WESST Press Releases
Several factors were at play in creating this year’s record results; including doubling the number of attendees from last year to 620, increasing sponsorships, and obtaining incredible live auction items.
WESST is thrilled to announce that U.S. Bank in Albuquerque will be a two-year sustaining partner for the WESST Technology Toolkit™, a program that helps New Mexico entrepreneurs learn about and incorporate technology tools that will move their business to the next level.
WESST board chair, Dave Vedera, announced the launch of WESST’s 2013 $100,000 Job Creation Challenge in Albuquerque during their Invest in WESST event on Tuesday, September 24, 2013, with the goal of creating more jobs in New Mexico.
Today, WESST held an official ribbon cutting ceremony to name the WESST eco-friendly parking lot in honor of Don Chalmers Ford. Mayor Richard J. Berry spoke at the event and emphasized that combining economic development with environmentally-friendly practices is good for the community and a real focus of the City, recognizing WESST’s role in small business development and eco-friendly initiatives.
The Montezuma Ball, one of New Mexico’s oldest traditions, has announced its beneficiaries for this year’s ball, WESST, Animal Humane New Mexico and the New Mexico Multi-Cultural Foundation.
WESST is pleased to announce four new members to its Board of Directors: Rebecca Avitia, Attorney, Bannerman & Johnson, P.A.; Molly Bell, Director/COO, Rio Grande Wholesale Jewelers; Linda Kier, U.S. Bank, District Manager, Central New Mexico; and Mark Napolin, CLU, ChFU, Mark J. Napolin and Associates, Inc.
The $100,000 Challenge, sponsored by Bank of America and the Frank D. Gorham, Jr. & Marie Kelly Gorham Charitable Foundation, matches 10 $5,000 donations to WESST, allowing the new donors to be recognized at the $10,000 giving level.
WESST is pleased to announce three new members to its Board of Directors. They are: Thomas Briones, Chairms, Briones Business Law Consulting; Arvind Raichur, CEO, Sonic SEO; and Kathy Roberts, CEO, Santa Fe Trust.
HP Life is a global program for training students, aspiring entrepreneurs, and small business owners to harness the power of IT to establish and grow their business, helping them build successful companies and create jobs.
In a recent “Invest in WESST” fundraising initiative, WESST employees rallied to raise funds on behalf of WESST’s Job Creation Challenge.