WESST Press Releases

WESST Welcomes New Board Members and Officers for 2012

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.

WESST Selected to Provide HP LIFE Training to Entrepreneurs

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.

WESST Employees Rally to Meet Job Creation Challenge

In a recent “Invest in WESST” fundraising initiative, WESST employees rallied to raise funds on behalf of WESST’s Job Creation Challenge.

WESST’s Las Cruces Regional Manager Named SBA’s Minority Small Business Champion of the Year

Only a few weeks after WESST announced its Invest in WESST Job Creation challenge, several organizations have already responded to the call for donations including a collective group of WESST employees who contributed over $5,000.

WESST Recognized at NMAMA Marketer of the Year Awards

WESST was honored to receive the first runner-up award in the Interactive Media/Website category at the New Mexico American Marketing Association’s 22nd Annual Marketer of the Year Awards Thursday, April 14, 2011, at the Hotel Albuquerque.

WESST Client Wins 2010 TeenNick Halo Award

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.

WESST Announces New Board Members

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.

A Bright Spot in the Albuquerque Economy

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.

WESST Enterprise Center is Open for Business!

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.

Recycle Runway Goes to Washington

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.