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Startup Weekend

From Idea to Business in 54 hours»

Have you ever had an idea for a business that you wanted to pursue? How about a problem that you’d like to solve but don’t know where to start or…

Kris Crowell

Staff Spotlight – Kris Crowell»

In our first staff spotlight of 2019 we are very happy to introduce you to Kris Crowell. Kris came to WESST at the end of November 2018, as the new…

Small Business Saturday

It’s almost time for Small Business Saturday. Here’s how to make the most out of this important day for local businesses.»

Small Business Saturday is a growing Thanksgiving Holiday tradition, and one that pays dividends to communities throughout America. Whether you’re a shopper eager for great holiday shopping ideas, or a small…

Monica Gonzales

Staff Spotlight – Monica Gonzales»

In our next staff spotlight we are very happy to introduce you to Monica Gonzales.  Monica came to WESST in August 2018, as the new Program Coordinator in Roswell, NM. …

Emily Esterson

Client Spotlight – E-Squared Editorial Services»

E-Squared Editorial Services creates and manages custom magazines, newsletters, annual reports and programs. Their high-quality work is editorially compelling, graphically beautiful, and intensely reader-focused. Whether annual, quarterly or monthly, the…

ActivateNM

ActivateNM Powered by ABQid and WESST»

ActivateNM: Applications are now open for our new business accelerator-incubator program with ABQid. Click to Apply. In spring 2018, we started exploring what would happen if we merged WESST’s expertise…

Sean Wells

Three secrets to success I learned from a professional artist»

Recently, I had the pleasure of working with internationally renowned artist Sean Wells on the “Artist Jumpstart Workshop” series at WESST in Albuquerque. Designed specifically for 2-D artists, this series…

Humberto Hijar-Alvidrez

Staff Spotlight – Humberto Hijar-Alvidrez»

For this month’s blog we decided to switch things up a little and do another staff spotlight in order to introduce you to the new Las Cruces Regional Manager, Humberto…

Dave Vedera

Staff Spotlight – Dave Vedera»

In our next Staff Spotlight we are very happy to introduce and welcome Dave Vedera! In his new position, as the Vice President of Client Services, Dave will oversee WESST…

Stephanie West - Go West Design

Client Spotlight – Go West Design»

Go West Design launched in 1997. Back when Frontpage and code was used to create websites. Thankfully managing web sites has gotten a whole lot easier!  Go West Design are…