April 1, 2013 | Woman’s World – Dreaming of becoming self-employed? The nation’s top business coaches, including our esteemed colleague Peri Pakroo, give you the secrets that’ll turn your wish into a reality!
March 21, 2013 | Roswell Daily Record – The 14th annual Women’s History Month celebration brunch, sponsored by WESST, will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Roswell Museum and Art Center. The achievements of women throughout the generations will be recognized, with a special tribute to three local women: Kaarin Jager, Barbara Corn-Patterson and Andrea Hill-Smith.
March 14, 2013 | Albuquerque Business First – Congratulations to WESST clients Sage Technology Partners, Inc., and Rock Tops for being recognized among 12 honorees in Albuquerque Business First’s inaugural BizTech Innovation Awards! Category winners will be announced at the April 25 BizTech Innovation Awards luncheon. Good luck to all of the honorees!
December 5, 2012 | Albuquerque Business First – WESST was recently recognized as a finalist in the Bank of the West’s “Community Impact Award,” and received a $10,000 grant. The Community Impact Award recognizes a nonprofit organization “inspired by a Bank of the West customer with a strong track record of philanthropic activity and measurable record of accomplishments.”
October 22, 2012 | New Mexico Business Weekly – The Mid-Region Council of Governments has released an independent study detailing WESST’s economic impact in New Mexico. In addition, the study credits WESST with helping grow small businesses with $87 million in consumer spending, $93 million in personal income and $128 million in gross domestic product.
May 29, 2012 | Santa Fe New Mexican – Sisters Linda and Lisa Johnson have patented a “Why didn’t I think of that?!” tool that affixes to any standard tape measure to help it stay put while the user goes about measuring surfaces accurately.
March 30, 2012 | Las Cruces Bulletin – March is Women’s History Month, a fitting time for WESST to kick off its newest campaign, “Invest in Yourself and Your Business.” (WESST, which originated as a small business resource for women, has since opened its services to everyone.) “We believe networking is very important, especially for women, so we have planned monthly networking meetings, as well as a series of classes to help people in all areas of their business,” said Jennifer Craig, WESST’s Regional Manager.
March 30, 2012 | New Mexico Business Weekly – That will change when the WESST Enterprise Center opens its digital media studio this summer. Construction has begun on the 1,000-square-foot studio, thanks to a grant from Comcast, and support from the federal Economic Development Administration, the state, city and private supporters of WESST. Comcast is contributing $200,000 for capital improvements and equipment and $200,000 for in-kind use of its airwaves, said Doug Lee, Managing Director of the WESST Enterprise Center business incubator in downtown Albuquerque.