Vendor Spotlight: Kokopelli Design Studio

After a two-year hiatus, WESST is excited to host the 5th annual pop-up shop (Oct. 14th 11a-4p, 609 Broadway Blvd NE) where you can shop locally and find unique Made in New Mexico products and…

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WESST Pop-Up Shop Vendor Spotlight: Worthington Farms

After a two-year hiatus, WESST is excited to host the 5th annual pop-up shop (Oct. 14th 11a-4p, 609 Broadway Blvd NE) where you can shop locally and find unique Made in New Mexico products and…

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Fuel Cost-Saving Tips for Small Businesses

The high price of fuel is creating rising prices for all kinds of goods and services as businesses struggle to cover their costs. Small businesses that use vehicles as part of their daily operations will…

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LaDonna Hopkins: A Fond Remembrance

A Fond Farewell I first met LaDonna Hopkins at a community event in 2008.    I was immediately struck by how focused she was on me as we stood and talked in the middle of a…

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