WESST Press Releases
December 7, 2010 | WESST Press Release – Lauren Huichan began heading down a path of self destruction when she was removed from an abusive household at the age of 12 and put into foster care. Living mostly in group homes without any real support, she started getting into fights, abusing drugs, and got kicked out of high school at the age of 15. Eventually, she ended up in treatment. That’s when she started to realize that she could either continue down a path of drugs and despair or do something worthwhile with her life.
May 25, 2010 | WESST Press Release – WESST is pleased to announce four new members to its Board of Directors. They are: Dave Baland, Vice President of Investments, Merrill Lynch; Don Chalmers, Dealer Principal, Don Chalmers Ford; Deborah Peacock, President, Peacock Myers, P.C.; and David Vedera, President, Paceline Consulting Group.
March 30, 2010 | WESST Press Release – The WESST Enterprise Center, a small business incubator in Albuquerque, New Mexico, today announced the aggregate results of its 10 member companies for 2009. The companies produced the following results: Total revenue: $5,578,000, total payroll: $2,677,000, new jobs created: 55.
January 23, 2009 | WESST Press Release – During the first and second week of December 2008, WESST staff prepared for and accomplished the big move from two office locations. The logistics seemed simple enough—relocating a few blocks away—but the preparatory work was daunting.
January 16, 2009 | WESST Press Release – Part of the celebration of the 2009 inauguration in Washington, DC will be the Green Inaugural Ball, an event whose focus is all about being green, from 100% organic catering to composting the floral arrangements afterward.
January 3, 2009 | WESST Press Release – At a recent meeting with Chez Steel of Irwin Union Bank, WESST received the first installment of a multi-year capital campaign pledge. Irwin Union Bank has decided to go with a contribution plan that allows for its donation to be spread out over a set time span.
December 5, 2008 | WESST Press Release – WESST is honored to be the recipient of a grant of $20,000 from The Stocker Foundation, an independent foundation that provides funding to organizations working in the following areas: short-term youth development; social service agencies offering solutions to specific problems, such as literacy, hunger, and homelessness; education; aid to the disabled; self-help programs; theater and the performing arts, and other cultural programs; women’s issues and the strengthening of families.
November 23, 2008 | WESST Press Release – Having outlined a distance learning program for rural New Mexico to various foundations, WESST is pleased to announce continued commitment to the project by being awarded a grant of $20,000 from The Bank of America Charitable Foundation.