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WESST celebrates its 30th anniversary»

April 15, 2019 | Albuquerque Journal"Our fundamental goals have never changed. It's all about education, teaching the basics of business, how it works and how to be successful." - WESST President, Agnes Noonan.

Well-known local leaders join WESST board for 2019»

January 24, 2019 | Albuquerque Business FirstWESST announced five new members for its board of directors in 2019, along with a new slate of officers for the board, in a press release Wednesday.

LANL group gives $70K in grants to 5 nonprofits»

November 6, 2018 | Albuquerque JournalThe Los Alamos National Laboratory Major Subcontractors Consortium, in partnership with New Mexico Community Foundation and Los Alamos National Security, has awarded a total of $70,000 in 2018 grants to five economic development nonprofits in the northern part of the state.

WESST builds course for women in business»

October 15, 2018 | Albuquerque JournalNot everyone has the resources to go to college for an MBA, but anyone with an internet connection and some self-discipline can learn business basics through the DreamBuilder program offered by the nonprofit small-business development and training organization WESST.

ABQid, WESST announce first ActivateNM cohort»

October 1, 2018 | Albuquerque JournalThe first five ActivateNM startups will begin intensive mentoring, coaching and customer validation efforts to build their businesses during an eight-week accelerator program starting Oct. 15.

Businesswoman encourages others to achieve dreams»

August 25, 2018 | Roswell Daily RecordThird Annual Go Latinas Conference encourages women to follow their dreams. This event is designed to inspire and identify the many resources available to motivate, guide and empower women personally and professionally.

WESST launches business growth program»

July 25, 2018 | Albuquerque Business FirstA local business development organization has launched a program that will aim to educate and grow local companies.